Sunday, October 30, 2016

The new evidence which inspired James Comey to drop a bomb on this election cycle, what we know.

That is just a sample of the outrage directed at James Comey in response to notifying Congress about these "new" emails.

Many are calling for his resignation, while others are trying to tamp down the inferno of speculation and accusations that have been the result.

Courtesy of the Daily Beast:

The emails that Donald Trump has claimed will bring down Hillary Clinton are not quite the bombshell that he thinks, reports said Saturday. The revelation about new emails related to Hillary Clinton came out Friday, after FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress on the matter, a move that triggered panic and sent stocks plunging. Trump quickly swept up the story and told supporters the scandal would be “bigger than Watergate.” Yet an official told the Los Angeles Times late Friday that the emails in question weren’t sent to or from Clinton, nor did they contain any new information. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Comey’s letter to Congress was more a formality than anything else. NBC’s Pete Williams later reiterated that, saying FBI sources had told him that not only were the emails not from Clinton, but they had nothing to do with her.

If this report is true, and there has been no information released to refute it, then that means that this whole thing is much ado about nothing.

And the person pouring gasoline all over what seems to barely be a spark, is of course Donald Trump 

TRUMP: The FBI has just sent a letter to Congress informing them that they have discovered new e-mails pertaining to the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s investigation … 

CROWD: Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up! 

TRUMP: And they are reopening her case into her criminal and illegal conduct that threatens the security of the United States of America. 


Hillary Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen before. We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office. I have great respect for the fact that the FBI and the Department of Justice are now willing to have the courage to right the horrible mistake that they made. 


This was a grave miscarriage of justice that the American people fully understood. And it is everybody’s hope that it is about to be corrected.

Of course nothing is going to "be corrected" because there is really nothing TO be corrected. 

But Donald Trump has NEVER cared about the truth, and in fact it rarely makes an appearance at one of his rallies, and neither do his supporters.

All Trump cares about is throwing red meat to his audience of knuckle dragging morons, and all they care about is having their irrational hate of Hillary, the government, and the media reinforced.

So yes this will blow over, but when it does it will only be to make room for the next phony "scandal" that Trump supporters are certain will destroy Hillary Clinton's candidacy.


  1. Anonymous12:00 PM

    Seems to me that IF $arah has been called to stump, as she claims, Trump is desperate. Why else would you?

    I'm still paying attention to her down ticket endorsements and they're ALL behind.

    As someone said in the earlier post, if Trump loses, Palin is totally done. May it be done; it was loooong 15 minutes.

    1. Anonymous2:16 PM

      Let's see her stump. Along with her Medal Man, Dakota Meyer.

    2. Anonymous3:38 PM

      eye bleach, please. Sarah's got a bigger stump than Donald and Duh put together.

  2. Anonymous12:06 PM

    Still, let's stay clear on something. The behavior of Comey and the FBI is somewhere between clueless and scandalous, but the behavior of the media has been flatly outrageous. Given what we know, there is simply no reason for this to have been a 24/7 cable obsession—or to command the entire top half of the front page of the New York Times. This massive amount of attention has been in the service of literally nothing new. Once again, though, when the press hears the words "email" and "Hillary Clinton" anywhere near each other, they go completely out of their minds.

    1. Anonymous2:15 PM

      Comey and the FBI is criminal as far as I'm concerned. That does not rectify the media for their outrageous crap.

    2. It would be so nice if you would acknowledge the author who you plagiarized by stealing his work word for word:

      You provided no indication that anyone other than you wrote your comment. Drum, and any other writer for that matter, is entitled to credit for his work.

  3. Anonymous12:07 PM

    Trump Supporter Jeanine Pirro Defends Hillary Clinton Over FBI Announcement

  4. Anonymous12:11 PM

    Fox News Gets Destroyed While Trying To Blame Hillary Clinton For GOP Email Scandal

  5. Anonymous12:12 PM

    George W. Bush’s Ethics Lawyer Files Complaint Against FBI Director James Comey

    1. Anonymous2:12 PM


    2. Anonymous3:38 PM

      I wonder what Bush's "ethics lawyer" thought of the mass destruction of documents and emails as Bush left office in the beginning of 2009.

    3. Anonymous5:03 PM

      @ Beaglemom

      He thought, "thank god, all that shit's in the shredder". :)


  6. Anonymous12:14 PM

    Speaking at Donald Trump’s Las Vegas rally earlier today, conservative pundit and Trump supporter Wayne Allyn Root fantasized about Hillary Clinton’s death.

    Early on in his speech, the ‘Angry White Male’ author whipped up the crowd by calling them the “Trump army” and Trump warriors” who are a coalition that will “take this country back.” He also welcomed them to the “Trump revolution.”

    Later on, he discussed how angry everyone is and how he’s so confident Trump will win next week that he went to England to place the largest bet of his life on Trump to win. Root made a comparison to Brexit, calling the upcoming Trump victory “Trexit.”

    The talk show host noted that there will be “serfs” and “taxpayers” who will be headed to D.C. with “pitchforks, jackhammers and blow torches” to put the elites on notice. Referring to Hillary, he said “we’re coming to put you in prison.”

    1. Anonymous1:23 PM

      And, the ruling of a 'dictator' as to our government IF Trump were to be elected POTUS. I truly think we'd see the second coming of Hitler in the likes of a Donald Trump presidency! We'd see the enforcement of the government being anti blacks, browns and Jews and the beginning of a Civil War.

      Elect Hillary Clinton as our next POTUS. She IS the only sane solution as to what could occur in America if the Nazi group of Trump were to rule us!

  7. Anonymous12:17 PM

    FBI agents knew of Clinton-related emails weeks before director was briefed

    The FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server knew early this month that messages recovered in a separate probe might be germane to their case, but they waited weeks before briefing the FBI director, according to people familiar with the case.

    1. Anonymous12:34 PM

      But they're not

    2. Anonymous1:00 PM

    3. Anonymous1:08 PM

      Yeah, I just saw that story online and couldn't believe it! The head of the FBI was kept in the dark for weeks? Crazy.

    4. Anonymous2:25 PM

      1:08 PM

      They may have good reason not to trust him. If there is not a full investigation no one will know much.

      No one has been killed yet but this is about as bad as it gets.

      Americas poor election system. Poor America. Your FBI sucks.

    5. Anonymous11:41 PM

      They probably kept it from him because they were afraid he'd do exactly what he did.

      If Comey is smart he'll resign before he's fired.

  8. Anonymous12:44 PM

    As the James Comey story unfolds -- or fails to unfold --

  9. Anonymous12:47 PM

    Jeanine Pirro just called FBI director James Comey out after he pulled a dick-move just before the presidential election. Pirro, a Trump supporter who is one of Clinton’s harshest critics, tweeted that “Comey’s actions violate fundamental rules of fairness & impartiality.”

  10. Anonymous12:53 PM

    Trump’s Northern Exposure? New Poll Says Alaska Is A Battleground State

    According to a new poll of 400 voters, Hillary Clinton leads reality show star-turned-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump 47-43% in perhaps the most unlikely battleground state of all: Alaska.

    Conducted by Anchorage marketing firm Craciun Research Group, the survey is a rare snapshot of public opinion in a state that is notoriously difficult to poll accurately. But it matches a trend line seen in polls taken the first week of October, which showed Clinton within the margin of error, and at mid-month which suggested a statistical tie.

    In other words, the same late trend that’s driving record early voting turnout and making Clinton competitive in deeply-red states such as Georgia and Texas is also happening in Alaska. Voters are apparently repelled by Trump, especially younger voters, minorities, and women.

    1. Anonymous1:16 PM

      I mailed in my absentee ballot in Alaska and voted straight up and down Democratic. Felt so damned good!

      It would be a slice of heaven to elect Hillary Clinton as POTUS and turn the Alaska Legislature majority from red to blue!

      Vote Alaskans! We need a huge change. Remember, the Republicans in the Alaska Legislature are the majority that ran the state's financial condition into the red!

  11. Let's be clear it is not just the trump campaign that lying. The media is letting surrogate after surrogate for Donald trump pass the lies along and do not even ask if what they are saying is true they just get on the airway and talk as fast as they can to get as many lies about Hillary and or the democrats out as possible

    1. Anonymous1:04 PM

      THANK YOU.

    2. Anonymous3:06 PM

      They have let them get away with the lies for over a year now, beginning with the primaries.

      One really has to wonder about Comey, what are his motives and why he took the "initiative" to come out about emails that do no involve Hillary so close to the election-talk about rigged.

  12. Do we even know if this device had not already been looked at in the closed investigation?

  13. Anonymous1:03 PM


  14. Anonymous1:05 PM

    Free Press endorsement: Hillary Clinton is a prepared, mature choice

  15. Anonymous1:11 PM

    When FBI Director James Comey publicly revealed that he was investigating emails on the system of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, and again injected himself into the center of a fast approaching presidential election, he was once again applying a double standard of justice to Hillary Clinton.

    According to the New York Times and other sources, multiple senior officials of the Department of Justice urged Comey to not go public because doing so would violate a long-term FBI practice of not interfering in an imminent presidential election and not opining about ongoing investigations when the facts are not clear.

    A growing list of former Justice Department officials, who served Republican and Democratic presidents, have strongly criticized Comey's intervention in the presidential campaign.

    Lets be clear about this. At the time of Comey's public letter to members of Congress, Comey did not know the contents of the emails in question, or whether there is any legitimate grounds for concern about Clinton's role with them, or whether any and potentially all of the newly discovered emails had previously been disclosed and found to create no legal problem.

    Comey should have known is that his Friday letter to members of Congress –– a number of whom are Republicans who have been promoting partisan witch hunts against Clinton for years funded by taxpayer money –– would inevitably disrupt the presidential election. In fact, Comey's action has predictably turned the administration of justice into a political circus and fomented the kind of banana republic politics that Americans have come to detest.

    Both Comey and a number of hyper-partisan Republicans are promoting a double standard of justice against Clinton that should appall and anger Americans of all political persuasions.

    1. Anonymous2:43 PM

      There are Republicans that serve the American people and don't allow a political party to influence or control them. They go by the rules and law. Respecting protocol and the DOJ.

      James Comey has deeply screwed things up for the genuine and and highly regarded Republicans that have jobs serving us.

    2. Anonymous11:45 PM

      Why isn't he giving the public updates on their investigations into Trump? You *know* they're investigating Trump. Doesn't the public have a right to know that too?

      Or could it be because Comey is a REPUBLICAN?

      Why is it only the Trump supporters are rigging the election and committing voter fraud?

  16. Anonymous1:14 PM

    Who appointed this asshole, James Comey, F.B.I. Director anyway?

    1. Anonymous1:21 PM

      President Obama...unfortunately.

    2. Anonymous1:48 PM

      And, he did it because the guy was a Republican - reaching across the aisle - which has now proven to be detrimental!

      Vote Hillary Clinton! Doing so is even more important than it was three days ago!

    3. Anonymous1:59 PM

      @1:21 & 1:48>

    4. Anonymous3:37 PM

      Vote for Hillary Clinton and then for all the other Democrats on your ballot. Vote a straight Democratic ticket where you can. Let's get as many GOP Congress-people unemployed as possible.

    5. Anonymous4:32 PM

      Obama was trying to be friendly towards the Republicans by appointing Comey. But once a scorpion always a scorpion.

    6. Anonymous8:17 PM

      I'll make sure to vote Trump and all republican ticket then, thanks for the input beaglemom.

    7. Anonymous11:47 PM

      Because when it comes to appointments Obama makes some really stupid decisions. It's his weakest quality.

      Salazar was stupid too and Hillary is about to make the same mistake.

      At least Arne Duncan will finally be history.

  17. Anonymous1:17 PM

    Most routes to 270 blocked for Trump, needs last-ditch surge

    In short, that means Clinton doesn’t need to win a state now rated as a toss-up to win the White House.

    Trump needs to win them all — and then go on to pick off some states that are now in Clinton’s column.

    1. Anonymous11:51 PM

      For Trump it's no longer about winning. It's about delegitimizing Hillary's administration and undermining the election process and our form of government. The Republicans are in on it, vowing to block all Supreme Court justice nominations for as long as Hillary is President.

      I call it sedition, but then what do I know?

      "There’s no political reason for a nominee to so enthusiastically validate this kind of absurd paranoia, unless his mindset is that of a spurned soap opera mistress: If I can’t have the presidency, then no one can.

      This is a pattern for Trump. He spent the last several years trying to delegitimize Barack Obama’s presidency, spreading false rumors about his lineage. Now he’s trying to preemptively delegitimize Clinton, by establishing an entire alternative media dedicated to the proposition that she can’t possibly win without some monstrous act of unspecified fraud.

      Clinton may or may not have what it takes to respond to unseen crises and build some consensus around an agenda — I have my doubts. But probably no one can do that if a quarter of the electorate is sworn to resist some imaginary usurpation of power.

      What Trump is doing now is unpatriotic, and it’s dangerous."

      "Ultimately, Seinfeld said he can’t help but laugh at the situation, suggesting that Trump’s concept of the presidency is more like that of a child’s than a serious contender for the White House.

      “I’m just laughing [about] what he thinks being president is. ‘This company’s going to do that, you’re going to go over here. I can make other countries do whatever I say.’ It’s a kid’s image of being president,” Seinfeld said. “It’s like if you were 10, and they would make you president of your house, you would start ordering the dog around, not realizing no one’s going to listen to you.”"

  18. Anonymous1:20 PM

    OT - these folks are seriously crazy !
    (as a wiccan myself I can assure witchcraft has nothing to do with the election )

    Yes, The Religious Right Warns Witchcraft Could Decide This Election

  19. Anonymous1:57 PM

    Hummm WTF? The Web that is weaved.

  20. Anonymous2:05 PM

    Fire the tool. After that prison would be too good. What happened to Comey? He was liked by both sides and had a good reputation. What drove FBI Director James Comey to do this horrendous disservice to our country? It is hard to think of a better way to influence an election.

    American citizens need to see justice, the real deal, not another crook with law enforcement.

    1. Anonymous2:35 PM

      He is worse than Putin or any Russian would be towards America.

  21. Anonymous2:20 PM

    'Comey’s letter to Congress was more a formality.'

    Formality? A blatantly UN-AMERICAN formality. What next?

  22. Anonymous3:19 PM

    Screwing over the USA as it appears Director Comey has done and continues to do, that's not treasonous?

  23. Anonymous3:35 PM

    This is very disturbing, not because I think Hillary won't win, but it will cast an unfair shadow on her presidency and give the republicans just another reason to form useless committees for the next 4 years.

    The Very Political James Comey

    ..... This unusual step, in turn, not only made the FBI complicit in a political assault on a presidential candidate; it invited members of Congress to pick through reams of investigative materials that the bureau normally holds in strict confidence. Even worse, Comey’s decision to release these materials to the public at the same time deprived Clinton of the chance to defend her actions and challenge the government’s findings in a court of law. By making the materials publicly available, Comey empowered political actors to second-guess investigators while arming Republicans with the evidence they needed to take their case to the court of public opinion.....

    .... In the coming days, if past is prologue, Comey will devise a way to respond to this spiraling political furor, further bending the rules toward “extraordinary transparency” in hopes of clarifying at least some of the ambiguities introduced in his letters. Unfortunately, though, the damage has likely been done. The headline itself has become the indictment; the underlying facts matter hardly at all. With just over a week until Election Day—and early voting underway in more than two dozen states—there is precious little time to set the record straight.

    Read more:

  24. Anonymous4:37 PM

    The boyz and their fembots are husslin'. They are desperate and will throw anything and all at Hillary. She's a coming and they are husslin'. Gads, it's going to be a rough week till next tuesday. Hang in their Hillary. Hang in there. The brietbert boyz are riled up in all their delusions of grandeur.

    1. Anonymous8:43 PM

      They will not stop just because they are the biggest losers. They will not only fire up some man boobies to play with their war toys. They will find many ways to create political hell in the USA, in the world, when they need that. The courts will be busy for decades just for their grievances, they can make up plenty and then more. They want to stop America until they can have a coup and take possession. They believe they are entitled and deserving. Trump is old and can have that heart attack he looks like he is having. He is not the only one in on these plans. The movement will continue when he is gone. I doubt he ever wanted the job. He gets off on what they have done to put him in the position he is in. It's all just fun for him now.

  25. Anonymous4:49 PM

    My first guess was that the trump organization or con workers had dirt on him and he was forced to do a favor for trump. first it was said this was due to unrelated lawsuit? hmmmm? could it be related to one of 4000 active lawsuits of trumps? or is comey, huma and weenie working for trumpster u? I don't know. But it was obviously wrong.

  26. Anonymous4:50 PM

    It was reported today that Donald J Trump is listed as the 6th most dangerous person in the world.

  27. Anonymous8:31 PM

    Comey’s October Surprise Blows Up In His Face As Democrats Drop The Hammer On FBI Boss
    Senate Democrats aren't playing around with FBI Director James Comey. Four top Democrats sent Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch a letter demanding details on the emails that the FBI is investigating by Monday.

  28. Anonymous10:30 PM

    Ackerman's statement comes from a Washington Post article toward the bottom.


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