He was leading the investigation. Trump fired him for investigating Trump. And who decides who Comey's replacement will be? Trump. And now Mitch McConnell says congress won't have an independent investigation.
Yes, I read it as both. Surely even mentioning tapes - even in inverted commas - suggests there's a possibility of incriminating stuff?
With Trump, "every accusation is a confession" ((a quote, I think). He accused Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower, because that's exactly what he would do. It's quite likely he does record conversations he has. It's also quite likely he doesn't remember what was said and didn't understand it, and quite likely there's nothing incriminating.
I think it is pretty clear that anyone trying to investigate Trump or his administration will be fired. Preet Bharara tried to investigate health minister Tom Price and was fired.
We are famous for "Stockholm syndrome": "Q: Hey, what's up with Matt? His Dad is on social security, his mom got laid off, his sister's kids get free school lunches, he collects federal financial aid for college, and he only makes minimum wage working at Walmarts. Yet he keeps talking about how we need to cut taxes for the wealthy and quit spending so much on social programs. A: Yeah, he thinks he's going to be a millionaire soon. He's got Economic Stockholm Syndrome." (Urban Dictionary)
President Donald Trump disclosed “highly classified information” during a meeting with Russian officials last week, according to The Washington Post. ... BuzzFeed later confirmed the report, adding that the Senate Intelligence Committee was also briefed on the disclosures. “It’s far worse than what has already been reported,” one official reportedly told the outlet.
Perhaps he's finding the job is too difficult and just wants to play more golf.
With respect to American politics (or possibly all politics) I'm torn between a desire to stay informed and a desire to stay sane and relatively happy. I've been erring on the side of happy lately, I think.
Does anyone know of a relatively unbiased and non-emotive news aggregate that I can read once and a while to stay on top of things?