Former FBI Director James Comey says US President Donald Trump’s attacks on the Justice Department are “deeply troubling,” calling on all Americans, regardless of political affiliation, to stand up to the president’s insults.
“The president’s attacks on the Justice Department broadly and the FBI are something that, no matter what political party you’re in, you should find deeply troubling and continue to speak out about it, not become numb to attacks on the rule of law,” Comey told reporters following his seven-hour private testimony before the House Oversight Committee.
Trump unexpectedly fired Comey in May 2017 after reportedly asking him to drop the FBI investigation into then-White House national security adviser Michael Flynn. The move led the Justice Department to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate the alleged Russian interference in the US election.
Trump has long criticized Mueller’s investigation,…