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Liberals Call for Comey to Resign, Trump Fires Comey, Liberals Outraged

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posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:17 AM
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a reply to: network dude

MANY mainstream news outlets reported Trump was under investigation and even that Trump Servers were tapped. This was back in January.




posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:18 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: xuenchen

It's been hilarious watching Democrats ping pong between wanting Comey fired and saying he is the best thing ever.


The only thing funnier is watching Trump supporters ping ponging between criticizing Comey for not filing charges against Clinton, then praising him when he publicly announced he was reopening the investigation just in time to mess with the election. What is significant is that the Attorney General did not request the evidence Comey collected so he could file a case against Clinton (which is in his power), but rather suggested that the President should fire the FBI Director to discredit their investigations into possible espionage in the Trump campaign. If the goal was to discredit the FBI, it has backfired.



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:18 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Is there evidence of the same people calling for his resignation, then getting outraged when he does?

Or is it just a cherry pick of selected, different people for hyperbolic right wing outrage?



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:19 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Wide-Eyes




It has been admitted that Trump was being spied on

Please post that memo.


I know. It must have missed my mail box.



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:19 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: network dude

MANY mainstream news outlets reported Trump was under investigation and even that Trump Servers were tapped. This was back in January.


This is because Trump tweeted that it was the case. The blame is on Trump for making unsupported accusations, not on the press for accurately reporting what he said. Sick.



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:22 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

We dig bro. When are you going to get around to that?



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:22 AM
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posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:24 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001

originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: network dude

MANY mainstream news outlets reported Trump was under investigation and even that Trump Servers were tapped. This was back in January.


This is because Trump tweeted that it was the case. The blame is on Trump for making unsupported accusations, not on the press for accurately reporting what he said. Sick.

Sorry, false. This was WAY before the tweet. The Mainstream media was saying trump was the target of FISA warrants, Trump Towers was tapped, and they had it verified by government sources.

Try again.
edit on 10-5-2017 by OccamsRazor04 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:24 AM
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originally posted by: MOMof3
Calling out Comey for what he did to Hillary is a far cry from cold hearted fire him while he is out of town. Are you not listening to Trump and Kelly Anne, he did it for Hillary. Now, he is going to dump his extreme supporters to garner democrats for 2020.

Harry Reid called for him to be fired.
There are plenty of MSM articles from that time calling what he did a 'firing offense'. They weren't simply 'calling him out'. They were calling for his termination.
It's a firing offense; Wash Post

The case for firing James Comey: Think Progress

Check out what they are calling it since he was actually fired.... 'Nixonian'.



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:25 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Ya gotta go full Monty to rationalize this . As evidenced...



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:27 AM
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a reply to: network dude

Yes everyone thinks he just pulled that out of his Ass. Come on dude. You know that.



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:29 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: network dude

Yes everyone thinks he just pulled that out of his Ass. Come on dude. You know that.

Then are you claiming the liberal media pulled it out of their ass when they reported Trump was tapped and under investigation long before Trump tweeted it? So they just made up fake news?



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:30 AM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: xuenchen

Is there evidence of the same people calling for his resignation, then getting outraged when he does?

Or is it just a cherry pick of selected, different people for hyperbolic right wing outrage?

Google is your friend.
There are plenty of references to the same Democratic politicians and media outlets calling for Comey to resign or for him to be fired in October of 2016 that now say that his firing was wrong and that this firing was Nixonian.

Why is it Nixonian?

Is Trump under investigation? That isn't what all the Dems were saying when he tweeted that his phones were tapped. They called him a liar.



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:35 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Maybe that's where the accusations are stemming from then..

Comey botched the Hillary investigation, no repercussions.

Comey starts to investigate Trump's ties to Russia...FIRED!


“Cryin' Chuck Schumer stated recently, ‘I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer.’ Then acts so indignant,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday night. Republican Senator John Cornyn echoed the president in his own tweet: “Ds were against Comey before they were for him.” The proper answer to this is: “# you.” But if it must be explicitly said: There is no contradiction, let alone hypocrisy, in the belief that Comey should have been fired for his world-historical blundering in the Clinton investigation, but that it’s an outrage for Trump to fire him now, when the FBI is investigating Trump and his associates.

This is not a complicated argument. Anyone truly incapable of grasping it should not be serving in elected office. What’s happening here is clear: Trump is trying to derail an investigation that poses a threat to his presidency. The reaction from those who’d like to save this country needs to be furious, regardless of whether they thought Comey deserved his job.


www.slate.com...



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:36 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04


Sorry, false. This was WAY before the tweet. The Mainstream media was saying trump was the target of FISA warrants, Trump Towers was tapped, and they had it verified by government sources.


Links, please. Since you are one to make fines points, there is a difference between investigating people surrounding Trump and investigating Trump himself. But by all means, prove your claim.



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:38 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Alternatively....

Republicans want Comey fired for not investigating Clinton over email 'scandal'
Republicans ecstatic with Comey for helping Clinton lose election with announcements about further investigations during election week (all of which unfounded)
Republicans wary that Comey was investigating potential Russian influence within Trump circle
Republicans ecstatic that Comey has been fired because they are too stupid to consider the timing of the firing.

Couldn't make it up really could you? Well, considering your usual sources, people have made things up a lot more unbelievable.



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:39 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Comey did not start anything. Nothing was just started. Nothing is derailed. They just issued grand jury subpoenas.



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:40 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: OccamsRazor04


Sorry, false. This was WAY before the tweet. The Mainstream media was saying trump was the target of FISA warrants, Trump Towers was tapped, and they had it verified by government sources.


Links, please. Since you are one to make fines points, there is a difference between investigating people surrounding Trump and investigating Trump himself. But by all means, prove your claim.

Give me a few to find the sources.



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:42 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Chadwickus

Comey did not start anything. Nothing was just started. Nothing is derailed. They just issued grand jury subpoenas.


The point is to create the illusion that the investigation was political in nature (like the Clinton email investigation) rather than criminal in nature.



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 07:43 AM
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Two sources VERIFY FISA warrants on Trump's campaign. Not Russians, but US people in Trump's campaign (which could include Trump).

Two separate sources with links to the counter-intelligence community have confirmed to Heat Street that the FBI sought, and was granted, a FISA court warrant in October, giving counter-intelligence permission to examine the activities of ‘U.S. persons’ in Donald Trump’s campaign with ties to Russia

While the Times story speaks of metadata, sources suggest that a FISA warrant was granted to look at the full content of emails and other related documents that may concern US persons.

However, it is thought in the intelligence community that the warrant covers any ‘US person’ connected to this investigation, and thus covers Donald Trump and at least three further men who have either formed part of his campaign or acted as his media surrogates.

heatst.com...

Here we have an article saying Trump is not named in the FISA warrant, but he is the actual target according to sources.

Neither Mr Trump nor his associates are named in the Fisa order, which would only cover foreign citizens or foreign entities - in this case the Russian banks. But ultimately, the investigation is looking for transfers of money from Russia to the United States, each one, if proved, a felony offence.
A lawyer- outside the Department of Justice but familiar with the case - told me that three of Mr Trump's associates were the subject of the inquiry. "But it's clear this is about Trump," he said.

www.bbc.com...

More FISA warrants that are focused on Trump and how it's evidence they have probable cause against him.

But The Times knew several critical facts: the F.B.I. had a sophisticated investigation underway on Trump’s organization, possibly including FISA warrants. (Some news outlets now report that the F.B.I. did indeed have such warrants, an indication of probable cause.)

www.nytimes.com...

Here is another source confirms an investigation into Trump, not simply business as usual spying, but targeting Trump's ties to Russia.

The BBC reported that the FBI had obtained a warrant on Oct. 15 from the highly secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court allowing investigators access to bank records and other documents about potential payments and money transfers related to Russia. One of McClatchy’s sources confirmed the report.

Read more here: www.mcclatchydc.com...=cpy


Here we have Salon specifying a FISA warrant related to a TRUMP SERVER.

a private server discovered in Trump Tower was connected to a Russian bank for potentially illegal purposes, the FBI’s counter-intelligence wing submitted two FISA requests about the possible financial and banking offenses connected to the server — the first of which was denied in June (and which named Trump) and the second which was more narrowly drawn up and thus granted in October.

www.salon.com...

Another report specifying this is all about a Trump Server.

FBI’s counter-intelligence arm, sources say, re-drew an earlier FISA court request around possible financial and banking offenses related to the server. The first request, which, sources say, named Trump, was denied back in June, but the second was drawn more narrowly and was granted in October after evidence was presented of a server, possibly related to the Trump campaign, and its alleged links to two banks; SVB Bank and Russia’s Alfa Bank. While the Times story speaks of metadata, sources suggest that a FISA warrant was granted to look at the full content of emails and other related documents that may concern US persons.

heatst.com...

Here is a Slate article saying the FISA warrant probably was not rejected, and so we should not look at the application being rejected as being evidence Trump is not guilty. It is entirely an article based on supposition with literally no facts supporting it. Basically anything to hurt Trump.

The FISC almost never rejects FISA applications. So the claim that it turned down a request targeting Trump associates has been spun as proof that the FBI failed in investigating Trump associates with troubling ties to Vladimir Putin’s close associates, even as it continued to investigate Hillary Clinton and her email server. But even assuming that both claims are true—that the FBI sought a FISC order during the summer and that it obtained a narrowly crafted one in October—it is probably not the case that the original FISC rejection was all that unusual.

www.slate.com...



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