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« Reply #650 on: May 11, 2017, 01:49:59 pm »
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Sanders says Comey a "showboat" b/c he appeared--WHEN ASKED--at Congressional hearings.
https://twitter.com/EricBoehlert/status/862734393567326210

For a second I thought Bernie said that
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« Reply #651 on: May 11, 2017, 01:50:04 pm »
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SHS is roasting Democrats alive during her briefing today........lol. 

How? Every other word out of her mouth is inconsistent to what she said yesterday. Media is ripping her apart on twitter.

She's consistently inconsistent.
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« Reply #652 on: May 11, 2017, 01:51:42 pm »
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SHS is roasting Democrats alive during her briefing today........lol.  

How? She's unable to reconcile the fact the President just undermined the Administration's rationale for firing Comey -- a rationale the vice president said yesterday.

Are we watching the same briefing?

Are you trolling? Lol

Grumps isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, and shouldn't be taken seriously
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« Reply #653 on: May 11, 2017, 01:51:51 pm »
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So today the President undermined the White House's rationale for firing Comey and then admitted he asked Comey if he was under investigation. Then he qualified if he was not under personal investigation, meaning the campaign is definitely under investigation. The White House today claimed countless FBI agents thanked them for firing Comey, which was refuted by the acting FBI Director.

Meanwhile the Washington Post confirmed that 30 sources say Trump fired Comey in relation to the Russian investigation while the Wall Street Journal says Comey was seeing evidence of collusion.

Then we learn the FBI raided a Republican digital firm in Annapolis which is connected to national GOP candidates.

Did I leave out anything?
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« Reply #654 on: May 11, 2017, 01:53:17 pm »
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Trump said (in NBC interview) that he asked Comey whether he was under investigation.

I'm now reading in twitter that it might be illegal to ask the man who investigates you about it. Anyone knows?
FBI Directors don't inform people if they're under investigation or not. Comey probably said something along the lines of, "Well, I can't say that, but you're not the focus".
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« Reply #655 on: May 11, 2017, 01:55:53 pm »
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Trump said (in NBC interview) that he asked Comey whether he was under investigation.

I'm now reading in twitter that it might be illegal to ask the man who investigates you about it. Anyone knows?
FBI Directors don't inform people if they're under investigation or not. Comey probably said something along the lines of, "Well, I can't say that, but you're not the focus".

You also have to factor in the fact that Trump is a pathological liar about everything....even bane issues like his height or the square feet of his Penthouse
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« Reply #656 on: May 11, 2017, 02:00:17 pm »
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So today the President undermined the White House's rationale for firing Comey and then admitted he asked Comey if he was under investigation. Then he qualified if he was not under personal investigation, meaning the campaign is definitely under investigation. The White House today claimed countless FBI agents thanked them for firing Comey, which was refuted by the acting FBI Director.

Meanwhile the Washington Post confirmed that 30 sources say Trump fired Comey in relation to the Russian investigation while the Wall Street Journal says Comey was seeing evidence of collusion.

Then we learn the FBI raided a Republican digital firm in Annapolis which is connected to national GOP candidates.

Did I leave out anything?


The secret videotape of Paul Ryan accepting laundered money from Kislyak at the GOP convention.
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« Reply #657 on: May 11, 2017, 02:02:29 pm »
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"We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity," deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders said. "And we think that we've actually by removing Director Comey taken steps to make that happen."
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« Reply #658 on: May 11, 2017, 02:03:40 pm »
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So today the President undermined the White House's rationale for firing Comey and then admitted he asked Comey if he was under investigation. Then he qualified if he was not under personal investigation, meaning the campaign is definitely under investigation. The White House today claimed countless FBI agents thanked them for firing Comey, which was refuted by the acting FBI Director.

Meanwhile the Washington Post confirmed that 30 sources say Trump fired Comey in relation to the Russian investigation while the Wall Street Journal says Comey was seeing evidence of collusion.

Then we learn the FBI raided a Republican digital firm in Annapolis which is connected to national GOP candidates.

Did I leave out anything?


The secret videotape of Paul Ryan accepting laundered money from Kislyak at the GOP convention.

Not confirmed beyond Mensch so taking that with a grain of salt.

In any other Administration we would be talking impeachment tomorrow.
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« Reply #659 on: May 11, 2017, 02:08:19 pm »
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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-resources-idUSKBN1872AW?il=0
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The FBI's acting head said on Thursday he believed the agency has sufficient resources to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and he was not aware of any request for more resources.

"If you are referring to the Russia investigation, I do. I believe we have the adequate resources to do it and I know that we have resourced that investigation adequately," acting FBI director Andrew McCabe told lawmakers, adding that he was unaware of any request by the agency for additional resources.

Sorry buddy...I dont trust the FAKE NEWS mainstream media...until InfoWars or Alex Jones says its true...I dont believe it.

This argument is patented by Republicans and only can by used by Blue avatars.
Your post is reported to the Mods.
I'm so scared!

Oh c'mon man. That WAS funny. Tongue

It's nice to see at least one Trump supporter here with anv (intentional) sense of humor.
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« Reply #660 on: May 11, 2017, 02:09:25 pm »
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So today the President undermined the White House's rationale for firing Comey and then admitted he asked Comey if he was under investigation. Then he qualified if he was not under personal investigation, meaning the campaign is definitely under investigation. The White House today claimed countless FBI agents thanked them for firing Comey, which was refuted by the acting FBI Director.

Meanwhile the Washington Post confirmed that 30 sources say Trump fired Comey in relation to the Russian investigation while the Wall Street Journal says Comey was seeing evidence of collusion.

Then we learn the FBI raided a Republican digital firm in Annapolis which is connected to national GOP candidates.

Did I leave out anything?


The secret videotape of Paul Ryan accepting laundered money from Kislyak at the GOP convention.

Not confirmed beyond Mensch so taking that with a grain of salt.

In any other Administration we would be talking impeachment tomorrow.

I'm sure we would be talking impeachment if Democrats had control of least one chamber of Congress. Democrats not taking control of the Senate in 2016 was probably the most consequential thing to come out of the 2016 election.

I think losing the presidency was probably a good thing for the Democratic party in the long term, but not taking control of the Senate was a devastating blow to Democrats.
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« Reply #661 on: May 11, 2017, 02:14:29 pm »
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The Democrats would not impeach Trump and it would be suicidal to talk about it. Even talking about it would result in a civil war in the party that causes a number of us to switch to the GOP.
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But everything was fine when Bush spent $250 million of taxpayer money for pro war propaganda on all the media for a $2 trillion war that created ISIS?
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« Reply #662 on: May 11, 2017, 02:16:08 pm »
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The Democrats would not impeach Trump and it would be suicidal to talk about it. Even talking about it would result in a civil war in the party that causes a number of us to switch to the GOP.

Yes because impeaching a highly unpopular president who is undergoing an active FBI investigation into his campaign's ties with Russia will cause a Democratic civil war…
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« Reply #663 on: May 11, 2017, 02:23:47 pm »
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The Democrats would not impeach Trump and it would be suicidal to talk about it. Even talking about it would result in a civil war in the party that causes a number of us to switch to the GOP.

like it killed the GOP in 2000, total train-wreck.
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« Reply #664 on: May 11, 2017, 02:25:15 pm »
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http://thehill.com/homenews/house/332981-amash-endorses-democratic-bill-to-create-independent-russia-probe Amash is signing onto the dem bill to create an independent russia probe, first Republican to break ranks in the House, although he is probably the most never-trump republican in the House...
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« Reply #665 on: May 11, 2017, 02:27:56 pm »
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http://thehill.com/homenews/house/332981-amash-endorses-democratic-bill-to-create-independent-russia-probe Amash is signing onto the dem bill to create an independent russia probe, first Republican to break ranks in the House, although he is probably the most never-trump republican in the House...

If it ever comes up for a vote, Amash will fold like he always does
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« Reply #666 on: May 11, 2017, 02:29:48 pm »
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http://thehill.com/homenews/house/332981-amash-endorses-democratic-bill-to-create-independent-russia-probe Amash is signing onto the dem bill to create an independent russia probe, first Republican to break ranks in the House, although he is probably the most never-trump republican in the House...

Walter Jones (NC-03) had previously signed on.
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« Reply #667 on: May 11, 2017, 02:30:32 pm »
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Trump said (in NBC interview) that he asked Comey whether he was under investigation.

I'm now reading in twitter that it might be illegal to ask the man who investigates you about it. Anyone knows?

FBI Directors don't inform people if they're under investigation or not. Comey probably said something along the lines of, "Well, I can't say that, but you're not the focus".

You also have to factor in the fact that Trump is a pathological liar about everything....even bane issues like his height or the square feet of his Penthouse

You forgot to add, "or the size of his hands," in your post.
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« Reply #668 on: May 11, 2017, 02:34:06 pm »
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Did I leave out anything?

Seems thorough.

I am a bit curious how many FBI directors/official(s) Trump will chew through if he stays on for the full term. The problem with being loyal to Trump under these circumstances is that he abuses the hell out of it, and in the process of being "loyal," one would have to ruin their own personal credibility and possibly future career prospects in order to satisfy Trump's sensitive little needs. Given the situation at hand, with Trump under investigation, I just can't help but wonder if he can find (and get confirmed) a director who will stick their neck out for Trump as thoroughly as The Donald demands, and for as long as he is in office.
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« Reply #669 on: May 11, 2017, 02:41:38 pm »
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"We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity," said deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders, referring to the FBI's probe into Moscow's interference in last year's election. "And we think that we've actually, by removing Director Comey, taken steps to make that happen."
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/11/politics/comey-fbi-investigation-russia-sarah-huckabee-sanders/


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« Reply #670 on: May 11, 2017, 02:57:57 pm »
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"We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity," said deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders, referring to the FBI's probe into Moscow's interference in last year's election. "And we think that we've actually, by removing Director Comey, taken steps to make that happen."
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/11/politics/comey-fbi-investigation-russia-sarah-huckabee-sanders/


some people are just not made for certain jobs.

I think she channels the horrific post-Orwellian abomination that is the Trump mis-administration perfectly.
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« Reply #671 on: May 11, 2017, 03:03:45 pm »
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"We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity," said deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders, referring to the FBI's probe into Moscow's interference in last year's election. "And we think that we've actually, by removing Director Comey, taken steps to make that happen."
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/11/politics/comey-fbi-investigation-russia-sarah-huckabee-sanders/


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« Reply #672 on: May 11, 2017, 03:18:06 pm »
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The Democrats would not impeach Trump and it would be suicidal to talk about it. Even talking about it would result in a civil war in the party that causes a number of us to switch to the GOP.

That would make you, and, well...

probably just you switching to the Republican Party over this.
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« Reply #673 on: May 11, 2017, 03:22:43 pm »
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Canadian columnist Andrew Coyne's insights (Coyne is a libertarian leaning semi contrarian with a masters degree in economics)

"But if Trump’s every move suggests he has something to hide, that does not mean firing Comey will have no impact on the investigation. Trump need not install a more compliant director to further slow its progress. He can, as David Frum has suggested, simply leave the office vacant for months on end, as he has hundreds of others. Neither should Comey’s firing be seen in isolation: this is the third senior legal officer Trump has dismissed, after acting attorney general Sally Yates and New York federal prosecutor Preet Bharara. All three were responsible for various aspects of the Trump-Russia investigation."

"Those fine minds who think the really essential point to make at this moment is that it is “perfectly legal” for Trump to fire the FBI director, or that the Democrats didn’t care much for Comey either, might wish to consider how they became so blind to context. Whatever Trump’s powers, whatever Comey’s mistakes, for the president to fire the FBI director in the very middle of an investigation into his administration — an investigation that, whatever his protestations, is very likely to touch upon the president himself — is self-evidently unacceptable."

"The official explanation for the firing — that the president had suddenly become displeased with Comey’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails he had earlier publicly praised — is transparently, clownishly false. There has been ample reporting from inside the White House that the decision to fire Comey had been in the works for days, if not weeks; that it was motivated by the president’s irritation at the FBI’s continuing investigation into various Trump associates’ alleged collusion with the Russian government to throw the presidential election to Trump."

"The question is whether this prospect can safely be endured. And the answer, it is now clear, is no. If sense prevailed, the wheels would already be in motion to remove him from office. Alas, political calculations on both sides of the aisle may conspire to leave him there: the Republicans, in dread of the turmoil his removal would unleash among their base; the Democrats, because he may help deliver them the Congress, as early as 2018.

They should think again. The risk is too great, not just to the republic, but to the world"
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« Reply #674 on: May 11, 2017, 03:31:08 pm »
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"The question is whether this prospect can safely be endured. And the answer, it is now clear, is no. If sense prevailed, the wheels would already be in motion to remove him from office. Alas, political calculations on both sides of the aisle may conspire to leave him there: the Republicans, in dread of the turmoil his removal would unleash among their base; the Democrats, because he may help deliver them the Congress, as early as 2018.

Usually I've thought that if Trump were impeached, it would wreck the GOP for the next few years due to the backlash among their base, but thinking about it more, if the evidence of wrongdoing is weak upon removal, it could help neutralize some of the backlash Democrats would hope to harness for themselves.

If the evidence is substantial enough that a large majority of the public is convinced Trump deserves impeachment, then removing him from office would be the best option with nothing but benefits for Democrats, politically-speaking.
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