James Comey's testimony portrays an administration confronted with a grave issue—the President’s failure to observe norms and institutional boundaries—but no apparently effective process or implementation of norms for dealing with the potential for reoccurrences.
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President Trump's choice of the bomb-throwing New York corporate attorney Marc Kasowitz as his outside counsel in the Russia matter is already creating problems for the President.
What's the worst thing that happened to Donald Trump this week? It was NOT Director Comey's testimony ....
In Sharing Memos, Comey Did Nothing Wrong as a Former Official and Everything Right as a Whistleblower
There is nothing to suggest that Comey's disclosure of his memo was illegal, unethical, immoral, or otherwise inappropriate.
The Constitution does not give the President the exclusive power to control all federal law-enforcement investigations—and to shut any of them down for any reason the President sees fit.
Obstruction of justice requires corrupt intent. If one is truly a fool and ignorant of the way Washington works .... perhaps that is a successful defense. Which isn't a good thing for the Nation.
If you believe that Comey is an honorable and decent human being, what does his testimony convey about the group of people in charge of what the Constitution quaintly calls “the Executive Power” of the country in which we live?
We’re rounding up key public statements concerning James Comey's testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8. Watch this page; we'll update as new statements are issued.
Written Statement by Marc Kasowitz, Attorney for Donald Trump:
Former FBI Director James Comey testifies this morning for the first time since his dismissal before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a highly anticipated hearing.
The spectacle of DNI Coats and NSA Director Rogers fumbling for unconvincing excuses to avoid answering Senators’ questions about whether President Trump asked them to intervene to halt the Russia investigation obscures the fact that they could have asserted a proper basis for doing so.