James Comey — the talk of the town, a former FBI director who allegedly takes copious notes after any meetings & is known to be a pretty straight forward guy. Unless you live under a rock, you know he is testifying in front of Congress today.
I have refrained from writing about politics for a while because the pace of chance, rate of absurdities, and overall whirlwind this administration’s tenure has been, I can’t quite put fingers to keys fast enough to get out an opinion before something new and ridiculous comes along. However, there is one thing that seems to be hanging from the rafters and it won’t go away — Russia. I hear Sarah Palin can see it from her house!
Trump and Comey, Comey and Trump — the love story America deserves right now. Despite a lot of what President Trump says (or tweets) being blatantly wrong, Comey did say in his prepared testimony for congress that he told Mr. Trump he was not under investigation 3 separate times.
He also said a lot of other things about awkward meetings, and silences, and a sudden need to document every single thing that was said to make sure there were no discrepancies. Last night, all anybody on cable news, Twitter, and an array of D.C. bars could talk about was the prepared testimony remarks that Comey has shared for his testimony to Congress today beginning at 10 AM.
Tidbits that showed us our President wanted “loyalty,” put Former Director Comey in awkward uncomfortable situations at 1:1 dinners, pressured him to publicly state he was not under investigation, and became increasingly frustrated as Comey’s “fame level” rose during his presidency.
But truthfully, after October, when Comey dropped the bombshell about Hillary Clinton and her emails based on, as we have recently found out, fake Russian intel, and essentially cost her the election in the final days, I wouldn’t say I am Team Comey. However, just because someone does something I don’t agree with, doesn’t mean I can’t respect them for doing their job. Comey was and is bi-partisan. I trusted that he would investigate the Russia Probe with due diligence, an open mind, and ultimately get to the bottom of a story that everybody wants to be done reading.
Personally, I am excited for today, and not because D.C. has multiple bars opening early with Russian vodka shots on special, but because this testimony is one step forward in a painstakingly annoying, vicious cycle of lies and ridiculousness. I would personally like to see my President start President-ing (even if I don’t agree with the politics), rather than hold huge signing ceremonies for small pieces of legislature to offer the aura of importance. 2017 is really weird, y’all.