Former FBI director James Comey is giving evidence at a Congressional hearing today, discussing Russian interference in the election and President Donald Trump's alleged request to stop the investigation into Michael Flynn. The national security adviser was dismissed when it emerged that he'd had conversations with Russian officials before taking office and allegedly misled Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of the conversation.
Unsurprisingly, the hearing is trending hard on social media, with hundreds of thousands tuning in for the event and letting people know their thoughts.
Comey should quietly place without comment a jewel case labeled "Pee Tape" next to him on the table.— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) June 8, 2017
Stars — They're just like us! Trump plans to spend the morning watching Comey's testimony, huddled w legal team and small group of advisers.— Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) June 8, 2017
Comey: "I personally watched Trump strangle an infant."— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) June 8, 2017
McConnell: "The important thing is that we kept Merrick Garland off the Court."