Trump Just Threatened Comey About The Russian Investigation Days Before His Testimony

Submitted by: fancylad 4 months ago in News & Politics

Holy hell, it's like he wants to be impeached. To simplify it, by Trump threatening James Comey by saying he has audio and of the two of them talking -- whether he's bluffing or not -- Trump just blackmailed a witness. 

Also, witness intimidation is a federal crime, which 20 years in prison if Trump meant it, and 3 years if he intimidated him if unknowingly.

Question of the Day: What happens first, Trump resigning on his own accord or his impeachment proceedings are officially declared?


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Male 40,300
BTW this "accusation" is based on a Memo that no one except "two anonymous sources" has ever seen...
These "sources" are said to be "close to officials and former officials" in other words: not people who would actually SEE such a memo.
And WHY would the FBI Director ask the President for more money?? It is Congress that allocates that, and the FBI Budget is where funding for investigations comes from. So, why? It makes no sense at all.
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Male 79
Trump will be impeached. It will happen. On that day, I will visit this website just to read 5cats' rant. It will be glorious.
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Male 39,548
eQuest So what? Bill Clinton was impeached but he stayed President.  And if Trump were gone what would we have? ... Mike Pence = an evil sonofabitch.  I'd rather have a clown than a hitler running things
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Gerry1of1 I am certain that there's no way that Pence would win a general election for president. He would end up being president for around 2 or 3 years, depending on how quickly trump is removed.
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Male 39,548
eQuest A lot of damage can be done in 2-3 years. And I said there was no way Trump could become president....... you never know
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Gerry1of1 I believe that between Pence and trump, Pence is the lesser evil. I might be wrong about that, and it is kinda like flipping a coin. But I strongly believe that trump will not last his whole term as president, therefore, Pence will have a short time as president. If the Democrats win back the House in 2018, Pence might not be able to do much.
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Male 4,397
Gerry1of1 We're kind of screwed, aren't we, Gerry? How the heck did we ever get here?
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Male 39,548
squrlz4ever By not paying attention and guarding our freedoms 
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Male 4,397
Gerry1of1 Zing! Hard to argue with that.
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Male 40,300
What? Trump hopes there's no tapes... because that would prove the FBI was wiretapping (eavesdropping) on him! Lolz!

You have is ass-backwards Fancy, totally blind now are you?

Or Trump does have recordings of Comey telling him there's nothing at all to say the Russians did anything illegal? How is that bad? Probably all sorts of loop-holes now for such things.

After all, Hillary walked on far more serious charges that this bullshit accusation here, the precedent is set!
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Male 326
5cats The quote (taken directly from the tweet above) is, "...Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations..." OUR conversations.  He's talking about conversations he (Trump) had with Comey.  So... how is this referring to FBI wiretapping?  It is staggering how you misread virtually everything.  Is English your first language?  I hope not, because at least you'd have that as a fallback excuse.
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skeeter01 Huh? Easy: IF the FBI WAS wiretapping (ie making secret recordings) various Trump places? Then it could be that tapes exist of their conversations. Since Trump maintains that Comey told him 3x that he was NOT under investigation? And now Comey says he never said that? The tapes would prove him to be a liar. It would also prove Trump was right about the surveillance too.
If Trump recorded conversations in New York State? He does not need Comey's permission, it's perfectly legal to do so.

Win, win and win.

So until actual facts are known? This is another bullshit 'witch-hunt' from the DNC. Cry wolf some more liberals, we're sure to believe you next time!
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Male 326
5cats why would trump say, then, that Comey "...better hope there aren't tapes..." if he is talking about Comey's own surveillance tapes?  Your argument is a huge reach at best.  I don't think even the conservatards in the west wing would try and spin his tweet that much.  Most normal people could see right through that.  Hell, I think even YOU see through that, and it's your own argument.
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Male 40,300
skeeter01 Because it is a tweet, not a PHD thesis paper? There's very limited room for elaboration, correct?
It (you better hope) would then be sarcastic, since Comey would KNOW those tapes exist (if they do) and therefor he'd have to shut the hell up or risk criminal charges... and look! Comey has been silent ever since then. Hummm eh?

I don't claim to know the ultimate facts here, but the post ASKED us to explain it, and I gave multiple POSSIBLE explanations that no one has disproven. 
You asked serious and logical questions Skeeter, glad to discuss it :-)
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5cats You do know that Trump was threatening him with tapes, that he, Trump claims he has of their conversation.

I seem to recall a certain president that liked to record conversations, then resigned. He just so happens to be a hero of Trump
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Male 40,300
pleasestop Sarcasm? A joke? Evidence that the FBI are wiretapping (recording) Trump like he says? Or legally made recordings of Comey assuring him that there is nothing at all to 'Russiagate' and the investigation is frivolous? Lots of possible answers. It's a fucking tweet, not a PHD paper...

You have tunnel vision, probably because your head is so far up the ass of the DNC...
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5cats Go fuck yourself.
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Male 40,300
@_chamberlain Snatch these pebbles from my hand, Grasshopper.
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Male 326
I've said it before, I'll say it again, Comey got a bad rap from both sides.  And the saddest thing is that he was just doing his job.  He was required to announce reopening the investigation of hillary's emails.  The timing sucked, he knew it, but he had to do it.  And, he had to continue the investigation on trump.  FBI directors have a 10 year term.  They may potentially have to work under 3 different administrations, they are supposed to be independent.  Comey was a true public servant - probably one of the very few left who have integrity. The saddest thing is that it was his integrity that ruined him.  These are dark times, people.  Very dark times.
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Male 40,300
skeeter01 He had no business playing the role of the DA (Lynch) in proclaiming that charges were not suggested because "there was no intent". That wasn't his job in the slightest (and did not apply at all to the charges, intention is irrelevant) but he still did it, knowing she was guilty as hell.

Why he did that? Bribery? Blackmail? Pure corruption? Who knows? THERE is something that warrants further investigation!
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5cats Go fuck yourself.
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Male 3,619
skeeter01 That's what I was thinking too. A buddy of mine thinks that Comey is just a liar, etc etc etc, and was only doing everything to further his own cause on his own road to the white house. Sort of trying to be the Law & Order candidate.

I really want to believe he was doing his job for doing his job's sake, but maybe there was an ulterior motive behind everything.... gah, I hate people.
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Male 4,397
Thought I would share an amusing graphic I just came across (below).

And a little background music to open in a separate tab....

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Male 3,108
Can we hang Pence first, please?
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Male 400
He said this in response to leaks to NYT regarding the Comey/Trump dinner.  Has nothing to do with threatening a witness.  Come ON fancy...we get it.  You hate him.  Now stop trying to find something that isn't there.
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Male 40,300
dkm458 No facts need apply when there's HATE TRUMP POSTS to be put up!

In fact? Facts are inconvenient to the hate, just omit them!
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5cats Go fuck yourself.
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Male 987
dkm458 You are correct. It isn't threatening a witness. Comey is an investigator. He was threatening and investigator. And nobody believes he's talking about just a dinner.
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Male 400
marsii Actually, he is neither.  He was fired.
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Male 987
dkm458 Did you know he both threatened and fired Comey?
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dkm458 So Trump threatened a private citizen? Wow. Crazy shit
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pleasestop You sound like you are desperate.  Hardly a threat.  More whinging and crying from the snowflakes.
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Male 4,397
marsii I concur.

Also... Marsii, may I ask you to upload an avatar? Please? I am but a poor, addle-brained squirrel. Any help you could give me in recognizing your comments more easily would be appreciated. Sank chew.
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Male 4,397
squrlz4ever Why does a request for an avatar merit a downvote? Somebody's feeling grumpy today.
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Male 987
squrlz4ever Some people have personal vendettas against liberals on this board. Unable to defend their point of view, they attack individuals.

No avatar tho. I prefer to be forgotten.
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