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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Trump Tells Russians Firing "Nut Job" Comey Took Pressure Off Russian Probe

Trump invited Russians into the Oval Office, gave them classified intel, and then trashed the head of the FBI -- all while only Russian media were allowed in the Oval Office and American media were not. 

A transcript of the meeting recorded the following statement from trump:

"I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job," Trump said, according to the Times. "I faced great pressure because of Russia. That's taken off."                                                                                                               

On the same day that this traitorous behavior by trump was exposed, Americans learned that a White House official is "a person of interest" in a "criminal investigation."

Contributing — again — to our ever-growing national consensus on presidential moronity is none other than that model of right-winging extremism, Erick Erickson. As he observes this morning in the Washington Post: "The sad reality is that the greatest defense of the president available at this point is one his team could never give on the record: He is an idiot who does not know any better." 

 And there you have it — utter agreement, total harmony, a seamless consensus between a right-wing extremist and a democratic socialist who recently wrote: "[Trump's] quite efficacious and very believable defense in the face of impeachment and removal could be that he's a dolt, a walking incapability, a take-pity-on-me idiot of Rabelaisian proportions." 

 I have always admired and held philosophical allegiance to the now-antiquated reserve of the historiographical school of American consensus: that we as a nation are defined more by what we agree on than what we dispute. And nothing could be more agreeable, in both senses of the word, than that the moronically reckless Donald Trump is uniting us, as a people, in vigorous opposition.


Dave Miller said...

Nope, nothing to see here. It's just the libtards and enemedia gunning up hate for our President and trying to block an agenda he was elected by a majority of real Americans to pursue.

Kevin Robbins said...

I'm so torn between hoping the "person of interest" is Bannon or Kushner. Gonna have to flip a coin. Sessions or Tillerson are longshots and wouldn't be nearly as satisfying.

Jerry Critter said...

Statements like that from Trump show just how delusional he is about the extent of his power and the effect of his decisions.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Kevin, I've read reports that named Jared as the "person of interest."

Dave, Remember BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI! No one on the right, IIRC, ever whined that investigations are bad for the country, now that's all we hear from them, that these investigations are not good for America. What they're saying really is "these investigations are not good for Trump," because it reflect horribly on their judgement and the choice they made in voting for trump. I keep hearing that his entire agenda is in peril because these investigations and news leaks have paralyzed Congress.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Jerry Trump's supporters believed his "success" as a businessman would bring glory to the GOP and its agenda. We've seen now that trump's so-called business acumen was mostly smoke and mirrors and enough money to sue anyone who got in his way. As a businessman, trump makes a great flim-flam artist.

BlueBull said...

It is pathetic how the radical right is whining about the investigations after the MILLIONS of tax payer dollars they WASTED investigating every sneeze the Clintons and President Obama ever had. Eff em all, the lousy hypocrites.

Shaw Kenawe said...

PM Carpenter:

"...barring a diminishing tribe of almost touchingly loyal Trumpeteers, Americans are forming a thoughtful consensus: There is a dangerously halfwitted man in the White House. Among those who have come to appreciate and even promote this assessment are those who work closely with the White House's chief occupant. "Every day he looks more and more like a complete moron," said a senior administration official to the Daily Beast. Added another WH official: "If Donald Trump gets impeached, he will have one person to blame: Donald Trump."

Because he's a moron — and a reckless one at that.
"...a recklessness-revealing source inside H.R. McMaster's National Security Council; a source whose comments sound remarkably like those of, well, an H.R. McMaster. "It can be difficult to advise the president effectively given his seemingly short attention span and propensity to be easily distracted," said the "knowledgeable' source, who added: "You can't say what not to say, because that will then be one of the first things he'll say."

It's sadly amusing to read the far right blogs that are blaming the ENEMEDIA, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, the NYTimes, the WaPo, and the sissies in Europe for the implosion of Trump's presidency after only 4 months.

We predicted that this know-nothing, malignant narcissistic demagogue would do himself and his presidency in. The sad part is that he's ruining America's reputation all over the globe because a minority of popular voters managed to get him electorally into the White House.

Trump's inaugural speech was about "American Carnage." And he's been doing his stupid best to bring that vision to our country.

Shaw Kenawe said...

BlueBull, the fright wingers were ecstatic over the Hillary investigations. They beat the BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI! drum right to its ignominious end -- the GOP committee admitted there was no cover-up nor dereliction of duty. Still they kept the noise machine over BENGHAZI! going because they're dishonest trouble-makers.

Now this country is facing the possibility of a traitor as CiC -- a man who collaborated with a country hostile to America in order to get elected. We don't know all of the facts yet, but we do know that Trump admitted on video and in a transcript of a meeting with the Russians in the Oval Office that he got rid of Comey to stop the Trump-Russian investigation. I've heard constitutional lawyers say that even though the investigation has not been stopped, the fact that it was Trump's INTENT to stop -- something he admitted publicly and in a transcript -- is obstruction of justice, and could be grounds for impeachment.

We'll see.

Ducky's here said...

What's up with that little weasel, Jason Chaffetz?

He's talking about calling hearings before he leaves at the end of June maybe in an attempt to salvage some reputation and House rethugs want him out of the way immediately so they can get their boy Trey Benghazi Gowdy to head the Oversight committee and keep a lid on things.

Rethugs are in deep doo-doo.