Rather astounding that, unprompted, Comey would admit to having leaked to the press details of a private conversation with the president. Moreover that, according to Trump’s personal lawyer, some of those details were classified.
That, to me, is the most (if not the only) salient takeaway of this ballyhoo.
But Comey apparently lied in trying to blame a Trump tweet for his action. As Trump’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, put it: “Mr. Comey testified he only leaked the memos in response to a tweet, the public record reveals that The New York Times was quoting these memos the day before the referenced tweet…”
So Comey the poisonous snake perjured himself, not that the pols are likely to call him on it. Great snakes and leakers, all of them, they will be ever so grateful for all the free press attention he drew to them.