Trump treats James Comey, the ex-FBI director he fired, as a "proven liar"

Donald Trump on Friday treated "liar" James Comey, the former FBI director he fired and who has just published a brutally critical book of the US president, and believes it should be sued. "James Comey organized leaks and is a proven liar," tweeted the president early in the morning, accusing Mr. Comey of "fleeing CLASSIFIEES information, for which he should be pursued."

US President Donald Trump is an inveterate liar submitting his entourage to a code of loyalty recalling the attitude of a "mafia" leader, believes in his memoirs former FBI boss James Comey. In this much-anticipated book that leaked in the press Thursday, a few days before its release, the former police chief describes a tenant of the White House obsessed with details scabrous about him. Mr. Comey recounts that the president asked him to investigate allegations that he was confronted by Russian prostitutes in a hotel in Moscow in 2013.

"I am germophobic, it would not be possible for me to let people to be pee in front of me, "said the billionaire about sexual relations with prostitutes, during which they would have urinated on his request. "I missed a laugh," says Mr. Comey, according to this excerpt relayed by the Washington Post. This "file" was written by a former British intelligence agent on behalf of political opponents to the Republican candidate. Credited initially by American intelligence, its authenticity was then completely questioned.

During this discussion in the Trump Tower in January 2017, Mr. Trump asked the FBI leader to wring his neck in these affirmations which were very unfavorable to him "in case there is only one chance out of 100 that they are taken seriously by his wife, Melania", according to James Comey. This exchange with the president "made me return to the beginning of my career, when I was prosecutor against the Middle," he added. The former police chief described a mafia-like scene: "The silent circle that nods in. The boss who does day and night, the oaths of loyalty, the world view that all are against us." generalized, whether large or small, serving a kind of code of loyalty that places the organization above morality and truth. "

" This president is immoral, detached from the truth and institutional values ​​"

For James Comey," this president is immoral, detached from the truth and institutional values ​​". "His leadership is transactional, focused on ego and personal loyalty," he insists. James Comey's memoirs, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership", trace his 20-year career as New York Attorney and then Deputy Minister of Justice in the George W. Bush government, and head of the FBI. between 2013 and 2017.

In the White House as among Republican officials, the book has raised fears about the damage it could inflict on a Trump presidency already affected by rumors, dismissals and resignations. The Republican Party has already put online a site called "Lyin 'Comey" ("Comey the liar), where we can see scroll through a series of quotes of political figures, derogatory to the former boss The book, which comes out on April 17, has risen to the top of Amazon's pre-sales rankings, helped by Twitter's avenging messages from Donald Trump, who fired him in May 2017.

At an extraordinary hearing in the Senate, James Comey revealed the pressure from the White House, the fact that the President demanded his "loyalty" and asked him to abandon a part of the investigation into General Michael Flynn, his national security adviser, forced to resign.

(source: AFP)

Ex-FBI Agent Cried When Interviewed About School Shootings

Washington DC
 A former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent was unable to withstand the sadness of being interviewed about a brutal shooting at a high school in Florida, USA that killed 17 people.

"We're talking about bump stocks ," we're talking about legislation, "said former FBI agent Phil Mudd while giving his opinion on CNN television show ' The Situation Room ' along with broadcaster Wolf Blitzer, as reported on Thursday (15/2/2018). This opinion was conveyed as an anti-terrorism observer CNN .

"A child of God is dead," he added. "Can not we admit in this country that we can not accept this?" Mudd asked, holding back tears.

"I can not do it, Wolf," he told broadcaster Wolf Blitzer. As she said this, Mudd's tears broke and the man stopped talking. "I'm sorry, I can not do it," Mudd added, unable to continue.

Before becoming an observer, Mudd worked at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the FBI.

The brutal shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday (14/2) local time, killing 17 people from students as well as staff and teachers. The identified shooter named Nikolas Cruz (19) has been detained by the local authorities.

Cruz is a former student at the school who was issued for disciplinary reasons. It was mentioned that Cruz often made trouble and threatened his schoolmates. Not only that, Cruz is also reportedly very crazy about firearms.

The motive for the shooting is still under investigation. The Florida authorities are still examining Cruz's profile and character in depth. Sheriff Broward County, Scott Israel, called the results so far 'very disturbing'.

"This is a terrible day, a terrible day," said Israel.

One US Senator, Chris Murphy, of the Democratic Party blames the US Congress for this brutal shooting. "This is only happening here not by chance, not because of bad luck, but as a consequence of our inaction We are responsible for the level of abominations that occur in this country, with zero parallel elsewhere," he said.

(nvc / ita)

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