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CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin gets it right. A grotesque abuse of power (video)

CNN’s legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin was as succinct as could be on the firing of FBI Director James Comey calling it a “grotesque” abuse of power and raising questions about what it means for the country.

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Morning Headlines

New York Times: With $8B deal on health bill, House G.O.P. leader says ‘we have enough votes’ CNN Politics: 10 things we learned from FBI Director James Comey’s Senate hearing Politico: Senate Republicans brace for leadership scramble The Hill: Why … Continue reading

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Morning Headlines

ABC News: ‘This is not a rubber-stamp party,’ Pelosi says about Democrats and abortion New York Times: G.O.P. scrambles as a crucial voice shuns the latest health bill Politico: No good GOP options if Obamacare repeal fails The Hill: FBI Director … Continue reading

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Morning Headlines

Politico: Trump’s fake war on the fake news The Hill: Trump eyeing second Supreme Court seat Roll Call: Government shutdown prevention on Republicans, Democrats say  New York Times: Comey tried to shield the F.B.I. from politics. Then he shaped an … Continue reading

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Morning Headlines

Politico: CEOs gaining power in Trump’s White House New York Times: U.S. takes sharper tone on Russia’s role in Syria Roll Call: Trump: US-Russia Relations May Be at an ‘All-Time Low’ The Hill: Trump faces risky ObamaCare choice ABC News: FBI’s … Continue reading

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Opinion from All Points

Wall Street Journal: A president’s credibility Arizona Republic: Trump’s budget is a breath of fresh air Indianapolis Star: Economic principles don’t apply to health care Denver Post: Trump’s tinfoil hat theories debunked. Where do we go from here? Dallas Morning Star: … Continue reading

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FBI says nothing new in Abedin emails

This will make your day: The F.B.I. informed Congress on Sunday that it has not changed its conclusions about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state, removing a dark cloud that has been hanging over … Continue reading

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Would a President Clinton fire FBI Director Comey?

Hillary Clinton refused to say on Thursday if she would replace FBI Director James Comey, should she be elected president. Instead she said she would never comment on a personnel issue, also saying, in an interview with Sirius XM radio … Continue reading

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Isn’t it rich? Aren’t we a pair?

Under the headline, “FBI Director Comey opposed naming Russians in hacking probe,” NBC News reports the following: FBI Director James Comey argued against publicly disclosing the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia was behind hacks into U.S. political institutions, highly … Continue reading

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Did Comey violated the Hatch Act or is he just easily manipulated?

Sure. Why not? Since the season had reached new heights of silliness, why shouldn’t the Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid charge the Director of the FBI with contravening the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from engaging in political activity? … Continue reading

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The truth is out there, Director Comey. Care to enlighten us?

Senior justice department officials told FBI Director James Comey that his announcement on Friday was not consistent with department policy. According to a report in the Washington Post “those officials warned Comey that his announcement was a break with policy and tradition.” … Continue reading

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Some wishful thinking on the Comey Affair

I have no difficulty imaging that Hillary Clinton is capable of bad decisions from time to time, as are we all. I suspect that she and Bill can be quite full of themselves, having been part of America’s political royal … Continue reading

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The Impact of the Comey Affair

There are a number of interesting headlines floating around this morning about what I’ll call the Comey Affair. What none of the stories can say is that anything new has been discovered.  In fact, what we do know is that … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton’s statement on the Comey letter and some useful information

Some facts on the new e-mail developments, with props to Steve Benen: The FBI has not reopened its investigation into Clinton’s e-mail service because that investigation was never closed. Republicans would like us to believe the FBI found something new, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I … Continue reading

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