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The Shadows of Comey’s Testimony
American Greatness, by Bruce Heiden

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Posted By:earlybird, 6/16/2017 7:57:17 AM

Now as Comey’s oral testimony unfolded it may have seemed that his request to forgo reading the narrative of his exchanges with the president did a favor for the committee by letting the members get promptly to their questions. In retrospect, however, I think that the committee chair did the American public a great disservice, and Mr. Comey a great favor, by not requesting that Comey read his narrative in full before the cameras. Senator Richard Burr’s (R., N.C.) deference was a favor to Comey because it allowed the brightest spotlight of the hearing to fall on Comey’s expression of

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The more one reads about this at sources outside the mainstream media, the more one realizes that this was indeed Comey all the way. The instigator, the orchestrator, the manipulator.

One also wonders if Senator Burr, enjoying his own spotlight, was aware of how he was manipulated by Comey.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 6/16/2017 8:49:42 AM     (No. 11288176)

There are times that Senator Burr sounds like he´s channeling Foghorn Leghorn.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 6/16/2017 9:14:00 AM     (No. 11288213)

Those with open minds did not need to hear Comey´s written explanation, we knew from his comments on Hillary Clinton´s corruption that something was greatly amiss with this man.

Those who are blinded by hatred of the President would not have listened anyway

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative, 6/16/2017 9:34:17 AM     (No. 11288232)

The hearing and other circus performances are NOT to get to the truth or any such thing. This is how the GOPe avoids moving ahead on legislation. "We´re overwhelmed by all these allegations, and the public has a right to know." And who´s to complain?

And if/when Trump complains, they point to his own faux pas in tweeting and otherwise taunting or riling, digging himself a deeper political hole. "Maybe there is nothing there, but..." Of course there is nothing, but we´ve got to be sure to uphold the public´s trust in the honesty of their government.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 6/16/2017 11:00:13 AM     (No. 11288329)

I hope that those who say it wouldn’t have made any difference have read the print statement and watched the hearing. Reading the statement, Comey would have laid out - in his own voice - much more that would have been of interest to the American people, under oath. His statement understandably included background, context, that was missing when the partisans were able to immediately launch into their Q&A. Comey managed to shift the focus away from himself by not having to read his lengthy statement. He is more clever than some seem to understand.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Laotzu, 6/16/2017 2:50:04 PM     (No. 11288624)

When the only tool in your toolbox is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. To the man who´s only success as the FBI director was in prosecuting otherwise innocent people for obstruction of justice . . . . Can anyone name one successful federal criminal investigation of an Obama acolyte?

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