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Politics & Polls: Falling Toward Pavement

May 18th, 2017, 1:31pm by Sam Wang

Washington has been hit with a trifecta of catastrophic events in the past week: Trump fires FBI director Comey for investigating Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, then Trump tells secrets to the Russians in the Oval Office, then it emerges that Comey writes memos about all his conversations, including Trump trying to obstruct the FBI investigation.

What’s next in the ongoing saga of the Trump presidency? Listen to this time capsule, in which Julian and I speak to you from the distant past of…yesterday at 1:15pm.

Listen now:

Tags: Politics · President · U.S. Institutions

3 Comments so far ↓

  • 538 Refugee

    Was Trump’s comment to the Russians about ‘nut job Comey’ enough to be the splat? More rational opinion seemed to be cautious about the Comey memo being enough to bring obstruction of justice charges. While most felt Comey’s memo was accurate the language Trump used was far from threatening. But now we have the memo, the firing and admission the firing was to ‘take the pressure off’. Trump’s own language seemed to think minus Comey the investigation would die. Maybe he thought the house and senate would hold ranks with their investigations and it would blow over and he could appoint an FBI director that would pledge loyalty?

  • Matt McIrvin

    What’s next appears to be a lot of embarrassing behavior abroad.

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