Newt: Special Counsel On Russia Should Be Shut Down Based On Comey's 'Deliberate Manipulation'

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich had some harsh words for former FBI Director James Comey, and called for the dissolution of the special counsel on the Russia investigation on the grounds that it was based on Comey's 'manipulation' - calling it 'poisoned fruit.'

The idea that the Federal Bureau of Investigation - [the] top person, man who's in charge of criminal investigation for the entire federal govt. That he would go outside the system deliberately manipulate the system, and that's what he's done.

 

And I think what that brings into question is whether or not the congress should shut down the independent counsel because it is poisoned fruit.

Gingrich paints Comey as a bitter man out for revenge

The independent counsel, by Comey's own testimony yesterday, was created because of his manipulation, because of his leak, because of his deliberate intent to force it to happen.

 

Now since we now know that he's a very bitter person, and we know how deeply he disliked Trump, doesn't that sound more like this is not about law and order? This is not about justice? This is not even about investigating potential crimes. This is a bitter man trying to get even by trying to cause as much pain for the President as he can.

Trump Exonerated - even Chris Matthews agrees

...Comey's testimony ironically completely exonerated President Trump on the Russian question. When you have people who are clearly the President's opponents come out and say flatly - Chris Matthews - hardly a supporter of Donald Trump, came out yesterday and said " you know, after this testimony no reasonable person can believe that Donald Trump had anything to do with the Russians.


That's a pretty big breakthrough in Trump's favor.

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Got The Wrong No Sat, 06/10/2017 - 17:17 Permalink

"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."Chris Matthews - hardly a supporter of Donald Trump, came out yesterday and said " you know, after this testimony no reasonable person can believe that Donald Trump had anything to do with the Russians. Well, that leaves about 50% of the US population that still believe Trump colluded with the Russians. The MSM would have to go on a retraction binge for 2 months to change even half of the Dems.  Pestlosi and Muddy Waters will never step into the realm of reason.  Hillary just flew off on her broom and was heard saying, "FOILED AGAIN,  I'll get you my pretty ... and your little dog too."

jeff montanye Sat, 06/10/2017 - 19:58 Permalink

no.  call her maxsleaze but not muddy waters.also i think the special counsel is a good job.  that data theft at the dnc definitely occurred.  perhaps twice as i remember, published in the summer and again in the fall.  by its own admission the fbi never investigated seth rich's murder nor took a look at the dnc servers.  all that needs to be hashed out and closely examined, under oath with vigorous cross examination and loads of foia requests.  this is no joke.  this is a real chance at discovery of the deep state in action. 

bh2 Sat, 06/10/2017 - 20:25 Permalink

"no reasonable person can believe that Donald Trump had anything to do with the Russians." ...and no reasonable person ever did.

Just Another V… bh2 Sun, 06/11/2017 - 00:48 Permalink

 For Eight months, the mindless blind MSM and selected DEM Wits engaged in a conspiracy of repeated lies, unsubstantiated false statements,  sedicious behaviors, character assination, and criminal leaks against the President of the US !!!!!! It was all a big red herring...  Nothing there at all..., nada, zip.... NUTHIN !  Why ?   It Doesn't take a lot of imagination to go figure that.    

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Reaper Sat, 06/10/2017 - 20:47 Permalink

Appoint a Special Counsel to investigate Comey and Mueller. Have that Special Prosecutor's grand jury examine all the communications between Mueller and Comey. Have Trump order, as he's empowered to do in the Constitution, that Special Prosecutor to make public all incriminating evidence against Comey and Mueller.

Reaper nmewn Sat, 06/10/2017 - 21:59 Permalink

For this Sessions need not recuse. Since the Demorats wanted a Russiagate investigation, there's no need to be nice to Cankles and her Foundation. A grand jury can get all the records. And, what about a subpoena for the DNC servers + Kim Dotcom's testimony + data?

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MarsInScorpio Sat, 06/10/2017 - 21:06 Permalink

To all:If ever there was a time to have a "mass house cleaning," this is it.President Trump, deal with this reality: Comey beat himself; like Hillary, he is a hack, and not a very smart person.However, that doesn't mean Muller is the same. He's starting out clean, with no secret in the closet.So you have to do the following:1) Tell the Dems, "It's over." You're out of the getting abused by losers business. They can burn in Hell, and watch the federal money dry up in their district if they want to keep on with this insanity.2) Withdraw all WH press credentials for reissue based upon the legitimacy of not only the individual, but more important, the legitimacy of the information organization. That means the NYT, WaPo, CNN, MSNBC, et al, can reapply in 6-months.  And when they whine about it, just start playing the tapes showing that they are the Malicious Seditious Media - political hacks with no credibility as legitimate journalists. (In everyday Street English: "Slap the living dog shit out of them . . . they need you way more than you need them.)3) Tell your Obama-appointed Deputy AG "You're fired." And that goes for Muller as well. You are the Chief Magistrate in America - nobody in any branch of government outranks you. Even an O-10 takes orders from the "O-11" on the food-chain. Which means nobody at the AG's office tells you the time of day - you tell them. And so, you tell them this underground Obama insurrection is over.4) YOU appoint a Special Counsel to investigate, indict, try, and convict the whole lot of this seditious so-called Resistance criminal gang. Hills goes first, followed by Bill. John P., Huma, Susan, Valerie, Eric, Loretta, Lois, Clapper, Comey . . . they and their criminal cronies are up next - every one headed to jail.5) Then you cut off the head of the snake: Obama, Soros, Ben, Blankfein, James, Warren, Bezos, Bill G., Zucker the Mo-Fker, Janet Y., Little Timmy . . . The entire TBTF gang.6) Travel the nation relentlessly. Turn out the crowds by the hundreds of thousands. Flood the zone wherever you find the anitfas, the completely insane Black Racist Thugs, the self-hating White academics. Take back the streets . . . take back the campuses.Take back America - you are the Chief Magistrate - NOBODY outranks you - especially not some piss-ant federal district judge with delusions of power. When the court - even SCOTUS "orders" you to do this or that - ask them what Stalin asked the Pope, with modification for this culture and time: "So, tell me, how many US Marshals report to the court under the Constitution? They report to me - and I'm going to order them to ignore your order. There is nobody that you can order to enforce your order."The Balance of Powers is now returned - just as Thomas Jefferson knew it had to be. E S & D." 

WTFUD Sat, 06/10/2017 - 22:06 Permalink

The Special Prospector digging for poo is an undercover mule of Deep distressed State, tasked with maintaining this delusional concocted narrative of Russtigma dun It, in order to derail Trump's Administration at all cost . . . . Nah

Seems to me Trump's intent on shoveling the same shit that Obama did for these Overlords and the Dems psychological meltdown is a useful ruse for him to continue to march to the drum of the Neocon Playbook . Just smell the diarrhea emanating from his mouth during the Saudi Charade . . . talk about pandering to the Wahhabi Death March; FUCKING OBSCENE!!!!!!!!

A Circus of a Rudderless Failed State, a Banana Republic by All Accounts.

the French bitch Sat, 06/10/2017 - 22:28 Permalink

what needs to happen at this point, and Trump doesn't have it in him, is a presidential address to the nation in which he puts this thing behind him, a serious speech about how the country can no longer afford this waste of resources, this interparty squabbling that goes on and on, an on in Congress. There's  work to be done.He needs a good speech writer for this 

Buster Cherry Tenshin Headache Sun, 06/11/2017 - 08:13 Permalink

Agree.When Americans see corrupt politicians pay dearly for for breaking the laws that would send anyone of us regular guys to prison can real healing begin. And those present and future elected would rule more wisely.The effect would be like the teacher that slaps the crap out of an unruly student. The other students will quickly fall in line.

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Carpe Tutti Bastardi goober Sun, 06/11/2017 - 07:04 Permalink

Your opinion is not only naive....it is infantile.That's exactly what he should do and call out and expose those thatare plotting against him (and by the way us, the American people)He should go on major media maybe once a month and bring thosethat have a brain (amongst us) up to date on all that is being perpetratedby the "Deep State" and aided and abetted by the "fourth estate"   

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FoggyWorld the French bitch Sun, 06/11/2017 - 08:48 Permalink

i think that's the answer.   He wants to put divisive things aside so he can focus on his agenda.   Problem is many who voted for him did expect that he could walk and talk at the same time.   A good President really has to be able to do more than one thing at a time.I don't think there is a speech writer around who could write well enough for me to put aside "Lock Her Up.'    Respect for law and order has to be applied to every single one of us and in the same way or the fabric of the nation will continue to disintegrate rapidly.

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DirtySanchez Sun, 06/11/2017 - 07:33 Permalink

The nation needs governance, and the corrupt DC establishment, deranged leftists, and the complicit fake news industry keep promoting the Russia boogyman story; in order to paralyze government and delegitimize the President.

Comey has proven himself to be a very dangerous man. As FBI Director, he publicly stated the laws Hillary Clinton clearly violated were not worthy of prosecution. He also clearly stated this same treatment would not apply to anyone else; for they would get prosecuted and likely face 20+ years in federal prison.

Comey is also well aware of the massive corruption in the Obama State Department, Justice Department, IRS, and Intelligence Agencies.

Comey understood, as did all of DC, that Donald J Trump could not overcome the rigged electoral college.

Reality set in motion when Trump won POTUS in a landslide. He dominated the electoral college and the nation loudly and clearly spoke.

Comey, along with his partners in crime, are scheming against Mr Trump, and want him out of office at any cost.

Mueller and Comey are one in the same. They are both former FBI Directors, but more importantly, political animals, salivating for power.

The nation needs to understand Mueller is not an impartial man leading an objective investigation. Rather, he's a swamp creature on the same fishing expedition as the rest of the DC swamp.

Comey and Mueller may very well be ground zero for the deep state. Comey was drunk on power until the evening of the election.