- President Donald Trump known as former FBI director James Comey a “political hack,” a liar, and a “leaker” on Saturday morning.
- Shortly after, Comey tweeted out two quotes about reality, lies, and justice.
- Trump fired Comey in May, whereas Comey was spearheading the FBI’s investigation into whether or not the Trump marketing campaign colluded with Russia to tilt the 2016 election in his favor.
Former FBI director James Comey tweeted out two quotes about reality and justice after President Donald Trump attacked him Saturday morning and once more forged doubt on the intelligence neighborhood’s evaluation that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.
Trump stated he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin when he stated he didn’t order Russia’s election meddling. Trump additionally lashed out at Comey, alongside with former CIA director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, calling them “political hacks.” All the lads have persistently emphasised that Russia mounted an elaborate marketing campaign to undermine the election and to propel Trump to victory.
“I mean, give me a break, they are political hacks,” Trump stated of the three former intelligence officers. “So you look at it, I mean, you have Brennan, you have Clapper, and you have Comey. Comey is proven now to be a liar and he is proven now to be a leaker. So you look at that and you have President Putin very strongly, vehemently says he had nothing to do with them.”
Comey took to Twitter shortly after Trump’s remarks.
“‘If you want truth to go round the world you must hire an express train to pul it; but if you want a lie to go round the world, it will fly; it is light as a feather and a breath will carry it,’” Comey tweeted after the president criticized him, quoting an 1855 sermon from the Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
The tweet included a photograph of the Great Falls of the Potomac, and Comey stated in a follow-up tweet that he favored it as a result of it reminded him of his favourite scripture verse, from Amos. “‘But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream,’” Comey quoted in his tweet.
Trump has lengthy expressed doubt concerning the intelligence neighborhood’s findings on Russia’s election interference, significantly because it pertains to the Kremlin’s effort to badist his marketing campaign and harm that of his opponent and the previous Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.
Though he praised Comey after he revealed eleven days earlier than the election that the FBI was reopening its investigation into Clinton’s use of a non-public e-mail server, Trump later soured on the FBI director, significantly after he confirmed in March that the FBI was investigating whether or not the Trump marketing campaign colluded with Moscow in 2016.
Trump finally fired Comey in May. The the White House initially stated Comey was fired due to the best way he dealt with the bureau’s investigation of Clinton’s emails, Trump later informed NBC’s Lester Holt that “this Russia thing” had been a consider his resolution.
Trump additionally reportedly known as Comey a “nut job” whose firing had taken “great pressure” off of him throughout an Oval Office badembly with two senior Russian officers that occurred someday after Comey’s dismissal.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as particular counsel in command of the bureau’s Russia investigation shortly after Trump fired Comey. As a part of his investigation, Mueller is alleged to be constructing an obstruction-of-justice case towards Trump regarding his resolution to fireside Comey.