Trump lashes out at Comey in Sunday tweetstorm

President TrumpDonald John Trump20 weeks out from midterms, Dems and GOP brace for surprises Sessions responds to Nazi comparisons: 'They were keeping the Jews from leaving' Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing this week MORE tore into James ComeyJames Brien ComeyGiuliani says his demand for Mueller probe to be suspended was for show Cuomo, Smerconish and Melber – Where facts matter Hillicon Valley: Supreme Court takes up Apple case | Senate votes to block ZTE deal | Officials testify on Clinton probe report | Russia's threat to undersea cables | Trump tells Pentagon to create 'space force' | FCC begins T-Mobile, Sprint deal review 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 ClintonKoch brothers group won't back Stewart in Virginia Giuliani says his demand for Mueller probe to be suspended was for show Poll: GOP challenger narrowly leads Heitkamp in North Dakota 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.