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Comey: I hope 2018 brings more ethical leadership

Comey: I hope 2018 brings more ethical leadership

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Dem leaders back smaller COVID-19 relief bill as pandemic escalates Trump blasts special counsel Durham for moving too slowly Biden plans to keep Wray as FBI director: report MORE said Sunday he hopes 2018 brings more "ethical leadership."

"Here’s hoping 2018 brings more ethical leadership, focused on the truth and lasting values," Comey wrote in a tweet that many will interpret as a nod to President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE, who fired Comey earlier this year.

"Happy New Year, everybody."

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In June, when Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, he said Trump had asked for his loyalty during a January dinner at the White House.

Trump has disputed that claim.

Earlier this month, a report said FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said when he testified before the House Intelligence Committee that Comey told him about the conversations he had with Trump, including Trump's request for loyalty.

Comey also testified earlier this year that Trump pressured him during an Oval Office meeting in February to end the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Trump has disputed that claim.

Comey over the past few months has tweeted out quotes which appear to relate to certain news stories of the day.

In November, he tweeted a quote stating that a good leader takes "a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit."

The quote came after Trump lashed out at LaVar Ball, the father of a UCLA basketball player arrested in China for shoplifting, for not thanking him for helping to secure the release of Ball's son and two other players.