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#1498539 --- 05/09/17 05:17 PM Trump fires FBI Director James Comey
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May 9, 5:57 PM EDT

Trump fires FBI Director James Comey


WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling.

In a letter to Comey, Trump said the firing was necessary to restore "public trust and confidence" in the FBI. Comey has come under intense
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/U...-05-09-17-47-00

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#1498540 --- 05/09/17 07:15 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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In a nutshell:

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Ken Dilanian (KenDilanianNBC)
Former senior FBI official tells me: "I believe the intent here is to replace him with someone who will close" the Russia probe.
6:38 PM - 9 May 2017
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#1498541 --- 05/09/17 07:30 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Trump Goes Full Watergate—and Threatens Russia Investigation
His Nixonian firing of FBI director James Comey creates a crisis.


David Corn and AJ VicensMay
Mother Jones

9, 2017 7:32 PM

Not since Watergate.

How else can one start an article about President Donald Trump summarily firing FBI chief James Comey?

On March 20, Comey appeared before the House intelligence committee and took the unusual step of publicly disclosing that his bureau had been investigating interactions between Trump associates and Russians since last July. This was a historic moment. First Comey said that Trump's allegation that President Barack Obama had wiretapped him in Trump Tower was complete bunk. Then he noted the bureau had been conducting a top-secret counterintelligence operation targeting people close to Trump. So the FBI chief was calling the president a liar and saying his associates were being probed. He was a threat to Trump and the White House.

. . .

Trump's decision to terminate Comey cannot be separated from the Russia investigation. After all, his political and business associates were being probed by Comey. And there's no telling how this move will affect this investigation. "FBI agents value their integrity more than anything and if nothing else, this is a challenge to the integrity of whatever investigation Trump is trying to stifle," David Gomez, a former FBI agent tells Mother Jones.

. . .

Trump now gets to appoint the next FBI director. How can anyone he places in this job be trusted to manage these sensitive Russia-related inquiries that may lead to Trump's doorstep? Comey has been attacked by both Democrats and Republicans at different points. He had few political supporters in Washington. But Comey was independent of the White House and Sessions' Justice Department. That gave him space to oversee the critical Trump-Russia inquiries. Trump has now obliterated that space and independence. That's big trouble. And this is a crisis.

Read on: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/donald-trump-james-comey-firing-watergate-russia-1
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#1498543 --- 05/09/17 07:56 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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James Comey Just Got Offered A New Job!!


Julian Assange has tweeted he's open to consider hiring James Comey to help lead WikiLeaks' DC office in properly investigating the US government.

http://redstatewatcher.com/article.asp?id=77520

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#1498544 --- 05/09/17 08:03 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan

Trump Goes Full Watergate—and Threatens Russia Investigation
His Nixonian firing of FBI director James Comey creates a crisis.


David Corn and AJ VicensMay
Mother Jones

9, 2017 7:32 PM

Not since Watergate.

How else can one start an article about President Donald Trump summarily firing FBI chief James Comey?

On March 20, Comey appeared before the House intelligence committee and took the unusual step of publicly disclosing that his bureau had been investigating interactions between Trump associates and Russians since last July. This was a historic moment. First Comey said that Trump's allegation that President Barack Obama had wiretapped him in Trump Tower was complete bunk. Then he noted the bureau had been conducting a top-secret counterintelligence operation targeting people close to Trump. So the FBI chief was calling the president a liar and saying his associates were being probed. He was a threat to Trump and the White House.

. . .

Trump's decision to terminate Comey cannot be separated from the Russia investigation. After all, his political and business associates were being probed by Comey. And there's no telling how this move will affect this investigation. "FBI agents value their integrity more than anything and if nothing else, this is a challenge to the integrity of whatever investigation Trump is trying to stifle," David Gomez, a former FBI agent tells Mother Jones.

. . .

Trump now gets to appoint the next FBI director. How can anyone he places in this job be trusted to manage these sensitive Russia-related inquiries that may lead to Trump's doorstep? Comey has been attacked by both Democrats and Republicans at different points. He had few political supporters in Washington. But Comey was independent of the White House and Sessions' Justice Department. That gave him space to oversee the critical Trump-Russia inquiries. Trump has now obliterated that space and independence. That's big trouble. And this is a crisis.

Read on: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/donald-trump-james-comey-firing-watergate-russia-1



Teddy-boy, The cupcakes better hurry-up, and get trained-up for the "big trouble."! smirk

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#1498545 --- 05/09/17 08:17 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Face it lumpen. The Whitehouse has become an institution for the criminally insane.

As if you'd know anything about getting "trained-up" btw.

Teddy. Pffffft. You funny homie.

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#1498551 --- 05/10/17 07:32 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan

Face it lumpen. The Whitehouse has become an institution for the criminally insane.

As if you'd know anything about getting "trained-up" btw.

Teddy. Pffffft. You funny homie.


Lansing Station, is such a great place to be Homies together.

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#1498553 --- 05/10/17 07:54 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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On CNN this morning Philip Mudd said Donald Trump is a coward for not picking up the phone and telling Comey he is fired rather than let Comey see it first on TV.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/the-man-i...tapping-tweets/

March 6, 2017

Former CIA counterterrorism official and current CNN counterterrorism analyst Philip Mudd went off on President Trump tonight in response to the president’s wiretapping tweets.

Mudd said that most of the people still in government he talks with now see Trump as a “circus clown” who’s alleging a gigantic conspiracy that either the FBI and DOJ conspired with the FISA court to go after him, or that Barack Obama engaged in a “felonious violation of federal law that exceeds what we saw in Watergate.”

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#1498557 --- 05/10/17 11:50 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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I would think that this Comey firing fiasco would lower Trump's approval rating even farther.

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#1498559 --- 05/10/17 12:55 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Does this sound like a sane man with his finger on the nuclear button or a young child having a temper tantrum? Be afraid. Be very afraid.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/10/comey-firing-trump-russia-238192

President Donald Trump weighed firing his FBI director for more than a week. When he finally pulled the trigger Tuesday afternoon, he didn't call James Comey. He sent his longtime private security guard to deliver the termination letter in a manila folder to FBI headquarters.

He had grown enraged by the Russia investigation, two advisers said, frustrated by his inability to control the mushrooming narrative around Russia. He repeatedly asked aides why the Russia investigation wouldn’t disappear and demanded they speak out for him. He would sometimes scream at television clips about the probe, one adviser said.


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#1498575 --- 05/10/17 09:34 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
I would think that this Comey firing fiasco would lower Trump's approval rating even farther.


Why would it?

Draining the swamp, one plug at a time.

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#1498576 --- 05/10/17 09:43 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Kyle don't think that is scary!

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#1498577 --- 05/10/17 09:46 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Isn't that what you said about SM Kyle? Be afraid!

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#1498578 --- 05/10/17 09:50 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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You could probably say the same about you Cornell liberals! You guys just can't over you lost the election can you?

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#1498582 --- 05/11/17 04:00 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
You could probably say the same about you Cornell liberals! You guys just can't over you lost the election can you?
The last election is likely to be overturned.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/10/politics/richard-blumenthal-james-comey-cnntv/index.html

Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's decision to fire his FBI director could lead to possible impeachment proceedings in Congress. "It may well produce another United States vs. Nixon on a subpoena that went to United States Supreme Court," the Connecticut Democrat said on "Anderson Cooper 360."

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#1498583 --- 05/11/17 04:04 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Trump is not only tearing the nation apart. He is tearing families apart. From Fox News:

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/05/08/married-couples-splitting-over-trump-study-says.html

It’s not just Republicans and Democrats bickering it out lately. According to a new study and divorce attorneys, couples are also feuding over politics — especially President Trump — with many of them breaking up and even heading to divorce court.

New data from Wakefield Research, an Arlington, Virginia-based polling firm, one in 10 couples (married or unmarried) ended their relationships over political disagreements, with millennials parting ways at a particularly high rate of 22%.

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#1498585 --- 05/11/17 06:04 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
I would think that this Comey firing fiasco would lower Trump's approval rating even farther.


Of course the Dems wanted him fired in November and then they called for his resignation in December. But but but Trump!

Give it up your just spinning
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#1498588 --- 05/11/17 07:10 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Does this sound like a sane man with his finger on the nuclear button or a young child having a temper tantrum? Be afraid. Be very afraid.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/10/comey-firing-trump-russia-238192

President Donald Trump weighed firing his FBI director for more than a week. When he finally pulled the trigger Tuesday afternoon, he didn't call James Comey. He sent his longtime private security guard to deliver the termination letter in a manila folder to FBI headquarters.

He had grown enraged by the Russia investigation, two advisers said, frustrated by his inability to control the mushrooming narrative around Russia. He repeatedly asked aides why the Russia investigation wouldn’t disappear and demanded they speak out for him. He would sometimes scream at television clips about the probe, one adviser said.
I really don't understand how anyone can still support this unbalanced lunatic we now have as president. I just don't understand it.

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#1498591 --- 05/11/17 07:27 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
I really don't understand how anyone can still support this unbalanced lunatic we now have as president. I just don't understand it.

Birds of a feather.
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#1498592 --- 05/11/17 07:27 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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You don't understand anything Kyle! I like the guy! The only president we've had in recent history that isn't afraid to take the bull by the horns! Get rid of the illegal aliens Start cutting some of the stupid regulations that impair business and start shrinking the government size which is out of control!

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