When Donald Trump fired FBI Director Jim Comey, officials in Washington screamed “Cover-up!”

And those calls only grew louder when an associate of Comey’s leaked a memo to the New York Times claiming Trump had urged him to stop the investigation into Michael Flynn.

But the claims quickly unraveled under the weight of the former FBI Director’s congressional testimony.

On May 3rd, Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oversight.

In this appearance, Comey enraged Trump when he claimed he was nauseous over his role in the Hillary Clinton email scandal because he believed he may have played a role in the election’s outcome.

But buried in that testimony was an exchange where Comey admitted he never faced any political pressure on the Russia investigation.

The Washington Post reported on the transcript:

“HIRONO: So if the Attorney General or senior officials at the Department of Justice opposes a specific investigation, can they halt that FBI investigation?

COMEY: In theory yes.

HIRONO: Has it happened?

COMEY: Not in my experience. Because it would be a big deal to tell the FBI to stop doing something that — without an appropriate purpose. I mean where oftentimes they give us opinions that we don’t see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it. But I’m talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal. It’s not happened in my experience.”

The left was using the leaked Comey memo – the contents of which have never been verified – to ramp up speculation about impeachment.

Democratic Congressman Al Green took to the floor of the House of Representatives and became the first to call for Trump’s impeachment.

Left-leaning cable pundits giddily called to remove Trump from office as well.

But the leak of the Comey memo and subsequent calls for impeachment were undercut by Comey’s own testimony.

He admitted he never faced political pressure on the investigation.

This whole scandal is fake news and another attempt by the media and Democrats to destroy our democratic norms of a peaceful transfer of power after an election.

They cannot come to grips with the fact that Trump won, so they are willing to engage in any behavior – no matter how professionally unethical or illegal – in order to drive Trump from office.