Editorial cartoons for June 11, 2017: Comey testifies, Trump tweets

Former FBI director James Comey testified Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his firing and the investigation of Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election.

Right off the top, Comey called President Donald Trump a liar. Trump accused Comey of lying under oath during a news conference on Friday. 

How Comey performed and whether his testimony hurt or helped Trump depends on where you stand on the political spectrum. Dana Summers of Tribune Content Agency captures the dichotomy.

The Washington Post reported that the president was planning to tweet during Comey’s testimony. But he did not, presumably at the urging of his lawyers. Trump’s tweets about the executive order on immigration are likely to used against him in a lawsuit arguing it imposes an unconstitutional religious test.

Trump’s raw tweets about the London mayor’s response to the June 3, 2017, terror attack were widely criticized. The mayor, Sadiq Khan, is a Muslim.

Other topics include more reaction to the president’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, and the arrest of a National Security Agency contractor with an unusual name for allegedly leaking classified information about Russian elections hacking to a news website.

Cartoons were drawn by Summers, Chan Lowe, Dan Wasserman, Jack Ohman, Drew Sheneman, Scott Stantis, Walt Handelsman, David Horsey and Phil Hands of Tribune Content Agency; Mike Lester and Darrin Bell of the Washington Post Writers Group; and Tom Toles of Andrews McMeel Syndication.