Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, directly appealed to President Donald Trump on Face the Nation today to stop tweeting so much.
She told CBS’ John Dickerson she wants to hear James Comey answer questions like “What was he asked by the president? Was he asked to in any way alter the investigation? What was he asked about General Flynn?”
And if Trump fired Comey “because of his investigation and he was worried about what the investigation might conclude… that borders on a very serious charge.”
Feinstein also defended Comey from Trump’s reported remarks that he was a “nut job,” saying, “This is a horrible thing for a president to say. Former Director Comey is no way, shape, or form a nut job.”
She was the senator, you may recall, who asked Comey the question that led to his now-infamous answer about how it makes him feel “mildly nauseous” to think his actions on the Clinton email investigation affected the election. She subsequently criticized Comey and said, “It is very hard for me to believe that he felt so sanctimonious about having to come forward.”
Feinstein today also sent a message out directly to the president:
“I’d really like to say it meaning well. And that is stop the tweeting. Think about what you say. Because you’re reflecting in a big pool. And the Senate and the House have to feel a sense of stability from day to day. We can’t feel the anxiety that goes with not knowing what may happen next, what may be said next. And we need to depend on our president for truth. That is really important.”
Watch above, via CBS.
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