'No legal basis'
David has an excellent post
summarizing the testimony of James Comey in the domestic spying brouhaha. I'm not sure about the impeachment idea. But the whole affair -- including the frantic race to Ashcroft's hospital bed -- reminds me of the Nixon White House days. ... The current administration indeed seems to be refighting the political battles not of the '60s -- but of the '70s. From keeping Congress in the dark to asserting executive privilege in a time of war, the Nixon holdovers (you know who they are) seem obsessed with winning points against foes from decades past -- and they seem doomed to keep repeating the mistakes from decades past. ... I know they're well intentioned. They're trying to prevent terrorist strikes against their fellow citizens. But as Peggy Noonan once said
of those in the administration: "One wonders if they shouldn't ease up, calm down, breathe deep, get more securely grounded." ... Don't forget her 'passions of the inaugural'
piece. ... P.S. -- I know there are plenty of Dems reliving their own Vietnam-Watergate days. No need to point it out to me.