How Trump will retaliate against Comey

Look for Trump and his allies to scream four things:

Comey’s a liar: After the hearing, Marc Kasowitz, Trump’s personal lawyer, escalated the combat: “The president … never told Mr. Comey, quote, ‘I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.'”

Comey’s a leaker: Kasowitz also said: “Comey admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the president.”

Clinton did it, too: Republicans instantly jumped on Comey’s charge that Loretta Lynch, Obama’s attorney general, had encouraged him to echo Clinton campaign lingo in discussing the email probe.

Comey agrees: Fake news! If Trump enjoyed any moment of the hearing, it was surely when Comey said a memorable New York Times story was untrue.