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Trump Jr. Fires Back At Comey Over Tweets Attacking AG Barr: ‘You Sound Scared’

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

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.

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.

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’)

Attorney General Barr tapped U.S. Attorney John Durham on Monday to lead the investigation into the origins of the Russian collusion probe.

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