Media Seize on Claim Comey ‘Disgusted’ by Trump Handshake

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<p><em>More in the <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2017/05/19/media-seize…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC&#39;s NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>After Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Benjamin Wittes, a friend of fired FBI Director James Comey, <a href="http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/comey-disgusted-trump-hug-considere…; target="_blank">took to PBS</a> to accuse President Trump of a &ldquo;calculated&rdquo; attempt to &ldquo;compromise&rdquo; Comey simply by shaking the law enforcement chief&rsquo;s hand at a White House event, the media ran wild with the story on Friday as another controversy for the commander-in-chief.</p>

<p>On CNN&rsquo;s <em>New Day</em>, correspondent Joe Johns touted: <strong>&ldquo;Wittes now recounting the day of that now famous public embrace between Comey and the President at a White House reception shortly after the Inauguration....And though 6&#39;8&quot;, he even tried to blend in with the curtains in the back of the room, in hopes he would not be spotted.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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