Former FBI Director James Comey took another aggressive stance against Donald Trump Sunday afternoon when he posted his second tweet in a week giving advice to Democratic voters.
Comey, who was sacked by the president in May of last year on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, wrote in the tweet: ‘Democrats, please, please don’t lose your minds and rush to the socialist left.
‘This president and his Republican Party are counting on you to do exactly that. America’s great middle wants sensible, balanced, ethical leadership.’
Comey, 57, who recently described himself as unaffiliated with a political party, received backlash after sharing the piece of advice to American voters.
US Congress candidate and Democrat, Bill Cimbrelo, replied to the tweet roughly thirty minutes later.
Cimbrelo said in part: ‘Hey Jimmy, we talkin’ about the same sensible, balanced, ethical leadership that eroded our trust in gov’t, stole from the poor and middle class to make the rich even wealthier, and helped deliver to Trump?’
Comedian Kathy Griffin, defamed over her controversial photo shoot that showed her holding a bloody prop of Trump’s head, said: ‘We probably wouldn’t have Trump if it weren’t for you so maybe you should cut your losses….’
Pod Save America Co-host Tommy Vietor also tweeted: ‘Hey Jim, we got this covered. No one is asking for your advice. As we saw during the campaign, your judgement isn’t great! All the best, everyone.’
Last Tuesday, Comey tweeted out again – publicly going against the party he has aligned himself with for the past four decades.
His comments came in the wake of President Trump’s joint press conference with Vladimir Putin on Monday in Helsinki (President Trump and Putin last Monday above)
Comey previously wrote the above tweet that said: ‘All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall. Policy differences don’t matter right now. History has its eyes on us’
This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that ‘Ambition must … counteract ambition,” Comey wrote.
‘All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall. Policy differences don’t matter right now. History has its eyes on us.’
Comey had previously taken aim at President Trump in the wake of his joint press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Monday in Helsinki.
‘This was the day an American president stood on foreign soil next to a murderous lying thug and refused to back his own country,’ tweeted Comey last Monday.
‘Patriots need to stand up and reject the behavior of this president.’
He was back on Twitter a few hours later to criticize President Trump once more, this time for the interviews he granted to two Fox News hosts.
‘Having sold out our nation on an international stage, Mr. Trump will now explain it all to Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson?’ Comey wrote.
‘I’m guessing RT and Sputnick were unavailable. He owes it to our nation to sit down with a serious journalist.’
Trump said he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 election.
In addition to Comey, leading Republicans including Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham, as well as the often reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, went after President Trump.
He responded to them on Tuesday.
‘The sentence should have been, ‘I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t, or why it wouldn’t be Russia’ instead of ‘why it would,” said a petulant Trump of the comments he had made on Monday.
There was no explanation however for why Trump – who had tweeted a half-dozen times and sat for two television interviews since he made that statement – waited so long to correct his remarks.