The Hidden Bombshell in the Comey-Trump Story

Watch Hillary Clinton practice how to duck a Donald Trump hug in debate prep

Trump's tendency to force hugs upon those he comes into contact with has recent come into the spotlight because of James Comey, the fired FBI Director who reportedly felt uncomfortable at meetings with the President and did not want to appear too close to him.

At one point during the White House event, Wittes said, Comey stood in a position so that his blue blazer would blend in with the Blue Room's blue drapes in an effort for Trump to not notice him.

Today her former advisor Philippe Reines tweeted some behind-the-scenes footage of a debate prep session. In the video, Clinton can be seen dodging an attempt at a hug from "Trump".

Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of Lawfare and a friend of Comey's who provided the Times with details of the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's thinking, provided more details in his own recounting of Comey's thoughts on "the hug". He continues to try to hug her and she walks toward the debate podium.

Comey was also unsettled by Trump's attempts to establish a personal relationship with him and feared their interactions might jeopardize the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, according to associates who spoke to the New York Times.




That's certainly true in Clinton's case, who struggled with low popularity ratings, and was frequently criticized for the tightly controlled nature of her political persona.

Her debate prep partner opens his arms to her, but the former Secretary of State grabs his hand and attempts to run away before he grabs her. It was bad enough there was going to be a handshake. "If you look at the video, it's one person shaking hands and another hugging".

President Trump shook hands with FBI Director James B. Comey during a law enforcement reception at the White House on January 22.

Phillipe Reines tweeted a video showing Clinton and himself, as Trump, entering a simulated debate setup for a traditional handshake.

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