Watergate Redux?

What is the Mean Tangerine afraid of – and is anybody else having a Nixon flashback right now?  Trump fired Sally Yates after she warned him about Michael Flynn, now Trump has fired Comey after his Congressional testimony last week, citing Comey’s mishandling of Hillary’s email investigation as cause.  C’mon, does anybody really believe that?  If Trump wanted to force a special prosecutor into his administration’s possible ties to Putin, he may get just that.  And for those who don’t believe Putin is a dangerous character, ask any of the survivors of his poisoning attempts. 

The way Comey discovered he was fired is also pretty outrageous: 

Wow – isn’t that something?  And media reports say Trump has no back-up in mind to take Comey’s place.  What do you wanna bet the next person in line will want to investigate Hillary’s email, eh?  Anybody wanna lay a sawbuck on that one?

 

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    1. TakeTheCannoli2

      Your HUAC analogy is better applied to whistleblower Edward Snowden, who is a true patriot. And here is Snowden’s reaction to Trump’s firing of Comey:
      “Set aside politics: every American should condemn such political interference in the Bureau’s work….This FBI Director has sought for years to jail me on account of my political activities. If I can oppose his firing, so can you.”
      The only historical analogy that applies here is Nixon’s firing of Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox — and the two would-be appointees who also refused to abandon the Watergate investigation. Fortunately, Leon Jaworski, who succeeded Cox, picked up where Cox left off.
      Let’s view this firing in context. Trump fires Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who warned Trump of Flynn’s illegal Russian ties. He later fires U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara because Bharara was investigating Trumpworld. Bharara has a reputation as a Wall Street crime-buster.
      And now this. Comey was getting too close to the truth. See a pattern here?

  1. Denny NNWofLA

    Following yesterday’s firing of FBI directer, James Comey, presidential spokesperson SeanSpice AKA, The Easter Bunny, was suddenly replaced today by assistant spokesperson SarahHuckabeSpice in hopes she would have better moves dancing around the truth.

    Meanwhile questions not only persist but are snowballing in regards to Trump and his associates ties to Russia. More people, both in and out of government, want answers and are now insisting on further investigations and the calls for a special prosecutor are becoming deafening. I said, The calls…

      1. TakeTheCannoli2

        The evidence for the Watergate cover-up was the White House tapes. During the early stages of the investigation, Nixon hired John Dean as White House Counsel in hopes of burying suspicion. Dean wasn’t aware of the tapes at that stage. Only years later, when he reviewed the tapes, did Dean learn Nixon began the coverup at the very beginning of the investigation. This is what happens when an attorney tries to give advice to a guilty client.
        Dean was Lawrence O’Donnell’s guest tonight on The Last Word. Dean expressed shock that Trump is behaving at the very beginning of his administration the same way Nixon behaved when his administration was collapsing. If Trump were not guilty of wrongdoing, he’d have this entire mess cleared within 48 hours.
        Trump now screams at his TV when he sees Comey on the screen. We live in interesting times.

        1. Denny NNWofLA

          And now man-child, so-called president, is threatening Comey with untold hell in another twitstorm.
          “James Comey had better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking them to the press!”
          The senate intelligence committee, though, is interested in them, should they exist.
          Meanwhile, SeanSpice has finally been coaxed from the bushes in the Rose Garden with the promise of new bunny ears and a pair of spring shoes.
          Interesting, yes…

          1. TakeTheCannoli2

            Like any good gangster, Trump has accomplices to cover him in his crimes. In his case, he has Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress. They still need to appoint an independent prosecutor. And these Congress critters keep getting re-elected by the dumbest electorates on earth.

            Carol, it’s going to be difficult to gather the evidence you need to see to conclude there was illegal collusion with Russia. But you should have no difficulty in seeing that this is due to Trump’s obstruction of justice. Trump’s dismissal of Comey is an admission by Trump that he is above the law. Americans should go to town meetings and demand: “Rule of Law! Rule of Law! Lock him up! Lock him up!”

  2. kath

    Just recall, didn’t Herr Twitler claim he could shoot people on Fifth Avenue and still be elected (or, words to that effect)? Well, he can, likewise, eliminate all investigations of his ties to foreign governments. Wanna bet Russian language choices soon outnumber all other electives?
    America the dead. Serves us right. Well, not really. It wasn’t ALL the people who wanted to invade other countries and kill their people and steal their resources, in the name of God, Country. But it WAS the “leaders” — and they need to be eliminated.

    1. Denny NNWofLA

      Kath-
      I find your calling our president “Herr Twitler” to be rude, insulting, demeaning and extremely offensive. Or in other words, absolutely perfect.
      Keep on rockin’ in the free world! Peace out.

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