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April 16, 2018

James Comey's ABC News interview sets Twitter afire

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James Comey answers a question from ABCNews' George Stephanopoulos during an interview that aired Sunday night.

Former FBI Director James Comey's interview with ABC News aired Sunday night, stirring a storm of Tweets – from those blaming him for costing Hillary Clinton the 2016 presidential election to others blaming him for the long investigation of President Donald Trump regarding possible Russian interference with the election. Some likened him to a patriot; others a traitor.

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Comey, who was fired by Trump nearly a year ago, sat down for an interview with George Stephanopoulos ahead of the release of his memoir, "A Higher Loyalty."

Here's what people were Tweeting as the hour-long interview proceeded:

For his part, President Trump held off on responding until this Tweet at 8:25 a.m. Monday: