Even though it seems Comey didn’t ask him about it, Trump wants everyone to know that he did not spend time with any Russian sex workers.
Ahead of Thursday’s much anticipated testimonial, in which fired FBI Director James Comey will appear before the Senate Intelligence committee, the government released Comey’s prepared remarks Wednesday.
It is a riveting seven pages full of grandfather clocks, clouds, and, maybe unexpectedly, “hookers in Russia.”
Trump called Comey on March 30 to talk about the ongoing Russia investigations into possible collusion between the president’s campaign and Putin’s hacking machine. There, unprompted, Sweet Baby James wrote that Trump, “…said he had nothing to do with Russia, had not been involved with hookers in Russia.”
Well, this obviously was not something the internet, or most people, could ignore. Why was the president still referring to the infamous dossier months after it had dropped?
#HookersinRussia quickly picked up steam on Twitter and jokes, analysis, and bewilderment cascaded down.
It escaped no one that this would now be read out loud on the Senate floor and would enter the Senate record.
It also escaped no one that it is bananas.
“I did not have sexual relations with that woman” Clinton 1998 I “had not been involved with hookers in Russia” Trump 2017.
Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) June 7, 2017
I’m starting to think the pee tape exists.
Josh Barro (@jbarro) June 7, 2017
[P] Hookers in Russia is my seventh-favorite Tom Waits album.
Paul and Storm (@paulandstorm) June 7, 2017
The former Director of the FBI is about to read the phrase “hookers in Russia” on every TV in America tomorrow.
Matt Novak (@paleofuture) June 7, 2017
Even if tomorrow’s testimony is ultimately a let down, we will still have this moment to alleviate our increasing panic and feeling of hopelessness.