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Show Of Hands May 17th, 2017 9:18pm

Do you think President Trump actually pushed former FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn?

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myob
05/19/17 2:38 pm

Discuss yes. Lean on him no.

otto Olean, NY
05/19/17 11:08 am

Horrible question. Why can't we just wait and see what really happened. Same people calling for heads of Trump and anyone who supported him based on innuendo and circumstance completely ignored the pile of actual evidence against Hillary. If the worst people believe because they so desperately want it to be true is in fact true, he will go down. And rightly so. I just wish the same standard applied to democrats.

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BatmansParents Monarch Theater
05/18/17 5:37 pm

Didn't he end the investigation into Flynn and Russia connections back in January?

arecnation
05/18/17 5:14 pm

Even the libertarians are against Trump this time...... that's not good for him

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Kneske College Station, TX
05/21/17 11:45 am

I'm libertarian and I'm not against him. I think he's an idiot, but I'm not against him on this bs

ccc1 Georgia
05/18/17 3:50 pm

People ask for stuff all the time. They ask cops not to be given a speeding ticket when they deserve it. Asking in and of itself is not a crime. This is part of the witchhunt and it is getting so freaking tiresome. I almost wish that there was another election to trump can win again and people would realize that all this baloney is not helping their cause.

leader77 California
05/18/17 11:35 am

If Comey actually admits that, then Comey himself committed a huge crime by not reporting it at the time.

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followingsea Illinois is
05/18/17 6:11 am

Early after election Trump hadn't shed CEO mantle, still trusted employees.

mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
05/18/17 4:36 am

We don't know yet. It may have been implied or unconsciously convey by Mr. Trump. When Comey testifies before congress and gives his take on the conversation using his meticulous notes we will know more. Will this be a "smoking gun", I doubt if it will be enough. Congress will give the idiot in chief a pass on this one.

rons screw politicians
05/18/17 4:23 am

If Comey was ordered to he should have reported it.

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rons screw politicians
05/18/17 4:20 am

I doubt he pushed. More like a thought.

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evoecon nearest binary system
05/17/17 8:55 pm

No. No more than Obama obstructed the justice in the arrest of Gates. Look it up.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
05/17/17 8:11 pm

Of course not. Did he express a preference? Probably. Nothing wrong with that – First Amendment.

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anarchy GET OFF MY LAWN
05/17/17 7:52 pm

Hahaha. So yet another anonymous source *reads* a supposed memo over the phone (doesn't even produce it and therefore the authenticity is unverified) to a "reporter" from historically anti-conservative/anti-trump newspaper who irresponsibly run with it...and that's all it takes to make the VAST majority (99% currently) of democrats believe Trump "pushed" Comey to end the Flynn investigation? Seriously? Lol. Come on guys...you have to realize why we call you "unhinged" by now.

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rayd
05/17/17 7:02 pm

Bill Clinton met with Loretta Lynch while Secretary Hillary Clinton was under investigation. Obstruction of justice? Where is the outrage here!!!

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ilovehotdogs31 Georgia
05/17/17 7:40 pm

But neither Bill nor Hillary were president at that time. I'm not saying that that situation was not suspicious, but Tump's situation is a much bigger deal right now.

txmg
05/17/17 6:47 pm

Trump is crooked and crazy. If you can't see that, you are blinded by bias. Or stupid.

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whomstve99 Republic of Texas
05/18/17 3:52 pm

You also seem pretty blinded by bias

theNobamist Silicon Valley
05/17/17 6:42 pm

Hope do. He wants to end wasting money. There's lots more to stop.
Just wait til Trump sees the crayfish on the treadmill.

trav Instagram, travisdover
05/17/17 6:21 pm

Yes, Trump is bringing this investigation on himself.

The real question is whether he meant to. Is he playing the media? I think he knows what he is doing.

Larmoe1
05/17/17 5:40 pm

Comey would have had to report it immediately....this is just the Libtards trying once again...time for them to grow up and get over it.

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valeriejo ramble on
05/17/17 5:43 pm

Report it to who.. The FBI ??

commonman1 Peace
05/17/17 5:46 pm

Here is what we do know.

Under the law, Comey is required to immediately inform the Department of Justice of any attempt to obstruct justice by any person, even the President of the United States. Failure to do so would result in criminal charges against Comey. (18 USC 4 and 28 USC 1361) He would also, upon sufficient proof, lose his license to practice law.

So, if Comey believed Trump attempted to obstruct justice, did he comply with the law by reporting it to the DOJ? If not, it calls into question whether the events occurred as the Times reported it.

dftdddsf
05/17/17 9:02 pm

But does the DoJ have to disclose to US that he reported it to them? I don't believe so.

commonman1 Peace
05/18/17 6:07 am

With all this going on do you think they would not?

valeriejo ramble on
05/18/17 1:24 pm

From what I understand, the memo Comey wrote memorializing this possible obstruction of justice conversation he had with Trump, isn't just a scrap piece of paper or a diary, it's an official FBI document.. So wouldn't that be considered reporting it?

commonman1 Peace
05/18/17 1:29 pm

No it's a memo to himself about his conversation. Typical documentation. Not the same as reporting to DOJ. If anyone ever gets to read it. They may find out the reason it wasn't reported is because there nothing to reported. However, no one know but everyone speculates especially the left.

Gilgamesh muh wage gap
05/17/17 5:20 pm

The whole thing is being blown out of proportion by the media. Nobodies even seen the memo except for a couple of quotes that may or may not be true. Then you have the democrats running in circles screaming for impeachment.

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HoosierFan
05/17/17 5:15 pm

I don't like Comey, he let his political ideology cloud his actions during the election, helping Trump and hurting Clinton, and for that he deserved to be fired.

That said, I don't question his honesty. You can take his testimony to the bank. If he wrote it in a memo, it happened.

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Larmoe1
05/17/17 5:42 pm

By law he would have had to report it immediately...not write it down in case he was fired.

HoosierFan
05/17/17 6:20 pm

Two points:

1. The statue of limitations, I believe, is ten years. So, there is no problem there.

2. He did report it immediately. The memo we are talking about isn't from Comey's personal diary. It is one of many memos, some classified, that Comey apparently wrote after every conversation with Trump. My understanding is that these memos are official FBI documents.

Why didn't Comey come forward immediately after witnessing a possibly criminal act by the President?

My guess is it's the same reason he gave a press conference to announce reopening the Clinton email investigation but never mentioned that the Trump campaign was being investigated.

Comey is a Republican with partisan sympathies and subconsciously or consciously didn't want to hurt a fellow Republican.

Which is why he deserved to be fired. He may not lie, but he doesn't play fair.

mstt
05/17/17 5:01 pm

Obama pushed Comey to end the investigation of Hillary.

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patriot321
05/17/17 4:59 pm

Democrats are pathetic. Keep it up. The country is sick of your shit. That's why you lost everything. House , senate, judge seats, Supreme Court. And all but 5 governor seats......your party is all but destroyed. Keep up the good work.

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ishady 86451132020
05/21/17 2:43 am

2018 is just around the corner. Then we will get the retard party out of power.

ishady 86451132020
05/21/17 2:44 am

" republican" damn autocorrect.
Or was it?

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
05/17/17 4:20 pm

Yes....but keep cruising down that river of denial Trumpkins. It's completely in character with his behavior as an authoritarian leader.

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HoosierFan
05/17/17 5:16 pm

The thing about dictators...they always have their faithful followers.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
05/17/17 7:59 pm

Right up to the very end.....

Liberty 4,032,064
05/17/17 4:12 pm

If he knew about it, then he should have.

Amaranth Iowa
05/17/17 3:56 pm

He's not playing 4D underwater chess here. Its a lot more likely that Trump is just bad at optics than that hes nefarious. Never attribute something to malice that can reasonably be attributed to incompetence.

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
05/17/17 3:50 pm

I without any substantiated evidence... no. Nor would I, do I, ever with or about anyone else about anything else.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
05/17/17 3:50 pm

💠 Poll Q:

Do you think President Trump actually pushed former FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn?

PepsiMan A Liberal Of Boston
05/17/17 3:48 pm

It's just the kind of asshole thing he would do

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chinito Florida
05/17/17 3:46 pm

It doesn't make sense. If Trump was trying to close the investigation why not just put a new FBI director from day 1. And if Trump was stupid enough to push Comey to end the investigation, why Comey didn't say or do anything?

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timeout Boston Strong
05/17/17 3:15 pm

He's Donald Trump of course he did. We'll know more with this special prosecutor on the case.

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mrmc2
05/17/17 3:13 pm

As someone who despises Trump I'm hopeful that impeachment proceedings don't take place. We need this clown car to keep rolling through the mid term elections. It's not only the best opportunity to flip the House and Senate, it's the best thing to happen to democrats in state legislatures. We need to flip a few of those prior to the 2020 census so republican jerrymandering can be scaled back. Trump is single handily doing more for opposition research against the GOP than all of the progressive groups combined. The dems must use Trump strategically.

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DounutHole
05/17/17 3:06 pm

I bet Vice President Pence is picking out carpet for the Oval Office.

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cowboy Here and There
05/17/17 3:05 pm

Nope. James Comey had this note/memo for three months. If it contains what the leak says, Comey is going to jail for not reporting it. He's not that stupid. Incompetent, yes. Stupid, no.

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abusara i drink and i know things
05/17/17 4:45 pm

Why? He could claim his notes were part of the ongoing investigation. Nothing about that would get him in trouble. And besides, Trump didn't do anything wrong, so why would Comey be in trouble. Right?

cowboy Here and There
05/17/17 4:47 pm

There's this thing called the law, that's why. If Comey has it, he'd be obstructing an investigation and be arrested.

cowboy Here and There
05/17/17 4:48 pm

Exactly. The whole thing is fake news.

Kay41 the Midwest
05/17/17 2:53 pm

Probably. But, I don't see anything coming of it. A year from now Trump will still be President and we'll be talking about the newest thing he did that has many calling for impeachment.

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iceberg124
05/17/17 2:41 pm

Same question twice in a row?

Zod Above Pugetropolis
05/17/17 2:39 pm

Yes. What isn't clear is why Comey didn't immediately report it to the Attorney General (or a competent alternative), or if he did, why there was no immediate action taken.

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abusara i drink and i know things
05/17/17 4:45 pm

Because Trump didn't do anything wrong. Right?

Zod Above Pugetropolis
05/17/17 4:48 pm

Sure, that must be it. Or...not.

scrpnHOG Arizona
05/17/17 2:27 pm

If he did Comey didn't seam to care because he turned down the opportunity to talk with the senate in a closed session.

It's Fake News!!!

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cato Santa Barbara, California
05/17/17 2:26 pm

Of course he did. I predict impeachment proceedings will begin by July 4th

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commonman1 Peace
05/17/17 2:27 pm

I predict The second coming of Christ before a Republican House brings proceedings against Trump.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
05/17/17 2:46 pm

I predict we'll continue to argue about this until 2020

commonman1 Peace
05/17/17 3:08 pm

I predict 2024.

mhillsman Oklahoma
05/17/17 2:25 pm

If you look at what the memo supposedly said, obviously no. He said,

“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”

Wow, he sounds such a threatening dictator doesn't he

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commonman1 Peace
05/17/17 2:30 pm

I love watching the Democrats and the media cry for something that will not ever happen.

ParaguasPato Columbus GA
05/17/17 2:23 pm

He probably did, but I don't think he realized it was wrong.

mpurple oh no. trump won.
05/17/17 2:42 pm

Even Donald Trump isn't that stupid.

ParaguasPato Columbus GA
05/18/17 8:11 pm

If he believes everything he's seen on Fox News, then he probably thinks Obama did the same thing to the Benghazi hearings. So I think it's possible he thought asking the FBI director to drop a case was perfectly standard.