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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HoserF16's picture

Trump was "Hopeless!" Right up until the point he blew Hillary the Cunt, right out of the water...


Aristofani's picture

after the ted cruz mob dumped him and joined tRump. kellyanne conway was one. then of course zionist propagandist brietbart jizzed up at the party, after a lot of zionist and silicon valley money showed up to save donny tiny hands campaign of bullshit and con.

btw comey shows his establishment republican colours in this sham of a testimony. They got to keep up the Russia hate for the sheeple before it gets dragged into another stupid war. Remember the 2 minutes of hate carry on in Orwell's 1984? Same game, just boringly longer here.

When are people going to wake up? tRump doesnt give a fuck about you! Are you so dumb you cannot see the red, white and blue dick being shoved up your arse? “American Dream”, you have to be asleep to believe it. "America First"? more like US empire first and whatever bullshit glory and money dRump can make out of it.

Promethus's picture

The truly disturbing thing to come out of these hearing is just how truly third rate our sixteen intelligence agencies are. Long on Libturd fantacies, suppositions and ass clown analysis. Zero facts 

onlooker's picture

""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.""

"Undermining her" IS directed at the Vote.

I dont understand. 

wdg's picture

Trump is surrounded by scumbags and traitors. Why did Trump appoint this corrupt and lying RAT? Just fire the bastard and install a new director who is honest, impartial and moral. People with these qualities are hard to find but they do exist out there. And forget selecting anyone from the cesspool called Washington DC. 

Non-Corporate Entity's picture

It's boring political theater spoken in legalese. I would need a translator.

bugs_'s picture

A lot of Americans have been forced to conclude that the FBI is hopeless.

It is quite apparent to this Trumpski that the entire Russian narrative and the fake news pushers behind it are hopeless as well.

I think I'll watch the one hour and 30 minute gap on election night again to see hopeless in motion.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

"Coulda... kinda.... sorta.... maybe... perhaps... y'know..."

WHAT the fck is Comey talking about???

Someone should tell that nitwit: "Hey, Comey! St Paddy's Day's over - lay the fck off the booze you drunken bum!"

One Ton Lady's picture

side note


the authorities have found out that some mexican stole  tom brady's jersey after superbowl in houston


ha ha ha ha ha


now that's funny............

Aloha12's picture

TB should have built a wall around his locker.

Robert of Ottawa's picture

How does Comey "know" so much about how the Russians think, or were thinking?

captain-nemo's picture

It is obvious that this investigation now is kept alive only to ensure that nobody can request information about the case and who is behind it, and to avoid that Trump drains the swamp and fires them all.  

They claim that the  investigation started in July 2016, but according to other leaks, the investigation of Trump and his associates and their connections to Russia, started in fact more than a decade ago.

It now seems like they intend to keep this investigation alive for at least four more years.  

Just to compare.  The FBI managed to go through 650000 email from Hillary on Weiner's laptop in only one week, and then closed the case against Hillary days after.

This absurd case against Trump is not only being investigated by all intelligence agencies. It is also investigated by the senate and the deep state, including all the mainstream media. It will possibly never end. It is like Trump say, a total witch hunt and it is Obama that is behind it all, exactly as Trump say.


What a complete disgrace.

Mrcool's picture

All Kabuki theather , AHHHHH ya, I dont know? We didnt look into that , i dont recall , we know for sure? NOTHING ! What a clown show ! Try these acts in any court in america for the little people, see how far it gets you!


Vageling's picture

For the 'I have no information' guy,  he talks funny. 

onwisconsinbadger's picture

Teflon Don is still hopeless, Mr. Comey. Sad !!!!!

ZD1's picture

Trolls from WisCONsin are hopeless. 

Reaper's picture

Time for a grand jury to investigate Comey for abetting Cankle's misuse of classified info. 

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

Absolutely- him and L Lynch.

Clinton broke numerous laws, without any doubt, including attempts to destroy evidence.

Comey falsely described the elements of the statutes, and falsely claimed there was no 'intent' by Clinton, former first lady, Yale law grad, senator and sec of state... to break the law.

Comey lied under oath. Lynch failed to indict despite clear evidence of MULTIPLE broken laws for partisan reasons.

The DOJ absolutely should look to indict them both.

Rule of law, kids.

gcjohns1971's picture

What  bothers me about today's hearings is that they would have us accept the conclusions of unelected bureaucrats in the Intel Community - sight unseen- over the documented will of the voters.

They would have us accept those intelligence conclusions when virtually ALL the major geopolitical conclusions of these same bureaucrats over the past 17 years have been incorrect.

Arab Spring was NOT about a film. Syria did NOT use chemical weapons. Sadaam did NOT have nuke program.  Sadaam did NOT support Islamic extremists.  ISIS is NOT the JV team.

But we are supposed to believe these peoples' conclusion...sight unseen?  We have to believe what THEY SAY was discussed in a phone call...but we are NOT allowed to review their raw evidence?

With a record such as theirs we are supposed to believe them enough to overturn the results of an election?

We are supposed believe without evidence?  With "faith" in shadowy unsupported conclusions of proven liars and incompetents we are supposed to abandon democracy for oligarchy?

And, make no mistake, that is the choice we are offered.

For even were they right in their conclusions, rejecting the election for the conclusions will mean the Intel Community and not any voters choose the leadership.

If these Intel Community (IC) people are honest and truthful, which there is reason to doubt, it does not mean that ALL IC PEOPLE FOREVER are honest and truthful.  ..Yet if we react to IC claims NOW, then future IC people need merely make an unsupported CLAIM of foreign overturn the VOTERS?


Why not show the homework that makes them believe, if they do believe?

What source or means is more valuable than our Democracy??

Dilluminati's picture

This is what happens when Obama plays secret agent, he gets the facts wrong and makes accusations.

I blame Obama!

This whole clusterfuck is his fault.


Joebloinvestor's picture

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

Yeah, our very own fucking government.

Pigeon's picture

They did it to IL or IN too, I think.

Last of the Middle Class's picture

So now the story is the Russians concluded Donald couldn't win and concentrated on undermining Hillary. Well, my, my, my that's not what we've all been led to believe the past 8 months or so. Exactly why is that? Personally I think the Russians decided to undermine Hillary so that a LOT less questions would be asked and we could all draw this to a close and be warm and fuzzy again together. This is bullshit, Comey is deep state, running a line of shit and being very very coy about it. Funny how they could admit they were investigating Trump but cannot admit to even investigating the leaks, which by the way are felonies. They're upset, you see, but not to the point where "we'll find them and fry they're fucking asses". All these guys are hip deep in it, otherwise why not come out swinging and present the Trump evidence Russia was helping him. Because it's a fucking failed deep state plot.

serotonindumptruck's picture

Or maybe there's no difference between Trump and Hillary and we've all been fed a gargantuan spoonful of bullshit.

The "elites" must reduce the global population from 7 billion to 500 million....and that will happen regardless of who is in the White House.

Catahoula's picture

They will drag this clown show out for 4 years. Every time Trump name is mentioned in the media. 

PoasterToaster's picture
PoasterToaster (not verified) Catahoula Mar 20, 2017 8:31 PM

And when it is over, they will have destroyed the use of the "media" by the CIA.

zke007's picture

We shouldn't forget that Comey is still on the Clinton Crime Foundation payroll.

And we badly need an independent prosecutor to re-investigate Uranium 1 which involved the Clintons sending over 20% of our enriched uranium to Russia in exchange for a monetary payment to the Clintons in which Charles Schumer and Director Comey were allegedly heavily involved due to very reliable sources. We are also asking for an investigation into the foreign companies that made illegal contributions to the Clinton Crime Foundation of which Russia was one as well as China. In 2013, the same year that he was appointed the FBI Director, James Comey became a board member, a director, and a member of the Financial System Vulnerabilities Committee for the controversial London-based bank HSBC with close ties to the Clinton Crime Foundation and lists among its clients Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining magnate with ties to a Russian uranium deal approved under Clinton's State Dept., and six other major foundation donors listed in a report by The Guardian. When Obama nominated Comey to become FBI director in 2013, Comey promised the United States Senate that he would recuse himself on all cases involving former employers.

Which was a lie because Comey earned $6 million in one year alone from Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin also became a Clinton Crime Foundation donor that very year. If Comey Lies about the President the investigation will go much deeper and the findings will be sent to every news outlet in this country and Canada.The conservative publication StarNews also notes one further connection between James Comey and the Clinton Foundation, this time regarding his brother Peter Comey. As the publication was able to confirm, Peter Comey is the “Senior Director of Real Estate Operations for the Americas” for LAPiper. Interestingly, Peter Comey took out a mortgage on a home that is owned by James Comey. The $711,000 mortgage substantiates a financial relationship between James Comey and his brother and HSBC.DLA Piper is the number six campaign contributor to Hillary Clinton's political campaigns since 1989 with over $939,101 in total contributions. It has also given between $50,000-$100,000 to the Clinton Foundation. If the name DLA Piper looks familiar, it was the firm tasked with auditing the Clinton Foundation.What a joke and Comey and his brother were up to their eyeballs in all of this



monad's picture

Thanks. That is beautiful.

Joebloinvestor's picture

Comey's contacts in the FSB told him so.

gregga777's picture

But, Comey doesn't know the identities of his gay sex partners because he doesn't have eyes in the back of his head.

crossroaddemon's picture

You know the secret to having fun with an ugly chick, right? You fuck her from behind so you never have to look at her face.

Sizzurp's picture

The leftists and the anti-Trump deep state have played this Russian card for all it's worth, but it has gotten very little traction outside of DC.  I don't think anyone believes any of it, but I do think they believe Trump was under secret surveillance by either US or foreign intelligence as an attempt to damage him politically.  That is the real scandal and I think Trump will be proven correct. Foreign influence into our election has likely taken place, but they ignore it when it comes from countries or agencies friendly to the left and the globalist agenda. Does anyone believe Mexico, China, Germany or France wanted Trump? We had a former Mexican president parked in Aspen calling Trump a SOB right out in the open. What about Saudi Arabia or Qatar? What I find most disturbing is how well coordinated the Trump opposition is, particularly in regards to the hijacking of our president's foreign policy and use of the press as a weapon. Trump's opportunity to enact meaningful reforms is disappearing like vapor and that is exactly what they want.

gregga777's picture

The Trump-Russian conspiracy lying propaganda is Satan's true gospel to those in the Black Jew Bloc.

Benito_Camela's picture

For fuck's sake. The "anti-Trump" deep state? How is the deep state all the sudden against a guy who is promising to dramatically increase military spending and who probably wants to double the amount of surveillance on Americans? Hey and did you hear, the anti-deep state Trump may be about to strike a bargain with Russia to take Edward Snowden into custody. Yeah, them deep-staters really hate Trump. 

ZD1's picture

For fuck's sake. The deep state is not the same as the military. 

gregga777's picture

What an effing liar. FBi (Feral Bureau of iWeasels ) Director James "Hillary's Bitch" Comey has about as much credibilty as the former PLOTUS (Pathological Liar Of The United States) and Jumped up Affirmative Action, fake Constitutional scholar, LGBTQQPedophile-K9HorseDonkeyGoatKat-MonkeyBLMWhatever Gay Bathhouse Barry.

Benito_Camela's picture

But you need to stop holding back. Why don't you tell us how you REALLY feel?

That said, Trump is fast approaching even terms with Obama's record of lies and half truths. Will the partisan hack ZHers at least acknowledge this? 

crossroaddemon's picture

I keep hoping. The excuses being made around here are mind-boggling. I've been here a long time (some of it under another handle) and never thought I would see this.

gregga777's picture

Under overall US CIA (Criminally Insane Agency) strategic direction, the neoconservatives (99% Trotskyist Jews), Bucking Ofama, the Goldman Sachs Feral Reserve System, the George Soros funded Black Jew Bloc and their CONporate Mainstream FAKE NEWS Media (CMSFNM), aided and abetted by the FBI, NSA and other US Alphabet agencies, are trying to overthrow President Donald Trump. President Trump is also being undermined by the Goldman Sachs moles he has appointed in his own Administration.

The neoconservatives are motivated by their intense hatred of Christianity, especially Orthodox Christianity, and their goal is the final and total destruction of Russia and Orthodox Christianity. They failed to totally destroy Russia during the Communist Party's 70 year reign of terror. Now they are trying to use their control of the United States to start thermonuclear World War 3 to destroy Russia, Russian Orthodox Christianity and Western Christianity.

The United States has given $125 BILLION to Apartheid Israel to date and it will rise to $165 BILLION by 2029. That's more than any other nation has received since the end of World War 2. On a per capita basis the amount given to tiny Apartheid Israel is even more extreme.

US Aid represents 3% of Apartheid Israel's government budget and 1% of their GDP, 20% of the Defense budget, 40% of the IDF budget and 100% of the procurement budget.

The Jews repay the United States by trying to destroy American society* and trying to depose** the legally elected President of the United States using their control of the Goldman Sachs Feral Reserve System*** and the CONporate Mainstream FAKE NEWS Media (CMSFNM). Thanks a lot.

By the way Rachel Madcow is paid $30,000 per DAY by the CCC (Criminal crony capitalist) MSNBC, a proud member of the LÜGENPRESSE, to spew propaganda every night.

*the Bolsheviks of the Frankfurt Group were given asylum in America after Adolph Hitler and the NSDAP (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) came to power. The anti-American activities of those Jewish Bolsheviks, and prior Jewish Bolsheviks allowed into the United States, played a large role in restricting further Jewish immigration from Europe before and during World War 2. Unfortunately, following World War 2, tens of thousands of Jewish Bolsheviks were allowed to immigrate to the United States. Then even more were allowed in who were allegedly 'fleeing Soviet oppression'.

**the Black Jew Bloc largely funded by the Jewish World War 2 war criminal George Soros who made a fortune turning over Hungarian Jews to the SS (Schutzstaffel) and Geheimstatspolizei for a percentage of their assets.

*** Controlled by people such as Arthur F. Burns, Alan Greenspan, Benjamin Shalom Bernanke and Janet Yellen for 4 of the preceding 5 decades. The Goldman Sachs Feral Reserve System's overarching mandate is "stealing from those who can least afford it and giving to those who least deserve it". They have been wildly successful in their campaign to massively increase wealth and income inequality in America.

dcmbuffy's picture

you know what? give us the LEAKER and Trump will apologize.......... what do you think?

captain-nemo's picture

If we are putting aside all the bullshit, we can now officially say that the President of America (and his staff) are under  investigation by the FBI and the Senate for being Russian spies. Yet they still wants us to believe that the eight month long investigation has been going on without "wiretapping" or electronic surveillance? How bizarre is that?


Also. The deep state have also claimed a new victim in this case today. This time Judge Napolitano, as  Fox news have taken him off air for good for reporting the truth.

Herdee's picture

Snowden opinion on testimony:

White Helmets in Syria are actually Al Qaeda backed by the west:


CAPT DRAKE's picture

Rush had it right today when he said that the Deep State will impeach him if he doesnt lay off the "drain the swamp stuff".  

The deep state is protected by physical security and by security clearances that allow them to live in a completely fake world.   A world devoid of normal peoples concerns of, for example, paying bills.   Completely supported, no matter what they do or where they go, it is a life worth fighting for in their view.

So fight they will.  Using the MSM as more than willing conspirators, they will do everything possible to keep this pot on the boil for the next 2 years.  By then they will have in place the constitutional crisis to start the impeachment process. 

Trump needs to fight back now, and greatly accelerate his (OUR) agenda.   He has no friends in DC, to protect him.  


Zer0head's picture

Trump is a truly remarkable person with staggering resiiance. He is America's last hope.

crossroaddemon's picture

You know, that kind of sycophantic bullshit makes his supporters look bad. I mean, seriously I can hang out with your average trump supporter but this "last hope for America" drivel is sickening. Even if he's sincere, he's still just a man and if he hadn't been born rich he'd be bitching online like the rest of us instead of sitting in that chair. Hero worship is embarrasing no matter who it's directed at. A real man worships no one, and a wise man treats anybody in a position of power with the utmost suspicion.

EternalAnusocracy's picture

@crossroaddemon:  exactly Xroad.  You hit the nail on the head!

Cabreado's picture

Comey is Poster Boy for the corruption and chaos. 
Congrats, Comey.
May History show you accurately... 
as one of the biggest Cowards this Nation has ever seen.