Thursday, March 09, 2017

Justice Department officials say White House comments that Trump is not under investigation were not cleared with them, and then refuse to deny there is an investigation.

Courtesy of the New York Times:  

With questions still swirling over President Trump’s unsubstantiated claims that he was wiretapped on orders of President Barack Obama, the Justice Department on Thursday declined to confirm statements a day earlier from the White House that Mr. Trump was not the target of a counterintelligence investigation. 

Officials also said the White House had not relied on any information from the Justice Department in offering a statement denying the existence of an investigation. 

The White House spokesman, Sean Spicer, told reporters on Wednesday that “there is no reason to believe there is any type of investigation with respect to the Department of Justice” or “ that the president is the target of any investigation whatsoever.”

But a Justice Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said that there was no indication that anyone at the Justice Department had given the White House that assurance. 

Asked whether Mr. Trump was in fact the target of an investigation, the official offered a “no comment.”

Okay so the Justice Department officials make a point of saying that the White House's denial of an investigation was not cleared through them, and then when asked if there is indeed an investigation they refuse to comment.

Gee I can't imagine what we should surmise from that.

In another totally unrelated story FBI Director James Comey had a private meeting with several lawmakers in Washington this afternoon:

FBI Director James Comey spent Thursday afternoon on Capitol Hill meeting with the eight lawmakers who have access to the most highly classified information, sources told CNN. 

Comey was scheduled to meet with the House members of the so-called Gang of Eight at 5 p.m., and he met earlier in the afternoon with the senators in the group -- including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Intelligence committee, Republican Sen. Richard Burr and Democrat Mark Warner respectively. 

The House members include House Speaker Paul Ryan, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes and House Intelligence Ranking Member Adam Schiff. 

Comey's visit comes after Schiff accused the FBI director of stonewalling House members in a briefing last week and both Schiff and Nunes aired their concerns that Comey had been withholding information from the group through last year.

And in yet another TOTALLY unrelated story we learn this:

The Senate Intelligence Committee has been given sweeping powers, unseen since the Watergate era, to investigate Russian meddling in the US election.

Have to imagine that Trump is really starting to feel that noose tightening up about now. 

32 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:21 PM

    Awesome. The noose is tightening. I want to watch the son of a bitch squirm. He absolutely needs to be made an example of.

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    1. Anonymous7:49 PM

      Maybe they're waiting until trump takes a direct action to benefit Russia?????

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    2. Anonymous2:30 AM

      Since he has no neck, which appears to be a republican trait, maybe imprisonment would be best? Smug asshole is probably packing for yet another weekend at his golden whorehouse in Florida.

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    3. Anonymous6:12 AM

      Yes the "No neck" feature goes with the fact they have no balls that goes with the stick-up-their butts.

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    4. Anonymous7:56 AM

      It's all a media dance people they won't do shit to Trump or Putin...roll of eyes!

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  2. Anonymous4:33 PM

    Its not tight enough !I can only hope he chokes on that noose and croaks!

    RIP MF!

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    1. Anonymous9:21 PM

      They set both Sadam Hussein and Chemical Ali's noose's so they were decapitated. In certain cases I'm all for torture. This man deserves no pity.

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  3. Anonymous5:01 PM

    I believe there might be a typo in the following:

    "Okay so the Justice Department officials makes a point of saying that the White House's denial of an investigation was cleared through them,..."

    Isn't it the point that the Justice Department did NOT confirm and/or clear Spicer's comment that The Donald was still as pure as the purist of any pure thing that ever was? Thanks for any clarification. maggi.

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    1. Yep, you are right.

      I left out the word "not."

      Fixed now.

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  4. Anonymous5:04 PM

    This is going to explode, as the stink gets worse every day. Nobody expected the orange baboon to get elected so they were reckless. All involved were just trying to enrich themselves, ever seen a bigger bunch of missfits?
    With out a doubt, some dumbass was caught on a wiretap. It was the Russians Feds were following and these ametures associated with Trump just answered their calls.
    Trump has been mobbed up since his latest series of bankruptcies. Who else would loan him money? Great place for dirty money, New York real estate financed with money stolen when the Soviet Union dissolved. Just wait till his Taxes are supenoed. You couldn't make this up. Hes so dirty he'll make Capone look like an alter boy.

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    1. Anonymous6:00 PM

      I think you are right that they were enriching themselves, who knows what secrets they sold during the campaign and didn't expect to win, so nothing would come out.

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    2. Anonymous6:00 PM

      These things take time. I live in IL and blago was under investigation for two years -- at least -- before his arrest. And that was with direct testimony from a hospital administrator. (He was user investigation for pay for play when he got caught trying to sell the senate seat. If it weren't for the senate stuff, he probably wouldn't have been arrested for a while longer.)

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    3. Anonymous4:42 AM

      6:00
      And the GOP were Praying that PBO was somehow involved with that, tried like hell to make the connection and Failed.

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  5. Anonymous5:08 PM

    I think the perfect punishment is to shave his head, put him in thrift store running shorts, and make him play 18 holes with the entire press corps filming his every move, with a headline of "The Emperor's New Clothes." Remember that Obama warned us not to underestimate Trump. No matter how sleazy he seems, there's another layer of sleeze waiting to be exposed.

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    1. Or, make him use stairs, up, down, all day long, with sticky handrails.

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  6. Anonymous5:22 PM

    It was nice that Sessions said we should be using Gitmo, I hope the trump administration enjoys their stay.

    Traitor donnie can pretend he is at Mar a Lago.

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  7. Anonymous5:22 PM

    FBI probing server connection between Trump Organization and Russian bank first reported in October
    No evidence of monies being transfered to russian bank. (how bout from Trump to Russia???) How does one pay back billions borrowed??? Follow the money

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    1. Anonymous2:37 AM

      I sincerely hope that Mrs. tRump's parents are being investigated, too. They live at tRump Tower, in a multi million dollar apartment.He was a ranking official in the Communist Party in their home country. How did HE and his wife, plus another daughter, get visas to come here? Was Russia involved? Is HE the connection at the Tower? Malerias sister also lives in a multi million dollar condo close by. Talk about "hard working immigrants, working to get ahead" They could be shining examples of that!! Russian agents, perhaps?

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    2. Anonymous6:50 AM

      Anon at 2:37 am. That's one of the reasons I hope the third wife never moves into the White House. What a desecration that would be!
      Beaglemom

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  8. Anonymous5:54 PM

    Wanna bet as soon as it appears they are going to impeach, trump is going to have a “nervous break down” to try and get out of the hearings.

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    1. "Wanna bet as soon as it appears they are going to impeach, trump is going to have a'nervous break down' to try and get out of the hearings."
      ........................

      Or maybe he'll just say that he forgot to bring his reading glasses.

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    2. Anonymous2:22 AM

      He doesn't need reading glasses. Those are for reading, which Trump doesn't do. He gets his info from TV!

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    3. Anonymous2:39 AM

      It'llbe YUUGGE! Ratings will the best ever, forget the "hugely successful "Apprentice"" The gop will delay any real progress until they pass their agenda of screwing over the little guys.

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    4. Anonymous7:58 AM

      May be they will ship him to Siberia and he can karate with Steven Segal.

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  9. Anonymous5:57 PM

    I am expecting that Air Force One “crashes” , melanomia plans the state funeral and little donnie escapes to russia or some small island in the pacific.

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  10. Anonymous6:08 PM

    CNN article on Trump and Alfa Bank. A Russian Bank.... Hmmmm? Interesting connection.

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  11. Anonymous6:22 PM

    Corrupt to the core MFer. Always has been.

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  12. Anonymous7:40 PM

    When are we as a country going to rid ourselves of this outrage.The man is clearly not qualified to be president of anything.I want to see this orange piece of shit in an orange jumpsuit and spend the rest of his life in a cell.Actually hanging would be better.Isn't that what is done with traitors?

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  13. Anonymous8:36 PM

    Kelly anne said it takes more than fire in the belly to run for office, it take bile in the throat. Really? She qualifies. bye bye bile Conway. Little nasty skank liar!

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    1. Anonymous2:43 AM

      Mitch McConnell is complicit in this whole fiasco. He was told about this last year, and refused to hold hearings. He said "It would appear to be too partisan" WHAT!! After all the crap they threw at President Obama, they protected this squishy orange blob. The top gop members knew all about the Russian connection BEFORE the election. The fix was in, and it was obvious when McConnell refused to hold hearings on President Obama's choice for the Supreme Court. McCaonnell said "The NEXT president will choose" HE KNEW who THAT would be.

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    2. Anonymous6:48 AM

      We should add, Anon at 2:43 am, the never-ending Congressional investigations of Hillary Clinton which some GOP House members are eager to resume.
      Beaglemom

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  14. No noose.

    All of those committees that could pull the chair on his necktie party are full of Republicans that, not matter what, will NEVER allow Trump to be impeached. It is their job to cover up and suppress anything that might endanger Hair Furor.

    Just listen to some of those assholes. Chaffetz and his iPhone. You think that cocksucker is going to allow anything to touch his lily white Lardass in Chief?

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