Tag: James Comey

Laugh of the Day

First we had Sean Spicer hiding in the White House bushes and now we have this: The ceremony occurred in the Blue Room of the White House, where many senior law enforcement officials — including the Secret Service director —…

Trump Just Crippled His Legislative Agenda

Writing in the Washington Post, James Hohmann makes a rather obvious point about the fallout from President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. Another significant repercussion: Every piece of Trump’s agenda just became harder to get through Congress.…

Will Rod Rosenstein Keep His Promises?

Rod Rosenstein was only confirmed as deputy attorney general a little over two weeks ago, on Tuesday April 25th, 2017. The vote in the Senate was 94-6, with the only opposition coming from Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Catherine…

Nate Silver Says Comey Letter Was Decisive

Nate Silver convincingly makes the case that FBI Director James Comey’s letter, which he sent on October 28th, cost Hillary Clinton the election. Silver doesn’t attempt to weigh other factors, most of which are impossible to measure. He just looks…

An Era of Breathtaking Lies

David Leonhardt of the New York Times has evidently lost his patience with the lies that are coming out the president’s mouth and the mouths of his spokespeople and surrogates, and so he’s abandoning his reservations about applying the ‘L’…

Diane Feinstein’s Faith in America

Diane Feinstein, born in 1933, is roughly the same age as my father, which means she’s getting up in years. But she’s still working hard and seemingly as sharp as ever. The California senator recently took over as the top…

Donald Trump, Not the CIA, Is the Bad Guy Here

Steve M. makes a good point about Glenn Greenwald’s logic. The intelligence agencies? Greenwald writes, FOR MONTHS, the CIA, with unprecedented clarity, overtly threw its weight behind Hillary Clinton’s candidacy and sought to defeat Donald Trump. And that’s a sign…