President Donald Trump praised FBI agents speaking out against former FBI director James Comey and former deputy director Andrew McCabe in a Thursday tweet:
Not surprisingly, the GREAT Men & Women of the FBI are starting to speak out against Comey, McCabe and all of the political corruption and poor leadership found within the top ranks of the FBI. Comey was a terrible and corrupt leader who inflicted great pain on the FBI! #SPYGATE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2018
Comey appeared back in the news in recent days for defending the FBI’s use of a confidential informant to gather information on the Trump 2016 campaign.
Facts matter. The FBI’s use of Confidential Human Sources (the actual term) is tightly regulated and essential to protecting the country. Attacks on the FBI and lying about its work will do lasting damage to our country. How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?
— James Comey (@Comey) May 23, 2018
The president reacted specifically to the tweet in a Thursday morning interview with “Fox & Friends,” saying, “How is he going to explain to his grandchildren all of the lies, the deceit, all of the problems he has caused for this country. I think, of the things that I’ve done for the country, the firing of James Comey is going to go down as a very good thing.”