Comey shames Republican silence on Trump's attacks against Justice Dept and FBI
Former FBI director James Comey testifies during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Mar 20, 2017 (Screenshot)

Former FBI Director James Comey took to Twitter on Wednesday to call out Republicans for remaining silent even as President Donald Trump publicly attacks the independence of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


"Where are the voices of all the leaders who know an independent Department of Justice and FBI are essential to our liberty?" Comey asked, before adding the following historical quote from Martin Luther: "You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say."

Comey's tweet was in response to Trump's Tuesday morning tweet in which he told the "Deep State Justice Dept." that it should prosecute former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, as well as Comey himself.

Ever since being fired by Trump last year, the former FBI director has regularly used his Twitter account to subtly take digs at the president. On the day that former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, for instance, Comey posted a Bible verse about letting "justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream."