Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. He is reportedly now cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller and his team on their investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
And some — such as former FBI Director James Comey — might Instagram a scenic picture of a stream and caption it with a not-so-subtle Bible verse:
“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
“But justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream,” Comey wrote, citing Amos 5:24.
Comey also posted this image on Twitter last month, which depicts the Great Falls of the Potomac River. He included a different caption then — a quote about the struggle for truth to overcome lies — but then said in a follow-up that the image reminded him of Amos 5:24, which he said was his “favorite scripture verse.” As the Washington Post noted at the time, Comey happened to publish that soon after Trump called him a “liar” while on a trip to Asia.
I️ included the picture of the Great Falls of the Potomac because I️ like it and because it reminds me of my favorite scripture verse, from Amos: “But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”— James Comey (@Comey) November 11, 2017
Trump fired Comey in May, as the then-FBI director was leading the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Comey later testified before the Senate that Trump, during a White House dinner in January, had pressed him for his “loyalty.” (It is likely not a coincidence that A Higher Loyalty is both the title of Comey’s forthcoming book and his Instagram handle.)
At a separate meeting in the Oval Office in February, Comey said, Trump described Flynn as a “good guy,” telling Comey: “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go.”
Comey only started tweeting under his own name in October; he’d previously been using the handle Reinhold Niebuhr — an American philosopher and theologian whom Comey also likes to quote on other big indictment days.