Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Comey's testimony tomorrow --- live television event

Former FBI Director Comey's testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee will be widely broadcast tomorrow beginning at 10am.  While some of the media and political commentary of late has likened the current investigations into Trump's clumsy attempts at obstruction of justice as similar to Watergate may be exaggerated or at least premature, the attention that this hearing will receive is a reminder of the days in 1973 when a congressional hearing was television that had to be watched by many.  It will be interesting to see the tally of viewers during the panel.

It will be necessary for viewers to choke through the self serving questions posed and commentary made by some of the various Senators on the committee.  This is clearly their chance for national exposure, and rarely has anyone accused members of the Senate of being shy when it comes to publicity.  Still, the approach that they individually take will be interesting to see, especially relative to party line adherence and the states that they represent.

Stay tuned.

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