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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Democrats make Comey the fall guy

For two years we endured a witch hunt based on the Fake News that Donald John Trump hired hookers to piss in a bed that the Obamas had slept in while in Moscow.

Taxpayers paid $25 million for this and all they learned was Paul Manafort owned a jacket made from ostrich leather. Sadly, it has no ostrich feathers.

Now comes President Trump's turn at bat.


Trump re-enacts stopping a mugging in 1991.

The thought of the pain makes Democrats wince. The investigation into the FBI spying will bring the rats to justice. It will be one fat rat and a bunch of Strzok-sized ones.

Apparently, the big boys have decided the big rat will be Jimmy the Weasel Comey. Like it or not, the weasel will take one for the team.

A former CIA official told Fox News, "Former [CIA] Director John Brennan, along with former [Director of National Intelligence] James Clapper, are the ones who opposed James Comey’s recommendation that the Steele Dossier be included in the intelligence report."

That report was a briefing on intelligence for then President-elect Trump at the White House. The briefers included a two-page memo on the Russian Dossier, and then leaked to CNN what they did.

CNN then did a story on the Russian Dossier, which insiders in the press knew was sloppy opposition research that Hillary's campaign had tried to peddle to the major networks and newspapers. Only David Corn bought it.

But the CNN story about the briefing made the dossier national news, which eventually led to the Mueller investigation.

Everyone in the know knew the dossier was a lie. Heck, a blogger in Poca, West Virginia, knew.

Now the dossier is toxic: go-to-jail toxic.

The big boys are disowning it.

Fox News reported, "Whether the FBI acted appropriately in obtaining the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to Trump campaign aide Carter Page is now the subject not only of U.S. Attorney John Durham's new probe, but also the ongoing review by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber has been conducting his own investigation separately, although details of his progress were unclear."

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News on Sunday, "There's a document that's classified that I'm gonna try to get unclassified that takes the dossier -- all the pages of it -- and it has verification to one side. There really is no verification, other than media reports that were generated by reporters that received the dossier."

And those media reports were generated by leaks from the FBI which was run by Comey.

You can see why Democrats want him to be the fall guy.

34 comments:

  1. This is just the beginning. None of these guys is a G. Gordon Liddy. They will all turn on each other in a heartbeat. On top of that, Clapper and Comey aren't very bright, which makes them doubly unpredictable. Dumb and scared is a dangerous combination--for the others.

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    1. I can easily see Comey turning on Brennan, it's already starting. Brennan could be tied up with the dossier through the counterintelligence bit the CIA does so well.
      And despite any turn against the dossier, he has been public about the lies told by him and the media. It's a matter of calling up the videos.
      I wonder if there are emails.
      Brennan is the likely source for the dossier to go to the media, Comey's meeting with Trump on the contents - noted that they used the hookers peeing as a main salient point - was the signal to release the press to publish it.

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  2. The scene in "The Maltese Falcon" comes to mind. Humphrey Bogart as private eye Sam Spade, trying to get to the bottom of why his partner was killed. When the police come to ask questions, Spade and everyone in the room knows someone has to be the fall guy.

    They decide it's going to be Kasper Gutman's (Sydney Greenstreet) gunsel, Wilmer (Elisha Cook). Wilmer didn't decide; the others decided for him.

    Wilmer's casting his glance all around the room, looking for an iota of sympathy, from someone, anyone.

    Gutman, his own boss, looks cruelly amused.

    Brigid (Mary Astor) looks cruel and not amused.

    Joel Cairo (Peter Lorre) looks cruel and a bit relieved.

    Spade looks cruel and very amused. Don't pull a gun on Sam Spade, like Wilmer did, and expect sympathy.

    I think Comey thought of himself as Spade or Gutman. He doesn't think of himself as the Wilmer type. Of course, Wilmer didn't, either.

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    1. Instead of pulling a gun, Comey pulled the Oval Office curtains. Never bring a drape to a gunfight.

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    2. Yes, superb analogy. I particularly liked the final line.

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    3. I'm reminded of this classic:

      W.C. Fields plays Larsen E. Whipsnade, the owner of a shady carnival that is constantly on the run from the law. The whimsical title comes from a line spoken by Fields about ten minutes into the film. Whipsnade says that his grandfather Litvak's last words, spoken "just before they sprung the trap", were: "You can't cheat an honest man; never give a sucker an even break, or smarten up a chump."

      - Elric

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    1. This is going to be so much fun for the deplorables to watch. Comey's going to take a few with him too. Hillary ? Zero?
      Noticed Fatso Nadlees backed off on impeachment.
      "When you hang a man-look him in the eye."
      Eastwood in "Hang em high

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  4. Given that many Dems blame Comey’s “re-opening” of the Hillary email investigation for her losing the election, and then Comey’s involvement in Russia Russia Russia, he burned bridges on both sides. For a supposedly savvy DC insider, this seems incredibly stupid. Not surprising the Dems would throw him under the bus now. What is surprising is that they haven’t done so already. They’ve been too blinded by Trump Derangement Syndrome

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  5. Commie will be pardoned by the next leftist president. They are already scheming to decide how much fraud they will need to win.

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  6. Maybe the lesson in all this is that you cannot let lawyers run a law enforcement agency. Lawyers get paid for figuring out how to get around the plain meaning of a statute. That's what J. Edgar Comey did with respect to Hillary. I think it is time that a cop be in charge of the FBI; I get that the agency needs a counsel to deal with legal questions that might arise but let the US Attorneys figure out if, after an arrest, a case can go forward.

    I say this as a career prosecutor. I remember thinking at the time Comey made his announcement that Hillary would not be prosecuted that that was as if Bob Morgenthau had said to Bill Bratton -- hey Bill, I am going to step aside. Why don't you made the prosecution decision?

    I think the problem is that the mechanism for replacing a conflicted US Attorney or other top dog still requires the case be prosecuted by the Justice Department. If the AG wants the case to go away, it will no matter what is in place to resolve a conflict.

    I admit that, as a federal constitutional matter, I do not see how it can be different. There is only one Justice Department and all US Attorneys work for it.

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  7. Re your caption: you could say Trump also stopped a mugging in November 2016 -- he and all you wonderful deplorables. From Israel I salute you!

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  8. I have been assuming all along that absolutely nothing will happen to these villains and traitors. After all, the Deep State protects its own. No investigations, no charges, no indictments, no jail time, no firings, no lost pensions. But maybe I'm wrong? I feel like someone glancing up and seeing a sliver of light on the horizon.

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    1. Tossing one guy under the bus is not good enough. I'm with you, Robert. I don't think much will happen at all. Notice talk of impeachment has subsided. Does that mean a deal is in the works? If Barr ends up by saying something like "Hey, it's better than nothing," we'll know the Deep State is in excellent health and Trump's base will be pissed in the extreme.

      - Gary B

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    2. Sometimes the tossed grabs the ankles of the tosser as he goes under..
      I hold off on saying nothing will happen..

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    3. @Gary B,

      I wish Trump had raised up the Assistant AG instead of appointing Barr. I forget his name, but he was more of a MAGA guy. Barr is a Deep Stater in his own right. However I have a lot more confidence in Barr than in IG Horowitz who I suspect would never turn in his pals.

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    4. Douglas DC,

      Not saying nothing will happen. Just saying it's likely not enough will happen. We'll see. I've love to be pleasantly surprised.

      - Gary B

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  9. A reminder about David Corn - he is the guy the deep state relied on to push the bogus story that Scooter Libby outed Valerie Plame as a CIA undercover operative.

    First, Plame was NEVER undercover for the CIA. She worked a desk in DC and her neighbors knew who she worked for.

    Second, it was already known that Colin Powell's aide Richard Armitage had the discussion in which Valerie Plame's name came up - not Scooter Libby.

    After great damage to Libby, the story has been totally discredited and Libby exonerated.

    Corn is a paid propagandist for leftist, DNC and Deep State disinformation and has been from at least as far back as 2003.

    https://www.thenation.com/article/white-house-smear/

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  10. The Rats might want the Weasel to take one for 'The Team', but let's hope that the 'The Team' gets what's coming to them too! They should not get away with this.

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  11. There's noise that assassination was part of the discussions among the intelligence agency and justice department leaders. I have to believe that the President's personal security detail is the best in the world. I've read that the Secret Service defers to Trump's personal team in methods and practices.

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    1. This, if true, will bring them all down.

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    2. Damn right it will. I’ll get to work on alternate traffic pattern for Old Gallows Road.

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  12. I am still convinced that Rosenstein has already turned on the cabal. He was at least neck deep in it, involved with the FISA application, had to have heard all about the "proof" and a fool in his position had to know it was phony. Rosenstein was probably a Hillary believer. The deer in the head lights look at the Herr Mueller report given by Barr was interesting. He looked ill, sweaty, and his backing up Barr could have been forced, but he didn't have to say a word.

    I think old Roddy made a deal for himself, which we might never hear about. The timing of the reveal about the prosecutor being on board around the time when Rod was supposedly resigning. His leaving also opens him up to testify. The same with Sessions.

    I don't think this bunch is that much in love with each other to take one for the team. Not one would I trust to have my back or have near my back...

    I don't think all the guilty parties will get caught, but if Comey and Brennan go down, it points all the way to the WH under Obama. Political capital will all on the side of Trump to not expose those links.

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    1. I think Rosenstein was trying to play both sides before the 2016 election. His money was on Hillary, so he threw in with the cabal. But he was self-serving enough to try to keep his fingerprints off of things.

      After Trump was elected, he was still on the fence until he knew for sure which way the wind was blowing. Once he saw it was blowing in Trump's direction, he cut a deal. My guess is that was probably about a year ago.

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    2. Remember, Mueller was reporting to Rosey. The latter must have known very early on that Mueller didn't have anything. THAT's when he started edging over to DJT's side of things.

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  13. Comey being the only fall guy assumes that Trump is not vengeful. I would not want to bet my well-being on that assumption.

    -Mikey NTH

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    1. Agree with that. I also think Comey will turn on the others to try and save his bacon.

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    2. I expect President Trump will put vengeance aside and act in the best interest of the nation. That has been his MO through this all. Yes, he seems to use Twitter as a sword, but that is because the media is actually the enimedia.

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  14. If I recall correctly Comey came out of the presidential briefing and phoned someone a message "Mission accomplished".

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  15. "Democrats make Comey the fall guy"

    Colt Seavers he ain't.

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  16. Comey's clearly going down.

    His lawyers need to try to get the court to impose a gag order against their client.

    Everytime he opens his mouth in speeches and interviews, he creates a whirlwind of often conflicting evidence for Mr. Durham.

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  17. Lee Majors was the Fall Guy.

    Comey was just another seditious actor in the farce called Trump-Russian Collusion.

    Ironically, he was a communist sympathizer.

    Imagine that.

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