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Francis Wilkinson

New York’s Case Against Trump May Be Prophetic

Why the complaint involving the president’s foundation is a road map for Mueller.

Follow the money. 

Follow the money. 

Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

The report released by the inspector general of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday painted a vivid picture of the past. It shows that in 2016, James Comey, then the FBI director, inexcusably broke the rules in advertising his department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton while simultaneously following the rules in keeping its investigation of Donald Trump under wraps.

Trump has already mischaracterized the report, in the way Trump routinely does. But it’s unclear, ultimately, how much all this history matters politically.