In a series of early morning tweets, Trump blasted the FBI and made some fresh denials. He says he never ordered former FBI Director James Comey to halt the investigation into National Security Advisor Mike Flynn. Trump tweeted,
“I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Just more Fake News covering another Comey lie!
After years of Comey, with the phony and dishonest Clinton investigation (and more), running the FBI, its reputation is in Tatters – worst in History! But fear not, we will bring it back to greatness.“
He also referenced a report Saturday that an FBI agent reassigned by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for alleged anti-Trump texts was under investigation for his role in the Hillary Clinton emails probe.
“Tainted (no, very dishonest?) FBI “agent’s role in Clinton probe under review.” Led Clinton Email probe. @foxandfriends Clinton money going to wife of another FBI agent in charge.”
Report: “ANTI-TRUMP FBI AGENT LED CLINTON EMAIL PROBE” Now it all starts to make sense!“
Trump stoked the controversy further yesterday, claiming that one of the reasons he had sacked Flynn was that he had lied to the FBI.
“I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI.”
Critics jumped on the fact that if Trump knew that Flynn had committed a felony by lying to the FBI and urged Comey not to investigate Flynn then he committed obstruction of justice. Walter Shaub, the former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, asked in a tweet Saturday afternoon.
“Are you ADMITTING you knew Flynn had lied to the FBI when you asked Comey to back off Flynn?”
Shortly after Trump’s Saturday tweet, Comey offered what is no doubt a commentary on Trump’s new claims writing in the caption of his second Instagram post ever,
“Beautiful Long Island Sound from Westport, CT. To paraphrase the Buddha — Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun; the moon; and the truth.”
(Photo, Youtube; via Newsweek)