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Wed May 10, 2017, 11:38 AM

Rudy Giuliani next FBI director? Former mayor due at White House; insists he isn't being considered

Source: Newsweek

Rudy Giuliani has denied that he is a candidate to be the new, permanent FBI director, despite saying that he was scheduled for a meeting at the White House Wednesday.

The former New York City mayor and presidential candidate was rumored by many to be a possible choice to replace James Comey after he was controversially fired by President Donald Trump Tuesday evening.

Giuliani was a big supporter of Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign and was at one point expected to take a leading position within his administration. He also was in Washington, at Trump International Hotel, just hours after Comey’s dismissal. Speaking to reporters from The Atlantic and New York Magazine late Tuesday evening, Giuliani was asked about the prospect of succeeding Comey and current Acting Director Andrew McCabe.

“I’m not a candidate for FBI director,” Giuliani said. “The president’s not gonna ask me, and I’m not gonna be FBI director.”

But Giuliani, who serves as an informal cybersecurity adviser to Trump’s administration, went on to say that he was set to be at the White House Wednesday, although purely in relation to his current role. “I’ll be possibly—I’ll be in the White House tomorrow,” he said. “Nothing to do with, uh, having to do with my role.”

Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/rudy-giuliani-fbi-director-trump-606790

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Reply Rudy Giuliani next FBI director? Former mayor due at White House; insists he isn't being considered (Original post)
tenorly May 2017 OP
Scarsdale May 2017 #1
tenorly May 2017 #3
radical noodle May 2017 #2
tenorly May 2017 #5
radical noodle May 2017 #10
Cryptoad May 2017 #4
tenorly May 2017 #6
Cryptoad May 2017 #8
thesquanderer May 2017 #7
tenorly May 2017 #12
C Moon May 2017 #13
Cryptoad May 2017 #14
Peachhead22 May 2017 #18
Marthe48 May 2017 #9
C Moon May 2017 #11
briv1016 May 2017 #21
Egnever May 2017 #15
Cryptoad May 2017 #16
Grins May 2017 #17
PRETZEL May 2017 #19
Judi Lynn May 2017 #20
tenorly May 2017 #22
OnDoutside May 2017 #23
tenorly May 2017 #24
OnDoutside May 2017 #25

Response to tenorly (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:45 AM

1. How come?

Not corrupt enough for tRump? Rudy has NO ethics, no respect FROM anyone, he would be tRump's perfect choice, after Ivanka of course. Maybe Jared could cut back on his other duties, and fill the role?

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #1)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:49 AM

3. If this turns out to be true, the intent is pretty clear.

King Con wants to turn the FBI into a third world-style Gestapo: subservient to the dictator and his paranoia, while repressing dissent and, above all, good journalism.

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:46 AM

2. He was my first guess as a nominee

that trump would like for the FBI

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #2)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:52 AM

5. Stalin had Beria; Hitler had Gestapo Muller; Dump has Rudy the cross-dresser.

Despots are so predictable.

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Response to tenorly (Reply #5)

Wed May 10, 2017, 12:03 PM

10. He has to have someone he can control n/t

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:51 AM

4. The Coup is Complete

Trump can do whatever the Fuck he wants to do....... Let that sink in!

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #4)

Wed May 10, 2017, 11:58 AM

6. Drumpf is trying

He, drag queen Rudy, Roger Stoned, and rest of them will probably be forced to resign and arrested before they come even close though.

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Response to tenorly (Reply #6)

Wed May 10, 2017, 12:01 PM

8. Who ,,,

is going to Prosecute them?,,,,,,, nobody,,,,,, but i hope u r correct !

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 12:00 PM

7. I'm not sure Rudy could get Senate confirmation.

Is FBI director still one of the things that Dems could filibuster?

I heard someone float Ray Kelly, that sounds more feasible to me.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #7)

Wed May 10, 2017, 12:12 PM

12. Sure.

But Bitchy Mitchy will just suspend the rules again. They want to turn the FBI into their Gestapo, and they're certainly not going to let a filibuster get in the way of that.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #7)

Wed May 10, 2017, 12:13 PM

13. Maybe that's the idea.

Drag it on for months and months, until they get their war or whatever they need.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #7)

Wed May 10, 2017, 12:22 PM

14. they said on Mornin Jo Jo

that the Democrats can not filibuster appointment of FBI Dir

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #7)

Wed May 10, 2017, 03:34 PM

18. I don't think he could be filibustered

I think Harry Reid eliminated the filibuster for Presidential appointments. So the 'pubs could force it through on a party line vote. Which would suck.

BUT, not before confirmation hearings. And the confirmation hearings would be glorious for Dems and very possibly devastating for Trump and 'Pub senators. Imagine Giuliani, under oath, in open session, facing question after question from several Dem senators about anything they want. Then getting a few ridiculous softball questions from 'Pub senators. Just imagine how it would look for a nominee for Director of the FBI to have to take the fifth in his confirmation hearings! It would be political gold for our side!

Then, Giuliani would be subject to the same questioning regimen on a regular basis. Just as part of the job description.

I'm not sure Trump would make it through the confirmation hearing without Rudy causing impeachment hearings to start.

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 12:03 PM

9. omg

how can this get any worse?

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 12:11 PM

11. Can you imagine what the questioning to fill this position will be?

Are you prepared to bury the Russia ties, lie and become a traitor to your own country?

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Response to C Moon (Reply #11)

Wed May 10, 2017, 05:13 PM

21. You're assuming they're going to hold confirmation hearings.

I'd bet on an expedited vote.

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 12:45 PM

15. Hah no

 

He is there because of his entanglement in the Russia affair. Just last week he was implicated as being involved in the whole thing. i am quite sure he is not there for the FBI slot.

I mean I wouldn't put anything past Trump at this point but putting the ghoul up for the FBI spot would be yet another self inflicted wound.

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 12:54 PM

16. No,,,,,, Rudy is going to be

appointed special prosecutor ,,,,,,,,, how abt them apples!

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 03:02 PM

17. Good. For the good of the nation, of course.

“I’m not a candidate for FBI director,. The president’s not gonna ask me, and I’m not gonna be FBI director.”

Good. For the good of the nation, of course. Because if you were merely nominated, torch and pitchfork futures would go through the roof!

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 03:43 PM

19. I would tend to agree that he's not there about the FBI Directorship

however, I would think it's not that far out of the realm of speculation that Giuliani might know people (or know people who know people) within the state's Attorney General's Office.

Maybe trying to get a pulse on how far the state's case against Trump may be going.

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 05:02 PM

20. Giuliani has been called to Mexico in the last year or two to advise them on organizing police

for more impact, etc. God only knows why, but it sounds as if he has tried to present himself as a world's authority on law enforcement already.

Who in this country could imagine that grinning death's mask as the FBI director without gagging, anyway?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #20)

Wed May 10, 2017, 05:25 PM

22. And to solicit money and support from their narcos, I bet.

Giuliani is the ultimate crooked cop.

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 05:29 PM

23. Hold on, NOT the new Permanent Director, but what if he was appointed the INTERIM FBI Director ?

Does THAT require Senate approval ? If not, and he was appointed, God help us all.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #23)

Wed May 10, 2017, 05:33 PM

24. Not exactly sure. I believe Cheeto can just appoint him.

And if any Senate consent were needed, you can bet Bitchy Mitchy would just suspend the rules and ram him through.

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Response to tenorly (Reply #24)

Wed May 10, 2017, 05:52 PM

25. I don't believe the Reps would touch him, but if he can just appoint him Interim, then he would.

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