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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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. 

Sledge-hammer's picture
Sledge-hammer (not verified) Mar 20, 2017 9:25 PM

If the Russians concluded that Trump had no chance, it is because they were monitoring our fake news and the skewed polls.  Christ, even the Russians were taken in by our Jew News.

laomei's picture

Funny thing is that I knew Trump was going to win by February last year.  

Pigeon's picture

Yes. That explains the 3MM illegal voters for Hillary. Dipshit.

laomei's picture

It was incredibly obvious the instant he turned his attention to the rust belt while shillary attacked them.  That really was the turning point and all of us on the alt right saw it immediately.  All the fake polls and (((narrative))) was meaningless after that.

Rufus Temblor's picture

Comey is simply not credible. He is professional liar whose only goal is to keep the surveillance state up and running.

Rufus Temblor's picture

When Comey perjures himself, Congress won't do a damn thing about it. They did nothing about Clapper, nothing about Koskinen and next to nothing about Holder. These swamp scum can lie with impunity.

fatlibertarian's picture

Deep state is immolating itself. All of THIS FOR THE CLINTONS?

As others have said, if Trump was under investigation then chances are he was wire taped. The press can't have it both ways.. LOL

Cherubim's picture

Did anyone hear what Comey said about Russian agents on Conservative news sites?? Folks, it's only a matter of time before they start rounding up ZeroHedge posters and lock them up.

I am getting tired of this. Where is Trump's answer to this obvious grab for power. It's time to use the power of the Presidency to get rid of the politicians in the Intelligence agencies. If he doesn't put on his Big Boy pants and start fighting back, he will only get what he deserves.

Cabreado's picture

You're getting tired of it because you (and 300 million others) have been barking up the wrong tree...

the Big Boy pants need to be on the citizenry,
and the citizenry needs to be focusing on a thoroughly corrupt and defunct Congress.

But maybe you can see the neglect, and to where it leads...
as you yearn for it yourself -- get the Dear Leader to fix it all up.

Ha!  "...get what HE deserves..."

crossroaddemon's picture

I agree with you on the morons waiting for Big Bad Fearless Orange Leader to fix everything, but I'm not sure what you're suggeting people do about congress. It's inconceivable you're going to vote a non-bought congress into office... literally inconceivable. So what are you proposing?

Cabreado's picture

Ah, too late to focus, eh?

Congress is a non-entity to you, too, because it's too late?

And I notice from your comments that you are playing the Dear Leader game, too.

crossroaddemon's picture

Whoa... what? I think you've got me confused with somebody else. Dear leader game? I gave up on political solutions almost two DECADES ago; I don't expect anyone in the political classes to do anything for me ever. You've got the wrong man.

Cabreado's picture

But it's not supposed to be about political classes, it's supposed to be about representation and balance of powers.
When you give up on representation (and you have), you create a vacuum that naturally, and only, can be filled by concentration of power.

But nobody cares,
and so it will go.

(and I'm not down-voting your comments, btw)

crossroaddemon's picture

But we;re not represented. DO you seriously believe we are?

rejected's picture

Trump is in Kentucky pushing RepublicanCare. Only took 2 months, Jan 20 to Mar 20. Fastest flip of a pol I have seen in my 70 years.

crossroaddemon's picture

Yeah, no fooling. I expected it to happen, but nowhere near that fast. He was backpedaling on shit literally the day after the election. I've never seen anything like it, not even Obama.

Occams_Razor_Trader's picture

"They" got to him.

Politicians are like the Mafia- kinda harmless unless you interfere with their income sources.

ZD1's picture

He needs to get rid of Obamacare mandates.

It's not backpedaling.



MuffDiver69's picture

There is no plan until the senate makes their changes and then both houses reconcile that....Then again you have no clue how legislating works, your used to a pen and phone dictatorship

Dre4dwolf's picture

Anyone that was confused about which side Comey is on, its clear as day now, his role in all this is PROBABLY to perpetuate the fake Russia hacking narrative against Trump and to impede Trumps ability to "drain the swamp" as much as possible.

They will keep the Russian interference McCarthy play going to de-legitimize Trump as much as possible (damage control because Trump is taking a sledge hammer to the establishments head).

The NSA and FBI are defunct in my eyes, to the degree they are still effective in basic routine crime prevention and deterrence, but they are clearly "Establishment" "Deep State" entities , deeply rooted in the old-power-structure.


The hearings essentially removed my sense of skepticism about Comey and the NSA and confirmed to me what I feared.

The way I see it, Comey is quick to shoot down Trump and "confirm" that "the Fbi has no information and is not investigating wire taps", but hes also quick to play the " we cant talk about ongoing investigations " card when Russian "interference" (whatever that means) comes up.

He is an Obama Hillary Soros puppet in my eyes.

If comey was trying to get people to trust the FBI/NSA , he achieved the complete opposite IMO, but my opinion doesnt count for much.


Just my 2 cents.


MuffDiver69's picture

Your right...Gordy was telling him it's gonna be hard to get the votes to reauthorize the surveillance law if he doesn't come up,with some heads on the Flynn unmasking...that can happen to anyone at anytime and Comey blew it off..

William Dorritt's picture

NSA and CIA could never provide the Pentagon with ANY ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE on any battlefield.

They can't find a single bad guy.

GOSPLAN HERO's picture

Comey is raw shit.

theyjustcantstop's picture

I'm hoping to see good use of president Trump's large defense spending.

remember the constitution provides for the defense, and security for america,'americans', from foreign, and DOMESTIC enemies.

right now there're many, many American's who are putting america, and American's in danger.

for as I can tell president Trump could build a 60' tall wall on the southern border, and build 100 or more prisons for felonious oath takers, and bankers, gang members, illegals, usaid members, and anti- American nro's using American's tax-dollars for crimes. 

if President trump could find that $2 trillion the dod misplaced he could drain a lot more swamp people.

this is how rouge governments, and their politicians work, the 911 commission railed on how the government agencies whos job it is to protect america, and americans weren't communicating, so their solution was give them the ability to cover each others asses, and add to the smoke screen.

I waiting for what I thought I heard during the primaries, there would be a 10 % cut in govt. jobs across the board.


crossroaddemon's picture

Don't kid yourself. That scratch is going straight to the MIC.

onwisconsinbadger's picture

From Rude Pundit : Olive Hill, Kentucky, is a shitty town of poor people in a beautiful area of Kentucky, in Carter County, near the border where the state meets both Ohio and West Virginia. The population is pretty much 100% white, about a third of the population lives at or below the poverty line, and one out of every 79 residents is a registered sex offender. And the water system in town is so outdated that "Two surveys estimate a 45-50 percent water loss due to corroded piping." You can bet there are issues with the quality of that water coming from the corroded cast iron waterline. But the town, which voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by 74% to 22%, just got a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, a cooperative effort of the state and federal governments to help some of the poorest areas of the country. The $243,000 grant may not seem like much, but for a small town like Olive Hill, it'll be transformative for the health and well-being of the people there.

Drumpf Base.

ZD1's picture

Quit pushing bogus bullshit that you heard from the drag queens on MSNBC.

BTW, WisCONsin sucks. 


Occams_Razor_Trader's picture

The Russians like most of us realized that the media was full tilt for the Clinton shit circus, and they assumed that the Clintons would steal it with the machine they had in place.

I believe to my core that the Clinton's underestimated the margin they had to "fix" to win this thing- their metrics were off!


crossroaddemon's picture

I don't entirely accept that explanation. Look, I used to be in software development. The easier programming problem, and the one less likely to cause problems, is to just program the answer you want into the machines and not even bother counting the votes. It makes much more sense to just rig it outright than fuck around trying to massage it. I take the far more sinister view that the machines were rigged to put Trump in office, and all the theatrics we're watching a part of a deep con.

Wild E Coyote's picture

You must be software programmer with H1-B visa.

crossroaddemon's picture

Don't be obtuse. Even if they were massaging it, it'd be by percentages or something and the chosen candidate would still win. It would NOT be left to chance, and wasn't. 

Either the machines weren't rigged at all, or Trump was chosen to win. They rig the machines but not quite enough... that doesn't even make sense.

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

you rig it so he still loses the popular vote? While the entire judeocorporate media rails against him while giving Clinton a pass?

you are an idiot.

TheLastTrump's picture

It can't POSSIBLY be the case that President Trump was elected by the will of the people, can it?


Because that would contradict the media/leftist narrative that YOU ARE PROMULGATING.


Talking points. You fucking piece of shit.

TheLastTrump's picture

No, you're a SCUMBAG LEFTIST SHILL trying to INJECT DOUBT INTO THE DEBATE per the training you received.


William Dorritt's picture

Trump probably won 48 States.


McConnell already said he would block funding any investigation of election Fraud.

Boscovius's picture

I believe you are right, and that is because most Trump supporters remained silent.