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Radio Personality Comes Under Secret Service Scrutiny for Prank Call to Trump; Hires Michael Avenatti

John Mendez (Twitter photo)

By Allan Lengel

The Secret Service doesn’t have a great sense of humor when it comes to matters involving the president.

After prank calling President Donald Trump on Air Force One, radio personality John “Stuttering John” Melendez was reportedly brought in for questioning Monday by the Secret Service, reports the website,

To add to it all, he’s turned to Stormy Daniels’ omnipresent attorney  Michael Avenatti for help.

Comey Defends His Legacy at Aspen Ideas Festival

By Allan Lengel

Fired FBI director James Comey seems to be on a campaign to protect his legacy.

On Saturday, he spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival, defending his controversial actions before the 2016 presidential election and likening President Donald Trump to a forest fire that must be “contained,” reports Scott Condon of the Aspen Times.

In an interview with journalist Katie Couric in front of several hundred audience members,  he said history will vindicate him in the Hillary Clinton email controversy.

“Whether you agree with them or not, they were good decisions in the way that they were made and values that guided them,” Comey said. “I actually think in the long run people will see that.”

Updated: FBI Agent Peter Strzok Will Testify in Public Hearing

Peter Strozk

Update: 4:06 p.m. Tuesday — Well it turns out that FBI agent Peter Strozk will be testifying after all before the joint House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committee’s public hearing on July 10. His attorney said he wasn’t going to testify. But the committee issued a subpoena, and so, he’ll be there.

By Allan Lengel

FBI agent Peter Strzok, whose critical emails of presidential candidate Donald Trump triggered a firestorm inside the Beltway, has been advised not to testify before a House Judiciary Committee public hearing on July 10.

Strozk would “happily” answer lawmakers’ questions about the beginnings of the government’s Russia collusion investigation but was instructed by a bureau lawyer that he shouldn’t, his attorney said, according to Bloomberg.

Attorney Aitan Goelman complained in a letter to the staff of the House Judiciary Committee that Republicans have been “grandstanding” and “twisting” Strozk’s answers from a closed-door interview last week Bloomberg reports.

For now, he won’t testify, Goelman said.