The FBI values its independence: that is, it does not want to operate under anyone’s authority, including the president’s, the attorney general’s, and certainly not under any supervision from the judiciary. It answers only to itself, and that is exactly what insiders want. What do the rest of us want? It does not matter.
Thank you, Robert Mueller, for turning something up. I suppose we ought to thank the Russkies, too, for showing us how vulnerable we are to low-rent finaglers. One of the Russkies even texted, in the middle of their operations, we’ve been busted by the FBI! That’s a great piece of evidence! The finagler texts in the clear that our own security agency busted them, and we learn four years later the FBI told no one about it! Good work, boys and girls.
The part of Trump’s presidency I like the best is his feud with the intelligence community. It’s fun to see …
The kinds of calculations most leaders make seem beyond him. His lack of political skills proved a big asset during both the primary and general elections, but this congenital deficit has not helped him since he arrived in Washington.
Many Republicans and establishment types outside the party still want him, even expect him to act like a president. People wanted Caligula to act like an emperor, too.
If Democrats and Republicans don’t reform themselves soon, they will look back and wonder how they got lost when so many signs pointed in the right direction.
Putin has to be smiling now, because when you have Donald Trump on your side, you are going places. I wonder if Putin thinks he’ll be able to domesticate The Donald after he’s in the White House? Which alpha will rule? Even more importantly, what nickname will Trump choose for his buddy Vlad? I hope Trump likes vodka, and Putin likes Manhattans.
James Comey supplanted Robert Mueller as FBI director last week. How would you like to take on leadership of an …