John McCain's Questioning Tops Twitter During Comey Testimony
The morning of former FBI director James Comey's appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee resulted in 3.6 million tweets.
Former FBI director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee was the talk of Twitter on Thursday.
The three-hour public hearing turned into a morning-long event on the social network, resulting in 3.6 million tweets sent between 7 a.m. ET and 1:30 p.m. Comey's testimony was streamed live on Twitter in addition to its broadcast on C-SPAN, CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS and all news networks.
The top moment from the testimony came near the end when Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz. )appeared confused as he questioned Comey. The No. 2 moment was Comey's comment "Lordy, I hope there are tapes" in reference to President Donald Trump's tweet that Comey "better hope there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Rounding out the top three moments was when Comey said there was "no fuzz" in regard to Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.
One person who didn't contribute to those 3.6 million tweets was Trump himself. The last tweet from his account, about a trip to Ohio, was posted early in the morning on Wednesday, June 7.