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Giuliani: Trump fired Comey because he wouldn't say he wasn't a target in investigation

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posted on May, 3 2018 @ 10:13 AM
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Giuliani: Trump fired Comey because former FBI director wouldn't say he wasn't a target in investigation



“He fired Comey because Comey would not, among other things, say that he wasn’t a target of the investigation,” the former New York mayor, who recently joined Trump’s legal team, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

www.politico.com...

On the heels of Giuliani admitting Trump knew about the Stormy Daniels payment and reimbursed Cohen, this looks like a new legal strategy, but I haven't heard anyone who understands what it is.




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posted on May, 3 2018 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: soberbacchus



Why do they let these guys talk to the media?

It's like they are attempting to dig themselves into a pit.



posted on May, 3 2018 @ 10:25 AM
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It is a very, very special tactic. You have to be a stable genius to understand it. TREE-DIMINSIONUL CHEESSE!

I guess.

Or it could just be that Giulinai hates Trump. Makes sense, too.



posted on May, 3 2018 @ 10:26 AM
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Im not sure what your angle is but I think Trump was justified in his decision.
It seems blatantly obvious that Comey was biased and playing politics in a way that was totally unbecoming of the head of the FBI, I mean the douche even apologised to Hillary for doing a half assed job in her favour

As for reimbursing the pornstar, would you prefer he did what other politicians did and pay them off with taxpayer money?
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posted on May, 3 2018 @ 10:26 AM
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why is that bad?



posted on May, 3 2018 @ 10:42 AM
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Just throw it on that mostly self-made out of sheer stupidity obstruction of justice pile. Watch your step, there are many, many piles.



posted on May, 3 2018 @ 10:43 AM
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I thought Rosenstein recommended Trump fire Comey.

Yes. HERE it is:


Rod Rosenstein's letter recommending Comey be fired

www.bbc.com...



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posted on May, 3 2018 @ 10:45 AM
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I can't keep track. How many people has Trump fired since taking office?



posted on May, 3 2018 @ 10:52 AM
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originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff
Im not sure what your angle is but I think Trump was justified in his decision.


If Trump thought he was justified in his decision why did he (along with WH Lawyers) choose to put out the Rod Rosenstein letter saying the firing was about how Comey handled the announcements regarding Hillary?



It seems blatantly obvious that Comey was biased and playing politics in a way that was totally unbecoming of the head of the FBI


I don't believe that is obvious, but regardless that is not the reason Giuliani says Trump fired him.

Sidenote: By now, it is obvious that Trump strongly prefers biased people "playing politics" reporting to him.



posted on May, 3 2018 @ 10:54 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
I thought Rosenstein recommended Trump fire Comey.



Right.

Now the story has changed.

That is what this OP is about.

Sidenote: Rosenstein had no authority or decision making ability to fire Comey.



posted on May, 3 2018 @ 10:56 AM
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originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff

As for reimbursing the pornstar, would you prefer he did what other politicians did and pay them off with taxpayer money?


No doubt if he was President at the time, he would have.

As it stands though, this was an undeclared Campaign Contribution by Trump that he clearly tried to hide. That is a felony Campaign Finance offense.



posted on May, 3 2018 @ 10:59 AM
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a reply to: soberbacchus

www.nytimes.com...


Mr. McGahn met again that same day with Mr. Trump and told him that if he fired Mr. Comey, the Russia investigation would not go away. Mr. Trump told him, according to senior administration officials, that he understood that firing the F.B.I. director might extend the Russia investigation, but that he wanted to do it anyway.


lol
how is ok with extending the investigation he wants to stop????

you people are a hoot!

oh and as to your "new strategy"...story is dated Sept. 1, 2017
not really so new now is it???


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posted on May, 3 2018 @ 11:02 AM
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“He fired Comey because Comey would not, among other things, say that he wasn’t a target of the investigation,”


Politico is milking this one it seems.

First, I think the context is important to say he wouldn't publicly announce he wasn't the target.

Second, they disregard the among other things part for their attention grabbing title.

Either way, both sides were displeased with Comey. If the left wasn't turning him into a hero right now (after blaming him for Clinton's loss), than everyone would see him for the power/attention loving politician wannabe that he is. The FBI director is not supposed to be a position cast in the public eye constantly, they have a press dept for that.



posted on May, 3 2018 @ 11:04 AM
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I can’t watch this spectacular pile of 💩 anymore.

Some of the dumbest and clumsiest maneuvers I have ever seen.

now trump knew about the hush money, fired Comey, because he would not tell him because he would not tell him he was not being investigated... That sounds likeTrump, also. It’s a damn circus.




posted on May, 3 2018 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: intrepid

It's a revolving door. He uses them and spits them out.

We had a business owner in my city that was well known for hiring people for a short period of time and then letting them go. He ended up getting a bad reputation and nobody wanted to work for him. He ended up closing his business.



posted on May, 3 2018 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: soberbacchus



“He fired Comey because Comey would not, among other things, say that he wasn’t a target of the investigation,”


Either way, both sides were displeased with Comey. If the left wasn't turning him into a hero right now (after blaming him for Clinton's loss), than everyone would see him for the power/attention loving politician wannabe that he is.


Left or right. Politics (or in Trumps case personal defense) should not be the cause of choosing, firing, retaining a Director of the FBI.



posted on May, 3 2018 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: soberbacchus

originally posted by: IAMTAT
I thought Rosenstein recommended Trump fire Comey.



Right.

Now the story has changed.

That is what this OP is about.

Sidenote: Rosenstein had no authority or decision making ability to fire Comey.


Yet...THERE is RR's letter (Signed/Dated/in Black & White) making a recommendation (as per his job) to the President.
Obviously, Trump followed RR's recommendation ("among other things"-RG)...and felt good about it because Comey was also being a conniving, partisan dick.



posted on May, 3 2018 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: soberbacchus

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: soberbacchus



“He fired Comey because Comey would not, among other things, say that he wasn’t a target of the investigation,”


Either way, both sides were displeased with Comey. If the left wasn't turning him into a hero right now (after blaming him for Clinton's loss), than everyone would see him for the power/attention loving politician wannabe that he is.


Left or right. Politics (or in Trumps case personal defense) should not be the cause of choosing, firing, retaining a Director of the FBI.


I agree... Unless the FBI director is getting involved with politics. I'm not gonna say he had a lean, but as I pointed out before, he was constantly on the news around election time. They can do press releases, but Comey wanted to be front and center.

Mark my words, you'll see him run for some office one day.



posted on May, 3 2018 @ 11:21 AM
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It's like having your crazy uncle litigating for you.



posted on May, 3 2018 @ 11:28 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT


Yet...THERE is RR's letter (Signed/Dated/in Black & White) making a recommendation (as per his job) to the President.
Obviously, Trump followed RR's recommendation ("among other things"-RG)...and felt good about it because Comey was also being a conniving, partisan dick.


The idea that Trump placed value in Rod Rosenstein's recommendation is debunked by Trumps own words:



Lester: Did you ask for a recommendation?
Trump: What I did was. I was going to fire Comey. My decision.
Lester: You had made the decision before...
Trump: I was going to fire Comey.
...
Lester: In the letter you said "I have accepted the recommendation"
Trump: Oh, I was going to fire him regardless of recommendation.
....
Trump: Regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey

"And in fact when I decided to do it, I said to myself, ya know this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story"

factba.se...
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