Former FBI Director James Comey weighed in on Twitter concerning his former boss Donald Trump’s tacit endorsement of deeply compromised Senatorial candidate former Alabama state judge Roy Moore (R-AL).
Over recent weeks, Trump’s tap danced around the question of whether or not he’d endorse Moore, who now stands accused sexually harassing at least eight women of varying ages, the youngest of which was only 14 years old at the time of the alleged incident.
The fallout from these reports even prompted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to call for Moore to “step aside.”
“I believe the women,” Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. “I think he should step aside.”
However, Trump (who himself stands accused by 16 different women of sexual assault and harassment) recently came to Moore’s defense, giving what many are calling a shocking endorsement to the politically toxic candidate.
“He denies it. Look, he denies it,” Trump said of Moore. “If you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours. He totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen. And look, you have to look at him also.”
On Tuesday night, Comey (who was fired by Trump for not sabotaging the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election) managed to troll his former boss using a quote from something of which Trump probably has an allergic reaction to — a book.
“‘The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.’ Jane Addams (1860-1935)” Comey tweeted.
“The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.” Jane Addams (1860-1935)
— James Comey (@Comey) November 22, 2017
Many on the political left may not feel Comey’s the best person to judge “immorality” after his unjustified political sabotage of then-candidate Hillary Clinton. Last year in late October, Comey released a controversial letter stating that Clinton, who by that time was cleared of any wrongdoing in an FBI investigation into her use of unauthorized email servers during her tenure as Secretary of State under President Barrack Obama, was suddenly once again under investigation.
However, despite his past political transgressions, James Comey may someday prove to be the foil that destroyed the careers of both 2016 presidential candidates, as Special Counsel James Mueller continues to tighten the net around the Trump campaign’s now verified ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
Trump’s firing of Comey may end up being the final straw that sends his administration, along with the Republican party, crumbling into political oblivion.