“The DOJ has lost its way. But, career people: please stay because America needs you. The country is hungry for honest, competent leadership,” Comey tweeted.

McCabe said in a statement Flynn had “high level interactions with Russian officials” who he “actively tried to influence.” He also said Flynn had lied about the substance of his talks with Russian officials.

“His lies added to our concerns about his relationship with the Russian government,” said McCabe. “Today’s move by the Justice Department has nothing to do with the facts or the law — it is pure politics designed to please the president.”