@ 4 months ago
Killeen, TX 76543, USA
@ 4 months ago
Villa Park, IL, USA
Hope you can accept the results of the investigation
@ 4 months ago
Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA
It's amusing how Slate sees this as a good thing rather than a potential conflict of interest, perspective and desire are everything
Conflict of interest? I read it as stating that he was an intelligent, honorable, incorruptible director. That might conflict with any description of Trump. That's kinda the point.
Being "blood brothers" with the just fired Director whose reputation can be made or destroyed from this investigation is a potential conflict of interest
Either way we'll see what happens
Mueller isn't investigating Comey. don't think Comey is worried about his reputation. But if Trump's secret tapes refute his testimony, so be it. I just think the odds of Trump deciding to be truthful are pretty long.
At this point, I don't think there is enough evidence to charge obstruction of justice. I'm counting on Trump to do something as stupid as Nixon.
I have complete faith in his ineptitude.
Agreed jc. The guy is obviously a complete blithering idiot, in addition to being an asshat. It's not going to take long before he does something undeniably illegal, without the messiness of trying to prove intent (required for obstruction charges)
@ 4 months ago
Lakeland, MN 55043, USA
The real worry is just how long that will take and what kind of damage will be done before we can justify prying his ass from the Oval.
Look at the damages so far, less than 1/8th of the way through this administration's cycle.
We don't really know what evidence is available. We're looking at this with one eye covered. I trust Robert will conduct a fair and complete investigation
Ya get what you get and ya don't get upset.
@ 4 months ago
Midtown, New York, NY
Just waiting on Putin to release the transcript from a meeting conducted in the Oval Office. Does that asswipe realize how treasonous that sound. How in the hell could that happen.
@ 4 months ago
Because a five year old child is running the show, duh.
Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.
Yorkville, New York, NY
why wouldn't Russia/Putin have a transcript, his fùcking people were there?
@ 4 months ago
Spotsylvania, VA 22553, USA
That may be true, but the optics of Putin stepping up to vouch for Trump are horrible in this context.
@ 4 months ago
The implication is that Trump didn't have his own people at the meeting. Or maybe none of his people knew how to write. Either way, it comes across as an insult.
Wasn't McMaster at the meeting? I thought I heard him say that in his defense of Trump last week.
In a related note, probably not a good idea to call the FBI director investigating you a "nut job".
No real evidence has been put forth yet, I won't be horribly surprised if it turns up though
Naperville, IL, USA
Don't hold your breath. Mueller has to submit a buget, find office space, hire a staff, then begin his investigation. If history teaches us anything, it's that this will take a long time and end up far far away from its original scope.
This is most likely where the Trump tax returns will be exposed. From there, it could go anywhere.
This is all too much to follow, can't keep up with it. Anyone else?
Northwest Harbor, NY 11937, USA
Just released Russia is bragging that they could contorl Flynn, to influences numb nut. CNN is the news source. poor poor POTUS snowflake.
CNN is a propaganda source
If it's true, the source doesn't matter.
Drew,,, I agree. Too much, too fast. Either this is the most disfuntional administration of all time or Trump has just managed to make way more enemies. Maybe a little of each.
Truth is just the edge of what the mind's eye is willing to perceive
How nice that Trump told the Russians that firing Comey really took the pressure off him with regard to Russia!
POTUS calls the present investigation a witch hunt...So familiar!
"Nixon, Aides Believe Hearing Is Witchhunt"
Then there is this :
Can't keep up, more like don't really want to keep up lol. Just here for the ride
Jesus take the wheel?
Something, something Trump Russia, Comey, investigation, special counsel, just released, hacking, Wikileaks.
But what does it say about his intelligence, that POTUS figured the way out of the Russia situation was to fire Comey? He seriously thought we'd all be so happy about it, Ds and Rs, that we'd all accept the Russia thing as a Comey-made construct?
Seriously the guy seems pretty gobsmacked by the revelation that the people were not generally grateful to him for the firing...And that the pressure did not, in fact, become less and has (witch hunt time) actually increased!!!
He's still not understanding that the whole Russia thing isn't a media made, deep-state perpetuated, personal attack on him. I've read several accounts where he is mystified as he responds to reporters, and says things like "no one cares about this
but you" when they ask questions about [insert crisis du jour].
I think his brain has atrophied over the years.
Maybe scaring his staff enough where they want to leak every whackadoo thing they are seeing and hearing almost immediately.
Anyone being honest with themselves knew things were on shaky ground from the "crowd size" tweet
Yeah, but he's pissing off liberals left and right, so that must mean he's doing well. Right?
I don't know, what do you think?
Ami, Fox News isn't a propaganda wing of the right.
Of course it is
Really b, do you live under a rock?
Hudson, WI 54016, USA
I listen to Fox and Friends every morning now, so I get the same intel and news items as POTUS. They kids are quite clearly speaking directly to him, and we know he listens.
They might as well rename it "News for Donald, which the rest of you can enjoy or not"
Fox is almost to the left of Trump now.
North Haven, NY 11963, USA
Shepard Smith is decent
really evil, that was in response to Ami propaganda claim about CNN.
Oh, I should have realized you were responding to a post 80 or so up the chain! (???)
I only said that CNN was propaganda, followed up by adding Fox also was. Not anything controversial or mind blowing.
Benghazi was a ongoing joke of a political stunt after the second inquiry or so. If Robert doesn't find anything that shows empirically Trump is or has been colluding with the Russians, everyone needs to move on.
Or obstruction of justice, or any other accusation.
It sound like you hope he doesn't find anything, that buffoon is telling on his self. Is it true he stated Putin asked him to meet the Russian in the oval office. Has that ever happen before. SYFT=SHOW YOUR FREAKING TAXES.
It's interesting how one thing leads to another. Who knew there were only six degrees of separation between an Arkansas real estate deal and a cum stain in the oval office.
I hope they find the truth Bhaven
That's so true. Once that Pandora's box is open everything can be investigated. Ami, they founded something worthy of appointing a Special prosecutor.
Sure, but that's not a conviction and proves nothing, there is something called due process and it's critical that it be followed to its conclusion
Personally, I see the impeachment threat to be just that. It's a way to keep Trump on defense. And that's fine with me.
Pushing for an actual impeachment would be as stupid as the overeach by the republicans pushing for Clinton's.
For one thing, Trump owns the jury. Clinton had a majority in the senate. So does Trump. It only takes a simple majority in the house to impeach. It takes a super majority (3/4) in the senate to convict.
In this polarized political climate, I doubt if half of the republicans would jump the fence to convict Trump.
Depends how strong the evidence is
b, the special prosecutor was appointed because it was felt the Congress is incapable of carrying out an independent investigation. I tend to agree.
There's no credible evidence of any sort of crime in the public sphere, with regard to Trump and Co., just evidence of Russian actions.
I believe Flynn has already done a deal. His testimony is being kept under wraps until they incestigate others. That's just conjecture on my part. It would explain why Flynn ignored the senate subpoena.
Incestigate? Isn't that a WV thing?
evil as a lawyer do you release all your evidences before filing an indictment on someone. FBI isn't going to share everything they have on this clown until they're ready to indict the clown show.
The info on this link is only good while on trial. not during the investigation.
In general, a defendant has a right to receive this kind of material, called “discovery,” before trial.
right before the trial, not an investigation. Don't worry they will receive all the discovery they need, before the hammer drops. Once this investigation has reached its conclusion.
Nice revision, I'm not worried
You shouldn't be this investigation isn't about you, but if you are in the tangerine tinted buffoon administration then that's a whole different story.
I'm surprised that you are not keeping an open mind on the results of this investigation
Incestigate: verb. A word coined to describe the vetting process of Trump's advisors.
^Add to urban dictionary.
Tuckahoe, NY, USA
That's perfect description of tangerine and his daughter's relationship. What do you and Ivanka have in common "Sex".
b, of course not, they're going to hold all findings confidential until they have some actual conclusion, in this case. That's kind of why I said, no evidence in the public sphere.
Ok, then we agree Evil.
And until someone produces such evidence for us, we shouldn't assume the outcome. Period. That was my point.
you're not bmoron
his moto, consistently, whitey cons guilty even if evidence doesn't exist.
Martin , brown etc.
Central Business District, Houston, TX
Hey b, stop spoofing h2o.
lol,,,, cons, short for conservatives, you're slow today on that one DOC.
moto, should have been motto,,,, might be the air here or fat fingers
Pleading the 5th
Well it could have been cops too.
I think the second one is just your ignorance of the term "M.O." which is short for modus operandi.
Stillwater, MN 55082, USA
a short sentence or phrase chosen as encapsulating the beliefs or ideals guiding an individual, family, or institution.
"the school motto, “Serve and obey”"
Nope on number 2, you're being bitchy.... thought you were past that
So just an ignorant misuse then. b has no motto of which I'm aware. He does have an m.o. though.
you wouldn't know, you're a fùcked up screaming liberal, lacking a logic gene...
lol so now your ignorance has led to petulance. Sorry you're lacking somewhat in educational background! And obviously logic as well, speaking as someone who employs it for a living.
Falcon Heights, MN, USA
Resorting to name calling as a response when one is exposed as ignorant is illogical. I didn't do anything except point out your ignorance. If you want to equate that with my being liberal, I'm ok with that!
(as illogical as that is)
Wouldn't it be prudent to wait until we have actual facts to judge? Anonymous sources from obviously biased "news" sources doesn't do it for me. But Im not looking at this from a partisan perspective as many of you are.
@ 4 months ago
Geez I kinda said that exact thing above. But thanks anyway for supporting my views, plc
Tjaden Froyda is a flaming homophone
Bensenville, IL, USA
They say Flynn will take the fifth. And he ignores the senate subpoena. Now I'm convinced he has spilled his guts to the FBI. He made his deal. Now the rest can sweat out the rest of the investigation.
Uncertain jc, with Mueller in the house.
Here Lori? "Look at the damages so far, less than 1/8th of the way through this administration's cycle.
That doesnt sound like anything I said.
Here either. "How nice that Trump told the Russians that firing Comey really took the pressure off him with regard to Russia!
But what does it say about his intelligence, that POTUS figured the way out of the Russia situation was to fire Comey? He seriously thought we'd all be so happy about it, Ds and Rs, that we'd all accept the Russia thing
Where did you say the exact same thing? I cant find it. All I see is you believing anonymous reports.
I said wet should wait until facts are made public and not draw conclusions before then.
Cool. Im glad you agree with me.
Never claimed to not have said other things too. But I said that there no publicly known facts supporting Trump campaign's collusion with Russia.
The remark to the Russians that firing Comey took the pressure off? That's a fact boy.
Trump believing that Comey's firing would be the answer to his Russia problem? Fact.
Again, thanks for your support of my position as originally stated, plc. Nice to know you take my liberal position on these issues.
Also good to see that POTUS is your role model for behavior.
Is that a fact Lori? Mind if I see the proof?
While I wait for you to provide the proof, I will say that waiting until we have facts before making a judgement (as you clearly have) isnt a liberal or conservative position. But Im sure you knew that already.
Ill be right here. Waiting. For the proof.
Im watching the news as I wait. Manchester. Crazy.
Dr evil AND bmoron have enough hearsay evidence for their conviction.
her attempt at us if logic as an attorney is laughable in its own right .
just ask b, evil, he might be agreeable
Lori said it was a fact. A fact can be proven. She can prove what Trump believed. I'll wait for her proof.
Another concert attack...
Even if I was in that room it would be hearsay, which is probably why Putin offered to release transcripts! But I'll take a direct quote as actual evidence for opinion-forming purposes.
Like I said, anonymous sources from obviously biased "news" sources doesn't do it for me. But Im not looking at this from a partisan perspective as many of you are.
Thanks for playing Lori. Better luck next time. Now for your parting gift...
And that quote is from the day after Comey's firing. And Trump Himself said he had the Russia investigation on his mind when he decided to fire Comey. That seems reasonable proof of his mindset.
Unless you'd like to assert that Trump's intent runs deeper than that and he's capable of some ploy that covers his true intent, in which case I'm listening, make your case!
I'd like to assert that I will choose to wait until I have actual facts to examine. Not 3rd or 4th party anonymous accounts leaked to a news source with an agenda.
But please feel free to run with the unverified allegations. Like I said earlier, Im not looking at this through partisan goggles like you are.
I should get that checked out.
Are you implying that you know how Im looking at this better than I? Yes, that is what you're implying.The smartest guy in the room strikes again. LMMFAO!
It must be difficult to live in other peoples minds and hearts the way you two do. The burden has to weigh you down at some point.
Have a good evening ladies. Ill leave the jumping to conclusions to you. Enjoy!
I'm saying you have your head firmly planted up your ass.
Great, another butt hurt bitch. You're a dime a dozen
You may want to get that butt hurt looked at while you're checking on your cough.
I forgot how much you like to protect Lori, no matter how wrong she is. Cute
Ahhh, reminds me of the golden years of voter map
Yes. Reason and facts on one side, insults, misrepresentation, and liberals on the other.
If we played a basketball game, who would be on either team
voter map hunger games. sounds like fun.
President Not Sure
@ 4 months ago
Wright City, MO, USA
To keep implying " I'm not looking at this through partisan eyes" is pos 45 type of asinine statement. That buffoon is impeaching himself everytime he gives an interview "bigly". It's truly amusing watching people defend this incompetent imbecile.
What high crime or misdemeanor can he be convicted of today?
Incompetent imbecile lol
Not an impeachable offense, just incompetence.
Ok. So nothing?
Yup. Total nothingburger.
Northlake, IL, USA
So many leaks happening with this administration, that's pretty messed up in itself. Shows there's not much loyalty to this guy and with the way he treats everyone else, why should there be.
I'm glad we agree Ami, pos 45 is a incompetent imbecile. It would be laughable if he wasn't the POTUS.
Plc if a bj is impeachable, bragging about fired the guy investigating you, so it would go away. Has to be damaging to our democracy than a bj between to consenting adults. No leak straight from the pos 45's mouth.
What if things are just awesome in 5 years, economy is booming, middle East is more stable, impoverished communities are being revitalized
Just saying, what if
Clinton lied under oath, that is what he was impeached for, not a BJ
In order to be credible you have to exude credibility
He was also charged with obstruction
Both charges failed, expectedly in the Senate
And so much damage from lying about getting a bj in the Oval!!!
And yet, somehow the credibility of Congress was maintained, such as it is.
ami, how does the damage done by Clinton's wrongdoing stack up to, say, that of POTUS firing the director of the FBI to interfere with an investigation of POTUS' campaign?
I believe it was his misleading testimony regarding the Paula Jones sexual harassment allegations that got him in trouble... The BJ lie (because he was and is a liar) just got everyone excited
If Trump lied under oath regarding such matters many would be calling for his removal, that's a fact
More importantly, how does that flaccid excuse for a dick, Pence, manage to sleep at night? I hope he realizes he's squandered the credibility he had as the adult in the room. The guy is probably just crouched in a corner moaning all day now.
Even keeping his wife close by at all times couldn't stop him from making a deal with the devil. That bill's coming due sooner than he expected I'm guessing.
Wouldn't you rather have Pence though?
As a liberal, frankly I would find him to be worse. He's got some horrible views imo and he's a real politician who would likely have more success than the used car salesman at getting Congress in alignment with legislation.
With Trump, none of that is happening and Congress isn't playing nice. I like that part, bad as it is with the constant leaking of top secret intel to Russia, the Philippines, etc. It's a mixed bag for liberals.
I hope we all understand that firing the FBI director doesnt stop any investigation. And that all information available indicates that Trump, himself, is not under investigation. & that POTUS cant leak classified intel.
NY Times out of their Trump hatred is now jeopardizing UK terrorist investigations, not to mention our own defense since they just stopped sharing info with us now.
They'd not have done it under Obama, I don't think they'd have even done it under Bush.
Is it the NYT's fault someone from the administration is leaking them information about an ongoing investigation?
No, it's their fault they can't show restraint when and where it is best
And who gets to say when and where is best?
They show plenty of restraint when one of their reporters gets held hostage etc, but they can't be bothered to when it's something like this
It's like you don't publish the name of the rape victim etc
It's an editorial decision the NY Times shouldn't have been in the position to make cuz it shouldn't have been leaked in the first place but once it got leaked you think an editor would have had the common sense to make the decision not to publish
Who knows if the Brits uncover useful info now that they stopped sharing with us that could help here in the city (like where the NY Times people live)
It's getting ####>NG ridiculous
The fervor over Ben Carson's comments today is also ####inng ridiculous
Law enforcement often witholds random details in all sorts of investigations. It would be understandable for the media to assume that any details released by authorities would be approved for distribution.
Key word "released". As opposed to leaked.
I love to see liberals defend the media at all costs.
Understandable for the media to assume that if it's a leak, it *isn't* approved for distribution and *is* one of those details deliberately withheld.
Should the media publish any leaked info then?
Drew, I would agree with that if not for the preponderance of information that is purposely leaked for distribution.
I think there's plenty of leaked stuff that should be published, not this. I think a responsible publication should be able to figure out which leaks wouldn't damage an ongoing investigation.
It's foolish to think that information leaked to the press by the govt won't get published. That's often why it's leaked to the fricken press on the first place, not for them to sit on.
The press publishes stuff. It's what they do.
Tons of judgment goes into what to publish.
Of course. But if it's newsworthy and leaked by the govt itself, it's probably getting printed.
Now the other part of this is who in the administration thought it was a good idea to leak this one. Other leaks I can definitely understand.
Like the person who was disgusted by Trump congratulating the Duterte fellow.
Dr. Carson, needs to stop giving speeches, for his own good.
Jared Kushner is now under the probing eyes of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the fake Russian scandal. It getting closers and closers to tangerine tinted pos.
Hey how about the newly discovered reason behind Comey's original announcement of no criminal charges for Hillary? All due to an email known to be fake by the FBI.
So how is it that the Russians didn't affect the outcome of the election? It's say at this point they actually did affect it. Enough to tip the balance on election day? Pretty hard to say.