Trump Doubles Down In Verbal War With FBI

Over the weekend, President Trump launched into what appeared to be an all-out verbal war with the FBI when in a series of tweets, Trump slammed the bureau for its reported anti-Trump bias in both the Clinton email probe and its investigation of Russian collusion involving the Trump administration. Among his harsher tweets were the following:

  • So General Flynn lies to the FBI and his life is destroyed, while Crooked Hillary Clinton, on that now famous FBI holiday “interrogation” with no swearing in and no recording, lies many times...and nothing happens to her? Rigged system, or just a double standard?
  • Many people in our Country are asking what the “Justice” Department is going to do about the fact that totally Crooked Hillary, AFTER receiving a subpoena from the United States Congress, deleted and “acid washed” 33,000 Emails? No justice!
  • Tainted (no, very dishonest?) FBI “agent’s role in Clinton probe under review.” Led Clinton Email probe. @foxandfriends Clinton money going to wife of another FBI agent in charge.
  • After years of Comey, with the phony and dishonest Clinton investigation (and more), running the FBI, its reputation is in Tatters - worst in History! But fear not, we will bring it back to greatness.
  • I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Just more Fake News covering another Comey lie!
  • Report: “ANTI-TRUMP FBI AGENT LED CLINTON EMAIL PROBE” Now it all starts to make sense!

Trump's tweets prompted a vocal response from both former FBI director - and Trump nemesis - James Comey, who said "“I want the American people to know this truth: The FBI is honest. The FBI is strong. And the FBI is, and always will be, independent", as well as the FBI itself which in a statement said that “Every day, FBI Special Agents put their lives on the line to protect the American public from national security and criminal threats. Agents perform these duties with unwavering integrity and professionalism and a focus on complying with the law and the Constitution,”

As BBC reporter Paul Danahar summarized this back and forth, "Not since Nixon has a US President been this at war with the FBI."

And as one would expect, the war is only just starting because on Monday the verbal feud between Trump and the Bureau continued when Trump told reporters that he feels “very badly” for Michael Flynn, saying it's "very unfair" he was charged with a crime and Hillary Clinton was not.

Trump, who spoke briefly with the White House press pool before boarding Marine One to begin a day trip to Utah, suggested Flynn has been treated unfairly compared to 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

“Well, I feel badly for general Flynn. I feel very badly. He's led a very strong life and I feel very badly. I will say this, Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI. Nothing happened to her. Flynn lied, and they destroyed his life. I think it's a shame,” Trump said.

"Hillary Clinton on the fourth of July weekend went to the FBI, not under oath. It was the most incredible thing anyone's ever seen. She lied many times, nothing happened to her. Flynn lied and it's like they ruined his live. It's very unfair.

As a reminder, Clinton was interviewed over the fourth of July holiday weekend in 2015 as part of the FBI’s investigation into her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. Despite Trump’s assertions, then-FBI Director James Comey told the House Oversight Committee in July, 2016, that Clinton had not lied during her interactions with the bureau.

The president's show of solidarity comes after Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. regarding sanctions and a key UN Security Council vote during the presidential transition period.

The retired Army general is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's election interference. Investigators are looking into whether the Trump campaign cooperating with the Kremlin's election meddling effort."

Comments

JSBach1 IntercoursetheEU Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:50 Permalink

Recall that on November 14, 2008 the then:"President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden announced that former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Republican Congressman Jim Leach would be available to meet with delegations at the G-20 summit on their behalf.Thursday, November 13, 2008: Russia: Arkady Dvorkovich, Senior Economic Advisor to the President, G8 Sherpa, and Ambassador Kislyak India: Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Ambassador Sen (India), Ambassador Arun K. Singh, Deputy Chief of Mission Australia: Prime Minister Kevin Rudd..."http://p2008.org/chrntran08/obamag20summit.html

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doctor10 JSBach1 Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:16 Permalink

One of these days it will dawn on President Trump that Hillary has been, and effectively, still is, the head of the FBI.  Until he figures that out-the circus keeps going. HRC has ALL the dirt on Comey, Mueller, Wray, McCabe...Rodriguez...heck, prolly even Sessions.  What she says goes...even today

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caconhma Bes Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:55 Permalink

So, Trump knew that Flynn lied to FBI and, therefore, violated the Law. But Trump still thinks that Flynn is a good man and should not be indicted? Bizarre.Think about it: Trump, the Chief Law enforcement officer, said that Law must be selective that is different for different people. Trump must be an imbecile by saying so.PSWith the Trump's utterly incompetent legal team, Trump's indictment is inevitable.

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MEFOBILLS caconhma Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:05 Permalink

http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=162175Proof that the FBI’s indictment of Flynn was a set up, a trap to destroy Trump The depressing reality revealed by the Flynn affair is of a well-meaning but bungled attempt to re-establish a civil relationship with Russia, which was actively sabotaged by the outgoing Obama administration and by elements of the US national security bureaucracy in alliance with the media and the Democratic Party.In the process the policy upon which the US President was constitutionally elected by the American people has been set aside.It turns out that not only does the US most definitely have a Deep State, but that it is willing to use its power to sabotage the policy of the President who the people have elected.Truly democracy in America is in peril and the great American Republic is going through dark times. “If the FBI had FISA recordings of Flynn’s conversations with Kislyak, there was no need to ask Flynn what the conversations entailed.” In other words, it was all one big set up…a trap, as The Duran notes above, by the Deep State to subvert US democracy by removing Trump from office.

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MoreFreedom caconhma Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:11 Permalink

Flynn lied about something he didn't have to lie about.  Certainly a stupid decision, but not an immoral one.  And given this is supposed to be a probe into alleged collusion between Trump and Russia (something Hillary and Obama made up, and for which they've provided no evidence even though they wiretapped all communications with Russia during the election) it is a charge outside the scope of the probe. Third, Trump fired Flynn for misinforming Pence because Flynn's wiretapped conversation was leaked showing Flynn didn't fully inform Pence, which was possibly just something he forgot (we don't know).  Trump stated he found that unsatisfactory and was the reason he fired Flynn.   His tweet was poorly worded, and suggested he knew Flynn lied to the FBI when he fired him.  But Trump's lawyer made it clear he drafted the tweet, and that Trump learned of Flynn's lying to the FBI when Flynn was indicted.  The tweet about Flynn lying to the FBI was just to buttress the fact that Trump fired him for lying to Pence, and that Flynn hasn't been entirely truthful.  Look at it that way, and it makes sense.  That Flynn was doing his job as he believed best, but it wasn't good enough.  Which is why Trump fired him.  I agree with Trump, his firing is enough punishment.  But I could be wrong because we really don't know the entire story.  But it looks like Mueller is finding things on which to prosecute people, rather than prosecuting them for doing something bad. Like taking money to approve the sale of US uranium to Russia.

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SoDamnMad TruthHammer Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:23 Permalink

Trump did plenty wrong in the election my friend.  He didn't bus people from voting center to center to vote repeatedly. He didn't go to nursing homes and get comotose people to vote for him. He didn't get formerly dead people to arise and vote for him. He didn't get non-citizens to vote for him. He did plenty wrong. Oh, I have lost all respect and faith in the FBI. I think they should remove "intergrity" from their motto. I also wonder about that "fidelity" (Is it to the country or to the party and crooks in power?)

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junction DeadFred Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:11 Permalink

The great FBI.  Look at FBI agent Aaron McFarlane, formerly a crooked Oakland police officer who retired in 2004 on a lifetime $52,000 a year lifetime disability CALPERS pension (tax free) and then qualified in 2008 for the FBI after passing a tough physical exam.  McFarlane executed Ibragim Todashev in Orlando, Florida while the police were interviewing Toadashev about what he knew of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev.  Allegedly, Todashev, who needed a cane to walk after recent knee surgery, allegedly threatened McFarlane with a broomstick.  So McFarlane shot a limping man seven times, including a final kill shot to the head. http://www.mintpressnews.com/fbi-agent-who-executed-ibragim-todashev-is…

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MortimerDuke Bes Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:00 Permalink

Actually, studies have shown a link between grammar and spelling and intelligence.  So, when one sees poor sentence structure and what can only be described as "creative" spelling, it's rational to question the intelligence of the author.  And if the author's intelligence is in question, why pay attention to the content of his or her message?  It makes sense to me.  You don't understand this?  Becasue if this logic escapes you, you must be...ohhh.....never mind.

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bloofer Beowulf55 Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:15 Permalink

Half the posts on this thread are unreadable. I skip them because of the time it would take to translate them into understandable English (which would likely not be possible).The main antecedent to skill in writing is the ability to think. Lack of skill in writing is a strong indication that the author is incapable of consecutive thought. Incapacity in the matter of consecutive thought is an indication of a room-temperature IQ.Pro tip: If people don't know what you're saying, that is a really good sign that you don't either.This advice will of course be wasted on the mentally handicapped. 

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BobEore Got The Wrong No Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:13 Permalink

I'm not sure if you 'alt=right' wingnuts realize it or not...

but there is a whole subculture of us straight folk who do not
include getting 'dick up the ass' on their daily to do list tard.

Nor have any appreciation a tall for your vast collection of toyz to get yu thru your day. So why not keep all your specialities under ...wraps while you are here, so you can kinda blend in? We won't ask - you don't tell. How's that sound?

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BobEore Bes Mon, 12/04/2017 - 09:53 Permalink

Bingo Ringo!

This just in! And exclusively for the attention of the apparently few ...
non-braindead/mind-wiped/or otherwise cerebrally-damaged readers still with us...

THE FLYNN DEAL is NOT ABOUT a LIE MADE to conceal a conversation... so whatever the obvious crimes of the dumbocrats former dissimulator-in-chief...

they are not gonna add up to 2+2= victim of injustice!!!

Flynn... is collateral damage in a long game being played entirely behind scenes - on multiple fronts - with a vast cast of ghoulish characters ALL dangling on strings with which to HANG THEMSELVES... which were thoughtfully provided them by the tiny pirate state in the s e Med which is DIRECTING BOTH SIDES OF THIS FARCE.

YU! aMEriKaNSki! ARE THE INTENDED VICTIM OF THE PSYOP!... AND
if yu don't wake up soon from your narcoleptic slumbers, to smell the scent of total civil war induced a purpose by dual-passported agents of a foreign power with interest INIMICAL to your own...

yu will be joining the Duke of Orange in his soon to be appointment with destiny...

as more 'collateral damage' yurselves.
Oh... a parting thought... just in case yu haven't yet figured it out for yurself... hitting that CONCESSION BUTTON(for the terminally brain-damaged... that's the DOWN-FACING TRIANGLE THINGEY underneath the Up-facing one!)

is NOT GONNA SAVE YUR ASS... MAKE YUR CASE... OR EVEN,
delay the day of reckoning.

GOOBYE!

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BobEore sleigher Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:37 Permalink

Err...
"NO"... yu means "no" as in yu did not actually READ the comment - which is specifically describing the context in which 'spooks' kooks plus pawns n rooks...

all dangle in a super spooky kinda 'George Smiley meets Vampirella' way??? Or is it jus a negative mood kinda thang?

Here... lemme help clear the clouds away from yur day ol son.

Flynn... a 'made man' of the cabal which brought down FULL SPECTRE -UM DOMINANCE on the muddled east... some years back,

had a mission to fulfill in order to get the full 'cut' comin to the type of general who want the trimmings and trappings of 'retirement' ... which he proceeded to do... by switching wardrobe costumes from FULL BORE neocon author of a book about how America should wage 'total, global war on [sraeli-created and directed]"Islamic Terrorism"...

to FULL DRESS FLUNKY of some Jihadis in Ankara who showered him in $$$ and then sent him into action as their operative in the WH> jus like Kushner was for HQ in tel aviv.

But... he got greedy... with the Gulen rendition thing... and the top level took him out... a lesson to all who think than the all seeing eye of Mordor will miss a hand or two sneaking into the cookie jar.

No means ... Yes. Flynn flunked his 'op' and got dropped ... from the team with a clunk

kinda like the sound of cement shoes hitting the bottom of the Hudson... not loud .. but devilish effective!

Now back to the bullshit storytime for bouys who luv to play with their buttons!

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shitshitshit Bes Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:00 Permalink

The Don may sound and look like an idiot but it's only a well chosen strategy. The guy is smart, smarter than you of course, and executes the normal action to get idiots red handed. His apparent idiocy is nothing but a blank check to let them be triggered and show their cards without him revealing anything. Every little move on his part is carefully calculated and when he does or says anything he's got more than enough elements to back him up and trap both fake news and people who think they are smarter than him. You already seen him at work and he didn't disappoint.If he starts being frontal with the FBI, this only means one thing: he's prepared and he's got ammunition to tackle their case. Remains to be seen which, but that's why he's ahead of the pack.He may very well get interesting results in draining the swamp...

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swmnguy shitshitshit Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:15 Permalink

You may be correct.  This has been very interesting all along.One thing I've found very interesting since The Donald began his campaign nearly 3 years ago.  Why hasn't anyone mentioned his close personal, professional and financial ties to publicly-known organized crime figures?  Why was Joey "No Socks" Cinque, President and CEO of the Trump-run American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, Gambino crime family soldier, John Gotti associate, convicted stolen art fence; why was he Trump's guest at Mar-a-Lage for New Year's 2017?  Why didn't any of Trump's political opponents mention the trail of financing of the failed Trump Tower Tornto project, which was funded by Russian Mob figures?  Why didn't any of them mention Felix Sater?These are all easily documented facts in the public domain.  A simple web search reveals more than enough threads for a political operative to pull on.  Why did none of Trump's opponents bring any of this stuff up?Very interesting.  As if they were all taking a fall, all deciding not to use the obvious tools at their disposal.And then of course, since Flynn did nothing wrong, what was he trying to protect and conceal by lying?  What did Mueller have on Flynn's son that rolled Flynn?  Flynn's son has shown himself to be remarkably stupid and arrogant, like a poor man's Donald Trump, Jr.  Flynn Jr. is stupid enough to have gotten his tit into quite the wringer.  He may have arrogantly blundered into some serious criminal exposure. We'll find out soon enough what the FBI really has and doesn't have.  Trump and the Law Enforcement Establishment have been handling each other with kid gloves up to now.  If either one gets tired of how they're being treated, they'll both have to bring all of what they have.There's nobody more corrupt, more vicious, than Federal Law Enforcement.  And the laws they enforce have been writtern to their spec, to allow them to do whatever they want to do.  Clearly the faction of the Oligarchic Elites who control Federal Law Enforcement have tired of game-playing and posturing and are getting down to business.  This Mueller process has moved extremely fast as these things go, producing indictments and plea bargains much earlier than most such investigations.  Once the pawns are placed and exchanged, then the real pursuit begins to take shape.  This isn't about the 2016 Election.  It's about the flow of money.This will be very, very interesting indeed.

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shitshitshit swmnguy Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:31 Permalink

Flynn probably got compensated by an early retirement for what he did, because it ultimately helped out the Don to further his case and push his agenda. What's not to like?Anyway, that Donald's got links to NYC mafia shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. After all Hillary (lock her up!) has got ties to the biggest and most dangerous legal mafiosi organisation in the world: CIA et al. 

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