As we told you earlier, James Comey’s town hall on CNN included some serious efforts to keep the Dems’ Russia narrative alive. Another topic that arose was that of former FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, whose anti-Trump texts are well documented.
First, host Anderson Cooper had to lay down some background so anybody who only gets their news from liberal media outlets knew what they were about to discuss:
.@andersoncooper wouldn't have to give viewers this speedy crash course on who Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are, or Andrew McCabe's misdeeds, if @CNN had actually covered them in any kind of serious manner #ComeyTownHall pic.twitter.com/oTBwJKK1XE
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) May 10, 2019
And then Cooper asked Comey about Strzok and Page, whose actions the former FBI director said he regretted:
"It made us all look bad," Comey says of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. #ComeyTownhall
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) May 10, 2019
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) May 10, 2019
Comey called it a “personal tragedy” for Strzok in particular:
“Peter Strzok is a very talented agent,” Comey said. “It’s a personal tragedy for him. But, as much as I care about individuals, I care about the institution more. It hurt the institution.”
Comey would no doubt gladly slam Trump for things the people working under him say or do, but apparently those “rules” are different when the subject is the FBI under Comey’s watch.
I think we can add a few more names to that list https://t.co/oetwsSHFHW
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) May 10, 2019
Yeah, maybe at least one more name.
He lied on FISA applications. Go directly to jail.
— JWF (@JammieWF) May 10, 2019
It’s all far from over, hence the House Democrats’ scramble to stop Bill Barr.
LOL. James Comey didn’t need Strzok and Page to be clown himself. He did that all by himself—repeatedly.
— Paul Collins (@pcollins1966) May 10, 2019
Hahahahaaaa!! Strzok, in his text messages, references a conversation with Lisa Page and Andrew McCabe in McCabe's FBI office about stopping Trump with "an insurance policy." Among other things… So Comey's "gosh darn, we're honest" mush is blatantly false. #ComeyTownhall
— LucyGallery ⏳ (@LucyGallery) May 10, 2019
They…..?. You are included in that shame…
— Silver Sneekers (@Ms_S1954) May 10, 2019
I don't think he's quite aware of what he just admitted. https://t.co/abWXhnfhte
— GoSellCrazy… (@rrobertschwartz) May 10, 2019
It starts at the top
— Tyler (@TylerKY) May 10, 2019
He forgot to add himself
— Allen (@raiderbrown1988) May 10, 2019
Comey said that Strzok and Page’s anti-Trump comments made the entire FBI “look bad,” but is it really difficult to believe Comey shared similar sentiments on the job?
"You cannot have a President who's a chronic liar," says fmr. FBI Dir. James Comey.
The President can't be "someone who lies constantly," he says. "I thought Republicans agreed with that. It's one of the reasons I'm no longer a Republican." #ComeyTownHall https://t.co/VTSLGm1Jq6 pic.twitter.com/ak5rfDmJZX
— CNN (@CNN) May 10, 2019
"This President, because he's an amoral leader, shapes those around him." Former FBI Director James Comey explains why he wrote in an op-ed that President Trump "eats your soul in small bites." #ComeyTownHall https://t.co/QeZyQbbrl7 pic.twitter.com/two4IqYCyH
— CNN (@CNN) May 10, 2019