Trump Just Slammed The FBI On Twitter. James Comey’s Response Is Breaking The Internet

Over the course of the last 24 hours, Trump has taken to Twitter to slam the FBI on the heels of special counselor Robert Mueller’s bombshell charge against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Amid Trump’s attacks on the FBI, ex-FBI Director James Comey responded by defending his former agency.

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This is not the first time that Trump has tried to spin an independent federal entity as partisan simply because it is not blindly loyal to his agenda. Comey himself was subject to a Trump “loyalty pledge” almost immediately after Trump took office.

Comey was thrust into the national spotlight after he was fired from his post as FBI Director by Trump in May, 2017. The move was highly criticized and may even serve as the basis for an obstruction of justice charge in special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Despite having been fired, Comey nonetheless testified in front of Congress in June, 2017. There, the former FBI Director revealed that Trump had pressed him to end the FBI’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

“I hope you can let this go,” the President told Mr. Comey, according to a memo that he wrote shortly after his meeting.

Flynn, of course, was a primary focus of the investigation as it changed hands from Comey to Mueller. On Friday, Mueller finally charged former national security adviser with “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI.

The fact that Flynn only faced a single charge suggests that the disgraced former national security adviser has been cooperating with or has already provided Mueller with information.

Flynn’s charge and subsequent guilty plea comes only weeks after previous charges were levied against three of Trump’s former aides, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, his longtime associate and former campaign adviser Rick Gates, and former foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos.

Papadopoulos has already pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and has been cooperating with investigators.

Despite Trump’s insistence that the FBI is “tainted,” he should look no further than the White House for an egregious display of corruption in Washington, D.C.

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Brian Tyler Cohen

Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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