Take a seat, lots to cover in the barely 72 hours since Trump fired Comey, and there are still new le
May 12 - Issue #22
Take a seat, lots to cover in the barely 72 hours since Trump fired Comey, and there are still new leaks and stories being reported as we write this email.

1/ Trump Administration 'Terminates' FBI Director
The news came late Wednesday afternoon that the Trump administration had “Terminated” FBI Director James Comey. The news was unexpected by everyone, including most of the White House communications staff who spent hours after dark on the White House lawn trying to explain what exactly had happened.
How close was Comey getting to the truth? (opinion)
The decision was closely held to a small group of high-level staff, and because the communications team wasn’t prepared, the official story of how Trump came to this abrupt decision continued to be revised and adjusted. In fact, Trump thought he would receive widespread praise for the decision because Democrats were just as frustrated with Comey as Republicans were. 
Donald Trump’s Firing of James Comey
It now appears to be just another instance where a decision to shift the media narrative, massively backfires on the administration. Except for this time, the potential blowback could be the most intense that Trump has yet to face. Just hours after the news broke, the Washington Post had updates with 30 sources from within the White House (most stories have just a few). 
7 ways Trump firing FBI director James Comey could backfire
In a complete reversal from the official White House story, Trump acknowledged to NBC’s Lester Holt that he planned on firing Comey for a long time. 
In a Private Dinner, Trump Demanded Loyalty. Comey Demurred.
Presence of Russian photographer in Oval Office raises alarms
Reporter for CNN
How Every Lawmaker Has Reacted to Comey’s Firing So Far
2/ Associates of Michael Flynn Issued Subpoenas
Early this week, the first subpoenas were issued in connection with the Russia investigation, to associates of former National Security Council (NSC) Advisor Michael Flynn.
Producer for NBC News
The unexpected firing of James Comey accelerated the investigation even further. Republican Senator Richard Burr issued subpoenas to Flynn himself on Wednesday morning.
Senate Intel Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn in Russia Probe
Reporter for The Washington Post
The 18 days that are expected to forever haunt the Trump administration are the 18 days between when they were notified by Sally Yates that Flynn was compromised, and when the administration finally asked for his request. As NSC Advisor, Flynn had access to the most classified intelligence of the US Government, as well as every active military and covert operations underway around the world.
How the White House Explains Waiting 18 Days to Fire Michael Flynn
Obama Warned Trump Against Hiring Mike Flynn, Say Officials
3/ South Korea Elects A New President
On the other side of the world, South Korea elected a son of North Korean refugees as their next President. Mr.Moon has urged more direct communication with North Korea.
Moon Jae-in Declares Victory in South Korea Presidential Election
4/ Trump Signs Pair of Executive Orders: Creating Election Commission; Paving the Future for Cybersecurity
After months of delay, Trump finally decided to create the voter fraud commission he claims will find 3-5 million fraudulent votes. We’re mostly sure this has nothing to do with the not so subtle news about him firing the FBI Director that oversaw criminal investigations against him…
Trump signs executive order creating voter fraud commission
In an odd stroke of sunlight, Trump signed an executive order that takes a positive step in bolstering the United States’ cybersecurity defenses.
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, expressed exasperation at the number of reviews mandated in the order, saying it’s far past time to take significant action.
New Trump Executive Order Would Move Federal Cybersecurity to the Cloud
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