On Sunday, an embarrassing tweet from Sarah Huckabee Sanders reemerged just in time for the bombshell revelation that President Donald Trump was the target of an FBI probe into whether he is secretly working on behalf of Russia.
The New York Times reported Friday that a concerned FBI, fearful that Trump may have been working on behalf of the Kremlin, launched a probe after the president fired FBI director James Comey.
Trump’s response to the Times report was to call FBI leaders “corrupt” and Comey a “sleaze.”
Sanders has an opinion about that. “When you’re attacking FBI agents because you’re under criminal investigation, you’re losing,” she tweeted in 2016 from her personal account.
Sanders wasn’t referring then to Trump. Sanders, who was a senior aide in the Trump campaign at the time, was slamming presidential rival Hillary Clinton. Sanders didn’t offer evidence of Clinton disparaging FBI agents — or calling them names.
Donald Trump, however, is notorious for berating FBI agents over the Russia probe.
When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing https://t.co/SIoAxatCjp
— Sarah Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) November 3, 2016
Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin’ James Comey, a total sleaze!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019
The internet loved it:
How’s this working out for you today Sarah?
— Democracy wins (@BershodM) January 12, 2019
— Gnome of Truckee (@GnomeofLA) January 12, 2019
I couldn't agree more
— Debeez (@debbbeez) January 12, 2019
— celeste (@ATXCeleste) January 12, 2019
Exactly!! Now go tell your boss!
— Lynn (@LynnDgollar) January 12, 2019
Was this the last true thing you’ve said?
— Sam (@OldBaconFace) January 12, 2019
Is that any way to talk about your boss? 😂😂😂😂
— Peggy Hess (@pegsinOR) January 12, 2019
#Resistance Now go easy on Sarah. Can you even imagine a childhood spent in proximty to her gasbag, preaching father?
— Richard Saunders (@BoycottUtah) May 11, 2017
My favorite color is evergreen.
— Shelby Kent-Stewart ™ (@ShelbyKStewart) January 12, 2019
I'm certain you'll delete your tweet, but don't worry, I've taken a screenshot of it so it'll live forvever. pic.twitter.com/1zWfDLOFaL
— david nussbaum (@theNuzzy) May 11, 2017