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ArkhamFantasy
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(05-20-2017, 01:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Twilight Princess

is this impeachment thing a real possibility or a liberal fantasy?

Republicans have strong incentive to protect him at all costs.
rokkerkory
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(05-20-2017, 01:41 AM)
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possibility? sure, probable at this point? nah
Mrbob
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(05-20-2017, 01:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by ArkhamFantasy

Republicans have strong incentive to protect him at all costs.

Wouldn't Republicans be happier with Pence as President and Trump out of the White House.
Voyr
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(05-20-2017, 01:43 AM)

Originally Posted by Mrbob

Wouldn't Republicans be happier with Pence as President and Trump out of the White House.

lol no. Politically damning.
Ambient80
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(05-20-2017, 01:47 AM)
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I'm not expecting much from this. One side asking about something only barely related, the other asking tough questions that he can't answer.

Originally Posted by Mrbob

Wouldn't Republicans be happier with Pence as President and Trump out of the White House.

"That guy we supported for President before was awful, but his VP sure is swell!!"
Vestal
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(05-20-2017, 01:48 AM)
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CNN WITH ANOTHER MEGATON! regarding Flynn connection to Russia.

Sources: Russia bragged about relationship with Flynn.
Mully
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(05-20-2017, 01:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mrbob

Wouldn't Republicans be happier with Pence as President and Trump out of the White House.

Yes, but no. It seems like Pence is as much involved in all of this as Trump (Pence was the head of the Trump Transition). So although Pence would be more competent than Trump, the Republicans would still have to deal with his scandals.

Let's also not forget DeVos' and Sessions alleged involvement as well. DeVos' brother is Erik Prince, the head of Blackwater who held a secret meeting with Russian officials in the Seychelles in the days following the election. Sessions perjured himself and sat in on the same meetings with Kislyak that Kushner was in.

The whole administration could be a political nightmare for the Republican party for years to come.
Ithil
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(05-20-2017, 01:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vestal

CNN WITH ANOTHER MEGATON! regarding Flynn connection to Russia.

Sources: Russia bragged about relationship with Flynn.

Four scoops, sir?

Four? Make it five, I'm not driving.
Slime
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(05-20-2017, 01:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mrbob

Wouldn't Republicans be happier with Pence as President and Trump out of the White House.

Republicans are already fucked demographically. Now they depend on their racist, radical base. 2016 was basically a miracle.

The only approval numbers they care about are the 90% of Republican voters who would follow Trump off a cliff. The second they betray Trump, they are doomed.

It doesn't matter how bad it gets with Trump. They'll wait for Democrats to impeach him or defeat him in re-election, and cling to their districts and states in the meantime.
OrangeGrayBlue
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(05-20-2017, 01:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mrbob

Wouldn't Republicans be happier with Pence as President and Trump out of the White House.

Pence and Ryan both seem to have too much dirt on their hands to actually become the President. At this point, if Trump is impeached we're probably looking at President Orrin Hatch.
everyday math
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(05-20-2017, 01:53 AM)
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thepotatoman
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(05-20-2017, 02:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nafai1123

On one hand, I could see this interfering with the Mueller investigation.

On the other hand, I want as much damaging information public as possible.

Wouldn't surprise me if this is cancelled/postponed at the behest of Mueller if he feels it will cause harm to his investigation.

One thing to keep in mind is this investigation can only be resolved by the court of public opinion. You can't just arrest the president. Impeachment is the only option. And you're not going to see Republicans cross the line to impeachment until the public turns against them for protecting trump.

There's an unusual need for the investigation to be public.
Last edited by thepotatoman; 05-20-2017 at 03:15 AM.
The Last Wizard
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(05-20-2017, 02:31 AM)
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Can't wait for the angry tweets.
RPGCrazied
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(05-20-2017, 02:33 AM)
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Oh god, I hope he destroys Trump with his testimony. He could literally end Trump's presidency. Can't wait to watch.
TetraGenesis
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(05-20-2017, 02:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by serenewarfare

Keep in mind that Comey and Mueller are super tight. There's zero chance he'd do this if Mueller didn't want him to.

Exactly. This is meticulously planned.
UrokeJoe
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(05-20-2017, 02:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by TetraGenesis

Exactly. This is meticulously planned.

Really?
Kensation
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(05-20-2017, 03:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheLostBigBoss

First on CNN: Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says

No shit.
massoluk
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(05-20-2017, 03:38 AM)
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Will bring in more rating than Spencer
DOWN
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(05-20-2017, 03:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheLostBigBoss

First on CNN: Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says

So hopefully he says so in the hearing.

He just needs to say under oath that he believes Trump intended to influence his handling of the investigation.
FTF
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(05-20-2017, 03:44 AM)
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Oh wow, can't wait. Also, this is only good news right? There's not much chance this could backfire and be good for Trump right?

Originally Posted by BlastProcessing

I sure hope we're more right about Trump and the GOP than Curtis was about that storm :/
King Tubby
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(05-20-2017, 05:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Saucycarpdog

So it begins.

Rentahamster
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(05-20-2017, 05:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by RPGCrazied

Oh god, I hope he destroys Trump with his testimony. He could literally end Trump's presidency. Can't wait to watch.

Try not to overhype yourself. But there's always a chance that this could finally be the one.
Dirca
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(05-20-2017, 05:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by RPGCrazied

Oh god, I hope he destroys Trump with his testimony. He could literally end Trump's presidency. Can't wait to watch.

Yeah, he will lose re-election or won't run in 2020
rec0ded1
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(05-20-2017, 05:41 AM)
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Stay safe brother comey
TheOMan
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(05-20-2017, 05:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by vatstep

That's James Comey!
Qvoth
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(05-20-2017, 05:49 AM)
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trump probably already approached him with a briefcase full of cash, telling him to lie
TheOMan
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(05-20-2017, 05:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by br0ken_shad0w

Take a shot for every question they'll bring up about Hillary and emails.

People will die.
Cesare Borgia
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(05-20-2017, 05:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by slit

I doubt it. This is who most people want to hear from. It'll look like Mueller is trying to hide something.

More like he's building a case and doesn't want key pieces made public yet. The down side of this going from congress' hands to a special investigator. A lot of this stuff won't be public until the end.
Stinkles
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(05-20-2017, 05:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by br0ken_shad0w

Take a shot for every question they'll bring up about Hillary and emails.

But the lame email non scandal is officially why trump fired comey. If it was a big deal there'd be no reason to say comey mishandled it.


As if McConnell would even stutter.
GasProblem
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(05-20-2017, 05:59 AM)
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Please don't disappoint.
CHC
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(05-20-2017, 05:59 AM)
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I really hope he immediately fucking fly-swats any question that involves Clinton whatsoever from shit-eaters like Gowdy. Literally not a single thing to do with what he is discussing, you might as well ask him about, like.... Bill Cosby at that point. That kind of time wasting should just straight-up not be tolerated.

I'm not expecting any massive news from his conference or anything, but if he can reiterated that he felt Trump was trying to influence his investigation or duties at all, that's enough for the time being.
Zolo
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(05-20-2017, 06:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by CHC

I'm not expecting any massive news from his conference or anything, but if he can reiterated that he felt Trump was trying to influence his investigation or duties at all, that's enough for the time being.

I mainly expect it just to have his statements for public record.
Ether_Snake
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(05-20-2017, 06:12 AM)
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Democrats will ask about Trump, the Republicans will ask about the leaks and Hillary.

Like I said before, the only way out of this is with pressure from people, organizations, corporations, etc., on congress.
Yoda
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(05-20-2017, 06:12 AM)
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open session = legalese answers.
oti
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(05-20-2017, 06:23 AM)
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Is he even allowed to answer the juicy questions in an open hearing?
BronsonLee
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(05-20-2017, 06:25 AM)
1: He asked for the open hearing
2: He could've declined
So 3: Mueller likely OK'D this
Mr.Shrugglesツ
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(05-20-2017, 06:26 AM)

Originally Posted by oti

Is he even allowed to answer the juicy questions in an open hearing?

I hope he doesn't get fired.
ThisGuy
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(05-20-2017, 06:31 AM)
May trumps anus hang like sleeve of wizard.
TheTylerDurden
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(05-20-2017, 06:37 AM)
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We can probably expect him to at least repeat everything in the memos that were 'leaked' to newspapers. So I would say he's going to:

- Confirm that Trump asked for his loyalty (and his interpretation of what that really meant)
- Refute that he told Trump that he was not being investigated
- Confirm that Trump asked him to "let this go"
- Refute that he "asked for the dinner with Trump" and confirm Trump asked him to have dinner

He's not going to reveal any details about what investigators found, how far the FBI investigation went up until the day he was fired, or anything along those lines.
skullmuffins
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(05-20-2017, 06:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by CHC

I really hope he immediately fucking fly-swats any question that involves Clinton whatsoever from shit-eaters like Gowdy. Literally not a single thing to do with what he is discussing, you might as well ask him about, like.... Bill Cosby at that point. That kind of time wasting should just straight-up not be tolerated.

I was half-watching Maddow tonight but I think I heard her speculate that a reason Comey agreed to testify to the senate intel committee but not the senate judiciary committee is that the intel committee has fewer republicans on it that would only be interested in distracting with questions about clinton emails and other spin. He must be so tired of that bullshit.
Mr_Antimatter
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(05-20-2017, 06:41 AM)
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Honestly, we know exactly how this will go down.

The GOP folks will try to focus on Clinton, emails, and degrading his credibility.
The Dems will focus on russia, obstruction, and who was all involved and where.

I think the former director will defer some questions to the special prosecutor as well, to preserve that case.
watershed
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(05-20-2017, 06:59 AM)
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I wonder how serious Comey is about bringing down Trump.
FTF
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(05-20-2017, 07:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by watershed

I wonder how serious Comey is about bringing down Trump.

Hopefully very, very serious.
Cesare Borgia
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(05-20-2017, 07:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mrbob

Wouldn't Republicans be happier with Pence as President and Trump out of the White House.

I'm sure they wish Pence was sworn in back in January instead of Trump, but Pence becoming president due to Trump's impeachment or removal from office would be a disaster. The party would be tainted, it would be the biggest political scandal/disaster since Watergate. And Pence would have no political capitol, having not technically won election.

If any of this happens it'll be later this year, meaning election season will be starting and congress won't be getting much done. Pence wouldn't have any time to establish himself as president. Then there's the big question: would he pardon Trump? Many believe Ford's pardon of Nixon doomed his presidency.
CHC
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(05-20-2017, 07:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by watershed

I wonder how serious Comey is about bringing down Trump.

I feel like if you decide to sort of.... go the route of trying to take down a sitting president, it's not something you would want to half ass?
Shaanyboi
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(05-20-2017, 07:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Surfinn

Comey's redemption..

America's redemption.

America ain't redeeming shit simply by kicking out Trump. Not until every Republican is dragged out, kicking and screaming, and all their repugnant policies are shredded.
Mr.Shrugglesツ
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(05-20-2017, 07:57 AM)

Originally Posted by Shaanyboi

America ain't redeeming shit simply by kicking out Trump. Not until every Republican is dragged out, kicking and screaming, and all their repugnant policies are shredded.

They are complicit, and they will fall right along trump.
darkwing
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(05-20-2017, 08:01 AM)
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Senate Intel committee? meh, isn't the majority GOP? nothing will happen
Escape Goat
(05-20-2017, 08:18 AM)
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Comey is about to end the careers of 2 Presidents.

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