Friend Of James Comey’s Takes Trump To The Woodshed In Tweetstorm | THE POLITICUS

Friend Of James Comey’s Takes Trump To The Woodshed In Tweetstorm

On Friday, Donald Trump took to his Twitter account to respond to a report about former FBI Director James Comey’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and declared that the system is “rigged.”

“Wow, looks like James Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton long before the investigation was over…and so much more,” Trump tweeted. “A rigged system!”

The former reality show star appears to be responding to statements from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who said on Thursday that Comey had started drafting a statement clearing Clinton of charges in the case before she was interviewed by the FBI – but now a friend and confidante of Comey’s is responding to the accusations.

Benjamin Wittes, who edits the blog Lawfare, defended James Comey on Friday after Trump, who is not a lawyer, took a shot at his friend.

“This may come as a shock to Grassley and Graham and Trump, but judges sometimes do a memo/draft about an opinion before oral argument,” he tweeted.

“Smart people think ahead and prepare. That appears to be an alien notion to our current President, but that’s likely what happened here,” he continued.

A writer Polito noted the inconsistency with Trump’s tweet and the statement from the White House after the so-called president fired Comey.

Trump and his lawyers have been trying to discredit Comey. It’s almost as if Trump has something to hide.


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