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Wednesday’s Morning Email: Why The Latest Comey News Matters

By in Huffington Post on May 17, 2017

By Lauren Weber

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THE COMEY FALLOUT CONTINUES Former FBI Director James Comey reportedly left a paper trail of notes and memos about his meetings with President Donald Trump. One such memo alleges that the president asked him to stop the investigation into Michael Flynn. Outcry has been swift ― Sen. John McCain even said the White House scandals were “reaching Watergate size and scale.” House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz says they’re going to subpoena for Comey’s memos. And here’s a breakdown of what qualifies as an obstruction of justice. [HuffPost]

WHEN THE NSA’S HACKING TOOLS GET OUT “The malicious code at the heart of the WannaCry virus that hit computer systems globally late last week was apparently stolen from the NSA, repackaged by cybercriminals and unleashed on the world for a cyberattack that now ranks as among the most disruptive in history.” [WaPo]

IT’S NOT JUST YOU This past week of news has been pure chaos for the White House. [HuffPost]

RIPPLE EFFECT OF CONTINUOUS WHITE HOUSE TURMOIL: HIRING ISN’T GETTING ANY EASIER Hundreds of key posts at the Department of Defense and the State Department are still unfilled. [HuffPost]

CHINA INSTALLS ROCKET LAUNCHERS ON DISPUTED SOUTH CHINA SEA ISLAND Allegedly to “ward off Vietnamese military combat divers.” [Reuters]

CHOLERA SWEEPING THROUGH YEMEN’S CAPITAL Killing 184 in just days. [HuffPost]

BREAKING DOWN WHAT FOX COVERED INSTEAD OF THE COMEY MEMO Including a conspiracy theory about the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich. [Axios]

WHAT’S BREWING

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