Someone asked me on Thursday evening what the fallout would be from Comey’s day of testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Rather cynically, I responded that it was most likely that nothing would change. The media would hear all of the evidence, learn that Trump had not done any of the terrible things they had been reporting that he might have done… and the media would ignore it and continue their attacks on Trump.
It’s already started. Instead of focusing their reports on the news that Comey had all but cleared Trump of collusion, or that Trump had urged Comey to push harder in his investigation into the Russian efforts to meddle in our election, or even that Trump had not obstructed any of the FBI’s investigations – instead of focusing on these things… the media is focused on the fact that Comey called Trump a liar.
It’s ridiculous. Rush Limbaugh noticed the hypocrisy as well and he railed against it during his most recent radio show:
That, by the way, is one of the first things Comey said: His feelings were hurt. (impression) “I feeling really hurt. The president lied about me, he lied about the FBI, and I just want to say: You agents of the FBI, I have never been honored more and I have never been happier and I have never been more proud to work with a great bunch of people like you! And it really hurt my feel when the president lied about me and lied about you!” (scoffs) Save me! What is this, Boys Nation? What are we, a bunch of 16-year-olds here?
Anyway, CNN has been running that graphic. That’s the big news to them, that Comey said that “the Trump administration lied about me and the FBI.” That’s what I mean. CNN, as far as they’re concerned, no need to change anything here because Comey admitted that Trump lied, period. Doesn’t matter about what. So we have audio sound bites. We’re gonna make… We’re gonna do this, folks, understand this. But I’m just telling you that Trump has been fully exonerated of everything you think, based on the media, he did. He has been fully exonerated — and damn it, it’s not gonna change anything.