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Comey Parries Back at Trump's Insults

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Former FBI Director James Comey (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

By    |   Saturday, 11 November 2017 08:14 PM

Fired FBI director James Comey on Saturday took to Twitter to push back at President Donald Trump’s fiery attack of him as a “proven…liar” and “leaker.”

Trump's tongue-lashing aboard Air Force One targeted Comey, as well as former intelligence officials John Brennan and James Clapper, casting doubt on the intel community’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

"I mean, give me a break, they are political hacks," Trump said, according to White House pool reports, The Hill reported. “So you look at it, I mean, you have Brennan, you have Clapper and you have Comey. Comey is proven now to be a liar and he is proven now to be a leaker.”

Comey took to Twitter to weigh in.

"'If you want truth to go round the world you must hire an express train to pull it; but if you want a lie to go round the world, it will fly; it is light as a feather and a breath will carry it,'" Comey tweeted, quoting an 1855 sermon from the Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

In a follow-up tweet, Comey explained the remark reminded him of his favorite scripture verse, from Amos. "'But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream,'" Comey tweeted.

Trump fired Comey in May, initially saying it was because of the way he handled the bureau's investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails.

He later told NBC’s Lester Holt that "this Russia thing" had been a factor in his decision.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel in charge of the bureau’s Russia probe after the firing.

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