Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump “Could be Impeached Now” Over Comey Firing, Historian Says

Trump “Could be Impeached Now” Over Comey Firing, Historian Who Predicted His Election Says Newsweek. Allan Lichtman

Does Donald Trump want to be president? FOX. When you’ve lost FOX?
Trump must be impeached. Here’s why. Lawrence Tribe, WaPo. It’s never been clear to me why Democrats think invoking Watergate would be persuasive to Republicans. It would be like Theresa May invoking Waterloo to close a deal with Macron. Na ga happen.
Russian Election Meddling ‘Well Documented,’ Tillerson Says Bloomberg. “‘I don’t think there’s any question that the Russians were playing around in our electoral processes,’ Tillerson said in an interview on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press with Chuck Todd’ on Sunday. He added that the impact of that meddling was ‘nconclusive.'” From “hacking” to “interfering” to “meddling,” with the final term of the declension seeming appropriate for bots propagating RT clips on Facebook. On this topic, The Blob reminds me of an elephant trumpeting and stamping at the sight of a mouse. Not a good look, at least for the elite of a great (“indispensable”) power that wishes to appear confident and competent.
A Special Prosecutor Is Not the Answer David Frum, The Atlantic
How Senators reacted to Comey dismissal FT. A very useful tabulation.
U.S. lawmakers ask Trump to turn over any Comey tapesReuters. Including Republican Senators Mike Lee and Lindsey Graham.
WATCH LIVE: Trump delivers commencement speech at Liberty University The Hill. By coincidence, I watched this. My reading: If it’s up to Trump, he’s not going anywhere. That was the very visible subtext. (He also stuck to the teleprompter or, more precisely, if he was ad libbing, I didn’t detect it.)