Friday, May 12, 2017

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?

In his revealing (and perhaps incriminating) interview with NBC's Lester Holt yesterday, unhinged demagogue Donald "Rump" Trump claimed that former FBI Director James Comey asked to have dinner with him to discuss his employment. Today, current and former FBI officials are disputing Rump's account of the dinner, which significantly took place the day after former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates had warned the White House about disgraced former NSA Michael "Lock Him Up" Flynn being vulnerable to blackmail by the Kremlin. The officials indicate that Rump asked for a pledge of "loyalty" from Comey, likely to safeguard Flynn's secret contacts with the Russian government from being investigated. Comey reportedly said he'd pledge his honesty but not "loyalty," which apparently angered Rump who regards himself as an absolute ruler, Constitution be damned. The officials also deny that Comey told Rump that he was not the subject of an investigation, which would be a clear violation of Department of Justice and FBI guidelines.

Separate reporting indicates that Comey is angry at the misrepresentations and denigration by Rump, and will tell his story in due time, perhaps when he appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee in closed session next week. Let's hope that session springs some major leaks.

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