Yesterday we took a look at all the foolishness hurled at Senator Kamala Harris as she tried to do the people’s work, and we told you that we’d let you know how it turned out for her today at the Comey hearing.
We keep our promises here at Blavity.
And so, without further ado, we’d like to report that Harris killed it.
In a nod to Comey saying that Trump told him, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Harris said, “In my experience prosecuting cases, when a robber held a gun to somebody’s head and said ‘I hope you will give me your wallet,’ the word ‘hope’ is not the most operative word of the moment.”
Much was made of Harris’ background as a prosecutor, and it showed — she asked tough questions; Comey looked like a witness being cross examined.
“Do you know if the attorney general was involved, in fact, in any aspect of the Russia investigation after his recusal on the 2nd of March?” Harris asked Comey, who answered that he didn’t know, but that he didn’t think so.
And like yesterday, she asked what we all really, really, really want to know.
“Are you aware of any meetings between Trump administration officials and Russian officials during the campaign that have not been acknowledged by those officials in the White House?”
Now, you kinda already know what Comey answered. Cause if he had said “yes,” the headline of this article would be way different.
But for the record, Comey said, “Even if I remembered clearly, that’s not a question I can answer in an open setting.”
Sounds like a “yes” to us. A weak one, but a “yes.”
In a question that journalists everywhere cheered when they heard, Harris asked Comey, “Is there anything about this investigation that you believe is, in any way, biased or is not being informed by a process of seeking the truth?”
“No,” Comey said.
People were here for Kamala today online:
All in all, not a bad day for the freshman, and if we’re honest, not too shabby a day for American democracy, either. Check out all of Harris' questions below: