A short thing before a long day – National Review editor Rich Lowry writing at Politico. He’d like to take the piss out of Comey’s appearance before the Senate intelligence committee.
Judging only by his statement for the record provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee (perhaps the live testimony will play differently), Comey doesn’t have Trump nailed for high crimes and misdemeanors. Rather, he has him dead to rights for amateurish and ham-handed scheming, which is not an impeachable offense.
Who is Lowry kidding? Of course it is. Just because it’s done badly doesn’t make it less of a crime. Or a not-crime.
But I do appreciate Rich’s homespun ways. Gee golly, who knows what will happen live on TV?
The document has considerable entertainment value in its dead-pan account of a profound mismatch, a Washington buddy movie gone bad. It’s a tale of a bureaucratically agile and self-serving careerist matched against an institutionally ignorant and self-serving outsider…
James Comey and Donald Trump, the buddy pic. One guy says the other one’s a ‘nutjob’, then the other guy testifies under oath about it.