Trump Fires Back at “Fake News,” Says Comey Left the FBI’s Reputation “in Tatters”

Earlier today, President Trump fired back at both former FBI Director James Comey and Brian Ross of ABC for his Fake News report that sent the stock market reeling.

As reported by the NYPost

President Trump launched a pre-dawn Twitter attack on the Russian probe Sunday, defending his firing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and accusing ex-FBI director James Comey of leaving the bureau “in tatters” over the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

“I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Just more Fake News covering another Comey lie!​,” Trump posted ​at 5:15 a.m., the start of a nearly two-and-a-half-hour rant knocking special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

​Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI on Jan. 27 about his communications with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. ​

​In a tweet on Saturday, Trump said he had to fire Flynn in February because he lied to Vice President Pence and the FBI.

“He has pled guilty to those lies,” Trump posted on Twitter.

Later, the White House claimed that John Dowd, the president’s lawyer, wrote the tweet and passed it along to White House social media director Dan Scavino, who posted it to Trump’s personal account rather than the @POTUS twitter account.

But Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said it’s the message not the writer that’s troubling.

“The president knew he (Flynn) had lied to the FBI, which means that when he talked to the FBI director and asked him to effectively drop this case, he knew that Flynn had committed a federal crime,” Schiff told ABC’s “This Week.” “So, to me, frankly, it’s more serious coming from the attorney than it would have been just coming directly from the president.”

Trump fired Comey, who was then heading the Russia probe, in May.

“After years of Comey, with the phony and dishonest Clinton investigation (and more), running the FBI, its reputation is in Tatters,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

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