Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, June 17, 2017

President Donald Trump acknowledged on Friday he is under investigation in a probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race and possible collusion by his campaign -- and seemed to assail the Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry. Robert Mueller, the special counsel named by the department to investigate the Russia matter, is now examining whether Trump or others sought to obstruct the probe, a person familiar with the inquiry said on Thursday. "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt," Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to his May 9 dismissal of James Comey.

Advertisement

Advertisement

More

Alternate links: Google News | Twitter

Trump did not identify "the man" but appeared to be questioning the integrity of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department's No. 2 official who appointed Mueller on May 17, supervises the probe and wrote a memo to Trump critical of Comey that preceded Comey's firing.

Rosenstein has said privately he may need to recuse himself from matters relating to the Russia probe because he could become a witness in the investigation, ABC News reported on Friday. ABC said Rosenstein told Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand she would have authority over the probe if he were to step aside. ...

While the Republican Trump administration initially said Rosenstein's letter was the reason the president fired Comey on May 9, Trump later said he did so because of the "Russia thing."

Comments

Admin's note: Participants in this discussion must follow the site's moderation policy. Profanity will be filtered. Abusive conduct is not allowed.

www.youtube.com

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-06-17 01:15 AM | Reply

My guess is that this is payback for the Republicans picking on Bill Clinton so much.

The Lefties are pushing a comparison of Trump and Nixon. Not even close. This is a comparison of Trump and Clinton.

#2 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 10:26 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#2

Not interested in payback. Am interested in justice. Donald's being weighed in the balance. He'll be found wanting.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-17 10:32 AM | Reply

All the millions spent persecuting Clinton only produced lying about a consensual affair and they still impeached him. No evidence of any wrongdoing was discovered other than 1 lie.

#4 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-06-17 10:46 AM | Reply

instead of "under investigation" hoping for "under the sod"

#5 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-06-17 10:50 AM | Reply

Not interested in payback. Am interested in justice. Donald's being weighed in the balance. He'll be found wanting.
#3 | POSTED BY ZED

Wait... how, exactly?

Try and stay away from the false narrative when trying to explain yourself.

And, I'm no Trump supporter, similar to I was no Bill Clinton supporter. I just want the Feds to function.

#6 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 10:54 AM | Reply

All the millions spent persecuting Clinton only produced lying about a consensual affair and they still impeached him. No evidence of any wrongdoing was discovered other than 1 lie.
#4 | POSTED BY HATTER5183

BINGO!!

Now, do you understand what is happening today?

#7 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 10:55 AM | Reply

#7

Not until the investigations are complete.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-17 11:00 AM | Reply

Not until the investigations are complete.
#8 | POSTED BY ZED

That's right.

obstruct obstruct obstruct!

#9 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 11:01 AM | Reply

"False narrative"?

Donald is hiding something. Good,bad, or indifferent we need to know what. Based on his pathology, I expect the worst.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-17 11:03 AM | Reply

Advertisement

Advertisement

#9

Obstructing a sociopath is patriotic.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-17 11:04 AM | Reply

#11 | POSTED BY ZED

I know it's a hard question. That's why I asked it. It's easy for you to just say that there's a need for justice, but it's very difficult to explain what you mean without quoting the false narrative.

#12 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 11:27 AM | Reply

get your popcorn. after Trump clears this hurdle the elite already have B, C and D ready to go!

#13 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2017-06-17 11:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

get your popcorn. after Trump clears this hurdle the elite already have B, C and D ready to go!
#13 | POSTED BY AUNTIESOCIAL

Yep!

#14 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 11:42 AM | Reply

#12

Let's talk again after the first round of convictions.

#15 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-17 11:50 AM | Reply

"it's very difficult to explain what you mean without quoting the false narrative."

What "false narrative"? Trump has been caught lying multiple times, sometimes on matters of importance. The reason for firing Comey is just one obvious example.

On Day 1, Trump claims it was on Rosenstein's advice he fired Comey
On Day 2, Trump admits it was because of the Russia investigation
On Day 10, Trump once again blames Rosenstein.

If letters after the name were different, those currently complicit and supportive would be apoplectic.

#16 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-17 12:15 PM | Reply

And, I'm no Trump supporter.........

#6 | POSTED BY LASTAMERICAN AT 2017-06-17 10:54 AM | REPLY
+++++++++++++++

< in Dr Evil's voice> Riiigggghhhhhtttttttt!
I want to play Texas Hold 'em poker with you sometime because you are a horrible liar.

Thou protest to much me thinks!

#17 | Posted by Aborted_monson at 2017-06-17 12:43 PM | Reply

I want to play Texas Hold 'em poker with you sometime because you are a horrible liar.
#17 | POSTED BY ABORTED_MONSON

You've read three posts of mine and think you know me? Yeah, bring it on. I love easy money.

#18 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 03:01 PM | Reply

No TeajadistAmerican, I've read a ton of your posts overtime.
All are based on Alt-right media spin and their lies so it comes so natural for you to lie like your masters. You are "a mark" but are too stupid to realize it.

#19 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-06-17 04:33 PM | Reply

"You are "a mark" but are too stupid to realize it."

Hey, be nice! He's a proud graduate of the Dunning-Kruger study.

#20 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-17 04:36 PM | Reply

Hey, be nice! He's a proud graduate of the Dunning-Kruger study.
#20 | Posted by Danforth

I think they offer a degree in that at Trump University.

#21 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-06-17 05:04 PM | Reply

Let's talk again after the first round of convictions.
#15 | POSTED BY ZED

I compare this to Republicans going after Bill Clinton and impeaching him. That was a witch hunt. We all know that.

Again, it's easy for you to just say that there's a need for justice, but it's very difficult to explain what you mean without quoting the false narrative.

#22 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 06:13 PM | Reply

One was guilty of a getting a ------- from someone that wasn't his wife, one is guilty of treason. Guess which one is worse in the eyes of last Teajadist.

#23 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-06-18 12:23 AM | Reply

Again, POTUS can fire anyone at anytime for any reason as well as stop any investigation at anytime for any reason.

#24 | Posted by blake914 at 2017-06-18 08:25 PM | Reply

#24

Donald is guilty as sin, BLAKE. But if he wants to confess now by firing Mueller you're right, there's nothing to stop him.

#25 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-18 08:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#24

Donald is guilty as sin, BLAKE. But if he wants to confess now by firing Mueller you're right, there's nothing to stop him.

#26 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-18 08:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"...POTUS can fire anyone at anytime for any reason as well as stop any investigation at anytime for any reason." - #24 | Posted by blake914 at 2017-06-18 08:25 PM | Reply | Flag: Loves dictatorships

#27 | Posted by Hans at 2017-06-18 08:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"POTUS can fire anyone at anytime for any legal reason as well as stop any investigation at anytime for any reason that does not obstruct justice.

FTFY

#28 | Posted by et_al at 2017-06-18 08:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

POTUS is the boss of the DOJ and is within his/hers constitutional powers to fire anyone at anytime for any reason,and also can stop any investigation at anytime for any reason.

#29 | Posted by blake914 at 2017-06-18 09:09 PM | Reply

#29

He's a criminal, BLAKE.

Eventually someone like Donald had to become president. We're being tested. If we rise to the challenge we may emerge better men.

#30 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-18 09:19 PM | Reply

#29

You and Dershowitz are a minority of two.

Riddle me this.

Can he fire Carson because he's black?

Conway because she's a woman?

DeVos because she's a Christian?

#31 | Posted by et_al at 2017-06-18 09:20 PM | Reply

"POTUS can fire anyone at anytime for any reason as well as stop any investigation at anytime for any reason."

As has been clearly established by Hans and Et Al...you're wrong.

So let's cut to the chase: where are you getting this information?

#32 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-18 09:20 PM | Reply

So Nixon was right? It's not illegal if the president does it?

Whatever happened to that guy, anyway?

#33 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-06-18 09:21 PM | Reply

"POTUS can fire anyone at anytime for any reason as well as stop any investigation at anytime for any reason."

Umm no. He can ORDER someone to be fired.

And that, my friend, is where the fun begins.

#34 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-06-19 11:15 AM | Reply

Comments are closed for this entry.

Home | Breaking News | Comments | User Blogs | Stats | Back Page | RSS Feed | RSS Spec | DMCA Compliance | Privacy | Copyright 2017 World Readable

Drudge Retort