DML News brings you the following information from WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM:
The Republican National Committee worked with the White House to draft a 1,000-word talking points memo for President Trump, his administration, and GOP state officials across the country to use amid coverage of former FBI Director James Comey’s book release and publicity tour later this month.
The Washington Examiner has obtained the full document the RNC’s rapid response team created and sent to members across the nation Thursday morning.
The article goes on to state the following:
The GOP’s plan of attack leads with focusing on Comey’s “long history of misstatements and misconduct,” including how his “misconduct damaged the FBI’s reputation” and his history of being “strongly criticized by members of both parties for his history of bizarre decisions, contradictory statements.”
Below are the three examples the GOP provided of times when Comey contradicted himself, as reported by the Washington Examiner:
- “Comey contradicted his own allegation that President Trump interfered in the Russia investigation in prior testimony to Congress,” the first example states. “In June 2017, he testified that the President ‘direct[ed]’ him to stop investigating former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. However, one month earlier, Comey testified that the FBI had never been told to stop an investigation for political reasons.”
- “Comey contradicted himself on his leaking of information about ongoing federal investigations. In May 2017, he testified that he had never leaked information as an anonymous source about the Trump or [Hillary] Clinton investigations. One month later, he admitted he had used a close friend to leak his memos to the press in order to prompt a special counsel investigation.
- “Comey presented gross inaccuracies during his congressional testimony, damaging his reputation. He told Congress that a top aide to Clinton had ‘sent hundreds of thousands of emails to her husband’s laptop’ with classified information,” the third example states. “In fact, only a ‘small number’ of emails were sent to that laptop, and of those, only two contained classified information.”