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James Comey Hits Back at Trump After McCabe's Firing

James Comey Hits Back at Trump After McCabe's Firing
(AP)

By    |   Saturday, 17 March 2018 02:52 PM EDT

Former FBI Director James Comey said Saturday that his upcoming book will lead Americans to "judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not" after the firing late Friday of his former deputy, Andrew McCabe.

"Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon," Comey, whom Trump dismissed last May, said on Twitter:

Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership," is due out April 17.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe, 49, on Friday — two days before he was to turn 50 and was to retire — citing the unauthorized release of information to the media and not being forthcoming with Justice Department investigators in how the FBI handled the Hillary Clinton email inquiry.

"The FBI expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and accountability," Sessions said in a statement.

McCabe, who joined the FBI in 1996 and rose to become Comey's No. 2 in 2016, slammed the termination as "part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally" but also the FBI and law enforcement.

McCabe briefly helmed the FBI after Trump fired Comey — and he abruptly took leave in January after the Justice Department's inspector general completed a report about his actions that eventually led to his firing.

Trump, who has long blasted McCabe for his handling of the Clinton probe and other matters, praised the dismissal early Saturday in a tweet as "a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI" and "a great day for democracy."

He also ripped Comey as "sanctimonious" in the post, saying that he made McCabe "look like a choirboy."

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Former FBI Director James Comey said Saturday that his upcoming book will lead Americans to "judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not" after the firing late Friday of his former deputy, Andrew McCabe.
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