Sarah Sanders Calls James Comey A "Shameless Fraud" In Her New Scathing Call To Action

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In a scorching tweet on Monday evening, Sarah Sanders called James Comey a "shameless fraud" and accused him of "tremendous corruption," citing a "fake Hillary Clinton investigation" as her proof. She further encouraged Republican lawmakers to stand up to Comey, though she didn't specify how, exactly, she wanted them to do so. The sharp words came after Comey provided a criticism of his own on Monday, as he told reporters that Republican lawmakers should be standing up to Trump in the wake of his attack on the FBI.

Comey's comments came after a near-six hour interview with members of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committee. Per CNN, he said to reporters on Monday,

Comey continued, via CNN, "The FBI's reputation has taken a big hit because the President of the United States has lied about it constantly."

Sanders didn't take this claim lightly. Shortly after Comey spoke to reporters, she took to Twitter and wrote,

According to The Washington Examiner, Comey told reporters on Monday that his second interview was "another day of Hillary Clinton's emails and the Steele dossier."

In addition to criticizing Republicans' lack of response to Trump's behavior, Comey also called them out for not providing a strong response to Trump when he publicly labelled Michael Flynn a "rat."

Via CNN, Comey said, "This is the President of the United States calling a witness, who has cooperated with his own Justice Department a rat. We have to stop being numb to it; whether you're Republican or Democrat, stand on your feet, overcome your shame and say something."

On Dec. 9, Trump went on a Twitter rampage against Comey after the former FBI director testified before Congress on Dec. 7. Trump wrote in part,

In contrast, Comey had tweeted immediately following his appearance at Congress that the entire event had been "a desperate attempt to find anything that can be used to attack the institutions of justice investigating this president."

Comey concluded the tweet with a strong statement on the future. He wrote, "In the long run, it'll make no difference because facts are stubborn things."