On Thursday night, the Department of Justice provided Congress memos put together by former FBI Director James Comey detailing a previous meeting he had with Donald Trump. In response, the president was quick to lash out on Twitter.

Trump on Comey memo

It was just this past May when James Comey was fired by Donald Trump as head of the FBI.

Comey had been in the political cross-hairs of both liberals and conservative dating back to the 2016 presidential election. While Democrats were initially critical of Comey for having brought up Hillary Clinton's email controversy just weekend before Election Day, the former FBI director has recently been getting heat from those on the political right, with Trump referring to him as a "leaker," a "liar," and a "slimeball." After Congress obtained memos drafted by Comey detailing a dinner meeting he had with Trump back in January 2017, it was only a matter of time before the president gave his thoughts.

Among other things, the memos in question appear to confirm a conversation between Donald Trump and James Comey where the president expressed concern about the now infamous "pee tape," as well as is push for the former FBI director to pledge his loyalty.

"James Comey memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION," Trump tweeted. "Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?" he wondered. Within minutes of his tweet, the president was met with an onslaught of criticism.

Twitter on Comey memos

Following Donald Trump's reaction to the release of the James Comey memos, those who oppose the president took time to hit back.

"Uh huh. Hey, when did Vladimir Putin tell you about how beautiful the hookers are in Russia? What the hell were you talking about when that came up?" one tweet asked with sarcasm.

"You're going to prison, right along with Sean Hannity and Michael Cohen and Rudy G.

Enjoy your new theme song," a Twitter user posted, while attaching a link to the theme song for the show "Cops." "The Mueller investigation will continue. As will the investigation underway against Cohen. You could make it all go away, though... by resigning now, before things get really rough," an additional tweet added.

"Just a little obstruction of justice, nothing big," a social media user tweeted.

"Comey's memos prove that he is a very honest man. He did NOT leak classified information. You can't con everyone, just your base. But I'm confident they'll see the truth one day!" a follow-up tweet read.