Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Comey Delivers Political Gut Punch to President Trump
MSN News ^ | March 20, 2017 | Mark Murray

Posted on 03/20/2017 4:20:11 PM PDT by detective

At the outset of a pivotal week in Washington, FBI Director James Comey delivered a political gut-punch to President Donald Trump Monday — and the news possibly could get worse for the president in the days and weeks ahead.

In sworn testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Comey said there was no evidence to Trump's claims that Barack Obama wiretapped him and Trump Tower, as the current president alleged in a series of tweets earlier this month. And he confirmed that his agency was investigating the 2016 Trump campaign's links with Russia's effort to intervene in the presidential election.

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: 115th; comey; comeyhearing; fake; fakenews; msn; targettrump; trump
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-148 next last
Comey's congressional testimony was mostly political posturing.

The media are setting up Comey to help them in their attacks on Trump.

1 posted on 03/20/2017 4:20:11 PM PDT by detective
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: detective

And Comey said REPEATEDLY that there is NO Trump/Russia connection..END OF STORY..PERIOD..but the media wants Trump gone, they want him kicked out of office and put in jail, that is their end game..actually their end game is someone assassinating President Trump


2 posted on 03/20/2017 4:22:02 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective

I just keep asking how Russia helped Trump but no one will explain it to me.


3 posted on 03/20/2017 4:23:17 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective

Makes you wonder who has what on who.


4 posted on 03/20/2017 4:23:32 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective

Comey will be dismissed by the end of the week, if not by morning.


5 posted on 03/20/2017 4:23:53 PM PDT by Timpanagos1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective
They're all private citizens. Why were they being spied on?

And why weren't the spying equally on Hillary's associations...just look at the foundation.

6 posted on 03/20/2017 4:23:54 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective

THAT’S IT HE’S FINISHED NOW!!!


7 posted on 03/20/2017 4:24:05 PM PDT by Mr. K (***THERE IS NO CONSEQUENCE OF OBAMACARE REPEAL THAT IS WORSE THAN KEEPING IT ONE MORE DAY***)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective
I don't know who MSN is but it's probably more of the same - Mostly Stupid Nonsense.

Repeat after me. What is the presumption about the lying leftist media?

They are presumed to be lying and we should assume that what they publish is a lie. The presumption can only be rebutted with the outlet providing clear and convincing evidence they are not lying.

8 posted on 03/20/2017 4:24:12 PM PDT by Jim 0216
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Timpanagos1

I will believe that when I see it happening.


9 posted on 03/20/2017 4:25:49 PM PDT by sport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012
That's been my question, too. How the hell did they come up with that conclusion??

It's a mirage.

I don't remember any Russians at the polls....with a knife in my back...until I filled in the dot for Trump.

10 posted on 03/20/2017 4:26:02 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Timpanagos1

I hope you are right!


11 posted on 03/20/2017 4:26:03 PM PDT by saintgermaine (The Time Traveler)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: detective

No, Comey’s and Allen’s comments pushed the NY Times and the rest of the Control-LEFT water carriers out on the limb.

The media has to put-up or shut-up. Either the media has stand-up sources or their entire line of chatter is B.S.


12 posted on 03/20/2017 4:26:14 PM PDT by ptsal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective

No, Comey’s and Allen’s comments pushed the NY Times and the rest of the Control-LEFT water carriers out on the limb.

The media has to put-up or shut-up. Either the media has stand-up sources or their entire line of chatter is B.S.


13 posted on 03/20/2017 4:26:18 PM PDT by ptsal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

“I just keep asking how Russia helped Trump but no one will explain it to me.”

****

I asked 2 libtards TWICE at point blank range how Russia helped Hitlery. That was a bad day for me and had to get it out on them. They could not answer me either. Had enough of one of them in a room, and everyone snickered when they just babbled nonsense.


14 posted on 03/20/2017 4:27:06 PM PDT by max americana (For the 9th time FIRED LIBERALS from our company at this election, and every election since 2008)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Timpanagos1

I think you might be right. But who would replace him?


15 posted on 03/20/2017 4:28:43 PM PDT by laplata ( Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: detective

I'm going to get you my pretty and your little dog!

16 posted on 03/20/2017 4:29:23 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Remember during Trump Tower Spydgate, there were No American fingerprints; just Obama's...!!!!:))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective

He makes Hoover appear level headed.

Pray America woke


17 posted on 03/20/2017 4:30:14 PM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective

What I heard Comey say is that the FBI and the Justice Dept weren’t spying on Trump. That leaves the CIA and whoever else.

I sure hope Trump had a good source before he sent the tweet.
I’m just going to trust that the truth will come out and Trump will be vindicated.


18 posted on 03/20/2017 4:31:31 PM PDT by Aria (2017: Stay strong POTUS - the left lost control of trillions & will do anything to regain power.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective

Surprised that Comey was not asked about the technology available to snoops. Suspect that one a cell phone number is known and in use, its not terribly difficult to “listen in”, create a digital record and then a transcript. Also do not suspect that it can be done by one well trained agent who knows how to use this type of equipment. Could a retired NSA techno whiz, on behalf of Obama or someone else, “listen in” to Trump and others without the NSA, FBI or the CIA being officially aware? Perhaps ex CIA chief and Obama acolyte John Brennan should be questioned under oath and his communications reviewed.


19 posted on 03/20/2017 4:31:32 PM PDT by allendale
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda
Comey said he could NOT discuss the alleged Trump/Russia connection (which leaves many thinking Trump is guilty) but he was more than happy to discuss that there was NO evidence of a wiretap at Trump tower (Trump is guilty AGAIN for making false claims). Either way, Comey implicates TRUMP!.

The 0dunga/Soros/Hillary cabal have something on Comey and he behaves as though he STILL works for them.

That POS SOB Comey should hear these words ASAP: "YOU'RE FIRED!"

20 posted on 03/20/2017 4:31:51 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing (Feminism DESTROYED females)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

>>I just keep asking how Russia helped Trump but no one will explain it to me.

<<

They bought Ivankas clothes line before it was cool.

Clear intervention.


21 posted on 03/20/2017 4:32:12 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Not tired of winning yet!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: detective

There was NO NEW EVIDENCE....

They have no evidence. This is nothing but a witch hunt while ignoring Hillary’s crimes that we have evidence.


22 posted on 03/20/2017 4:32:16 PM PDT by Enlightened1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laplata

David Clarke.


23 posted on 03/20/2017 4:32:25 PM PDT by Timpanagos1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: laplata

Good choice.


24 posted on 03/20/2017 4:33:12 PM PDT by laplata ( Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Timpanagos1

McCabe has to go first. He’s worse than Comey.


25 posted on 03/20/2017 4:33:23 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: laplata

“I think you might be right. But who would replace him?”

I think Comey is trying to keep Trump from RIFing him. Now, give what he said today, if Trump kicks him out, it just makes matters worse in the near term for Trump. But once the dust settles is another matter.


26 posted on 03/20/2017 4:33:48 PM PDT by vette6387
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2

You’re right.


27 posted on 03/20/2017 4:34:55 PM PDT by laplata ( Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: detective

Why not ask the reporters at the NY Times?


28 posted on 03/20/2017 4:35:07 PM PDT by Ray76 (DRAIN THE SWAMP)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective

I watched this freak show this morning. I must have missed the “gut punch”. You had to be a real moron to buy any of that garbage Comey and Rogers were selling. Just a couple of bitter old white men.


29 posted on 03/20/2017 4:35:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it. - Clint Eastwood)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: b4its2late

“Makes you wonder who has what on who.”

As simple as this sentence is, I believe it is exactly what this is all about.


30 posted on 03/20/2017 4:35:13 PM PDT by LouisianaJoanof Arc (Proud horrible deplorable)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: CivilWarBrewing

Comey has a long history with the Clintoons.


31 posted on 03/20/2017 4:35:17 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: bray

Fire him now...... maybe he likes walks in the park to settle his nerves.


32 posted on 03/20/2017 4:35:18 PM PDT by DOC44 (Have gun will travel.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: detective

Trump did bla bla bla!! Comey said bla bla bla and more bla. I believe we should bla bla bla..... why in the name of hell dont you people get on the phone and call your Sentor and start calling or screaming for Comey’s head!!! No amount of posting on this site is going to help! We got President Trump in the White house so now is the tome to SHOW that you have his back by burning those phone lines and let them know what we expect, please!!


33 posted on 03/20/2017 4:35:29 PM PDT by elephant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CivilWarBrewing

Comey has the goods on the Clintons AND the Obamas..and the Obamas and the Clintons have the goods on Comey which is why he never filed any charges against her..anyone else would have gone to prison for what that witch did but Clinton, she doesn’t spend a day in jail. President Trump needs to immediately have an investigation into the Clinton Foundation, and what happened to the money that was supposed to go to Haiti that NEVER went to Haiti after earthquake..or Clinton giving Russia 20 percent Uranium how about that


34 posted on 03/20/2017 4:35:35 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012
I just keep asking how Russia helped Trump but no one will explain it to me.

The story is that the WikiLeaks DNC hack, with the Pdesta emails, is what did it. Further, that these were hacked by the Russians, that Guccifer 2 is connected to the Russians and to Roger Stone and Paul Manafort, and that Assange was just the release agent, a pawn in the process.

That what was released was the undenied truth, and it set us free, is not covered in the Dem talking points.

35 posted on 03/20/2017 4:35:41 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: vette6387

I agree.


36 posted on 03/20/2017 4:36:15 PM PDT by laplata ( Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Timpanagos1

“Comey will be dismissed by the end of the week, if not by morning.”

Praying you are correct!!!


37 posted on 03/20/2017 4:36:43 PM PDT by LouisianaJoanof Arc (Proud horrible deplorable)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Jim 0216

Let me get this straight, they have been investigating Trump since JULY and have NOTHING LOL..not even a teenie tiny bit of a Russia connection..just proves my point they have NOTHING they never had anything this whole Russia nonsense was made up back in April when the Dems needed a reason for their loss


38 posted on 03/20/2017 4:37:02 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Pearls Before Swine

If all that is true, Putin should get a medal.


39 posted on 03/20/2017 4:38:19 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Die Gedanken sind Frei)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: detective

Trump never should have kept the squirrel. Fire the SOB.


40 posted on 03/20/2017 4:38:59 PM PDT by Lumper20
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/01/obama-expands-surveillance-powers-his-way-out


41 posted on 03/20/2017 4:39:20 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective

The headline should read “Comey delivers gut punch to MSM.”

They reported the surveillance and wiretapping over and over for months.


42 posted on 03/20/2017 4:39:26 PM PDT by kabar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective
omey Delivers Political Gut Punch to President Trump


Comey did no such thing.

He verified that they have nothing on President Trump.

He and Adm Rodgers both defended their own agencies by testifying that they have no evidence as of yet that anyone in their organizations was responsible for abusing FISA or spying.

So either it was some other agency, i.e. CIA, DIA or Team Obama that broke the law, or some rouge agents in their own organizations were on the hook.

Basically , Comey and Rodgers testified that they were personally clean, Trump was clean and President Obama was clean as far as they could tell.

Next step is unmasking the perps.

43 posted on 03/20/2017 4:39:40 PM PDT by rdcbn (.... when Poets buy guns, tourist season is over ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective
In sworn testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Comey said there was no evidence to Trump's claims that Barack Obama wiretapped him and Trump Tower ...

He said he saw no evidence. That doesn't necessarily mean it didn't happen.

Either he might not be telling the truth or another agency might have been recording calls.

It's also possible that they listened in to Trump staffers calls to people they were wiretapping.

I don't know what happened, but people who believe something happened aren't going to unbelieve because of anything Comey said, so it's hardly a "gut punch."

44 posted on 03/20/2017 4:40:49 PM PDT by x
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective

Yeah, right...that’s why President Trump has been tweeting part of Comey’s testimony all day long. People are so dumb.


45 posted on 03/20/2017 4:40:50 PM PDT by bigbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda

“Comey has the goods on the Clintons AND the Obamas..and the Obamas and the Clintons have the goods on Comey which is why he never filed any charges against her..”

Agree.

I also caught a peculiar look on Comey’s face during the hearing when the press was discussed. It gave me a gut feeling that he leaked this crap to the press.


46 posted on 03/20/2017 4:40:54 PM PDT by LouisianaJoanof Arc (Proud horrible deplorable)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: detective

Comey should not only be relieved of that post... he should be investigated.


47 posted on 03/20/2017 4:40:58 PM PDT by theDentist ( qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Timpanagos1

No. Come back and tell us when you’re proven wrong.

Trump and Sessions are not as dumb as you evidently think.


48 posted on 03/20/2017 4:42:24 PM PDT by bigbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: detective
...Comey said there was no evidence to Trump's claims that Barack Obama wiretapped him and Trump Tower, as the current president alleged in a series of tweets earlier this month. And he confirmed that his agency was investigating the 2016 Trump campaign's links with Russia's effort to intervene in the presidential election.

So, to rephrase that, Comey said; "There was no surveillance of Trump, we have been investigating Trump but we did it without surveillance."

I for one am glad that the FBI has stopped using surveillance to conduct its investigations.

During Congressional testimony Nathan Comey denies being a weasel!

49 posted on 03/20/2017 4:46:54 PM PDT by TigersEye (We all have a stake in MAGA! We all need to contribute our efforts.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda
Comey has the goods on the Clintons AND the Obamas..and the Obamas and the Clintons have the goods on Comey which is why he never filed any charges against her..anyone else would have gone to prison for what that witch did but Clinton, she doesn’t spend a day in jail.

That's one possibility. Another is that indicting a major party presidential nominee during a campaign would bring down a massive firestorm of rage on the head of anybody who tried to do it. Yet another possibility is that as part of the permanent government, Comey preferred Clinton to Trump.

50 posted on 03/20/2017 4:47:34 PM PDT by x
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-148 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson