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Thu May 18, 2017, 08:22 PM

Comey Is Said to Have Become Unsettled by Interactions With Trump

Source: NY Times

WASHINGTON ó President Trump called the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, weeks after he took office and asked him when federal authorities were going to put out word that Mr. Trump was not personally under investigation, according to two people briefed on the call.

Mr. Comey told the president that if he wanted to know details about the bureauís investigations, he should not contact him directly but instead follow the proper procedures and have the White House counsel send any inquiries to the Justice Department, according to those people.

After explaining to Mr. Trump how communications with the F.B.I. should work, Mr. Comey believed he had effectively drawn the line after a series of encounters he had with the president and other White House officials that he felt jeopardized the F.B.I.ís independence. At the time, Mr. Comey was overseeing the investigation into links between Mr. Trumpís associates and Russia.

The day after the Flynn conversation, Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, asked Mr. Comey to help push back on reports in the news media that Mr. Trumpís associates had been in contact with Russian intelligence officials during the campaign


Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/us/politics/james-comey-memo-fbi-trump.html


This new article contains newly leaked info regarding details of Trump Admin attempts to influence FBI's investigation

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Reply Comey Is Said to Have Become Unsettled by Interactions With Trump (Original post)
wishstar May 18 OP
Wellstone ruled May 18 #1
luvMIdog May 18 #2
Wellstone ruled May 18 #3
Plucketeer May 18 #4
Wellstone ruled May 18 #5
Plucketeer May 18 #13
WhiteTara May 18 #10
Plucketeer May 18 #14
WhiteTara May 18 #22
George II May 18 #15
Chasstev365 May 18 #17
Wellstone ruled May 18 #19
defacto7 May 18 #21
still_one May 18 #23
bora13 May 18 #6
Volaris May 18 #16
Wellstone ruled May 18 #24
wishstar May 18 #7
irisblue May 18 #8
wishstar May 18 #9
IthinkThereforeIAM May 18 #25
ProudProgressiveNow May 18 #11
Raine1967 May 18 #12
ffr May 18 #18
jpak May 18 #20
Julian Englis May 19 #26
Honeycombe8 May 19 #27

Response to wishstar (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 08:27 PM

1. Well well,looks like Rinse Penus commited a bit of

obstruction .

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Thu May 18, 2017, 08:28 PM

2. I though you misspelled.. then I realized you didn't *chuckle*

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Response to luvMIdog (Reply #2)

Thu May 18, 2017, 08:29 PM

3. Yup.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Thu May 18, 2017, 08:33 PM

4. Coming off six years of "obstruction"

you'd think they'd become a bit more polished at it. Of course, with inspirational facets like Gowdy, Kruz, Nunes an' all - I suppose we shouldn't expect too much.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #4)

Thu May 18, 2017, 08:38 PM

5. The mind set of these Slugs is,we will just deny everything.

Group think.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #5)

Thu May 18, 2017, 09:29 PM

13. I agree

I always wonder as to those who send their rep to DC to "represent" them. I'd be ashamed to admit to having voted for a blithering dolt.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Thu May 18, 2017, 09:12 PM

10. I thought it is spelled Rancid Penus

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #10)

Thu May 18, 2017, 09:32 PM

14. I like the sound of

CONVICTED Penus!

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #14)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:17 PM

22. That has a really nice ring!

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Thu May 18, 2017, 09:39 PM

15. I call him "rinsed penis".

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Thu May 18, 2017, 09:52 PM

17. The H R Halderman of this affair?

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Response to Chasstev365 (Reply #17)

Thu May 18, 2017, 09:57 PM

19. Rinse Boy should be planning his Prison Ward Drobe.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #19)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:13 PM

21. Ha.... I get it.. Such a Moroni! nt

Wait... he's not from Utah....

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:18 PM

23. That is deflating....................

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 09:00 PM

6. gotta wonder

how Comey could be "unsettled" talking to a mobster, when they (FBI) are the biggest force against organized crime in the country.

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Response to bora13 (Reply #6)

Thu May 18, 2017, 09:41 PM

16. If you're the Director, FBI, most of them don't have the power to fire you.

Love that he told Trump (basically) there's a Right way and a Wrong way; this what you're doing is the Wrong. Probably that's the first time in his adult life someone has told him that,

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Response to bora13 (Reply #6)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:30 PM

24. Many of us feel the same.

Trump and his so called Business ties leaves one wondering. Nothing surprises anymore,when Roy Cohn was your Lawyer,holy cow. That is a thousand page novel in it's self.

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 09:02 PM

7. Rachel Maddow, MSNBC covering this new info right now

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 09:05 PM

8. Explains the nausea tho....

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 09:07 PM

9. Source of new info is not anonymous, but a friend Mr. Wittes, from Brooking Insitution:

"Mr. Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, the editor in chief of the Lawfare blog and a frequent critic of Mr. Trump, recalls a lunch he had with Mr. Comey in March at which Mr. Comey told him he had spent the first two months of Mr. Trumpís administration trying to preserve distance between the F.B.I. and the White House and educating it on the proper way to interact with the bureau.

Mr. Wittes said he never intended to publicly discuss his conversations with Mr. Comey. But after The New York Times reported earlier this month that shortly after his inauguration Mr. Trump asked Mr. Comey for a loyalty pledge, Mr. Wittes said he saw Mr. Trumpís behavior in a ďmore menacing lightĒ and decided to speak out.

Mr. Wittes said that Mr. Comey told him that despite Mr. Trumpís attempts to build a personal relationship, he did not want to be friendly with the president and thought any conversation with him or personal contact was inappropriate."

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Response to wishstar (Reply #9)

Thu May 18, 2017, 11:57 PM

25. Exactly...


... I have done similar myself in certain situations, ie... keep the receipts and a note with each one as to purpose...

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 09:22 PM

11. K&R nt

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 09:28 PM

12. It's wasn't just the investigation as I read it.

Trump wanted Comey to become his version of J Edgar Hoover.

I think this goes beyond influencing the FBO investigation (which is bad enough) Trump thought he could strongarm the FBI.

I suspect he still thinks he can make the department his hit men.

That ain't gonna work.

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 09:53 PM

18. So then he's a little slow. We were uneasy with this nitwit village idiot in August of last year.

Better late than never, I suppose. Now do something to right your wrong.

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:04 PM

20. Did he become "slightly nauseous"?

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:21 AM

26. This story omits an important point

Just about all humans with an iota of reason would be uncomfortable with Trump

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Response to wishstar (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:36 AM

27. This is worse than I thought. Really. Asking the Director to make public statements about an ongoing

investigation, knowing that's against policy? (Esp after Comey had screwed up with the October Surprise.) Asking him to effectively clear the administration, when it wasn't true? Priebus, no less?

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