Trump preparing to actively contest Comey

President Trump is angry and gearing up for a fight over former FBI Director Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Two senior White House officials told the newspaper that Trump is planning on responding to Comey’s comments via Twitter, and Trump’s official schedule is clear before his first event at 12:30 p.m.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told the Post that Trump is “infuriated at a deep-gut, personal level” with the news media for covering the Russia investigation story, and for praising Comey after Trump’s decision to fire him.

“He’s not going to let some guy like that smear him without punching him as hard as he can,” Gingrich said.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that Trump would be focused on other issues on Thursday, but didn’t rule out Trump tweeting during the hearing.

“The president’s going to have a very, very busy day,” Spicer said. “I think his focus is going to be on pursuing the agenda and the priorities that he was elected to do.”

Former campaign aide and longtime confidante Roger Stone told the Washington Post that Trump wouldn’t take Comey’s testimony sitting down.

“He’s not going to take an attack by James Comey laying down,” said Stone. “Trump is a fighter, he’s a brawler and he’s the best counterpuncher in American politics.”

Trump’s tweets have caused problems for him in the Russia investigation previously. Earlier Tuesday it was reported that four top law firms declined to represent Trump in the investigation into ties between his administration and Russia over concerns that Trump wouldn’t follow their advice.

 

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source: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/336675-trump-preparing-to-actively-contest-comeys-testimony-report

  • Berengaria

    I stand 100% behind Our President Trump, & please remember, “NO QUARTER GIVEN” to the Enemies of America.
    Mr.Comey, Career Criminal Bureaucrats & Obama Leftovers deserve the Biggest COUNTER-PUNCH in History.
    Their Coup will not survive!

  • MKFlyboy

    Trump is absolutely justified in his anger at this travesty. The MSM made Comey look like the victim here, while Comey openly and definitively admitted that he allowed the collusion delusion to continue in the media, knowing that the media was spewing fake news and knowing that he admitted only privately that Trump was NOT under investigation. Comey broke the law in leaking through his liberal Columbia “professor” to the NYT, but there was so much more that came out in that Senate Intelligence hearing. I saw how “news” outlets like ABC snipped, clipped, cherry-picked and twisted their coverage of what was actually revealed there. It is absolutely criminal how they are misleading the public on all of these issues!

    • J. Ernst

      Well HELL’S BELL’S…communists will ALWAYS justify their means to an end. That way there is NO collusion cause they acted INDIVIDUALLY from conscience.
      PURE BULLSHIT that ANY NWO, Globalist, islamisist, communist should EVER BE IN a position of Directorship of a Law Enforcement Agency.
      Just imagine HOW MANY were Comey’s minions STILL collecting a paycheck IN the FBI!!!

  • Bayside GolfClub

    The ‘contest’ is supposed to be in court. Trump doesn’t need to be involved in it.. “The JURY” needs to be involved in it.. In order to get “a JURY” you need to drag somebody’s asss into court.. Arrest them, and then ‘see’ them in court. There is a ton of evidence to do it. You won’t get answers until then. You will get weaselly obfuscations. But.. They do not work in court… You can try them, but I bet they don’t work well as a defense..

    • J. Ernst

      There are TOO MANY house members that are fully COMPLICIT in the “Comey Cadre” and would take a decade to get them all to trial….except for the “deals” they might cut with the courts.

  • W. Coyote

    Of course Trump is going to “actively contest Comey”.. Counterpunching is all he knows how to do. His mentor, Roy Cohn, would be very proud of him. However, since Cohn is currently residing in a special corner of hell, he probably has no way of knowing what his old friend is up to these days.

  • J. Ernst

    I am waiting for the indictments…THE INDICTMENTS would bring the rats into the light. DEALS would be cut, criminal’s would go to jail…to become the bitches of the hardened criminal’s…a fitting end for those who have destroyed hundreds of thousands of American lives either by death or taxes!!!