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Wed May 24, 2017, 08:41 AM

Trump should be scared, Comey friend says

Benjamin Wittes, a friend of ousted FBI Director James Comey, told CNN that if he were President Trump he would be scared of Comey’s pending testimony before the Senate.

Said Wittes: “I found it interesting and very telling that he declined any opportunity to tell his story in private. This is a guy with a story to tell.”

He added: “I have no doubt that he regarded the group of people around the President as dishonorable.”


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http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/24/politics/benjamin-wittes-james-comey-friend-anderson-cooper-cnntv/index.html


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Reply Trump should be scared, Comey friend says (Original post)
kpete May 2017 OP
Kingofalldems May 2017 #1
madokie May 2017 #2
malaise May 2017 #7
forgotmylogin May 2017 #12
malaise May 2017 #14
forgotmylogin May 2017 #19
exboyfil May 2017 #3
Loki Liesmith May 2017 #6
brush May 2017 #27
politicaljunkie41910 May 2017 #9
exboyfil May 2017 #15
NewJeffCT May 2017 #24
lostnfound May 2017 #11
exboyfil May 2017 #13
Arkansas Granny May 2017 #4
deurbano May 2017 #21
Ligyron May 2017 #28
Arkansas Granny May 2017 #29
InAbLuEsTaTe May 2017 #5
BumRushDaShow May 2017 #8
lark May 2017 #20
BumRushDaShow May 2017 #33
Demtexan May 2017 #35
Achilleaze May 2017 #10
randr May 2017 #16
dalton99a May 2017 #23
L. Coyote May 2017 #17
TalenaGor May 2017 #18
dalton99a May 2017 #22
zentrum May 2017 #25
Earth Bound Misfit May 2017 #26
oasis May 2017 #30
Demtexan May 2017 #31
uponit7771 May 2017 #32
sharedvalues May 2017 #37
Cha May 2017 #34
sharedvalues May 2017 #36
McCamy Taylor May 2017 #38

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:43 AM

1. Boom!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:47 AM

2. tRump is scared

if he's capable of that feeling that is

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:10 AM

7. Sadly he thinks this can be

'settled' - hence the choice of lawyer.

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:38 AM

12. And 45 likes to think settlement equals "not guilty"

Wrong, wrong, WRONG-GUH.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #12)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:40 AM

14. Remember when he said he would have won the fake university fraud case

but decided to settle for $25M.

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Response to malaise (Reply #14)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:55 AM

19. Yeah, that was laughable.

You don't settle if you think you can win.

But cash settlement is not a "not guilty" verdict. It means the defendant is hedging their bets because the case is not open/shut in their favor.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:49 AM

3. Why would Comey's friend have any more

insight than a member of the general public. His silence would mean nothing (I would expect a FBI agent - even a former one - to keep silent about an ongoing investigation). If Comey did speak, then that indicts his character.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:08 AM

6. He can't reveal details of the investigation

He can grimace or draw a finger across his throat in response to specific questions from friends though.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #6)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:57 AM

27. He can testify as Brennen did yesterday

Brennan didn't give away any investigation details but he sure let it be known that there were questions that needed answering of the connections between the Russians and the trump campaign.

And Comey, being in charge of the investigation, is privy to much more than Brennan.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:31 AM

9. Witt is not just a friend of Comey's he's a former US Attorney. I saw him do an interview last week.

He was on doing an interview of why Comey would take such detailed notes and he made the point that Comey, just like all US Attorney's are taught to make it a point to never be the only witness to a conversation with a subject, or a witness, etc. If you can't avoid it, than as soon as you can, document everything as thoroughly and as objective as you can. This documentation becomes part of the case file for other agents/US Attorney's to use. It was said that Comey distributed his notes of his encounters with Trump to upper associates within the department just in case. Witt did not mention that he may have been the recipients of any of those memos that Comey wrote and distributed for safekeeping, but he thoroughly vouched for Comey's character based on their long term friendship and as a colleague, and was not surprised that Comey kept detailed notes.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #9)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:40 AM

15. Thank you.

I didn't know about his background.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #9)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:36 AM

24. Thanks for that detail

it's good to know.

Trump's own attorneys know to never speak to him one-on-one since he's always lying.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:36 AM

11. Surely you have a friend or family that you can "read" without hearing details?

Emotions alone can tell a story: "what do you think of trump?" Eyes wide open iwith shock and dismay., a shake of the head..."I can't believe how far this country has fallen" is there any hope? A vigorous nod of the head, a look of confidence.
And years of reading the signs under other circumstances, and a level of trust.

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #11)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:38 AM

13. Good point

I didn't think about it that way.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:49 AM

4. I can hardly wait.

I still believe that Comey's statements had a lot to do with Hillary's loss, but I think he's got some dirt on DT that could be damaging.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:33 AM

21. Yeah, it pisses me off (to put it mildly) that his recklessness, partisanship

and lack of professionalism got us to this point, and now he wants to play "hero" again. On the other hand, I HOPE to god he has enough to take down this ship of fools. Of course, where does that leave us? As some have said, maybe better to draw this out to keep them critically wounded and on life-support until we can take back House, at least.

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Response to deurbano (Reply #21)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:08 AM

28. That's been my thinking too.

I wanna see Trump go down but Pence would be more circumspect and so we wouldn't get 2 examples of outrageous Republican behavior by our Commander-in-Chief every day.

Reporters wouldn't be able to stick mics in every GOP politician face every time they showed their face in public asking if they approved of this type behavior. Even their refusing to comment makes a statement and a great campaign ad.

Trump is bad for the country but great for entertainment and damaging the GOP.

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Response to deurbano (Reply #21)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:09 AM

29. Yeah, Trump is so batshit crazy that he's having a hard time getting anything accomplished even with

Republican majorities. I think Pence would have a better chance of getting legislation passed with the Congress we have today, which would not be a good thing.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:58 AM

5. Can't wait to hear it... bring it on!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:29 AM

8. Drumpf has plenty of cannon fodder to throw in front of himself

as protection before anything will hit him. He has spent decades perfecting that strategy.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:32 AM

20. Just hope Sessions, Ryan and McTurtle are a big part of the collateral damage.

These dishonorable deplorable lying election thieving assholes need to go down for the damage they are inflicting on the country and truly for colluding with a hostile foreign power to influence an election!

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Response to lark (Reply #20)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:35 PM

33. +1

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:42 PM

35. He will them all under the bus.

They will throw him under the bus.

It will be good to watch it happen.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:34 AM

10. "dishonorable" is the very nature of republican so-called "family values"


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:41 AM

16. I hope Comey has 24/7 protection in place

We are dealing the the Russian mob and know how they operate.

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Response to randr (Reply #16)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:35 AM

23. He's been out and about quite a bit

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:42 AM

17. Rumor has it a Depends truck delivered a large load to the White House late one night.

He's shitting his pants

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:50 AM

18. when is come testifying? and when is Trump back?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:34 AM

22. I assume there will be live coverage?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:46 AM

25. Maybe this is why...

....Trump keeps divulging secrets to foreign heads of government. Including highly dangerous ones, like the one where he tells Duterte that we have nuclear subs now stationed off the Korean coast. Good God, that's terrifying.

I know this is playing arm chair psychologist but I think having hot news and inside information makes him feel tough and important and he just compulsively grabs what's at hand that makes him feel that way and that rescues him from the mockery of the world and the investigations.

Combine that with his ignorance and it's lethal.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:54 AM

26. K n R ...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:33 AM

30. Trump's day of reckoning a cinch. "Impeachment creep" will drive him nuts.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:07 PM

31. Also around the world.

I wonder what information the other IC groups are sitting on.
They cannot share it now.
They will leak it when the time is right.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:08 PM

32. Please pray for Comey's life

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #32)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:28 PM

37. If Comey is harmed

If Comey is harmed that will be BY FAR the biggest crisis in American history.

Bigger than Pearl Harbor. Bigger than the Civil War. Bigger than Washington falling during the war of 1812. Bigger than the Cuban Missile Crisis. Bigger even than any Presidential assassination, as major and tragic as they were, because killing Comey means that a foreign power and their domestic allies are STAGING A COUP TO TURN AMERICA INTO A DICTATORSHIP.

It is hard to overstate that last.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:37 PM

34. Maybe that's why trump has that fake

shit eating grin plastered on his face meeting the Pope.

Pope Rocks, BTW!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:25 PM

36. JUST "dishonorable"? I'd guess "criminal".

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:39 PM

38. I think Trump may be too mentally ill to understand the deep shit

He is in.

I think Trump may be Caligula. I am pretty sure Trump does not know who Caligula was. If he knew anything about history he would not have fired Comey.

Sometimes insanity and stupidity and vanity can be scary combination. And Scary has his stubby finger on the red button.

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