Comey Firing Leads to Bad Week for Media

As they struggled to get several stories straight (Circa). An entertaining look at the Democratic flip-flops on Comey (Townhall).   From Bob Woodward on the Watergate comparisons: “This is not yet Watergate. Not a clear crime. On the Russian issue Senator Warner and others have said there are a thousand questions and they should be answered. But there’s no evidence that President Trump, at this point, was somehow involved in collusion here” (Mediaite). Another story notes “Associates of fired FBI Director James Comey believe that the former director’s first comments on his termination would likely come in an open session before Congress, ABC News has learned” (ABC News). From Byron York: …as the Russia-Trump controversy festers, there are signs of growing impatience with the secrecy. Some lawmakers — among them the Republican chairman and the Democratic ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee — are pushing the FBI and other agencies involved to let Congress know what they are doing. In particular, lawmakers want to see evidence — if there is any — to show why the investigation is focusing not just on Russian misdeeds — there’s no doubt there are plenty of those to investigate — but on Trump campaign figures, and possibly on the president himself (Washington Examiner). The problem with a special prosecutor (PJ Media). From Kimberly Strassel: The FBI head was so good at portraying himself as Washington’s last Boy Scout—the only person who ever did the right thing—that few noticed his repeated refusal to do the right thing. Mr. Comey might still have a job if, on any number of occasions, he’d acknowledged his own conflicts and stepped back (WSJ).