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10 HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COMEY TESTIMONY

June 13, 2017

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1. Comey clearly stated that President Trump was at no point the subject of any FBI investigation.

2. Comey confirmed that the President never asked for the Russia investigation to be dropped.

3. Even MSNBC host Chis Matthews admitted that the TrumpRussiacollusionnarrativecame apart” with Comey’s testimony.

4. The former FBI director put it simply: “There have been many, many stories based on — well, lots of stuff, but about Russia that are dead wrong.”

5. The MSM has become reliant on anonymous sources, and it speaks volumes that it took a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing to bring the truth to light.

6. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, sought further clarification by pointedly asking about a much-discussed New York Times’ story titled “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence.” Comey did not mince words by responding that the Times’ story “was not true” and saying yes when Cotton asked if the article was “almost entirely wrong.”

7. Comey also used Idaho Republican Sen. Jim Risch’s question on the Times’ false reporting as an opportunity to expand on “the challenge” with media reports using classified information and anonymous sourcing. He put it simply: “The people talking about it often don’t really know what’s going on.”

8. He went on to explain that “those of us who actually know what’s going on are not talking about it. And we don’t call the press to say, ‘Hey, you got that thing wrong about this sensitive topic.’ We just have to leave it there.” Underscoring the problems this administration has against a narrative based on unidentified sources and rumors.

9. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio on leaks to the press highlighted the agenda of the MSM to use leaks to harm the President, but also forced Comey to admit that he himself had leaked damaging information about the President. Rubio astutely observed “the only thing that’s never been leaked is the fact that the President was not personally under investigation.” Why? Because that didn’t fit the left’s Trump-Russia narrative.

10. We did learn a great deal about Comey’s concerns regarding the previous administratin — specifically the apparent obstruction arising from former Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation. The Obama administration has serious questions to answer based on Comey’s testimony.

The Comey hearing ended up being a bust for those peddling conspiracy theories about Trump and Russia, and even more embarrassing for the media outlets fueling that hysteria with inaccurate reporting. It’s past time for this witch hunt to end, and hopefully Comey’s testimony helped hasten its demise.

Editor’s Note: Taken from a CNN oped on 6/09/2017 written by Anthony Scaramucci. Mr. Scaramucci is the founder of SkyBridge Capital and was a member of the Trump transition team.

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