Comey’s father blasts Trump as 'nuts' and 'really crazy'

The father of former FBI Director James Comey has publicly blasted President Trump, describing him as "nuts" and "really crazy."

According to the Bergen Record, 86-year-old J. Brien Comey said in a recent interview, "I never was crazy about Trump."

The Republican added, "I'm convinced that he's nuts. I thought he belonged in an institution. He was crazy before he became president. Now he's really crazy."

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The president had used similar words to describe his son; the New York Times reported Friday, based on an inside account, that Trump had told visiting Russian officials, "I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job."

This verbal attack on Comey would continue, with Trump later accusing him of being a "grandstander" and a "showboat."

However, since the dismissal, many have publicly defended Comey including acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe who told lawmakers, "I hold Director Comey in the absolute highest regard. I have the highest respect for his considerable abilities and his integrity."

He also said, "The majority, the vast majority of FBI employees enjoyed a deep, positive connection to Director Comey," reports CNN.

Lawmakers will likely soon hear from Comey himself; on Friday, it was announced that he has agreed to testify in an open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee after Memorial Day.

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