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‘LEAKER & LIAR’: Trump calls for Comey to be prosecuted in furious morning tweet

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President Donald Trump has lashed out at former FBI Director James Comey on Friday morning in an angry tweet storm.

“James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR,” Trump wrote. “Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job he did-until he was, in fact, fired. He leaked CLASSIFIED information, for which he should be prosecuted. He lied to Congress under OATH.”

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In fact, Comey did not leak classified information, but rather leaked out a memo that he wrote about his interactions with Trump in which Trump asked the former FBI director for his personal loyalty. As the Washington Post explains, this specific memo contained no classified material.

After calling for his own former FBI director to be prosecuted, Trump continued attacking Comey in very personal terms.

“He is a weak and untruthful slime ball who was, as time has proven, a terrible Director of the FBI,” Trump wrote. “His handling of the Crooked Hillary Clinton case, and the events surrounding it, will go down as one of the worst ‘botch jobs’ of history. It was my great honor to fire James Comey!”

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Comey has been on TV promoting his new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” which is scheduled to be released on April 17.

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In the excerpts released from the book, the media has focused on a few main points. First, an indication that the so-called “Russian pee tape” of Trump with prostitutes is real. Others include Comey’s take on Trump’s smaller stature, smaller hands, orange skin and hair that seemed like it would take him a while to “do” each morning. Another allegation is that Comey and the FBI were taken aback by the Trump transition team being more interested in “spin” than the fact that Russia had attacked the United States.

The Republican National Committee has launched a website to attack Comey and Fox News has been using the same language the president used in attacking the former FBI director.

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‘Righteous prosecution’: DOJ lawyers ignore Barr’s new guidelines and recommend jail time for Stone

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Four prosecutors in the Roger Stone case resigned when the Justice Department took over the sentencing of Stone and rewrote their memo.

Now, however, the DOJ is still arguing that Roger Stone belongs in jail.

It's a strange turn as the new prosecutor in the case essentially ignored the change in sentencing memos, despite Judge Amy Berman Jackson grilling him about the change.

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Legal experts shocked as DOJ lawyers rebel against Bill Barr’s new Roger Stone sentencing guidelines

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The new prosecutors in the Roger Stone case still seem to be ignoring the re-write of the sentencing memo, according to those watching the trial unfold.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson told the courtroom Thursday that she reviewed government sentencing recommendations from both the prosecutors who resigned last week and the supervisor who rewrote the memo.

"I note that the initial memo has not been withdrawn," she said.

"There was nothing in bad faith with the initial prosecution team’s recommendation," said Crabb.

"It’s not about bad faith. It was fully consistent with current DOJ policy, wasn’t that true?" Berman Jackson asked.

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Judge who struck down stop-and-frisk says Bloomberg isn’t a racist — but had an ’empty head’

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In a bizarre column published just hours before the first Democratic debate to feature Michael Bloomberg, the judge who struck down the former New York City mayor's most controversial policy offered a defense — of sorts — of the billionaire mogul.

"In 2013, I ruled in Floyd vs. City of New York that the tactics underlying the city’s stop-and-frisk program violated the constitutional rights of people of color," wrote former U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin. "While Michael Bloomberg was mayor of New York, black and Latino people were disproportionately stopped, and often frisked, millions of times, peaking at 690,000 in 2011. After my rulingthe number of stops plummeted to 11,000 in 2018. And crime did not rise."

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