US President Donald Trump has tweeted that recently fired FBI Director James Comey had better hope there are no tapes of their conversations “before he starts leaking to the press.”
Comey, who had been leading an investigation into alleged collusion between Trump’s advisers and Russian officials, was fired by the president on Tuesday.
In a separate tweet, Trump questioned when the “witch hunt” would end, noting that former National Intelligence Director James Clapper and “virtually everyone else” with knowledge of the situation says there has been no collusion with Russia.
Trump admitted during a Thursday interview with NBC’s Lester Holt that “this Russia thing“ was on his mind when he made the decision to sack Comey, who he referred to as a “showboat.”
However, he said the main reason for firing him was because the FBI has been “in turmoil.”