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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

    Interesting piece from Politico on Comey and Mueller.

    I suspect most of us had forgotten about a little dustup from the W years.
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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

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    Hey, how've you been?!
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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

    it seems that a lot of what went down during the w admin has been forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUDub View Post
    Speaking of the NR, David French had an interesting tweet the other day.

    "Absent compelling contradictory evidence (like tapes or other memos) 'Comey lied to his diary' is the defense of the doomed"
    Saw that a few days ago.

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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

    Quote Originally Posted by jthomas666 View Post
    Interesting piece from Politico on Comey and Mueller.

    I suspect most of us had forgotten about a little dustup from the W years.
    That is a great article. It has more detail about the Stellar Wind crisis than I had known...
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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

    Quote Originally Posted by jthomas666 View Post
    Interesting piece from Politico on Comey and Mueller.

    I suspect most of us had forgotten about a little dustup from the W years.
    That was fun. Thanks for the read!
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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

    The only beginning to a Presidency in my lifetime that was even in the same stratosphere as this was Bill Clinton's first six months, and even he wasn't THIS bad. He bungled right out of the gate on several issues (his Cabinet, gays in the military, raising taxes he said he was going to cut, health care.....oops), but unlike Drumpf he: a) wanted to be President, it's all ever he ever wanted to do; b) had some experience with government; c) had a lower middle class upbringing and had been exposed to some bad stuff; d) was seen as too FLEXIBLE rather than Trump's problem, which is the opposite but not exactly.

    During the time I really liked Bill Clinton as president. He was so smooth.....
    I also think he was lucky to be in office when the technology boon hit. It helped the economy in a tremendous way. As long a people are making money, they are much more satisfied with the political machine...or that may just be me.

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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

    Well, according to the NYT, Trump told them the day after firing Comey that Comey was a "nut job," and the great pressure would eased from the Russian probe. It's hard to believe he could be that simplistic, but he apparently believed firing someone was going to solve his problem. Man! - talking about having no historical knowledge at all...
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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

    Thanks, jt, a good read.
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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

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    Well, according to the NYT, Trump told them the day after firing Comey that Comey was a "nut job," and the great pressure would eased from the Russian probe. It's hard to believe he could be that simplistic, but he apparently believed firing someone was going to solve his problem. Man! - talking about having no historical knowledge at all...
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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/co...rticle/2623616

    After a close reading of a memorandum, the Washington Examiner reported last week that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein never explicitly recommended that President Trump fire FBI Director James Comey.

    And on Friday, Rosenstein confirmed what the Washington Examiner reported ten days earlier. "My memorandum is not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination," according to his prepared remarks to House and Senate lawmakers.

    Unfortunately for the White House, Vice President Mike Pence and numerous senior aides were not so careful in their analysis. Again and again, they referred to the Rosenstein memo, which laid out all the ways Comey mishandled the Clinton email controversy, as a "recommendation."

    Rosenstein reportedly bristled at that characterization of his work, a representation that makes him seem like a legal patsy. And his defense of his memorandum could reasonably be interpreted as a response to that charge.

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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

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    Well, according to the NYT, Trump told them the day after firing Comey that Comey was a "nut job," and the great pressure would eased from the Russian probe. It's hard to believe he could be that simplistic, but he apparently believed firing someone was going to solve his problem. Man! - talking about having no historical knowledge at all...
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    I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job, Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. I faced great pressure because of Russia. Thats taken off.
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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Well, according to the NYT, Trump told them the day after firing Comey that Comey was a "nut job," and the great pressure would eased from the Russian probe. It's hard to believe he could be that simplistic, but he apparently believed firing someone was going to solve his problem. Man! - talking about having no historical knowledge at all...
    So the WH is not denying this report. Only spinning it; suggesting that somebody please shoot the messenger!
    From my perspective this further advances the case for obstruction of justice. In spite of his nave expectation that this would take the pressure off him from the Russia investigation, it is clear that he actually believed it would. So he fired Comey to impede or stop the investigation. Isn't that the definition of obstruction?
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