Friday, February 24, 2017

FBI rejected request from White House to "knock down" media reports about investigations into ties between Trump associates and the Russians.

Courtesy of CNN: 

The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple US officials briefed on the matter tell CNN. 

But a White House official said late Thursday that the request was only made after the FBI indicated to the White House it did not believe the reporting to be accurate. 

White House officials had sought the help of the bureau and other agencies investigating the Russia matter to say that the reports were wrong and that there had been no contacts, the officials said. The reports of the contacts were first published by The New York Times and CNN on February 14. 

The direct communications between the White House and the FBI were unusual because of decade-old restrictions on such contacts. Such a request from the White House is a violation of procedures that limit communications with the FBI on pending investigations.

Oh hell no!

The White House can't do this!

That is called interfering in an ongoing investigation. Regular citizens get thrown in the clink for that shit.

Of course once again Spicey bitched that this was a mischaracterization of what happened: 

"We didn't try to knock the story down. We asked them to tell the truth," Spicer said.

So here we are again. Being asked to decide whether or not it's the media or this poor man's Melissa McCarthy telling the truth.

Well you know where I land on that.

To be honest, though it is completely indefensible, it is understandable as to why the White House is so desperate to keep all of this quiet.

As Politico reports this investigation is taking stage front and center at many recent GOP town halls: 

Constituents and liberal activists are demanding to know what GOP lawmakers are doing to help or hinder investigations into the president’s ties to Moscow and Russian interference in the 2016 election. The scrutiny suggests the firestorm over alleged ties between Russian officials and members of Trump’s campaign and administration has spread well beyond the Beltway. 

“I am very concerned about the Trump administration and his ties to Russia,” a woman told GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley in Garner, Iowa, on Tuesday — winning huge applause from the overflow crowd when she said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should recuse himself from any investigation.

And the pressure got to be a little too much for Cheeto Hitler who seems to have wrested his Twitter account way from his handlers long enough to tweet this:
What is that old saying again?

"He who lives by the leaks, dies by the leaks?"

Well it was something like that. 


  1. Anonymous8:34 AM

    "What is that old saying again?"
    a Russian 'RAT' smells his own a$$-hole first.

  2. Anonymous8:34 AM

    Did trump mention in CPAC that he asked the generals to come up with a plan to defeat ISIS?

    Didn't that SOB tell everybody he knows how to defeat ISIS?

    He told everybody he knows more than the generals.

    Then why ask ask the generals to come up with a plan?

    Let's use Trump's plan to defeat ISIS.

    1. Anonymous8:54 AM

      Let's send the asshole and his adult sons over there to fight ISIS. Then, perhaps I'd support the fuckers!

  3. Anonymous8:37 AM

    Just because Melania doesn't want to disturb "10 YEAR OLD" Barron while he's in a New York school, Melania and Barron will live in the Trump Tower for four months.

    Costs $500,000 per day to protect only Melania and Barron at the Trump Tower

    There's 30 days in a month

    Let's say 4 months from the time when Trump was inaugurated to when Barron finishes school in New York

    Not counting the maid, cook etc for Melania and Barron

    Not counting a taxpayers supplied jet to fly her to Florida to meet Trump each weekend


    × 30 days = $15,000,000

    $15,000,000 × 4 months = $60,000,000

    $60,000,000 (YES SIXTY MILLION FUC_ING DOLLARS!) just so that spoiled ass rich brat can stay with his school friends in New York for four months.

    The kids and families of service men and women are not fragile like Barron and Melania.

    When a soldier tells his family we HAVE to MOVE. I have been reassigned to another base, PACK UP!

    Little Junior and Sally may not want to leave their school friends but they will be on that plane when it leaves the terminal and make new friends at their new school.

    1. Anonymous9:03 AM

      And then there have been the three weekends in a row that Trump and Melania have been at M-a-L. So she's been flying down and he's been heading over there and that has cost, plus his staying all weekend and her flying back to NYC, all the while this ten-year-old is in T Tower costing us a shitload of money. I get not picking on the kids, but this Barron thing is ridiculous. I haven't heard anything yet today about what the Trump whims are for this weekend.

    2. Anonymous9:37 AM

      Back to M-A-L for "meetings" and fundraisers. Oh, golf also too.

  4. Anonymous8:40 AM

    He promised my mom a job in his cabinet.

    Now he won't even return mom's phone calls.

    1. Anonymous9:04 AM

      Yeah. And your mom didn't get invited to CPAC either. So sorry.

  5. Anonymous8:41 AM

    Crowd Waves Russian Flags for Trump

    1. Anonymous9:05 AM

      Seriously. Wow. It cracked me up. I have never ever seen a flag that is supposed to be representative of "the red white and blue" in that color order of white/red/blue. Absolutely the Russian flag.

    2. Anonymous11:41 AM

      Well some libtard told the CPAC people that it was a Trump flag. How were they supposed to know what flag is what?

    3. Anonymous5:37 AM

      I guess that would reflect their education. A little over their heads,obviously.

  6. Anonymous8:43 AM

    Coincidence? CPAC 'Trump' Flags Look Just Like Russia's

  7. Anonymous8:43 AM

    Disturbing and utterly disgusting as it is, We The People can no longer believe ANYthing that originates from the oval office.

    Thanks, disgruntled shitheads who made this dystopian scenario reality.

  8. Anonymous8:44 AM

    Maybe this is why Lardass has spent even more time than usual trashing the media today. I didn't catch his whole CPAC speech, but when I tuned in he complained about the media at least twice. Then I went online to see what I had missed, and there was a video over 6 minutes long that was solely about the media.

    1. Anonymous8:52 AM

      The media and the majority of us need to constantly RESIST the asshole that does NOT represent us! And, he never will!

      He needs to be taken down and impeached ASAP! I can hardly wait to see his sorry ass gone! He's pure evil and as 'non christian' as they come!

    2. Anonymous11:36 AM

      Then CNN, the NY Times, the LA Times and Politico were blocked from attending a press briefing this afternoon, while Breitbart News, The Washington Times and One America News Network were allowed to attend.

      Time magazine and the AP boycotted the briefing because of the other news outlets being banned.

      This administration isn't even pretending to have integrity anymore.

  9. Anonymous8:45 AM

    Law professors file misconduct complaint against Kellyanne Conway

    The 15 professors, who specialize in legal ethics, cite several incidents, including a television interview in which Conway made the “false statement that President Barack Obama had ‘banned’ Iraqi refugees from coming into the United States for six months following the ‘Bowling Green Massacre,’ ” and the use of her position to endorse Ivanka Trump products.

    “We do not file this complaint lightly,” the professors said in their filing. “We believe that, at one time, Ms. Conway, understood her ethical responsibilities as a lawyer and abided by them. But she is currently acting in a way that brings shame upon the legal profession.”

    The professors teach at law schools such as Georgetown University Law Center, Yale Law School, Fordham University and Duke University.

    Read the misconduct complaint sent by law professors against White House Counsel Kellyanne Conway

    1. Anonymous8:58 AM

      Is Kellyanne Conway off to Lawyer Jail for Alternative Ethics? PROBABLY!!! Is she a total embarrassment to her alma mater? DEFINITELY!!! Is Poor Kells persecuted by all the mean elitists inside the DC bubble? Let’s Lawsplore!!

  10. Anonymous8:51 AM

    The 14 Biggest Political Controversies Involving Ivanka Trump

    1. Anonymous9:44 AM

      Ivanka wafts in right after daddy now at every appearance. Who voted for HER?

    2. Anonymous11:42 AM

      She's like a rancid queef!

    3. Anonymous12:43 PM

      Stiff face and all! She's had too many surgeries!

  11. Anonymous8:57 AM

    That's the sound of the swamp draining.
    Hope your life vest is solid gold.

  12. Anonymous8:59 AM

    CPAC scrambles to control damage after attendees wave Russian flags during Trump speech

    "Staffers at CPAC quickly scrambled to confiscate Russian flags with the word “TRUMP” written on the front that were being waved by attendees during President Donald Trump’s speech on Friday.
    In addition to the attendees waving Russian flags, journalist Sarah Posner reports at least one attendee was spotted wearing a “Make Russia Great Again” t-shirt."

  13. Anonymous9:19 AM

    Trump's administration has no credibility. The leak that the FBI refused a WH-requested cover-up looks tough but also sets the stage for public acceptance when the FBI end the investigation finding no Russia/Trump wrong-doing.

  14. Anonymous9:31 AM

    What an ASSHOLE this person is. Repulsive. He has the crowd at Cpac chanting "Lock her up
    AGAIN. It will be a joke when HE is locked up, for TREASON.

    1. Anonymous11:44 AM

      Then he will cry insanity.

    2. Anonymous12:42 PM

      Hang him for treason!

  15. Anonymous10:46 AM

    Poor, poor, Donald the Goat, just doesn't have the stamina of Obama as POTUS.

    1. Anonymous11:43 AM

      No kidding.
      He is old. Just look at his wife behavior around him.

  16. Anonymous10:49 AM

    CNN and other news organizations were blocked Friday from an off-camera White House press briefing.
    The conservative media organizations Breitbart News, The Washington Times and One America News Network were allowed in.

  17. Anonymous11:09 AM


  18. Anonymous11:16 AM

  19. Anonymous11:22 AM

    Little Rubio again...

    1. Anonymous12:42 PM

      Rubio has made himself look like a jerk...he'll never get anywhere...he's ruined his political career forever! The Cubans can have him -

  20. Anonymous11:25 AM
    The president argued that the First Amendment gives him “the right to criticize FAKE news and criticize it strongly.” <drumpf is fucking backwards in the head, has anyone checked it out?

  21. Anonymous11:25 AM

    This is what the Navy Seal who planned the bin Laden mission has to say!Trumps actions are a threat to democracy.

  22. Anonymous11:35 AM

    Dan Rather FB Post:

  23. Anonymous11:39 AM

    Trump’s Best-Laid Scheme Goes Terribly Terribly Wrong by Tina Dupuy

    As a former Hill staffer, strangely, I have more government experience than the current President of the United States. And my up close experience in the American government has taught me “best-laid plans” can blow up in one’s face.

    Here’s my theory about the Russian involvement in our election:

    ...I write this hours after CNN’s gob smacking report from the FBI that White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, called the Bureau on three occasions asking them to downplay the Russia-Trump contacts during the campaign. The campaign that Priebus himself worked on! The campaign that the new Attorney General Jeff Sessions worked on along with many in trump’s inner circle. My first reaction is that innocent people don’t call the FBI multiple times begging them to downplay an untrue story. Especially when trump has been able to successfully drive the media narrative via spectacle. My experience in government is that Priebus was doing what his boss asked him to do, no matter how unethical, illegal or potentially damaging. It was trump thinking he has the golden touch so he can simply yell “fake news,” cast aspersions on the IC, threaten leakers and it’ll all go away.

    So now it REALLY looks like the campaign was in bed with the Russians.

  24. Anonymous11:42 AM

    Look out GOP dump will block you too. Just a matter of time mitch.

  25. Anonymous11:43 AM

    Trump Tries To Hide The Truth By Banning Media That Write About Scandal From Briefing

    The White House decided not to hold a press briefing on Friday, but instead held an off-camera session that excluded news organizations who have written about the Trump/Russia scandal or intelligence community leaks.

    ...The message being sent by the White House is clear. If a news organization tells the truth about what is going on in the Trump administration, they will be punished.

    It is not a coincidence that the same organizations who were not allowed to attend the briefing had their reporting referenced by Trump during his rant against the press at CPAC on Friday morning.

    President Trump is trying to suppress information and keep the American people in the dark. Trump doesn’t want the American people to be informed about the activities of his administration.

    What the White House hasn’t considered is that the media can retaliate by not covering Trump’s rallies and publicity stunts. President Trump has escalated his war with the media, and the American people must demand that the free press is allowed to report the truth about what their government is doing without punishment or reprisal from the President.

    1. Leland1:19 PM

      Well, DUH! So what else is new?

  26. Anonymous11:47 AM

    Nancy Pelosi Calls for Massive Investigations Into Trump Administration’s Abuse of Power

    You know what they say: It’s the cover-up.

    In the wake of the report that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus tried to coerce the FBI into denying its investigation into the relationship between President Trump and his campaign with Russian intelligence agents, an act Pelosi labeled as potentially illegal, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called for both the DOJ and Congress to launch an investigation into the Trump administration’s conversations with the FBI.

    “The Trump White House has been caught trying to pressure the FBI into undermining a vital national security investigation into the explosive ties between senior Trump officials and Russian intelligence agents, an action which is in violation of Department of Justice rules and which may also be illegal,” the Democratic Leader said in a statement issued Friday.

    Pelosi called Priebus’ actions a “grave abuse of power”, “Political interference in the integrity of an FBI investigation into the conduct of White House officials is a grave abuse of power. The rule of law depends on the FBI’s complete independence, free from political pressure from the targets of its investigations.”

    “White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has committed an outrageous breach of the FBI’s independence. Priebus has not only damaged his reputation but tainted the impartiality of the FBI.”

    “The Department of Justice’s Inspector General must open a new investigation into any and all conversations Priebus and other White House officials held with the FBI on ongoing investigations. Congress must also launch an independent, bipartisan commission to ensure the American people get the facts free from the Trump Administration’s meddling. The American people deserve to know the truth.”

    1. Anonymous12:39 PM

      Priebus needs to be 'strung up'! He's committed breaking a major law of the federal government.

      Get him the fuck out of the Trump fraudulent group, Republicans! It's your duty!!! Congressmen and women, Governors, etc. throughout the country - where the Hell are you idiots?

  27. Anonymous11:51 AM

    --Spicer really tries, but he just can't paint over the mud on the walls.

    --After a week of relative tame, POTUS foaming at the mouth @ FBI. Not sure what he's more angry about, the leak, or their refusal to obey.

    --Despite yesterday's faux bromance, Bannon acting sheepish about FBI leak. May be the real source, trying to push Priebus out.

    --No, @POTUS , we won't put our names out. We know what you do to dissidents who put their names out.

    --Make up your mind POTUS. Either you know who their sources are, or they don't have sources. Both can't be true.

  28. Anonymous11:52 AM

    --I was laughing my ass off when Priebus said he gets along with Bannon. They scream at each other every single day.

    --I've been trying to get the President to comment on this shooting. So far no luck. Sigh.

  29. Anonymous12:26 PM

    John Dean, who covered up Watergate, says Trump White House is guilty of Russia coverup

    John Dean knows a presidential cover up when he sees it

    --In reference to the news Priebus had leaned on the FBI over the Trump-Russia scandal, John Dean tweeted the following today: “I have expertise on this matter. Push back on an FBI investigation of the White House is better known as a COVER UP.” And after all, when it comes to the most infamous of presidential cover ups, John Dean was so deeply involved that he wrote the book on it.

    Reince Priebus is going down for Trump-Russia obstruction of justice. Who was he trying to protect?

    ...So whether he’s given immunity or not, Reince Priebus is going down for this. He’ll lose his job, he’s finished in politics, and it’s a matter of who else he takes down with him. Which takes us back to the question of why he decided to break the law just to try to make Trump’s scandal go away. Keep in mind that Priebus was RNC Chair for the entire time Trump was running for president. Was he in on the Russian election rigging? Until now there’s been no reason to suspect as much. But why would he incriminate himself in a last ditch effort to protect Trump, unless he was part of the conspiracy?

    This raises new questions about how deep within the Republican Party the Trump-Russia scandal may have gone. After all, Priebus was the Chair of the Republican National Committee during the time the Trump-Russia campaign collusion was taking place, and now he’s willing to criminally obstruct justice just to try to keep the full story from coming out.

    Jill Stein had dinner with Vladimir Putin in Russia during the election. Was she paid to be there?

    ...And so, in light of the exploding Trump-Russia scandal which is now threatening the sanctity of our democracy, Jill Stein owes us an explanation as to what the precise circumstances were behind her invitation to dine with Putin.

  30. Anonymous1:00 PM

    Putin Walking his dog bitch with a monkey on his back..

  31. Anonymous1:05 PM

    GOP Lawmakers Duck Town Halls, But Still Make Time to Meet with Campaign Donors

    Marco Rubio Says People ‘Get Rude And Stupid’ At Town Halls

    The Florida Republican says that’s why he won’t be holding any.

    When a constituent confronted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) Thursday about why he wasn’t holding a town hall event during this week’s congressional recess, Rubio gave what seemed an honest answer.

    “I don’t know man, because town halls, people get rude and stupid ― on both sides,” the senator told the man.

    A community organizer for the Florida chapter of the Service Employees International Union tweeted a video of the encounter, which happened in a lecture hall at Florida International University, where Rubio teaches a class. The questioner appears to be Rafael Velasquez, a member of the Florida Democratic party’s board of trustees.

    ...The man confronting Rubio earlier on Thursday suggested a town hall would allow the senator to hear from the people his represents, but Rubio said he didn’t need to.

    “I’ve heard the people,” Rubio said. “I ran for office. I told everybody I was against Obamacare. I told everybody I was in favor of the things I was in favor of. I’m gonna do what I told people I was going to do.”

  32. Anonymous1:09 PM

    Well looks like your palmer report and politicusa et al. copy link pasties person is turning your comment section into a blog roll again....ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  33. Anonymous1:10 PM

    Bring on the leaks. We want to hear all the leaks about Donald John Trump and his cult. Wiki Leaky where are you? Snowden speak up. Assage let us hear what you have. Time to spread the manure far and wide.

  34. Anonymous1:14 PM

    Devastating Leak Reveals Republican Obamacare Replacement Will Be A Death Sentence For Thousands

    The House Republican Obamacare replacement plan has been leaked and it as bad as expected. The Republican plan would kill subsidies and Medicaid expansion. It would allow states to create high-risk pools with benefit caps and would cause millions of Americans to lose their health care. The Republican plan is a death sentence for millions of Americans who benefit from the ACA.

    Trump War On The Media Backfires As Press Vows To Keep Reporting The Facts

    President Trump tried to punish the press by keeping outlets out of a press briefing who are reporting on his scandals, but the President's plan backfired as the press has vowed to keep reporting the facts.

    ...By targeting the press, the White House revealed that they couldn’t stop the leaks on their end, so they are attempting to intimidate the media into not reporting the information.

    The Trump war on the media is backfiring. Each hostile action that he takes against the press strengthens the resolve of reporters to find and report the facts.

    Bullying the media is the best way to make a scandal grow bigger. It looks like the White House has something to hide, which is why the press is going to dig deeper to uncover the truth.

  35. Any source coming out of the White House should automatically be considered a LIE unless it can be verified by a legitimate, trusted, vetted and reliable mainstream news source.

    That would eliminate Fox News, the National Enquirer and Breitbart.

  36. Anonymous4:45 AM

    Nobody wants to be quoted due to the Orange Shitgibbon's known retaliation. They don't name their sources for obvious reasons. Dump just makes shit up as he goes. And he wants sources named??

  37. Reading this, it suddenly just hit me (all over again) how f'ing bizzare this all is. I mean, WHEN ever, has a president gone online to bitch about the FBI or other entity?? We are living in some upside-down reality...

    And, quite seriously now - it goes to show how we are all becoming desensitized. Yes, even those of us who seek to stay informed and involved. Rage is hard to sustain, but we must !!


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