Trump will watch Comey's testimony – with his lawyers! – but live-tweeting may not be in the cards

Trump will watch Comey’s testimony – with his lawyers! – but live-tweeting may not be in the cards


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Trump will watch Comey’s testimony – with his lawyers! – but live-tweeting may not be in the cards
Daily Mail UK ^ | June 8, 2017 | Francesca Chambers

Posted on 06/08/2017 6:54:00 AM PDT by COUNTrecount

Trump will watch Comey’s testimony – with his lawyers! – but live-tweeting may not be in the cards

Comey testimony Thursday in front of the Senate will be his first on-the-record statements since the former FBI director was abruptly dismissed

Testimony has been promoted as must-see TV that no one inside or outside Washington would dare miss

White House Press Secretary cited a ‘full day’ on Thursday that would conveniently keep the commander in chief off Twitter

But Trump has nothing on his schedule until 12:30 pm and will reportedly be watching the hearing from the White House dining room with his lawyers

President Trump will be watching his fired FBI director’s testimony with rapt attention this morning.

His closest advisers and a team of lawyers at his side, the president will camp out in the White House dining room, Bloomberg reports.

Aides did not say whether the president, whose Twitter went dark on Thursday morning, would be rebutting James Comey in real time on social media.

Trump’s first event of the day is at 12:30 pm – more than two hours after James Comey takes the stand.

WH Press Secretary Sean Spicer had promised a ‘full day’ that would eat up the president’s time. The Trump spokesman brought up the mid-day speech the president would be delivering and a meeting with governors and mayors to discuss the president’s infrastructure renewal proposal.

Both are on his Thursday schedule but take place after the first hours of the Comey hearing, giving the president plenty of time to scrutinize and tweet about the former law enforcement official’s account of their private conversations.

The WH has said ‘the president is the most effective messenger on his agenda.’ It remains to be seen whether he will take on Comey directly

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk


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To: COUNTrecount

I agree Mr President
Hold fire until Comey has the full hearing to perjure himself

2 posted on 06/08/2017 6:55:39 AM PDT by silverleaf (We voted for change, not leftover change)

To: COUNTrecount

You just know that the people in that room will have a sort of “checklist”.

Will he say this?
Will he deny that?

Comey makes a wrong step in front of Congress and President Trump is going to turn to someone and say: “Do we have him? Did he just screw up? Can we charge him this afternoon?”

3 posted on 06/08/2017 6:56:32 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Abortion is what slavery was: immoral but not illegal. Not yet.)

To: COUNTrecount

Mmmm. Ham sammiches.

4 posted on 06/08/2017 6:57:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The so-called mainstream media resembles a sixth grade lunchroom these days.)

To: COUNTrecount

I think just the possibility served Trump’s purpose just fine 🙂

5 posted on 06/08/2017 6:57:27 AM PDT by mewzilla (Was Obama surveilling John Roberts? Might explain a lot.)

To: ClearCase_guy

ANd didn’t President Trump meet yesterday with some or all of today’s questioners?

I hope we get a few take-downs

6 posted on 06/08/2017 6:59:22 AM PDT by Principled (OMG I’m so tired of all this winning….)

To: COUNTrecount

Comey’s self righteous arrogance may be his undoing. I wonder if he truly realizes the trap is is walking into…

7 posted on 06/08/2017 6:59:30 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I held my nose, voted for Trump, then took a shower. All to defeat evil.)

To: COUNTrecount

I’m watching this freakin circus and I’m so ticked off!! Freakin republican congress/senators should have never let it get this far…bastard traitorous asses!!!


To: COUNTrecount

The DEMS last ‘hoorah’! This fails…it’s time to move on.


To: COUNTrecount

He absolutely should tweet during the hearing! But only pictures of his grandkids and various golf courses.

Drive. Them. Nuts.

10 posted on 06/08/2017 7:03:24 AM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear – M. Gaye)

To: silverleaf

The Gambler
Kenny Rogers

On a warm summer’s eve
On a train bound for nowhere
I met up with the gambler
We were both too tired to sleep
So we took turns a-starin’
Out the window at the darkness
The boredom overtook us,
And he began to speak

He said, “Son, I’ve made a life
Out of readin’ people’s faces
Knowin’ what the cards were
By the way they held their eyes
So if you don’t mind me sayin’
I can see you’re out of aces
For a taste of your whiskey
I’ll give you some advice”

So I handed him my bottle
And he drank down my last swallow
Then he bummed a cigarette
And asked me for a light
And the night got deathly quiet
And his faced lost all expression
He said, “If you’re gonna play the game, boy
You gotta learn to play it right

You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em
Know when to fold ‘em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done

Every gambler knows
That the secret to survivin’
Is knowin’ what to throw away
And knowin’ what to keep
‘Cause every hand’s a winner
And every hand’s a loser
And the best that you can hope for is to die
in your sleep

And when he finished speakin’
He turned back toward the window
Crushed out his cigarette
And faded off to sleep
And somewhere in the darkness
The gambler he broke even
But in his final words
I found an ace that I could keep

You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em
Know when to fold ‘em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done

As I have said before, let everyone put their cards on the table…

11 posted on 06/08/2017 7:03:42 AM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)

To: COUNTrecount

How’s that fifth column Democrat Resistance cabal going now?

Maybe Comey should have been loyal to America instead of Clinyon-Obama-Clinton.

12 posted on 06/08/2017 7:04:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The so-called mainstream media resembles a sixth grade lunchroom these days.)

To: COUNTrecount

Dick Cheney will be indicted!

Trump will be impeached!

Insert_Liberal_Fantasy_Here!_

13 posted on 06/08/2017 7:07:30 AM PDT by MrEdd (MrEdd)

To: COUNTrecount; All


To: 100American

I’ve long believed that is the wisest, best song ever written. It contains great advice for any young man smart enough to pay attention.

15 posted on 06/08/2017 7:08:58 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Liberals think in propaganda)

To: COUNTrecount

This is what I suggested. His lawyers need to vet those tweets. Of course, I got attacked for that suggestion.

Drudge had up a story yesterday about how Trump has avoided a problem Bill Clinton had by hiring outside counsel. It is a very very smart move.

Don’t screw it up by not listening to outside counsel!

Outside counsel should not..and probably does not ..want Trump tweeting willy nilly over Comey today.

VET THE TWEETS TODAY

16 posted on 06/08/2017 7:09:49 AM PDT by RummyChick (can we switch Don,Jr for Prince Kush and his flak jacket. From Yacht Party to Warzone ready to wear.)

To: 100American

That is such a great song with a great life lesson!

17 posted on 06/08/2017 7:09:58 AM PDT by petitfour (Appeal to Heaven)

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