‘Let justice roll down like waters,’ says Comey as Flynn pleads guilty
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‘Let justice roll down like waters,’ says Comey as Flynn pleads guilty

Fired FBI chief posts a biblical verse as the former Trump national security adviser signs plea deal in Russia collusion probe

Former FBI director James Comey is sworn in during a hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP)
Former FBI director James Comey is sworn in during a hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP)

WASHINGTON — Fired former FBI director James Comey — who once led the government’s probe into possible collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia — certainly wasn’t shy about voicing his opinion on the bombshell guilty plea of Michael Flynn.

And he used the Bible to make his point.

“‘But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream’ Amos 5:24,” Comey wrote in a post on Instagram that included a picture of a flowing stream. He also shared the verse on Twitter.

Trump abruptly fired Comey in May as he was leading a federal probe into possible collusion with a covert Russian effort to sway the 2016 US election in the Republican candidate’s favor.

The probe was put in the hands of special counsel Robert Mueller, who on Friday unveiled a plea deal with former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn in return for his cooperation with the investigation.

As part of the deal, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to FBI investigators about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to Washington while former president Barack Obama was still in office.

This combination of pictures created on November 5, 2017 shows Michael Flynn and US President Donald Trump. (AFP PHOTO / CHRIS KLEPONIS AND NICHOLAS KAMM)

Flynn said he reported on his contacts to Trump’s presidential transition team, including to a “very senior official” who directed him to sound out the Russians on an anti-Israel resolution then before the UN Security Council, according to court filings.

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