As journalists began analysing a copy of the testimony former FBI director James Comey is expected to give Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Republican National Committee offered its own take on the contents:
“Trying to find something of substance in Comey’s opening statement like,” the tweet read, accompanied by a picture of a man with a telescope.
“President Trump was right, said RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel in a statement. “Director Comey’s statement reconfirmed what the president has been saying all along – he was never under investigation.”
Some Democrats were quick to try and counter the GOP’s posting. California Lieutenant Gov. Gavin Newsom, responded to the GOP’s tweet: “Hey gang, we r the young and #hip @GOP here to party with sweet #memes and #gifs. We on #fleek y’all!”
The seven pages of Comey’s opening statement contained information detailing Comey’s interactions with President Donald Trump, including a dinner in January during which Trump asked Comey for his loyalty. The testimony also confirmed a meeting in February where Trump had asked Comey to drop the FBI’s probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Read Comey’s full prepared testimony below:
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