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09 May 2017

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turcopolier

Yes, but for what?  Ok

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robt willmann

Off topic ... but then again, maybe on topic. President Trump has removed James Comey from employment as the Director of the FBI, after a letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The brief article includes a copy of Sessions's letter--

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-09/president-trump-fires-fbi-director-james-comey

I have not yet found the memo written by the new deputy attorney general.

walrus

Does the Logan act apply to a President - elect before inauguration? Could Flynn have been passing a communication from Trump to Putin? Would that explain a reluctance to declassify?

turcopolier

That could be but there has never been a prosecution under the act. Pl 

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Keith Harbaugh

Colonel Lang said:

It seems evident to me that
a certain element in the Democratic Party
is intent on portraying both Flynn and Trump
as traitorous agents of Russia.

Amen!
I would only add: and the media,
certainly including both the Washington Post and New York Times.

Ash TheLightningFan

Mr. Lang,

Given that background...do you buy into the "Team Petraeus vs. Flynn-Stones" framing?

kooshy

Comey just got fired,he had it coming

turcopolier

Not sure yet. Pl

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Fred

Markf,

And if Slick Willie gets $500,000 for a speech in Moscow it's got good ole American jawboning.

turcopolier

IMO the radical Dems seek to invalidate the election. Pl

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John LeDell

On a related subject what do people think of Trump firing Comey today?

phodges

Lots of removed comments. I feel like I am reading a redacted document :)

Valissa

LOL... about time...

President Trump dismisses FBI Director Comey https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/comey-misstated-key-clinton-email-evidence-at-hearing-say-people-close-to-investigation/2017/05/09/074c1c7e-34bd-11e7-b373-418f6849a004_story.html

Shnozzola

If I were advising Trump ...


Would you advise him to fire the FBI director at this time?

Lefty

Yep, what it has all been about is it not? Bizarre that they've taken to calling themselves the "resistance".

John_Frank

Suggest people go back and listen to what the President said sometime ago during a press conference.

Mr. Trump did not say that he told General Flynn to talk with the Russian ambassador, but rather that was Flynn's job and Trump had no problem with what Flynn did.

This whole issue is a manufactured crisis, in an effort to continue to undermine the Trump administration.

P.S. According to reports, after meeting with Secretary Tillerson, FM Lavarov will have a meeting with the President.

John_Frank

In somewhat related news:

Text of President's letter to FBI Director Comey telling him he is fired, along with enclosures
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trumps-letter-to-james-comey-telling-him-he-is-fired-read-the-full-letter/article/2622610

I write somewhat, because those seeking to overturn the election results will seek to use this, along with the President's meeting with FM Lavarov as more evidence of a 'conspiracy.'

VietnamVet

Colonel,

Hopeful the deletion of the last three comments by the moderator was a minor snafu not the unleashing of NSA against dissident blogs.

With the firing of James Comey, there is a full blown constitutional crisis underway; but unlike Richard Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre, the Democrats cannot do a damn thing about it.

This is all tied up with Michael Flynn and classified secrets. Warfare has broken out between the globalists and nationalists within the government. This is all about what was on Carlos Danger’s laptop besides pictures of his dick. NYPD said it was explosive. James Comney said it was thousands of Hillary Clinton e-mails and around ten that were classified. (Note; a seaman was jailed for tossing in the trash his cellphone with selfies taken inside a nuclear submarine.) The media now says “just several” e-mails were on the laptop.

With all the backstabbing, no one knows what is the official story line. This doesn’t inspire confidence that re-surge into Afghanistan or the new Cold War with Russia will turn out well.

Reality has been tossed in the dumpster.

John_Frank

fyi Federal Prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of Michael Flynn
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/09/politics/grand-jury-fbi-russia/index.html

The investigation has nothing to do with Flynn's discussions with the Russian Ambassador, but rather his business dealings and whether he failed to properly report them.

John_Frank

Not just Democrats. IMV there is also a contingent on the right that seeks to overturn the election results.

Paul Mooney

I'm not sure I would de-classify in any case.

Doing so kind of establishes the idea that if de-classification can exonerate me I will de-classify but if it can't I won't. This might be problematic some time in the future when I decide for whatever reason something must stay classified.

In addition I believe one thing the aggressors want are more documents. It is almost certain that more documents will lead to more questions then then to clamoring for more documents. I don't think this particular beast can ever be sated.

Laura

turcopolier -- IHO, the radical Dems are getting all the help they need from the Administration itself.

Yes, I am partisan...but, first and foremost, I am an American who reveres the Constitution and the rule of law and the national interest (both foreign and domestic).

Walrus

Comedy has been fired!

Green Zone Café

I didn't think Flynn did anything wrong, talking to the Russian ambassador. Seems like a normal thing an incoming NSA would do. Yes, his lobbying for Turkey and taking money from RT smells, but hardly something to hold a retired Lt. Gen. in thrall to a foreign power.

But after this Comey firing, my prediction is that Flynn will be made into a scapegoat and have to bear the load of all the "Russia" stuff. Facts be damned. They will lock him in a place with "special administrative measures" to ensure his silence.

This is based on my experience in Iraq, where petty thieves and pirates were prosecuted while major systemic corruption and those politically connected got a pass.

Dabbler

With due respect, it's Hillary dems rather than radical dems who seek to invalidate the election. Radical dems, for better or worse, are focused more on issues and general opposition.

Off-topic (if there's any interest), things appear quite calm in the immediate vicinity of the Hanford site. The PUREX tunnels, source of today's heavily publicized soil collapse, contain a concentration of unique and intensely radioactive material, but the material is not mobile and effects/consequences are not likely to be widespread, except for politics and cleanup funding.

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