FBI director James Comey has had his hands full after President Donald Trump claimed the Obama administration wire-tapped his phones during the election.
Comey has come out and said he he has no information or evidence on those allegations during a hearing in front of Congress Monday. He also provided some insight on why the Russians were so supportive of Trump during the election, by way of an odd Patriots metaphor.
FBI Director James Comey compares his hatred of the Patriots to Russia’s hatred for Hillary Clinton pic.twitter.com/4HTlPPljz6
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“I hate the New England Patriots, and no matter who they play I’d like them to lose,” Comey said. “At the same time, I’m rooting against the Patriots and hoping their opponent beats them, because there are only two teams on the field.”
Comey, in his metaphor for Russia’s alleged interference in the election, explained the nation’s hatred for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was so strong that the Russians backed the Republican nominee, who happened to be Trump.
Trump, coincidentally, never misses an opportunity to tout his friendships with Patriots owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.
Later, Comey clarified his Patriots comment, stating New England “represent(s) sustained excellence, and as a Giants fan that drives me crazy.”
Leave it to the FBI director to compare controversial American politics to football.