President Donald Trump went on the attack Friday against fired FBI Director James Comey, who has just begun promoting his new book and its unflattering take on Trump.
On Twitter, the president called Comey a "LEAKER & LIAR" and an "untruthful slime ball" as well as a "terrible" FBI director. He also said "Comey should be prosecuted" for leaking classified information.
Trump was reacting to Comey's new book, which compares the president to an unethical mob boss who demands loyalty and twists facts to serve his purpose.
The White House has denied that Trump ever encouraged Comey to end an investigation into former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, an encounter that the fired FBI director memorialized in private notes that he later described to Congress.
Trump has also accused Comey of leaking information by authorizing a friend to share with journalists details of the discussion about Flynn.
Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.
© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.