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Thu May 11, 2017, 12:38 PM

NBC exclusive - Trump: I was going to fire Comey 'regardless,' he was a 'showboat'

Source: CNBC

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was going to fire "showboat" FBI Director James Comey "regardless" of what the Justice Department recommended, directly contradicting what the White House said Wednesday.
In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Trump said the FBI had been in "turmoil" and called Comey a "showboat."

"Look, he's a showboat, he's a grandstander, the FBI has been in turmoil. You know that, I know that. Everybody knows that. You take a look at the FBI a year ago, it was in virtual turmoil, less than a year ago it hasn't recovered from that," Trump said at the White House.
White House officials are scrambling to justify the timing of Comey's termination, insisting that he lost his job because of his conduct in the probe into Hillary Clinton's emails last year. They said it had nothing to do with the FBI's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, which Comey first revealed publicly in March and includes any possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/05/11/trump-i-was-going-to-fire-comey-regardless-of-recommendation-that-was-given-to-me.html



Trump completely off his frigging rocker.

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Reply NBC exclusive - Trump: I was going to fire Comey 'regardless,' he was a 'showboat' (Original post)
orangecrush May 2017 OP
mnhtnbb May 2017 #1
katmondoo May 2017 #6
BumRushDaShow May 2017 #20
Feathery Scout May 2017 #26
orangecrush May 2017 #8
forgotmylogin May 2017 #30
notdarkyet May 2017 #37
yurbud May 2017 #64
moda253 May 2017 #2
orangecrush May 2017 #5
Plucketeer May 2017 #3
orangecrush May 2017 #9
niyad May 2017 #21
orangecrush May 2017 #22
niyad May 2017 #24
OriginalGeek May 2017 #62
OriginalGeek May 2017 #39
orangecrush May 2017 #44
sprinkleeninow May 2017 #56
PsychoBabble May 2017 #4
orangecrush May 2017 #12
DonViejo May 2017 #7
orangecrush May 2017 #13
yallerdawg May 2017 #14
orangecrush May 2017 #18
knightmaar May 2017 #28
The Wielding Truth May 2017 #35
madokie May 2017 #60
George II May 2017 #10
PsychoBabble May 2017 #15
orangecrush May 2017 #17
orangecrush May 2017 #16
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #32
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #11
CousinIT May 2017 #19
orangecrush May 2017 #23
Cirque du So-What May 2017 #25
jesskirablue42 May 2017 #27
Feathery Scout May 2017 #29
perdita9 May 2017 #31
xxqqqzme May 2017 #38
kwassa May 2017 #33
4lbs May 2017 #34
orangecrush May 2017 #36
Grammy23 May 2017 #40
orangecrush May 2017 #45
Grammy23 May 2017 #52
OldHippieChick May 2017 #41
orangecrush May 2017 #46
SylviaD May 2017 #42
orangecrush May 2017 #47
Blue_Roses May 2017 #43
orangecrush May 2017 #48
Blue_Roses May 2017 #50
StanleyBolten May 2017 #49
Blue_Roses May 2017 #51
StanleyBolten May 2017 #53
Blue_Roses May 2017 #54
StanleyBolten May 2017 #55
orangecrush May 2017 #58
Kablooie May 2017 #57
orangecrush May 2017 #59
Julian Englis May 2017 #61
yurbud May 2017 #63

Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:42 PM

1. Showboat? Classic projection.

When are they going to come take this guy away. He is paranoid, delusional, grandiose and a pathological liar, malignant
narcissist...and has no business occupying the Oval Office.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #1)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:46 PM

6. I don't think Trump could stand the fact that Comey was so much taller than he

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #6)

Thu May 11, 2017, 01:04 PM

20. I definitely think that is part of it

His kind consider that a "power play".

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #6)

Thu May 11, 2017, 01:38 PM

26. And have you seen Comey's HANDS.


Trump must have died of envy every time Comey was in the buiding.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #1)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:48 PM

8. To use such a term

As a reason for such a serious decision as firing an FBI director is an excellent indication of mental imbalance, imo.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #1)

Thu May 11, 2017, 02:47 PM

30. "Showboat" says the barge.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #1)

Thu May 11, 2017, 03:35 PM

37. Blame the Repubs for letting him stay where he is. Kinda like assange at the embassy in

Ecuador. They are the ones who need the heat put on them. Enablers.

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Response to notdarkyet (Reply #37)

Fri May 12, 2017, 09:37 AM

64. Assange has arguably performed some public good even if you dislike some leaks

Trump by contrast is entirely worthless.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:44 PM

2. I hope the FBI BURIES HIM!!!! EOM

 

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Response to moda253 (Reply #2)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:46 PM

5. From the link...

"Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe would not confirm in a Senate hearing Thursday whether Comey did tell Trump that. Comey telling Trump he is not under investigation would be unusual. McCabe also strongly disputed the White House's assertion that FBI employees had lost confidence in Comey."

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:45 PM

3. His Majesty

 

King Fruitcake!

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #3)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:51 PM

9. ...








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Response to orangecrush (Reply #9)

Thu May 11, 2017, 01:06 PM

21. ah, a perfect item for the annual Manitou springs fruitcake toss.

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Response to niyad (Reply #21)

Thu May 11, 2017, 01:10 PM

22. I actually

Am one of those who actually love fruitcake.

Trump excluded.


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Response to orangecrush (Reply #22)

Thu May 11, 2017, 01:12 PM

24. I am not a fan, but have had some decent ones. used to make a good one as well, for

my friends who love the stuff.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #22)

Fri May 12, 2017, 09:27 AM

62. I didn't think I liked it

until I saw that picture - now I want a slice lol.

My mom lived in Corsicana, TX until she died but she resisted ever sending me a fruitcake from the famous manufacturer (whose name escapes me) there.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #9)

Thu May 11, 2017, 04:02 PM

39. not for nothin

but that's a damn fine looking fruit cake!

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #39)

Thu May 11, 2017, 10:00 PM

44. Made me hungry!



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Response to orangecrush (Reply #44)

Thu May 11, 2017, 11:56 PM

56. I made a cocoa fruitcake, fruit and nuts, doused with booze, wrapped in cheesecloth, showered with

add'l booze a few times more, unwrapped, then you 'drink' your creation! 😝

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:46 PM

4. Apparently there is only room for ONE swaggerer in this here town ...

45 only has a few shticks .... smarm, lying, bluster, chaos creation. But after a while even stupid people see the pattern, and realize there is no there there.

It is a bit sad to watch him do his thing, as if we don't know the truth.

While it IS a shame that he currently has outsized power ... it is both my hope and continued belief that he WILL go down, and become, historically, the saddest and most-revlied of US Presidents, ever. (And rot in jail as an object lesson to all who followed him.)

GO FBI!

GO Schneiderman!

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Response to PsychoBabble (Reply #4)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:53 PM

12. Trump is incompetent

And by himself wouldn't have become President.

As Putin's cat paw, he is extremely dangerous.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:46 PM

7. ...

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #7)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:54 PM

13. Thanks!

This story is going viral bigly.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #7)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:55 PM

14. This is now a public statement of record.

"I am not under investigation."

Will we have a whistleblower from the FBI come forward and divulge the truth?

We certainly can't let the potential target of an investigation be considered the reliable source!

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #14)

Thu May 11, 2017, 01:00 PM

18. He seems

Very concerned with convincing us of that.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #7)

Thu May 11, 2017, 01:43 PM

28. Still got those sniffles, eh?

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #7)

Thu May 11, 2017, 03:16 PM

35. I just shake my head. What a liar. What is faster than impeachment?

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #7)

Fri May 12, 2017, 07:31 AM

60. Lester isn't having any of it

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:52 PM

10. This is exploding on MSNBC - the big blockbuster is that trump ASKED Comey....

....if he was under investigation. This can and will be extrapolated into being obstruction of justice.

C'mon donnie, keep talking, please! The more you talk the deeper the hole you dig for yourself.

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Response to George II (Reply #10)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:56 PM

15. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Pu-Leeeze!!

Let it be obstruction .. and ACTED upon by courts.

My wife and I agree, this may all be vaguely worth it if in the end, 45 rots in jail ... FOR.EV.ER.

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Response to PsychoBabble (Reply #15)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:58 PM

17. Better late

Than never.

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Response to George II (Reply #10)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:56 PM

16. Please continue

Mr. Trump!



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Response to George II (Reply #10)

Thu May 11, 2017, 03:05 PM

32. Comey probably said "I can't say that" and tRump thought that meant he was cleared. . . nt

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 12:52 PM

11. The only turmoil was Giuliani's fomented rogue cabal inside NYC FBI office. . . . nt

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 01:04 PM

19. Oh Look. ANOTHER LIE. VP Pence said otherwise. n/t

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #19)

Thu May 11, 2017, 01:11 PM

23. Lying liars

From the getgo.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 01:35 PM

25. 'Showboat'? That's rich, coming from one who is probably

neither a shower or a grower.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 01:40 PM

27. I'll bet some judges found his comments interesting

 

just saying. What he said could have legal implications.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 01:44 PM

29. So.... No Rudy, No Chris Christie - 'cause those guys are REAL Showboats

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 03:02 PM

31. Well, if that isn't the pot calling the kettle a pot!

How unaware can one man be?

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Response to perdita9 (Reply #31)

Thu May 11, 2017, 03:38 PM

38. There is only room for

one peacock strutting around the grounds.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 03:06 PM

33. Totally classic projection, from the chief showboater himself.

Trump is so insecure, and has a bottomless need to be the center of attention.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 03:08 PM

34. LOL. The same showboat that the orange orangutan was complimenting just a month ago?

Hmm... what changed in a month?

The Russia probe gained steam.

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Response to 4lbs (Reply #34)

Thu May 11, 2017, 03:30 PM

36. Comey might say...










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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 04:34 PM

40. "You know it. I know it. Everybody knows it."

This is a tactic tRump uses. He makes a sweeping statement saying I'm right and everyone knows it. He does the same thing at his rallies. He makes a statement (usually false) and then says, "Riiiggghhhhtttt??" So he gets his audience to agree with him...or so he thinks since most of the time they seem to go along with him. It is a strategy to make you say you agree with him whether you do or not. He does this a lot when he wants to get agreement that he is right. So if you don't agree, he strongly suggests it is you who is wrong.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #40)

Thu May 11, 2017, 10:03 PM

45. Other countries

Must be baffled as to how we could elect a man like Obama twice, and then this criminal.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #45)

Thu May 11, 2017, 10:54 PM

52. I ask myself this question many times daily.

How did this happen? Aaaarrrrggghhh!

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 04:56 PM

41. This is so f##king amazing

His sycophants have to be dragging their knuckles trying to figure out how to stay up w/ his latest paranoid delusions. He was a "showboat". Really!? No one can keep up w/ his craziness. Even the power-hungry crazies have to be wondering wtf? i.e. Paul Ryan

No one, no one sane, can keep up w/ his magical carpet ride.

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Response to OldHippieChick (Reply #41)

Thu May 11, 2017, 10:04 PM

46. It must be scary

Riding the crazy train with Trump as engineer.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 04:57 PM

42. The drumbeat must be IMPEACH, impeach, IMPEACH!

IMPEACH NOW!

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Response to SylviaD (Reply #42)

Thu May 11, 2017, 10:05 PM

47. He doesn't have much longer

That's my guess.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 06:01 PM

43. And then he wanted to go to the FBI today and boost morale



Sometimes there are just not enough words...

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Response to Blue_Roses (Reply #43)

Thu May 11, 2017, 10:06 PM

48. The FBI has words for him

Which I won't repeat here.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #48)

Thu May 11, 2017, 10:25 PM

50. As they should...

No matter what people think of how Comey handled the Clinton fiasco, he was proving to be the independent, dedicated professional he has always seemed to be.

When it comes to our country and our Constitution, partisan politics should be left at the door. No, it usually isnt't and maybe it wasn't with Clinton (tired of hashing that debacle), but I believe he was sincerely striving toward finding justice for what had gone wrong.

And the shitty way he was fired...disgusting.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 10:14 PM

49. FBI is corrupt anyways

 

The FBI seem to be corrupt anyways.

You try to ask the FBI to do something about a corrupt local Police Department engaging in corruption, possibly evidence fraud or tampering, and they shoe you out.

The FBI doesn't do anything about evidence tampering and planting anymore.

If they want you convicted in Federal Court, who cares how you get convicted. Evidence tampering, corruption, lying on the stand which is perjury, filing false reports. Anything to convict somebody, even if that person is innocent.

It's a sad state of affairs.

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Response to StanleyBolten (Reply #49)

Thu May 11, 2017, 10:52 PM

51. that's a pretty broad brush

you're using there. While no doubt there has and will always be corruption in law enforcement, overall the good out-weighs the bad. We just don't hear about it. The sensationalism is too enticing for the press to ignore, so they slam us time and again with horror stories. I have several friends who have worked for federal law enforcement agencies and they are awesome people, who I would trust my life with.

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Response to Blue_Roses (Reply #51)

Thu May 11, 2017, 11:00 PM

53. Re: that's a pretty broad brush

 

Maybe you are right.

It's just my friend has had a dealing with a corrupt Police chief from the Town of Mayodan in North Carolina.

All he did was try to stop torture and he got confronted with false allegations that he likes torture pictures.

It makes me sick. They twisted his hard work and destroyed him simply because he called the state senator a traitor. That Senator was the town lawyer of Mayodan. That lawyer had connections and turned an entire police department against him, to destroy him. Now the entire police department in Mayodan has become corrupted, breaking laws, lying in reports, falsifying evidence, threatening emails from tormail.org, threats by the Federal Judge. my friend messed with one corrupt politician and his life went straight to hell and he almost committed suicide to the point where police had to escort him to a mental hospital.

Corruption is sick!

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Response to StanleyBolten (Reply #53)

Thu May 11, 2017, 11:09 PM

54. That is horrible

I hope your friend is doing better. Seriously.

I definitely get what you are saying and as one who was born and raised in the Deep South, I can see that happening. Those stories do exist and those are the stories that leave a tarnished spot on law enforcement.

But, I don't look at those corrupt police as "law enforcement", because they wouldn't know how to protect the law if it hit them in the face. They're thugs and crooks. But, I know that doesn't make a hill-of-beans when your the one who is on the receiving end of their injustice.

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Response to Blue_Roses (Reply #54)

Thu May 11, 2017, 11:41 PM

55. Your right

 

You are right. There are good police out there. before he was set up, he had traveled out west and went by Las Vegas. He started getting lost from his family, he has Type 1 diabetes, and he would have died if he got no medical attention.

Within less than two hours, the police located him and he was reunited with his family. At another time a cop helped him when he was a kid.

So yes, there are good cops out there. I'm sorry if I do sound like I have generalized police in that way.

It's just it's hard to know who is corrupt and who isn't because the bad actors act nice, and look good in the media. The criminals that are deceitful and have a position within Government and/or law enforcement are the most dangerous because deception is a very powerful tool.

If somebody can commit crimes and convince other people that no wrong has been done, then more crimes are committed until the person is finally caught and arrested.

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Response to StanleyBolten (Reply #55)

Fri May 12, 2017, 06:37 AM

58. Welcome to D.U.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Fri May 12, 2017, 12:38 AM

57. That's a good reason to fire the FBI director? He's a showboat?

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #57)

Fri May 12, 2017, 06:38 AM

59. 45 is unbalanced

How much more do they need to hire a special prosecutor?

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Fri May 12, 2017, 09:16 AM

61. Colbert on this

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Fri May 12, 2017, 09:36 AM

63. too funny

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