Comey has a distinctive view of how the genuinely ethical leader may have to protect institutions by breaking with the norms and procedures that usually sustain them. But this view fails to address the question of process.
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Earlier today, the Justice Department provided copies of ex-FBI Director James Comey's memos of his conversations with President Trump to the House Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee, the majority leaders of which had threatened to subpoena of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and hold him in contempt if he did not provide the memos. The memos have since become public. The transmission letter, as well as the declassified memos, are available below.
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What more than 100 pages of internal FBI communications after Comey's dismissal show about the bureau.
The deputy attorney general’s non-recusal might call into question elements of the Mueller investigation narrative.
This morning's tweet changes his stance again.
On our Foreign Policy feed, we explain how newly released employee survey data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation disproves the president's claim that former FBI Director James Comey had lost the confidence of the rank-and-file. The article begins:
Following the firing of FBI Director James Comey, the White House claimed that it wasn’t only the president who had lost confidence in Comey but the rank and file of the FBI as well.
The president’s power to remove the director serves as an important check on abuse of power.
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.
What we didn't know before today.
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?