Here at Red Blue, we are going to call another flag on the field on Senator Tim Kaine for his comments about the Comey hearing on Thursday.
On Thursday during an appearance on CNN Sen. Tim Kaine said that testimony from James Comey about the former AG Loretta Lynch is not relevant. Kaine said:
“I thought that was pretty much irrelevant in the hearing yesterday. 2016 is over. This is about 2017. “This is about a sitting president and why he fired the FBI director in a historic move and was that connected, as he suggested, to the Russians and his office the next day with his desire to undermine the Russia investigation.”
Comey also testified what “capped” his decision to make the statement about the results of the email investigation. CNN reports:
He said what “capped” his decision to make his now-famous statement about the results of an investigation involving Clinton was a publicly reported meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton. After Clinton and Lynch met as their planes were on the same tarmac, Comey said he decided he had to “protect the credibility of the investigation.”
Comey said Lynch’s request that he call the Justice Department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server a “matter” as opposed to an “investigation” partially lead to his decision to publicly comment on the situation.
But Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, said there was no decision within the campaign to use the word “matter” opposed to investigation.
“Never,” he said. “I used the word investigation all the time.”
“The papers were filled for weeks with the story — there was no talking point about that,” he added.
The Republican National Committee and GOP lawmakers highlighted Comey’s revelation about Lynch after the hearing, but Kaine said they should focus on the ongoing investigations into Russia’s role in the 2016 election.
"We had an investigation open at the time. So that gave me a queasy feeling," Comey says on AG Lynch asking to call email probe a "matter" pic.twitter.com/6UF5jIJvxN
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 8, 2017
Yes, the Russia conclusion investigation is necessary even if you disagree with it. Why? Because it will either exonerate him or doom him and then we can all move on (hopefully).
We have said many times here for open public hearings and for all the information related to the Russian collision investigation to be declassified. Then, whatever information that comes from those hearings “let the chips fall as they may.”
If information is discovered that the President broke the law let it come out. Likewise, if information is unmasked that Obama or members of the Obama administration broke the law then let it come outas well! The information that Comey provided is a “chip” and should be investigated at a later date because it’s just as important.
Why is it important you ask? If Loretta Lynch had an open investigation open on you she’s not going to have a private meeting with your significant other.
If Trump is found to have broken the law, then run him out of town! But, if others have done the same thing like I want them run out of town as well. This culture of corruption from the bureaucrats and pundits must stop.
When Senator Kaine says “look at this not that” is why a lot of people can’t stand Washington. No! We want to pay attention to it all!