Comey termination

The US train wreck has taken a congtroversial turn with the ‘termination’ of FBI Director James Comey’s contract. Comey found out part way through a speech to FBI staff in Los Angeles.

Sean Spicer announced”

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Trump’s letter:

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There’s some bizarre stuff there.

Time will tell whether this is the threat to the integrity of the US democracy that some claim or not, but it has some aspects of real concern.

Questions have been raised about what really prompted the sudden sacking.

More will no doubt come out about this.

RNZ have a summary: James Comey’s shock dismissal – what we know so far

More important for the US is what they don’t know yet.

Deputy Rosenstein’s recommendation letter:

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Attorney General Session’s letter:

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78 Comments

  1. MaureenW

     /  10th May 2017

    Espionage charges against Clinton?
    Comey lied about why she wasn’t charged, basicallly that she hadn’t realised what she had done – just a stupid mistake.

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    • Gezza

       /  10th May 2017

      1Ewes was running the Trump Administration Russian Links cover up angle Maureen.

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      • MaureenW

         /  10th May 2017

        My understanding is that the FBI has been investigating Trump/Russia links for 16 months and have no evidence. There are certainly some Clinton/Russia links that perhaps should be investigated also. Personally I think the whole Russia thing is a beat-up.

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        • Gezza

           /  10th May 2017

          Maybe – but Aljaz tv commentator noted the first thing Trump does in his letter to Comey, intending to release it, is completely gratuitously – proclaim his own innocence by referring to Comey ssying he’s not personally under investigation – what’s that about ? 🤔

          No doubt more to come Maureen. 🕵

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          • MaureenW

             /  10th May 2017

            Well, he’s saying as he isn’t under investigation, there is no conflict in terminating Comey.

            I’m not specifically defending Trump here G, but he doesn’t need a Head of FBI who’s an Obama fanboi.

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            • I doubt that Obama nor Clinton nor the Democrats are anything like fans of Comey. Closer to the opposite.

            • MaureenW

               /  10th May 2017

              I had understood he was appointed by Obama and had financial dealings via the Clinton Foundation

            • A lot has happened since then.

            • Nelly Smickers

               /  10th May 2017

              This from Trumpy *9 days ago*……find it hard to believe Comey saying he had no idea what was coming ❗

            • Gezza

               /  10th May 2017

              Aha ! The smoking gun. Next thing [deleted]-features gets a recommendation from a craven underling & puts it up to Trump who agrees with it & terminates a threat. Fishy business Nelly.

            • Gezza

               /  10th May 2017

            • patupaiarehe

               /  11th May 2017

    • duperez

       /  10th May 2017

      Is “Comey lied” an opinion?
      Was Comey in the position to make a judgement about motivation and then whether or not there was enough evidence to take a case to court and get a conviction? (Applying NZ ways of operating.)
      Are you in a good position to judge the merits of the evidence and any case against Clinton?

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      • MaureenW

         /  10th May 2017

        Let’s wait and see shall we?

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        • duperez

           /  10th May 2017

          The fact that in the brief wait since you stated Comey lied, to ‘let’s wait and see,” suggests things change a lot in a short time. 🙂

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          • MaureenW

             /  11th May 2017

            Wait and see whether Clinton is charged. An ex-lawyer, former 1st lady and Secretary of State would know about information security. So yes Duperez it’s my opinion Comey lied.

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          • MaureenW

             /  11th May 2017

            Comey lied ….

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            • Gezza

               /  11th May 2017

              What’s this skinhead blithering about?

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  11th May 2017

      Isn’t it odd that when there are questions being asked about some of Trump’s associates’ relations with Russians this is an investigation of Trump but when questions are asked about Obama’s administration’s bugging of some of Trump’s associates this is not to be interpreted as Obama bugging Trump?

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  3. Nelly Smickers

     /  10th May 2017

    Wayne’s just shot down to New World to stock up on *popcorn* XD XD

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    • Gezza

       /  10th May 2017

      Wayne’s job is a shelf-stocker for New World❓😳❓❗️

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  11th May 2017

        He must have been promoted. It’s probably a real career boost for him.

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        • Nelly Smickers

           /  11th May 2017

          [deleted]

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          • patupaiarehe

             /  11th May 2017

            [Deleted image – PG]

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            • patupaiarehe

               /  11th May 2017

              Really Pete? Your call, as always, but I thought that gif was a pretty accurate & completely inoffensive representation of Nelly & Kitty’s interactions.

              I’ve explained often enough, graphics depicting commenters here, no matter the intent, can:
              a) offensive to the targets
              b) provoke animosity and shit fights
              c) be claimed as justification for some people posting offensive and attacking images

              So it’s simplest just to rule them out. There have been too many problems. The alternative is to exclude or moderate all images, and I’d prefer not to go there.

            • patupaiarehe

               /  12th May 2017

              Just to clarify who is saying what above, I’m going to edit and repost it below

              Really Pete? Your call, as always, but I thought that gif was a pretty accurate & completely inoffensive representation of Nelly & Kitty’s interactions.

              [I’ve explained often enough, graphics depicting commenters here, no matter the intent, can:
              a) offensive to the targets
              b) provoke animosity and shit fights
              c) be claimed as justification for some people posting offensive and attacking images

              So it’s simplest just to rule them out. There have been too many problems. The alternative is to exclude or moderate all images, and I’d prefer not to go there. PG]

              Fair enough Pete, I don’t like the alternative either, No more cat gifs from me (unless I’m certain that Kitty will find them funny)

  4. This is probably a fairly typical response.

    Frankly, the Comey firing is deeply troubling, reminiscent of Richard Nixon’s forcing out of special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox in 1973. Like Comey, Cox was investigating the president. That infamous series of moves is known as the Saturday Night Massacre.

    Now that Comey is gone there are two urgent priorities that Congress must insist on in its oversight role.

    One is to preserve the integrity of the Justice Department investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election and the possibility of collusion between Russia and members of the Trump campaign. Because Sessions has recused himself from involvement in that matter, it’s up to Rosenstein to decide whether to appoint a special counsel to direct that investigation; he should do so immediately. The integrity of the investigation is in peril. Comey had a reputation for independence, and unlike Rosenstein or Sessions, he was not appointed by Trump.

    Second, it is imperative that Comey’s replacement be a professional law enforcement official with an impeccable reputation, familiarity with federal law enforcement, no taint of partisanship and no political, personal or business connection to Trump. The Senate should refuse to confirm anyone who falls short of that ideal.

    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-comey-fbi-hillary-trump-firing-20170509-story.html

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    • Nelly Smickers

       /  10th May 2017

      Wayne thought the job was tailor-made for *Jared*.

      XD XD XD

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    • PDB

       /  10th May 2017

      What a load of nonsense – Trump hasn’t fired the whole FBI………….

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    • Brown

       /  10th May 2017

      “This is probably a fairly typical response.”

      Only from people who cannot see beyond chanting “Trump bad”. Comey had this coming and Washington people on either side of the political divide are not surprised. Comey had become an embarrassment to the FBI and a liability to the politicians.

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  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  10th May 2017

    Swamp loses another alligator.

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  6. patupaiarehe

     /  10th May 2017

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  7. One of the likely casualties as a result of the Comey dismissal is likely to be Ex NSA counsel Susan Rice who was part of the Obama Administration and credited as the person who unmasked the US citizens in the NSA intercepts. It is claimed she also unmasked some senior journalists.
    Breaking news in the US claims that her lawyers are now seeking immunity for her so she can testify before the Senate, Infowars have reported this in the following clip

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    • Gezza

       /  11th May 2017

      104 Actual Headline Items From Infowars. Feb 2017
      https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/02/08/104-typical-headlines-alex-jones-infowars/215218

      Very credible source. Your intel’s probably *solid as*.

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      • Anonymous Coward

         /  11th May 2017

        It’s called ‘confirmation bias’. The ‘kooky spook’ never met a disreputable source that trashes the democrats that he didn’t like.

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      • High Flying Duck

         /  11th May 2017

        Had a look. Seems legit to me. All 104 of them.

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        • Anonymous Coward

           /  11th May 2017

          105 “HFD reply is a false-flag”

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        • Gezza

           /  11th May 2017

          Exactly. He’s been hunted down & his guns taken off him & been deported to secret FEMA concentration camps & been murdered there so often you have to admire his guts in continuing to alert the world to the NWO’s evil plans before it happens to everyone else too.

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          • High Flying Duck

             /  11th May 2017

            I was talking about the headlines – they are all definitely headlines. And there are definitely 104 of them.

            I looked real hard and I couldn’t find a real flag in any of them though.

            The guy seems to be a serious fruitloop. I think he needs to re-brand as an evangelist.

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            • Anonymous Coward

               /  11th May 2017

              The colour his face goes when he fires up he’d have to be a Satanic Evangelist

            • High Flying Duck

               /  11th May 2017

              Well, if ever there was a niche in need of filling…

  8. Nelly Smickers

     /  11th May 2017

    [Deleted fake and nasty image. PG]

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    • Nelly Smickers

       /  11th May 2017

      [deleted]

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      • Gezza

         /  11th May 2017

        Stop whining, Nelly. The biggest, most widely & publicly advertised naked botty in the botty-advertising business got suddenly & inexplicably whipped away from one of my posts & you don’t see me moaning about it & trying to dob someone else in. 😡

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        • Nelly Smickers

           /  11th May 2017

          [Deleted]

          [So you choose to continue to please yourself and disrespect requests despite ample warnings. I tried to have an evening off tonight and find that you choose to shit all over things, and I’m wasting my time yet again. No more. You’ve proven untrustworthy and I’m not going to continue to take the risk with you any more. I just haven’t got the time or inclination to allow ongoing abuse here. PG]

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          • Gezza

             /  11th May 2017

            You’re right. My time in their dorm was very short & ended with a threat from Sr Annette about the legal ramifications if they ever sneaked me in again. Confession has a lot to answer for at times Nelly. I remember Fr Brian telling me once studies had shown it had positive psychological effects because the forgiveness afterwards relieved people from feelings of gulit & unworthiness. But it was those blighters that caused those feelings, when I thought about it. 😡

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            • patupaiarehe

               /  11th May 2017

              Dammit! Too slow to be offended, once again… 😀

            • Nelly Smickers

               /  11th May 2017

              C’mon PG…YOU LOVE IT ❗

              Gawd….talk about *laying it on a bit thick* with that comment. You sound like you might be a bit *hen-picked* at home, so you take your frustrations out on me, knowing I’m a smart attractive woman that can’t hit back….who else can ya’ bully ❓

              LOL XD

        • Conspiratoor

           /  11th May 2017

          G, I’m thinking about putting up a ‘Dirty Nell’ page on my website just for Nell to put up the ones that don’t make the cut. What say you chap?

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          • Gezza

             /  11th May 2017

            Soundz good. You’ll need an arrangement with PG to access the deleted material. I haven’t been able to find them parked up anywhere on the site. Somtimes I get lucky if someone’s posted something lewd, crude, or unattractive in reply to a comment of mine & it’s still viewable in my wordpress list even clicking on the offending link in Recent Comments just produces a blank because it has been expunged for sinfulness or dirty mischief-making against the boss.

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            • Conspiratoor

               /  11th May 2017

              Hmm, might have to open it up to all the bad boys. Up to them to post it themselves. But I have standards too you know. Mind you I set the bar fairly low. Cheers,c

            • Conspiratoor

               /  11th May 2017

              Had a problem with some of lurch’s but Nell’s are fairly inocuous

            • Gezza

               /  11th May 2017

              Well, she’s a nurse. She’d know all about innoculations.

    • MaureenW

       /  11th May 2017

      Aw gee, I missed it

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  9. Conspiratoor

     /  11th May 2017

    Some ballsy presedenting that’s for sure. The dem’s cog diss is a beautiful thing to behold. How dare the president fire the man we demanded he fire!

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  10. patupaiarehe

     /  11th May 2017

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