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Democrats blast FBI director after probe revelation
Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 5:32 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire and Sadie Gurman

Posted on 03/20/2017 8:26:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai

FBI Director James Comey’s testimony Monday that the bureau has been quietly investigating possible links between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian officials since the summer enraged Democrats who already blame him for rattling the 2016 campaign’s closing days.

For the first time, Comey confirmed that the FBI had opened a probe into the Trump campaign in July, the same month he called an unusual news conference to announce the agency had finished its investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information — and three months before he scrambled the White House race a second time by announcing that the Clinton probe was continuing just days before the election.

The revelation drew the ire of Clinton supporters who called out an apparent double standard and a breach of bureau norms that caused their nominee’s surprising defeat. …

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 115th; 201607; comey; democrats; fbi; hearings; hillary; russia; surveillance; trump; trumpandrussia; trumpwiretaps
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1 posted on 03/20/2017 8:26:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I would be okay if they fired him.


2 posted on 03/20/2017 8:27:46 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Olog-hai

These dumb ass Democrats are just mad because the head of their campaign used a password that my 3 year old grandson could guess by just tapping the keys a few times.


3 posted on 03/20/2017 8:29:27 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Olog-hai

Here’s a news flash to the liberals:

Comey mentioned many times today the Ruskies hated Hillary Clinton.

What he didn’t say was that US Security Agencies hated her more!


4 posted on 03/20/2017 8:31:07 PM PDT by VRWCarea51 (The Original 1998 Version)
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To: Olog-hai

Hey snowflakes! A Clintoonie presidency would have been a total disaster for the entire planet. We adults saved you little bastards from yourselves.


5 posted on 03/20/2017 8:35:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it. - Clint Eastwood)
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To: Olog-hai

Lol! It’s everybody else’s fault except Hillary. Yes, Rats, keep it up. You didn’t do anything wrong and should run every future campaign just like Hillary’s.


6 posted on 03/20/2017 8:37:55 PM PDT by Seruzawa (I keel you Vorga feelthy.)
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To: Olog-hai

Let me get this straight. Trump accuses the Obama administration of spying on him. The Press ridicules him for being paranoid. The FBI admits to surveillance of Trump. Trump is ridiculed for AGAIN . wHAT?


7 posted on 03/20/2017 8:40:12 PM PDT by heights
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To: VRWCarea51

Russians hate Hitlery so much for that Uranium deal, boy howdy.


8 posted on 03/20/2017 8:40:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (patriots win, Communists and Socialist Just-Us Warriors lose)
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To: Olog-hai

What is it with this comey guy anyway? Is he single-handedly trying to create a constitutional crisis or what?

I’m starting to think he’s some kind of really twisted psychopath.


9 posted on 03/20/2017 8:42:53 PM PDT by Boomer (The modern day leftist dems are the party of criminally insane propagandists.)
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To: Boomer

I*d like to know why he keeps deciding that he has to announce the existence of investigations, the decision not to recommend indictments, etc. He said this was in the public interest. Why?

Why couldn’t he just follow standard policy on all of these and keep his mouth shut?


10 posted on 03/20/2017 8:47:34 PM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: Olog-hai

... a breach of bureau norms that caused their nominee’s surprising defeat....

The breach of norms that caused the defeat were her lying, deceit, pay for play, A criminal enterprise family charity, a less than honest campaign, flawed ideas and plans for the USA, and abuse of the system foisted on the American public by crooked Hillary.


11 posted on 03/20/2017 8:50:18 PM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not tired of Winning)
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To: Olog-hai

I noticed something very odd. Comey said at the outset he was there “representing the men and women of the FBI.” What?? Isn’t he there testifying at the request of Congress and in his role as FBI Director? Why was he talking about representing his people??

I think he’s acting to cover the tracks of FBI personnel who were out investigating Trump which was highly questionable.


12 posted on 03/20/2017 8:50:33 PM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: kempster

Podesta saw he was to enter a password, and got all blathered when reading letters 2-4.


13 posted on 03/20/2017 8:50:43 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (Brought to you from Turtle Island, otherwise known as 'So-Called North America')
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To: VRWCarea51

I heard him say that the Russians hated Hillary. I thought that comment was WAYYYY out of bounds. For a man that is supposed to follow the laws, and the rules, that was beyond speculation it was an editorial aimed directly against the Russians, Putin and Trump. It was if the entire speculation about contacts and the results were facts, similar to the consensus on Globull Warming.


14 posted on 03/20/2017 8:51:59 PM PDT by Glad2bnuts (If Republicans are not prepared to carry on the Revolution of 1776, prepare for a communist takeover)
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To: VRWCarea51

To me, Comey’s main rationale for investigating Trump was an assumption that if the Russians hated Clinton, they would REALLY want Trump elected.
Therefore, ANY contact a member of “team Trump” might have made with them would HAVE to be “considered collusion”!

Wish someone on our side of the aisle had questioned that assumption!


15 posted on 03/20/2017 8:52:35 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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To: Glad2bnuts

You are sooooo right!


16 posted on 03/20/2017 8:54:26 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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To: Olog-hai

Fill in the blanks:

Democrats bleated and ullulated over ___________.

Democrats decried the move to ______________.

Democrats became deeply offended by ____________.

Democrats expressed dismay over ____________.

Democrats claimed __________ showed that _______ was racist and showed homophobic tendencies.

Democrats were upset by ______________.

Just complete pains in the ass. Or, pains in the asses. Of if any Freeper can say with authority, what *is* the plural of “pain in the ass”?


17 posted on 03/20/2017 9:00:31 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Apoplectic is where we want them!)
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To: Glad2bnuts

He didn’t say why the Russians hate Hillary. I think this is all bs. You can’t believe Comey.


18 posted on 03/20/2017 9:09:35 PM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them.)
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To: milagro

Wish someone on our side of the aisle had questioned that assumption!


One of the reps did, but got it all twisted up in a football team analogy ....


19 posted on 03/20/2017 9:13:37 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Olog-hai

Deep Trump?


20 posted on 03/20/2017 9:17:43 PM PDT by Vesparado (The American people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard --- HL Mencken)
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To: Olog-hai

“For the first time, Comey confirmed that the FBI had opened a probe into the Trump campaign in July”

IMHO this is probably the biggest news to come out of the hearing today. If the FBI is going to do an investigation of Trump and his associates what “tools” would they use for this type of investigation? I would assume some forms of surveillance.

If that is the case then President Trump is correct when he used the term “wire tapped” in quotes. The FBI was indeed spying on him. One other question. Who asked the FBI to investigate Trump and his possible connections to Russia? Loretta Lynch is a good possibility. Who hired Loretta Lynch? Why Obama of course.


21 posted on 03/20/2017 9:20:34 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

Obama hired Comey too.


22 posted on 03/20/2017 9:41:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: heights

“The FBI admits to surveillance of Trump.”

That’s what I got out of it. Comey seemed to deny that Obama ordered the wiretap but not that the wiretap happened.

Who ordered him to investigate Trump? Loretta Lynch? And who ordered Lynch?

Comey is just playing with words. He did nothing to disprove that the investigation of Trump was politically motivated and ordered by Obama.


23 posted on 03/20/2017 9:49:13 PM PDT by Helicondelta (Deplorable)
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To: Olog-hai
When will they start investigating Obama’s payments from foreigners?
24 posted on 03/20/2017 9:56:14 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Helicondelta

......”Comey seemed to deny that Obama ordered the wiretap but not that the wiretap happened”.....

Exactly!
I noted his ‘selective wording’ from the get go....and that’s how Comey plays it.

Not only is it significant ‘how and what questions are asked’, and wording of them, but being careful to “hear” what’s being said and not said. Vocabulary is important and can easily mis-lead and mis-direct.


25 posted on 03/20/2017 9:56:16 PM PDT by caww
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Yes...LIBERALs.


26 posted on 03/20/2017 10:01:36 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation camp?)
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To: Williams

“I*d like to know why he keeps deciding that he has to announce the existence of investigations...”

I believe he said that AG Sessions gave him permission to reveal the Trump/Russia investigation, which means President Trump wants it out in the open.

The Left will get all worked up about it, and when it’s announced that nothing was found they’ll have egg (among other things) on their faces.

Winning.


27 posted on 03/20/2017 10:05:37 PM PDT by PLMerite (Lord, let me die fighting lions. Amen)
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To: PLMerite

“I believe he said that AG Sessions gave him permission to reveal the Trump/Russia investigation”

Yes, that’s what he said.

We can assume that Trump directed Comey to reveal the existence of the Trump/Russia investigation last year.

Newt we’ll probably hear that Trump Tower was wiretapped as part of the investigation.

Then we’ll hear that Obama ordered the FBI to start the investigation.


28 posted on 03/20/2017 10:27:53 PM PDT by Helicondelta (Deplorable)
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To: VRWCarea51

Based on the level of hysteria the democrats have displayed over Russia. I’m sue the real collusion was occurring beyond the point of treason with the previous administration.

They want to make it so bad that Trump can’t speak with Putin as president, for fear of what he might learn transpired..

Comey’s in your face foray into the political realm today during his testimony, warrants his immediate removal from office.


29 posted on 03/20/2017 10:34:46 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: PLMerite
Winning indeed! Funny how the Libs want the condemnation on Trump for possible Russian "interference" but completely ignore the FACTS that were revealed about Hilliary and her campaign which were the true cause of her losing the election. I'm glad everyone found out about her chicanery before the election. I have a feeling there would be a whole lot more anger had she won and the truth came out afterward.
30 posted on 03/20/2017 10:37:32 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: boycott

Who knows? Maybe Trump has something on him (like a possible prison term) and will let him “investigate” for four years and then another four.


31 posted on 03/20/2017 10:38:39 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: Williams

Comey was asked about that in the hearings today. Comey said that he asked the DOJ if he could reveal the investigation and the DOJ said, yes you can. As Rush said today, the Trump admin runs the DOJ and apparently the Trump admin wants everything known and in the open.


32 posted on 03/20/2017 10:58:20 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: dp0622

Why do you always assume that. There must not be one clean person in the entire world. This is comic book level.


33 posted on 03/20/2017 11:01:33 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: Olog-hai

“The revelation drew the ire of Clinton supporters who called out an apparent double-standard and a breach of bureau norms that caused their nominee’s surprising defeat.”

‘Caused her defeat’? I don’t think so - she was an awful candidate and according to many polls this investigation had no relevance on her losing the election. Voters had Learned just how corrupt, and unfit Hillary was over a period of many years. I don’t think there is hope for the admirers to face the truth about Hillary. It is obvious the author of this article is in denial as well.

It is pieces like this that irritate the heck out of me about journalism. Slipping in their 2 cents as some sort of authority when it is false is just wrong! I suppose that is what we call ‘fake news’.


34 posted on 03/20/2017 11:04:44 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Olog-hai

“The revelation drew the ire of Clinton supporters who called out an apparent double-standard and a breach of bureau norms that caused their nominee’s surprising defeat.”

‘Caused her defeat’? I don’t think so - she was an awful candidate and according to many polls this investigation had no relevance on her losing the election. Voters had Learned just how corrupt, and unfit Hillary was over a period of many years. I don’t think there is hope for the admirers to face the truth about Hillary. It is obvious the author of this article is in denial as well.

It is pieces like this that irritate the heck out of me about journalism. Slipping in their 2 cents as some sort of authority when it is false is just wrong! I suppose that is what we call ‘fake news’.


35 posted on 03/20/2017 11:04:44 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Dave W

Cause I live in the real world.

Had to having a vending machine route in NYC constantly trying to be taken by the mafia.

You grew up in a Norman Rockwell painting and are thus useless to us.


36 posted on 03/20/2017 11:05:40 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: Olog-hai

The FBI investigated Hilary because she did something ILLEGAL. Everybody concedes her home-brew server was illegal; the rationalization for why she got off was the lame-@ssed business about intent.

The FBI investigated Trump because . . . well, nobody’s really sure why the FBI investigated Trump, are they?

So comparing the two investigations doesn’t really wash.


37 posted on 03/20/2017 11:17:33 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: Helicondelta

Allow me to connect one more dot. Note the dates involved.


38 posted on 03/20/2017 11:31:42 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Purple: the color of sedition)
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To: Stosh

She really hasn’t gotten off. Her reckoning has been deferred by corrupt officials in high places, but it’s not sleeping. If everyone could use intent as an excuse, nobody would ever be punished, of course.

Don’t expect the left to be even-handed at any time.


39 posted on 03/20/2017 11:32:07 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Helicondelta

sorry, here ya go http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/29/politics/bill-clinton-loretta-lynch/index.html


40 posted on 03/20/2017 11:32:21 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Purple: the color of sedition)
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To: dp0622

“...a vending machine route in NYC constantly trying to be taken by the mafia.”

REALLY?

Vending machines vending — what??
Cigarette machines have been history for years.

Either vending machines are WAAAY more profitable than I thought, or the Mafia have been reduced to scraping the bottom of the barrel.


41 posted on 03/20/2017 11:35:09 PM PDT by HKMk23 (You ask how to fight an idea? Well, I'll tell you how: with another idea!)
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To: dp0622; Dave W

Dave W is useless to “us”? Who is this “us”?

We don’t all live on the east coast dealing with mafia, you know. There are other places, other kinds of people and so forth and so on.


42 posted on 03/20/2017 11:39:42 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Half the truth is often a great lie. B. Franklin)
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To: caww

It is sickening. Truth is nowhere to be seen or even heard of.


43 posted on 03/20/2017 11:40:52 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Half the truth is often a great lie. B. Franklin)
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To: caww

It’s all shadows, and nuance, and legalisms, and tripwires.


44 posted on 03/20/2017 11:41:16 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Half the truth is often a great lie. B. Franklin)
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To: Dave W
They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

— Romans 3:12, referencing Psalm 14:5

For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

— Ecclesiastes 7:20

If they sin against thee (for there is no man that sinneth not) …

— 1 Kings 8:46
Not comic-book level, but Biblical, hence reality.
45 posted on 03/20/2017 11:42:12 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: HKMk23

Not all vending machines are cigarette machines, by far. And most of the cigarette ones, even in bars, are no more.


46 posted on 03/20/2017 11:45:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: little jeremiah

Yes it is....

I recall a High ranking Police officer explaining to me how in the court hearings it’s how they’re questioned on the stand and what they will or not reveal is at play. The right question, if not worded carefully will not be answered accordingly..the prosecutors and the defense both know officers are ‘trained’ on this in how they will or not respond.

It is the same idea in these Gov. held committee investigations. It’s in part a show to see who gets the upper hand in order to escape/conceal the truth and or reveal it.


47 posted on 03/20/2017 11:52:46 PM PDT by caww
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To: HKMk23

Vending machines are one way that organized crime has been known to use to get a foothold in a business -especially small businesses. Then they just press their way forward, create havoc, and subvert the small business for all kinds of nefarious activities.

I did not know that still went on, but it was kind of widespread knowledge among small business owners in the 60’s and 70’s.


48 posted on 03/21/2017 12:20:05 AM PDT by Ciganina
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I believe I can say with good authority from a life time of experience that the the plural of “pain in the ass” is ‘hemorrhoids’.

I often call them demorrhoids. :D


49 posted on 03/21/2017 12:51:17 AM PDT by ri4dc (I am Deplorable. Trump is with me. Cable free since 1998. MAGA for all.)
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To: heights

So Trump WAS being spied on. And yes, since he is a Republican they will deny, deny, deny.


50 posted on 03/21/2017 1:05:22 AM PDT by Crucial
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