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“He appeals to people’s hopes, and not their fears,” Obama said. “I’m not planning to get involved in many elections now that I don’t have to run for office again, but the French election is very important to the future of France and to the values that we care so much about.”
3 Things We Heard at Comey’s Hearing:
FBI Director James Comey’s nearly four-hour testimony Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee made some news (he’ll testify before the House Intelligence Committee today, but it’s closed door). Here’s what stuck out to me:
- “It makes me mildly nauseous to think that we might have had some impact on the election.”
- “Huma Abedin appears to have had a regular practice of forwarding emails to (then-spouse Anthony Weiner) for him to print out for her so she could deliver them to the secretary of state.”
- Then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s tarmac “meeting with President (Bill) Clinton on that airplane was the capper for me. And I then said, ‘You know what? The department cannot, by itself, credibly end this.’ “
What the White House Thought of Kimmel:
Democrats were the first to weigh in on Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional monologue about health care and the surgery his newborn recently underwent, but White House press secretary Sean Spicer joined in Wednesday.
“We share that concern for the Kimmels’ child as well as any child that needs care,” Spicer said during the briefing. “That’s why we’re fighting so hard for this.”
Colbert “Would Change a Few Words”:
In other political late-night news, Stephen Colbert has come under fire from both sides for his Monday tirade against Trump. Some on the left thought one of his jokes was homophobic, and some on the right thought his Trump attacks went too far generally. On Wednesday night he said he “would change a few words” if he had a do-over, but he stood by his monologue.
Miley’s Open-Minded with Trump Supporters:
She campaigned for Hillary Clinton in 2016, but Miley Cyrus, in an interview with Billboard, said she wants to be open when discussing politics with people who support Trump
“I like the way I think right now. But don’t Trump supporters like the way they think?” she said. “So I’ve also got to be open with the way I approach people with my opinions. That’s the only way to make real change.”