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Fired FBI Director James Comey's Prepared Testimony Leaked: Here It Is


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Fired FBI Director James Comey's Prepared Testimony Leaked: Here It Is

Common Dreams staff

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A day before he was scheduled to testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee, what appears to be former FBI Director James Comey's prepared written "statement for the record" surfaced online Wednesday afternoon and was rapidly being shared among journalists and on social media.


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Boy ol Trump sure talks like the conversation is being recorded

I love backups. All sorts of things one least expects

I wonder how they will explain the missing audio this time


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Until I read this piece I had nearly forgotten the hookers and golden showers. Starting tomorrow, many more Americans will be reminded. The scandals just keep getting bigger. Well, Mr. Trump, you will soon have the BIGGEST something. And FAME (or infamy) for serving one of the shortest presidencies on record. We'll see.


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And we would take Comey's word on anything because......?

"Mainstream commentators display amnesia when they describe former FBI directors Robert Mueller and James Comey as stellar and credible law enforcement figures. Perhaps if they included J. Edgar Hoover, such fulsome praise could be put into proper perspective.

"Although these Hoover successors, now occupying center stage in the investigation of President Trump, have been hailed for their impeccable character by much of Official Washington, the truth is, as top law enforcement officials of the George W. Bush Administration (Mueller as FBI director and James Comey as deputy attorney general), both presided over post-9/11 coverups and secret abuses of the Constitution, enabled Bush-Cheney fabrications used to launch wrongful wars, and exhibited plain vanilla incompetence." http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_mythical_integrity_of_james_comey_and_robert_mueller_20170606#.WTgeiYU2lVM.facebook


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I remember when Dems hated Comey.

The duopoly is strange bedfellow kind of hook up.


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Not sure whom I trust less, Comey or Trump.


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This is small, but tasty, potatoes. Where's the beef? That much bigger feast is what awaits us from Mueller's slow cooking. He's using the cookbook called Recipes For Disaster: From Mar-A-Lago to Manhattan to America's Kitchen Table.
Ketchup on your steak, anyone?


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Yeh. Though different than J. Edgar in style he has his own kind of perversity, insanity and love of political blackmail. Not bad for the chief law enforcement official in the U.S. Another neofascist criminal who the lib/prog/left have come to champion in the GET TRUMP hysteria that has proved to be one of the most successful weapons of mass distraction in U.S. history. At least it points out how infantile, ineffective, immoral and irrelevant the lib/prog/left in the U.S. have become. I think tending my tomatoes is more effective and revolutionary. At least I don't have Comey, Clapper and that Deep State ilk advising me on how much fertilizer to use.


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It is all partisan bull$hit. Truth tellers are praised when they are not targeting the winning team. But as soon as they do they become the enemy of the country.


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Sounds like you planted Cherry Tomatoes instead Big Boys. They're easier picking, that's a given.
The drip, drip, drip may only be a prosecutor extending some professional courtesy to mid-level people in Trump's administration. A heads up to the Beltway Bunch to seek higher, more fertile ground somewhere else. Trump is in doodoo, imo.
Yes, the Washington Consensus stinks. Their rules of the game are byzantine and murky. But, as Reality Winner is going to find out unfortunately, breaking the law has consequences. I hope I'm wrong for her sake. Teaching yoga in prison doesn't look good on your resume.


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Democrats don't like Comey because of what he did during the election, ad-libbing in July and sending a letter to Congress in late October he arguably did not have to send. However, they feel his removal from office was likely an attempt to obstruct justice (Trump basically admitted this). It's possible to have these two thoughts in one's mind, right?


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Speaking of Reality Winner, hope you get a chance to read this: "Hey Intercept, Something is Very Wrong with Reality Winner and the NSA Leak." From the article:

"An NSA document purporting to show Russian military hacker attempts to access a Florida company which makes voter registration software is sent anonymously to The Intercept. A low-level NSA contractor, Reality Winner, above, is arrested almost immediately. What’s wrong with this picture? A lot.

"Start with the question of who benefits — cui bono— same as detectives do when assessing a crime."


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It's also possible to see political gamesmanship as a transferable item for sale to the highest bidder.

Lots of thoughts are possible.

Too bad you remain transfixed on a red-blue paradigm. Especially considering how smart you are.


#14

Who lies the most?


#15

Come on. It's who lies the best


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Trump is a CLASSIC sociopath. Given enough time, he will simply indict himself. Yes, he is a narcissist, but he is of the criminal type of narcissist. There is a difference. Trump has both going on, and even if the United States wimps out (likely) on nailing him, he will basically tell it all. Just like he said before he even ran that if he did run he would do it as a Republican because "Republicans will vote for anything." Again, he cannot keep his mouth shut. The telling thing is how America even has him center stage-after Reagan, permission was given for Americans to go as low as they wanted. This country is being opened up Carl Jung style like it never has been before. A bunch of property obsessed thieves who murdered to get the best piece of land in the world. And they'd do it again and again. There's good stuff in the country too, but I think God and Karma chose now to give us this-a real estate developer who stiffs his contractors while building his casinos which are predestined to go bankrupt anyway....


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Really???
You're not much of a judge of character then.


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If Trump is a good representative of what a U.S. businessman is like, I would think the Wall Street firms that control Washington would want to take him down very badly. I mean, he's very bad PR for their class, ain't he?


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Yes, I think The Intercept may wonder what just happened. Though, Reality has an interesting and compelling story to tell. When she's finally charged. That is the ? Her current status is illegal detention and constitutes a psychological torture of sorts, imo. The FBI's action is not going to be put them on any pedestals, here.


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ActuallyI planted Better Boys and Big Boys. Cherry tomatoes take over and have become a cliche like Merlot. They're nice for kids because they're sweet, but other than that a waste of time, space, fertilizer and and water. Last year I had Little Sisters (similar to Better Boys) and they contained a great deal of wisdom and good taste, but weren't available this year.