US President Donald Trump’s allies are mounting an online campaign to discredit a forthcoming memoir by former FBI director James Comey.
Mr Comey will next week release a book that is expected to paint an unflattering portrait of Mr Trump, who fired him last year.Republicans have launched a website to brand the nation’s former top law enforcement official as “Lyin’ Comey”.
In an interview, Mr Comey likens Mr Trump to a “mob boss”.
What does Mr Comey say?
According to excerpts of the book obtained by the Washington Post, Mr Comey writes that interactions with Mr Trump gave him “flashbacks to my earlier career as a prosecutor against the Mob. The silent circle of assent. The boss in complete control. The loyalty oaths. The us-versus-them worldview. The lying about all things, large and small, in service to some code of loyalty that put the organisation above morality and above the truth”.
The result was “the forest fire that is the Trump presidency”, he says.
An interview with ABC News will be aired on Sunday, kicking off the book tour.