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James Comey

  1. Why the GOP’s Campaign Against ‘Lyin’ Comey’ Makes No SenseComey’s credibility doesn’t actually matter — Trump has already, personally confirmed the former FBI director’s most damning allegation.
  2. Lordy, Tickets to James Comey’s Book Tour Are Going for $850Probably not worth it.
  3. Trump Attacks Mueller Personally on TwitterAnother warning sign that he may be preparing to do something drastic.
  4. politics
    Comey Uses Trump Attack to Tease His Upcoming BookHe says Americans will be able to “judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not” very soon.
  5. Reports: McCabe Kept Memos of Interactions With TrumpHis firing may turn out to be another big headache for the president.
  6. Jeff Sessions Fires Andrew McCabe Two Days Before RetirementThis sure looks like the result of a political vendetta.
  7. Trump Didn’t Unify the FBI by Firing Comey. He Demoralized It.Newly released internal FBI emails cut against Trump’s characterization of the agency’s morale.
  8. FBI Agent Accused of Fatal Anti-Trump Bias May Have Helped Him Win the ElectionDid Peter Strzok help tilt the election to Trump and then make up for it by inventing the Russia-collusion story? Probably not!
  9. Trump Reportedly Asked Acting FBI Chief Whom He Voted for, Didn’t Like AnswerDuring his chat with Andrew McCabe, Trump also complained about donations to McCabe’s wife’s campaign, which he’s falsely linked to Hillary Clinton.
  10. FBI Chief’s Reported Threat to Quit Over Trump Pressure Is Weirdly EncouragingThe part where Christopher Wray resisted calls to fire his deputy, not Trump’s continued attacks on the FBI’s independence.
  11. Will the FBI Snap Under Trump’s Pressure?The president and his enablers are going hard after the agency — and it appears to be paying off.
  12. select all
    ‘The Russia Story,’ as It Happened on Social MediaHow the year’s biggest story was encountered in 2017 by rabid Democrats, recalcitrant Republicans, and everyone else on the internet
  13. Trump Pulling Gorsuch Over ‘Disloyalty’ Would’ve Been Crazier Than Firing ComeyTrump reportedly reconsidered his Supreme Court nomination — one of his only major accomplishments — due to Gorsuch’s mild, strategic criticism.
  14. Presidential Attacks on the FBI Are Losing Their NoveltyWhile ex–Justice Department officials were upset by Trump’s tweet that the bureau is in “tatters,” the general reaction was underwhelming.
  15. Trump Goes After FBI in Morning TweetstormHe called James Comey a liar again, among other accusations.
  16. Jeff Sessions, the JokesterUndermining the rule of law for a cheap laugh isn’t funny.
  17. Rogue Democrats Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against TrumpThe move is in defiance of Democratic leadership.
  18. James Comey Announced His Book Title and It’s a Clear Jab at TrumpRemember when Trump asked for his “loyalty”? Comey clearly does.
  19. the national interest
    Republicans Develop a Theory of Alt-Collusion to Defend Trump From Mueller“No puppet, no puppet, you’re the puppet” is now the official Republican case against Robert Mueller.
  20. Former FBI Director Comey Booed, Interrupted During Howard University SpeechSome students did not appreciate his past comments about policing.
  21. book deals
    Please Let James Comey’s Book About ‘Ethical Leadership’ Spill More Trump TeaWe’ll have to wait for Scaramucci’s inevitable book deal to get the real tea.
  22. the national interest
    Donald Trump: L’état, C’est MoiThe president explains his belief that a conflict of interest is any loyalty to anything but Trump.
  23. politics
    Fired FBI Director James Comey Is Writing a BookAnd, yes, he’s going to write about his experience dealing with Trump.
  24. deep state
    The Man Who Made Liberals Newly Enamored of the Deep StateIn their desire to see Trump banished, they’ve embraced some unusual bedfellows, like Benjamin Wittes.
  25. Trump: James Comey’s Leaks Were ‘So Illegal!’In his morning tweetstorm, the president also suggested that the media would never be as hard on Chelsea Clinton as it is on Ivanka.
  26. politics
    Steve Bannon Is Out of Trump’s Doghouse and Leading the Charge Against MuellerWhy does the president double-down every time it seems like he should retreat? Because Bannon is still his chief tactician.
  27. Trump Rethinks ‘Attack the Lead Investigator’ Approach to Russia ProbeTrump won’t file a complaint against James Comey for leaking (for now), as a gesture of goodwill toward Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
  28. The Senate Is Now Investigating Former Attorney General Loretta LynchThe Justice Department’s handling of the Clinton email investigation is at the center of the senators’ questions.
  29. Fox & Friends Embarrasses Itself With Story on Comey’s NYT Visit That Wasn’tTurns out, the former FBI director was attending an event for a nonprofit that works with abused children.
  30. Trump Calls Mueller’s Friendship With Comey ‘Bothersome’The president also admitted that his “tape” bluff was an attempt to intimidate Comey’s testimony.
  31. trump’s america
    Trump Says He Doesn’t Have Any Comey Tapes After AllThe president admitted on Twitter Thursday that he “did not make, and do[es] not have, any such recordings” of his meetings with James Comey.
  32. Master Troll Vladimir Putin Offers Comey Political Asylum“We would be ready to offer political asylum to Mr. Comey if he is persecuted in the U.S.,” the Russian president said.
  33. Trump Is Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice: ReportThe special counsel is interviewing senior intelligence officials to determine whether Trump’s conduct toward Comey constituted a federal crime.
  34. Jeff Sessions Still Doesn’t Have a Convincing Story on Comey FiringIn his Senate testimony, he acted like a lawyer with an especially difficult client — which is kind of true.
  35. last night on late night
    Seth Meyers Takes a Look at How Donald Trump Can’t Stop Contradicting HimselfHe’s “like a husband who denies cheating on his wife, but also wants credit for getting laid.”
  36. the national interest
    Trump Crazy Enough to Fire the Special Prosecutor. Four Reasons Why He Might.Four reasons why the latest unthinkable step could happen.
  37. the national interest
    No, James Comey Did Not Say President Trump Is in the Clear on Russia“It was technically true we did not have a counter-intelligence file case open on then President-elect Trump.” Vindication?
  38. politics
    Preet Bharara Says He Too Was Made ‘Uncomfortable’ by Trump’s Contact AttemptsJames Comey wasn’t the only one receiving unwanted phone calls from the president.
  39. politics
    Donald Trump Jr. May Have Accidentally Confirmed Part of Comey’s TestimonyThe president’s son might want to brush up on his dad’s defense strategy before going on TV again.
  40. russia investigation
    Sessions Will Appear Before Senate Intel Committee on TuesdayIt’s not yet clear if it will be an open or closed session.
  41. Trump Offers to Testify That Comey Committed PerjuryThe president says he never encouraged Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation into Michael Flynn — and would be happy to say so under oath.
  42. niche drama
    This Week in Drama: An Indecent Proposal, Hentaigate, & an Ongoing Pop-Star FeudWe recap the pettiest squabbles, juiciest feuds, and other niche drama you didn’t know you were living for every week.
  43. Trump’s Lawyer to File Complaint Over Comey’s ‘Leaked’ MemoComey made “unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the president,” Marc Kasowitz said.
  44. Team Trump’s Response to Comey’s Testimony Is an Assault on ReasonThe president says that James Comey is a liar — and also a reliable source who completely and totally vindicates him.
  45. Comey Told Senators of a Third Meeting Between Sessions and RussiansThe attorney general has admitted to two meetings with the Russian ambassador. There may have been a third.
  46. Trump Lawyer Hints Comey Part of ‘Deep State’ ConspiracyAfter calling Comey a liar, Trump attorney identifies him with the leakers some Trump fans believe are trying reverse the election.
  47. The 9 Biggest Revelations From James Comey’s Testimony on TrumpTo name just one: The FBI director believes that Trump’s actions may have constituted obstruction of justice.
  48. While Comey Was Calling Trump a Liar, Trump Was Quoting the Bible“Because as the Bible tells us, we know that the truth will prevail,” he told an audience of Evangelicals.
  49. Trump Is Not Going to Win a Personal Credibility Contest With James ComeyComey’s Senate testimony leads inevitably to a he-said/he-said dispute over facts. Trump’s lawyer took the bait in responding.
  50. politics
    The Comey Hearing Didn’t Stop Senator Dianne Feinstein From Wearing SeersuckerShe’s not one to balk at tradition.
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