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2017-05-13 10:52:03 AM  
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2017-05-13 10:52:06 AM  
Interesante

Last night I thought it was only a rumor. Lets see how well NYT's report stands.

/Go Comey, go!
 
2017-05-13 10:53:12 AM  
Not the best way to lose that reputation as a show boat.
 
2017-05-13 10:54:28 AM  

J Noble Daggett: Not the best way to lose that reputation as a show boat.


A reputation he received 2 days ago from the Titanic of show boaters?
 
2017-05-13 10:56:20 AM  

J Noble Daggett: Not the best way to lose that reputation as a show boat.


You want a Showboat?

I'll give ya a Showboat

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Now he, he's a Showboat. Comey is more like this dude.

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2017-05-13 10:56:39 AM  
He was fired by Trump on Tuesday in a surprise move that sparked criticism and confusion throughout Washington.

Confusion? Really? (ohyou.jpg)
 
2017-05-13 10:56:51 AM  
That should mean that if republicans try to block him from doing so, we'll hear what he has to say through news interviews.  Anything he can say in an open hearing, he can say on CNN or MSNBC.
 
2017-05-13 11:02:54 AM  
Descent in an open forum is the highest form of patriotic.
 
2017-05-13 11:07:41 AM  

cman: J Noble Daggett: Not the best way to lose that reputation as a show boat.

You want a Showboat?

I'll give ya a Showboat

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Now he, he's a Showboat. Comey is more like this dude.

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ADDENDUM

This gives me an idea

I hereby declare Comey to be henceforth known as Hacksaw James Comey. With his 2x4, Hacksaw fights against America's most hated enemy

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2017-05-13 11:12:25 AM  

scottydoesntknow: J Noble Daggett: Not the best way to lose that reputation as a show boat.

A reputation he received 2 days ago from the Titanic of show boaters?


You have a short memory. Perhaps you'll recall his attention whoring on Oct. 28th last year? His need to embellish his testimony before Congress back in July? It's not just that he has a desire to fulfill his own perception of fairness, he has a near pathological desire to be seen being heroically fair.
 
2017-05-13 11:12:51 AM  

J Noble Daggett: Not the best way to lose that reputation as a show boat.


Spot the Trump mark.
 
2017-05-13 11:14:21 AM  

J Noble Daggett: Perhaps you'll recall his attention whoring on Oct. 28th last year


He wrote a letter to the Senate Intel Committee, which then got leaked

How was that him showboating?
 
2017-05-13 11:15:11 AM  

J Noble Daggett: Not the best way to lose that reputation as a show boat.


Yes, surely that's the moral of this story.


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2017-05-13 11:16:39 AM  
What happened to Flynn? I thought he had a story to tell.
 
2017-05-13 11:18:54 AM  

Johnny Rockets: That should mean that if republicans try to block him from doing so, we'll hear what he has to say through news interviews.  Anything he can say in an open hearing, he can say on CNN or MSNBC.


Except you're not supposed to lie to Congress.  I know that's old fashioned in this White House, but it is traditional.
 
2017-05-13 11:19:13 AM  
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2017-05-13 11:19:59 AM  

cman: J Noble Daggett: Perhaps you'll recall his attention whoring on Oct. 28th last year

He wrote a letter to the Senate Intel Committee, which then got leaked

How was that him showboating?


I'm sure he thought that Jason Chaffetz would keep it completely confidential.  As would all the other Tea Partiers he sent it to.  After all, they have such proven integrity.
 
2017-05-13 11:20:47 AM  

J Noble Daggett: scottydoesntknow: J Noble Daggett: Not the best way to lose that reputation as a show boat.

A reputation he received 2 days ago from the Titanic of show boaters?

You have a short memory. Perhaps you'll recall his attention whoring on Oct. 28th last year? His need to embellish his testimony before Congress back in July? It's not just that he has a desire to fulfill his own perception of fairness, he has a near pathological desire to be seen being heroically fair.


Apparently I do, because I don't remember anyone calling him a showboat until Trump said it a couple days ago to throw shiat at him and you repeating Trump's shiat flinging in here.
 
2017-05-13 11:22:34 AM  

kronicfeld: J Noble Daggett: Not the best way to lose that reputation as a show boat.

Spot the Trump mark.


That's why I've been repeatedly outlining the case for a Special Council being appointed by Rosenstein. Do try to actually think rather than just do your knee-jerk responses.
 
2017-05-13 11:23:53 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: As would all the other Tea Partiers he sent it to


What? As far as I am aware he sent it to only Chaffetz, the chariman of the Senate Intel Committee. This was the same committee that investigated the Clinton emails in the Senate.

When the FBI was looking through Weiners computer, they found emails from Clinton address to Huma. Their warrant was very specific, they could only look through Anthony's stuff.

The FBI had to get a new warrant just so they COULD read the emails they found

Thats all the letter was about.
 
2017-05-13 11:24:29 AM  

J Noble Daggett: kronicfeld: J Noble Daggett: Not the best way to lose that reputation as a show boat.

Spot the Trump mark.

That's why I've been repeatedly outlining the case for a Special Council being appointed by Rosenstein. Do try to actually think rather than just do your knee-jerk responses.


Easy mistake to make.  I myself am still recovering from the PTSD of the election, and my knee jerked too at first.
 
2017-05-13 11:24:52 AM  

cman: Marcus Aurelius: As would all the other Tea Partiers he sent it to

What? As far as I am aware he sent it to only Chaffetz, the Chairman of the Senate Intel Committee. This was the same committee that investigated the Clinton emails in the Senate.

When the FBI was looking through Weiner's computer, they found emails from Clinton addressed to Huma. Their warrant was very specific, they could only look through Anthony's stuff.

The FBI had to get a new warrant just so they COULD read the emails they found

That's all the letter was about.


Perhaps I should turn autocorrect back on
 
2017-05-13 11:28:44 AM  

cman: What? As far as I am aware he sent it to only Chaffetz, the chariman of the Senate Intel Committee.


It went to Burr, Grassley, Shelby, Johnson, Nunes, Goodlatte, Chaffetz, and Culberson.
 
2017-05-13 11:29:49 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: cman: What? As far as I am aware he sent it to only Chaffetz, the chariman of the Senate Intel Committee.

It went to Burr, Grassley, Shelby, Johnson, Nunes, Goodlatte, Chaffetz, and Culberson.


Link me, please.
 
2017-05-13 11:31:07 AM  

J Noble Daggett: That's why I've been repeatedly outlining the case for a Special Council being appointed by Rosenstein. Do try to actually think rather than just do your knee-jerk responses.


I don't really care what else you've said. You parroted Trump's line, unironically, in his own words, that Comey has a reputation - an opinion literally one person, Trump has shared - as a "showboat."
 
2017-05-13 11:33:28 AM  
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2017-05-13 11:34:25 AM  
I had a question in one of the redlit threads, and I think this answers it. He's not subpoenaed at this point. He's being asked to testify, not forced. That's why he can refuse or add conditions. If the Senate wants to they can force / subpoena him to testify wherever. This is voluntary testimony.
 
2017-05-13 11:34:41 AM  
"See? ... Smart. "

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2017-05-13 11:36:04 AM  

J Noble Daggett: scottydoesntknow: J Noble Daggett: Not the best way to lose that reputation as a show boat.

A reputation he received 2 days ago from the Titanic of show boaters?

You have a short memory. Perhaps you'll recall his attention whoring on Oct. 28th last year? His need to embellish his testimony before Congress back in July? It's not just that he has a desire to fulfill his own perception of fairness, he has a near pathological desire to be seen being heroically fair.


He's a creature of DC.  Of course he likes a big ass mirror to look pretty in.

Know anyone in DC who doesn't?

Thing is, will he tell thw truth and, more critically, will he have evidence to back up what he says?  If he does, then he can look pretty or ugly...doesn't matter.

So he's a vessel.  Show boat or tug.  He's carrying valuable information.
 
2017-05-13 11:37:03 AM  

cman: Marcus Aurelius: cman: What? As far as I am aware he sent it to only Chaffetz, the chariman of the Senate Intel Committee.

It went to Burr, Grassley, Shelby, Johnson, Nunes, Goodlatte, Chaffetz, and Culberson.

Link me, please.


You are not the first to have made this claim. I have seen others on Fark say the same thing. Unfortunately none of them have ever provided me a link. I would appreciate one.
 
2017-05-13 11:37:33 AM  
Eurotrader from yesterday

eurotrader: Comey declined to appear in a closed hearing, make it an open televised hearing and ask again. Comey probably wants any comments he makes to be in a public forum.

 
2017-05-13 11:42:29 AM  

cman: Marcus Aurelius: cman: What? As far as I am aware he sent it to only Chaffetz, the chariman of the Senate Intel Committee.

It went to Burr, Grassley, Shelby, Johnson, Nunes, Goodlatte, Chaffetz, and Culberson.

Link me, please.


I didn't know that Paul LePage had Google blocked from the state of Maine :)

Here you go.
 
2017-05-13 11:44:32 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: cman: Marcus Aurelius: cman: What? As far as I am aware he sent it to only Chaffetz, the chariman of the Senate Intel Committee.

It went to Burr, Grassley, Shelby, Johnson, Nunes, Goodlatte, Chaffetz, and Culberson.

Link me, please.

I didn't know that Paul LePage had Google blocked from the state of Maine :)

Here you go.


LOL

Look at the bottom of the letter

See who else it was sent to?
 
2017-05-13 11:45:35 AM  
In public he won't be able to reveal anything with a classification, which may be why he prefers public at the moment, keep the cards from being shown.
 
2017-05-13 11:48:47 AM  

cman: Marcus Aurelius: cman: Marcus Aurelius: cman: What? As far as I am aware he sent it to only Chaffetz, the chariman of the Senate Intel Committee.

It went to Burr, Grassley, Shelby, Johnson, Nunes, Goodlatte, Chaffetz, and Culberson.

Link me, please.

I didn't know that Paul LePage had Google blocked from the state of Maine :)

Here you go.

LOL

Look at the bottom of the letter

See who else it was sent to?


The letter was addressed to the committee chairmen who are all Republicans, but at the end, it shows that the letter was sent to ranking Democrats of those committees

Comey did not send the letter to only Tea Partiers.

I was under the mistaken impression of who got the letters as I thought only Chaffetz got it. So were you. Lets both admit we were wrong.
 
2017-05-13 11:52:08 AM  

scottydoesntknow: J Noble Daggett: scottydoesntknow: J Noble Daggett: Not the best way to lose that reputation as a show boat.

A reputation he received 2 days ago from the Titanic of show boaters?

You have a short memory. Perhaps you'll recall his attention whoring on Oct. 28th last year? His need to embellish his testimony before Congress back in July? It's not just that he has a desire to fulfill his own perception of fairness, he has a near pathological desire to be seen being heroically fair.

Apparently I do, because I don't remember anyone calling him a showboat until Trump said it a couple days ago to throw shiat at him and you repeating Trump's shiat flinging in here.


Then you haven't paid attention. Comey is noted as the most high profile FBI director since J Edgar. He acted the same way when he worked in Manhattan.  Here's one example from the past.

" The trouble is not merely Comey's grandstanding on behalf of his convictions, but the fact that his convictions have proved so bizarre. "  10/29/2016 just after his infamous letter
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-james-comey-surveillance_us​_​5814f125e4b0390e69d0aa65
 
2017-05-13 11:52:11 AM  

cman: See who else it was sent to?


So you confess there was perhaps a smidgen of attention whoring going on then?  Just a wee smackerel?
 
2017-05-13 11:57:43 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: cman: See who else it was sent to?

So you confess there was perhaps a smidgen of attention whoring going on then?  Just a wee smackerel?


I like how when you lost your argument you decide to go back to the previous argument.

Learning that one copy was sent to Feinstein, one copy was sent to Shiff, one copy was sent to Leahy, one copy was sent to Mikulski, one copy was sent to Cummings, one copy was sent to Conyers, and one copy was sent to Honda must have been a big learning experience for you. All those Democrats getting those letters...
 
2017-05-13 11:58:45 AM  

cman: I like how when you lost your argument you decide to go back to the previous argument.


You lost me.  What did I lose again?
 
2017-05-13 11:58:50 AM  

cman: Marcus Aurelius: cman: See who else it was sent to?

So you confess there was perhaps a smidgen of attention whoring going on then?  Just a wee smackerel?

I like how when you lost your argument you decide to go back to the previous argument.

Learning that one copy was sent to Feinstein, one copy was sent to Schiff, one copy was sent to Leahy, one copy was sent to Mikulski, one copy was sent to Cummings, one copy was sent to Conyers, and one copy was sent to Honda must have been a big learning experience for you. All those Democrats getting those letters...


Missing C is no longer missing.
 
2017-05-13 12:00:19 PM  

cman: All those Democrats getting those letters...


Yes, they were all copied.  Did I say that no one was copied?  I did not.
 
2017-05-13 12:00:50 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: cman: I like how when you lost your argument you decide to go back to the previous argument.

You lost me.  What did I lose again?


Sorry, when many make this argument, they usually claim that ONLY Republicans received the letter. My stupid ass assumed you were making the same.
 
2017-05-13 12:00:52 PM  
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2017-05-13 12:01:00 PM  

kronicfeld: J Noble Daggett: That's why I've been repeatedly outlining the case for a Special Council being appointed by Rosenstein. Do try to actually think rather than just do your knee-jerk responses.

I don't really care what else you've said. You parroted Trump's line, unironically, in his own words, that Comey has a reputation - an opinion literally one person, Trump has shared - as a "showboat."


Here's another article that goes into Comey's bizarre behavior.
ny times 4/22/2017
It even was a fark thread. It addresses this pathological need he has to be seen publicly as bending over backwards to be fair, not just to be fair, but to be seen as being fair. He sees himself as a Paladin. It explains why when not charging Clinton, he has to publicly chastise her. His desire to be the public face. The accusation that Comey is a bit of an attention whole did not originate with Trump. Neither did the phrase "prime the pump". Grow up some and learn to appreciate some nuance in the world.
 
2017-05-13 12:06:57 PM  

cman: Marcus Aurelius: cman: I like how when you lost your argument you decide to go back to the previous argument.

You lost me.  What did I lose again?

Sorry, when many make this argument, they usually claim that ONLY Republicans received the letter. My stupid ass assumed you were making the same.


Ah.  Got it.
 
2017-05-13 12:08:32 PM  
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2017-05-13 12:12:15 PM  

J Noble Daggett: Not the best way to lose that reputation as a show boat.


It is a way to insure that closed door testimony doesn't get "lost" along the way, and more importantly, entirely ignored.

"Mr. Comey testified in a closed door session, and let us assure the public that there we found NO evidence of tampering with our elections, and that Mr. Comey assured us that we are all honest, handsome, and very good looking men as well. Thank you, and now we can close this chapter in our nation's history and we must move forward, not backwards, upwards, not forward and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!"
 
2017-05-13 12:14:38 PM  
If you testify behind closed doors, the committee will only release the parts that bolster their desired outcome. If you testify in public, All the parts get out - even the ones that embarrass the committee chairman, or implicate his political boss.
 
2017-05-13 12:22:12 PM  

hubiestubert: J Noble Daggett: Not the best way to lose that reputation as a show boat.

It is a way to insure that closed door testimony doesn't get "lost" along the way, and more importantly, entirely ignored.

"Mr. Comey testified in a closed door session, and let us assure the public that there we found NO evidence of tampering with our elections, and that Mr. Comey assured us that we are all honest, handsome, and very good looking men as well. Thank you, and now we can close this chapter in our nation's history and we must move forward, not backwards, upwards, not forward and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!"


The committees are split fairly closely between Rs and Ds, making that sort of response untenable given the opposition's ability to contrast it. I also confess to being somewhat jaded by the way TV cameras alter the behavior of the CongressCritters. Top that off with the fact that a closed session can readily get cleared of those without appropriate security clearance so that pointed and useful testimony can be had.

Have you seen the prior testimony? "I can't answer that because if I answer yes or no it might give you some idea about what classified information we have to don't have". It's mostly fluff. Closed sessions turn up the heat.
 
2017-05-13 12:31:20 PM  
I didn't want to have to testify in public but they threw me out from my office into public

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