A flurry of revelations from FBI Director James Comey this week has produced a series of revelations.
Wiretapping, Russian interference in elections, and live responses to the president's Twitter tantrums were among the breaking national security stories on Monday.
But in amongst all this was another bit of bad news.
Speaking under oath before the Intelligence Committee of the US House of Representatives, Comey revealed his disloyalty to one American institution.
He said he was not a fan of the New England Patriots.
When trying to explain the animosity felt towards then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by Russian president Vladimir Putin, the FBI director used what he called a 'homely metaphor':
I hate the New England Patriots, and no matter who they play, I’d like them to lose.
He continued, as he explained how Putin may have indirectly supported Trump, in that he was the opponent of Hillary Clinton.
And I’m at the same time rooting against the Patriots and hoping their opponent beat them because there’s only two teams on the field.
He further explained that while the Russian government may have supported Donald Trump initially, when polls suggested Trump would lose the election, the Russian intelligence services focused their attention on destabilising Clinton, rather than aiding Trump.
Comey was answering a question that attacks on Clinton was designed to undermine her future presidency, if not tanking her chances of winning the White House.
Despite the director's hatred of the New England Patriots, Representative Rick Crawrford congratulated the FBI for helping to finding the missing Super Bowl jersey of quarterback Tom Brady.
Comey elaborated on his dislike for the team.
By the way if I’m honest with myself the reason I don’t like the Patriots is they represent sustained excellence, and as a Giants fan that drives me crazy.
The head of the National Security Agency, Admiral Rogers was also asked about the New England Patriots.
I'm a Chicago Bears guy, born and bred.
That's that important matter of national security settled.
HT Fox Sports