Former FBI Director James Comey just couldn't help himself.
Shortly after his longtime friend and former colleague Robert Mueller procured a guilty plea from former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who will reportedly testify against President Trump and members of his family, Comey tweeted a Bible passage in what seemed like gloating: "But justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream".
“But justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” Amos 5:24 https://t.co/o89PSY1YBd— James Comey (@Comey) December 1, 2017
Two days earlier, Comey published another cryptic tweet that seems to suggest he might've had advance knowledge of the Flynn plea - something that would've been improper given his status as a witness in the Mueller probe.
“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” - Winston Churchill— James Comey (@Comey) November 30, 2017
Moments after news broke about Flynn "flipping" on Trump, Flynn released a statement saying he acknowledged his actions were wrong.
After over 33 years of military service to our country, including nearly five years in combat away from my family, and then my decision to continue to serve the United States, it has been extraordinarily painful to endure these many months of false accusations of "treason' and other outrageous acts. Such false accusations are contrary to everything I have ever done and stood for. But I recognize that the actions I acknowledged in court today were wrong, and, through my faith in God, I am working to set things right. My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel's Office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country. I accept full responsibility for my actions.
At the same time, Trump attorney Ty Cobb issued a statement about Flynn:
"Today, Michael Flynn, a former National Security Advisor at the White House for 25 days during the Trump Administration, and a former Obama administration official, entered a guilty plea to a single count of making a false statement to the FBI.
"The false statements involved mirror the false statements to White House officials which resulted in his resignation in February of this year. Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn. The conclusion of this phase of the Special Counsel's work demonstrates again that the Special Counsel is moving with all deliberate speed and clears the way for a prompt and reasonable conclusion."