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Sat Apr 14, 2018, 09:18 AM

Comey' book takes ANOTHER swipe at HRC

Found today in the NYT an excerpted article by Peter Baker from Comey's book.

Mind you, Comey's pissing and moaning about HRC is about:

Her WORDS
The campaigns WORDS
WORDS widdle Comey doesn't like

Comey when writing about HRC DOSENT use words like:

No charges filed
No illegal activities
No laws broken

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/us/politics/comey-book-clinton-emails.html

Why?

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Reply Comey' book takes ANOTHER swipe at HRC (Original post)
Ninga Apr 2018 OP
ucrdem Apr 2018 #1
Ninga Apr 2018 #2
dalton99a Apr 2018 #3
Wounded Bear Apr 2018 #4
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2018 #18
Wounded Bear Apr 2018 #21
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2018 #27
lunamagica Apr 2018 #35
spooky3 Apr 2018 #5
ismnotwasm Apr 2018 #10
Ninga Apr 2018 #15
lunamagica Apr 2018 #36
Tatiana Apr 2018 #6
Ninga Apr 2018 #8
Bucky Apr 2018 #23
Ninga Apr 2018 #7
Kirk Lover Apr 2018 #9
Ninga Apr 2018 #11
workinclasszero Apr 2018 #12
Ninga Apr 2018 #14
workinclasszero Apr 2018 #16
dalton99a Apr 2018 #17
Ninga Apr 2018 #19
workinclasszero Apr 2018 #24
Ninga Apr 2018 #31
Tatiana Apr 2018 #22
Bucky Apr 2018 #25
Tatiana Apr 2018 #26
workinclasszero Apr 2018 #29
bettyellen Apr 2018 #40
brush Apr 2018 #32
Ninga Apr 2018 #33
Nevernose Apr 2018 #38
lunamagica Apr 2018 #39
brush May 2018 #42
GeorgeGist Apr 2018 #13
BootinUp Apr 2018 #20
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2018 #28
mulsh Apr 2018 #34
EffieBlack Apr 2018 #37
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2018 #30
tandem5 Apr 2018 #41

Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 09:27 AM

1. Such a lousy ratfink.

Ken-Starring to the bitter end. Well, sometimes people get what they deserve, and he got a small fraction of his due. Not soon enough to change a damn thing but nonetheless.

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 09:34 AM

2. Because Democrats typically bend over backwards to be fair and understanding, I as a

Democrat am resistant to give Comey the Kidd glove treatment.

Raftink is too kind of a word.

Charles Pierce, you and I agree on Comey:

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a19778928/comey-book-trump-pee-tape/

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Response to Ninga (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 09:37 AM

3. +1

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 09:42 AM

4. Why? Because, in the end he's a weasel...

Maybe he is an "honorable" man, but I find that hard to believe after his handling of the Clinton evidence. All while there was a surreptitious investigation of the Trump campaign.

I don't think I'll read his book. I certainly won't buy it.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:26 AM

18. Comey may be a weasel, but maybe a repentant weasal... after all, he is primarily responsible for

getting Mueller appointed as special counsel and, hopefully, ridding us of BLOTUS.

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #18)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:32 AM

21. I don't buy it...This smacks of CYA all the way.

He figured that Trump wouldn't fire him because he protected him during the election and stiffed Hillary. Trump fired him anyway.

Comey may be trying to get back at Trump, but it's difficult to believe he found Jesus now.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:48 AM

27. I'll take what I can get... that's all I'm saying.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 12:30 PM

35. He is not an honorable man

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 09:42 AM

5. I think he is a sexist, among other things.

He may be a man of integrity, but from the excerpts I have heard about, it sounds as if he is not yet honest with himself about the two big mistakes he made re: HRC, and about why he made them.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:02 AM

10. +infinity

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:20 AM

15. If he were truly a man of integrity his book would be about how he was had by The Ruskies

and Giuliani...he his a self-serving hack. Nothing more.

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Response to Ninga (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 12:31 PM

36. Exactly

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 09:54 AM

6. I'm still waiting for his apology.

Last edited Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:31 AM - Edit history (1)

To Hillary Clinton and to the rest of the WORLD that has to suffer through this Trump destruction.

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Response to Tatiana (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 09:57 AM

8. He hides his rat finkness well....read the WaPo article below. Never forget.

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Response to Tatiana (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:40 AM

23. The book gives us a clearer picture of why he did what he did

And "self-serving little rat fink" is not far off the mark. He says he was reopening the Clinton investigation because he thought she was going to win. In other words he wanted to weaken her as president. He wanted a weak president in order to protect the power of the FBI.

So... that plan kinda turned out screwy

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 09:59 AM

9. I appreciate honesty rather than pandering ...even if I disagree with it. nt

 

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:04 AM

11. Important and meaningful facts sink faster than cement shoes in the ocean.

The WaPo article is stunning in the face of a Comey not owning up to the fact that his words altered history in a way that HRC's so called "email handling" never ever could or should.

Makes me sick and I will not forget.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:06 AM

12. Comey is a lifelong republican, right?

 

That's the reason he put out the !@#$%email BS a week before the election. To give Shitler a boost over the line and damned if it didn't work!

So Trump repays him by firing his ass and savages him in tweets LOL. I wonder how much Comey loves the republican party now the SUCKER!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:17 AM

14. Everything I've read so far, points to Comey putting Comey first. He let the

Ruskies and Giuliani influence his meddling. And because he wasn't smart enough to to his job prior to his "reopening" the investigation....he found that once he did, opps! And, thus his "nothing to see here" 3 days before the election. Damage done.

His 15 minutes of fame will sink, and his legacy footnote will be "he meddled in the 2016 election."
Nothing more. Mueller and others will be the heros, not Comey.

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Response to Ninga (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:24 AM

16. I hope his book is a huge bestseller and hurts Dear Leader

 

Then he can F off and die for all I care.

Comey is for sure nobodies hero!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:25 AM

17. Yep. He jump-started his government career by investigating Whitewater.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:30 AM

19. Oh my goodness! I've totally forgotten! And not one charge came out of that

investigation....just like the emails?
Fuck fuck fuck

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Response to Ninga (Reply #19)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:41 AM

24. He sure is consistent huh?

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #24)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 11:02 AM

31. Comey has history with Clintons

Taken from Newsweek

"He Has Investigated The Clintons Multiple Times
Comey’s history with the Clintons dates back long before his investigation into Hillary’s use of emails and his infamous letter sent to Congress just days before the 2016 election. Twice before he was involved in cases against the Clintons. As far back as the 1996, when Bill Clinton was president, Comey signed onto the Senate Whitewater Committee investigating allegations related to the Clintons' involvement in a land venture deal. He concluded that they were part of “a highly improper pattern of deliberate misconduct.” Six years later, Comey led an investigation into Bill Clinton’s controversial pardon of financier Marc Rich before deciding not to pursue the case"

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:34 AM

22. Well, he *claims* he thought Hillary would win.

It's plausible. Obama did, too. But this just drives home the point that these people were blind and failed to see what was coming. Many DUers could see it. Hell, even Michael Moore saw it.

He's a traitor and I will never purchase anything with his name on it.

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Response to Tatiana (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:45 AM

25. Exactly, he wanted to weaken the new president

He played politics with the FBI. As a result, he screwed the country. We're going to spend two decades cleaning up the Trump mess, fiscally speaking. Even though we're not quite done cleaning up the Bush/Neocon mess (which may take half of this century)

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Response to Bucky (Reply #25)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:47 AM

26. Yes -- so he did, indeed, put party over country.

Even better -- he put his own need for power over the best interests of our nation.

He got what was coming to him. The real hero in this saga is Mueller (and Rosenstein).

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Response to Tatiana (Reply #26)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:58 AM

29. "The real hero in this saga is Mueller (and Rosenstein)."

 

Totally.

They are standing for the rule of law against a lawless criminal and his traitor party that will not stop him, ever.

Trump will pull his Saturday night massacre any day now.

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Response to Tatiana (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 12:46 PM

40. Plausible doesnt matter- they deliberately, recklessly put their thumb on the scale

 

And by them I mean 90% of the press. They never bothered to vet Trump or Sanders1 that’s how bad they had t out for HRC. Never again.

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 11:04 AM

32. Yep, a repug, partisan hack is all he was/probably still is. He knew he was investigating...

trump all along but only revealed he was re-opening the Clinton email case—11 days before the election and claims in the book he thought she was going to win.

That's nothing but an excuse for all the mistakes he made in the run up to the election:

Didn't get control of the rogue Ghouliani faction in the NY FBI office (should've fired their insubordinate asses. The fact that he didn't, even after the election, shows he may have favored what they were about to leak. He in fact leaked it himself to Chaffetz. Duh!).

Didn't investigate the alleged new emails on Weiner's computer before going public with such accusatory info. If he had he would've found quickly they were duplicates.

Didn't reveal he was also investigating trump.

Blatantly violated the Hatch Act 11 days before the election.

Way too many mistakes for the director of the FBI—or were they mistakes?

If trump had turned out to be a half way decent pres. and hadn't fired Comey we wouldn't even be talking about this book full of selective memory and redemption.

It smells and the only good thing I have to say about it and Comey is I hope they help rid us of the orange pustule he helped install in the WH.


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Response to brush (Reply #32)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 11:33 AM

33. Yep and yep. I hope he fades quickly..

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 12:41 PM

38. And a Clinton hatred going back decades

He helped investigate Whitewater. According to articles I read when Obama appointed him, he took his “failure” very personally and never let go of the grudge.

I put failure in quotes because he did, without a doubt, prove that the Clintons lost $50,000 on a real estate gamble in 1978. It apparently never occurred to this lifelong partisan hack that just MAYBE the Clintons weren’t crooks.

Side note to liberals, leftists, socialists, anti-war activists, people opposed to racism, and/or Quakers: the FBI is not your friend. They never have been and never will be. While not all of the individuals are bad, and while the FBI does an excellent job of catching actual criminals, the FBI as an organized structure has always stood in direct opposition to what most of us perceive to be both democratic values and plain common sense.

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 12:41 PM

39. Lifelong Reoublican who has been after then Clintons since Whitewater

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #39)

Thu May 3, 2018, 08:54 PM

42. Yep, the bastard saw his chance and took it, since his first effort...

at destroying Clinton with his July 2016 press conference smearing didn't derail her campaign.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:16 AM

13. Cause he's overrated.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:31 AM

20. I saw a few seconds of Chris Matthews joking about how the left

isn't consistent with regard to Comey. First we hate him, now we love him. Curse the media for reducing important topics down to the level a chimpanzee can understand.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #20)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:50 AM

28. Chris who?

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #20)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 12:04 PM

34. The older I get the more I know punidits never got out of JR. High School. Matthews here is a good

example.

I believe for most people it is standard to identify a few glaring errors in an otherwise exemplary career. It's even possible for people to recognize abilities and talents in people we don't care for at all. Many people are able to recognize that adversaries tend to be temporary positions.

For DC pundits its as though they are permanently assessing who the popular kids are and scolding the rest of us to buy their B.S.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #20)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 12:38 PM

37. I dont hate him or love him

I see him as a complicated man with integrity but whose certainty in his straight-arrowedness makes him behave like a sanctimonious jerk sometimes. He’s done some good things, some bad things, but is very useful to our needs right now.

And I don’t think Dems have been inconsistent or hypocritical. We were furious with him, but we never (at least most of us, as far as I can tell) didn’t besmirch his character - we correctly attacked his behavior. And now that his behavior suits us, we have not suddenly deemed him a beautiful person. We’re praising his actions.

As for Matthews, is he questioning the GOP’s flip floP? After all, they HAVE done a 180 on their view of his character.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 11:01 AM

30. I keep telling you , ALL republicans are ratfuckers it is WHY they are republicans

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 01:16 PM

41. He's a fool that got played by outside forces who catered to his ego, vanity...

and sexism. He's spent years cultivating an image of being above the political fray, answerable only to the rule of law without any personal ambitions, but that farce blew up spectacularly with his direct involvement in placing a monster into power. Perhaps there is a pang of regret deep inside him, but he'll reconcile his tragic flaws to the public until the day he dies with book deals, interviews and Twitter quotes.

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