Former Director of the FBI James Comey quoted scripture on social media Friday, referencing a biblical passage about “justice” and “righteousness” minutes after former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI.
Comey didn’t mention Flynn by name, but the timing of his tweet suggests the former FBI chief approved of special counsel Robert Mueller’s decision to press charges against the senior Trump aide.
“But justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” Amos 5:24,” posted Comey.
“But justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” Amos 5:24 https://t.co/o89PSY1YBd
— James Comey (@Comey) December 1, 2017
James Comey plays a central role on Mueller’s ongoing probe into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 general election.
The special counsel was initially appointed after Attorney General Sessions recused himself from the investigation, but was initially sparked after President Trump fired Comey over his “poor” handling of Hillary Clinton’s email investigation.
Friday morning, Flynn pleaded guilty to charges of “willfully and intentionally making false statements” to the FBI regarding private conversations he had with the Russian ambassador in the run-up to President Trump’s inauguration.