FBI Director James Comey revealed Monday that the agency is investigating alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia. Celebrities are now reacting on Twitter to the news. See Hollywood stars’ tweets below.
Comey testified before the House Intelligence Committee that the FBI would officially seek intel as to whether or not Russia interfered in the 2016 election. The director also shot down Trump’s claim on Twitter that he was wiretapped by Barack Obama, saying, “I have no information that supports those tweets.”
One celebrity weighing in on the situation was Jessica Chastain, who simply tweeted, “Wow.” Rob Reiner offered, “What we now know for sure: 1. The pathological liar lied about Obama tapping him. 2. FBI investigating Trump/Russia collusion #Trumprussia.” And Sarah Silverman exclaimed, “Holy Sh*tballs.”
Some stars, however, were critical of Comey not launching an investigation sooner. Sophia Bush argued, “Wouldn’t this level of restraint have been lovely DURING THE F***ING ELECTION. Lesson learned a bit too late, eh Comey?” Alec Baldwin said, “One of the biggest liars in our American government’s history testifies in front of Congress right now. Oh, and he’s director of the FBI.” The actor added, “Comey wants you to know he f***ed Hillary’s campaign bc that investigation was complete. Trump/Russia is classified bc Trump is a GOP nutbag.”
Meanwhile, Don Cheadle wrote, “Big week, Tweeple. Pay attention. Stay woke. Stay involved. #SCOTUS #Trumpcare #RussiaHearings #resist.” Mark Ruffalo stated, “Comey just made it clear Putin preferred Trump because of his stand on NATO, Crimea, ending sanctions on Russia, & Support for Brexit.” And Albert Brooks joked, “Comey confirms investigation! Also says NO wire tapping. Trump says Comey is a Martian who is lonely for his home.”
George Takei responded to the president’s most recent tweet asking about “all of the contact with the Clinton campaign and the Russians.” The actor shot back, “Well, Donald, they don’t have financial ties to Russia, and they didn’t lie about their contacts. But we can understand why you’re nervous.” Jeffrey Wright also responded directly to Trump’s tweet, saying, “Comey can answer. Give him a ring. Right now he’s testifying about ongoing criminal investigations of u & ur peeps. Your lawyers are aware.”
Gossip Cop will update as more celebrities react to the FBI investigating possible ties between Trump and Russia.