Politics No comment from Comey on Trump's Sunday tweet

02:25  12 june  2017
02:25  12 june  2017 Source:   USA TODAY SPORTS

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Comey 's wife, Patrice Failor, is taking the photograph. On Sunday , Comey didn’t respond to a question about Trump ’ s tweet as he was leaving the church after Mass. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions today defended his recent comments

President Donald Trump aimed a Sunday tweet at ousted FBI Director James Comey , calling him a “cowardly” leaker, as fired Manhattan U. S . Attorney Preet Bharara. The best of Newsday every day in your inbox. Sign up. Click here to read or post comments .

James Comey, left, attending church with his wife and his father.© Jai Agnish/NorthJersey.com James Comey, left, attending church with his wife and his father.

ALLENDALE, N.J. — The two main figures in the high-stakes political drama about the FBI, possible Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election and the leaking of memos that played out in Washington, D.C., last week both retreated to New Jersey over the weekend.

Former FBI Director James Comey was in Allendale on Sunday, where he attended Mass at Guardian Angel Roman Catholic Church with his wife, Patrice Failor, and his father, J. Brien Comey.

On Thursday, he testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his firing by President Trump, saying he believed that he lost his job because of the FBI's investigation into the role Russia may have played in the 2016 presidential election.

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Comey is talking about this tweet below from Trump on May 12, which he accurately stated was tweeted on the Friday after he was fired. In short, please be respectful of others and do not engage in personal attacks. Otherwise we will revoke your comment privileges.

Trump tweeted . Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication and WOW, Comey is a leaker! The morning message was Trump ' s first comment -- aside from a statement from his personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz -- regarding Comey 's stunning Thursday testimony before the

Meanwhile, Trump repaired to Bedminster, where he tweeted from Trump National Golf Club about Comey and other matters.

Of Comey, he said: "I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!' "

In his testimony last week, Comey said he had arranged for some memos he had written about his meetings with Trump to be leaked to The New York Times.

On Sunday, Comey didn’t respond to a question about Trump’s tweet as he was leaving the church after Mass. He declined to answer other questions, but he did linger a while to speak with a priest, some parishioners and to take a photograph with some Northern Highlands High School students.

Comey wore a smile as he mingled in the foyer. “I’ll see you again,” he told a priest on his way out.

“We’re just here to visit his Dad,” his wife said after Comey was asked about the tweet. She said Mass was good.

Outside he helped his father navigate the handicapped ramp using a walker and his wife threw him the car keys.

He greeted three high school kids, asking them theirs names. They were thrilled when his wife suggested they take a photograph together. At 6 feet 8 inches, Comey towered above them.

Once the photo was taken, he helped his father into a four-door sedan and Comey and his family drove off.

Friend: Comey experienced ‘grotesque impropriety’ from Trump .
Benjamin Wittes, who runs the Lawfare blog and is known to be a friend of former FBI Director James Comey, in a new interview said President Trump’s dinner with Comey amounted to “grotesque impropriety.”In an interview with BuzzFeed News, editor-in-chief Ben Smith asked Wittes why he decided to begin sharing details of his private conversations with Comey with the media.

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