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Source: Comey thought it was too political to say Russians were meddling in election


By Laura Clawson

If this report pans out, then there’s a new twist to all the talk about whether FBI Director James Comey was making an intentionally political move by releasing news that the FBI had found evidence of emails that might or might not be from Hillary Clinton and might or might not be new to the investigation of her private server. In this scenario, Comey suddenly gets a lot less benefit of the doubt:

FBI Director James Comey argued privately that it was too close to Election Day for the United States government to name Russia as meddling in the U.S. election and ultimately ensured that the FBI's name was not on the document that the U.S. government put out, a former FBI official tells CNBC. [...]

According to the former official, Comey agreed with the conclusion the intelligence community came to: "A foreign power was trying to undermine the election. He believed it to be true, but was against putting it out before the election." Comey's position, this official said, was "if it is said, it shouldn't come from the FBI, which as you'll recall it did not."

So … “we have concluded that another country is for sure trying to influence our election” isn’t suitable for public consumption, but “there may be some emails, we’re not really sure” is something to release immediately? That does not make Comey look like the principled straight shooter he keeps getting credit for being. And it gives new credence to Harry Reid’s letter charging Comey with covering up evidence of a connection between the Russian government and Donald Trump.

Donald Trump Tried to Fire Nancy O’Dell After She Rejected His Sexual Advances


Video of the Republican talking about trying to have sex with a married female journalist adds new context to his reported effort to have her kicked off of his Miss USA pageant.

Less than two years after a female journalist supposedly rebuffed Donald Trump’s sexual advances—as heard on newly discovered video—he allegedly tried to have her fired from one of his beauty pageants.

On Friday, The Washington Post revealed video of the Republican presidential nominee bragging to Billy Bush about non-consensually groping women (a.k.a, sexual assault): “When you’re a star, they let you do it—you can do anything,” Trump said in the unearthed 2005 Access Hollywood footage. “Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”
Trump, newly married to his then-pregnant bride Melania at the time, also chatted about trying, and failing, to have sex with a married woman.

“You know I moved on her actually,” Trump recounted to a young Bush. “You know she was down on Palm Beach. I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and fuck her. She was married … I took her out [for] furniture [shopping]. I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there, and she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”

That married woman (identified as “Nancy” by Trump) was subsequently identified by Access Hollywood as former host Nancy O’Dell during the show’s Friday night episode.

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