“Justice is a mechanical duck”
— Trump agoniste Rick Wilson (@therickwilson) sheds some light on the chasm between how Trump loyalists and Trump skeptics will receive the Comey testimony. — Quinta Jurecic (@qjurecic), associate editor at Lawfare, elaborates on the insight that gripped many Comey observers: His story parallels that of anyone who’s been the target of a sexual predator. — Commentary editor Noah Rothman (@noahcrothman) helps field a listener question about a relationship that’s soured since the election. Quinta brings up two relevant pieces: Alexandra Petri’s imagined transcript of Comey/Sessions chats https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2017/06/07/james-comey-is-this-man-bothering-you/?utm_term=.3006acd4459e And this piece from Slate, about Comey’s written testimony as pulp fiction: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/06/07/james_comey_s_testimony_about_trump_and_the_russia_investigation_shows_off.html (I also wrote my column on this subject, and you may hear me quote myself a bit: http://www.mtv.com/news/3019180/comeys-testimony-reminds-us-that-trump-is-a-predator/) This week’s sponsors! — Betterment: Rethink what money can do (Betterment.com/withfriends for 6 months managed free) — Upside: Bundled business travel (Get a $100 Amazon card by booking a trip at Upside.com and using offer code “FRIENDS”) — Texture: Magazines made super easy (Get a free 14 day trial by going to Texture.com/friends) — Seatgeek: A simpler way to by tickets (Get $20 off your first purchase via their app when use the offer code FRIENDS)
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