“Somebody has to stand up and speak for the FBI and the rule of law.”
“Someone has to stand up to the fear of Fox News, fear of their base, fear of mean tweets, stand up for the values of this country & not slink away to retirement. Stand up and speak the truth.”
GOP invalid canards at work … the lame ducks like Trey Gowdy continue to try to score out-going points.
The transcripts for this session should be even more interesting when they come out in 24 hours, and not on a weekend.
"Another day of Hillary Clinton’s emails and the Steele Dossier”-former FBI Director James Comey after 5+hrs of 2nd closed-door interview on Capitol Hill. https://t.co/gDDB22xTPH pic.twitter.com/AfjYQCodC3
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) December 17, 2018
REPORTER: Do you see any Republicans who are remaining taking that mantle of defending the FBI & taking on POTUS?
COMEY: “Not yet. To my view, to their everlasting shame. I hope they will overcome and realize they’ll have to explain to their grandchildren what they did today”
Catherine Herridge, after Comey’s swipe at Fox News, made a point of saying, “I have a question, from Fox News, in fact.” She proceeded to confront him about his handling of Michael Flynn‘s interview, which he defended.
Herridge also asked him about the FBI’s reputation taking “a big hit,” asking him if he shares the responsibility for that.
Comey answered by saying this:
“No. The FBI’s reputation has taken a big hit because the President of the United States, with his acolytes, has lied about it constantly, and in the face of those lies, a whole lot of good people who watch your network believe that nonsense! That’s a tragedy. That will be undone eventually, but that damage has nothing to do with me.”
This is from the President of our country, lying about the lawful execution of a search warrant issued by a federal judge. Shame on Republicans who don’t speak up at this moment — for the FBI, the rule of law, and the truth. pic.twitter.com/c5dhQBnmyi
— James Comey (@Comey) December 16, 2018
“So another day of Hillary Clinton’s emails and the Steele dossier. This while the President of the United States is … attacking the rule of law in this country. How does that make any sense at all?”
COMEY on Trump's tweet calling Cohen a "rat": "It undermines the rule of law. This is the president of the US calling a witness who is cooperating w/his own DOJ a rat. Say that again to yourself at home and remind yourself where we ended up…we have to stop being numb to it" pic.twitter.com/MdPRPi2D3s
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 17, 2018
So – I am standing in our @FoxNews standup location on the @WhiteHouse North Lawn and notice in my peripheral vision something moving at my left foot. I assumed it was one of the ubiquitous WH squirrels. But no….it was a big brown rat.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) December 17, 2018
— Jocelyn Taub (@JT4Mets4Arsenal) December 17, 2018
Russians didn't only try to influence the 2016 election online—after Trump won they published posts mocking anyone who blamed Russia. Just like Trump does every day. https://t.co/3PPRR97tRC
— Swing Left (@swingleft) December 17, 2018
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