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YEP, THE WEAKEST DENIAL IN THE HISTORY OF WEAK DENIALS

By jazz_music   May 19, 11:29am   1 link   615 views   10 comments   watch (1)   quote      

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/16/1663012/-White-House-denies-report-Trump-asked-Comey-to-end-Flynn-investigation-but-only-on-background?detail=emaildkscCONTROL&link_id=8&can_id=83aa6d6edf5c42685fff3a8544622008&source=email-new-york-times-president-asked-fbi-director-to-shut-down-flynn-russia-investigation-2&email_referrer=new-york-times-president-asked-fbi-director-to-shut-down-flynn-russia-investigation-2&email_subject=dirtbag-darrell-issa-snaps-over-latest-comey-revelations-flips-the-bird-to-reporter

The White House Press Office just blasted out a statement denying the new New York Times report that Donald Trump specifically asked now-fired FBI Director James Comey that he “let this go” with regards to the investigation into ex-Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. It reads:

On background: 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. 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.

On background: Deputy Director McCabe said in his testimony last week that the WH had not interfered with any investigation.
So “on background,” they’re denying it happened, but nobody in the White House is yet willing to put their name on that statement. That may be the weakest denial in the history of weak denials—and comes as other media organizations are now confirming the existence of the memo in question.

In fact Trump asked Comey to imprison reporters rather than investigate Flynn

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/16/1663022/-Trump-asked-Comey-to-imprison-reporters-rather-than-investigating-Flynn?detail=emaildkscCONTROL&link_id=2&can_id=83aa6d6edf5c42685fff3a8544622008&source=email-new-york-times-president-asked-fbi-director-to-shut-down-flynn-russia-investigation-2&email_referrer=new-york-times-president-asked-fbi-director-to-shut-down-flynn-russia-investigation-2&email_subject=dirtbag-darrell-issa-snaps-over-latest-comey-revelations-flips-the-bird-to-reporter

These are damning facts not hysteria. You can go hysterical trying to make Trump look good after all this shite.

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1   YesYNot   May 19, 11:52am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

I also noticed the non-denial denial.

Comey's memo: Trump says that he hopes Comey can drop it.
Media reports: Trump pressured Comey to drop it (reasonable interpretation of direct quote)
Whitehouse: Trump never told Comey to stop the investigation.

Everybody told the truth! Amazing.
The thing is, if Trump and team cannot deny the contents of the memo, it most likely happened. They can cry fake news even though the facts are true. The only thing up for debate is the interpretation.

They are going to say that Obama started down the imprison journalist road by talking about charging Assange. It's pretty striking that Trump would ask for Comey to consider that. Even if he just told Comey to consider it, and he didn't direct him to do it.

2   Heraclitusstudent   May 19, 12:05pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

YesYNot says

Comey's memo: Trump says that he hopes Comey can drop it.

Media reports: Trump pressured Comey to drop it (reasonable interpretation of direct quote)

Whitehouse: Trump never told Comey to stop the investigation.

Everybody told the truth! Amazing.

Wow, so we're good and there's no problem?

3   jazz_music   May 19, 12:23pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

The problem is the NATURAL tendency to get numb from so many never ending fuck ups, lies, scandals, hypocrisies, etc.

I keep hearing, from those here who are desperate for something to say in Trump's defense, that left wing are hysterical but it's because we aren't numb to all this BS.

They are still saying give Trump a chance and love love love all these FUCKING MEANINGLESS canned tribal cheap shots like buttercup, snowflake, SJW, blah-blah-blah-tards

Did Trump give retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn a chance, who was fired in disgrace from his job as Trump’s national security advisor after serving just 24 days!!!

FUCK NO!

4   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   May 19, 12:25pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Selling the election to Putin is a SACRAMENT!

5   YesYNot   May 19, 12:37pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Heraclitusstudent says

Wow, so we're good and there's no problem?

The problem that the Trump sees (and that the Right sees) is that the media is fake, because it spins a fake narrative.
The problem that the left sees is that Trump is lying about what he said.
The problem that I see is that the media should report his statement and add that it could be interpreted as pressuring Comey (a subordinate) to drop the investigation. They should be more careful with their headlines.
The problem with Trump as I see it is that he cannot answer the direct question. From that I conclude that the memo is correct (otherwise, he would deny it). My interpretation of the whole thing is that Trump tried to cultivate a relationship with Comey and get him to quit the investigation of Flynn. He's not a complete moron, so he used vague language like 'I hope you can drop it' rather than commanding him to drop it. When he realized that Comey wasn't going to play ball, he fired him. Simple as that.

6   jazz_music   May 19, 12:42pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

YesYNot says

When he realized that Comey wasn't going to play ball, he fired him. Simple as that.

Yeah and subordinates sure know what it means when their superiors use this vague language. Trump fires people. He throws his staff under the bus like every day as he directly contradicts their vain efforts to protect him.

No president has ever fired so many closest allies like Trump has done and he's not even in very long yet. The whole world is glued to their news media watching and laughing at us and Trump like it's "I Love Lucy" time or some such shit.
GOP owns this shit show big time. Maybe it's time for both parties to go away for ever because we have a fucked up country to fix here ASAP and neither are up to the task.
This is what happens when the GOP stepped into the clown car and put their feet on the gas.

7   jazz_music   May 19, 1:17pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

I mean here we all are with the whole government sitting there laughing their asses off at us all, totally ignoring us while claiming to represent us, all getting very much richer and only making sure they keep their special status as representatives.

Corporations are people.

Bribery is free speech.

That is fucked up.

This is so fucked up the country can't do anything except make wars and funnel money to investors at the expense of workers.

8   TwoScoopsMcGee   May 19, 1:23pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Heraclitusstudent says

Wow, so we're good and there's no problem?

One more point: Comey testified under oath he was never pressured by Trump

YesYNot says

Media reports: Trump pressured Comey to drop it (reasonable interpretation of direct quote)

"I hope you can drop the case against my staff."

Via Media Filter

= "LISTEN YOU DIRTY FUCKER... I WILL CAN YOUR ASS LIVE ON TV IF YOU DON'T GET IT STRAIGHT AND DON'T FUCK WITH ME... Sessions, show him the IRON MAIDEN"

9   YesYNot   May 19, 1:43pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Lashkar_i_Trumpi says

One more point: Comey testified under oath he was never pressured by Trump

Not True. He testified that he was never told to drop an investigation by the AG or deputy AG. That was the specific hypothetical question he was answering.

Lashkar_i_Trumpi says

Via Media Filter

= "LISTEN YOU DIRTY FUCKER... I WILL CAN YOUR ASS LIVE ON TV IF YOU DON'T GET IT STRAIGHT AND DON'T FUCK WITH ME.

Funny, because that's what he meant.

10   jazz_music   May 19, 1:44pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Lashkar_i_Trumpi says

Media Filter

Yeah media filter haha but the name of the game is still gas lighting and false equivalency because barrages of lies from a couple dozen web sites and 24/7 Fox and coast to coast radio bully boy celebs still aren't enough to spin everyone's head around.

Trump's continual gaffes actually do happen that Trump calls fake news after fueling conspiracy theories for years over Barack Obama's birth certificate! This is a guy who spread the fake news that the father of his Republican leadership rival Ted Cruz was involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy! This is a guy who openly lied about having seen Muslims in New Jersey celebrating the September 11th attacks (the only 9/11 celebrations that were ever actually verified were a bunch of deliriously happy Israelis). This Trump is the guy who claimed that climate change is a conspiracy invented by the Chinese!

And Trump having 1,000 paid russian trolls to spread fake news against Hillary Clinton. You remember pizza gate that the Clintons were involved in child sex for hire all over Facebook and Google?

YOU CAN'T HELP BUT GET NUMB TO THE DAILY OUTRAGEOUSNESS OF TRUMP AND ALT RIGHT BULLSHIT.

I'm sure you forgot about a few of the things on the list above already. The barrage grinds us all down.

FUCK!

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