Photos: How fired FBI Director James Comey’s riveting testimony played out

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Former FBI director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
Riveted viewers at Union Pub on Capitol Hill take in the testimony. (WTOP/Anna Isaacs)
Riveted viewers at Union Pub on Capitol Hill take in the testimony. (WTOP/Anna Isaacs) (WTOP/Anna Isaacs)
Former FBI director James Comey is greeted by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C. at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former FBI director James Comey is greeted by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C. at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Former FBI director James Comey is sworn in before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Former FBI director James Comey listens to the committee chairman at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former FBI director James Comey listens to the committee chairman at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
A line around the corner Thursday morning waiting to get in for the ultimate D.C. event: Former FBI Director James Comey's Senate testimony. (WTOP/Anna Isaacs)
A line around the corner Thursday morning waiting to get in for the ultimate D.C. event: Former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate testimony. (WTOP/Anna Isaacs) (WTOP/Anna Isaacs)
Former FBI Director James Comey on the big screen at Union Pub on Capitol Hill. (WTOP/Anna Isaacs)
Former FBI Director James Comey on the big screen at Union Pub on Capitol Hill. (WTOP/Anna Isaacs) (WTOP/Anna Isaacs)
Former FBI director James Comey listens to the committee chairman at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former FBI director James Comey listens to the committee chairman at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
James Comey
Former FBI director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A line around the corner Thursday morning waiting to get in for the ultimate D.C. event: Former FBI Director James Comey's Senate testimony. (WTOP/Anna Isaacs)
A line around the corner Thursday morning waiting to get in for the ultimate D.C. event: Former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate testimony. (WTOP/Anna Isaacs) (WTOP/Anna Isaacs)
A sign outside Union Pub on Capitol Hill on Thursday morning. (WTOP/Anna Isaacs)
A sign outside Union Pub on Capitol Hill on Thursday morning. (WTOP/Anna Isaacs) (WTOP/Anna Isaacs)
Reporters pack the room where Former FBI Director James Comey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Reporters pack the room where Former FBI Director James Comey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
People watch as former FBI director James Comey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Building on Bond in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (AP/Mary Altaffer)
People watch as former FBI director James Comey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Building on Bond in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
People watch as former FBI director James Comey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Building on Bond in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (AP/Mary Altaffer)
Former FBI director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Former FBI director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
Kenji Logie, of Berkley, Calif., claps as he watches former FBI director James Comey testify during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Building on Bond in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Kenji Logie, of Berkley, Calif., claps as he watches former FBI director James Comey testify during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Building on Bond in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (AP/Mary Altaffer)
An enormous line stretches down the hall outside the room where Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
An enormous line stretches down the hall outside the room where Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
Former FBI director James Comey takes a drink of water as he testifies at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Former FBI director James Comey takes a drink of water as he testifies at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
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, Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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, Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Former FBI Director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Former FBI Director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
Former FBI Director James Comey reacts after bumping something under the table, during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Former FBI Director James Comey reacts after bumping something under the table, during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
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Riveted viewers at Union Pub on Capitol Hill take in the testimony. (WTOP/Anna Isaacs)
Former FBI director James Comey is greeted by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C. at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
James Comey
Former FBI director James Comey listens to the committee chairman at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
A line around the corner Thursday morning waiting to get in for the ultimate D.C. event: Former FBI Director James Comey's Senate testimony. (WTOP/Anna Isaacs)
Former FBI Director James Comey on the big screen at Union Pub on Capitol Hill. (WTOP/Anna Isaacs)
Former FBI director James Comey listens to the committee chairman at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
James Comey
A line around the corner Thursday morning waiting to get in for the ultimate D.C. event: Former FBI Director James Comey's Senate testimony. (WTOP/Anna Isaacs)
A sign outside Union Pub on Capitol Hill on Thursday morning. (WTOP/Anna Isaacs)
Reporters pack the room where Former FBI Director James Comey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
People watch as former FBI director James Comey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Building on Bond in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Former FBI director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Kenji Logie, of Berkley, Calif., claps as he watches former FBI director James Comey testify during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Building on Bond in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
An enormous line stretches down the hall outside the room where Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Former FBI director James Comey takes a drink of water as he testifies at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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, Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Former FBI Director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Former FBI Director James Comey reacts after bumping something under the table, during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his private conversations with President Donald Trump before he was fired last month has riveted viewers around the country and local watchers who lined up at bars and restaurants to take in the Senate showdown with some libations.

See photos of Comey’s testimony before the Senate panel  Thursday and how D.C.-area viewers tuned into the testimony.


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