The 500-page Justice Department report underscores that the investigation has no simple narrative arc.
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The latest instance of "what-aboutism" is the House Republican decision to open an investigation of the Uranium One transaction—the allegation that Hillary Clinton transferred control of 20% of America's uranium mining output to a Russian company, in exchange for substantial contributions to the Clinton Foundation from the executives of that same Russian company.
This morning, the president tweeted:
Wow, looks like James Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton long before the investigation was over...and so much more. A rigged system!
The Trump White House’s key defensive wall has developed some major cracks.
Ever since the first revelations of L’Affaire Russe, President Trump and his defenders have insisted that there’s no evidence of “collusion” between Russian operatives and either the Trump campaign or the candidate himself.
From Fox News to MSNBC, the press has panned President Trump’s Thursday solo press conference.
“Whatever the source of the material was,” Donald Trump’s deputy campaign manager David Bossie began, “if it was on the front page of the paper—it’s in the public domain. We would look at it.” Passions started to boil over and I could feel the tension in the room as the Clinton and Trump campaigns traded barbs over WikiLeaks and the role of alleged Russian intelligence activity throughout the election cycle.
Since Donald Trump’s surprise victory on Tuesday, a question has hung over the fate of his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Will—and should—President Barack Obama pardon her on his way out the door?
Two days ago, Hillary Clinton was formally cleared, again, of the specter of criminal wrongdoing in the FBI’s email investigation. The only cloud left is the one history is deciding whether to permanently affix over FBI Director James Comey.
For almost exactly a year, Lawfare has been closely watching and commenting on the 2016 presidential campaign. As the campaign season finally draws to a close, below is a compendium of all the site’s election coverage, including Lawfare’s commentary on both candidates, Russian attempts to influence the election, and more. I have organized it all by subject matter.
Over the last 48 hours, a parade of former senior Justice Department officials of both parties have written op-eds or given interviews slamming FBI Director James Comey for his action last week on the Clinton email matter. Former Attorney General Eric Holder writes this morning in the Washington Post that Comey’s “decision was incorrect.