Shortly after President Trump verbally assaulted former FBI director James Comey in front of reporters aboard Air Force One, Comey shot back with two quotes on Twitter, presumably directed at Trump.
Earlier this year a report from U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russia did, in fact, attempt to interfere in the U.S. Presidential Election using a combination of data thefts, leaks and disinformation.
The conclusion of that report was that the meddling sought to discredit the Democratic opponent and boost then-presidential-candidate Trump.
Since the report, the relationship between Trump and the agencies have remained strained.
With President Trump now questioning the agencies by saying that Putin is getting irritated with repeated questions on Russian meddling in U.S. elections, and the name-calling against Comey and others, the friction between Trump and the agencies is only going to further increase.
On Saturday, Trump said:
“I think that is very, very strong in the fact that he didn’t do it. I mean, give me a break, they are political hacks. 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’s responses on Twitter:
“If you want truth to go round the world you must hire an express train to pull 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.” Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1855). pic.twitter.com/YZf4q88wyi
— James Comey (@Comey) 11 November 2017
In a comment in the same tweet, he added:
“I included the picture of the Great Falls of the Potomac because I like it and because it reminds me of my favorite scripture verse, from Amos: “But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”“
More on the issue: Brennan Responds to Trump’s Name-calling:
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