President Trump tweeted out during a live congressional hearing (while it was still underway) falsely claiming that FBI Director James Comey and National Security Director Michael Rogers told Congress “that Russia did not influence the electoral process.”
Trump used their words selectively to try and manipulate his millions of followers on Twitter.
Well, Rep. Jim Himes read out loud Trump’s tweet to both Comey and Rogers asking them if what the president said was an accurate reflection of their views. Their response was simply that it was not. They looked confused by what President Trump even said.
“It certainly wasn’t our intention to say that today, because we don’t have any information on that subject.”
This was simply a brilliant move on the part of Congressman Himes. Maybe Trump should wait until the hearing is over next time so he doesn’t have the ability to be fact-checked in real time.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 20, 2017