It wasn't long before former FBI Director James Comey chimed in on Friday's news.
“But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream,” wrote Comey on both Twitter and Instagram, quoting the Bible's Book of Amos.
In November, Comey cited that particular verse as his favorite scripture:
I️ included the picture of the Great Falls of the Potomac because I️ like it and because it reminds me of my favorite scripture verse, from Amos: “But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”
— James Comey (@Comey) November 11, 2017
Since going public with his Twitter account in early October, Comey has used the platform to subtly and cryptically respond to the president:
“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” - Winston Churchill
— James Comey (@Comey) November 30, 2017
“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” - Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 28, 1786 pic.twitter.com/LEvy1hHRPI
— James Comey (@Comey) November 25, 2017
“The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.” Jane Addams (1860-1935)
— James Comey (@Comey) November 22, 2017
The President then returned to the topic of Mike Flynn, saying, “He is a good guy and has been through a lot.” He repeated that Flynn hadn't done anything wrong on his calls with the Russians, but had misled the Vice President. He then said, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” I replied only that “he is a good guy.” (In fact, I had a positive experience dealing with Mike Flynn when he was a colleague as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency at the beginning of my term at FBI.) I did not say I would “let this go.”
With Flynn agreeing to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller, it looks like more Comey tweets could be coming soon.