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Aegis

White House Interference with Justice Department Investigations, Part II: The “Reince, What Are You Doing?” Edition

For the second time this week, we have to analyze the propriety of communications between the White House and elements of the Justice Department. The messiness of the allegations pretty neatly sums up why such communications are, as a matter of policy convention, so restricted to begin with.

Media Criticism

In Defense of Jim Comey: Politico's Bizarrely Shoddy Attack on the FBI Director

An astonishingly bad piece appeared in Politico this week attacking FBI Director James Comey. The thesis is bold. The evidence is shockingly weak. Critical history and information is left out. Quotations are seemingly intentionally distorted. And important information in the story is just wrong.

Campaign 2016

Jim Comey's Statement on the Clinton Emails: A Quick and Dirty Analysis

Jim Comey's statement is simultaneously emphatic that Clinton and her staff behaved inappropriately and equally emphatic that no reasonable prosecutor would want to bring a case against them. His reputation for personal probity and apolitical behavior is such that both statements must be taken seriously. 

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