Speed Reads


After Flynn pleads guilty, Comey trolls Trump with tweet about justice and righteousness

Shortly after news broke that President Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had pleaded guilty to making "willfully" false statements to the FBI about his contacts with a Russian ambassador, former FBI Director James Comey seemed to tweet some less-than-subtle shade towards Trump.

Trump fired Comey in May on the recommendation of the Justice Department. The official reason given for Comey's dismissal was his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server, but the president later seemed to confirm the firing was in direct relation to Comey's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Trump told NBC News: "When I decided to just [fire Comey], I said to myself, I said, 'You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won.'"

In June, Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee and claimed Trump had personally asked him to stop investigating Flynn as part of the FBI's Russia inquiry. "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go," Trump allegedly told Comey.

Comey's Twitter feed has actually been littered with contemplative posts lately. On Nov. 25, he tweeted a quote from Thomas Jefferson: "Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost."