The drama over the firing of James Comey from the FBI has just intensified. Democrats wanted Comey to testify before a Senate committee but he’s declining. Some people are citing a recent tweet by President Trump as the reason.
Here’s the tweet:
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
This has set off a new round of outrage among already unhinged Democrats.
Comey declines to testify before Senate committee
Ousted FBI Director James Comey will not appear in a closed session before the Senate Intelligence Committee next Tuesday.
Comey had been invited by Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and top Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia. Their panel is investigating Russia’s election meddling and allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Warner announced that Comey would not be appearing before his panel in an interview on MSNBC Friday.
The session would have provided Comey a first chance to discuss with lawmakers the circumstances of his firing.
It doesn’t really matter what Trump does here. Democrats and their allies in media have already turned this entire situation into a circus. They’re convinced this is the new Watergate, even though it isn’t anything close.