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Merriam-Webster saw huge increase in 'slimeball' searches after Trump tweet

Ebony Burgess | 15 April, 2018, 01:34

Three House Republican committee chairmen want the Justice Department to provide them with copies of memos written by former FBI Director James Comey about his conversations with President Donald Trump.

The request came in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday.

"When I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won", Trump said in an interview at the time. In the book, Comey compares Trump to a mob boss demanding loyalty, suggests he's unfit to lead and mocks the president's appearance. He describes Trump as "unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values".

The president insisted Comey is a "leaker and a liar" and called for him to be prosecuted for leaking "classified" information.

At that time, White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in statement that the book should be "sold in the bargain fiction section".

"We find that Mr. Comey has a revisionist view of history and seems like a disgruntled ex-employee, afterall he was sacked", Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway added.

US President Donald Trump's denunciation of former FBI Director James Comey as a "slime ball" on Friday triggered a 60,000 percent jump in look-ups for the word on Merriam-Webster's website, the dictionary publisher said.

Kylie Jenner uses Fendi stroller for walk with daughter
Their sister Khloe Kardashian welcomed her daughter on Thursday with Tristan Thompson amid his cheating scandal. In a second Instagram photo, she gave fans a frontal view of her outfit and her beige nude lipstick.

Excerpts from Comey's book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership trickled out earlier this week and it doesn't paint a flattering portrait of Trump.

Comey's no holds barred account of his meetings with Trump before he was sacked at times appears mean spirited, but also conveys a sense of disbelief about the 45th president's behavior.

Comey testified before Congress Trump's quest for loyalty made him uncomfortable.

Puzzled readers turned to their dictionaries after Trump wrote on Twitter that Comey was "a weak and untruthful slime ball who was, as time has proven, a awful Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation". "It was my great honor to fire James Comey!"

In the memoir, Comey discusses the circumstances surrounding his dismissal from the Trump administration in May 2017.

He also reveals new details about his interactions with Trump and his own decision-making in handling the Hillary Clinton email investigation before the 2016 election.

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