Celebrity throne room …. Comey got fired because he was closing in on Trump and because indictments are on their way with paperwork completed before he got that strange letter from POTUS45* attempting to codify Trump’s innocence.
Termination letters often have either a generic excuse or in Trump’s case some rationalization which is what Rosenstein and Sessions spent time concocting last week.
The urgency to fire Comey came from an upcoming open session with the Senate Intelligence Committee as well as Trump’s meltdown following the Sally Yates session in from the Senate espionage subcommittee. And then there’s today’s visit by the Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, the person who ordered the hacking. And Kissinger showed up today, coincidence? That Trump Nobel Peace Prize can’t be far behind, but will Trump donate that chump change to charity, as he usually claims?
And most importantly there are now three grand juries ready to bring indictments.
Now, the person who orchestrated the Russian hacking is coming to the WH today …whereupon he will make some vague statement saying he doesn’t know anything and POTUS45* will claim that has some probative value.
The FBI is conducting a counter-intelligence operation, so even with the AG compromised to the point of recusal, that division will do their constitutional duty. The Sessions comment that there’s no need for a Special Prosecutor is as flimsy as the reasons for firing Comey as “being unfair to HRC”.
Instead of sending you down to the street to take a cab, I am firing you over cable TV and 3,000 miles away so you can get paparazzi helicopters to chase you to the airport. SAD! … Because reality -TV humiliation!
fired because gratuitous reasons then but not now…
President Trump’s May 9, 2017 letter firing now-former FBI Director James Comey in part reads, “I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation[.]”
However, a recent court filing by the Department of Justice on behalf of the FBI in an ongoing FOIA lawsuit plainly indicates the FBI has an active investigation pertaining to Donald Trump’s actions related to actual or potential election-related hacking and espionage by Russia.
The lawsuit is filed by Ryan Shapiro, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) PhD candidate/Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University research affiliate, and Jason Leopold, Senior Investigative Journalist at BuzzFeed News.
On August 18, 2016, Shapiro and Leopold submitted a FOIA request to the FBI seeking “disclosure of any and all records, including investigative records, mentioning or referring to Donald J. Trump’s statement on 27 July, 2016 [regarding Secretary Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails],
‘Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,’ and ‘I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.’”
this is how Trump will get his Nobel Peace prize and Putin gets Crimea sanctions lifted
Trump’s meetings today are with Kissinger and the foreign minister of Russia. You cannot make this shit up.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) May 10, 2017
Even the Acting FBI Director could be gone tomorrow.
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If the God-Emperor’s toadies were smart, they would get their GOP Senate buddies to try to trash Comey’s acting director replacement, Andy McCabe tomorrow in the open Senate intelligence committee hearing.
And if Lord Dampnut could control his tiny thumbs he might not have a meltdown like on Monday when Sally Yates revealed the desperation at the WH.
It’s in his interest to keep the strategy of tension high even as the noose tightens and his cluelessness continues by meeting Kissinger today evoking all those Nixonian comparisons. Beltway Byzantine.
“The kneel with me Henry” moment came right after his handler, the Russian Foreign Minister, did Putin a solid by helping Trump to tweak the MSM by his granting their meeting access to Russian media only.
So the leading candidates for being dicks tomorrow could be Senator Richard Burr, the chairman who could be tied to the cover-up with Rep. Devin Nunes, or:
- John Cornyn who’s trying to firewall the Giant Taco Bowl by suggesting that the current Coup d’Etat is about leaks and executive privilege.
- Lando Cotton because he’s a former intelligence officer and wants to be POTUS some day.
- Marco Rubio, simply because he’s thirsty little Marco.
or they could soon bring in John Miller, Trump’s PR “guy” as a secret witness, because he’s as well known as Andy McCabe, who could soon be gone simply because interrogating him would shift attention from all this Come(d)y stuff.
There’s speculation that Andy McCabe may not last as interim director until the Senate confirms his ultimate replacement, and he’s already in the crosshairs of the political right.
A well-wired federal law enforcement source told The Daily Beast shortly after Comey’s firingthat rumors immediately started swirling that McCabe could be next.
He’s scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a public hearing on Thursday morning.
- Open Hearing, Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 10:00am Location:Hart 216
- Director Daniel R. Coats, Director of National Intelligence DNI
- Director Michael Pompeo, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency CIA
- Director, Admiral Michael Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency NSA
- Acting Director Andrew McCabe, Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI
- Director, Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency DIA
- DIA Director, Robert Cardillo, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency NGA
James Comey’s replacement at the FBI may be even more controversial than Comey himself. He takes the reins at the FBI during one of its most tumultuous moments in recent memory—and his temporary leadership there may not be enough to calm a bureau that’s reeling.
Andrew McCabe, who was the FBI’s deputy director until President Donald Trump fired Comey, became interim director of the bureau after his old boss was fired.
But while agents at FBI headquarters in D.C. and in its field offices around the country are grieving and angry, McCabe could struggle to stabilize things.
That’s because of a controversy that erupted last summer when reports revealed his wife took almost $500,000 from the political organization of Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia governor and longtime Clinton ally, for her state senate campaign.
The news drew calls for McCabe to publicly recuse himself from anything involving the bureau’s investigation into Clinton’s email scandal. But he didn’t do that, and conservatives haven’t forgotten.
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Another Bigly Trump meltdown today on Twitter included personal attacks on Chuck Schumer and Richard Blumenthal, because Trump feels better when other men cry.
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I know the Occupant is not a scholar, but he is in the process of discovering an immutable law of physics. The Law of Unintended Consequences.
Kurt Eichenwald explains: