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A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and former FBI Director James Comey. Photos by Jim Lo Scalzo and Gary Cameron/Reuters

Trump, White House aides fire back at Comey on Twitter

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says former FBI Director James Comey is an “untruthful slime ball” who should be prosecuted for leaking classified information. Trump tweets: “It was my great honor to fire him.”

The president’s latest tweets pushed back on the new book from Comey that depicts Trump as unethical and “untethered to the truth.”

Trump wrote on Twitter Friday: “[Comey] is a weak and unethical slimeball 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!”

Top White House aides also pushed back on the book.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter Friday: “One of the few areas of true bipartisan consensus in Washington is Comey has no credibility.”

And White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Comey “has a revisionist view of history and seems like a disgruntled ex-employee.” She also took issue with some of Comey’s personal commentary in the book, saying it was “no way to comport oneself after you’re trying to prove that you have this quote, ‘higher loyalty.'”

Trump fired Comey last May. In the book, Comey compares Trump to a mob boss who demands loyalty from all those around him, even if it means twisting the truth.

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