John Podesta, campaign chairman during Hillary Clinton’s losing bid for the White House, appears now to show some support for former FBI Director James Comey, a complete reversal from his tone just a day before, The Daily Caller reports.
On Tuesday, Podesta tweeted his comment on Comey’s testimony before the Senate panel the day before, saying “The American public is getting mildly nauseous listening to Jim Comey.”
But Podesta’s tone changed just hours later after news of President Donald Trump firing of Comey broke out.
In his response to the breaking story on the New York Times, Podesta tweeted, “@realDonaldTrump Didn’t you know you’re supposed to wait til Saturday night to massacre people investigating you?”
Podesta was making a reference to President Richard Nixon’s decision to have his Attorney General Elliot Richardson fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox. Although Richardson did not comply to the order because he resigned, Nixon’s Solicitor General Robert Bork eventually fired Cox.
Just last week, Clinton said she would have been president had the election happened before Comey sent a letter Congress informing them that he’s reopening the investigation into her emails.