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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

We watch as the brains of liberal reporters turn to mush...

The Law Can’t Stop Trump. Only Impeachment Can.
Shortly after the Washington Post’s devastating report that President Trump “revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador” and “jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State,” Republicans in Congress began to weigh in. “We certainly don’t want any president to leak classified information but the president does have the right to do that,” insisted Senator John McCain. “It’s no longer classified the minute he utters it,” explained Senator Jim Risch.
The argument was eerily familiar. Trump, as his supporters pointed out, had a legal right to fire FBI Director James Comey. Likewise legal, Trump’s decision to hold on to his vast and non-transparent business empire, the value of which he can increase through his powers as president.
The president has a massive amount of leeway because the system is set up with the unstated presumption that the president is a responsible person who will act in a broadly legitimate, competent fashion.
The system is designed so that the only remedy for a president who cannot faithfully act in the public interest is impeachment. For the moment, that course of action — the only one that can save the country from the dire risk of its man-child president — is unfathomable to the Republicans who have a hammerlock on government.

Let's start with a couple of questions:
  • Do liberals like Jonathan Chait understand that impeachment is a tool that the constitution provides congress to deal with a President who has broken the law? 
  • Do liberals like Jonathan Chait understand that impeachment is not a tool that the constitution provides to remove a President that liberals don't believe is acting in public interest? 

Obviously Mr Chait doesn't understand. Unfortunately this simple reality seems to have disappeared along with objectivity and logic in most liberals these days. One can only assume they are the effects of late stage Trump Derangement Syndrome. 

So no Jonathan, unless the President actually breaks the law... the constitution does not allow you to impeach him. The law and impeachment are fundamentally connected. There cannot be the latter without the breaking of the former. 

Impeachment actually requires Congress to draw up the "articles of impeachment" which must include the "high crimes or misdemeanors" committed.  If everything the President does (that you don't like) is technically legal, then their are no "high crimes or misdemeanors" being committed. Alas, he cannot be impeached. I know this must be frustrating and all. But it is what it is.

Your actual only recourse is simple. You vote against him if he runs for reelection in 2020. 

Meanwhile, he is the President, and as President he has the same "leeway" as any other President and the constitution provides him with the same so called "unstated presumptions" as any other President. 

That means he can fire the FBI director if he wants. That means he decides who replaces the FBI director and what qualities and priorities that director should have. If the President wants to hire an FBI director that will investigate internal leaks with the threat of criminal charges, then that is what he will get. As President it's his call. If there is political fallout, well then there is political fallout. 

That fallout (or lack thereof) takes place at the ballot box every other November. It doesn't come with "impeachment hearing" on whether or not liberals like what he is doing. 

109 comments:

cowardly king obama said...


Actually most of what he is doing is taking out his pen and writing the exact opposite of what Obama wrote. Drives liberals nuts but obviously not anything out of the current norms...

But let the heads explode !


ROFLMFO !!!

Roger Amick said...

The Republicans need to remove him. I listened to the remarks. He left the President laying in in the mud.

Loretta Russo said...

Roger, if the two-bit community organizer could escape impeachment - any President can.....

james said...

As Wp said, "How much of this nonsense are you willing to put up with? More to the point politically, how long do you expect the rest of us to put up with it?"

C.H. Truth said...

Roger - you've officially lost it.

McMaster completely defended Trump... stating (again) that the details were about ongoing operations and were totally appropriate. He also pointed out that Trump wouldn't even have the sort of information necessary to provide the sort of "sensitive" information to the Russians that is being suggested.

Furthermore, he called the leaks a problem that puts our national security at risk... while fundamentally suggesting that the WaPo story was not even accurate.

james said...

http://politics.blog.mystatesman.com/2017/05/16/roger-stone-and-alex-jones-warn-of-attempt-to-remove-trump-claiming-he-has-alzheimers/

Anonymous said...

speaking of mushbrains

Loretta Russo said...

Spam by the pedo

Loretta Russo said...

Spam

james said...

Trump’s Leak to Russians Was Worse Than Reported

Erick Erickson says he knows one of the sources who told the Washington Post that President Trump gave classified information to the Russian foreign minister and “the source is solidly supportive of President Trump, or at least has been and was during Campaign 2016.

“But the President will not take any internal criticism, no matter how politely it is given. He does not want advice, cannot be corrected, and is too insecure to see any constructive feedback as anything other than an attack. So some of the sources are left with no other option but to go to the media, leak the story, and hope that the intense blowback gives the President a swift kick in the butt. Perhaps then he will recognize he screwed up. The President cares vastly more about what the press says than what his advisers say. That is a real problem and one his advisers are having to recognize and use, even if it causes messy stories to get outside the White House perimeter.
“I am told that what the President did is actually far worse than what is being reported.”
__________________

A laundry list for a special prosecutor is building.

james said...

Democrats Open Big Lead on Generic Ballot

A new Public Policy Polling survey shows Democrats now have a 49% to 38% lead overall on the generic congressional ballot.

“Even more notable though is that among voters who say they’re ‘very excited’ to turn out in the 2018 election, the Democratic lead balloons to 27 points at 61% to 34%. The outcome of lower turnout midterm elections often hinges on which side is more engaged, and Democrats have the clear advantage at this point on that front — 63% of their voters say they’re ‘very excited’ about voting in next year’s election, compared to only 52% of Republicans who say the same.”

Also of note: Only 25% of voters support the GOP health care bill, while 52% are opposed.

Chariot's a-comin'.

Loretta Russo said...

Spam by the pedo

Loretta Russo said...

Spam by the pedo

james said...

Truump RCP job approval headed south again.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_trump_job_approval-6179.html

Loretta Russo said...

LOL this is GREAT.

The pedophile is still reduced to spamming.

The intelligence is Israeli intelligence, and they have full faith in Trump...unlike the Jew hating two-bit community organizer.

Liberals got TRUMP-rolled by the GREAT Orange Cheeto - AGAIN.

Annnnnd, Boswell will ALWAYS be a disgusting pedophile.

Loretta Russo said...

No one cares pedo

Indy Voter said...

Two big errors in Chait's text. First, the 25th(?) Amendment provides an alternative way to remove the president (the vice president and a majority of the cabinet secretaries jointly pronounce the president unfit to serve). If that method is pursued to its ultimate conclusion (votes on the president's fitness to serve in Congress) I believe the number of votes required is the same, but it is not a removal after being impeached. The biggest difference is that this would originate from within the Executive branch, not Congress.

The second error is in the understanding of impeachment. The founders included language that the president could not face criminal charges while in office. But they realized that the president could well be a dangerous crook, and thus created impeachment as a way for Congress to get rid of the worst of the worst.

wphamilton said...

We have more recourse than the two extremes of impeachment vs doing nothing until the next election. It's up to Congress to keep him in check regarding policy, and his own handlers to reign in his impulsiveness.

We can pressure Congress in the arena of public advocacy, and make sure that they are aware that failures will place their position in jeopardy. I have some sympathy for Trump with the way the media has treated him (not that I want to feel any sympathy for him). But if the press does take it on themselves to bring pressure, for even slightly more adult members of Congress to mitigate Trump's continual acting out, I don't really see much wrong in that.

james said...

trump welcomes Turkish president

Well of course. He LOVES hobnobbing with dictators

Loretta Russo said...

Spam by the pedo

Loretta Russo said...

"In a statement to the Times, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer said Israel "has full confidence in our intelligence-sharing relationship with the United States and looks forward to deepening that relationship in the years ahead under President Trump."

Indy Voter said...

There's a big error in your text also, C.H. One of the "high crimes and misdemeanors" charged against Andrew Johnson, which passed, was that Johnson insulted Congress in a speech. With that as a precedent, Trump has already met the threshold for impeachment.

james said...

Trump Passed Israeli Intelligence to Russians

The highly classified intelligence that President Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White House was provided by Israel, the New York Times reports.

“The revelation adds a potential diplomatic complication to the episode. Israel is one of the United States’ most important allies and a major intelligence collector in the Middle East. The revelation that Mr. Trump boasted about some of Israel’s most sensitive information to the Russians could damage the relationship between the two countries. It also raises the possibility that the information could be passed to Iran, Russia’s close ally and Israel’s main threat in the Middle East.”

Loretta Russo said...

"We can pressure Congress in the arena of public advocacy, and make sure that they are aware that failures will place their position in jeopardy"

Yeah, that didn't work in the primary....

Keep doing what you're doing over and over expecting different results, riots, shouting down everyone else.

#Resist!

Try again.

james said...

“Can we have a crisis-free day? That’s all I’m asking.”
— Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), quoted by CNN.

cowardly king obama said...


I see little jimmy has gone completely bat shit crazy.

Of course for him that's an improvement.


ROFLMFAO !!!

Myballs said...

I for one am absolutely fed up with the big media. Rush is right, the media has become the major opposition party to Trump. They're blatently lying and don't care.

KD, I love Maxipad Waters said...

The Republicans need to remove him." Alky broke economically, morally and always so stupid.


You have maxipad Waters, she has it all drawn up and ready to go, right?

Roger Amick said...

Impeachment probably not. But he's lost credibility on most issues. The President didn't know if he should have said what he said was something to the Russians. He was showing off. The intelligence agencies didn't like the phone call.

KD, Alky how are your internal parts you destroyed said...

WP

You and your ilk as they are, could do the unthinkable, accept you lost.

That President Trump won in a Yuge majority and embrace the new way of doing things.


Loretta Russo said...

"I see little jimmy has gone completely bat shit crazy.

Of course for him that's an improvement."

Diseased brain.

Roger Amick said...

CH. You can't understand English. He danced around it. He said that your hero didn't know if he should have said what he did.

You tune out the details.

KD, Helping Jane look ever dumber said...

One of the fun things to do to the Three Liberal Stooges is to make them look more stupid then they do on their own.

james said...
trump welcomes Turkish president

Well of course. He LOVES hobnobbing with dictators

May 16, 2017 at 1:32 PM
Click Obama Bowing to the President of Turkey, stupid faggot Jane always wrong

KD, Ms America scored big health insurance is not a right said...

US Housing up YUGLY over this time last year.

Manufacturing in the USA is booming, more worked hours, more cash in the hands of the workers, more Made in America.

C.H. Truth said...

It's up to Congress to keep him in check regarding policy

WP... much of his policy is popular with the GOP and quite obviously popular with those who voted him in.

Contrary to popular liberal belief... his "favorability" ratings are up around ten points since the election. In other words, he was elected as a much less popular person than he is today.



Here is the reality.

It's the job of the Senate, the House, the Courts and everyone else to treat President Trump with the respect that the office should receive. The country cannot function if others ceases to behalf normally because they don't like the President.

The media...

Hey, if anyone is still dumb enough to believe half of what they tell you... then that's on them. They will tell you whatever they want, and it really doesn't matter anymore to them if it's true. As many times as Politico, WaPo, and NYT has been proven to be dead wrong about their stories and sources... they instinctively know that their followers will still believe the next story they toss out.

Roger Amick said...

According to CH, Eric Anderson is forgetful too.

Conservative pundit Erick Erickson is vouching for the reliability of a least one source who revealed to Washington Post reporters that President Donald Trump disclosed “highly classified information” while meeting with Russian officials last week.

Erickson knows one of the sources and supports their decision to go to the media, he wrote Tuesday in a blog post for his website, The Resurgent.

“This is a real problem and I treat this story very seriously because I know just how credible, competent, and serious — as well as seriously pro-Trump, at least one of the sources is,” Erickson wrote.

“You can call these sources disloyal, traitors, or whatever you want,” he added. “But please ask yourself a question — if the President, through inexperience and ignorance, is jeopardizing our national security and will not take advice or corrective action, what other means are available to get the President to listen and recognize the error of his ways?”

The President does not seem to realize or appreciate that his bragging can undermine relationships with our allies and with human intelligence sources.
Erick Erickson
Erickson wrote that people close to the president find him too insecure to take constructive criticism as anything other than a personal attack. So sources have gone to the media in the hopes that “the intense blowback” may force Trump to recognize his errors.

And in this instance, where Trump’s careless boasting has put at risk both U.S. national security and an ally’s intelligence asset, there’s simply too much at stake not to speak out.

“I am told that what the President did is actually far worse than what is being reported,” Erickson said. “The President does not seem to realize or appreciate that his bragging can undermine relationships with our allies and with human intelligence sources. He also does not seem to appreciate that his loose lips can get valuable assets in the field killed.”

ALSO ON HUFFPOST

C.H. Truth said...

Roger - McMaster isn't the one dancing.

He stated plainly that nothing inappropriate was discussed.

The dancing is by everyone else trying to parse his every word, in a vain attempt to prove he meant something completely different than he said.

Here is the sad reality for you, Roger...

Presidents can share information.
Obama shared information with the Russians.
I am sure Bush did as well. Probably Clinton too.

There is nothing inherently wrong with sharing information. Especially information that General McMaster suggested wasn't anything we didn't already know about. Is it really a secret that ISIS is trying to build a laptop bomb and blow up a plane? Really?

Nothing was done illegally.
Nothing was done unethically.
Nothing was done out of the ordinary.

The only thing that is different is how the media is treating it. Just another "crisis of the week" where we all get to watch the smoke come out of the ears of all the liberals... and then watch it all fade from existence when people take a step back and realize that it's a big "nothing burger".


Watergate is how you described it. LOL!!!

C.H. Truth said...

Roger - Erick Erickson and Red State?

They have been firmly against Trump ever since Erickson recanted Trump's invitation to his big conservative gala back about a year ago, only to have it blow back at him when Trump didn't go away.

Erickson hates Trump.

Loretta Russo said...

LOL.

Roger's not very astute.

rrb said...

Erickson hates Trump.
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erickson is an original never trumper. and a jeb! bush supporter.

those touting his gibberish should know this before popping off with yet another inane copy/paste.



rrb said...

Roger's not very astute.
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numerous ANONYMOUS SOURCES have told me that ol' rog has fallen off the wagon and is back on the sauce BIGLY.

i think i'm up to 15 or 16 ANONYMOUS SOURCES, so take it to the bank.

Loretta Russo said...

LOL.

I believe it.

rrb said...

Trump Passed Israeli Intelligence to Russians
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apparently everyone has forgotten that netanyahu and putin have been meeting on a regular basis regarding syria, iran, and a host of other issues.

since 0linsky started fucking over israel in general and netanyahu specifically, bibi and vlad have formed a very amicable relationship.

C.H. Truth said...

i think i'm up to 15 or 16 ANONYMOUS SOURCES, so take it to the bank.

I have sources who say Roger is privately contemplating whether or not he should continue to privately contemplate anything for fear that his private contemplation will be exposed by a anonymous source.

rrb said...



how can a guy "privately contemplate" anything when all he does is post PUBLIC copy/pastes?

by the time the genius posts it here i've already read it hours ago.

KD said...

We Know now the Crime Donald Trump Committed.

HE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

opie said...

McMaster completely defended Trump...

For people with delusional tendencies and are not that smart, CH.

This goes back to you defending his comments that Obama wiretapped the tower and my statement that he can declassify anything he wants including fisa warrants which showed there were no taps. Now he leaks to the russki's sensitive data, and you blame the media. Disturbingly funny if you ask me.

rrb said...

The highly classified intelligence that President Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White House was provided by Israel, the New York Times reports.
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so...

until the ny times reported the source was israel, we didn't know the source was israel.

and everyone is totally batshit over what trump MIGHT HAVE revealed, but no one has a problem with what the ny times ACTUALLY DID reveal.

yeah, we are well on our way to idiocracy, thanks almost completely to the left and the msm.

opie said...

He stated plainly that nothing inappropriate was discussed.

Which don't mean shit to anyone but the weak minded sycophants

KD, Hillary 70 year old criminal said...

where we all get to watch the smoke come out of the ears of all the liberals... "

That alone has been the Biglyest Win of the pass fall election.


Hillary has a new Ponzi scheme she named " Givememoney"

rrb said...

Anonymous KD said...
We Know now the Crime Donald Trump Committed.

HE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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yup, that's exactly why we are where we are today.

this is nothing more than one big pile of sore loser butthurt.

Roger Amick said...

"I have the absolute right to share "facts" with Russia.

Russia is our most dangerous opponent.

The questions are really easy to ask and I will bet, it he replies, CH will not answer the question, but like the rest of the whack job. i am assuming no law was broken by the President.

" Was it appropriate to share the intelligence, with the Russians?"

If the answer is yes, then why did the President make calls to the CIA other Intelligence agenies to explain to them why he thought it was the right thing to do?

Roger Amick said...


White House scrambles to limit damage

The White House scrambled on Tuesday to limit the damage from President Trump’s latest controversy — allegations that he revealed highly classified information during an Oval Office meeting with Russian officials.

National security adviser H.R. McMaster sought to defuse the situation, insisting on nine separate occasions that the discussions were “wholly appropriate” and amounted to a normal exchange of information.

“What the president discussed with the foreign minister was wholly appropriate to that conversation and is consistent with the routine sharing of information between the president and any leaders with whom he's engaged,” McMaster told reporters during a tense, 11-minute question-and-answer session at the White House.

But McMaster raised new questions when he suggested that Trump could not have compromised intelligence sources or methods because the president “wasn't even aware of” the source of the information he discussed with the Russians.

Trump jumped in to defend himself earlier Tuesday, writing in a string of early morning tweets that he has the “absolute right” to disclose “facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety” to the Russians.

Neither Trump nor his advisers have specifically denied that he divulged highly classified information to top Russian diplomats, the crux of reports from The Washington Post and other outlets detailing the Oval Office meeting.

The president ignored questions about what exactly he told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on May 10, only telling reporters the meeting was “very, very successful” and that “we want to get as many to help fight terrorism as possible.”

"CH There is nothing inherently wrong with sharing information. Especially information that General McMaster suggested wasn't anything we didn't already know about. Is it really a secret that ISIS is trying to build a laptop bomb and blow up a plane? Really? "

White House officials sought to shift the focus from the intelligence disclosure to the leaks that led to their publication, with press secretary Sean Spicer decrying them as “frankly dangerous.”

The Hill. Not a true partisan "fake news" total bullshit.

caliphate4vr said...

Russia is our most dangerous opponent.

The 80's called, they want their foreign policy back

Roger Amick said...

The CIA is alarmed about Mr Trump.
The FBI is alarmed about Mr Trump.
John McCain is alarmed about Mr Trump.
Senator Rubio is alarmed about Mr Trump.
Senator Cruz is alarmed about Mr Trump.
Senate Republican leader McConnell is alarmed about Mr Trump. (But carefully so)
Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, is alarmed (Crefully) said today the president did not know where the information he shared with Russian officials originated and described the conversation as "wholly appropriate."

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

"We have no way to know what was said, but protecting our nation's secrets is paramount. The speaker hopes for a full explanation of the facts from the administration." - spokesman Doug Andres.

This is just a portion of those who have a lot more problems with Mr Trump, the #ColdheartedTrumpim



Roger Amick said...

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation.

Breaking "Fake News" is another nuclear explosion within an hour.

WASHINGTON — 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. The New York Times has not viewed a copy of the memo, which is unclassified, but one of Mr. Comey’s associates read parts of the memo to a Times reporter.



https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/politics/james-comey-trump-flynn-russia-investigation.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=a-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

James said...

McConnell says he's like to see "less drama" from the White House.

James said...

LOL LOL LOL

Roger Amick said...

That could be obstruction of justice. I'm not a lawyer but I'm sure someone will let us know.

cowardly king obama said...


ROFLMFAO !!!!

look another squirrel over there.


HOWLING !!! - thanks

Roger Amick said...

He asked Comey to let this go. I've read that it's close to obstruction of justice, that is a crime. CH, #impeachment This is NOT FAKE NEWS. Or you have lost it

Roger Amick said...

This could be the path of removing Donald J. Trump.

Section 4.

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

C.H. Truth said...

In testimony to the Senate last week, the acting F.B.I. director, Andrew G. McCabe, said, “There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date.”

The New York Times has not viewed a copy of the memo

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/politics/james-comey-trump-flynn-russia-investigation.html

C.H. Truth said...

The memo (if it even exists) means almost nothing, Roger.

Compare and contrast to the Hillary Clinton email investigation:

- Where the Justice Department did not allow a Grand Jury to be sat.
- Immunity deals were provided to pretty everyone.
- They allowed one attorney to represent several people.
- They allowed people who were being investigated to represent other people who were being investigated.

You would need tangible evidence that there was actually action taken to impede the Russian probe investigation. Which given that none of what the Obama Administration was considered impeding... it creates a pretty high bar.

Good luck.

Roger Amick said...

I didn't think impeachment was going to happen.

The New York Times is reporting that the President tried to force Comey to stop the investigation. "Just the facts"

The White House says it did not happen.

C.H. Truth said...

The New York Times is reporting that the President tried to force Comey to stop the investigation. "Just the facts". The White House says it did not happen.


Simple Roger. You look at the evidence. If there is evidence that the President or the Justice Department interfered with the investigation.

According to the sworn testimony of the acting director, there has been no hampering of the investigation. His testimony states that the FBI has been given free reign.

(Something they were not given in the Clinton investigation).


rrb said...

In testimony to the Senate last week, the acting F.B.I. director, Andrew G. McCabe, said, “There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date.”
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huh.

so lil mr. hillary supporter perjured himself.

no kidding.

james said...


The
White House is totally credible. snicker

rrb said...

Mr. Comey shared the existence of the memo with senior F.B.I. officials and close associates. The New York Times has not viewed a copy of the memo, which is unclassified, but one of Mr. Comey’s associates read parts of the memo to a Times reporter.

Blogger Roger Amick said...
He asked Comey to let this go.

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according to comey, during one of his sweet little "dear diary" sessions. and he didn't even have the balls to release it himself. he had a flunkie read it over the phone to a ny times hack.

and just months after single handedly depriving queenie of the presidency, the formerly dastardly master comey is a harbinger of truth, justice, and the american way.

geezus rog, you will believe anything, your TDS is SO bad.

btw, i am now up to 37 ANONYMOUS SOURCES who assure me you have fallen off the wagon and are back on da booze. i'm working on getting a couple of them to read me a statement over the phone. or put a message in a bottle.

time to turn in your 5 year participation poker chip pal.

no more "drunks r us" key note speeches for you.

rrb said...


The New York Times is reporting that the President tried to force Comey to stop the investigation. "Just the facts"
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FORCE?

LOL.

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


"i hope you can let this go."

said in a most forcibly forceful forcing way, i'm forced to be sure.

LOL.


you are pure fucking comedy gold, alky. your ability to use logic and reason is in worse shape than your booze-addled liver.


rrb said...

Blogger Roger Amick said...
This could be the path of removing Donald J. Trump.

Section 4.
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i've heard bad things about section 4 of the looney bin rog.

it's the TDS section.

the craziest of the crazies get locked up in there.

go for section 5: the drunk tank. you'll be safe there, and you can lead your people like you used to do at your "drunks r us" meetings.

YOU WILL BE THEIR KING!


Loretta Russo said...
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Loretta Russo said...

"YOU WILL BE THEIR KING!"

A mantle he already claims....

Loretta Russo said...

"Blogger Roger Amick said...
This could be the path of removing Donald J. Trump."

Say hello to President Pence.

I'm good with it.

James said...

Claim that pastor who tried to walk on water was eaten by
crocodiles proves to be a hoax.
__________

White House denies it was a hoax.

Loretta Russo said...

Spam by the pedo

C.H. Truth said...

James - my sources tell me that you were eaten by a crocodile... and you are posting comments from beyond our world.

The proof will be when all of your comments mysteriously disappear from the blog (because you are croc shit at this point).

Anonymous sources tell me that this could happen at "any time".

I wonder if those sources will be correct. Stay tuned!

wphamilton said...

I have an ilk now? Cool, I always wanted an ilk.

CHT, get back with me on that when an amendment replaces checks and balances with "respect" for the President.

Roger Amick said...

Dodging the impeachment reality with the trail of the Comey memmo.

House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz demands all FBI documents on Trump, Comey
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee demanded Tuesday that the FBI turn over all documents it has about communications between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey. Chairman Jason Chaffetz of Utah sent the letter a few hours after it was reported that Trump allegedly asked Comey to end the FBI's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned in February following reports that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Russia's ambassador to the United States.


Since the release of the Washington Post bombshell, CH is hiding and waiting for the Trump people to come out with a lie to attach too.

This day is looking like the bombshell. We need to keep the President from stealing the democracy.

Roger Amick said...

CH, the Comey nuclear weapon is , get this the former truth seeker, is going to impeachment of the 25 Amendment Section 4.

First: What is obstruction of justice?

Several federal statutes criminalize actions that impede official investigations. While some examples of illegal ways to thwart the justice system are specific — like killing a witness or destroying evidence — the law also includes broad, catchall prohibitions. For example, Sections 1503, 1505 and 1512 of Title 18 have variants of language making it a crime if someone corruptly “obstructs, influences or impedes any official proceeding.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/politics/obstruction-of-justice-explained-russia-investigation.html

Section 4.
Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,
the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

Could that cover asking the F.B.I. director to drop part of an investigation, and later firing him?

In theory, yes. Such statutes were broadly drafted. Julie O’Sullivan, a former federal prosecutor who now teaches white-collar criminal law at Georgetown University, said the power relationship between a president and the F.B.I. director could elevate a request to shut down a case into an act that amounts to impeding an official investigation.

Could that cover asking the F.B.I. director to drop part of an investigation, and later firing him?

In theory, yes. Such statutes were broadly drafted. Julie O’Sullivan, a former federal prosecutor who now teaches white-collar criminal law at Georgetown University, said the power relationship between a president and the F.B.I. director could elevate a request to shut down a case into an act that amounts to impeding an official investigation.

“He really needs a lawyer,” Ms. O’Sullivan said of Mr. Trump. “He is building a beautiful case against himself.”



Roger Amick said...

I could write a 300 word opinion like you do. Indy and wp and I have ripped your bullshit into shreds.

He probably obstructed justice, even though the law needs to be precise, looking like a solid case.

The 25th amendment if applied, that is clear.

James said...

Trump’s Disclosure Puts Israeli Spy’s Life at Risk

“The life of a spy placed by Israel inside ISIS is at risk tonight, according to current and former U.S. officials, after President Trump reportedly disclosed classified information in a meeting with Russian officials last week,” ABC News reports.

“The spy provided intelligence involving an active ISIS plot to bring down a passenger jet en route to the United States, with a bomb hidden in a laptop that U.S. officials believe can get through airport screening machines undetected. The information was reliable enough that the U.S. is considering a ban on laptops on all flights from Europe to the United States.”

Roger Amick said...

One week from tonight, Donald Trump announced that he was firing Comey.

The Comey Nuclear weapon will quite likely, sink his ass.

James said...

White House Officials Are Increasingly Exasperated

A senior official in the Trump administration, who previously worked on the president’s campaign, offered a candid and brief assessment of the fallout of the president’s possible interference in an FBI investigation to the Daily Beast: “I don’t see how Trump isn’t completely f***ed.”

Said another: “I feel like running down the hallway with a fire extinguisher.”

Loretta Russo said...

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rrb said...

Say hello to President Pence.

I'm good with it.
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same here.

the best part?

we never have to say hello to president hillary clinton.

rrb said...

We need to keep the President from stealing the democracy.
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and the way to do that of course is to get a pack of media hacks to essentially stage a coup against him by publishing one pile of "anonymously sourced" bullshit after another.

clever, but hardly dignified. but stage 4 TDS will do that to a person.

i can only imagine the outrage from the left had fox news gone after the 0linsky administration in such a manner. an administration that had 8 years chock full of verifiable "smidgens of corruption" all over the fucking place that were willfully ignored.

all i can say is... go for it alky. you take down trump, you get pence. a stand-up guy of impeccable credentials and integrity. you get pence, but you NEVER get hillary.

Loretta Russo said...

"all i can say is... go for it alky. you take down trump, you get pence. a stand-up guy of impeccable credentials and integrity. you get pence, but you NEVER get hillary."

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

#pencecanMAGA!

rrb said...

Here is what we do know.

Under the law, Comey is required to immediately inform the Department of Justice of any attempt to obstruct justice by any person, even the President of the United States. Failure to do so would result in criminal charges against Comey. (18 USC 4 and 28 USC 1361) He would also, upon sufficient proof, lose his license to practice law.

So, if Comey believed Trump attempted to obstruct justice, did he comply with the law by reporting it to the DOJ? If not, it calls into question whether the events occurred as the Times reported it.

Obstruction requires what’s called “specific intent” to interfere with a criminal case. If Comey concluded, however, that Trump’s language was vague, ambiguous or elliptical, then he has no duty under the law to report it because it does not rise to the level of specific intent. Thus, no crime.

There is no evidence Comey ever alerted officials at the Justice Department, as he is duty-bound to do. Surely if he had, that incriminating information would have made its way to the public either by an indictment or, more likely, an investigation that could hardly be kept confidential in the intervening months.

Comey’s memo is being treated as a “smoking gun” only because the media and Democrats, likely prompted by Comey himself, are now peddling it that way.

Comey will soon testify before Congress about this and other matters. His memo will likely be produced pursuant to a subpoena. The words and the context will matter.

But by writing a memo, Comey has put himself in a box. If he now accuses the President of obstruction, he places himself in legal jeopardy for failing to promptly and properly report it. If he says it was merely an uncomfortable conversation, he clears the president of wrongdoing and sullies his own image as a guy who attempted to smear the man who fired him.

Either way, James Comey comes out a loser. No matter. The media will hail him a hero.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/05/16/gregg-jarrett-comeys-revenge-is-gun-without-powder.html

james said...

Comey immediately shared his memo with top officials at the FBI. Are they all culpable for not then mounting an indictment of the President?

Trump asked the vice president and others to leave the room before he made whatever proposition he made to Comey. Smell test.

Loretta Russo said...

HE was the top official at the FBI, you stupid bitch

rrb said...


interesting claims, pastor pederast.

claims that i'm sure can be corroborated with a plethora of anonymous sources.

james said...

Comey immediately shared his memo with other top officials at the FBI. Are they all culpable for not then mounting an indictment of the President?

Trump asked the vice president and others to leave the room before he made whatever proposition he made to Comey. Smell test.

rrb said...

Blogger Loretta Russo said...
HE was the top official at the FBI, you stupid bitch
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LOL.

are you sure? do you have an anonymous source who can verify your claim?

james said...

Comey's memo rests in the offices of the FBI. They have it. He does not, unless he has a copy.

The FBI either has been or will be subpoenaed to produce it for those investigators who insist on seeing it.

rrb said...

Comey immediately shared his memo with other top officials at the FBI. Are they all culpable for not then mounting an indictment of the President?
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in a word, yes.

In testimony to the Senate last week, the acting F.B.I. director, Andrew G. McCabe, said, “There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/politics/james-comey-trump-flynn-russia-investigation.html


now why would a devout hillary worshipper like mr. mccabe say such a thing?

Anonymous said...

Trump Careening Toward a Showdown With An Undeniable Truth

WaPo analysis this morning.

Loretta Russo said...

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Loretta Russo said...

"interesting claims, pastor pederast.

claims that i'm sure can be corroborated with a plethora of anonymous sources."

The stupid, it burns.

james said...

White House Moves into Danger Zone

The 25th Amendment Solution

headlines at politicalwire.com

james said...

Comey's recollection of the conversation can be compared to the tapes that the White House has not denied that Trump has. :-)

Loretta Russo said...

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opie said...

Trump being caught by his giant ego. All he can do is deny he said it. Wonder who has credibility now. Mr Obama tapped trump tower and millions vote illegally, or the director who covers his tracks like any lawyer would. Funny how not a single R in congress or senate has come to the donnie's defense, He should quote the sycophants like loretta and rat to make his case he is perfect. I am sure loretta's testimony will be admissible in any proceeding. LOLOLOL

james said...

HEADLINES AT POLITICALWIRE.COM
Impeachment Talk Begins Quietly
Wall Street Gives Up Hope of Tax Reform
Putin Offers to Hand Over Records of Meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he “would be willing to provide the U.S. Congress a record of President Trump’s meeting with top Russian envoys, possibly offering new details on the disclosures of reportly highly classified intelligence information,” the Washington Post reports.

“The remarkable offer for the Kremlin to share evidence with U.S. oversight committees came with the caveat that the request for the transcript would have to come from the Trump administration.”

Putin also said that “political schizophrenia” had gripped the United States.

james said...

Excerpt from Impeachment Talk Begins Quietly

"We were up in the Capitol last night chatting with members of Congress about the political dynamics now, and it would be tough to overstate how angry, confused and fed up Republicans are with President Donald Trump."

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rrb said...

I'd like to know more about the basis for saying "An F.B.I. agent’s contemporaneous notes are widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations." I'm guessing that's a reference to the admissibility of the evidence as an exception to the hearsay rule (803(6)). The weight to be given the evidence depends on all of the circumstances. By the way, it's double hearsay, since we're asked not only to believe what Comey wrote but the unnamed individuals who told the NYT about the memo. The NYT has not seen a copy of the memo.

But let's assume the memo exists and says what you read quoted in the post title. How bad is it to say Flynn is a "good guy" and to express "hope" about the outcome? The headline has a pretty aggressive paraphrase of the quote. It reads: "Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation."

The asking is at most only implicit in what is a declarative statement: "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go." That's just Trump revealing what he hopes for. There's no question at all, let alone any pressure or threat. And "see your way clear" is a delicate phrase. That's not saying do it my way. Go your way. And if your path is clear and it gets you to the outcome I hope for, then I will get what I want, but I'm assuming you will go where you see it clear.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2017/05/i-hope-you-can-see-your-way-clear-to.html

http://law.wisc.edu/profiles/althouse@wisc.edu