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Former Obama aide to Comey: 'No one is asking for your advice'

The Hill logo The Hill 7/22/2018 Morgan Gstalter

a man wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill A former aide for President Obama tore into James Comey after the ex-FBI director urged Democrats not to "lose" their minds and "rush to the socialist left."

Tommy Vietor, a former Obama spokesperson and current co-host of the popular "Pod Save America" podcast, responded to Comey on Sunday afternoon.

"Hey Jim, we got this covered," Vietor wrote on Twitter. "No one is asking for your advice. As we saw during the campaign, your judgment isn't great! All the best, everyone."

His tweet came after Comey told Democrats that leaning too far to the left is what President Trump and his Republican Party "are counting on you to do."

Comey's advice comes less than a week after he urged his followers to vote for Democratic candidates in November's midterm elections.

His suggestion received backlash from former advisers to Hillary Clinton.

Clinton's former campaign press secretary Brian Fallon shared a similar sentiment to Vietor.

"Democrats don't want your endorsement, but thanks," Fallon tweeted to Comey on Wednesday.

Clinton and many of her former campaign staffers have publicly lashed out at Comey after he released a letter, days before the 2016 presidential election, reopening the investigation into her private email server.

Clinton has attributed Comey's move, in part, to her defeat.

Comey was then later fired by Trump in May 2017.

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