Comey Rips Trump Over Security Clearance Threat: ‘Politicians Enabling’ Him Should Be Held Accountable
Former FBI Director James Comey put out a statement on Twitter tonight criticizing President Donald Trump for his threats to revoke security clearances.
He already revoked John Brennan‘s, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders said today the administration is looking at taking similar action against Comey, James Clapper, Michael Hayden, etc.
Comey tonight not only called out Trump for taking such action but said that politicians “enabling” him should be “held accountable.”
You can read his full statement below:
“Once again this president is sending a message that he will punish people who disagree with him and reward those who praise him. In a democracy, security clearances should not be used as pawns in a petty political game to distract voters from even bigger problems. This president befriends and praises despots and dictators like Putin and Kim Jong-un. Those friends provide stark contrast to the patriotic Americans and public servants he disrespects, threatens, and calls enemies: a war hero like John McCain, members of our country’s free press, and devoted public servants like John Brennan. American voters must not shrug off or be distracted from the terrible behaviors of this president, who lies to the American people every day, encourages racism, is a misogynist, and always puts his own interests above those of the United States of America. Politicians enabling this president should be held accountable in future elections. We are each responsible for what we say as well as for our silence.”
— James Comey (@Comey) August 16, 2018
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