The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Comey What May

By Lena Felton

Today in 5 Lines

  • President Trump called James Comey an “untruthful slime ball” following the release of excerpts of his book, A Higher Loyalty, in which the former FBI director claims that the president is “unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values.”

  • Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, who was the target of an FBI raid earlier this week, is under criminal investigation, according to court documents.

  • Trump pardoned Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the chief of staff to former Vice President Dick Cheney, who in 2007 was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice. “I don’t know Mr. Libby,” Trump said in a statement, “but for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly.”

  • The Justice Department inspector general transmitted a report to Congress accusing former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe of misleading investigators.

  • At a United Nations Security Council meeting, Ambassador Nikki Haley accused the Syrian government of using banned chemical weapons at least 50 times during its civil war.


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