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James Comey Got Whacked, The Question Is “Do We Care?”

"Despite this sparseness, or maybe I should say because of it, it is the most shocking single document compiled about the official conduct of the public duties of any President since the release of the Watergate tapes."

It's pretty clear at this point that when it comes to what counts as a "smoking gun" in the Donald Trump obstruction of justice saga (and in the attendant effort to prove that his associates colluded with the Kremlin), the President's support base isn't prepared to accept anything as "proof." Not to put too fine a point on it, but the evidence is overwhelming. Indeed, there's so much evidence that the risk now is that the weary public, overwhelmed by the frantic pace of the news cycle, will fall victim to the Johnnie Cochran glove trick. Here's what we wrote earlier this year on that: No longer is this a question of establishing enough coincidences to render those coincidences, well, to render them not coincidental, it’s now gotten to the point where there’s almost too much proof. That is, this is one of those rare cases where the sheer amount of incriminating evidence has accidentally created its own smoke screen. He’s so guilty that we can’t even decide where we need to focus. It’s like the O.J. Simpson trial all over again. And if we’re not careful, we’ll end up getting the same outcome. We’ve got all the pieces to the puzzle, but there are so many of th
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9 comments on “James Comey Got Whacked, The Question Is “Do We Care?”

  1. Fritzl says:

    What the public has at this point are quite a few pieces of a very large puzzle. Enough information to raise questions and concerns about Trump’s personal involvement in the Russia scandal, but far short of quantum needed to draw any final conclusions or lead to impeachment. Trump’s responses to the unfolding drama are damning, but not conclusive. Much more hard evidence is needed before Trump can be tossed out of the White House.

    The “glove moment” in the O.J. trial was part of a larger defense narrative – The LAPD is racist and they framed OJ because he was a black man married to a white woman. The Trump surrogates are taking a page out of Cochran’s playbook – the Deep State and the media are conspiring to take Trump down because he is challenging the status quo. They can’t win, but that won’t stop them from trying.

  2. Irb Laster says:

    I’m outside your country so barely give a phvck, but the objective posts elsewhere say it’s unflattering but nothing remotely criminal. Move on already. The economy, which is fragile, is more important than petty domestic politics and deep state power push backs. Gee it’ll be so much better after 2030 when the leadership torch has been fully passed to China and America is left behind as marginal as the UK today.

    • Dan Gabella says:

      Not sure how it’s done in your country but we always move on, just at a snail’s pace. I’m from the Cleveland area. It once was a manufacturing juggernaut and the fifth largest city in the US. Even after bleeding industry for decades (first to the south and then to foreign countries) and suffering the 2008 financial crisis, Cleveland still boasted two, of the largest twenty-five banks in the US.

      My point? Just as we waited for the inevitable “passing of the torch” to the amazing Japanese economic machine, we wait for its passing to China and its crazy, state-manufactured capitalism. Not in my lifetime and probably not yours.

      In the meantime, Lil’ Mussolini must go!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I believe there is sufficient evidence to remove Trump from the WH when you take all the information we have and will have when a complete investigation is completed. Comey’s testimony clearly shows Trump’s intent to eliminate Flynn from being a primary player. There is clear evidence that Trump was advised by more than one person about the problems surrounding Flynn and why Trump should not include him in his new staff at the WH. Trump ignored those warnings and probably felt he could control Flynn because of them! There is adequate information and photos that prove Flynn was close enough to Putin to be seated next to him at a dinner as well as a money trail and Flynn’s admission of taking money that was illegal for him to take and then not disclose. Now, couple that with Comey’s sworn testimony. And don’t forget Trump even flat out told Lester Holt he fired him because he wanted the Russia matter silenced. Trump is a rat.

    Additionally, we all know there is a whole bunch of other data being investigated, several people very close to Trump with factual connections to Russia and Russian banks, even Trump’s own comments that contradict Trump’s own comments! I have confidence that he will be impeached and possibly could end up charged with Treason.

    None of the above include his mental stability. That man is bat shit crazy!

    – Murphy

  4. Spunky McGregor says:

    I guess I feel like this is exactly what I expected. There was some stuff in there that says that Trump doesn’t respect or even understand the separation of powers and why they are important, nor did he understand exactly what he was doing when he fired Comey. The fact that he blundered into that one like a dog with his head stuck in a trashcan should be enough to tell anyone who can be swayed that he doesn’t possess the facilities to be running the country.

    All of that aside, none of what Comey said makes Trump a criminal. I understand why people think he obstructed justice, I just don’t think that it clears the bar for such a case legally. I hate to say this, because I feel like Trump might, might get away with this shit just because he’s such an oaf. The big thing that people need to keep an eye on is the special prosecutor, who will undoubtedly use every asset at his disposal to turn people. Some people have advocated for an independent commission a la the 9/11 commission, but I don’t think the R’s are going to go for it yet.

    But, as a very good friend of mine once said, ‘The truth will out’. I believe it will.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Folks, it is not just one thread that will hang the man. It is the whole ball of threads. He admitted to newsman Holt he fired Comey because of the Russia investigation; and couple that with the clear truthful tale from Comey about the same issues; and couple that with the deceit by Flynn and his lies; and couple that with Trump was told and warned about Flynn’s secrets and Trump ignored it all; and couple that with photos of Flynn sitting with Putin; and Flynn receiving money and lying about it all and that’s just the Flynn thread!

    There is also the money thread that runs thru more than one foreign bank and I also believe at least one US bank and that thread gets tangled with real estate deals with Russia for property in US (laundering?) Several other Trump guys with Russian connections, business and marital ties. It is not a coincidence that Manafort, Flynn, Bannon, Carter, Trump’s lawyer Cohen, and more, all have some connection with Russia/Ukraine! Kushner and his huge debt problem and the secret communication with Russia. Trump’s two sons have made public comments about Russian money for golf courses and investments in Trump deals. Ivanka vacationing in Coatia with Putin’s girlfriend (who is x-wife of Rupert Murdoch). Not to mention violation of emoluments clause by every single member of the Trump family. Enough? There is more.

    If everything that has been said about how good Mueller is at these involved and tangled webs of deceit, then he will put it all together. Just get this scum out of the White House.

    – Murphy

  6. bigbritheacguy0001 says:

    Makes you wonder why there wasn’t as much zeal in pursuing real crimes that actually occurred, obstructing justice by deleting emails from Hillary’s homegrown server after Congress demanded access to it, and then attempting to wipe the hard drive for good measure.

    Intent? No, hell no. Not in the irrational liberal thought process.

    • Anonymous says:

      so sick of people – like you – throwing in Hillary when you have no other defense of trump. I can rant against Hillary and all the ‘gossip’ for years BUT I also know when that has to stop because she has been investigated probably more than any other politician in history and there is no crime, just gossip and uninformed people who spread it and more uniformed people who hear it, believe it, spread it again.

      Are you also so far up trump’s ass that you believe Rubio’s father was involved in the assassination of JFK? Or do you believe that Obama was born in Kenya? Hey, this would be so much easier….. just check out this list of hundreds of LIES spread by Trump: http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/statements/byruling/false/

      – Murphy

      • one thing I would add there is that this…

        “someone else did something bad one time”

        …does not exonerate someone from something bad they themselves did.

        it’s like saying “yes, I murdered that person, but then again, look at how many home burglaries there were last year.”

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