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Comey subtweets Trump: A "counterpoint" to "ethical leadership"

Former FBI Director James Comey tweeted on Sunday that while he mentions two presidents in his book who "help illustrate the values at the heart of ethical leadership," he includes another presidential example "as a counterpoint."

The context: Comey's subtweet is the latest salvo in a Twitter battle between President Trump and the former FBI director. Trump took to Twitter earlier this morning to unleash on Comey, calling him, a "slimeball," "not smart!" and the "WORST FBI Director in history, by far!"

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Macron's blunt postgame

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French President Emmanuel Macron said at a remarkably candid postgame for a small group of reporters last evening that his State Visit left him convinced President Trump will withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran, and that the U.S. president wants to create "a series of new Trump's deals."

His big takeaway: "[Y]our president is a dealmaker. You always have to understand the rationale of your counterpoint. He's a dealmaker. So he wants to find a deal and he wants to find a deal under his condition."