On Thursday, now-fired FBI director James Comey will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify about the circumstances of his firing. Unless the special counsel has asked him to remain silent, he is widely expected to confirm that Donald Trump pressured him to curtail the FBI investigation into the connections between Russian operatives and his own team before that firing.
Because Trump is now completely uncontrollable by his staff, he has now scrapped plans for a “war room” to spout the requisite propaganda rebutting the FBI director’s own charges against him and instead will be responding himself, live, on Twitter.
Washington Post reporter Robert Costa told MSNBC on Tuesday that the president would directly respond to Comey on Twitter as the testimony is underway.
“I was just talking to some White House officials this morning and their view is that the president himself wants to be the messenger, his own warrior, his own lawyer, his own spokesman,” Costa explained. “Some outside people, some surrogates will be available.”
“But the president is expected to be tweeting on Thursday in response to Comey, not to stay quiet during the testimony,” he added. “Because he himself wants to be the one driving the process.”
The odds that the sitting president will tweet something indictable are, and this is probably the first time in history this sentence has ever been used, nontrivial.
Daily Kos will be liveblogging both Comey’s testimony and the responses of the frothing madman in charge of America’s military on Thursday morning beginning at 10am Eastern. This presumes Trump has not been forcibly placed in a mental institution in the next 48 hours—again, after the last several days, a possibility that we can no longer preclude. If you plan to buy popcorn you’d better damn well hurry; national popcorn rationing rules are expected to apply.