After being personally attacked and smeared by the Trump administration, former FBI Director James Comey says that he will testify, but only if the hearing is in public.
The New York Times reported, “Mr. Comey made no comment, but later in the day he declined a request to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. According to a close associate of Mr. Comey, he is willing to testify, but wants it to be in public.”
Comey’s demand for a public hearing is one of the top reasons why it was foolish for Trump to personally attack and smear James Comey. Trump still thinks he is living in reality television tabloid land where attacking the man in charge of the federal investigation of his campaign for potential collusion with a hostile foreign power is the same as throwing insults at Cher and Rosie O’Donnnell.
Smearing the character of the former FBI Director is going to have consequences that will include Comey getting his day in front of the entire political world to tell his story under oath in front of a congressional committee.
Comey’s testimony will be limited by laws governing the disclosure of classified information, but he is going to get his revenge, in full view of the television cameras and on the record.
Trump may have made the biggest mistake of his presidency when he decided to make an enemy out of James Comey.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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