Thursday, June 8, 2017
James Comey goes from Zero to Hero with Democrats
(WExaminer) For Democrats, former FBI Director James Comey will return to Capitol Hill like a conquering hero.
When Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his conversations with President Trump before he was fired from the bureau, he will be hailed as a brave public servant who spoke truth to power as a corrupt White House tried to shut down the Russia probe.
Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., called Comey's opening statement, which was published Wednesday, "devastating." Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, asked if Comey's refusal to pledge loyalty to the president cost him his job.
"Donald Trump appears to have obstructed justice," said Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass.
Not long ago, however, Comey was viewed as having interfered in the 2016 presidential election to the Democrats' detriment to an event greater extent than the Russians.