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(19,893 posts)
Thu May 11, 2017, 01:38 PM May 2017

NBC exclusive - Trump: I was going to fire Comey 'regardless,' he was a 'showboat'

Source: CNBC

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was going to fire "showboat" FBI Director James Comey "regardless" of what the Justice Department recommended, directly contradicting what the White House said Wednesday.
In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Trump said the FBI had been in "turmoil" and called Comey a "showboat."

"Look, he's a showboat, he's a grandstander, the FBI has been in turmoil. You know that, I know that. Everybody knows that. You take a look at the FBI a year ago, it was in virtual turmoil, less than a year ago — it hasn't recovered from that," Trump said at the White House.
White House officials are scrambling to justify the timing of Comey's termination, insisting that he lost his job because of his conduct in the probe into Hillary Clinton's emails last year. They said it had nothing to do with the FBI's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, which Comey first revealed publicly in March and includes any possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/05/11/trump-i-was-going-to-fire-comey-regardless-of-recommendation-that-was-given-to-me.html

Trump completely off his frigging rocker.
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NBC exclusive - Trump: I was going to fire Comey 'regardless,' he was a 'showboat' (Original Post) orangecrush May 2017 OP
Showboat? Classic projection. mnhtnbb May 2017 #1
I don't think Trump could stand the fact that Comey was so much taller than he katmondoo May 2017 #6
I definitely think that is part of it BumRushDaShow May 2017 #20
And have you seen Comey's HANDS. Feathery Scout May 2017 #26
To use such a term orangecrush May 2017 #8
"Showboat" says the barge. forgotmylogin May 2017 #30
Blame the Repubs for letting him stay where he is. Kinda like assange at the embassy in notdarkyet May 2017 #37
Assange has arguably performed some public good even if you dislike some leaks yurbud May 2017 #64
I hope the FBI BURIES HIM!!!! EOM moda253 May 2017 #2
From the link... orangecrush May 2017 #5
His Majesty Plucketeer May 2017 #3
... orangecrush May 2017 #9
ah, a perfect item for the annual Manitou springs fruitcake toss. niyad May 2017 #21
I actually orangecrush May 2017 #22
I am not a fan, but have had some decent ones. used to make a good one as well, for niyad May 2017 #24
I didn't think I liked it OriginalGeek May 2017 #62
not for nothin OriginalGeek May 2017 #39
Made me hungry! orangecrush May 2017 #44
I made a cocoa fruitcake, fruit and nuts, doused with booze, wrapped in cheesecloth, showered with sprinkleeninow May 2017 #56
Apparently there is only room for ONE swaggerer in this here town ... PsychoBabble May 2017 #4
Trump is incompetent orangecrush May 2017 #12
... DonViejo May 2017 #7
Thanks! orangecrush May 2017 #13
This is now a public statement of record. yallerdawg May 2017 #14
He seems orangecrush May 2017 #18
Still got those sniffles, eh? knightmaar May 2017 #28
I just shake my head. What a liar. What is faster than impeachment? The Wielding Truth May 2017 #35
Lester isn't having any of it madokie May 2017 #60
This is exploding on MSNBC - the big blockbuster is that trump ASKED Comey.... George II May 2017 #10
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Pu-Leeeze!! PsychoBabble May 2017 #15
Better late orangecrush May 2017 #17
Please continue orangecrush May 2017 #16
Comey probably said "I can't say that" and tRump thought that meant he was cleared. . . nt Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #32
The only turmoil was Giuliani's fomented rogue cabal inside NYC FBI office. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #11
Oh Look. ANOTHER LIE. VP Pence said otherwise. n/t CousinIT May 2017 #19
Lying liars orangecrush May 2017 #23
'Showboat'? That's rich, coming from one who is probably Cirque du So-What May 2017 #25
I'll bet some judges found his comments interesting jesskirablue42 May 2017 #27
So.... No Rudy, No Chris Christie - 'cause those guys are REAL Showboats Feathery Scout May 2017 #29
Well, if that isn't the pot calling the kettle a pot! perdita9 May 2017 #31
There is only room for xxqqqzme May 2017 #38
Totally classic projection, from the chief showboater himself. kwassa May 2017 #33
LOL. The same showboat that the orange orangutan was complimenting just a month ago? 4lbs May 2017 #34
Comey might say... orangecrush May 2017 #36
"You know it. I know it. Everybody knows it." Grammy23 May 2017 #40
Other countries orangecrush May 2017 #45
I ask myself this question many times daily. Grammy23 May 2017 #52
This is so f##king amazing OldHippieChick May 2017 #41
It must be scary orangecrush May 2017 #46
The drumbeat must be IMPEACH, impeach, IMPEACH! SylviaD May 2017 #42
He doesn't have much longer orangecrush May 2017 #47
And then he wanted to go to the FBI today and boost morale Blue_Roses May 2017 #43
The FBI has words for him orangecrush May 2017 #48
As they should... Blue_Roses May 2017 #50
FBI is corrupt anyways StanleyBolten May 2017 #49
that's a pretty broad brush Blue_Roses May 2017 #51
Re: that's a pretty broad brush StanleyBolten May 2017 #53
That is horrible Blue_Roses May 2017 #54
Your right StanleyBolten May 2017 #55
Welcome to D.U. orangecrush May 2017 #58
That's a good reason to fire the FBI director? He's a showboat? Kablooie May 2017 #57
45 is unbalanced orangecrush May 2017 #59
Colbert on this Julian Englis May 2017 #61
too funny yurbud May 2017 #63


(31,511 posts)
1. Showboat? Classic projection.
Thu May 11, 2017, 01:42 PM
May 2017

When are they going to come take this guy away. He is paranoid, delusional, grandiose and a pathological liar, malignant
narcissist...and has no business occupying the Oval Office.


(19,893 posts)
8. To use such a term
Thu May 11, 2017, 01:48 PM
May 2017

As a reason for such a serious decision as firing an FBI director is an excellent indication of mental imbalance, imo.


(2,226 posts)
37. Blame the Repubs for letting him stay where he is. Kinda like assange at the embassy in
Thu May 11, 2017, 04:35 PM
May 2017

Ecuador. They are the ones who need the heat put on them. Enablers.


(39,405 posts)
64. Assange has arguably performed some public good even if you dislike some leaks
Fri May 12, 2017, 10:37 AM
May 2017

Trump by contrast is entirely worthless.


(19,893 posts)
5. From the link...
Thu May 11, 2017, 01:46 PM
May 2017

"Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe would not confirm in a Senate hearing Thursday whether Comey did tell Trump that. Comey telling Trump he is not under investigation would be unusual. McCabe also strongly disputed the White House's assertion that FBI employees had lost confidence in Comey."


(114,984 posts)
24. I am not a fan, but have had some decent ones. used to make a good one as well, for
Thu May 11, 2017, 02:12 PM
May 2017

my friends who love the stuff.


(12,132 posts)
62. I didn't think I liked it
Fri May 12, 2017, 10:27 AM
May 2017

until I saw that picture - now I want a slice lol.

My mom lived in Corsicana, TX until she died but she resisted ever sending me a fruitcake from the famous manufacturer (whose name escapes me) there.


(20,345 posts)
56. I made a cocoa fruitcake, fruit and nuts, doused with booze, wrapped in cheesecloth, showered with
Fri May 12, 2017, 12:56 AM
May 2017

add'l booze a few times more, unwrapped, then you 'drink' your creation! 😝


(837 posts)
4. Apparently there is only room for ONE swaggerer in this here town ...
Thu May 11, 2017, 01:46 PM
May 2017

45 only has a few shticks .... smarm, lying, bluster, chaos creation. But after a while even stupid people see the pattern, and realize there is no there there.

It is a bit sad to watch him do his thing, as if we don't know the truth.

While it IS a shame that he currently has outsized power ... it is both my hope and continued belief that he WILL go down, and become, historically, the saddest and most-revlied of US Presidents, ever. (And rot in jail as an object lesson to all who followed him.)


GO Schneiderman!


(19,893 posts)
12. Trump is incompetent
Thu May 11, 2017, 01:53 PM
May 2017

And by himself wouldn't have become President.

As Putin's cat paw, he is extremely dangerous.


(16,104 posts)
14. This is now a public statement of record.
Thu May 11, 2017, 01:55 PM
May 2017

"I am not under investigation."

Will we have a whistleblower from the FBI come forward and divulge the truth?

We certainly can't let the potential target of an investigation be considered the reliable source!

George II

(67,782 posts)
10. This is exploding on MSNBC - the big blockbuster is that trump ASKED Comey....
Thu May 11, 2017, 01:52 PM
May 2017

....if he was under investigation. This can and will be extrapolated into being obstruction of justice.

C'mon donnie, keep talking, please! The more you talk the deeper the hole you dig for yourself.


(837 posts)
Thu May 11, 2017, 01:56 PM
May 2017

Let it be obstruction .. and ACTED upon by courts.

My wife and I agree, this may all be vaguely worth it if in the end, 45 rots in jail ... FOR.EV.ER.



(50 posts)
27. I'll bet some judges found his comments interesting
Thu May 11, 2017, 02:40 PM
May 2017

just saying. What he said could have legal implications.


(23,340 posts)
33. Totally classic projection, from the chief showboater himself.
Thu May 11, 2017, 04:06 PM
May 2017

Trump is so insecure, and has a bottomless need to be the center of attention.


(6,980 posts)
34. LOL. The same showboat that the orange orangutan was complimenting just a month ago?
Thu May 11, 2017, 04:08 PM
May 2017

Hmm... what changed in a month?

The Russia probe gained steam.


(5,820 posts)
40. "You know it. I know it. Everybody knows it."
Thu May 11, 2017, 05:34 PM
May 2017

This is a tactic tRump uses. He makes a sweeping statement saying I'm right and everyone knows it. He does the same thing at his rallies. He makes a statement (usually false) and then says, "Riiiggghhhhtttt??" So he gets his audience to agree with him...or so he thinks since most of the time they seem to go along with him. It is a strategy to make you say you agree with him whether you do or not. He does this a lot when he wants to get agreement that he is right. So if you don't agree, he strongly suggests it is you who is wrong.


(19,893 posts)
45. Other countries
Thu May 11, 2017, 11:03 PM
May 2017

Must be baffled as to how we could elect a man like Obama twice, and then this criminal.


(2,434 posts)
41. This is so f##king amazing
Thu May 11, 2017, 05:56 PM
May 2017

His sycophants have to be dragging their knuckles trying to figure out how to stay up w/ his latest paranoid delusions. He was a "showboat". Really!? No one can keep up w/ his craziness. Even the power-hungry crazies have to be wondering wtf? i.e. Paul Ryan

No one, no one sane, can keep up w/ his magical carpet ride.


(12,894 posts)
50. As they should...
Thu May 11, 2017, 11:25 PM
May 2017

No matter what people think of how Comey handled the Clinton fiasco, he was proving to be the independent, dedicated professional he has always seemed to be.

When it comes to our country and our Constitution, partisan politics should be left at the door. No, it usually isnt't and maybe it wasn't with Clinton (tired of hashing that debacle), but I believe he was sincerely striving toward finding justice for what had gone wrong.

And the shitty way he was fired...disgusting.



(16 posts)
49. FBI is corrupt anyways
Thu May 11, 2017, 11:14 PM
May 2017

The FBI seem to be corrupt anyways.

You try to ask the FBI to do something about a corrupt local Police Department engaging in corruption, possibly evidence fraud or tampering, and they shoe you out.

The FBI doesn't do anything about evidence tampering and planting anymore.

If they want you convicted in Federal Court, who cares how you get convicted. Evidence tampering, corruption, lying on the stand which is perjury, filing false reports. Anything to convict somebody, even if that person is innocent.

It's a sad state of affairs.


(12,894 posts)
51. that's a pretty broad brush
Thu May 11, 2017, 11:52 PM
May 2017

you're using there. While no doubt there has and will always be corruption in law enforcement, overall the good out-weighs the bad. We just don't hear about it. The sensationalism is too enticing for the press to ignore, so they slam us time and again with horror stories. I have several friends who have worked for federal law enforcement agencies and they are awesome people, who I would trust my life with.



(16 posts)
53. Re: that's a pretty broad brush
Fri May 12, 2017, 12:00 AM
May 2017

Maybe you are right.

It's just my friend has had a dealing with a corrupt Police chief from the Town of Mayodan in North Carolina.

All he did was try to stop torture and he got confronted with false allegations that he likes torture pictures.

It makes me sick. They twisted his hard work and destroyed him simply because he called the state senator a traitor. That Senator was the town lawyer of Mayodan. That lawyer had connections and turned an entire police department against him, to destroy him. Now the entire police department in Mayodan has become corrupted, breaking laws, lying in reports, falsifying evidence, threatening emails from tormail.org, threats by the Federal Judge. my friend messed with one corrupt politician and his life went straight to hell and he almost committed suicide to the point where police had to escort him to a mental hospital.

Corruption is sick!


(12,894 posts)
54. That is horrible
Fri May 12, 2017, 12:09 AM
May 2017

I hope your friend is doing better. Seriously.

I definitely get what you are saying and as one who was born and raised in the Deep South, I can see that happening. Those stories do exist and those are the stories that leave a tarnished spot on law enforcement.

But, I don't look at those corrupt police as "law enforcement", because they wouldn't know how to protect the law if it hit them in the face. They're thugs and crooks. But, I know that doesn't make a hill-of-beans when your the one who is on the receiving end of their injustice.



(16 posts)
55. Your right
Fri May 12, 2017, 12:41 AM
May 2017

You are right. There are good police out there. before he was set up, he had traveled out west and went by Las Vegas. He started getting lost from his family, he has Type 1 diabetes, and he would have died if he got no medical attention.

Within less than two hours, the police located him and he was reunited with his family. At another time a cop helped him when he was a kid.

So yes, there are good cops out there. I'm sorry if I do sound like I have generalized police in that way.

It's just it's hard to know who is corrupt and who isn't because the bad actors act nice, and look good in the media. The criminals that are deceitful and have a position within Government and/or law enforcement are the most dangerous because deception is a very powerful tool.

If somebody can commit crimes and convince other people that no wrong has been done, then more crimes are committed until the person is finally caught and arrested.

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