Comey defends Romney for ‘calling out’ Trump

TheHill | 1/2/2019 | Tal Axelrod
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Former FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday defended Sen.-elect Mitt Romney (R-Utah) after he was criticized for writing a scathing op-ed that panned President Trump’s character.

“Looks like the Republican tent is too small to fit integrity. Today, Republicans attacked a Senator for truthfully calling out the President for his lack of character, while staying mute as he proved it by lying about Jim Mattis and approving the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan,” Comey tweeted Wednesday.

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Comey referred to comments Trump made Wednesday saying he “effectively fired” outgoing Defense Secretary James Mattis and that the Soviet Union was “right to be” in Afghanistan in the 1970s because “terrorists were going into Russia.”

Romney in The Washington Post on Tuesday wrote that Trump had “not risen to the mantle” of the presidency.

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“With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring,” Romney wrote.

“On balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions...
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