Talking Points: Did You See What They Said?

"Lies, plain and simple."— Former FBI Director James Comey, asserting that President Donald Trump lied to the American public when he said that the FBI was in disarray and that agents had lost confidence in Comey ( New York Times, Thursday)"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."— Sen. John McCain, R, Ariz., in response to his confusing questions to Comey (DailyMail.com, Thursday)"I think I'm going to get the FBI breakfast. And then at 11, I'm getting some vodka." — Colter Moos, who stood in line outside Shaw's Tavern in Washington in anticipation of watching former FBI Director James Comey's televised testimony to Congress (New York Times, Thursday)"Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication ... and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" — President Trump (@realDonaldTrump, Friday)"If you ask me, @realDonaldTrump's charm offensive is rather offensive. #MorningJoe" — U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D Calif. (@NancyPelosi, Friday) "I am not a woman, so I don't have bad days. I am not trying to insult anyone. That's just the nature of things. There are certain natural cycles."— President Vladimir Putin to filmmaker Oliver Stone (Bloomberg.com, Tuesday)"It would be great to find a whole skeleton but a thigh would also help us a lot." — Professor Nikolai Spassov, head of Bulgaria's National Museum of Natural History, about a team of excavators searching for fossils of an ape-like creature that may be the oldest-known direct ancestor of man. So far researchers have found a jawbone and a tooth. (Reuters.com, Tuesday)"Leaving California and moving to Texas is like getting out of a bad relationship. You never realize how bad it was until you're out of it."— Paul Chabot, a recent transplant to McKinney, whose new company urges conservative Californians to relocate to Texas (dallasnews.com, Wednesday)"Hunt them, identity [sic] them, and kill them. Kill them all." For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all."— GOP Congressman Clay Higgins of Lousiana on his Facebook page in response to terrorist attacks in London (HuffingtonPost.com, Monday)   Continue reading...

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