Comey “so many false statements and lies”

Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!

So sayeth Donald Trump via his Twitter account.

Note the fine print there – “Trump doesn’t answer question on presence of tapes of meetings”.

Trump and his many messengers have been working hard to discredit Comey and his testimony. They are playing to an audience, playing to public opinion, but that may be futile if not counter productive.

The FBI special investigator Robert Mueller should be able to see through the hubris, if he takes any notice at all.

And what about public opinion? A pox on both their houses.

Before the testimony Most say Trump is tampering with Russia investigations

Ahead of former FBI Director James Comey’s eagerly anticipated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, an ABC/Washington Post poll has found that both he and President Trump have serious credibility issues with the U.S. public.

When asked how much they trust both men on their views of Russian interference in the 2016 election, 36 percent of the public said they trust Comey” a great deal” or “good amount”compared to 21 percent for the president.

According to the poll, 55 percent trust the former FBI director “just some” or “not at all” on Russia.

Trump is seen as even less trusworthy with 72 percent of Americans having some trust in him or none at all when it comes to the matter of interference in the election.

Notably, the poll also found that  56 percent of people think Trump is trying to interfere with the investigation into Russian influence on the election while 61 percent of respondents believe he fired Comey to protect himself rather than for the good of the country.

Rasmussen Reports:  Comey Edges Trump In Voter Trust

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of all Likely U.S. Voters trust Comey more than Trump. Thirty-seven percent (37%) trust the president more, while 18% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

But as is generally the case these days, there is a substantial partisan difference of opinion. Seventy percent (70%) of Democrats trust Comey more; 65% of Republicans have more faith in Trump. Among voters not affiliated with either major political party, 42% trust the ousted FBI director more, while 33% trust the president more.

It’s a closer call among voters when it’s between Trump and Congress. Forty-one percent (41%) trust the president more, while 43% have more confidence in the average member of Congress. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided.

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 6-7, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports.

The RCP Trump Approval average is widening to 55.5% disapprove to 39.0% approve.

75 Comments

  1. David

     /  June 10, 2017

    The coverage of Comeys testimony was so biased but there were a fair number of go to Democratic supporting legal experts who concluded it was a win for Trump. The NY Times in particular has misled its readers with their annonymous leak coverage of Trump being investigated for collusion, fake news and a fabrication. Be interesting to see if that poll number now changes.

  2. David

     /  June 10, 2017

    I would have liked further questioning of Comey and his admitted manipulation of the political process, he said he had his mate leak because it would lead to Muellers appointment and he knew 2 weeks prior that Sessions meeting with the Russian ambassador would become a story and lead to his recusal.

    • Joe Bloggs

       /  June 10, 2017

      Dershowitz has taken to arguing that the whole issue of whether trump might have obstructed justice is a red herring. Even if the President ordered James Comey to shut down the Flynn investigation and had a corrupt intent for doing so, this would still not amount to the crime of obstruction of justice. The reason, according to Dershowitz, is that the Constitution gives the exclusive power to the President to control all federal law-enforcement investigations—and thus to shut any of them down for any reason the President sees fit. In other words, the President can never commit obstruction of justice by shutting down a criminal investigation or prosecution.

      But Dershowitz fails to take into account that the Supreme Court has decisively rejected this view. In Morrison v. Olson (1988), a 7-1 Supreme Court turned back constitutional challenges to Congress’ creation of the Act that gave us the office of the Independent Counsel—and in doing so, dismissed exactly the argument that Dershowitz now seeks to invoke.

      Dershowitz’s mistake is to confuse what might be true in run-of-the-mill federal cases, where the President arguably has ultimate control over prosecutorial decisions, with potential criminal matters involving the President’s top aides—which the Supreme Court has concluded can be taken out of the President’s complete control, given the obvious conflict-of-interest.

  3. artcroft

     /  June 10, 2017

    Its great to see someone with Comey’s integrity take on the fat orange liar in the WH. America needs its heroes more than ever.

    • David

       /  June 10, 2017

      Comey was leaking things to the media, yet did not manage to leak the fact Trump was not under investigation and refused to publicly state this.

      Where is this integrity?

      • duperez

         /  June 10, 2017

        Why is ‘integrity’ in the USA of such importance to anyone, let alone us?

        Subsequent to leaks in the David Bain and Teina Pora cases our Minister of Justice Amy Adams fleetingly, ironically, used the word ‘integrity.’ Leaks and integrity have a fine, nuanced relationship.

      • Joe Bloggs

         /  June 10, 2017

        You yap on like an excited Chihuahua about Comey leaking. But that’s simply false and a mischievous misrepresentation. A leak is not any conversation. It specifically means the release of secret or classified information.

        1) None of this material was classified, as Comey carefully and clearly explained. You’re not paying attention and/or do not understand the meaning of the word “leak.”

        2) Comey is a private citizen, and he has no duty to conceal nonclassified conversation now. He also was sharing the information with a private citizen.

        3) Characterisation of Comey’s comments as leaking is really an attack on private free speech by stretching the word leak to cover any conversation by a former government official about nonclassified information and events.

        4) Executive privilege is not a defense. So even if Comey violated executive privilege it wouldn’t change the fact that trump obstructed justice, or acted corruptly, in firing Comey to stymie a federal investigation into his campaign or administration.

        5) The clearest point in this mess is that trump and his advisers and lawyers knew for weeks that Comey was going to testify, but they did nothing to assert any sort of privilege.

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  June 10, 2017

          Comey deliberately gave info to a friend to pass onto the media. A nasty piece of work. No wonder you like him, Joe.

        • David

           /  June 10, 2017

          “A leak is not any conversation. It specifically means the release of secret or classified information.”

          No it does not. Comey specifically release information from a private conversation via an intermediary. While doing so, he also specifically withheld a core fact, Trump was not under investigation, this is telling.

          “Comey is a private citizen, and he has no duty to conceal nonclassified conversation now. He also was sharing the information with a private citizen.”

          Correct. He did nothing illegal in this action. The fact remains he did release this information while withholding the issue at it’s heart. That speaks loudly of his motivations.

          “Characterisation of Comey’s comments as leaking is really an attack on private free speech by stretching the word leak to cover any conversation by a former government official about nonclassified information and events.”

          Not correct, he released private information in an underhand way with an intention of causing damage. He was making an attack on Trump. And just because something is not classified does not mean it is not privileged.

          “Executive privilege is not a defense. So even if Comey violated executive privilege it wouldn’t change the fact that trump obstructed justice, or acted corruptly, in firing Comey to stymie a federal investigation into his campaign or administration.”

          Trump did not obstruct justice, that is a very clear fact. Nor is there any evidence he stymie an investigation, Comey’s testimony has blown that out of the water.

          “The clearest point in this mess is that trump and his advisers and lawyers knew for weeks that Comey was going to testify, but they did nothing to assert any sort of privilege.”

          Of course not, Comey’s testimony was to Trump benefit.

  4. I think it best appalling that Comey has confirmed, beyond a doubt,that Trump was not under investigation in this “Russian” probe. It seems. Inconceivable that with all the leaking to Press, and we now know that Comey himself is a leaker, that nobody ever ran with the TRUTH about Trump’s status within the investigative context. The media’s breathless, incessant putting of him at the centre has been overwhelming. Their fixated obsession that he was complicit “Russia election probe” has effectively paralysed the Trump admin. Personally, I believe this shut down to be the primary motivation of the Democrat machine. The diffference between Comey’s/Loretta Lynch’s actions under Obama, with respect to HIllary Clinton’s server investigation, actual events, versus the allegations of Trump campaign collusion, couldn’t be more stark. The handling by both Comey’s FBI and the Obama DOJ of the investigations provide more than just a smack of conspiratorial and possible partisan about them. That Comey in particular agreed to call the investigation a “matter” upon Lynch’s urging is going to be under the microscope.

    I saw nothing of the noble in Comey. I saw a deeply flawed man who continuously has insinuated himself into a position of moral authority, but by his own assessment lacks the strength and by my assessment has not applied the rule of law or fairness even-handedly. It’s clear he outright lied re the timing of his “memo” release as the NYT were quoting Richman and the memo the day before the tweet he alleges he responded to.

    The subject is so multi-faceted, but it’s evident Trump is being mischaracterised and misrepresented. As far as the ” everyone leave the room” scenario, that Trump is being so badly depicted by Comey for, we now know that Mr Comey set this precedent himself by doing the exact same thing just prior to inauguration on January the sixth. In his statement, Comey revealed that the first time he ever met with Trump, he met with him one-on-one, in private about the ongoing Russia investigation, personally dismissing all aides and officials. That was done. to assure him he was not under investigation. So, there’s an own goal you’ll not be seeing on Mornning Joe!

    It also looks like Comey may have provided false testimony about Session’s recusal.
    Subsequent to his testimony to the opposite and according to DOJ, Comey was repeatedly made aware of the parameters of Sessions’ recusal, including via a March 2 e-mail to Comey from the DOJ chief of staff which specifically instructed federal officials that they were prohibited from discussing details of the relevant investigations with Sessions.
    This is very important legally, ethically and with respect to motive, intent and, of course, lying under oath

    • David

       /  June 10, 2017

      “I saw nothing of the noble in Comey. I saw a deeply flawed man who continuously has insinuated himself into a position of moral authority, but by his own assessment lacks the strength and by my assessment has not applied the rule of law or fairness even-handedly”

      Yeap. He was making it up as he when along and often wobbled under pressure.

      • Thanks David. He really is a piece of works. Seeing shades of J Edgar 😩

        • David

           /  June 10, 2017

          Yes, I wonder if he was trying to be a cut-price J Edgar.

          There is a reason Trump fired him while he was on the other side of the country from his computers and records….Sessons was in that office in minutes.

    • Joe Bloggs

       /  June 10, 2017

      It’s clear he outright lied re the timing of his “memo” release as the NYT were quoting Richman and the memo the day before the tweet he alleges he responded to.

      which in itself is an “alternative fact”, as trump’s tweet was on 12 May, and the first NYT story on Comey’s memos was on 18 May.

      • No he specifically talks about the tweet he allegedly responded to and it never happened until the day after.

        • Traveller is correct Joe Bloggs. Read or listen to the statement by Trump’s personal lawyer who supports Travellers statement. Yours is the false news.

  5. David

     /  June 10, 2017

    Comeys testimony has completely destroyed the ‘Trump is a Russia stooge/ story line. It will be interesting to see where the media go with that now.

    • The liberal press have utterly over-egged the custard, and how can they back down? Any proper stand off on Russia won’t happen until Mueller’s finished. In the meantime expect more 2 scoops of ice cream, Melania won’t hold his hand and Ivanka eats babies.

      Heaven help us if anyone in the MSM collated the excesses and mistakes of the previous Admin. Uranium to Russia, Benghazi, the private server, the Clinton pay for play and more particular the role of Comey, the FBI and the DOJ in as much as their conduct relates to any of the above.

      Rather let the meme dominate that if it’s Democrats it’s noble, selfless, outward looking, globalist in the nicest way, all done in the interests of the people. If if it’s Republicans – it’s Russian puppets, guns hillbillies and haters.

      • artcroft

         /  June 10, 2017

        Fake news. It never happened.

        • Artcroft, your comment is so incorrect I could not believe you would associate your name to such garbage. None so blind as those who will not see.

          • Gezza

             /  June 10, 2017

            Why aren’t arrests & investigations happening right now?

            • You reall want to know? Look at these sites:

              Justice for Seth Rich – FBI Bullet in Seth – George Webb Interviewed Rod Wheeler – Red Pill Network
              Seth Rich Killer Identified – George Webb Interviewed Rod Wheeler – Leakers Busted – Red Pill Network
              Chaos or Trump’s Trap?
              Steve Bannon’s “Art of War” Plan is Now in Full Effect. Sun Tzu!
              All Warfare is Based on Deception.
              Though Competent, Appear Incompetent.
              Though Effective, Appear Ineffective.

              Step back and look at the pieces carefully!
              Just like in judo, you utilise the energy of the aggressor against the aggressor. Trump is orchestrating the chaos by leaking fake information to trace and bust the leakers, it’s called a canary trap and Steve Bannon and Michael Flynn are running it. Trump is going after Clinton . Weiner is the one who will turn first. Look at the timing of his guilty plea!

              Trump is 50 steps ahead of everyone! He is also using the fake news media to highlight the crimes of Obama and Clinton, which he is being falsely accused of and utterly destroying any remaining credibility they had!

              Flynn accused of Logan act violations yet it’s Bill Clinton who is actually guilty of Logan act violations.

              Trump is accused of mishandling classified info yet it’s Hillary and her cronies who are guilty of this. Obstruction is obvious in the Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton tarmac meeting as well as Obama’s influence on Comey. Trump brought attention to McCabe by firing Comey 48 hours before the hearing forcing him into the spotlight forcing him to testify. Flynn asking for immunity highlights the hypocrisy of Clinton aides getting immunity.Not to mention, everyone is asking for Comey’s memos, which will be far more damaging to Obama and Clinton than Trump. Like always, Trump is going to come out the other side smelling like roses with everyone feeling sorry for him for being treated so unfairly. President Trump is going to leave scorched earth with the criminals in our government. Plus, the democrats are endorsing Mueller, who just resigned from a Trump-affiliated law firm WilmerHale. The same law firm that represents Ivanka Trump and other Trump loyalists and is the man who will bring Clinton et al down!

              Current News Clips and Podcasts from Right Minded Sources including Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Infowars, Freedom Watch, Judicial Watch, Michael Savage and other alternative sources.
              News about: Crooked Hillary, President Trump, Deep State War, Seth Rich in contact with #Wikileaks
              Right-Minded News: https://goo.gl/9hqFci
              Trump is after the structure so as to destroy it completely. The biggest problem is defining the extent of the Pakistani Intelligence networks infiltration into the Security, Intelligence, Defence Procurement, Economic structure and the NSA, NGA and NRO.
              Arrests are secondary to identifying the extent of the disease affecting the integrity of the whole of Government,

            • Gezza

               /  June 10, 2017

              With respect, again, colonel, I keep an eye on a few things supoosedly being revealed here, there & everywhere, but Ihaven’t got all fucking day & night to crawl all over these websites, checking out which ones are run by freakazoids.

              The way you & they carry on, all the people being exposed, with all the evidence uncovered already, should right now be being shown being arrested on tv, or even be in the bloody cells or Guantanamo Bay by now. It should be all over the msm. All the time. Christ it would sell, Big Time. Teams of agents & fuzzbugs should be hauling off computers, bashing down Film Academy doors – this should all be BIG news. If not on NYT & WaPo – on Breitbart. If not on CNN – on Fox.

              It’s not! Why not?

      • Gezza

         /  June 10, 2017

        In the meantime … Melania won’t hold his hand …
        Doubt that will ever be a big problem, trav. Ladies Mag stuff.

        I think us married blokes have all had that – until we figure out WTF was it they “shouldn’t have to tell you” now? 😀

        • Gezza

           /  June 10, 2017

          Keeping a close eye on that hubby of Ivanka’s though. Don’t like how all I can see it his shoes sticking out of Bibi’s pocket at the moment.

          • You’re buying into their meme Gezza.

          • Gezza

             /  June 10, 2017

            No, I don’t think I am trav. I have my own beady *eyes on* here, not following any memes of others. Some may coincide by chance. Trump’s being manipulated by Israel & the Saudis, both of whom have territorial & longer term religo-political ambitions, imo. We’ll see.

    • artcroft

       /  June 10, 2017

      Its impossible for an intelligent republican to win the presidency as there are none.

  6. US President Donald Trump’s social media director Dan Scavino broke the law in April in calling for Trump supporters to defeat a Republican congressman at the polls, according to a letter from the US Office of Special Counsel.

    The office found that Mr Scavino had violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits executive branch employees from engaging in some forms of political activity, and it issued a warning to him, it said in the letter.

    In a tweet on April 1, Mr Scavino had urged voters to defeat Republican Representative Justin Amash. Mr Amash is a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, which had helped beat back an early version of a healthcare reform bill that was a top priority for the President.

    “@justinamash is a big liability. #TrumpTrain, defeat him in primary,” Mr Scavino tweeted.

    “Mr Scavino has been advised that if in the future he engages in prohibited political activity while employed in a position covered by the Hatch Act, we will consider such activity to be a wilful and knowing violation of the law,” Ana Galindo-Marrone, chief of the Office of Special Counsel’s Hatch Act Unit, wrote in the letter.

    I’m sure this sort of political game playing happens often quietly but it shouldn’t be seen to be being done from the White House.

    • David

       /  June 10, 2017

      It happens a lot, dozens of times under Obama. No one is punished.

      • artcroft

         /  June 10, 2017

        Fake news.

        • David

           /  June 10, 2017

          Curious, next you will be telling me Holder was a paragon of virtue and did not obstruct justice in the fast and furious investigation.

          • Blazer

             /  June 10, 2017

            Holder was Wall St’s main man….No prosecutions for fraud,money laundering or any other financial chicanery…on his watch.

        • Fake news assessed by the master of fiction artcroft!

    • Obama ws undoubtedly ver, very cool. He looked cool, he spoke cool and he dressed cool. I liked him, I thought he reflected the me I aspire to be. Urbane, considered and erudite and inclusive. Trump, we all hate him, but he’s more like we actually are. Quite idiot-ish and obvious about his narcissism. Oafish, a tad buffoonish, says things without self-censorship. He’ s like many of us here at yournz (accent to or deny it 🙂 ), and pretty well all of us on bad days.

      Is he bad? No. Is he evil? No.

      He’s a work in progress, though it’s hard to see the progress. I wish that the US (and the first world for that matter) would cut him the smallest of breaks. Maybe the Media could cut him a deal. If you stop tweeting, we’ll ask some questions about what’s happening in the USA. Promise.

      • accept

      • Blazer

         /  June 10, 2017

        so you aspire to be a smooth talking …black man….takes all kinds I…guess.

        • Always know when blazer is in the house. Multiple downticks on all his devices and the usual ad hominem. Adding racism and sexism to your box of trucks. What a surprise

          • Gezza

             /  June 10, 2017

            Garn, he’s a pussy.

          • Blazer

             /  June 10, 2017

            hey you said it!-‘Obama ws undoubtedly ver, very cool. He looked cool, he spoke cool and he dressed cool. I liked him, I thought he reflected the me I aspire to be. Urbane, considered and erudite and inclusive.’

            • I don’t need to be black and a man to acknowledge I thought he was cool and I wished I was half as cool. 👀

      • Gezza

         /  June 10, 2017

        Is he bad? No. Is he evil? No.
        Aww … come on trav. Ok. Not evil. Not yet, anyway, But he can be a bit bad sometimes. 😉

  7. duperez

     /  June 10, 2017

    I see President Trump says he is “prepared to give evidence against James Comey under oath.” (As an aside the headline intimates that Comey is on trial an accused defendant.)

    If Comey said something was white and Trump said it was black who would you believe?

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11873752

    • Gezza

       /  June 10, 2017

      Re Last sentence. Who’s got the currently-known record of telling the most lies? Trumpy isn’t it?

      • PDB

         /  June 10, 2017

        Is that because Trump is worse at telling lies though?

        • Gezza

           /  June 10, 2017

          Maybe. He’s certainly a lot more of an amnesiac than he should be.

          • MaureenW

             /  June 10, 2017

            Amnesiac? He didn’t show any signs of having amnesia during the debates, he was sharper and faster off the mark that all those he debated against.
            What’s your source for the amnesia G?

          • Gezza

             /  June 10, 2017

            I had a list at one point Maureen. I remember that he used to conveniently forget a lot of things he’d said even on the campaign trail. There’s reference in here to WaPo – admittedly one of his nemeses – keeping a list, then at 190.
            https://www.lawfareblog.com/what-happens-when-we-dont-believe-presidents-oath

            Btw. I’ve copied your reply from the other night. Will talk to you more on it later sometime if I may. You’ve made some really good points & I agree with quite a few of the them from a quick scan. I feel rather bereft of decent alternative choices this election.

          • Gezza

             /  June 10, 2017

            @ Maureen
            “he was sharper and faster off the mark that all those he debated against.”

            It’s possibly easy to be faster off the mark if you just call the other arseholes names (see what I did there? 😉), make shit up, & use vague figures or *alternative facts* that may not actually be correct.

            How did he used to score with the fact checkers back then, out of interest, do you know?

      • Joe Bloggs

         /  June 10, 2017

        trump’s not a liar. He’s a bullshitter, and there’s a big difference.

        the liar, even as he or she might spread untruth, inhabits a universe where the distinction between truth and falsehood still matters.

        The bullshitter, by contrast, does not care what is true or not. By his or her bluffing, dissimulation, and general dishonesty, the bullshit artist works to erase the very possibility of knowing the truth.

        For this reason, bullshit is more dangerous than lies, since it erodes even the possibility of truth existing and being found.

        https://newrepublic.com/article/124803/donald-trump-not-liar

        • David

           /  June 10, 2017

          Agree completely. Trump is a bullshitter, Clinton was a liar. The American public chose the bullshitter.

          • PDB

             /  June 10, 2017

            A bullshitter is easy to spot, a skilled liar not so much.

            • I don’t know PDB if that is the case. There is no skill to a lie other than denial and a good memory otherwise it will fail my truth detector than runs on facts and logic .

            • Gezza

               /  June 10, 2017

              With respect. Your facts & logic, colonel, imo, from observation, are selected & determined by your preferred beliefs pretty much as much as anybody else’s.

            • Anonymous Coward

               /  June 10, 2017

              And those beliefs often defy logic.

            • PDB

               /  June 10, 2017

              bj: In the case of Hillary she can possibly lie by keeping most of the ‘facts’ hidden from the public, not sure your truth detector will help.

        • duperez

           /  June 10, 2017

          A bullshitter is a liar defined by his supporters. A liar is a bullshitter described by his opponents.

    • Trump

      • Gezza

         /  June 10, 2017

        God, had to scroll up for ages to find out who you were replying to.

        Why?

  8. David

     /  June 10, 2017

    Just imagine for a moment Hilary won and Trump claimed it was because of Russian interference, he would be laughed at as paranoid and Comey would be shredded by the media and fired on day one.

    • Just imagine the FBI investigated possible foreign threats to US democratic processes regardless of who the candidates and eventual president were.

      • David

         /  June 10, 2017

        You mean like when Ted Kennedy asked the Soviets to help him get elected President?

      • David

         /  June 10, 2017

        They did and so far there is no concrete evidence, the only crime so far is the leak to the media of the unmasking of Flynn and perhaps the unmasking.

        • “They did and so far there is no concrete evidence”

          We – I presume you included – have no way of knowing what evidence the FBI have found so far.

          • David

             /  June 10, 2017

            Yes we do. The fact no solid, concrete evidence has leak says there isn’t any.

  9. David

     /  June 10, 2017

    CNN, ABC and the NY Times have all retracted stories now after Comey,s testimony so massive deflection in nailing Trump in the typical “look over here, ignore that embarrassing thing”.

  10. PDB

     /  June 10, 2017

    Comey has some explaining to do as his sworn testimony appears to be incorrect as his meeting notes appear to have been leaked before the Trump tweet he says made him leak it;

    “The public record reveals that the New York Times was quoting from these memos the day before the referenced tweet, which belies Mr. Comey’s excuse,” the statement from Kasowitz said. 

    Though Comey claimed he didn’t orchestrate the leak until May 16, four days after Trump’s May 12 tweet, a New York Times article from May 11 appears to track closely with the memo’s contents.

    There are in fact striking similarities between that pre-tweet article and Comey’s written testimony, suggesting the memo’s contents may have been leaked — by somebody — before Trump vented on Twitter.

    Kasowitz clarified on Friday that he was referencing a May 11 article, “In a Private Dinner, Trump demanded Loyalty. Comey Demurred.” The language contained in the article – which seemed to spur Trump’s “tapes” tweet – references Comey’s interactions with Trump that are essentially repeated in Comey’s submitted testimony.

    “It is obvious that whomever was the source for the May 11, 2017 New York Times story got that information from the memos or from someone reading or who had read the memos,” Kasowitz said in a statement. “This makes clear, as our statement said, that Mr Comey incorrectly testified that he never leaked the contents of the memo or details of the dinner before President Trump’s May 12, 2017 Tweet.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/09/comey-fallout-similarities-in-times-article-testimony-could-bolster-trump-claims.html

  11. Conspiratoor

     /  June 11, 2017

    The greatest political predictor in the history of the world dons the persuasion filter, peers through the comey fog, and concludes it is all too complex for the human brain to absorb. As this blog proves …a triumph of bias over reason…

    “All together, the stories are beyond the capacity of the human brain to hold the details and keep them from automatically conflating in our minds and becoming more soup than individual ingredients. When you have this level of complexity, humans reflexively default to using bias over reason. Our capacity for reason isn’t up to the job in this case because all the Russia-Comey-Trump stuff has started to run together in our minds. We would happily use our limited powers of reason in this situation if we could, but the complexity of it all makes that a dream beyond our grasp”

    http://blog.dilbert.com/post/161585486426/the-comey-fog