McCain Blames Much-Maligned Comey Hearing Performance on Late-Night Baseball Viewing


Senator John McCain can explain why his questioning was so weird during today’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.

McCain questioned James Comey about his meetings with President Trump, though the senator ended up rambling on for a bit while pursuing a really strange line of inquiry. Things got so bizarre that loads of people were consulting each other on Twitter to find out what exactly McCain was trying to say.

Evidently, McCain took notice of the Twitterverse’s confusion, and he says he was off his game because he had a late night watching the Diamondbacks.

“What I was trying to get at was whether Mr. Comey believes that any of his interactions with the President rise to the level of obstruction of justice. In the case of Secretary Clinton’s emails, Mr. Comey was willing to step beyond his role as an investigator and state his belief about what ‘no reasonable prosecutor’ would conclude about the evidence. I wanted Mr. Comey to apply the same approach to the key question surrounding his interactions with President Trump—whether or not the President’s conduct constitutes obstruction of justice. While I missed an opportunity in today’s hearing, I still believe this question is important, and I intend to submit it in writing to Mr. Comey for the record.”

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