While the Democrats' response to the publication of the FISA memo was predictable, the one person's reaction to the FISA memo release that everyone was looking forward to, was none other than that of the man under whose watch it all happened: former FBI director James Comey, whose firing started the entire Mueller probe in the first place.
And at 1:47pm ET we got it, when the former FBI director tweeted the following in response to a memo which "raises concerns about the legitimacy and legality of certain DOJ and FBI interactions with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court."
"That’s it? Dishonest and misleading memo wrecked the House intel committee, destroyed trust with Intelligence Community, damaged relationship with FISA court, and inexcusably exposed classified investigation of an American citizen. For what? DOJ & FBI must keep doing their jobs."
That’s it? Dishonest and misleading memo wrecked the House intel committee, destroyed trust with Intelligence Community, damaged relationship with FISA court, and inexcusably exposed classified investigation of an American citizen. For what? DOJ & FBI must keep doing their jobs.— James Comey (@Comey) February 2, 2018
Of course, with the memo now in the public, others have questions of their own addressed to Comey such as one asking if "Comey committed perjury, obstruction of justice or abuse of authority" when he certified the memo's veracity before the FISA court and several months later testified under oath in Congress that the dossier was "salacious and unverified."
.@comey, you testified under oath to Congress that the dossier was “salacious and unverified,” yet you certified its veracity to the FISA Court prior to that testimony.— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 2, 2018
Thats perjury, obstruction of justice, abuse of authority...what am I missing? #ObamaGate
Whether Comey is adversely impacted by the fallout from the FISA memo scandal is so far unknown, but it is clear that the war between Trump and the Deep State has just escalated to a level of never before seen animosity. How it is resolved is anyone's guess.