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    Hillary Clinton: Comey action 'determining factor' in loss

    Bloomberg News, Published on 13/09/2017

    » WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton said “the most important factor” in her loss of the 2016 presidential election was former FBI Director James Comey’s letter to Congress a week before the vote about new information found in the investigation of her use of a private email server.

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    James Comey vs 'tin-pot despot' Donald Trump

    Published on 08/06/2017

    » In his prepared testimony before Congress, James Comey says he spoke alone with President Barack Obama on just two occasions -- once simply for Obama to say a brief goodbye. In contrast, he adds, “I can recall nine one-on-one conversations with President Trump in four months.”

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    Trump said to ask Comey to drop FBI probe

    Bloomberg News, Published on 17/05/2017

    » WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, according to a person who was given a copy of a memo that Mr Comey wrote following his Oval Office conversation with Trump.


    Comey's firing is a crisis of American rule of law

    News, Noah Feldman, Published on 11/05/2017

    » It's not a constitutional crisis. Technically, President Donald Trump was within his constitutional rights on Tuesday when he fired FBI Director James Comey. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is part of the executive branch, not an independent agency. But the firing did violate a powerful unwritten norm: that the director serves a 10-year, nonrenewable term and is fired only for good cause.

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    Trump attorney says president not under investigation

    Associated Press, Published on 19/06/2017

    » WASHINGTON - A member of the president's outside legal team said Sunday that Donald Trump is not under federal investigation, days after Trump appeared to confirm he was with a tweet about being the target of a "witch hunt".


    Sick healthcare system

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/06/2017

    » As I watch Republican congressmen try to make healthcare unaffordable for tens of millions of old, poor and chronically ill Americans, I am gaining a new appreciation of Thaksin.


    Foreign fiscal fiasco

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/05/2017

    » Re: "20-year plan draws out military rule", (BP, May 13).


    Pot calls kettle black

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/11/2016

    » Re: "Regime pushes ahead with rice scheme", (BP, Nov 1).


    Bad flood dreams

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/05/2017

    » Not surprisingly the better part of Bangkok flooded during the heavy rain in the early morning of May 16 and it looks like the BMA once again was caught off guard. We live in the Bang Na area just opposite Central City and since the last rainy season ended all the equipment used to pump out water has just been left without any sign of regular maintenance. Suddenly required, the BMA will have to get hold of technicians, required spares, operators, etc.

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    Special counsel named to probe Trump-Russia ties

    Associated Press, Published on 18/05/2017

    » WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department abruptly appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday night as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House. Mr Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers.

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