Comey's new book is set to drop next week, and it will likely trigger a huge spin war over its revelations.
But so far, the White House's strategy was doing little to stop the barrage of news stories about the book. The document claimed that Trump had watched the prostitutes urinate on themselves in the same Moscow suite that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama had stayed in "as a way of soiling the bed", Comey writes.
Her post also included the link to a GOP video titled "Comey Not Credible, Just Ask Democrats".
Comey paints a devastating portrait of a president who built "a cocoon of alternative reality that he was busily wrapping around all of us".
In the book, Comey also writes of some of Trumps physical attributes in an unflattering way. "I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty", Trump wrote.
Not to be outdone, President Trump let off a tweet-rant that Comey is a "proven LEAKER & LIAR" and that "Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the awful job he did - until he was, in fact, fired".
"I don't know the answer to that", Comey said. Readers of A Higher Loyalty will be left with the deeply ironic impression that James Comey is actually very Trump-like: his higher loyalty is reserved mainly for himself.
He compares Trump's insistence on a "silent circle of assent" to the code observed in the Mafia crime family that Comey helped bust as a young prosecutor in New York City.
'Unprompted, and in another zag in the conversation, (Trump) brought up what he called the "golden showers thing," repeating much of what he had said to me previously, adding that it bothered him if there was "even a one percent chance" his wife, Melania, thought it was true.
Comey's recent behavior has been equally puerile, with the former head of one of the most powerful agencies on Earth lending credence to a patently absurd conspiracy theory involving Trump and prostitutes. Comey admits that he did not vote for Obama, and financially supported his opponents, but writes glowingly of the Obama he came to know, describing him as "an extraordinary listener" and a man of kindness and intellect. I urged Kelly not to do that, arguing that the country needed principled people around this president.
Like bullying. This is a media-about-media-about-media moment, so part of today's entertainment is watching how various news organizations are serving up reports of the Comey memoir in ways they think will resonate with their readers.
In A Higher Loyalty, Comey admits that his actions in 2016 were politically motivated. "And I remember thinking, 'How could your wife think there's a 1 per cent chance you were with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow?' I'm a flawed human being, but there's literally zero chance that my wife would think that was true". Yes, the reader might concur, especially if the writer quotes theologians like Reinhold Niebuhr as often as Comey does.