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Sculpin Beauregard

(1,046 posts)
Wed May 3, 2017, 03:29 PM May 2017

Facts Matter: Let's not advance Trump's agenda re: Comey

Everyone, left and right, is on the 'Comey is a partisan hack' bandwagon, a big ol' hatefest from both sides. Trump is tweeting anti-Comey tweets as of last night. I wonder why...

Remember, Comey, back in the summer, wanted to go public about the fact that there was/is a Trump-Russia investigation. Obama admin WOULDN'T ALLOW IT.

https://www.google.ca/amp/www.newsweek.com/fbi-director-james-comey-russian-tampering-election-576417%3Famp%3D1

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Facts Matter: Let's not advance Trump's agenda re: Comey (Original Post) Sculpin Beauregard May 2017 OP
And here is Trump's tweet Sculpin Beauregard May 2017 #1
I agree. Comey is taking Trump down! ElementaryPenguin May 2017 #2
This is a good thing. Also, 2 grand juries confirmed. Sculpin Beauregard May 2017 #3
i would have imagined people would have made okieinpain May 2017 #4
That's sort of the theme. But Comey is being Sculpin Beauregard May 2017 #5
Nothing precludes Comey from being a partisan hack for Republicans and yet anti-Trump. Hello, PENCE? WinkyDink May 2017 #6
Pence is in it up to his neck. He will go down too. Sculpin Beauregard May 2017 #7
true. n/t. okieinpain May 2017 #8
unfairly i'm not sure, but for me a lot of what okieinpain May 2017 #9
Always check what the trolls are up to. L. Coyote May 2017 #10
People keep talking about how "something" could have been found in Clinton's emails... world wide wally May 2017 #11
Wrong! NewRedDawn May 2017 #12
Links? Sculpin Beauregard May 2017 #13
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/22/us/politics/james-comey-election.html?_r0 NewRedDawn May 2017 #14
Read the politico article. The order came from WH. Sculpin Beauregard May 2017 #15
trump's worried and wants to delegitimize Comey and investigation. L. Coyote May 2017 #16
Giuliani is a dirty scumbag, and is complicit in TrumpRussia. Sculpin Beauregard May 2017 #17
I'll believe it when I see it. nt LaydeeBug May 2017 #18
Sorry but I saw Comey's (it's all about meeee) and the Nevermypresident May 2017 #19

okieinpain

(9,396 posts)
4. i would have imagined people would have made
Wed May 3, 2017, 03:45 PM
May 2017

Obama/comey the super conspiracy of the year if the Russia/trump hack had been reported during the 2016 election. it seems to be damned if you do, damned if you don't

Sculpin Beauregard

(1,046 posts)
5. That's sort of the theme. But Comey is being
Wed May 3, 2017, 03:47 PM
May 2017

unfairly scapegoated, and it would benefit Trump for him to get fired.

Sculpin Beauregard

(1,046 posts)
7. Pence is in it up to his neck. He will go down too.
Wed May 3, 2017, 03:51 PM
May 2017

Remember how he pretended not to know about Flynn's issues when there is a letter from Elijah Cummings, to Pence, confirming Pence was told about Flynn? OBSTRUCTION.

Facts matter.

okieinpain

(9,396 posts)
9. unfairly i'm not sure, but for me a lot of what
Wed May 3, 2017, 03:53 PM
May 2017

happened to Clinton got explained. like it or not some of her and her families doings came back to bite her in the butt.

world wide wally

(21,696 posts)
11. People keep talking about how "something" could have been found in Clinton's emails...
Wed May 3, 2017, 04:47 PM
May 2017

Can ANYBODY tell me what this something could possibly have been that would have been so "catastrophic"?

 

NewRedDawn

(790 posts)
12. Wrong!
Wed May 3, 2017, 04:51 PM
May 2017

Comey & the FBI did NOT want to say Russia was involved in hacking. It was the other Intelligence Agencies who were first on the record. And Obama wanted a Bi-Partisan response but Comey, McConnel, & Ryan refused. I know you linked to the above article, but the news media had reported previously otherwise.

Sculpin Beauregard

(1,046 posts)
13. Links?
Wed May 3, 2017, 05:14 PM
May 2017

According to this Politico article, it looked like 'top WH officials blocked it because it wasn't bipartisan. They didn't want to 'do Russia's job for them' by sowing discord. McConnell wouldn't cooperate.

This was a WH call.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/04/obama-russia-hacking-trump-214976

 

NewRedDawn

(790 posts)
14. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/22/us/politics/james-comey-election.html?_r0
Wed May 3, 2017, 05:16 PM
May 2017

Mr. Comey and other senior administration officials met twice in the White House Situation Room in early October to again discuss a public statement about Russian meddling. But the roles were reversed: Susan Rice, the national security adviser, wanted to move ahead. Mr. Comey was less interested in being involved.

At their second meeting, Mr. Comey argued that it would look too political for the F.B.I. to comment so close to the election, according to several people in attendance. Officials in the room felt whiplashed. Two months earlier, Mr. Comey had been willing to put his name on a newspaper article; now he was refusing to sign on to an official assessment of the intelligence community.

Nevermypresident

(781 posts)
19. Sorry but I saw Comey's (it's all about meeee) and the
Wed May 3, 2017, 08:40 PM
May 2017

sanctity of the FBI spiel today.

What's more important... our democracy or Comey's selfrighteousness and the FBI?! After all, he said today that Russia posed the greatest threat to our country.

Whether it was his summer emails press conference and/or the "letter" 11 days before the election, he made a serious error in judgment.

Therefore, I hope for the best but fear the worst.



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