Ousted former FBI director James Comey reacted to the news of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea on Friday with a Bible quote about justice on Friday.
“But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream’ Amos 5:24,” he wrote in an Instagram post with a photo of a river. The post didn’t mention Flynn by name, though the timing suggests the quote was shared in light of the latest development in the special counsel investigation.
This is not the first time Comey has reacted to Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Donald Trump campaign and its ties to the Russian government’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
After former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted in October, Comey tweeted another cryptic quote from his then-pseudonymous Twitter account. “‘Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.’ Reinhold Niebuhr,” he wrote.
Gen. Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser in the early days of the Trump White House, pleaded guilty on Friday to charges that he lied to the FBI regarding two conversations he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last year.
In a statement in court, Flynn said he was prepared to fully cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Flynn faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.