James Comey tweets Bible verse on ‘justice’ after Flynn’s plea

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The tweet included a link to what appears to be Comey’s personal Instagram account, where he shared an image of a river flowing through somewhat rocky, browning terrain. This is the only photo posted on this account.

The content of Comey’s message was unsurprising – he regularly shares quotes from Winston Churchill, Thomas Jefferson and Dwight D. Eisenhower to his more than 444,000 online followers – but the timing seemed important.

It’s also not the first time he’s sent a message after a member of Trump’s inner circle made headlines amid Special Prosecutor Robert S. Mueller III’s influence investigation. Russian in the American elections.

In October, when Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and two others were charged with conspiracy to launder money, false statements and other charges, Comey tweeted: “The capacity for justice of man makes democracy possible, but man’s penchant for injustice makes democracy necessary”. a quote from Reinhold Niebuhr.

He even shared the photo of the river before. Comey linked the image to a quote from the Reverend Charles Haddon Spurgeon in November, in a tweet that read, “If you want the truth to go around the world, you gotta hire an express train to pull it; but if you want a lie to go around the world, it will fly; it is light as a feather and a breath will carry it.

Friday’s post immediately sparked a flurry of responses, with many pointing to the choice to send it after the Flynn news broke.

“What do you want to bet he had that one saved in his drafts?” one person wrote, hinting that Comey may have known Flynn’s plea deal was coming.

A second person called the move “savage,” slang for a devious or unapologetic remark or action.

Comey, who was leading an investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, was abruptly fired by Trump in May. Comey then gave stunning testimony that Trump had asked him to drop an ongoing investigation into Flynn.

Trump later told Russian officials during a meeting in the Oval Office that the dismissal of Comey relieved “great pressure” on him, according to reports.


Steve Annear can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @steveannear. Information from The Associated Press and The New York Times was used in this report.

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