PG99: Trump Fires Comey, Sessions Gets Tough on Crime, Election Fraud
This week's show starts out with President Trump's surprising and, some would say, far-too impulsive firing of FBI Director James Comey. Mike and Jay consider if this is Trump fearing that the FBI is getting too close to finding ties between his campaign and Russia, Trump simply being his erratic, 'act first and consider the consequences later' self, or possibly some combination of the two.
After that, they talk about the recent move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrawing former Obama AG Eric Holder's directive that gave federal prosecutors the ability to work around mandatory minimum sentences that many on the left and the right feel are expensive and ineffective.
Then it's on to the Election Fraud Commission President Trump set up with a recent executive order. Mike and Jay talk about what the data tells us about election fraud, what a commission might lead to, and how to balance the integrity of the election system with concerns about voter suppression.
What We're Reading This Week:
Jay The Decline of the West. Oswald Spengler
Mike The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy. Mervyn King