BREAKING: James Comey Endorses Joe Biden for President

Former FBI Director James Comey has endorsed Joe Biden for President.

Comey tweeted:

Voted in first Dem primary to support party dedicated to restoring values in WH.

I agree with @amyklobuchar: We need candidate who cares about all Americans and will restore decency, dignity to the office.

There is a reason Trump fears @joebiden and roots for Bernie.

Per Politico, Comey served as deputy attorney general in George W. Bush’s Justice Department before Obama tapped him to lead the FBI. He was a lifelong Republican before revealing in the summer before the 2016 election that he’d ditched his party affiliation.

The former FBI director has become a reviled character within the GOP, lead by Trump’s accusations that Comey is a treasonous, crooked cop who improperly investigated his 2016 campaign. Clinton and those who worked for her campaign have also continued to hold a grudge against Comey, blaming his 11th-hour reopening of the bureau’s probe into the 2016 nominee’s email practices during her tenure as secretary of state for her narrow loss.

But the former FBI director has also become a cult hero of sorts for opponents of the president: It was Comey’s firing that triggered the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate allgeations of collusion between the Russian government and Trump’s 2016 campaign.