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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redc1c4's picture

i concluded that Comey was a globalist POS the first time he opened his mouth.

he can FOAD with the rest of the scum.

44_shooter's picture

Trump needs to remove these people NOW.  Comey MUST GO.

HRClinton's picture

The AG is too much of a chicken choker to do anything manly.

Sessions is busy recusing himself at his desk, 'studying' the Weiner videos. Here, have some Kleenex and wet wipes, Jeff.

Nobody fired, arrested, suicided or disappeared. What a limp-wristed lot this Administration is.

No wonder the DJT base is disapproving of him more and more every day.

farflungstar's picture

Then they recall they could have had a Pres. Pantsuit

mkhs's picture

That is Pres. Ms Mao Pantsuit to you, serf.

WillyGroper's picture

hey short of 28 weeks...wouldn't it be less smelly if you changed your diaper instead of the pin?

must be a helluva clamp on your nose.

Dr. Tungsten's picture

American people elected Trump. Who do you mean as if disapproving him? It is true that battle after battle some are left cold behind. But the war for America was won in November 8th, 2016. What we see now is the consumption of the prey. 

European American's picture

"Trump needs to remove these people NOW.  Comey MUST GO."

Trump won't have to, his AG will methodically take him out, legally, for the whole world to see.

So many are so impatient to drain the pond NOW. Do you know how deep that pond is? More like an ocean. All in due time, all in due time.

Nobodys Home's picture

CIA should be the ones to redefine Conspiracy Theory seeing they invented the term.

Bill of Rights's picture
Russians = Pelosi- Reid - Clinton - McCain - Obama - Biden AND SO ON.....SO simple even a 12 year old can see it.
woody188's picture

You forgot Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell. Call them the Globalist Stooges. Their motto is "America Last!"

RightLineBacker's picture

They put their donors and their bribes first.

Crooks & Traitors.

SixIsNinE's picture

can't forget ol' Mama Stooge, the FiendSwine ...

oh, she said Trump is done yesterday....

ok, let's just fold now ... ol' DementiaDiane is calling the game, Lulz...

Implied Violins's picture

They can't see it themselves because...they ARE what they eat.

WTFUD's picture

Comey appears an insincere jerk, much in line with US Senior Officialdom.

Dr. Tungsten's picture

Change your glasses and you find another "jerk". What you think about most time is what you are, you see. 

soulcalibur's picture

I like others wonder why this guy's is still head of the FBI. actually why he has a head 

metanoic's picture

I hope it's because his criminal ass is easier to surveil if left in place than released into the wild.

Davidduke2000's picture

trump asked his to stay. even though he has a long contract, he should have fired his sorry ass.


markovchainey's picture

Where's the giant meteor when you need it? Listening to this nonspeak makess me cringe. Fuckers. All of them!

Peak Finance's picture

I love watching our nations highest-level law enforcers perjure themselves on live tv

Too bad nothing will ever happen to them. 

Zepper's picture

There has not been one shred of evidence of any collusion whatsoever! It has been 100% slander by democrats and republicans to remove Trump from office on 100% BULLSHIT!


Now we wait on the wiretapping.... SOME MOTHERFUCKER working for the NSA or whomever get those documents to WIKI, so we can finally slam that LYING SACK OF SHIT Obama in jail.


People put their hope in that pos and they got him a 60 million dollar book deal... FUCKING CUNT SHOULD BE IN JAIL!

malek's picture

Baffle them with bullshit...

I only wonder now if (and how) Scott Adams -who wrote a lot of counter-intuitive but correct things over the past 12 months-
will interpret all this as a sign of Comey's superior morality once again...

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

I like Adams (not his shitty comic) but he wants to make everything 'cognitive dissonance' when sometimes its really a controlled media using empirically tested means to reduce critical thinking via groupthink and expectation bias.

And backfire effect, which is not cog dis but preservation of ego/identity/worldview in the face of contrary evidence.

simply: rather than resolving 'conflict' to avoid its stress, brainwashing simply prevents conflict from ever arising.

We have ALWAYS been at war with Eastasia...

paddycomeback's picture

It's hard to see why a Russian stooge would be trying to massively increase military spending.

Jim in MN's picture

The increase Trump is proposing for ONE YEAR is almost equal to Russia's TOTAL military budget ($65.6 billion).....


44magnum's picture

I don't see why it would take that much money  to get rid of the (((Parasitic infestation)))

holgerdanske's picture

Malania to Donald.

Doanald, my dearest, be an angel and fire Comey!

HRClinton's picture

Melania to Donald, 

Donald, be a man and fire Comey! And fire his Deputy McCabe too.


Sofa King's picture

Just a room full of people you once had some power but have had their claws removed and are desperately trying to stay relevant.

Where's Vicky Nuland hiding? She might be able to give some insight on how one government fucks with another one. Call her ass in to enlighten us.

Jim in MN's picture

Let's throw them all against a giant blackboard and watch them slide off silently...

scv's picture

trust NONE of these fucks

44magnum's picture

I stopped trusting ANYTHING the US government says after 911. They ignored physics and told us that's reality. How fucking ignorant are people?

Zorba's idea's picture

Back in the day, Reagan said "Trust but verify", today,  Fuck trust! Verify the verifiers!

hotrod's picture

COMEY FOR PRison,   2017

wisefool's picture

we got 6 more years  of him. and he is not even connected up boston.

Comey for think tank 2023!

aeslong's picture

if he does not know anything, what the hell does he stands before the congress? waste everybody's time?

lovemesomeZH's picture

Fire Comey and everyone else. The FBI is a joke. McCabe is a traitor. NSA too. Gut all the agencies.

Bill of Rights's picture

Trumps biggest mistake was not emptying every single branch of government of everyone hired over the last 25 years...Total tsunami if you will.

cherry picker's picture

Best thing is to build a fake population Washingrton can control and leave normal people alone.  They can operate in isolation and hollywood producers can make films showing a 'real' nuke war out there, forcing all three government institutions into bunkers.

The CIA and NSA won't have a problem with this lie as that is their specialization, bullshit.

I don't think anyone will miss them :)

RightLineBacker's picture

Hearing a total load of crap!

Bullshit from the beginning to the end.

The FBI, NSA & CIA can no longer be trusted and should be disbanded.

Clear the slate and start over with a small Spy operation with totally clear guidelines, boundaries and oversight.

Our existing Spooks are a clear and present danger to the USA and We the People.

Fire them ALL NOW!

Clear - Reset!

Anarchyteez's picture

FBI finds Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey in Mexico but somehow can't find the IC's surveillance, Clinton's emails, or Pizzagate right in their own backyard.

Asshat traitors.

Bastiat's picture

They could probably find 10,000 Tom Brady Super Bowl jersies in China.

44magnum's picture

Or the 2 missing Rolls Royce jet engines at the pentagon.

Zorba's idea's picture

I heard Rumsfeld is using them for paper weights

dlfield's picture

I really can't believe we are paying for this bullshit.

shimmy's picture

haha, so basically this clown just talking out of his ass and then contradicting himself later. Yeah, pretty much par for the course when it comes to this whole Russia farce.

IranContra's picture

Russians have a lot of wisdom. But they have their blind spots. Giving missiles to Iran was a big mistake, for example.

Russians are becoming wiser as time goes by. They are now telling Iranian troops (and other "friendly" foreign militias/troops) to leave Syria gradually.

Based on Izvestia. Couldn't find an English source.

Savyindallas's picture

The Iranians don't want to be in Syria, Yemen or Iraq--they just want non-hostile, somewhat friendly governments around them that do not want to destroy them. If you had lived under threat of total annihilation for over two decades, you would support friendly governments too.