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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:24 PM

Trump Live-Tweets His Favored Moments Of House Intel Hearing On Russia

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Source: Talking Points Memo


By ESME CRIBB Published MARCH 20, 2017, 1:35 PM EDT

President Donald Trump took to his official @POTUS account on Monday to live-tweet the select moments of the House Intelligence Committee's hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, while remaining silent on the most newsworthy exchanges.

Trump had no comment on FBI Director James Comey's confirmation that his agency is conducting an ongoing investigation into whether whether members of Trump's campaign coordinated with the Russian government before the election. He also didn't react to Comey's assertion that he has "no information to support" Trump's claims that Obama "wiretapped" Trump Tower.

What Trump did comment on was Rep. Trey Gowdy's (R-SC) apparent suggestion that Obama knew about Flynn's conversations about sanctions with Russia's ambassador to the United States before Trump's inauguration. Those exchanges came to light in February by way of news reports citing anonymous current and former U.S. officials, and resulted in Flynn's resignation.

"Did you brief President Obama on any calls involving Michael Flynn?" Gowdy asked Comey. "I'm not going to get into either that particular case, that matter, or any conversations I had with the President, so I can't answer that," Comey replied.




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Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-livetweets-house-intelligence-committee-russia-hearing



Comey Fact-Checks Trump Tweet About Russia Hearing--During Russia Hearing

By ALICE OLLSTEIN Published MARCH 20, 2017, 2:49 PM EDT

President Donald Trump took to Twitter in the middle of the House Intelligence Committee's hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election to cherry-pick a few moments that cast his administration in a positive light, while ignoring the most damning revelations from the morning.

As the hearing dragged into its fifth hour, Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) read aloud one of the President's tweets from the dias and asked Comey to fact-check it.

"Thanks to the modern technology that's in front of me right here, I've got a tweet from the President an hour ago saying 'The NSA and FBI told Congress that Russia did not influence the electoral process.' So that's not quite accurate, that tweet?" Himes asked.

"It certainly wasn't our intention to say that today," Comey answered. "We don't have any information on that subject. That's not something that was looked at."





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George II Mar 2017 #1
BainsBane Mar 2017 #2
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uppityperson Mar 2017 #4
alarimer Mar 2017 #5
LisaM Mar 2017 #8
msongs Mar 2017 #6
LiberalLovinLug Mar 2017 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:25 PM

1. Congressman Himes of CT just read those tweets into the record!!! HAHAH!!

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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:27 PM

2. LOL

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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:27 PM

3. Niiiiice!!!

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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:32 PM

4. Great

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:41 PM

5. Dollars to donuts, he didn't actually write those.

Spelling is all correct and I doubt he knows how to attach video.

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Response to alarimer (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:54 PM

8. I agree. It also reflects some level of understanding of the hearings.

Bannon.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:57 PM

6. not LBN nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:31 PM

7. Its a little disturbing to hear Comey's response here

"Thanks to the modern technology that's in front of me right here, I've got a tweet from the President an hour ago saying 'The NSA and FBI told Congress that Russia did not influence the electoral process.' So that's not quite accurate, that tweet?" Himes asked.

"It certainly wasn't our intention to say that today," Comey answered. "We don't have any information on that subject. That's not something that was looked at."



No information on Russian influence because "That's not something that was looked at"? Really? Then what the fuck has he been doing?

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