Ex-congressman: I wasn't planning to buy Comey book until Trump's Twitter meltdown
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Former Democratic Rep. John DingellJohn DingellFormer Dem Rep. Dingell hits Ty Cobb over White House exit Overnight Health Care: Rep. Debbie Dingell on the pain and tragedy of the opioids crisis | DEA moves to curb opioid oversupply | Dem says Trump pick opposes VA privatization Debbie Dingell has seen opioids tragedy and pain up close MORE (Mich.) mocked President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented and distorted these applications' Chicago detention facility under investigation following allegations of abuse of migrant children Ex-Trump aide: Surveillance warrants are 'complete ignorance' and 'insanity' MORE on Sunday, saying Trump’s “pants-wetting Twitter meltdown” convinced him to by former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThere was nothing remotely treasonous in Trump's performance with Putin Opinion: One FBI text message in Russia probe that should alarm every American Clapper: Intel officials showed Trump evidence of Putin's role in election meddling MORE’s new book.

“Hadn’t planned on buying Comey’s book until I woke up to @realDonaldTrump’s pants-wetting Twitter meltdown this morning,” Dingell wrote Sunday night. “I’ve now preordered it. “

Trump unleashed a series of tweets early Sunday to attack Comey’s credibility and impartiality, calling him a “slimeball.”

“James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe. In other words, he was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job. Slimeball!” Trump tweeted.

Trump was responding to a series of stories that have come out in recent days ahead of Comey’s book release.

The Sunday morning tirade came the same day Comey’s first interview since being fired will air.

The former law enforcement official has been on a media blitz in recent weeks to promote his new memoir, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.”

Dingell, 91, retired from Congress in 2014 after 59 years. A frequent tweeter, he often goes after Trump and Republicans.

Dingell’s wife is Rep. Debbie DingellDeborah (Debbie) Ann DingellHillicon Valley: Officials pressed on Russian interference at security forum | FCC accuses Sinclair of deception | Microsoft reveals Russia tried to hack three 2018 candidates | Trump backs Google in fight with EU | Comcast gives up on Fox bid Overnight Health Care: Novartis pulls back on drug price hikes | House Dems launch Medicare for All caucus | Trump officials pushing ahead on Medicaid work requirements House Dems launching Medicare for All Caucus MORE (D-Mich.), who won the race to replace him in Congress when he retired.