Thursday, June 8, 2017

LATE GAME: D'backs Blamed (Half-Jokingly) For McCain's Confusing Questioning Of Comey (WATCH)

Arizona Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released a statement this afternoon acknowledging that his questioning of former FBI Director James Comey was less than artful. The 80-year old Senator who was re-elected last year blamed a late night watching the Diamondbacks-Padres game.

In fairness, the game did go 3:48 and the Senator's family does (or, did) have a small ownership interest in the team. (And, I had trouble staying up 'til Fernando Rodney shot his arrow in the Mountain time zone.)

Here's the statement from McCain, followed by the video:
(click here for the transcript)

“I get the sense from Twitter that my line of questioning today went over people’s heads. Maybe going forward I shouldn’t stay up late watching the Diamondbacks night games.
“What I was trying to get at was whether Mr. Comey believes that any of his interactions with the President rise to the level of obstruction of justice. In the case of Secretary Clinton’s emails, Mr. Comey was willing to step beyond his role as an investigator and state his belief about what ‘no reasonable prosecutor’ would conclude about the evidence. I wanted Mr. Comey to apply the same approach to the key question surrounding his interactions with President Trump—whether or not the President’s conduct constitutes obstruction of justice. While I missed an opportunity in today’s hearing, I still believe this question is important, and I intend to submit it in writing to Mr. Comey for the record.” 

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