Jun 12, 2017
The Comey Commotion
I don't normally follow such things, certainly not blow by blow. My interest comes from the left's hope and prayer that these revelations undo Trump. My initial impression is that Trump is as unfamiliar with government protocol as any outsider could be. He apparently has no interest in behaving more like an insider. This demeanor infuriates his opponents, delights his base, and frustrates those bi-partisans like myself, who are inclined to defend, but not support.
Comey appears to be a genuine star, who could certainly have a political future, if he so chooses. In the portion of his testimony that I saw, he embodied sincerity.
Trump and his lawyer claimed the testimony as a vindication for Trump. It should be noted that no less of a legal authority than Alan Dershowitz has stated that Trump was well within his constitutional power even if he had directly ordered Comey to back off an investigation. However, I suspect the scrutiny over who said what, and its legality, will take years.
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