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    Memo: Trump asked Comey to end Flynn investigation

    (CNN) President Donald Trump asked James Comey to end the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a request documented in a memo written by the former FBI director, according to sources familiar with the matter.

    "I hope you can let this go," Comey wrote, quoting Trump in the document, which CNN has not viewed but which was described by the sources.

    The bombshell revelation Tuesday escalated the already raging political crises engulfing the White House triggered by the bureau's probe into alleged cooperation between Trump aides and Russia and new reports that Trump divulged classified information to top Russian officials.

    Taken at face value, the disclosures about the Comey memo appear to provide the clearest sign yet that Trump tried to pressure the FBI and the Justice Department over the Russia investigation.

    Comey documented 'everything he could remember' after Trump conversations

    The stunning new developments triggered immediate claims from Democrats that Trump was guilty of obstructing justice and extreme concern from Trump's Republican allies on Capitol Hill.

    The sources said that Comey was so appalled by the request from Trump, at an Oval Office meeting on February 14, that he wanted to document it in order to share his recollections of the encounter with senior FBI officials.

    The White House, fighting back against yet another extraordinary political imbroglio despite its own compromised credibility, rejected the new allegations, first reported by The New York Times.

    One official said that a "conversation of that nature" did not happen.

    "While the President has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the President has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn," a White House official said in a statement. "The President has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations. This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the President and Mr. Comey."
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    More: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/16/politi...es-comey-memo/
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    Well, it's not like Comey has any reason to dislike the Donald or want to do him harm.
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    "I hope you can let this go,"

    Is asking and hoping the same thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Don't make me defend the Donald, don't you do it.
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    GOP Rep. Kinzinger says special prosecutor or indie commission needed to investigate Trump scandals

    A Republican lawmaker on Wednesday told CNN that either an independent commission or a special prosecutor is needed to investigate the assorted scandals swirling around President Donald Trump.

    In an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said that the latest revelations about James Comey writing a memo claiming that Trump had asked him to stop investigating former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn have led him to conclude that Congress can no longer handle the sole responsibility of conducting an investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

    “It’s time that we look at the idea of — whether it’s an independent commission or a special prosecutor or whatever,” he said, before explaining that this issue had become too politically charged for Congress to handle by itself.
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    More: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/watc...rump-scandals/
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    Yawn
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    Twitter: B4Liberty@USAB4L
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    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


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    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Dr. Ron Paul.
    "Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Magdalena Scholl
    "War is the health of the State." - Randolph Bourne
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    Does anybody read this stuff and just want to punch everybody in the face?


    FBI = No good scum
    Donny = Self-centered $#@!
    McCain = F*cking asswipe
    Chuck Schumer = Slickster Israel wuss
    Traditional media = Another f*cking punch in the face
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    I do think that ID should be required for certain things like carrying a concealed weapon...




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    https://twitter.com/KatieBoWill/stat...41029853343745
    “I don’t think that there will be any curtailing of Donald Trump as president,” he said. "He controls the media, he controls the sentiment [and] he controls everybody. He’s the one who will resort to executive orders more so than [President] Obama ever used them." - Ron Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSP-Rebel View Post
    You are not thinking like a MSM. Obviously its clear proof he did not know Flynn was already cleared at the time. And so it calls for an investigation anyway or at least a continued msm media circus frenzy. Can't let a secret self serving "memo" by a disgruntled partisan ex-employee that only became relevant after he was fired, go to waste. Got to exploit this partisan hack newspaper's report of a rumor from anonymous person that says saw a memo. This is obliviously the most important issue of the day. Well that along with why the president got two scoops of ice cream. Hard to tell which is more important. So long as we don't get distracted by those meaningless issues like national debt, monetary policy, fiscal sustainability, the pathway to economic ruin for middle class Americans, perpetual war, war on false pretenses, aiding terrorists groups, violating national sovereignty, regime change, provoking nuclear armed states, MIC and deep state influence over policy and politicians, actual foreign state influence (Saudi Arabia and Israel) in US government, and so forth - you know the irrelevant stuff.

    And they should investigate it with all the zeal and gusto that went into investigating and prosecuting for Benghazi, and arming terrorists, and arms running operations, and those who committed torture and authorized it, and the Clinton Foundation, and Saudi/Israeli influence in US politics, and drone murders, and pay-to-play, and violating international sovereignty, and interfering in other nation's elections and politics, Clinton-Loretta Lynch tarmac meeting, and all those Saudi/Oman/UAE and other nations contributions to a certain high ranking official's fund, and so many others. It was really great how the MSM and FBI really put an end to all that and so many corrupt folks went to prison. They really were concerned about truth, corruption and justice. That was really really really great.
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    "Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Magdalena Scholl
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    Quote Originally Posted by FSP-Rebel View Post
    Just a wild guess, but it's possible someone was lying.
    “I don’t think that there will be any curtailing of Donald Trump as president,” he said. "He controls the media, he controls the sentiment [and] he controls everybody. He’s the one who will resort to executive orders more so than [President] Obama ever used them." - Ron Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCarolinaLiberty View Post
    Does anybody read this stuff and just want to punch everybody in the face?


    FBI = No good scum
    Donny = Self-centered $#@!
    McCain = F*cking asswipe
    Chuck Schumer = Slickster Israel wuss
    Traditional media = Another f*cking punch in the face
    Hey, as long as they're fighting amongst themselves... The worst part of this is that the media is going to get even bigger ratings. But at least it's better than getting an "infrastructure" boondoggle through or starting another war. (of course, if Trump learned anything from the Clintons, it's how to wag the dog. So maybe another war is a foregone conclusion at this point.)
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    Butthurt ex-employee shenanigans.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




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    What's that about Seth Rich? Nothing? Oh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPUd View Post

    https://twitter.com/KatieBoWill/stat...41029853343745
    It's good to see Amash hasn't lost his mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antischism View Post
    It's good to see Amash hasn't lost his mind.
    yep...he's true to his NEOCON Globalist roots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    maybe another war is a foregone conclusion at this point.)
    nah...we usually wait for a missile attack first.

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    While trump makes me sick, watching all of this crying over bull$#@! is forcing me to defend trumps dumb ass which makes me hate the left even more (even though i agree with them on some things)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK/SEA View Post
    yep...he's true to his NEOCON Globalist roots.
    Lemme get this straight... Amash has neocon globalist roots, but Trump does not?! I'm really trying to keep up with all this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    Lemme get this straight... Amash has neocon globalist roots, but Trump does not?! I'm really trying to keep up with all this.

    "War is Peace.
    Freedom is Slavery.
    Ignorance is Strength."

    Now, just sit back and enjoy this Dixie Cup full of Trump flavor Kool-Aid and everything will become clear.

    We are SOOOO $#@!ed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCarolinaLiberty View Post
    Does anybody read this stuff and just want to punch everybody in the face?

    FBI = No good scum
    Donny = Self-centered $#@!
    McCain = F*cking asswipe
    Chuck Schumer = Slickster Israel wuss
    Traditional media = Another f*cking punch in the face
    Just a punch in the face?

    If you put them all in cage and made them fight to the death, I would be rooting for a five-way tie ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    Lemme get this straight... Amash has neocon globalist roots, but Trump does not?! I'm really trying to keep up with all this.
    Yeaw that one is pretty good. The guy that donated to all the neocons, was endorsed early by neocons, threatened to take Ron Paul down when it looked like Ron might win Iowa, and has since appointed a whole mess of neocons to his administration is not tied to neocons? Wow it is getting deep!
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    Not that facts matter, but Jack Posobiec posted this chunk of Comey testimony on twitter earlier which is from here:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.a6c2753bf8cf

    HIRONO: So if the Attorney General or senior officials at the Department of Justice opposes a specific investigation, can they halt that FBI investigation?

    COMEY: In theory yes.

    HIRONO: Has it happened?

    COMEY: Not in my experience. Because it would be a big deal to tell the FBI to stop doing something that -- without an appropriate purpose. I mean where oftentimes they give us opinions that we don't see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it. But I'm talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal. It's not happened in my experience.
    Seems to me Comey himself denies the allegations in question.

    He's talking about people at DOJ, but if Trump did something similar, why not divulge?
    What now?

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    Judge Napolitano weighs in:



    Interesting summary near the end. From what is currently known, there is no crime committed, but impeachment is a political process, so any President can be impeached if the votes are there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    Don't make me defend the Donald, don't you do it.
    At this point, the only sanity-preserving policy is to just take a seat in the peanut gallery and throw jeers and popcorn at all the $#@!s on stage ...

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