Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Is James Comey a liar or maybe just a catty bitch from New Jersey

Comey may be many things, but is he really a liar? BBC North American Editor Jon Sopel
So let's cut straight to it. I've been reading the book, and watched the interview. I also spent hours listening to James Comey giving testimony to Congress before he was fired and afterwards. And my views about him have coalesced.I think he is vain, arrogant, pious, slightly pompous, supercilious, faux-naïve over the Hillary Clinton emails and the role he played in determining the outcome of the election, and sly in the personal comments he makes about Donald Trump - orange face, white half-moon eyes and (not unusually small) hands.A little juvenile, no? And most of all I think it is the lowest of political smears to give credence to the Moscow hotel peeing prostitutes story on the basis of salacious and unsubstantiated claims. ...But there is one other judgement I would make about Comey. I don't think he's a liar. And on the stuff that really matters, that is the key.

Democrats Maintain Advantage Over GOP in Voter-Sentiment Poll - Wall Street Journal
Democratic voters are showing a higher level of interest in the 2018 midterm elections than are Republicans, with three-quarters of Democrats saying their vote for Congress is intended as a message of opposition to President Donald Trump, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.
While Democratic interest in the election rose from March, the spike didn’t translate into gains for the party in a broader measure of the political climate: Asked which party should control the next Congress, voters favored Democrats over the GOP by 47% to 40%, down from a 10-point spread last month.
The poll found that 39% of respondents approve of Mr. Trump’s job performance, with 57% disapproving.

Trump’s trade moves could send Germany into a recession, report warns - Washington Post
The risk of a recession in Europe’s biggest economy rose significantly between March and April amid the fallout over President Trump’s increasingly restrictive stance on global trade, researchers said Monday. While economists with the German Institute for Macroeconomics and Economic Research (IMK) saw only a 6.8 percent likelihood of a recession within three months in March, they now believe that an imminent economic downturn is 32.4 percent likely.
Young People More Likely To Shift Toward Supporting Abortion Rights, Poll Finds - NPR
A new national poll finds a growing divide between younger and older Americans on abortion and reproductive health care — a shift that may be driven in large part by changing attitudes toward religion.
In the survey from the Public Religion Research Institute, or PRRI, respondents between the ages of 18 and 29 were more likely to report that their views on abortion had changed in recent years – and when they moved, they tended to move in favor of abortion rights.

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