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'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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'This Cannot Happen': Biden DHS Seeks Contractor for Migrant Detention Center at Guantánamo Bay

The solicitation for bids—which requires some guards who speak Spanish and Haitian Creole—comes as the administration is under fire for mass deportations of migrants, including thousands of Haitians.

Jessica Corbett ·


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"Wealthy nations are using up the world's vaccine supply, and developing nations are suffering and losing thousands of people every day."

Brett Wilkins ·


11 Senators Support House Progressives' Push to Pass Full Biden Agenda

"We voted for the bipartisan infrastructure bill with the clear commitment that the two pieces of the package would move together along a dual track."

Jessica Corbett ·


Ex-Prisoners Recall US Torture at 'Afghanistan's Abu Ghraib'

"It is psychologically hard for me to recall all that was happening," said one former Bagram Air Base inmate. "The torture was mostly done by Afghans, sometimes the Americans. But the orders came from the U.S."

Brett Wilkins ·


Rapid Shift to Electric Vehicles Could Create Over 150,000 Jobs in US by 2030

A new report says "smart" pro-labor policies by lawmakers would transform the "inevitable" shift to EVs "into a new beginning for U.S. producers and the rebuilding of a foundation for good jobs."

Kenny Stancil ·

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