Politics ‘This is not some tin-pot dictatorship’: Comey pushes back against Trump’s suggestion he be jailed

16:27  17 april  2018
16:27  17 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Former FBI director James B. Comey is pushing back against President Trump’s suggestion that he should be jailed, saying in a new interview that Trump’s pronouncements on Twitter pose a “great danger.”

“This is not some tin-pot dictatorship where the leader of the country gets to say, ‘The people I don't like go to jail,’” Comey told NPR in the latest in a series of interviews to promote his new book.

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In tweets Sunday and Monday, Trump alleged, without citing evidence, that Comey had committed “many crimes” and deserves to be jail for leaking classified information and lying to Congress — allegations Comey denies.

636594090858264106-01.JPG: Former FBI director James Comey sits for an interview with USA TODAY reporters Susan Page and Kevin Johnson ahead of the release of his book, James Comey speaks out about his book, 'A Higher Loyalty'

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Comey, who was fired by Trump last year, told NPR that he doesn’t follow Trump on Twitter but sees some of his tweets.

“The president of the United States just said that a private citizen should be jailed,” Comey said. “And I think the reaction of most of us was, ‘Meh, that's another one of those things.’ This is not normal. This is not okay. There's a danger that we will become numb to it, and we will stop noticing the threats to our norms.”

'This is not some tin-pot dictatorship': Comey pushes back against Trump's suggestion he be jailed

  'This is not some tin-pot dictatorship': Comey pushes back against Trump's suggestion he be jailed Former FBI director James Comey is pushing back against President Donald Trump’s suggestion that he should be jailed, saying in a new interview that Mr. Trump’s pronouncements on Twitter pose a “great danger."WASHINGTON - Former FBI director James Comey is pushing back against President Donald Trump’s suggestion that he should be jailed, saying in a new interview that Mr. Trump’s pronouncements on Twitter pose a “great danger.

James Comey wearing a suit and tie © Provided by WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington Post The White House and Republican National Committee have launched a widespread campaign to undermine Comey’s credibility as he conducts a media blitz to promote his book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” which is set to be released Tuesday.

Trump has tweeted more a half-dozen times about Comey in recent days, including a retweet Monday night of a post promoting a new RNC website that refers to “Lyin’ Comey.”

Comey: I’m ‘embarrassed and ashamed’ by Republican party .
Former FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday he's "embarrassed and ashamed" by the Republican Party, arguing the party is willing to sacrifice its values to earn legislative wins. Comey said he was first attracted to the Republican Party because it valued character above all else, and placed an emphasis on national defense. "My question for Republicans is, so, where is that? Where is that commitment to character and values," Comey said during a CNN town hall event. "And if people have convinced themselves we'll trade it temporarily for a tax cut or Supreme Court justice, that's a fool's bargain.

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