The father of former FBI Director James Comey has publicly blasted President Trump, describing him as "nuts" and "really crazy."
According to the Bergen Record, 86-year-old J. Brien Comey said in a recent interview, "I never was crazy about Trump."
The Republican added, "I'm convinced that he's nuts. I thought he belonged in an institution. He was crazy before he became president. Now he's really crazy."
The president had used similar words to describe his son; the New York Times reported Friday, based on an inside account, that Trump had told visiting Russian officials, "I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job."
This verbal attack on Comey would continue, with Trump later accusing him of being a "grandstander" and a "showboat."
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However, since the dismissal, many have publicly defended Comey including acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe who told lawmakers, "I hold Director Comey in the absolute highest regard. I have the highest respect for his considerable abilities and his integrity."
He also said, "The majority, the vast majority of FBI employees enjoyed a deep, positive connection to Director Comey," reports CNN.
Lawmakers will likely soon hear from Comey himself; on Friday, it was announced that he has agreed to testify in an open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee after Memorial Day.