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Trump fires Comey

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Liberals on the internet believe that the reason for the firing is because Comey was getting too close to discovering the Truth of the Russia Conspiracy.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 9, 2017 at 7:01 pm

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  1. I believe it too. If it keeps walking like a duck…

    GManifesto

    May 9, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    • Comey should have arrested Hillary, even though Obama’s AG Jarrett would not have brought charges. We must shamed these leftist traitors.

      markpower49

      May 10, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    • Trump fires Comey and then meets with Russian ambassador and Russian foreign minister Lavrov.

      70 year old troll!

      LIMBAUGH: TRUMP TROLLS DEMS…

      Rifleman

      May 11, 2017 at 1:02 am

      • One is never too old for lulz.

        destructure

        May 12, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    • Rifleman

      May 11, 2017 at 8:23 pm

  2. This is good. This very, very good.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    May 9, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    • Maybe because of Sessions we’ll get someone who isn’t just as bad as Comey but I wouldn’t hold my breath. Trump sucks at picking personnel. And his pick will have to be way better than the status quo to outweigh the shit storm this is kicking up.

      Magnavox

      May 10, 2017 at 12:16 am

    • Trump sucks at picking personnel.

      Trump is great at staffing.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      May 10, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      • Trump is great at staffing.

        This is up there with your theory that the US can borrow as much as it wants because it has nuclear weapons. At least in terms of his political career.

        Magnavox

        May 10, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      • Trump may have been a great staffer as a real estate developer

        Magnavox

        May 10, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      • All I really know about those years is the nepotism, which I disapprove of and think should be outlawed in businesses with more than ~100 employees.

        Magnavox

        May 10, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      • All my experiences with nepotism in business have been fantastic. Boss brings in some nephew or son or whatever and he’s great.

        bobbybobbob

        May 10, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      • This is up there with your theory that the US can borrow as much as it wants because it has nuclear weapons.

        Russia has plenty of nuclear weapons and has to pay ~3x as much as us to borrow money, so nukes aren’t the issue. But Modern Monetary Theory, and our current interest rates, suggest that the US can borrow as much as it wants. Japan’s low interest rates support that too.

        Dave Pinsen

        May 11, 2017 at 1:59 am

      • The US can borrow without problems right up until it can’t. And our political system is so dysfunctional that it will take forever to realize there’s been a change and respond to it.

        Magnavox

        May 11, 2017 at 9:52 am

      • This is up there with your theory that the US can borrow as much as it wants because it has nuclear weapons.

        That was hyperbole you insincere jackass.

        The point was we can borrow recklessly because we are the world’s superpower, a status that gives us perks such as the most advanced nuclear arsenal in the world. In that sense radioactive metals may be considered our precious metal monetary standard.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 11, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      • The more important financial benefit of being the world’s superpower is that our currency is considered the world reserve currency.

      • The more important financial benefit of being the world’s superpower is that our currency is considered the world reserve currency.

        The heart of it is that treasury bonds are considered the world’s safest investment so that any large scale crisis just drives more money towards them. Being the world’s reserve currency is a big part of that, being the military super power much less so.

        Using possessing nuclear weapons synonymously with being the worlds number one military super power makes no sense because there are eight declared nuclear powers (and Israel makes nine), a good number of which are basket cases. And our military has so far been such a crucial factor in our downfall that the whole thing is even sillier.

        Magnavox

        May 11, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      • The dollar is the reserve currency in substantial part because of the petro-dollar arrangement, wherein the US commits its military power to protect the gulf arab states in exchange for the promise that they will accept only US dollars for oil. There’s a lot more to it than just that, but the global US military empire is definitely a huge part of why the dollar is the reserve currency. Without the empire global trade would certainly have diversified away from the dollar and US treasuries over the last 40 years, and the ongoing American trade deficits would have become impossible.

        bobbybobbob

        May 12, 2017 at 10:52 am

      • “The US can borrow without problems right up until it can’t”

        Exactly. And that moment will arrive when interest rates resume their historic norms and we suddenly have interest payments busting the budget and going through the roof.

        Mike Street Station

        May 13, 2017 at 8:20 am

  3. And I’m not totally sure that they are wrong. I want to wait for more info to come out. My guess is Trump must have waited to feel like he had the support of the GOP before he made this move but I really don’t know what is going on here. This obviously wasn’t a decision made on a whim.

    Otis the Sweaty

    May 9, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    • This obviously wasn’t a decision made on a whim.

      I wouldn’t say that about anything Trump does

      Magnavox

      May 10, 2017 at 12:13 am

      • There is a theory that Trump is motivated by goosing ratings, like this is a reality show. The worst thing to do is to be boring.

        On the other hand I really dont want to have to be this interested in my government, so this Trump show isnt working for me.

        Lion o' the Turambar

        May 12, 2017 at 11:42 am

  4. Ha, ha. Trump loves to stir the pot. I don’t think he would have done this if he didn’t have a strong hand.

    Daniel

    May 9, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    • Agreed. There is no way that Trump did this out of any kind of desperation. He is firing from the high ground on this.

      B.T.D.T.

      May 9, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    • No question. The man is a true savant. A virtuoso.

      Two in the Bush

      May 9, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    • All it takes is a deranged nobody to get near the White House, and all hell breaks lose. I can bet Trump will be getting it with the liberal camp. They are more emboldened than anyone from the alt-right or the cuck camp, which is the sad part.

      JS

      May 9, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    • Trump bluffs all the time. He’s just better capitalized than anyone else at the table (or was). Now the stakes are higher.

      Anthony

      May 10, 2017 at 12:12 pm

  5. I voted 4 Hillary. That said, I am glad Comey got the boot. At this point I really don’t care if Trump was passing nuclear codes to Russians (not an exaggeration) but Trump won and Comey had a hand in that. Glad to see Comey leave.
    Also Trump is appearing much better than I feared.

    Wt

    May 9, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    • what is your problem with Trump other than that you hate white people?

      Otis the Sweaty

      May 9, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      • Did u even read what I said. I actually LIKE Trump now. I want him to serve his remaining term and maybe even win 4 more years.
        I do hate Comey though.

        Wt

        May 9, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      • I’m not him, but some people wanted Trump to win the election but lose the popular vote.

        maize

        May 9, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    • Sad!

      hard9bf

      May 9, 2017 at 8:49 pm

  6. This just in, “Schumer calls for special prosecutor”. How? I thought that the law enabling federal special prosecutors expired over 20 years ago, at Schumer’s insistence, if I recall correctly. Prior to that Schumer and his colleagues demanded that the original federal special prosecutor laws (I forget whether they were passed in the 70s or 80s) be renewed, just in time to catch the Clintons in all their scandals.

    I have no doubt that Schumer is very smart, that he has a high IQ, that he scored a perfect score on his SATs, but the man is just senselessly shameless.

    Daniel

    May 9, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    • I met Schumer once, but that was more than 20 years ago.

      • Every New Yorker has met Schumer, he’s that much of a crowd whore.

        dingodonkey

        May 9, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      • Yes, I met him once too. I’ve also seen Mark Green in person. He’s another attention seeking narcissist, albeit a nobody now, since he lost the mayoral battle to Bloomberg right after 9-11.

        JS

        May 9, 2017 at 11:51 pm

      • I saw him gave a talk. In the introduction, this is what he bragged about: the perfect SAT. LOL. It’s something he got at 17, and it’s not that impressive either, and in fact the perfect SAT doesn’t guarantee you’ll get in a top college. He’s 66 — is this still his biggest accomplishment? The perfect SAT? LOL

        Zack

        May 10, 2017 at 10:42 pm

  7. Who knows what there is to discover, but why else?

    A Reader

    May 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm

  8. Neogaf not taking this well

    Otis the Sweaty

    May 9, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    • Outstanding. That’s how you can tell it’s the right move.

      Two in the Bush

      May 9, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    • Expand on this?

      driveallnight

      May 10, 2017 at 2:12 am

    • Keep us informed, Otis the Informer.

      Over.

      Rifleman

      May 10, 2017 at 5:50 am

    • Really? Didn’t Neogaf blame Comey from taking their beloved Hillary from the Presidency?

      Mike Street Station

      May 10, 2017 at 6:03 am

    • What is Neogaf and why should anyone care what they think?

      Dave Pinsen

      May 11, 2017 at 2:01 am

  9. Isn’t it obvious? This has nothing to do with Russia. Hillary was guilty as hell and Comey whitewashed it last year. It was finally time to send him packing.

    Andrew E.

    May 9, 2017 at 8:14 pm

  10. So Donald Trump fired Comey because Comey treated Hillary Clinton badly. ….. Ok … If you believe that I have a bridge I can sell you real cheap.

    mikeca

    May 9, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    • Let’s let The Donald speak for himself:

      Andrew E.

      May 9, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    • Its a great reason. Butthurt Democrats like MikeCA blame Comey for their loss. So Trump is like, sure, you’re fired cause what they said.

      Dan

      May 9, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    • I’m glad he did it. Comey is probably part of the organized effort by the establishment to get rid of Trump, who is not a Russian plant no matter how badly liberals want it to be true.

      Stealth

      May 9, 2017 at 10:16 pm

      • It doesn’t even matter now. Trump welcomes E-1 visas for foreign investors, especially Chinese nationals. Plenty of their children will now fill up the universities and take slots away from proles. Does it matter that Trump isn’t the establishment? He’s doing what they have been doing during the Obama era.

        JS

        May 10, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      • Pole kids DO NOT belong in university JS. U know that now right. Plenty of skilled trades available that is more in par with their mental skills and aptitude. Besides the investor visas bring capital to this country and their kids would be more suited for higher education than low class proles.

        wt

        May 11, 2017 at 10:22 am

  11. Long overdue.

    Now Trump has to fire a few thousand more people and we’ll finally be getting somewhere.

    #draintheswamp

    Peterike

    May 9, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    • My sentiments exactly.

      Stealth

      May 9, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    • Except his appointments are almost all deep state swamp people.

      Magnavox

      May 10, 2017 at 12:43 am

      • Which is why some of us have been Trump converts.

        Wt

        May 10, 2017 at 10:22 am

      • Cry louder maggie, a-bloo bloo bloo bloo…

        driveallnight

        May 10, 2017 at 11:53 am

      • Which is why some of us have been Trump converts.

        You aren’t basing your thinking on completely faulty premises like peterike is, so good for you.

        Cry louder maggie, a-bloo bloo bloo bloo…

        Not even sure what this means.

        Magnavox

        May 10, 2017 at 6:45 pm

  12. When you referred to Mulholland Falls you were talking about the original, not a “sequel'” – right?

    The Undiscovered Jew

    May 9, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    • Mulholland Drive. I don’t know what Mulholland Falls is.

      Otis the Sweaty

      May 9, 2017 at 9:10 pm

  13. Consider also that this move could signal a renewed investigation of Hillary per the recommendation of Sessions. Trump can hold that over the Dems if they continue to push the Russian collusion bullshit. This was a boss move and his base will eat it up either way.

    B.T.D.T.

    May 9, 2017 at 9:07 pm

  14. O/T: Lion, I’m out to supper by myself again, and it’s awesome. For bonus prole points, I’m at The Keg.

    S.J., Esquire

    May 9, 2017 at 9:09 pm

  15. Okay there are 2 separate reactions on NeoGaf right now:

    1. The IC will be outraged by the purging of their beloved Comey and will now go rogue to take down Trump. *How* exactly the IC would “take down” Trump is not explained.

    2. It is time to launch a violent insurrection against Trump or America will become a fascist dictatorship.

    Otis the Sweaty

    May 9, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    • @Otis,
      Re #2, portions of the alt right are now focused on violent interactions with the hard core left, aka “Antifa.” How can Trump benefit from this?

      gothamette

      May 10, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      • Antifa was destroyed in the 2nd Battle of Berkeley. Pretty sure Antifa is done. The Alt Right can LARP civil war all the want but in order for their to be a battle, you need the other side to show up to the fight.

        Otis the Sweaty

        May 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      • What about Nawlins? The Confederate statues all over the south? Think that’s over?

        gothamette

        May 11, 2017 at 11:57 am

      • …alt right are now focused on violent interactions with the hard core left, aka “Antifa.”

        It’s all “cosplay” or LARPING – live action role playing.

        It’s just nerds and autistics doing what they do.

        There is no real alt right. Just mostly nobodies who are pretending to have significance.

        Even the legitimate intellectual right – Pat Buchanan and Steve Sailer – don’t have any influence and the street nerds don’t read them anyway.

        Probably don’t even read beyond twitter.

        Rifleman

        May 10, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      • I agree with you wholeheartedly. The one alt righter I do read is very into this. He’s turned from someone who once had potential to a real train wreck. Perhaps he always was.

        gothamette

        May 11, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    • The IC will be outraged by the purging of their beloved Comey and will now go rogue to take down Trump. *How* exactly the IC would “take down” Trump is not explained.

      They won’t because Trump did nothing illegal. If he did anything illegal the Obama administration or his sympathizers in law enforcement and intelligence would have leaked it during the campaign.

      What the Left will do is overplay this investigative dead end for too long.

      Trump can turn the whole issue around if he appoints Giuliani as FBI Director and orders him to do the job Comey should have done by prosecuting former Obama admin officials for mishandling the intelligence info:

      The Undiscovered Jew

      May 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      • The other names I have seen floating around the internet for future FBI director, Christie and Gowdy. After watch some of the congressional hearings I vote for Trey Gowdy.

        cesqy

        May 10, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      • I feel bad for Christie, but there’s that Bridgegate hanging over him.

      • Gowdy would also be solid.

        Christie would be except for Bridgegate. Like Lion I regret the Fat Man is unlikely to get a position under Trump.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 11, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    • With the Dismissal of Comey Trump Trolls the Universe

      https://pragmaticallydistributed.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/with-the-dismissal-of-comey-trump-trolls-the-universe/

      Tonight President Trump fired James Comey because Pragmatically Distributed advised him to.

      That must be the only explanation; because what other explanation could there be?

      As is the glorious destiny of all the (increasingly numerous) Pragmatically Distributed lurkers who take the advice of this blog to heart, Trump will reap the benefits of following our wisdom.

      In response to this Tuesday Night Massacre the Democrats will pursue the dead end of the supposed “hacking” into Hillary Clinton’s email server. A server that was so poorly defended that Clinton would have been charged with criminal negligence in its setup had her last name been anything other than Clinton.

      The Russia issue had looked to be exhausted, even from a narrowly partisan vantage point. Instead of nabbing the entire Trump administration the Progressives succeeded only in taking down Mike Flynn too early to be of use to them, and embroiling Susan Rice in considerable legal complications.

      Comey’s firing will be sure to renew the Democrat’s interest in a political dead end – if there were any hidden political treasure in the Russia investigation the Obama administration would have released it before the November election. Since they released nothing we conclude Obama had nothing.

      If Obama, having the great resources of the American intelligence community at his disposal, could find no crime to nail Trump with then the Congressional Democrats will surely also come up empty in any renewed investigation.

      Trump, meanwhile, will be able to appoint an FBI Director who will pursue potentially criminal activities of the Obama administration and turn this newfound interest in Russia hacking against the Democrats.

      What Trump partisan is partisan enough to strike fear into the Progressive Left?

      We have at least one former mayor in mind –

      The Undiscovered Jew

      May 10, 2017 at 5:31 pm

  16. I don’t believe any of this Russia bullshit, and I laugh every time someone suggests Trump is guilty of treason. I have unfollowed a couple of Facebook friends over the matter. Good riddance, I say. Liberals are bad people, and stupid. But…

    Supposing Trump really is “in bed with the Russians,” what in the hell, exactly, does that mean? It’s not as if Trump plans to open the back door to let a million Russian troops into the United States. And correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t the whole point of being afraid of the Russians the fact that they wanted to impose communism on us? That threat is over. Will they be taking over Alaska some time soon?

    If it’s simply a matter of showing Russians favortism in foreign policy matters… why should I be concerned? Our politicians have bent over backwards for the last forty years to see who could sell out our country to foreign interests the most enthusiastically, but I’m supposed to be outraged about that now that it’s the evil Russians? Rich people from China are buying up real estate across the Untited States and Canada, driving housing prices through the roof, all with the approval of our governments. Israel and Taiwan have way too much influence over our foreign policy. Then there’s Saudi Arabia. Nobody’s in bed with those three, right? Our politicians think the interests of foreigners who want to immigrate should come before the interests of the natives.

    Before anyone can convince me to be concerned about Trump and the Russians, they’ll have to first tell me why I shouldn’t be concerned about all those things I just typed. Hell, in the first place, they’ll have to tell me what they think Trump and his people are up to, because they’ve been very coy about that so far.

    Translation: I wouldn’t give a shit if it were true.

    Stealth

    May 9, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    • Excuse me, favoritism. Forgot the middle i. It’s tricky, that one. I often misspell “parliament” as well.

      Stealth

      May 9, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    • “wasn’t the whole point of being afraid of the Russians the fact that they wanted to impose communism on us?”

      Yes, but their fear now is that they’ll impose anti-Communism on us.

      Two in the Bush

      May 9, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    • When will we see lower vodka prices?

      .Vincent

      May 10, 2017 at 12:41 am

    • The difference is that Russia supposedly hacked the DNC email servers and released the contents to the press. No other country influenced our election through criminal means like that.

      Magnavox

      May 10, 2017 at 12:49 am

      • “supposedly hacked”

        And told us what we already knew – that HRC was a corrupt Wall Street tool. If Hillary had just done a bit more campaigning in the swing states she’d be president now.

        Was it Russia that hacked the DNC before the convention and caused the near insurrection of Bernie bros? Remember all that? Seems like so long ago!

        gothamette

        May 10, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    • Heh. Some good points here.

      I can’t be bothered to disentangle everything, but Podesta, Hillary, the now defunct Clinton global initiative… They all had ties to Russia.

      Why all the fuss?

      gothamette

      May 10, 2017 at 7:11 am

    • The problem with Trump’s connections to Russia, and his general friendly attitude toward Russia, is that he is unwittingly abetting Russia’s strategy to reduce US global influence, in particular in Europe. Russia’s number one geopolitical goal is to break up the EU, and become the dominant player in Europe. Over the long run this will mean significant Russian control over the German economy, and a captive market for Russian natural resources. The US has benefitted significantly from an EU that is essentially dominated by the US. Trump is a fairly stupid man who is susceptible to Russian flattery (and also Chinese flattery, as we have just seen). He is no Russian agent, but American citizens have the right to know the extent of his financial dealings with Russian organized criminals and just how dependent the Trump organization is on Russian capital. If you are comfortable with Trump following a pro-Russia policy, fair enough, but let’s have some transparency.

      It is also true that suddenly Trump appears to be just as soft on China, and no one is accusing him of being a Chinese agent. The problem with Trump is that he is a narcissistic con man at heart, easily manipulated by clever foreign intelligence services, whether Russia, Israel or China, not that he is a spy.

      Peter Akuleyev

      May 11, 2017 at 4:24 am

      • The US has benefitted significantly from an EU that is essentially dominated by the US.

        The EU is not under our control. It’s leaders have been trying to turn it into a global counterweight to the US since the 1950s.

        If it was under our control France and Germany wouldn’t have teamed up to try to block the Second Iraq in 2003.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 11, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      • Do Americans deserve to know that we aided the looters who sacked Russia under Yeltsin? Do they deserve to know that the US promised not to expand NATO, and then expanded NATO right to Russia’s borders? That our government probably encouraged Georgia to take South Ossetia?

        Plus, there’s the matter of Ukraine. God only knows how deeply involved USgov was in that one.

        Stealth

        May 11, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      • Yes, Stealth, and most Americans are fine with all those actions. We have no obligations to be nice to Russia just because Communists destroyed their country and then spread misery and death around the world for 70 years. Where Russia used to be is a power vacuum and better the US grab assets then a bunch of organized KGB criminals (like Putin) or the Chinese, which is the most likely long term scenario.

        Peter Akuleyev

        May 12, 2017 at 1:28 am

      • “The US has benefitted significantly from an EU that is essentially dominated by the US.

        The EU is not under our control. It’s leaders have been trying to turn it into a global counterweight to the US since the 1950s.”

        The EU was set up to counter…not Russia but the US. The Europeans wanted their own economic counter-weight to the massive US economy. On a purely realpolitik level, there is something in it for both Russia and the US if the EU breaks up.

        Mike Street Station

        May 13, 2017 at 8:39 am

      • “The EU was set up to counter…not Russia but the US.”

        The “enlightened” European has always regarded the Soviet Union and now Russia in a more favorable light than the United States.

        Lewis Medlock

        May 13, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      • Heh, heh. Trump is stupid, now let’s see his secret Russian debts.

        Andrew E.

        May 13, 2017 at 1:08 pm

  17. This is a really interesting take on a lot of this stuff.

    http://www.thomaswictor.com/leakers-beware/

    If true, Trump has been playing 50-D Chess and, if we’re lucky, a bunch of people are about to get arrested.

    peterike

    May 9, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    • You believe this?

      I don’t want us to be a right wing version of NeoGaf.

      Otis the Sweaty

      May 9, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    • A lot of predicated reasoning. I don’t believe almost any of it. Trump’s tweet is more likely.

      JW Bell

      May 10, 2017 at 4:38 am

    • Wictor is a whacko. Or, Victor is a vacko.

      gothamette

      May 11, 2017 at 1:50 pm

  18. The Trump-Russia conspiracy theory was spurious at best. It’s bunk now, because if Trump and Russia were in cahoots, Trump would not have bombed Assad after the gas attack. Period.

    Anyone who still claims Trump is a Russian agent is completely cynical.

    Sid

    May 9, 2017 at 10:47 pm

  19. Dave Pinsen

    May 9, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    • He only has average intelligence. Maybe even less than that.

      JS

      May 10, 2017 at 5:33 pm

  20. You guys should check out Mark Levin on the Michael Flynn heaings, especially when he plays the testimony from Susan Yates.

    You have a Congressman asking Susan Yates “What exactly did Michael Flynn say” that made him a potentially compromising figure…and all you get from Yates is that she can’t say because it is classified.

    Flynn is being trashed in public over what amounts to little more than a Kafkaesque show trial.

    map

    May 10, 2017 at 12:05 am

    • If the Congressmen wanted to know the answer, they would hold a closed door hearing at which classified information could be discussed.

      From the leaks we know that Flynn discussed lifting the sanctions Obama was implementing with the Russian Ambassador. Flynn lied to the Vice President and apparently to the FBI about this conversation. Flynn accept large sums of money from RT, the official Russian state owned media group and his consulting organization was paid $500,000 by a Turkish business man with Russian ties. There may be more that has not leaked yet, but I am sure that information is being shared with at least some members of Congress.

      mikeca

      May 10, 2017 at 10:00 am

      • And Hillary Clinton allowed the sale of 20% of America’s uranium supply to Russia for $120 million donation to the Clinton Foundation, in addition to her national security compromising private server. Yet, we see no hearings about that.

        You are going to compare that to Flynn talking about lifting Obama sanctions, or lying to a heavily-politicized law enforcement agency like the FBI, which actually lets known terrorists commit their acts without stopping them? Lots of Americans get money from foreign corporations. Heck, Democrats have been competing for decades on trying to outdo each other on how much they can undermine America in exchange for foreign financial donations.

        Hopefully, patriotic elements with the IC are hunting down the Democrat moles and traitors as we speak. Comey’s firing is an indication that Trump has “hand” in this game.

        map

        May 10, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      • “And Hillary Clinton allowed the sale of 20% of America’s uranium supply to Russia for $120 million donation to the Clinton Foundation…”

        This is complete nonsense. This is actually taking about a 2010 sale of a 51% stake in a Canadian based company, Uranium One, to a Russian agency Rosatom. Uranium One controls about 20% of US uranium reserves. This sale had to be reviewed by 9 different cabinet departments who sent their recommendation to the president. Only the president could have vetoed the sale. The cabinet departments just gave recommendations. There is no evidence that Hillary Clinton was personally involved in any of this review. It was handled by lower level people at the State Department.

        Regardless of this sale, none of the US uranium is allowed to leave the US either for Canada or Russia.

        The bulk of the donations ($131 million out of $145 million) to the Clinton foundation by people connected to Uranium One came from Frank Giustra, the founder of Uranium One, who sold all his shares in Uranium One in 2007, before the Russians bought an interest in the company, and before Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State. There is no basis to believe that his donations had anything to do with the review of the Uranium One sale.

        mikeca

        May 10, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      • “This is complete nonsense.”

        There’s plenty of shady crap revealed by the DNC emails (electronically signed, basically impossible to fake).

        For example, Chelsea’s husband had a hedge fund and he received “protected” documents that were not public from Hillary’s state department on the first Greek bail-out. He made lots of money on that deal. It’s funny because nobody knew what was going to happen, but the Germans shared the bail-out plan with the US state department (also, under conditions of confidentiality, see “protected” clause, which were broken) What happened after? We’ll there was a second bail-out, but by then Hillary was out and Chelsea’s husband didn’t have the inside information. He lost most of the money, and had to close his fund. His career as a manager is over. His alpha was in the inside track he had from Hillary. If this is not shady, I don’t know what is

        Zack

        May 10, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      • Republicans are weirdly obsessed with campaign finance issues when it comes to union donations and the Clinton foundation. They’re completely OK with whoring out our democracy in every other way.

        Magnavox

        May 10, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      • All of the counter-claims to this uranium story come from shady left-wing sources, like Snopes and CNBC.

        If there is nothing to the story than maybe Hillary should sue Trump for defamation. Why doesn’t she? After all, she has the court system on her side. It would be trivially simple to get some crooked judge to make up the laws against Trump in her favor.

        Yet, she doesn’t. Why not?

        Because lawsuits invite discovery. The last thing Hillary wants is Trumps lawyers combing through Clinton Foundation books.

        This is what leftists call “false, but accurate.”

        map

        May 11, 2017 at 1:56 am

      • “If there is nothing to the story than maybe Hillary should sue Trump for defamation. Why doesn’t she?”

        In the US for a public figure like Hillary Clinton to sue someone for defamation she must prove actual malice. This means she must prove that at the time Trump said it, he knew the claim was false but said it anyway. That standard is almost impossible to meet since it is impossible to prove that someone knew a claim was false when he made. it.

        In the famous New York Times v. Sullivan case the NYT was sued by an Alabama official for publishing an ad raising money for Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement. The ad said that Martin Luther King had been arrested seven times in Alabama. Actually at that time he had only been arrested four times. The ad also stated that protesters at a civil rights demonstration sang My Country, ‘Tis of Three when they actually had sung the National Anthem. The ad also contained some other minor inaccuracies. The Supreme court ruled that the NYT was not guilty of libel in this case because there was no evidence the NYT knew the facts in the ad were incorrect when they published the ad.

        Court rulings concerning free speech clause of the first amendment and the opinion privilege makes it essentially impossible to sue a politician for defamation during a political campaign.

        mikeca

        May 11, 2017 at 10:56 am

      • “If the Congressmen wanted to know the answer, they would hold a closed door hearing at which classified information could be discussed.”

        No one has any evidence of collusion. Even Democrat congressmen have said so. It’s a political witch hunt.

        “From the leaks we know that Flynn discussed lifting the sanctions Obama was implementing with the Russian Ambassador.”

        Russians called Flynn upset about the sanctions and he told them not to do anything drastic because a new administration was about to take over. The only reason Obama put sanctions three weeks before he left office was to cause problems for the incoming administration. I suspect he anticipated the Russians calling Trump’s administration to ask about the sanctions as well. The whole thing smells of a setup.

        destructure

        May 11, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      • From the leaks we know that Flynn discussed lifting the sanctions Obama was implementing with the Russian Ambassador.

        What statute does this violate? Talking to foreign powers about sanctions happens all the time.

        Flynn accept large sums of money from RT, the official Russian state owned media group and his consulting organization was paid $500,000 by a Turkish business man with Russian ties.

        Has nothing to do with the Trump campaign, or the administration since Flynn worked for President Trump for only 18 days.

        There may be more that has not leaked yet, but I am sure that information is being shared with at least some members of Congress.

        If there were anything illegal shared with Congress it would have leaked.

        The Russian investigation will be shut down as soon as Trump picks a partisan crony to serve as FBI Director and then Rice will be the first (but not last) Obama admin official to be prosecuted for wasting the country’s time with this phony “Russian meddling” story.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 11, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      • mikeca,

        http://circa.com/politics/clinton-pressured-bangladesh-prime-minister-personally-to-help-foundation-donor

        Here is another one for Clinton. Pressuring Bangladesh for money as well. And, of course, the article reiterates the uranium scandal, in addition to the microlender scandal:

        “While Mrs. Clinton was at the State Department she also voted to approve 20 percent sale of U.S. uranium production capacity to the Russian Atomic Energy Agency. The company donated $2.5 million to the Clinton Foundation while the deal was ongoing and before the deal was finalized President Bill Clinton was invited to Moscow and given $500,000 for a speech.

        And when it came to Yunus, declassified cables show that Mr. Yunus sought to use Mrs. Clinton’s power as secretary of state to pressure the Bangladesh government.”

        map

        May 11, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      • mikeca,

        “In the US for a public figure like Hillary Clinton to sue someone for defamation she must prove actual malice. This means she must prove that at the time Trump said it, he knew the claim was false but said it anyway. That standard is almost impossible to meet since it is impossible to prove that someone knew a claim was false when he made. it.”

        I always find it cute when liberals say things like this…as if the rules really apply to someone like Hillary Clinton.

        map

        May 11, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      • “No one has any evidence of collusion.”

        One of the Democratic members of the House Intelligence committee has said there is circumstantial evidence of collusion, but this is certainly not a smoking gun.

        “What statute does this violate? Talking to foreign powers about sanctions happens all the time.”

        In principal it violates the Logan Act, but the Logan Act is probably not constitutional. Flynn however lied to the vice president about the call, which is not a crime, and he lied to the FBI when questioned about the call, which is a crime.

        “The Russian investigation will be shut down as soon as Trump picks a partisan crony to serve as FBI Director …”

        At this point I’m not sure the Senate would approve an obviously partisan crony as FBI director. It would only take three Republican Senators to break rank to block the appointment. Yesterday three Republican Senators broke rank on Obama climate change rules covering release of methane gas. The three were John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins. They believe in climate change and were not willing to follow the Trump WH lead on that issue.

        Today Trump said he never thought about how it would look to suddenly fire the FBI director. I think Republicans in Congress are growing increasing nervous about Trump.

        Still in the Watergate scandal it was not until Nixon was forced to release the WH tape recording of Nixon and his chief of staff discussing how to cover up the Watergate break in that Republicans in Congress broke ranks and stopped supporting Nixon. When it was clear that he would be impeached and removed from office, he resigned.

        I doubt there is any smoking gun evidence like that on the Russia scandal, but I have learned to never underestimate Trump’s ignorance.

        mikeca

        May 11, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      • “Here is another one for Clinton. Pressuring Bangladesh for money as well. And, of course, the article reiterates the uranium scandal, in addition to the microlender scandal:”

        I read this article. What it really says is that Hillary Clinton called the Bangladesh Prime Minister asking that Dr. Muhammed Yunus be reinstated as head of the Grameen Bank. Dr Yunus was the winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace prize for founding the Grameen Bank which pioneered microcredit. Dr Yunus was 70 years old and the Grameen Bank had a mandatory retirement age of 60, so he was well pass the age he should have retired. Dr Yunus was also the chair of the Gramen Bank’s non-profit organization that had given between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Grameen Research, which Dr Yunus also headed, had given between $25,000-$50,000 to the Clinton Foundation.

        This article wants you to believe that the only reason Hillary Clinton was making calls to support a Nobel Peace prize winner was because organizations he headed had given $300,000 or less to the Clinton Foundation. The fact that he was a Nobel Peace Prize winner and Hillary personally knew him all had nothing to do with it. It was only the money.

        Needless to say, the article presents no evidence that the money had anything to do with it.

        The article says:

        “People in public life shouldn’t be raising money from anybody, anywhere, or for anything,” Painter said. “But until we fix the campaign finance system this is the way it’s going to be.”

        Painter goes on to point out that member of Congress raise millions of dollars for their political campaigns and then give special access to their offices to listen to big donors requests all the time. It is all perfectly legal as long as there is no quid-pro-quo trading of the donations for political favors. In the case of the Clinton Foundation the money did not go to either of the Clintons or to Hillary’s political campaign. It went to a charity.

        mikeca

        May 11, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      • mikeca,

        “The fact that he was a Nobel Peace Prize winner and Hillary personally knew him all had nothing to do with it. It was only the money.”

        Yes, and it is common that people you “personally know” just happen to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to your spouse’s business enterprise. You’re making it sound as if this Nobel Prize winner was some old friend of the Clintons and Hillary was just “helping him out.” We’re all supposed to conveniently ignore a transactional relationship that obviously exists under the unsubstantiated theory that Hillary Clinton was just helping out a buddy.

        How is the above more plausible than the obvious: While secretary of state, Hillary Clinton made a personal call to pressure Bangladesh’s prime minister to aid a donor to her husband’s charitable foundation despite federal ethics laws that require government officials to recuse themselves from matters that could impact their spouse’s business. That is what this matter really looks like.

        map

        May 12, 2017 at 1:43 am

      • “While secretary of state, Hillary Clinton made a personal call to pressure Bangladesh’s prime minister to aid a donor to her husband’s charitable foundation despite federal ethics laws that require government officials to recuse themselves from matters that could impact their spouse’s business.”

        The Clinton Foundation is not a business. Bill Clinton did not even draw a salary from the foundation.

        You can postulate that the Clinton’s were raising money for the foundation with the promises of access to the Clinton’s and favors from the Secretary of State, but there is absolutely zero evidence that the Clinton’s ever asked for or received contributions to their foundations in return for favors from Secretary Clinton. Now maybe some people gave the money hopping to receive favors, but all of the press investigations have failed to turn up any cases where they actually got favors.

        If the best favor the Hillary haters can come up with is that Hillary Clinton tried to help a Nobel Peace prize winner keep control of the bank he founded and for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace prize, then you got nothing.

        mikeca

        May 12, 2017 at 9:39 am

      • mikeca — “One of the Democratic members of the House Intelligence committee has said there is circumstantial evidence of collusion”

        Oh, well if a Dem says they have circumstantial evidence then I guess that settles it. Just out of curiosity, what is that evidence?

        destructure

        May 12, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      • One of the Democratic members of the House Intelligence committee has said there is circumstantial evidence of collusion,

        He has no hard evidence. If he had it every Congressional Democrat would have been gossiping about it and distributed the info to the media. All you have are contacts between some members of Trump’s team, often contacts that were made years before Trump began his presidential campaign.

        Contacting the Russians is not colluding illegally with Russians. If it were Hillary would have been guilty of collusion for handing Sergei Lavrov that “reset” button as a diplomatic gag-photop.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 12, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      • mikeca,

        “The Clinton Foundation is not a business. Bill Clinton did not even draw a salary from the foundation.”

        Hahahahahahaha…

        All Foundations are businesses…non-profit businesses…where the Clintons can book all of their living expenses. You don;t have to take a salary if your foundations’ slush funds are basically what you live on.

        “Now maybe some people gave the money hopping to receive favors, but all of the press investigations have failed to turn up any cases where they actually got favors.”

        Right. It’s purely coincidental that a former president with a wife at the highest levels of government has an organization receiving millions of dollars from all sorts of well-heeled individuals from around the world. That’s a lot of very charitable people we have out there.

        Then you bring up “press investigations” as if that is dispositive of something. The press is on the side of the Clintons. They will never do anything more than provide cover for them.

        There is far, far more evidence of actual Clinton illegality, immorality and worngdoing than there is in any story about Russian collusion. Hell, there is more evidence for pizzagate than Russian collusion.

        Guess what the partisan press is obsessed with?

        map

        May 13, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    • I also appreciate that he set an underling to deliver a letter of termination. I wish he’d fired him with a tweet. That would have been hilarious.

      I’m giving gothamette credit for nailing Comey’s character. He’s pursuing a politically motivated witch hunt while ignoring deep state leaks. That punk had to go.

      destructure

      May 10, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      • “I’m giving gothamette credit for nailing Comey’s character.”

        LOL, when did I do that? I say so many brilliant things….I lose track.

        BTW, Snopes is now shitting over the latest, that they have to admit that Bill Clinton did indeed fire his FBI director (interestingly named “Sessions” – is he related to the current Atty General?). The day before Vince Foster killed himself.

        The very day before.

        gothamette

        May 12, 2017 at 11:56 am

  21. What is the Rossiyan Conspiracy? Vodka prices too high? Too warm in Irkutsk? Someone help me out.

    .Vincent

    May 10, 2017 at 12:22 am

    • That they hacked the DNC emails to help Trump win and possibly colluded directly with his campaign.

      Magnavox

      May 10, 2017 at 10:59 pm

  22. O/T – Trump induced America causes people to act almost irrationally. For your Asian readers who think they are of no concern to proles:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/rich-midtown-man-charged-hate-crime-kicking-asian-victim-article-1.3130824

    A Steven Zatorski, a wealthy SWPL type who lives in Flatiron, had his KKK moment, was arrested for randomly punching a young Asian man on the street in Midtown Manhattan, and shouting “we are the white power”.

    JS

    May 10, 2017 at 9:50 am

  23. the ultimate troll move would be to nominate mike flynn, or chris christie.

    left, 2016: obama should fire comey for interfering in the election
    trump, 2017: i agree
    left, 2017: HOW DARE YOU FIRE AMERICAN PATRIOT JAMES COMEY!!!!! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH!

  24. The icing on the cake: James Comey learned he was fired while attending a meeting on diversity.

    Mark Caplan

    May 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

    • That was amazing.

      Otis, find out if neograf knows. If not taunt them!!

      Rifleman

      May 10, 2017 at 5:16 pm

  25. Has anyone read the letter of dismissal? Wow, my eyes and ears are on fire!

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/09/text-trump-letter-to-comey.html

    “I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately. 

    While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.

    It is essential that we find new leadership that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission. 

    I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. 
     
    DONALD J. TRUMP

    The bolded part is, I think, what the Neogaffers are foaming about. I guess I would be too, if I were them.

    gothamette

    May 10, 2017 at 1:41 pm

  26. I’m very out of the loop – can someone please explain to me why liberals are losing their shit over this? I mean, I can understand why they lose their shit over Trump, but why this, in particular? Otis? What gives?

    gothamette

    May 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    • Comey, leftist Deep State hack that he is, has been one of the driving forces behind the Russia investigation. Basically he is a source of resistance to the Trump admin within the Federal bureaucracy and is in fact the most important one after the purging of Clapper and Brennan.

      The feeling on the Left, and I’m not sure that they are wrong, is that if Trump is able to get away with purging Comey that it becomes impossible for the Deep State to sabotage Trump.

      Otis the Sweaty

      May 10, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      • They’re smartly making a big deal about Russia because it has traction and because it drives a wedge between Trump and the establishment GOP and because democrats are actually smart.

        Magnavox

        May 10, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      • Yes, Democrats, like Hillary, are blatantly and illegally sharing classified information in their white whale pursuit of Trump. A new FBI head will go after these people and pursue big city corruption.

        map

        May 11, 2017 at 2:01 am

      • Comey may be many things, but he is not a “leftist”. The Deep State is also not “leftist”, nor “conservative”. Like any organization, the Deep State pursues policies that enhance its own power and ensure its own survival. The Deep State loved Reagan, for example, or at least that part of the Deep State that dealt with foreign policy. The Deep State hates Trump not for ideological reasons, but because Trump is unpredictable and not willing to delegate authority.

        Peter Akuleyev

        May 11, 2017 at 4:32 am

      • The deep state is center-left.

      • OK, thanks. What need have I for cable when I have Otis?

        gothamette

        May 11, 2017 at 11:57 am

      • PS Did you read Trump’s letter firing Comey? The part about the three investigations was hilarious.

        gothamette

        May 11, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      • “Comey may be many things, but he is not a “leftist”. The Deep State is also not “leftist”, nor “conservative”. ”

        The ‘deep state’ are mostly FedGov employees who live in the DC metro area. The deep state is not one organization but is the collective power of many individuals.

        Donald Trump got only 4 percent of the vote in D.C., less than half of what Romney got. By contrast he got 9.2% in San Francisco and 9.7% in Manhattan.

        This is not merely an artifact of urban demographics: Gentrified DC is 40% white and probably more so among the voting age population. The election demonstrated that DC is the most anti-Trump place in America. Whites in DC are more anti-Trump than whites anywhere else in America. Trump’s support among DC whites was 10% tops.

        Dan

        May 11, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      • The deep state is centrist libertarian. They’re fiscally conservative (in the modern sense of being corporatist and pro wealthy, not the old sense of opposing deficit spending) and socially liberal. They just don’t take it to the extremes that self identified libertarians do.

        Magnavox

        May 11, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      • Comey, leftist Deep State hack that he is, has been one of the driving forces behind the Russia investigation.

        And if Trump replaces Comey with a political ally such as Giuliani or Gowdy Trump will be able to tie down the Left with all sorts of FBI investigations into the criminal activity of the Obama administration. The first criminal to be under a Trump FBI will be Susan Rice and whatever CIA officials leaked sensitive information to the press.

        But a new FBI Director could easily expand into other areas involving other classic works of Obama government such as Fast and Furious, Obama’s cosy relationship with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood before Mubarak fell, or the emergency airlift of Swiss francs to Iran.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 11, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      • The deep state is center-left.

        FBI rank and file are usually Conservative. The CIA has become Liberal because their core mission has migrated away from intelligence to Progressive nonsense. But under Reagan I believe the CIA at the time leaned Republican.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      • The agents who carry guns and arrest peopl are conservative, the more white-collar upper echelons are liberal.

      • They’re smartly making a big deal about Russia because it has traction and because it drives a wedge between Trump and the establishment GOP and because democrats are actually smart.

        I’m sure they’ll outmaneuver Trump on Russia as effectively as they outmaneuvered him in the 2016 election, an election you assured us was one where the Democrats made ALL the right moves.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 11, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      • A new FBI head will go after these people and pursue big city corruption.

        The new guy needs to be a political hack for Trump.

        Merely prosecuting the mishandling of surveillance information about Trump will tie up senior Democrat officials for years in court.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 11, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      • But a new FBI Director could easily expand into other areas involving other classic works of Obama government such as Fast and Furious, Obama’s cosy relationship with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood before Mubarak fell, or the emergency airlift of Swiss francs to Iran.

        Those are just right wing echo chamber phenomenon, especially the thing about Iran which basically comes down to criticizing Obama for getting into an agreement with Iran that actually has things that benefit them (as though there is any other way to come to an agreement).

        Magnavox

        May 11, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      • TUJ wrote,

        “But under Reagan I believe the CIA at the time leaned Republican.”

        Evidence? DC whites are probably the most left wing whites in America, going D by a 10 to 1 ratio, as I noted. Former head of the CIA under Obama John Brennan, who came up through the CIA in the 1980s, was a literal voter of the Communist party. It is hard to even find Americans that are *that* left wing.

        Lion wrote (about the FBI):
        “The agents who carry guns and arrest people are conservative, the more white-collar upper echelons are liberal.”

        That sounds right.

        Dan

        May 12, 2017 at 9:17 am

      • Evidence?

        Reagan’s CIA included many veterans of the agency from its glory years under Eisenhower. Yes, today the CIA is Liberal but it wasn’t so much in the 1980s.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 12, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      • “The deep state is centrist libertarian. ”

        or, how to lose credibility in one easy sentence.

        Mike Street Station

        May 13, 2017 at 9:02 am

    • They believe any minute now Comey was going to personally arrest Trump for treason, and declare Hillary the legitimate President.

      Never mind these same people, 48 hours ago, were calling Comey a liar over his recent congressional testimony.

      Dsgntd_plyr

      May 10, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    • Basically, because they are full of shoop. Look at what happened on the Colbert show. He says “Comey got fired!” and the Liberal crowd bursts into applause, because last they heard Comey = hurt Hillary = bad. Then he told them, “no, Jess Sessions did it,” and they booed. The memo hadn’t gotten around yet.

      Liberals are barking parrots that repeat what they are told. They literally don’t know much of the time why they are spouting off about something, but they are very, very good at doing just what they are told.

      Status signalling means never having to say you’re sorry.

      peterike

      May 10, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      • I see the Republicans as lackeys to the more powerful Democrats. — “You can status signal all you want, as long as you give us a piece of the action”

        JS

        May 10, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      • Liberals are barking parrots that repeat what they are told. They literally don’t know much of the time why they are spouting off about something, but they are very, very good at doing just what they are told.

        It’s pathetic enough that you have to cling to a group identity to give your life value. But it’s SUPER pathetic that you choose to do that through being a conservative (or just not a liberal).

        Magnavox

        May 11, 2017 at 8:51 pm

  27. Essential viewing.

    peterike

    May 10, 2017 at 2:48 pm

  28. What i don’t understand is that every leader tries to influence other country election : Obama gave money to Macron and support him officialy, like Angela Merket etc. It is a normal business for leaders of one country to try to get elected the people they see are better for their own interest. So what in Trump’s team action would be considered empeachment matter ? Marine Le Pen even went to russia to get a loan – because she couldn’t get it from french banks which are influenced by government instructions – and that’s not a criminal matter. I haven’t seen a precise caracterization of what would be bad.

    the word that surface is “collusion” but it is not a clear word. It looks as if speaking to russian officials would be enough … If someone knows let’s explain it. Because from here in France, it looks like Trump is on track for empeachment. When i read Scott Adams, it looks like Trump did a mastermind trick in firing Comey with a democrat excuse.

    Bruno from Paris

    May 11, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    • Russia has been credibly accused of hacking the DNC email servers, a criminal act, to help Trump. That’s the main difference.

      Magnavox

      May 11, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      • Russia is committing espionage against use every day and we are doing the same to them. Both countries are doing criminal acts. Big deal.

        Yet John Podesta falling for a dumb phishiing scam, there’s no proof that’s Putin. I still think that Russian hackers like Trump because they are prole, and the proles love Trump, even proles in Russia.

      • Yet John Podesta falling for a dumb phishiing scam, there’s no proof that’s Putin.

        Speaking of, in hilarious news (emphasis mine):

        Earlier this week, the team at Gizmodo’s Special Projects Desk published a report on how they “phished” members of the administration and campaign teams of President Donald Trump. Gizmodo identified 15 prominent figures on Trump’s team and sent e-mails to each posing as friends, family members, or associates containing a faked Google Docs link.

        “This was a test of how public officials in an administration whose president has been highly critical of the security failures of the DNC stand up to the sort of techniques that hackers use to penetrate networks,” said John Cook, executive editor of Gizmodo’s Special Projects Desk, in an e-mail conversation with Ars. Gizmodo targeted some marquee names connected to the Trump administration, including Newt Gingrich, Peter Thiel, (now-ex) FBI director James Comey,

        We’ve always been at war with Eastasia!

        FCC chairman Ajit Pai, White House press secretary Sean Spicer, presidential advisor Sebastian Gorka, and the administration’s chief policymakers for cybersecurity.

        The test didn’t appear to prove much. Gingrich and Comey responded to the e-mail questioning its provenance. And while about half of the targeted officials may have clicked the link—eight devices’ IP addresses were recorded accessing the linked test page—none entered their login credentials. The test could not determine whose devices clicked on the link.

        snorlaxwp

        May 12, 2017 at 6:41 pm

  29. Another matter i don’t understand is why finding leaking treators is not the 1st priority of government ? and knowing if Obama administration spied on people running for the election not the 2nd highest priority ? It should be much worse that you’re own government use intelligence to try to stop political opponents than having contact with foreign governments people. Susan Rice unmasking names ? Obama new rules for disseminating data through many agencies and access given to many people ? For me, it should be the absolut priority.

    Bruno from Paris

    May 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    • and knowing if Obama administration spied on people running for the election not the 2nd highest priority

      It looks like that wasn’t actually true, and just the definitive piece of evidence showing that Trump 100% can not be trusted to tell the truth.

      Magnavox

      May 11, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      • “It looks like that wasn’t actually true, and just the definitive piece of evidence showing that Trump 100% can not be trusted to tell the truth.”

        And these assurances come from where? The FBI? The CIA?

        The Watergate incident was a self-evident crime…a burglary of Democrat Party headquarters and a subsequent investigation that revealed Nixon admin members who were responsible.

        In Trumps case, there is nothing as self-evident as a burglary involved. It is “Mike Flynn talks to Russian” and…boom…collusion with Russians. Or, “White House official lies to other White House official… DOJ matter.”

        We have Congressional hearings where Democrats can’t explain exactly what the crime was and how it occurred, but assure us that folks in intelligence say so.

        It’s a Kafkaesque show trial.

        Nothing more.

        map

        May 13, 2017 at 7:25 pm

  30. I think this article is very much ON TOPIC. Bangladesh PM says crooked Hillary pressured her on behalf of Clinton Foundation donor.

    http://circa.com/politics/clinton-pressured-bangladesh-prime-minister-personally-to-help-foundation-donor

    destructure

    May 11, 2017 at 7:28 pm

  31. Girl shoots a .300 Winchester Magnum. It’s not in elephant gun territory but is definitely a powerful rifle off-limits to inexperienced shooters. Handling one requires experience in shooting progressively larger calibers, I can’t precisely quantify how much but hundreds of rounds for sure.
    Like the South African teen firing the .450 Rigby in the earlier video, this girl shows excellent form in handing the rifle – leaning into the recoil, a proper “cheek weld” between the stock and her face, and her upper body isn’t overly rigid.

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    May 11, 2017 at 10:10 pm

  32. Next FBI director needs to figure out why the Guardian newspaper is plagiarizing your blog:

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/08/virtual-reality-religion-robots-sapiens-book

    GMR

    May 11, 2017 at 11:24 pm

  33. Slightly off topic. Trump’s interview with The Economist makes him look like a complete idiot. Undercuts any idea this man is playing 4-D Chess.

    http://www.economist.com/Trumptranscript

    And don’t worry. Trump is going to stop the illegals, but we will have an equal number of “legal vetted immigrants”, especially Mexicans and Central Americans. Quote:

    “We also want farm workers to be able to come in. You know, we’re going to have work visas for the farm workers. If you look, you know we have a lot of people coming through the border, they’re great people and they work on the farms and then they go back home. We like those people a lot and we want them to continue to come in.”

    Trump is a fraud.

    Peter Akuleyev

    May 12, 2017 at 1:33 am

    • Trump is getting a lot of pushback from the farming communities (and not just Big Ag) about how they’re supposed to stay in business if their labor pool completely dries up overnight. It’s a legitimate problem that can’t be solved overnight. American middle class youth have to be re-psychologized to do intensive outdoor work. People have to re-locate to farming regions. Wages have to adjust steadily. Costs of running farm businesses have to drop. I’ve long thought since Trump announced his immigration plan almost 2 years ago the solution was seasonal work visas which ratcheted down in number each year as the American economy adjusted to losing its cheap labor pool.

      Andrew E.

      May 12, 2017 at 9:09 am

      • We already have seasonal work visas for agriculture. We’ve had them for decades. Farmers don’t want to use them because they don’t want to pay those wages. They want to be able to pick them up in a truck at the Home Depot parking lot in the morning and drop them off at night and forget about them.

        Mike Street Station

        May 13, 2017 at 9:17 am

      • Great, so the infrastructure for the solution is already in place and we just have to use it. Even easier.

        Andrew E.

        May 13, 2017 at 11:05 am

    • Having a properly controlled seasonal farm worker program is an ok idea. BUT it has to be strictly enforced, which of course it never has been in the past. AND you need to put an end to birthright citizenship, so that when Juanita drops little Pablo into the strawberry field, Pablo isn’t a citizen. If you did this, it would work. But I don’t think Trump will take on birthright citizenship.

      peterike

      May 12, 2017 at 9:36 am

    • I don’t buy the 4D Chess theory either, this Vox article and the tweets linked there present a more plausible explanation of Trump.

      http://goo.gl/VHFGs5

      “Here’s the thing: Trump, by all indications, does not have beliefs, intentions, etc. that are stable, persistent across contexts.

      He is attuned to who is dominating & who is submissive *in the situation he finds himself in*. It is 100% situational, 0% persistent.

      He seeks domination. That’s all. He does not care about, or even seem cognizant of, lying, reversing himself, switching loyalties, etc.

      He’s like a goldfish. No beliefs, intentions, plans, or schemes are carried from place to place. Every situation is new.

      Most likely explanation re: Russia is not some deep, secret plot, but … DT saying yes to something that felt good in the moment …

      … and then immediately forgetting about it, connecting it to nothing else. Thus the confusion why everyone keeps bringing it up.

      Most likely explanation re: Comey is not some Machiavellian tactic, but … he kept seeing Comey on TV saying not-awesome things …

      … and that gave him bad feels, made him feel non-dominant. So he made Comey get off his TV. No “mind,” just stimulus-response.”

      Prokop

      May 12, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    • This media frenzy regarding the firing of Comey is a fraud as with anything that comes out of DC.

      JS

      May 12, 2017 at 8:59 pm

  34. Trump is funny!

    Yakov

    May 12, 2017 at 2:33 pm

  35. Andrew E.

    May 12, 2017 at 7:29 pm

  36. The LARPING is getting out of hand.

    gothamette

    May 14, 2017 at 1:42 pm


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