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Seth Meyers opens his “closer look” at the ongoing Comey-Trump showdown with a backward glance — recalling how the president and his minions defended their current target last fall, when the FBI director endured withering criticism from…Democrats.

But returning quickly to the present, Meyers scrutinizes the various Trump alibis for his blatant attempts to derail the Russia investigation, notably including Chris Christie’s “normal New York conversation” gambit. And the Late Night host was naturally delighted to learn from Comey’s Senate testimony yesterday that the president once called Comey to say “he had not been involved with hookers in Russia.”

Meyers’ review is funny and valuable, especially if — like most Americans — you had to work instead of watching Comey’s testimony live.

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Former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg during an interview at his office in Lake Mary, Florida

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Joel Greenberg, Seminole County’s disgraced former tax collector, has agreed to plead guilty to six federal crimes — including sex trafficking of a child — in a deal that calls for him to cooperate with federal investigators, according to a source with knowledge of the agreement. The deal, which will be made official during a Monday morning court hearing Greenberg is required to attend, marks a turning point in the sprawling federal investigation that has roiled Florida politics and reportedly taken aim at Greenberg’s friend and ally U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz. In addition to traffic...

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