The Comey firing: Watergate redux?

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…

Wiretapping

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…

Flynn and Russia and Pence, oh my!

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…