Comey Rips Trump’s ‘Attacks’ on the FBI: ‘How Will Republicans Explain This to Their Grandchildren?’


Former FBI Director James Comey came to the agency’s defense this morning as President Trump continues to attack it over the informant used during the election.

This morning alone Trump has tweeted that the FBI may “end up getting caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before” and that “SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!”

Republicans in Congress have expressed their agreement with the President on this issue, but now the man who led the FBI at the time is responding.

Comey took to Twitter this morning with this message:

“Facts matter,” Comey wrote. “The FBI’s use of Confidential Human Sources (the actual term) is tightly regulated and essential to protecting the country. Attacks on the FBI and lying about its work will do lasting damage to our country. How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?”

UPDATE –– 10:30 pm ET: And he’s not done yet:

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