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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

 
 
PRETEXT (Noun):

"A purpose or motive alleged or an appearance assumed in order to cloak the real intention or state of affairs"


  • The Director of the FBI is appointed to a ten-year term, the purpose of which is to avoid exertion of political pressure on the Nation's top law enforcement official.
  • In July 2016, the FBI begins investigation into Russian interference in 2016 election process.  
  • In 2016, during the Presidential Campaign, then candidate Trump criticized FBI Director Comey for not bringing charges against Hillary Clinton.  Later, in October 2016, Trump publically praised Comey:
"That was so bad what happened originally, and it took guts for Director Comey to make the move that he made in light of the kind of opposition he had where they’re trying to protect her from criminal prosecution . . .  It took a lot of guts."
 
"What he did, he brought back his reputation — he brought it back . . .  He's got to hang tough because a lot of people want him to do the wrong thing. He did the right thing."

  • In January 2017, the Justice Department Inspector General launches internal investigation into Comey's handling of Clinton Probe.  This investigation is ongoing as of May 9.   
  • The week of May 1, 2017, Comey testifies before the Senate and, among other things, confirms that FBI investigation in to Russian meddling: 
    “[I]ncludes investigating the nature of 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 . . ."
  • May 9, Trump fires Comey, citing memorandum prepared by Deputy Attorney General (and signed off on by AG Sessions, who recused himself from Russia Inquiry), which points to Comey's handling of Clinton investigation in 2016 as basis for decision.
  • Trump, in Comey termination letter, writes:
"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."
 
  • As of May 9, there remained an ongoing investigation by Justice into Jim Comey's handling of the Clinton probe.
  • There remains an ongoing investigation, led by the very agency Jim Comey was, until May 9, in charge of, into whether or not White House associates colluded with Russia to impact the 2016 Presidential Election.
 
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If you believe that Trump abruptly fired Jim Comey on May 9 for his handling of the Clinton investigation in 2016, prior to Justice concluding the active investigation into Comey's handling of the that very inquiry, you are an idiot.
 
 

10 comments:

  1. I'm sure a certain traveling poker player would see it as payback for not putting HRC in jail. Republicans at the state level have been chipping away at rights and freedoms for years now. Scary how fast they are going fast on the national level now that they are in power. Seven Benghazi investigations and yet an attack on the very foundations of our Democracy and they shrug their shoulders?

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  2. Comey was disliked by the Democrats few months ago and now they are praising him. Trump was supporting him in late 2016 and now he fires him. Bizarro World Politics.

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    1. I think most honest Democrats continue to recognize they had issues with Comey. And this is not about whether or not he deserved to be fired. It's about the timing . . . Trump's motivation for firing . . . and his glaring deception about the reason why he fired him.

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    2. Trump's motto - if you're not with me then you are against me. Comey wasn't a yes man.

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  3. The White House should be renamed Idiots "R" Us House. It's a matter of time for Trump to hang himself. America is the laughing stock of the World.

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  4. Comedy Central's Southpark show pretty much nailed the 2016 presidential election as being the choice between voting for a turd sandwich or a giant douche. The real backstory here is that Trump was just pulling a publicity stunt that backfired on him. He himself never thought he would win. But he was WRONG. And now he is in fact stuck with being the president of the united states, a position that in his grander scheme of things NEVER WANTED....

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  5. Why would anyone be surprised?

    His famous line was........"You're fired!"

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  6. Please don't fall for the MSMS induced "Trump Delusion Syndrome". They are slamming him with every little stupid thing they can. Pounding him at every turn. Their hatred for him shows by how unhinged they are when they tell their fake news stories.

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  7. I am not trying to defend anything Trump does or says. The media hates Trump with a passion. He may be the worst president of all time. This being said I am sure glad Hilary did not win. How sick am I??? Very sick.

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