As far as I'm concerned, Comey told the Congress that Trump is a liar and Mueller needs to get him to testify under oath. If Democrats win the House Trump will be impeached. Otherwise, the Covfefe administration will muddle through.
Mr. Trump has met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Mr. Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis all have visited the region to address North Korea.
But if you ask Asian governments about the status of the follow-up, they will tell you they don’t know what’s next because the U.S. has no assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs and therefore no daily liaison executing Mr. Trump’s policy goals. Much of the Trump government is close to becalmed.
The appointee holdup at State is due, in part, to the Trump White House’s virtual ban on anyone in the foreign-policy community who publicly opposed Mr. Trump’s candidacy. Presumably this is about loyalty.
We are into the sixth month of the Trump presidency, and of 558 key positions requiring Senate confirmation, 427 have no nominee.