Fired and Smeared by Trump, Comey Wants to Talk Under Oath… and ‘In Public’

What consequences await the U.S. president if ousted FBI director gets ‘day in front of the entire political world to tell his story under oath in front of a congressional committe’?


I was scared of the FBI with Comey in charge. I’m more terrified now that he’s been fired.



A human rights advocate on why Comey’s firing is disturbing.


I am no fan of recently fired FBI Director James Comey. As part of a team documenting human rights abuses in the US, I’ve seen too many examples in recent years of overreach and lack of transparency by the agency, and aggressive pursuit of greater FBI powers by Comey himself, to feel otherwise. Yet in the aftermath of his firing by a president who has shown a clear aversion to the normal checks and balances of democratic governance, the risks of an abusive and politically compromised FBI are suddenly much greater.



Dead man lying


Unyielding dishonesty and belligerence have landed Trump one investigation away from impeachment


We’ve reached a magical time in the great story unfolding before us, the time when everybody knows that Trump is guilty, but the verdict is not yet in. I remember exactly how it happened in the Watergate story, when everybody knew Nixon was guilty of ordering the break-in at the DNC headquarters at the Watergate hotel and office complex and supervised the cover-up, but evidence sufficient to prove his guilt wasn’t yet available. Guilty men lie, and lie repeatedly.


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The Trump Administration’s Guide to Twisting Words


President Trump says a lot of things that aren’t true: that millions of illegal votes cost him the popular vote, that he saw thousands of Arabs in Jersey City cheering the 9/11 attacks, that President Obama tapped his phones in Trump Tower. Many people, including some of Trump’s supporters, have learned to doubt his claims. So Trump and his aides have figured out a way to shore up his credibility: quoting other, more trusted public figures. You can believe what Trump is saying, the argument goes, because some independent, well-respected official has confirmed it.





The Week that Could Make—Or Break—America

Remember the week of May 7. Remember that this was the week our constitutional crisis began. Remember that it took Donald Trump just 110 days to commit a high crime or misdemeanor (well, as far as we know; he might well have done sooner). Because that is what he did, in firing James Comey, even though Republicans won’t say so. Remember, if and when the day comes that we see Donald Trump issue that last salute and clamber aboard Marine One for his last, albeit ahead of schedule, helicopter flight as president, that it all started this week.


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Trump Released This Letter to Prove He Has No Russian Ties. We Annotated It.


The document raises more questions than it answers.


Donald Trump sold this “house” for $100 million to a Russian Oligarch… and Americans are expected to believe that Trump has NO ties to the Russians… Americans who still have the capacity of “critical thinking” KNOW Better…

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