George Takei and Adam Schiff are joined by King of Horror Stephen King and John Fugelsang responding to James Comey’s testimony.
Twitter explodes in the wake of Thursday’s testimony by former FBI Director James Comey before the U.S. Senate.
Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) weighed in, tweeting: “Comey: He dangled my job. Demanded loyalty. Wanted Flynn case dropped. Wanted Russia cloud lifted. Fired me. Trump: I’m totally vindicated!”
Comey: He dangled my job. Demanded loyalty. Wanted Flynn case dropped. Wanted Russia cloud lifted. Fired me.
Trump: I'm totally vindicated!
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) June 8, 2017
Interestingly, his tweet foreshadowed Trump’s eventual response to Comey’s testimony in which he claimed to have been vindicated.
Trump’s handlers managed to keep him away from his smart phone during Comey’s Senate testimony all day Thursday, but first thing Friday morning he was back at it, tweeting “Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!”
Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2017
Beloved Star Trek actor and activist George Takei responded to Trump’s tweet noting that it was “karma” not a leak that was catching up with Trump:
Those were his own damn notes, you mendacious imbecile. And after being fired, it's not called leaking. It's called karma. https://t.co/Eh5qRfXPB3
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 9, 2017
In May 2017, The New York Times reported that Trump told Russian officials that Comey was a “nut job,” and the King of Horror, Stephen King, tweeted that it was Trump and not Comey who was the “actual ‘nut job.'”
After listening to Comey today and Trump for last 4 and a half months, I have a clear opinion on which one is the actual "nut job."
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 8, 2017
Taking a different approach, John Fugelsang’s tweet related to Comey’s response to Trump’s tweet, suggesting that “Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”
Noting that tweet, Comey said: “Lordy, I hope there are tapes” as that would mean parts of his testimony would not amount to his word against Trump’s.
Everyone at The Kremlin's already sick of a giggling Putin drinking vodka & shouting "Lordy I hope there are tapes!" #ComeyDay
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) June 8, 2017