The Gist

Comey Can’t Confess

On his book tour, the fired FBI director still can’t square his pre-election blunders.

Copies of A Higher Loyalty, by former FBI Director James Comey, are seen on display at Waterstone’s in London.

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Crooked Media founder Jon Lovett finds the James Comey book deeply frustrating—to read, to hear about, to contemplate. “But, you know,” says Lovett, “I’m a political self-harmer so I have downloaded the audiobook.” He explains the logical fallacy at the heart of one of Comey’s most frequent recitations and does a little free campaign consulting. Listen to his shows, Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It.

In the Spiel, let’s draw a lesson from Meghan McCain’s faux pas (and real props) regarding J. Edgar Hoover.

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