Sen. McCain Says Confusing Questions to Comey Resulted From Tiredness

Jerome Frank
June 10, 2017

Lynch suggested that she and Comey should use consistent language, and he didn't disagree, the person said. Viewers clearly thought it was notable; Twitter announced it was the most-tweeted moment of the hearing.

After becoming a social-media laughingstock Thursday morning with his line of questioning for Comey, Arizona senator McCain took to Twitter to explain himself - or, rather, blame the situation on his home-state baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. "Tell me the difference between your conclusion as far as former Secretary Clinton is concerned and Mr. Trump".

But McCain wasn't satisfied. John McCain, R-Ariz., question former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey as he recounts a series of conversations with President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Tables were turned on Democrats just weeks before the U.S. election, however, when Comey, again acting on his own, briefly reopened the probe - a decision Clinton believes cost her the vote. And I wanted to know, was she going to authorize us to confirm we had an investigation? "You reached separate conclusions".

That's when it got really weird. You're going to have to help me out here.

Comey replied that he was "a little confused". But it boiled down to one point.

And, again, you look back in hindsight, you think should I have resisted harder?

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MCCAIN: "So are you aware of anything that would lead you to believe that the president or members of the administration or members of the campaign could potentially be used to coerce or blackmail the administration?"

"And in fact, according to Mr. Comey, the president told Mr. Comey "it would be good to find out" in that investigation if there were "some "satellite" associates of his who did something wrong, '" he said".

The president claims he wasn't demanding that Comey stop the investigation, but Comey disagreed. Making matters worse, McCain then referred to President Trump as President Comey.

The 80-year-old Arizona Republican joked that maybe he shouldn't have stayed up late watching the Arizona Diamondbacks playing a night game out West.

The forensic nature of Comey's contemporarily written memos which he released the day before, coupled with the calm, confident and measured demeanor in which he delivered his verbal evidence laid out a clear and compelling case that President Donald J. Trump is guilty of obstruction of justice.

Comey refused to say whether Trump's alleged subtle threatening of Comey's job, outlined in his prepared opening statement, and the president's request that the FBI drop its investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn constituted obstruction of justice.

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