Ex-congressman: I wasn't planning to buy Comey book until Trump's Twitter meltdown
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Former Democratic Rep. John DingellJohn DingellJohn Dingell on Trump's 'steel slat barrier' wall: 'Sit on it, you imbecile' Annual 'Dingell Jingle' mocks Trump for lack of wall funding This is no time to destroy great foundation of our Constitution MORE (Mich.) mocked President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’ MORE on Sunday, saying Trump’s “pants-wetting Twitter meltdown” convinced him to by former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyDems revive impeachment talk after latest Cohen bombshell Dem calls for Cohen to testify before Senate panel over explosive report The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Day 27 of the shutdown | Cohen reportedly paid company to rig online polls, boost his own image | Atlantic publishes ‘Impeach Donald Trump’ cover story 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 DingellDem lawmaker announces plans to propose bill requiring breathalyzers in new vehicles Influx of women in Congress can improve women’s retirement security The 116th Congress can improve Medicare and Social Security MORE (D-Mich.), who won the race to replace him in Congress when he retired.