OA69: The Tuesday Massacre – Trump Sacks FBI Director James Comey

In this episode, the guys analyze the justification given by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for President Trump to fire former FBI Director James Comey.

First, though, fan-favorite Yodelin’ Trump returns with a related question from our listeners (including Kevin Hicks), who ask whether Trump’s tweet about Sally Yates violated the law.

In our main segment, Andrew breaks down the Rosenstein memo.

Then, we answer a great listener question from Patron Ben Hatcher, who wants to know exactly what things are admissible in the record on appeal.

Finally, we end with the answer to Thomas Takes the Bar Exam Question #23 about a class action breach-of-contract lawsuit against a scammer who sells your private information.  Remember that TTTBE issues a new question every Friday, followed by the answer on next Tuesday’s show.  Don’t forget to play along by following our Twitter feed (@Openargs) and/or our Facebook Page and quoting the Tweet or Facebook Post that announces this episode along with your guess and reason(s)!

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Show Notes & Links

  1. This is the text of 18 U.S.C. § 1512, the statute that governs witness tampering.
  2. And this is the text of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s letter recommending the firing of Director Comey.

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