So I was watching the Senate Intelligence hearing with James Comey, and I really don’t know why, because I know by now that these hearings are just grandstanding from both political parties and nothing will ever come from anything divulged.
In my opinion, this is all a witch hunt as President Trump is not smart enough to collude with foreign agents and mastermind such a scheme. Also, when Paul Ryan says that the President is new at his job, as to explain why he met and talked with James Comey alone, I actually do agree with the point he was trying to make. Listen, I think this administration is top to bottom all horrible people, however, it doesn’t mean they rigged the election or have ties to Russia. The President has surrounded himself with people that should be teaching him what to do and telling him when he can or cannot do things, and that staff is not around him yet.
Did I go off on a tangent that had nothing to do with John McCain? Sorry. Back to El Sentaro de Arizona. What was this guy talking about during the Senate Hearings this week? Honestly!
Here’s part of what was said:
MCCAIN: “In the case of Hillary Clinton, you made the statement that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to bring a suit against her, although it had been very careless in their behavior, but you did reach a conclusion in that case that it was not necessary to further pursue her, yet at the same time in the case of Mr. Comey (sic) you said that there was not enough information to make a conclusion. Tell me the difference between your conclusion as far as former Secretary Clinton is concerned and Mr. Trump.”
COMEY: “The Clinton investigation was a completed investigation that the FBI had been deeply involved in, so I had an opportunity to understand all the facts and apply those facts against the law as I understood them. This investigation was under way — still going when I was fired. So it’s nowhere near in the same place.”
MCCAIN: “But it’s still ongoing.”
COMEY: “Correct. So far as I know. It was when I left.”
MCCAIN: “That investigation was going on. This investigation is going on. You reached separate conclusions.”
COMEY: “No. That one was done.”
MCCAIN: “That investigation have any involvement of Secretary Clinton or any of her associates is completed?”
COMEY: “As of July the 5th, the FBI completed its investigative work and that’s what I was announcing, what we had done and what we had found.”
MCCAIN: “Well, at least in the minds of this member, there’s a whole lot of questions remaining about what went on, particularly considering the fact that as you mentioned, it’s a, quote, big deal as to what went on during the campaign, so I’m glad you concluded that part of the investigation, but I think that the American people have a whole lot of questions out there, particularly since you just emphasized the role that Russia played. And obviously she was a candidate for president at the time. So she was clearly involved in this whole situation where fake news, as you just described it, is a big deal took place. You’re going to have to help me out here. In other words, we’re complete, the investigation of anything former Secretary Clinton had to do with the campaign is over and we don’t have to worry about it anymore?”
COMEY: ” With respect to — I’m a little confused.”
But McCain wasn’t done. Here’s how he closed his questioning of Comey:
MCCAIN: “So are you aware of anything that would lead you to believe that the president or members of the administration or members of the campaign could potentially be used to coerce or blackmail the administration?”
COMEY: “That’s a subject for investigations. Not something I can comment on sitting here.”
MCCAIN: “But you reached that conclusion as far as secretary Clinton was concerned, but you’re not reaching a conclusion as far as this administration is concerned. Are you aware of anything that would lead you to believe that information exists that could coerce members of the administration or blackmail the administration?”
COMEY: “That’s not a question I can answer, senator.”
This whole line of questioning was all very confusing, and it also threw James Comey for a loop too. The internet has had a field day with it as well.
It seems that Senator McCain was trying to make a point, but it just wasn’t coming out the way he wanted. And that point was, that the FBI handled Hilary Clinton with more ease than they currently are with Donald Trump and that there is favoritism politically going on here.
Senator McCain responded to the Internet Trolls and Fake News agencies around the world by issuing this statement.
“I get the sense from Twitter that my line of questioning today went over people’s heads. Maybe going forward I shouldn’t stay up late watching the Diamondbacks night games.
“What I was trying to get at was whether Mr. Comey believes that any of his interactions with the President rise to the level of obstruction of justice. In the case of Secretary Clinton’s emails, Mr. Comey was willing to step beyond his role as an investigator and state his belief about what ‘no reasonable prosecutor’ would conclude about the evidence. I wanted Mr. Comey to apply the same approach to the key question surrounding his interactions with President Trump—whether or not the President’s conduct constitutes obstruction of justice. While I missed an opportunity in today’s hearing, I still believe this question is important, and I intend to submit it in writing to Mr. Comey for the record.”
No one really cared for his excuse of watching a baseball game causing his confusing line of questioning, and we suspect the trolling of John McCain will continue into the near future.
And that’s why John McCain is The Unbalanced Being of the Day.
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