Otto Van Bismarck's famous quote "Laws are like sausages it's better not to see them made." Now in the current climate in the United States Congress, the new quote should be "No man is  innocent until each party in Congress can be on national television spinning their point of view".

We've gone from having civil hearings to the theater of the absurd.
 
FBI chief Comey confirmed for the record just what the security agencies are investigating including President Trump's claim that his immediate predecessor had surveillance on Trump Tower. Comey said "I've been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI as part of our counterintelligence mission is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and that includes investigating the nature of any links tween individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts." "We have found no evidence with respect to the President's tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration. I have no information that supports those tweets and we have looked carefully inside the FBI, and Department of Justice asked me to share with you the answers is the same for the Department Justice and all its components the department has no information that supports those tweets."

This should have put an end to the questioning of the President about the tweet. The Benghazi affair did not get as much attention as this tweet. To divert all the attention of Congress when we have pressing issues makes people realize why only 14% of the US population has faith in Congress.

Democrat  Adam Schiff was connecting the dots for people at the hearing using circumstantial evidence between former Trump campaign advisors and managers and the Russian contacts. He stated "Where there's smoke he believes there is fire". Republican Trey Gowdy hit the critical question that the American people are concerned with the unmasking of citizens the United States incidental capture in a  counterintelligence investigation.  

All senior former intelligence officials under Mr. Obama have all said publicly, in these last two weeks they had never seen any evidence of collusion between members of the Trump team and the Russian government. However, the same officials admitted that the unmasking of Michael Flynn was nothing short of a criminal offense of leaking classified information.

So in short we had the most partisan hearing in Congress today. Which shows you why it's approval ratings will only go down. 

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