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Sanders: Comey's book "belongs in the bargain bin"

Sarah Sanders.
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The White House continued its attack on former FBI Director James Comey as Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said his upcoming book "belongs in the bargain bin of the fiction section," and that Comey is "known to be a liar and a leaker."

Why it matters: This battle between Comey and Trump isn't ending any time soon, as we near Comey's national book tour that kicks off next week. Sanders added that the tour and his book are "nothing more than a poorly executed PR stunt" by Comey. She followed up by saying Trump is "not at all" worried about what Comey has to say.

  • Per Sanders, there will be a National Security Council meeting over Syria at the White House later on Friday at the "deputy level," and that all options are still under consideration.
  • She added that in the pardoning of Scooter Libby, Trump believed it "was the right thing to do."