Republican hearts are beating just like a drum over this shit:
Ah. The smoking gun on “Obamagate” is him telling the FBI to “follow the rules” on the Russia investigation, which the FBI appropriately kept quiet while publicly kneecapping Hillary Clinton. https://t.co/PUcfp3Voet— Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) May 19, 2020
By the way, we still have no idea who the Trumpist FBI agents who helped engineer Comey’s last minute interference are, because the only “political bias” issue in the FBI of any significance to the government is not letting Trump’s friends do crime. https://t.co/hw5UIl7fI2 pic.twitter.com/gPLxwqvCjc— Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) May 19, 2020
The movie treatment writes itself, honestly:
My screenplay about scandal and intrigue at the heart of the White House.
FBI DIRECTOR: It seems like your political rival may be up to something shady.
THE PRESIDENT: Well, make sure you handle it by the book.— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) May 19, 2020
We have a natural experiment here: if this can get any significant media traction, it’s going to be another 6 months of EMAILS! because there is less than nothing here.