Ousted FBI director James Comey’s Senate testimony is being played up as one of the biggest TV events of the year and not just on C-SPAN. But if you don’t want to or can’t watch, here’s a Twitter cheatsheet of who to follow to keep up.
Comey’s set to start testifying at 10 a.m. ET Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee. That’s the group leading the Senate probe into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign leading up to the 2016 presidential election.
We made a list filled with politicians, journalists, experts, and more to make it easier to cut through the noise, but it’s still going to be noisy. Hold on tight.
Senate Intelligence Committee members
Sen. Richard Burr @SenatorBurr
He’s the chair and the Republican leading the hearing.
Sen. Kamala Harris @KamalaHarris
The freshman California senator will be the last committee member to question Comey.
Sen. Mark Warner @MarkWarner
He’s the committee’s vice chair and the first Democrat to question Comey.
Rep. Adam Schiff @RepAdamSchiff
The California representative is on the House Intelligence Committee.
Rep. Maxine Waters @MaxineWaters
The outspoken California representative usually brings it on Twitter.
Sen. Lindsey Graham @LindseyGrahamSC
He’s one of the few Republicans publicly speaking out against Trump.
Journalists who cover national security, politics, Trump, and Russia
Jim Scuitto @jimsciutto
CNN’s chief national security correspondent.
David Corn @DavidCornDC
Mother Jones‘ Washington, D.C., bureau chief.
Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
CNN’s chief political correspondent.
Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1
MSNBC producer who’s always on it on Twitter.
Ken Dilanian @KenDilanianNBC
National security reporter for NBC News.
Bradd Jaffy @BraddJaffy
NBC Nightly News writer and editor.
Gabriel Debenedetti @gdebenedetti
Politico political reporter.
Greg Miller @gregpmiller
National security correspondent for the Washington Post.
David Sanger @SangerNYT
National security correspondent for the New York Times.
Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT
White House correspondent for the New York Times.
Glenn Thrush @GlennThrush
You recognize his name from the SNL skits. He’s also a White House correspondent for the New York Times.
Rose Gray @RosieGray
White House correspondent for the Atlantic.
Jeffrey Toobin @JeffreyToobin
While he’s a staff writer at the New Yorker, he’s also a TV pundit and regular online commentator.
Comey’s friend, legal bloggers, and other experts
Benjamin Wittes @benjaminwittes
Aside from being Comey’s friend, he’s also part of the Brookings Institution and the editor-in-chief of the blog Lawfare.
Susan Hennessey @Susan_Hennessey
She’s the managing editor of the blog. She might be friends with Comey. She’s also a fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Norm Eisen @NormEisen
Former ethics czar under Obama and Brookings Institution fellow.
Ben Rhodes @brhodes
Obama’s foreign policy advisor.
Let’s have some fun
To keep up with everything.
For biting commentary on national security.
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn @GenFlynn
Flynn’s brief stint as Trump’s national security advisor is quite the mess. Comey says Trump asked him to let go of FBI investigation into Flynn and his connection to Russian officials. Flynn’s Twitter account has been dormant for months, but maybe Thursday’s testimony will inspire him to tweet.
For anyone who wants to watch and be on Twitter, Bloomberg will be livestreaming from the platform.
That should cover you.
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