Comey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?'
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Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyIs coronavirus the final Trump crisis? Full appeals court to rehear case over McGahn subpoena Tucker Carlson: Biden's 'fading intellect' an 'opportunity' for Democrats to control him MORE responded to President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE on Friday with a Mariah Carey gif that reads, "Why are you so obsessed with me?"

Trump and Comey have frequently been at odds since Trump fired Comey from his position as head of the FBI in 2017. Comey has since delivered testimony before Congress and written a book that were both critical of Trump's administration. Trump frequently references Comey in tweets, including the one Comey responded to from Thursday.


Trump, weighing in on his former associate Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneJuan Williams: Mueller, one year on House Judiciary Committee postpones hearing with Barr amid coronavirus outbreak Trump 'strongly considering' full pardon for Flynn MORE's sentencing this week, compared Stone's case to Comey in the tweet.

" 'They say Roger Stone lied to Congress,' " he quoted. "OH, I see, but so did Comey (and he also leaked classified information, for which almost everyone, other than Crooked Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWe need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Poll shows Biden with 6-point edge on Trump in Florida Does Joe Biden really want to be president? MORE, goes to jail for a long time), and so did Andy McCabe, who also lied to the FBI!"

"FAIRNESS?" Trump asked.

The Justice Department’s inspector general last year found that Comey violated bureau policies and his employment agreement with his handling of official information while director. According to the inspector general's report, Comey shared unauthorized information about ongoing investigations with a friend. That friend later gave the information Comey shared to The New York Times.

Comey has denied that providing the information was a "leak," saying he believed the information was unclassified.

Comey frequently uses his Twitter feed to respond to Trump, often by tweeting quotes from other people in reaction to news events. He told The New York Times last year that he hopes to delete his Twitter account once Trump leaves office.

Trump in his tweet also mentioned allegations against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeTrump shakes up Justice Department, intelligence community Trump allies assembled lists of officials considered disloyal to president: report Bill Barr is trying his best to be Trump's Roy Cohn MORE, who was fired in 2018 after the accusation he "lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions." The Justice Department's inspector general found later that year that McCabe made unauthorized disclosures to the media.

Trump also frequently accuses Hillary Clinton, who competed against Trump in the 2016 presidential election, of mishandling classified information through her use of a private email server. Comey, in 2016 as FBI director, recommended no charges after an investigation into the matter.

Stone this week was sentenced to three years and four months in prison for lying to Congress and witness tampering. Prior to his sentencing, the Trump administration reduced its recommendation for the length of his sentence. The reversal followed Trump's tweet questioning the fairness of the decision on Stone.

Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrBarr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report Decentralized leadership raises questions about Trump coronavirus response Feds distributing masks, other gear seized in price-gouging investigation to NY, NJ health care workers MORE denied that Trump influenced that decision.