Trump lashes out at 'untruthful slime ball' Comey: 'It was my great honor to fire' him

Hours after the surfacing of many unflattering comments in James Comey’s new book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, And Leadership,” President Trump took to Twitter and lashed out at the former FBI Director.

“James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR. Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job he did-until he was, in fact, fired,” Trump tweeted. “He leaked CLASSIFIED information, for which he should be prosecuted.”

“He lied to Congress under OATH. He is a weak and untruthful slime ball who was, as time has proven, a terrible Director of the FBI. His handling of the Crooked Hillary Clinton case, and the events surrounding it, will go down as one of the worst ‘botch jobs’ of history. It was my great honor to fire James Comey!” Trump added.

While Comey’s book is scheduled to be released on April 17, leaked transcripts reveal that he describes Trump as “untethered to truth” and compares him to a mafia boss.

Comey was abruptly fired by Trump in May of last year.