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Fri May 19, 2017, 03:21 PM

Trump Told Russians That Firing Nut Job Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation.

'President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.

“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

Mr. Trump added, “I’m not under investigation.”

The conversation, during a May 10 meeting — the day after he fired Mr. Comey — reinforces the notion that Mr. Trump dismissed him primarily because of the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives. Mr. Trump said as much in one televised interview, but the White House has offered changing justifications for the firing.

The White House document that contained Mr. Trump’s comments was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and has been circulated as the official account of the meeting. One official read quotations to The Times, and a second official confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion.'>>>

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/us/politics/trump-russia-comey.html?

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Reply Trump Told Russians That Firing Nut Job Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation. (Original post)
elleng May 19 OP
SHRED May 19 #1
Madam45for2923 May 19 #2
montanacowboy May 19 #3
MFM008 May 19 #4
livetohike May 19 #5
Chiyo-chichi May 19 #6
Bleacher Creature May 19 #7
SFnomad May 19 #8
elleng May 19 #10
Glimmer of Hope May 19 #9
elleng May 19 #11
Tom67 May 19 #12
dalton99a May 19 #13
Buckeyeblue May 19 #14
Doreen May 19 #15
meow2u3 May 19 #16

Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:25 PM

1. He's so screwed...lmao

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:26 PM

2. Of course he did that!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:27 PM

3. Well that should finish

the SOB with the intell agencies

Such projection Donald.....Crazy, a real Nut Job, right? Describing yourself much?

He knows no limits - can't wait to hear what comes out of that filthy hole in his face in the next week

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:27 PM

4. if hes smart

he would never LAND.
Just jump bitch.

the "failing" NYTimes just put another nail in your ass.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:28 PM

5. Can't wait to see him in an orange prison jumpsuit.

He's sickening.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:40 PM

6. He actually said to Lavrov and Kislyak "I faced great pressure because of Russia." ?!

Well, of course he did... the moron.

As the NYT reports:
"A third government official briefed on the meeting defended the president, saying Mr. Trump was using a negotiating tactic when he told Mr. Lavrov about the 'pressure' he was under. The idea, the official suggested, was to create a sense of obligation with Russian officials and to coax concessions out of Mr. Lavrov — on Syria, Ukraine and other issues — by saying that Russian meddling in last year’s election had created enormous political problems for Mr. Trump."

This is the upside of not speaking in complete sentences. They can be spun to mean anything! But if that pressure had been "taken off" by Comey's firing, why would Lavrov concede anything? In any case, Russia helped elect trump and any "obligation" goes the other way.

Of course, he was referring to "the Russia thing" as he did w/Lester Holt. "I faced great pressure because a number of my associates are under investigation for colluding with Russia to influence the election in my favor, as you know.... because... well... you were there."

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:48 PM

7. What more do you need?

I'm happy for the investigation to continue so that we sweep out all the bad apples (ahem . . Pence), but this about wraps it up for Trump.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:48 PM

8. You want the truth ....



tRump is so screwed.

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Response to SFnomad (Reply #8)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:52 PM

10. You can't HANDLE the truth!!!



PIECE OF CRAP!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:51 PM

9. "He was crazy, a real nut job." Classic projection there.

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Response to Glimmer of Hope (Reply #9)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:54 PM

11. Exactly!

So glad to have Mueller and Comey types around, people who can do a good job WELL!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:57 PM

12. The President of the US is a spy for the Russians.

 

This is 100 X bigger than watergate. God help us.

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Response to Tom67 (Reply #12)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:58 PM

13. +1

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:43 PM

14. Each day contiues to be stranger than the one before

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:24 PM

15. No asswipe, you actually intesified it.

What a flippin moron.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:27 PM

16. Who's calling whom crazy, a nut job, Chump?

This SCROTUS is in dire, desperate need of a mirror!

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