Former FBI director James Comey’s big moment in the spotlight came and went on Thursday. It wasn’t the bombshell the left hoped it would be; it did provide them with some decent headlines, but it also ripped apart their narrative of a president who colluded with the Russians to steal the 2016 election, then fired Comey to shut down the investigation. It also wasn’t the complete exoneration the right hoped it would be; Comey testified that Trump acted extraordinarily improperly, even though Comey himself didn’t act with pristine honor.
So, here are some takeaways.
1. Trump Didn’t Try To Kill The Russia Investigation. According to Comey’s testimony both yesterday and today, Trump didn’t attempt to kill the investigation into Russian election meddling. In fact, he even asked Comey to look into associations between campaign “satellites” and the Russian government. Comey was asked directly whether Trump asked him to stop the Russia investigation, and said “no.” That crushes the left’s biggest narrative – and the one they find most important, since it would alleviate Hillary of responsibility for her devastating 2016 loss.