Markey Called Out for Not Answering CNN’s Questions


CNN hosts John Berman and Poppy Harlow called out Sen. Ed Markey (D., Mass.) for repeatedly not answering their questions on Friday's show.

After Markey compared President Donald Trump to a fictional mafia figure, Harlow asked Markey if he was bothered by former FBI director James Comey not telling Trump that asking for his loyalty was inappropriate.

"Mr. Comey's actions reflected, I think as he said yesterday, his own shock that the president was asking him to do these things. But it doesn't in fact deal with the issue of the president asking it in the first place and then firing him when he did not get the right answer," Markey said.

"The president was intent on shutting down this Russian election, even though it seems as though he is the last person in America who does not understand that the Russians were hacking our elections," he continued.

Berman pointed out that Markey was not answering the question.

"But that's not an answer to the question that Poppy asked, nor is it an answer to the question of are you comfortable with the behavior of James Comey during these months that he served as FBI director under President Trump and even carry it to after he was fired," Berman said. "Are you comfortable, senator, that he leaked this memo of his conversations with the president to a Columbia University professor to give to the press?"

Markey said that the memos did not contain classified information and helped protect Comey. Harlow called out Markey for dodging the question again.

"Okay, senator, it's not a direct answer to our question, Harlow said. "We've tried twice, but I take what you are saying as you are not uncomfortable with it and we've got to get you on the record on this."

Harlow then asked about Comey's remarks about the the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton. Markey responded by bringing up the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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