Comey: John Kelly called Trump "dishonorable" for firing me

Former FBI Director Comey

A website, www.LyinComy.com, lays out a set of talking points claiming the FBI Director whom President Trump fired 11 months ago lacks credibility and is out for revenge.

The Republican party is bracing for a week of headlines dominated by Mr Comey and has set up a counter-offensive in the form of a website called "Lyin' Comey" which brands the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief as a discredited, partisan official.

The details of the response effort were first reported by CNN.

Further, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel showed the hand that Republicans plan to play ahead of the release of Comey's memoir "A Higher Loyalty" next week and his accompanying media tour to promote it.

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But Trump said days later on national television that "this Russian Federation thing" had been a factor in his decision.

But it will come along with scorching criticism from both Trump's allies and his enemies.

The website itself leans heavily on one episode in the Comey saga involving his admission during a congressional hearing that he leaked information from a privileged meeting with Trump to reporters - using lawyer Benjamin Wittes, a longtime friend, as a middle-man.

Comey also claimed in Senate testimony that he was defamed by the administration over their justification of his termination.

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The version of this story that Kelly has told other senior staffers clashes markedly with Comey's, the official noted, and does not include Kelly calling President Trump "dishonorable".

"Are there things that you know but haven't said that could damage President Trump?"

In an interview with ABC News' George Stephanoplous airing on Sunday, Stephanopoulos suggests that Comey compared Mr. Trump to a "mob boss".

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