Since being unceremoniously fired by President Trump, former FBI director James Comey has been no stranger to challenging the President on his home turf… Twitter.
It all started when The New York Times reported that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into the President himself after he fired Comey.
In response, President Trump tweeted on Saturday…
Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin’ James Comey, a total sleaze!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019
Of course, as The New York Times details, there was plenty of proof and red flags that sparked the investigation and the President is once again engaging in his favorite past-time… blatant lying.
Then, James Comey tweeted what seems like a response.
“I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.” — FDR
— James Comey (@Comey) January 12, 2019
People were here for the subtweet mic drop.
Heck yeah! Looks like you are probably one of the most respected men in America, judging from Trump's tweets this morning alone.
Keep it up!
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) January 12, 2019
This is good shade. Bravo 👏
— Apricot Bees 🕸 (@ApricotBees) January 12, 2019
Haha! He's gonna be so mad when he sees this and finds someone to explain it to him.
— Alex (@realvindiesel2) January 12, 2019
Look, I don’t know you very well, Comey. But I DO know that you tick Donald Trump off and that amuses me.
— Ocarina of Reason (@ocarinaofreason) January 12, 2019
Though many were still upset with Comey for the perception that he handed the election to President Trump thanks to his October 28th disclosure that the FBI briefly reopened the Clinton email investigation.
Your enemies include the entirety of Hillary Clinton voters. At present, your appearance of being Trump’s “enemy” is a war of words. What you did to HRC had actual consequences. This may change when Mueller’s report drops. But you are more Trump’s ally than enemy.
— Stephen Antoine (@SAS0620) January 12, 2019
I’ve never seen a man more desperate to live up to his distorted self-image and rewrite the first line of his obituary. For now it’s still going to read, “FBI Director whose arrogance and clumsiness handed the White House to a Russian intelligence asset.”
— (((David Avallone))) (@DAvallone) January 13, 2019
hey, don't you have a fake Hillary email story to gin up or something
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) January 12, 2019
Well, that's helpful. Try to stay on topic.
— Amy Bayless 🌊🌊☮️☮️ (@amybayless529) January 12, 2019
It's kind of on point tbh. Comey would LIKE to be judged by his enemies, and I'm certainly willing to take that into consideration. But what he did to Clinton and helped do to this country is another part of that equation.
— Yaniv/Laurelv (@Abulinixish) January 12, 2019
You are still a big reason he is president. We haven’t forgotten that.
— Clickey Fingerz The Excel Gawd (@TheExcelGawd) January 12, 2019
But most thought where there was smoke, or in the President’s words, smock, there’s fire.
So it was Trump’s dictator-like insistence to turn the Director of the FBI into his personal, loyal slave that led to all this. It’s a good thing it happened this way because now Trump’s goose is cooked and Mueller’s final report will lead to national outrage and an indictment.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 12, 2019
Donald J. Trump, like Richard Nixon, can’t let democracy take its course. It’s their own criminal, dictator-like behavior that leads to their own downfall. And that’s why we must impeach and imprison the President of the United States.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 12, 2019
Criminal defense lawyer wisdom: When the facts are on your side, pound the facts. When the law is on your side, pound the law. When neither is on your side, pound the table. Trump is pounding the table.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) January 12, 2019
Day after you fired Comey, you hosted Russians in the Oval Office and only allowed Russian media, not American journalists. We knew you were conspiring with Putin then & everything you've done since (Helsinki) only confirms it. #RussianAsset #ImpeachTheMF
— Lynn Ehrlicher (@LynnEhrlicher) January 12, 2019
If my campaign manager and half of my campaign staff was already in prison or waiting to be sentenced I would have probably stayed away from tweets on an FBI investigation on my possible dealings with Russia. #StableGenius
— Stratos Safioleas (@stratosathens) January 12, 2019
Only time will tell us where this is all leading.
Till then, we have to deal with the ‘stable genius’ occupying the Oval Office.