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“The View” Reacts To James Comey Hearing, Opening Statement (VIDEO)

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The View Comey Hearing Video

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The View Comey Hearing Video

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On Thursday’s “The View,” the co-hosts reacted to the James Comey hearing and his opening statement. Watch the video below.

As Gossip Cop reported, Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday about his dealings with Donald Trump, as well as about the investigations into Michael Flynn and Russian collusion. “The View” taped its episode as the hearing was underway, limiting what they could discuss. But they were well aware that Donald Trump Jr. was tweeting during the testimony, arguing that his father didn’t actually tell Comey to end the Flynn inquiry because he only said “I hope” something could be done.

An angry Joy Behar now countered, “When someone says, ‘I hope you don’t cut my hair too short,’ what do they mean? Don’t cut my hair too short!” Sunny Hostin agreed, saying, “What’s also very important about it is that Comey further testified that he took that as direction, he took that as a direction coming from the president of the United States.” That, she went on to declare, is “obstruction of justice.”

Jedediah Bila offered a dissenting viewpoint. “Donald Trump is not my favorite guy. I didn’t vote for him. But I keep looking for the media’s smoking gun here of grounds for impeachment, and it’s just not here,” she insisted. As she and Hostin started to go back and forth, Goldberg interjected to say it’s too early to discuss impeachable offenses since the testimony had only “just begun.”

Bila replied, “I’m talking about what’s been released so far, which is his written statement… These are some of things he’s saying: The president did not order him to stop an investigation into Flynn. Trump did not try to shut down investigations into collusion between potentially his officials and the Russian government.”

Hostin responded by listing, as a former federal prosecutor herself, what obstruction of justice charges she’d file based on Comey’s prepared statement and the early testimony. She again pointed to Comey taking Trump’s “I hope” phrase as a directive, and argued that the president making others leave the room before having the conversation showed “intent.” Agreed Goldberg, “That’s where he made the mistake.”

The attorney shouted “ding” as she added what she saw as the icing on the cake: Trump admitting he fired Comey because of the Russian investigation. Bila still didn’t agree, despite her colleagues’ protestations. Goldberg got the last word, saying, “I’m hoping that what will continue to happen is that [Comey] will do what he should be doing, telling the truth as he knows it. That’s what I care about.” Check out the full video below.

 


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