Comey feuds with Rep. Meadows over IG probe: ‘@ me next time, bruh’
Written by Peter Boykin on August 2, 2019
The New York Times published the report with Comey’s memos on May 16, 2017, revealing the contents of the memo which said the president asked him to shut down the federal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn in an Oval Office meeting.
On May 17, Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel to lead the Russia investigation.
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James Comey tangled with Rep. Mark Meadows in the Twitter arena overnight after the Republican congressman accused the feisty former FBI director of going silent ahead of the release of what could be a damaging inspector general report.Comey, during June 2017 testimony, said he deliberately leaked a memo in order to prompt the appointment of a special counsel. And he deployed a trendy put-down to call out Meadows for committing the social media sin of not tagging him:
“@ me next time, bruh.”
After the fact, the FBI classified two of those memos as “confidential.”
“I love transparency. I just wait for facts before I talk about them. I’m confident the results of all IG reports will show honest public servants worked hard to protect this country from a threat this president and his enablers won’t acknowledge. And @ me next time, bruh.”
The light-hearted feud belies the apparent severity of the Justice Department inspector general’s investigation. Officials confirmed Thursday that following a referral from the IG, the department has decided against prosecuting Comey for leaking classified information. The report related to Comey’s leaks is separate from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s review of alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses.
“As the IG report on Comey approaches, we’re getting the sound of silence. No Comey tweets. No softball interviews,”
“Must be tougher when you get questioned by a DOJ Inspector General. The truth is coming. His actions will come to light. And the verdict won’t be pretty.”
Comey hit back, tweeting that he’s simply waiting
before speaking publicly and suggesting he’s not concerned – before calling out Meadows for not following the Twitter code of honor: