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Mon Oct 31, 2016, 01:10 PM

Can Obama stop all of this

Could Obama come out and force the FBI to announce what "evidence" they have instead of leaving everyone twisting in the wind a week before election day?

Could Obama force them to reveal what they know about Trump?

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Reply Can Obama stop all of this (Original post)
Jason1961 Oct 2016 OP
jberryhill Oct 2016 #1
JCannon Oct 2016 #4
Cosmocat Oct 2016 #7
unitedwethrive Oct 2016 #13
Wilms Oct 2016 #2
NCTraveler Oct 2016 #6
LanternWaste Oct 2016 #16
jonno99 Oct 2016 #3
Yonnie3 Oct 2016 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2016 #8
Skittles Oct 2016 #10
razorman Oct 2016 #12
Caliman73 Oct 2016 #14
matt819 Oct 2016 #15

Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 01:11 PM

1. Not a good idea

 


This is not playing out well for Comey.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 01:13 PM

4. It's a GREAT idea

 

Obama and Biden are the only ones not bound by the Hatch Act. If there are undisclosed secrets concerning Trump's people and their relations with Russia -- and that seems a safe bet -- then we deserve to know.

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Response to JCannon (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 01:22 PM

7. horrendous idea

The only thing that could happen to make it worse (outside of the POS media STILL FUCKING MISREPRESENTING IT!) would be BHO wadding into it in the next 8 days because it would be perceived poorly coming from him.
Come November 9th ... game on.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 01:48 PM

13. Agreed. Obama has to fire Comey after the election, since leaving it for Clinton would just

extend the partisan feelings around this whole thing.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 01:12 PM

2. Stop what?

 

Nothing is happening. Everything is OK. Just relax so you don't get called a concern troller.

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Response to Wilms (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 01:19 PM

6. I feel bad for all the people who are so concerned about being called a "concern troller".

 

Its like double dog concern. Concerned about concern before the concern.

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Response to Wilms (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 02:41 PM

16. Henny Penny approves this message.

 

Henny Penny approves this message.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 01:13 PM

3. I've asked the same question. Has there been a statement

from the president about Comey's actions?

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 01:15 PM

5. He should just let Comey hang himself.

We need to GOTV.

Anything President Obama could do (no matter how much it is deserved) would ignite a media storm that would not be good for the election.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 01:23 PM

8. No. Just let Comey twist in the wind.

He's already getting a well-deserved ration of crap from some GOPers as well as Democrats. Anything Obama does now would be perceived as completely politically-motivated and would stir up another distracting shitstorm.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 01:31 PM

10. LOL

Obama does not have a good track record making people accountable

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 01:35 PM

12. Not a good idea. The president needs to be "hands-off" on this.

If he is seen as interfering in any way, it could easily backfire against both his reputation and Democratic chances in this election. Also, if the FBI is forced to make public their findings, they might easily use it as an excuse to open up everything, including the previous investigation, which Comey shut down in July. This would open up a whole can of worms, which will absolutely not be finished before the election.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 02:16 PM

14. No.

The FBI director does not answer to the President but to the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. Certainly President Obama can pressure the AG to stop the situation but then it will look like President Obama is trying to directly influence the election through the use of his office and would create another problem.

Be assured that backdoor people are working on this situation but to come straight out and interfere with the FBI would not be a good thing to do right now.

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Response to Jason1961 (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 02:36 PM

15. Hmmmm. . .

Here's how I see it.

Option 1: Do nothing now. Fire Comey once Hillary is certified as the winner.

Option 2: Do nothing now. Call in AG Lynch to begin a highly confidential investigation of Comey and his ties to and communication with the GOP in connection with his statement last week. Then fire Comey once Hillary is certified as the winner.

Option 3: Follow options 1 or 2, and then let Hillary fire Comey on January 20.

Option 4: Follow options 1, 2, or 3, but, through AG Lynch release details this week of the FBI investigation into Trump's ties with Russia.

Option 5: Do nothing. Comey continues to be pilloried in the press and he's allows to retain what little dignity he has left and resigns when Hillary is sworn in.

My preference: Option 2 and 4.

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