Former FBI Director Comey on Twitter: vote Democratic

Leroy Wright
July 22, 2018

But now, 18 months into Trump's presidency, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation head has made clear in a tweet what he thinks US voters should do: vote Democrat in the fall's midterm elections if they "believe in this country's values".

In a tweet, Mr Comey said: "This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders" design that "Ambition must. counteract ambition'". "History has its eyes on us", Comey wrote in a Twitter post on Tuesday night.

In a tweet on Tuesday evening, Comey called the Republican-held Congress "incapable of fulfilling the Founders' design". "All who believe in this country's values must vote for Democrats this fall".

The surprising statement of support for the Democrats came a day after Comey criticized the president, who had fired him early in his term, over his summit with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin.

Clinton's former campaign staff and allies, along with the former Democratic presidential nominee herself, have long argued that Comey's decision to reopen an FBI investigation into her emails just days before the election was a primary reason that Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want to use "adversary" to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism MORE won the presidency.

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That's a bad arrangement for all concerned, and none of it is making the US or Europe more secure. Don't forget, I just got here a little more than a year-and-a-half ago.

"I actually believe he's morally unfit to be president", Comey told USA TODAY after the release of his book, "A Higher Loyalty".

"They said they think it's Russia", Trump said of the USA intelligence community, before adding: "I have President Putin ... he's just said it's not Russia. It's transactional, it's ego-driven, it's in service to his ego", he added.

Comey's tweet came one day after the USA president took Vladimir Putin's side over allegations that Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 election.

The elections that Comey refers to are the midterm polls which will take place in the middle of Republican President Donald Trump's term.

A Republican for most of his adult life, Comey recently said he now considers himself an independent.

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