James-B.-Comey

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Donald Trump Admits He Was Looking For An Excuse To Fire James Comey
“I was going to fire him regardless of recommendation," he said.

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump had already made up his mind to fire FBI Director James Comey long before Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote up a memo to justify the decision, the president said in an interview with NBC News on Thursday.
Trump’s team had repeatedly claimed that Rosenstein’s memo precipitated Comey’s firing. Hours after Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer blamed Rosenstein for the FBI director’s dismissal. “It was all him,” Spicer said, referring to Rosenstein.
But in an interview with Lester Holt on Thursday, the president revealed he’d made up his mind to fire Comey before he met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Rosenstein on Monday.

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Analysis | Anderson Cooper eyerolled his way to an iconic GIF while interviewing Kellyanne Conway
The CNN host delivered the snark that many people desperately needed.
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If you missed Anderson Cooper’s epic eyeroll in real time, don’t worry — its long afterlife as an iconic gif has just begun.

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Hey guys, anything interesting happen in the last 24 hours? I got a new plant as a very special gift, so that was nice. Had a damn fine veggie burger last night, too. Oh, also, my phone melted from all the breaking news push notifications.  

President Trump on Tuesday fired the director of the FBI, James B. Comey, abruptly terminating the top official leading a criminal investigation into whether Mr. Trump’s advisers colluded with the Russian government to steer the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.


Anderson Cooper was good last night.


Is America a Failing State?

Our country is at a crossroads, and the right path forward must not include Donald Trump as president.


Let’s check in with Mr. Cooper again.


Trump’s Firing of FBI Director James Comey Is a Moment of Truth for U.S. Democracy

This is not yet a crisis of legitimacy, but we are on the precipice of one.


Alright, alright, let’s look at Anderson one more time.

We feel you. Godspeed, buddy.


JUST PICTURE THIS SCENE FOR A MOMENT

After Spicer spent several minutes hidden in the bushes behind these sets, Janet Montesi, an executive assistant in the press office, emerged and told reporters that Spicer would answer some questions, as long as he was not filmed doing so. Spicer then emerged. 


BREAKING BABY STING RAY NEWS

“are we gonna talk about how baby sting rays look like haunted ravioli” – @payoletter


OH WAIT I’M NOT DONE WITH THAT OTHER THING YET

Days Before He Was Fired, Comey Asked for Money for Russia Investigation
One day after firing Comey, Trump meets Russian Foreign Minister
Preet Bharara, Sally Yates and James Comey: Fired while investigating Trump


MORE IN FUCKED UP SHIT

Kathy Berman, wife of ESPN icon Chris Berman, dies in car accident


NOT EVERYTHING IS BAD THOUGH

Doctors Have Built a Magnetic Robot to Gently Explore Your Colon

Huzzah?


HOW TO MEDITATE

1. Sit upright.

2. Close your eyes, take some deep breaths, notice the pressure you feel on your back, legs, and butt from sitting.

3. Become aware of your breathing. Pay attention to it. Focus on this process.

4. When your mind wanders in thought, notice the thought itself as an object of consciousness. Then gently return to the sensation of breathing.

5. Continue step number 4.


I hope you find unexpected joy in something today. It’s more important than ever to practice your version of self-care, whether that means rage-commenting on the internet, making gifs of Anderson Cooper, or lathering yourself in peanut butter while listening to the training montage from Rocky IV, which is a goddamn masterpiece.

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Days before he was fired, James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, asked the Justice Department for a significant increase in money and personnel for the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election, according to three officials with knowledge of his request.
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The New York Times

Think on that for a moment why don’t ya …

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Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
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Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials.

Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election.

Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the requests, which they both deemed to be inappropriate, according to two current and two former officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private communications with the president.

Trump sought the assistance of Coats and Rogers after FBI Director James B. Comey told the House Intelligence Committee on March 20 that the FBI was investigating “the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.”

Trump’s conversation with Rogers was documented contemporaneously in an internal memo written by a senior NSA official, according to the officials. It is unclear if a similar memo was prepared by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to document Trump’s conversation with Coats. Officials said such memos could be made available to both the special counsel now overseeing the Russia investigation and congressional investigators, who might explore whether Trump sought to impede the FBI’s work…

A senior intelligence official said Trump’s goal was to “muddy the waters” about the scope of the FBI probe at a time when Democrats were ramping up their calls for the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel, a step announced last week.

Senior intelligence officials also saw the March requests as a threat to the independence of U.S. spy agencies, which are supposed to remain insulated from partisan issues.

“The problem wasn’t so much asking them to issue statements, it was asking them to issue false statements about an ongoing investigation,” a former senior intelligence official said of the request to Coats.

I’m beginning to lose count of the number of times Crooked Donaldski has comitted obstruction of justice – but I’m sure the FBI hasn’t. :) I can’t wait until this traitorous piece of shit is impeached and removed from office.

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Deputy attorney general appoints special counsel to oversee probe of Russian interference in election - The Washington Post

The Justice Department has decided to appoint a special counsel to investigate possible coordination between Trump associates and Russian officials seeking to meddle in last year’s election, according to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Robert Mueller, a former prosecutor who served as the FBI director from 2001 to 2013, has agreed to serve in the role, Rosenstein said. The move marks a concession by the Trump administration to Democratic demands for the investigation to be run independently of the Justice Department. Calls for a special counsel have increased since Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey last week.

The Justice Department appointed Robert S. Mueller III, a former F.B.I. director, as special counsel on Wednesday to oversee the investigation into ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials, dramatically raising the legal and political stakes in an affair that has threatened to engulf Mr. Trump’s 118-day-old presidency.


The decision, by the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, came after a cascade of damaging developments for Mr. Trump in recent days, including his abrupt dismissal of the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, and the subsequent disclosure that Mr. Trump asked Mr. Comey to drop the investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn.


Mr. Rosenstein, who wrote a memo that the White House initially cited as the rationale for Mr. Comey’s dismissal, had been under escalating pressure from Democrats, and even some Republicans, to appoint a special counsel.


By appointing Mr. Mueller, a former federal prosecutor with an unblemished reputation who once stood up to President George W. Bush on the legality of his domestic wiretapping program, Mr. Rosenstein could alleviate questions about the government’s capacity to investigate the swirl of questions surrounding the Trump campaign and the Russians.