The Republican party is rallying its army of surrogates to discredit former FBI Director James Comey as publication nears for his book recounting his tumultuous tenure in President Donald Trump's administration.
A preview of Comey's first of a series of interviews with ABCNews foreshadowed his characterization of Trump as a "mob boss". The network has already released a teaser of one exchange, in which Stephanopoulos suggests that Comey likened Trump to a "mob boss".
The site, LyinComey.com, quotes a number of Democrats like Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slamming the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Comey himself.
Kelly, Comey recalls, said he was "sick" about the situation and "intended to quit" in protest.
"James Comey has a long history of misstatements and misconduct", the Republicans say in the document, which also describes him as a "consummate Washington insider who knows how to work the media to protect his flanks".
The official told Fox News that the RNC has prepared a rapid response team to respond to claims made in Comey's book, compiled a research team to fact check, and created a "war room" to monitor his appearances. The dismissal led Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint Special Counsel Robert Mueller to oversee the probe.
"Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon", Comey wrote last month on Twitter.
The RNC plan, which was approved by the White House, attempts to portray Comey as a man simply out for himself.
Comey was abrubtly fired by President Trump previous year and has been unpopular on both sides of the political aisle.