Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays. What do you think of this?
— FBI (@FBI) December 24, 2016
The FBI tweeted its season’s greetings Saturday morning (Christmas Eve, if you’re reading this in July), and Twitter answered right back.
what did you use to make its mouth
WHAT IS THAT
— Holly Anderson (@HollyAnderson) December 24, 2016
— Laya Maheshwari (@lazygarfield) December 24, 2016
@FBI arrest yourselves for this card
— Josh (@shatterfront) December 24, 2016
I started my new job doing graphic design for the @FBI today. Wish me luck!
— hrtbps (@hrtbps) December 24, 2016
Things got political, this being Twitter AND 2016. People remembered the FBI’s fraught role in this election season. The investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server seemed to be resolved in July—Director James Comey said she messed up by mishandling classified material, but didn’t recommend criminal charges. However, he told Congress just days before the Nov. 8 general election that his agents discovered possibly relevant emails in another investigation. Except it turned out these actually didn’t change the result of original probe. Nonetheless, Clinton later blamed the ensuing bad press for stopping her campaign’s momentum. Couple that with the government’s actual allegation that the Russian government was behind in the Wikileaks hack, then you’ve fueled a lot of angry responses.
@FBI what’s our present? Oh, a bigoted autocratic fascist who may start nuclear war? Gee, thanks FBI.
— Matthew Aubrey (@mmaubrey7) December 24, 2016
@FBI Did you guys make one in Russian for the trump team?
— ReasonsWhy (@Percifice) December 24, 2016
@FBI how can we have a happy holiday with the PEOTUS fool you helped install?
— Arlene Kessler (@arlene_kessler) December 24, 2016
@FBI I hope Comey and all of Giuliani’s elves in the NYC office are beset with guilt and shame. How’s it feel to be owned by Putin?
— Marcy Roberts (@mommydog67) December 24, 2016
— valerie (@ValerieSprague) December 24, 2016
Truly, salt is the most plentiful Christmas present of all.
[Featured post screengrab via Fox]