Pro-tip: “If you want to exert executive privilege, don’t fire the guy.” — Jeremy Bash to Nicolle Wallace on MSNBC
You guys, privilegeshmivilege – Comey *wants* to talk, Comey’s gonna talk – to Congress or somebody else. Bigly.
— Jonathan Prince (@jonathanmprince) June 2, 2017
This is the thing: The Russian Usurper cannot stop recently fired, private citizen James Comey from having a press conference/writing a column/writing a book (assuming he’s not under one of Trump’s NDAs), even if he can somehow demand that the House and Senate don’t interview him. And if he did demand that, boy, would that be a red flag that there’s a fire to go with the smoke.
So in addition to the inside the White House War Room, the Russian Usurper is trying to set up an outside war room (Axios morning email thingie):
Fight Club: Trump is scrambling to set up an outside war camp — possibly run by former campaign operatives David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski — to battle Comey’s charges. A top official tells me it’s hard to bring these guys inside because of their reputations and styles. So one option, reported last night by Fox’s Ed Henry, is an outside group set up as a 501(c)4 nonprofit. A Trump aide told me it’d be a way to get the campaign band back together in time of need.
I think we’re gonna need more popcorn gifs before this is over.