Trump: "No, No" I Did Not Ask James Comey To Back Down

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Not surprisingly, the American press basically ignored the Colombian President at today's joint press conference and jumped right into the Russia investigation.  To start, Trump said he respected Rosenstein's decision to appoint a Special Counsel but also repeated that he views it as a "witch hunt" and "divisive" for the nation.

  • TRUMP: RESPECTS DECISION ON SPECIAL COUNSEL, BUT DIVIDES NATION

When asked directly whether he in any way asked Comey to end his Micheal Flynn investigation, Trump responded with an emphatic "No, No, next question."

Reporter:  "Did you, at any time, urge former FBI Director James Comey, in any way, shape or form, to close or to back down the investigation into Michael Flynn?"

 

Trump:  "No.  No.  Next question."

 

And, while it would seem somewhat unlikely, Trump said that, at the time he made the decision to fire Comey, he thought it would be well received as a "bipartisan decision."

 

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Following meetings with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump will face the press for the first time since Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Mueller as Special Counsel tasked with looking into allegations of collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. 

Trump and Santos were expected to discuss, among other things, how to combat record-high cocaine production in Colombia and the renewal of $450 million of annual foreign aide from U.S. taxpayers.  Per CBS:

With looming budget cuts to foreign aide in the Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal, Mr. Santos is expected to seek a renewal of $450 million dollars in foreign aide from the U.S. Government in support of Peace Colombia, the peace accord between the Colombian Government and Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC).

 

Colombian Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzon spoke of the importance of support for the peace efforts from the U.S. to reporters in a briefing on Tuesday but downplayed the importance of a public declaration of support.

 

Complicating U.S. support for terms of the agreement has been the worrying boom of cocaine cultivation and production in Colombia since the implementation of Peace Colombia. Colombian cocaine cultivation has increase by 18 percent from 2015 to 2016 – a record high, according to the Office of National Drug Control and Policy. 

All that said, we seriously doubt the American press will have many pressing questions about foreign relations with Colombia and/or cocaine production at today's joint press conference.  Tune in below for the fireworks:

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Chupacabra-322's picture

The reason the Deep State wants Trump out is that he can't be bought and he has no skeletons in his closet that are serious enough to threaten him. They are using every tool at their disposal, including the media and the crooked bought and paid for Congress critters to exploit any verbal faux pas that Trump makes and then threaten impeachment. In the meantime there is a boat load of evidence against Hilary Clnton and the Clinton Foundation, and you don't hear a word about it anymore. It is totally insane.

You are the sucker for believing all this crap. The question you should be asking is why is Congress wasting their time and your tax dollars investigating things which either do not exist or are of no significance nstead of getting down to business and actually dealing with the nation's problems?

Conspiracies are really just a Bias term for the truth we do not want to believe in.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

What about collusion between Saudis and Hillary campaign?

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

Petra News Agency published on Sunday what it described as exclusive comments from Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman which included a claim that Riyadh has provided 20 percent of the total funding to the prospective Democratic candidate's campaign.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-13/saudi-arabia-has-funded-20-hill...

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

And who do you think the House of Saud is...? Hehehe

TIP: Balfour declaration and Hillary lady de Rothschild (Bauer)

It's a big club and you ain't in it bwaahaha

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Shlomo,

KSA are Crypto Zionist Jews. US Petro Dollar Vassal Goy Hedgemony.

What will surprise those who may already be surprised about the Dönmeh connection to Turkey, is the Dönmeh connection to the House of Saud in Saudi Arabia.

An Iraqi Mukhabarat (General Military Intelligence Directorate) Top Secret report, “The Emergence of Wahhabism and its Historical Roots,” dated September 2002 and released on March 13, 2008, by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency in translated English form, points to the Dönmeh roots of the founder of the Saudi Wahhabi sect of Islam, Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab. Much of the information is gleaned from the memoirs of a “Mr. Humfer,” (as spelled in the DIA report, “Mr. Hempher” as spelled the historical record) a British spy who used the name “Mohammad,” claimed to be an Azeri who spoke Turkish, Persian, and Arabic and who made contact with Wahhab in the mid-18th century with a view of creating a sect of Islam that would eventually bring about an Arab revolt against the Ottomans and pave the way for the introduction of a Jewish state in Palestine. Humfer’s memoirs are recounted by the Ottoman writer and admiral Ayyub Sabri Pasha in his 1888 work, “The Beginning and Spreading of Wahhabism.”

In his book, The Dönmeh Jews, D. Mustafa Turan writes that Wahhab’s grandfather, Tjen Sulayman, was actually Tjen Shulman, a member of the Jewish community of Basra, Iraq. The Iraqi intelligence report also states that in his book, The Dönmeh Jews and the Origin of the Saudi Wahhabis, Rifat Salim Kabar reveals that Shulman eventually settled in the Hejaz, in the village of al-Ayniyah what is now Saudi Arabia, where his grandson founded the Wahhabi sect of Islam. The Iraqi intelligence report states that Shulman had been banished from Damascus, Cairo, and Mecca for his “quackery.” In the village, Shulman sired Abdul Wahhab. Abdel Wahhab’s son, Muhammad, founded modern Wahhabism.

The Iraqi report also makes some astounding claims about the Saud family. It cites Abdul Wahhab Ibrahim al-Shammari’s book, The Wahhabi Movement: The Truth and Roots, which states that King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, the first Kingdom of Saudi Arabia monarch, was descended from Mordechai bin Ibrahim bin Moishe, a Jewish merchant also from Basra. In Nejd, Moishe joined the Aniza tribe and changed his name to Markhan bin Ibrahim bin Musa. Eventually, Mordechai married off his son, Jack Dan, who became Al-Qarn, to a woman from the Anzah tribe of the Nejd. From this union, the future Saud family was born.

The Iraqi intelligence document reveals that the researcher Mohammad Sakher was the subject of a Saudi contract murder hit for his examination into the Sauds’ Jewish roots. In Said Nasir’s book, The History of the Saud Family, it is maintained that in 1943, the Saudi ambassador to Egypt, Abdullah bin Ibrahim al Muffadal, paid Muhammad al Tamami to forge a family tree showing that the Sauds and Wahhabs were one family that descended directly from the Prophet Mohammed.

At the outset of World War I, a Jewish British officer from India, David Shakespeare, met with Ibn Saud in Riyadh and later led a Saudi army that defeated a tribe opposed to Ibn Saud. In 1915, Ibn Saud met with the British envoy to the Gulf region, Bracey Cocas. Cocas made the following offer to Ibn Saud: “I think this is a guarantee for your endurance as it is in the interest of Britain that the Jews have a homeland and existence, and Britain’s interests are, by all means, in your interest.” Ibn Saud, the descendant of Dönmeh from Basra, responded: “Yes, if my acknowledgement means so much to you, I acknowledge thousand times granting a homeland to the Jews in Palestine or other than Palestine.” Two years later, British Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour, in a letter to Baron Walter Rothschild, a leader of the British Zionists, stated: “His Majesty’s government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people . . .” The deal had the tacit backing of two of the major players in the region, both descendant from Dönmeh Jews who supported the Zionist cause, Kemal Ataturk and Ibn Saud. The present situation in the Middle East should be seen in this light but the history of the region has been purged by certain religious and political interests for obvious reasons.

After World War I, the British facilitated the coming to power of the Saud regime in the former Hejaz and Nejd provinces of the Ottoman Empire. The Sauds established Wahhabism as the state religion of the new Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and, like the Kemalist Dönmeh in Turkey, began to move against other Islamic beliefs and sects, including the Sunnis and Shi’as. The Wahhabi Sauds accomplished what the Kemalist Dönmeh were able to achieve in Turkey: a fractured Middle East that was ripe for Western imperialistic designs and laid the groundwork for the creation of the Zionist state of Israel.

By Wayne Madsen.

http://m.strategic-culture.org/news/2011/10/26/the-doenmeh-the-middle-ea...

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

Sabbatean-Frankists, we own your ass

AltRight Girl's picture

Trump needs to bring back order in this country.

The kikesters and their leftist minions are running wild. TOO WILD.

And that's destroying the very fabric of our society

81 Percent of Americans are “Concerned About Declining Moral Behavior in Our Nation”


 

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

Hillary says that Comey lost the election for her. Good enough reason to fire him for me...

Oh, wait... Nanny Pelosi has issued a reversal on that one. Comey fired is BAD!...

And to second what vato poco said: Fuck Off, DailyTardboy spammer.

petar's picture

The white country men voted for a sisi president.. Enjoy it while it lasts

Chupacabra-322's picture

Frankism is commonly associated[by whom?] with Sabbateanism, a religious movement that formed around the identification of the 17th-century Jewish rabbi Sabbatai Zevi as the Jewish messiah.[1][3] Like Frankism, the earlier forms of Sabbateanism believed that at least in some circumstances, antinomianism[1] was the correct path.[7] Zevi himself would perform actions that violated traditional Jewish taboos, such as eating fats that were forbidden by Jewish dietary laws and celebrating former fast days as feast days.[8] Especially after Zevi's death, a number of branches of Sabbateanism evolved, which disagreed among themselves over which aspects of traditional Judaism should be preserved and which discarded. Some in emulation of Zevi—in 1666."Redemption Through Sin" by Gershom Scholem. In The Messianic Idea in Judaism and Other Essays, pp. 78–141. The more radical branches even engaged in orgies.[9] In Frankism, orgies featured prominently in ritual.[2]

Several authorities on Sabbateanism, including Heinrich Graetz and Aleksander Kraushar, were skeptical of the existence of such a thing as a distinctive "Frankist" doctrine. According to Gershom Scholem, another authority on Sabbateanism, Kraushar had described Frank's sayings as "grotesque, comical and incomprehensible". In his classic essay "Redemption Through Sin", Scholem argued a different position, seeing Frankism as a later and more radical outgrowth of Sabbateanism.[10] In contrast, Jay Michaelson argues that Frankism was "an original theology that was innovative, if sinister" and was in many respects a departure from the earlier formulations of Sabbateanism. In traditional Sabbatean doctrine, Zevi and often his followers claimed to be able to liberate the sparks of holiness hidden within what seemed to be evil. According to Michaelson, Frank's theology asserted that the attempt to liberate the sparks of holiness was the problem, not the solution. Rather, Frank claimed that the mixing between holy and unholy was virtuous.[6] Netanel Lederberg claims that Frank had a Gnostic philosophy wherein there was a "true God" whose existence was hidden by a "false God". This "true God" could allegedly only be revealed through a total destruction of the social and religious structures created by the "false God", thus leading to a thorough antinomianism. For Frank, the very distinction between good and evil is a product of a world governed by the "false God". Lederberg compares Frank's position to that of Friedrich Nietzsche.[11]

After the death of Jacob Frank in 1791, his daughter Eve, who had been declared in 1770 the incarnation of the Shekinah, the female aspect of God, continued to lead the movement with her brothers.

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

Yes very good research Chupacabra-322, but there is nothing you can do about it...hehhehe

ResistTemptation's picture

Your posts are super extra double plus good when I use the hissing classic Igor voice to your words. Gives some added ++

meta-trader's picture

She was a waitress in a cocktail bar now she owns a jet... http://bit.ly/2jdTzrM

Mr. Universe's picture

...and wouldn't you know it, the Learjet just crashed in N.J. leaving her with a negligence lawsuit and two Civil Rights lawsuit for wrongful death. She was found dead later that night with a self inflicted nail gun wound to the back of the head. Let this be a warning to those who would follow her path.

Witchy-witch's picture

---New lies for old..

 

just what satans lucifer would say...

 

at base is good or evil...

 

many masks...all the same shit behind them...dark evil...

 

good people do not ware masks....evil ones do...

 

long story short...fuck all liars back to hell.

 

roadhazard's picture

You could have elected Hitlery and had had a field day beating her over the head with stuff. But you voted Trump and look what you got.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

I voted a libertarian ticket including Gary Johnson.

Voting for the Libertarian candidate, such as Gary Johnson, and not voting for any candidate at all, are both rational options.  The candidate that represents me may not be able to win this election, but my vote will encourage him or her and others to continue to be a voice crying out in the wilderness.

  

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-24/nobody-ready-willing-or-able-as...

Dr. Engali's picture

"Voted".., lol. Participating only lends legitimacy to an illegitimate system.

Mr. Universe's picture

Exactly. What we need is a California proposition to allow a vote of "No Confidence". Wait , what was I thinking, Mexofornia, no way to get passed, if it did the courts would strike it down. Voting, been there , done that, useless under the current rules.

roadhazard's picture

I wasted my vote on Stein. Johnson didn't know where Alepo was.

vato poco's picture

there was an interesting comment elsewhere in re the leakers. the theory being they're all pedos & Pizzagate pawns. it went like this: 

The problem is that the leakers are pedos: ie they are dug in. There is nothing the administration can do to them that is worse than their handlers can do. That has got to be why they are being so brazen about it: if they are caught, they get fired or maybe jail at worst. If they don't leak, they get the Seth Rich Special.

I think he may be on to something there. Get cracking, Sessions

Dr. Engali's picture

Johnson was fucking retarded, and let's not forget his VP choice on gun control was sketchy at best.

therover's picture

He didn't know where Aleppo is because he's a Libertarian not a Globalist. 

Who gives a fuck about Aleppo when we have major fucking issues in the US and the first 10 AIN'T terrorism.

Fucking POT HOLES probably kill more people in this country than terrorists.

 

jus_lite_reading's picture

Hedgeless, I love you my Libertarian brother and when the day comes to vote from the rooftops, I'll be by your side but you are 100% wrong in your logic here. An election comes up once every 4 years. A President can do A LOT of fucking damage in that time. See: OBAMA, BUSH, CLINTON, BUSH. So if you vote for XYZ and not the most likely candidate to take out the Democrat filth, you will see this country sink even further into a communist cesspool. Trump was the first candidate in decades to take on the establishment and the Deep State. An idiot at times? I'll let you make the call. His shit posting on Twitter is pure genius. With that said....

Could you imagine what it would be like if Hillary got in? Take Obama's globalist agenda and multiply by 100. Your guns? Hello gun control. Hello registration. Hello confiscation. Hello door to door searches. Your taxes? Whatever your paying now is a fraction of what she would have raised it to. TTIP? YES. TTP? YES. NAFTA? YES. Hello millions of 3rd world savages living off welfare. Hello terrorist scum. Hello amnesty for millions of illegal wetbacks.

I could go on and on.

In short, you didn;t think this through.

HRClinton's picture

I'm amused at your False Choices vote, given that you published the list of False Arguments. 

I know, I know... it's easier to be objective about others than about ourselves.  :-)

Bill of Rights's picture

Im more than satisfied with Trump...sure beats a stupid Liberal thieving cunt.

roadhazard's picture

I would expect you would be more than satisfied. Your bar for Trump taking any responsibility is what I would expect, nonexistent. 

jus_lite_reading's picture

I voted for Trump and I'll do it again bitches. Here's why-

Jill Fraud Stein had NO chance = Hillary win.

Bernie Sellout Sanders had no chance thanks to the DNC = Hillary win.

Gary "I don't know where Allepo is" Johnson had not chance = Hillary win.

Thus, the only logical conclusion was Trump.

MAGA bitches.

Archibald Buttle's picture

agree 99%, with the caveat that i won't vote for trump again if offered a better choice. hopefully, by the non-goldman sachs party.

oops, i meant to say any non-goldman sachs party, which will hopefully exist by that point in time. not holding my breath for it, just doing the tried and true hoping for change thing. and basking in the knowledge that MY VOTE COUNTS!

Secret Weapon's picture

How about the Israelis and just about everyone else in the Federal government?

Cassandra.Hermes's picture

Deep State is Roger Stone, the guy behind Trump. He has been behind republican presidents since Nixon.

Blankenstein's picture

Watch out.  Lots of deep state trolls swamping ZH the last couple of weeks.  Something's up.  Seth Rich?  Carols Danger's computer?  The deep state is in a panic.

 

Astroturfing is the practice of masking the sponsors of a message or organization (e.g., political, advertising, religious or public relations) to make it appear as though it originates from and is supported by a grassroots participant(s)

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astroturfing

jus_lite_reading's picture

Indeed. Share Blue and CTR trolls have exploded not just here but everywhere

vato poco's picture

interestingly, a lot of these obvious trolls have 'member since' dates that are 3,4,5 years old. never commented before, but HERE THEY ARE NOW!!!

ZH gots sleeper trolls?!?

Countrybunkererd's picture

Something's up INDEED.  Trying to control a narrative and can't.

jus_lite_reading's picture

This is how CNN & The Washington Compost & New York Slimes makes their "news"

Anonymous Source: I have proof that Trump gave nuclear secrets to the Russians and in exchange he asked Putin for a Russian hooker to pee on him, not once but twice.

CNN reporter: Can I see the proof?

Anonymous Source: No. You just have to trust me and my anonymous sources.

CNN reporter: Can I quote you on your claim?

Anonymous Source: Of course, but please keep my involvement anonymous.

Jeff Zucker: Ok, let's run with this story. It sounds legit. Pass it on to our friends at WaPo and NYT so they can run it

CNN: BREAKING NEWS! President Trump gave US nuclear codes to Russia in exchange for a Russian hooker..... and he had two scoops of ice cream while the press only had one.... more soon. Stay tuned.

TuPhat's picture

Or, Trump has already been bought and is acting out the script he has been given.

Vic Odd's picture

Stopping Cocaine production is going to hurt the CIA black budget. Expect false flags

 

Rubicon727's picture

They can't handle a president who openly speaks his mind. Trump cuts to the chase, and tells the TRUTH. The Deep State depends on political conformity - that way it's far easier to manipulate him. Just look at how they puppetized Obama within a few weeks of his first administration. 

sheikurbootie's picture

I figured out the down votes are from one liberal retard with multiple accounts.

 

jimmy12345's picture

Fatty Trump has already been bought out by the Russians.  Fatty Trump won't release his tax returns because he knows it expose his corrupt dealings.

sleigher's picture

Things that matter?  Like the doc who came forward to talk about Seth Rich?

http://82.221.129.208/pages/sethrichdoc.jpeg

ResistTemptation's picture

Preaching to the choir .

I suggest cut/paste and put it on a few MSM hangouts.