Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey weighed-in on the 2018 midterm elections in an op-ed published by the New York Times Tuesday, saying the United States is undergoing an anti-Trump “awakening.”
Comey unloaded on the Trump administration in his scathing article timed to coincide with Election Day; blasting the White House for “lying, misogyny, racism and attacks on the rule of law.”
“I feel the giant stirring. The awakening is slow, but it is underway. Torches and death in Charlottesville. Children in cages at the border. The lying, misogyny, racism and attacks on the rule of law from our president. These things poke the giant. It takes time, but the American people are stirring,” writes Comey.
“They always do. And when they awaken, these fevers break very quickly,” he adds.
Read Comey’s full op-ed here.
COMEY GRILLED: Meghan McCain SCOLDS James Comey To His Face
Meghan McCain publicly scolded James Comey on live television Wednesday, blasting the former FBI director for “sounding like a politician” and asking what he was truly “trying to gain” in writing his recent book.
Comey was sitting down with the hosts of ABC’s The View when McCain lashed-out, saying she wishes him “no disrespect” but wasn’t interested in his “take on the current Republican party.”
.@MeghanMcCain: "The big issues I have — I don't want to know your politics. And a lot of the things you're saying are highly political."
— The View (@TheView) April 18, 2018
“I want to believe you’re not a political person, you’re the head of the FBI,” said McCain. “The big issue I have is I don’t want to know your politics. A lot of the things you’re saying and doing is highly political. I don’t understand what you gain by trying to clear the deck here.”
“I don’t think of it as my politics, I think of it as my values,” Comey fired-back.
“No disrespect, but what your take on the current Republican Party is… I’m more interested in what you know about national security,” said McCain.
Watch the fiery exchange above.
'NOT HELPFUL': Secret Email Shows Strzok ‘WORRIED’ About Hillary Probe
Recently released emails show anti-Trump DOJ official Peter Strzok worried that former President Barack Obama’s public comments would impact the public’s perception of the ongoing Hillary email investigation.
According to Fox News, the communications show Strzok was highly concerned that the President’s statement was “not helpful” and warned the White House “there is a line they need to hold.”
“Below not helpful,” Strzok wrote to top FBI counterintelligence official. “Certainly the WH is going to do whatever it wants, but there is a line they need to hold with regard to the appearance of non-interference.”
The emails echo similar comments made in James Comey’s new tell-all book, where the former FBI chief claims Obama “jeopardized” the Hillary probe by making comments that caused many to question the administration’s role in the investigation.
“Contributing to this problem, regrettably, was President Obama. He had jeopardized the Department of Justice’s credibility in the investigation,” writes Comey.