James Comey Just Made a Bizarre April Fools Joke on Twitter and Literally No One is Laughing

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies during a US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 8, 2017. Fired FBI director James Comey took the stand Thursday in a crucial Senate hearing, repeating explosive allegations that President Donald Trump badgered him over the highly sensitive investigation Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Former FBI Director James Comey is one of the most polarizing political figures of the decade.

He's widely reviled by Conservatives for criticism against his former boss, President Donald Trump. Trump's decision to fire Comey while the then-FBI director was investigating Trump campaign officials' correspondence with Russia was seen by many—including Comey himself—as possible obstruction of justice.


Not to mention, Democrats haven't forgotten Comey's public announcement right before the 2016 election that a new batch of emails from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had been discovered, reinvigorating doubts about Clinton's security practices despite a years-long investigation that found no criminal wrongdoing. The emails turned out to be innocuous, but many believe the announcement was the deciding factor in Donald Trump's 2016 upset victory, including Hillary Clinton herself.

Nevertheless, Comey decided to tweet this on the first of April:

As it turns out, two and a half years wasn't enough time to mend the wounds of the 2016 election. The tweet was seen by many as insult to the injury of two Novembers ago.

It appears the FBI is no longer employing the same scrutiny against private email servers that embroiled Hillary Clinton in years' worth of controversy.

Since Trump took office, his son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner has communicated with foreign leaders through WhatsApp. Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, has frequently used a private email address since her father's inauguration. Just today, a whistle-blower at the White House revealed that the President reversed 25 security clearance denials—a move that experts have called "insane."

People begged Comey to stop.

Hopefully Comey learned that some things aren't to be joked about—even on April Fools day.

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