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​Criticizing Comey is Not a Mortal Sin Mr. Himes

Welcome to the summit of fame James Comey. Your book is out this Tuesday and the world’s media has been diving into its details. But in today’s world, the author is often as or more important than what he or she authored. Especially when the author’s book is all about the author’s viewpoint.

You are now the story James Comey, and Trump is a supporting character, or the villain, in your heroic recounting of how you navigated Washington DC's waters. You, more than your book, will be and is being judged. And this doesn't mean by people like Sean Hannity - who now has to do some explaining over how he shares or shared the same attorney as President Trump. It means by people who would love nothing more than for your book to reveal that key piece of evidence that they hope leads to Trump's impeachment.

For example, CNN's Ana Navarro who tweeted:

Maybe it's just me...the more I hear from @comey, the more conflicted I feel. I want to believe him that this is all about loyalty to country and inviolable respect for the truth. But damn, the guy has a big ego, is selectively inconsistent. I find him obnoxiously self-righteous.

Or this from an anonymous Hillary aide:

One has to wonder if the strong rhetoric he uses about President Trump is fueled in part by a sense that he may have been responsible for helping elect him.
Now, I hope Ana Navarro, or the anonymous aide, isn't one of those included on Rep. Jim Himes list of the damned. Rep Himes, when talking to Navarro's colleague Kate Bouldan on, where else, CNN, said this:

So yes, let's have that conversation about whether Jim Comey made the right move in talking about the Hillary Clinton thing, but people will rot in Hell for besmirching the reputation, the integrity, and the professional history of these two men.

Ben Domenech has suggested that we consider the possibility that America is run by idiots.Like Jim Himes. A viewpoint that metaphorically burns both Houses of Congress down and the White House while they're at it. Perhaps a more moderate tack that uses a similar starting point would be to say that crazed loyalty to an institution, or worse to two men who work for, or have worked for, both the DOJ and FBI, because of obviously partisan reasons is not the best way of ensuring government of the people by the people and for the people.

It is voters duty to guard against excesses by the FBI and intelligence agencies and yes, the police and even the military. That's why we have elections. That's why civilians ultimately run the those institutions. It is Comey's right - within limits - to speak his mind. It is also voters and journalists and anyone else's right to speak their minds on Comey and his book.

You are far from being treasonous if you have doubts about Comey or Mueller. You are, however, a dangerous fool if you condemn those who do because you hate their side of the aisle.

If Mueller, or perhaps the SDNY raid on Cohen's offices, finally uncovers real evidence of a crime or of collusion, then Trump has a real problem and impeachment by both Houses of Congress becomes a possibility. That's not the case at all right now. So hurling inquisitorial damnation over someone's opinion of Comey's or Mueller's character is a hysterical absurdity done by someone who is behaving like an idiot.

So you see Mr. Comey, your book does indeed becomes a matter of character. Doesn't it?

Posted by AllardK at April 17, 2018 6:29 PM
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Comey is hawking his book. I don’t care. However, Trump supporters care a great deal. The right wing Wurlitzer has been cranked up to 11 with attacks against him. It is very important for Trump followers to discredit him, McCabe, the FBI, the DOJ, and “the enemy of the people” better known as the free press, because they provide the checks against Trump.

Operation Desert Stormy went rather poorly. First the US showed weakness when Trump said we were leaving Syria. The Syrians gassed some people, and unlike at least 8 previous gas attacks, this one was captured on video. Trump warned the Syrians and Russians we would launch missiles. Eventually we did, and destroyed three empty buildings. That’ll show them!

Ambassador Haley did a good job at the UN and said there would be more sanctions against Russia. Trump put a stop to that talk immediately! He has already resumed a submissive posture to Putin.

Meanwhile, Sean Hannity should have been fired on the spot for conflict of interest. He tried to hide the fact his lawyer was Michael Cohen, but that lasted only a day, since only the client can claim attorney-client privilege. Without the claim the details could have been released. Turns out Cohen did not do much actual lawyering. He was a fixer. He paid Stormy Daniels. He arranged to pay the mistress of the Deputy Finance chair for the Republican National Committee $1.6 million because that particular Playboy model got pregnant and needed an abortion.

So what was Cohen fixing for Hannity?

Does anyone think Cohen will flip? He is facing the distinct possibility of spending the rest of his life in jail, and there is a credible report validating the Steele Dossier, that he went to Prague and met with the Russians to arrange payment for services rendered. The US now has one of the hackers that attended that meeting in custody. Ruh-Roh!

Posted by: phx8 at April 18, 2018 1:37 PM
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Does anyone think Cohen will flip? He is facing the distinct possibility of spending the rest of his life in jail…Posted by: phx8 at April 18, 2018 1:37 PM

He should, but he’s so crooked that he may not be able to do that without risking his life anyway. This is the kind of guy who gives the legal profession a bad name. He should be disbarred and that should have happened a long time ago.

There’s also something about the legal team being assembled in NYC, which must have something to do with Ghouliani, and is being paid for by the contributors to the right wing party. These are real lawyers this time.

Rupert Murdoch is one of Dumpty’s main advisors. I don’t expect anything good to happen at Fux until he drops dead. He got pulled into this mess by people that Ailes put in place, and Sh1thole Shannity has been a main player. It’s all too suspicious, besides the vast amount of work on behalf of Dumpty, all of course at no cost to him.

Haley is trying to work around the idiot in the White House, and going to Mnuchin directly on the sanctions. They may happen.

I don’t know if you watch Podsaveamerica, but their episode on Comey was about the best on that subject:

Posted by: ohrealy at April 18, 2018 2:40 PM
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Part of the reason I don’t care about Comey is that he played a major role- arguably the biggest single role- in costing HRC the election. Now he is selling his book. That’s fine, he can do whatever he likes.

For some reason, Trump supporters imagine if they can discredit Comey & McCabe, that will save Trump from an Obstruction of Justice charge.

It will not.

The day following the firing, Trump met with the Russian ambassador and foreign minister in the Oval Office. Quite the little celebration. Lots of smiles, right there in the Oval Office. F*cking traitor. Trump told them the pressure was off now that he had fired Comey. Later that same week, in an interview, he told Lester Holt he fired Comey over “the Russian thing.”

So there are verifiable sources other than Comey showing Obstruction.

There are also the repeated statements by Trump calling the Russian probe a “hoax” and denying they interfered in the election. Trump knew perfectly well that they did. He had been briefed by the IC right from the start.

Flipping Cohen might be tough. But he is a skeezy, unethical little weasel with a taste for luxury, so a lifetime in jail for bank fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to violate campaign election laws (collusion) might not appeal to him. That sleazy scumbag deserves to die in prison, but do I fear he might talk to save his own skin.

Posted by: phx8 at April 18, 2018 3:20 PM
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It is hilarious to read the Liberal comments. Unfortunately, there is nothing of verifiable substance to make a response.

Posted by: Royal Flush at April 18, 2018 5:36 PM
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More wishful thinking and unverified BULLS**T from the liberal media talking heads that the WB liberals quote.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at April 18, 2018 5:50 PM
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A hearty congratulations to the nation of Israel celebrating 70 years since the country’s foundation on Wednesday.

Despite overwhelming forces, with a desire to eliminate this nation and its people, God has blessed them and this nation has flourished in freedom and democracy.

We laud and appreciate our greatest ally in this dangerous part of the world.

Posted by: Royal Flush at April 18, 2018 5:55 PM
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Hey Rich, these Lefties on WB are so full of s*it, they believe they can construct an iceberg out of an ice cube.

Posted by: Royal Flush at April 18, 2018 6:09 PM
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Royal, I’ve heard a lot of BS while in the Navy but these WB liberals tell better sea stories then us sailors do.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at April 18, 2018 6:25 PM
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A primer for our Liberal and Socialist Pals

“The Decay of the Art of Lying does not reveal why one should not lie, but reveals in detail the proper way to lie – told from a true expert.”

I ask our Lefty Pals to please read, or listen to, Mark Twain. If lie they must, they should learn the rules.

Posted by: Royal Flush at April 18, 2018 6:49 PM
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Flipping Cohen might be tough. But he is a skeezy, unethical little weasel with a taste for luxury, so a lifetime in jail for bank fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to violate campaign election laws (collusion) might not appeal to him. That sleazy scumbag deserves to die in prison, but do I fear he might talk to save his own skin. Posted by: phx8 at April 18, 2018 3:20 PM

He should be in jail forever, and so should his traitorous “employers”. There’s more involved here with Cohen than meets the eye, like where he actually gets paid, and who really employs him.

Our country is being run by people who have no idea how our government works, and no respect at all for our institutions. It’s like they’re foreigners or controlled by foreigners, and not ones from countries that have democratically elected governments. Dumpty is just a sad little puppet.

I was reading an article in the New Yorker about Scott Pruitt, and that was rage-making. I have Comey’s book on order from the library, and Madeleine Albright’s Fascism. Comey is self-serving. Of the interviews I’ve seen so far, Colbert was definitely the toughest. He’s more like a real newsperson than the actual newspeople.

And I’m watching Lost In Space, definitely the best thing that happened this week.

Posted by: ohrealy at April 18, 2018 9:41 PM
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Erm… Still waiting for the proof!

Like the old lady in the commercial,


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