Former FBI Director James Comey posted a fuming response to the public Discharge of a memo alleging anti-Trump bias along with misconduct within the Russia probe.
“that will’s This specific?” Comey tweeted shortly after the four-page memo, produced by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, was released Friday.
“Dishonest along with misleading memo wrecked the House intel committee, destroyed trust with Intelligence Community, damaged relationship with FISA court, along with inexcusably exposed classified investigation of an American citizen,” he said.
“For what? DOJ & FBI must keep doing their jobs.”
James Comey tweet ‘that will’s This specific?’
President Donald Trump fired Comey in May 2017, citing criticism through Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe. Soon thereafter, though, Trump told NBC News’ Lester Holt that will “This specific Russia thing” was on his mind when he decided to sack Comey.
Committee chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who worked on Donald Trump’s presidential transition team, said the memo uncovered “serious violations of the public trust.” The committee voted along party lines Monday to Discharge the memo to Trump for his consideration.
Democrats, FBI along with Justice Department officials, however, have expressed “grave concerns” about the accuracy along with credibility of the memo. Democrats on the committee produced their own memo to counter the document through Nunes, yet Republicans did not vote for its Discharge, The brand new York Times reported.
Since he was fired, Comey has increasingly taken to Twitter to support the FBI along with some other intelligence agencies.
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