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Projection: Comey Accuses Trump of Attacking the FBI With Lies that Damage the Country

FBI Director James Comey speaks to the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Leadership Dinner in Alexandria, Va.

Former FBI Director James Comey defended his FBI's police-state actions against the Trump campaign this morning, after President Trump leveled fresh attacks against the "criminal deep state" in a series of tweets, accusing it of  perpetrating a "major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before!"

This was all too much for the haughty Comey, who felt the need to excuse the bureau's outrageous political espionage by using a nice-sounding euphemism for "spy."

“Facts matter,” the former G-man wrote sanctimoniously. “The FBI’s use of Confidential Human Sources (the actual term) is tightly regulated and essential to protecting the country. Attacks on the FBI and lying about its work will do lasting damage to our country. How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?”

He followed up with another disingenuous tweet:

But nobody has lied more or damaged the FBI's reputation more than America's dirtiest cop, as D.C. attorney Joe diGenova likes to call him.

As Michael Mukasey, the attorney general under George W. Bush, wrote in USA Today, "the ongoing investigation saps the resources and attention of the Trump administration."

If the administration cannot function, the burden of this constantly shifting investigation will give rise to a narrative that any failure was due to the Mueller diversion — that the Trump administration was stabbed in the back. That is potentially more damaging to our politics than any salaciousness that might be tossed up by Robert Mueller.