While Trump may be at the White House right now celebrating the passage of a healthcare bill he didn’t write nor understands the content of by a single vote through one of two Houses of Congress like he won the Super Bowl, the House Intelligence Committee is here to rain on his parade.
Just finished closed hearing with FBI Director Comey and NSA Director Rogers. Good opportunity for our follow up. Here are next steps: pic.twitter.com/eOjX1SRR9B
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 4, 2017
Because while Trump was at the podium, putting on a ridiculous dog-and-pony show for the cameras, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and the rest of the House Intelligence Committee were in a closed hearing with FBI Director Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers regarding the investigation into President Trump and his team’s potentially treasonous collusion with agents of the Russian Federation.
It appears that with the recusal of Devin Nunes (R-CA), the House Intelligence Committee is back on track and speeding ahead with their interviews and investigations. During the public hearing, Director Comey said that he couldn’t answer a question nearly 100 times. It is hoped that he would be less taciturn behind closed doors.
The next to testify will be Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who warned the White House about National Security Adviser Michael Flynn being susceptible to Russian blackmail just a few days before her firing; former Director National Intelligence James Clapper and CIA Director James Brennan.
Though Trump may be going to bed smiling tonight, unable to comprehend that his “victory” is Pyrrhic at best and heads off to his Bedminster golf course tomorrow for yet another round of golf, the clock is slowly ticking. As the conspiracy theorists of Twitter begin to whisper about “sealed complaints” and “grand juries,” the real investigators behind the scenes are back to working overtime to find out the truth behind Trump’s treason.
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Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.