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Trump Reacts To Comey Testimony The Only Way He Can

First Posted: Jun 11, 2017 10:17 AM EDT

After Thursday's highly-anticipated and revealing Senate testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump himself was eerily silent up until early Friday morning.

In trademark contradictory Trump-style, the President somehow felt that Comey's testimony was based off lies, but at the same time vindicated him from allegations of collusion with hostile foreign powers:

In an opening statement released Wednesay to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey detailed a private conversation with President Trump in the Oval Office shortly after National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was forced to resign, in which Comey recalls the president saying, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go."

Several Republican Senators on the Committee pointed to those comments as proof that the president did not obstruct justice in the Russia investigation, hinging on the word "hope. However, several users on Twitter provided several examples of obstruction convictions sticking based on that same word, including New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Litpak:

Trump kept his moderately-sized fingers off Twitter most of Thursday and deferred to his long-time lawyer Mark Kasowitz to paint Comey's testimony as filled with falsehoods and that he was a "leaker" of sensitive materials:

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