Here’s Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov making a sarcastic joke about the Comey firing during an appearance with Secretary of Exxon Rex Tillerson this morning:
In case you can’t watch it, in response to a reporter’s shouted question about Comey, Lavrov says, “Was he fired? You’re kidding?” in mock surprise. The jocular son of a bitch was probably hand-delivering Putin’s approved list of FBI director candidates, plus a step-by-step guide to removing the sanctions.
Chuck Schumer laid out a solid case for an independent investigation in the US Senate this morning, and the Senatortoise from Kentucky promptly smacked it down. Nothing to see here, citizens! Move along. All the Republicans are falling in line because they are craven lickspittles who care more about hanging onto power than protecting US sovereignty. But you knew that.
According to WaPo’s Paul Kane on Twitter, Schumer plans to use a procedural rule to cut off committee hearings to slow down senate business. Good. Elected Democrats need to use every trick in the book to throw sand in the gears. Not just today, every day, until a credible independent investigation is authorized.
I plan on calling my reps today and sharing my views on Trump’s thuggish abuse of power, the complicity of the Republicans in congress and the DOJ’s improper interference in an ongoing investigation. I urge you to do the same.