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2017-06-22 01:13:38 PM  
*sigh*

*ziiiiiiiiiiiiiip*

*lielielielielie*
 
2017-06-22 01:15:39 PM  
Ah, yes. Let's ignore your witness intimidation and focus on the leaks.
 
2017-06-22 01:16:51 PM  
Liar liar pants on fire!
 
2017-06-22 01:17:29 PM  
"I just lied to intimidate a guy investigating my campaign. So we cool?"
 
2017-06-22 01:18:01 PM  
President makes disclosure on recordings in Twitter message

Oh, FFS.

The "minutes without being a national embarrassment" thing is now a bloody little smear next to that chicken the GOP was working last year.
 
2017-06-22 01:20:15 PM  
He has apparently used this tactic a number of times before, just not in front of a national audience.  What a moron. And his followers will defend this how?  And all those christians who keep claiming Donnie two scoops is a gift from god? What do they say?

Trump is the living embodiment of the golden calf.
 
2017-06-22 01:21:49 PM  
No tapes, you say?  Just off the cuff lies from Wang Dang Man Tang?

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2017-06-22 01:22:07 PM  
Trump's a liar.  Also: Water wet, sky blue.
 
2017-06-22 01:22:56 PM  
So Donnie Two Scoops intimates that there might be tapes to insure that Comey won't make false statements for fear of being shown to be lying. If there is any doubt in the "he said - he said" scenario, doesn't this bolster Comey's credibility?

He's not playing 3-d chess, he's playing 52 pick-up.
 
2017-06-22 01:25:26 PM  
So was he lying about there being tapes, or about there being none?
Both, somehow?
 
2017-06-22 01:28:41 PM  

Conman: he's playing 52 pick-up.


And he ain't workin' with a full deck neither.
 
2017-06-22 01:35:16 PM  
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2017-06-22 01:35:24 PM  
Called it
 
2017-06-22 01:38:45 PM  
Conman:
He's not playing 3-d chess, he's playing 52 pick-up.

You nailed it.

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2017-06-22 01:39:21 PM  
Well - there may be no tapes in Trump's or the Secret Service's possession... but there could still be recordings.  No one uses tape any more.  And of course, if there do turn out to be recordings, the line will then be, "He said "tapes" not "recordings."

For the life of me, I can't understand why anyone thinks this guy is fit for any public office, or any position of responsibility.
 
2017-06-22 01:41:43 PM  

FortyHams: "I just lied to intimidate a guy investigating my campaign. So we cool?"


Didn't he simply say, "You better hope there aren't tapes." ?  That's not a lie.  It is a threat.  But not a lie.

A lie would be, "I've got the tapes to prove you wrong."

He just hoped nobody would care enough to ask the follow-up question, "So, do you actually have tapes?"
 
2017-06-22 01:41:51 PM  
And this Tweet wasn't at all timed to distract from the Health Care Plan being released. Not at all. And I'm certain that the media will exercise responsible judgment and focus with laser-like intensity on what's truly important, as will the general public.
 
2017-06-22 01:43:20 PM  

Pocket Ninja: And this Tweet wasn't at all timed to distract from the Health Care Plan being released. Not at all. And I'm certain that the media will exercise responsible judgment and focus with laser-like intensity on what's truly important, as will the general public.


Look! A shiney thing!

/I;m sorry... what were we talking about?
 
2017-06-22 01:45:05 PM  
With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.

That is a very lawyerly (almost "Clintonian") response, which does not actually answer the question of whether recordings of the conversations exist.  All he says is that he personally did not make, and does not have, such recordings.
 
2017-06-22 01:47:30 PM  
He didn't actually deny that tapes exist. He denied that he recorded Comey and denies that he has any tapes.
 
2017-06-22 01:48:19 PM  

Chris Ween: FortyHams: "I just lied to intimidate a guy investigating my campaign. So we cool?"

Didn't he simply say, "You better hope there aren't tapes." ?  That's not a lie.  It is a threat.  But not a lie.

A lie would be, "I've got the tapes to prove you wrong."

He just hoped nobody would care enough to ask the follow-up question, "So, do you actually have tapes?"


I think at some point some lawyer told Trump that if he tells people he hopes they do something it's different legally than ordering them to do it.
 
2017-06-22 01:48:45 PM  

kronicfeld: He didn't actually deny that tapes exist. He denied that he recorded Comey and denies that he has any tapes.


He has nothing...except diarrhea of the mouth...er...typing fingers.
 
2017-06-22 01:55:34 PM  
The Russians have all the tapes.
 
2017-06-22 01:57:49 PM  
I appreciate his casual disinterest in the possibility that the Oval Office is bugged.
 
2017-06-22 02:04:55 PM  
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Wow, what a clever ruse!
 
2017-06-22 02:08:15 PM  
we could do with an archive of everything he has stated on the matter
 
2017-06-22 02:34:40 PM  
The "tapes" issue wasn't that Trump was threatening to have them -- it was that Comey's memory was so good of the conversation that Trump feared Comey had the tapes.  Comey was a professional investigator and took good notes immediately following the meetings.  Trump got two scoops ice cream.
 
2017-06-22 02:53:08 PM  
So Trump says that he didn't tape the Comey conversations.

Which means he totally did.

Also, since he can't disprove Comey's testimony with tapes, I guess that means he's going to have to testify to Congress under oath to counter his story. Come on Donny Two Scoops. Do it. You coward. Do it.
 
2017-06-22 03:07:44 PM  
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2017-06-22 03:08:09 PM  
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2017-06-22 03:08:49 PM  

Chris Ween: FortyHams: "I just lied to intimidate a guy investigating my campaign. So we cool?"

Didn't he simply say, "You better hope there aren't tapes." ?  That's not a lie.  It is a threat.  But not a lie.

A lie would be, "I've got the tapes to prove you wrong."

He just hoped nobody would care enough to ask the follow-up question, "So, do you actually have tapes?"


This.  Doesn't excuse his stupidity, however.
 
2017-06-22 03:10:44 PM  
No big deal. He can borrow Comeys tapes.
 
2017-06-22 03:11:18 PM  
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2017-06-22 03:12:18 PM  
He had Russia into the oval office without anyone from the US security there.  We could just ask them for their tapes.

Sorry, that happened after the Comey Obstruction conversations.
 
2017-06-22 03:12:56 PM  
No shiat. Every word out of his stupid, gaping piehole is a lie or so profoundly stupid that it is barely better than a lie. He's a goddam moron.

And the people who voted for him are even stupider than he is.
 
2017-06-22 03:13:05 PM  
Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States.
 
2017-06-22 03:13:44 PM  
What about the pee tapes, does he have a copy of those?
 
2017-06-22 03:15:14 PM  
Where's his phone? He used to record using his phone.
 
2017-06-22 03:15:22 PM  

FortyHams: I think at some point some lawyer told Trump that if he tells people he hopes they do something it's different legally than ordering them to do it.


If I get interviewed by the police and say "I hope this goes away," it's not an order. If the mayor of that city says it in the same setting, it is an order.

The onus is on that officer to decide if it was a lawful order, and whether or not to follow it.
 
2017-06-22 03:15:25 PM  
That crash you just heard was Trump's legal team jumping out the nearest window.
 
2017-06-22 03:15:32 PM  

GreenMeteor: He has apparently used this tactic a number of times before, just not in front of a national audience.


That's the problem.  He STILL thinks he's back at his business, only it involves him playing with the futures of a country instead of...well...what the hell did he DO at Trump Industries other than build golf courses, make bad business decisions and grope people?
 
2017-06-22 03:16:17 PM  
Am I the only one to have read his original tweet to say, "YOU (comey) better not have made any tapes of our conversations." Not, "You (Comey) better hope I don't have any tapes" ?
 
2017-06-22 03:16:18 PM  
The official theme song of the trump regime

Thompson Twins- Lies
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2017-06-22 03:19:15 PM  
Lib distractions. We all know that Trump says what he means, and means what he says. I have no doubt that there was taping during their meeting. Linda, video monitor from SS, was taping a note to the breakroom fridge, a legal aide was taping a ripped page from a bill in the West Wing, and the painters were taping the trim. So I'm not sure what all the "gotcha" is.
 
2017-06-22 03:19:35 PM  
Wonder if someone told him that any such tapes would be subject to a FOIA request. Better to play the "kidding" card than to admit to having verbal documentation that can be used to totally screw yourself.
 
2017-06-22 03:23:13 PM  
Senate GOP: sorry, America, we are going to try and murder you to death for a few extra bucks.

Trump: LOOK OVER HERE AT MY CRAZY WORDS!!!#!

Conservatives really are shiatty people.
 
2017-06-22 03:23:45 PM  
Being a pathological liar put him in the White House and keeps republicans in control, so why stop now?

/face it, politics is now a religion in America.
 
2017-06-22 03:24:25 PM  

FortyHams: Chris Ween: FortyHams: "I just lied to intimidate a guy investigating my campaign. So we cool?"

Didn't he simply say, "You better hope there aren't tapes." ?  That's not a lie.  It is a threat.  But not a lie.

A lie would be, "I've got the tapes to prove you wrong."

He just hoped nobody would care enough to ask the follow-up question, "So, do you actually have tapes?"

I think at some point some lawyer told Trump that if he tells people he hopes they do something it's different legally than ordering them to do it.


Worked for Richard Nixon when he did not order the bombing of Cambodia.
 
2017-06-22 03:26:08 PM  
How come I don't believe him???

HE'S LYING ABOUT THIS

A lie about a lie

The tape comment wasn't likely a lie, it was a slip...
 
2017-06-22 03:29:42 PM  

Lord_Baull: Am I the only one to have read his original tweet to say, "YOU (comey) better not have made any tapes of our conversations." Not, "You (Comey) better hope I don't have any tapes" ?


Probably, yeah.
 
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