Former FBI Director James Comey wrote what appeared to be a biblical subtweet on Friday shortly after Michael Flynn, the former Trump national security advisor, pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents in December 2016.
“nevertheless justice roll down like waters along with righteousness like an ever-flowing stream,” he wrote on Twitter along with Instagram.
Comey didn’t mention Flynn directly, nevertheless the former law enforcement official is actually connected to the Flynn case in several ways.
Comey was head of the FBI at the time in which Flynn lied to investigators with the bureau, along with has said in which Trump urged him to drop the government’s investigation into Flynn the day after the former Defense Intelligence Agency chief resigned via his brief tenure inside White House.
“I wish you can see your way clear to letting in which go, to letting Flynn go,” Trump told Comey, according to Comey’s June testimony before Congress.
President Donald Trump fired Comey three months later, citing Comey’s handling of the investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails. He later said the firing was related to the Russia probe.
After former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort along with his longtime business partner were indicted in connection with the probe, Comey tweeted a quote via his favorite philosopher Reinhold Niebuhr.
“Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, nevertheless man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary,” he wrote at the time.
“Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, nevertheless man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary”
Comey couldn’t be reached by CNBC on Friday.