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Old 05-19-2017, 02:06 PM
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"What James Comey Told Me About Donald Trump" - fascinating article

Link below - takes you inside the rabbit hole re the context if not the specifics of what went down between Trump and Comey.

"What James Comey Told Me About Donald Trump"

This story breaks hard on the heels of this week’s revelation—also by the Times—that Trump had asked Comey to bury the investigation of Gen. Michael Flynn. A few words of elaboration are in order.

I called Schmidt Friday morning after reading his earlier story, which ran the previous evening, about Comey’s dinner with President Trump and the President’s demands at that dinner for a vow of loyalty. Schmidt had reported that Trump requested that Comey commit to personal loyalty to the President, and that Comey declined, telling the President that he would always have Comey’s “honesty.” When I read Schmidt’s account, I immediately understood certain things Comey had said to me over the previous few months in a different, and frankly more menacing, light. While I am not in the habit of discussing with reporters my confidential communications with friends, I decided that the things Comey had told me needed to be made public.

As I told Schmidt, I did not act in any sense at Comey’s request. The information I provided, however, dovetails neatly with the Times's subsequent discovery of the personal confrontation described above between Comey and the President over investigative inquiries and inquiries directly to the Bureau from the White House.
Old 05-19-2017, 02:25 PM
Snowboarder Bo Snowboarder Bo is offline
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Interesting read, aye. Thanks.

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Old 05-19-2017, 03:09 PM
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NY Times just released another bombshell:

WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.

“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

Mr. Trump added, “I’m not under investigation.”

The conversation, during a May 10 meeting — the day after he fired Mr. Comey — reinforces the notion that Mr. Trump dismissed him primarily because of the bureau’s investigation into possible...
Old 05-19-2017, 03:50 PM
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Trump called Comey a nut job?
This thing just keeps getting more bizarre each day.
Old 05-19-2017, 04:17 PM
DSYoungEsq DSYoungEsq is online now
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I believe that this means the Nut Job called the Nut Job a Nut Job.
Old 05-19-2017, 10:58 PM
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PBS Newshour interviewed Wittes tonight. Powerful piece.
Old 05-19-2017, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by jasg View Post
PBS Newshour interviewed Wittes tonight. Powerful piece.
link to interview
Old 05-20-2017, 12:13 AM
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Saw that too, was struck by how "normal" it all seemed, Who hasn't had a buddy who had a boss like that. The mediocrity of evil.


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