Comey, under oath, mind you: - Immediately calls Trump a liar about Comey's standing with respect to morale and effectiveness within the FBI, and later details even more Trump lies - Confirms nine separate and highly unusual private conversations with Trump - Confirms that he took notes after those meetings because he didn't trust Trump to be truthful - Confirms that he shared those notes with other high-ups in the FBI and DOJ - Confirms that Trump asked him if he liked his job and wanted to keep it - Confirms that Trump demanded his loyalty - Confirms that Trump issued a directive to drop the Flynn investigation - Confirms that Trump asked everybody else to leave the room so that he might direct Comey to drop the Flynn investigation - Confirms that Trump wanted the pressure of the Russia investigation lifted - Confirms that he was fired because of the ongoing Russia investigation - Confirms that Trump, even though 17 intelligence agencies found that Russia hacked our election and the first job of any president is to protect Americans and American democracy, never asked even once during those nine meetings about any of those espionage details nor about any measures the FBI might be taking to protect America from further attack Now, from all that, Republicans would have you believe Trump was "exonerated" and "vindicated". I guess it's because Comey by oath CONFIRMED all those things instead of dropping any new bombshells. That's the sad state of political affairs in this country: when ANY day passes that Trump hasn't said or committed something outrageously ridiculous or lying or criminal he's been normalized and vindicated.... as though each event has no permanence or importance. And I suppose that Republicans drew a deep breath of relief that Comey said Trump, himself, was not under investigation.... as though that was the purpose of the hearing, and as though he was never responsible for his own campaign staff, and as though by that he couldn't possibly be under investigation NOW. And I guess the fact that Comey passed through a friend one of those notes to the media allowed Trump to label him a "leaker", as though Comey had no perfect right as a private citizen to do it, and as though the content of the note wasn't as important as the matter in which it was made public. Well, unfortunately for all those Republicans I am CERTAIN that Robert Mueller doesn't frame things their way. And I am certain that Robert Mueller, who has had a 30 year professional relationship with James Comey, doesn't appreciate Trump's attempts to drag his name through the mud. But here's the REAL kicker: I am also certain that each and every Republican, including yourselves, believes Comey over Trump. And this is why, after an OFFICIAL hearing that CONFIRMED what had previously been merely unsubstantiated reportage and rumor, Trump is in more legal danger than ever and why your victory laps look so silly to anybody with brains.