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Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:08 AM

James Comey: Donald Trump should not be prosecuted after leaving office

Donald Trump should not be prosecuted once he leaves the White House no matter how much evidence has been amassed against him, the former FBI director James Comey writes in a new book.

The next US attorney general, under Joe Biden, should not “pursue a criminal investigation of Donald Trump”, Comey writes, “no matter how compelling the roadmap left” by the special counsel Robert Mueller, or “how powerful the evidence strewn across his history of porn stars and financial fraud”.

“Although those cases might be righteous in a vacuum,” Comey writes, “the mission of the next attorney general must be fostering the trust of the American people.”

[link:https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/05/james-comey-donald-trump-prosecuted-saving-justice-new-book|


Because we did so well after Ford pardoned Nixon and Barr and Bush pardoned the Iran-Contra crowd?

The damage Trump did to the federal system must be addressed by the federal system to give the federal system legitimacy. Leaving it to the states is a cop-out.

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Reply James Comey: Donald Trump should not be prosecuted after leaving office (Original post)
Ramsey Barner Jan 2021 OP
C_U_L8R Jan 2021 #1
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #2
vishnura Jan 2021 #12
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #15
samnsara Jan 2021 #3
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #7
madaboutharry Jan 2021 #4
cilla4progress Jan 2021 #5
Atticus Jan 2021 #6
lark Jan 2021 #8
empedocles Jan 2021 #9
VladmireTrumpkins Jan 2021 #10
JDC Jan 2021 #11
MyOwnPeace Jan 2021 #20
onetexan Jan 2021 #23
NRaleighLiberal Jan 2021 #13
spooky3 Jan 2021 #14
NoRoadUntravelled Jan 2021 #16
TigressDem Jan 2021 #17
Solly Mack Jan 2021 #18
Harker Jan 2021 #19
Botany Jan 2021 #21
Corgigal Jan 2021 #22
Hestia Jan 2021 #24
malthaussen Jan 2021 #25
Nitram Jan 2021 #26
lagomorph777 Jan 2021 #27
Behind the Aegis Jan 2021 #28
LizBeth Jan 2021 #29
DavidDvorkin Jan 2021 #30
hatrack Jan 2021 #31
hvn_nbr_2 Jan 2021 #32
Paladin Jan 2021 #33
3catwoman3 Jan 2021 #34
Skittles Jan 2021 #35
BigDemVoter Jan 2021 #36

Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:10 AM

1. You cannot build trust without justice.

Turning a blind eye towards Trump's crimes would be a travesty.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:10 AM

2. Bullfuckingshit!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:15 AM

12. Couldn't say it better!

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Response to vishnura (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:17 AM

15. Ty!

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:10 AM

3. bull shit....trump and others like him need to be sent a message

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Response to samnsara (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:11 AM

7. Must prosecute & punish to the fullest extent of the law!



Make examples of them all!

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:11 AM

4. What is wrong with him?

How does he stand up straight given the absence of a spine?

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:11 AM

5. His views

are irrelevant.

He has shown poor judgment and bad behavior.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:11 AM

6. He of such famously sound judgment--- nt

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:12 AM

8. James Comey is not our friend and no one whose advice should be taken.

He's shown right wing tendencies way too often and I will never forgive him for what he did to Hillary - it is unforgivable.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:13 AM

9. Flynn should not be investigated further?

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:13 AM

10. No need to prosecute him

He has learned his lesson./s

bullshit he has!!!

.AND THAT LESSON IS TO LIE AND LIE AND LIE SOME MORE

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:14 AM

11. Comey can F right off on this subject and many more

"No matter how much evidence is amassed?"

He is surely out of his G-damned mind

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Response to JDC (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:46 AM

20. I hear that line from "Hamilton"

Hamilton is debating Jefferson and after Jefferson states his position Hamilton says,

"Have you lost your God Damn mind!?!"

Certainly worth asking again right now!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 11:17 AM

23. yup, Comey should STFU now that he's irrelevelant. He's still enabling the Con even now

sad

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:15 AM

13. how "Comey" of him, he who helped torpedo Hillary. Spineless.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:17 AM

14. Isn't the best way to restore trust to hold wrongdoers accountable

Using genuine facts and evidence, and fair process?

Coney just doesn’t know when to rein himself in.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:18 AM

16. "Fostering the trust of the American people" means following the Rule of Law.

I will never forget Comey's announcement about re-opening the investigation against Hillary Clinton right before the election. He's done his damage. His opinions now are not needed or wanted and neither is his book.
Now that we are regaining our footing as a party, his thoughts are neither welcome nor well thought of. May he find his place in obscurity along with others whose egos couldn't resist the lure of 15 minutes of fame.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:20 AM

17. The America I TRUST prosecutes people who break the law. ESPECIALLY those with money and power.

The PROBLEM is that tRump LOVES playing the VICTIM and will turn prosecution into persecution and bring out crocodile tears.

BUT we need to UNSEAL all the secret damage and get it on record that he was THE WORST pResident in history of US.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:21 AM

18. Snort

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:42 AM

19. Right.

His opinion is of no value.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 09:49 AM

21. So says the man who knowingly sabotaged Hillary Clinton's campaign in 2016

Donald Trump is an active Russian asset/agent who has worked to bring down America,
all the while killing 350,000 Americans and >1.9 million people world wide, grifting the
be-jesus out of the country, and spreading hate, racism, and violence across the country.

Fuck you Jim.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 10:21 AM

22. Does he still vote

republican? Cause if he did, he’s. A fool.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 12:35 PM

24. STFU. You can only give him one gift in a lifetime and you've already been his stooge once

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 12:51 PM

25. A cop who doesn't want prosecutions.

If only Mr Trump had been selling marijuana on a street corner, eh?

Mr Comey is full of shit.

-- Mal

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 12:51 PM

26. Fuck you, Jim! Still running interference for Trump. That's not the way to "foster the trust of

the American people." The only way to restore my trust in the Justice Department is by prosecuting Trump and his minions to the full extent of the law.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 01:12 PM

27. Fuck Comey. He installed Trump.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 01:17 PM

28. "the mission of the next attorney general must be fostering the trust of the American people."

Like you did, Jim?!

FUCK YOU COMEY! You are a big reason that piece of shit squatted in the White House and why democracy is under siege.

Almost 400,000 Americans dead in under a year from a single virus because the asshole you carried water for took office!


FUCK YOU!

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 01:25 PM

29. "fostering the trust" For only the minority. If not prosecuted, no matter the compelling road map of

criminality, then it highlights reasons for distrust for all the rest of us.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 01:37 PM

30. But what about his e-mails?

Also, fuck you.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 02:20 PM

31. Hey Jim? Fuck you.

That is all.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 02:44 PM

32. 6 words for Comey: Shove her emails up your ass. nt

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 03:10 PM

33. Oh, by all means: Let's let trump get away with it, as always.

To hell with you and your half-assed opinions, Comey.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 04:45 PM

34. I have ZERO interest in ANYTHING...

...Comey has to say.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 06:20 PM

35. LOL

says the guy who practically HANDED the presidency to Trump

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 06:40 PM

36. Comey can go fuck himself.

He's largely to blame for Pussy-Grabber in the first place.

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