Tucker Carlson Blasts ‘Aspiring MSNBC Contributor’ James Comey Over Memo Tweet
Tucker Carlson had some strong criticism of former FBI Director James Comey over his reaction to the release of the GOP memo.
Comey took to Twitter this afternoon and dismissed the significance of the memo’s findings.
That’s it? Dishonest and misleading memo wrecked the House intel committee, destroyed trust with Intelligence Community, damaged relationship with FISA court, and inexcusably exposed classified investigation of an American citizen. For what? DOJ & FBI must keep doing their jobs.
— James Comey (@Comey) February 2, 2018
His tweet didn’t sit well with Carlson.
“Former FBI Director Jim Comey took to Twitter today not to apologize for any of this or even to address the facts the memo raised, but to mock the release of the memo like the aspiring MSNBC contributor he apparently is,” Carlson said. “He didn’t bother to explain how it was ‘dishonest and misleading.’ Of course he didn’t. Comey, who leaked his notes on private meetings with the president in a petty revenge move after being fired, is now declaring it beyond the pale somehow for Congress to carry out its constitutional duties of oversight of the FBI. Comey apparently views the FBI as a fourth co-equal branch of government not subject to the other three. Suddenly a lot of people in Washington seem to agree with him.”
The Fox News host also dinged current FBI Director Christopher Wray for insisting that the names in the memo, which include Comey, should be redacted, which Carlson argued would “not serve the public interest.”
“All of this should make you nervous,” Carlson told his audience. “The dishonesty mixed with self-righteousness.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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