Conway: Comey Is 'Disgruntled Ex-Employee,' Comment About Trump Marriage 'Egregious'
Kellyanne Conway slammed former FBI Director James Comey as a "disgruntled ex-employee" who's just trying to sell books.
In an ABC News interview and in just-released excerpts from his forthcoming book, Comey compares the president to a mob boss and accuses him of being unconcerned with Russia's election interference. He also recalled Trump requesting that the FBI investigate salacious allegations about his actions with Russian prostitutes.
"In what kind of marriage, to what kind of man, does a spouse conclude there is only a 99 percent chance her husband didn’t do that?" Comey, who was fired by Trump in May of 2017, asked.
In his book, according to excerpts, Comey also describes Trump as "untethered to truth" and "ego-driven," describing his presidency as a "forest fire."
On "Fox & Friends," Conway, counselor to President Trump, said Comey is taking the very brief time he spent with the president, retroactively putting his own spin on it and trying to sell books.
"To me, it seems to me he’s a disgruntled ex-employee who after the fact wants to clear his conscience of what bothered him at the time. If you’re that bothered, quit, leave the job," Conway said.
She took particular issue with Comey's comments about Trump's marriage and his alleged encounter with Russian prostitutes.
"He’s a psychoanalyst, he’s giving advice on how people look, he’s a marriage counselor," Conway said. "I find that particular excerpt to be really egregious and over-the-top and unacceptable. And I hope people of all political stripes, including those who didn’t like Jim Comey in late October of 2016, really push back on it."
"Frankly put, that’s none of his business."