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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Comey and Russia and money laundering and 2016 won’t go away

The Fusion GPS guys/NY Times: The Business Deals That Could Imperil Trump We pored over Donald Trump’s business records for well over a year, at least those records you can get without a badge or a subpoena. We also hired a former British intelligence official, Christopher Steele, to look into Mr. Trump’s possible ties to …

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In weekend tweets, Trump chews the scenery over Cohen, Comey, Clinton, and take-your-pick

Because Donald Trump spent the last week at Mar-a-Lago, it was a given that by this weekend his tweets would be a garbage fire of rage, paranoia, and lies. The raid of his longtime lawyer and the release of former FBI director James Comey’s book were enough to send the man into a rage regardless, …

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James Comey and the difficulty of maintaining credibility with conspiracy theorists

This week Steve Inskeep and Carrie Johnson at NPR interviewed former FBI director James Comey. For later airplay, NPR redacted much of what was interesting about the interview. Inskeep asked: “What would you say was your greatest concern when it became clear to you that the email case was going to at some point come down …

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Trump Lost His Battle With Comey In One of the Most Humiliating Ways Possible

So, what was Trump trying to accomplish? In the midst of the longest run of self-inflicted wounds known to man, Donald Trump caught a huge break. And then, of course, he tossed it away. Trump’s nemesis, Jim Comey, has a book out — “A Higher Loyalty” — currently being supported by Comey’s impossible-to-miss TV extravaganza, from …

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What Greek Tragedy Can Teach Us About the Character of James Comey

Tragedy gave audiences the opportunity to look at themselves and come clean about their humanity. Once upon a time, there was a prominent, powerful man in government who cared deeply about integrity and following the rules. He said, “You cannot know a man completely, his character, his principles, sense of judgment, not till he’s shown …

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A few hard questions for Comey

For months, the White House has insistently whined that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is persecuting the president. Echoed by right-wing propaganda media, that theme is now amplified in Donald Trump’s tweeted blasts at former FBI director James Comey, whom he vilifies as a “liar and leaker.” To anyone who remembers the final days of …

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Who pays hundreds of dollars to see James Comey? I went to find out

With reports that tickets to a New York appearance were selling for $ 850, I went in search of those who see Comey as one of the Trump era’s most conflicted superheroes In a twist of fate that may have seemed bizarre back when bizarreness wasn’t so normal, one of the leading lights of the …

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Comey memos: six of the biggest takeaways

Donald Trump tweeted the recently released memos show ‘no collusion’ – but that might not be the conclusion that jumps out most Beginning in January 2017, when he first met Donald Trump, James Comey, then FBI director, carefully described each of his interactions with the new president in memos he shared with top deputies and …

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Republicans pushed for the release of the Comey memos … but why?

James Comey’s memos detailing his conversations with Donald Trump weren’t released to support his book tour or by the former FBI director’s request. The memos were released because they were demanded by congressional Republicans including Trey Gowdy, Bob Goodlatte, and Devin Nunes. They went so far as to prepare a subpoena—something Republicans were notably unwilling to …

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The Comey memos: Compressed version

James Comey’s memos of his conversations with Donald Trump include a lot of details on who said what, where they said it, how they said it, along with some speculation on why they said it. But the 15 pages of memos also contain a good deal of information that’s just scene-setting or unrelated. Here then are The …

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