Former leaders of the intelligence community have been reduced to leveling their criticisms against the president on Twitter today because that’s where trolls live. “Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon,” Former FBI director James Comey tweeted mid-day Saturday. “And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not.”
The memoir comes out in April.
Nonetheless, the tweet is one of a few measured replies to a series of Trump’s fits of glee and rage (hard to tell; same thing) over supposed FBI corruption since Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired (FIRED!) FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe on Friday night. McCabe asserts that his dismissal was yet another attempt to “slander” him and “taint the FBI, law enforcement and intelligence professionals”. The firing came just a day after the New York Times reported that the special counsel subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents, some Russia-related.
On Saturday morning, Trump’s personal lawyer John Dowd went ahead and told the Daily Beast flat-out that he “prays” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will end the Russia investigation. (First, Dowd told the Beast that he was speaking as Trump’s counsel, and later, in a personal capacity).
Trump then tweeted something something about how the FBI is corrupt and “Comey knew it all!”
This morning, former Central Intelligence Agency director John O. Brennan replied “you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history.”
The troll with brains made of cheeseburger and hair spun from acrylic, he was.