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Thu May 11, 2017, 12:44 PM

CNN- The White House's explanation for the firing of James Comey is totally unraveling

What the ever-changing stories trying to explain why Trump did what he did suggest is that no one either knows or wants to talk about the real reason that Trump moved on Comey.

And that reason appears to be, according to scads of reporting in CNN and elsewhere, that Trump was angry at Comey -- for not being enough of a company man, for seemingly undercutting his 2016 victory, for dismissing the ideas that President Obama had surveilled him in the campaign, for continuing to push on the Russia investigation when Trump wanted him to spend more time on the number of leaks coming out of the intelligence agencies.

This line, from a piece by CNN's Jeff Zeleny and John King, is particularly revealing:

"Several people familiar with the decision say the President grew increasingly frustrated at Comey after his congressional hearing last Wednesday when he testified that he was 'mildly nauseous' over the idea that he helped sway the election."

Trump, we know, spends a lot of time talking about and thinking about his 2016 election victory. And nothing makes him angrier than when he believes someone is trying to either lessen or take credit for what he accomplished in that race. That, in Trump's mind, is the one unforgivable sin.
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Why? Because, as of right now, it appears that the president of the United States fired the director of the FBI because he was angry at him for not doing exactly what Trump wanted him to do. And that should be very concerning. To everyone.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/05/11/politics/james-comey-firing-trump/index.html





The message here is unmistakable.

Time for Trump to go.





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orangecrush May 2017 OP
NCTraveler May 2017 #1
orangecrush May 2017 #4
NCTraveler May 2017 #5
orangecrush May 2017 #7
Vinca May 2017 #2
orangecrush May 2017 #9
katmondoo May 2017 #3
orangecrush May 2017 #6
Pacifist Patriot May 2017 #8
orangecrush May 2017 #10
Pacifist Patriot May 2017 #15
L. Coyote May 2017 #11
orangecrush May 2017 #13
Skittles May 2017 #12
orangecrush May 2017 #14

Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:46 PM

1. Direct link.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/11/politics/james-comey-firing-trump/index.html

Link in the op does not go to the CNN story.

Edit: Link in op changed.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #1)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:48 PM

4. Thanks!

Fixed that.

Need more coffee!





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Response to orangecrush (Reply #4)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:49 PM

5. I think we all do!!!!

 

I had a huge mental lapse this morning.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #5)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:55 PM

7. Seriously

Before coming on here, I dumped my cereal bowl full of milk on the living room carpet.

Then, after mopping up, went to get my coffee out of the nuke, and it had boiled over had to clean that up too!


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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:47 PM

2. If it wasn't such a serious state of affairs, it would be amusing

Trump might as well have said he flipped a coin. Heads he stays, tails he's fired.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #2)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:58 PM

9. I would feel safer

If he made all his decisions that way!


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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:47 PM

3. I thought that was always the reason.

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #3)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:50 PM

6. It is quite obvious

Your thinking is sound.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #8)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:59 PM

10. Totally correct

But CNN can't say it like that - yet.



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Response to orangecrush (Reply #10)

Thu May 11, 2017, 02:56 PM

15. I'm currently in the UK.

Media here having no problem communicating my interpretation.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #11)

Thu May 11, 2017, 01:06 PM

13. Senator Warner...







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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 01:05 PM

12. maybe Comey was sick to his stomach, knowing he helped install Twitler into the White House

that would certainly make me more than "nauseous"

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Response to Skittles (Reply #12)

Thu May 11, 2017, 01:07 PM

14. It made me want to hurl

The morning I woke up to hear the news.

You should kick asses over this.


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