Impeachment, Prison for Trump Thunders Across Media, Capital Hill in Wake of #comeymemo

Kablooey! Yet another crisis based on “sources say” has enveloped President Donald J. Trump again. One of the usual suspects, in this case the New York Times, has published a story claiming that fired FBI Director James Comey had written a memo to himself alleging that President Trump had asked him to drop an investigation into the ties between Russia and fired National Security Director Michael Flynn.

A memo to himself? What’s the deal with Comey? Is he a teenage girl keeping a secret diary?

Excerpt from Huffington Post

xactly one week after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the White House is battling reports that the president asked Comey to end the investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

A bombshell report in The New York Times on Tuesday says Trump made the request of Comey during a February meeting in the Oval Office. Comey reportedly detailed the meeting in a memo, which an associate shared with the newspaper. Flynn, who was ousted from his job in February, is one of several Trump associates under FBI investigation over potential ties to Russia.

Reuters and NBC News later confirmed the Times’ report.

“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” the president told Comey, according to the memo, the Times and NBC reported. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”

The Feb. 14 meeting took place after Attorney General Jeff Sessions had been confirmed by the Senate, but before he had recused himself from the Russia investigation.

A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment to HuffPost Tuesday evening on whether Sessions had seen the memo at the time, or if he was aware of what Trump reportedly told Comey.

The White House, in a statement to HuffPost, denied events described in the memo:

While the President has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the President has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn. The President has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations. This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the President and Mr. Comey.

“Also please note that the Acting Director McCabe said last week that the WH had not interfered in the investigation,” the White House statement added.

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testifed before the Senate Intelligence Committee that “there has been no effort to impede our investigation to date.”

“It is my opinion and belief that the FBI will continue to pursue this investigation vigorously and completely,” McCabe said.

Trump himself has also denied asking Comey to drop the Russia investigation.

Since the post was started the Tweets have picked up in volume.

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NY Times Fake News? Trump Demanded Comey Loyalty, Comey “Demurred”

The New York Times is making news on Thursday night with a story that just broke. In all likelihood, it’s fake news again.

What we have are statements from President Donald Trump’s spokesman versus statements from sources who do not want to be identified.

New York Times

WASHINGTON — Only seven days after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as president, James B. Comey has told associates, the F.B.I. director was summoned to the White House for a one-on-one dinner with the new commander in chief.

The conversation that night in January, Mr. Comey now believes, was a harbinger of his downfall this week as head of the F.B.I., according to two people who have heard his account of the dinner.

As they ate, the president and Mr. Comey made small talk about the election and the crowd sizes at Mr. Trump’s rallies. The president then turned the conversation to whether Mr. Comey would pledge his loyalty to him.

Mr. Comey declined to make that pledge. Instead, Mr. Comey has recounted to others, he told Mr. Trump that he would always be honest with him, but that he was not “reliable” in the conventional political sense.

Trump is a far more sophisticated thinker and talker than to directly ask James Comey to be loyal to him personally. It makes much more sense that Trump would have asked Comey to refrain from playing partisan politics, given that he was appointed to the FBI Directorship by Barack Hussein Obama.

Interestingly, the very honest Rand Paul is the only Senator to vote against Comey’s appointment following Senate confirmation hearings. Rand is a smart guy who has Trump’s back, if Trump will listen.

A reasonable person might suspect that Trump is correct when he said that “loyalty” did not come up at the dinner. I’m certain that Comey’s friendships with many swamp critters did come up, with Trump feeling out Comey about his desire to protect said swamp critters. Among those critters is Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The White House on Wednesday said this account is not correct. And Mr. Trump, in an interview on Thursday with NBC, described a far different dinner conversation with Mr. Comey in which the director asked to have the meeting and the question of loyalty never came up. It was not clear whether he was talking about the same meal, but they are believed to have had only one dinner together.

By Mr. Comey’s account, his answer to Mr. Trump’s initial question apparently did not satisfy the president, the associates said. Later in the dinner, Mr. Trump again said to Mr. Comey that he needed his loyalty.

Mr. Comey again replied that he would give him “honesty” and did not pledge his loyalty, according to the account of the conversation.

But Mr. Trump pressed him on whether it would be “honest loyalty.”

“You will have that,” Mr. Comey told his associates that he responded.

In the context laid out here, Comey’s alleged answer makes no sense. The Times is saying that Comey would not give loyalty, but would give honest loyalty?

I’m sorry, but I do not understand.

Throughout his career, Mr. Trump has made loyalty from the people who worked for him a key priority, often discharging employees he considered insufficiently reliable.

As described by the two people, the dinner offers a window into Mr. Trump’s approach to the presidency, through Mr. Comey’s eyes. A businessman and reality television star who never served in public office, Mr. Trump may not have understood that by tradition, F.B.I. directors are not supposed to be political loyalists, which is why Congress in the 1970s passed a law giving them 10-year terms to make them independent of the president.

Wow! The Times is basically saying that Trump is ignorant of something that every eight year old knows.

Again, the Times is not making sense in it’s haste to smear Trump.

Trump would have been keenly aware that Hillary and Comey were buddies of a sort. Sure, Comey is a Republican, but a RINO uniparty Republican.

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New England Patriots Debunk Fake News (Mark Dice Video)

Good work by Mark Dice in putting together this short video exposing the distorted anti-Trump reporting by CNN and the New York Times.

Published on Apr 19, 2017

Even the New New England Patriots are calling out the Fake News coming from CNN, the New York Times, and other liberal outlets after they started spreading lies about what happened when the team visited the White House today.

Mestizo Boxer Makes Pathetic Effort to Taunt Trump

OSCAR DE LA HOYA.

In a show of strong racial solidarity, Mexicans in my location (San Antonio, Tx) follow every move made by Oscar de la Hoya, both in the ring and out of the ring. He’s a real hero to the Texican. He was in the local paper all the time when I subscribed.

Wikipedia offers an outline of his less than exemplary life. For sure, he’s NOT a Mexican Tim Tebow, but a bad boy, born in Los Angeles while holding dual American and Mexican citizenship. Like most Mestizo males, he has a taste for white meat, having had a kid with Shanna Moakler. He has plenty more offspring, fathered with a variety of women fame whores.

His latest insult hurled at Senor Trump is truly not grounded in reality and is quite childish.

New York Times

President Trump has long been known as a boxing fan. But a former world champion is using an ad to promote a coming fight to taunt the commander in chief over his proposal to build a wall along the border with Mexico.

Oscar De La Hoya, who won titles in several weight classes, is broadcasting an ad to promote a Cinco de Mayo weekend match between boxers of Mexican descent, Saúl Álvarez and Julio César Chávez Jr. The spot, being shown on DirecTV and Dish Network, shows both men barreling through a concrete wall.

“The idea of a wall was a direct hit to Donald Trump,” De La Hoya said in a telephone interview, “obviously, given what’s taking place, and given the comments that Trump has made had really impacted many people and have rubbed many people the wrong way.”

He added: “This is letting him know that not every Mexican is what he’s stated they are. Mexicans are hard workers.”

De La Hoya is among the most prominent Mexican-Americans to denounce the president’s comments about immigration and his proposal to erect a wall to prevent Mexicans from entering the United States illegally.

It is another instance of Mr. Trump’s political statements filtering into popular and sports culture. Mr. Trump began his presidential campaign in June 2015 with a speech in which he described Mexican immigrants as bringing “in crime, they’re rapists,” before adding that some, he assumed, are good people.

Yet boxing is a cultural milieu that Mr. Trump knows well. A former casino owner in Atlantic City, he has attended bouts and was even invited by De La Hoya to a Cinco de Mayo match last year.

But around that same time, De La Hoya suggested that Mr. Trump cheated at golf, and there has been a rift between the men since. “He said, ‘I would love to go,’ and he was actually ready to attend the fight, but then a few minutes later some comments that I made about him cheating in golf came out,” the boxer said.

Early last May, De La Hoya said he would vote for a candidate who did not cheat at golf. Mr. Trump, who owns several golf courses, took the slight angrily, and denied he had ever golfed with the boxer.

A video later emerged of De La Hoya watching Mr. Trump at a promotional golf event in 2010.

The White House declined to respond to an email seeking comment.

Be aware there’s a soft paywall at the New York Times. After you’ve read your ten free articles a month, you are required to pay for access. Like most hard news stories, this one is being covered at other sites if you run into the paywall.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: Ralph Waldo Emerson on Life

The New York Times has issues with Emerson.

The excessive love of individual liberty that debases our national politics? It found its original poet in Ralph Waldo. The plague of devices that keep us staring into the shallow puddle of our dopamine reactions, caressing our touch screens for another fix of our own importance? That’s right: it all started with Emerson’s “Self-Reliance.” Our fetish for the authentically homespun and the American affliction of ignoring volumes of evidence in favor of the flashes that meet the eye, the hunches that seize the gut? It’s Emerson again, skulking through Harvard Yard in his cravat and greasy undertaker’s waistcoat, while in his mind he’s trailing silken robes fit for Zoroaster and levitating on the grass.

The phrase “… excessive love of individual liberty …” tells you what you need to know about the leftist NYT.

Trump Fires Warning Shot in Battle Between Bannon and Kushner

JARED KUSHNER AND STEVE BANNON CAN BE SEEN STARING AT EACH OTHER ACROSS THE TABLE IN THIS PHOTO.

The New York Times published the story featured in this post addressing President Donald Trump’s efforts to smooth over the tensions between his son-in-law Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon. Both advise the president. Numerous reports suggest the two men do not get along because of differences in their views. Bannon is the creator of America First, while Kushner, a lifelong Democrat, is a more liberal globalist.

The story of Trump’s intervention comes as #firekushner became the number one trending hashtag on Twitter, a campaign created by Internet troll Microchip. Read more at the Daily Caller.

New York Times

WASHINGTON — As he grappled on Thursday with his first major decision involving military action, a fed-up and frustrated President Trump turned to his two top aides and told them he had had enough of their incessant knife-fights in the media.

“Work this out,” Mr. Trump said, according to two people briefed on the exchange. The admonition was aimed at Stephen K. Bannon, the tempestuous chief strategist, and Reince Priebus, the mild-mannered chief of staff, over a series of dust-ups with Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, and the top economic adviser, Gary D. Cohn.

But they may not be able to.

The president is said to be aware that a meaningful reconciliation is unlikely between Mr. Bannon, who sees himself as the keeper of Mr. Trump’s campaign promises, and the competing ideologies of Mr. Kushner and Mr. Cohn, a longtime Wall Street executive and a Democrat. And he is considering a shake-up of his senior staff, according to four people with direct knowledge of the process.

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Secret Sources: Mike Cernovich Explains How He Learned About Susan Rice

In a nutshell, Mike Cernovich’s online fame allowed him to make contacts with pro-Trump IT people in newsrooms. They can read every email. Those folks supply him with things the press doesn’t want you to know.

Zerohedge

Ever since Mike Cernovich dropped the bombshell report over the weekend outing Obama’s National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, as the person behind the unmasking of the identity of various members of Trump’s team who were ‘incidentally’ surveilled during the 2016 campaign (see “Confirmed: Susan Rice “Unmasked” Trump Team”), a report which was subsequently confirmed by Eli Lake of Bloomberg earlier this morning, everyone has been wondering who within the Trump White House or the intelligence community supplied him with such a massive scoop.

But, as it turns out, Cernovich didn’t need a ‘deep throat’ within the NSA or CIA for his blockbuster scoop, all he needed was some well-placed sources inside of a couple of America’s corrupt mainstream media outlets. As Cernovich explains below, his sources for the Susan Rice story were actually folks working at Bloomberg and the New York Times who revealed that both Eli Lake (Bloomberg) and Maggie Haberman (NYT) were sitting on the Susan Rice story in order to protect the Obama administration.

“Maggie Haberman had it. She will not run any articles that are critical of the Obama administration.”

“Eli Lake had it. He didn’t want to run it and Bloomberg didn’t want to run it because it vindicates Trump’s claim that he had been spied upon. And Eli Lake is a ‘never Trumper.’ Bloomberg was a ‘never Trump’ publication.”

“I’m showing you the politics of ‘real journalism’. ‘Real journalism’ is that Bloomberg had it and the New York Times had it but they wouldn’t run it because they don’t want to run any stories that would make Obama look bad or that will vindicate Trump. They only want to run stories that make Trump look bad so that’s why they sat on it.”

“So where did I get the story? I didn’t get it from the intelligence community. Everybody’s trying to figure out where I got it from. I got it from somebody who works in one of those media companies. I have spies in every media organization. I got people in news rooms. I got it from a source within the news room who said ‘Cernovich, they’re sitting on this story, they’re not going to run it, so you can run it’.”

“If you’re at Bloomberg, I have people in there. If you’re at the New York Times, I have people in there. LA Times, Washington Post, you name it, I have my people in there. I got IT people in every major news room in this country. The IT people see every email so that’s how I knew it.”

(video at link)

And while this could certainly be interpreted as a clever ploy to protect his real sources, Cernovich’s video comments seem to be validated by both his tweet from yesterday afternoon…

In the 60s the press likewise kept the public ignorant about President Kennedy’s womanizing, which opened him up to blackmail.

Reporters shouldn’t allow their biases to show, but at least now we know that the press is not to be trusted.

This isn’t over though.