Ex-congressman: I wasn't planning to buy Comey book until Trump's Twitter meltdown
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Former Democratic Rep. John DingellJohn DingellOvernight 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 Ex-congressman: I wasn't planning to buy Comey book until Trump's Twitter meltdown MORE (Mich.) mocked President TrumpDonald John TrumpFlynn to campaign for Montana GOP Senate candidate Trump considering pardon for boxing legend after call from Sylvester Stallone Decline in EPA enforcement won't keep climate bill from coming MORE on Sunday, saying Trump’s “pants-wetting Twitter meltdown” convinced him to by former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThe Memo: Trump lowers the temperature on Mueller probe 'Ethical' James Comey is under investigation for unethical acts Trump casts doubt on legality of special counsel Mueller 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 DingellOvernight 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 The Hill's 12:30 Report The Hill's Morning Report: Hannity drawn into Cohen legal fight MORE (D-Mich.), who won the race to replace him in Congress when he retired.