If you were waiting for the first shoe to drop in James Comey’s appearance on Capitol Hill this morning, you didn’t have long to wait. The recently ousted FBI director wasted no time, using his opening remarks to accuse President Trump of lying.
Comey is the star witness before the Senate Intelligence Committee, now looking into alleged Russian attempts to interfere in last year’s presidential election. By his own account, Trump fired Comey because he was unhappy with the FBI’s investigation into the Russian matter.
But it was Trump’s words surrounding the firing that raised Comey’s hackles and, he suggested today, prompted him to speak out against the President.
So, what began with concerns over whether Trump or his associates colluded with Russia has now grown to include the question of whether the President tried to obstruct ongoing investigations of the matter.
Much will be said as to whether the President’s words show an attempt to obstruct justice or are merely “Trump being Trump.” But one thing is certain: His penchant for injecting Alternative facts into just about every situation is doing harm to the country he has sworn to serve.