Wednesday, May 17, 2017

According to memo Donald Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to shut down Michael Flynn investigation before firing him.

Courtesy of the New York Times:  

President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting. 

“I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. 

The documentation of Mr. Trump’s request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia. Late Tuesday, Representative Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, demanded that the F.B.I. turn over all “memoranda, notes, summaries and recordings” of discussions between Mr. Trump and Mr. Comey. 

Such documents, Mr. Chaffetz wrote, would “raise questions as to whether the president attempted to influence or impede” the F.B.I.

Mr. Comey wrote the memo detailing his conversation with the president immediately after the meeting, which took place the day after Mr. Flynn resigned, according to two people who read the memo. It was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence a continuing investigation. An F.B.I. agent’s contemporaneous notes are widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations.

Yesterday we learned that the writing of these memos is widespread among intelligence folks working in Washington, which is something that an experienced politician would likely know.

Of course Donald Trump is not an experienced politician.

No, he is the kind of politician who thinks that it is okay to try and kill an investigation into members of his campaign staff, and then fire the FBI Director for not doing it.

This of course follows closely on the previous scandal of Trump sharing classified information with Russian spies.

Which followed the public outcry over Trump seemingly threatening James Comey about some "tapes."
And that scandal followed the previous scandal of Trump firing Comey in the first place.

And remember this all happened in just the last week!

So now there is REAL legitimate talk of impeachment, by both sides, and it seems that the Trump presidency is damaged beyond all repair.

 In fact this is now so bad that Trump has not even bothered to make it worse by tweeting about it.

That's when you know that the shit has really hit the fan.

48 comments:

  1. abbafan6:24 AM

    hey trump, how about putting your money where your mouth is? Surprise us; let's hear those "tapes" of yours! What, no tapes?? Lying again, as usual!

    There are NO "tapes"; in fact, no tweets so far today (depending on his 'mood')! The petulant man-child knows he can't get his way this time! The fat fuck is shitting himself in fear of removal!

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    1. Anonymous6:55 AM

      He's in a straight-jacket, his phone taken away.

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    2. Anonymous7:00 AM

      breaking news: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/333803-first-republican-raises-impeachment-for-trump

      Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Wednesday said reports that President Trump pressed ousted FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation would merit impeachment if true, becoming the first Republican lawmaker to broach the idea.

      The New York Times on Tuesday reported that Trump tried to pressure Comey to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn, citing a memo written by Comey.

      Asked by The Hill if the details in the memo would merit impeachment if they're true, Amash replied: "Yes."

      "But everybody gets a fair trial in this country," Amash added as he left a House GOP conference meeting.

      Asked by another reporter whether he trusted Comey's word or Trump's, Amash said: "I think it's pretty clear I have more confidence in Director Comey."
      Amash is one of only two House Republicans to cosponsor a Democratic bill to establish an independent commission to investigate Russia's role in the election. Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) has also endorsed the legislation.

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    3. Anonymous7:36 AM

      WOW, I thought Amash was a teabagger and would love donnie.

      Maybe donnie shouldn’t leave town to give his Islam speech in Saudia Arabia, he might not have a job when he returns :)

      Well isn’t that special, that is what happens when you LIE in order to support a crass, ignorant sociopath.
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      White House on edge: 'We are kind of helpless'

      .... Top White House officials learned of the looming New York Times story about a memo Comey wrote detailing Trump’s request two hours before it went online. Aides rushed to ask Trump what he had actually told Comey. But the White House had no memos or tapes of the meeting to rebut the claims, several officials said. Trump didn’t even give an entire readout of his conversation, leaving staffers “actually unaware of what happened,” one official said.

      “It’s not like we were in on the meeting,” this person said. “We had no idea. We still don’t really know what was said.”

      Another official laughed when asked if Trump had really “taped” the meeting, as he’s suggested on Twitter: “If so, none of us have heard the tape.”......

      http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/17/trump-white-house-on-edge-238482

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    4. Anonymous10:18 AM

      OT?
      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/putin-mocks-trump-for-sharing-intel-with-russians/

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    5. Anonymous12:58 PM

      He could release his tax returns as a distraction

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  2. Anonymous6:27 AM

    Do not trust Chaffetz, or any other gop. Not too long ago, he was looking forward to a few years of investigating Hillary for basically nothing. He is supposedly going to take a job at Faux when he resigns, so he HAS to defend the orange turd. Where is Ivanka, with her soothing lap dances for daddy?

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  3. Anonymous6:28 AM

    BREAKING NEWS

    House Floor:
    Rep. Al Green calls for impeachment


    PETITION ONLINE:

    "Sign Here to Impeach Donald Trump Now"

    From the moment he assumed the office, President Donald Trump has been in direct violation of the US Constitution. The President is not above the law.  We will not allow President Trump to profit from the presidency at the expense of our democracy. Congress’s impeachment investigation should include the President’s violations of the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses and whether the President has — in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed — prevented, obstructed or impeded the administration of justice.

    We are calling upon Congress to pass a resolution calling for the House Committee on the Judiciary to investigate whether sufficient grounds exist for the impeachment of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

    .....As of 9:50 am EDT, May 17, 2017, 977,184 people and counting have signed their names to the campaign to Impeach Trump Now. The signature count will be periodically updated.....

    https://impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org/

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    1. Signed, sealed, delivered...also telling like minded friends!

      Interesting reference to tower in Wasilla with Trump/Russia transmitting... on Louise Mensch twitter this a.m.
      https://twitter.com/LouiseMensch/status/864847569876381696

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    2. Anonymous8:23 AM

      @8:14 "This is just one example. It's a pattern. 12 domains, w. odd connections. also links level3 comms in Wasilla. + a spam house address in FL."

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    3. Anonymous8:36 AM

      Both my daughter and I have just signed.

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    4. Anonymous8:51 AM

      You mean it's BEEN a pattern

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    5. Anonymous1:17 PM

      Louise Mensch, ultra joke.

      You have to be a special kind of special to put your faith in such nonsense.

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  4. Anonymous6:37 AM

    Yes, we have seen the movie, it is called ALL the President's MEN, so we want the rest of his thugs out also!!!
    ======================================


    John McCain: Trump Scandal Nearing "Watergate Size and Scale"
    "We've seen this movie before."

    Hours after the New York Times reported—and multiple news outlets confirmed—that President Donald Trump had asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop the bureau's investigation into Michael Flynn, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said the president's mounting scandals were inching towards Watergate proportions.

    "I think we've seen this movie before," the Arizona senator said at the International Republican Institute's Freedom Awards on Tuesday. "I think it's reaching a point where it's of Watergate size and scale, and a couple of other scandals that you and I have seen. It's a centipede that the shoe continues to drop."........

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/john-mccain-trumps-scandals-watergate

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  5. Anonymous6:45 AM

    The only thing left for Donny is to ask Ivanka for a "happy ending" before he leaves the White House

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    1. Anonymous7:02 AM

      A condition of Trump's resignation will be that Pence must pardon him of everything. Have to dump Pence as well. He is not innocent of anything happening.

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    2. Anonymous7:38 AM

      I agree, how come Pence LIED to the public when he stated Comey was fired because of the email crap?

      No one has been questioning that!!!!

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    3. Anonymous7:47 AM

      Another condition should be the traitor trump family reimburses ALL the money that was wasted on security and upgrades to their properties including that helipad that they are using for guests.

      I would also have security escort him out of the WH and check his bags for ALL stolen items, like the silver and works of art.

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    4. Anonymous8:39 AM

      If they get rid of Pence(which I agree they should) then at this point you'd have Paul Ryan. Flip the House and you'd have Nancy Pelosi.

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    5. Anonymous9:10 AM

      HATCHet>
      https://patribotics.blog/2017/05/11/sources-russia-probe-means-president-hatch-rico-case-against-gop/

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    6. Anonymous10:26 AM

      @9:10 Are Orrin Hatch and Jeff Sessions related?
      Brothers from different mothers? They lOOk it.

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    7. Anonymous1:22 PM

      Brother from another mother!

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  6. Anonymous6:59 AM

    EVERYTHING it about
    $eXxx, BULLying and MonEy!

    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/05/jesse-watters-comey-no-sex-no-money-no

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    1. Anonymous1:25 PM

      Yeah ok we get it... Fuck. Fuck.fuck.money.money.money
      Take a laxative already.
      Or provide E V I D E N C E!

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  7. Anonymous7:12 AM

    Bad fella>"Trump is a dildo-witted ShitFerBrains who can’t talk good. He ain’t mean nothin’ by it!"
    "(nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what’s going to happen and he was right — who would have thought?)" DAH!
    "I would have said it’s all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don’t, they haven’t figured that the WOmen are smarter right now than the MEN, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years" on Track
    TO 'KILL' all HUMANKIND....
    Read more at https://wonkette.com/617251/trump-didnt-mean-to-obstruct-comey-hes-just-too-dumb-to-words-good-with-his-mouth-hole#JGpxthdPGiTiIF14.99

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  8. Anonymous7:28 AM

    Rep Green has called for IMPEACHMENT from the floor of the House. The entire batch of lying cheating, SOB's in his entourage need to go down with him.

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  9. Anonymous7:34 AM

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/eleven-democratic-senators-call-investigation-jeff-sessions-role-comey-firing

    " Attorney General Jeff Sessions violated his pledge to recuse himself from any investigations connected to the 2016 election when he took part in the firing of FBI Director James Comey."inspector general, Michael Horowitz, to determine whether Sessions violated his recusal and the rules that govern it."letter made the case that Sessions had broken his pledge and suggested that his actions may have been illegal and could warrant punishment and possible removal from office."

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  10. Anonymous7:39 AM

    Well little donnie’s good buddy putin is coming to the rescue; he is going to give us the transcripts of the intel meeting. HA HA like we should believe them.

    However it does put little donnie in an awkward position if he refuses to cooperate with Congress.

    Didn’t we go through this before, where the transcripts of the meeting didn’t match?

    Good thing little donnie “tapes” all his meetings :)

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  11. Anonymous7:50 AM

    Would someone take away Trumps shovel? I'm afraid he doesn't have a clue when to stop digging!

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    1. Anonymous8:50 AM

      No, let the ignorant fuck keep digging his own grave.

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    2. Anonymous1:08 PM

      Shit, I'd buy the idiot a backhoe.

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    3. Anonymous1:25 PM

      Hopefully he tossed Sarah down there already! ;)

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  12. Anonymous7:54 AM

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/when-will-this-sht-stop-gop-operatives-worry-that-trump-will-drag-the-whole-party-down-with-him/

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/completely-fcked-trumps-white-house-staff-admit-the-comey-memo-is-the-beginning-of-the-end/

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    1. Anonymous8:08 AM

      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/paul-ryan-tries-to-pin-growing-scandal-on-comey-why-didnt-he-take-action-instead-of-writing-memo/

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  13. Anonymous8:06 AM

    Russian state-run bank financed Toronto Trump hotel through mystery buyer: report

    A new report in the Wall Street Journal reveals that a Trump-branded hotel in Toronto received an urgently needed cash injection via a deal financed by a Russian state-run bank
    .
    According to the Journal, government-owned VEB helped former Trump hotel partner Alexander Shnaider arrange an asset sale involving a share in a Ukrainian steel firm worth $850 million. Shortly after Shnaider completed the deal, he quickly began injecting cash into the Trump Toronto project, which the Journal notes was financially troubled at the time of the sale.

    Although the buyer of the share hasn’t been publicly identified, two sources tell the Journal that it was “an entity acting for the Russian government.”
    The Trump Organization emphasized to the Journal that it “had no involvement in any financial dealings with VEB” over the project, as it “merely licensed its brand and manages the hotel and residences.”

    Nonetheless, the transaction is notable because, as the Journal notes, “VEB has long been viewed by Russian analysts as a vehicle for the Russian government to fund politically important projects.” Even more intriguing is the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin was chairman of VEB’s supervisory board at the time of Shnaider’s deal, which means he would have likely personally signed off on such a large transaction.......


    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/russian-state-run-bank-financed-toronto-trump-hotel-through-mystery-buyer-report/

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  14. Anonymous8:26 AM

    K.O.!
    http://video.gq.com/watch/the-closer-with-keith-olbermann-what-s-happening-in-trump-s-head?c=series

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  15. Anonymous9:07 AM

    OT?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch_Me_If_You_Can

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  16. Anonymous9:16 AM

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/05/16/trump_is_using_the_obstruction_of_justice_accusations_to_fundraise.html

    How did the Team Trump respond? They denied the story (obviously) and then less than an hour after the Times story that all but accused the president of obstructing justice, laying the most significant groundwork to date for impeachment, Team Trump used the accusations impugning the president’s ethical core to, you guessed it, raise MONEY."

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  17. Anonymous9:16 AM

    So Ryan is asking why didn't Comey speak up instead of writing memos?

    For one thing,

    WHO THE FUCK IS COMEY SUPPOSED TO TELL ABOUT TRUMP'S IMPROPER BEHAVIOR?

    JEFF SESSIONS?

    Not Sessions, Trump has Sessions in his back pocket.

    So if Comey can't go to Sessions to report Trump's improper behavior then the next person Comey would tell is Donald Trump.

    THAT'S WHY COMEY DIDN'T TELL ANYBODY ABOVE HIM!

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  18. Anonymous9:53 AM

    WHY DID TRUMP WAIT FOR THESE GUYS (see below) TO LEAVE THE OVAL OFFICE AND ASKED COMEY TO STICK AROUND?

    TRUMP HAD SOMETHING TO HIDE?

    Trump waited for "Attorney General Jeff Sessions, principal adviser Jared Kushner, chief strategist Stephen Bannon, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel" to leave the room.


    IS IT BECAUSE THESE TRUMP FLUNKIES CAN CLAIM DENIABILITY? THEY DIDN'T HEAR TRUMP TELL COMEY ANYTHING?

    They can claim they didn't hear Donald Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to shut down Michael Flynn's investigation!

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    NBC NEWS
    MAY 17 2017, 3:58 AM ET

    "Comey Wrote Memo Saying Trump Urged Him to Drop Flynn Investigation: Sources"

    ....Comey was in the Oval Office for a counterterrorism briefing along with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, principal adviser Jared Kushner, chief strategist Stephen Bannon, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel, sources told NBC News.

    As the meeting was breaking up, Trump asked Comey to stay behind, the sources said. It was then that Trump made his remarks about Flynn, the source close to Comey told NBC News....

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/comey-wrote-memo-saying-trump-urged-him-drop-flynn-investigation-n760471

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  19. Anonymous10:01 AM

    Does this same ring true in all trump and friends affairs? Even fox news girls could not go to human resources and complain about harassment. This group of bully mobsters have created a network of unethical, deranged, morally BK nasty dirty liars that will continue until our courts and law enforcement arrest them. It is very pathetic that the nasty dirty lousy liar trump has brought this together and the FEC allowed him on the ballot. He is unfit and unqualified for any public position except in a Government owned Prison. He suck beyond words and the world protest him and his buddies.

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  20. Anonymous10:02 AM

    The asshole has caused unspeakable harm to USA citizens. IMPEACH TRUMP NOW.

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  21. Anonymous10:04 AM

    Remove Trump and enablers today. They must be charged with obstruction of justice and damages to our country now.

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  22. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Trump is one ugly illegal hombre.

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    1. Anonymous10:34 AM

      Alt-Right frog
      http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-donald-trump-frog/

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  23. Caroll Thompson12:44 PM

    As soon as the Republican House members think their seats are in jeopardy (please God, let there be a Democratic wave), they won't be able to impeach Trump fast enough.

    If the Dems can get the seat in the 6th District of Georgia and in Montana, we may just see a sea change from the Republicans.

    Get your popcorn out.

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  24. Anonymous12:57 PM

    Bullshit it is also done in business - ALL THE TIME. When I worked for one of thoe YUUUUGUE investment banks, that was the first thing you learned - CYA -though we usually did it with emails. Just confirming and updayign you on actions per our recent conversation/phone confernece of______where we discussed_________. Standard business procedure - but T.Rump doesn't know standard business procedure because he's always been the silverspoon nepotism asshole/mobster CEO.

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  25. How much more evidence do they need to impeach this asshole?

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