Trump complains Comey can ‘leak and lie’ while Flynn was ‘totally destroyed’

Trump complains Comey can ‘leak and lie’ while Flynn was ‘totally destroyed’
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE on Friday morning complained that the success of “Shadey James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump orders intel agencies to cooperate with Barr probe into 'spying' on 2016 campaign Attorney General Barr puts former intel bosses on notice Christopher Steele's nugget of fool's gold was easily disproven — but FBI didn't blink an eye MORE’s” new book is not “really the way life in America is supposed to work.”

Trump said in comparison to the former FBI director, former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s life was “totally destroyed,” implying that both men leaked and lied and only one has gotten away with it.

“So General Michael Flynn’s life can be totally destroyed while Shadey James Comey can Leak and Lie and make lots of money from a third rate book (that should never have been written),” he tweeted. “Is that really the way life in America is supposed to work? I don’t think so!”

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Flynn was fired last year for lying to Vice President Pence regarding his communication with Russian officials. Trump also fired Comey last year for reasons that have since shifted, but at the time were related to alleged mismanagement.

Comey claims that Trump, in private conversation with him before he was fired, asked him about "letting this go" in reference to the investigation into Flynn.

The ongoing feud between Trump and Comey peaked this week with the release of Comey's book "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership" as well as Thursday night's release of the memos Comey wrote during his time as FBI director describing his interaction with Trump. 

Trump has railed against Comey and accused him of leaking because he previously provided an unclassified memo to a friend who then gave it to The New York Times. Comey says he did so in order to trigger the appointment of a special counsel in the Russia probe.

Flynn has since pleaded guilty of lying to the FBI and is now cooperating with Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerGraham: Mueller investigation a 'political rectal exam' House progressive: Pelosi 'has it right' on impeachment Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller MORE’s special counsel investigation.

--Updated at 8:12 a.m.