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Haven't we heard this song before????

Postby kbot » 05-10-2017 11:11 AM

Increasingly I'm hearing people say that Trump is "Nixonion" in his approach to government. This may be prophetic as the calls for a special prosecutor increase in the wake of FBI Director Comey's firing yesterday and now the arrest of an NPR journalist for asking questions:

The Daily 202: Firing FBI director Comey is already backfiring on Trump. It’s only going to get worse.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/05/10/daily-202-firing-fbi-director-comey-is-already-backfiring-on-trump-it-s-only-going-to-get-worse/5912635de9b69b209cf2b7fb/?utm_term=.7226cc4b1e4c


Journalist arrested during cabinet member's visit to state

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/journalist-arrested-us-health-secretarys-visit-47319850
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Re: Haven't we heard this song before????

Postby Riddick » 05-10-2017 04:15 PM

Didn't many of the same "Rambolidi's crying "Nixon" NOW cry foul over Comey throwing the election to Trump?

if Hillary had done the firing you can be sure they'd be fine with it.

More than just a double standand? I'd call that being "Clintonian"
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And Right On Cue

Postby Riddick » 05-11-2017 01:08 AM

Maxine Waters: I Don't Support Trump Firing Comey, I Would Support Hillary Clinton Firing Comey



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And Now, The Bozo Award For Conflicted Reporting!

Postby Riddick » 05-11-2017 02:57 AM

Claims Trump Firing Comey 'Unprecedented', Just Before Citing Precedent
Leave it to Rachel Maddow to beclown herself right out of the gate. FULL STORY
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Re: Haven't we heard this song before????

Postby kbot » 05-11-2017 11:20 AM

It is a wonder to behold.......
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The Last President To Fire An FBI Director? Bill Clinton

Postby Riddick » 05-12-2017 03:06 AM

On Tuesday, Donald Trump sent waves through the political community when he made the decision to fire FBI director James Comey. While the media went on to compare Trump to Richard Nixon over the incident, and #Nixonian was trending Tuesday night, Nixon never fired his FBI director. In fact, only one president in the history of the US has done this before, and that was Bill Clinton.

What makes that firing's timing particularly interesting? Vince Foster was found dead the very next day. FULL STORY
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How 'Bout Dat??

Postby Riddick » 05-18-2017 01:51 AM

BREAKING: Comey Testified Under Oath That The Trump Administration Doesn’t Obstruct Investigations

Former FBI Director James Comey testified under Senate oath May 3rd that the Trump administration had not pressured his agency to halt any investigation for political purposes. Comey admitted that the FBI has always been free to operate without political interference—flying in the face of Democrats’ paranoid delusions about Russia and President Donald J. Trump, and exposing for what it is a new political witch hunt Wednesday by enemies within the president’s own Justice Department. FULL STORY
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Re: Haven't we heard this song before????

Postby kbot » 05-18-2017 10:57 AM

But did the Trump/ Comey conversation occur after May 3rd....??
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"These Men Were Obviously Not Fond Of Each Other"

Postby Riddick » 05-19-2017 03:49 AM

kbot wrote:But did the Trump/ Comey conversation occur after May 3rd....??
Would you believe it allegedly occurred on Valentine's Day? How ironic!

Yet in any case, a case can be made there's really no case to be made...

The Comey Memo Offers No Proof For Impeachment Of Trump
Edited & Excerpted From Jonathan Turley's Article @ TheHill.com:

    For the first time, the Comey memo pushes the litany of controversies surrounding Trump into the scope of the United States criminal code. However, if this is food for obstruction of justice, it is still an awfully thin soup.

    Some commentators seem to be alleging criminal conduct in office or calling for impeachment before Trump completed the words of his inaugural oath of office. Not surprising, within minutes of the New York Times report, the response was a chorus of breathless “gotcha” announcements.

    But this memo is neither the Pentagon Papers nor the Watergate tapes. The criminal code demands more than what Comey reportedly describes in his memo. There are dozens of different variations of obstruction charges ranging from threatening witnesses to influencing jurors. None would fit this case.

    That leaves the omnibus provision on attempts to interfere with the “due administration of justice.” However, that still leaves the need to show the effort was to influence “corruptly”, when Trump could say that he did little but express concern for a longtime associate. Encouraging leniency or advocating for an associate is improper but not necessarily seeking an unlawful benefit for him.

    Then there is the question of corruptly influencing what? There is no indication of a grand jury proceeding at the time of the Valentine's Day meeting between Trump and Comey. Obstruction cases generally are built around judicial proceedings — not Oval Office meetings.

    Of course, that does not change the fact that the question by Trump was wildly inappropriate. Yet, it also raises questions of Comey’s judgment. The account suggests that Comey was so concerned about the conversation that he wrote a memorandum for record. But that would suggest that Comey thought the president was trying to influence the investigation but then said nothing to the Justice Department or to his investigation team.

    The report says that, while Comey may have told a couple of colleagues at the FBI, he did not tell the investigation team “so the details of the conversation would not affect the investigation.” Why? If he thought the president was trying to derail the investigation, that would seem relevant to the scope of the investigation. It is like a bank president seeking to close a fraud investigation, but the contact in the FBI decided not to tell bank investigators.

    One explanation would be that Comey did not view Trump as a potential target of the Flynn investigation, and thus did not view the uncomfortable meeting as relevant to the investigation team (and Trump has maintained that Comey told him three times that he was not a target). However, that would make the case even weaker for allegations that Trump was trying to protect himself or his inner circle by seeking closure for Flynn.

    There is a separate question of whether this type of alleged obstruction could be the basis for impeachment. As someone who has been down that long impeachment road before, I would again advocate caution.

    Last night, respected former presidential advisor David Gergen said that, with the Comey memo, we are now “in impeachable territory.” If so, we have one foot on the shore and one in a raging surf. Before we start an impeachment proceeding, we need to be on terra firma. It requires more than uncomfortable meetings or ill-considered disclosures.

    Impeachment is not meant to be an alternative for criminal cases that cannot be submitted to a grand jury. It is also not meant to be politics by other means. Finally, it is not a vehicle to redo an election for those with morning-after regrets. Ironically, for those who charge that Trump has compromised the legal system, the same objection can be made over demands for criminal charges or impeachment based on his still undisclosed memo.

    Absent tapes, this could well end up as a “he said, he said” dispute. These men were obviously not fond of each other. Comey reportedly said Trump was “outside the realm of normal” and possibly “crazy.” Trump has called Comey a “showboat” and equally disdainful remarks. Whether it is a memorandum for record or a diary entry, one-sided accounts of conversations generally fall short of compelling evidence with this type of history of tension.

    For all of these reasons, we need to move beyond the hyperventilated pronouncements of criminal conduct or impeachable offenses based on this memo. This conversation in the Oval Office is a valid matter of concern and worthy of further investigation. It is not proof of an impeachable offense any more than it is proof of a crime.
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Re: Haven't we heard this song before????

Postby kbot » 05-19-2017 06:20 AM

While the rabidly partisan Far Left Dems and MSM are setting-up the gallows, I'm hearing members of Congress pulling back and exercising caution - not willing to reach a conclusion yet, which is as it should be. We should have the media driving this.
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Postby Riddick » 05-19-2017 04:53 PM

kbot wrote:I'm hearing members of Congress pulling back and exercising caution - not willing to reach a conclusion yet, which is as it should be.
Proceed with caution? HA! This is no time for restraint. Forget those Congressional wusses. This isn't about justice or journalism, it's about Resistance BLOODSPORT

The MSM & Far Left Dems are like a caravan of geared-up one-track minded lead-foot drunken drivers in turbo charged assault vehicles participating in a Terminate Trump Mad Max Demolition Derby -

With hot air as fuel they'll never run out of gas, and they absolutely will not stop until they get what they want...
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Re: Haven't we heard this song before????

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