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RVInit wrote:Sessions is probably toast. Rosenstein also appears to be compromised, IMO.
Flynn too, but I bet he is now a witness for the govt.

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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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Cotton: "Do you believe Donald Trump colluded with Russia?"

Comey: “That’s a question I don’t think I should answer in an open setting.”

In other words, yes.

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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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Looks like I picked a bad week to run out of popcorn.
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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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I think those answers of "I cannot answer that in an open session" (or something along those lines) might be innocuous, and there might be no "there" there, but it looks bad. It sounds like (to my layman's ears) that there is something there but it's classified.
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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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Chilidog wrote:Cotton: "Do you believe Donald Trump colluded with Russia?"

Comey: “That’s a question I don’t think I should answer in an open setting.”

In other words, yes.

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Isn't this the first time it hasn't been "the campaign" or campaign staffers? This is the man himself.

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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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Donald Jr. is hatefully tweeting for Daddy. https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr

I think a PAC can do advocacy but a Super PAC can't, watching the testimony but will check it later.

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Yep, Cornyn is going to go after him.

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What is this they're trying to twist?

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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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Lordy, I hope there are tapes!

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Jez wrote:I think those answers of "I cannot answer that in an open session" (or something along those lines) might be innocuous, and there might be no "there" there, but it looks bad. It sounds like (to my layman's ears) that there is something there but it's classified.
Comey believes that if he answers no, and then learns of additional information, there's a duty to correct. (Hence his October surprise last year.)
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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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Three personal take aways so far:

1. Comey activiely tried to elicit the appointment of a Special Counsel.

2. He has gone out of his way to stress that he understood the Flynn meeting to be a directive to end the investigation of Flynn.

3. He has, exolicitly and implicitly, called Trump a liar so many times I lost count.

Two lesser but still gratifying moments:

1. He slammed Trump explicitly in comparison to Obama regarding their different attitudes towards the Russian intrusion into the election.

2. He was clear that while not admitting the Kushner "back channel," what a gift it would have been to the Russians,
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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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pipistrelle wrote:Lordy, I hope there are tapes!
So do I.

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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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McCain is a doddering Senator. What is he going on about?

Get him gone, he's way past his prime. :roll:
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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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I believe we are watching John McCain have a stroke in real time.
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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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McCain is incoherent and confused.

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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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What is McCain going good on about? Hilary?

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I think he's trying to ask if the investigation was about Russian interference in the 2016 elections, why is he only investigating 1 candidate.

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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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The other senators as McSame was stroking out...
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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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McCain : "President Comey"

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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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Painful.
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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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Senator McCain simply wants to know why Hillary Clinton is not being investigated for colluding with the Russians to interfere in the election last year. Her "collusion," apparently, was to keep all her emails on a private server. So the Russian hack was her fault.

Why don't you guys get that? Mrs. Clinton allowed Trump to win because of her collusion. So it's her fault, not the fault of the Russians or the Trump campaign.
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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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Damn. Sounds like a bad time for me to have had to leave my computer. I missed McCain's stroke. I hope the entire testimony will be available later, I think C-SPAN keeps them all?
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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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Chilidog wrote:
Kendra wrote:
Chilidog wrote:

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Yeah, and look how that ended up.
I'm thinking that Trump is really puzzled over that one.

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Re: James Comey v Donald - Senate Intelligence Committee, Thu June 8 2017 10am

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I've only been listening on and off all morning, but I heard McCain's questioning while in the car a while ago. My god, he sounded like a doddering old fool, and I wondered how many eyes across America were rolling up into their heads.

He actually implied (whether he intended it or not) that Hillary Clinton had been investigated for colluding with Russia. I thought maybe I was reading too much into it, but then Comey actually made a point of stating that the FBI never had a reason to investigate Clinton for that.

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