And the hits just keep coming.
Two days after it emerged that Robert Mueller has teamed up with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in what certainly looks like an effort to circumvent Trump's pardon power by pursuing a state case against Paul Manafort, The New York Times reports that "Bobby Three Sticks" has gotten ahold of a draft letter the President intended to send to James Comey.
Here are the high points from The Times' piece:
The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has obtained a letter that President Trump and a top political aide drafted in the days before Mr. Trump fired the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, which explains the president’s rationale for why he planned to dismiss the director.
The May letter had been met with opposition from Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, who believed that some of its contents were problematic, according to interviews with a dozen administration officials and others briefed on the matter.
Mr. McGahn successfully blocked the president from sending Mr. Comey the letter, which Mr. Trump had composed with Stephen Miller, one of the president’s top political advisers.
A different letter, written by the deputy
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