In an early Sunday morning tweet, President Trump baselessly alleged that now-fired FBI Director James Comey did something wrong in leaking details of his conversations with the president to the media.

Comey revealed in testimony to the Senate Intel Committee last Thursday that he’s the one behind the recent media reports about Trump’s allegedly-private conversations with Comey asking for loyalty and for him to end the ongoing investigation into Trump associate Michael Flynn.

The latter incident represents what is easily construable as an obstruction of justice, with many taking the incident as a catalyst for calls to impeach President Trump. Similar circumstances pre-dated Richard Nixon’s impeachment proceedings and eventual resignation.

Trump’s Sunday Twitter rant on the subject reads, “I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very ‘cowardly!’”

I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very ‘cowardly!’

First of all, why can’t Trump write on Twitter like a normal person instead of putting quotes around random words? In the past when he’s used quotes he’s come back to say that he didn’t really mean whatever was in quotes. Is he going to do the same in this instance?

Second of all, there is a flaw in Trump’s logic here — although it’s been exposed before. Trump has asserted, most recently at a Friday press conference, that he neither asked for loyalty from Comey or attempted to pressure him to end the Flynn investigation.

If it’s true, and Comey really did lie under oath about all of that as the President suggests, then what does Trump have to worry about? He can’t dismiss the allegations against him and not dismiss them — he needs to choose a side.

Had Trump really been competent enough to think that far, perhaps he would have never fired Comey in a belligerent attempt to get the Russia investigation stopped in the first place. That motivation for firing Comey right there — which Trump has admitted to — is itself obstruction of justice, outside of any comments about Flynn back in February.

As always, Twitter let the President have it for his baseless stupidity, and you can check out some of the best comments below.

@realDonaldTrump What’s totally illegal and very cowardly is abusing the power of the presidency to obstruct justice.

@realDonaldTrump The MSM didn’t make you ask Comey to drop the Flynn investigation. Nobody forced your campaign/admin to buddy up to Russia.

@realDonaldTrump The MSM didn’t make you ask Comey to drop the Flynn investigation. Nobody forced your campaign/admin to buddy up to Russia.

@realDonaldTrump Trump convincing himself fake news stuff about MSM is true, and that Fox News is real news, is his greatest accomplishment. pic.twitter.com/pke33Uik40

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As the next comment points out, Trump himself has leaked classified info in the past.

@realDonaldTrump Trump convincing himself fake news stuff about MSM is true, and that Fox News is real news, is his greatest accomplishment. pic.twitter.com/pke33Uik40

@realDonaldTrump Trump admin leaks like a faulty sink. Nerve of 45 to talk about leaks after giving classified info to Duterte, Russia.

I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very ‘cowardly!’

@realDonaldTrump Where are your fake Comey tapes? Did you hide them with your fake billions?

@realDonaldTrump James Comey beat you, Sally Yates beat you, you’ve lost. Now we get to watch your car crash presidency go up in smoke

@realDonaldTrump According to the Dossier and the Russian prostitute hotel tapes – you Trump, are the only ‘leaker’.

I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very ‘cowardly!’

@realDonaldTrump You believe? 90% of what comes out your mouth or Twitter is a lie or falsity. No one cares what you believe.

@realDonaldTrump You’d run the country on what you believe, which is the signs of a deluded mad man. There are things like laws and facts and evidence…

@realDonaldTrump Just like you believed Obama wasn’t an American? Just like you believed he wiretapped you? I’ve had turds more reliable & honest than you.

@realDonaldTrump Lock him up — along with Clinton and Lynch!

@CassandraRules @realDonaldTrump If anybody gets locked up it will be Flynn, Jared and that racist little Keebler elf Jeff Sessions.

I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very ‘cowardly!’

@realDonaldTrump It’s impressive how you’ve tried to rewrite the narrative from what you said (that your son confirmed!) to a debate on an unclassified memo.

@realDonaldTrump Want to talk about leaks? Let’s talk about you leaking HIGHLY classified ISIS intelligence to Russian officials IN THE OVAL OFFICE remember?

@realDonaldTrump On one side we have an unclassified memo passed by a private citizen, the other is code-word level intel given to a foreign power. Hmm…

@realDonaldTrump James Comey was trying to investigate the Russian interference into our election. You fired him to stop him. Why are you helping Russia?

@realDonaldTrump Why do you refuse to make it a priority to find out what Russia did? Do they have some kind of hold on you, or are you that loyal to Putin?

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