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Title: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Hypestyle on May 09, 2017, 05:31:25 pm
Ongoing chaos, in barely 100 days of being in office!  Absolutely bizarre and anxiety inducing about what is coming next..

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FBI Director James Comey has been fired








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FBI Director James Comey has been fired



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FBI Director James Comey has been fired, according to the White House.

"Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office," the White House statement reads.

"President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions," the statement continues.

Comey's termination was read to him over the phone while he was traveling for the bureau in Los Angeles, two FBI sources told ABC News. He was there for a field office inspection and a recruitment event this evening that's part of the FBI's efforts to boost diversity. A separate FBI official told ABC News that Comey first learned of his firing by seeing news reports on TV. The official said Comey was "surprised, really surprised" and was "caught flat-footed." It's unclear whether Comey will keep his speaking engagement in Los Angeles this evening, the official said.

FBI agents and staff are stunned by the news, FBI sources told ABC News. Inside the FBI, there are discussions about whether Comey will be able to address the bureau he led one final time, but it is not clear that will happen.

A separate FBI official said that because Comey has been terminated and is no longer an FBI employee, he may not be able to ride back to Washington, D.C., on the FBI jet.

In addition to a statement, the White House released the letter that Trump wrote directly to Comey dismissing him at the recommendation of the attorney general and the deputy attorney general, "effective immediately."

"While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau," Trump writes.

"It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission," Trump's letter states.


PHOTO: President Donald Trump shakes hands with James Comey, director of the FBI, during areception in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 2017. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)



PHOTO: President Donald Trump shakes hands with James Comey, director of the FBI, during areception in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 2017. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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While testifying in front of the House Committee on Intelligence on March 20, 2017, Comey took the rare step of confirming the FBI was investigating Russian interference in the U.S. election and "any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts."

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' letter to the president was also released, wherein he states that he has "concluded that a fresh start is needed at the leadership of the FBI."

"It is essential that this Department of Justice clearly reaffirm its commitment to longstanding principles that ensure the integrity and fairness of federal investigations and prosecutions. The Director of the FBI must be someone who follows faithfully the rules and principles of the Department of Justice and who sets the right example for our law enforcement officials and others in the Department," Sessions writes.

The letter from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein credits Comey with being "an articulate and persuasive public speaker about leadership" but goes on to note that he "cannot defend the Director's handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken."

"Almost everyone agrees that the Director made serious mistakes; it is one the few issues that unites people of diverse perspectives," Rosenstein writes.

Rosenstein says in the letter that it was wrong of Comey to say that the investigation into Clinton's private email server should be closed and that no charges should be issued.

The letter goes on to allege that Comey was wrong to later "hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation."
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on May 09, 2017, 05:41:08 pm
Firing the special prosecutor didn't work for Nixon.  But the GOP today doesn't have the principles they did then.
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Tanksleyd on May 10, 2017, 12:59:11 am
Why was James Comey fired
For Hillary Clinton
Or Russia
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on May 10, 2017, 04:52:49 am
Why was James Comey fired
For Hillary Clinton
Or Russia
Russia, of course!  Trump thought the fact that Dems were also angry with Comey for his actions with Hillary would provide cover.  He's so politically clueless he thought no one would notice that he's protecting himself from the investigation that's only heating up.
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Battle on May 10, 2017, 05:37:14 am
The guy sitting in the Executive's Mansion is most certainly an amateur Chess player; when the amateur player is fighting a losing battle, what do they do...?

---The amateur starts to sacrifice all of their key pieces in desperation. ;D
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Vic Vega on May 10, 2017, 07:30:28 am
You KNOW its bad when the custodians of Richard M. Nixon's legacy are POINTING AND LAUGHING AT YOU.:

Finally, for the first time in the history of Twitter, the Nixon Library account had a chance to dunk on a joker, to reference current events, and to promote its brand all in one fiery subtweet:

FUN FACT: President Nixon never fired the Director of the FBI #FBIDirector #notNixonian pic.twitter.com/PatArKOZlk
ó RichardNixonLibrary (@NixonLibrary) May 9, 2017

Vicious stuff. Note the sarcastic use of ďFUN FACT,Ē the hashtag ďnotNixonian,Ē and the photo of Nixon smiling like someone who definitely did not fire the Director Of The FBI. Itís a masterpiece of the subtweet genre.


http://www.avclub.com/article/nixon-library-embraces-rare-opportunity-subtweet-d-255061 (http://www.avclub.com/article/nixon-library-embraces-rare-opportunity-subtweet-d-255061)

They are literally cheering Nixon as principled compared to Trump.

What's worse is....they aren't wrong either('tho you could argue that firing a Special Prosecutor is worse even if it's a less important gig than FBI head.)

Nixon's domestically way to the left of the current GOP and that is even counting his having the Justice Department hound groups like the Black Panthers.

This is amazing in a really not good way.

More proof that we are living in a Mike Judge-esq absurdist parody.
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Tanksleyd on May 10, 2017, 05:19:30 pm
As the GOP Senate subpoenas Flynn for Russian info
The current FoxNews lead story
A Black guy
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on May 10, 2017, 06:24:52 pm
To follow the following with the Russian in the Oval Office with no US press coverage, but Russian press coverage is the most totally gangster move ever.  Very Bannon, I would guess.  Basically, they are declaring themselves dictators and daring anyone to do anything about it.  And with Mitch McConnell protecting him, no one can short of actual revolt.
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Battle on May 11, 2017, 05:18:57 am
To follow the following with the Russian in the Oval Office with no US press coverage, but Russian press coverage is the most totally gangster move ever.  Very Bannon, I would guess.  Basically, they are declaring themselves dictators and daring anyone to do anything about it.  And with Mitch McConnell protecting him, no one can short of actual revolt.


mcconnell is the person who discriminated against an African-American U.S. President's Constitutional right to have a proper hearing on his choice of Supreme Court Justice.

These scoundrels in Congress, the House of Representatives and the Executive's Mansion are about to feel the consequences of trying to  cover up a major, major scandal and violating their oath of honoring and defending the U.S. Constitution.
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Vic Vega on May 11, 2017, 08:27:38 am

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By Tom LoBianco, CNN

Washington (CNN) ó The Senate intelligence committee Wednesday issued a subpoena to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for documents regarding his interactions with Russian officials.

The subpoena comes after Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner, alerted the panel that he would not provide documents in response to their April 28 request.


http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/10/politics/flynn-subpoena/ (http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/10/politics/flynn-subpoena/)
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 11, 2017, 11:15:39 am
To follow the following with the Russian in the Oval Office with no US press coverage, but Russian press coverage is the most totally gangster move ever.  Very Bannon, I would guess.  Basically, they are declaring themselves dictators and daring anyone to do anything about it.  And with Mitch McConnell protecting him, no one can short of actual revolt.

Very gangsta!
How many times can we all say WTF before those in power actually get off their asses and do something?
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Vic Vega on May 11, 2017, 12:16:30 pm
To follow the following with the Russian in the Oval Office with no US press coverage, but Russian press coverage is the most totally gangster move ever.  Very Bannon, I would guess.  Basically, they are declaring themselves dictators and daring anyone to do anything about it.  And with Mitch McConnell protecting him, no one can short of actual revolt.

Very gangsta!
How many times can we all say WTF before those in power actually get off their asses and do something?

The Democrats are already asking for a special prosecutor.

The Repubs (with the notable exception of John McCain who Trump had already made an enemy of)are going
"La,la,la we can't hearrrr youuu".

They want power so bad they can't even bring themselves to censure Trump.

Even tho Pence is right there to take Trump's place were he forced to resign

....or convicted more likely.

Trump is too stubborn and dumb to take the Nixon route if offered to him.
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Tanksleyd on May 12, 2017, 05:44:17 pm
A big deal is made for a 100 days of Trump
But can President Trump survive
100 days of Comey
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Tanksleyd on May 14, 2017, 01:49:06 am
Democrats lack strong voice amid Trump's Russia investigation meltdown
(We need more than ANTI-Republican, we need PRO-Democrat)
(Key voting blocks only see John Wayne Vs Free Stuff)
Boston Globe: Just yesterday, May 13, 2017:
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Time to look beyond "The Donald"
The 30% of the American voter
Who constantly turns out
To vote for "the wall"
Time for the 40%
To be counted
.
41% don't
Vote
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on May 14, 2017, 08:54:12 pm
The Democratic Party is unable to convince poor white people to vote FOR their interests.  That is the power of racism.  How much pain can they endure before they take the red pill?
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Tanksleyd on May 15, 2017, 02:49:25 am
The Democratic Party is unable to convince poor white people to vote FOR their interests.  That is the power of racism.  How much pain can they endure before they take the red pill?

Racism
The elephant in the room
While two wrongs would not make a right
Perhaps the Democrats could do more to make Blacks ANTI-Republican
But I believe the answer are FDR policies before July 2, 1964 when the Rurals were PRO-Democrat
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Tanksleyd on May 15, 2017, 02:57:32 am
The Democratic Party is unable to convince poor white people to vote FOR their interests.  That is the power of racism.  How much pain can they endure before they take the red pill?

Angus Deaton
Is also an elephant in the room
He's the Nobel prize winner with a key discovery
The mortality of Whites full of despair has skyrocketed since 2000
Primarily, in the opinion of many, because they have voted against their own best interests
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Metro on May 15, 2017, 02:20:35 pm

Until we organize educators, activists, and small business owners to seize control of state and local government, the fringe will remain in power and oligarchs will abuse the public trust.
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Hypestyle on May 15, 2017, 04:27:28 pm

Until we organize educators, activists, and small business owners to seize control of state and local government, the fringe will remain in power and oligarchs will abuse the public trust.

What are some pragmatic steps we can take?  Should someone like me run for local office?
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Tanksleyd on May 15, 2017, 04:45:56 pm

Until we organize educators, activists, and small business owners to seize control of state and local government, the fringe will remain in power and oligarchs will abuse the public trust.

What are some pragmatic steps we can take?  Should someone like me run for local office?

(Racist) Republicans
Hide behind a John Wayne simplicity
They merely promote tax cuts and small government
A government that they have hated thoroughly  since July 2, 1964
If I may suggest that Democrats promote a simplicity
(PS: How many Blacks in John Wayne movies)
PUBLIC Broadcast System
PUBLIC Infrastructure
PUBLIC Education
PUBLIC Health
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on May 15, 2017, 04:48:35 pm

Until we organize educators, activists, and small business owners to seize control of state and local government, the fringe will remain in power and oligarchs will abuse the public trust.

What are some pragmatic steps we can take?  Should someone like me run for local office?
Oh hell yeah.
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Tanksleyd on May 15, 2017, 06:22:05 pm
Congressman Rod Blum in a Dubuque town hall (Monday) night asked, ďWhy should a 62-year-old man have to pay for maternity care?Ē

I ask, why should I pay for a bridge I donít cross, a sidewalk I donít walk on, a library book I donít read?

Why should I pay for a flower I wonít smell, a park I donít visit, or art I canít appreciate? Why should I pay the salaries of politicians I didnít vote for, a tax cut that doesnít affect me, or a loophole I canít take advantage of?

Itís called democracy, a civil society, the greater good. Thatís what we pay for.
.
.
Barbara Rank
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Metro on May 17, 2017, 11:43:31 am

Until we organize educators, activists, and small business owners to seize control of state and local government, the fringe will remain in power and oligarchs will abuse the public trust.

What are some pragmatic steps we can take?  Should someone like me run for local office?
Oh hell yeah.

At least local political committee. Canvassing and letters to editors (even social media postings) have deeper impacts than we typically acknowledge.
Title: Re: FBI director James Comey is Fired
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on May 18, 2017, 01:18:07 am

Until we organize educators, activists, and small business owners to seize control of state and local government, the fringe will remain in power and oligarchs will abuse the public trust.

What are some pragmatic steps we can take?  Should someone like me run for local office?
Oh hell yeah.

At least local political committee. Canvassing and letters to editors (even social media postings) have deeper impacts than we typically acknowledge.
And school boards, library boards.  Getting involved on any level makes a difference.  That's how they built the tea party.