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Republican National Committee Starts Campaign to Discredit ‘Lyin’ Comey’ Ahead of Book Launch

Donald Trump’s allies have embarked upon an extensive campaign to discredit former FBI Director James Comey ahead of his book launch next week with a plan to brand him “Lyin’ Comey” using a website, digital advertising, and talking points to be sent to leading Republicans. Comey’s book—A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership—will hit stores next Tuesday alongside a string of high-profile media appearances. A website set up by the Republican National Committee has gone live and lists anti-Comey quotes and a series of pre-emptive rebuttals to Comey’s claims. “Comey is a liar and a leaker and his misconduct led both Republicans and Democrats to call for his firing,” Republican Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement to CNN. “If Comey wants the spotlight back on him, we’ll make sure the American people understand why he has no one but himself to blame for his complete lack of credibility.”