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…

Does the Administration have a Syria policy?

What you heard: After a missile strike on a Syrian airfield in response to Assad’s deployment of chemical weapons against civilians, the Administration is taking on Syria’s ruling regime. Or maybe not. Or maybe Russia will do it? What it is: Last Thursday, April 6, the US military launched 59 Tomahawk missiles from Mediterranean-based destroyers USS Porter…

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…