Comey Fact-Checks Trump Tweet About Russia Hearing—During Russia Hearing (VIDEO)

FBI Director James Comey, left, accompanied by National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers testifies on Capitol Hill.
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President Donald Trump took to Twitter in the middle of the House Intelligence Committee’s hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election to cherry-pick a few moments that cast his administration in a positive light, while ignoring the most damning revelations from the morning.

As the hearing dragged into its fifth hour, Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) read aloud one of the President’s tweets from the dais and asked Comey to fact-check it.

“Thanks to the modern technology that’s in front of me right here, I’ve got a tweet from the President an hour ago saying ‘The NSA and FBI told Congress that Russia did not influence the electoral process.’ So that’s not quite accurate, that tweet?” Himes asked.

“It certainly wasn’t our intention to say that today,” Comey answered. “We don’t have any information on that subject. That’s not something that was looked at.”

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  1. I think snopes debunked this.

  2. Avatar for caltg caltg says:

    President Donald Trump took to Twitter in the middle of the House Intelligence Committee’s hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election to cherry-pick a few moments that cast his administration in a positive light

    With all that is going on in the world and across our country, doesn’t our so-called President have better things to do with his time?

  3. The willingness of Drumpf and his cabal to bald-facedly lie is breathtaking. And not in a good way.

  4. Surely you jest.

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