Well, it looks like the “real nut job” that Donald Trump was forced, gun to his head, to fire because of how mean he was being to Hillary Clinton (his dismissal certainly had nothing to do with the fact that he was leading an investigation into the administration’s ties to the Kremlin) is now set to testify before a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in an open session.
- COMEY AGREES TO TESTIFY IN OPEN SESSION: REUTERS CITES CMTE
- COMEY TO TESTIFY AT SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE: STATEMENT
Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump last week amid an agency probe into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election, has agreed to testify before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee at a public hearing, the committee said in a statement on Friday.
The hearing will be scheduled after the May 29 Memorial Day holiday, the statement said.
And here’s the official statement:
🚨🚨🚨 COMEY agrees to testify in open session before Senate Intel pic.twitter.com/PXktidhJyI
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 19, 2017
This caps off a disastrous series of Friday afternoon headlines that started with a NY Times report suggesting Trump bragged about firing Comey to Sergey Lavrov and Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office last week, allegedly calling the former FBI Director “a crazy nut job.”
That was immediately followed by a WaPo story that revealed a White Official close to Trump (you’ve gotta think it’s Kushner considering the questions swirling around the golden boy recently) is now a “significant person of interest” in the law enforcement probe.
It's jared Kushner have confirmed this with four people. I'm not speculating
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 19, 2017
That story was itself confirmed hours later by NBC.
JUST IN: An unnamed current White House official is under FBI investigation related to Russia collusion, 2 U.S. officials confirm
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 19, 2017
One can only imagine what Trump is saying right about now, but you can bet he won’t be in the best of moods when he’s wheels down in Riyadh.
Get that fucker a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream in a hurry because it’s looking more and more like he’s going to be a well-done steak with a side of ketchup within about two months.