Donald Trump Jr. took a swipe at former FBI Director James Comey Saturday, suggesting that he might be scared of what might turn up in continued investigations into the origins of the Russian collusion probe.
“You sound scared… and given your role you probably should,” Trump Jr. tweeted.
You sound scared… and given your role you probably should. https://t.co/6pLQBkIXOM
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 18, 2019
The president’s son was responding to Comey’s Friday-night tweet attacking Barr and accusing him of “sliming his own department” and being a de facto spokesman for the president.
The AG should stop sliming his own Department. If there are bad facts, show us, or search for them professionally and then tell us what you found. An AG must act like the leader of the Department of Justice, an organization based on truth. Donald Trump has enough spokespeople.
— James Comey (@Comey) May 18, 2019
Trump Jr. was not the only one to lash out at Comey following that tweet. Several suggested that he sounded scared, and a number questioned whether attacking the person investigating him was a wise course of action. (RELATED: Comey Hits Back At Barr: ‘The FBI Doesn’t Spy, The FBI Investigates’)
.@Comey wants the DOJ to break institutional policy and share the results of the investigation into him and others with the public.
How many times in Comey’s career did he deny that same request?
This is what fear looks like. Comey knows what’s coming. https://t.co/ky35IkRIiz
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) May 18, 2019
Let’s start with the text messages between Lisa Page, Peter Strzok and Andy McCabe — your deputies. After that let’s take a look at your emails with John Brennan. https://t.co/Zghv1WisXn
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) May 18, 2019
James Comey, who is a key player implicated in Russia hoax, is tweeting against the Atty General looking into his role. https://t.co/igx0LdjFc2
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) May 18, 2019
Comey is under active DOJ investigation for leaking classified information to the press.
He’s also facing three other inquiries being run by Horowitz, Huber, & Durham that will scrutinize his leadership at the FBI.
Upshot: Comey’s days of freedom are numbered. And he knows it. https://t.co/Y3AzO0WxLn
— Bryan Dean Wright (@BryanDeanWright) May 18, 2019
Attorney General Barr tapped U.S. Attorney John Durham on Monday to lead the investigation into the origins of the Russian collusion probe.