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Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:53 PM

James Comey, if you have even a scintilla of dignity you would resign.





The rash of stories on Donald Trump and Russia published Tuesday leave many questions unanswered. The allegations, as sensational as some are and as damning as others are, are just that: allegations. Intelligence agencies (not to mention countless news outlets) have sought to verify them for months now, with little or no success. Though it might be nice to imagine Trump’s presidency collapsing before it’s even begun, the fact remains that we know little more now than we did last week about Trump’s ties to Russia and whether Vladimir Putin’s government has compromising information on the president-elect. There is one thing we do know, though: FBI Director James Comey’s intervention in the election last October — controversial at the time — looks completely indefensible now.

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A few hours before the explosive CNN and BuzzFeed reports landed on Tuesday, Comey was at a Senate intelligence committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked the director whether the FBI has “investigated these reported relationships [between the Trump campaign and Russia]?” Comey replied, “I would never comment on investigations … in an open forum like this.” When Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) pressed Comey on the same question later in the hearing, he repeated that “especially in a public forum, we never confirm or deny a pending investigation.” (King dryly replied, “The irony of your making that statement here, I cannot avoid.”)


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But Comey’s behavior remains inexcusable. It is a shocking and disturbing double standard: staying silent on allegations against one candidate despite reams of new information, while reviving allegations against another candidate despite absolutely no new information. Doing so two weeks before Election Day compounds the terrible error. It is unlikely that a Trump administration will punish Comey for this mistake. History, however, will not judge him so kindly.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/01/11/after-the-trump-dossier-james-comey-is-running-out-of-excuses/?utm_term=.8e853a9486da

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Reply James Comey, if you have even a scintilla of dignity you would resign. (Original post)
DemocratSinceBirth Jan 2017 OP
madokie Jan 2017 #1
unblock Jan 2017 #2
Hortensis Jan 2017 #4
bigtree Jan 2017 #3
oasis Jan 2017 #5
pbmus Jan 2017 #7
Alice11111 Jan 2017 #6
Gothmog Jan 2017 #8

Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:55 PM

1. He doesn't

and he won't

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:55 PM

2. if he had even a scintilla of dignity he never would have done what he did in the first place.

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Response to unblock (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:57 PM

4. Right. No honor, no integrity, no respect,

no shame. He won and the price he'll pay is ripping his mask off. Unless we can put him in prison.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:56 PM

3. Trump would be able to choose his replacement

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:59 PM

5. First Comey must reveal facts about his election sabotage.

He's got to finger Rudy Giuliani and the NY FBI cabal.

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Response to oasis (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 03:16 PM

7. ++++++111

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 03:07 PM

6. Comey finally being investigated. His own Hot seat

Let's see how he likes it. Of course, he's not in the middle of an election. Now, he is less likely to resign, unfortunately. There were a lot of factors in losing the election, but he was the final hard blow (as well as many in between ). How can he stand himself? I hope he goes to prison, and I usually want to pardon everyone and reset. He is as smug as DT, and maybe more mendacious, plotting.
DT can't hold a thought long enough to plot, which is why he needed Bannon

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 04:49 PM

8. Comey is pond scum and lacks any professional or other ethics

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