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Gingrich Slams James Comey as 'Bitter, Fired Employee'

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By    |   Thursday, 12 April 2018 04:20 PM

Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday slammed former FBI Director James Comey as "a bitter, fired employee who has a long record of aggrandizement" after he compared President Donald Trump to a "mob boss" in an upcoming television interview.

"He colluded with Chuck Schumer's staff in 2007 to embarrass President [George W.] Bush when he was an appointee," Gingrich, the former Georgia congressman, told Sandra Smith on Fox News.

Schumer is the longtime Democratic senator from New York. Gingrich was speaker from 1995 to 1999.

"He did so to make himself look good," Gingrich said.

"We have to put anything Comey says in a box and realize this is a bitter guy who was fired publicly, who deeply resents President Trump.

"You have to balance whatever he says against that," he said.

In a promo of an interview to air Sunday on "20/20" on ABC News, George Stephanopoulos asked Comey: "How strange is it for you to sit here and compare the president to a mob boss?"

Comey was interviewed as part of a promotion for his upcoming book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," to be released Tuesday.

Trump fired Comey last year, eventually leading to the appointment of Russia special counsel Robert Mueller by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

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Former FBI Director James Comey is "a bitter, fired employee who has a long record of aggrandizement," compared President Donald Trump to a "mob boss" in an upcoming television interview, former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday.
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