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Comey Testimony Offers Ammo for Both Sides

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While no progress was made during the most recent James Comey hearing, both sides took the talking points they wanted from the event…

James Comey’s latest testimony to congressional leaders on Capitol Hill represented a smorgasbord of information that gives ammo to both sides of the political aisle. From his dispute of President Trumps version of events surrounding meetings between the two, to his revelation that then Attorney General Loretta Lynch pressured him into describing the bureau’s work into the Hillary Clinton server as other than an investigation, Comey had both political parties in his crosshairs.

Ultimately, though, regardless of your takeaways from his testimony, certain truths held fast. That American adversaries such as Russia are continuing efforts to infringe upon our democracy, and that political personalities continue to put their own careers ahead of the good of the country.

Perhaps the most troubling takeaway is that the rule of law appears to apply differently to those in power.

Brandon Blackburn

Brandon Blackburn is a Senior OpsLens Contributor and former CIA Counterterrorism Officer with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA with a concentration in International Business. During his time with the CIA, Brandon served multiple tours in the Middle East, to include Iraq and Jordan, and in Afghanistan. Brandon consults with businesses and media on national security related issues with his consulting firm B4B Enterprises. Blackburn is also a consulting producer for Live PD on A&E. He can be followed on Twitter @Bran_Blackburn.

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