Ex-FBI Director James Comey made his much-anticipated appearance on Capital Hill in Washington last week, appearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Oh what a day it was!
His opening statement had been released the day before so the Senators had time to think up some interesting questions, and Comey had a chance to share his encounters with President Donald Trump just before he was fired.
Why did Comey choose to speak publicly? He was afraid the President would spin things differently than the truth - in other words, he called the President a liar. More than once.
Comey said he documented his conversation with Trump because he was concerned Trump would lie about their meetings. This is stunning.— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) June 8, 2017
The former director of the FBI under oath called the president of the United States a liar. This is unbelievable, unprecedented— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) June 8, 2017
Comey on Trump: "I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting," so felt "I had to write it down." #ComeyDay— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) June 8, 2017
"Those were lies, plain and simple." Comey comes out against what he calls the defamation he and his former colleagues at the FBI endured— Sarah Ellison (@Sarahlellison) June 8, 2017
Comey just said he kept notes of his meetings with Trump bc he was concerned that Trump is a liar. The President.— Jesse Eisinger (@eisingerj) June 8, 2017
"I can definitively say the President is not a liar" - Sarah Huckabee Sanders says in off-camera briefing at the White House— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) June 8, 2017
Comey has called Trump a liar five times today. The White House response was to lie and have Huckabee say: "the president is not a liar."— A Once Great Nation (@USARedOrchestra) June 8, 2017
It spells trouble for the President that a former FBI director called him a liar under oath and not a single Republican senator refuted it.— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) June 9, 2017
Trump: "James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said, and some of the things he said just weren't true."— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 9, 2017
Trump Jr. Tries to Help, But Instead Backs Comey
3/3 Knowing my father for 39 years when he "orders or tells" you to do something there is no ambiguity, you will know exactly what he means— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017
Tomorrow's @NYDailyNews cover though... #Maddow #Lastword #Dailyshow #LSSC pic.twitter.com/Kgy2WjSsTb— Starbuck-LostinUSA (@starbuck13502) June 9, 2017
Word of the Day: "Lordy"
We can all agree with Jim Comey that, Lordy, we hope there are tapes.— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) June 8, 2017
"Lordy, I hope there are tapes," Comey told the committee members.#ComeyDay #ComeyTestimony #UniteBluehttps://t.co/nZYcg6GTVr pic.twitter.com/LYQPi1T2Rd— UniteBlue (@UniteBlue) June 8, 2017
No doubt, most red-blooded Americans would find far more descriptive language were we to meet that freak #Trump. #Russia's stooge. pic.twitter.com/pTJpB8xtfh— Dr. David Romei (@DavidRomeiPHD) June 11, 2017
King just made an important point: Just because Trump wasn't under investigation THEN, doesn't mean he isn't NOW.— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) June 8, 2017
Comey pretty clearly thinks the President is guilty of obstruction.— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 8, 2017
Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication...and WOW, Comey is a leaker!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2017
Dear @realDonaldTrump: You should have your lawyer explain to you the Obstruction of Justice law you violated. Oh, and read about Watergate. https://t.co/cBWSdFbgl2— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 9, 2017
Trump says he did not tell Comey he hoped he would drop the Flynn investigation but there would have been nothing wrong if he did.— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) June 9, 2017
Fmr. Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman to @MSNBC: "You have corrupt intent up the wazoo here." https://t.co/tNSO3wNAsP— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 9, 2017
It's time we state the obvious: @POTUS @realDonaldTrump committed obstruction of justice. #TrumpLies #TrumpRussia #FollowTheFacts #ComeyDay pic.twitter.com/1gMiJmm4YZ— Rep. Ted Lieu (@RepTedLieu) June 9, 2017
Loyalty and Following Orders
"The statue of justice has a blindfold on because you shouldn't have to peek out from under it to make sure your patron is pleased." - Comey— ÆMarling (@AEMarling) June 8, 2017
And Trump - we "hope" you go to prison.— Laurel Davila (@laureldavilacpa) June 9, 2017
LOCK HIM UP!!! #UniteBlue #Resist #ComeyDay pic.twitter.com/pjaAQB0V6B
Comey says he felt Trump was using the one-on-one dinner to get Comey to "ask for [my] job and create some sort of patronage relationship." pic.twitter.com/dsvoXSFzs4— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) June 7, 2017
The "Cloud Over the White House"
6/9/2017- The Cloud Over the White House #Trump #TrumpRussia https://t.co/78o4PT4IQv pic.twitter.com/AvnnHUgkS2— Clay Bennett (@BennettCartoons) June 9, 2017