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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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

Leah Thrum joins patrons at Shaw’s Tavern to watch former FBI Director James Comey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Shaw’s Tavern announced early in the week that In honor of the hearing the bar would host a “covfefe” and offer $5 Russian vodka flavors and $10 “FBI” sandwiches. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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

epa06017190 A menu showing items being served as people watch Former FBI Director James Comey testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill at Shaw’s Bar in Washington, D.C., June 8, 2017. Several hundred people lined up very early this morning to get a seat to watch the testimony and enjoy refreshments such as ‘FBI Breakfast’ and ‘The Covfefe Coffee’. (Tasos Katopodis/EPA)

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

People watch as former FBI director James Comey testify during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, June 8, 2017, at the Building on Bond in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

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

A sign welcomes people into South 4th Bar to watch former FBI director James Comey testify before the Senate Intelligence committee in Brooklyn, New York, June 8, 2017. (Yahaira Jacquez/Reuters)

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

Stock traders at the New York Stock Exchange watch former FBI Director James Comey on a television monitor, June 8, 2017, as he testifies before a congressional committee in Washington. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

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

People watch Former FBI Director James Comey testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill at Shaw’s Bar in Washington, D.C., June 8, 2017. (Tasos Katopodis/EPA)

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

People gather to watch former FBI director James Comey testify before the Senate Intelligence committee in Shaw’s Tavern in Washington, June 8, 2017. (Gershon Peaks/Reuters)

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

People watch as former FBI director James Comey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, June 8, 2017, at the Building on Bond in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

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

Patrons at Mac’s Club Deuce watch testimony by former FBI director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee, June 8, 2017, in Miami Beach, Fla. (Lynne Sladky/AP)

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

Customers at R Public House watch as former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate intelligence committee on June 8, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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

Bill Daggett, center left, and his wife Kathy Daggett, center, right, watch a live television broadcast of former FBI director James Comey testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill, with a group of other people at Shaw’s Tavern in Washington, June 8, 2017. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

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

People wait in line to get in to watch Former FBI Director James Comey testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill at Shaw’s Bar in Washington, D.C., June 8, 2017. (Tasos Katopodis/EPA)

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

Orlando Lopez of Reston, Va., listens to live broadcast broadcast of former FBI director James Comey testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill, with a group of other people lined up at Shaw’s Tavern in Washington, June 8, 2017. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

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

Patrons at Duffy’s Irish Restauran and Bar gather to watch former FBI Director James Comey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee June 8, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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

People watch as former FBI director James Comey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, June 8, 2017, at the Building on Bond in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

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

Barbers cut hair for customers as televised coverage of former FBI director James Comey testifying is seen on television screen at Puglisi Hair Cuts in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, June 8, 2017. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

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

The crowd gathered at The Partisan bar Comey watch party in Washington watch as former FBI Director James Comey arrives to testify during the Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing on June 8, 2017. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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

Patrons at Ace’s Bar watch a television broadcast of former FBI Director James Comey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, 2017 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

Patrons at Duffy’s Irish Restauran and Bar watch former FBI Director James Comey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee June 8, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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