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But the rationale is building strength every day.

President Donald Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey, a decision that some of his very own White House staff didn’t know about until the minute it was announced on TV, has conjured up the inevitable references to one of most infamous constitutional battles in US history: the Watergate scandal. News that Trump disclosed…

via Reality check: Impeaching Trump is very hard, even if he did ask Comey to end the Flynn investigation — Quartz

The day of reckoning is upon us.

(WASHINGTON) — When the report burst forth alleging that President Donald Trump had revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats, the White House quickly dispatched Trump’s national security adviser to declare that the story “as reported is false.” By the next morning, however, H.R. McMaster’s pronouncement was undercut by Trump himself, making the aide the…

via Trump’s Contradictions Are Creating a Credibility Gap for White House Aides — TIME

One’s own worst enemy.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly denounced that members of his administration are leaking news to media outlets and demanded efforts to discover who those individuals might be. But Stephen Colbert thinks he knows Trump’s biggest leaker: It’s himself. On Monday evening’s Late Night with Stephen Colbert, the comedian riffed on new reports that revealed Trump…

via Stephen Colbert: President Trump’s Leaker Is Himself — TIME

The mole in the hole?

Who’s behind the ransomware known as WannaCry that is wrecking havoc on computers around the world? We don’t know for sure, but a security researcher has found a piece of evidence that points to a culprit: a North Korean operation known as the Lazarus Group. The online epidemic, which began on Friday, involves hackers exploiting…

via Ransomware Attack: Clue Points to North Korea — Fortune

Deeper, and deeper, and deeper into the morass of impeachable actions.

Arizona Sen. John McCain on Monday called the report that President Donald Trump shared classified intelligence with Russian officials “deeply disturbing.” A Washington Post report, which cited current and former U.S. officials, found that Trump revealed highly classified intelligence about ISIS threats with Russian officials during a meeting in the Oval Office last week. “If…

via John McCain: Report on President Trump Disclosing Classified Intelligence to Russians Is ‘Deeply Disturbing’ — TIME

Colbert is taking the President’s criticism in stride. Donald Trump recently sat down with TIME and had a few thoughts on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, in the wake of a joke that Stephen Colbert made in his May 1 monologue, involving the Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and oral sex. “You see a…

via Stephen Colbert Has a Carefree Response to Donald Trump Saying He Is “A No-Talent Guy” — TIME

It’s gets extremely lonely at the top, especially when your credibility is at the bottom.

President Donald Trump abruptly ended an interview with CBS after John Dickerson pressed him on his claims that former President Obama wiretapped him. Trump gave the interview Saturday to mark his first 100 days in office, and CBS ran the it on Monday. Trump brought up his widely-refuted March claims that Obama wiretapped him when…

via President Trump Suddenly Ends Interview When Asked About Obama Wiretapping Claim — TIME

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