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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    He doesn't think. He just has below average recall of snippets he's seen/heard on news channels. His ignorance is astounding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    I wish she'd leave and go to a country to get asylum while she lays bare every sham, every lie, every secret involved in his hijacking the Oval Office. Leave ashes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
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    Everlasting peach - he is referring to himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCD View Post
    I'm at the point where I feel like he was telling his own fortune when he said he could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and not lose any supporters. We all see how corrupt he is, but look at the tentacles of this beast. Rich people cover for other rich people. They're bound together by their scams and dirty dealings. Their greed long ago took over their souls.

    Giys, I'm disheartened. I'm afraid he has too many bed buddies to ever get pinned to the wall for his treasonous wrongdoings. Most of the GOP high up like McConnel and Ryan have received heavy donations from Russia or Russian tied people. This entire thing is so deep and gross and wrong. It will take more than a Comey or a Mueller to get these guys. I wish the republicans had spines, too many of them are dirty and are afraid to speak up.

    The corruption probably reaches all the all the way up to the Supreme Court. I hope not, but I'm not seeing any positive signs. Just a lot of gear grinding. How many gotcha moments will there be before some spaghetti sticks to the wall?
    Well, if the spaghetti sticks to the wall, then we get Pence. If Pence goes down with the ship, then we get Ryan. If Ryan gets pulled in too, then we get....McConnell?

    What do they call that? Fucked six ways to Sunday?
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    Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence

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    President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials.
    Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election.
    Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the requests, which they both deemed to be inappropriate, according to two current and two former officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private communications with the president.
    Trump sought the assistance of Coats and Rogers after FBI Director James B. Comey told the House Intelligence Committee on March 20 that the FBI was investigating “the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.”
    Trump’s conversation with Rogers was documented contemporaneously in an internal memo written by a senior NSA official, according to the officials. It is unclear if a similar memo was prepared by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to document Trump’s conversation with Coats. Officials said such memos could be made available to both the special counsel now overseeing the Russia investigation and congressional investigators, who might explore whether Trump sought to impede the FBI’s work.
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    White House officials say Comey’s testimony about the scope of the FBI investigation upset Trump, who has dismissed the FBI and congressional investigations as a “witch hunt.” The president has repeatedly said there was no collusion.
    Current and former senior intelligence officials viewed Trump’s requests as an attempt by the president to tarnish the credibility of the agency leading the Russia investigation.
    A senior intelligence official said that Trump’s goal was to “muddy the waters” about the scope of the FBI probe at a time when Democrats were ramping up their calls for the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel, a step announced last week.
    Senior intelligence officials also saw the March requests as a threat to the independence of U.S. spy agencies, which are supposed to remain insulated from partisan issues.
    “The problem wasn’t so much asking them to issue statements, it was asking them to issue false statements about an ongoing investigation,” a former senior intelligence official said of the request to Coats.
    The NSA and Brian Hale, a spokesman for Coats, declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation.
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    “The White House does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals,” a White House spokesperson said. “The president will continue to focus on his agenda that he was elected to pursue by the American people.”
    In addition to the requests to Coats and Rogers, senior White House officials sounded out top intelligence officials about the possibility of intervening directly with Comey to encourage the FBI to drop its probe of Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, according to people familiar with the matter. The officials said the White House appeared uncertain about its power to influence the FBI.
    “Can we ask him to shut down the investigation? Are you able to assist in this matter?” one official said of the line of questioning from the White House.
    The new revelations add to a growing body of evidence that Trump sought to co-opt and then undermine Comey before he fired him May 9. According to notes kept by Comey, Trump first asked for his loyalty at a dinner in January and then, at a meeting the next month, asked him to drop the probe into Flynn. Trump disputes those accounts.
    Current and former officials said either Trump lacks an understanding of the FBI’s role as an independent law enforcement agency or does not care about maintaining such boundaries.
    Trump’s effort to use the director of national intelligence and the NSA director to refute Comey’s statement and to say there was no evidence of collusion echoes President Richard Nixon’s “unsuccessful efforts to use the CIA to shut down the FBI’s investigation of the Watergate break-in on national security grounds,” said Jeffrey H. Smith, a former general counsel at the CIA. Smith called Trump’s actions “an appalling abuse of power.”
    Trump made his appeal to Coats days after Comey’s testimony, according to officials.
    That same week, Trump telephoned Rogers to make a similar appeal.
    In his call with Rogers, Trump urged the NSA director to speak out publicly if there was no evidence of collusion, according to officials briefed on the exchange.
    Rogers was taken aback but tried to respectfully explain why he could not do so, the officials said. For one thing, he could not comment on an ongoing investigation. Rogers added that he would not talk about classified matters in public.
    While relations between Trump and Comey were strained by the Russia probe, ties between the president and the other intelligence chiefs, including Rogers, Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo, appear to be less contentious, according to officials.
    Rogers met with Trump in New York shortly after the election, and Trump’s advisers at the time held him out as the leading candidate to be the next director of national intelligence.
    The Washington Post subsequently reported that President Barack Obama’s defense secretary and director of national intelligence had recommended that Rogers be removed as head of the NSA.
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    Ultimately, Trump decided to nominate Coats, rather than Rogers. Coats was sworn in just days before the president made his request.
    In February, the Trump White House also sought to enlist senior members of the intelligence community and Congress to push back against suggestions that Trump associates were in frequent contact with Russian officials. But in that case, the White House effort was designed to refute news accounts, not the testimony of a sitting FBI director who was leading an open investigation.
    Trump and his allies in Congress have similarly sought to deflect scrutiny over Russia by attempting to pit U.S. intelligence agencies against one another.
    In December, Trump’s congressional allies falsely claimed that the FBI did not concur with a CIA assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Trump win the White House. Comey and then-CIA Director John Brennan later said that the bureau and the agency were in full agreement on Moscow’s intentions.
    As the director of national intelligence, Coats leads the vast U.S. intelligence community, which includes the FBI. But that does not mean he has full visibility into the FBI probe. Coats’s predecessor in the job, James R. Clapper Jr., recently acknowledged that Comey did not brief him on the scope of the Russia investigation. Similarly, it is unclear to what extent the FBI has brought Coats up to speed on the probe’s most sensitive findings.
    Anyone remember the movie, Dave? I think that's the only scenario in which he can get out of this now.
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    Does anyone else think there is way more to the James Comey thing? I still stand by my earlier statement that I believe Comey will be instrumental in Trump's downfall .... but ....

    During the end stage of the campaigning for the election last year, Comey *twice* called out Clinton in a way that had the Democrats crying foul. Especially the last time, which was days before Election Day. I don't think there was anyone who didn't think it was maneuvering on the GOP's part. Now just months later, we know a lot more about Comey and he's clearly being vilified by the Trump administration. I know the FBI dierector is not supposed to be politicized, but I don't know how he couldn't be in this era. So why the big flip flop in the space of a few months?
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    C_is_for_Cookie and schism like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevan View Post
    Does anyone else think there is way more to the James Comey thing? I still stand by my earlier statement that I believe Comey will be instrumental in Trump's downfall .... but ....

    During the end stage of the campaigning for the election last year, Comey *twice* called out Clinton in a way that had the Democrats crying foul. Especially the last time, which was days before Election Day. I don't think there was anyone who didn't think it was maneuvering on the GOP's part. Now just months later, we know a lot more about Comey and he's clearly being vilified by the Trump administration. I know the FBI dierector is not supposed to be politicized, but I don't know how he couldn't be in this era. So why the big flip flop in the space of a few months?
    I can't figure that one out either. The FBI is "supposed" to be bi-partisan, but it just seemed like they had the hammer down for Hillary and did absolutely nothing about Trump's Russian connections.
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    For the love, this asshole is practically on his knees begging to be kicked out of office and no one is listening.
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    I wonder if he hates the job so much and is so miserable, that he's unconsciously sabotaging himself.
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    I totally believe it. I honestly believe they told him that they would take care of everything and he was just the figurehead. They told him everyone would love him and praise him.
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    I think it's nearly impossible to be bi-partisan when you're elected to your position by the highest ranking politician in the land. Comey has served, in some capacity, to W., Obama and very shortly for Trump. He's supposedly very well liked in the FBI and other LE agencies.

    Another head scratcher is the guy who took over for him. He wrote a very harsh letter about Comey, which supposedly was the reason Comey was fired (which we now know was bullshit). Then shortly thereafter he appoints a guy that is supposed to be widely feared by both sides to be a special investigator into the Russian collusion in the 2016 election, and both sides praise his knowledge and capability. And he supposedly likes Comey very much. A lot of crossing the aisle that I haven't seen very often, and since it's major news right now, I find it very suspicious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevan View Post
    I think it's nearly impossible to be bi-partisan when you're elected to your position by the highest ranking politician in the land. Comey has served, in some capacity, to W., Obama and very shortly for Trump. He's supposedly very well liked in the FBI and other LE agencies.

    Another head scratcher is the guy who took over for him. He wrote a very harsh letter about Comey, which supposedly was the reason Comey was fired (which we now know was bullshit). Then shortly thereafter he appoints a guy that is supposed to be widely feared by both sides to be a special investigator into the Russian collusion in the 2016 election, and both sides praise his knowledge and capability. And he supposedly likes Comey very much. A lot of crossing the aisle that I haven't seen very often, and since it's major news right now, I find it very suspicious.

    Mueller, the new investigator was not appointed by Trump, but by the Deputy Attorney General since Jeff Sessions recused himself. I'm betting Rosenstein will get fired on some trumped up bullshit shortly for doing so.

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    After performing epic word salad in Palestine he basically claimed he got the peace thing figured out. His ego is bigly.

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