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Wed May 10, 2017, 01:46 PM

Part of the trump letter that everyone should be talking about.

Is the part where he said that Comey assured him that he was not the target of the investigation. Regardless of the reason that Comey was fired and regardless if people thought it was right or wrong, republicans should be just as concerned with that part. Wouldn't that be illegal for the sitting POTUS and FBI Director to be discussing that?

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Reply Part of the trump letter that everyone should be talking about. (Original post)
Proud liberal 80 May 2017 OP
Shrike47 May 2017 #1
L. Coyote May 2017 #6
SHRED May 2017 #2
GeorgeGist May 2017 #3
bettyellen May 2017 #4
Proud Liberal Dem May 2017 #5
Proud liberal 80 May 2017 #7
Proud Liberal Dem May 2017 #10
Proud liberal 80 May 2017 #8
superpatriotman May 2017 #9
Proud Liberal Dem May 2017 #11

Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 01:49 PM

1. I figure Trump was lying. Mostly, he does.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #1)

Wed May 10, 2017, 04:03 PM

6. Bald-faced lies but a lie to serve a purpose. Intent to conspire to obstruct justice averted, if

you believe the lie. These women know very well how concocted that lie is:





Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice. Comey investigating Trump/co-conspirators for Hatch Act violations.

Truth-suppressing acts by co-conspirators Sessions, Flynn, Kushner create liable for Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice. 18 U.S.C. §§ 1621 to 1623 -- Given perjury, subornation of perjury, false declarations, the assertion of a false affirmative statement by an individual testifying under oath accompanied by other obstructive, evasive testimony, such as a false denial of knowledge or memory, an offense may exist. 18 U.S.C. §§ 371 and 372--conspiracies to commit any offense against the United States, or to prevent or retaliate in response to the lawful discharge of the duties of Federal officers ...

18 U.S. Code § 1505 - Obstruction of proceedings before departments, agencies, and committees

..... Whoever corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication influences, obstructs, or impedes or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede the due and proper administration of the law under which any pending proceeding is being had before any department or agency of the United States, or the due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which any inquiry or investigation is being had by either House, or any committee of either House or any joint committee of the Congress—

Shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 01:53 PM

2. They need to ask Comey at the Senate hearings

 

If he said this or not.
There should be no reason to not answer.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 03:43 PM

3. Gruel for his base.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 03:49 PM

4. I think he is twisting the testimony saying "he couldn't say" or that Trump Tower was not wired?

 

Just like he is saying Clapper cleared him when he did not.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 03:59 PM

5. I don't see how anybody could look at that

and not be suspicious about it. There's no logical (or professional) reason to put that in there unless there is something else going on. I'm surprised that the letter was even made available for the public. Did he think that nobody would notice or care that he threw that in there? It's deeply troubling (and probably illegal?) for the FBI to be talking with the target of an investigation (esp. if it's POTUS) about the status of said investigation but I tend to doubt that- despite him being a douchebag- Comey would have done that or said those things.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #5)

Wed May 10, 2017, 04:29 PM

7. I think it is there because

He wanted to show the public. "

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Reply #7)

Wed May 10, 2017, 04:51 PM

10. I'm sure

He's loves to "show and tell" and prove himself right.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 04:32 PM

9. Just imagine, for one second...

that Barack Obama is the person doing and saying these things.....

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #9)

Wed May 10, 2017, 04:53 PM

11. We know

that the Republicans would be howling like a rabid pack of wolves if PBO had put out a letter like this. He'd probably would have been impeached by noon today for sure. Of course, PBO was a President of a DRASTICALLY higher caliber. It's depressing where we are today.

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