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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.


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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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#1498593 --- 05/11/17 07:28 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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It's easy! Everybody isn't a lunatic liberal!

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#1498595 --- 05/11/17 07:37 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Tangent much gassy?
You'd better stock up. Trump's going down.


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#1498599 --- 05/11/17 07:59 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
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."


Mr. Blumenthal, has to be talking though is underwear again.

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#1498600 --- 05/11/17 08:04 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
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.


If you supported Mr. Obama for eights, you understand!

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#1498601 --- 05/11/17 08:12 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
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!




I Agree, your post is spot on.

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#1498602 --- 05/11/17 08:27 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Maxine Waters: I Don't Support Trump Firing Comey, I Would Support Hillary Clinton Firing Comey

Posted By Ian Schwartz
On Date May 10, 2017



PETER ALEXANDER, NBC NEWS: You obviously have been very critical of James Comey in the past. You said that he had no credibility. I assume you support the president's decision then to fire his FBI director.

REP. MAXINE WATERS (D-CA): No, I do not necessarily support the president's decision.

If the president had not gone all over the country praising him about the way he handled Hillary and the e-mails, if the president had not said he had confidence in him, if the president had not said he was a part of his team --

ALEXANDER: But Congresswoman, I understand in the past he was praising him. But if you said that FBI Director James Comey had no credibility, wouldn't you support the fact that the president, then-candidate Trump, now president Trump, made the decision to get rid of him?

WATERS: No, not necessarily.

ALEXANDER: Why not?

WATERS: You have an investigation going on where the president is implicated. And this is a serious investigation. I've been trying on get people to focus this connection with the Kremlin and with Putin. I have a resolution that I introduced in February. I think there's enough there that we know about the Kremlin and about Putin to be concerned about whether or not there was collusion. I believe there was --

ALEXANDER: So to be clear --

WATERS: And that I believe they should have to connect the dots and get the facts because I think it will lead to the impeachment of this president.

ALEXANDER: So, Congresswoman, respecting that be to be clear, you believe it would have been better to keep in place an FBI Director who you said had no credibility to oversee this investigation than to find someone who you think would be a better choice.

WATERS: No. But I believe the president thought that. Don't forget. You're talking about what some Democrats said, what I said, but don't forget. He was the president. The president supported him. He had confidence in him. It was within his power.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2...ring_comey.html

ALEXANDER: But you said he had no credibility so it would make sense that he get rid of him.

WATERS: No, no, no. Under investigation. This president basically has interfered with an investigation where he may be implicated. That's outrageous. And that's why we're having so much of a conversation about it today. Everybody is talking about it because this is highly unusual.

ALEXANDER: The bottom line is you think an FBI director without credibility would have been best served in this position to try to pursue this investigation.

WATERS: I think that if the president would have fired him when he first came in, he would not have to be in a position now where he is trying to make up a story about why. It does not meet the smell test.

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#1498609 --- 05/11/17 10:53 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
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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#1498611 --- 05/11/17 11:40 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
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.
If you supported Mr. Obama for eights, you understand!
Obama never called Putin a great leader. Obama never said Putin was smart. Obama never said NATO was obsolete. And on and on.

http://www.dailywire.com/news/4834/trumps-101-lies-hank-berrien
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#1498612 --- 05/11/17 11:42 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
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!
He seems to be an expert on bull that is for sure.
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#1498616 --- 05/11/17 12:49 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
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!
What Trump has done largely is a sign of a big bunch of executive orders. It looks good on paper and sounds good but most of them don't amount to much in the long run.You just watch. He is a great carnival barker.
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#1498617 --- 05/11/17 12:53 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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How can you believe anything he says? He changes his story every day!

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/11/news/trump-taxes/index.html

President Trump says he is considering releasing his tax returns -- once he's out of office.
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#1498619 --- 05/11/17 01:21 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Obama never called Putin a great leader. Obama never said Putin was smart. Obama never said NATO was obsolete. And on and on.

http://www.dailywire.com/news/4834/trumps-101-lies-hank-berrien


We know! Mr. Obama was, and probably still is terrified of Mr. Putin, and basically Mr. Obama golfed his entire eight years as President.

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#1498622 --- 05/11/17 02:26 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Obama never called Putin a great leader. Obama never said Putin was smart. Obama never said NATO was obsolete. And on and on.

http://www.dailywire.com/news/4834/trumps-101-lies-hank-berrien


We know! Mr. Obama was, and probably still is terrified of Mr. Putin, and basically Mr. Obama golfed his entire eight years as President.
OMG. Are you serious? You are not serious, right?

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2...presidency.html

Trump is golfing twice as much as Obama did
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#1498623 --- 05/11/17 02:29 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Obama never called Putin a great leader. Obama never said Putin was smart. Obama never said NATO was obsolete. And on and on.

http://www.dailywire.com/news/4834/trumps-101-lies-hank-berrien


We know! Mr. Obama was, and probably still is terrified of Mr. Putin,
http://www.newsweek.com/trump-putin-bromance-580749

For almost two years, there’s been a consistent storyline about Donald Trump: He loves Vladimir Putin. There was the developer’s odd reluctance to criticize the Russian strongman; there was his unsettling expressions of admiration that Putin was a strong leader; and there was, of course, Russia’s efforts to interfere with the American election on Trump’s behalf and now the investigations into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians.
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#1498624 --- 05/11/17 02:30 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Obama never called Putin a great leader. Obama never said Putin was smart. Obama never said NATO was obsolete. And on and on.

http://www.dailywire.com/news/4834/trumps-101-lies-hank-berrien


We know! Mr. Obama was, and probably still is terrified of Mr. Putin,
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ba...f-any-president

By Esme Cribb Published February 6, 2017 6:35 pm

Retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey said in an interview Monday that President Donald Trump’s comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin might be “the most anti-American statement” ever made by a U.S. president
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#1498628 --- 05/11/17 03:37 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
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!
It appears you will be in a very small minority very soon.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/popular-trump-latest-approval-rating-151710548.html

It's no secret President Donald Trump isn't popular with the majority of Americans, but a new poll this week shows he is beginning to lose some of the demographics that thrust him into the White House.

The Quinnipiac University survey found that just 36 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing, while 58 percent disapprove. That's a "near-record" negative rating and a drop from last month, the poll noted. In its April 19 poll, Quinnipiac University found Trump's approval rating stood at 40 percent with 56 percent disapproving.

Perhaps even more troubling for the president: The folks who made up his base in November's election appear to be growing weary. White voters are fleeing.
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#1498629 --- 05/11/17 03:40 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/poll-shows-trumps-approval-rating-215327895.html

A Wednesday poll from Quinnipiac University showed President Donald Trump's approval rating at near historic lows and suggested potential disaster for congressional Republicans in the 2018 midterms.

Trump's approval rating stood at 36% in the poll, the second lowest approval rating the survey has measured during his presidency. On April 4, Quinnipiac found Trump's approval rating at 35%.

The poll also painted potential disaster for congressional Republicans in the 2018 midterms: 54% of respondents said they wanted Democrats to win control of the House of Representatives, compared to 38% who want Republicans to maintain control.

That was the widest margin Quinnipiac has ever measured for that question. The last record, in 2013, was a margin of 5 percentage points in favor of Republicans gaining control of the House.
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#1498630 --- 05/11/17 03:43 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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#1498635 --- 05/11/17 04:37 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Maxine Waters: I Don't Support Trump Firing Comey, I Would Support Hillary Clinton Firing Comey

Posted By Ian Schwartz
On Date May 10, 2017



PETER ALEXANDER, NBC NEWS: You obviously have been very critical of James Comey in the past. You said that he had no credibility. I assume you support the president's decision then to fire his FBI director.

REP. MAXINE WATERS (D-CA): No, I do not necessarily support the president's decision.

If the president had not gone all over the country praising him about the way he handled Hillary and the e-mails, if the president had not said he had confidence in him, if the president had not said he was a part of his team --

ALEXANDER: But Congresswoman, I understand in the past he was praising him. But if you said that FBI Director James Comey had no credibility, wouldn't you support the fact that the president, then-candidate Trump, now president Trump, made the decision to get rid of him?

WATERS: No, not necessarily.

ALEXANDER: Why not?

WATERS: You have an investigation going on where the president is implicated. And this is a serious investigation. I've been trying on get people to focus this connection with the Kremlin and with Putin. I have a resolution that I introduced in February. I think there's enough there that we know about the Kremlin and about Putin to be concerned about whether or not there was collusion. I believe there was --

ALEXANDER: So to be clear --

WATERS: And that I believe they should have to connect the dots and get the facts because I think it will lead to the impeachment of this president.

ALEXANDER: So, Congresswoman, respecting that be to be clear, you believe it would have been better to keep in place an FBI Director who you said had no credibility to oversee this investigation than to find someone who you think would be a better choice.

WATERS: No. But I believe the president thought that. Don't forget. You're talking about what some Democrats said, what I said, but don't forget. He was the president. The president supported him. He had confidence in him. It was within his power.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2...ring_comey.html

ALEXANDER: But you said he had no credibility so it would make sense that he get rid of him.

WATERS: No, no, no. Under investigation. This president basically has interfered with an investigation where he may be implicated. That's outrageous. And that's why we're having so much of a conversation about it today. Everybody is talking about it because this is highly unusual.

ALEXANDER: The bottom line is you think an FBI director without credibility would have been best served in this position to try to pursue this investigation.

WATERS: I think that if the president would have fired him when he first came in, he would not have to be in a position now where he is trying to make up a story about why. It does not meet the smell test.





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#1498638 --- 05/11/17 06:05 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker

Maxine Waters: I Don't Support Trump Firing Comey, I Would Support Hillary Clinton Firing Comey

Posted By Ian Schwartz
On Date May 10, 2017



PETER ALEXANDER, NBC NEWS: You obviously have been very critical of James Comey in the past. You said that he had no credibility. I assume you support the president's decision then to fire his FBI director.

REP. MAXINE WATERS (D-CA): No, I do not necessarily support the president's decision.

If the president had not gone all over the country praising him about the way he handled Hillary and the e-mails, if the president had not said he had confidence in him, if the president had not said he was a part of his team --

ALEXANDER: But Congresswoman, I understand in the past he was praising him. But if you said that FBI Director James Comey had no credibility, wouldn't you support the fact that the president, then-candidate Trump, now president Trump, made the decision to get rid of him?

WATERS: No, not necessarily.

ALEXANDER: Why not?

WATERS: You have an investigation going on where the president is implicated. And this is a serious investigation. I've been trying on get people to focus this connection with the Kremlin and with Putin. I have a resolution that I introduced in February. I think there's enough there that we know about the Kremlin and about Putin to be concerned about whether or not there was collusion. I believe there was --

ALEXANDER: So to be clear --

WATERS: And that I believe they should have to connect the dots and get the facts because I think it will lead to the impeachment of this president.

ALEXANDER: So, Congresswoman, respecting that be to be clear, you believe it would have been better to keep in place an FBI Director who you said had no credibility to oversee this investigation than to find someone who you think would be a better choice.

WATERS: No. But I believe the president thought that. Don't forget. You're talking about what some Democrats said, what I said, but don't forget. He was the president. The president supported him. He had confidence in him. It was within his power.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2...ring_comey.html

ALEXANDER: But you said he had no credibility so it would make sense that he get rid of him.

WATERS: No, no, no. Under investigation. This president basically has interfered with an investigation where he may be implicated. That's outrageous. And that's why we're having so much of a conversation about it today. Everybody is talking about it because this is highly unusual.

ALEXANDER: The bottom line is you think an FBI director without credibility would have been best served in this position to try to pursue this investigation.

WATERS: I think that if the president would have fired him when he first came in, he would not have to be in a position now where he is trying to make up a story about why. It does not meet the smell test.





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Oh really? Are you going to lock her up? ROFLAMO
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#1498639 --- 05/11/17 06:11 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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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!
This is another worthless executive order and a total waste of money where you probably think he is taking the bull by the horns.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/11/politics/trump-election-integrity-voter-fraud/

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday forming a commission on voter fraud and elections, an action many Democrats say is aimed at justifying his unfounded voter fraud claims.
Trump, without evidence, has said that three to five million people voted illegally for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election -- similar to the margin of Clinton's popular vote victory over Trump.

The commission will be spearheaded by Vice President Mike Pence and controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Kobach, who helped on the Trump transition team, is a lightning rod for critics who have accused him of extreme racism and having ties to white nationalists.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in February that no federal money should be spent investigating voter fraud. "There's no evidence that it occurred in such a significant number that would have changed the presidential election, and I don't think we ought to spend any federal money investigating that," the Kentucky Republican told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."

After Trump reportedly told several senators in a February private White House meeting much of the fraud took place in New Hampshire, White House aide Stephen Miller repeated the claim on television.

But many people in New Hampshire responded, voicing confusion and anger.

Former New Hampshire Republican Party chairman Fergus Cullen took to Twitter to offer a $1,000 reward for evidence of a single illegal vote in New Hampshire by someone coming from Massachusetts. He said no one had offered evidence, and in an interview with CNN's Brooke Baldwin, he blasted the White House's claim.

"The idea that people are coming to New Hampshire to commit fraud on a massive scale like this is just preposterous and it needs to be called out as untrue," Cullen said.
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#1498642 --- 05/11/17 06:32 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
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!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/20...the-oval-office

Team Trump is “either in bed with the Russians or too stupid to understand the severity of this mistake,” an official fumed after Kremlin press got exclusive Oval Office access.

Senior members of the Trump administration are livid that the White House allowed the Russian government to steer the narrative of the president’s Wednesday meeting with top Russian diplomats by giving Kremlin-backed media exclusive access to the event.

The White House did not allow American press into the meeting between President Donald Trump, Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and Russia’s ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak. But it did admit a photographer from TASS, a state-owned Russian news service. Its photos were subsequently posted on TASS’s website, giving that outlet a monopoly on publishable visuals of the meeting.
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#1498643 --- 05/11/17 06:36 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
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!
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/20...age-why-we-must

Deepak Chopra: Climbing Down from Trump Rage—Why We Must

The medicine and personal transformation pioneer—and author of the new book ‘You Are the Universe’—gives seven coping methods for how to deal with our unhinged President.

It’s still surreal—horribly surreal—and we aren’t about to wake up.

The Trump presidency confronts the majority of Americans with a situation that has rapidly degenerated from shock and disbelief to rage and dread. The op-ed page of the New York Times has been reduced to perpetual teeth-grinding. Faint signs of hope from Donald Trump’s lips have proved to be illusions, the vagaries of a flimflam artist soaking up adulation for what amounts to a despicable regime. The last slender thread of hope, that the Republican-run Senate will stand up to him, is likely to snap soon.
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#1498644 --- 05/11/17 06:41 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
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!
http://www.salon.com/2017/05/11/a-coup-i...on-with-russia/

A coup in real time? Historian Timothy Snyder says the Comey firing is Trump’s “open admission of collusion with Russia”
Yale historian says Trump has now admitted guilt; former intelligence officer says Flynn was a Russian agent


Snyder also predicted: Donald Trump will stage his own version of Adolf Hitler’s Reichstag fire — a manufactured crisis or some other type of political or social upheaval — to enact a state of emergency or otherwise consolidate his power by subverting America’s political institutions.

Is Trump’s firing of Comey the next step in this direction? I corresponded with Snyder by email on Wednesday to learn his thoughts about this new development.

Unfortunately, this state of emergency is the new normal in America. In the future, people who are now living will tell their children and grandchildren how they watched American democracy being surrendered to plutocratic authoritarianism and fascism in real time. These same children and grandchildren will ask, “Why didn’t you do anything to stop it?” What will we tell them?

History is watching. The American people now have to choose if they will be bystanders or agents in their own destiny. I am deeply saddened that so many Americans seem ready and willing to choose the first option.
Chauncey DeVega

Chauncey DeVega is a politics staff writer for Salon. His essays can also be found at Chaunceydevega.com. He also hosts a weekly podcast, The Chauncey DeVega Show. Chauncey can be followed on Twitter and Facebook.
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#1498650 --- 05/11/17 10:18 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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You liberals wanted Comey fired over Clinton but now it is wrong! What a bunch of hypocrites! Kyle as far as your predictions we all know your track record on that from your predictions on the landfill! LOL! Another thing Kyle is quit reading all that activist crap didn't you learn anything from all the crap CCSC posted!


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#1498661 --- 05/12/17 03:59 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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You liberals wanted Comey fired over Clinton but now it is wrong! What a bunch of hypocrites!
It was the matter and the timing of how he was fired. It was obvious he was fired not over Clinton but because he was investigating the Trump White house and collusion with Russia. Now it was disclosed he had asked for more resources for that investigation just days before he was fired. During the campaign said Putin was a great leader. He said that Putin was smart. Putin is blackmailing Trump over something big time.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ba...f-any-president

Retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey said in an interview Monday that President Donald Trump’s comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin might be “the most anti-American statement” ever made by a U.S. president.
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#1498662 --- 05/12/17 04:01 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/11/opinions/little-boy-president-opinion-dantonio/index.html

The little boy president

By Michael D'Antonio

Updated 8:58 PM ET, Thu May 11, 2017
Trump: I planned to fire Comey

Like most little boys, Donald Trump can be disarmingly honest, as when he once said, "When I look at myself in the first grade and I look at myself now, I'm basically the same. The temperament is not that different." The trouble is that the first grader is now President of the United States, and his temperament is on display for the world to see. Unpredictable, impulsive and immature, Trump acts in a way that would be expected of a 6-year-old boy, but is terrifying in a man whose moods dictate decisions carried out by adults on behalf of the most powerful nation in the world.
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#1498663 --- 05/12/17 04:03 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/12/politics/donald-trump-james-comey-anger/index.html

Trump's anger could lead down a dangerous road

Presidents often get angry, but most go to great lengths to hide their fits of rage and the impression that red faced fury rules their actions. Not Donald Trump. In three-and-a-half months in office, the 45th President has shown that indignation, impulsiveness and a prickly desire to protect his own self image are at the core of his governing philosophy.
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#1498708 --- 05/13/17 08:33 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/

Trump’s words add fuel to questions about legality of firing Comey

In a television interview and on Twitter, the president in the past two days has given ammunition to arguments by some legal experts that his actions constitute a possible case of obstruction of justice — a central charge in the impeachment proceedings against two presidents in the last 43 years.

By Karen Tumulty
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#1498713 --- 05/13/17 12:49 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
https://www.washingtonpost.com/

Trump’s words add fuel to questions about legality of firing Comey

In a television interview and on Twitter, the president in the past two days has given ammunition to arguments by some legal experts that his actions constitute a possible case of obstruction of justice — a central charge in the impeachment proceedings against two presidents in the last 43 years.

By Karen Tumulty



fAKE NEWS
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#1498714 --- 05/13/17 04:17 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
https://www.washingtonpost.com/

Trump’s words add fuel to questions about legality of firing Comey

In a television interview and on Twitter, the president in the past two days has given ammunition to arguments by some legal experts that his actions constitute a possible case of obstruction of justice — a central charge in the impeachment proceedings against two presidents in the last 43 years.

By Karen Tumulty
FAKE NEWS
When you fire somebody who is investigating you, that is big unprecedented real news!!!
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#1498719 --- 05/13/17 04:42 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Ex-FBI Official Mocks Trump: Give Him A Pacifier, Put Him In His Crib

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trum...kushpmg00000009

A former official at the CIA and FBI has alerted President Donald Trump that he has no idea what he’s up against trying to “intimidate” booted FBI Director James Comey and the agency itself.

“You’re threatening the FBI, who’s in the midst of an investigation of presidential aides?” Philip Mudd, a former counterterrorism official at the FBI and CIA, said Friday on CNN. “The FBI’s been around since 1908. The president of the United States has been around for three-and-a-half months.”

“If you think you’re going to intimidate the former FBI director and the dozens of people in the workforce who are conducting this investigation with the Department of Justice, you’ve got another think coming.”

Mudd, now a counterterrorism analyst for CNN, scoffed: “You can’t take this seriously. You feel like you’ve got to give the president of the United States a pacifier and a rattle and put him in the crib.”

He added: “Anyone outside the Beltway, any everyday American who looks at this and takes in a breath and says, ‘I’m worried,’ I say, ‘Don’t worry about it. This is a joke.’ Nobody in the investigation would take this seriously.”

Mudd was addressing in particular the president’s warning tweet Friday that Comey should “hope” Trump doesn’t have a tape of their January dinner meeting. Trump has said Comey assured him that he was not being investigated as part of the probe into links between the Kremlin and Trump campaign associates. Sources linked to Comey, however, said that what actually occurred at the dinner was that Trump asked Comey to take a “loyalty” pledge to the president, which Comey refused to do.

Mudd has often lashed out at Trump. On Wednesday he called the president a “coward” for firing Comey the way he did. “If you’re gonna fire somebody with this experience: pick up the damn phone,” he said. Comey learned he was fired from a TV newscast while he was in Los Angeles.
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#1498723 --- 05/13/17 05:45 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Despite the Trump's veiled threat to Comey, "You better hope you do not do this!"...


Fired and Smeared by Trump, Comey Wants to Talk Under Oath... and 'In Public'

by Jon Queally, staff writer
Common Dreams

May 13, 2017

What consequences await the U.S. president if ousted FBI director gets 'day in front of the entire political world to tell his story under oath in front of a congressional committe'?

Reports indicate James Comey, the former director of the FBI who was summarily fired by President Trump this week, "is willing to testify, but wants it to be in public."(Photo: Getty)

Though James Comey, the former director of the FBI whose firing by President Donald Trump sparked political uproar this week, has reportedly declined an invitation to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee behind closed doors about his controversial ouster, he is reportedly willing to answer lawmakers' questions in open session if given the opportunity.

The New York Times on Saturday, citing a close associate of Comey, reports the former director "is willing to testify, but wants it to be in public."

Read on: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/0...oath-and-public
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#1498725 --- 05/13/17 06:17 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: kyle585
https://www.washingtonpost.com/

Trump’s words add fuel to questions about legality of firing Comey

In a television interview and on Twitter, the president in the past two days has given ammunition to arguments by some legal experts that his actions constitute a possible case of obstruction of justice — a central charge in the impeachment proceedings against two presidents in the last 43 years.

By Karen Tumulty
FAKE NEWS
When you fire somebody who is investigating you, that is big unprecedented real news!!!


Kyle, do you really believe what you post?

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#1498726 --- 05/13/17 06:37 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan

Despite the Trump's veiled threat to Comey, "You better hope you do not do this!"...


Fired and Smeared by Trump, Comey Wants to Talk Under Oath... and 'In Public'

by Jon Queally, staff writer
Common Dreams

May 13, 2017

What consequences await the U.S. president if ousted FBI director gets 'day in front of the entire political world to tell his story under oath in front of a congressional committe'?

Reports indicate James Comey, the former director of the FBI who was summarily fired by President Trump this week, "is willing to testify, but wants it to be in public."(Photo: Getty)

Though James Comey, the former director of the FBI whose firing by President Donald Trump sparked political uproar this week, has reportedly declined an invitation to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee behind closed doors about his controversial ouster, he is reportedly willing to answer lawmakers' questions in open session if given the opportunity.

The New York Times on Saturday, citing a close associate of Comey, reports the former director "is willing to testify, but wants it to be in public."

Read on: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/0...oath-and-public




"Fired and Smeared by Trump, Comey Wants to Talk Under Oath... and 'In Public'"


I don't blame the guy, he does want to catch a cold, and die.

Its my understanding, the Clinton Crime Family have quite a body-count under their belts!

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#1498730 --- 05/13/17 07:32 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: kyle585
https://www.washingtonpost.com/

Trump’s words add fuel to questions about legality of firing Comey

In a television interview and on Twitter, the president in the past two days has given ammunition to arguments by some legal experts that his actions constitute a possible case of obstruction of justice — a central charge in the impeachment proceedings against two presidents in the last 43 years.

By Karen Tumulty
FAKE NEWS
When you fire somebody who is investigating you, that is big unprecedented real news!!!
Kyle, do you really believe what you post?
Of course. But I really don't understand how anyone can support an ignorant bully like Trump. What in the world are you thinking?
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#1498731 --- 05/13/17 07:34 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Fired and Smeared by Trump, Comey Wants to Talk Under Oath... and 'In Public'
Oh I hope he gets the chance and exposes Trump as a liar and a bully one more time. Sooner or later the Trump as POSTUS has to collapse in a pile of horse dung.
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#1498737 --- 05/13/17 08:06 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: kyle585
https://www.washingtonpost.com/

Trump’s words add fuel to questions about legality of firing Comey

In a television interview and on Twitter, the president in the past two days has given ammunition to arguments by some legal experts that his actions constitute a possible case of obstruction of justice — a central charge in the impeachment proceedings against two presidents in the last 43 years.

By Karen Tumulty
FAKE NEWS
When you fire somebody who is investigating you, that is big unprecedented real news!!!
Kyle, do you really believe what you post?
Of course. But I really don't understan But I really don't understand how anyone can support an ignorant bully like Trump.d how anyone can support an ignorant bully like Trump. What in the world are you thinking?


"But I really don't understand how anyone can support an ignorant bully like Trump."


What makes President Trump a ignorant bully, Kyle?


"What in the world are you thinking?"

If you were going to vote for Ms. Clinton, I have to ask, "What in the world are 'you' thinking"?

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#1498740 --- 05/13/17 08:35 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Fired and Smeared by Trump, Comey Wants to Talk Under Oath... and 'In Public'
Oh I hope he gets the chance and exposes Trump as a liar and a bully one more time. Sooner or later the Trump as POSTUS has to collapse in a pile of horse dung.



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POSTUS has to collapse in a pile of horse dung.



Feel the hate!

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#1498741 --- 05/13/17 08:36 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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What makes President Trump a ignorant bully, Kyle?


Boy Tommy. Pull out and give it a think for chrissake. crazy

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#1498742 --- 05/13/17 08:40 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker


What makes President Trump a ignorant bully, Kyle?


Try coming out and give it a think for chrissake. crazy




Wow, you coming up with something so brilliant, you must have a "PHD". whistle

You're hot tonight!

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#1498744 --- 05/13/17 08:53 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker


What makes President Trump a ignorant bully, Kyle?


Try coming out and give it a think for chrissake. crazy




Wow, you coming up with something so brilliant, you must have a "PHD". whistle

You're hot tonight!



Correction. It's Ph.D., and you're ice cold by miles fruit loopster.
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#1498747 --- 05/13/17 09:26 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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How about complete idiot! That fits you and your liberal buddies from Cornell perfectly! You guys are the ones who need therapy because you can't accept the fact that crooked Hilary lost!

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#1498748 --- 05/13/17 09:30 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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You should go see Bill when he's in Geneva! If he's got a cigar in his pocket look for Monica! LOL!

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#1498749 --- 05/13/17 09:35 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
How about complete idiot! That fits you and your liberal buddies from Cornell perfectly! You guys are the ones who need therapy because you can't accept the fact that crooked Hilary lost!


Yip! Yip! Yip!


Hush little pooch...

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#1498752 --- 05/13/17 09:44 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Just telling the truth that you can't handle teapot!

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#1498754 --- 05/13/17 09:56 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Just telling the truth that you can't handle teapot!


Believing your own impulsive lies. Tsk, tsk. Hardcore pathologic. crazy
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#1498755 --- 05/13/17 10:55 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker


What makes President Trump a ignorant bully, Kyle?


Try coming out and give it a think for chrissake. crazy




Wow, you coming up with something so brilliant, you must have a "PHD". whistle

You're hot tonight!



Correction. It's Ph.D., and you're ice cold by miles fruit loopster.


I'm burning my face reading your reply. whistle

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#1498756 --- 05/13/17 11:01 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker


What makes President Trump a ignorant bully, Kyle?


Try coming out and give it a think for chrissake. crazy




Wow, you coming up with something so brilliant, you must have a "PHD". whistle

You're hot tonight!



Correction. It's Ph.D., and you're ice cold by miles fruit loopster.


I'm burning my face reading your reply. whistle


Yeah, I know Tommy. You're notorious for rejecting truth, but you needn't be quite that hard on yourself. grin
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#1498757 --- 05/13/17 11:32 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Comey furious at lack of respect White House showed, sources say



By Pierre Thomas
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May 12, 2017, 10:05 AM ET


President Trump reveals he planned to fire Comey before DOJ recommendation

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Former FBI Director James Comey was furious at the lack of respect the White House showed him in the way he was fired, sources have told ABC News.

Associates say he is simmering at some of the comments directed at him by White House staffers, who have used words like "atrocities" to describe his actions as director.

One person close to the former director said that President Trump calling Comey a "showboat" and suggesting he is not "competent" has required Comey to show considerable restraint.

"Look, he's a showboat. He's a grandstander," Trump said about Comey in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt on Thursday. "The FBI has been in turmoil. You know that. I know that. Everybody knows that."

Trump planned to fire 'showboat' Comey regardless of DOJ recommendation

Some Republicans express concern over Comey firing, call for special prosecutor

A source said they expect that at some point Comey will respond to Trump -- but it is uncertain when that would be. For now, Comey has taken a few days to gather himself, particularly given how caught off guard he was by the timing of the firing.

The only public statement from Comey since his dismissal came in the form of a letter he delivered to former FBI colleagues on Wednesday.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/comey-furious-lack-respect-white-house-showed-sources/story?id=47367073

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#1498758 --- 05/14/17 01:19 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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If you were going to vote for Ms. Clinton, I have to ask, "What in the world are 'you' thinking"?
I followed the advice I heard a TV commentator say during the campaign: "Hillary may be our worst president ever but Trump may be our last as he destroys democracy." I am afraid that is what is happening. frown
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#1498771 --- 05/14/17 11:41 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Correction. It's Ph.D., and you're ice cold by miles fruit loopster.



The left has nothing but insults, and of course the rules don't apply.
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#1498773 --- 05/14/17 12:16 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan

Correction. It's Ph.D., and you're ice cold by miles fruit loopster.



The left has nothing but insults, and of course the rules don't apply.



Cwiggy, you're just one more thin-skinned garden variety Trumpite basking in his quickly dimming political limelight. Enjoy the short ride. History's tarpits await. grin
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#1498775 --- 05/14/17 12:52 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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The left has nothing but insults, and of course the rules don't apply.

< urp! >
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#1498791 --- 05/14/17 08:10 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker


What makes President Trump a ignorant bully, Kyle?


Try coming out and give it a think for chrissake. crazy




Wow, you coming up with something so brilliant, you must have a "PHD". whistle

You're hot tonight!



Correction. It's Ph.D., and you're ice cold by miles fruit loopster.


I'm burning my face reading your reply. whistle


Yeah, I know Tommy. You're notorious for rejecting truth, but you needn't be quite that hard on yourself. grin


But Teddy-boy, your truth comes from "noted liars", you know, like Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, and your friend Leon Trotsky.

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#1498794 --- 05/14/17 08:53 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Don't count your chickens to soon! Trump has a lot more garbage to clean up left by Obama! Besides with Congress controlled by Republicans he isn't going anywhere!


Edited by gassy one (05/14/17 08:55 PM)

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#1498795 --- 05/14/17 09:24 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: Teonan

Correction. It's Ph.D., and you're ice cold by miles fruit loopster.



The left has nothing but insults, and of course the rules don't apply.



Cwiggy, you're just one more thin-skinned garden variety Trumpite basking in his quickly dimming political limelight. Enjoy the short ride. History's tarpits await. grin



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Cwiggy, you're just one more thin-skinned garden variety Trumpite



I believe you have that turned around, Teddy-boy, your skin is as thin as it comes. Not to mention the "HATE" for "your President", and one of "his supporter's".


Quote:
"basking in his quickly dimming political limelight."


You are talking about the Democrat party...aren't? confused

As long as, President Trump, moves forward with "Making America Great Again", he's got nothing to worry about.


Quote:
"History's tarpits await"



Yeah! And the Clinton Crime Family, wait's the big boot, smack-dab into the middle of your trapit!

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#1498800 --- 05/15/17 05:42 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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#1498803 --- 05/15/17 07:31 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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LOL!

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#1498806 --- 05/15/17 07:41 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Your derisive drooling are always appreciated Tomboy. crazy
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#1498808 --- 05/15/17 08:08 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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The End of Trump

Robert Reich
Common Dreams

May 14, 2017


The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Donald Trump. It is when enough Republicans will put their loyalty to America ahead of their loyalty to their party.

Trump’s statements last week about his firing of former FBI director James Comey provide ample evidence that Trump engaged in an obstruction of justice – a major charge in impeachment proceedings brought against Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton.

It’s worth recalling that the illegality underlying Nixon’s impeachment was a burglary at the Watergate complex, while the illegality underlying Clinton’s was lying to a grand jury about sex with an intern in the White House.

Trump’s obstruction is potentially far more serious. It involves an investigation about whether Trump or his aides colluded with Russia in rigging a presidential election – the most direct assault on American democracy in history,

Last Thursday, in an interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt about his firing of Comey, Trump said: “I was going to fire regardless of recommendation.” Trump also said that he had pressed Comey during a private dinner to tell him if he was under investigation.

Trump conceded that the ongoing investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 election, which includes a probe into the possibility that Moscow was coordinating with the Trump campaign, was one of the factors Trump considered before firing Comey.

"If Trump removed Comey to avoid being investigated, that’s an obstruction of justice – an impeachable offense."

“In fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won,’&#8201;” Trump said.

The law is reasonably clear. If Trump removed Comey to avoid being investigated, that’s an obstruction of justice – an impeachable offense.

On Friday, Trump tweeted that Comey “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

Here, the law is also clear. Seeking to silence, intimidate or even influence someone who is likely to offer evidence in a congressional or criminal proceeding is also an obstruction of justice – and an impeachable offense.

As a practical matter, though, nothing will happen until a majority of the House decides on bringing a bill of impeachment. Which means, under the present congress, twenty-two Republicans would have to join with House Democrats to put enough pressure on the Speaker of the House to allow such a bill to be considered.

The odds of this occurring in this Congress, under present circumstances, are approximately zero.

So – barring a “smoking gun” that shows Trump’s complicity with Russian operatives in interfering in the 2016 election – Trump’s fate seems to hinge on the midterm elections of 2018.

Those elections are less than eighteen months away. That’s a long time in American politics. Under a Trump presidency, that’s an eternity.

But there’s another possibility.

In my experience, most elected politicians have two goals – to do what they consider to be the right things for the American public, and to be reelected (not necessarily in that order).

If Trump’s poll numbers continue to plummet – particularly among Republicans and Independents – twenty-two House Republicans may well decide their chances for being reelected are better if they abandon him before the 2018 midterms.

Paul Ryan and the House Republican leadership might make a similar calculation, at least enough to put a bill of impeachment on the table.

Most House Republicans prefer Vice President Mike Pence to Donald Trump anyway. As one said to me several months ago, “Pence is a predictable conservative. Trump is an unpredictable egomaniac. Most of us are more comfortable with the former.”

There’s a good chance Trump’s polls will continue to fall. First, he’s shown to be his own worst enemy. Even when things are going reasonably well, he seems bizarrely intent on stirring controversy – and saying or tweeting things that get him into trouble.

There’s also a matter of the economy. The expansion that began in 2009 is getting long in the tooth. If history is any guide, we’re due for a slowdown or recession. And justified or not, presidents get blamed when Americans lose jobs.

Donald Trump doesn’t have the character or the temperament to be president of the United States. But this obvious fact isn’t enough to get him fired.

He’ll be fired when enough Americans decide they can’t abide him anymore.

Then, maybe in an impeachment proceeding, it will come out that Trump did something incredibly stupid – like give a nod of approval to one of his campaign bottom feeders like Roger Stone to tell a Russian operative to go ahead with their plan to interfere in the 2016 election.

The House impeaches. The Senate convicts. That’s the end of Trump.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/05/14/end-trump
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#1498812 --- 05/15/17 01:33 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan


The End of Trump

Robert Reich
Common Dreams

May 14, 2017


The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Donald Trump. It is when enough Republicans will put their loyalty to America ahead of their loyalty to their party.

Trump’s statements last week about his firing of former FBI director James Comey provide ample evidence that Trump engaged in an obstruction of justice – a major charge in impeachment proceedings brought against Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton.

It’s worth recalling that the illegality underlying Nixon’s impeachment was a burglary at the Watergate complex, while the illegality underlying Clinton’s was lying to a grand jury about sex with an intern in the White House.

Trump’s obstruction is potentially far more serious. It involves an investigation about whether Trump or his aides colluded with Russia in rigging a presidential election – the most direct assault on American democracy in history,

Last Thursday, in an interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt about his firing of Comey, Trump said: “I was going to fire regardless of recommendation.” Trump also said that he had pressed Comey during a private dinner to tell him if he was under investigation.

Trump conceded that the ongoing investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 election, which includes a probe into the possibility that Moscow was coordinating with the Trump campaign, was one of the factors Trump considered before firing Comey.

"If Trump removed Comey to avoid being investigated, that’s an obstruction of justice – an impeachable offense."

“In fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won,’&#8201;” Trump said.

The law is reasonably clear. If Trump removed Comey to avoid being investigated, that’s an obstruction of justice – an impeachable offense.

On Friday, Trump tweeted that Comey “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

Here, the law is also clear. Seeking to silence, intimidate or even influence someone who is likely to offer evidence in a congressional or criminal proceeding is also an obstruction of justice – and an impeachable offense.

As a practical matter, though, nothing will happen until a majority of the House decides on bringing a bill of impeachment. Which means, under the present congress, twenty-two Republicans would have to join with House Democrats to put enough pressure on the Speaker of the House to allow such a bill to be considered.

The odds of this occurring in this Congress, under present circumstances, are approximately zero.

So – barring a “smoking gun” that shows Trump’s complicity with Russian operatives in interfering in the 2016 election – Trump’s fate seems to hinge on the midterm elections of 2018.

Those elections are less than eighteen months away. That’s a long time in American politics. Under a Trump presidency, that’s an eternity.

But there’s another possibility.

In my experience, most elected politicians have two goals – to do what they consider to be the right things for the American public, and to be reelected (not necessarily in that order).

If Trump’s poll numbers continue to plummet – particularly among Republicans and Independents – twenty-two House Republicans may well decide their chances for being reelected are better if they abandon him before the 2018 midterms.

Paul Ryan and the House Republican leadership might make a similar calculation, at least enough to put a bill of impeachment on the table.

Most House Republicans prefer Vice President Mike Pence to Donald Trump anyway. As one said to me several months ago, “Pence is a predictable conservative. Trump is an unpredictable egomaniac. Most of us are more comfortable with the former.”

There’s a good chance Trump’s polls will continue to fall. First, he’s shown to be his own worst enemy. Even when things are going reasonably well, he seems bizarrely intent on stirring controversy – and saying or tweeting things that get him into trouble.

There’s also a matter of the economy. The expansion that began in 2009 is getting long in the tooth. If history is any guide, we’re due for a slowdown or recession. And justified or not, presidents get blamed when Americans lose jobs.

Donald Trump doesn’t have the character or the temperament to be president of the United States. But this obvious fact isn’t enough to get him fired.

He’ll be fired when enough Americans decide they can’t abide him anymore.

Then, maybe in an impeachment proceeding, it will come out that Trump did something incredibly stupid – like give a nod of approval to one of his campaign bottom feeders like Roger Stone to tell a Russian operative to go ahead with their plan to interfere in the 2016 election.

The House impeaches. The Senate convicts. That’s the end of Trump.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/05/14/end-trump



The hack Bob Reich, is keeping the fear factor up, and you believe his swell.

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#1498814 --- 05/15/17 02:06 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan


The End of Trump

Robert Reich
Common Dreams

May 14, 2017


The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Donald Trump. It is when enough Republicans will put their loyalty to America ahead of their loyalty to their party.

Trump’s statements last week about his firing of former FBI director James Comey provide ample evidence that Trump engaged in an obstruction of justice – a major charge in impeachment proceedings brought against Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton.

It’s worth recalling that the illegality underlying Nixon’s impeachment was a burglary at the Watergate complex, while the illegality underlying Clinton’s was lying to a grand jury about sex with an intern in the White House.

Trump’s obstruction is potentially far more serious. It involves an investigation about whether Trump or his aides colluded with Russia in rigging a presidential election – the most direct assault on American democracy in history,

Last Thursday, in an interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt about his firing of Comey, Trump said: “I was going to fire regardless of recommendation.” Trump also said that he had pressed Comey during a private dinner to tell him if he was under investigation.

Trump conceded that the ongoing investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 election, which includes a probe into the possibility that Moscow was coordinating with the Trump campaign, was one of the factors Trump considered before firing Comey.

"If Trump removed Comey to avoid being investigated, that’s an obstruction of justice – an impeachable offense."

“In fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won,’&#8201;” Trump said.

The law is reasonably clear. If Trump removed Comey to avoid being investigated, that’s an obstruction of justice – an impeachable offense.

On Friday, Trump tweeted that Comey “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

Here, the law is also clear. Seeking to silence, intimidate or even influence someone who is likely to offer evidence in a congressional or criminal proceeding is also an obstruction of justice – and an impeachable offense.

As a practical matter, though, nothing will happen until a majority of the House decides on bringing a bill of impeachment. Which means, under the present congress, twenty-two Republicans would have to join with House Democrats to put enough pressure on the Speaker of the House to allow such a bill to be considered.

The odds of this occurring in this Congress, under present circumstances, are approximately zero.

So – barring a “smoking gun” that shows Trump’s complicity with Russian operatives in interfering in the 2016 election – Trump’s fate seems to hinge on the midterm elections of 2018.

Those elections are less than eighteen months away. That’s a long time in American politics. Under a Trump presidency, that’s an eternity.

But there’s another possibility.

In my experience, most elected politicians have two goals – to do what they consider to be the right things for the American public, and to be reelected (not necessarily in that order).

If Trump’s poll numbers continue to plummet – particularly among Republicans and Independents – twenty-two House Republicans may well decide their chances for being reelected are better if they abandon him before the 2018 midterms.

Paul Ryan and the House Republican leadership might make a similar calculation, at least enough to put a bill of impeachment on the table.

Most House Republicans prefer Vice President Mike Pence to Donald Trump anyway. As one said to me several months ago, “Pence is a predictable conservative. Trump is an unpredictable egomaniac. Most of us are more comfortable with the former.”

There’s a good chance Trump’s polls will continue to fall. First, he’s shown to be his own worst enemy. Even when things are going reasonably well, he seems bizarrely intent on stirring controversy – and saying or tweeting things that get him into trouble.

There’s also a matter of the economy. The expansion that began in 2009 is getting long in the tooth. If history is any guide, we’re due for a slowdown or recession. And justified or not, presidents get blamed when Americans lose jobs.

Donald Trump doesn’t have the character or the temperament to be president of the United States. But this obvious fact isn’t enough to get him fired.

He’ll be fired when enough Americans decide they can’t abide him anymore.

Then, maybe in an impeachment proceeding, it will come out that Trump did something incredibly stupid – like give a nod of approval to one of his campaign bottom feeders like Roger Stone to tell a Russian operative to go ahead with their plan to interfere in the 2016 election.

The House impeaches. The Senate convicts. That’s the end of Trump.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/05/14/end-trump



The hack Bob Reich, is keeping the fear factor up, and you believe his swell.


Reich is a hack. Everyone knows that the House Impeaches (there he is right) but the Senate sets the sentence. He spins it so he can act like his boy Billy did not get impeached.
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#1498816 --- 05/15/17 02:19 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan


The End of Trump

Robert Reich
Common Dreams

May 14, 2017


The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Donald Trump. It is when enough Republicans will put their loyalty to America ahead of their loyalty to their party.

Trump’s statements last week about his firing of former FBI director James Comey provide ample evidence that Trump engaged in an obstruction of justice – a major charge in impeachment proceedings brought against Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton.

It’s worth recalling that the illegality underlying Nixon’s impeachment was a burglary at the Watergate complex, while the illegality underlying Clinton’s was lying to a grand jury about sex with an intern in the White House.

Trump’s obstruction is potentially far more serious. It involves an investigation about whether Trump or his aides colluded with Russia in rigging a presidential election – the most direct assault on American democracy in history,

Last Thursday, in an interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt about his firing of Comey, Trump said: “I was going to fire regardless of recommendation.” Trump also said that he had pressed Comey during a private dinner to tell him if he was under investigation.

Trump conceded that the ongoing investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 election, which includes a probe into the possibility that Moscow was coordinating with the Trump campaign, was one of the factors Trump considered before firing Comey.

"If Trump removed Comey to avoid being investigated, that’s an obstruction of justice – an impeachable offense."

“In fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won,’&#8201;” Trump said.

The law is reasonably clear. If Trump removed Comey to avoid being investigated, that’s an obstruction of justice – an impeachable offense.

On Friday, Trump tweeted that Comey “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

Here, the law is also clear. Seeking to silence, intimidate or even influence someone who is likely to offer evidence in a congressional or criminal proceeding is also an obstruction of justice – and an impeachable offense.

As a practical matter, though, nothing will happen until a majority of the House decides on bringing a bill of impeachment. Which means, under the present congress, twenty-two Republicans would have to join with House Democrats to put enough pressure on the Speaker of the House to allow such a bill to be considered.

The odds of this occurring in this Congress, under present circumstances, are approximately zero.

So – barring a “smoking gun” that shows Trump’s complicity with Russian operatives in interfering in the 2016 election – Trump’s fate seems to hinge on the midterm elections of 2018.

Those elections are less than eighteen months away. That’s a long time in American politics. Under a Trump presidency, that’s an eternity.

But there’s another possibility.

In my experience, most elected politicians have two goals – to do what they consider to be the right things for the American public, and to be reelected (not necessarily in that order).

If Trump’s poll numbers continue to plummet – particularly among Republicans and Independents – twenty-two House Republicans may well decide their chances for being reelected are better if they abandon him before the 2018 midterms.

Paul Ryan and the House Republican leadership might make a similar calculation, at least enough to put a bill of impeachment on the table.

Most House Republicans prefer Vice President Mike Pence to Donald Trump anyway. As one said to me several months ago, “Pence is a predictable conservative. Trump is an unpredictable egomaniac. Most of us are more comfortable with the former.”

There’s a good chance Trump’s polls will continue to fall. First, he’s shown to be his own worst enemy. Even when things are going reasonably well, he seems bizarrely intent on stirring controversy – and saying or tweeting things that get him into trouble.

There’s also a matter of the economy. The expansion that began in 2009 is getting long in the tooth. If history is any guide, we’re due for a slowdown or recession. And justified or not, presidents get blamed when Americans lose jobs.

Donald Trump doesn’t have the character or the temperament to be president of the United States. But this obvious fact isn’t enough to get him fired.

He’ll be fired when enough Americans decide they can’t abide him anymore.

Then, maybe in an impeachment proceeding, it will come out that Trump did something incredibly stupid – like give a nod of approval to one of his campaign bottom feeders like Roger Stone to tell a Russian operative to go ahead with their plan to interfere in the 2016 election.

The House impeaches. The Senate convicts. That’s the end of Trump.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/05/14/end-trump



The hack Bob Reich, is keeping the fear factor up, and you believe his swell.


Disagree with Reich's analysis, or worldview for that matter, to your heart's content Tommyboy, but "hack"? He surely ain't...

Robert Reich, one of the nation’s leading experts on work and the economy, is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. Time Magazine has named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. He has written thirteen books, including his latest best-seller, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future; The Work of Nations; Locked in the Cabinet; Supercapitalism; and his newest, Beyond Outrage. His syndicated columns, television appearances, and public radio commentaries reach millions of people each week. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine, and Chairman of the citizen’s group Common Cause. His widely-read blog can be found at www.robertreich.org.
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#1498828 --- 05/15/17 09:40 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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He's another liberal crackpot!

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#1498833 --- 05/16/17 07:35 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
He's another liberal crackpot!


Only "cracks" you should worry about will result from collateral damage to you gassy head as the lid blows off Russiagate...


Trump tweets that yeah, he did peddle classified info to Russia (and tosses top aides under the bus)

On Monday night, following The Washington Post’s bombshell report that the man-child occupying the Oval Office was peddling classified information to Russia, the White House trotted out three high level officials—National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell—to deny the story. And on Tuesday morning, Donald Trump took to Twitter to admit the story was true...


Read on: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/1...s-under-the-bus
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#1498835 --- 05/16/17 08:05 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: gassy one
He's another liberal crackpot!


Only "cracks" you should worry about will result from collateral damage to you gassy head as the lid blows off Russiagate...


Trump tweets that yeah, he did peddle classified info to Russia (and tosses top aides under the bus)

On Monday night, following The Washington Post’s bombshell report that the man-child occupying the Oval Office was peddling classified information to Russia, the White House trotted out three high level officials—National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell—to deny the story. And on Tuesday morning, Donald Trump took to Twitter to admit the story was true...


Read on: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/1...s-under-the-bus


"Read on: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/1...s-under-the-bus[/size]"

No thanks!
The Dailykos, is a Fake News site.

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#1498839 --- 05/16/17 08:20 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
Teonan Offline
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: gassy one
He's another liberal crackpot!


Only "cracks" you should worry about will result from collateral damage to you gassy head as the lid blows off Russiagate...


Trump tweets that yeah, he did peddle classified info to Russia (and tosses top aides under the bus)

On Monday night, following The Washington Post’s bombshell report that the man-child occupying the Oval Office was peddling classified information to Russia, the White House trotted out three high level officials—National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell—to deny the story. And on Tuesday morning, Donald Trump took to Twitter to admit the story was true...


Read on: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/1...s-under-the-bus


"Read on: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/1...s-under-the-bus[/size]"

No thanks!
The Dailykos, is a Fake News site.


Coming from our favorite truth denying, world-class alt/right "fake news" forum suckup, your opinion has ever-diminishing value at best Tom.
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#1498841 --- 05/16/17 08:25 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: gassy one
He's another liberal crackpot!


Only "cracks" you should worry about will result from collateral damage to you gassy head as the lid blows off Russiagate...


Trump tweets that yeah, he did peddle classified info to Russia (and tosses top aides under the bus)

On Monday night, following The Washington Post’s bombshell report that the man-child occupying the Oval Office was peddling classified information to Russia, the White House trotted out three high level officials—National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell—to deny the story. And on Tuesday morning, Donald Trump took to Twitter to admit the story was true...


Read on: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/1...s-under-the-bus


"Read on: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/1...s-under-the-bus[/size]"

No thanks!
The Dailykos, is a Fake News site.


Coming from truth denying, world-class alt/right "fake news" suckup, your opinion has ever-diminishing value at best Tom.


And you are a pusher of FAKE NEWS!

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#1498842 --- 05/16/17 08:34 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: gassy one
He's another liberal crackpot!


Only "cracks" you should worry about will result from collateral damage to you gassy head as the lid blows off Russiagate...


Trump tweets that yeah, he did peddle classified info to Russia (and tosses top aides under the bus)

On Monday night, following The Washington Post’s bombshell report that the man-child occupying the Oval Office was peddling classified information to Russia, the White House trotted out three high level officials—National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell—to deny the story. And on Tuesday morning, Donald Trump took to Twitter to admit the story was true...


Read on: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/1...s-under-the-bus


"Read on: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/1...s-under-the-bus[/size]"

No thanks!
The Dailykos, is a Fake News site.


Coming from truth denying, world-class alt/right "fake news" suckup, your opinion has ever-diminishing value at best Tom.


And you are a pusher of FAKE NEWS!

Ha!
You're def "Outside" the real world fruitloop. En-joyyy.
grin
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#1499212 --- 05/23/17 12:10 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
He's another liberal crackpot!
Here is the latest from a Republican senator.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/23/trump-intelligence-russia-ties-marco-rubio-238716

If President Donald Trump did indeed ask the director of national intelligence and the head of the National Security Agency to publicly deny the existence of evidence suggesting possible collusion between his 2016 campaign and the Russian government, as The Washington Post reported Monday, the scope of problems created would extend far beyond the Russia investigation, Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday.

“It goes further in my mind, as a member of the intelligence committee, than just the focus on the Russia investigation,” Rubio (R-Fla.) said on CNN’s “New Day.” “I think it goes into the very nature of the intelligence community's work and its ability to work with the executive branch and the presidency.”
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#1499213 --- 05/23/17 01:06 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Brennan: No, Trump Hasn't Pressured The Intelligence Community to Drop The Flynn Investigation
Katie Pavlich

Testifying in front of the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday, former CIA Director John Brennan said he is unaware of any efforts by President Trump or his staff to pressure the intelligence community into dropping the criminal investigation surrounding former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Brennan served under President Obama.

Ranking Member Adam Schiff: In respect to a number of allegations made recently that the president of his aides may have sought to enlist the help of members the IC [intelligence community] or Director Comey himself to drop the Flynn investigation. Have any members of the IC shared with you their concerns that the president was attempting to enlist the help of people within the intelligence community to drop the Flynn investigation?

Brennan: No sir.

Schiff: Are you aware of any efforts the president has made to enlist the help of the intelligence community to push back on a narrative involving the collusion issue?

Brennan: I am unaware of it.


The premise of the question asked by Schiff comes from a New York Times story published last week that alleges President Trump pressured former FBI Director James Comey to drop the case before he was fired.

President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.
“I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo.
The memo cited as evidence in the story has not been released.

Nearly two weeks ago, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testified there had been no interference in the Bureau's ability to continue its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 president election.


Earlier this month, Comey testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and said nobody at the Department of Justice had tried to derail the FBI's investigation of Flynn.

[SENATOR] HIRONO: Yes. And so speaking of the independence of not just the judiciary but I’d like you to clarify the FBI’s independence from the DOJ apparatus. Can the FBI conduct an investigation independent from the department of Justice. Or does the FBI have to disclose all it’s investigations to the DOJ? And does it have to get the Attorney General’s consent?
COMEY: Well we work with the Department of Justice, whether that’s main justice or U.S. attorney’s offices on all of our investigations.
And so we work with them and so in a legal sense we’re not independent of the department of justice. We are spiritually, culturally pretty independent group and that’s the way you would want tit. But yes, we work with the Department of Justice on all of our investigations.
HIRONO: So if the Attorney General or senior officials at the Department of Justice opposes a specific investigation, can they halt that FBI investigation?
COMEY: In theory yes.
HIRONO: Has it happened?
COMEY: Not in my experience. Because it would be a big deal to tell the FBI to stop doing something that — without an appropriate purpose. I mean where oftentimes they give us opinions that we don’t see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it. But I’m talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal. It’s not happened in my experience.
The White House has denied pressuring anyone in any government agency to stop any investigation related to Russia.
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#1499215 --- 05/23/17 01:21 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/23...campaign-238719

Former CIA Director John Brennan said on Tuesday that he had concerns that Russian officials may have successfully recruited aides from Donald Trump’s campaign to help in the Kremlin’s efforts to influence last year’s presidential election.

He said he believed the FBI’s investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow is “certainly well founded and needed to look into these issues.”

Asked by Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) if he saw any evidence of collusion during his time as CIA director, Brennan responded: “I was worried by a number of the contacts that the Russians had with U.S. persons.”
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#1499216 --- 05/23/17 01:25 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john...kushpmg00000009

WASHINGTON &#8213; The former head of the CIA said he has seen intelligence about interactions between President Donald Trump’s campaign associates and Russian officials that made him believe there was a need for the ongoing FBI investigation into possible collusion.

“I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign,” former CIA chief John Brennan told lawmakers on Tuesday during a House Intelligence Committee hearing. By the time he left the CIA on Jan. 20, Brennan continued, he had “unresolved questions” as to whether the Russians were successful in getting Americans “to work on their behalf, again, either in a witting or unwitting fashion.”

Brennan told lawmakers he could not say with certainty whether the president’s campaign associates colluded with Moscow. “But I know that there was a sufficient basis of information and intelligence that required further investigation by the [FBI] to determine whether or not U.S. persons were actively conspiring or colluding with Russian officials,” he testified Tuesday.

Brennan made the disclosure after multiple Republican lawmakers asked Brennan to provide “evidence” that the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to boost Trump’s chances of winning the 2016 presidential election. In carefully worded responses, Brennan said that, as CIA chief, he dealt with intelligence rather than evidence &#8213; and the intelligence warranted further investigation
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#1499217 --- 05/23/17 01:27 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/23/politics/trump-russia-comey-coats-rogers/index.html

President Donald Trump may have nothing to hide when it comes to alleged links between his campaign and Russia -- but he is behaving in a way that makes it look like he does.

Ex-CIA chief John Brennan: 'Russia brazenly interfered' in US elections

The President now facing questions about two potential incidents of obstruction of justice: applying pressure on and eventually firing FBI Director James Comey, and separately leaning on National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to publicly deny any collusion between his aides and a Russian operation to disrupt the election last year, according to sources cited by The Washington Post and CNN.

A key question moving forward will be whether the President or his advisers had intent to influence the investigation into contacts between Russia and his campaign, or whether Trump's actions were solely an attempt to manage a bad public relations cycle.
Of all the rapid-fire revelations, these could be the most serious. They indicate not just a single decision, but a possible pattern of behavior -- the scope of which appears to be broadening.as trying to recast the political narrative of a young presidency already facing an existential crisis.


Edited by kyle585 (05/23/17 01:31 PM)
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#1499272 --- 05/25/17 06:27 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz reportedly threatened the Capitol Police chief, saying there would be "consequences" for not returning equipment she claims to own, but is currently part of a cybersecurity breach investigation.

Waiting for dems too cry obstruction of justice. Oh thats right, they are hypocrites.
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#1499274 --- 05/25/17 08:01 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/23/politics/trump-russia-comey-coats-rogers/index.html

President Donald Trump may have nothing to hide when it comes to alleged links between his campaign and Russia -- but he is behaving in a way that makes it look like he does.

Ex-CIA chief John Brennan: 'Russia brazenly interfered' in US elections

The President now facing questions about two potential incidents of obstruction of justice: applying pressure on and eventually firing FBI Director James Comey, and separately leaning on National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to publicly deny any collusion between his aides and a Russian operation to disrupt the election last year, according to sources cited by The Washington Post and CNN.

A key question moving forward will be whether the President or his advisers had intent to influence the investigation into contacts between Russia and his campaign, or whether Trump's actions were solely an attempt to manage a bad public relations cycle.
Of all the rapid-fire revelations, these could be the most serious. They indicate not just a single decision, but a possible pattern of behavior -- the scope of which appears to be broadening.as trying to recast the political narrative of a young presidency already facing an existential crisis.


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but a possible pattern of behavior



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#1499275 --- 05/25/17 08:13 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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I had to laugh at a TV reporter today. He said until today the Republicans biggest fear was is Gianforte lost. Today their biggest fear is that he may win!

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/24/media/montana-gop-greg-gianforte/index.html

Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in Montana's special congressional election, has been charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly body slammed a reporter and broke his glasses on Wednesday night.

The altercation took place at Gianforte's campaign headquarters in Bozeman, Montana, the night before the state's special election. It sent political shock waves rippling through the race, with two local newspapers rescinding their support for the GOP candidate.




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#1499279 --- 05/25/17 11:48 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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I had to laugh at a TV reporter today. He said until today the Republicans biggest fear was is Gianforte lost. Today their biggest fear is that he may win!

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/24/media/montana-gop-greg-gianforte/index.html

Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in Montana's special congressional election, has been charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly body slammed a reporter and broke his glasses on Wednesday night.

The altercation took place at Gianforte's campaign headquarters in Bozeman, Montana, the night before the state's special election. It sent political shock waves rippling through the race, with two local newspapers rescinding their support for the GOP candidate.




They ought to do that to a few CNN reporters!

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#1499280 --- 05/25/17 11:50 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/23/politics/trump-russia-comey-coats-rogers/index.html

President Donald Trump may have nothing to hide when it comes to alleged links between his campaign and Russia -- but he is behaving in a way that makes it look like he does.

Ex-CIA chief John Brennan: 'Russia brazenly interfered' in US elections

The President now facing questions about two potential incidents of obstruction of justice: applying pressure on and eventually firing FBI Director James Comey, and separately leaning on National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to publicly deny any collusion between his aides and a Russian operation to disrupt the election last year, according to sources cited by The Washington Post and CNN.

A key question moving forward will be whether the President or his advisers had intent to influence the investigation into contacts between Russia and his campaign, or whether Trump's actions were solely an attempt to manage a bad public relations cycle.
Of all the rapid-fire revelations, these could be the most serious. They indicate not just a single decision, but a possible pattern of behavior -- the scope of which appears to be broadening.as trying to recast the political narrative of a young presidency already facing an existential crisis.
OMG! Doomsday is coming! The sky is falling! LOL!

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#1499284 --- 05/25/17 01:12 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/23/politics/trump-russia-comey-coats-rogers/index.html

President Donald Trump may have nothing to hide when it comes to alleged links between his campaign and Russia -- but he is behaving in a way that makes it look like he does.

Ex-CIA chief John Brennan: 'Russia brazenly interfered' in US elections

The President now facing questions about two potential incidents of obstruction of justice: applying pressure on and eventually firing FBI Director James Comey, and separately leaning on National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to publicly deny any collusion between his aides and a Russian operation to disrupt the election last year, according to sources cited by The Washington Post and CNN.

A key question moving forward will be whether the President or his advisers had intent to influence the investigation into contacts between Russia and his campaign, or whether Trump's actions were solely an attempt to manage a bad public relations cycle.
Of all the rapid-fire revelations, these could be the most serious. They indicate not just a single decision, but a possible pattern of behavior -- the scope of which appears to be broadening.as trying to recast the political narrative of a young presidency already facing an existential crisis.
OMG! Doomsday is coming! The sky is falling! LOL!
Either the sky is falling or Trump is falling. I sure hope it is him. Trump got his man on the supreme court. Other than that, no other president ever started out this bad before.
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#1499337 --- 05/27/17 04:46 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Trump did what the democrats didn't have the gonads to do and that was fire Comey.

If the Russians could really rig a U.S. election we wouldn't have had 8 miserable years of failure by Barry Barack.
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#1499345 --- 05/27/17 07:51 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: The Mechanic]
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/26/politics/n...nntv/index.html

A former US ambassador to NATO who has served in both Bush administrations and under President Clinton issued a strong rebuke Friday night of President Trump's relationship with Russia.

Ambassador Nicholas Burns' criticism came after a Washington Post report that Russia's ambassador told Moscow that Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, sought to set up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin.

In an appearance on CNN's "OutFront," Burns told Pamela Brown that "Russia has been the albatross around the neck of this administration." He said the administration has made the wrong decisions on Russia and failed to contain Russian power.
He warned that "Russia is a dark cloud hanging over this administration" and urged the Trump White House to cooperate with the Russia investigations because "they have to understand this administration is under siege, and will be, in terms of public opinion, and in terms of the law, until all these questions are answered."

Burns continued, "If our intelligence community and the FBI had told the American people, as they did in January, in an unclassified letter to the American people that Russia interfered (in our election), any normal president would have wanted to defend this country, investigate it fully."

He added, "I never understood why candidate Trump and I still don't understand why President Trump has given Russia a pass. ... He has been the weakest President we have had since well before the second World War on the issue of Russia."


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#1499747 --- 06/08/17 08:21 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Washington on edge ahead of Comey testimony on Trump, Russia probe

Paul HANDLEY

Washington (AFP) - Fired FBI chief James Comey has confirmed that Donald Trump urged him to drop a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn, in a preview of hotly awaited testimony Thursday that could rock the foundations of the presidency.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/washington-edge-ahead-comey-testimony-trump-russia-probe-072258333.html

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#1499752 --- 06/08/17 09:52 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/26/politics/n...nntv/index.html

A former US ambassador to NATO who has served in both Bush administrations and under President Clinton issued a strong rebuke Friday night of President Trump's relationship with Russia.

Ambassador Nicholas Burns' criticism came after a Washington Post report that Russia's ambassador told Moscow that Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, sought to set up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin.

In an appearance on CNN's "OutFront," Burns told Pamela Brown that "Russia has been the albatross around the neck of this administration." He said the administration has made the wrong decisions on Russia and failed to contain Russian power.
He warned that "Russia is a dark cloud hanging over this administration" and urged the Trump White House to cooperate with the Russia investigations because "they have to understand this administration is under siege, and will be, in terms of public opinion, and in terms of the law, until all these questions are answered."

Burns continued, "If our intelligence community and the FBI had told the American people, as they did in January, in an unclassified letter to the American people that Russia interfered (in our election), any normal president would have wanted to defend this country, investigate it fully."

He added, "I never understood why candidate Trump and I still don't understand why President Trump has given Russia a pass. ... He has been the weakest President we have had since well before the second World War on the issue of Russia."


Right remember when he let Russia invade another country. Oh wait that was Obama, never mind.
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#1499755 --- 06/08/17 11:58 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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And that non-fact has what exactly to do with Trump and Comey?

Oh riiiiight... it's it's just one more of your predictable attempts to distract from the Trump administration's endless collusion with a nation hostile to American interests.

Please, continue. It's always a delight to watch you flopping around like a beached carp. A perfect appetizer to whet the appetite of an audience eagerly licking their lips over the thought of Trump's inevitable impeachment and trial on treason charges.
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#1499774 --- 06/09/17 06:34 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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#1499775 --- 06/09/17 06:41 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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Wait until Mueller's scathing report on Trump. Then you will be singing a different tune. Early fall of 2018 will be a good time.
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#1499798 --- 06/09/17 12:53 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Putin is blackmailing Trump over something but no one will say it out loud yet.

http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/...tack-sot-ac.cnn

Sen. Angus King said he was most disturbed when fired FBI Director James Comey testified President Donald Trump showed no interest in Russia's hacking of US
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#1499799 --- 06/09/17 12:56 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.newsweek.com/trump-comey-hookers-golden-showers-622604

President Donald Trump repeatedly asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and to pledge his allegiance. He also brought up the subject of Russian “hookers.”

“He said he had nothing to do with Russia, had not been involved with hookers in Russia, and had always assumed he was being recorded when in Russia,” read just one startling section of Comey’s opening statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee, released Wednesday.

The report was based on memos from former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, who once served in Moscow, on a report into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The veracity of the memos was not verified but quickly gained the title the “golden shower memos” because of one particularly salacious detail contained within them.

They describe videos taken of Trump in a Moscow hotel room in 2013 together with Russian prostitutes. And not just together with them but “employing a number of prostitutes to perform a ‘golden showers’ [urination] show in front of him," according to the memos.

And it didn’t end there. The act occurred in the presidential suite of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, where Trump was said to be aware that the president and first lady Michelle Obama had stayed on one of their official trips to Russia. The “[perverted] conduct” was said to be a deliberate act of “defiling” the bed on which the Obamas had slept.


Video of the incident was collected by Russian authorities, it is alleged, in order to obtain “kompromat,” or compromising material, in order to blackmail Trump down the line.

As well as the salacious details, the memos also contained allegations of deals struck with Russian officials that could constitute bribes as well as several meetings with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign.


In his first press conference as president-elect, Trump denied the allegations, particularly referencing the “golden showers” episode.
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#1499800 --- 06/09/17 01:16 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/312245-trump-praises-very-smart-putin

President-elect Donald Trump on Friday lauded Russian President Vladimir Putin as "very smart" for not retaliating against the U.S. for new sanctions unveiled this week.
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#1499801 --- 06/09/17 01:18 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Donald Trump has showered Vladimir Putin with praise as he and rival Hillary Clinton took pointed questions from military veterans.

The Republican presidential nominee told the forum the Russian president "has been a leader far more than our president [Obama] has been".
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#1499802 --- 06/09/17 01:19 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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It is not too hard to connect the dots here for cripes sake.

http://thehill.com/homenews/318086-retir...nt-ever-said-by

Former Gen. Barry McCaffrey on Monday said President Donald Trump’s recent comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin may be “the most anti-American statement” ever made by a commander-in-chief.

“I’m actually incredulous that the president would make a statement like that,” McCaffrey told MSNBC.

“One could argue that’s the most anti-American statement ever made by the president of the United States. To confuse American values with Putin, who is running a criminal oligarchy.”
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#1499803 --- 06/09/17 01:32 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Washington on edge ahead of Comey testimony on Trump, Russia probe

Paul HANDLEY

Washington (AFP) - Fired FBI chief James Comey has confirmed that Donald Trump urged him to drop a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn, in a preview of hotly awaited testimony Thursday that could rock the foundations of the presidency.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/washington-edge-ahead-comey-testimony-trump-russia-probe-072258333.html



Hilarious that the Dems thought Comey would hand them Trump on a platter, instead he hands them Loretta Lynch and Clinton. Will the Dems call for an investigation into that, Nope because they are hypocrites.
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#1499804 --- 06/09/17 02:14 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Washington on edge ahead of Comey testimony on Trump, Russia probe

Paul HANDLEY

Washington (AFP) - Fired FBI chief James Comey has confirmed that Donald Trump urged him to drop a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn, in a preview of hotly awaited testimony Thursday that could rock the foundations of the presidency.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/washington-edge-ahead-comey-testimony-trump-russia-probe-072258333.html
Hilarious that the Dems thought Comey would hand them Trump on a platter, instead he hands them Loretta Lynch and Clinton. Will the Dems call for an investigation into that, Nope because they are hypocrites.
That just shows you that Comey is nonpartisan. Why don't the Republicans call for an investigation into Lynch and Trump? They control the whole federal government, don't they? During the campaign Trump and Flynn kept saying "lock her up". Just another campaign promise that will not be filled.
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#1499860 --- 06/12/17 07:02 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Tucker: Why Did Comey Treat Trump & Clinton Differently?
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In his opening monologue tonight, Tucker Carlson reacted to former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Tucker said there were many bombshell revelations in the hearing, including Comey's admission that he caved in to a request from former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to refer to the Hillary Clinton email probe as a "matter," not an investigation.

Tucker said Comey has been inconsistent by making untrue statements that echoed the Clinton campaign's talking points, and then refusing to publicly say the truth about President Donald Trump not being under FBI investigation related to the Russia probe.
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#1499862 --- 06/12/17 08:48 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Washington on edge ahead of Comey testimony on Trump, Russia probe

Paul HANDLEY

Washington (AFP) - Fired FBI chief James Comey has confirmed that Donald Trump urged him to drop a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn, in a preview of hotly awaited testimony Thursday that could rock the foundations of the presidency.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/washington-edge-ahead-comey-testimony-trump-russia-probe-072258333.html
Hilarious that the Dems thought Comey would hand them Trump on a platter, instead he hands them Loretta Lynch and Clinton. Will the Dems call for an investigation into that, Nope because they are hypocrites.
That just shows you that Comey is nonpartisan. Why don't the Republicans call for an investigation into Lynch and Trump? They control the whole federal government, don't they? During the campaign Trump and Flynn kept saying "lock her up". Just another campaign promise that will not be filled.



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Like the Democrats, the Republicans are the problem!

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#1499866 --- 06/12/17 11:13 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Like the Democrats, the Republicans are the problem!
All Republicans? No exceptions? There are a few I like. grin
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#1499869 --- 06/12/17 12:41 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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#1499871 --- 06/12/17 03:07 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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With nothing else to say, you are making good use of that cartoon website. grin
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#1499872 --- 06/12/17 03:10 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2...leblower-215248

Trying to rebut James Comey’s damning testimony about his interactions with President Donald Trump, some Republicans—including the tweeter-in-chief himself—are less interested in what Comey revealed than in how he did so. They’ve slammed the former FBI director as a “leaker” for disclosing to a friend, and subsequently to the press, unclassified memoranda summarizing his interactions with President Trump. But that dog won’t hunt. If Comey had been a rank-and-file government employee, his disclosure would have constituted legally protected whistleblowing. Smearing Comey as a leaker is not only wrong, it’s also dangerous, because it can only discourage other government employees—who have far more to lose—from bringing misconduct to light.

What’s the difference between leaking and blowing the whistle? In popular parlance, it depends on who’s doing it. When someone reveals information in a manner that benefits our party or cause, we call it whistleblowing. When our own ox is gored, we call it leaking.
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#1499876 --- 06/12/17 03:29 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Timbo]
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And that non-fact has what exactly to do with Trump and Comey?

Oh riiiiight... it's it's just one more of your predictable attempts to distract from the Trump administration's endless collusion with a nation hostile to American interests.

Please, continue. It's always a delight to watch you flopping around like a beached carp. A perfect appetizer to whet the appetite of an audience eagerly licking their lips over the thought of Trump's inevitable impeachment and trial on treason charges.
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#1499887 --- 06/13/17 03:37 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch...oo-965982275992

Trump biographer: I was threatened with made-up tapes too

Trump biographer Tim O'Brien has been sued by Donald Trump – and threatened with nonexistent tapes – before. He says the president does this to intimidate people and former FBI Director James Comey shouldn't hold his breath for tapes.
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#1499890 --- 06/13/17 07:21 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Lying Liars
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"I'll never lie to you."-- Jimmy Carter, the 1976 presidential campaign.

All politicians lie, because they are human and all humans lie. The question before us is this: If President Trump lied to FBI Director James Comey, should that "lie," lead to impeachment? Did he obstruct justice when he allegedly "hoped" that Comey would not pursue an investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn? Many Democrats think so. Most Republicans do not.

Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that President Trump lied about him after his dismissal. The assertion was based on what the president said of him ("a real nut job") and on his belief that Comey misled the public about the alleged lack of support among Comey's FBI colleagues.

Trump's newly hired attorney, Marc Kasowitz, returned fire. Speaking at the National Press Club, Kasowitz effectively accused Comey of lying about his recollection of a private dinner at which, according to Comey, Trump said, "I need loyalty." Kasowitz accused Comey of leaking "privileged" communications to the media, which Comey admitted he did for the purpose of obtaining a special counsel to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 election.

Recordings of the Comey-Trump meetings would clear this up. The president has suggested they may exist and Comey said he would be happy to have them released. They should be, but even if they corroborate Comey's recollections, House Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said recently that he still believes there is no "...credible evidence that there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government." Everyone seems to agree that the Russians "attempted" to interfere, but no one claims that attempted interference affected the outcome. Hillary Clinton lost and so did Democrats -- at all levels across the country. They need to get over it and figure out why.



The word "hypocrisy" was invented for such moments. The left is suddenly aghast about lying, but was fine with Barack Obama's numerous lies, from "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor," to Benghazi, "Fast and Furious," the "red line" in Syria and the list goes on. Let's not even get started with the Clintons. They're serial liars.

Media reaction swiftly followed Comey's testimony. The New York Times and Washington Post seemed to favor Comey. A Wall Street Journal editorial even said that Comey "should have resigned if he believes what he now says." Charles Hurt, editorial page editor of the conservative Washington Times, summarized his view of Comey's testimony: "The only verified leaker exposed: Jim Comey. The only person we know is not and never was under investigation for ties to Russia: Donald Trump. The only person exposed for trying to influence an election: (Obama attorney general) Loretta Lynch. The only paper accused of publishing fake news: The New York Times. The only person who attempted to obstruct justice: Loretta Lynch and probably Bill Clinton."

Even the reliably liberal Chris Matthews of MSNBC said: "The assumption of the critics of the president, of his pursuers, you might say, is that somewhere along the line in the last year the president had something to do with colluding with the Russians ... to affect the election in some way. And yet what came apart this morning was that theory."


Do I wish the president would conform just a little to the traditions most Americans expect of a White House occupant? I do. But for me and many other conservatives, policy overcomes deportment. Last week the president nominated 11 solid conservatives to federal benches. His policies on border security, repealing and replacing Obamacare, cutting taxes and reforming the tax code, strengthening the military, among others, are why he was elected.

Democrats have nothing, other than more of the same failed policies, which have contributed to their recent election losses. They are banking on undermining the president by accusation and insinuation.

The major media -- which Trump regards as the mother of all liars -- are in bed with his Democratic critics, while dismissing the lies of Democrats past and present. And that's no lie.
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#1499907 --- 06/13/17 04:41 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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The left is suddenly aghast about lying, but was fine with Barack Obama's numerous lies, from "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,
I don't believe that was a lie. I believe that Obama believed it to be true when he said it. As opposed to Trump who everyone knows is lying before he even finishes the sentence.
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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/14/trump-comey-trust-voters-239510


Poll: Voters trust Comey over Trump

By Steven Shepard

06/14/2017 06:11 AM EDT

Voters have greater faith in former FBI Director James Comey to tell the truth than in President Donald Trump, who has disputed the veracity of Comey’s sworn testimony before a Senate committee last week.

A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted in the days following Comey’s appearance before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 45 percent of voters said they trust Comey more to tell the truth, compared to 32 percent for Trump. Twenty-three percent have no opinion.

And despite Trump’s insistence that Comey’s testimony represented personal vindication, voters say by a nearly two-to-one margin that Comey’s statements hurt Trump rather than helped him.
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#1499951 --- 06/14/17 09:40 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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The left is suddenly aghast about lying, but was fine with Barack Obama's numerous lies, from "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,
I don't believe that was a lie. I believe that Obama believed it to be true when he said it. As opposed to Trump who everyone knows is lying before he even finishes the sentence.
You are such a hypocrite.
http://www.dailywire.com/news/4834/trumps-101-lies-hank-berrien

Donald Trump has repeatedly labeled his political opponents liars. He dubbed Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) Lyin' Ted when it became clear that Cruz was a serious rival for his nomination; he called Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) an "even bigger liar" than Cruz. He dubbed Dr. Ben Carson a "pathological liar" and said former Florida Governor Jeb Bush's lies were almost as bad as Cruz's. Trump has termed virtually every mildly adversarial media member a liar, too.

But there's only one truly massive liar in this race: Donald Trump. When Politico attempted to measure how many lies Trump told over the course of 4.6 hours of speeches, they found that he lied, on average, once every five minutes. When Huffington Post catalogued his lies over the course of just one town hall event, they came up with 71 lies.

Which made it relatively easy to come up with this not-even-close-to-complete list of 101 lies from Donald Trump.
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1,063 Documented Examples of Barack Obama’s Lying, Lawbreaking, Corruption, Cronyism, Hypocrisy, Waste, Etc.
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Editor's Note: Our friend, Dan from Squirrel Hill, has updated his list to 1,063 documented examples of Barack Obama's lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc. He began with 252 examples, then quickly grew to 504 and later to 694. In November 2014, he added more than 200 more examples of the usurper-in-chief's unlawful acts. Today, that number has grown to 1,063.

Every President, every politician, and every human being tells lies and engages in acts of hypocrisy. But Barack Obama does these things to a far greater degree than anyone else that I have ever known of. His campaign promises were so much better sounding than anyone else's – no lobbyists in his administration, waiting five days before signing all non-emergency bills so people would have time to read them, putting health care negotiations on C-SPAN, reading every bill line by line to make sure money isn't being wasted, prosecution of Wall St. criminals, ending raids against medical marijuana in states where it's legal, high levels of transparency. Obama's promises of these wonderful things sounded inspiring and sincere. They sounded so much better than the promises of any other President. So when Obama broke these promises, it felt so much worse than when other Presidents broke their promises.

Some of the things on this list are major events that should scare the daylights out of any true liberal who cares about civil liberties.

Other things on this list are medium things that some Obama supporters may dislike, but would be willing to overlook in light of the things that Obama has done which they like.

And some of the things on this list may seem trivial, but I still think they are an interesting reflection of the kinds of policies that Obama supports.

Every claim that I make in this list is sourced. Click on the blue text to see the sources. I have cited a wide variety of sources, from right wing, to left wing, to middle of the road.

I welcome any comments and criticisms that you may have. If you say my list is wrong, please back up your claim by citing specific examples.



And now, on with the list:

1) Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval

In June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said that Obama had violated the Constitution when he launched military operations in Libya without Congressional approval.

In April 2014, Ralph Nader said that Obama should be impeached for his actions in Libya.

2) Gave a no-bid contract to Halliburton cronies – just like Bush did

In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011, just hours after the Justice Department had said it would pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of using kickbacks to get foreign contracts.

Don't be fooled by the words "former subsidiary." These are the same Halliburton cronies that Bush gave a no-bid contract to.

3) Has an administration full of lobbyists, after promising he wouldn't have any

On November 15, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Obama said that lobbyists

"… will not work in my White House."

However, by February 2010, he had more than 40 lobbyists working in his administration. A list of them can be seen here.

4) Has close ties to Wall St., but pretends to support Occupy Wall St.

Although Obama claims to support the Occupy Wall St. movement, the truth is that he has raised more money from Wall St. than any other candidate during the last 20 years. In early 2012, Obama held a fundraiser where Wall St. investment bankers and hedge fund managers each paid $35,800 to attend. In October 2011, Obama hired Broderick Johnson, a longtime Wall Street lobbyist, to be his new senior campaign adviser. Johnson had worked as a lobbyist for JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Fannie Mae, Comcast, Microsoft, and the oil industry.

5) Broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay

Obama broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay.

6) Supported the $700 billion TARP corporate-welfare bailout just like Bush

While Senator, Obama voted for the $700 billion TARP bank bailout bill. The bailout rewarded irresponsible and illegal behavior. It redirected resources from more productive uses to less productive uses. It punished the hard working taxpayers who had played by the rules and obeyed the law. It created horrible incentives, and sent the wrong message. The bailout was evil because it rewarded the bad people and punished the good people. No society that does this can expect to remain free or prosperous. Instead of bailing out these corrupt corporations, we should have let them cease to exist, like we did with Enron.

7) Waged the biggest war against medical marijuana of any president, which was the opposite of what he had promised

In May 2008, Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt said that Obama would end DEA raids on medical marijuana in states where it's legal. Also in 2008, Obamasaid that he supported the "basic concept of using medical marijuana for the same purposes and with the same controls as other drugs" and that he was "not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws."

However, in February 2010, DEA agents raided a medical marijuana grower in Highlands Ranch in Colorado, a state where medical marijuana is legal. Also in February 2010, DEA agents raided a medical marijuana dispensary in Culver City in California, a state where medical marijuana is legal. In July 2010, the DEA raided at least four medical marijuana growers in San Diego, California. Also in July 2010, the DEA raided a medical marijuana facility in Covelo, California. Then in September 2010, the DEA conducted raids on at least five medical marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas, Nevada, where medical marijuana is legal. In 2011, the DEA conducted raids on medical marijuana in Seattle, Washington, West Hollywood, California, and Helena, Montana, all places where it is legal. In April 2012, the DEA carried out several raids on medical marijuana in Oakland, California.

In February 2012, Rolling Stone magazine wrote that Obama's war against medical marijuana went "far beyond anything undertaken by George W. Bush." In April 2012, Mother Jones magazine wrote: "The president campaigned on the promise that he'd stop federal raids on medical marijuana operations that were in compliance with state laws, a vow that Attorney General Eric Holder repeated after the election. But then the Obama administration raided more than 100 dispensaries in its first three years and is now poised to outpace the Bush administration's crackdown record." In May 2012, the Washington Post wrote: "Obama has become more hostile to medical marijuana patients than any president in U.S. history." In May 2012, U.S. Congressperson Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said she had "strong concerns" about Obama's forced closure of five medical marijuana facilities in Pelosi's congressional district. In April 2012, commenting on Obama's crackdown on medical marijuana, U.S. Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) said, "I'm very disappointed… They look more like the Bush administration than the Clinton administration."

In July 2012, federal prosecutors filed civil forfeiture actions against Harborside Health Center, a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, CA, which claims to be the world's largest, and which claims to serve more than 100,000 medical marijuana patients. In April 2012, federal agents raided Oaksterdam University, an educational institution in Oakland, CA, which teaches people about medical marijuana. In April 2012, federal agents raided a medical marijuana facility which had been serving 1,500 patients near Lake Elsinore, CA. In June 2012, the Obama administration filed asset-forfeiture lawsuits against two landlords who rented their buildings to medical marijuana stores in Santa Fe Springs, CA. The Obama administration also sent warning letters which threatened similar legal action to dozens of other, nearby landlords. During the first seven months of 2012, the DEA shut down 40 medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, all of which had been operating in compliance with state and local law.

In April 2013, the DEA raided four medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles, California. Also in April 2013, the DEA raided a medical marijuana dispensary in San Diego, California. In July 2013, the DEA conducted multiple medical marijuana raids in Washington state, including the cities of Olympia, Tacoma, and Seattle. In August 2013, the DEA raided People's Choice Alternative Medicine, a medical marijuana facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In October 2013, the DEA raided 28 medical marijuana facilities in Michigan. In November 2013, the DEA raided 12 medical marijuana facilities in Denver, Colorado.

In May 2012, ABC News reported that during Obama's youth, he often smoked large quantities of recreational marijuana. Obama's marijuana smoking wasn't even medical – it was recreational. And yet now, he is taking large scale, widespread action to prevent people with AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and other illnesses, who have prescriptions from their doctors, from using their prescription medicine – how cold hearted can a person be?

8) Nominated a six-time tax cheater to head the government agency that enforces the tax laws

Obama nominated Timothy Geithner, a repeat tax cheater, to head the government agency that enforces the tax laws.

Prior to his nomination, Geithner had:

1) Illegally failed to pay more than $34,000 in social security and medicare taxes

2) Illegally declared the cost of his children's summer camp as a form of day care.

3) Illegally failed to pay the early withdrawal penalty when he took money out of his retirement plan

4) Illegally declared non-eligible items as a charitable deduction

5) Illegally declared something which was ineligible as a small business deduction

6) Illegally declared utility expenses which had actually been for his personal use

9) Gave tax dollars to AIG executives, then pretended to be outraged about it

Obama signed a "stimulus" bill that spent money on bonuses for AIG executives. Prior to signing this bill, Obama had said, "when I'm president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely." However, after reading "line by line" and signing the "stimulus" bill that protected the AIG bonuses, Obamapretended to be shocked and outraged at the bonuses, and said, "Under these circumstances, it's hard to understand how derivative traders at A.I.G. warranted any bonuses at all, much less $165 million in extra pay… How do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the company afloat?" and also said that he would "pursue every single legal avenue to block these bonuses."

10) Expanded Bush's unconstitutional government faith based programs

Obama expanded the federal government's faith based programs which had been started by President George W. Bush.

11) Supported Bush's unconstitutional Patriot Act

In May 2011, Obama signed a renewal of the Patriot Act.

12) Increased the national debt more in one term than Bush did in two

The national debt increased more during Obama's first three years and two months than it did during all eight years of George W. Bush's presidency.

13) Agrees with Bush's support of unconstitutional, indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without filing any charges

In December 2011, ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero criticized Obama for signing a bill that gave the U.S. government the power to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without any charges being filed or any trial taking place.

14) Agrees with Bush's support of unconstitutional, warrantless wiretapping

President Obama has defended warrantless wiretapping.

15) Avoided prosecution of Wall. St criminals

Although Obama had promised to prosecute Wall St. criminals, during his entire first term, his administration did not file any criminal charges against any of the top financial executives.

16) Had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process

Obama had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process.

The ACLU accused Obama of violating the U.S. Constitution for doing this.

U.S. Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) said that Obama's actions might be an impeachable offense.

Ralph Nader wrote that Obama

"has extended the Bush doctrine by declaring his unilateral right, as secret prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner, to destroy anybody, anywhere in the world, including American citizens, suspected to be engaged in alleged terrorist activities, all this vaguely and loosely defined as anti-U.S. security."

17) Ordered private company to fire 1,000 employees

In 2011, after Boeing had hired 1,000 new employees to work at its new factory in South Carolina, the Obama administration ordered Boeing to shut down the factory, because the factory was non-union.

18) Stole money from retired teachers and police officers

During the Chrysler bankruptcy, Obama violated the Fifth Amendment and more than 150 years of bankruptcy law by illegally treating secured creditors worse than unsecured creditors. Some of these secured creditors were retired teachers and police officers from Indiana. Richard A. Epstein, a law professor at New York University School of Law, wrote, "Upsetting this fixed hierarchy among creditors is just an illegal taking of property from one group of creditors for the benefit of another, which should be struck down on both statutory and constitutional grounds." Todd Zywicki, Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, wrote that Obama's treatment of secured creditors was "dangerous to the rule of law." The Economist wrote that Obama's actions could "establish a terrible precedent. Bankruptcy exists to sort legal claims on assets. If it becomes a tool of social policy, who will then lend to struggling firms in which the government has a political interest?" Francis Cianfrocca, the CEO of Bayshore Networks, wrote that Obama's actions were "an astonishingly reckless abrogation of contract law that will introduce a new level of uncertainty into business transactions at all levels, and make wealth generation more difficult going forward… An extraordinary uncertainty has been created when the most powerful man in the world can rewrite contracts and choose winners and losers in private negotiations as he sees fit. Since this is an unquantifiable uncertainty, and not a quantifiable risk, its effect on business and investor confidence will be large and unpredictable. As in the 1930s, a time when government also cavalierly rewrote private contracts, the prudent approach for business will be to invest minimally and wait for another administration."

19) Supported release of convicted mass murderer

In 2010, Obama supported releasing Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi (who had been convicted of murdering 270 people) from prison.

20) Illegally put thousands of guns into hands of criminals

In Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama administration ordered gun storeowners to illegally sell thousands of guns to criminals.

U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered with one of these guns.

The murderer was sentenced to 30 years in prison, but his accomplices, Eric Holder and Barack Obama, haven't even been arrested or charged.

21) Fired Inspector General for discovering that Obama's friend had embezzled government funds

In June 2009, Obama fired Inspector General Gerald Walpin, after Walpin accused Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, an Obama supporter, of misuse of AmeriCorps funding to pay for school-board political activities. In a letter to Congress, the White House said that Walpin was fired because he was "confused, disoriented, unable to answer questions and exhibited other behavior that led the Board to question his capacity to serve." A bipartisan group of 145 current and former public officials, attorneys, and legal scholars signed a letter that was sent to the White House, which defended Walpin, said the criticisms of him were not true, and said that his firing was politically motivated. The letter can be read here.

22) Lied about putting health care negotiations on C-SPAN

Although Obama had made a campaign promise to have all of the health care reform negotiations broadcast on C-SPAN, he broke that promise after he was elected.

The secrecy of these negotiations was so strong that U.S. Congresswoman and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said, "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."

23) Lied about letting people keep their health insurance

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama said:

"No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people… If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what."

Also before Obamacare was passed, Obama said:

"Here is a guarantee that I've made. If you have insurance that you like, then you will be able to keep that insurance."

However, after Obamacare was passed, the Congressional Budget Office said that the law would cause seven million people to lose their employer provided insurance.

After Obamacare was passed, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East announced that it would drop health insurance for the children of more than 30,000 low-wage home attendants. Mitra Behroozi, executive director of benefit and pension funds for 1199SEIU stated

"… new federal health-care reform legislation requires plans with dependent coverage to expand that coverage up to age 26… meeting this new requirement would be financially impossible."

Also, after Obamacare was passed, the Franciscan University of Steubenville dropped its coverage in response to the law.

Universal Orlando dropped its coverage for part time employees in response to Obamacare.

In addition, after Obamacare was passed, Forbes reported

"The House Ways and Means Committee has released a new report that sheds light onto how Obamacare incentivizes companies to dump their workers onto the new law's subsidized exchanges."

Also after Obamacare was passed, MSN reported

"The Affordable Care Act mandate most commonly known as Obamacare has some tight stipulations that, CNN says, are forcing health care companies to rip up most of their current plans and draft new ones that comply. According to a University of Chicago study, just about half of the individual health care plans currently on the market won't cut it once key provisions of the Affordable Care Act kick in next year."

Furthermore, it was reported that Obamacare would cause 58,000 Aetna and UnitedHealth Group customers in California to lose their insurance.

In response to Obamacare, some employers have dropped coverage for their employees' spouses. In August 2013, it was reported that UPS had announced that it would be dropping 15,000 spouses of its employees from its health insurance, and that it had cited Obamacare as the reason it was doing this.

The chain of Wegmans supermarkets cancelled the policies of its part time employees in response to Obamacare.

In July 2013, leaders of the Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE sent a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which said that Obamacare

"will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits… these restrictions will make non-profit plans like ours unsustainable… we can no longer stand silent in the face of elements of the Affordable Care Act that will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans"

In August 2013, it was reported that 106,000 New Jersey citizens would lose their health insurance because of Obamacare.

In September 2013, IBM announced that it would be switching 110,000 of its retirees from their current IBM-provided health insurance to the Obamacare exchanges.

In September 2013, Trader Joe's announced that, in response to Obamacare, it would stop providing insurance to its part time employees.

In October 2013, it was reported that at least 146,000 people in Michigan would be losing their insurance because of Obamacare.

In October 2013, it was reported that Florida Blue would be dropping 300,000 customers because of Obamacare.

In October 2013, it was reported that 491,977 individual insurance plans in California would be canceled because of Obamacare.

In October 2013, it was reported that, in response to Obamacare, Home Depot would stop providing insurance to its part time employees.

In October 2013, it was reported that Obamacare was forcing CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to cancel the insurance of 76,000 people in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., because their policies did not meet the minimum requirements of Obamacare.

In October 2013, it was reported that hundreds of thousands of people in Washington state would be losing their insurance because of Obamacare.

In November 2013, it was reported that nearly nearly 250,000 people in Colorado would lose their insurance because of Obamacare.

In January 2014, it was reported that, in response to Obamacare, Target was planning to stop offering insurance to its part time employees.

24) Lied about the cost of Obamacare

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama promised

"I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits – either now or in the future. I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period. And to prove that I'm serious, there will be a provision in this plan that requires us to come forward with more spending cuts if the savings we promised don't materialize."

However, after Obama signed it, the Washington Post reported that it would add more than $340 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.

In March 2012, the Congressional Budget Office said that over the next decade, Obamacare would cost twice as much as what Obama had promised.

In May 2013, it was reported that Obamacare's program for high risk patients was more expensive than what Obama had promised.

25) Gave tax dollars to campaign contributors and lobbyists, and falsely claimed the money was for "green energy"

In 2009 the Obama administration gave $535 million to Solyndra, claiming that it would create 4,000 new jobs. However, instead of creating those 4,000 new jobs, the company went bankrupt. It was later revealed that the company's shareholders and executives had made substantial donations to Obama's campaign, that the company had spent a large sum of money on lobbying, and that Solyndra executives had had many meetings with White House officials.

It was also revealed that the Obama administration had already been aware of Solyndra's financial troubles. For example, according to the company's security filings in 2009, the company had been selling its product for less than the cost of production. In 2010, Obama visited the Solyndra factory and cited it as a role model for his "stimulus" program, saying "It's here that companies like Solyndra are leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future." The Washington Post wrote of this, "Administration officials and outside advisers warned that President Obama should consider dropping plans to visit a solar startup company in 2010 because its mounting financial problems might ultimately embarrass the White House." Solyndra was a private company, but had been planning to use its government loans as a means of going public – so when Obama knowingly overstated the company's condition in order to help his friends at Solyndra, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart had been sent to prison for breaking.

In September 2011, federal agents visited the homes of Brian Harrison, the company's CEO, and Chris Gronet, the company's founder, to examine computer files and documents. Also in September 2011, the U.S. Treasury Department launched an investigation.

On September 13, 2011, the Washington Post reported on emails which showed that the Obama administration had tried to rush federal reviewers to approve the loan so Vice President Joe Biden could announce it at a September 2009 groundbreaking for the company's factory. The company was a hallmark of President Obama's plan to support clean energy technologies.

The New York Times reported that government auditors and industry analysts had faulted the Obama administration for failing to properly evaluate the company's business proposals, as well as for failing to take note of troubling signs which were already evident. In addition, Frank Rusco, a program director at the Government Accountability Office, had found that the preliminary loan approval had been granted before officials had completed the legally mandated evaluations of the company.

The New York Times quoted Shyam Mehta, a senior analyst at GTM Research, as saying "There was just too much misplaced zeal at the Department of Energy for this company." Among 143 companies that had expressed an interest in getting a loan guarantee, Solyndra was the first one to get approval. During the period when Solyndra's loan guarantee was under review, the company had spent nearly $1.8 million on lobbying. Tim Harris, the CEO of Solopower, a different solar panel company which had obtained a $197 million loan guarantee, told the New York Times that his company had never considered spending any money on lobbying, and that "It was made clear to us early in the process that that was clearly verboten… We were told that it was not only not helpful but it was not acceptable."

The Washington Post reported that Solyndra had used some of the loan money to purchase new equipment which it never used, and then sold that new equipment, still in its plastic wrap, for pennies on the dollar. Former Solyndra engineer Lindsey Eastburn told the Washington Post, "After we got the loan guarantee, they were just spending money left and right… Because we were doing well, nobody cared. Because of that infusion of money, it made people sloppy."

On September 29, 2011, the Washington Post reported that the Obama administration had continued to allow Solyndra to receive taxpayer money even after it had defaulted on its $535 million loan.

On October 7, 2011, The Washington Post reported that newly revealed emails showed that Energy Department officials had been warned that their plan to help Solyndra by restructuring the loan might be illegal, and should be cleared with the Justice Department first. However, Energy Department officials moved ahead with the restructuring anyway, with a new deal that would repay company investors before taxpayers if the company were to default. The emails showed concerns within the Obama administration about the legality of the Energy Department's actions. In addition, an Energy Department "stimulus" adviser, Steve Spinner, had pushed for the loan, despite having recused himself because his wife's law firm had done work for the company.

In January 2012, CBS News reported that Solyndra had thrown millions of dollars worth of brand new glass tubes into garbage dumpsters, where they ended up being shattered. Solyndra told CBS that it had conducted an exhaustive search for buyers of the glass tubes, and that no one had wanted them. However, CBS discovered that Solyndra had not offered the glass tubes for sale at either one of its two asset auctions that took place in 2011. In addition, David Lucky, a buyer and seller of such equipment, told CBS that he would have bought the tubes if he had had a chance to do so. Greg Smestad, a solar scientist who had consulted for the Department of Energy, also agreed that the tubes had value, and had asked Solyndra to donate any unwanted tubes to Santa Clara University. Smestad stated, "That really makes me sad… Those tubes represent intellectual investment. These could have had a better value to do public good. I think they owed the U.S. taxpayer that."

Solyndra was not the only "green energy" company involved in this type of fraud. After Obama gave Raser Technologies $33 million to build a power plant, the company declared bankruptcy, and owed $1.5 million in back taxes. After Obama gave Abound Solar, Inc. a $400 million loan guarantee to build photovoltaic panel factories, the company halted production and laid off 180 employees. After Obama gave Beacon Power a $43 million loan guarantee to build green energy storage, the company filed for bankruptcy. After Obama approved $2.1 billion in loan guarantees for Solar Trust of America so it could build solar power plants, the company filed forbankruptcy.

In April 2012, CBS News reported that Solyndra had left a substantial amount oftoxic waste at its abandoned facility in Milpitas, California. In May 2014, it was reported that the building in Longmont, Colorado that had been abandoned by Abound Solar in 2012 was still contaminated with cadmium, a toxic metal which can cause cancer.

Although Obama stated that all of the "green energy" companies that received taxpayer money were chosen "based solely on their merits," the truth is that 71% of these grants and loans went to Obama donors and fundraisers, who raised $457,834 for his campaign, and were later approved for grants and loans totaling more than $11 billion. By November 2011, the Energy Department's inspector general had begun more than 100 criminal investigations related to Obama's "stimulus." Although an "independent" review said that Obama had not done anything wrong, it was later reported that Herbert M. Allison Jr., the person who had conducted this "independent" review, donated $52,500 to Obama's campaign.

26) Had "off the record" meetings with lobbyists

In June 2010, the New York Times reported that Obama administration officials had held hundreds of meetings with lobbyists at coffee houses near the White House, in order to avoid the disclosure requirements for White House visitors, and that these meetings "reveal a disconnect between the Obama administration's public rhetoric — with Mr. Obama himself frequently thrashing big industries' 'battalions' of lobbyists as enemies of reform — and the administration's continuing, private dealings with them."

27) Falsely claimed to believe in public education

Although Obama said, "We need to uphold the ideal of public education," he expressed his true opinion of America's public education system by sending his own children to private schools while living in Chicago and Washington D.C.

28) Had armed SWAT agents raid a law-abiding guitar factory because it was owned by a Republican

President Obama had armed SWAT agents raid the Gibson guitar factory, ordered the employees to leave, and seized guitars and other property from the factory – and all of this happened without any charges being filed.

It was later reported that Gibson had not broken any U.S. laws.

Obama's so-called justification for the raid was that Gibson had broken environmental laws from India regarding the imported wood that Gibson had been using.

However, Gibson claimed that it had not broken any Indian laws – and no charges were filed against it.

In addition, it was also reported that Henry E. Juszkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson, was a Republican donor.

Meanwhile, C.F. Martin & Company, Gibsons's competitor, had used the exact same imported wood, but had not gotten raided. Chris Martin IV, the CEO of Martin, was a Democratic donor.

29) Shut down Amish farm

In February 2012, Obama shut down an Amish farm for selling unpasteurized milk across state lines, even though the customers were happy with what they were buying.

30) Rewarded his fundraisers by giving them federal jobs

Although Obama had promised to have "the most sweeping ethics reform in history," and had often criticized the role of money in politics, the truth is that after he was elected, he gave administration jobs to more than half of his 47 biggest fundraisers.

31) Ignored constitutional requirements for appointees

In February 2009, U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) expressed concern that Obama's dozens of czars might violate the U.S. Constitution, because they were not approved by the U.S. Senate. U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin)expressed a similar concern in September 2009.

32) Gave tax dollars to corrupt private contractors to build 504 units of mice infested, slum housing, with backed up sewage

While Obama was a state Senator in Illinois, he used tax dollars to build 504 units of slum housing, which had mice and backed up sewage. Federal inspectors graded the condition of the housing so bad that the buildings faced demolition.

33) Used tax dollars to glorify murderers

The Obama administration spent $1.6 million to restore graffiti that glorified communist murderers Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.

34) Falsely claimed that the U.S. Supreme Court had never overturned any laws that had been passed by Congress

Despite having taught constitutional law at one of the most prestigious law schools in the country, in April 2012 Obama falsely claimed that the U.S. Supreme Court had never overturned any laws that had been passed by Congress.

35) Supported new bailouts for speculators who caused housing bubble

In March 2012, Obama announced a new set of bailouts for speculators who had caused the housing bubble.

36) Spent $205,075 of taxpayer money on a shrubbery which nurseries sell for $16

As part of his economic "stimulus," Obama spent $205,075 of taxpayer money to relocate and care for a single specimen of Arctostaphylos franciscana, a shrubbery which nurseries sell for $16.

37) Spent taxpayer money to see if using cocaine helped rats to enjoy the music of Miles Davis

Obama's administration funded a study to see whether or not rats' enjoyment of the music of Miles Davis was increased when the rats were high on cocaine.

38) Tried to outlaw family farms

In April 2012, the Obama administration proposed new regulations which would prohibit farm children under 18 from working at grain elevators, silos, feed lots, stockyards, and livestock auctions, as well as from storing, marketing and transporting farm product raw materials. Critics claimed that this would prevent children from the common practice of working on their friends' and relatives' farms, and that farm children did not need "help" from a community organizer in Washington.

39) Auctioned off ambassadorship to the Netherlands

In April 2012, Obama nominated Timothy Broas, who had "bundled" more than $500,000 for Obama's 2012 campaign, to be U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands.

40) Claimed that written tests are a form of "racial discrimination"

The Obama administration accused fire and police departments in Jacksonville, Florida, New York City, and Dayton, Ohio of "racial discrimination" because they required potential firefighters and police officers to take a written test. Ten real examples of these "racist" questions from the New York test can be read here.

41) Made the TSA even more abusive and ridiculous than it had been under Bush

The Obama administration gave a very invasive patdown to a three-year-old boy in a wheelchair, which caused the boy to tremble in fear. The Obama administration gave an aggressive patdown to a seven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy. The Obama administration said that a four-year-old girl was a "high security threat." The Obama administration placed an 18-month-old girl on its no fly list. The Obama administration gave a patdown to Henry Kissinger. The Obama administration forced a 95-year-old cancer patient to remove her adult diaper and fly without it. The Obama administration ripped open the urostomy bag of a 61-year-old bladder cancer survivor, and forced him to fly covered in his own urine. The Obama administration harassed a sick 3-year-old boy, and caused him to miss his flight.

42) Illegally demanded monetary payment for Freedom of Information Act request

The Obama administration demanded that the Goldwater Institute pay $78,935.80 before it would share public records which it had requested under the Freedom of Information Act.

43) Fined public school $15,000 for selling soda

The Obama administration fined a high school $15,000 for selling soda to students during lunch.

44) Conducted dangerous and illegal scientific experiments on sick people without always informing them of the risks

In 2010 and 2011, the Obama administration conducted illegal scientific experiments which exposed people to dangerous levels of toxins. Some of these people had asthma and heart problems, and were exposed to levels of pollutants as high as 50 times what the EPA considers to be safe . The government did not always tell them about the risks of cancer and death.

45) Closed the Vietnam Memorial for seven hours on Memorial Day so he could have his picture taken

On Memorial Day 2012, Obama prevented Vietnam veterans and their friends and families from visiting the Vietnam Memorial for seven hours so he could have his picture taken.

46) Had the government take 60.8% ownership of General Motors

In July 2009, Obama had the government take 60.8% ownership of General Motors, and fired the CEO.

47) Forced banks to give mortgages to people who could not afford to pay them back, and collected $23,000 in legal fees for himself for doing so

While working as a "community organizer," Obama filed lawsuits which forced banks to give mortgages to people with bad credit and low incomes. As a result, many of these people ended up defaulting on their mortgages. As their attorney, Obama collected $23,000 in legal fees for himself.

Then in April 2013, during Obama's second term as President, the Washington Post reported that President Obama was still pressuring banks "to make home loans to people with weaker credit."

48) Stole money from retired Delphi employees

In 2009, Obama eliminated the pensions of 20,000 retired Delphi employees.

49) Used taxpayer money to buy soda for $3.40 per can

During Obama's presidency, the federal government repeatedly purchased soda for a cost of $3.40 per can. Obama did not express any desire to switch to a cheaper seller, such as Costco, amazon.com, or Wal-Mart – or to an even still cheaper seller such as a wholesaler. Instead, Obama repeatedly forced taxpayers to pay these outrageous prices for soda.

50) Paid $7 million per household to connect people to the internet

Obama's "stimulus" paid to connect some households in Montana to the internet, at a cost of $7 million per household.

51) Had a double standard for Bain Capital

Although Obama criticized Mitt Romney for his involvement with Bain Capital, Obama hired Jeff Zients, a former consultant at Bain (and who had an estimated personal wealth of $200 million) to be his budget director.

52) Broke promise to teen campaign volunteers

Obama had promised to his teen campaign volunteers that if they each spent nine hours going door to door on Obama's behalf, he would invite them to attend his speech of September 6, 2012. However, after the teens did the volunteer work, Obama broke his promise. One of these volunteers, Madeline Frank, age 16, of Charlotte, North Carolina, said of this "I've been looking forward to this for a really long time. I am just feeling really let down and like bummed. It was kind of my dream to see him speak, so definitely really sad."

53) Falsely claimed to know more about Judaism than any other President

Obama falsely claimed to know more about Judaism than any other President.

54) Exempted wind farms from the penalties that other companies get for killing birds

In May 2013, it was reported that Obama had fined oil and electric companies for illegally killing endangered birds, but that he had never fined wind power companies even though they had broken the exact same laws.

55) Falsely claimed that he had never belonged to the New Party

Obama falsely claimed that he had never belonged to the New Party, which is a third political party.

56) Supported punishing students based on their race instead of on their behavior

Obama expressed support for a proposal which would punish students based on their race instead of on their behavior.

57) Used "off the books" funding for military interventionism

In April 2009, antiwar activists who helped elect Obama accused him of using the same "off the books" funding as his predecessor George W. Bush when Obama requested an additional $83.4 billion from Congress for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – a provision which Obama had voted against when he was a Senator.

58) Tried to silence criticism of auto-bailouts

The Obama administration pressured Ford Motor Company to stop airing a TV ad that criticized Obama's bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler.

59) Dismissed charges of voter intimidation, despite video evidence

In May 2009, the Obama administration dismissed charges that had been filed by the Bush administration against members of the New Black Panther Party who had been videotaped intimidating voters and brandishing a police-style baton at a Philadelphia polling station during the November 2008 election. In August 2009, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights demanded that the Justice Department explain why it dismissed the charges. In July 2010, J. Christian Adams, a former lawyer for the Justice Department, testified before the Commission on Civil Rights that the case was dropped because the Justice Department did not want to protect the civil rights of white people.

60) Falsely claimed to support the second amendment

Although Obama stated, "I have always believed that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms," the National Rifle Association gave Obama a rating of 'F' based on his voting record.

61) Nominated a communist who said 9-11 was an inside job

In September 2009, Obama's green czar Van Jones resigned after it was reported that he was a self described "communist" and had blamed George W. Bush for the September 11 attacks.

62) Falsely said he would not raise taxes on the poor and middle class

On September 12, 2008, Obama promised:

"I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."

However, less than three months into his Presidency, he broke that promise when he raised the cigarette tax. Studies show that poor people are more likely to smoke than rich people.

63) Falsely said he wanted to simplify the tax code, when he actually wanted to make it more complex

Although Obama said that he wanted to simplify the tax code, his proposals would actually add thousands of pages to the tax code.

64) Oversaw some of the world's worst increases in corruption

In December 2010, Transparency International reported that corruption was increasing faster in the U.S. than anywhere else except Cuba, Dominica, and Burkina Faso.

65) Falsely said "This is the most transparent administration in history"

In February 2013, Obama said, "This is the most transparent administration in history."

However, that same month, ABC News White House reporter Ann Compton, who covered Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, both Bushes, and Obama, said "The president's day-to-day policy development… is almost totally opaque to the reporters trying to do a responsible job of covering it. There are no readouts from big meetings he has with people from the outside, and many of them aren't even on his schedule. This is different from every president I covered. This White House goes to extreme lengths to keep the press away."

In July 2009, White House reporter Helen Thomas criticized the Obama administration for its lack of transparency.

In October 2013, ABC News correspondent Ann Compton said that Obama was the "least transparent of the seven presidents I've covered in terms of how he does his daily business."

Also, this list contains a huge number of things that Obama has done which contradict his statement.

66) Falsely claimed he would wait five days before signing bills

Although Obama had promised to wait five days before signing all non-emergency bills, he broke that promise at least 10 times during his first three months in office.

67) Falsely claimed "stimulus" spending would be transparent

Although Obama had promised that the website recovery.gov would list all "stimulus" spending in detail, a 400 page report issued by the Government Accountability Office stated that only 25% of the projects listed on the website provided clear and complete information regarding their cost, schedule, purpose, location and status.

68) Announced plans to send military to Australia

In November 2011, Obama announced that he would send 2,500 Marines to Australia.

69) Falsely promised to accept public campaign financing and spending limits

During the 2008 campaign, Obama broke his promise to accept public campaign financing and the spending limits that came with it.

70) Tried to silence video on YouTube

In June 2011, Obama asked a Jewish singing group to remove its video from the internet.

71) Rejected international help to clean up BP oil spill

After the BP oil spill, Obama rejected offers of cleanup help from Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations.

72) Falsely said he opposed government waste, when he actually loves it

On September 22, 2008, Obama said, "I am not a Democrat who believes that we can or should defend every government program just because it's there… We will fire government managers who aren't getting results, we will cut funding for programs that are wasting your money and we will use technology and lessons from the private sector to improve efficiency across every level of government… The only way we can do all this without leaving our children with an even larger debt is if Washington starts taking responsibility for every dime that it spends." However, Citizens Against Government Waste gave Obama a 2007 rating of only 10%, and a lifetime rating of only 18%.

73) Nominated past frequent user of illegal drugs to keep illegal drugs out of schools

In September 2009, it was reported that Kevin Jennings, Obama's Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, had written about Jenning's own past frequent illegal drug use in his 2007 autobiography.

74) Avoids firing aides who owe back taxes

In January 2012, it was reported that 36 Obama aides owed a combined total of $833,000 in back taxes.

75) Used Abbott and Costello style economics as a basis for national policy

In 2010, Obama gave $16.3 million to First Solar, a company that manufactures solar panels, so the company could sell solar panels to itself.

76) Sent U.S. troops to Africa

Obama sent U.S. troops to Uganda, Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

77) Made secret plans for his second term

In March 2012, when Obama was talking to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and did not know that the microphone was turned on, Obama stated, "On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it's important for him to give me space… This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility."

78) Holds double standard for people who use crude and vulgar language toward women

Concerned Women for America accused Obama of hypocrisy after Obama criticized Rush Limbaugh for using crude and vulgar language to describe Sandra Fluke, but Obama did not criticize Bill Maher (who had donated one million dollars to an Obama PAC) for using the same kind of crude and vulgar language to describe Sarah Palin.

79) Illegally gave Obamacare exemptions to unions that supported the passage of Obamacare

Obama gave some organizations an exemption from some of the requirements of Obamacare. Many of these organizations were unions that had supported the passage of Obamacare, but now wanted exemptions from the very same law that they wanted to force everyone else to obey. This reveals an extreme level of hypocrisy among many of the supporters of Obamacare.

In addition, these exemptions are illegal, because the Constitution requires the law to treat everyone the same.

The Washington Times wrote of this:

"Selective enforcement of the law is the first sign of tyranny. A government empowered to determine arbitrarily who may operate outside the rule of law invariably embraces favoritism as friends, allies and those with the best-funded lobbyists are rewarded. Favoritism inevitably leads to corruption, and corruption invites extortion. Ultimately, the rule of law ceases to exist in any recognizable form, and what is left is tyranny."

"The now-familiar monthly trickling down of new waivers is, at best, a tacit admission that Obamacare is a failure. So far, seven entire states and 1,372 businesses, unions and other institutions have received waivers from the law. The list includes the administration's friends and allies and, of course, those who have the best lobbyists."

"More than 50 percent of the Obamacare waiver beneficiaries are union members, which is striking because union members account for less than 12 percent of the American work force. The same unions that provided more than $120 million to Democrats in the last two elections and, in many cases, openly campaigned in favor of the government takeover of your health care, now celebrate that Obamacare is not their problem."

80) Defended Bush administration's unconstitutional, unwarranted use of GPS device

In January 2012, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Bush administration for having put a GPS tracking device on someone's car without having a warrant, the Obama administration opposed the court ruling

81) Opposes newspapers reporting the news

Obama spokesman Jay Carney criticized the Los Angeles Times for publishing photographs of U.S. soldiers posing with corpses in Afghanistan.

82) Supported Bush administration for fining CBS for showing Janet Jackson's breast

Obama came out in favor of the FCC's fining of the CBS TV network $550,000 for showing Janet Jackson's breast during the 2004 Super Bowl.

83) Allowed campaign contributors to bring lobbyists into White House

In April 2012, the New York Times reported, "Although Mr. Obama has made a point of not accepting contributions from registered lobbyists, a review of campaign donations and White House visitor logs shows that special interests have had little trouble making themselves heard. Many of the president's biggest donors, while not lobbyists, took lobbyists with them to the White House…"

84) Falsely said that criminal background checks constituted "racial discrimination"

In 2012, the Obama administration accused Pepsico of "race discrimination" because it used criminal background checks to screen out job applicants.

85) Was cited by nine states for committing 21 illegal acts

Attorneys General from nine states issued a report, titled "A Report on Obama Administration Violations of Law," which cited 21 illegal acts which had been committed by the Obama administration.

86) Tried to seize hotel because some of its customers had used illegal drugs

The Obama administration tried to seize a mom-and-pop bed-and-breakfast because some if its guests had used illegal drugs.

87) Falsely said his campaign was not funded by large donors

Although Obama has received many large campaign donations from corporate executives and Hollywood celebrities, his spokesperson said that his campaign was funded "not from huge donors at all."

88) Holds double standard for subsidizing solar power companies

Although Obama gave taxpayer money to numerous American solar power companies, he placed a 30% tariff on solar panels imported from China, because he was against the Chinese government giving subsidies to its own companies.

89) Tried to create an administration full of tax cheaters

Obama nominated tax cheater Tom Daschle to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. After Daschle said he didn't want the job, Obama then nominated tax cheater Kathleen Sebelius for the same position. Obama nominated tax cheater Nancy Killefer to be his administration's Chief Performance Officer. Obama nominated tax cheater Hilda Solis to be the Secretary of Labor. Obama nominated tax cheater Ron Kirk be the White House Chief Trade Representative.

90) Hired a Communications Director who admires a mass murderer

Anita Dunn, Obama's White House Communications Director, said that one of her favorite political philosophers was Mao Tse-tung, the Chinese dictator who murdered tens of millions of innocent civilians.

91) Tried to replace science with political correctness

In July 2010, Charles Bolden, the administrator of NASA, said that Obama had told him that the primary purpose of NASA was "to reach out to the Muslim world."

92) Made recess appointments when Congress was not in recess

In January 2012, Obama violated the Constitution by making four recess appointments when Congress was not in recess. Recess appointments themselves are constitutional, but only if they are made when Congress is actually in recess.

In January 2013, a federal appeals court ruled that Obama's appointments had violated the Constitution.

In May 2013, a second federal appeals court also ruled that Obama's appointments had violated the Constitution.

In July 2013, a third federal appeals court also ruled that Obama's appointments had violated the Constitution.

93) Said the health insurance mandate was not a tax, but later told the Supreme Court that it was

Before Obama's health care reform was passed, he said that the mandate was not a tax. However, after it was passed, the Obama administration argued in front of the Supreme Court that the mandate really was a tax.

94 ) Lied about being his "brother's keeper"

Although Barack Obama likes to cite the Bible phrase "We are our brother's keeper," when his real life poverty stricken brother George Obama needed $1,000 for health care bills, Barack Obama refused to pay it, so conservative author Dinesh D'Souza paid it.

95) Punishes hospitals for saving the lives of patients with heart disease

Obama's health care reform contains a provision that reduces Medicare payments to hospitals with high 30-day readmission rates. Sunil Kripalani, MD, a professor with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said of this, "Among patients with heart failure, hospitals that have higher readmission rates actually have lower mortality rates. So, which would we rather have — a hospital readmission or a death?"

96) Supports guns for himself and his wife, but opposes them for everyone else

On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed a bill that provides armed guards to himself and his wife for the rest of the lives.

However, in 2004, when Obama was an Illinois state Senator, he voted against allowing people in their own homes to use guns to protect themselves and their families from rapists and murderers.

97) Falsely claimed that he "cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011&#8243;

On "Meet the Press" on December 30, 2012, Obama said:

"I cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011&#8243;

In reality, spending during that time period was not cut at all, and was actually increased by $147 billion.

98) Practices environmental hypocrisy

In May 2008, Obama said, "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK."

However, just one week later, Obama was photographed exiting an SUV.

In addition, Obama keeps the White House thermostat turned up so high that David Axelrod, Obama's senior adviser, said, "He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there."

Environmentalists criticized Obama for eating Wagyu beef, which was called "theHummer of beef."

Obama had a chef fly round trip from St. Louis to Washington D.C. so he could make Obama's favorite pizza.

99) Pressured public schools to replace Catcher in the Rye with a book on window insulation

The Huffington Post reported that Obama's education policies

"are increasingly worrying English-lovers and English teachers, who feel they must replace literary greats like The Great Gatsby and Catcher in the Rye with Common Core-suggested 'exemplars,' like the Environmental Protection Agency's Recommended Levels of Insulation."

100) Approved giving 20 F-16 fighter jets to a Sharia dictatorship

Obama approved giving 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, which is a Sharia dictatorship.

101) Falsely claimed that his "Cash for Clunkers" program would help the environment

Although Obama claimed that his "Cash for Clunkers" program would help the environment, it actually caused net harm to the environment. Because the program required cars to be shredded instead of recycled, it wasted 24 million barrels of oil. Many of the cars that were destroyed were in perfectly good condition. Because the program's minimum requirement for so-called "fuel efficiency" was only 22 mpg, the reduction in pollution was negligible.

102) Violated the very same campaign finance laws that he claims to support

In January 2013, it was reported that Obama's campaign had been fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for violating campaign finance laws.

103) Lied about how he had answered a questionnaire on gun control

In 1996, when Obama was answering a questionnaire on his political views, one of the questions was "Do you support state legislation to: ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns?"

Obama's answer to the question was "Yes."

However, in 2008, Obama said "My writing wasn't on that particular questionnaire."

However, ABC News later reported that the questionnaire "appears to have Obama's handwriting."

104) Falsely claimed that his 2013 inauguration was not funded by lobbyists

Although Obama claimed that his 2013 inauguration was not funded by lobbyists, its sponsors had actually spent $160 million on lobbying during Obama's first presidential term.

105) Encouraged medical device manufacturers to lay off employees

In November 2012, it was reported that in response to the medical device tax that is part of Obamacare, some medical device manufacturers had announced plans to layoff employees, including Welch Allyn (275 planned layoffs), Stryker (1,170 planned layoffs), and Medtronic (1,000 planned layoffs).

In December 2012, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry, and 15 other Democrats who supported the passage of Obamacare wrote a letter to Harry Reid, asking him to delay the tax on medical devices, claiming that the tax would hurt job creation in their districts.

In February 2014, it was reported that Obamacare's medical device tax had destroyed 14,000 jobs, and prevented an additional 19,000 new jobs from being created.

106) Encouraged employers to switch their employees from full time to part time

The New York Times reported that Obamacare

"sharply penalizes full-time employment in favor of part-time employment."

In response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, some restaurants have announced plans to switch some of their employees from full time to part time, including some franchises of Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Wendy's, Taco Bell, White Castle, and Fatburger.

Community College of Allegheny County switched 200 professors and 200 other employees from full time to part time in response to Obamacare. Clint Benjamin, an English professor at Community College of Allegheny County, said that this would reduce his own monthly pay by $600.

Also in response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, other colleges have announced plans to switch some of their employees from full time to part time, including Florida's Palm Beach State College, Ohio's Youngstown State University, and New Jersey's Kean University.

In Virginia, thousands of government employees had their hours reduced because of Obamacare.

The Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh reduced the hours of 48 of its employees in response to Obamacare.

Regal Entertainment Group, the largest chain of movie theaters in the country, announced that it would be switching thousands of its employees from full time to part time in response to the Obamacare mandate.

Utah's Granite School District reduced the hours of 1,200 of its employees in response to Obamacare.

In response to Obamacare, many Wal-Mart stores have stopped hiring full time workers.

In July 2013, leaders of the Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE sent a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which said that Obamacare will

"destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class… the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees' work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers h
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#1499956 --- 06/14/17 01:44 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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1,063 Documented Examples of Barack Obama’s Lying, Lawbreaking, Corruption, Cronyism, Hypocrisy, Waste, Etc.

TIM BROWN — MAY 11, 2015
Who the heck is Tim Brown? No link? This is from 2015? I bet very few American have ever heard of this.
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#1500041 --- 06/15/17 03:08 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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#1500044 --- 06/15/17 03:13 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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Do you honestly believe that there is no Trump-Russian connection with what we know so far?

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ba...f-any-president

Retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey said in an interview Monday that President Donald Trump’s comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin might be “the most anti-American statement” ever made by a U.S. president.

“How concerned are you about not just what the President is saying but the relationship that means the U.S. is going to have with Russia, where that goes from here?” MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson asked McCaffrey.

“I’m actually incredulous that the President would make a statement like that,” he replied. “One could argue that’s the most anti-American statement ever made by the president of the United States, to confuse American values with Putin.”
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#1500222 --- 06/19/17 02:53 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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#1500314 --- 06/21/17 06:51 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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Putin has something on Trump big time. That is the only possible explanation for Trump being totally silent on this topic. I sure hope Mueller figures it out.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017...BD1K/story.html

We still don’t know if the Trump campaign directly colluded with the Russian government to interfere with the US presidential election, but that doesn’t mean that a smoking gun doesn’t exist. I’m referring to the complete and frankly inexplicable indifference of President Trump to Russia’s direct interference in the US presidential election.

Indeed, there might not be a bigger scandal in US-Russian relations — or clearer circumstantial evidence of collusion between Trump and the Russian government.

Last October, the US intelligence community reported its unanimous and “confident” view that the Russian government had been involved in the hack of the DNC and senior Clinton campaign officials and “that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.”

Since then, the evidence of Russian interference has only grown,
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mitc...kushpmg00000009

Police Haul Off Protesters, Some With Disabilities, From Mitch McConnell’s Office

Photos show drops of blood on the floor from opponents of GOP’s health care repeal
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#1500351 --- 06/23/17 12:37 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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'bout time!

By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Updated: 1:05 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017
The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday.
In a letter to Ms. Lynch, the committee asks her to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI’s investigation, including whether she ever assured Clinton confidantes that the probe wouldn’t “push too deeply into the matter.”
Fired FBI Director James B. Comey has said publicly that Ms. Lynch tried to shape the way he talked about the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s emails, and he also hinted at other behavior “which I cannot talk about yet” that made him worried about Ms. Lynch’s ability to make impartial decisions.

Mr. Comey said that was one reason why he took it upon himself to buck Justice Department tradition and reveal his findings about Mrs. Clinton last year.
The probe into Ms. Lynch comes as the Judiciary Committee is already looking at President Trump’s firing of Mr. Comey.
Sen. Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the committee, said the investigation is bipartisan. The letter to Ms. Lynch is signed by ranking Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and also by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse, the chairman and ranking member of the key investigative subcommittee.

Letters also went to Clinton campaign staffer Amanda Renteria and Leonard Benardo and Gail Scovell at the Open Society Foundations. Mr. Benardo was reportedly on an email chain from the then-head of the Democratic National Committee suggesting Ms. Lynch had given assurances to Ms. Renteria, the campaign staffer, that the Clinton probe wouldn’t “go too far.”
At a Senate hearing earlier this month, Mr. Comey told lawmakers that Ms. Lynch had attempted to change the way the FBI described its probe of Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server. The change appeared to dovetail with how Mrs. Clinton’s supporters were characterizing the probe.
“At one point, [Ms. Lynch] directed me not to call it an ‘investigation’ but instead to call it a ‘matter,’ which confused me and concerned me,” Mr. Comey said during his June 8 testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. “That was one of the bricks in the load that led me to conclude I have to step away from the department if we are to close this case credibly.”
Acknowledging that he didn’t know whether it was intentional, Mr. Comey said Ms. Lynch’s request “gave the impression the attorney general was looking to align the way we talked about our investigation with the way a political campaign was describing the same activity.”
Mr. Comey said the language suggested by Ms. Lynch was troublesome because it closely mirrored what the Clinton campaign was using. Despite his discomfort, Mr. Comey said, he agreed to Ms. Lynch’s language.

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#1500403 --- 06/24/17 11:43 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: luckyduck]
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Could Trump’s White House tapes ruse get him in legal trouble?

Legal experts doubt the president would actually be accused of witness tampering. But some of them said it could feed into the obstruction of justice case.

By Aaron Blake
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#1500404 --- 06/25/17 04:48 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/

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Could Trump’s White House tapes ruse get him in legal trouble?

Legal experts doubt the president would actually be accused of witness tampering. But some of them said it could feed into the obstruction of justice case.

By Aaron Blake



The answer is no. More fake news.
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#1500409 --- 06/25/17 08:30 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
https://www.washingtonpost.com/

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Could Trump’s White House tapes ruse get him in legal trouble?

Legal experts doubt the president would actually be accused of witness tampering. But some of them said it could feed into the obstruction of justice case.

By Aaron Blake
The answer is no. More fake news.
No? How can you be so sure? It sounds reasonable to me. Are you accusing the Washington Post of spreading fake news against this lying bully we have for a president?
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#1500413 --- 06/25/17 08:53 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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"Are you accusing the Washington Post of spreading fake news against this lying bully we have for a president?"

What lies are you talking about Kyle?

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#1500414 --- 06/25/17 10:39 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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"Are you accusing the Washington Post of spreading fake news against this lying bully we have for a president?"

What lies are you talking about Kyle?
cwjga said fake news not lies. I don't if there is a difference? And I don't know what he is talking about. This is quite a circle jerk of nonsense now.
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#1500415 --- 06/25/17 01:07 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
"Are you accusing the Washington Post of spreading fake news against this lying bully we have for a president?"

What lies are you talking about Kyle?
cwjga said fake news not lies. I don't if there is a difference? And I don't know what he is talking about. This is quite a circle jerk of nonsense now.



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cwjga said fake news not lies. I don't if there is a difference? And I don't know what he is talking about. This is quite a circle jerk of nonsense now.


Kyle, you can do what you do best, play dumb.

The other comment I lined out, is just another one of your stupid remarks.

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#1500417 --- 06/25/17 03:49 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
"Are you accusing the Washington Post of spreading fake news against this lying bully we have for a president?"

What lies are you talking about Kyle?
cwjga said fake news not lies. I don't if there is a difference? And I don't know what he is talking about. This is quite a circle jerk of nonsense now.

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cwjga said fake news not lies. I don't if there is a difference? And I don't know what he is talking about. This is quite a circle jerk of nonsense now.
Kyle, you can do what you do best, play dumb.

The other comment I lined out, is just another one of your stupid remarks.
God. I rest my case. What nonsense.
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#1500418 --- 06/25/17 03:52 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Jeffrey Toobin: Trump should use spell check

CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin says President Trump should have his tweets spell checked.

Source: Team Coco
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#1500428 --- 06/26/17 05:09 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: cwjga
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/

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Could Trump’s White House tapes ruse get him in legal trouble?

Legal experts doubt the president would actually be accused of witness tampering. But some of them said it could feed into the obstruction of justice case.

By Aaron Blake
The answer is no. More fake news.
No? How can you be so sure? It sounds reasonable to me. Are you accusing the Washington Post of spreading fake news against this lying bully we have for a president?


Very sure, you can be to just think about it. I know your a mind numbed robot that just spews out the crap the left makes up, but I have faith that you can get your brain working on this simple issue.
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Jeffrey Toobin: Trump should use spell check

CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin says President Trump should have his tweets spell checked.

Source: Team Coco



laugh Nothing is sticking so now its spell check, Everyone can see why the Dems keep losing.
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#1500433 --- 06/26/17 08:40 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: cwjga]
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Not once have you even attempted to intelligently refute any of the information provided by Kyle.

Maybe it that Dry Riesling. Better switch up Cwiggy. whistle


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#1500434 --- 06/26/17 09:07 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Not once have you even attempted to intelligently refute any of the information provided by Kyle.

Maybe it that Dry Riesling. Better switch up Cwiggy. whistle


Probably because Kyle doesn't supply intelligent information only liberal activist sites and CNN!

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#1500440 --- 06/26/17 11:49 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan
Not once have you even attempted to intelligently refute any of the information provided by Kyle.

Maybe it that Dry Riesling. Better switch up Cwiggy. whistle
Probably because Kyle doesn't supply intelligent information only liberal activist sites and CNN!
What category is this in? Trump has certainly told more lies as president than all of our previous presidents combined.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/9ac9a1c4-1cb7-3092-a615-8d74b767d6c9/ss_the-new-york-times-used-a.html

The New York Times used a full page to print all of Trump's lies since taking office

Business Insider Sun, Jun 25 1:00 AM EDT

The New York Times used a full page in the opinion section of Sunday's paper to print what it described as nearly every lie President Donald Trump had publicly told since taking office just over five months ago.

The list includes contradictions by Trump on a slew of topics, like the Iraq War, NATO, the administration's travel ban, the crowd size at Trump's inauguration, and the ongoing controversy over Russia's interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign's possible role in it.

Trump has contradicted himself on a regular basis and said many misleading statements since taking office and during the presidential campaign. His frequent falsehoods have prompted a debate by observers about whether to call them "lies," a label critics say suggests an intent that may not always be clear.
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#1500452 --- 06/26/17 12:19 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Not once have you even attempted to intelligently refute any of the information provided by Kyle.

Maybe it that Dry Riesling. Better switch up Cwiggy. whistle
Probably because Kyle doesn't supply intelligent information only liberal activist sites and CNN!
What category is this in? Trump has certainly told more lies as president than all of our previous presidents combined.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/9ac9a1c4-1cb7-3092-a615-8d74b767d6c9/ss_the-new-york-times-used-a.html

The New York Times used a full page to print all of Trump's lies since taking office

Business Insider Sun, Jun 25 1:00 AM EDT

The New York Times used a full page in the opinion section of Sunday's paper to print what it described as nearly every lie President Donald Trump had publicly told since taking office just over five months ago.

The list includes contradictions by Trump on a slew of topics, like the Iraq War, NATO, the administration's travel ban, the crowd size at Trump's inauguration, and the ongoing controversy over Russia's interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign's possible role in it.

Trump has contradicted himself on a regular basis and said many misleading statements since taking office and during the presidential campaign. His frequent falsehoods have prompted a debate by observers about whether to call them "lies," a label critics say suggests an intent that may not always be clear.
Really Kyle the NYT! they are about the same as your liberal websites you read!

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#1500462 --- 06/26/17 04:41 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Really Kyle the NYT! they are about the same as your liberal websites you read!
OMG. Is there any newspaper you believe? You probably agree with Trump that the news media is the enemy of the people when in fact the news media is one of the most important blocks keeping us from becoming a dictatorship.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blake-fleetwood/new-york-times_b_4733274.html

Why The New York Times Is the Best Newspaper in the World
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#1500750 --- 07/01/17 11:01 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Really Kyle the NYT! they are about the same as your liberal websites you read!
OMG. Is there any newspaper you believe? You probably agree with Trump that the news media is the enemy of the people when in fact the news media is one of the most important blocks keeping us from becoming a dictatorship.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blake-fleetwood/new-york-times_b_4733274.html

Why The New York Times Is the Best Newspaper in the World



Kyle, do you ever feel like you talk to yourself? smirk

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#1500751 --- 07/01/17 11:03 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Russia Investigation May Be Compromised By Personal Conflict of Interest At FBI

June 30, 2017 By Seth Connell



As the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election continues, we see yet another potential issue; this time, it appears that the investigators, the acting FBI director at that, may have personal conflicts of interest that could taint the integrity of the investigation.

The story was revealed by Sara Carter and John Solomon of Circa. They revealed that Senator Chuck Grassley is demanding the DOJ Inspector General investigate the acting FBI director for potential conflict of interest violations.

Grassley’s request, sent Thursday night, follows new revelations that the nation’s top cop is the subject of three federal inquires ranging from sexual discrimination to political conflicts of interest, all of which were ongoing during the FBI’s probe into Russian election tampering that roiled the Trump administration.

The inspector general needs to investigate McCabe and the “FBI’s handling of recent politically charged investigations,” Grassley wrote. The inspector general has the authority to conduct criminal or administrative investigations into FBI and Justice officials’ conduct.

This is not the first time the acting FBI boss has come under scrutiny for a conflict of interest violation. Circa also revealed that McCabe was engaging in political campaigning for his wife in a Virginia state senate race in 2015, which the U.S. Office of Special Counsel is investigating.

The suspicion is that McCabe violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits certain federal employees, including the FBI, from engaging in political campaign activity. The Act is much stricter on FBI employees than other federal employees though, and that is completely understandable (given that they sometimes have to investigate political leaders).

The case that McCabe now has to fight involves former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen Michael Flynn.

The Chairman is also asking the Inspector General to investigate the ongoing sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by former FBI Special Agent Robyn Gritz, which named McCabe and other FBI officials, who she accused of impeding her work within the bureau.

Gritz’s complaint was supported by then former Defense Intelligence Agency director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. Flynn, who went on to become President Trump’s National Security Advisor, was subsequently fired after highly classified information regarding a conversation he had with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyac was leaked to the media.

Grassley is concerned that McCabe’s impartiality may be affected when Flynn was a possibly hostile witness against the FBI and McCabe himself in a separate investigation.

“Despite Flynn’s role in the open complaint against McCabe, McCabe still worked on the FBI’s investigation into Flynn’s communications with Russian officials,” Grassley said in the letter. “Under Justice Department protocol, employees are advised to recuse from investigations if their involvement would create even the appearance of conflict. The Justice Department Inspector General is reviewing actions by the FBI and Justice Department in the lead up to the 2016 election, including whether McCabe should have been recused from participating in certain investigative matters.”

Grassley wrote to the Deputy A.G. asking about documents related to recusal earlier this week. He noted that there was recusal and ethical protocol applied to McCabe because of the information presented, but the one who signed off on the authority of the recusal memo was McCabe himself.

Grassley also noted that much of the memo was redacted, and a full picture could not be obtained. Is that suspicious, or is it just me?

The question now, is does the acting FBI director need to recuse himself from presiding over the Russia investigation because of the plausible conflict of interest? Not to mention the fact that McCabe is under investigation for a potential violation of the Hatch Act, it seems that something is very amiss in the acting FBI director’s discretion, going all the way back to 2015 (that is, what we have on record at least).

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#1500752 --- 07/01/17 11:24 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Really Kyle the NYT! they are about the same as your liberal websites you read!
OMG. Is there any newspaper you believe? You probably agree with Trump that the news media is the enemy of the people when in fact the news media is one of the most important blocks keeping us from becoming a dictatorship.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blake-fleetwood/new-york-times_b_4733274.html

Why The New York Times Is the Best Newspaper in the World
Kyle, do you ever feel like you talk to yourself? smirk
Yes. Because trying to reason with you and gassy is pathetic.
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#1500757 --- 07/01/17 12:36 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Really Kyle the NYT! they are about the same as your liberal websites you read!
OMG. Is there any newspaper you believe? You probably agree with Trump that the news media is the enemy of the people when in fact the news media is one of the most important blocks keeping us from becoming a dictatorship.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blake-fleetwood/new-york-times_b_4733274.html

Why The New York Times Is the Best Newspaper in the World
Kyle, do you ever feel like you talk to yourself? smirk
Yes. Because trying to reason with you and gassy is pathetic.


Screw these trolls and their azzhatted nincompoopery Kyle. Your informative contributions are attested to in viewer numbers.
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#1500758 --- 07/01/17 01:08 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Really Kyle the NYT! they are about the same as your liberal websites you read!
OMG. Is there any newspaper you believe? You probably agree with Trump that the news media is the enemy of the people when in fact the news media is one of the most important blocks keeping us from becoming a dictatorship.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blake-fleetwood/new-york-times_b_4733274.html

Why The New York Times Is the Best Newspaper in the World
Kyle, do you ever feel like you talk to yourself? smirk
Yes. Because trying to reason with you and gassy is pathetic.


Screw these trolls and their azzhatted nincompoopery Kyle. Your informative contributions are attested to in viewer numbers.


Oh, the selective moral out rage from you is entertaining to say the least.

Hypocrite you are.

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#1500760 --- 07/01/17 01:19 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Ha! Outrage is always selective Tommyboy. Hardly hypocritical.Your problem is relying on that busted-arse moral compass you cling to.
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#1500761 --- 07/01/17 01:40 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan
Screw these trolls and their azzhatted nincompoopery Kyle. Your informative contributions are attested to in viewer numbers.
Thank you Teonan.
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#1500762 --- 07/01/17 01:41 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
the selective moral out rage
Trump is the leader in outrage but none of it is moral.
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#1500764 --- 07/01/17 03:38 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan

Ha! Outrage is always selective Tommyboy. Hardly hypocritical.Your problem is relying on that busted-arse moral compass you cling to.




My goodness, you're in a foul mood, did you get rained out of your dirt hole today?

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#1500765 --- 07/01/17 04:01 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Foul mood? Hardly Harley. I find Your flaccid jackassery almost mildly amusing on this beautiful rainy day. grin
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#1500766 --- 07/01/17 04:12 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan

Foul mood? Hardly Harley. I find Your flaccid jackassery almost mildly amusing on this beautiful rainy day. grin


Why do you continually refer to me as Harley?

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#1500767 --- 07/01/17 04:16 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Why not?

Speaking of "dirthole". . .

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#1500768 --- 07/01/17 04:24 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan

Ha! Outrage is always selective Tommyboy. Hardly hypocritical.Your problem is relying on that busted-arse moral compass you cling to.
My goodness, you're in a foul mood, did you get rained out of your dirt hole today?
I can't speak for Teonan but there are two things that put me in a real foul mood. One is when you post on here. The other is any written or verbal communication from our pathetic so-called president.
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#1500771 --- 07/01/17 07:58 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan

Ha! Outrage is always selective Tommyboy. Hardly hypocritical.Your problem is relying on that busted-arse moral compass you cling to.
My goodness, you're in a foul mood, did you get rained out of your dirt hole today?
I can't speak for Teonan but there are two things that put me in a real foul mood. One is when you post on here. The other is any written or verbal communication from our pathetic so-called president.


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I can't speak for Teonan


I know you don't speak for Teddyboy, but there's a good possibility, you talk to yourself. confused


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but there are two things that put me in a real foul mood


No kidding...just two things, I would have guessed more!



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One is when you post on here.


Now that's just plan mean, Kyle.

I've done nothing to you, and yet you say something like this to a fellow human.



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The other is any written or verbal communication from our pathetic so-called president.



You could try to get a job, that would be a starting point for your mood-swing problems.

Also, a job would keep you away from the TV, and off the internet for about eights hours a day.

You could talk with Teddyboy.

I believe Teddyboy has a good knowledge of Witchdoctor medicine, maybe he can point you in the right direction for your mood ailments.

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#1500793 --- 07/02/17 06:41 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
You could try to get a job, that would be a starting point for your mood-swing problems.
I made so much money during the Obama presidency I took early retirement.
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#1500843 --- 07/03/17 09:39 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
You could try to get a job, that would be a starting point for your mood-swing problems.
I made so much money during the Obama presidency I took early retirement.
All those handouts you took!

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#1500865 --- 07/04/17 02:40 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
You could try to get a job, that would be a starting point for your mood-swing problems.
I made so much money during the Obama presidency I took early retirement.
All those handouts you took!
There is no one retired or living well on food stamps and medicaid.
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#1500877 --- 07/04/17 10:02 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
You could try to get a job, that would be a starting point for your mood-swing problems.
I made so much money during the Obama presidency I took early retirement.
All those handouts you took!
There is no one retired or living well on food stamps and medicaid.
Lots of people are Kyle! Go in the store the first week of the month and look around!

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#1501387 --- 07/12/17 02:47 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Trump says Bob Mueller is on a witch hunt. His FBI pick says it is not a witch hunt. It is amazing how little Trump's staff agrees with him.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-fbi-idUSKBN19X1WQ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's pick to head the FBI, Christopher Wray, on Wednesday said he would refuse to pledge loyalty to Trump, rejected his description of the probe into Russian election meddling as a "witch hunt," and vowed to quit if asked by the president to do something unlawful.

Wray, nominated by Trump on June 7 to replace the fired James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, sought to stake out independence from the president and protect the agency from partisan political influence. Wray even said it would be "highly unlikely" he would agree to meet Trump in a one-on-one situation, as Comey reluctantly did.
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#1501410 --- 07/12/17 09:40 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Trump says Bob Mueller is on a witch hunt. His FBI pick says it is not a witch hunt. It is amazing how little Trump's staff agrees with him.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-fbi-idUSKBN19X1WQ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's pick to head the FBI, Christopher Wray, on Wednesday said he would refuse to pledge loyalty to Trump, rejected his description of the probe into Russian election meddling as a "witch hunt," and vowed to quit if asked by the president to do something unlawful.

Wray, nominated by Trump on June 7 to replace the fired James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, sought to stake out independence from the president and protect the agency from partisan political influence. Wray even said it would be "highly unlikely" he would agree to meet Trump in a one-on-one situation, as Comey reluctantly did.
What do you expect him to say? He wants to be confirmed! DUH!

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#1501958 --- 07/20/17 11:27 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/20/opinions/t...izer/index.html

The new moniker for President Donald Trump should be the "blamer in chief." When confronted with challenges and problems, there is nothing the President likes to do more than lash out against someone else. In his interview with the New York Times, President Trump seemed like a leader who is fed up with his job.

As any teacher would say about a student who exhibits these traits, this is the kind of person who is incapable of self-improvement. The comments suggest that the President, who does feel the weight of the Russia scandal much more than he usually admits, is not interested in being introspective and not willing to look at what he, himself, has done or is doing the wrong way.

The venom that he used to talk about Sessions, a conservative Southern Republican who has stood by him from the start of his campaign, is much worse than anything he has been willing to say about Russian President Vladimir Putin and the confirmed Russian intervention in the presidential election. That's probably because, at least in his mind, Putin has not yet let him down.

Our great presidents are aware of their own limitations and are capable of learning from their mistakes. This is an essential quality of effective leadership, otherwise the person in power is unable to grow and incapable of bouncing back from moments of political peril.

The problem for President Trump is that it becomes clearer and clearer that many of the problems he faces are of his own making.

The health care debacle was not just the result of Senator Heller somehow being disloyal but of the President supporting a deeply flawed and unpopular bill without his having the political acumen to sell the legislation to a skeptical public.

The Russia scandal continues to grow because of the ongoing revelations that members of his family and inner circle met with Russians at Trump Tower and questions about whether there is more to the story.

His refusal to be firm and resolute about what Russia did wrong in meddling in the election aggravates the suspicions of a public that doesn't seem to understand why he feels so determined to be chummy with the Russian leader.

His falling public approval ratings are a product of his behavior and nothing more.

The polls register that much of the public doesn't like how he is conducting himself in office.

The interview with The New York Times was incredibly revealing -- not because of the specific words that Trump used but because of his entire outlook about why his time in office has been a struggle and seems to be trending the wrong way. Rather than keeping his eye on the television screens, the President might think about looking in the mirror to get a better sense of what's going wrong and consider what steps he would need to take to change the direction of his presidency.
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#1501959 --- 07/20/17 11:30 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Trump says Bob Mueller is on a witch hunt. His FBI pick says it is not a witch hunt. It is amazing how little Trump's staff agrees with him.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-fbi-idUSKBN19X1WQ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's pick to head the FBI, Christopher Wray, on Wednesday said he would refuse to pledge loyalty to Trump, rejected his description of the probe into Russian election meddling as a "witch hunt," and vowed to quit if asked by the president to do something unlawful.

Wray, nominated by Trump on June 7 to replace the fired James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, sought to stake out independence from the president and protect the agency from partisan political influence. Wray even said it would be "highly unlikely" he would agree to meet Trump in a one-on-one situation, as Comey reluctantly did.
What do you expect him to say? He wants to be confirmed! DUH!
After he is confirmed will he bow to Trump and give him his loyalty as Trump wanted from Comey?
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#1501965 --- 07/20/17 01:16 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
You could try to get a job, that would be a starting point for your mood-swing problems.
I made so much money during the Obama presidency I took early retirement.
All those handouts you took!
There is no one retired or living well on food stamps and medicaid.
Lots of people are Kyle! Go in the store the first week of the month and look around!

Pure, Baseless Anecdotal BS! Let's see some proof.

The Department of Health and Human Services' own statistics show consistently that welfare fraud occurs in less than 2% of recipients. Most are employed full-time and are middle to elder aged working families, and the vast majority of fraud cases are committed by businesses and housing property owners.

Corporate welfare costs taxpayers an order of magnitude MORE that ALL social programs in the US COMBINED.

If Republicans hadn't created and signed NAFTA into law and suppressed a livable minimum wage, people might actually be able to free themselves from the currently inescapable cycle that is public assistance in America. Let's not forget that Republicans held for ransom Clinton's Welfare Reform policies by withholding votes allowing it to pass legislation unless he ratified the Republican brainchild NAFTA. You've got some "brass ones" to sit in judgement of the working poor. It was PRECISELY those Republican actions that created the situation that you and your kind love to deceptively trot out whenever the mood hits you.

An irrefutable straw-man argument, if there ever were. On second thought, it's worse that that. It's simply a steaming pile of unmitigated LIES.
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#1502011 --- 07/20/17 09:55 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
You could try to get a job, that would be a starting point for your mood-swing problems.
I made so much money during the Obama presidency I took early retirement.
All those handouts you took!
There is no one retired or living well on food stamps and medicaid.
Lots of people are Kyle! Go in the store the first week of the month and look around!

Pure, Baseless Anecdotal BS! Let's see some proof.

The Department of Health and Human Services' own statistics show consistently that welfare fraud occurs in less than 2% of recipients. Most are employed full-time and are middle to elder aged working families, and the vast majority of fraud cases are committed by businesses and housing property owners.

Corporate welfare costs taxpayers an order of magnitude MORE that ALL social programs in the US COMBINED.

If Republicans hadn't created and signed NAFTA into law and suppressed a livable minimum wage, people might actually be able to free themselves from the currently inescapable cycle that is public assistance in America. Let's not forget that Republicans held for ransom Clinton's Welfare Reform policies by withholding votes allowing it to pass legislation unless he ratified the Republican brainchild NAFTA. You've got some "brass ones" to sit in judgement of the working poor. It was PRECISELY those Republican actions that created the situation that you and your kind love to deceptively trot out whenever the mood hits you.

An irrefutable straw-man argument, if there ever were. On second thought, it's worse that that. It's simply a steaming pile of unmitigated LIES.
Corporate welfare like all the millions Cornell gets from taxpayers BIMBO!

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#1511956 --- 01/05/18 12:57 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan

Ha! Outrage is always selective Tommyboy. Hardly hypocritical.Your problem is relying on that busted-arse moral compass you cling to.
My goodness, you're in a foul mood, did you get rained out of your dirt hole today?
I can't speak for Teonan but there are two things that put me in a real foul mood. One is when you post on here. The other is any written or verbal communication from our pathetic so-called president.



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Sorry that the truth hurts...kyle.



COMEY BUSTED! FBI Chief FOIA Officer Confirms ALL OF COMEY’S Memos Were Classified at Time They Were Written

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/...d-time-written/


Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell went on with Lou Dobbs on Thursday to discuss former fired FBI Director James Comey’s criminal activity regarding the private memos he leaked to the liberal media.
Farrell told Lou Dobbs that the acting FBI Chief FOIA Officer confirmed that ALL of James Comey’s memos were classified at the time they were written and are still classified today.

James Comey leaked the classified documents to a liberal reporter and friend to publish which is a federal crime.

Chris Farrell: We have a sworn declaration from David Hardy who is the Chief FOIA Officer of the FBI that we obtained just in the last few days. And in that sworn declaration Mr. Hardy says that all of Comey’s memos, all of them, were classified at the time they were written and they remain classified.

It looks like Boy Scout Comey could be heading to prison!


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#1511957 --- 01/05/18 01:16 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/...d-time-written/

It looks like Boy Scout Comey could be heading to prison!
LOL. You should try a real news source.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/...ing-room-214781

‘Real News’ Joins the White House Briefing Room

Gateway Pundit, a conservative site known for spreading hoaxes, has hit the big time under President Trump.

By BEN SCHRECKINGER

February 15, 2017

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Among the herd of reporters filing past an oil portrait of Hillary Clinton in the vaulted Center Hall of the White House on Monday afternoon walked Jim Hoft, publisher of the Gateway Pundit, a conservative blog founded at the outset of George W. Bush’s second term.

It was a banner moment for the decade-old website, known for reporting obvious hoaxes as legitimate news and headlines such as: “EXPOSED=>HILLARY HITMAN Breaks Silence” and “Dental Expert: Hillary Clinton Is Suffering From Serious Gum Infection” and “One Week After Election Loss Hillary Clinton Looks Like Death.”

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#1511962 --- 01/05/18 01:36 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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#1511963 --- 01/05/18 01:50 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Formermac]
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I love to make ThomasDecker look so pathetic. grin
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#1511964 --- 01/05/18 01:59 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Well....it's effortless when your intended dullard does 98% of the work for you.

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#1511979 --- 01/05/18 06:49 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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#1511981 --- 01/05/18 06:58 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
It looks like Boy Scout Comey could be heading to prison!
It looks much more likely like several members of the Trump gang that can't keep their stories straight could be heading for prison.
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#1511984 --- 01/05/18 07:29 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
It looks like Boy Scout Comey could be heading to prison!
It looks much more likely like several members of the Trump gang that can't keep their stories straight could be heading for prison.


It doesn't bother you that the FBI is corrupt?

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#1511987 --- 01/05/18 09:10 PM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
It looks like Boy Scout Comey could be heading to prison!
It looks much more likely like several members of the Trump gang that can't keep their stories straight could be heading for prison.



Funny how a book is affirming many things mentioned month ago.

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#1511993 --- 01/06/18 12:45 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: k585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
It looks like Boy Scout Comey could be heading to prison!
It looks much more likely like several members of the Trump gang that can't keep their stories straight could be heading for prison.
Ito doesn't bother you that the FBI is corrupt?
What bothers me is that you suddenly think the premier law enforcement organization in the world is corrupt. Strange how Republicans have now come to this conclusion after the president has admitted that he fired its head for investigating him for corruption and obstruction of justice. After the president had asked the FBI chief to stop investigating his national security advisor who has now pled guilty to a felony charge of lying to the FBI. After the president has asked the head of the FBI to be loyal to him something the president should never of asked. Does any of this bother you?
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#1511996 --- 01/06/18 02:28 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
It doesn't bother you that the FBI is corrupt?
It bothers me greatly that Trump is willing to take the word of Putin over 17 US intelligence agencies. That horrifies me. Trump is our president and I don't think he is even a loyal American citizen. That keeps me up at night.
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#1512006 --- 01/06/18 09:12 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: Formermac]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
It looks like Boy Scout Comey could be heading to prison!
It looks much more likely like several members of the Trump gang that can't keep their stories straight could be heading for prison.



Funny how a book is affirming many things mentioned month ago.


Yeah, and Mr. Bannon was one of the leakers!

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#1512012 --- 01/06/18 10:06 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Formermac
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
It looks like Boy Scout Comey could be heading to prison!
It looks much more likely like several members of the Trump gang that can't keep their stories straight could be heading for prison.
Funny how a book is affirming many things mentioned month ago.

Yeah, and Mr. Bannon was one of the leakers!
Trump and Bannon are both idiots. Both are far from being a stable genius. Unfortunately one is POTUS.
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#1512013 --- 01/06/18 10:07 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: k585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
It looks like Boy Scout Comey could be heading to prison!
It looks much more likely like several members of the Trump gang that can't keep their stories straight could be heading for prison.
Ito doesn't bother you that the FBI is corrupt?
What bothers me is that you suddenly think the premier law enforcement organization in the world is corrupt. Strange how Republicans have now come to this conclusion after the president has admitted that he fired its head for investigating him for corruption and obstruction of justice. After the president had asked the FBI chief to stop investigating his national security advisor who has now pled guilty to a felony charge of lying to the FBI. After the president has asked the head of the FBI to be loyal to him something the president should never of asked. Does any of this bother you?
No comment huh Decker? Figures.
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#1512094 --- 01/07/18 12:07 AM Re: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
It looks like Boy Scout Comey could be heading to prison!
It looks much more likely like several members of the Trump gang that can't keep their stories straight could be heading for prison.

It doesn't bother you that the FBI is corrupt?

Not as much as it bothers us that you continue to beat your wife.

Funny how baseless assertions work, isn't it?

Actually... it's not very funny, at all.
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