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Old 01-11-2019, 11:57 PM
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Itís kinda looking the FBI had no choice but to wait until this Congress was sworn in to drop the hammer on tRrump. Looks like we will have get used calling Nancy by the name of President Pelosi

<WASHINGTON ó In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the presidentís behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests, according to former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.>

<The inquiry carried explosive implications. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the presidentís own actions constituted a possible threat to national security. Agents also sought to determine whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscowís influence.>

<The investigation the F.B.I. opened into Mr. Trump also had a criminal aspect, which has long been publicly known: whether his firing of Mr. Comey constituted obstruction of justice.>

<Agents and senior F.B.I. officials had grown suspicious of Mr. Trumpís ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign but held off on opening an investigation into him, the people said, in part because they were uncertain how to proceed with an inquiry of such sensitivity and magnitude. But the presidentís activities before and after Mr. Comeyís firing in May 2017, particularly two instances in which Mr. Trump tied the Comey dismissal to the Russia investigation, helped prompt the counterintelligence aspect of the inquiry, the people said.>


<The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, took over the inquiry into Mr. Trump when he was appointed, days after F.B.I. officials opened it. That inquiry is part of Mr. Muellerís broader examination of how Russian operatives interfered in the 2016 election and whether any Trump associates conspired with them. It is unclear whether Mr. Mueller is still pursuing the counterintelligence matter, and some former law enforcement officials outside the investigation have questioned whether agents overstepped in opening it.>

<Mr. Trump had caught the attention of F.B.I. counterintelligence agents when he called on Russia during a campaign news conference in July 2016 to hack into the emails of his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Mr. Trump had refused to criticize Russia on the campaign trail, praising President Vladimir V. Putin. And investigators had watched with alarm as the Republican Party softened its convention platform on the Ukraine crisis in a way that seemed to benefit Russia.>

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/u...a-inquiry.html
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yes thank God they were alert. All our ears perked up when he fired comey over russia, then gave israeli secrets to the russians in broad open daylight.
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I often wonder how many of Trumpís current vocal supporters will pretend, years from now, when the scope of his crimes and betrayals of this country become too obvious for even them to ignore, that they never really supported the quisling.
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Sarah makes some good points. I'll bold the factual items.

The FBI shouldn't be political or have partisan agendas. Unfortunately that's exactly what Comey, McCabe, and others tried to make it.

Sarah Sanders issues a scathing response to NYT report of FBI investigation into Trump before Mueller probe

The White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to a damaging report from the New York Times with a scathing statement released Friday.

"This is absurd," the statement began.

"James Comey was fired because he's a disgraced partisan hack," Sanders continued, "and his Deputy Andrew McCabe, who was in charge at the time, is a known liar fired by the FBI."

"Unlike President Obama, who let Russia and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russia," the statement concluded.


The report said that the FBI began an investigation into whether the president was "working on behalf of Russia against American interests," just after he fired James Comey from his position as the director of the FBI.

The probe was meant to test whether the firing of Comey was something that could be considered a national security threat, according to the report. It has since been handed off to special counsel Robert Mueller.

On CNN, one of the reporters responded to the statement from the White House.

"I'm not sure that response has anything to do with my reporting," Adam Goldman laughed.

"The facts are what they are, and if you think about what Jim Baker," he continued, "the general counsel to the FBI, told Congress behind closed doors, and we quoted from his testimony, it's really extraordinary thinking, that the object of the obstruction, right, the possible obstruction was the Russian investigation from 2016, and the act of firing Comey, he told Congress, was a national security threat."

"A national security threat," he repeated for emphasis.
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Itís kinda looking the FBI had no choice but to wait until this Congress was sworn in to drop the hammer on tRrump. Looks like we will have get used calling Nancy by the name of President Pelosi
I nominate the above post, complete with link, for recipient of the Comic Post of the Month award.

It's getting a little boring looking at all the Trump Derangement Syndrome stories poop-, er, popping up left and right.
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Sarah makes some good points. I'll bold the factual items.

The FBI shouldn't be political or have partisan agendas. Unfortunately that's exactly what Comey, McCabe, and others tried to make it.

Sarah Sanders issues a scathing response to NYT report of FBI investigation into Trump before Mueller probe

The White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to a damaging report from the New York Times with a scathing statement released Friday.

"This is absurd," the statement began.

"James Comey was fired because he's a disgraced partisan hack," Sanders continued, "and his Deputy Andrew McCabe, who was in charge at the time, is a known liar fired by the FBI."
I think you got lost. Those are opinions.

BTW, didn't she have some words for those attacking FBI agents?

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BTW, didn't she have some words for those attacking FBI agents?
FBI agents are professional people. FBI sugar panties like Comey, et cetera, are a joke.
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FBI agents are professional people. FBI sugar panties like Comey, et cetera, are a joke.
Okay, only the FBI agents you like are actual FBI agents lol.
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FBI agents are professional people. FBI sugar panties like Comey, et cetera, are a joke.
Yup. Comey and McCabe proved they're nothin' but partisan shills and not capable of holding a position of power any greater than a night manager at IHOP.
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Okay, only the FBI agents you like are actual FBI agents lol.

WOHHHHH-HA-HA-HA-HA!

Do you know the difference between a professional agent, and a sissy, bootlicking stooge like Comey?
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