NYT Op-Ed: Comey Says Barr Is Trump’s Political Tool

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Comey, who was sacked by Trump in May 2017, in his piece titled "How Trump Co-opts Leaders Like Bill Barr" offered his take on how administration officials, including Attorney General William Barr, could start channeling the president. Moreover, he blamed it on their "close proximity to an amoral leader..."

Former FBI director James Comey railed against President Trump in a Wednesday op-ed for The New York Times, cast as an attempt to explain Attorney General William Barr's submission to the White House.

The Democratic Party leadership now faces the reality that the investigation it has prioritised "relentlessly and above all else", in the words of Clinton campaign senior aide Jennifer Palmieri, has handed Trump a massive gift heading into his 2020 re-election campaign. It was only afterwards that Trump began lying about Mattis, Comey said.

He closed by writing, "Of course, to stay, you must be seen as on his team, so you make further compromises".

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Former CIA Director John Brennan, in an impassioned speech delivered from a auto speeding toward the Canadian border, said, "I am so aggrieved by this odious calumny that I have made a decision to change my name and live in an undisclosed location until the heat's off".

The conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation was an unequivocal rejection of the conspiracy theory that has engulfed Donald Trump's presidency. And then you are lost.

The top U.S. diplomat said to expect a similar Russian campaign next year but criticized the spotlight inside Washington on the Russian role, which has infuriated President Donald Trump.

Comey's piece was published the same day that Barr gave his first testimony since the release of Mueller's redacted report.

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