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WTAF, Jim??

James Comey gave an interview about his recent congressional testimony to Nicolle Wallace.

Every time I think Comey gets it, the neverending Hillary email issue and his own personal role in helping to elect the least scrupulous, dumbest, squishy orange peanut as president, he goes back to saying stupid shit. Take this for example:

“I understand the Democrats have important debates now over who their candidate should be,” Comey told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace, “but they have to win. They have to win.”

Over the course of more than an hour, Comey repeatedly derided Trump’s character, again likening the atmosphere around the President to what he saw in prosecuting mafia figures and suggested that Trump’s tweets could eventually amount to witness tampering. Asked if Trump might be an unindicted co-conspirator in some of the crimes recently described by special counsel Robert Mueller, Comey said he didn’t know, “but if he’s not there, he’s certainly close.”

Still, Comey said he hoped that Trump would be swept out of office without being impeached. Framing the rise of Trumpism as a political ill the country needed to exorcise at the ballot, he expressed a hope that Americans would “in a landslide rid ourselves of this attack on our values.” 

Removal by impeachment would muddy that,” he said, and potentially leave a third of the country feeling like their chosen leader had been removed in a “coup.”

No, Jim, having an organized crime boss “elected” with the generous assistance of the Russians, THAT was a coup.

First, Cohen’s commission of two campaign finance crimes on the eve of the 2016 election for President of the United States struck a blow to one of the core goals of the federal campaign finance laws: transparency. While many Americans who desired a particular outcome to the election knocked on doors, toiled at phone banks, or found any number of other legal ways to make their voices heard, Cohen sought to influence the election from the shadows. He did so by orchestrating secret and illegal payments to silence two women who otherwise would have made public their alleged extramarital affairs with Individual-1. In the process, Cohen deceived the voting public by hiding alleged facts that he believed would have had a substantial effect on the election.”

And those payments were likely just the tip of the iceberg, judging by the sealed documents and highly redacted memos. Just think of all the people who tried with all their might (including yours truly) who campaigned very hard in 2016 only to see Clinton’s lead diminish towards the election and then vanish altogether after your letter came out.
I think even you will have to agree by this time that Hillary Clinton would have made a *slightly* better President than Trump. You probably shouldn’t be telling Democrats what they have to do in 2020. We did it in 2016.
We have spent far, far too much time worrying about the feelings of people who voted for the losing candidate. Yes, Jim, Trump LOST by 3,000,000 votes. You could say that the Electoral College decides everything, in which case it failed spectacularly in its duty when it met to confirm him. But I am not particularly worried about the vast expanse of enraged rural voters from Ohio to Idaho. Seriously, Jim, they’ve exceeded their 15 minutes of fame. Their movement might have weakened on its own if Trump had lost, you even suggest as much going into 2020. We don’t need to hear about what they’re thinking over their pancakes and coffee at the local diner. We’ve heard it and find it shallow, short sighted and unconvincing.
What about the movement of the majority? We haven’t heard much from the rest of us who woke up on November 9, 2016, feeling terrified and despondent about our futures under Trump, McConnell and Ryan.
That was when the actual coup happened.
But in any case, we’re not talking about that. We are talking about holding Trump and his campaign responsible for their actions. And the only way we’re going to know what those actions were is if we investigate and see just how bad it was. If impeachment is warranted, can we really afford to wait until 2020 to vote him out? Let’s face it, Trump is unstable, incompetent and reckless, on top of his criminality. The Russians are sending troops to Crimea and the trade wars are making the markets unstable. This whole administration was a mistake that keeps unspooling all of our worst fears about Trump.
The coup ship has already sailed and there are far more of us who are livid about it than the dainty 1/3. That’s what all those women’s marches were about, Jim. Women. Remember them? The blue wave swept a bunch into office a few weeks ago? I’m beginning to think you have a real blind spot when it comes to the competence of women.
You can be sure we’re going to vote every one of the rogue Republicans out of office. But if we find out that guy at the top engaged in a conspiracy to nullify all the effort we put into canvassing and phone calling and envelope stuffing, we’re going to want his head.
I suggest you just stand aside and let us get on with it.