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Comey and cocktails: People in bars and restaurants watch ex-FBI director’s testimony

A sign advertising a watch party to see testimony from former FBI Director James Comey during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election on June 8, 2017 at a restaurant (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Comey and cocktails: People in bars and restaurants watch ex-FBI director’s testimony

Politics-obsessed Americans gathered at bars and restaurants Thursday with an excitement normally reserved for the Super Bowl or the World Series, ordering “FBI sandwiches” and morning shots of Russian vodka as James Comey testified about his dealings with President Donald Trump.

Shaw’s Tavern in Washington opened early and attracted a line of waiting customers seeking to watch the former FBI director’s congressional appearance.

A special menu was offered for the occasion, with the sandwiches, the vodka and “Covfefe coffee” — a coffee with whipped cream and cinnamon, with a name derived from a recent tweet by the president. The hearing blared on televisions mounted throughout the bar and on the patio. (AP)

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