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kleinbl00  ·  1154 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Comey Hearing is on TV as I do chores around the house

I would totally vote for James Comey. It's amazing watching adults talk to each other as if they are competent in their jobs, and their jobs are, like, government.

I do love the phrase "there's no fuzz on this." It's as if peaches are the ultimate liars of the universe.

Trombone  ·  1154 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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kleinbl00  ·  1154 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I reckon you mean this:

This changed my mind.

    The Russian intelligence at issue purported to show that then-Attorney General Lynch had been compromised in the Clinton investigation. The intelligence described emails between then-Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and a political operative suggesting that Lynch would make the FBI investigation of Clinton go away.

    In classified sessions with members of Congress several months ago, Comey described those emails in the Russian claim and expressed his concern that this Russian information could "drop" and that would undermine the Clinton investigation and the Justice Department in general, according to one government official.

    Still, Comey did not let on to lawmakers that there were doubts about the veracity of the intelligence, according to sources familiar with the briefings. It is unclear why Comey was not more forthcoming in a classified setting.

I consider it likely that the FBI is currently on a mole hunt within Congress and that they uncovered a disinformation campaign designed to destroy the credibility of the Justice Department. Rather than stir up a bunch of russian shit that could scuttle an active investigation, Comey chose to end the investigation publicly and loudly so that the Russian gambit couldn't be played. I also consider it likely that Comey considers there are leaks within the House and/or Senate intelligence committee that limits the FBI's disclosures.

Long story short, I'm operating on the assumption that Comey found some Killian documents, knew it, and knew that there was no good way to diffuse them without revealing to the Russians what sources they had available. I do think that personally, Comey wouldn't piss on Clinton if she were on fire... but it also appears that he prides himself on executing the office. The revelation of the Wasserman Shultz email gambit indicates that the FBI is busy dealing with some dire counterintelligence BS and they're doing what they can.

user-inactivated  ·  1154 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I wouldn't. He's still the guy who pushed us down the rabbit hole.

cgod  ·  1153 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If Hilary hadn't had a private email server than none of this would have ever happened. Hillary brought this on herself and everybody is paying the price.

coffeesp00ns  ·  1151 days ago  ·  link  ·  

personally I think the DNC doing everything they could to shove Clinton down the left of america's throats as opposed to even entertaining the possibility of Sanders (or anyone else for that matter) is the real problem, even though they knew she had a ton of baggage with the public. They lied to themselves about her electability, sold her as new even though she was same-old same-old, then were suddenly surprised when they lost.

kleinbl00  ·  1154 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My sentiment on that has moderated. I get the sense that he saw the rabbit hole, knew we were going to fall into it, and did what he could to make the fall as orderly as possible. But I imagine this is going to be something we'll debate for decades to come.

am_Unition  ·  1154 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If you close your eyes and bite down on a towel real hard, you can fool yourself into thinking that Eric Prydz's "Call On Me" chorus is actually "Cooomeyyyy! Co, Mey!".

thenewgreen  ·  1151 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think that's originally a Steve Winwood song, right?

You could also put "Comey" in this Blondie song:

Also, young Debbie Harry is still the hottest thing ever.

am_Unition  ·  1151 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I think that's originally a Steve Winwood song, right?

How 'bout that? I knew it was a sample, hadn't looked it up. If I looked up every song on my favorite playlist that used samples, that'd be at least half of them, and I'm pretty busy, I guess. Thank ya for that one, though.

[warning: NSFW] Now, the video for Prydz's EDM rehash (HAHAhahah)

My main point: Isn't Comey so MAGA right now?