If Our President ‘lies, Plain and Simple,' Can We Take the Former FBI Chief at His Word?

I'm having a hard time seeing former FBI director James Comey as a victim.Don't get me wrong: Ask me who I think has more credibility between Comey and his nemesis, President Donald J. Trump, and Comey wins that contest hands down.Trump promised to release his taxes once elected but still refuses to do so.Trump vowed to build a wall along the southern U.S. border and make Mexico pay for it, but that clearly is never going to happen.Trump vowed to drain the swamp in the nation's capital but instead muddied the waters by bringing in more political hacks, white nationalists and a cabal of advisers with suspicious ties to Russia and other foreign governments.Trump takes ill-advised swipes at our European allies, but blows kisses at despots and dictators.To borrow a phrase from that famous beer commercial, Trump may be "the most interesting man in the world." He's certainly got the bragging down.But let's get back to the dominant story line of the day, of the past month, really: The disconcerting dust-up between Trump and Comey.I have little doubt that Trump dumped Comey last month because he wouldn't play along — which, in this case, means he wouldn't pledge his loyalty to Team Trump.How else do you explain Trump praising Comey one moment — just days before the presidential election in November — for having the "guts" to make public the FBI's probe into Hillary Clinton's private email server and then firing him in May for his handling of that same investigation?  Continue reading...

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