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James Comey Has Opened Up A Can Of Worms On The Trump Administration AND On The American People
IWB ^ | Pamela Williams

Posted on 03/20/2017 2:13:07 PM PDT by davikkm

I cannot tell any of you if what they are accusing President Trump and his Associates of is true. I can tell you if it is, this Country will be torn apart. As usual, the hearing on Capitol Hill with FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers, was geared toward finding guilt of wrongdoing within the Trump Team, while the Obama and Clinton Team remain squeaky clean.

Comey opened up by announcing the Bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump as part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. The extraordinary revelation, and the first public confirmation of an investigation that began last summer, came at the outset of Comey’s opening statement in a congressional hearing examining Russian meddling and possible connections between Moscow and Trump’s campaign. He acknowledged that the FBI does not ordinarily discuss ongoing investigations, but said he’d been authorized to do so given the extreme public interest in this case.

It was made clear that there was no proof that Russia tampered with the 2016 Election Voting System to help Trump win. Instead this investigation will be looking at coordination between the Trump Camp and Russia. They stressed the word, “coordination.” They accused the following people of Russian ties:

Roger Stone – knew Podesta’s emails were going to be hacked – communicated with Guccifer 2 Paul Manafort – involved with Ukraine – lobbyed for Russia – should have registered in the US as a foreign agent. Manafort involved with Ukraine corruption case – Ukraine asked government for assistance to access to Paul Manafort – DOJ confirmed assistance on this matter. General Michael Flynn – should have registered in the US as a foreign agent of Turkey and of Russia

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: admin; comeyhearing; fbi; jamescomey; trump
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1 posted on 03/20/2017 2:13:07 PM PDT by davikkm
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To: davikkm

Comey should be fired forthwith.He absolutely CAN be fired.William Sessions was fired by Bill the rapist !! Trump— get that SOB out of your government.I know you are smarter than this!!


2 posted on 03/20/2017 2:15:41 PM PDT by WENDLE (DEFEAT RINOCARE!!!)
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To: davikkm

NSA Documents Prove Surveillance of Donald Trump & His Family
Bombshell discovery shows targets of NSA’s “Project Dragnet”
Jerome Corsi | Infowars.com - March 20, 2017

https://www.infowars.com/nsa-documents-prove-surveillance-on-donald-trump-and-alex-jones/


3 posted on 03/20/2017 2:16:35 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: WENDLE

If it wasn’t for Tray’s question (OANN) at the Spicer presser, nobody would’ve heard about shitlery’s dealings with Russia and the uranium deal.


4 posted on 03/20/2017 2:17:35 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (MAGA)
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To: WENDLE

Just what I was going to say. It baffles me why he wasn’t canned the second he took office.


5 posted on 03/20/2017 2:17:36 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hillary Clinton IS a felon)
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To: davikkm

When is he going to prosecute Hillary?


6 posted on 03/20/2017 2:18:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both)
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To: davikkm

Comey needs to be replaced ASAP and should have been replaced by Obama when he interfered with the election by reopening an investigation into Hillary’s emails right on the eve of the election. The man is an idiot and he causes no end of damage...but at least he’s non-partisan about his screw-ups.


7 posted on 03/20/2017 2:19:54 PM PDT by MeganC (Democrat by birth, Republican by default, conservative by principle.)
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To: davikkm

FBI Director Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers (as well as half of all Americans) underestimate Trump’s strategic brilliance at their own peril...

Let the games begin, MAGA!


8 posted on 03/20/2017 2:21:06 PM PDT by heterosupremacist (Domine Iesu Christe, Filius Dei, miserere me peccatorem!)
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To: davikkm

So let me get this straight - the FBI has been investigating Trump since he won the primaries and almost a year later they still haven’t found any wrongdoing. So what are they still investigating? Wishful thinking?


9 posted on 03/20/2017 2:21:45 PM PDT by blueplum ("...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: davikkm
... while the Obama and Clinton Team remain squeaky clean...still and all, Trey Gowdy vs. Director Comey was worth the wait - Gowdy was as usual brilliant in getting Comey on record as saying that those who leaked classified information to the Post and Times had committed crimes, should be prosecuted and were vulnerable to jail terms up to ten years - and in getting him to attest that hear-say and anonymous testimony should be discounted and contradictory evidence reconciled in any investigation before definitive findings could be determined - I'd have paid good money to watch had C-Span not provided that show for free.....
10 posted on 03/20/2017 2:22:01 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: davikkm

Hey Trump, unless you are playing a deep game (and you may be - have followed you for years even before you ran), please fire Comey! ASAP!!!


11 posted on 03/20/2017 2:22:48 PM PDT by piytar (http://www.truthrevolt.org/videos/bill-whittle-number-one-bullet)
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To: davikkm
You have a problem with the way we work at the FBI...?

Perhaps you WISH TO FILE A COMPLAINT..?!


12 posted on 03/20/2017 2:23:01 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: davikkm

Roger Stone – knew Podesta’s emails were going to be hacked – communicated with Guccifer 2


Author is hyping it up. The communication between Stone and Guccifer was on Twitter. That’s not exactly some nefarious private communication. Anyone could have communicated with Guciffer on Twitter.


13 posted on 03/20/2017 2:24:05 PM PDT by Flick Lives (Depth charge the Deep State)
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To: davikkm

“I cannot tell any of you if what they are accusing President Trump and his Associates of is true.”

And what about if what we are accusing Hillary of is true?

Or if what we are accusing the pizzagate participants of is true?

How much would either of those shake up our country?


14 posted on 03/20/2017 2:25:23 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: WENDLE

I hate to tell you this: John Koskinen is still the Commissioner of the IRS. Despite being nearly impeached for lying to congress and allowing a section of the IRS (headed by the infamous Lois Lerner) to target conservative taxpayers, Trump has allowed this sleaze bag to remain in office. So don’t expect him to fire Comey any time soon.


15 posted on 03/20/2017 2:26:52 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: piytar

Please see my #15.


16 posted on 03/20/2017 2:27:55 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: davikkm

“All’s well that ends well.”


17 posted on 03/20/2017 2:29:10 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: piytar

Comey stated that The FBI and Justice Department did not “wiretap” the President.....Probably a true statement.....

The spy part of the Government (NSA, CIA, DIA etc....) have not testified on record yet.....This would be were I would expect smoke and fire.....

Comey is seen as independent since he manages to piss of everyone regardless of political affiliation.....

Trump is playing a very deep game and Comey is a beard of credibility.......

Just be patient..... pop some corn and sit back and enjoy the show...


18 posted on 03/20/2017 2:30:25 PM PDT by nevergore
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To: BenLurkin

Why havent the NY Times reporters who got the Flynn Transcripts been subpoened and arrested? They got classified information


19 posted on 03/20/2017 2:32:41 PM PDT by doosee (Captain, we are approaching a new level of Hell.)
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To: davikkm
Disappointed the Republicans didn't ask if the possibility so called Russian evidence could be spoofed , and the hacking may have been an inside job.

Also, disgusting comey acknowledge investigating a so called Trump Russia connection but then denied the “wiretapped” and in addition Comey refuses to say if he briefed Obama about the investigation / “wiretap”. Downright sleazy, lecturing everyone Obama cant unmask anybody because he doesn't collect the data, but then didn't deny obama can order any citizen to be unmasked at his whim ... who do they think we are , a bunch of bozos...? Just because obama doesn't empty the trash doesn't mean he is not trash..

Comey needs to go!

20 posted on 03/20/2017 2:33:11 PM PDT by seastay
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To: Flick Lives

You mean they used that secret and secure communication device known as Twitter? That is almost as nefarious method of asking the arussians to release Hillarys email by national media


21 posted on 03/20/2017 2:33:17 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: davikkm

Note that while he denied wiretapping explicitly, he didn’t deny any other forms of surveillance or monitoring.


22 posted on 03/20/2017 2:36:33 PM PDT by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: davikkm

IMHO one of the most things to come out of the hearing today is that President Trump and his associates have been under an FBI investigation since July 2016. My question is this. What is involved with an FBI investigation of this type?

I assume their are different types of surveillance going on in order to gather information. One more thing I learned today on the Hannity show is that the Trump server is not in the Trump Tower. So there may me some playing with words going on here.

IMHO this testimony goes a long way in supporting Trumps claim he was “wire tapped”.


23 posted on 03/20/2017 2:40:49 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: davikkm

I read the whole thing at the link. The author is not familiar to me and I could be completely wrong but she sounds like a concern troll to me.


24 posted on 03/20/2017 2:43:25 PM PDT by Buttons12 ( rent this space)
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To: Starboard

I’m beginning to think that the first 2-3 days of a President’s term can cause or eliminate a lot of heartache. Firing people now is very different than firing them along with many others within the first few days.


25 posted on 03/20/2017 2:54:36 PM PDT by RightInTheMain
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To: davikkm

What didn’t get asked:

“Director Comey, using the same criteria and evaluation methods you used to determine that Russia “hated Hillary” and wanted to “Hurt Her” and “Helped Trump” and thereby influence our election, shouldn’t we be investigating YOU for OPENING an INVESTIGATION into Hillary’s emails server and then CLOSING said investigation, to then REOPEN said investigation about 10 days prior to the election and then ABRUPTLY again CLOSING said investigation again less than 72 hours before the election?

Seems to me, it wouldn’t take a MIND READER to believe, based on the SAME CRITERIA you used to evaluate the MOTIVE of Russia and Hillary, that perhaps YOU had some MOTIVE in INFLUENCING the election? Isn’t it EVIDENT that YOU, yes YOU Mr. Comey INFLUENCED the election FAR MORE than Russia ever did as reflected in the Polls?”

But alas, this will NOT get asked.....


26 posted on 03/20/2017 2:55:13 PM PDT by jcwky (When the Gov't becomes lawless, it makes criminals of it's citizens...)
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To: WENDLE

If you know he’s “smarter than this” why do you constantly rail about Trump not firing Comey? Either you think Trump is too stupid to fire someone (which is his claim to fame afte rall) or maybe he’s smarter than you know. Maybe he and his team are privvy to information (including classified info) that the general public is not. Maybe AG Sessions who is Comey’s boss is not an idiot either, but has other reasons for doing what he is doing.

It seems to me more prudent to allow those who are closest to the situation and who have the best knowledge and expertise do things their way. If you don’t think Trump and Sessions are idiots, then consider that there may be investigations and other matters in-process that will ultimately pay big dividends.

This congressoinal hearing is a show where Shiff and his pals will grandstand for the cameras and Republicans like Gowdy will make some soundbite statements but not actually do anything just like they haven’t done anything all these years.


27 posted on 03/20/2017 2:57:26 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: davikkm

Both Manafort and Tad Devine consulted for Victor Yanukovych.

Manfort was viciously attacked for being “linked to Russia”. Not a peep was said about Devine, who worked for Sanders

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2014/11/11/tad-devine-signs-on-to-work-with-bernie-sanders-on-potential-2016-run/?utm_term=.78cb4ec68eeb

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/tad-devine-inside-bernie-sanders-campaign-220357

Why is that?


28 posted on 03/20/2017 2:57:48 PM PDT by Ray76 (DRAIN THE SWAMP)
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To: BenLurkin

Ooooh, you mean for the Bengahzi perjury?


29 posted on 03/20/2017 2:59:03 PM PDT by wardamneagle
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To: heterosupremacist

NSA gives our intelligence on Euro citizens. Euro countries give NSA their intelligence on their citizens.

Neither organization has violated their own laws but get the data on citizens otherwise prohibited.

Drain the F’n Swamp.


30 posted on 03/20/2017 3:02:52 PM PDT by Makana (Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Hoffer)
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To: Flick Lives

Podesta wasnt hacked ! He was phished ! He exposed himself. He fell for a link and he clicked on it. Idiots keep saying he was hacked. Big difference.


31 posted on 03/20/2017 3:02:52 PM PDT by wardamneagle
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To: davikkm

I was just listening to Hannity when a caller said that Comey said that the FBI had no evidence of Trump being wiretapped.

No, not at all; Comey said he had “no knowledge” which is a different concept from saying it did not happen, especially since he may have intended his response to the word “wiretap” if that term was used in the question (I did not see the hearings).

I hear of things happening all the time that I have no knowledge of.

How else, other than by surveillance, can you investigate a foreign intelligence operation? Ask them if they did it? Do the Congressman assume any of the supposed guilty parties would just own up to it?


32 posted on 03/20/2017 3:10:50 PM PDT by odawg
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To: davikkm

Spicer was right. The only these investigations prove is that democrats don’t have the intelligence.


33 posted on 03/20/2017 3:17:22 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: TBP

That’s because Trump really messed up by saying “Obama wiretapped me”.

He should have said Obama administration used a wide variety of surveillance techniques to listen, intercept, share, leak me and my administration.


34 posted on 03/20/2017 3:27:16 PM PDT by Engedi
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To: davikkm

Gee you mean Hillary is the Angelic one after all??? This is a perfect term for the Gang that cant Shoot Straight!!


35 posted on 03/20/2017 3:41:33 PM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: WENDLE

Comey should be fired forthwith.He absolutely CAN be fired.William Sessions was fired by Bill the rapist !! Trump— get that SOB out of your government.I know you are smarter than this!!
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There is some BIG reason why Trump hasn’t dumped Comey long ago. As you say, Trump is smarter than that. Does anyone have a clue or even a wild guess why Comey is still there?


36 posted on 03/20/2017 3:45:17 PM PDT by Gideon300
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To: Flick Lives

IIRC, that Twitter exchange took place after the hack.


37 posted on 03/20/2017 4:09:15 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: wardamneagle

They conflate Podesta’s idiocy w/the DNC penetration and yet, conveniently ignore the facilitated Awan penetration into the databases of the House Dem committees on intelligence, which I believe includes DHS and Foreign Affairs(? not sure about the 3rd one). It has all the earmarks of an intelligence funnel to the Pakis, Turkey and (maybe) Russia.

Trump tweeted about DNC not allowing FBI to look at their computer systems after the hack. Trump is up to speed. Corsi said he told Trump about the years of NSA surveillance of Trump & his organization sometime last week.

I know people here are both fanatically for and against Gowdy, but he did set Comey up today. I haven’t had time to hear the entire hearing, just round one of Gowdy’s questioning.

I’m going to vote for a long game.

As for PPV, I’d love to see someone punch out Schiff (D-HRC).


38 posted on 03/20/2017 4:20:49 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: bigbob

ok .You are right.


39 posted on 03/20/2017 4:49:36 PM PDT by WENDLE (DEFEAT RINOCARE!!!)
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To: Starboard

What the HELL is going on?Give me a clue. Is this “ionvasion of the body snatchers”?


40 posted on 03/20/2017 4:51:24 PM PDT by WENDLE (DEFEAT RINOCARE!!!)
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To: bicyclerepair

There is something going on that I can’t understand. Did Jeff Sessions approve Phony Comey to say “We are investigating this bull shit Russia connection? WTF!


41 posted on 03/20/2017 4:54:42 PM PDT by WENDLE (DEFEAT RINOCARE!!!)
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To: Gideon300

The only reason I can think of is that Comey isn’t as bad as he looks and is doing things behind the scenes, or knows stuff that Trump knows about and is willing to go for it at some future point, or...??? Can’t think of any other reason why he is still here.


42 posted on 03/20/2017 5:16:03 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Half the truth is often a great lie. B. Franklin)
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To: WENDLE

That’s a good question. How tight a rein on the director of the FBI does the AG have, generally speaking?


43 posted on 03/20/2017 5:17:49 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Half the truth is often a great lie. B. Franklin)
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To: little jeremiah

ABSOLUTE!!


44 posted on 03/20/2017 5:23:35 PM PDT by WENDLE (DEFEAT RINOCARE!!!)
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To: Gideon300

I don’t. Do you?


45 posted on 03/20/2017 5:27:36 PM PDT by sport
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To: davikkm

Comey would refuse to answer any question that would reveal anything. He would say I don’t want to comment on that.


46 posted on 03/20/2017 5:28:37 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: BenLurkin

Probably about a million years after Hell freezes over.


47 posted on 03/20/2017 5:28:56 PM PDT by sport
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To: sport

I don’t. Do you?
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Well....no. That’s why I asked. I can usually find some rhyme or reason in most anything, but this has me more perplexed than anything in a long time.


48 posted on 03/20/2017 5:54:06 PM PDT by Gideon300
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To: WENDLE; MinuteGal

“There is something going on that I can’t understand. Did Jeff Sessions approve Phony Comey to say “We are investigating this bull shit Russia connection? WTF!”

No, Jeff Sessions made a huge strategic error in recusing himself from any investigations pertaining to the 2016 Trump campaign, the general election and alleged Russian influence. Therefore, his second in command at the Justice Dept., an Obama holdover, gave the green light to Comey to announce today that the FBI was investigating the Trump/Russia connection since last July.

Sessions, an otherwise smart, good man, really screwed up in abdicating any control over the Dems in their “the Russians gave Trump the election” faux meme. That was a terrible error in judgment on Sessions’ part. You can’t fight Libs with one hand tied behind your back. Sessions may have been morally right to do so, but the Dems are not moral; they are dirty fighters and we better learn how to stoop to their level when necessary, and play hardball, or we will be like the Christians fed to the lions.


49 posted on 03/20/2017 6:49:19 PM PDT by flaglady47 (TRUMP 45. How sweet it is. )
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To: flaglady47

Sessions was a terrible error in TRUMP’S Judgement!!


50 posted on 03/20/2017 6:54:51 PM PDT by WENDLE (DEFEAT RINOCARE!!!)
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