All the President’s Lies

David Leonhardt, in an op-ed for The New York Times:

Comey, as much as liberals may loathe him for his 2016 bungling, seems to be one of the few public officials with the ability and willingness to pursue the truth. I dearly hope that Republican members of the Senate are patriotic enough to do so as well.

Our president is a liar, and we need to find out how serious his latest lies are.

We can’t trust any information coming out of this White House. Nor should we be surprised to learn of that at this late date in our familiarity with Mr. Trump; the only surprises forthcoming will be the truths his lies cover up.

Those paying attention last year knew that Donald Trump was a profligate liar who would say or do anything to advance his agenda, that he cared less about the United States than he did about himself. It was a simple, demonstrable fact.

So here we are. Sixty days in and this administration, as Rome, burns while the Congressional majority fiddles, fretting over leaks in an attempt to divert attention. Keep that in mind a year from this November.

For now, try to imagine what other deceptions the Trump administration has been practicing. What are his cabinet appointees and their political “minders” doing to the agencies and departments of our government? How long will it take to un-do the damage they’re causing to our relationships abroad?

This quote of FBI Director Comey helps focus the mind (The Washington Post):

I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts. As with any counterintelligence investigation, this will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.

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