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Trey Gowdy castigates James Comey over ‘politicizing' FBI: Book is ‘beneath the dignity’ of bureau
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Trey Gowdy castigates James Comey over ‘politicizing' FBI: Book is ‘beneath the dignity’ of bureau

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) lashed out at former FBI Director James Comey and his forthcoming book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," saying that Comey is simply "politicizing" the FBI and that the book is "beneath the dignity" of the FBI itself.

What are the details?

Gowdy, during an appearance on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" Friday, explained that with his decidedly anti-Trump book, Comey has only politicized the otherwise neutral FBI.

"I can't think of anyone who's done a better job of politicizing the FBI than he has in the last 36 to 48 hours, by talking about tanning bed goggles and the length of a tie," Gowdy said. "That is beneath the dignity of the offices that he held."

"A Higher Loyalty" takes aim at many things Trump-related, but notably pokes fun at the president's physical appearance, including his purported small hand size.

According to an excerpt from the book, Comey described his first meeting with Trump:

[Trump's] face appeared slightly orange, with bright white half-moons under his eyes where I assumed he placed small tanning goggles, and impressively coiffed, bright blond hair, which upon close inspection looked to be all his.

I remember wondering, how long it must take him in the morning to get that done.

What did Comey say about Trump's hands?

Discussing Trump's hand size, Comey also wrote, "As he extended his hand, I made a mental note to check its size. It was smaller than mine, but did not seem unusually so."

Gowdy disclosed that he believes that the writing itself as well as the content of Comey's book is "frankly beneath the dignity of some really important offices he once held."

"I'm really disappointed, whether or not the intelligence community vetted this book," Gowdy admitted. "I hope he let them do it so he's not disseminating classified information. My guess is he did."

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Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor

Sarah is a former staff writer for TheBlaze, and a former managing editor and producer at TMZ. She resides in Delaware with her family. You can reach her via Twitter at @thesarahdtaylor.