Sarah Sanders Slams ‘Hack’ James Comey: His Book ‘Belongs in the Bargain Bin’ (Video)

“The American people see right through the blatant lies of a self-admitted leaker,” says White House press secretary

Last Updated: April 13, 2018 @ 1:06 PM

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders won’t be reading James Comey’s upcoming book, telling reporters at Friday’s press briefing that the tome was the work of a “disgraced partisan hack” and destined for the “bargain bin.”

“The American people see right through the blatant lies of a self-admitted leaker. This is nothing more than a poorly executed PR stunt by Comey to desperately rehabilitate his tattered reputation and enrich his own bank account by peddling a book that belongs in the bargain bin,” she said.

“Instead of being remembered as a dedicated servant in the pursuit of justice, like so many of his colleagues at the FBI, Comey will be remembered as a disgraced partisan hack that broke his sacred trust with the President of the United States, the dedicated agents of the FBI and the American people– who he vowed to faithfully serve,” added Sanders.

“One of the president’s greatest achievements will go down as firing director James Comey,” she said, topping off the diatribe.

Comey is gearing up to storm American television next week to promote his new book, “A Higher Calling.” The vitriol from Sanders Friday echoed President Trump — who exploded at his former FBI director earlier this morning.

“James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR. 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,” wrote the president in a tweet.

“He is a weak and untruthful slime ball who was, as time has proven, a terrible Director of the FBI. 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!,” Trump added.

It proved to be an opening salvo.

In a hint of what’s to come, ABC has spent the week leaking salacious nuggets of an exclusive interview between Comey and “Good Morning America” host George Stephanopoulos, including Comey’s belief that the so called Trump “pee tape” incident could be real.

The interview is scheduled to air on Sunday.

Once a scourge to liberals for his role in the Clinton email investigation, Comey gradually fell out of favor with conservatives as he led the FBI investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign. President Trump ultimately fired Comey, which happened before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to head up the investigation into the president and possible collusion with Russia.