The Administration made news recently for the hiring of Anthony Scaramucci as Communications Director (among other things). If you aren’t a wealthy New Yorker or hip to big GOP donor trends, you probably didn’t know that a person named Anthony Scaramucci even existed, much less anything about him. His appointment is yet another example of… Read More Very Unqualified Men: a Select Guide
What you heard: President Trump firing James Comey is POTUS’s “Watergate Moment” ™ What it is: James Comey served as FBI Director from September of 2013 until yesterday. Before his… storied… tenure as Director, he had various roles in the US Justice Department and did a stint in the private sector as General Counsel at Lockheed Martin and Bridgewater… Read More The Comey firing: Watergate redux?
What you heard: Trump accused – without giving proof – President Obama having his “wires tapped” at Trump Tower before the 2016 elections. What it is: The accusation in question came, as many statements from the President do, in the form of a deranged tweet early on Saturday morning. There are many ways to describe… Read More Wiretapping
What you heard: National Security Advisor Flynn resigned after it surfaced that he’d engaged in illegal* talks with Russia and then lied about it. What it is: A doozy! The National Security Advisor is a senior aide to the President – not a member of the Cabinet, though – and is appointed, rather than confirmed, to… Read More Flynn and Russia and Pence, oh my!