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Thu Apr 12, 2018, 10:52 AM

A burning question about Comey. Will he tell the whole truth about his

influence over the 2016 election in reopening, then quickly closing the investigation over Hillarys emails?

Will he treat the topic of his role, respectfully? Truthfully?

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Reply A burning question about Comey. Will he tell the whole truth about his (Original post)
Ninga Apr 2018 OP
SHRED Apr 2018 #1
rainin Apr 2018 #2
exboyfil Apr 2018 #12
lunamagica Apr 2018 #19
H2O Man Apr 2018 #3
backtoblue Apr 2018 #21
Fullduplexxx Apr 2018 #4
TheDebbieDee Apr 2018 #5
Ninga Apr 2018 #17
DURHAM D Apr 2018 #18
leftieNanner Apr 2018 #27
bigbrother05 Apr 2018 #6
brush Apr 2018 #7
poboy2 Apr 2018 #9
brush Apr 2018 #14
poboy2 Apr 2018 #15
brush Apr 2018 #16
NewJeffCT Apr 2018 #8
Ninga Apr 2018 #10
The_jackalope Apr 2018 #11
lunamagica Apr 2018 #23
The_jackalope Apr 2018 #24
lunamagica Apr 2018 #25
The_jackalope Apr 2018 #26
EarlG Apr 2018 #28
lunamagica Apr 2018 #22
NCTraveler Apr 2018 #13
workinclasszero Apr 2018 #20

Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 10:57 AM

1. I hope he does

 

Considering he was silent about Russia and Trump.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 10:59 AM

2. I've heard him express regrets. He may speak about it more fully in his book

but, the truth will always be, that it will never be enough. What can he ever say that will make this ok? One man put his finger on the scale and tipped it. Now, we have this.

I do believe that, if the final outcome of this is the jailing of the people behind the curtain, as well as the traitors in plain site, then, perhaps we can say some good came out of it.

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Response to rainin (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 11:25 AM

12. Bob Dylan

Hurricane Carter lyrics:

"How can the life of such a man
Be in the palm of some fool’s hand?"

Make that the country instead of a man.

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Response to rainin (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 02:04 PM

19. When did he express any regrets?

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 11:00 AM

3. He already has.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 02:13 PM

21. + 1 nt

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 11:04 AM

4. Fk comey and his fkg book

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 11:04 AM

5. I think it would be very hard for any person to admit that they got PLAYED!

 

And Comey got PLAAAAAAAAAAYED! THREE times! 1] The first time was his long-winded announcement that he was NOT recommending charges against Candidate Clinton in the private e-mail server scandal. 2] The second time was his announcement 2 weeks before the election that the Clinton e-mail investigation was being re-opened and 3] He made the announcements in 1 and 2 while NOT announcing that Trump or members of his campaign was ALSO under investigation the whole time.

I'm not buying his book - nothing he says can explain or justify him being this stupid/gullible! Phuck Comey - he was no hero, he was a useful idiot!

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Response to TheDebbieDee (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 11:46 AM

17. i too, am passing on purchasing his book. Nt

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Response to TheDebbieDee (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 11:49 AM

18. I don't see him as being played.

He was the player.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 06:31 PM

27. There has been some talk about Rudy

Giuliani and his connections to the FBI office in NYC putting pressure on Comey. In his position as head of the FBI, I think he should have stood up to that.

I will not buy his book either. Maybe I'll go read Al Franken's book again. That was wonderful!

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 11:12 AM

6. He did it to cover his ass with the GOP/RW regardless of who won

Don't think he had any inkling that HRC could lose. He also knew that Hillary understood the law and would let him finish his appointed term with minimal interference. There wasn't any chance that he wouldn't have been raked over the coals by the GOP Congress for not following up on his previous promise to let them know when any new info came to light re: emails.

Comey is no white knight and certainly wasn't willing to risk his spending years testifying on why he "threw" the election to HRC.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 11:12 AM

7. Remember he did that already, said he was slightly nauseous over it.

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Response to brush (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 11:16 AM

9. No he did not. He said 'the thought' made him nauseous.

 

That anyone might think he had that effect on the election.

Hardly 'did that already', in fact, the comment is a DENIAL. The opposite.

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Response to poboy2 (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 11:29 AM

14. What are you going on about? So I paraphrased it slightly differently, the point is the same.

It didn't bother him at all that he tipped the election to trump.

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Response to brush (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 11:35 AM

15. 3 sentences to correct a comment is not 'going on'. This reply is in the subject. A Novel I guess-nt

 

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Response to poboy2 (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 11:36 AM

16. What you wrote and what I wrote convey the same thing. Comey was not bothered that he tipped...

the election to trump.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 11:14 AM

8. Comey was blackmailed into re-opening the email investigation

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 11:17 AM

10. Do you think this explanation will be in his book? I don't believe he went into

such detail during his testimony, did he?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 11:19 AM

11. Yep. Giuliani put him between a rock and a hard place.

Politics is a rough game.

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Response to The_jackalope (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 05:01 PM

23. If Comey is such a weak coward that he allowed himself to be bullied by Giuliani

then he was never fit to work as a custodian for the FBI, much less to serve as it's director.

Not that I believe for a minute that he was forced to do it.

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #23)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 05:43 PM

24. It's the sort of "Sophie's choice" situation that hoodlums use.

I understand the strong emotion that you attach to the outcome, I just don't share it.

I'm prepared to believe that the truth is bigger than what we're told in the newspapers, and I'm willing to wait for a while before judging.

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Response to The_jackalope (Reply #24)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 06:11 PM

25. Like I said on another post sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and usually the simplest explanation

is the correct one.

Comey saw that Hillary was unstoppable, so he tipped the scale to push trump over the winning line when there was no time for Hillary.s campaign to recover. Not that complicated, really.

He could have said that trump was also under investigation, you know.

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 06:22 PM

26. We won't convince each other like this. I'm happy to wait. nt

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 06:34 PM

28. Another possibility

Comey saw that Hillary was unstoppable, and acted preemptively to cover his/the FBI's ass when the inevitable investigations began following her victory.

It's hard to envision an alternate reality if Hillary had won, but one thing we know for sure is that the same Republican Congress which brought us the Benghazi farce would immediately have started new, relentless "oversight" investigations into her emails. Multiple investigations in the House and Senate, full court press on Fox News, the works. Comey would presumably have realized that he and the FBI would have been dead center in these investigations, with Republicans demanding to know why he never said anything about an investigation into Hillary during the campaign, and calling for his head because he "fixed" it for her to win.

I've always assumed that Comey's pre-election announcement was a political calculation made in an effort to shield the FBI from criticism after the election. He thought Hillary would win, and chose to cover his ass. Little did he know it would be one of the factors which flipped the whole thing to Trump.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 04:54 PM

22. The honorable FBI director intimidated by Rudy Guliani. It would be patheric if it wasn't

so laughable.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 11:29 AM

13. Hopefully he is going to cause even more chaos in the WH.

 

James Comey: John Kelly Called Trump ‘Dishonorable’ For Firing Me

https://www.thedailybeast.com/james-comey-john-kelly-called-trump-dishonorable-for-firing-me

He has already justified his actions with respect to Clintons emails and says he would do it again.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 02:11 PM

20. I still blame Comey for throwing the election for Trump

 

I bet he isn't the only sucker in the FBI that wishes Hillary was president!

Still I hope his TV interview and book are smash successes to would Putin's Puppet and party.

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