The Rundown- Wednesday, May 10 - Trump fires Comey; Westminster citizens beat the Nanny State; A man needs his nuggs

FBI Director Jim Comey was already in trouble. His misstatements to Congress regarding Clinton e-mails may have buried him, but I suspect he was a dead man walking in any case.

The FBI felt a need to clarify his statements about Clinton/Abedin/Weiner on Tuesday:
https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2017-05-09%20FBI%20to%20CEG%20-%20Comey%20Testimony%20Supplement.pdf

At 7:06 AM, we'll talk with Andrew McCarthy, former federal prosecutor, and long-time friend and colleague of Comey's. Here's the article he wrote yesterday:
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447468/james-comey-firing-rod-rosenstein-memo-gives-bipartisan-rationale

Here are the key documents in the firing. Most important is the memo by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a highly-respected man who was approved by a 96-4 vote in the US Senate just two weeks ago.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/09/us/politics/document-White-House-Fires-James-Comey.html

One extremely odd thing is Donald Trump's statement in his letter to Comey in which the president writes: "While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau." It's beyond odd, actually. It's narcissistic and opens up all sorts of questions which aren't necessarily helpful to the president.

I had a feeling a few hours before there was any news that this was coming, because of this:

A few other things for today:

At 6:15 we'll talk with Colorado State Rep Lois Landgraf about her bill which decriminalizes those who care for a small number of other people's pets.
http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb17-1228

And at 6:45 we'll talk with Jared Meyer, Senior research fellow at the Foundation for Gov’t Accountability, who wrote an article about Landgraf's bill:
http://reason.com/archives/2017/05/03/colorados-absurd-war-on-online-dog-walki

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At around 7:40 we'll talk with Princeton University economic historian Tim Leonard about his fascinating new book, "Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era". You would not believe the evil of the Progressive left from its very founding...

We've spent some time making sure the public was aware of the City of Westminster trying to eliminate its residents' ability to choose their own trash hauling and recycling company and related options. On Tuesday, it appears the statists finally seem to have given up. Congrats to pro-freedom residents of Westminster!
http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/News/NewsArchives/Article/4258/The-City-of-Westminster-will-not-pursue-a-citywide-contract-for-trash-and-recyc

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Remember the kid who wanted a year of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's? Well, he just set the record for the most retweets of a tweet ever, and Wendy's not only gave him the nuggets but made a $100K donation to a (Wendy's-related) charity.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/restaurantsandnews/the-wendy%E2%80%99s-nugget-boy-beat-ellen%E2%80%99s-twitter-record-and-finally-got-his-free-nuggets/ar-BBAWzVg?li=BBnb7Kw


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