Trump taunt over Comey tape draws disbelief

June 13, 2017

… intimidation tactic, it almost certainly backfired. That tweet led the former FBI director to leak portions of the memos he had kept to document his conversations with Trump — in the hopes of prompting the appointment of a special counsel. “The President tweeted on Friday, after I got fired, that I better hope there’s not tapes,” Comey said in his testimony before the Senate intelligence committee. “I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday night, because it …

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It’s Simple: Either Trump Or Comey Is Lying. Who Is More Credible?

June 9, 2017

Comey laid out his version of events before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday,detailing comments the president had made to him about the FBIs investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign and its probe of Trumps former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Comeys account suggests that the president attempted to interfere with the bureaus investigations,pressed the then-FBI director to pledge Trump his loyalty and asked him to get out the word that the president …

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Trump, critics gird for long war after Comey’s moment

June 9, 2017

Washington (CNN)The initial shock and awe phase of the great, unresolved Russia election mystery ended with James Comey’s spellbinding testimony. The former FBI chief weaved a devastating picture of a President who is not to be trusted and is straining against the constraints of propriety and the Constitution that define his office. “America is stunned. The cloud hanging over this administration has just gotten a whole lot darker,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck …

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People are getting drunk for the Comey hearing because America cant be enjoyed sober anymore

June 8, 2017

Image: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Nothing says “good morning” in Trump’s America better than gathering at a bar with a bunch of strangers before 10 a.m. to drink Russian vodka and watch a Senate hearing … apparently. On this upcoming, beautiful Thursday, people all over America will wake up, get dressed in their end-of-week finest, and attend one of the many bar parties being thrown across the country for the sole purpose of watching former FBI Director James Comey testify …

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Here’s a Twitter list for Comey’s Senate testimony

June 8, 2017

James Comey will be back in front of Congress to testify about Russia and Trump.Image: Eric Thayer/Getty Images Ousted FBI director James Comey’s Senate testimony is being played up as one of the biggest TV events of the year and not just on C-SPAN. But if you don’t want to or can’t watch, here’s a Twitter cheatsheet of who to follow to keep up. SEE ALSO: How to throw your own painfully nerdy James Comey watch party Comey’s set to start testifying at 10 a.m. ET …

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James Comey claims his moment at hearing

June 8, 2017

(CNN)Fired FBI Chief James Comey seizes center stage in a compelling national political drama Thursday as he delivers congressional testimony that has grave implications for the fate of Donald Trump’s presidency. His testimony represents a pivotal moment in the saga of Russian election hacking and alleged collusion by Trump aides that has cast a dark shadow over the opening months of the new administration. …

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White House Dodges Questions About Kushner Meetings With Russians

May 31, 2017

… it was Kushner who first raised the possibility of a secret communications channel, an idea that the Russians ultimately rejected. Kushners meetings have attracted the attention of the FBI in its ongoing investigation into Russian efforts to disrupt the 2016 presidential election and potential contact between Trump campaign staff and Russian officials. Earlier this month, Trump reportedly retained a team of experienced Washington attorneys to help him navigate the ballooning investigations by …

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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… join the administration as early as next week, a source close to him said. This month, the Justice Department named Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, as an independent special counsel in the probe. Trump has been frustrated of late that his communications team hasnt done a more effective job at making the case that he isnt implicated in the Russia probe and highlighting his administrations successes, sources close to the president said. Another Republican close to the White House said …

May 27, 2017
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It Doesn’t Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal

… replace Obamacare, they were asked about the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into Russias meddling in the presidential campaign. But even with some of the pressure off, they appear to have made only a little headway enough to identify the key issues dividing them but not to make much progress on resolving those differences. A substantial number of Senate Republicans have made it clear they for the House bill, which would reduce regulations on health insurance, …

May 24, 2017
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Billy Bush Plans Return To TV After Soul-Searching And Walking On Fire

… women from the then-reality star before. I felt that, in that moment, he was being typically Donald, which is performing and shocking. Almost like Andrew Dice Clay, the stand-up comedian: Does he really do the things that hes saying or is that his act? And in Donalds case, I equated it that way. When he said what he said, Id like to think if I had thought for a minute that there was a grown man detailing his sexual assault strategy to me, Id have called the FBI. And Ive done a lot of …

May 22, 2017
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Bill Maher: The Indisputable Godfather of Political Late-Night

… the FBI. The FBI, these are the people who should be keeping an eye on Putin, not working with him. Because thats what it amounted to. Putin and the FBI were somehow on the same side, which is electing Donald Trump as president. When I really freaked out was when I was reading all of that stuff about how the FBI was so in the tank for Trump that Comey basically had to release that letter or else he was going to lose control of his own agency. Thats scary stuff. On a lighter note, how insane do …

May 21, 2017
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Now it’s Jeff Sessions’ turn to get trolled with projections on D.C. buildings

… similar projections on Thursday night. Hashtags are everywhere Image: Robin Bell/Storyful Projected on to the FBI’s D.C. headquarters and the Department of Justice, the projections included one that read “#SessionsMustGo” and another that cited an infamous Sessions quote about the KKK and marijuana (which Sessions later claimed was a joke), both accompanied by an image of Sessions in a KKK robe. Another round of hits against the Trump administration via projections …

May 21, 2017
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Surprise, relief dominate Capitol Hill after special counsel named for Russia investigation

(CNN)Some Republicans joined Democrats in breathing a sigh of relief Wednesday at news that deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had appointed a special counsel to lead the investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had any ties to Russia. While many members said they were caught off-guard, a bipartisan array of lawmakers applauded the selection of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation. “Wow, that’s news to me. He is a well-respected law enforcement …

May 18, 2017
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