What the new GOP offensive against James Comey is really about

The Republican sneak attack on Mueller starts here

James Comey.
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Former FBI Director James Comey's new book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership won't be out until next week, but it's already number one on Amazon, tidbits from leaked copies are making the rounds, and Comey is planning a round of high-profile promotional media appearances. This is no doubt driving President Trump around the bend, which helps explain why the White House, the Republican Party, and Trump's allies in the conservative media have begun a highly organized campaign to discredit or even destroy Comey.

How organized is it? CNN reports:

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