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Re: Comey

There’s a lot to be said about Comey’s book. I hope many of you say it.

Until I wrap up what I’m doing today, I’ll put this out there:

Comey is the propagator of implicit bias. He’s a conservative. If you see what he writes through that lens, it will all start to make sense. I don’t agree with every decision he made. In fact, it’s his letter that lead to us being in this moment in time with a reckless two year old disguised as a 71 yr old version of Gary Busey’s mugshot in charge of the most powerful nation on earth.

But keep in mind that he is an accurate reporter of what he observed. It’s what he did with that information once it was processed by his 19th century worldview that f#%*ed us up beyond all recognition.

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Donald Trump is losing it. No, seriously:

You know, I grew up during the Ephraim Zimblist days when the FBI was a revered institution. I didn’t know anything about J. Edgar Hoover and that stuff. All I knew was the FBI was on the job to catch bad guys. Sure, it’s not perfect and it’s always had conservative lawmen who were a little too straight and narrow for my tastes, mostly narrow. But I never doubted their dedication or professionalism. I lived down the street from an FBI agent at one time and always thought very highly of his integrity and skill.

To have Trump call these people “thieves and lowlifes” is deeply offensive to me. I have always been proud of our FBI and Treasury agents. This is really going too far. It goes without saying that Trump owes all of us an apology. But what I’d like to point out to him is that if he wanted to keep his seedy private life private and operate his corrupt businesses out of the spotlight, he shouldn’t have run for president. There’s no better way to force open the kimono than by getting elected.

That’s the deal. You get elected, we get to keep you accountable. The FBI works for US.

31 Responses

  1. Comey will regret writing that book. Everything he says in it can be used against him in a court of law.

    Meanwhile, I hope nobody here donated to Andy McCabe’s retirement fund: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/us/politics/former-fbi-deputy-director-is-faulted-in-scathing-inspector-general-report.html

    • Trump is still a corrupt business man who colluded with the Russians and obstructed justice. How many campaign and staff have plead guilty and were convicted of crimes?
      Yeah, that shit is real. Very real. Trump is in deep trouble. McCabe can’t save him. And his lawyer made recordings. He’s in so much trouble it’s not funny.

      • I’m still waiting on some actual evidence of collusion. I’m not holding my breath. Remember what happened the last time a special persecutor went after a sitting POTUS?

        As I recall, old Billy Jeff served two full terms and left office with high approval ratings, despite $70 million wasted investigating Whitewater and an unsuccessful impeachment attempt (for lying about sex)

        What is that line about history repeating itself?

        • If you can’t tell the difference between what happened then and what happened here in 2016 election, you don’t deserve to be heard.

          • The difference is that this time it’s the Democrats freaking out because they lost an election they thought they were sure to win. In the 90’s it was the GOP making fools of themselves.

          • I’m sorry, which Democrat has been sleeping with a porn star without a hat on? Which one has been coordinating election opposition research with the Russians? Which ones have been using their real estate holdings to launder money? Blockade Qatar? Violating the emoluments clause?
            How about if Democrats just said, screw this, “I’m going to start making my constituents stay at my own hotel in DC before I meet with them”?

          • Actually Democrats are freaking out at the destruction of institutions once revered by the Rs and the country. Good for you for repeating your guy’s talking point. Makes my point you don’t need to be taken seriously. Your guy is mobster wannabe used by other mobsters, even foreign ones and corrupt as fuck, engaged in a criminal enterprise. He got away with it for so long. But now his chicken are coming home to roost, that is all. He is the one freaking out.

          • I’ll tell you what’s HAPPENING! The chickens are coming home to roost…NO! NOT the chickens!

            It’s the EAGLES that are coming, you BASTARDS!

        • Collusion? We’ve got it now. Trump’s lawyer went and met with the Kremlin in 2016 before the election. Lots of news coming this way now.

  2. I have come to the conclusion that he is a sanctimonious blowhard. The whole email thing was blown out of proportion like making a mountain of a molehill because the media was bored, America was bored with the competent people that ran their government machinery. But now that we have Grand Tetons of scandals with the tit loving buffoon cropping up everywhere, nobody knows what to do, where to start and we are bombarded by falling rocks everywhere. Why can’t media get rid of him? They got rid of other politicians for less.

  3. Well said RD. Institutions are being smeared wholesale for one person’s survival. I don’t think people should let this continue. He ran and won and we get to find out what happened because it sure does not look like he and what he did are kosher. He can always resign if he does not like it but we MUST stop him from burning the country down.

  4. Can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen!

  5. Some Democrat Senators requested an investigation of Sinclair Broadcasting. Here is the FCC boss’ response:

    Dear Senator Cantwell:

    Thank you for your letter requesting that the Commission investigate a broadcaster based on the content of its news coverage and promotion of that coverage. In light of my commitment to protecting the First Amendment and freedom of the press, I must respectfully decline.

    A free media is vital to our democracy. That is why during my time at the Commission I have consistently opposed any effort to infringe upon the freedom of the press and have fought to eliminate regulations that impede the gathering and dissemination of news. Most relevant here, I have repeatedly made clear that the FCC does not have the authority to revoke a license of a broadcast station based on the content of a particular newscast.

    I understand that you disliked or disagreed with the content of particular broadcasts, but I can hardly think of an action more chilling of free speech than the federal government investigating a broadcast station because of disagreement with its news coverage or promotion of that coverage. Instead, I agree with Senator Markey that “[a]ny insinuation that elected officials could use the levers of government to control or sensor [sic] the news media would represent a startling degradation of the freedom of the press.” I also take this opportunity to reaffirm the commitment I made to several members of the Senate Commerce Committee last year that the Commission under my leadership would “not act in a manner that violates the First Amendment and stifles or penalizes free speech by electronic media, directly or indirectly.”

    Thank you for your interest, and let me know if I can be of further assistance.

    Sincerely,

    Ajit V. Pai

    • Propaganda disguising itself as free speech isn’t free speech. It’s coercive. There’s a reason why broadcasters were previously limited to only 38% of the market. It didn’t matter what their party affiliation was. We don’t let one person or company own as many stations as they want for very obvious reasons.
      In a way, it doesn’t matter. Younger people don’t watch the local news on TV. So Sinclair is just preaching to the same people who watch Fox News all the time.
      Nevertheless, he’s an ass and a cynical one at that and I can’t wait til he’s gone.

      • riverdaughter, on April 13, 2018 at 5:01 pm said:

        Propaganda disguising itself as free speech isn’t free speech. It’s coercive.

  6. Just came out that Michael Cohen went to Russia and met with Kremlin officials. I think the entire dossier may now have been proven true except for the pee pee tape which seems to be the only thing Trump was concerned about.

    • I still think it’s really something worse than pee hookers. 😮

    • Yep, just listening to Hayes show — Mueller has evidence that Cohen was in Prague.

  7. h/t Driftglass.

  8. Checkmate!

    • Dang it, I’m too overstuffed to eat any popcorn tonight! 😛

      • I think Cohen is key to everything. The goose is cooked as it were.

        • He must be the way Trump is freaking out. At first I thought Cohen was just going down over the dirty deals he worked for Trump but now since we are finding out about him meeting with the Kremlin it seems he intersects with all the issues.

          • Cohen made the deal for that other RNC guy who got his playboy mistress an abortion and 1.6 mil hush money. I bet there are a few abortions and hush money in trump’s own case.

  9. Wag the dog for real!

  10. The FBI who did this are the low life thieves. Who were they? trump’s minions? Or was it fake news from Fox?

  11. RNC Finance Elliott Broidy resigned disgrace, RNC Finance Wynn resigned disgrace, RNC Finance Cohen under Criminal investigation- RNC Chair Priebus fired/RNC Comms Spicer fired both in dossier review with Comey displaying no surprise of a criminal Russian Co-Campaign for Dumpy Deplorable Don and Pence team being uncovered. …And just by coincidence Republican Speaker of the House and Priebus- Spicer buddy Ryan, announces his resignation just as the veil of RNC scandals hit the fan Thinking of keeping them accountable focus on US Attn.’s in NY, let’s not forget this former FBI Boss role in the 2016 FBI anti-Clinton FOX talk show circuit, Jim Kallstrom, who headed the FBI’s New York field office who is I believe still around. And this guy Rudy Giuliani former United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. . Hmmm starting to sense the conspiracy isn’t a R-Russia only thing.

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