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Dem lawmaker: Trump's Comey tweet is 'witness intimidation'

Dem lawmaker: Trump's Comey tweet is 'witness intimidation'
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Rep. Gerry ConnollyGerald (Gerry) Edward ConnollyTlaib, Democrats slam GOP calls for border oversight to fight opioid crisis Shakespeare gets a congressional hearing in this year's 'Will on the Hill' House Democrats to Schumer: Vote again on Jan. 6 probe MORE (D-Va.) on Friday accused President Trump of witness intimidation after Trump tweeted a threat at former FBI Director James Comey.

Connolly called Trump "unhinged" in a message referring to Trump's Friday tweet that "James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press."

"First obstruction of an investigation. Now witness intimidation from the Highest Office," Connolly tweeted. "A sad moment for even this White House."

Connolly's remark about obstruction of justice refers to Trump's decision Tuesday to fire Comey.

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