Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, January 28, 2018

President Donald Trump pressed senior aides last June to devise and carry out a campaign to discredit senior FBI officials after learning that those specific employees were likely to be witnesses against him as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, according to two people directly familiar with the matter. In testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, recently fired FBI Director James Comey disclosed that he spoke contemporaneously with other senior bureau officials about potentially improper efforts by the president to curtail the FBI's investigation of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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What's Fat Donnie Two Scoops so afraid of that he's trying to discredit potential witnesses?

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-01-26 09:11 PM | Reply

Innocent people act like this all the time.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-26 09:59 PM | Reply

#2 | Posted by 726

Well, honestly - innocent or guilty - smart defendants do. Smart defendants with money and/or power get off - innocent or guilty - by playing the game to the best of their ability and finances and that is something very wrong with our system.

That doesn't mean I don't think he is guilty as sin.

#3 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-01-28 06:40 PM | Reply

REIN

Trump is scared because his hotseat is getting a lot warmer and he's in a situation that he can't buy, bribe or argue his way out of.

We get these sanitized reports all the time about Trump's shenanigans but I suspect the real verion isn't near as civilized as they appear in print. Members of his staff have told stories that he flies into expletitive filled rages.

Of coure, we don't get to see any of that so we don't know how close he is to burning the place down.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-28 06:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wow another story based on "unproven, anonymous second hand sources." Are these the same FBI sources that were in the secret society?

#5 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-01-29 12:40 PM | Reply

Wow another story based on "unproven, anonymous second hand sources." Are these the same FBI sources that were in the secret society?

#5 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Aren't you crowing about a memo from Nunes that has no sources?

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-29 01:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

One MORE count of Obstruction of Justice, is Combover Caligula going for a baker's dozen?

#7 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2018-01-29 01:43 PM | Reply

The list of people Trump & the GOP have to discredit in the Trump-Russia investigation is getting very long. As is the list of people who are said to have conspired against Team Trump in this investigation. It started off being about Obama, Susan Rice, Samantha Powers and Loretta Lynch. Then it became about Hillary Clinton and the DNC as well as Chris Steele and GPS Fusion. And let's not forget to add Sally Yates and James Comey to the list along with McCabe, Rosenstein, Stzrok and whoever else inside the FBI that Comey talked to about Trump's loyalty oath request. And, of course, we can't forget about Robert Mueller. Never mind that Comey, Rosenstein and Mueller are all lifelong Republicans. Oh, and pretty soon we will need to add a number of foreign intelligence agencies to the list as well, starting with the British and the Dutch.

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-29 01:59 PM | Reply

John O. Brennan‏ @JohnBrennan

Ample basis exists to enact legislation to protect Special Counsel Mueller from political interference. Irrespective of party in power, US strength rests on ability to safeguard rule of law, even at times of deep partisan rancor. Let investigative chips fall where they may.
8:58 AM - 29 Jan 2018

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-29 02:08 PM | Reply

#8 Lol, did you post this before they announced that they canned McCabe today. Drip, drip,drip back at you.

#10 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-01-29 04:17 PM | Reply

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Interesting how the left says it is unpatriotic to question the actions of the FBI or the arm of the law when everytime we have a police shooting that is exactly what they do.

#11 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-01-29 04:20 PM | Reply

Interesting how the left says it is unpatriotic to question the actions of the FBI or the arm of the law when everytime we have a police shooting that is exactly what they do.
#11 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

You think it's just the Left?

Open your eyes, PESCADITO.

#12 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-01-29 04:26 PM | Reply

it is unpatriotic to question the actions of the FBI or the arm of the law when everytime we have a police shooting that is exactly what they do.

#11 | POSTED BY FISHPOO

Every time? Or just when it appears someone's civil rights were violated?

The FBI shot someone and violated their civil rights?

No?

When they do then we'll question that.

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-29 04:29 PM | Reply

"Interesting how the left says..."

^
Whataboutism.
Trump has you feeding from his hand.
I bet you wear khakis when you march.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-29 04:29 PM | Reply

#8 Lol, did you post this before they announced that they canned McCabe today. Drip, drip,drip back at you.

No, after. McCabe is out and replaced by a guy previously promoted by both Mueller and Comey.

#15 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-29 04:30 PM | Reply

#8 Lol, did you post this before they announced that they canned McCabe today. Drip, drip,drip back at you.
#10 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Good! Just remember that it was you who acknowledged that McCabe was canned.

Because context matters:

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., a member of the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees, told MSNBC that if McCabe was departing "for any reason other than personal, this is going to be a problem" because of the president's "desire to remove people who he perceives to stand in the way of him being cleared in the Russia investigation."

#16 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-01-29 04:31 PM | Reply

When they do then we'll question that.
#13 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

It seems to be the one thing Trumpians completely lack perspective of: Nuance.

#17 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-01-29 04:33 PM | Reply

Wray once sided with Comey and Mueller when they threatened to resign, so we'll see:

The next day, Bush reauthorized the program without Comey's signature, prompting Comey to prepare a letter of resignation -- as did Robert Mueller, who was FBI director at the time. The two officials ended up convincing Bush to pursue the program in a way they believed was legal, and the incident became a career highlight for Comey and Mueller.

But there was another Justice Department official who offered to resign alongside Comey and Mueller. As those two were drafting resignation letters, Christopher Wray, then the assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department's criminal division, pulled Comey aside in a hallway at the agency's headquarters and told him, "Look, I don't know what's going on, but before you guys all pull the ripcords, please give me a heads‑up so I can jump with you," according to The Threat Matrix, a 2011 book about Mueller's FBI.

www.newsweek.com

#18 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-29 04:37 PM | Reply

CNN just reported that Wray originally considered demoting McCabe before ultimately pushing him out.

#19 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-01-29 04:54 PM | Reply

The FBI shot someone and violated their civil rights?

No?

When they do then we'll question that.

Mystery shrouds rare FBI shooting that left kidnapping victim dead in Houston

#20 | Posted by et_al at 2018-01-29 04:55 PM | Reply

Remember when the FBI was so awesome when it was investigating Crooked Hillary?

Good times.

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-30 10:34 AM | Reply

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