As the former FBI director testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, millions watched—on television or via live streams—and many spectators chimed in on social media platforms, notably Twitter.
Some weighed in early, applauding Comey for his written statement issued Wednesday; others lashed out at Comey’s decision to leak a memo to members of the press.
Many on Thursday waited in anticipation of President Donald Trump’s tweeted reactions, though those people were ultimately disappointed: The commander in chief’s Twitter account remained silent during the hearing.
— Donta Henson (@DontaHenson) June 8, 2017
Jokes such as the following were made regarding the measures Trump’s staff was taking to keep him away from social media: