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…

the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

What you heard: President Trump tweeted that he would not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this year. What is is: The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is an annual event attended by White House administration officials, the press corps, and – lately – some additional famous Hollywood faces. Begun in 1921, it was traditionally dinner…

Jeff Sessions

What you heard: Jeff Sessions was confirmed as US Attorney General in a nearly party-line vote. What it is: Jeff Sessions, prior to being chosen as the grand poobah of US law, was a US Senator from Alabama (1997-2017). A lawyer by trade, he served as US Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama 1981-1993.…

Could Congress really impeach Trump?

What you heard A lot of people are in favor of the impeachment of President Trump under the Emoluments Clauses. What it is A lot of people include 40% of Americans as per a poll by PPP (Public Policy Polling, which has a pretty good rep as far as polling firms go); 600k+ who have…