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On the eve of James Comey’s appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a Trump-affiliated political action committee spent dark money to strike at the former FBI director with an attack ad. As Stephen Colbert observed, this barrage was yet another violation of American political norms by the Trump crew.

The attack ad, aired on the Late Show, is also a prime example of advertising that could only persuade a moron (which may just mean it is aimed squarely at Trump voters). In response, Colbert devises a clever parody that shows just how stupid the Comey ad is.

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Former Attorney General William Barr

Bill Barr, the former Attorney General who served as then-President Donald Trump’s top protector, has spoken with the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack.

Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), asked by CBS News about a bombshell draft executive order directing the Secretary of Defense to seize voting machines after Trump lost the 2020 presidential election, said: “We’ve had conversations with the former attorney general already. We have talked to Department of Defense individuals.”

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