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David Uberti David Uberti Jul 15, 2019 at 12:21.

James Comey Is Not the Media's Friend

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Former FBI Director James Comey has seemingly attempted to set a record for most book tour interviews in the shortest time. His publicity campaign for A Higher Loyalty has included sitdowns with NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, NPR, the New York Times, and even theSkimm. “I don’t crave to be known,” he said at a live taping of the New Yorker Radio Hour podcast last night. He then schlepped a few blocks...

William Hughes William Hughes Jul 14, 2019.

Trump was just kidding about having those Comey tapes, lol

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Having finally reduced American political discourse to an elaborate game of “Psych! Made ya flinch,” Donald Trump announced on Twitter today that he does not, in fact, have tapes of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey. Of course, people only started speculating about the existence of said tapes because Trump hypothetically willed them into existence earlier this year, idly...

Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Jul 14, 2019.

Good thing Putin was in hockey pads when he got hit with these Comey questions

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Around these parts, the response to Trump firing FBI Director James Comey was pretty uniform, consisting mostly of “There goes the neighborhood/great democratic experiment.” Not everyone feels that way, of course. For some, this latest dismissal of a high-ranking official—occurring as it did in the midst of an investigation into collusion between Trump and Russia—was just a kind of cleaning...

David Boddiger David Boddiger Jul 14, 2019.

FBI Launched Investigation to Determine If Trump Is a Russian Asset, Report Says 

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Russian Asset, Report Says<em></em> </a>

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, was the target of a counterintelligence investigation in 2017 to determine whether he was acting on behalf of the Russian government and posed a national security threat to the United States.

Any rational observer has long wondered where Trump’s loyalties really lie, but a new report in The New York Times has confirmed the extraordinary...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 14, 2019.

Washington Post clarifies that Sean Spicer was just “among” bushes, not “in” them

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/washington-post-clarifies-that-sean-spicer-was-just-am-1798261720" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');"><i>Washington Post</i> clarifies that Sean Spicer was just “among” bushes, not “in” them</a>

Yesterday, we brought you the news of Sean Spicer Homer Simpson-ing himself and hiding in the bushes following news of James Comey’s firing. However, The Washington Post, which first reported this development, has issued an important clarification to the story. It reads:

This story has been updated to more precisely describe White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s location late Tuesday...

Jack Crosbie Jack Crosbie Jul 14, 2019.

Comey Aghast That Fellow White Lawyer Dudes Turned Out to Be Spineless Hacks

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James Comey, former Director of the FBI and self-admitted scab, published an op-ed in the New York Times today about the “hard questions” people have been asking him about his former colleagues in the Department of Justice, namely Attorney General William Barr and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein. He ultimately concludes—shockingly—that these two guys kinda suck.

The “hard questions” Comey claims to...

William Hughes William Hughes Jul 14, 2019.

Staying up to watch baseball makes you obsessed with Hillary’s emails, apparently

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You know your TV performance left something to be desired when you have to issue a press release explaining it. That’s the case today for Arizona senator and former presidential candidate John McCain, whose meandering questioning of former FBI director James Comey—including apparently nonsensical digressions about the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal—provoked a lot of raised eyebrows during

William Hughes William Hughes Jul 14, 2019.

Trump fires FBI Director James Comey

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We can now add FBI Director James Comey to the list of unlikely victims of the Hillary Clinton email “scandal,” right alongside Clinton herself, plus the political hopes and dreams of 65.8 million American voters. The New York Times reports that President Donald Trump—showcasing what we can only think of as the mother of all ingratitudes, given the effects Comey’s actions had on his...

Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 13, 2019.
Nick Martin Nick Martin Jul 10, 2019.

Trump Was Apparently This Close to Siccing the Justice Department on Comey and Clinton

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In a scoop that is as unsurprising as it is entertaining, President Donald Trump reportedly needed to be talked down this past spring from attempting to use the Justice Department to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey.

The New York Times reported Tuesday afternoon that it required the advice of Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel at the time, to dissuade Trump from going after...

Paul Blest Paul Blest Jul 07, 2019.

Unclassified Comey Memos: Trump Talked About Putin, Sex Workers, and Flynn's Judgment

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The Associated Press has obtained memos maintained by former FBI Director James Comey of meetings he had with President Donald Trump in early 2017. In the memos, Comey recounts Trump telling him of his concerns about former national security advisor Michael Flynn’s judgment, and that Trump had told him that Russian President Vladimir Putin had talked to him about Russian sex workers.

The AP

Kevin Pang Kevin Pang Jun 17, 2019.

James Comey’s 9-year-old neighbor baked him cookies, nothing nefarious about that

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He may have been shown the door by President Trump, but the now-former FBI director James Comey has something to cheer about—a 9-year-old neighbor decided to bake him cookies that are 100 percent not laced with poison. According to NPR, 9-year-old Abby Grace brought over chocolate chip cookies that she and she alone handled and baked after seeing reporters camped out outside Comey’s Northern...

William Hughes William Hughes Jun 13, 2019.

Trump plans to live-tweet James Comey’s Senate hearing

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This Thursday promises to be a feisty day for the Washington D.C. political calendar, as former FBI head James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his interactions with President Donald Trump, and, specifically, whether Trump pressured him to end investigations into possible ties between the current administration and Russia. D.C. bars are opening early to give...

Dan Sinker Dan Sinker Jun 13, 2019.

The most shocking thing about James Comey’s book is how much it sucks

The most shocking thing about James Comey’s book is how much it sucks

You’d think given a lucrative book contract and free rein to write the tale of his tumultuous four months with the Trump administration, former FBI Director James Comey would use A Higher Loyalty: Truth Lies And Leadership to drop some bombs. Instead, he drops 24 gallons of milk.

“Instantly, the tops of those paper gallons burst open in unison,” Comey writes breathlessly, “dumping more milk in...

Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Jun 08, 2019.

Republicans Reportedly Preparing for a Torrent of Misery if Democrats Take the House

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Republicans on Capitol Hill are bracing for the absolute worst—a flurry of investigations into Donald Trump’s businesses, his ties to Russia, his most infamous policies, and much more—if the Democrats take the House this November, according to a Monday report from Axios.

The reporting is based on a spreadsheet, obtained by the site, which is apparently circulating through Republican circles...

Morgan Baskin Morgan Baskin May 04, 2019.

Jeff Sessions Reportedly Urged FBI Director to Fire Slew of Top Officials

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In an act that displays the incredible evolution of thought in the Trump administration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reportedly urged FBI Director Christopher Wray to purge his “core team,” including deputy director Andrew McCabe—the very same Andrew McCabe the White House chose to be acting director of the FBI after Donald Trump fired James Comey last May.

Axios reported Sunday that...

Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Apr 29, 2019.

Here is the weirdest possible live stream of the Comey testimony

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Right now, fired FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the Senate Select Committee On Intelligence regarding Donald Trump’s possible attempt to obstruct an investigation into Russia’s influence on the 2016 election. And like nearly every other big moment in the Trump presidency—whether it be the Trumpcare saga, that insane press conference, or that spooky inauguration—we’re all...

Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Apr 15, 2019.

Trump declares himself vindicated, and Comey “a leaker”

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Fired FBI director James Comey’s testimony before Congress yesterday didn’t yield much in the way of new, damning info about President Donald Trump. Even the repeated references to the commander in chief being a liar weren’t much of a knock on his reputation, because that seems to be a given at this point—at least, no one there disagreed. Trump’s defense, from both his lawyer and fellow...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Mar 19, 2019.

Rod Rosenstein Reportedly Considered Wearing a Wire and Trying to Oust Trump

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Donald Trump has long had it out for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (to say nothing of his boss Jeff Sessions), and a new report from The New York Times is hardly likely to alleviate the president’s considerable acrimony toward the Justice Department’s number two—even as speculation swirled about the motives behind the report.

According to the Times, in early 2017 Rosenstein was so...

David Uberti David Uberti Jan 05, 2019.

The New York Times Backtracks on One of Its Most Infamous Stories From 2016

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The New York Times’ latest dive into the FBI’s Russia investigation introduces us to “Crossfire Hurricane,” the inquiry’s early code name, which makes all kinds of sense from the story’s findings. Fearful of contributing to political upheaval, former FBI Director James Comey and his subordinates were far more cautious in their pursuit of Trump-related leads than they were with a corresponding...

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