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Comey: Where are the voices of leaders who know an independent DOJ, FBI is 'essential to our liberty?'

Comey: Where are the voices of leaders who know an independent DOJ, FBI is 'essential to our liberty?'
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Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyComey donates maximum amount to Democratic challenger in Virginia House race FBI investigated media leak of McCabe comment about Flynn and Trump House Judiciary chairman threatens to subpoena Rosenstein MORE on Wednesday said an independent Justice Department and FBI are essential to Americans' liberty.

"Where are the voices of all the leaders who know an independent Department of Justice and FBI are essential to our liberty?" Comey, who was fired last year by President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times IMF's Christine Lagarde delays trip to Middle East MORE, asked in a tweet.

"'You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.' — Martin Luther." 

Comey's tweet comes a day after President Trump appeared to call for the Justice Department to take action against Comey and former Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Closing message for Democrats Election Countdown: Dems outraise GOP in final stretch | 2018 midterms already most expensive in history | What to watch in second Cruz-O'Rourke debate | Trump raises 0M for reelection | Why Dems fear Avenatti's approach GOP mocks Clinton after minor vehicle collision outside Mendendez campaign event MORE adviser Huma Abedin.

"Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols," Trump tweeted Tuesday.

"She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others," he added.

Trump also lashed out at top FBI officials last month. In a series of tweets, he suggested FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe may have been compromised by political donations and ripped Comey as a leaker.

Trump last year fired Comey from his job at the FBI.

Comey later testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that Trump had asked for his loyalty during a January dinner at the White House. He also testified 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 both claims.

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

On New Year's Eve he tweeted that he hopes 2018 brings "more ethical leadership, focused on the truth and lasting values."