Trump lashes out at Comey in Sunday tweetstorm

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems make history, and other takeaways from Tuesday's primaries Pawlenty loses comeback bid in Minnesota Establishment-backed Vukmir wins Wisconsin GOP Senate primary MORE tore into James ComeyJames Brien ComeyOmarosa is case of false friend dilemma with few legal options John Brennan rips Trump on Twitter about what it means to be 'presidential' Is the ‘Ferguson Effect’ to blame for the carnage in Chicago? MORE in a series of tweets on Sunday morning, the same day ABC is scheduled to air an interview with the former FBI director fired by the president a year ago

Trump called Comey a slime ball and accused him of making decisions based on the fact that he assumed Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDems make history, and other takeaways from Tuesday's primaries Establishment-backed Vukmir wins Wisconsin GOP Senate primary Ironworker and star of viral video wins Dem primary for Speaker Ryan's seat MORE would win the 2016 election.

"Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe," Trump tweeted.

"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!"

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The comments come after Comey said in a recent interview that his assumption that Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, would win the election was a factor in decisions he made regarding the investigation into her private email server.

Comey said his decision to tell Congress shortly before the election that the FBI was reviewing new emails regarding the probe into Clinton's private email server was influenced by the fact he assumed Clinton would win.

"It must have been. I don’t remember consciously thinking about that, but it must have been because I was operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump, and so I’m sure that it was a factor,” Comey said during the interview on ABC News.

Trump's attack comes after excerpts of Comey's new book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," were released last week.

In another tweet on Sunday, Trump said "big questions" are not answered in Comey's "badly reviewed" book. 

On Friday, Trump ripped Comey as a "LEAKER & LIAR" who "should be prosecuted."

— This report was updated at 8:07 a.m.