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Washington Update - February 21, 2017

Billy Moore

Monday marked the first month of the Trump Administration. Its accomplishments include 4 public laws, including the revocation of the stream protection rule, confirmation of 14 cabinet nominees and 24 executive orders and memoranda, including one withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. Failures include the firing of the National Security Advisor, withdrawal of the Secretary of Labor's nomination and court orders blocking the banning of U.S. entry by citizens of seven Muslim countries and certain refugees. Gallup reports President Trump's 40 percent approval rating is 21 percentage points below the average of all presidents since Dwight Eisenhower at a similar time in their terms.

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James Comey fails to follow Justice Department rules yet again

Matthew Miller

FBI Director James B. Comey’s stunning announcement that he has directed investigators to begin reviewing new evidence in the Clinton email investigation was yet another troubling violation of long-standing Justice Department rules or precedent, conduct that raises serious questions about his judgment and ability to serve as the nation’s chief investigative official.

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James Comey’s abuse of power

Matthew Miller

​When FBI Director James B. Comey stepped to the lectern to deliver his remarks​ about Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, he violated time-honored Justice Department practices for how such matters are to be handled, set a dangerous precedent for future investigations and committed a gross abuse of his own power.​

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