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Tucker Carlson knocks 'aspiring MSNBC contributor' Comey for mocking GOP memo

Tucker Carlson knocks 'aspiring MSNBC contributor' Comey for mocking GOP memo
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson went after James ComeyJames Brien ComeyWray says FBI not systemically racist John Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges Trump DOJ officials sought to block search of Giuliani records: report MORE on Friday for the former FBI director's response to the release of a declassified GOP memo, calling him an “aspiring MSNBC contributor.”

Comey earlier Friday mocked the release of the memo, drafted by staff for House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesRepublican rips GOP lawmakers for voting by proxy from CPAC What good are the intelligence committees? CPAC, all-in for Trump, is not what it used to be MORE (R-Calif.), which alleges that FBI and Department of Justice officials abused a surveillance program.

"That’s it?” Comey tweeted in part. His tweet referred to the memo as “dishonest and misleading” and urged the agencies to press forward with their duties.

Carlson slammed the response on his show Friday night.

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“Comey took to Twitter today not to ... address the facts the memo raised, but to mock the release of the memo like the aspiring MSNBC contributor he apparently is,” he said.

“He didn’t bother to explain how it was ‘dishonest and misleading.’ Of course he didn’t. Comey, who leaked his notes on private meetings with the president in a petty revenge move after being fired, is now declaring it beyond the pale somehow for Congress to carry out its constitutional duties of oversight of the FBI," Carlson said.

The former FBI director, who was fired by President TrumpDonald TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE last May, has recently taken to tweeting commentary on controversies surrounding the Trump administration.

After the FBI released a rare statement earlier this week condemning the release of the memo on the basis that it omits important context, Comey praised the FBI for “speaking up” against “weasels and liars.”