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smokeymicpot
Beat EviLore at pool.
(05-19-2017, 09:00 PM)
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WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.

“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

Mr. Trump added, “I’m not under investigation.”

Comey — reinforces the notion that Mr. Trump dismissed him primarily because of the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives. Mr. Trump said as much in one televised interview, but the White House has offered changing justifications for the firing.

The White House document that contained Mr. Trump’s comments was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and has been circulated as the official account of the meeting. One official read quotations to The Times, and a second official confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/u...=tw-share&_r=0


Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say



The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official.


The revelation comes as the investigation also appears to be entering a more overtly active phase, with investigators shifting from work that has remained largely hidden from the public to conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas. The intensity of the probe is expected to accelerate in the coming weeks, the people said.

The sources emphasized that investigators remain keenly interested in people who previously wielded influence in the Trump campaign and administration but are no longer part of it, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.667145447127
giga
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(05-19-2017, 09:00 PM)
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WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.

“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

Mr. Trump added, “I’m not under investigation.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/u...ia-comey.html?
shem935
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(05-19-2017, 09:01 PM)

Originally Posted by giga

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/u...ia-comey.html?

Trumps assertions that he fired the FBI director for the russian investigation are now in past, present, and future tense.
Sephzilla
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(05-19-2017, 09:01 PM)
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Wag
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(05-19-2017, 09:01 PM)
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Stop the leaks!
Mindwipe
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(05-19-2017, 09:01 PM)
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HOLY SHIT.
Loudninja
No oxygen in space?
How does the sun burn?
Food for thought.
(05-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
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It sure did he is sooo smart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pastry
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(05-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
lmao dude is such a fucking moron
PBY
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(05-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
Thats just business
TheOfficeMut
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(05-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
Lmao. That's my response every time a new story emerges (only if to keep myself from losing my mind).
WedgeX
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(05-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
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Got dang.
Maxim726X
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(05-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
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Holy shit.

What a fucking idiot. Just when you think he can't do anything dumber...
ReAxion
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(05-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
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Never seen this before.
WooHooAlex
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(05-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
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What the fuck
RCSI
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(05-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
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So, he thought that removing Comey meant the investigation stopped?
EMT0
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(05-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
I wish I believed in hell right now. I really, really do. Because even a treason charge won't be as kind to him as he deserves.
Biggest-Geek-Ever
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(05-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
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This week is just too damn much.
f0nz0
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(05-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
I.. um, hmm..

Yeah.

This guy is a moron.
Resident_UA
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(05-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
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This can't be real... Can it? How stupid could you be? I mean I'm more careful about what I say around my friends!
EmmanuelMunoz
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(05-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
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Not even surprised.
kirblar
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(05-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
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It's like Trumps two worst stories of the past week mated and created Mordred.
Baroquemantic
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(05-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
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Wow. Give me more!
Robdraggoo
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(05-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
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That makes him smart
Kibbles
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(05-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
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Oh come on
Nafai1123
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(05-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
Mr.Shrugglesツ
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(05-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
Traitor.
JABEE
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(05-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
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Does he ever shut the fuck up? How has he lasted this long? He's the worst liar and cheat in history. This is worse than Tom Brady texting "the deflator."
Graphics Horse
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(05-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
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Lol
mjc
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(05-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
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Donald, look up the meaning of self-inflicted damage. Man.
Ray Wonder
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(05-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
This probably isn't it, somehow. How can we get so many hints, and not knock the dam down.
DieNgamers
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(05-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by ReAxion

Never seen this before.

Yeah, had to look twice! it almost makes forget the content of the text. Wow!
EdibleKnife
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(05-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
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"Please! Tell Lord Putin I did good...It's Trump...Donald Trump, remember? His loyal American lapdog....*sigh* It's D-O-N-..."
mnannola
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(05-19-2017, 09:03 PM)

“I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

Could he be any more oblivious to how his actions will be received? Did he really think firing the FBI director would just make the Russian investigation go away?
PandaPandaPanda
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(05-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
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I don't understand how anybody can be this stupid
johnsmith
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(05-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
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God damn, he is a stupid fucker.

I wonder if this is the megaton for today or the WaPo will one up them at 6.
Wiseblood
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(05-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
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Isn't he basically admitting to obstruction?
red731
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(05-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
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Popcornu munchu ~
sturgboski
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(05-19-2017, 09:04 PM)
So like is this it? Or is he still able to shoot someone on 5th avenue and get away with it?
shiba5
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(05-19-2017, 09:04 PM)
I loved that they dropped this while he's stuck on a plane.
veryslowhand
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(05-19-2017, 09:04 PM)
An innocent man indeed.
Servbot24
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(05-19-2017, 09:04 PM)
All we're missing at this point is a written confession.
Dr.Horrible
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(05-19-2017, 09:04 PM)
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I love that one official downplays it and says it was a negotiating tactic.

A third government official briefed on the meeting defended the president, saying Mr. Trump was using a negotiating tactic when he told Mr. Lavrov about the “pressure” he was under. The idea, the official suggested, was to create a sense of obligation with Russian officials and to coax concessions out of Mr. Lavrov — on Syria, Ukraine and other issues — by saying that Russian meddling in last year’s election had created enormous political problems for Mr. Trump.

Buckle
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(05-19-2017, 09:04 PM)
Oh my god.

EmmanuelMunoz
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(05-19-2017, 09:04 PM)
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But you guys, this could have meant anything!
Hale-XF11
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(05-19-2017, 09:04 PM)
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Trump is a traitor to our country.
Prompto
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(05-19-2017, 09:04 PM)
"He was crazy. A real nut job"

He's projecting again
LQX
Remember, he is Canadian.
(05-19-2017, 09:04 PM)
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He's the president. He can do that.
Robdraggoo
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(05-19-2017, 09:04 PM)
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But who leaked it!!!!!
dkeane
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(05-19-2017, 09:04 PM)
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Jesus fuck, what a lunatic.
Fenderputty
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(05-19-2017, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by ReAxion

Never seen this before.

This is the real bomb

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