President Donald Trump on Sunday called former FBI Director James Comey’s disclosure of their conversations "cowardly."
"I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very ‘cowardly!’" Trump tweeted Sunday morning, though it was unclear what he meant by the use of the word "prevalent."
During testimony to Congress on Thursday, Comey said that after he was fired, he shared the content of memos he wrote after his one-on-one meetings with Trump to a colleague to give to the press. The former FBI director said he did that once the president began tweeting about a possible recording of their meeting.
Throughout Trump’s presidency, the administration has been plagued by a number of leaks.
It’s not clear that Comey did anything illegal by disclosing details about his behind-closed-doors meetings with Trump.
Prior to that tweet, the president accused media outlets of not reporting on "great economic news" that has happened since he was elected (including the months before he was sworn in).
"The #FakeNews MSM doesn’t report the great economic news since Election Day. #DOW up 16%. #NASDAQ up 19.5%. Drilling & energy sector…," he wrote. "… way up. Regulations way down. 600,000+ new jobs added. Unemployment down to 4.3%. Business and economic enthusiasm way up — record levels!"
The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a record height this past week during Comey’s testimony.
Trump also went after Democrats, again accusing them of being "obstructionists."
"The Democrats have no message, not on economics, not on taxes, not on jobs, not on failing #Obamacare. They are only OBSTRUCTIONISTS," he tweeted. Senate Republicans are looking to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act using the budget reconciliation process; Democrats are opposed to their efforts.
Trump’s tweets came after his Twitter account stayed mostly quiet Saturday afternoon while Trump spent time at his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey.