Perhaps the most damning part of former FBI Director James Comey’s entire testimony on Thursday came when Sen. Joe Manchin asked him if the president ever showed any “concern or interest or curiosity” about what the Russians did during the election. Not really, Comey responded. Other than during the intelligence community’s initial briefing of Trump on the Russian meddling, Comey said:
I don’t remember any conversation with the president about the Russia election interference.
Then Comey made an impassioned case for why the Russian meddling is such a “big deal” and people should be paying attention to it. American democracy is literally under attack by Russia, which is trying to inject itself into our elections by shaping “the way we think, we vote, we act.”