Comey Confidant Sends Out Cryptic Tweet Suggesting Bombshell Story Could Drop Monday

A longtime confidant of fired FBI Director James Comey sent out a cryptic tweet suggesting that a bombshell story about Comey and his interactions with President Trump could soon drop.

Via The Daily Caller:

Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, posted an ominous message on Twitter on Friday: “TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK.”

The lawyer, who blogs at Lawfare, has posted similar messages in the past just before major stories in the ongoing Trump-Comey saga hit The New York Times.

Wittes wrote on Twitter that the upcoming story could be published later Friday or on Monday. The heads-up comes a day after Trump revealed that he was bluffing last month when he suggested that he had recorded his conversations with Comey.



May 16 was the first time Wittes previewed Comey stories.


Hours after Wittes posted the cryptic message that day, The Times published a shocking story: “Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him To End Flynn Investigation.”


The piece cited a memo that Comey filed just after a Feb. 14 meeting he had with Trump at the White House. In the meeting, Comey claimed that Trump asked him to back off of an investigation into Michael Flynn, the retired lieutenant general who Trump had fired as national security adviser the previous day

Wittes also sent out a cryptic message on May 18:


In the piece, Wittes recalled that Comey had told him at a lunch meeting that he sought to distance himself from Trump. Comey felt that Trump was attempting to cozy up to Comey in hopes of quashing the ongoing Russia probe.


Reporting by Chuck Ross via The Daily Caller

H/T Vessel News

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