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Friday, April 20, 2018

Comey on the Maddow Show , GOP Releases Comey Notes, And A Dissolving Nation

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Well, James Comey's book has been released for public purchase. The former FBI head has been as visible as the 24/7 clock for about two weeks leading up to his book release this past Tuesday. Without question, his book promotion and anti-Trump TV and radio show appearance will continue for quite some time.It all makes for good TV.

As we suspect you have seen and listened to Comey (even if only briefly) during the course of the past two weeks, you probably have little interest in more from Comey. The former FBI director and his firing by Trump are newsworthy and critical to understanding matters related to the 2016 election and a president who may have connections to Russia's Putin.

Last night Comey spent an entire television hour with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. The interview was fairly unremarkable as Comey (over the past few weeks) has answered just about every question imaginable about his firing by Trump. Despite the long wait for the Maddow interview and the virtually over-time repeating of most questions from Maddow to Comey, the Maddow interview was buoyed a bit by the release of Comey's memo notes by conservative members of the House of Representatives. (See Twitter embed below). The hour included a few interesting points.

The Maddow show hour was broadcast in segments separated by advertisements. We have posted Maddow's "A" Block segment below ad link the MSNBC page on which the various segments are posted, here.

During his nascent public appearances, Comey comes across as credible. He admits to reflective thoughts regarding certain entries in the book and he seems honest when he responds to questions by stating "I dont know." 

Maddow's "A" Block segment

Regardless of all the twist and turns regarding Russian interference in the 2016 General elections, Trump's admission to NBC's Lester Holt that he fired Comey while mentioning Russia seems awful close to obstruction.

I mentioned the release of Comey's memo notes. The following twitter Post and thread is a remarkable rendition of the memo notes from Seth Abramson. The passages require a long read. I recommend reading them over time while recognizing the notes are important to current US investigation into Russian hacking and legal matters for Americans who may have facilitated Russian meddling in the US elections.

Somewhere between Russian election meddling (hacking, social media manipulation etc) talk of hookers, porn star trolling of a US president and the daily presence of a national con artist, we are not finding time to rest our minds.

Imagine the prospect of reading and hearing the words "golden showers" in the same paragraph or comment along with mention of a US President.

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