Did Comey really testify that Trump didn’t influence FBI investigation? RIGHT SCOOP FACT-CHECK SAYS NOOO!

OK, sorry for this, but the answer is NO. And yes, in a way.

So people who want to make Comey look bad are sending this quote around:

2,500 retweets!! SMOKING GUN!! Arrest the ant-Trump heretic!!

Oh wait, no no.. wait… here’s the entire question, which is conveniently cut off in the viral accusation:

HIRONO: So if the Attorney General or senior officials at the Department of Justice opposes a specific investigation, can they halt that FBI investigation?

COMEY: In theory yes.

HIRONO: Has it happened?

COMEY: Not in my experience. Because it would be a big deal to tell the FBI to stop doing something that — without an appropriate purpose. I mean where oftentimes they give us opinions that we don’t see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it. But I’m talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal. It’s not happened in my experience.

NOTICE the question is about officials at the Department of Justice. Not the president.

So he didn’t perjure himself. But liars gotta liar. Or lie. Whatever.

Of course, that won’t stop alt-right dimwits like Nehlen:

Don’t lie, people. You look like Democrats.

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