Fire John Cornyn

Will Cornyn Head the FBI?

Sen. Cornyn is one of Trump’s picks to replace James Comey as FBI director. Apparently the courtship is serious; he met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Trump over the weekend.

For all his geniality and occasional willingness to work with Dems, Cornyn would be a terrible choice to replace Comey, for one big reason: Russia. In his questioning of major witnesses into Russian hacking, Cornyn has bypassed substantive questioning in favor of Trump talking points.

During questioning of Sally Yates, Cornyn asked her about Trump’s Muslim Ban. (Watch the video below.)

During questioning of Jim Comey, Cornyn initiated the “interrogation” with a riff on Hillary’s emails:

ā€œIā€™m disappointed to see that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in the news yesterday, essentially blaming you and blaming everything other than herself for her loss on Nov. 8,ā€ Cornyn said.

Read full quote.

Cornyn used to take a hard line against Russia. But now he appears to say little more than White House-approved talking points. This is not who we want investigating the potential undoing of our Democracy, whether it’s on a Senate committee or as FBI head.

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Roundup of Cornyn’s Feckless Tweets on Russia

A couple hours after Comey was fired:

The morning after Comey’s firing. Never mind that Yates was confirmed 84-12 and and Comey 93-1:

Oh, yes, the highly respected news organization “White House Dossier Dot Com”:

If you go back a few months, Cornyn used to take a much harder stance on Russia. Wonder what changed.


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