“The FBI fulfilled its mission — protecting the American people and upholding the U.S. Constitution.”
Plus: Steele discussed working for the Trumps a few years earlier?
“We became a self-licking ice cream cone.”
“But Mr. Horowitz will sharply criticize F.B.I. leaders for their handling of the investigation in some ways…”
“He has said he believes Mr. Atkinson, whom he appointed in 2017, has been disloyal…”
“The OIG found that Kortan lacked candor under oath …”
Pompeo: Yes, I was on the Zelensky call, and it’s no biggie.
Sink or spin?
Did he promise more flexibility after the election, tovarisch?
“It wasn’t a close call.”
“…the investigators’ sense that he offered new and important information, may dampen expectations among the president’s allies”
“it is possible that escorting him out meant that the inspector general’s Russia investigation is going to be brutal for him”
“He appointed himself FBI director, attorney general, special counsel, lead investigator, and the general arbiter of what is good and right in the world.”
“I’m not buying that the Clinton email investigation was on the up-and-up.”
“Viva le resistance.”
“We have profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel…”
“Let the chips fall.”
“Informant” the key?
“The IG is thought to be looking at everything from political bias to how evidence was handled in the Clinton email case.”
“No such funding plan exists.”
“…told the agents that he had not authorized the disclosure to the WSJ and did not know who did”
“Comey, the report states, recalled that McCabe had denied authorizing FBI officials speak to the Journal…”
No one told Shulkin about it?
“Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy?”
“…yes, it will be investigated.”
“He was totally dishonest about it.”
Get along, little doggies
“[L]ack of confidence in VHA adequately and timely fixing the root causes of these issues.”
It’s not just about Director Comey.
Not kids. Not harmless. Not “a job”
Andrew Malcolm and the Lightning Round at 4 pm ET!