Chris Wallace: I’m Surprised How ‘Bitchy’ Comey’s Book Is

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Fox News host Chris Wallace said he was surprised Friday how "bitchy" former FBI director James Comey's new book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership is.

Comey blasts President Donald Trump—who fired him last May—in the book, as "untethered to truth" among other sharp criticisms that sometimes delve into hits on his personal appearance.

"What strikes me is how little new there is in the book. We get a lot of opinions, very unpleasant opinions of the president by James Comey but in terms of hard facts, people are talking about bombshells, there are none," Wallace said. "The other thing that surprises me frankly is how bitchy the book is."

Wallace continued to list all the personal attacks on Trump that Comey wrote in his new book.

"Comey goes out of his way to say the president isn't as tall as he thought he was. He checked out the size of his hands the first time they shook hands. That he noticed the president seemed to have little white half moons under his eyes. Maybe he had sun-tanning goggles that he wore," Wallace said. "One could argue that by getting into the kind of political food fight, that James Comey has done more damage to his own reputation than he has to President Trump's."

Host Sandra Smith asked Wallace about Comey comparing Trump to a mob boss.

"Again, it goes back to my original point. What you get is Comey's opinions. He doesn't like Donald Trump and he is offended by Donald Trump and he thinks Donald Trump is a bad guy and yes, he does compare him to a mob boss," Wallace said.

Wallace added that Comey's new book will likely be similar to that of Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff, where it will be in the news for a week and then disappear.

"You know, opinions or comparisons or rhetoric isn't going to hurt the president," Wallace said. "Facts will. There aren't a lot of new facts in this book. In fact, if I were the president, I know he sent out this quite nasty tweet this morning and called him a slime ball, liar and leaker. He is just helping to sell books. He ought to be quiet. I suspect this book will disappear within a week."

Trump on Friday slammed Comey as he gears up for his book tour next week, saying the "LEAKER & LIAR" Comey should be prosecuted for leaking classified information.

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Andrew Kugle is the assistant social media editor for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2013. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, he worked as a Staff/Press Assistant for South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Andrew is from De Pere, Wisconsin and lives in D.C. His Twitter handle is @AndrewJKugle. You can reach him at kugle@freebeacon.com.

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