#487034
" impulsive enough for that to be just as likely a scenario"

Exactly what it is, a big FU to the establishment. Nothing illegal about it and they can spread all the BS they want or talk all the chit they want. If you don't have anything other than opinion about it like, pointing to his way of doing things doesn't fit the norm, or he is stoopid for this or that, it just strengthens his cause. I hope they keep parroting it cause it's what won him the office to begin with. His supporters love the fact it upsets the establishment. I was shocked, as goofy as she is, to hear Pelosi talk like she has finally figured it out for a brief moment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD911JLET8U
#487036
eriknben10 wrote:

pointing to his way of doing things doesn't fit the norm, or he is stoopid for this or that, it just strengthens his cause.


It may strengthen his support from like-minded people, but that does not strengthen his cause. The cause can only gain strength by bringing more people to it, particularly those in a position to destroy your cause. Acting like an idiot does not help.
#487041
The newest joke is Comey notes. Think about it for more than a second or what the media narrative is and let me know what the crime there is.
#487047
So now I hear that if Comey thought that there was an attempt to obstruct justice and didn't notify the justice dept. about it, he committed a felony for not reporting it ? It will be interesting to see the unseen memo from the unnamed source.
#487048
Maybe Comey can try to use the same excuse he gave Clinton for escaping justice. No intention seems to be the free pass of the times.
#487054
FLASHBACK. Did James Comey Mislead the Senate in His Testimony?

Posted at 9:29 pm on May 17, 2017 by streiff



Given that the main topic of discussion–at least up until Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel–was the James Comey memo that no one has seen it seems only fitting to revisit James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 3.

The subject of interference in an FBI investigation came up. Senator Mazie Hirono, D-HI, is doing the questioning:


HIRONO: Yes. And so speaking of the independence of not just the judiciary but I’d like you to clarify the FBI’s independence from the DOJ apparatus. Can the FBI conduct an investigation independent from the department of Justice. Or does the FBI have to disclose all it’s investigations to the DOJ? And does it have to get the Attorney General’s consent?

COMEY: Well we work with the Department of Justice, whether that’s main justice or U.S. attorney’s offices on all of our investigations.

And so we work with them and so in a legal sense we’re not independent of the department of justice. We are spiritually, culturally pretty independent group and that’s the way you would want tit. But yes, we work with the Department of Justice on all of our investigations.

HIRONO: So if the Attorney General or senior officials at the Department of Justice opposes a specific investigation, can they halt that FBI investigation?

COMEY: In theory yes.

HIRONO: Has it happened?

COMEY: Not in my experience. Because it would be a big deal to tell the FBI to stop doing something that — without an appropriate purpose. I mean where oftentimes they give us opinions that we don’t see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it. But I’m talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal. It’s not happened in my experience.

The last paragraph leaves you with one of three choices, it seems–assuming the existence of a memo. Either Trump asked Comey to stop the investigation and Comey mislead the Senate by specifically referring to the actions of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General and hiding from them an attempt by Trump to stop an investigation. Or Trump made no such request. Or, Comey considered that the comment fell into the category of “they give us opinions that we don’t see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it.” In other words, he did not take it as an attempt to interfere in the investigation. Two of these three options explain the skepticism expressed by Senator Burr earlier today on the memo story.
#487055
JW, did you read the part where the authorization comes from the Attorney General or US attorneys. Trump fired the Attorney general and 46 of the US Attorneys.

He can't go to Nunes or Chaffetz because they're leakers. Pence had been notified by letter about Flynn's Russian and Turkish ties in November but publicly claims he was lied to.

Comey has read the Wikileaks email in which the former AG, Lynch states she will protect Hillary.

I very much look forward to this man producing all his memos.