In an opinion piece for the New York Times, Former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump of ‘co-opting Leaders like Bill Barr.” The paper’s Wednesday piece was a response to Attorney General William Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“How could Mr. Barr, a bright and accomplished lawyer, start channeling the president in using words like ‘no collusion’ and F.B.I. ‘spying’? And downplaying acts of obstruction of justice as products of the president’s being ‘frustrated and angry,’ something he would never say to justify the thousands of crimes prosecuted every day that are the product of frustration and anger?,” Comey wrote.

Comey said that both Barr and Rosenstein are attempting to cover the President’s alleged obstruction of justice. Moreover, he blamed it on their “close proximity to an amoral leader…”

Comey wrote in a tweet Wednesday, “Writing this brought me no joy. I’m sad for our country.”