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Nets Sprint to Hammer Trump With Comey Memo, Yet They Haven’t Seen It

Despite their championing of a mysterious memo alleging impropriety by the President of the United States, it’s easily challenged by the simple fact that acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testified to the Senate last week that there has been no interference in their investigations by the Trump administration.

Montage: The Media Can’t Stop Asking Democratic Guests If They’re Ready to Impeach Trump :: Grabien News

Since the Washington Post’s report Monday that President Trump shared classified information with the Russian ambassador during an Oval Office meeting last week, the major media seems to smell blood in the water. Over the last 24 hours, almost every interview with Democratic politicians has included a question about whether we’re getting closer to impeaching the president.

Gregg Jarrett: Comey’s revenge is a gun without powder | Fox News

Under the law, Comey is required to immediately inform the Department of Justice of any attempt to obstruct justice by any person, even the President of the United States.  Failure to do so would result in criminal charges against Comey.  (18 USC 4 and 28 USC 1361)  He would also, upon sufficient proof, lose his license to practice law.

Dershowitz: Come on, no one’s going to indict Trump for obstruction – Hot Air Hot Air

“He has the power to tell them what to do,” said Dershowitz, but since the president also was the only person who could have fired Comey, it’s not clear if he obstructed justice if he suggested to Comey to “go soft” on former National Security Agency Director Michael Flynn, as Comey has suggested and written in a memo.

Jonathan Turley Shuts Down Joe Scarborough Over Dubious Legal Claims

JONATHAN TURLEY:This isn’t going to be real popular, but I don’t think so. My family has been pressing me on this. It’s sort of like going across-country with them and saying, are we there yet? Are we there yet? Everyone wants to reach that point. You say, I can still see our house. It’s only been 150 days or so since the inauguration. The fact is, I don’t think this makes out an obstruction case.

Watergate Attorney: Comparing Comey/Trump Situation To Watergate Is Nonsense – Katie Pavlich

“Having served as Assistant Minority Counsel to the late Senators Howard Baker and Fred Thompson, it borders on the absurd to hear the comparisons from a gaggle of politicians and pundits between Watergate and the firing of the FBI Director by President Trump. Leaving aside that numerous Democrats have themselves ‘demanded’ the firing of Comey and that Comey himself notes that the FBI Director can be fired for ‘no reason’ at all, the comparisons are not only blatant partisan nonsense, they diminish the historic process which lead to President’s Nixon’s resignation in the summer of 1974,”  Michael Madigan, former assistant minority counsel on the Watergate Committee said Wednesday.

Putin to provide transcripts of Trump, Lavrov conversation – Washington Times

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he’s ready to turn over transcripts of President Trump’s meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as he mocked the news media furor in the U.S. over alleged intelligence sharing.


Hour 2

Teachers learn to use math as Trojan horse for social justice

According to the course developers, regular math is “too abstract” for many students, and incorporating social justice can help them better understand “the power and meaning” of math.

NRCC Raises Over $10 Million in April

Last month was the best April on record for the NRCC’s fundraising, according to Roll Call. It also was the fourth straight month in which the House GOP’s fundraising arm raised $10 million or more–the longest streak at that level ever.

Winning! Atlanta Fed Projects 2nd Quarter GDP Above 4% in President Trump’s First Full Quarter in Office

This is the first time for this rate to be projected above 4% since before 2012.

Democratic Rep: ‘My First Amendment Right Is Different From Yours’ – The Burning Truth

The exchange started when Demings wrote on Facebook that she supports “common sense gun legislation” and “stand[s] against the gun lobby.”


Hour 3

Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League has offered a $17.31 gift certificate to settle the lawsuit an Austin man filed against his date for texting during a movie.

Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League has offered a $17.31 gift certificate to settle the lawsuit an Austin man filed against his date for texting during a movie.

Internet mocks crowdfunding campaign for men’s rompers | Daily Mail Online

First came the man bun and then the glitter beard – but the latest fashion accessory to hit the menswear world has been met with widespread ridicule.

Rene Lima-Marin, re-incarcerated after he was freed 90 years early, wins release – CNN.com

A Colorado man who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released was told by a judge Tuesday that he is a free man.

Thanks to Insane DUI Law, Driver Gets 6 Months for Fatal Crash She Did Not Cause – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Kali Su Schram did not cause the crash that killed Ralph Martin, a 64-year-old bicyclist who rode into her path as she was driving on Seaway Drive in Muskegon, Michigan, on the morning of November 26, 2015. She will nevertheless serve six months in jail as a result of the accident, thanks to Michigan’s unjust and unscientific definition of drugged driving.

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