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Comey's book target Trump's White House

IANS  |  Washington 

James Comey's upcoming book has offered a remarkable look into the former FBI director's relationship with Donald Trump, the media reported.

Comey's recollections take aim at the President's disposition, which he says created "the forest fire that is the presidency", reported on Thursday.

"This is unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values," Comey wrote.

"His leadership is transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty."

After fired Comey as FBI last May, news emerged that Comey kept contemporaneous memos on his conversations with Trump, claiming had asked him to end the investigation into former

Following reports of the memos, appointed former FBI to lead a probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential coordination between Trump's associates and

Comey went on to deliver his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, where he accused the of lying about their interactions.

In his book, Comey wrote about Trump's concern over allegations about blackmail and prostitution contained in an opposition research dossier on Trump written by former office Christopher Steele, which Comey said the President referred to as "the golden showers thing", reports

Comey portrays the President as a bully and a liar who sought to muscle federal investigators like himself.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 09:06 IST
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