How to clean up the Comey mess : IT’S FAIR to doubt that President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey because of his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation — a performance the president had previously praised . But whatever his motive, Mr. Trump has removed an independent official overseeing inquiries into Russia’s intervention in last year’s election, from which the president benefited, and Moscow’s possible collaboration with elements of Mr. Trump’s campaign. The firing has undermined the credibility of a vital national security investigation.

Did Trump already blow his own cover story about Comey’s firing? : The ostensible reason for firing James Comey on May 9, 2017, was his handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails in July 2016 and October 2016, which President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) had praised. One need not go any further than that to conclude Trump’s cover story makes no sense whatsoever. But don’t take my word for it. Consider what Trump himself has said.

I could have gone all Comey today…but this crossed my path:

How Federal Funding Hurts Cities : The surprise election of Donald Trump has mayors and other local officials worried, especially after Trump’s appointment of Dr. Ben Carson, a man with no experience and little interest in local government, as Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Judging by commentary in liberal media the end is nigh. Cities could lose everything, except…. cities actually don’t have much to lose. Looking at a database constructed by the Lincoln Land Institute, you’ll see the median percentage of direct government expenditures of the 150 largest cities (adjusted to amalgamate and measure all local services whether delivered by municipality, county, school system or special district) is just 5.5 percent federally funded.

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