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Donald Trump’s loyalty pledge for the FBI challenges the nation

Grip and grim: President Trump putting the squeeze on former FBI director James Comey

FEW THINGS ARE MORE IMPORTANT in a democracy than confidence that the law is applied equally and fairly to all. Which is why the written testimony of former FBI Director James Comey to Congress, released on June 7, was so unsettling. In it, Comey detailed an escalating effort by President Donald Trump to get Comey to pledge his loyalty and to back off elements of the probe into whether members of

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