Sunday, June 11, 2017

Trump takes to Twitter to call James Comey "cowardly."

Once again Comey did not "leak."

He simply gave his friend access to memos, containing no classified information, that he himself wrote down about his own interactions with Donald Trump, AFTER he was no longer an employee of the government.

In response to all of this the Senate is considering the idea of issuing subpoenas for the rest of Comey's notes about meetings with Trump.

I think that is a great idea since we know that once the Senate has them they will be immediately leaked to the public, and this time Trump will not be able to blame Comey.

By the way it is being reported that Trump's son, Don Jr., seems to have at least partially confirmed some of Comey's testimony: 

During an interview with Fox News, Donald Trump Jr expressed disbelief that Mr Comey felt “threatened” by his conversation with the President before he was fired. 

“When he tells you to do something, guess what? There's no ambiguity in it, there's no, 'Hey, I'm hoping,'“ 39-year-0ld Mr Trump said. 

“You and I are friends: 'Hey, I hope this happens, but you've got to do your job.' That's what he told Comey. 

“And for this guy [Comey] as a politician to then go back and write a memo: 'Oh, I felt threatened.' He felt so threatened — but he [President Trump] didn't do anything.” 

Well he fired him so that seems like something that Trump did.

And since according to Don Jr. this conversation DID take place, just like Comey said it did, and then Comey was fired fairly soon after to, as Trump told his Russian pals, "relieve great pressure" from the Russia probe, I think the case for obstructionism is all but made right there.

By the way Comey was not the only target of Trump's Twitter outrage this morning.
Yes, THEY'RE the obstructionists.

41 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:00 AM

    Trump is the fucking coward, NOT Comey!

    IMPEACH, IMPEACH, IMPEACH is the only answer to the bullshit and deeds Trump has done since taking the oath (which he is not keeping, by the way). He's committed treason and needs to be gone after for doing so.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous11:58 AM

      Impeachment will never happen - it's a nightmare
      trump can pardon everyone, then quick (using an excuse to save face) and pence pardon's him - they all get away with it. (trump can technically pre-emptively pardon himself - and just because no one has the nerve to do it before - don't put it past him if he decides to stay in office)

      Delete
    2. Anonymous12:39 PM

      He can only pardon himself on state charges, not federal.

      Delete
  2. Anonymous9:07 AM

    Comey quietly shoved 48 inch long fluorescent bulbs up Trump and Sessions' asses during the hearing.

    Now we are waiting for Mueller to kick them both in the butt ... They will both feel great pain shortly.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Anonymous9:12 AM

    DON'T BE AN ASS AND ASSUME PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS TIES TO RUSSIA!

    Just a coincidence (wink wink) -

    People associated with Trump / his campaign / Administration/ & lawyers who met with Russians and/or has ties to Russia:

    • Paul Manafort (campaign manager)
    • Carter Page (campaign associate)
    • Michael Cohen (Trump's personal lawyer)
    • J.D. Gordan (national security adviser to the Trump campaign)
    • Michael Flynn (Trump National Security Adviser)
    • Rex Tillerson (Secretary of State received Russian Order of Friendship award from Putin)
    • Jeff Sessions (Attorney General)
    • Jared Kushner (son in law)

    & now Trump new lawyer Marc Kasowitz has connections with Moscow
    (https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/trumps-lawyer-in-russia-probe-has-clients-with-kremlin-ties/2017/06/09/5dba9518-4d4a-11e7-a186-60c031eab644_story.html)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Anonymous9:22 AM

    He won't go to England because of protests against him yet calls Comey a coward. Alrighty then.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous11:11 AM

      I so wish Queen Elizabeth would renege on her invitation to Trump! She, I'm sure, would be appalled at his presence as will her country!

      Delete
  5. Anonymous9:23 AM

    PRESIDENT TRUMP SHUT THE FUCK UP OR AMERICA WILL FIND OUT THE TRUTH AND IMPEACH YOU

    (Is this what The Hill's post is saying? Plead the 5th?)

    THE HILL:
    June 11, 2017 - 10:44 AM EDT

    Graham: Trump could 'go down' because he can't stay quiet

    “You may be the first president in history to go down because you can't stop inappropriately talking about an investigation that if you just were quiet, would clear you,” Graham said of Trump on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”....

    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/337302-graham-trump-could-go-down-because-of-chaos

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous9:43 AM

      Idiot Trump has done himself in via his tweets and the facts will be easily proven. Thank God there are many of us who have saved his tweets!

      He needs to be impeached - beginning with having committed treason. Get your act together Democrats and start the process against him before he further damages our country.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous9:59 AM

      9:43 AM - it's going to take more than Democrats; they are a minority in both House and Senate, and Republicans are holding onto their seats for dear life.

      ME ME ME.

      Delete
  6. Anonymous9:24 AM

    Claire mccaskill was litertaly begging the republicans to work with democrats on healthcare. And for the democrats message on those issues, please see the last eight years. How are they obstructing, they have no power. And they aren't obstructing ur appointees because u aren't nominating anyone. And some that u do nominate, withdraw because of issues they have (see his two nominees for secretary of the army)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Anonymous9:33 AM

    they are not friends. son is a bit mistaken on that accord.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Anonymous9:38 AM

    Nice try, Gryphen. Once again you could not be more wrong if you tried.

    Sure, the Comey memo isn't leaking, but did you and your little libtard blog buddies ever stop to consider that Emperor Drumpf knows a LOT more than you do? No... I didnt think so.... smh

    Drumpf is playing 9 dimensional Yahtzee with one diminutive hand tied behind his back, while you losers are playing 3 dimensional checkers!! LOL HA HA HA HA!!!!!

    Drumpf is hinting on Twitter in very presidential fashion that Comey may have transferred to Chinese, Iranians, and British intelligence agents, top secret plans for an American doomsday device soon to be placed on the moon by astronauts working for T.H.R.U.S.H. and C.H.A.O.S.

    You didnt know that, did you? Bet you're feeling a little sheepish that ONLY Drumpf can fix it!! Thank you Lord Jeebus for giving us Presdient Drumpf!!

    And Comey's crimes against Drumpf/Humanity maybe even worse that that!! Check Drumpf's Twitter feed often for the latest shocking and/or baseless accusations!!!

    The final point is, Comey is one bad hombre, according to Drumpf and the Constitution, and deserves the worst punishment possible. With or without a trial! Might save the taxpayers money if there's no trial, but that's a decision only Drumpf can make, if I understand the legal system as well as I hope I do.

    In conclusion, let's all remember that the reason Drumpf was elected was because he promised to be the greatest president since Pharaoh Amenhotep.

    Either that or the Russians hacked the electoral process and the actual choice of the American people was Hillary Clinton.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous10:02 AM

      Hey there, Beldar!

      Delete
    2. Anonymous10:16 AM

      Your last sentence is correct!!! OMG, I so wish either Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was our POTUS or that President Obama could legally have run for a third term!

      Trump is a fucking disaster and so needs to be IMPEACHED!

      Delete
    3. Anonymous11:01 AM

      And, Anon at 10:16 am, we need to vote OUT OF OFFICE the GOP scum that peoples the House and Senate today. It won't be an easy task but it's vital to the salvation of our country.
      Beaglemom

      Delete
    4. Anonymous11:02 AM

      And, Anon at 10:16 am, we need to vote OUT OF OFFICE the GOP scum that peoples the House and Senate today. It won't be an easy task but it's vital to the salvation of our country.
      Beaglemom

      Delete
  9. Anonymous9:42 AM

    "I think the case for obstructionism is all but made right there."

    What else need be said?

    ReplyDelete
  10. Anonymous10:55 AM

    The lying coward trumputin is not usa president. When ya rig an election you are not the winner. Mr trump rigged the election. This was evident throughout the campaign, trump is a lousy actor and liar.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Anonymous10:59 AM

    Someone needs to take his phone away again. Each time he tweets, he signals how crazy he's feeling at that particular moment. This morning he must have been just about to crack completely. Not particularly good for a national/erstwhile world leader to do.
    Beaglemom

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous12:36 PM

      No! we want him to keep stay on twitter, as embarrassing as it is, it is all evidence against him. He is going to end up indicting himself :)

      I believe most foreign leaders have put him on mute. They can still get their laugh of the day, but don’t have to worry about the wrath of little donnie if they block him.

      I wonder if Comey has an attorney drawing up a cease and desist letter, he is now a private citizen and I would consider little donnie’s smear campaign as harassment as well as defamation.

      Delete
  12. OT:

    TOLD YOU SO!

    Trump is going to keep everything. The yacht, the medal, everything.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trumps-justice-department-memo-may-be-bigger-than_us_593bf207e4b014ae8c69e0be?section=us_politics

    It's his way of heading off using the emoluments clause to impeach him. And even if he is impeached, he intends to keep everything given to him. The $4,000 Japanese golf club, the gold medal, the yacht, the watches. EVERYTHING. He'll be grifting every foreign head of state from now on. He'll make it clear if they want anything they better grease his palm but good.

    "Yesterday, as the news cycles were dying down, the Trump Justice Department (DOJ) dropped a bombshell brief which Bloomberg reported. Citing George Washington as precedent, the DOJ is saying that it is AOK for President Trump to take foreign governments’ and state-controlled banks’ money for goods and services without congressional approval, that it is not a violation of the Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution.

    The Citizens United decision opened the floodgates of money from America’s wealthiest, and potentially anyone else funding SuperPacs to buy an election.

    This Trump DOJ Brief, if accepted by Judge Ronnie Abrams, hearing the case brought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, will open the floodgates of influence peddling for any president who can do business with entities attached to a foreign power.

    The brief states:

    Neither the text nor the history of the clauses shows that they were intended to reach benefits arising from a president’s private business pursuits having nothing to do with his office or personal service to a foreign power... Were plaintiffs’ interpretation correct, presidents from the very beginning of the Republic, including George Washington, would have received prohibited ‘emoluments.’ "

    "Trump has directly benefitted economically from foreign powers, and continues to do so. Foreign government employees book stays at Trump’s D.C. hotel and other hotels and golf courses, by the admission of many, to curry favor. He was granted dozens of trademarks by the Chinese. His organization receives payments from Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority. Eric Trump bragged, years before Trump took office, that his dad’s golf courses were backstopped by $100M from Russian banks during the Great Recession. Those banks not like ones in the U.S. and are heavily state-controlled.

    No other president in history, including Washington, has had the hubris, gaul, chutzpah, to demolish the emoluments clause.

    If this memo is given any standing by Judge Abrams in the CREW case, any future presidential candidate could set up investments that would allow foreign governments to funnel money to a then president through their personal business dealings.

    It is bad enough that Citizens United allows for so many slush funds of dark money that state actors from other countries could contribute to the myriad fly-by-night legal entities used to the influence of an American election without detection.

    If the Judge allows this, the taint of the Trump Compromise of Emoluments would forever question who ”owns” the White House. The office of the President will lose stature and power, both here and abroad, and another pillar of the U.S. Constitution will be ground into the dust of history by greedy men long on ambition, and short on patriotism and honor."

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous12:37 PM

      Aren't you jumping the gun, he hasn't won the lawsuit yet.

      Delete
    2. Department of Justice will side with Trump.

      But the lawsuit will probably go to the Supreme Court.

      In the meantime, Donald will work on Congress to grant him a dispensation to keep the yacht, medal, watches, golf club, etc. and any other SWAG he can gather.

      Delete
  13. Anonymous11:25 AM

    For Trump, this is showing some restraint. I figured he'd be up at 3 am firing off twitters slamming everyone from Comey to world leaders. What's wrong with him?
    Also, did Trumps toothy idiot son mean that Trump would never use the word hope, and he'd be more blatant in pressuring Comey? I admit I did not know what Trump Jr was getting at. Which does point to the fact that the Trumps try to get out as many versions of a story as they can to keep dodging the fire. Someday, (soon I hope) the Trump family will finally say something that breaks the camels back.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Anonymous11:28 AM

    Well the right hasn’t wasted anytime picking up the LEAKER smear, it comes out of their mouth every time they mention Comey. Like Crooked Hillary.

    As for Little donnie Jr., sorry bud but Comey was not a politician. He was in law enforcement, you know the folks they will be knocking at your door very soon.

    Sure the Democrats are obstructionist, they had great teachers called the republicans for the last eight years !!!

    Don’t blame the Democrats for those lazy republicans, you are suppose to be the leader of the party, why not give them a call and tell them to get off their butts instead of golfing every weekend :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Anonymous11:31 AM

    What will Jefferson Beauregard Sessions have to say on Tuesday? If it's in closed session, the people will want a "leak."

    ReplyDelete
  16. OT:

    The Republicans (using Trump) are rigging 2020 already. They are underfunding the census. You know what the census is responsible for? Well, there will be REDISTRICTING in 2020 based on the census. We all know that is one of the most favorite ways Republicans use to suppress voters and rig elections.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-census-bureau_us_593aefcae4b0b13f2c6a2dbc?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    "Historically, when the bureau is preparing for the decennial census and starting the Economic Census, it gets a dramatic funding boost to address the enormous tasks. From 2007 to 2008, Congress increased the agency’s budget by nearly $500 million to cover prep work that year alone.

    Nothing of that sort is happening this year, and the agency’s funding was already lower than its estimated need. The outgoing Obama administration had recommended a 2017 allocation of $1.63 billion. But Congress never got around to passing a regular budget for this year, instead pushing through a string of stopgap bills that gave the Census Bureau $1.47 billion ― a shortfall of about $160 million. The Trump administration’s proposed 2018 budget would only barely boost it, to $1.5 billion."

    "As of June 30, the bureau will have no director. There isn’t a deputy director in line to replace Thompson, because that person left in January. There isn’t even a political appointee in place who is directly responsible for overseeing the bureau at its parent agency, the Department of Commerce.

    Even before the sudden leadership vacuum, Dave Powner, the GAO’s head of IT management oversight, saw trouble looming.

    “Historically, if you look at the previous decennials, there’s been a lot of money thrown at this late to bail out late starts and mismanagement and other things,” Powner said at the same hearing where Thompson spoke. “And I think you’re potentially heading down that path again.”

    At a June 8 Senate hearing on the Commerce Department’s budget, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross ― a billionaire who was once a Census enumerator ― fielded complaints about the cost overrun, and said the department and Trump’s Office of Management and Budget were undertaking a “crash review of what has been going on.” None of the senators asked about the flatlined budget."

    ReplyDelete
  17. TOLD YOU SO.

    Comey's testimony doesn't mean squat.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/gop-shrugs-off-comey-revelations-210438486.html

    "The FBI chief he fired called the president a liar, but the response from many Republicans was a collective shrug. The GOP still needs Donald Trump if it has any hope of accomplishing its legislative agenda and winning elections, and it's going to take more than James Comey's testimony to shake them.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday boasted of the GOP's accomplishments under Trump thus far, and promised more to come, making no mention of Comey in a speech. A group of House conservatives discussed taxes and the budget, with no reference to Comey or the federal investigations into Russia's election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

    Elsewhere, there were few outward signs of concern from the top Republican officials, donors and business leaders who gathered largely behind closed doors in Park City, Utah, for a conference hosted by former presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

    "The people in this room, who give money to the Republican Party and who are focused on helping get Republicans elected, they do it because they believe in an agenda," Spencer Zwick, House Speaker Paul Ryan's fundraising chief, said in an interview. As for the Comey testimony, "there's nothing we can do about it," Zwick said."

    And there you have it. I'm sure it was satisfying to Comey to vindicate himself in public but other than that, nothing much will come of it.

    "A litmus test comes in two weeks when voters choose a new House member in a competitive Georgia district, where a GOP loss would unnerve some two dozen incumbents like McSally."

    And Ossoff will lose because he had his chance during the primary and only got 48% because of lack of support by the DCCC. Now he's head to head with Karen "Susan Koman" Handel in a Republican majority district and he'll lose.

    Republicans have nothing to fear as long as they can keep winning no matter what they say or do. They don't see Trump as a liability and Comey's testimony didn't change anything.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous12:42 PM

      LOL, that is only an opinion. I swear when I read some of your comments you would think the sky is falling.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous12:47 PM

      but the response from many Republicans was a collective shrug.
      Yea right in public only.

      Besides it isn’t up to the republicans any longer, it is up to the Special Prosecutor.

      Of course they are pretending nothing is wrong, but their “propaganda” shows otherwise, they are worried bigly, otherwise they wouldn’t be spending so much time on “nothing”.

      Delete
    3. Anonymous1:33 PM

      While you turn a blind eye, 12:42 PM? Laugh away. None of this is funny, not one damned bit.

      Delete
    4. Anonymous3:31 PM

      No one is laughing, however I can find articles that state just the opposite. It is only one persons opinion. So chill out with your TOLD YOU SO crap.

      By the way, he is not getting a yacht, that article was from Pakistan. Not exactly a reliable news source.

      Delete
    5. 1:33:

      Oh, 12:42 is just my personal troll. The coward hides behind "anonymous" and scans for my name in order to fling another attack.

      Just ignore them. As you can read, their posts have worthless content. Well, not any content at all really.

      Delete
  18. Anonymous1:07 PM

    YOUNG DONALD TALKS GETTING REVENGE (1992)

    "I would wipe the floor with guys who weren't loyal which I will now do"

    "I love getting even with people"

    "If given the opportunity i would get even with some people not loyal to me"


    (How do you define not loyal? - interviewer)

    "Didn't come to my aid didn't do small things"

    https://youtu.be/-uTcJXt4bxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Preet Bharara was fired the day after he refused to take a call from Trump.

      Qatar refused to loan Trump money.

      Delete
  19. What exactly have wingnuts accomplished? They have passed no significant legislation because they are totally inept and can't get out of their own way. Repeal and replace-down in flames-twice. Tax reform- see R and R. Both programs are nothing more than massive taxcuts for the wealthy.

    They did manage to steal a Scotus seat for which they will burn in hell for. Wingnuts cannot govern. They suck, they stink and they eat their own.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They've succeeded in repealing a ton of regulations. Dodd-Frank is the latest.

      Delete
  20. Meanwhile -- read this article to see Trump job creation in action.

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/10/news/companies/ascena-ann-taylor-dress-barn-loft-stores-closing/index.html

    ReplyDelete
  21. Anonymous2:21 PM

    Caesar, Caligula, 'T'iberiUS incarnate?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-julius-caesar-showing-assassination_us_593d81c3e4b0b13f2c6b71f3?62xn&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiberius

    ReplyDelete
  22. Anonymous3:33 PM

    “When he tells you to do something, guess what? There's no ambiguity in it, there's no, 'Hey, I'm hoping,'“ 39-year-0ld Mr Trump said.

    “You and I are friends: 'Hey, I hope this happens, but you've got to do your job.' That's what he told Comey.
    ======================
    Has anyone figured out what in the hell this means?

    First he says little donnie NEVER says: hey I am hoping,

    Next sentence he says little donnie told comey: Hey I am hoping

    So which is it dingbat? OMG the whole family is low IQ.

    I thought donnie jr wasn’t suppose to be talking to daddy about politics or the family business. Donnie said they never talk, so how would junior know what daddy said? Liars pants on fire.

    By the way, Ivanka seems pretty quite, helping Jared prepare his lies, I mean testimony.

    ReplyDelete

Don't feed the trolls!
It just goes directly to their thighs.