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Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

@Nobody

You mean like Bill Clinton, for example?

Getting blowjobs from an intern in the oval office?

Oh, right, that thing with Monica was just "a personal matter," wasn't it?

And anybody who said differently was engaging in the "Politics of Personal Destruction"

No matter he went on TV and waggled his finger at the camera and told us it was all a lie.

But then, it depends on what the meaning of "is" is, doesn't it?

Democrats give hypocrisy a bad name.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 05/10/2017 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

I'd like to see the response from the right if any Democrat did any of the things that chump is getting a free pass on. He vacations every weekend and his wife refuses to live with him - both of these things are costing millions. His daughter and son-in-law are very involved in White House affairs and are still carrying on their own private business dealings.
Hell, a Democrat with his background would have been skewered during the campaign. Married multiple times, huge age difference in current relationship. Joked about grabbing women by the pussy to a relative stranger during a professional meeting. Wouldn't (and still won't) release tax returns.
The hypocrisy of the right is deep.

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Posted by nobody on 05/10/2017 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

APop and Grove,
The use of terms like "optics" is bad optics.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/10/2017 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

Lots of useful idiots in the Trump Regime and also among his apologists ... talking about "optics." LOL. Absolutely hilarious.

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Posted by Memphomania on 05/10/2017 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

I would love to see the response from the right had Obama did something like this. Oh, and might I add did something like this about a week after holding his own rally.

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Posted by 901guy on 05/10/2017 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

@AP,

I think we can agree that the optics would be better if there weren't an active investigation into Trump's team.

I think Comey screwed up plenty, so I can't disagree with his removal. However, I'm saying that the optics are not good.

Like I said with my equal opportunity claim example, you can be put into a tough spot where it's hard to fire someone without it looking like retaliation. If you were a PR professional, you would advise Trump not to make this move until the investigation was complete, and everyone was cleared. Any time before that, and it just has a bad look, even if it's completely justified.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 05/10/2017 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

@Chris

Reduced to Ad Hominem attacks are we?

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 05/10/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

@Grove

Are there ever good optics when you fire such a high profile person?

Personally, I think the optics of Comey's testimony a few days ago were pretty bad, too.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 05/10/2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

I think we can all agree that all opinions aside, the optics of this move are questionable.

It's kinda like firing an employee one quarter after they allege an equal opportunity complaint against you. Maybe his performance is really a problem, but the optics are that the complaint is heavily related to the firing decision.

But yes, I do agree that the partisan reactions are enjoyable to watch. It's always enjoyable to me to watch partisan people try to spin news two different ways depending on which team is their team.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 05/10/2017 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

ArlingtonPop, you are what the Russians call a "useful idiot".

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Posted by Chris McCoy on 05/10/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

@Chris

Seriously, man.

Nobody is saying that the President is under investigation for treason, get a grip.

Further, Comey is not the one doing the investigation, that is being done by experienced FBI professional investigators. That probe is not going to stop because Comey is gone.

The president is acting lawfully, it is within his Constitutional prerogative to remove the FBI Director with or without cause. That is hardly breaking the rule of law. And it sure looks lie he had plenty of cause. At least the Democrats thought so up until yesterday, LOL.

I am neither deaf or blind. That meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister has been on the schedule for months, If there is some sinister connection between the firing and the meeting, make the case. Seems like pure coincidence to me.

My opinion is that Mr. Rosenstein was just confirmed by the Senate a few days ago as Deputy AG ( Comey was his direct report) and that is the reason for the timing. As soon as he was conformed, he set about to get Comey dismissed. If you read the highlights of his report to the AG, he makes a pretty strong case for that firing, don't you think?

If you have any facts, any at all, that indicate the Trump campaign was in collusion with the Russians in trying to influence the election, lets see them. Maybe just one itty bitty bit of evidence?

BTW, why DO you hate America so much? You do seem to be able to believe the worst without any reason to do so.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 05/10/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

Where are your cries of tyranny now, right wing hypocrites, when the President fires the man investigating him for treason? Trump is trying to put himself above the law. He's trying to break the rule of law, the very thing that makes America exceptional among nations. The thing we have fought to preserve for more than two centuries. And you're cheering him on! This is disgusting and unpatriotic. You are choosing party over country.

"My guess is that there is nothing there, and that is based on the fact that there have been no leaks that have been damaging to Trump." says ArlingtonPop

Are you blind? Deaf? Reading comprehension issues? Or maybe you just don't see what you don't want to see. Trump fired Comey after he requested more resources to investigate collusion with Russian intelligence, and he did it the day before he invited the Russian Foreign Minister into the Oval Office and barred all American media, only allowing Russian state media, to cover the meeting. But I guess as long as he's "on your team", you don't care about any of that. Disgusting.

This is the day the Republican party hits rock bottom. The same people who asked "Why do you hate America so much?" in 2003 are now cheering on collusion by the President with a foreign power.

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Posted by Chris McCoy on 05/10/2017 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

Cohen and others were upset that Comey announced an investigation into more emails from Clinton weeks before the Election, while at the same time, NOT disclosing the investigation into the trump Campaign's ties to Russia. That makes sense.
Now, they are criticizing trump for firing Comey because he is investigating the administration's collusion with Russia, and it looks like an attempt to silence and cover up. That also makes perfect sense.
Hard concepts for you to grasp?

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Posted by future69 on 05/10/2017 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

Yep, those politicians are being hypocrites. That does suck. But I am much more concerned about the erratic actions of the president than the hypocritical words of representatives.
And, to be honest, anybody who has been paying attention has had opposing views on Comey depending on the day.

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Posted by nobody on 05/10/2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

@nobody

I am sure it is.

Is this the same Cohen, Schumer and Finestein who called for him to be fired?

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 05/10/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

Is this the same president who publicly praised Comey in October? and in January? and again in March?

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Posted by nobody on 05/10/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “State Senate Teases Memphis (Literally) by Updating its De-Annexation bill

Credit cranky computer and frazzled writer, Thoughtful.

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Posted by Jackson Baker on 05/10/2017 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau.

45 has zero credibility left.

The FBI director is appointed to a 10-year-term so that he/she can conduct business without regard to who they might piss off. Being pissed at Comey and ripping him a new one is one thing.

Firing him after he testified before Congress that he's investigating your campaign and several of your associates is another.

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Posted by B on 05/10/2017 at 9:26 AM

Re: “State Senate Teases Memphis (Literally) by Updating its De-Annexation bill

"..That's a stiffer test. That's a stiffer test..."

So would that make it twice as stiff, Jackson?

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Posted by Thoughtful on 05/10/2017 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Cohen Reacts to Comey Firing

@CL - Out.Standing.

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Posted by OakTree on 05/09/2017 at 9:21 PM

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