The “broad diversity of voices (as long as it’s not to the left of Paul Krugman)” the Times is committed to sharing brings us Erick, Son of Erick:
But let’s be realistic. Though the firing looks bad, it was also reasonable.
Consider the case made by Rod Rosenstein, the highly respected deputy attorney general, who was recently confirmed by more than 90 members of the Senate. In a memo to the president, Mr. Rosenstein said Mr. Comey had usurped the attorney general’s authority last July by announcing his conclusion that the F.B.I.’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails should be closed without prosecution.
“It is not the function of the director to make such an announcement,” Mr. Rosenstein wrote. “Compounding the error, the director ignored another longstanding principle: We do not hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation.”
Ha ha, Trump is really hanging his supporters out to dry, making them defend the preposterous lie that he fired James Comey because of his mistreatment of Crooked Hillary, who should be locked up. Only…let’s check the byline:
MAY 12, 2017
So Erickson was still defending the farcically transparent pretext Trump used to justify firing Comey after Trump himself had admitted that it was a pretext. It’s not news that Erickson is a clown, but shouldn’t he be doing it at the Daily Caller or something?
Of course Trump will not be impeached and convicted no matter what comes out on him. But that’s because the Trump could throttle the Pope to death on live TV and the Republican Party would stand by him if it means that the might be able to replace Anthony Kennedy with a neoconfederate and take health care away from 24 million people to pay for an upper-class tax cut. Erickson’s op-ed certainly demonstrates this beautifully.