“This looks like the poster for an uplifting movie about a developmentally disabled man who teaches the cynics around him to appreciate the beauty of life.”
In the wake of Attorney General William’s Barr’s highly anticipated summary of the findings from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, social media commenters of all stripes joined forces to mock former FBI Director James Comey for sharing a contemplative wilderness photograph.
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“So many questions,” wrote Comey in the caption to a photo that shows him staring up into the sky while surrounded by tall trees in a dense forest.
You’re a liar, Jim
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) March 24, 2019
Comey was fired by President Donald Trump in May 2017. “Even though I believe Mr. Trump is morally unfit to be president of the United States, I’m not rooting for Mr. Mueller to demonstrate that he is a criminal,” he wrote in a recent New York Times opinion piece. “I’m also not rooting for Mr. Mueller to ‘clear’ the president. I’m not rooting for anything at all, except that the special counsel be permitted to finish his work, charge whatever cases warrant charging and report on his work.”
In a rare phenomenon, liberal and political pundits were united Sunday in their ridicule of Comey. “Can the trees help you unsend the letter?” wrote liberal journalist Molly Jong-Fast, referencing Comey’s letter to Congress days before the 2016 election informing it he was reviving an inquiry into presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server – an action many liberals, including the former Secretary of state herself, blame for Clinton’s loss to Trump in the 2016 election. “In the end, your letter went a long way in getting us Trump. Your ego is too large apparently to apologize. But you owe the country an apology,” tweeted feminist activist Amy Suskind.
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On the other side of the aisle, Fox News host Sean Hannity lambasted Comey, asking the former U.S. Deputy Attorney General if he’d committed a “fraud of the FISA court” or whether he’d lied “to the President Elect” he hated. “This weirdo used to lead the FBI,” wrote Daily Wire contributor Michael Knowles. Conservative comedian Tim Young advised Comey to delete his account. “This looks like the poster for an uplifting movie about a developmentally disabled man who teaches the cynics around him to appreciate the beauty of life,” tweeted “Hot Air” senior editor Allahpundit. Mark Dice, a conservative media personality and media analyst, replied to the photo with a Photoshopped visual of Comey cradling the head of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) March 24, 2019
“The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election,” said the summary made public by Attorney General William Barr.
Barr delivered the summary of the special counsel’s findings to Congress on Sunday afternoon. He had received the full report on Friday. The Justice Department said at the time that Mueller did not recommend any further indictments and that none of the the special counsel’s decisions were vetoed by his superiors. Twenty-five Russians were indicted during the probe on charges related to election interference, along with six Trump associates on unrelated charges.
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Republicans had already been celebrating as though Trump was vindicated, whereas Democrats had sought to tamp down expectations, and promised to continue their various congressional investigations of the president. Members of both parties have called for the full report to be made public, echoing a recent non-binding bipartisan in the House.
The White House had been quiet over the weekend, but had previously disparaged the Muller investigation as a politically motivated “witch hunt.”
Could not agree more.
See you soon. https://t.co/KNGzyDizdq
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) March 25, 2019
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