Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, March 20, 2017

The FBI is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government -- and whether there was any coordination, [FBI director James] Comey said. Comey said that it is unusual for the FBI to confirm or deny the existence of any investigations, but in unusual circumstances when it is in the public interest, the bureau sometimes will discuss such matters. "This is one of those circumstances," he said. "The FBI, as part of our counterintelligence effort, is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 president election," he continued, adding that the investigation included looking at whether associates of Trump were in contact with Russian officials, and colluded with them.

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From the same link, the FBI director called little d a hot mouthed liar:

F.B.I. director says "no information" to support Trump wiretapping charge

Mr. Comey told the House intelligence committee, "We have no information to support" President Trump's assertion on Twitter that President Barack Obama tapped Trump Tower.

"We have no information to support those tweets," Mr. Comey said, repeating moments later, "All I can tell you is that we have no information that supports them."

The N.S.A., chief, Admiral Rogers, weighed in as well, saying that he had no knowledge of anyone asking the British or any other ally to wiretap Mr. Trump. That refuted another claim made by the White House.

"I've seen nothing on the N.S.A. side that we engaged in such activity nor that anyone engaged in such activity," Admiral Rogers said.

He then explicitly denied having any indication that Mr. Trump was wiretapped by British intelligence at the request of Mr. Obama.

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-20 11:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

watch live

www.c-span.org

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 12:02 PM | Reply

Shiff is getting Comey to agree that Russia was all in for Trump.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 12:08 PM | Reply

It's Official: The FBI Is Investigating Trump's Links to Russia

Director James Comey told Congress on Monday that the 2016 probe includes possible contacts between the campaign and the Kremlin.

www.theatlantic.com

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 12:12 PM | Reply

I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counter-intelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. And that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts.

-- James Comey

And instead of talking about that the republicans are grilling him about leaks, stopping just short of accusing Barack Obama of leaking names, and threatening programs that the director just declared vital.

Solid work, gang.

#5 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-20 12:17 PM | Reply

Obama's DOJ ordered the investigation. Comey agreed there was no vote tampering. The rest is interpretation and speculation.

#6 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-20 12:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Hilarious. The Republican Chair is citing how Russians don't historically support Republicans... as if that has anything at all to do with their support of Trump, which the FBI already testified to.,

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 12:23 PM | Reply

Doesn't matter what crimes are uncovered President Putin will grant a pardon anyway.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-20 12:25 PM | Reply

This is solid:

twitter.com

#9 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-20 12:26 PM | Reply

"Comey added that the investigation began in "late July" and that, by the standards of counterintelligence investigations, the seven months that have since elapsed constitute "a fairly short period of time." Said Comey: "I don't know how much longer it will take."

www.slate.com

They've been on this case for a long time now. Of course, Comey kept THIS out of the news.

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 12:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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They've been on this case for a long time now. Of course, Comey kept THIS out of the news. - #10 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 12:33 PM
This was already in the news.
President Obama informed us of this investigation prior to his leaving office. Thus far there is no new information or proof of any collaboration between the Trump campaign and Russian agents with the intention of swaying the election. How many times did you feel that Comey should announce to the news that there has yet to be any collaborative link discovered?

#11 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-03-20 12:44 PM | Reply

#11

Late July was a long time before Obama left office. And keeping the fact that he was investigating Trump's Russia connection out of the press while he was telling the press all about Clinton's email seems inconsistent.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 12:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

They've been on this case for a long time now. Of course, Comey kept THIS out of the news.
#10 | POSTED BY CORKY AT

Makes you wonder.

If they are willing to publicly threaten vital programs what are they threatening him with in private?

#13 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-20 12:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Dems are bringing out the EXXON-Russian oil deal which Trump will be approving as soon as things cool down.

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 12:49 PM | Reply

So Comey will be fired soon. Got it.

#15 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-03-20 12:51 PM | Reply

Mostly the Republicans are whining about leaks that brought the Trump Russia connection to light, lmao.

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 12:53 PM | Reply

Comey says the Russians were successful and, "they'll be back" in all our coming elections.

#17 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 12:57 PM | Reply

FBI Director James Comey told the House Intelligence Committee that the Russians used wikileaks to cover up the fact that they were the ones releasing the information.

Reminder:

"I love WikiLeaks." www.youtube.com
-- Donald Trump

"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing." twitter.com
-- Donald Trump

"Julian Assange said "a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta" - why was DNC so careless? Also said Russians did not give him the info!"
twitter.com
-- Donald Trump

#18 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-20 12:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

- are whining about leaks #16 | POSTED BY CORKY

Interesting; considering.

#19 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-20 12:58 PM | Reply

Corky's Leak-O-Meter

Sept 2016 - Hates leaks; wants focus on leakers

March 2016 - Loves leaks; could care less their source.

#20 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-20 01:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

June, 2016: GOP love leaks

House Benghazi report strategically leaked in apparent orchestrated blitz

by Tom Kludt @tomkludt
June 28, 2016: 1:10 PM ET

money.cnn.com

March, 2017: GOP hates leaks and wants leakers prosecuted

#21 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-03-20 01:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Comey says this investigation, as all others, required evidence of wrongdoingm in this case by Trump campaign officials.

#22 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 01:08 PM | Reply

Comey seems to be learning a lot from Dems about the oil deal, lol. He says he never heard of GazProm...

SELLING LOUTS
The Kremlin's Gas Company Has a Man in Trumpland

The longtime political operative and veteran diplomat is the man some of Russia's biggest interests turn to for help, and Trump goes to for advice.

www.thedailybeast.com

#23 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 01:12 PM | Reply

Trumplesheepskin - Is only concerned that this all makes his beloved Fuhrer look bad.

#24 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2017-03-20 01:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Comey is asked if he is familiar from his days as a prosecutor the instruction that juries are given every day in this country that if they think a person has lied in one instance, they can assume that he has lied in others.

Then he is asked if there is any evidence of Trump's claim that he was wiretapped, to which he answers that there is not.

#25 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 01:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Corky's Leak-O-Meter
Sept 2016 - Hates leaks; wants focus on leakers
March 2016 - Loves leaks; could care less their source.

#20 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

You aren't talking about Leaks. You are talking about illegal hacking and doing so joyfully.

#26 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-03-20 01:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Hmmmm..... Don't Socialist and Communist get a long better than , Capitalist and Communist????

#27 | Posted by cmbell73 at 2017-03-20 01:45 PM | Reply

It just seems very Suspect that the Commies are Helping the Capitalist Pig

#28 | Posted by cmbell73 at 2017-03-20 01:49 PM | Reply

#28

News Flash: Russia has been a crony capitalist oligarchy for decades now.

As bad as our crony capitalists are, theirs are much worse. Putin skims billions off the top of business deals (Trump is practicing to catch up!) and puts his bodyguards into high gov offices.

Plus, as Dictator for Life, he owns the media outright.

#29 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 01:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Commies? Russia is a right wing fascist plutocracy just like the US.

#30 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-20 01:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Funny how the Republicans are trying to make this about the New York Times, not Donald Trump.

#31 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 02:14 PM | Reply

The Republican Chair is citing how Russians don't historically support Republicans ...

... which makes it all the more suspicious that Donnie does.

#32 | Posted by rcade at 2017-03-20 02:16 PM | Reply

Comey: The Russians concluded in August that Mr Trump was, "hopeless".

#33 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 02:19 PM | Reply

Good god he's a ******* idiot:

twitter.com

Got that, folks? By refusing to answer the question at all the blithering moron man baby you voted for claims that he "refuses to deny."

#34 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-20 02:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Schiff just blew up the rwingers quoting Clapper about the connection.... he didn't know what they did.

Schiff should run for Pres of Single Payer CA. He's pretty sharp.

and lol, Trump's tweet just came up at the hearing....

#35 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 02:25 PM | Reply

SO..... the beneficiary of the big oil deal, 19.5 percent of the company, went to a Cayman Island account where the owner of the account has not been identified.

#36 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 02:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's interesting how all the Partisan Hate for Comey has now shifted to Partisan Love, and vice versa...

#37 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-03-20 02:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I know, Corky has a man crush on Comey all of a sudden. Wait until the millionth time they determine that there was no tampering then Corky and Danni will once again say he is a bum.

#38 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-20 02:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I haven't seen Corky this excited since Obama threatened to invade Syria.

#39 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-20 02:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

- the millionth time they determine that there was no tampering

Some fish are off their meds again.

But they DO get a Gold Trump Star on their MAWA cap each time they lie like their Dear Leader.

#40 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 02:56 PM | Reply

Comey tearing down the Trump Deflection of him being wiretapped while confirming that Trump Russia had been under investigation since last July is Twofer.

And then there's #12....

#41 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 02:59 PM | Reply

So let's assume that they say the Russians had an effect on the election by helping to release the emails which by the way showed that Hillary was a liar and a cheat and the Foundation was a scam, let's compare that to the release (at a strategic time) by NBC of the Access Hollywood tape which had to be equally damaging to Trump. If both of these are taken into consideration it shows that the country took the info and decided it would rather have a womanizing pervert in the office(hell, they liked Bill Clinton) than a lying cheater with a fraudulent foundation who promised play for pay. Case closed.

#42 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-20 03:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

"emails which by the way showed that Hillary was a liar and a cheat and the Foundation was a scam"

Only poorly educated Trump voters think the Clinton Foundation is a scam. (The same people think Trump's charity and university are legit.)

#43 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-03-20 03:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Noting but innuendo and speculation.

It keeps the little people fat, dumb, and happy.

Corky you dye your hair blue yet?

#44 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-20 03:10 PM | Reply

There has never been a communist state on planet earth. There have been dictatorships in which the dictators enforced poverty upon everyone else and pretended it was communism. There are no palaces or ruling class or oligarchs in communism.

Communism is a theory that can never actually happen. It requires universal total altruism. It cannot exist in a population where even one person is greedy. Humanity has a strong greed gene therefore communism is a fairy tale.

#45 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-03-20 03:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Only poorly educated Trump voters think the Clinton Foundation is a scam

You are right, with CGI closing down, donations down foundation-wide by almost 40% since she lost the election and even Snopes.com concluding that...:

"Of course, it's possible that the winding down of the CGI is just a precursor of factors (e.g., unfavorable publicity, declining donations, the presumably permanent retirement of Mrs. Clinton from the political arena) that will lead to a major scaling down -- or possibly the end -- the Clinton Foundation itself, but for the moment the Foundation itself is still a going concern."

...there is no way to even suspect that the BH&C Foundation (not to be confused with the completely separate CHAI) was set up as a fund to support the Clinton political dynasty and the Clinton's themselves.

#46 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-03-20 03:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Noting [sic] but innuendo and speculation.
#44 | POSTED BY PROLIX247

That's kind of the point of the ONGOING investigation, isn't it?

#47 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-03-20 03:33 PM | Reply

#37 | Posted by Rightocenter

Horse manure.

#38 | Posted by fishpaw

Why th' f@#k do you even care?

#42 | Posted by fishpaw

More horse manure.

#48 | Posted by Angrydad at 2017-03-20 03:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I have no information"

So now we know that Obama cut Comey out of the loop because of the Hillary investigation.

Since Comey was in the doghouse, I wonder who Obama ordered to wiretap Trump Tower?

#49 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-20 03:49 PM | Reply

Well he campaigned and governed acting like an ------- he's gonna go down like one

Good luck with that wall thingie pendejos.

#50 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2017-03-20 03:56 PM | Reply

Only poorly educated Trump voters think the Clinton Foundation is a scam. (The same people think Trump's charity and university are legit.)

#43 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2017-03-20 03:08 PM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

Ok, why don't you make a donation to it and show us the receipt.

#51 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-20 04:13 PM | Reply

#47- No,an investigation is to reveal facts as they become know.

Speculation and innuendo is when you got nothing.

I can see how you confused the two.

#52 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-20 04:17 PM | Reply

Why th' f@#k do you even care?
#42 | Posted by fishpaw
More horse manure.

#48 | POSTED BY ANGRYDAD AT 2017-03-20 03:36 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

What's horse manure about it? It has been proven again and again that the Russians did not or could not tamper with the results of the election (even your lord savior Obama said the same). If you are talking about if they were responsible for Wiki-Leaks than if that swayed some voters, sure, but if you go by that theory you must also include the Access Hollywood leak.

#53 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-20 04:20 PM | Reply

- the Clinton Foundation is a scam.

Hillary just came 'out of the woods' and is looking for something to do. It's funny the Foundation isn't being mentioned by her people as a landing spot.

Especially since James Carville said "millions will die"; doesn't Hillary care about Africa anymore?

#54 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-20 04:21 PM | Reply

#54 She is going to need more security than Trump with all the Foundation donors out there from Saudi and Russia who expected some goodies in return

#55 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-20 04:24 PM | Reply

I can see how you confused the two.
#52 | POSTED BY PROLIX247

How do you know what they do and don't have when the investigation is on going?

You seem confused as well.

#56 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-03-20 04:28 PM | Reply

I wonder who Obama ordered to wiretap Trump Tower?
#49 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

What wiretap?

#57 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-03-20 04:30 PM | Reply

The FBI and NSA stated their was no vote manipulation.

All the rest is illusion for the weak.

#58 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-20 04:31 PM | Reply

That's kind of the point of the ONGOING investigation, isn't it?
It's the equivalent of, 'The fox is investigating the disappearance of chickens from the hen house.'

#59 | Posted by Whizzo at 2017-03-20 04:32 PM | Reply

All the rest is illusion for the weak.
#58 | POSTED BY PROLIX247

Are you also going to claim Russia did not attempt to influence the recent U.S. electoral process?

#60 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-03-20 04:34 PM | Reply

#60- influence and manipulation are two very different things. You Democrats have been conflating the two. Now you are the verge of the false narratives being exposed and will pay a political price.

Riddle me this,

Does AIPAC try to influence our elections?

#61 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-20 04:38 PM | Reply

Since Comey was in the doghouse, I wonder who Obama ordered to wiretap Trump Tower?

#49 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2017-03-20 03:49 PM

Poor jokerschism didnt get daddy bernie, so now the world must burn, no matter how stupid a clown he has to be.

Attica ! Attica !

Keep "rebuilding the DNC" princess.

#62 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-03-20 04:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Poor jokerschism didnt get daddy bernie, so now the world must burn, no matter how stupid a clown he has to be.

Attica ! Attica !

Keep "rebuilding the DNC" princess.

Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-03-20 04:39 PM | Reply

You get served a crap sandwich don't be shocked when your customers eat elsewhere.

#63 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-03-20 04:45 PM | Reply

What wiretap?
#57 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11

That's what Comey said!

#64 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-20 04:49 PM | Reply

Keep "rebuilding the DNC" princess.
#62 | POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE

No thanks. even Bernie is throwing his hands up in disgust.

#65 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-20 04:51 PM | Reply

#64- now that was funny!

A golf clap for you...

#66 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-20 04:52 PM | Reply

#63

People who don't help build the sandwich don't get to whine about the taste.

#67 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 05:46 PM | Reply

"The import of what unfolded Monday on Capitol Hill is difficult to overstate.

FBI Director James Comey testified that the presidential campaign of the man now occupying the White House is under investigation for potentially cooperating with the Russians to win the 2016 election.

Comey, with National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers beside him, repeated previous findings that the Russians hacked into the Democratic National Committee and indirectly passed stolen findings to WikiLeaks for the express purpose of helping Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton. "They wanted to hurt our democracy.

That is stunning enough. But Comey went a step further and acknowledged for the first time publicly that the investigation, which began last July, also involves whether Trump associates colluded with the Russians, including "an assessment of whether any crimes were committed."

That appears to contradict Trump's tweet at 3:49 a.m. Monday: "Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a terrible campaign."

www.usatoday.com

Baby Donnie, lol.

#68 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 06:06 PM | Reply

#61 AIPAC definitely tries to influence US elections. As far as I know they do that legally. The investigation is about Russia illegally trying to influence the US election, and who they colluded with to do it. I don't think even little d is dumb enough to leave evidence that he or his team aided Russia in breaking laws. I guess I will have to wait until the investigation is complete to find out.

#69 | Posted by bored at 2017-03-20 06:11 PM | Reply

The votes were not manipulated as the FBI and NSA testified to today.

All the rest is speculation and innuendo. One can assume intent but cannot prove it.

#70 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-20 06:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

White House and Republicans Admit Russia Isn't ‘Fake News' After FBI Bombshell

Trump's team quit dismissing allegations of Kremlin ties after James Comey said they're being investigated. Instead, the GOP tried to claim the real story is leaks and Paul Manafort was a temporary aide and Michael Flynn was just a "volunteer."

The White House tried to pushback in real time, but it did so with a series of false tweets. The @POTUS account claimed that Comey and Rogers said Russia "did not influence [the] electoral process."

The two officials actually said the opposite: they did not analyze what impact Russia had on the elections, but reaffirmed their conclusion that Russia was trying to influence the campaign, to the detriment of Hillary Clinton and in favor of Trump.

"They wanted to hurt our democracy, hurt her, help him," Comey said.

White House pushback later in the day also relied on factually dubious claims about some of the central figures in the FBI's investigation.

During an afternoon press briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer attempted to distance the president from a trio of campaign staffers and advisors who played prominent roles in Democratic speculation about the Trump team's contact with Russian officials.

www.thedailybeast.com

The lying tweets have become expected by everyone, and acceptable to his minions. Sad.

#71 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 06:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Democratic Speculation."

Just like I said.

No vote tampering and no direct connection so the narrative has to shift.

Nudge...

#72 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-20 06:45 PM | Reply

All the President's Lies

The ninth week of Donald Trump's presidency began with the F.B.I. director calling him a liar.

The director, the very complicated James Comey, didn't use the L-word in his congressional testimony Monday. Comey serves at the pleasure of the president, after all. But his meaning was clear as could be. Trump has repeatedly accused Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones, and Comey explained there is "no information that supports" the claim.

But the current president of the United States lies. He lies in ways that no American politician ever has before. He has lied about -- among many other things -- Obama's birthplace, John F. Kennedy's assassination, Sept. 11, the Iraq War, ISIS, NATO, military veterans, Mexican immigrants, Muslim immigrants, anti-Semitic attacks, the unemployment rate, the murder rate, the Electoral College, voter fraud and his groping of women.

Trump sets out to deceive people. As he has put it, "I play to people's fantasies."

Caveat emptor: When Donald Trump says something happened, it should not change anyone's estimation of whether the event actually happened. Maybe it did, maybe it didn't. His claim doesn't change the odds.

Which brings us to Russia.

www.nytimes.com

#73 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 06:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"...there is no way to even suspect that the BH&C Foundation (not to be confused with the completely separate CHAI) was set up as a fund to support the Clinton political dynasty and the Clinton's themselves."

Well duh. It's got their names on it. Of course it's part of their dynasty. You don't have to suspect that, it's as plain as the nose on your poorly educated face.

You are poorly educated, right? High school or GED?

#74 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-03-20 07:12 PM | Reply

Yes, Russia and the Podesta Group who were unregistered foreign lobbyist.

Why do you think they did not register?

To avoid linking Hillary to two, I will repeat that TWO russian banks seeking to have sanctions remove.

But hey, Hillary is coming out of the closet. Do you think Huma will join her with A. WEINER in hand?

#75 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-20 07:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Anyone remember way back when the republicans, including little d, said that being under FBI investigation should disqualify you from the presidency?

#76 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-20 07:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Who thinks that the pro sanctuary city, pro illegal, pro everyone, but always hate the white legacy citizens, NYC/DC/CA swamp elites and their Soros hired anarchist troublemaker underlings in black tights, masks and sissy jeans are probably calculating how to undermine and impeach Trump.

#77 | Posted by Robson at 2017-03-20 07:33 PM | Reply

Sissy jeans.

Hate gays much?

#78 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-03-20 07:35 PM | Reply

#76 |

Yeah, I remember "Lock her up!" because she was under FBI investigation... as it turns out was Trump, even though Comey neglected to mention it.

Also remember Trump bashing Obama about golfing... speaking of pot/kettle.

#79 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 07:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

- swamp elites

You shouldn't talk about Trump's Cabinet that way.

#80 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 07:37 PM | Reply

#76- when it's a political cover-up to hide the fact that your oppont was using unregistered lobbyist who worked and were paid by Russia and nothing has been found I would say,

NO!

#81 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-20 07:45 PM | Reply

#78 This is their definition, not mine. www.urbandictionary.com They seem to like them as foolish and as uncomfortable as they look.

#82 | Posted by Robson at 2017-03-20 08:42 PM | Reply

Pathetic Repubs - those leaks are what brought down Flynn. This orange comrade is beyond disgrace.

#83 | Posted by BingyBunny at 2017-03-20 09:22 PM | Reply

The FBI has confirmed that Trump is at least as crooked as Hillary.
Hillary shouldn't be POTUS, neither should little d.

#84 | Posted by bored at 2017-03-20 10:53 PM | Reply

The FBI has confirmed that Trump is at least as crooked as Hillary.
Hillary shouldn't be POTUS, neither should little d.

Posted by bored at 2017-03-20 10:53 PM | Reply

G-d I'd have your baby in a heart beat if I could. SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY "GETS IT"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#85 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-03-20 10:55 PM | Reply

Hillary shouldn't be POTUS, neither should little d.

Yet one of them is. Go figger.

#86 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-03-20 10:58 PM | Reply

NO!

#81 | POSTED BY PROLIX24

Ok.

So if figments of the imagination of an anonymous blogger are involved it's ok to be president whilst you are under FBI investigation.

Got it.

Thanks for clearing this up.

#87 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-21 07:17 AM | Reply

Isn't there a problem with Comey investigating the Trump Russia connection, since he was possibly a part of it, with the manipulation of public opinion with his releases regarding the supposed Clinton investigation?

Unprecedented weirdness.

#88 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-03-21 07:55 AM | Reply

Democrats: Did little d lie?

Comey: Yes. And he may have also committed treason...

Draco Malfoy and the rest of the republicans: How can we stop the press from telling people???

#89 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-21 08:38 AM | Reply

Pathetic Repubs - those leaks are what brought down Flynn. This orange comrade is beyond disgrace.

#83 | POSTED BY BINGYBUNNY AT 2017-03-20 09:22 PM | FLAG:

And it is becoming clearer everyday that Comey was responsible for the Flynn leaks that bring with it at least 5 years in prison.

#90 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-21 10:05 AM | Reply

It's cool to #90 if traitors are in the white house.

The people who need to be punished are the people who exposed them.

Got it, and thank you for your candor.

#91 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-21 10:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#87- so, the FBI is investigating Trump's inner circle but we are to believe Trump was not caught in the middle.

Now that the FBI and NSA has confirmed there was no vote tampering what is the rest about?

We know Hillary was involved with the Russian's and Trump was not.

Hillary got a pass because Comey made law by including "Intent " into the statute. That same Intent is what will clear Trump.

The bigger issue is the Obama DOJ turning the FBI into a political wing of the DNC.

#92 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-21 10:38 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Now that the FBI and NSA has confirmed there was no vote tampering what is the rest about?

#92 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017

Want to know if Donald had (has) a quid pro quo with the Russians.

But you knew that.

#93 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-21 10:44 AM | Reply

The bigger issue is the Obama DOJ turning the FBI into a political wing of the DNC.

#92 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-21 10:38 AM | Reply | Flag

Too bad that didn't happen before last November.

#94 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-21 10:45 AM | Reply

Is Donald a Russian? No one knows. Is it possible he is a Russian? Of course it is. Donald is such a liar and a grafter generally that it's possible to suspect him of anything.

Anything. Looking forward to his trial and imprisonment.

#95 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-21 10:47 AM | Reply

It's cool to #90 if traitors are in the white house.
The people who need to be punished are the people who exposed them.
Got it, and thank you for your candor.

The GOP is FILLED with Richard Nixon's these days.

#96 | Posted by YAV at 2017-03-21 11:05 AM | Reply

GOP is FILLED with Richard Nixon's these days. POSTED BY YAV

Many of us in the GOP are fond of clean air and water, and protecting such has been a strong Republican legacy.
Thank you Nixon, for making yuge strides on the issue of the clean air and clean water.

#97 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-03-21 11:11 AM | Reply

The bigger issue is the Obama DOJ turning the FBI into a political wing of the DNC.
#92 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-21 10:38 AM | Reply | Flag
Too bad that didn't happen before last November.

#94 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2017-03-21 10:45 AM | FLAG:

You are right but even help from the DOJ (oh wait, what about that meeting with Bill on the tarmac?) could not overcome the stink that Hillary got from her bitter, elitist supporters that ultimately cost her the election. Check out that mirror there Zeddy!

#98 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-21 11:15 AM | Reply

#97 - Nixon would be a liberal these days except for being a criminal. Of course I was referring to the relevant part of Nixon's career WRT this article:

www.sandiegouniontribune.com

Nixon blamed Deep Throat for his downfall.
Today? Both Trump & the GOP blame the leakers for the crime.

It's ugly. They're all traitors. Not that they hadn't made that perfectly clear before yesterday's hearing.

#99 | Posted by YAV at 2017-03-21 11:20 AM | Reply

BTW - Kudos to Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe today. He ripped the GOP and particularly Gowdy to shreds.

#100 | Posted by YAV at 2017-03-21 11:22 AM | Reply

Zed - the investigation began in July, we'll before the election.

#101 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-21 11:27 AM | Reply

"Kudos to Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe today. He ripped the GOP and particularly Gowdy to shreds." - #100 | Posted by YAV at 2017-03-21 11:22 AM

Maybe so, Yav.

But both Joe and Mika have a lot of atonement due for their contributions to the $1-2 billion in free advertisements that candidate donny received from multiple sources during 2015-2016 GOP primaries (running his rallies in full, for example).

#102 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-21 11:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

But both Joe and Mika have a lot of atonement due for their contributions to the $1-2 billion in free advertisements that candidate donny received from multiple sources during 2015-2016 GOP primaries (running his rallies in full, for example).

#102 | POSTED BY HANS

The MSM election-interference-meddling-collusion plans with the DNC went exactly as planned, until the bitter end.

They really thought the Access Hollywood tape was their nuclear time-travel device that would wisk them to Hillaryland.

#103 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-21 12:15 PM | Reply

"The MSM election-interference-meddling-collusion plans with the DNC..." - #103 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-21 12:15 PM

If it weren't for your fantasy life you'd have no life at all.

#104 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-21 12:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Zed - the investigation began in July, we'll before the election.

#101 | POSTED BY PROLIX247 AT 2017-03-21 11:27 AM | FLAG:

Funny to see Comey squirm yesterday when after he said that he was asked why he didn't inform Congress at the time. Hmmmm.

#105 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-21 12:23 PM | Reply

#104 Hans still believes CNN,ABC, and MSNBC were in the tank for Trump.

#106 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-21 12:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

- Hans still believes

The angle about 'free advertising' is Hillaryous. Hillary wanted to face Trump. MSM wanted Hillary to face Trump. Everyone in Hillaryland wanted Hillary to face Trump.

But then, the bitter end. haha. You should've listened to Bernie at the convention about flipping SD's.

We wouldn't be here now.

#107 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-21 12:29 PM | Reply

"Hans still believes CNN,ABC, and MSNBC were in the tank for Trump." - #106 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-21 12:25 PM

Can't "still" anything if it wasn't true to begin with.

Oops.

#108 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-21 01:08 PM | Reply

"The angle about 'free advertising' is Hillaryous." - #107 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-21 12:29 PM

Donald Trump Rode $5 Billion in Free Media to the White House
Oops.
Trump's $4.6 billion in free media
Oops.
Trump has gotten nearly $3 billion in ‘free' advertising
Oops.

Sucks to be you.

#109 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-21 01:13 PM | Reply

And your candidate was so bad she lost to him

Oops

Really sucks to be you.

#110 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-21 03:36 PM | Reply

Thank you Nixon, for making yuge strides on the issue of the clean air and clean water.

#97 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

And thank you Trump for the Yuge strides in finally halting and reversing that horrible trend.

#111 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-03-21 04:09 PM | Reply

The reason she lost is not that anyone underestimated Trump. The reason Trump won is because Democrats gave republican voters too much credit. We believed that they had at least a few functioning brain cells and would see what a complete fraud Trump was.

What we have learned is that they are so team oriented that as long as Trump has an (R) next to his name he really can intentionally kill people without losing any supporters.

His supporters cheer when he stands up and admits that his healthcare plan will hurt them

his supporters cheer when he cuts LIHEAP, meals on wheels, and eviction intervention programs that are often the only thing allowing elderly to stay in their homes

His supporters are cheering now even as he is pushing a health care bill that includes premiums for a 64 year old that are twice as high as the maximum legal out of pocket annual total in Obamacare

#112 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-03-21 05:58 PM | Reply

Nope, you guys gave nobody credit for anything. That was your problem. You had anointed your queen, and it blew up spectacularly.
Honestly, how stupid are you guys? Not only did you cheat, but when caught you doubled down and insulted the people you cheated and then expected them to join the people that cheated them. That's some Grade A ignorance right there, hatter.

Even with all of the repubs that did defect, you still lost. Many of the def tors voted 3rd party instead of that corporate shill you dummies tried to ram down everyone's throats for the gazzilionth time.

#113 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-03-21 06:11 PM | Reply

#113 | POSTED BY 101CHAIRBORNE

Not only will they never learn, they're repeating the cycle as we speak.

#114 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-21 06:14 PM | Reply

"The reason Trump won is because..." #112 | POSTED BY HATTER5183

Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, D. Wassenheffer-Shultz, Podesta, Mook, Krugman, 6 Lefty Economists, Kissenger, Albright, and Corky.

Does that even look like a winning team?

#115 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-21 06:18 PM | Reply

I forgot Chuck Todd. I'd like to mash a tomato in his smug little face.

#116 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-21 06:20 PM | Reply

"Does that even look like a winning team?"

It looks like a team that isn't going to lose as bad as the one we've got.

Goldman is on both teams. What do you make of that? The more Goldman the better?

#117 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-03-21 06:52 PM | Reply

But both Joe and Mika have a lot of atonement due for their contributions to the $1-2 billion in free advertisements that candidate donny received from multiple sources during 2015-2016 GOP primaries (running his rallies in full, for example).

Oh I know this - all too well. I was muttering about the slamming of Clinton and the "support" they gave to Trump even as Joe was having his epiphany. Irritating to say the least.


The MSM election-interference-meddling-collusion plans with the DNC went exactly as planned, until the bitter end.

This is hilarious to me. Given what's coming out about Bernie bros being targeted by Russians, by bots, and by agents, all slamming "bernie" sites with anti-Clinton lies. One of Bernie's fan sites is still up, and despite it saying it's based here in the US, it's actually in Albania. Bernie's supporters were a huge target for Russia's misinformation and influence campaign and based on the garbage they're still posting here they still haven't figured it out.

Welcome to the war without bullets.

#118 | Posted by YAV at 2017-03-21 10:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

So this is what is happening:

Congress and the intelligence community are trying to convince one man and his clueless followers that an investigation that he dreamed up isn't real and that one that they don't believe in is....

#119 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-22 07:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Congrats to "LOCK HER UP" Crew on its upcoming pivot to "Just Because There's An Investigation Doesn't Mean There Was Any Wrongdoing" Crew

#120 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-03-22 09:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Lock Donald up. Panel his cell with mirrors. He won't even notice the change.

#121 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-22 10:24 AM | Reply

Zed - the investigation began in July, we'll before the election.

#101 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-21 11:27 AM

Well, I know that. My point was to Comey releasing that information before the election. You know, like he did for Clinton?

#122 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-22 10:27 AM | Reply

So this is what is happening:
Congress and the intelligence community are trying to convince one man and his clueless followers that an investigation that he dreamed up isn't real and that one that they don't believe in is....

#119 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD AT 2017-03-22 07:27 AM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

You forgot to mention that the evidence would be from surveillance and wiretaps of Trump HQ that also never happened. See how that works Kojak?

#123 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-22 11:06 AM | Reply

You forgot to mention that the evidence would be from surveillance and wiretaps of Trump HQ that also never happened. See how that works Kojak?

#123 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Your knowledge of how investigations are done is breathtakingly stupid.

#124 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-03-22 11:22 AM | Reply

#124 Sorry I forgot that the evidence you rely on is my cousin's ex-wife's brother's sister's step son told me it was true.

#125 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-22 11:42 AM | Reply

No, Because there was no wiretap. The evidence is from talking to people who were directly involved, data collected elsewhere, and phone records, travel records, bank transfers, recorded speeches and interviews.

They don't need to have had a wiretap in Trump tower to know that his campaign manager at the time was in direct contact with Russia and received payment from them for services rendered helping them in Ukraine

#126 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-03-22 11:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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