Quoting “senior American officials,” the New York Times is reporting that FBI director James Comey wants the Justice Department to publicly rebuke President Trump’s claim that the Obama administration wiretapped him.
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) March 5, 2017
Here is the pull-quote:
The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, asked the Justice Department this weekend to publicly reject President Trump’s assertion that President Barack Obama ordered the tapping of Mr. Trump’s phones, senior American officials said on Sunday. Mr. Comey has argued that the highly charged claim is false and must be corrected, they said, but the department has not released any such statement.
After excoriating him at every turn for the past few months, the Left is suddenly falling back in love with Comey.
— ❄️Elle? (@TrickOrTreackle) March 5, 2017
Comey redeeming himself https://t.co/UXqvJ3T4B5
— James Canning-Cooke (@CanningCooke) March 5, 2017
Excellent! Thank you Mr. Comey. https://t.co/jljztI6Irn
— Wilson Chu (@MyWchu) March 5, 2017
COMEY IS, AMONG OTHER THINGS, ONLY TRYING TO SAVE HIS BALLS FROM THE CUISINART.
HE'S STILL A SCUMBAG-BUT IT HAS TO LOOK-LIKE HE'S "ETHICAL" https://t.co/PRGaMOIRWE
— CynicalVisionary (@CynicalVision50) March 5, 2017
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) March 5, 2017
Will President Trump respond to this report via Twitter or otherwise? Stay tuned…