James Comey, the controversial FBI director who was fired by President Donald Trump last May, spoke out Saturday, just one day after the firing of his former deputy, Andrew McCabe, with an extremely cryptic tweet.
McCabe was fired on Friday, just two days before his planned retirement.
What did Comey say?
He tweeted: "Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not."
Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not.— James Comey (@James Comey)1521308604.0
It's not exactly clear what Comey was referring to. He didn't make a direct reference to McCabe, nor did he refer to anything Trump has recently said. Most likely, Comey was referring to his personal story, which he tells in his upcoming book "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership," which is set to hit book shelves next month.
Comey's cryptic message was likely in response to the tweets Trump published after McCabe's firing.
In the first tweet, Trump labeled Comey "sanctimonious." Trump's second tweet, however, took a much more direct shot at the former FBI Director. In that tweet, Trump claimed Comey knew about the corruption at the FBI and Department of Justice.
The Fake News is beside themselves that McCabe was caught, called out and fired. How many hundreds of thousands of… https://t.co/09lMF1jNHk— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1521308061.0
Trump's second tweet came at 12:34 p.m. EST on Saturday. Comey posted his just minutes later at 12:43 p.m. EST.