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June 06, 2017

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Old Lurker

Scooter Libby, MM?

And the fact that his AG recused without talking to Trump.

henry

Deb, given Comey's performance and given these guys all worked together at DOJ or SDNY, how can we assume Mueller is any smarter than Comey? He might buy into all Comey's bs on "intent." What has Mueller ever done to separate himself from Comey's puling fee fees mode of political henchmanship?

DebinNC

Scott Adams: The Comey Fog

Threadkiller
Let's face it James Comey is a lot more emotional than you would think the head of the FBI should be...and vindictive, too.

Well said, Charles Payne.

But it doesn't hold water. Comey ran a tight honest ship that was only in search of the truth.

How do I know this?

Afterbirthers used to rail against Joe Arpaio and his fellow birthers because of the FBI's lack of interest in the Forgery Affidavit.

5 years later I'm supposed to believe that leadership at the FBI is compromised?

Unpossible.

Safe space are much more calm while hammering the bufoon that could have spared us Obama.

Threadkiller

...spaces..

RattlerGator

I don't think we have to be worried about Mueller, even if Mueller doesn't know that right now.

And . . . there seem to be hints that Joseph Clancy may be coming back into focus. If Comey was working in a politicized manner at the FBI (and that seems quite clear right now), and Joseph Clancy was close to Barack Obama and doing the same when he owed a duty to the SITTING President, this stuff could get real explosive real quick with the Trump Administration holding all of the powerful cards and the DC establishment holding all of the "used to be but not powerful now" media cards. John Schindler and his overlords be damned!

In the end it will be duty, ladies and gentlemen, that will screw these people.

Trump has successfully changed the game. I don't think he's attempting to do so, I think he has done so. We're simply in the reckoning stage now and determining how many of these freaks are going to prison. That's the only way to view that jaw-dropping testimony yesterday. Loretta Lynch's rapid response yesterday -- trying to "clarify" Comey's testimony/recollection -- proves the point, doesn't it?

They're scared. And they damn well should be.

 joan

I accidentally stopped on NBC this morning. An intent and manly Matt Lauer and two excited women were pounding Cory Lewandowski (who was fighting back.)

The left is absolutely crazy. Even though this madness has been going on for months, it is still sobering to see. Lauer asked one of the women what her 'take' on yesterday's Comey hearing was and she said, "...it always comes back to Russia, Russia, Russia."

The threesome smiled.

They are obsessed. Really, really obsessed.

Old Lurker

Joan, we have to get used to the reality that somewhere in the vicinity of 40% of our population is bat-shit crazy enough to want everything the Progs promise and they lack the knowledge of history and the critical thinking ability to ever come around to our way of thinking.

Prog goal is to grow that 40% to 50%+ then poof.

DebinNC

I hope Sessions is busy identifying the "who" of Comey testimony's "we" in the FBI who operated with him outside the normal oversight mechanisms in place in order to subvert the law to help Hillary win and prevent a Trump DOJ from discovering the nefarious truth of the last 8 yrs. The FISA warrant applications and the unmasking requests of last summer/fall are a dandy place to start.

RattlerGator

Scooter Libby, MM?

And the fact that his AG recused without talking to Trump.

Posted by: Old Lurker | June 09, 2017 at 08:36 AM

OL, that doesn't read like Trump misdirection to you? It sure as hell does to me. Come on, man. Catch up. Sessions is squarely on the team; Trump is playing them on that score.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Old Lurker,

Everyone and his brother knows how Scooter Libby was set up. Why do you think Trump has had no press conferences apart from dual press availabilities with foreign leaders? He's not falling into the trap.

It is also why he hired private lawyers, and very good ones.

The recusal was going to happen because of Sessions being involved in the campaign. This is part of DOJ guidelines, and why does Sessions not telling Trump have anything to do with anything? Also, we do not know that Sessions didn't tell Trump; we only have lying media reporting that.

Here is an alternate way to look at things, from a commenter on Conservative Treehouse:

Possible lightbulb moment- remember after the election when the leaks started and Trump did a little “test” to see if the leakers were among his people by staying completely mum on a meeting? Leaks still happened and he called out the intel peeps who were there (wasn’t it Comey?) and people screamed about how he publicly embarrassed/bullied that person and the whole spiel of animosity towards the intel peeps started. What do you bet that that was when he knew Comey was the leaker or had narrowed it down to Comey and possibly one other. Rogers was good, so when the others resigned on Inauguration Day, leaving just he and Comey and the leaks still happened, he had his man for certain and the games began… Everything has been a setup since that day at Trump Tower. (Now to try and find the articles to see who was at that first meeting…)

DebinNC

Unfortunately for Dems, most Americans have eyes and brains. They see/read/hear almost daily reminders that there are people dedicated to killing us, and Dems are their allies. The truckdriver in DC last night that severely injured 2 bike cops, a DOT worker, and 2 pedestrians has been charged with intentionally ramming them. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out.

BlueOx

If you're looking to raise your blood pressure this morning, take a look at FactCheck.org's response to Trump's attorney's statement.

In every instance, if Trumps says A he's wrong on the "facts" because Comey said B.

And where have we seen this before: Trump accurately quotes Comey saying no votes were affected by the Russians, but Trump's wrong because of a larger "context".

Finally, they flat out deny that Comey's timeline of response to Trump's tweet is wrong because the May 11 NYT article doesn't use the word "memo".

Miss Marple the Deplorable

DebinNC,

That truckdriver will probably turn out to have been someone on the terror watch list, if past events are any indication.

I thought the terror watch list was to spot people before they did anything.

Obviously, what it really means is "watch them while they commit terrorism."

DebinNC

Much more on DC truck attack - FBI there ... almost certainly not an accident imo.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

DebinNC,

Am watching Twitter but have seen no names of perps released yet.

DebinNC

WaPo: "Police identified one suspect as Dwayne Nicholas Taylor, 23, of Prince George, Va. He is charged with possession of an unregistered firearm, which police said was found in the vehicle after the crash.

The other suspect is Brandon Figures-Mormon, 22, of Disputanta, Va. He is charged with assault with intent to kill and possession of an unregistered firearm"

Miss Marple the Deplorable

OK, now a question about these two perps.

Are they affiliated with BLM or Antifa?

Old Lurker

OK, RG & MM, I hear you but am too cynical to believe it. Since there is absolutely nothing good about a SP on top of a duplicitous Congress, especially one so timed to Comey and the Swamp, you will never convince me this was Brer Rabbit arranging to be thrown into the briar patch.

Old Lurker

so tied...

DebinNC

Crime would fall precipitously if a "Possession of unregistered handgun" conviction garnered an automatic 5 yrs. in jail, instead of the next to nothing it does now.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Well, Old Lurker, despite my life experience, I am not as cynical as you. Plus, I simply have come to see Trump and his people as more astute than the press gives them credit for.

Events will play out, and we will see if RG and I are right or not.

Any dem lurkers trying to read the tea leaves here for a definitive idea on Trump are probably confused, so that's good. LOL!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

This is for daddy:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jun/07/oldest-homo-sapiens-bones-ever-found-shake-foundations-of-the-human-story?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits

Old Lurker

:-) MM.

Captain Hate

I thought the terror watch list was to spot people before they did anything.

Obviously, what it really means is "watch them while they commit terrorism."

Or lose them after the act, like the San Bernadino killer's whore wife. The FBI under Comey's been a terrible failure in terms of domestic terrorism. The entire organization deserves a complete redo based on that alone.

Captain Hate

Finally a new thread

anonamom

I'm between you and MM, OL.
I do think POTUS's innate intelligence is grossly underestimated by these smooth talking lawyery-types who go in to politics and "government service."

They mistake their gift of articulateness to be THE marker of intelligence, instead of A marker of one.


Rain up your way this morning? I was checking on what kind of day my baby was having, weather-wise.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Captain Hate,

Agreed.

I wonder how much of that was because of the directives to downplay Islamic radicals and Islamic connections, not to mention being prohibited from discussing that stuff in departmental communications (all of which occurred under Obama and Comey).

 joan

CH: I smile every time you post this:

"...the San Bernadino killer's whore wife."

BlueOx

First Comey offers:

Look, I've seen the tweet about tapes. Lordy, I hope there are tapes.

Then he later says:

I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday night because it didn't dawn on me originally, that there might be corroboration for our conversation. There might a tape. My judgment was, I need to get that out into the public square. I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter.

How do these two statements make any sense taken together? If your version of the conversation is accurate, you would welcome taped verification (which he first claims).

But then he wakes in the middle of the night with concern that a tape might exist and decides he better act quick to "get out" his version before the actual conversation is released?

Which is it sir?

Janet the expert 🚬

I hope Sessions is busy identifying the "who" of Comey testimony's "we" in the FBI who operated with him outside the normal oversight mechanisms

There is this in Comey's testimony -

COMEY: "...The ask was to get it out that I, the president, am not personally under investigation."

...

"FEINSTEIN: So I want to go into that. Who did you talk with about that, lifting the cloud, stop the investigation back at the FBI, and what was their response?

COMEY: The FBI, during one of the two conversations — I'm not remembering exactly — I think the first, my chief of staff was sitting in front of me and heard my end of the conversation because the president's call was a surprise. I discussed the lifting the cloud and the request with the senior leadership team who, typically, and I think in all the circumstances, was the deputy director, my chief of staff, the general counsel, the deputy director's chief counsel and, I think in a number of circumstances, the number three in the FBI and a few of the conversations included the head of the national security branch. The group of us that lead the FBI when it comes to national security. "

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/08/full-text-james-comey-trump-russia-testimony-239295

 joan

I laughed at this:

'Donald Trump blocked me.'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h6D6yQUy04&feature=youtu.be&a

DebinNC

"and I think in all the circumstances, was the deputy director, my chief of staff, the general counsel, the deputy director's chief counsel and, I think in a number of circumstances, the number three in the FBI and a few of the conversations included the head of the national security branch. The group of us that lead the FBI when it comes to national security."

So Comey and 6 others - And Feinstein helpfully solicited the names. Very helpful, Janet. TY

DebinNC

FBI leadership-structure .. I think those listed in the "National Security Branch" deserve intense scrutiny, especially Bill Priestap whose wife is a huge HC supporter. I bet Priestap is hip deep in the Trump-focused FISA shenans.

DebinNC

I think it's highly likely that Comey intentionally left the worst FBI offenders and fellow co-conspirators unnamed to allow them to continue their destructive, Trump-undermining work unhindered and undiscovered.

lurkersusie

From Russia With Stupidity - Kurt Schlichter

That towering doofus James Comey crushed the spirits of millions of democracy-hating geebos when, trapped by his own prior testimony, he was forced to admit the truth on national television. And that truth, as those of us not caught up in the whirlpool of Menschian insanity and liberal wishcasting all know, is that the whole Russia thing is a wheelbarrow of fresh Schumer squeezed out by Hillary and her minions in order to create a narrative – any narrative – that would hide the bitter truth. We rejected her, and now we’re rejecting the Russia idiocy too.

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/06/09/from-russia-with-stupidity-n2338795?amp=true

 joan

Oh, lurkersusie, I love the Kurt Schlichter column you posted.

I think I'll print it out and carry it with me to read if I get to feeling low. :)

"Comey’s plan to protect himself from the man the American people elected and invested with the power to fire his useless, freakishly high rear-end, ...."

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