Friday, May 10, 2019

Former FBI Director James Comey says it's possible the Russians have something compromising on Trump

Mod: Donald Trump and his compliant knuckleheaded followers deeply hate James Comey, which makes statements such as the following from the former FBI Director an even more enjoyable experience.

Comey says it's possible the Russians have something compromising on Trump (CNN link): Former FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that it is possible the Russians have leverage over President Donald Trump. CNN's Anderson Cooper asked Comey at a town hall in Washington, "Do you think the Russians have leverage over President Trump?"

"I don't know the answer to that," Comey responded.

"Think it's possible?" Cooper asked.

"Yes," Comey responded, without hesitation.      

Comey was speaking at a town hall two years after Trump had fired him, citing Comey's handling of the probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

The former FBI director's comments come amid a looming constitutional battle between Trump and congressional Democrats over special counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Mueller's report found that no member of the Trump campaign had criminally conspired with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election.

However, the special counsel did detail multiple contacts between Trump campaign officials and Russians, and Mueller wrote that the campaign did expect to benefit from Russia's actions surrounding the 2016 presidential election. But no campaign officials took criminal steps to help, Mueller wrote.

In an interview last year, Comey said there was one specific incident he had discussed with the President regarding a videotape of Trump in Russia that was part of a dossier of information circulated before the 2016 election.

"Honestly, I never thought these words would come out of my mouth, but I don't know whether the current President of the United States was with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow in 2013," Comey said to ABC News. "It's possible, but I don't know."

Mueller wrote in his report that he could not clear Trump of obstruction of justice. His report cites numerous cases where the President had asked his aides to take actions that would have obstructed his probe, but the aides refused Trump's orders.

The FBI's justification in opening the obstruction of justice case went beyond Trump's firing of Comey, CNN previously reported, and included the President's conversation with Comey in the Oval Office asking him to drop the investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Comey has been a frequent critic of the President, and said at a previous CNN town hall, "I don't believe (Trump) is morally fit to be President of the United States."

Americans' support for impeaching Trump rises: Reuters/Ipsos poll (Reuters link): The number of Americans who said President Donald Trump should be impeached rose 5 percentage points to 45 percent since mid-April, while more than half said multiple congressional probes of Trump interfered with important government business, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday. In comparison, an April 18-19 survey found that 40 percent of all Americans wanted to impeach Trump.

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52 comments:

  1. More enjoyable, ha, he's the fall guy. You still don't get it, Hillary Rodham Clinton is evil and Barrack owes her.
    Comey signed the "verified" FISA warrent, major crime.
    Just as many Dems wanted Comey fired.
    Chickens ARE coming home to roost, just not as KFC snacks for Dems in the hearings.

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    1. The morning cluck from Lolly.

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    2. 5:08, can your little mind adjust to the current president?

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    3. I am looking forward to Mueller's testimony in the hearings. More of a big chicken dinner than a KFC snack, Lolly.

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    4. Lolly wants a cracker.

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    5. 5:08 is example of non successful lobotomy.

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    6. 5:08 What's it like having a job in which you always have to protect and make excuses for your president's lap dog?

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    7. What was hillary’s crime exactly?

      Other than legitimately win the election

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    8. Tyrants often jail their political opponents. Trump wants to be like Putin in all ways. Better get a food taster, Hillary.

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  2. Reuters poll:"Multiple Congressional probes of Trump interfered with important government business" such as?

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  3. Man, those are come brutal cartoons. Truth hurts.

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  4. You don’t need a magic 8 ball for that one. It’s happening in broad daylight.

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  5. I’d say more like they absolutely have something on him.

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  6. It will surface - Putin will threaten to recal his loans and then .........boom. As Putin knows money is the only thing that feeds Trump's obsession, look at his smile and the look on the face of " his prize useful idiot " behind his next financial decade that he is concealing at no matter what the cost !!!

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    1. I'm sure Putin would love to eventually disclose the kompromat his has on Trump, if only to have fun with his useful idiot. But that would dilute the usefulness of the kompromat he has on others, like Lindsey Graham and Turtle McConnell, so I doubt he will.

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    2. The GOP got a lot of Russian money, much of it laundered through the NRA.

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    3. Hillary took millions for the Russians....they were broke when they left the White House.

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    4. When you recal a loan, how does it go boom?

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    5. Idiot, idiot, idiot Ivan 12:09.

      You say Hillary took money “for” the Russians. Why would the Russians need her to take money for them and from whom. (See the difference between “for” and “from” in English?)

      You say without evidence that the Clintons were broke when they left the White House, but both were successful lawyers and had investments before entering the White House, where they lived rent free and received more than $200,000 per year.

      Immediately after leaving the White House, Bill gave scores of speeches at between $100k to $500k per speech and got a $15 million book deal. Doesn’t sound broke to me.

      I hope you have to buy drinks for all your troll colleagues for the lamest fake whataboutism of the week, maybe even the month.

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  7. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael D’Antonio, author of the 2015 book Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, was interviewed on CNN by Don Lemon.

    “Do you think that’s getting to him?” Lemon asked.

    “I think what’s getting to him more than concern for his son — and I’m not sure how concerned he really is for his son because he doesn’t have the same feelings that the rest of us have for our families — I think he’s concerned for himself,” D’Antonio replied.

    “He’s very much afraid that whatever Don Jr. said the first time he testified to the same committee behind closed doors will be contradicted by his subsequent testimony,” he explained.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/trump-is-not-concerned-about-his-son-biographer-says-he-doesnt-have-the-same-feelings-that-the-rest-of-us-have/

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  8. When the bell of justice rings, suddenly (djt) goes deaf. https://medium.com/@dojalumni/statement-by-former-federal-prosecutors-8ab7691c2aa1

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  9. More to hide than meets the eye or ears? Is this really true? His sister is secretary of education of Unites States of America?
    https://www.thenation.com/article/blackwater-founder-implicated-murder/

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  10. It is good to see Comey raise the issue of the pee tape again. It is time that leaked.

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    1. That evidence will be golden.

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    2. This investigation is still fluid

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  11. Comey did Obama’s dirty work.

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    1. 7:20 missed dose of haloperidol.

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    2. On Planet Trump everything is the fault of others.

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    3. What work was that?

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    4. Trump is a traitor. Of course he is going to point fingers at everybody else.

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  12. That all you got 7:20 ? Maybe you should wake up a bit and realize how the current so-called president is jacking up this country.

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  13. On top of being America's biggest LOSER he now control over other peoples fortunes in 2019. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Trump-claims-China-tariffs-help-US-trade-talks-13834899.php

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  14. Is Mexico paying for the wall Trump built around the unredacted Mueller Report and evidence on which it's based?

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  15. A ghost writer? What happened to the mentally stable genius bull sifting stories? Who would know it was all a LIE. https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/trump-ghostwriter-interview-taxes-loss-13832896.php

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  16. The story about this mental midget only gets worse, no wonder (djt) doen't want the truth to come out? https://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Trump-undercuts-his-effort-to-keep-tax-returns-13833554.php

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  17. Thank you President Trump for ending the "Surprise Medical Billing". MAGA.

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    1. Sorry creepy dude, trump didn’t write that bill.

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  18. No appolige necessary 11:11am study how bills are pased into law, educate yourself and expand your mind and vocabulary.

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    1. Trump will talk about that idea for a day or two, then forget all about it. He will never sign anything that gives people health care relief. He hates people.

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    2. ‘Appolige’ indeed. Thanks for expanding my vocabulary.

      Truly erudite.

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    3. lol - 12:10...fail of the day!

      Hahaha

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    4. Seriously 1:04. I never use lol but I actually did when I read 12:10!

      Ivan 12:10 should switch from trolling to comedy! F that was funny!

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  19. 'Rudy two face' his mob nick name is starting trouble again this time overseas, he needs to register as a foreign agent of organized crime family and a communist sympathizer. https://apnews.com/0d7a2c280a8a4a588fb28c06e618d171

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  20. How many fools put money into this ponzi scheme trumpted up by white wing crazy devils? https://www.thedailybeast.com/shocker-the-gofundme-campaign-to-build-the-wall-is-a-bust

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  21. Today the Pentagon authorized 1.5 billion in funds for 80 miles of the border security wall.

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    1. With mines and gun turrets?

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    2. In case anyone wants to know what the truth is. The Pentagon does not authorize spending. This was money stolen from far more important projects than Trump's vanity war.

      Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction
      The funds were originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects, officials said Friday.
      https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pentagon-shifting-1-5-billion-border-wall-construction-n1004466

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    3. Total waster of taxpayer money

      Study after study show that wall not cost effective and other methods superior

      More money wasted on paranoid right wing pussies

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  22. Is the U.S. of A still fighting a "war" in Afghan? Do tell.

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    1. Yes, they are. The longest conflict in American history.

      They just don’t report it on Fox anymore because it doesn’t fit their current narrative.

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  23. Hee Haw, Nadler says he has changed his mind on having Mueller answer more questions as he may commitment perjury on himself.

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  24. What do you expect from a bald, fat, loser this is why people do not like his kind in the first place. https://www.adn.com/nation-world/2019/05/11/president-trump-takes-over-fourth-of-july-celebration-changing-its-location-and-inserting-himself-into-the-program/

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