President Donald Trump accused Monday former FBI Director James Comey and his former deputy director Andrew McCabe of committing a number of crimes.
President Trump, in his early morning Monday tweet, said that Comey, McCabe and other “committed many crimes.”
“Comey drafted the Crooked Hillary exoneration long before he talked to her (lied in Congress to Senator G), then based his decisions on her poll numbers,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Disgruntled, he, McCabe, and the others committed many crimes!”
The tweet from Trump comes as a result of the ABC News interview with Comey that aired on Sunday regarding his highly-anticipated book, “A Higher Loyalty,” which is to be released on Tuesday.
According to The Hill, Trump during the weekend repeatedly attacked Comey ahead of the interview especially after excerpts of the book were reported by several news outlets.
“Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!” Trump wrote on Twitter Sunday morning.
He also said that the former FBI director is “a proven leaker and liar.”
Meanwhile, Comey stated in the ABC News interview that Trump is “morally unfit” to lead the U.S. and that there is “evidence” showing the president could have obstructed justice regarding special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.
Trump in recent weeks has been increasing his attacks on the Russia investigation, especially after the FBI raided the office and home of his personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen. The president even publicly discussed the idea of firing Mueller, saying that “many people have said” he should fire the special counsel.
However, legal experts say that Trump cannot directly fire the special counsel, who reports to the Justice Department and specifically Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation.