Thank you , Yogi Berra. I find these words very comforting in the age of Trump. It’s only been a little over a hundred days of his tenure in the White House, but who’s counting (I am!)? So-called President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey yesterday, based on the recommendations of his so-called Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General. It seems like he is still fuming about how he actually lost the popular vote in last year’s election, tweeting last week that “FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds!”
Trump sent Comey a very short, self-serving letter which could also be interpreted as a awkward attempt to pardon himself from any transgressions that he may have committed. Here it is: “While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with with the judgement of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.” Oh yes, Trump did add that he wished him the best in his future endeavors.
So, what’s next? Maybe we will have a return to days of Watergate-like scandals and true investigative reporting by “real news” journalists.