The message comes two days after the FBI’s second most senior man, Andrew McCabe, was fired by Trump just 26 hours before he was due to retire on his birthday
Sacked FBI director James Comey has vowed to reveal his story “very soon” in a cryptic tweet appearing to threaten US president Donald Trump.
James Comey, who ran the FBI from September 2013 until he was fired by Trump in May last year, after the FBI’s second most senior man was given the push.
He wrote on Twitter: “Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not.”
It is believed the message was sparked by the sacking of Andrew McCabe, who was fired by Trump just 26 hours before he was due to retire on his birthday.
McCabe was deeply involved in the agency’s investigations of Hillary Clinton and Russia’s role in the 2016 US election and was repeatedly criticised by Trump, he said on Friday.
He was due to step down on Sunday after 21 years’ service.
Comey has been subtly trolling the president on social media since his sacking last May, posting cryptic tweets as the Russia investigation gathers pace.
Trump allegedly pressured Comey to close down the FBI’s investigation into collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Comey was later fired by Trump, supposedly for refusing to shut down the FBI’s probe.
In June Comey wrote on social media: “I want the American people to know this truth: The FBI is honest. The FBI is strong. And the FBI is, and always will be, independent. Me (June 8, 2017)”
Comey gave a damning testimony in Congress last year after his firing.
He claims Trump told him during a White House dinner soon after taking office: “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go.
“He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
This was a reference to Michael Flynn, Trump’s national security adviser who was himself later sacked and eventually charged with lying to the FBI as officers investigated ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
It has been alleged that Trump’s request for Comey to “let this go” was an attempt to obstruct justice.