As these words are being typed, former FBI director James Comey is testifying before members of Congress.
The expectation is that Comeywill discuss President Donald Trumps conduct in relation to the subject of Russian interference in the presidential election.
In other words, its a very serious matter.
Naturally, people on Twitter are making a total joke of it.
Whilemost of the political world was anticipating the actual moment Comey would walk into to speak in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Twitter had fun meme-ing the scenario instead.
Consider the Comey walking in like memes the official appetizer to the testimony.
Of course, no list of hilarious entrances would be complete with wrestlers.
And its obvious why these jokes exist, right?
A big reason why Comey is even testifying before Congress is because he kept records of his conversations with President Trump. During one of those conversations, Trump tried to influence the FBIs investigation of possible ties between the presidents campaign and Russian influence in the election, a memo of Comeys claims.
In other words, Comey has receipts, lots of em.
The most specific charge raised by Comeys documentation of his conversations with Trump is that the president actively sought to bring about an end to the FBIs investigation of former National Security Advisor Gen. Mike Flynn.
Of course, the White House denies Trump did such a thing. A statement from the White House read, per the Atlantic,
While the President has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the President has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn.
Its one partys word against anothers. So, yes, this testimony is a pretty big deal.
It just so happens that it also makes for great memes.