COMEY v TRUMP

Who wins?

Let’s talk…..CNN called Comey’s firing “The most GROSS misuse of power of any democracy..”  The media’s outraged.  Some Republicans are outraged because, again, the White House “forgot” to TELL THE CHAIRMAN OF THE INTEL COMMITTEE!! I’d have thought they might want to start learning the ropes…and soon?

SO…do you think he should have fired Comey?   Who does he hire next?

Thoughts on this whole thing?

AND THEN THERE IS THIS!   There’s a sleeping bit of news that didn’t much make the news cycle!  WHAT???

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51 Responses to COMEY v TRUMP

  1. This certainly seems like a Nixonian move, and provides much fodder for the sock-puppet punditry. Trump has been all over the map on his public support or rebuke of Comey, since long before the election. It can look a bit suspicious that people looking into Trump’s campaign/Administration, from an investigatory standpoint, get fired [Bharara, Yates, Comey]….and curious, given that Comey admitted that his actions & allegations with regard to Abadin, which likely gifted the election to Trump, were misleading at best or false at worst.

    But it’s a fair charge that the credibility of the FBI has been tarnished through all of this. My money is on Rod Rosenstein [Dep AG] to replace him. Reliable Conservative and author of yesterday’s memorandum…..importantly, already Senate confirmed in his current post. Trump can now turn his attention to the coming fallout from the subpoenas issued yesterday to Flynn associates.

    Better he than a pliable political chew toy.

  2. I am pleased FBI Director Comey was fired. He has failed the American people miserably. I don’t understand the high media profile he chose for himself. He should have handled the investigations & let the Justice Dept. do its job. He had no business deciding Hillary should not be prosecuted. He should have given his opinion in private to whoever would have taken the case after AG Lynch recused herself.

    Not sure what to make of the meetings in Norway with North Korea. That regime has never complied with any past agreements. China is the key to resolving this once & for all. Perhaps China was instrumental in arranging the meetings?

  3. GOODSTUFF says:

    Comey heard the news while giving a speech

    Mr. Comey was addressing a group of F.B.I. employees in Los Angeles when a television in the background flashed the news that he had been fired.

    In response, Mr. Comey laughed, saying he thought it was a fairly funny prank.

    Then his staff started scurrying around in the background and told Mr. Comey that he should step into a nearby office.

    Mr. Comey stopped addressing the group. He proceeded to shake hands with the employees he had been speaking to. Then he stepped into a side office, where he confirmed that he had been fired. At that point, he had not heard from the White House.

    Shortly thereafter, a letter from Mr. Trump was delivered to the F.B.I.’s headquarters, just seven blocks from the White House.

    Mr. Comey’s day had begun in Florida, where he spoke to a group of police officers. He then flew to Los Angeles, where he was also scheduled to speak at a diversity meeting.

  4. -FJ says:

    Now is the time to lock her up!

  5. About the FBI under Comey’s directorship:

    From 10 Major FBI Scandals on Comey’s Watch:

    [E]ven before the 2016 campaign, the FBI endured a number of humiliations under Comey’s tenure. Most damning were revelations that the FBI was generally aware of almost every terrorist who successfully struck America over the last eight years.

    Go to the above link to read the entire list.

  6. Lana Hessenius says:

    I guess I really don’t understand politics…first the Democrats called for his head on a stake now they are mad because he was fired.

  7. Kid says:

    Comey needed firing. As far as the media … (..yawn…) PS – Trump for 8.

  8. “Comey: No Criminal Intent”
    While I don’t know much about Comey, I never understood this:
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/03/comey-no-criminal-intent-behind-clinton-email-scandal/
    Well, “criminal intent” or not Shrillary had no right to be considered for POTUS for this issue alone and [yes] Comey needed to go!

  9. John,
    Since when does the FBI can decide “criminal intent”? Isn’t that the purview of the courts?

  10. @AOW,

    “Isn’t that the purview of the courts?”

    I would think so but as I said “I never understood this”. BTW, what ever happened to: ‘ignorance is no excuse for the law’ (or something like that)? That, especially when we are talking about lawyers here.

  11. geeez2014 says:

    AOW and JMB…yes, the very idea that an FBI director makes a decision based on criminal intent is nuts. He’s not a jurist.
    By the way, something nobody’s mentioned on the news about the ‘criminal intent’ excuse given to free Abedin and Hillary from reprimand….since when has intent been needed to find someone guilty? “I didn’t mean to kill him!” “I didn’t mean to hit that pedestrian!” “I didn’t know I can’t do that!” Those don’t usually get a pass…

    HERE IS WHAT MAKES ME CURIOUS: THE LEFT IS HARPING CONSTANTLY NOW ON HOW TRUMP DID THIS DURING THE FBI’S RUSSIA PROBES….AS IF NOW THAT COMEY’S GONE, TRUMP’S SINGING “HEY, i’M FREE…..NO INVESTIGATION!’ THAT IS NOT TRUE AND I HAVE BARELY HEARD ANY REPUBLICAN RESPOND TO THE LEFT WITH ‘ WAIT..YOU THINK THE INVESTIGATIONS ARE OVER BECAUSE COMEY’S OUT? HE ISN’T THE WHOLE FBI”

    They couldn’t wait to get Comey out and, now that he is, Schumer said some things on the floor of the senate that were reprehensible toward a sitting president……nasty, accusing him of things nobody EVER would have said about OBAMA without HELL TO PAY. And, brother, couldn’t the Republicans have?

  12. Imp says:

    Chuckles scheemer….. the nastiness of all the former Dons of the New York Kosher – Nostra. Determined to whack more challengers to his pogrum and power rule that even John Gotty or Vito and Michael Corleone could never imagine. He kills with bullets fired from his hateful spittle spiked lips, doing more damage that an unregistered 38. Because his victims take longer to die.

  13. In my L/E experience, it was always SOP for investigators not to become the story. Dig up the facts, construct the narrative of the investigation, verify everything you can and turn it over to the prosecutor. Many of them will publicize it enough as it is, because they run for election. Comey violated everyone of these tenets and more. When he sold his soul to Lynch in the Clinton investigation, he became radioactive. Trump did the right thing. Sessions couldn’t fire him as he recused himself in the Russian scandal. It’s no accident that shortly after Rothstein is confirmed, Comey’s head rolled. Nixonian is a stretch, IMO.

  14. geeez2014 says:

    Law and Order….The Left is now slamming Sessions for having been part of suggesting Comey is fired because he’d recused himself from the Russian scandal…..what they’ve forgotten is he still IS AG and this isn’t ALL about the Russian scandal…this is about Huma Abedin, Hillary, etc…right?

    I wish Trump would either stop tweeting or stop with the “cryin’ Chuck Schumer” crap. What a child he can be.

    Imp….isn’t he hideous….I listened this morning at his speech in the Senate and it was so full of mischaracterizations and hypocrisy. And the terms he used were so witheringly insulting to a sitting president.

  15. geeez2014 says:

    Law and Order…I’m so glad you’re back commenting again. You add so much to the other terrific commenters here. My blog is blessed by all of you!

  16. geeez2014 says:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-meet-top-russian-diplomat-white-house-072238705.html

    BOY, Trump does have courage….of course, they swept this Russian in a side door for no questions, but to have the Russian envoy at the WH when the accusations are still swirling around Trump about collusion (tho all are saying nothing happened in spite of MSNBC and CNN’s view of the ‘facts’) is pretty gutsy!!!

  17. geeez2014 says:

    Anybody but Fairest Witness have anything to say about how American envoys have been meeting with N Korean envoys, as my link above says?
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/away-sabre-rattling-north-korean-044522962.html

    Fairest: It’s a puzzle why this wouldn’t make the news BIG TIME, isn’t it?
    Sometimes I wonder if firing Comey wasn’t a smoke screen for this …. 🙂 And, of course, it’s too big a smoke screen, but you never know!

  18. Kid says:

    Everytime I see a picture of up-chuck in the news I see an ugly transgender of questionable gender who can’t keep his glasses on her face.

    I hope the new FBI director will order investigation of Trump and Russia and ALL other candidates and their aides, etc. clinton and podesta are dirty with Russia imo.

  19. @Imp,
    Re: “up-chuck”
    I was thinking of commenting about this POS but your comment, above, says it so well I’ll just say BRAVO ZULU!

  20. Imp says:

    “Comey then rushed the turnaround so that he could exonerate her again a couple of days before the election, but according to the Democrats, Comey was now responsible for electing Trump.”

    Now remember and forgive them all…. since the demrats leadership are teetering on the brink of collective and run away insanity …. last week it was the year of the Russians?
    Jesus…. they all need to be committed to a rubber room. Starting with Maxine…the black dahlia.

  21. I don’t think the event is getting much coverage, because it’s essentially a non-story. This isn’t the first time an American think tank has met with a team from nK…..[though possibly the first that included the nK Chief of their North American Bureau]……without apparent effect.

  22. geeez2014 says:

    WOOPEEE! Kennedy, on OUTNUMBERED, just said what I did just above….what guilty person would meet with RUSSIA!? NOBODY!

  23. bocopro says:

    My daily rant focuses on this event. It’s fairly short, and the embedded ‘toons won’t come over with the text, so here ’tis:

    Putrescent ambiguous doublespeak drooled glisteningly from the lips of the high-placed public servant, the indecision of whether to side with racism or misogyny or deception or integrity commandeering his higher-order cerebral functions.

    Equivocation flowed like a mercurial spittle off his tongue and down his chin, merging smoothly with the counterfeit back-and-forth analyses from alphabet news networks preparing for the coronation of America’s incipient second “first” PotUS.

    Half an entire generation drank the Kool-Aid and joined that delusional, rudderless, derelict swarm of insect-like drones marching to the compelling beat of “Free College!” and “Equal Pay For Women!” and “Islam Is The Religion Of Peace!” from obscenely rich culture annihilators.

    “Me!” “Me!” “Me!” they chant as they struggle tirelessly to dismantle the very system which protects their right to attack it with words, with propaganda, with firebombs.

    They have convinced themselves that their lives will be all Tinker Belle and Unicorns and Gingerbread Houses and all the conflict, all the disparities, all the poverty in the world would be instantly eliminated if only the rich would donate all their money to the poor and a professional female liar were president.

    In a future world, populated we can only hope by a more pragmatic and accountable race of naked apes, the events of the past 50 years in the Grand New World Experiment will no doubt seem naïve and quixotic.

    But that world will have no sense of what it was like to live in a society managed by Pelosians, Reidiots, Obamanites, and Ginsbergovas. They will have realized finally that, like Venezuela, socialism looks good in theory but fails catastrophically in reality.

    So, Obama hires Comey. Comey muddies the waters of Hillary’s coronation. “I’d be your president without Jim Comey’s interference,” she cries.

    Then Trump, hired by the people to clean out the Augean stables because of his talent for firing weasels, does what was necessary — fires Comey.

    Now . . . will she scream — “How DARE you fire Comey! It’s all just a trick to stall the investigation into your deal with the Russians to steal my election!”

    Hey, Hill . . . you lost. So, at this point, what difference does it make??

  24. geeez2014 says:

    CI, I think that, at this time in particularly, it is a story.

    Imp: “Forgive them all” AARGGH!! And that’s what we have to keep doing…as they do nothing but condemn us.

    Kid, he(she) does have trouble keeping the glasses on 🙂

  25. geeez2014 says:

    bocopro..thanks…”In a future world, populated we can only hope by a more pragmatic and accountable race of naked apes” From your lips to God’s ears….though I don’t think humans will be around that long!! But then, what difference DOES it make, the way our kids are being poisoned not to be good citizens, anyway!?

  26. I think that, at this time in particularly, it is a story

    Perhaps, if anything of substance came from it, but New America has zero mention of the visit on their site.

  27. bocopro says:

    “Dammit, Goebbels, never underestimate the innate honesty of stupid people. When misleading a brainwashed audience, make sure you properly dress and label the scapegoat before leading it on stage. Don’t give them a chance to think for themselves.”

    “Jawohl, mein Fuhrer. Verstanden.”

    http://freebeacon.com/culture/colbert-audience-cheers-news-james-comeys-firing/

  28. geeez2014 says:

    CI…even more a curiosity that other sites aren’t covering it.

    Bocopro…I also heard that Colbert seemed very surprised ….the Left is shocked when ANYBODY disagrees with their ideology!

  29. geeez2014 says:

    So, Mattis is on the ground in Eastern Europe assuring them safety and bemoaning Russian aggression…while Trump meets with Russia at the WH.
    HA!~

  30. geeez2014 says:

    I like the optic of the WH press secretary away fulfilling military duty while his assistant takes over.
    I salute Spicer.

  31. Though Reserve duty on a Wednesday is a little out of the norm……

  32. Imp says:

    Bocopro…. I can’t help but wonder about Maher’s and Colberts foul mouth for his audiences that seem so totally in lockstep with the “talent”. Are they all picked and admitted to Live taping cause they all have “yes… I’m a Stupid ass” tattooed on their foreheads or do they get free doggy bags of purina ?

  33. Imp says:

    CI…then he can’t be called a weekend warrior, can he?

  34. geeez2014 says:

    http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/sean-spicer-navy-service-career-reserve-war-college-duty-pentagon/
    Spicer’s service….frequently at Pentagon. He wasn’t at a press conf a week or so ago, either…

    Imp, no not a weekend warrior…..

  35. bocopro says:

    Imp — I donno . . . though I was a writing instructor and seriously considered the doctorate in linguistics, I also consider my profanity lexicon on par with the most obscene of ’em. In fact, I pride myself on being able to communicate on about any level in English, from governmentese to slanguage, from ultra-formal to village idiot, from poet to pauper.

    Many of my oldest and best friends are similarly gifted in the use of terminology generally considered unwelcome at Granma’s Thanksgiving dinnertable. And as a young man, I was quite liberal on many issues and sought out the renegades, the iconoclasts, the foul-mouthed envelope pushers, the counter-culture rebels without a cause.

    But certain words and phrases were just verboten in decent company . . . early training, I reckon. Still feel uncomfortable with the F-bomb in mixed company, speaker’s gender notwithstanding. And although I’ll drop key words now and then as attention focusers, there are some I’ll simply never use, mostly because I have dozens of alternatives.

    Nothing Carlin ever said offended me, or Maher, or Colbert. I respect the work, the timing, and the intellect of guys like those. But Carlin was usually underscoring a point with his profanities, and Maher is just trying to expand his appeal. Colbert most certainly discussed that monologue’s content with his staff, including abogados, and decided that the uproar would increase his audience.

    And while I disagree with the venue and time slot in which he launched that undisguised pornographic assault on the President’s character, I dedicated 24 years of my adult life to protecting his right to say whatever’s on his mind . . . if he can handle the backfire.

    What bothers me most about that kind of thing is that many late-nite comics got along very nicely without it, for decades, and got very rich NOT being nasty. And if ANY comic or talk-show host on network TV had said anything similar about Obama, he’d have been mercilessly pilloried, fired, and very likely physically injured sooner or later.

    As all of our grandmothers told all of us in one way or another, all things moderately, and if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing.

  36. geeez2014 says:

    Just about to turn Shep Smith off on FOX…his inferences are FAR worse than CNN or MSNBC’s….he even said “this picture of Trump and Lavrov allowed by TASS, the press that the Communist party used, but not allowed to American journalists” Meanwhile, he’s SHOWING the picture so someone got it. Everything he said was loaded with innuendos that just make you laugh. Thankfully, I have a good book to go along with this headache, which will be better within 5 pages because I have a HUUUGE day tomorrow!

    Ya, Russia’s preferring TASS, Shep…of course he is. Hilarious

  37. Russia’s preferring TASS, Shep…of course he is.

    I don’t understand. TASS is Russia’s State media, and had a representative at the Trump=Lavrov meeting….whereas our media was not invited.

  38. The photo is top of the TASS.com frontage.

  39. Imp says:

    Sir bocopro…. you coveed all the linguistic anomalies pretty well. However you failed to mention or give credit to one particular species of gutter speaking masters! Guys like me Born and raised in New Jersey. Our fathers trained us in Jersey speak like Joe Pesci in GoodFellas or Casino! So… fuggedaboudit!

  40. bocopro says:

    Yeah, well I didn’t say nuttin ’bout accents,

    Usedta be purty gud with Scottish, Aussie, Limey, Cockney, Italian, Spanish, Mexican, Pilipino, and other accents in English as well as a fair-to-middlin Clouseau French and a Kolonel Klink German.

    Don’t do ’em much any more and kinda let the knack get dull & rusty. Wife gets all anxious when I mimic her Pinay friends, so I gave that up as part of an overall domestic harmony plan. Do it now only to tighten her jaw when she’s ignorin’ or avoidin’ me for some cryptic reason.

    Having spent most of my time in the Pacific and the southern US, I didn’t get much call to hone my Goodfellas idiom. And never watched a single episode of Sopranos.

    Yeah, yeah . . . I know — culturally deprived, right?

  41. Imp says:

    Deprived? Hardly. You are a gem though. Just this side of Tom Robbins, I’d venture.
    You need to write a book in that subject. I just got off the phone with a woman from Alabama. Not one doubt in my mind that she was black too… and I didn’t understand her particular rendition of southern mush mouth nor one word she mumbled either. I was near driving a nail through my ears before I was thanking god I could hang up. I’ll have an earache and a headache for being subjected to that complete failure at speaking English. Cos to me…. it might as well have been Swahili or Bantu!

  42. geeez2014 says:

    CI, reiterated just now on the news…White House photogs not invited to take photos.

    boco: “And if ANY comic or talk-show host on network TV had said anything similar about Obama, he’d have been mercilessly pilloried, fired, and very likely physically injured sooner or later.” Exactly.

    EVERYBODY:

    Let’s all remember, too, that Clinton fired the FBI director when he was president.
    Of course, it was FINE then, ‘very different circumstances’…he did it BETTER, according to the media. And, maybe he did. Trump does things in ways a lot of us don’t admire.
    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/why-president-clinton-fired-then-fbi-director-william-164132278.html

    After all, Director Sessions was accused of inappropriately using the FBI plane…after six years of a good record, including the pleasure of Dems who liked his using more minorities and women 🙂

    Comey puts himself in the limelight, one of the most unseemly things any FBI director’s done, he acts as judge and jury deciding who meant to err and who didn’t, and it’s not okay that TRUMP let him go 🙂

  43. geeez2014 says:

    thank goodness for Tucker Carlson

  44. Something I found at Facebook tonight:

    Who is and who is not the Director of the FBI? THAT is a decision delegated to the Executive Branch. The Director serves at the pleasure of the chief law enforcement officer of the country, and that is the President, not the other way around.

  45. geeez2014 says:

    AOW, thanks…that seems to be true……..it doesn’t really calm the ridiculous fears of the Left tonight, they’re still saying BIG TIME that this is “Nixonian” and a “gross” overreach on his part, and it’s ALL about RUSSIA.
    I hear leftists asked why he’d fire him NOW, after the leftist has agreed Comey stank and they’re pleased he’s gone….and they STILL say IT’S ALL ABOUT RUSSIA..THE TIMING IS BAD.

    Apparently, if a man isn’t a good director of the FBI and a Republican president fires him, that’s BAD. No matter how bad the Left agrees he IS.

  46. Kid says:

    The dems are officially calling for impeachment now over this fake Russia thing. Imagine they are willing (or have to) go ALL IN with a pair of 2’s (if that) on fake news without a shred of evidence in their favor. I find this VERY encouraging.

  47. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, it actually IS encouraging..particularly when Colbert’s audience cheered for the firing of Comey….Colbert was stunned, hoping to have got quite the opposite.

    Ya, the joke is that every Conservative news person keeps reminding leftwing guests “there IS no ‘Russia thing’ at this point”…but they keep trying.

    I totally believe this is about OPTICS…the more the Left whines and tries to look righteous, and the more Americans see and aren’t curious enough to seek the truth, he could be impeached…no doubt about it.
    And then there’s civil war right here in our country. No doubt about it.

  48. Kid says:

    I’m just amazed at how pathetic this effort is. Apparently the dems believe all of their athlectic supporters have the minds of 4 yr old’s.

  49. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, if the dems believe that, they finally have something right!

  50. Hey, did anyone hear that: Comey got fired, Comey got fired, Comey got fired, Comey got fired, Comey got fired………………………………………………………………Comey got fired! OK, OK, I get it!!!!!!

  51. geeez2014 says:

    JMB…exactly! it’ll NEVER END, will it!! Even tho the media hated him, lefties recommended he go….BUT NOT BY TRUMP, right?! !!!

    I just heard that the minute Steven Colbert said TRUMP fired Comey, the audience who was cheering that he was fired started booing. And here I had such high hopes when I heard they’d cheered. Stupid me.

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