The End Is Fucking Nigh: Comey Sees Trump’s “Tapes” Tweet, Raises Him One Memo

Has anyone seen 28 Days Later?

Here’s the plot: guy wakes up in a hospital bed and finds out the UK has been overrun by zombies. It’s all down hill from there. It’s really good. You should watch it.

Well, in the beginning of the film, the protagonist hasn’t quite figured out what’s going on yet and he walks into a church. He proceeds to scale some stairs and finds this rather disconcerting message:

Nigh

In this case, the writing was literally on the wall.

Well that’s a message a lot of Trump staffers are getting about now. “Repent: the end is extremely fucking nigh.”

Because on Tuesday night, James Comey effectively said this to the President: “I see your ‘you better hope there are no tapes’ tweet and I’ll raise you one ‘you better hope there are no memos’ leak to the NY Times.” To wit:

President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.

“I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo.

The existence of Mr. Trump’s request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia.

Mr. Comey wrote the memo detailing his conversation with the president immediately after the meeting, which took place the day after Mr. Flynn resigned, according to two people who read the memo. The memo was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence a continuing investigation. An F.B.I. agent’s contemporaneous notes are widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations.

Mr. Comey shared the existence of the memo with senior F.B.I. officials and close associates.

“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”

Well, Comey couldn’t —”let this go” that is.

Which is why he was subsequently “let go.”

Needless to say, this is absolutely horrible for Trump. And it also makes either a liar or a know-nothing out of acting F.B.I. director, Andrew G. McCabe, who told the Senate last week that “there has been no effort to impede our investigation to date.” You’ll recall that we called bullshit on that immediately. Here’s what we said:

While it’s nice that McCabe acknowledged the fact that everyone “unanimously” agrees that Russia meddled in the election, I’m not entirely sure what to make of these statements:

  • There has been no effort to impede our investigation
  • You cannot stop the men and women of the FBI
  • [I’ll] notify Senate Intelligence Cmte of any effort to influence investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign and Russia

Let’s just take those one at a time…

“There has been no effort to impede our investigation.” Other than Trump firing the FBI Director.

“You cannot stop the men and women of the FBI.”Unless of course you fire them. In which case you definitely can.

“[I’ll] notify Senate Intelligence Cmte of any effort to influence investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign and Russia.” Notification #1: Trump fired my boss a couple of days ago.

But here’s (potentially) the worst part via WaPo:

Details of Comey’s notes were shared with a very small circle of people at the FBI and Justice Department, people close to the matter said.

If you assume – and this is probably a safe assumption – that the details of those notes eventually found their way to the (Hobbit) ears of Jeff Sessions and in turn to Rod Rosenstein, well then that makes their recommendation to fire Comey even more suspect than it already was.

Once again, this would be a good time for Trump staffers to “repent” because “the end is extremely fucking nigh.”

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