Tag Archives: FBI

The Comey hearings: Soto’s on it

I’m keeping this live blogging as loose as my belt. James Comey supplied tomorrow’s pullquote: “I kept a record of my conversations with the president because I thought he might lie about it.” 12:38 p.m. Rachel Maddow on Twitter: “I … Continue reading

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The reward for electing a businessman

Much as I remain wary of stories citing anonymous sources and haven’t spent much time linking to stories reliant on them, I can’t resist posting these claims: President Donald Trump reportedly asked his top intelligence official in March to get … Continue reading

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Treating intelligence like luggage combinations

Of course the president didn’t intentionally leak classified material to Russian officials last week. To say intentions motivate this man suggests trust in his cognitive abilities. Although the Republic has endured luminaries like Franklin Pierce, Andrew Johnson, Warren Harding, and … Continue reading

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Enraged Trump ‘taken aback’ by criticism

As we are learning, Donald Trump’s firing of Dudley Do Right was the result of intense deliberation and study of legal precedents: President Donald Trump weighed firing his FBI director for more than a week. When he finally pulled the … Continue reading

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Reporting on today’s ‘galloping absurdity’

In a recounting of today’s extraordinary events on the Hill, Charles Pierce, good writer, can teach me something about rhythm and momentum: But this bit of galloping absurdity paled next to what Swalwell later would call the “smokebombs” with which … Continue reading

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The fiction of bipartisan justice

To a layman, the FBI means the phrase “G-Men” and Bill Murray’s line “J. Edgar Hoover will appear and destroy us all” from Ghostbusters. I write often (and will again this week) about the Supreme Court without any schoolin’ besides … Continue reading

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