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FBI Director James Comey: I'm On Twitter

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By    |   Monday, 08 May 2017 03:45 PM

FBI Director James Comey on Monday confessed that he's on Twitter – saying it occasionally feels like "every dive bar in America where I can hear everybody screaming at the television set."

In remarks to an Anti-Defamation League conference in Washington, D.C., tweeted out by an NBC News journalist, Comey said he goes onto the social media platform mostly to read what's being said about the FBI.

"And sometimes it's a wonderful place and sometimes it's a depressing place," he said.

"Sometimes it feels like I'm all of a sudden immediately in every dive bar in America, where I can everybody screaming at the television set."

But he said that's okay too because "it is free speech."

"You don't have to like it, you don't have to agree with it, but we will protect it, because it is the bedrock of this great country, that we can believe and say what we want no matter how distasteful or disruptive."

What is "worrisome," he added, are "the ones who stop talking about who they hate and what they hate so much and start acting on that hate."

Comey was back at the center of the news last week when at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing he defended his decision last October to announce the agency had renewed its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

A week later, the FBI said it had found nothing to change its recommendation that Clinton not be charged.

Clinton, meanwhile, has laid at least part of the blame for her loss in the presidential election on Comey's "October surprise."

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FBI Director James Comey on Monday confessed that he's on Twitter – saying it occasionally feels like "every dive bar in America where I can hear everybody screaming at the television set."
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