White House Didn't Expect Fallout From Comey Firing, Census Director Resigns, Reporter's Statehouse Arrest Sparks Controversy: A.M. Links


  • Ron Sachs/CNP / Polaris/Newscom

    President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey is pretty much the only thing on media radar this morning, as Trump tweets about the decision, a host of politicians condemn it, and everyone else tries to figure out just what the hell is going on. "They just barely got the tiniest bit of momentum going after the House health care bill, and now it's like the engine has fallen out of the car," an unnamed adviser to the West Wing told Axios. "This was a tremendous miscalculation."

  • "The fallout [from Comey's firing] seemed to take the White House by surprise," reports Politico. "White House officials believed it would be a 'win-win' because Republicans and Democrats alike have problems with the FBI director, one person briefed on their deliberations said."

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