Kellyanne Conway probably wishing she didn’t tweet some things.
FBI investigations may come and go, but tweets? Tweets are forever.
Kellyanne Conway can surely attest to this, seeing as how one of her tweets from October 2016 — back when she was criticizing Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server — has recently come back to haunt her.
FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that his agency was currently investigating Russia’s attempts to interfere with the 2016 election as well as any collusion with Donald Trump’s campaign and Twitter users got to digging. Someone quickly unearthed a Conway tweet that lied dormant in the 140-character archives for months, just waiting to being revived and relevant again in Trump’s America.
Most honest people I know are not under FBI investigation, let alone two. https://t.co/UcSmSA5aTj
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) October 29, 2016
Conway was quick to share her feelings about the Democratic presidential candidate’s character amid the FBI’s investigation of her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
In a 2016 interview with Fox News, Conway commented on Clinton, saying, "If you’re under your second FBI investigation in the same year then you do have a … corruption and an ethics problem." Then, following the interview, she tweeted the quote along with what, at the time, probably seemed like a good burn.
"Most honest people I know are not under FBI investigation, let alone two," she sassed.
That tweet may have seemed like a smart idea at the time, but now that Trump and his administration are under FBI investigation, it’s pretty damn hilarious, ’cause, like, now she’s saying Trump and his campaign, which includes her, aren’t honest, right? Woo!
This isn’t the first time a tweet from Trump’s administration has come back to bite. Earlier in March, a tweet from Vice President Mike Pence criticizing Clinton’s use of a private email server resurfaced after reports of his own private AOL account being hacked arose.
Ah, the irony.