Well, Johnson, like other “progressive journalists” has to cover himself to keep his “progressive” creds. I mean Comey’s wife did implore him to not “become the torture” guy when he penned torture justifications for the George W. Bush administration under the direction of Bush’s FBI director Robert Meuller. Meuller and Comey worked as chief legal architects and enforcers of the ‘Patriot’ Act, Guantanamo (and other 'black site torture centers), the so-called War on Terror, etc. for both Bush and Obama - and Comey carried right on into the Trump mess.
There’s a consistency of police state behaviors that don’t come under any definition of “progressivism.”
These are the kind of criminals the Dems now get behind in their (fake) effort to get Trump – so they can put off impeachment proceedings and sending him to the ICC. Which would be real acts.
Kabuki “progressivism” for the Kabuki theatre called “(s)electoral politics” in the U.S. And it continues to work.
I was at an anti-war demo in Minneapolis yesterday and there had been blizzard-like conditions. About 100 turned out at the high point, but the take-it-to-the-street action was called off because we just din’t have enough bodies. There were only about 50 people after speeches.
We need tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions…but the Trump Is Evil weapon of mass distraction throws shit in and slime into power organizing. So it goes.