Comey: "The Russians Concluded Trump Was Hopeless Last August"

Tyler Durden's picture

It appears that Russia fell for the same ruse that much of America, not to mention its press and punditry, was taken by, at least according to the FBI director: believing US polls. 

During his hearing before the House Intel Panel, FBI Director James Comey said that the Russians expected Hillary Clinton to win the presidency over Donald Trump as of August and September.

“Late in the summer they concluded based on the polling that a lot of people were reading that Mr. Trump didn’t stand a chance,” said Comey, although it was not clear just how the FBI knew what the Russians "concluded" as of last summer.

The FBI director's extrapolations then continued: “let’s just focus on undermining her,” Comey says of Russian thinking at the time, which however was also confusing as earlier in his testimony Comey said "we saw no efforts aimed at the vote itself."

Comey then disputed the content of a tweet from President Trump regarding Russia influencing the 2016 presidential race.  At the same time that Comey and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers testified to the House Intelligence Committee about Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, the president tweeted a video from his @POTUS account, saying "the NSA and FBI tell Congress that Russia did not influence electoral process."

Responding to a question from Rep. Jim Himes about the president’s Twitter post that “The NSA and FBI tell Congress that Russia did not influence electoral process,” Comey said: “We’ve offered no opinion, have no view and have no information on potential impact because it’s never something we looked at.”

Comey was then pressed on whether it was "too far of a logical leap to conclude that the assertion that you have told the Congress that there was no influence on the electoral process is not quite right" to which Comey responded "It certainly wasn't our intention to say that today."

"Because we don't have any information on that subject. That's not something that was looked at."

Comey then again seemed to contradict himself when he said that "we saw efforts to penetrate the voter registration databases."

Five hours after its start, the hearing continues, with numerous extrapolations, with no actual facts presented, as the heads of the FBI and NSA redefine "conspiracy theory."

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Erek's picture

Check WikiLeaks/Vault-7 and you will see who the real "Russians" are.

froze25's picture

Yes, you will. It amazes me the lack of coherent responses that Comey is giving. The lack of actual questions of substance asked of him is even worse.

XqWretch's picture

straight up politician

Pinto Currency's picture

Likely that both Comey and Schiff are 'video stars' as is Biden.

FrozenGoodz's picture

Russians have sound logic on Trump to date ... give em that

CuttingEdge's picture

Comey is such a useless cunt he probably can't even find his own ass to wipe it.

mkhs's picture

To be fair, he only has two hands to find it.

Joe Davola's picture

So, the Rooskies were in the 'Anybody but Hillary' crowd also.

Jim in MN's picture




beemasters's picture

While Pizzagate, with its numerous evidence gathered and innocent children lives at stake, was shut down by the press literally overnight, Russia conspiracy meme, with only accusations, has lasted so long. Outrageous.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

I think Comey is actually Looney.  Either that or he's loony.

giovanni_f's picture

despite all those "I can't comment on this" or "same answer" from Rogers and Comey -  what remains important is that the nation stands united against russian aggression, regardless of whether there is any specific proof for this aggression or not  -

and yes, Comey and Rogers are simply the most funny couple I've seen for a long time - they should don white helmets, though, so as to give their mission a more universal and deep purpose for mankind and make them eligible for the next oscar

Whoa Dammit's picture

Fire Comey. He needs to move on to his true calling in life, selling rapidly depreciating used cars. 

Manthong's picture

If you have watched any of Comey’s video, you have to conclude that he is a faggot.

..and maybe even a fresh pizza or hot dog guy.


Mano-A-Mano's picture
Mano-A-Mano (not verified) Manthong Mar 20, 2017 6:56 PM

He's right though. Trump DID NOT WIN the election. He bought it.

kavlar's picture
kavlar (not verified) Mano-A-Mano Mar 20, 2017 6:57 PM

The elite pulled their resources and bought the election for one of their own.

jeff montanye's picture

clinton had twice as much money, mostly from big donors, trump had his own and more small donors.  she also had 500 newspaper endorsements to trump's 26, including the national enquirer and the kkk paper.

the elite were for hillary as she was a known bankster and zionist warmonger, especially eager to attack russia as could be gotten away with.

you guys have the avatars but do not sound like what the biblicism institute says.

fleur de lis's picture

Americans: "We all concluded that Comey was a hopeless Clinton concubine last August."

goober's picture

Yes, she spent far more money and that blows the bullshit thesis the Dems are not the rich guys and all about helping the little people ? Ugh, what a sick fucking joke it all is and anybody who believes or promotes this shit sucks donkey and is being paid to do so by Soros and other criminals who deserve a good water boarding or worse  ! 

New_Meat's picture

this is a marathon on the knife edge.  The D doesn't get many faux pas.

New_Meat's picture

Looney makes more sense.  Low bar, admitedly ;-)

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) MANvsMACHINE Mar 20, 2017 8:46 PM


Message was today stop draining the swamp or face impeachment.


The Trump administration itself granted permission for Comey to announce this today. (interruption) Well, no. My point there is that there’s no attempted cover-up of anything going on there. The Trump administration could very well have said, Jeff Sessions could have said, “Comey, look, it’s just like you said last summer about Hillary: We don’t detail ongoing investigations.” But he today was given permission to do just that, and he’s running with it. And the whole point of this today — and, by the way, it doesn’t mean I’m not gonna go through this and give you what the real news of these hearings is today and what the backdrop of all this is.

Because there’s a really salient factor that’s driving this from the Democrat side that is never going to be reported or commented on, which I’m going to touch on myself today. But, as I say, the purpose of this is to further the narrative that Trump is illegitimate, that he should not be president, that his election was the result of tampering by the Russians. So the objective is that Trump either stops this reform business he’s got, stops this drain-the-swamp stuff, and starts letting the Washington Republicans run the town again, or they’re gonna impeach him.

That’s the message being sent today: “You either straighten up and fly right or you’re gone.”

“We’re coming for you,” is the message of these hearings today.

Wikileaks time to cue up deep vault 7 and release it

jeff montanye's picture

oh let him face impeachment.  bill clinton did and was laughing, in effigy, on snl that next time they better be bringing some kryptonite.

the dnc has little to nothing.  ditto the cia.  trump's more popular than the dnc, hillary, the cia (especially among republicans, a big switch) and the rest of them save bernie sanders, still anathema to the dnc and the rest of the bankster, zio establishment.

trump is consistently lucky in his opponents, imo.

the more the public sees them, the better they like trump.

jcaz's picture

Oh really James?  And how did YOU know what the Russians were thinking???

What a moron.....

Trump is smart to let this idiot burn himself up- it won't take long....

booboo's picture

the red/blue team alliance are in full view as they both try and bury a 7 ton elephant in front of live teevee all the while telling every watching there is no elephant. What a goat fuck.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture


Oh really James?  And how did YOU know what the Russians were thinking???

Magic 8-ball, Intelligence Community model. Manufactured by Raytheon, it has a titanium shell and a tritium-illuminated view port. Only $500,100 each when purchased in lots of at least 100.

DocBerg's picture

Supposedly, the FBI is supposed to spy on us domestically, but lets the CIA and the other 3 letter agencies spy abroad.  So, how would the good Mr. Comey have any knowledge of the Russians much less what they are thinking?  Is the bureau illegally hiring clairvoyants to spy overseas?  It is long past time for the FBI director to be sacked.  The Clintons sacked one to help cover up their massacre in Waco.


BrownCoat's picture


"FBI is supposed to spy on us domestically

Old Rules! The Dept Homeland Security is now the security apparatus for national government. Who knows what information sharing/cooperation goes on. If you do know and say something about it, you've committed a crime! 

nashville2's picture

Nevertheless, as bendover barry proved, with the help of a corrupt media and complicit politicians, you can get the herd to look in the wrong direction every time.

caconhma's picture

Trump is not doing his job. He allows every scumbag from Deep State make statements that endanger the US national security and promote the US 5th column.

Trump, stop your fucking tweeting and immediately set up a task-force reporting to you and the US Congress whether there is any  substance in the "Russian Affair" or it is just an attempt to subvert the US political system.

Instead buffoon Trump is playing golf and behaving like a clown!


Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) beemasters Mar 20, 2017 8:42 PM

Nothing will happen but low level people being arrested.

UK "We can't arrest the pedophiles, there are too many"

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

pizzagate is bullshit - well times with the judeocorporate media's blitzkreig on 'fake news'.

Ever spend any effort looking into what does NOT make sense about it?

You should - on this one, you have all been had, although it is certainly probable some of these sick DC fucks are pedos, the stuff re pizzagate is almost all bullshit likely designed to not only buttress the WELL TIMED 'fake news' shit...

but also a good way to see web traffic re same.

junk away, but consider that I *might* be right...

Smedley's picture

We lived outside of D.C. in the late 80s and got the inside the beltway news. Barney Frank was caught with an underage boy toy which made it to the National news for a few seconds one night and then the story DISAPPEARED. People in the D.C. area knew about this for some time and he used his office and connections to wiggle out of the charges. This guy makes Clinton look like  a saint!

Your entire statement is based on ignorance and media programming, you are still a sleep, a veritable zombie.



Sweet Chicken's picture

Pretty close to the mark Jim since I think it's quite likely Commie, I mean Comey, is one of the many leaks. 

cue in cue's picture
cue in cue (not verified) Sweet Chicken Mar 21, 2017 6:57 AM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

G-R-U-N-T's picture

-Trey Gowdy Finds Out FBI Director James Comey Won't Obey The Law & He's Pissed-

Gowdy is a master at pulling covers...

One thing is for sure Comey has no intention of letting the American people know ANYTHING about leaks, he was already compromised by both Obama and Clinton. Sorry but Comey is playing the American people as chumps, he isn't right for the American people and needs to resign or be fired!

Also, what i find even more pathetic, acting with arrogance, he continually comes back, in his statements to make clear, to the American people, even though he's not clear. It's this type of condescending repetition that makes him not believable in the least!

Smedley's picture

Gowdy rocks!

If our other representatives were like him we would be in great shape!

Dr. Tungsten's picture

Similar remarks and even actions are known toward Jesus, for example. Keep going poor soul your end is obvious 

CuttingEdge's picture

Comey is such a useless cunt he probably can't even find his own ass to wipe it.

Mountainview's picture

News by selective omission...key false news technique put in pracitice by CNN (and MSM in general)... For proof, watch the Comey testiomy and comments by the forementioned...

Chupacabra-322's picture

Was the following asked:

Director Comey. Of the 650,000 emails investigated by the FBI, were any images & or video of Child Pornography found on Anthony Weiner's computer hard drive?

Criminal Comey & every single Criminal Board of Directors deserve nothing less than a fucking firing squad.

Pure Evil Treasonous Criminal Psychopaths who are absolutely & completely Lawless. Playing Scripted Theater to a PsyOp False Narrative for mass consumption.

Vile & revolting.

Sweet Chicken's picture

Hell, I would have settled for "Mr. Comey are YOU one of the sources of the leaks?"

yogibear's picture

The Deep-State's Comey wants Trump out at any cost.

TheMeatTrapper's picture

Exactly. This whole hearing is nothing but a liars contest.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Chupacabra-322 Mar 20, 2017 8:44 PM

Soon they will be leaked to the dark web like the shower scene.

Wikileaks can't publish them or they are showing child porn.

benb's picture

Amen.... The FBI at this point is a joke. Sessions should personally serve the arrest warrant on Weiner. I'll bet Little Anthony will rat them all out for a reduced sentence. 

(Also watch for Weiner's untimely death.)

goober's picture

Here is how they do what they do 24/7/365 very easily

And here is the red pill to the botom of this rabbit hole we all live in