The cable outlet posted a story, "Comey expected to refute Trump." Wolf Blitzer cranked up his self-righteousness to Pope Level. CNN attached a countdown-to-Comey clock to its chyron.
Then Comey released his opening statement to the public a day early. Blitzer dialed down his attitude to DMV clerk. The countdown clock disappeared. The story was downgraded to "Comey unlikely to judge on obstruction."
(Huh? "Judge on obstruction"? What does that even mean?)
A month earlier, President Trump took Comey out in a single tweet.
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
President Trump later denied having tapes, but Comey nonetheless testified that a story he leaked to the New York Times was Fake News.
That tells me there are tapes. We know Comey was willing to lie because he lied to the New York Times. But he was unwilling to lie under oath because a perjury conviction would look bad on his cv.
So just as Monica Lewinsky's blue stained dress reminded Clinton what the definition of is is, Trump's tweet corrected Comey's memory.
Now it is the House Democrats's turn. They are feeling big and bad.
"If they go down the presidential harassment track, if they want go and harass the president and the administration, I think that would be the best thing that would happen to me. I’m a counter-puncher and I will hit them so hard they’d never been hit like that," President Trump told Marisa Schultz and Nikki Schwab of the New York Post.
President Trump has the power to release FISA warrants and other official documents unredacted that would implicate Democrats. As with the Comey tape, it is a power he will wield wisely.
You would think that after having their assets handed to them on a regular basis for three years, the press and the rest of the Washington Establishment would learn not to mess with Donald Trump.
But no, they never do.
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