For the first time, former FBI Director James Comey, who is testifying today before the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that President Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch asked him to call the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal a “matter” and not an “investigation.”
On March 15, Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, sued the Justice Department for all relevant material related to the Lynch and Clinton Phoenix meeting.
James Comey demanded INTENT to prosecute Hillary, but is fine publicly drawing murky conclusions from conversations with Trump. Shameful.
— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) June 8, 2017
Comey Confirms: Lynch Tried to Influence Clinton Investigation
Comey: Lynch asked me to call email investigation a ‘matter’
Networks To Lose Millions During Today’s Comey Testimony
The weirdest of all reality shows will be aired live on all the cable news networks, but the spectacle is expected to be so hot that even the main networks will forgo their regularly scheduled programming to go live. But unlike NFL games, Senate hearings don’t build in commercial time outs, so the three networks — ABC, NBC and CBS — will lose millions in ad revenue while airing The Jim Comey Show.
“Doing some very rough, back-of-the-envelope math, the testimony could cost broadcasters millions,” the New York Daily News reported. “For example, the average rate for advertising during the 10 a.m. hour of NBC’s “Today” show is about $12,000 per 30-second spot, according to industry reports. Give or take some, that figures to be a loss of around $350,000 per hour.”
Comey’s testimony is set to run from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. or so, but in past hearings, the former director has gone hours past that, so it’s anyone’s guess just how long today’s show will run. And how many millions the nets will lose.