James Comey Alludes to GOP’s Insistence on Release of Nunes Memo: ‘Weasels and Liars’
Former FBI director James Comey has seemingly spoken out against President Donald Trump and the GOP’s insistence that the Rep. Devin Nunes memo be released, despite warnings from intelligence officials.
Comey took to his favorite outlet for dispensing information, Twitter, a trait he shares with the president.
All should appreciate the FBI speaking up. I wish more of our leaders would. But take heart: American history shows that, in the long run, weasels and liars never hold the field, so long as good people stand up. Not a lot of schools or streets named for Joe McCarthy.
— James Comey (@Comey) February 1, 2018
The fired official noted that “all should appreciate the FBI speaking up,” going on to give an impromptu history lesson.
“American history shows that, in the long run, weasels and liars never hold the field, so long as good people stand up,” he wrote. “Not a lot of schools or streets named for Joe McCarthy.”
While Comey is right, in that there aren’t a lot of federal institutions named after famed demagogue McCarthy, there are certainly statues and schools named after leaders of the Confederacy, not to mention a building named for another former FBI director — J. Edgar Hoover.
Folks on Twitter, however, took note of his use of the words “weasels and liars,” suggesting he was calling out Trump, Nunes and the GOP specifically with this phrasing.
Resistance will prove to be the right move: "James Comey was also correct that people like Trump and his Republican enablers never last." https://t.co/GrIF5VfcD3
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 1, 2018
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) February 1, 2018
So Comey is calling out "weasels and liars." I know it's a lot to ask, and he has to be cautious, but I'd like him to use "treasonweasel." Just once. ??
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) February 1, 2018
COMEY RIPS 'WEASELS AND LIARS'
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) February 1, 2018
We owe a debt to James Comey for providing more evidence every day that Trump's only mistake in firing his whiny ass was not doing it sooner.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 1, 2018
Comey has yet to follow up on his original tweet, nor has he offered clarification as to who he was referring to by using the words “weasels and liars.”
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