In his highly anticipated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey took direct aim at President Donald Trump as he recounted in great detail the interactions that culminated in his firing.
Here are some of the best social media reactions from the first hour of testimony and questioning:
Anyone keeping a count of how many times Comey calls Trump a liar in this hearing? We're at like 3, right?
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) June 8, 2017
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) June 8, 2017
"I was concerned that he would lie about the content of our meeting" says Comey of Trump. And never felt that way before.
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) June 8, 2017
Comey just made it pretty clear Mueller is going to investigate obstruction of justice. A bombshell for the WH.
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) June 8, 2017
"Those were lies, plain and simple" James Comey on Donald Trump's reasons for firing him #ComeyDay
— WorkingFamiliesParty (@WorkingFamilies) June 8, 2017
We can all agree with Jim Comey that, Lordy, we hope there are tapes.
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) June 8, 2017
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The #ComeyHearings are showing Americans in real time what the felony of Obstruction of Justice looks like.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 8, 2017
Comey 1st hr: Trump's a liar. Directed me to drop Flynn inquiry. Fired me when I didn't. Special counsel considering if that's obstruction.
— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) June 8, 2017
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 8, 2017
— Colorlines.com (@Colorlines) June 8, 2017
Jim Risch trying to distinguish between an "order" and an attempt to influence, but the legal definition of obstruction of justice doesn't. pic.twitter.com/W6ntzJUsQ4
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) June 8, 2017
Reminder: the President flat-out lied about asking Comey to lay off Flynn. Undeniable. Cut and dried.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 8, 2017