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Trump doubles down on his attacks against "Slimeball" Comey's book

President Trump tweeted that former FBI director James Comey reopened the bureau's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails because she led polling in October 2016, reiterating prior statements from the White House and the RNC.

Yes, but: Trump seems to be misreading Comey's intentions about the investigation, per a Politico breakdown. Comey says in his book that he publicly reopened the Clinton investigation because he unconsciously feared making her an "illegitimate president" in an "environment where [she] was sure to be the next president."

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“I had assumed from media polling that Hillary Clinton was going to win. I have asked myself many times since if I was influenced by that assumption. I don’t know. Certainly not consciously but I would be a fool to say it couldn’t have had an impact on me. It is entirely possible that, because I was making decisions in an environment where Hillary Clinton was sure to be the next president, my concern about making her an illegitimate president by concealing the restarted investigation bore greater weight than it would have if the election appeared closer or if Donald Trump were ahead in the polls. But I don’t know.”

Trump followed up with more Sunday morning tweets, this time criticizing Comey's new book for not answering "the big questions" — and insinuating that the former FBI director deserves time in prison for his actions — and revisiting the 2016 tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The president called Comey's memos "FAKE" — though Comey testified under oath to Congress about their existence — and also got personal, calling Comey simply "not smart!"

Go deeper: The juiciest excerpts from Comey's "Higher Loyalty"

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Generation Z's next battleground: lowering the voting age

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Tens of thousands participate in the March for Our Lives Rally. Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images

Washington, D.C. is on the verge of becoming the first major U.S. city to allow people as young as 16 to vote in local and federal elections, including for president — under a proposal that has gotten support from a majority of the District’s council and the mayor.

Why it matters: Lowering the voting age to 16 from 18 is a direct attempt to capitalize on the post-millennial generation’s brewing political activism and power that have been radically heightened by the country’s increasingly polarized climate.