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by Harry Ola » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:40 am

This article by Gail Collins in the NYT , sorry the failing NYT, sums up how I feel right now:

Imagine what would have happened if, at some point over the last two weeks, the president had just casually conceded that he had been misinformed about the wiretap thing. His health care plan wouldn’t look any better. His budget wouldn’t have been more defensible. But we’d feel slightly less terrified that the nation’s security is in the hands of a nut job.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/opinion/trump-stays-buggy.html?&moduleDetail=section-news-1&action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&pgtype=article

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Photek » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:35 pm

Man, If Comey says he believes there's collusion between trumps campaign and the Russians gooseberry fool is going to get mental.

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by Garth » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:18 pm

I'll be pleasantly surprised if it's going to be anything other than an attempt to legitimise Trump in the eyes of the wider public, and bury the talk of Russia connections. Comey showed where his loyalties lie when he publicly reopened the Clinton email stuff right before the election.

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by Brerlappin » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:21 pm

Garth wrote:I'll be pleasantly surprised if it's going to be anything other than an attempt to legitimise Trump in the eyes of the wider public, and bury the talk of Russia connections. Comey showed where his loyalties lie when he publicly reopened the Clinton email stuff right before the election.


That was also before The Donald took a massive gooseberry fool all over the FBI and likened them to Nazi Germany

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Monkey Man » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:33 pm

Comey confirms the FBI are investigating Trump & Russia but can't go into details.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Garth » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:34 pm

He's leaving the question open at least :toot:

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Hexx » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:37 pm

Comey confirms FBI investigation into Trump campaign links to Russia during election

Here’s Comey. Bombshell confirmation right off the top:

“Our practice is not to confirm existence of ongoing investigations,” he begins (cough Clinton’s emails cough). .. “But in unusual circumstances where it is in the public interest” we go public, he says.

Then he announces:

I have been authorized by the DoJ to confirm that the FBI.. is investigating the Russian government’s attempts to interfere in the 2016 election... that includes any links between the Trump campaign... this will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.

He calls it an “open, ongoing investigation.’

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Hexx » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:40 pm

Reps pushing hard on Russia didnt hack votes angle.

Presumably trying to get 'election was t hacked' ingrained against more nebulous 'hackers influenced election position'

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Alvin Flummux » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:40 pm

The FBI is almost certainly not the only American intelligence agency investigating the Trump-Russia links.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Hexx » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:42 pm

And now after leakers hard

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Moggy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:48 pm

Thank god America didn't elect a crook like Clinton. :slol:

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Garth » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:02 pm

They really are trying hard to change the focus to leakers, diverting from the bigger picture that Trump and his campaign are under investigation :P

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Monkey Man » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:02 pm

Finally a Democrat is questioning.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Hexx » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:13 pm

Ouch. Dem trying to draw a direct parallel with Wategate-gate is brutal.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Garth » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:18 pm

Black woman asking questions, YouTube chat fills of racial slurs. Urgh.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Garth » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:20 pm

Back to a Republican talking about leakers! :P

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Hexx » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:20 pm

Are they seriously suggesting they might limit the intelligence activities and surveillance - after years of resisting, after Snowden etc - but because it cost one Republican appointee his job when he was caught?

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Hexx » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:22 pm

And Republicans now pushing Comey to condemn/equate reporters who published leaked information as culpable as the leaker if information is classified.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Hexx » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:55 pm



I'm not even sure what Trump's trying to get at here?

Just hints at come vague conspiracy between Com/FBI and Obama?

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Hexx » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:06 pm

Straight up lying now

https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/843865267008655360

He Tweeted that at the same time they were testifying Russia seemed to be "loud" in their interference, hoping it would be publicised and undermine faith in democratic process.


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