Welp, it’s Thursday, which means America is gearing up to watch former FBI Director James Comey testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee about his interactions with President Trump.
Many people are glued to bar screens across the country watching the political madness unfold, but meanwhile, on Instagram, Obama’s former White House photographer is throwing some Grade-A Trump shade before the hearing.
Pete Souza clearly spent his morning pre-gaming the Senate hearing by reading Comey’s opening statements, which detail his various meetings with President Trump over the past few months.
We know this because Souza dug through his Obama archives Thursday morning and posted this beautiful photo of the former POTUS standing in a doorway of the Oval Office with former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and another man. But they’re not just any doorway … this right here is “the door by the grandfather clock.”
While the shade here may seem subtle or a bit confusing, if you’ve read Comey’s statement, you’d know that those six simple words pack an insanely powerful punch to Trump.
You see, in his “Feb. 14 Oval Office Meeting” with the president, Comey detailed a counter-terrorism briefing that began with the vice president, deputy director of the CIA, director of the National CounterTerrorism Center, secretary of Homeland Security, the attorney general, and others together in a room, and ended with a “very concerning” meeting between only him and Trump.
Trump allegedly advised all others to exit the room, leaving him and Comey alone to discuss former United States National Security Advisor Mike Flynn. “When the door by the grandfather clock closed, and we were alone, the President began by saying, ‘I want to talk about Mike Flynn.’ Flynn had resigned the previous day.” Comey detailed.
He then went on to explain, “The President then made a long series of comments about the problem with leaks of classified information – a concern I shared and still share. After he had spoken for a few minutes about leaks, Reince Priebus leaned in through the door by the grandfather clock and I could see a group of people waiting behind him. The President waved at him to close the door, saying he would be done shortly. The door closed.”
“The President returned briefly to the problem of leaks. I then got up and left out the door by the grandfather clock, making my way through the large group of people waiting there, including Mr. Priebus and the Vice President,” Comey went on.
Souza’s simple photo of Obama in the doorway by the grandfather clock shows just how intricate and next-level he’s taking his trolling.
To learn how to tune in to Comey’s testimony, check here.
And be sure to stay tuned for more 🔥 Souza shade.