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"The former director of the FBI under oath called the president of the United States a liar." (Photo: Getty)

'Unbelievable, Unprecedented': Best Reactions From Second Half of Comey Hearing

"It's significant that Republicans have basically conceded Comey's testimony is correct," noted Perry Bacon Jr.

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During the final half of his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee—in which he has already taken the "unbelievable, unprecedented" step of calling the President of the United States a liar under oath—former FBI Director James Comey continued to answer questions regarding his knowledge of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Asked if he believes Trump colluded with the Russian government, Comey said, "That's a question I don't think I should answer in an open setting."

When the possibility that his conversations with the president were taped arose, Comey was quick to say, "Release all the tapes."

Adding to the abundant commentary on the first half of the testimony, reactions continued to flow on social media:


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Violent Threats Against FBI Soar as Trump Lies About Mar-a-Lago Search

Menacing messages posted online "include a threat to place a so-called dirty bomb in front of FBI Headquarters" and "general calls for 'civil war' and 'armed rebellion,'" officials warned.

Kenny Stancil ·


'Biggest Win for Tax Fairness' in Decades: Progressives Cheer Reforms in IRA, Demand More

"While this bill establishes desperately needed changes to our tax laws and IRS funding, it is still a far cry from the systemic changes that we need in our society to rectify the hold the rich still have on every level of our economy."

Kenny Stancil ·


'Care Can't Wait': IRA a Good Start, Progressives Say, But More Is Needed

"Americans deserve a full loaf of bread," said health justice advocate Ady Barkan.

Kenny Stancil ·


'I'm Back': Fetterman Returns to Campaign Trail Following May Stroke

"I'm not only grateful to be alive, but also for the campaign we're building together," said the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat.

Kenny Stancil ·


Because Climate Science 'Does Not Grade on a Curve,' Experts Says IRA Not Enough

"There is an urgent need for much more aggressive and far-reaching measures to prevent climate chaos," said the head of one progressive consumer advocacy group.

Brett Wilkins ·

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