All that crowing we saw from Comey earlier this week just came to a screeching halt when Horowitz answered one direct question.
As predicted, the Impeachment process rushed to a conclusion just in time to get ahead of the Horowitz IG Report and contest it for headline space and national media attention.
Today, while visions of Impeachment dance in the heads of the Partisan Press, the work in the Senate marches on.
The Senate Judiciary Committee was in session asking questions of the Inspector General and his report. One question, in particular, caught our notice.
Before we jump to that question, let’s set this up properly by citing a couple of Comey’s most recent self-congratulatory tweets:
So it was all lies. No treason. No spying on the campaign. No tapping Trumps wires. It was just good people trying to protect America. https://t.co/9nurCaIBq2
— James Comey (@Comey) December 9, 2019
“[Y]ou can't promote principled anti-corruption action without pissing-off corrupt people.” George P. Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, November 14, 2019.
— James Comey (@Comey) November 16, 2019
Sure, Comey’s a real ‘martyr’ for the cause of justice. But, he just might want to keep his lawyer on speed dial anyway.
Horowitz’s answer gave Comey an absolute SPANKING.
"Former FBI Director James Comey said this week that your report vindicates him. Is that a fair assessment?" Sen. Lindsey Graham asks.
— ABC News (@ABC) December 11, 2019
The very guy whose report Comey leaned on for his ‘vindication’ was asked a direct question about that vindication.
The answer was, shall we say, ‘unhelpful’ to Comey’s cause.