Comey Urges Barr To ‘Stop Sliming His Own Department’

BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 19: Former FBI Director James Comey talks backstage before a panel discussion about his book "A Higher Loyalty" on June 19, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Comey is in Berlin at the invitation of the ... BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 19: Former FBI Director James Comey talks backstage before a panel discussion about his book "A Higher Loyalty" on June 19, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Comey is in Berlin at the invitation of the American Academy in Berlin. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 18, 2019 11:30 a.m.

Former FBI Director James Comey urged Attorney General Bill Barr to “stop sliming” the Department of Justice in a tweet Friday night.

Comey’s tweet comes on the heels of Barr leaning hard into President Trump’s tweeted screams to “investigate the investigators” — along with other repeated numerous talking points used by conservative ideologues — who he believes launched the Russia probe to undermine his candidacy.

Comey also had choice words for Trump’s Friday morning rant that his campaign was “conclusively spied on,” which he equated to “TREASON.”

This isn’t the first time Comey has knocked Barr and Trump’s “spying” claim. Last month Comey said it was “concerning” for Barr to suggest that “spying” on Trump’s campaign may have occurred at the outset of the Russia probe.

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