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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Dellrose TNPosts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Now it looks like there's a corrupt FISA judge in the mix.  "Nothing to see here- - - - -just move along- - - -pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!"  The rats are running to the dock down the anchor line as the ship settles lower in the water! 
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Lake County, FloridaPosts: 7,927 Senior Member
    edited March 2018 #33
    I get that you have drunk the coolaid. Did you pay full price for your Trump University Degree? 

    While I think the Putin election collusion story is a bit overblown, Trump has always been nothing more than a Fraud and a Con Man. He is obviously deeply financially indebted to more than a few shady characters who's money was aquired by less than legal means. He needs this investigation to end because it will eventually shine light on the depths to which the Trump organization is little more than a thinly veiled criminal organization. Fraud, money laundering, tax evasion are all par for the course. He has overtly used both his campaign and now the presidency largely to enrich himself through his own properties. Not to mention the insane tax break he just gave himself.

    Then again you and most Republicans who continue to support him will be unable to see it because you are caught up in his greatest con. He has made big promises and told you everything you wanted to hear. He's a master salesman, but eventually even you will come to realize what a fraud he truly was once he's done with you and no longer needs your support. 
    I don't think you get a damned thing. If I've drunk a cup of the cool-aid I figure you're good for at least 5 gallons. You make a lot of accusations, but where are your charts and graphs, or at least a link to a credible source? That VOXNEWS thing you posted above is hogwash. You sound more like the lunatics on the commie news stations. The democrap party or your usual news sources are not credible.
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Under a logPosts: 27,457 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    tennmike said:
    I don't live in Hillary's house. Hillary being a terrible human being doesn't make Trump not shady as heck and more than likely the head of a criminal enterprise.
    You don't live in Trump's house either. So what does one have to do with the other, other than provide a weak deflection.
    Yet when I brought up issues with Trump (Jr.) you deflected with Clinton. I have not and will never defend anything Clinton has done. I'd be perfectly happy if both Clinton and Trump spent the rest of their days in prison. 
    YOU brought up Donald Trump Jr. and the Russian gal thing, and her claiming to have dirt on Hillary, and that has been investigated and was found to have 'no there' there. That had nothing to do with McCabe getting the boot, but it DID open the door for my reply post about Hillary and any others who have actual verifiable evidence to prove they did something way sketchy.
    https://www.vox.com/2017/7/18/15983910/donald-trump-russia-putin-fbi-collusion-fusion-gps

    Except the lawyer he met with had a client who was under investigation for laundering hundreds of millions in Russian money. That a few months after Trump was elected the prosecutor on that case was fired, and then the case was settled for peanuts. Quite the coincidence...
    So Donald Trump Jr. met with a lawyer that also had a client who was under investigation for laundering Russian money. Big hairy freakin' deal. The attorney I have used several times also has defended accused murderers  and meth cookers. Am I somehow guilty of murder and meth cooking because my attorney represents such people from time to time? Your 'guilt by association' thing is so ridiculous that it laughable on its face.

    And here's a news flash for you. That Russian gal that D.T. Jr. was supposed to meet couldn't initially get into the U.S. YOUR man, none other than JOHN KERRY signed the waiver to let her enter the U.S. That right there might be a Russian collusion link back to Hillary via John Kerry. Oh what a tangled web you weave.
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    Now we're finally getting somewhere. We got the jack 🐴🐴s'. Just need the the rest a the ***🐘🐘, and we can stem the red tide.😏
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Somewhere north of MozambiquePosts: 6,637 Senior Member
    This latest firing may have been the right thing to do, and waiting until the last minute may also have been the correct legal thing to do.... but it sure looks like it was done out of spite.  The Donald may not care, but it really doesn't matter what he thinks.  People form lasting opinions on much less than this and do it all the time.  

    McCabe appears to have "needed" firing, but folks will ask themselves "If he needed firing so badly, why didn't they do it months ago?"  It won't matter that the IG wanted to retain the right to question McCabe, all that will matter is the feels. 
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Between Ft Lauderdale and MiamiPosts: 12,556 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    tennmike said:
    tennmike said:
    I don't live in Hillary's house. Hillary being a terrible human being doesn't make Trump not shady as heck and more than likely the head of a criminal enterprise.
    You don't live in Trump's house either. So what does one have to do with the other, other than provide a weak deflection.
    Yet when I brought up issues with Trump (Jr.) you deflected with Clinton. I have not and will never defend anything Clinton has done. I'd be perfectly happy if both Clinton and Trump spent the rest of their days in prison. 
    YOU brought up Donald Trump Jr. and the Russian gal thing, and her claiming to have dirt on Hillary, and that has been investigated and was found to have 'no there' there. That had nothing to do with McCabe getting the boot, but it DID open the door for my reply post about Hillary and any others who have actual verifiable evidence to prove they did something way sketchy.
    https://www.vox.com/2017/7/18/15983910/donald-trump-russia-putin-fbi-collusion-fusion-gps

    Except the lawyer he met with had a client who was under investigation for laundering hundreds of millions in Russian money. That a few months after Trump was elected the prosecutor on that case was fired, and then the case was settled for peanuts. Quite the coincidence...
    So Donald Trump Jr. met with a lawyer that also had a client who was under investigation for laundering Russian money. Big hairy freakin' deal. The attorney I have used several times also has defended accused murderers  and meth cookers. Am I somehow guilty of murder and meth cooking because my attorney represents such people from time to time? Your 'guilt by association' thing is so ridiculous that it laughable on its face.

    And here's a news flash for you. That Russian gal that D.T. Jr. was supposed to meet couldn't initially get into the U.S. YOUR man, none other than JOHN KERRY signed the waiver to let her enter the U.S. That right there might be a Russian collusion link back to Hillary via John Kerry. Oh what a tangled web you weave.
    Again I don't give a crap what Kerry did. Kerry isn't my man. The idea that Democrats are bad does not excuse criminal behavior by the President of the United States. 

    It may never be probable that the president explicitly fired the prosecutor on the Russian lawyer's biggest client and then ordered the justice department to settle for pennies on the dollar that's pretty shady minimum and a fairly direct quid pro quo likely. Trump's probably smart enough to not leave a direct trail. If he wasn't Muller probably would already have him in cuffs.

    The other fun angle is deuche bank which was fined $600M for Russian money laundering by Obama and who also happened to bail Trump out with $300M in loans when no one else would during the financial crisis. Trump still owes them a ton of money. So does his son in law. Much of the money laundering was through NY real estate. 

    Sure no fire anywhere YET, but so much smoke we're all going to die of smoke inhilation. All he has to do to eliminate the smoke is release his tax returns for the past decade. If there's nothing to hide then there's no reason to worry. No one without a ton to hide would use threats of lawsuits and non-disclosure agreements as agressively as he does. Eventually a lot of the truth will come out. 
    Alpha, your really going back to the tax return thing?

    There is no law that says anyones tax return must be made public.

    Lets see yours.  None of my business? Your right, its the same for everyone. Dude your grasping at straws now and losing your credibility. 
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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Lake County, FloridaPosts: 7,927 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Alpha, your really going back to the tax return thing?

    There is no law that says anyones tax return must be made public.

    Lets see yours.  None of my business? Your right, its the same for everyone. Dude your grasping at straws now and losing your credibility. 
    Not only that, he never complained about Obama hiding all his personal records.
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Under a logPosts: 27,457 Senior Member

    Again I don't give a crap what Kerry did. Kerry isn't my man. The idea that Democrats are bad does not excuse criminal behavior by the President of the United States. 

    It may never be probable that the president explicitly fired the prosecutor on the Russian lawyer's biggest client and then ordered the justice department to settle for pennies on the dollar that's pretty shady minimum and a fairly direct quid pro quo likely. Trump's probably smart enough to not leave a direct trail. If he wasn't Muller probably would already have him in cuffs.

    Straight from the Liberal/Democrat playbook. No evidence in sight, but a LOT of speculation with NOTHING, NOT ONE THING, to back up the accusations. Easy  to accuse, but when it comes to actual facts and acts that are illegal, you're falling way short here.

    The other fun angle is deuche bank which was fined $600M for Russian money laundering by Obama and who also happened to bail Trump out with $300M in loans when no one else would during the financial crisis. Trump still owes them a ton of money. So does his son in law. Much of the money laundering was through NY real estate.

    Again, got any direct evidence of malfeasance by Trump as to laundering money? Nope, just speculation. So he got a loan from Deutsche Bank. Are you implying that the loan was illegal, or that the money loaned may have been from laundered Russian funds? The loan was obviously NOT illegal and no one applying for a loan knows for sure where the loan money comes from. More of that guilt by association that has no basis in fact. And Russians AND Chinese are buying up lots of real estate in the U.S. Also buying up companies. China just bought a closed solar cell plant and is going into production and hiring Americans to work there and run it. Is that more Trump collusion? Your argument is so weak it's like the contents of a glass of water trying to stand up outside the glass.

    Sure no fire anywhere YET, but so much smoke we're all going to die of smoke inhilation. All he has to do to eliminate the smoke is release his tax returns for the past decade. If there's nothing to hide then there's no reason to worry. No one without a ton to hide would use threats of lawsuits and non-disclosure agreements as agressively as he does. Eventually a lot of the truth will come out.

    The only smoke visible is coming out of the ears of the Liberal/Democrat and RINO Congresscritters and FBI operatives because they have looked since before the election and still can't find anything. As to his tax returns, there is NO LAW that says that is necessary or required. They are still being audited because the IRS is just SOOOOOO efficient. As to the non-disclosure agreements and lawsuits, he has the RIGHT to protect his interests. The non-disclosure agreements are pretty much standard practice in a lot of business and industry positions to protect them from copyright, patent, and research material theft.
    Kerry was involved, and you don't care that he let a Russian operative into the U.S.? Do you even know WHY she was initially denied entry? Look it up.
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member East TexasPosts: 10,815 Senior Member
    alphasigmookie said:

    ....Sure no fire anywhere YET, but so much smoke we're all going to die of smoke inhilation. All he has to do to eliminate the smoke is release his tax returns for the past decade. If there's nothing to hide then there's no reason to worry. No one without a ton to hide would use threats of lawsuits and non-disclosure agreements as agressively as he does. Eventually a lot of the truth will come out. 
    Sounds like more global warming science to me. Tell everyone the world is a gazillion years old, give or take a few million years, and examine geological strata to write that history, but then settle for 100 years of data to predict that the sky is falling a week from Tuesday. Get 100 scientists who need money to say they agree and claim consensus. Pretend that consensus = science and wild hypotheticals = fact. Get a failed politician to write a book and make ridiculous speeches to self-styled 'intellectuals' and political science students and have trained media inflating their numbers and importance, and....bingo! You can now use the whole manufactured crisis as evidence of itself.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    Global warming is an elaborate political conspiracy???

    I'm speechless.
    👀👂
  • bisleybisley Senior Member East TexasPosts: 10,815 Senior Member
    Hey Alf,

    If you want Mueller to go back years before the election to find Russian tampering in the election process, that must necessarily require examination of any politician's dealings with the Russians. Right?

    I mean, did Mueller's mandate from Rod Rosenstein say to find Russian tampering in US elections, period, or did it say to find obstruction of justice by Donald Trump, specifically? Does previous dealing with Russian businessmen make just anyone a suspect? Or just Donald Trump?

    Oh wait...that's right...I forgot...there was no specific mandate...Rosenstein just handed a checkbook and a fishing pole to his very good friend, and told him to gather up some more of their buddies and go paint the town red.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Dellrose TNPosts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Mueller is a Washington swamp rat tasked with the mission of protecting his swamp rat good buddies from the crapstorm that's about to drown all of them.  Whiz on all of them, regardless of what letter they choose to hang on behind their names.  D and R could be replaced by "S"- - - - -representing what comes out of the south end of a northbound bull.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    You can choose to read this or not, but the NY Times makes an attempt to sort through this McCabe stuff...

     https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/us/politics/andrew-mccabe-fbi-firing-explained.html


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  • bisleybisley Senior Member East TexasPosts: 10,815 Senior Member
    I've heard politicians talk about reform all of my life, although I don't remember actually seeing any. I've always been afraid of it when it was a Democrat doing the talking, because they tend to never find fault with their own. But, if an honest cop and a gutsy prosecutor can get the job, and he (or they) will follow through on all these investigations, I won't care who gets caught in the net.

    I would prefer that they leave Trump till last, though, so we can get immigration working right and scare some of our enemies back onto their reservations. I am impressed that he tries to keep his campaign promises, but if he deserves prosecution, let the chips fall, I reckon.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Under a logPosts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Looks lilke McCabe is either getting scared, or mad, or both. He's implicating his bosses and others in the FBI on some pretty juicy stuff. Another hunk of chinking in the coverup wall just fell out.
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Podunk, Tx.Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    Looks lilke McCabe is either getting scared, or mad, or both. He's implicating his bosses and others in the FBI on some pretty juicy stuff. Another hunk of chinking in the coverup wall just fell out.


    It's getting interesting.  McCabe claims he was given the green light by Comey to leak information to the press, but Comey testified under oath in one of the congressional hearings that he never leaked information to the press and did not authorize anyone to do so regarding Hillary's email investigation and the Russian election interference investigation.

    I wonder who's next.

    Jerry

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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Between Ft Lauderdale and MiamiPosts: 12,556 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    Looks lilke McCabe is either getting scared, or mad, or both. He's implicating his bosses and others in the FBI on some pretty juicy stuff. Another hunk of chinking in the coverup wall just fell out.


    It's getting interesting.  McCabe claims he was given the green light by Comey to leak information to the press, but Comey testified under oath in one of the congressional hearings that he never leaked information to the press and did not authorize anyone to do so regarding Hillary's email investigation and the Russian election interference investigation.

    I wonder who's next.


    It does not point to Trump, so information will not be verified or charges filed is my guess
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member East TexasPosts: 10,815 Senior Member
    You can choose to read this or not, but the NY Times makes an attempt to sort through this McCabe stuff...

     https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/us/politics/andrew-mccabe-fbi-firing-explained.html


    I think where the differences arise, between your understanding of all this, and mine, result from our news sources of choice.

    You apparently attach weight to several well known sources, some of which had good reputations in years past, and were considered top notch sources, at one time.The NYT brags about having all the news fit to print, and that was probably close to being true, 40 years ago. Of course, 40 years ago, Walter Cronkite was believed to be the final word on what the 'real' truth was, and Dan Rather was jostling with people like Peter Jennings for heir to that claim.

    On the other hand, I have pretty much 'progressed' down a path that diverges wildly from the old standby news sources, and likely you think as poorly of my choices as I do of yours. I listened to talk radio for years, and quickly weaned myself off from network news. That accelerated quickly when Fox News popped onto the scene. Once I figured out how to distinguish between their editorial comment and political news content, I came to trust the genuine news accounts, based on the fact that I actually could tell the difference between their news and the commentary of the various shock jocks. They have far fewer omissions than the other media. I have weaned myself off of the Trump cheerleaders (Hannity, Judge Jeanine, Laura Ingraham, the morning show crew, and several other lesser commentators) almost completely, although my wife still watches them. She has trouble distinguishing between actual news and editorial comment sometimes, and we butt heads frequently about what is actually objective news.

    So, what I'm saying here is that it is very difficult to distinguish the facts. The way I measure it is by watching the 'straight news' portions carefully, and when they report something I'm not sure about, I find other sources. What I've found is that none of the other major news outlets ever have anything on the stories that present factual evidence against Democrats, but that they have gobs of editorial comment on anything that is negative to Trump, and that they mix it in, sometimes almost seamlessly, with 'news' stories. The thing that I believe has enhanced my objectivity is that I have never liked Donald Trump, and have been very suspicious of his switch from a liberal Democrat who supported Hilary Clinton and Chuck Schumer, to a liberal's conception of what a conservative Republican is. I do, however like that he has worked hard, almost every day of his presidency, to keep campaign promises that I initially believed he would abandon, if elected. He may yet abandon them...who knows?

    Surprisingly, the best source I've found on all of this FBI mess comes from some of the lawyers interviewed by Fox News. A couple of them are liberal Democrats, Alan Dershowitz and Jonathon Turley, both Harvard men. By the same token, Mark Levin, also a Constitutional lawyer, has rarely differed on the facts of the case with them, although his recommendations for action to be taken does differ considerably from those of Dershowitz and Jonathon Turley. Judge Andrew Napolitano, a regular on Fox, is also a voice of reason, and although he seems to be a Trump supporter on most things, he doen't hesitate to be critical of him, when appropriate.

    If the FBI Inspector General will stop dragging his feet and release his entire report, the Justice Department will be forced to act by House and Senate committees that don't kow-tow to Mitch McConnell.

    Regarding your NYT link, I read it. It has some true facts, a good bit of editorial comment, and dozens of omissions, which is what I have come to expect from the NY Times. It is very typical of what most of the media puts out there for people who don't really want to put out much effort to understand an important news story. It varies just enough from the DNC narrative that the editor can claim fairness, if not pressed too hard.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Actually Bisley, I don't trust Fox, Vox, NY Times, Washington Post, NPR, Breitbart, or anyone else to give me the straight news. Every single one of them, even if they are sincerely trying to present the truth, have their own biases. Because of that, I typically try to look into various sources before I draw any conclusions on an issue. If a left type news source is saying something, I automatically look for a right news source to find a different angle and vice versa. From there, I use my own head and come up with my own conclusions. Even when you sort through the bias and get to the "straight news" often important details get left out. Things happen behind the scenes where they are only going to report true facts that place the narrative they want you to hear in a good light. So while factual, the bias still exists.

    I refuse to let some news executive do my thinking for me.

    I kind of resent the idea that I am regurgitating someone's talking points and serving their agenda.
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    And if you put weight on the judges that are interviewed on Fox News, I would pay close attention to what Andrew Napolitano has to say...

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/03/19/judge-napolitano-andrew-mccabe-firing-could-be-obstruction-justice


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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member


    It's getting interesting.  McCabe claims he was given the green light by Comey to leak information to the press, but Comey testified under oath in one of the congressional hearings that he never leaked information to the press and did not authorize anyone to do so regarding Hillary's email investigation and the Russian election interference investigation.

    I wonder who's next.

    They way I am understanding it is that McCabe as assistant FBI director, had the authority to give that background information and did not need Comey's green light.
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member East TexasPosts: 10,815 Senior Member
    And if you put weight on the judges that are interviewed on Fox News, I would pay close attention to what Andrew Napolitano has to say...

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/03/19/judge-napolitano-andrew-mccabe-firing-could-be-obstruction-justice


    This is exactly what I'm talking about. Fox News regularly brings respected, intelligent people on and lets them say exactly what they want to say - not so much when all the commentators are interviewing each other - but on the news shows. I'm not saying that Fox has no bias on any subject, just that they do it right, sometimes. They also avoid bringing people on who are going to preach a narrative that they have to punch holes in, I suppose because they don't want to give an appearance of taking sides.

    I don't watch Fox because they are always right - I watch it because they have evidence based stories that the others don't even mention. To me, failure to report on a story that has credible evidence to support it, is a journalistic failure. They have some journalistic failures of their own, but they don't ignore evidence as aggressively as the other media, and when the evidence becomes proof, they report it as such.

    I'm fine with negative stories on Trump or any other Republican, if true. But ganging up on him to divert attention from a story they don't like brings me into the fray, if nobody else is going to do it. I don't like being seen as one of Trump's defender, because he is obviously not a 'straight arrow.' But he is what we have, and impeaching him is going to take  the heat off of the widespread corruption left by the previous administration, which is dragging this country through the mud and ruining it for future generations. Liberals hate him for tearing up their beloved bureaucracies, but conservatives will put up with him for as long as he keeps helping their own agendas.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Where I am with this whole thing right now is that while I have serious doubts of Trump personally colluding, but that is beside the point. Mueller's investigation isn't only about that. Had Trump not fired Comey to make that "Russian thing go away", it would probably have been found that there were some Russian trolls bent on stirring the poo but did not collude with the Trump campaign and life would have went on.

    The problem is that Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey to make the Russian thing go away and is now seen bullying and intimidating his attorney general into harassing a potential witness to his obstruction of justice.

    Like the whole birther movement, this entire deep state idea is another fabrication where he can create a conspiracy theory where enough people will believe it and cast doubt on his deeds. Think about this-- Comey, McCabe, and Mueller have all been life long Republicans. Why are these people suddenly some far left Clinton cult? The answer is that they aren't. It is simply a fabrication to distract from reality.

    And I am wondering why Trump keeps shooting himself in the foot. Firing Comey was epic stupidity then getting rid of McCabe 26 hours before he was going to be gone anyway? There was no point to that other than to be a jerk or intimidate others and I think it is going to blow up in his face. It is almost like he is his own worst enemy but doesn't realize it.
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Podunk, Tx.Posts: 8,227 Senior Member


    It's getting interesting.  McCabe claims he was given the green light by Comey to leak information to the press, but Comey testified under oath in one of the congressional hearings that he never leaked information to the press and did not authorize anyone to do so regarding Hillary's email investigation and the Russian election interference investigation.

    I wonder who's next.

    They way I am understanding it is that McCabe as assistant FBI director, had the authority to give that background information and did not need Comey's green light.

    Then why did McCabe tweet that Comey authorized him to leak information to the press?  And are you sure about McCabe being a life long republican?  His wife ran as a democrat in a Virginia senatorial race.
    Jerry

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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member

    Then why did McCabe tweet that Comey authorized him to leak information to the press?  And are you sure about McCabe being a life long republican?  His wife ran as a democrat in a Virginia senatorial race.
    I am not aware of any Tweet. If what you are referring to is the statement he made in the link below, read what he says very carefully. He said that Comey was aware. He doesn't say that he was granted permission from Comey.

    http://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/378919-mccabe-just-made-life-tough-for-comey-and-the-special-counsel

    As far as being a Republican, he claims that he has voted Republican in every presidential election with the exception of 2016-- which he claims he didn't vote at all. His wife running as a Democrat? There are lots of "Democrats" in my area that are Republicans in disguise just as there are lots of "Republicans" that are really Democrats in office in red states-- no biggie. And I don't know about you, but my wife is far from my clone regarding politics. She has a mind of her own and does not represent my point of view. I am sure many other women are the same.

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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Lake County, FloridaPosts: 7,927 Senior Member
    edited March 2018 #58
    .................................And I am wondering why Trump keeps shooting himself in the foot. Firing Comey was epic stupidity then getting rid of McCabe 26 hours before he was going to be gone anyway? There was no point to that other than to be a jerk or intimidate others and I think it is going to blow up in his face. It is almost like he is his own worst enemy but doesn't realize it.
    For someone that researches everything, I don't know why I have to bother with this, and it was at the top of the google list:

    "Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement. "President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions."

    http://www.newsweek.com/why-james-comey-fired-fbi-606372

    And McCabe was fired because of lying and leaking, NOT by Trump, but on recommendation of the Inspector General and carried out by Sessions. You are not telling the entire story on issues about Trump.

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  • bisleybisley Senior Member East TexasPosts: 10,815 Senior Member
    I guess we will just have to see how it all shakes out.

    If the IG did his job and someday actually releases his investigation, Sessions will likely have to bend to the pressure of the oversight committees to appoint a special prosecutor. Then, all we have to hope for is that he can find one with the cojones to buck the entire Democrat Party and all their minions.

    Or maybe Mueller will actually find something he can take to a grand jury, in the hopes of Democrats everywhere that a little bit of frenzied reporting and breathless commentary can make everything else go away.

  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Then he went on nationa
    For someone that researches everything, I don't know why I have to bother with this, and it was at the top of the google list:

    "Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement. "President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions."

    http://www.newsweek.com/why-james-comey-fired-fbi-606372

    And McCabe was fired because of lying and leaking, NOT by Trump, but on recommendation of the Inspector General and carried out by Sessions. You are not telling the entire story on issues about Trump.

    But because I research, I learned that a couple of days later Trump goes on NATIONAL FREAKING TV and says that he fired Comey over the "Russia thing". Had he **** and not said anything else, the reasons you gave above would be acceptable. But no, he couldn't do that... shut his mouth. Like I said, he is his own worst enemy.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/11/donald-trump-james-comey-firing-russia-investigation

    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Lake County, FloridaPosts: 7,927 Senior Member
    edited March 2018 #61

    But because I research, I learned that a couple of days later Trump goes on NATIONAL FREAKING TV and says that he fired Comey over the "Russia thing". Had he **** and not said anything else, the reasons you gave above would be acceptable. But no, he couldn't do that... shut his mouth. Like I said, he is his own worst enemy.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/11/donald-trump-james-comey-firing-russia-investigation

    I completely agree. I cringe all the time when Trump tweets some BS. I too wish he would STHU.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
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