Tuesday, May 9, 2017 15:08
A weekend ago, Donald Trump uncovered that Barack Obama had wiretapped his telephones amid the 2016 race. From that point forward, numerous
disclosures have become known demonstrating the numerous unlawful things the administration did to attempt and bring down Trump.
Presently, FBI Director James Comey has ended up in high temp water over his part in this…
The former British spy who authored the now-infamous dossier on Donald Trump, alleging ties between Trump and Russia, reportedly reached an agreement with the FBI a few weeks before the election for the bureau to pay him to continue his work. The agreement to compensate M16 agent
Christopher Steele for his findings came as intelligence agencies reached a controversial consensus that Russians had interfered in the election by hacking liberals’ email accounts.
Trump was quick to assure the public that the dossier was simply “fake news.” After the dossier went public, communications between the FBI and the former spy were ceased-and he was never paid according to plan.
Still, the relationship is extremely questionable, especially given that the FBI had previously hired Steele to help a U.S. inquiry in FIFA.
Steele had more than two decades working on Russia-related issues for British intelligence. But his dossier was widely unsubstantiated. His claims remain unverified, and they have been strongly disputed by Trump and his team.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has confessed that he has seen “no evidence so far” of Trump campaign contacts with Russia. The revelation that the FBI agreed to pay Steele only further damages his credibility.
Steele was reportedly frustrated when FBI Director James Comey made a public announcement that they were investing a new batch of Clinton emails just 11 days before the election.
In January, Trump was provided a summary of the core allegations of Steele’s dossier-and news of that briefing was soon public knowledge. BuzzFeed became the source of controversy when they posted a copy of Steele’s dossier online-without any evidence of its truth. “It’s all fake news,” Trump said. “It’s phony stuff. It did not happen. “
Trump later tweeted that Steele was a “fake spy.” Democrats in the House have reached out to Steele since this has unfolded, to determine whether he is willing to testify or cooperate. He has not responded.
From The Hill Gossip
FIRED! James Comey Just Got The Worst News Of His Life After Sabotaging Trump Details
Trump fires FBI James Comey | FBI Director Replacement | Trey Gowdy to Head FBI
According to various sources, FBI Director James Comey might soon be replaced by the Trump Administration. Even better, Representative Trey Gowdy is already being touted as Comey’s successor.
Trump fired FBI Comey | FBI Director Comey Replacement | Trey Gowdy to Head FBI.
From Paul Begley
Breaking: “Trump Says “James Comey your Fired” As FBI Director
From The Next News Network
COMEY GOT CRUSHED: WHAT WIKILEAKS LEAKED THIS MORNING PROVES THAT JAMES COMEY IS A LIAR!
”Paris Swade for Liberty Writers reports, On Monday morning, FBI director James Comey told the House intelligence Committee that the Republican Party emails were not released in 2016.
From Project Clarity
Comey “That Was “O S-H-I-T” Moment”! Chaffetz,Gowdy, Issa,Jordan! Issa Reveals Lies! Comey Rattled!
FBI Director James Comey has been fired, according to the White House.
“Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office,” the White House statement reads.
“President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions,” the statement said.
President Trump has previously been critical of Comey, suggesting that his actions helped Hillary Clinton during the campaign, while Clinton blamed Comey and his late announcement about the FBI’s investigation into her email server contributed to her electoral college loss.
“FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds! The phony Trump/Russia story was an excuse used by the Democrats as justification for losing the election. Perhaps Trump just ran a great campaign?” Trump wrote in two tweets on May 2.
In the wake of those tweets, press secretary Sean Spicer said “the president has confidence in the director” on May 3.
At the White House press briefing today, however, Spicer was reluctant to repeat that statement without first checking with the president. When ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl pressed Spicer today about the Comey’s inaccurate statements to Congress regarding Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s handling of emails, Spicer said he’d have to speak to the president first.
“In light of what you are telling me, I don’t want to start speaking on behalf of the president without speaking to him first,” Spicer said.
Comey, 56, was appointed to head the FBI in September 2013 by then-President Barack Obama. FBI directors typically serve a 10-year term, and his firing today means that he will have only served less than four years. Prior to that, he served as a deputy attorney general and a state’s attorney.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, was one of the first politicians outside of the White House to release a statement. Graham acknowledged that it “was a difficult decision for all concerned” and said that he appreciates Comey’s public service.
“Given the recent controversies surrounding the director, I believe a fresh start will serve the FBI and the nation well. I encourage the President to select the most qualified professional available who will serve our nation’s interests,” Graham’s statement concluded.
LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!
Bring on Trey Gowdy, he is one guy to watch out for, check him out on You Tube.
Note: Trump ordered Comey to have the FBI investigate Hillary’s emails etc., yet he is a supporter of the Clintons, was a director of British HSBC, a funder of the Clinton Foundation!
Obviously, Trumpety Trump didn’t do his homework on this one properly enough,
We went TV Free a long time ago, we just watch the dramas unfolding around the world these days and there is never a dull moment !!! We don't miss TV either.
good stuff Susan - from an ex tv watcher
LETS PUT KUSHNER (666) BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT.
Kushner family: "THIS IS NOT THE STORY WE WANT!"
The Kushner family hosted a huge event in an expensive hotel ball room in China, where wealthy Chinese were told that if they invested $500, 000 USD in America they would eventually get U.S. citizenship. They abused Jared's status to draw people to the event. When American MSM showed up to cover the event, their equipment was taken and they were kicked out because "they threatened the stability of the event!"
Here is a quote from the Washington Post:
"Although the event was publicly advertised in Beijing, the hosts were exceptionally anxious about the presence of reporters. Journalists were initially seated at the back of the ballroom, but as the presentations got underway, a public-relations representative asked The Washington Post to leave, saying the presence of foreign reporters threatened the "stability" of the event.
At one point, organizers grabbed a reporter's phone and backpack to try to force that person to leave. Later, as investors started leaving the ballroom, organizers physically surrounded attendees to prevent them from giving interviews.
Asked why reporters were asked to leave, a PR person who declined to identify herself said simply, "This is not the story we want."
Speculation has already begun over who will replace Comey as FBI Director…
As Axios reports, here are a few possible replacements…
The former New York mayor and U.S. attorney is reportedly on Trump’s shortlist to replace Comey. A source close to Trump confirmed to NY Mag’s Olivia Nuzzi that Giuliani is being considered for FBI director. However, before that tip, Giuliani told Nuzzi and The Atlantic’s Rosie Gray: “I am not. I’m not a candidate for FBI director. The president’s not gonna ask me, and I’m not gonna be FBI director.”
Giuliani was in D.C. last night, having drinks at Trump International Hotel. When asked if he’ll be meeting with the president today, he said, “If I am, I wouldn’t say.”
The New Jersey governor is not without controversies of his own, but he was one of the first Republicans to endorse Trump in 2016. Earlier this year, Trump appointed Christie to lead his opioid and drug abuse commission.
McCabe is currently serving as the acting FBI director in Comey’s absence. He has been Comey’s deputy since Feb. 2016 and has worked on various issues like interrogation, counterterrorism, and national security. His biggest setback: His close ties to Comey and his participation in the Russia investigation and Clinton email investigation, which was cited as the reason for Comey’s termination.
He’s a former FBI agent and the former Republican House Intelligence Committee chairman. Before Comey’s confirmation in 2013, Rogers was the FBI Agents Association’s top recommendation to serve as FBI director. His name could resurface in discussions about Comey’s replacement.
Another favorite was Wainstein, who’s got a lot of credentials:
Another New Yorker, he’s the former commissioner of the NYPD and he was considered for the FBI Director role under Bill Clinton in 1993. Although he didn’t get the job, Kelly was selected as Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at Treasury and commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service for the Clinton administration.
The South Carolina Republican served on the Trump transition team’s executive committee. One thing Trump will surely find appealing: Gowdy led House committee investigation of Clinton’s actions surrounding the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi when she was Secretary of State. He openly criticized Comey for his decision not to prosecute Clinton over the emails.
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Meanwhile, as The Hil reports, potential candidates to serve as interim FBI director are reportedly being interviewed Wednesday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. CNN reported Wednesday that Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is one of those being interviewed, according to a Justice Department official, following the shocking firing of James Comey on Tuesday evening. McCabe is currently serving as acting FBI director.
According to a White House Official, there are four candidates for interim head of the FBI…
An announcement about who will serve as interim FBI director is expected to come later Wednesday or Thursday.