Friday, June 9, 2017

The fallout from James Comey's testimony entangles Donald Trump

The fallout from James Comey's testimony entangles Donald Trump

The responses to the former FBI director's Senate hearing were predictably partisan and incendiary. Remember: Comey called President Donald Trump a liar, "plain and simple," in his testimony Thursday.

Comey also said Trump pressured him to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn, leaked his own memos to help force creation of a special counsel and hinted that special counsel will investigate whether Trump obstructed justice. And in a closed hearing, Comey told senators Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have had a third undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador.

Trump tweeted Friday in response. "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication...and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" Trump said. It was almost the longest period since Trump announced his run for president without tweeting. He also thanked Fox News.

  

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