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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trump Officials on Comey Memo: ‘Don’t See How Trump Isn’t Completely F*cked’

If you come at James Comey, you best not miss.

The former FBI director—who President Donald Trump fired and then later threatened on Twitter last week—reportedly kept notes of their conversations, and some of those details are now making their way into public view. According to one of those memos, first reported by The New York Times on Tuesday, the president urged Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s former national security adviser.

The White House, through an anonymous press statement, flatly denied the Times’ reporting, which has since been confirmed by several other media organizations. (The Daily Beast could not immediately do so independently.) But the reported details already have some—including attorneys, members of Congress, and law enforcement officials—suggesting criminal wrongdoing.


Dear oh dear. Well, Pence would make a good president, perhaps better than Trump. But who am I kidding. This is a disaster. The market is way down, BTW. But, too soon to give up hope. It could all be the extended termite state blowing smoke, I suppose. Doesn't look like it, but it could be. If Trump is impeached, there will be a lot of very, very angry people out here in the heartland, I can tell you.

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Why would anyone believe Comey's notes? Or Trump's come to that? Either there are official minutes (or a recording) or there aren't. Otherwise the story is best treated as bunkum.

Posted by: dearieme | May 17, 2017 12:07:20 PM