Comey hails ‘freedom of press’ as Trump slams CNN

FBI Director James Comey looks on while Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a meeting with the Organized Crime Council and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Executive Committee in Washington, D.C., U.S. April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

The US President, Donald Trump took a break from golf yesterday to back his favorite cable news station and to bash the network he finds most damaging.

[email protected] is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!, Trump tweeted.

“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” – Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 28, 1786,” Comey tweeted.

Comey was fired from his post by President Donald Trump amid an investigation of a likely collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian officials.

Comey is also penning a book about leadership and “yet-unheard anecdotes” from his career which is set to come out next year.

Trump’s tweet is his latest attack on CNN, which he branded earlier this year as “fake news.”

Trump blasted CNN and its international arm in a tweet, accusing the network of spreading “fake” news and representing the US “very poorly” across the globe.

CNN’s communications team fired back minutes later, tweeting, “It’s not CNN’s job to represent the US to the world. That’s yours. Our job is to report the news. #FactsFirst.”

According to the reports, Trump’s remarks come at a significant time for the media outlet, whose parent company Time Warner is merging with AT&T in an $85 billion deal.

The Department of Justice has sued to block the merger, and legal experts have speculated that Trump’s previous comments about CNN may be brought up during the litigation.

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