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There’s a scene from ‘The West Wing’ where President Bartlett tells his White House Counsel about his MS and how he concealed it. The Chief of Staff asks him why he’s so upset because it appeared the president didn’t do anything illegal. The response: “That’s the point! He did everything you do if your intent is to perpetrate a fraud on the American people and get away with it.” Trump did everything you do if your intent is to obstruct justice without having to actually answer for it. It’s almost worse…and that’s the point.

Of course the other lesson from today, and the one that will get ignored, is the degree to which Comey felt justice was politicized no matter which party he was dealing with. So unless you’re willing to condemn it all, spare me the outrage.

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