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(Newsweek)   James Comey was prepared to exonerate Hillary Clinton before Emailghazi was abruptly ended, reveal notable Democrat Clinton supporters Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham   ( newsweek.com) divider line
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2017-08-31 10:58:39 PM  
There isn't a "well, duh..." sarcastic enough for that. The whole point of the "investigation" was to slander, libel, and sandbag her attempt at the White House.
 
2017-08-31 11:12:20 PM  
This makes him look even better

He knew it was bull, but he had to cover his bases and actually finish the invesigation
 
2017-08-31 11:20:43 PM  
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This current action is pretty transparent, Lindsey.
 
2017-08-31 11:51:52 PM  
"Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi Special Committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping."  -Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)
 
2017-09-01 12:48:41 AM  
Yeah, but what about that mealy-mouthed 'exoneration' he did when he sort of said he thought they should prosecute anyway? Comey was a rancid dick through the entire process, a complete asshole.
 
2017-09-01 01:35:15 AM  
If we are going to Muddy the Waters we might as well do it properly...

Muddy Waters - Champagne & Reefer
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2017-09-01 01:37:12 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Yeah, but what about that mealy-mouthed 'exoneration' he did when he sort of said he thought they should prosecute anyway? Comey was a rancid dick through the entire process, a complete asshole.


That's not what he said/implied at all.
 
2017-09-01 01:38:39 AM  
Bright side: America would have been just as ineffective with her as President... (albeit less controversial, given her "deplorables" statement was 1,000 times less bad than pretty much anything Trump has ever said as President)

At least now Republicans get to see how much Republicans suck.

I mean, it won't MATTER because Republicans are deplorable, but at least it can be transparent and no other group can be blamed for their ineffectiveness in the past several months.
 
2017-09-01 01:38:49 AM  
(barfs everywhere)

(the way Comey probably did when he realized his catastrophic error)
 
2017-09-01 01:42:28 AM  

puffy999: Bright side: America would have been just as ineffective with her as President... (albeit less controversial, given her "deplorables" statement was 1,000 times less bad than pretty much anything Trump has ever said as President)

At least now Republicans get to see how much Republicans suck.

I mean, it won't MATTER because Republicans are deplorable, but at least it can be transparent and no other group can be blamed for their ineffectiveness in the past several months.


Hahahaha, yeah right.  Deep state much?
 
2017-09-01 01:42:34 AM  

Kittypie070: (barfs everywhere)

(the way Comey probably did when he realized his catastrophic error)


Is your tummy a weak constitution? You seem to throw up a lot.
Don't get me wrong, I still love you but stiffen up.
 
2017-09-01 01:42:49 AM  
With advances in modern medicine, I might live well past 100. And on the day they put me in the cold, cold ground, Republicans are going to be holding hearings on Clinton's emails.
 
2017-09-01 01:43:04 AM  

puffy999: I mean, it won't MATTER because Republicans are deplorable, but at least it can be transparent and no other group can be blamed for their ineffectiveness in the past several months.


To whom? Because I assure you the levels of self introspection on the right is quite limited even now.
 
2017-09-01 01:43:23 AM  
Because it was clear from early on that there was nothing to prosecute. And just because you START a conclusion doesn't mean you have to stick with that conclusion in the final report.

Jesus Christ, this isn't rocket surgery.
 
2017-09-01 01:44:35 AM  

puffy999: given her "deplorables" statement was 1,000 times less bad than pretty much anything Trump has ever said as President


It was also the truth.
 
2017-09-01 01:54:27 AM  

blastoh: "Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi Special Committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping."  -Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)


Drew needs to add a "depressing" button.
 
2017-09-01 01:54:36 AM  

The Bestest: puffy999: given her "deplorables" statement was 1,000 times less bad than pretty much anything Trump has ever said as President

It was also the truth.


It was not even close to the truth. She said half of them were deplorable. That's like saying just half of the Earth is ocean. FALSE.
 
2017-09-01 01:56:26 AM  

mdemon81: To whom? Because I assure you the levels of self introspection on the right is quite limited even now.


At this point, if Democrats aren't trying to win "the 60-70% of Americans who aren't crazy" they are not going to win.

The lesson that needs to be learned is that NOBODY should be placating the right anymore.
 
2017-09-01 01:58:29 AM  

you are a puppet: It was not even close to the truth. She said half of them were deplorable. That's like saying just half of the Earth is ocean. FALSE.


This is complex...

Probably only 75-85% of Trump supporters are truly deplorable, but the vast majority of the planet Earth is NOT ocean (or water). So I guess it depends on what your definition of "is" is....
 
2017-09-01 02:01:06 AM  

puffy999: you are a puppet: It was not even close to the truth. She said half of them were deplorable. That's like saying just half of the Earth is ocean. FALSE.

This is complex...

Probably only 75-85% of Trump supporters are truly deplorable, but the vast majority of the planet Earth is NOT ocean (or water). So I guess it depends on what your definition of "is" is....


How much would you say is water?
 
2017-09-01 02:02:25 AM  

puffy999: mdemon81: To whom? Because I assure you the levels of self introspection on the right is quite limited even now.

At this point, if Democrats aren't trying to win "the 60-70% of Americans who aren't crazy" they are not going to win.

The lesson that needs to be learned is that NOBODY should be placating the right anymore.


Trust me, when election time comes around, the right will play the "Immigrants take your jobs", "BLM are violent racists", "Antifa are the real nazis", "Democrats are demons who kill babies", etc. etc. card and convince at least half of the voters that no matter how bad Republicans are, the Democrats/Liberals/Snowflakes are worse.

 Works every time.
 
2017-09-01 02:02:57 AM  

WittyReference: How much would you say is water?


Are you talking about the surface, total mass or total volume?
 
2017-09-01 02:06:54 AM  
Ya know... I used to be very involved in political bullcrap. Simple stuff like registering voting, driving old people to the polling place. (note: I never asked anyone who they were voting for. That would be unethical.) 

I think I'm done with that for the next few years. You wanted to vote for an asshole? Enjoy!
 
2017-09-01 02:07:48 AM  

you are a puppet: The Bestest: puffy999: given her "deplorables" statement was 1,000 times less bad than pretty much anything Trump has ever said as President

It was also the truth.

It was not even close to the truth. She said half of them were deplorable. That's like saying just half of the Earth is ocean. FALSE.


Well played.
 
2017-09-01 02:08:18 AM  
voting = voters. FTFM.
 
2017-09-01 02:16:33 AM  

puffy999: you are a puppet: It was not even close to the truth. She said half of them were deplorable. That's like saying just half of the Earth is ocean. FALSE.

This is complex...

Probably only 75-85% of Trump supporters are truly deplorable, but the vast majority of the planet Earth is NOT ocean (or water). So I guess it depends on what your definition of "is" is....


You might be right if you said Republicans, but 100% of Trump supporters are deplorable, and that's the kindest possible term for them.
 
2017-09-01 02:18:32 AM  

The Bestest: WittyReference: How much would you say is water?

Are you talking about the surface, total mass or total volume?

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2017-09-01 02:22:01 AM  

WittyReference: How much would you say is water?


Before suggesting Wikipedia for an answer, I'd like to point out that "Earth" is a planet, consisting of three dimensions in both Cartesian AND polar coordinates, of which the majority does not consist of materials similar to that seen on the surface of the earth.

So, to answer your question: ask Wikipedia. But "Earth" has less water than the surface of Earth would suggest.
 
2017-09-01 02:25:46 AM  

puffy999: Bright side: America would have been just as ineffective with her as President...


If by "ineffective" you mean "Congress couldn't find its ass with a proctologist assisting", then yes.

Our State department is hollowed out. We're offending allies left and right. Waving our nuclear dicks at N. Korea. Every government agency has someone in charge who is determined to dismantle, sabotage, or sell off everything related to that department.

For all her faults, Hillary was the type of person who would bring a twelve-point plan on how to handle a family picnic. Detail oriented, and a nerd about policy and politics. A Hillary administration would not be about dumping sand into every goddamn corner of the mechanism of government.

Ineffective my ass.
 
2017-09-01 02:26:04 AM  

WittyReference: puffy999: you are a puppet: It was not even close to the truth. She said half of them were deplorable. That's like saying just half of the Earth is ocean. FALSE.

This is complex...

Probably only 75-85% of Trump supporters are truly deplorable, but the vast majority of the planet Earth is NOT ocean (or water). So I guess it depends on what your definition of "is" is....

How much would you say is water?


Conversely, the surface of the earth... well, if we want to compare them to Trump supporters, don't just look at the water on land, look at the water in the air. 65-70% are always shiat, but there's still 15-20% who are deplorable just a lot of the time.
 
2017-09-01 02:30:41 AM  

Lackofname: For all her faults, Hillary was the type of person who would bring a twelve-point plan on how to handle a family picnic. Detail oriented, and a nerd about policy and politics.


You actually had a VALID semantic point against me (indeed, some appointments and general function of the executive branch would be smoother) until you went with the idol worshiping "Hillary would save the world because she's the greatest politician who ever lived and knows more about bureaucracy than anyone ever" silliness.

Good lord, "she'd personally write all of these plans that would make every office function better" is a load of drivel. Do people actually believe this? Where did they get the idea, and where can I sign up for the drugs that you people are on?
 
2017-09-01 02:32:24 AM  
I'd like to point out that Barack Obama is brighter than Hillary Clinton, both legally and overall. And he didn't turn American bureaucracy on its head.
 
2017-09-01 02:33:33 AM  

tonguedepressor: Kittypie070: (barfs everywhere)

(the way Comey probably did when he realized his catastrophic error)


Is your tummy a weak constitution? You seem to throw up a lot.
Don't get me wrong, I still love you but stiffen up.


(heaves up a final splat)

;p
 
2017-09-01 02:37:04 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: With advances in modern medicine, I might live well past 100. And on the day they put me in the cold, cold ground, Republicans are going to be holding hearings on Chelsea Clinton's emails.

 
2017-09-01 02:42:48 AM  

puffy999: Bright side: America would have been just as ineffective with her as President... (albeit less controversial, given her "deplorables" statement was 1,000 times less bad than pretty much anything Trump has ever said as President)

At least now Republicans get to see how much Republicans suck.

I mean, it won't MATTER because Republicans are deplorable, but at least it can be transparent and no other group can be blamed for their ineffectiveness in the past several months.


The Republicans hate her enough that they probably would have passed a bunch of stupid shiat by now just to spite her.  Toss in the Blue Dog Dipshiats Democrats, and they might have even managed some veto-proof votes.

Not to mention that we wouldn't be the laughing stock of the world, Kim Jong Jr wouldn't be waving his dick around so much, we wouldn't have Gorsuch on the SCOTUS, we wouldn't still have thousands of administration positions unfilled, and the Cabinet wouldn't be stuffed with the worst possible people for each respective position.
 
2017-09-01 02:47:22 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: With advances in modern medicine, I might live well past 100. And on the day they put me in the cold, cold ground, Republicans are going to be holding hearings on Clinton's emails.


The last thing Republicans ever want is for Hillary Clinton to be indicted... It wouldn't surprise me at all if a Hillary Clinton indictment ended with 15 Republican Congresspersons in jail.

Indicting Hillary would unleash a chain of events in which Discovery illuminated legal impropriety on behalf of the Republicans that hasn't occurred in America towards a white woman since the Salem Witch Trials.

So please, bring things back into focus.  Show the world that Comey knew Clinton was innocent yet proceeded to do everything in his power to make her look guilty because he was being leaned upon by the RNC to prop up a known Russian Mob money launder.

Seriously.  Trump entered the civil equivalent of a guilty plea in a money laundering case involving the Russian Mob a few months before the election.  Truth told, it was against a business owned by Trump rather than against Trump himself (must be nice to owe so many people money and favors that they'll keep you out of jail)--but still and all the same, it was grounds to refuse or revoke Trump's nomination.

The Republicans decided that if they couldn't rule America, they were going to destroy it.  Now they have control of America, but lack the political inertia to stop the wrecking ball they set into motion.

If you filled an ocean with the GOP's blood you would be hard pressed to find an honorable drop in it's fetid waters.
 
2017-09-01 02:49:34 AM  

tonguedepressor: Kittypie070: (barfs everywhere)

(the way Comey probably did when he realized his catastrophic error)

Is your tummy a weak constitution? You seem to throw up a lot.
Don't get me wrong, I still love you but stiffen up.


It's actually a survival mechanism. In the process of diligent self-grooming, a substantial amount of fur is consumed. This behavior becomes more pronounced in the hours after a particularly distasteful, and possibly unhealthy item is consumed, such as for instance the head of a poisonous snek. The fur consumed during grooming is itself indigestible, but it acts as a coating agent, clinging to and surrounding the snek. The resulting ball of fur is easily horked up, ridding the feline organism of snek. Mission accomplished.

Fur is like soldiers surrounding the enemy.
 
2017-09-01 02:49:53 AM  
This is one case where I doubt it would have mattered. Comey coming out and exonerating her would have just cemented her supposed evil even further in the minds of so many goddamn stupid people. HE'S PART OF THE CONSPIRACY/WHAT DOES SHE HAVE ON HIM/THE CLINTONS ARE GOING TO ADD TO THEIR BODYCOUNT or some other bullshiat.

/Anthony Weiner is living proof the Clintons don't kill their political enemies
 
2017-09-01 02:51:14 AM  

Kittypie070: tonguedepressor: Kittypie070: (barfs everywhere)

(the way Comey probably did when he realized his catastrophic error)

Is your tummy a weak constitution? You seem to throw up a lot.
Don't get me wrong, I still love you but stiffen up.

(heaves up a final splat)

;p


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2017-09-01 02:53:27 AM  
Reading the TFA article, my eye was caught by a photo credit: DREW ANGERER.

Drew Curtis and Ed Anger have a love child.

I did not know that.
 
2017-09-01 03:00:10 AM  

puffy999: "Hillary would save the world because she's the greatest politician who ever lived and knows more about bureaucracy than anyone ever"


He didn't say that, you did. Around these parts we call that a strawman.
 
2017-09-01 03:00:56 AM  

puffy999: she'd personally write all of these plans that would make every office function better


Again he didn't say that, you did.
 
2017-09-01 03:01:34 AM  

puffy999: Do people actually believe this? Where did they get the idea, and where can I sign up for the drugs that you people are on?


And finally, the voices in your head believe whatever they want to believe.
 
2017-09-01 03:04:18 AM  

puffy999: mdemon81: To whom? Because I assure you the levels of self introspection on the right is quite limited even now.

At this point, if Democrats aren't trying to win "the 60-70% of Americans who aren't crazy" they are not going to win.

The lesson that needs to be learned is that NOBODY should be placating the right anymore.


The Democrats are allowing the Republicans to do themselves in... By not making harsh public statements, they're not allowing the GOP any statements to pervert.  The blows will start falling.

Akido and Judo are highly effective martial arts that turn the aggressor's inertia against them.  One would hope that the Democrats were following them in spirit.  They suspect that Trump is going to burn the GOP to the ground.  Look what happened today: Mueller, who had been notoriously tight lipped, broke the news that Manafort's notes from the Half Scoop Trump Tower meeting indicate that a quid pro quo transaction between the RNC and the Russian Federation occurred on that day.  For what Russia bought, it was a steal of a deal--but it wasn't about the money that day, it was about fealty..  if it were the Sopranos, it would be the moment Tony traded fingernails with the mob boss in Sicily.

The RNC stuck it's ass up high in the air that day and begged Putin to stick his dick in to the hilt.  Take this kompromat, Vlad.  We belong to you.

This is what Mueller wanted you to know today.  This is why a top RNC official resigned ten minutes before the story broke.

And Mueller never would have done it had the Democrats been throwing tantrums with every new development.

The GOP is farked.  The story about Comey today wasn't proffered to make Comey look like a rat, but rather because Grassley decided to show just how bad of a conspiracy Emailghazi really was...
 
2017-09-01 03:40:10 AM  
So he looked around him on a vast and empty plain, surrounded far as the eye could see by nothingburgers, yet to appease republicans he continued to send people around with magnifying glasses to see if there might possibly be a molecule of anything on those nothingburgers, and after finding one or two managed to biatch about that publicly even though he knew damn well that barring something about as unlikely as getting hit in the head by a meteor there was never gonna be anything substantial because it was a load of bull crap from the beginning. But somehow....this makes Hillary look guilty.
 
2017-09-01 03:46:54 AM  

puffy999: Bright side: America would have been just as ineffective with her as President... (albeit less controversial, given her "deplorables" statement was 1,000 times less bad than pretty much anything Trump has ever said as President)

At least now Republicans get to see how much Republicans suck.

I mean, it won't MATTER because Republicans are deplorable, but at least it can be transparent and no other group can be blamed for their ineffectiveness in the past several months.


I don't think anyone believed Hillary Clinton would bring about the end of the United States as we know it. The worst people could say about her was that she would continue the not yet perfect status quo. I have legitimate fears that Donald Trump will destroy the Union.

The best I have been able to do as far as optimism for the last 10 months is essentially what you've said, that Donald Trump will be SO bad that even though he'll do damage, he'll totally discredit his ideas (this is being generous, he doesn't have ideas of his own, just regurgitated Breitbart and WND lines) and we won't go back to them again. Unfortunately, as bad as he has been, and as much as I think a majority of the country wants him and his ideas gone, his core supporters have totally abandoned reality and I'm not convinced anything will get them to come back to it.

And unfortunately in the last couple of years I've seen a shift on the left toward the same sort of thing, albeit from a different perspective. A hardening of ideology, an intolerance of dissent. The problems we have are bigger than Trump, bigger than any politician. I honestly believe that the biggest problem we have right now is the ease of settling into an echo chamber where your views are never challenged, and if they are, you can cut off the person who dissented. We are too good at finding little camps to set up in and demonizing everyone who's any different. Even if we get rid of Trump, that's not going to change overnight.
 
2017-09-01 04:05:53 AM  

tonguedepressor: Kittypie070: (barfs everywhere)

(the way Comey probably did when he realized his catastrophic error)

Is your tummy a weak constitution? You seem to throw up a lot.
Don't get me wrong, I still love you but stiffen up.


Cats tend to puke a bit.
 
2017-09-01 04:07:36 AM  

The Bestest: puffy999: given her "deplorables" statement was 1,000 times less bad than pretty much anything Trump has ever said as President

It was also the truth.


And nowhere near as bad as Trump's verbal diarrhea.  The farking retard thing directed at that disabled reporter?  Holy sh*tsnacks!
 
2017-09-01 04:19:47 AM  
NobleHam:
I don't think anyone believed Hillary Clinton would bring about the end of the United States as we know it.

A sizeable fraction of the American population believed (and still believes) this with every fiber of their being. It it why many of them voted for Donald Trump for President, even knowing how horrible he could end up being.
 
2017-09-01 04:48:25 AM  
We all know what the Benghazi investigations were...

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