Sunday, April 15, 2018

No news is good news ...

… I think.

This morning we awoke to no news of a Saturday Night Massacre. That’s the good news.

The not-so-good news is that the child in the White House, now in its Terrible Twos, threw a tweety tantrum directed at former FBI director James Comey. Of course that does not qualify as news per se because we know by now that Trump lashes out at his distractors with false accusations and demands that they be jailed - first his Republican opponents, then candidate Hllary Clinton, and now James Comey.

The Washington Post, among other sources (like This Week on ABC this morning), reports that Trump assails Comey in tweetstorm, suggests ex-FBI director deserves ‘jail’.

President Trump attacked James B. Comey in a fusillade of tweets Sunday morning, suggesting that the former FBI director deserves to be imprisoned as he served up a number of his favorite theories and alleged misdeeds without evidence.

Trump’s tweets are part of a broader effort by the White House and the Republican National Committee to discredit Comey, who has written a damaging tell-all book titled “A Higher Loyalty,” to be released Tuesday. A Sunday night interview on ABC News will kick off his national book tour and publicity campaign for the memoir.

Comey’s book is a scathing depiction of his interactions with Trump, in which he likens the president to an “unethical” mob boss and casts his inner circle in largely unflattering terms.

[In this morning’s tweets] Trump has continued to allege that [fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew] McCabe was deferential to Hillary Clinton during the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s use of a private email server because his wife took donations from a Clinton ally for a state Senate race in Virginia. The accusation is one that McCabe has denied and has never been proven.

McCabe’s attorney, Michael R. Bromwich, responded Sunday to the president’s claims, tweeting: “1. The book isn’t out so you don’t know what’s in it. 2. The Comey and McCabe memos are very real. 3. The story about “McCabe’s $ 700,000” has been fully explained. 4. Your strategy of attacking beloved former FBI leaders — not smart.”

ABC’s This Week reported that Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, a likely target of a Trumpian political bloodbath, goes to work each morning not knowing if he has a job. Just because we have not yet been hit with a Trump version of Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre does not mean that there will not be one tonight, or tomorrow, or …

Judging from the highlighted item above, the Republican National Committee, and the Republican controlled Congress, will permit such a constitutionally earth-shaking event. To steal one of Trump’s lines, let’s lock ’em up.

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