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Old 05-09-2017, 10:44 PM   #26 (permalink)
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So, the Director of the FBI is not even given the courtesy of a face-to-face meeting before the news broke on TV.
Not only that; but the content of the "letter" he was delivered from Trump informing him of his firing makes it pretty clear it was really written to the public, not Comey personally.

Only Donald Trump could be classless enough to use an employee's termination letter as a vehicle for self-promotion. Especially invoking the employee he's firing as the reference.
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That people can look at what's going on with Trump and not find it morally repugnant is fucking mindboggling to me.
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(Schumer's speech on the firing was pretty awesome.)
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That people can look at what's going on with Trump and not find it morally repugnant is fucking mindboggling to me.
After the whole health care boondoggle, I've come to expect moral repugnance from the GOP. I desperately want to kick a bunch of them out next year.
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After the whole health care boondoggle, I've come to expect moral repugnance from the GOP. I desperately want to kick a bunch of them out next year.
I think I'm just naive in that I hope, desperately hope, that they have some sort of limit to the heartlessness they display.

And then they show they don't and I hate everything again.
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I think I'm just naive in that I hope, desperately hope, that they have some sort of limit to the heartlessness they display.

And then they show they don't and I hate everything again.
Mitch McConnell is my Senator. I can assure you that, when it comes to politics, there is no limit to what he will do. He is the Palpatine to Trump's Vader.
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Following his practices with the state department, Trump will likely just not appoint anyone. He's leaving positions unfilled, imho, so that he can claim he's cut spending and therefore: more tax cuts for the rich.
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Not only that; but the content of the "letter" he was delivered from Trump informing him of his firing makes it pretty clear it was really written to the public, not Comey personally.

Only Donald Trump could be classless enough to use an employee's termination letter as a vehicle for self-promotion. Especially invoking the employee he's firing as the reference.
I agree with your take on this, and was struggling to put into words for myself what disgusted me most about Trump's wording. You've nailed it. His use of "While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation" is entirely self-serving, and was included as a message to the world. It's just an extension of how he tweets; full of propaganda. He can't even fire someone without making it suit his own corrupt ends. No shame, respect, or class.

Also, I'd like to see citation for these "three separate occasions".

Editing to add that it's revealing that Trump felt the need to even mention this allusion to the Russian investigations. Why did he think this is even relevant? A case of protesting too much.

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Didn't Nixon pull off something similar in his attempt to stay afloat?
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Didn't Nixon pull off something similar in his attempt to stay afloat?
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Donald Trump 'has been screaming at the television about Russia links investigation', says White House adviser | The Independent

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Calling for umpteen Benghazi investigations, none of which found something new, is not letting something go. Investigating Donny connections to Russia and finding a new major one every day is something that obviously is bearing fruit.
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He got too close then.
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That people can look at what's going on with Trump and not find it morally repugnant is fucking mindboggling to me.
I was thinking the same in the elections when he lied far more often than he had anything truthful to say. His clown show of a presidency is fully within the expectations that I had the moment he *somehow* won the presidency. I suspect he was telling the truth that the election was "rigged" but obviously rigged by his crew in his favor.
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The Washington Post has a lengthy writeup of everything to do with this story.

The Daily 202: Firing FBI director Comey is already backfiring on Trump. Itís only going to get worse.
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X-Files was on Fox.

Obviously, he's going to try to hire Skinner.
If we can convince him that the Cigarette Smoking Man is real, I think William B. Davis would be good for the position.
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A senior Congressional official with direct knowledge told NBC News that James Comey briefed Congress in recent days that he had requested more staff and money for the Russia investigation from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Comey's request, which was first reported by the New York Times, sharpens the questions about whether his firing as FBI director on Tuesday was intended to quash the investigation.
Deputy AG Rosenstein "recommended" Comey's firing to Trump, per documents released yesterday by the White House.
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Trumpís 3 big firings ó James Comey, Preet Bharara, and Sally Yates ó paint a disturbing picture
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Mitch McConnell is my Senator. I can assure you that, when it comes to politics, there is no limit to what he will do. He is the Palpatine to Trump's Vader.

and cue McConnell in 3,2,1....

McConnell rejects calls for special prosecutor - POLITICO

you can always count on McConnell to check his morals at the door in favor of what is politically best for McConnel.

This makes any attempt at appointing special prosecutor very slim. A select committee could be formed, but they would have no power to prosecute, they could only issue a report, much like the 9/11 committee. If McConnell sticks to his guns it is all pretty much in the hands of the current Senate investigation, or the Trump appointed deputy AG, or whoever takes over at the FBI.
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