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June 9, 2017

Comey as Metaphor: Our Social Media Roundup of the Week

Former FBI director James Comey walks through a corridor on the way to a secure room to continue his testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017. Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump, told the panel in open session that Trump repeatedly pressed him for his "loyalty" and directly pushed him to "lift the cloud" of investigation by declaring publicly the president was not the target of the probe into his campaign's Russia ties. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By today, it seemed like Jim Comey’s Senate testimony was the only thing that happened this week — the week the administration, in all it’s ADD, started off dedicated to “infrastructure.”

Looking at the most striking pictures from the last five days, greater light and clarity seems to be the theme. That includes the nature of Trump’s personality and the reality surrounding his impolitic firing of the former FBI director. That encompasses the understanding that terrorism is not just something that Muslims perpetrate on Christians. It also spotlights the English snap election, and the fact that the intelligence and the will of the people cannot be taken for granted. And it speaks to the point that populism can be implied (as you see in that Canadian restaurant shot), but not taken for granted.

Going forward, we will see if this week marks an uptick in distinguishing the light from the shade.

Teresa May British election.

Photo: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite. Caption: Former FBI director James Comey walks through a corridor on the way to a secure room to continue his testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017. Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump, told the panel in open session that Trump repeatedly pressed him for his “loyalty” and directly pushed him to “lift the cloud” of investigation by declaring publicly the president was not the target of the probe into his campaign’s Russia ties. 

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