Saturday, May 20, 2017

Two ‘Big’ Trump/Russia Scoops — One Is Dubious; One Is Troubling

A week of media “scoops” about Donald Trump and Russia ends with two — one from the Washington Post, the other from the New York Times. The Post’s story is dubious. The Times’s story is troubling. Let’s deal with them in order.
First, here’s the Post:
The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter.
The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official.
I was going to write a lengthy “lawsplainer” outlining the problems with this story, but my friend (and podcast guest) Ken White beat me to it. Ken’s a criminal defense lawyer, former federal prosecutor, and legal blogger without peer. Here’s are the key tweets in his Twitter thread: --->
Here the rest from David French HERE and follow links below to related stories/opinions:

TWO MORE BOMBSHELLS: 'Current White House Official' Under Investigation, Trump Told Russians Comey Ouster Relieved 'Great Pressure' On Him

Russia Probe Widens to Include Current Senior White House Adviser

BREAKING: NYT Says Trump Told Russians Comey Was ‘Nut Job’ and Firing Relieved Pressure

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