Tuesday, March 21, 2017

In This Corner

Via the Washington Post:

FBI Director James B. Comey acknowledged Monday that his agency is conducting an investigation into possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign in a counterintelligence probe that could reach all the way to the White House and may last for months.

The extraordinary disclosure came near the beginning of a sprawling, 5½ -hour public hearing before the House Intelligence Committee in which Comey also said there is “no information” that supports President Trump’s claims that his predecessor ordered surveillance of Trump Tower during the election campaign.

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Remarkably, Trump’s presidential Twitter account continued to fire away throughout the widely watched hearing, live-tweeting comments and assertions that lawmakers then referred to and used to question Comey and National Security Agency Director Michael S. Rogers.

Comey and Rogers both predicted that Russian intelligence agencies will continue to seek to meddle in U.S. political campaigns, because they consider their work in the 2016 presidential race to have been successful.

So the director of the F.B.I. testified before a congressional committee that the nation’s top criminal investigative agency is looking into evidence that Russia manipulated the last presidential election and it was likely they would continue to do so; that Trump was repeating a right-wing nut-job website story about spying that has as much truth to it as the one about Elvis working at a Burger King in Grand Rapids; and meanwhile Trump was still tweeting about all of it and giving the Democrats on that committee fodder for their questions to the director.

At what point does Franz Kafka show up and say “Too weird for me, fellas, I’m outta here”?

Actually, it might be worth it to stick around just to see how he gets out of this one.

One bark on “In This Corner

  1. They need to investigate this. Too many in the Trump administration, including Trump are in bed with the Russians. There is so much corruption there. I hope it all comes to light.

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