As President Donald Trump clashes with the FBI over the planned release of a classified memo, former director James Comey has stood up for the bureau’s position against the document’s disclosure and taken aim at unnamed people he calls “weasels and liars.”
“All should appreciate the FBI speaking up. I wish more of our leaders would,” Comey tweeted Thursday night amid news that the FBI had lobbied the White House to block the release of a partisan memo on the Russia investigation.
All should appreciate the FBI speaking up. I wish more of our leaders would. But take heart: American history shows that, in the long run, weasels and liars never hold the field, so long as good people stand up. Not a lot of schools or streets named for Joe McCarthy.
— James Comey (@Comey) February 1, 2018
On Friday morning, the president continued his rants against