On the roster: – Trump makes Dems chase tails on Obama tapping – Sharp lines drawn as Gorsuch gets underway – What could determine Gorsuch’s fate? – Audible: Better wed than red – What about ‘Don’?
TRUMP MAKES DEMS CHASE TAILS ON OBAMA TAPPING
Say what you will about President Trump’s claims that his predecessor was spying on him during the 2016 campaign, they have been a remarkably effective distraction.
Given the chance to publicly interrogate FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers about Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential campaign – a topic that should be an absolute field day for the blue team – Democrats instead devoted much of their questioning to disproving Trump’s apparently baseless claim.
Yes, Democrats coaxed Comey into revealing some potent conclusions, especially the unambiguous declaration that Russian interference was aimed at harming Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and that the Kremlin had a distinct preference for Trump in the election.
But still, the foamy froth over Trump’s tweeted allegations took up an enormous amount of time.