Former FBI Director James Comey tweeted out a single quote from former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Saturday in response to tweets from President Trump about Comey’s firing and the stories of an investigation into Trump as a doable Russian agent.
“I ask you to guage me by the enemies I’ve made,” Comey tweeted, attributing to FDR.
Trump referred to as Comey a “whole sleaze” Saturday in a sequence of tweets the place Trump claimed that no different president has been as robust on Russia as he. Trump’s statements come after the New York Instances reported that Trump was secretly investigated by the FBI following Comey’s firing on the suspicion that Trump might have been working for Russia, a counterintelligence investigation that has since been taken over by particular counsel Robert Mueller’s .
Trump had used the identical quote with out context in a November 2012 tweet.
The tweet from Comey was solely his second of the brand new 12 months, following a Jan. 2 tweet the place he mentioned that the “Republican tent was too small to suit integrity.”
“Republicans attacked a Senator for in truth calling out the President for his lack of character, whereas staying mute as he proved it by mendacity about Jim Mattis and approving the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan,” Comey wrote.
Comey has been a vocal critic of Trump’s since his firing and has mentioned that Trump lacked an “exterior moral framework.”
The 32nd President of the USA, a Democrat, used the quote in his September 1932 speech in Portland, Oregon, recognized fittingly because the Portland Speech regarding the federalization of public utilities.