“Gut Punch” to Trump


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In the history of America, the impeachment hearings relating to Richard Nixon for his involvement in the Watergate break-in was the most outrageous example of criminal wrongdoing of a President.  Ironically, when Trump accused President Obama of wiretapping his phone, Trump compared the act to the Nixon Watergate scandal.

Now Trump himself appears to have committed  offenses that were perhaps more repugnant than the Watergate break in.  At least the Watergate Break-in involved a criminal act that was limited to domestic actors and domestic violation of the law.  It appears that Trump enlisted the help of a foreign government, Russia, to help in his election.  The testimony before the House yesterday indicated multiple people with close ties to Trump, including Paul Manafort, his previous campaign manager

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At the outset of a pivotal week in Washington, FBI Director James Comey delivered a political gut-punch to President Donald Trump Monday — and the news possibly could get worse for the president in the days and weeks ahead.

In sworn testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Comey said there was no evidence to Trump’s claims that Barack Obama wiretapped him and Trump Tower, as the current president alleged in a series of tweets earlier this month. And he confirmed that his agency was investigating the 2016 Trump campaign’s links with Russia’s effort to intervene in the presidential election.

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His confirmation of that investigation was “historic,” as NBC’s Ari Melber declared on MSNBC, even as the director declined to discuss details.

So, in the span of an hour, the head of the FBI debunked Trump’s explosive charge that Obama tapped his phones:

And he contradicted Trump’s tweets from earlier in the morning that allegations of possible ties between his campaign and Russia were “fake news”:

Monday’s back-to-back revelations from Comey could complicate matters for Trump’s team and agenda in at least three key ways.

One: Confirmation that the FBI is investigating Russia’s contacts with the Trump campaign will only heighten Democratic calls for a special prosecutor, especially after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from federal inquiries involving the 2016 campaign.

“The Department of Justice and Trump administration must allow Director Comey’s investigation to move forward without any interference, meddling, or political pressure of any kind whatsoever,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

Two: Comey’s testimony could lead to additional hearings. The Republican political operative Roger Stone, wh

o congressional Democrats allege might be at the center of contacts with Russian operatives, tweeted during Comey’s testimony that he wanted a chance to respond.

Three: The Comey claim that there is no evidence to support Trump’s assertion that Barack Obama wiretapped him — undercutting the president’s credibility — could hurt Trump as he tries to twist Republican arms in the health-care debate.

It’s only been two months since the inauguration of Donald Trump. I wonder if Trump will still be our president in two more months?

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  1. Trump is such a con artist. He is making our country look very foolish for “electing” him. Such a shame. I don’t know how soon we can recover from this travesty. First – we have to get rid of him.

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  2. What goes around comes around. We have been doing this in foreign countries for decades. Now it is being done to us. Lost in the hype, our leadership is now so poor that we are being duped by foreign meddling. We are a Middle East or Central American country with citizens who are too ignorant to know we are being played by major powers.

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  3. From 2010 to 2013 the FBI had a warrant to wiretap the 63rd flood of Trump tower. Three floors below President Trump’s penthouse. The wiretap was directed towards a money laundering firm run by a Russian crime fugitive. President Trump is connected to the Russian crime fugitive through the Miss Universe Moscow pageant. Couple this with NSA’s operation Dragnet which gives​ information to various policing entities such as the FBI. No doubt he was wiretaped as well as you and I. We are all being wiretaped by the servalence state. AKA the Federal government.

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  4. And Palin thought she was a lame duck back in ’09. That’s not even a drop in the bucket compared to this orange clown.

    Everyone that voted for him better pray like hell to their god that he is ousted before he starts entering nuclear codes for his imagined threats. Otherwise, god help us all, our demise rests soundly on each and every one of you who voted for him, hidden behind whatever denial you deny.
    Starting with the Chief Motherf*cker Paul Ryan.

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