In Angry Tweetstorm, Trump Accuses Comey Of Perjury, Slams McCabe "Fake Memo", Assails Mueller Team

In one of his signature early morning tweetstorms, President Trump raged on Sunday about the political slant of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team and accused former FBI Director James Comey of lying under oath.

The tweets followed an Axios report published late Saturday night claiming that former FBI Director Andrew McCabe - who was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday and was stripped of his pension benefits - had met with Mueller, who asked him about Trump's firing of Comey nearly a year earlier, and also turned over "contemporaneous" memos that he'd taken detailing his conversations with the president.

According to Axios, the memos contained a corroborating account of Comey's firing.

Trump claimed that Comey lied during public Senate testimony last Spring, when he said he'd never been an anonymous source for the news media - then admitted that he had "authorized" a friend to leak one of his memos to the New York Times, which Comey said he did in hopes of sparking a special counsel investigation.

In this particular case, Trump may be referencing what se discussed last night, namely that McCabe may himself have jeopardized Comey, a point underscored by constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley on CNN, who suggested that McCabe's statement following his firing "immediately" raised a flag, which may lead to serious consequences for his former boss. McCabe's statement reads in part:

The OIG investigation has focused on information I chose to share with a reporter through my public affairs officer and a legal counselor. As Deputy Director, I was one of only a few people who had the authority to do that. It was not a secret, it took place over several days, and others, including the Director, were aware of the interaction with the reporter.

Turley notes "There was one line in the case statement last night that I immediately flagged. Because he said that he had authority to do this and he conferred with the director - the director at the time was James Comey."

"Now, the problem there is that James Comey said under oath that he never leaked information and never approved a leak," said Turley. "So, if the Inspector General believes this was a leak to the media, it raises serious questions about Comey’s previous testimony and could get him into serious trouble."

This contradicted Comey's statement under oath that "he never leaked information, and never approved a leak." Turley continued. "So if the Inspector General believes this was a leak to the media, it raises serious questions about Comey's previous testimony that could get him into serious trouble."

And here's Trump this morning:

Trump then shifted to McCabe, saying he "never took notes when he was with me. I don't believe he made memos except to help his own agenda, probably at a later date. Same with lying James Comey. Can we call them Fake Memos?"


But in his most controversial tweet of the day, Trump turned his attention the Mueller probe, launching his most direct attack to date on the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian election meddling being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller - the latest sign that a showdown may be brewing over the probe -when he asked why does Mueller have "13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added...does anyone think this is fair?"

Late last night, Trump tweeted that the Mueller probe "was based on fraudulent activities" and insisted that it should never have been authorized.

Meanwhile, as Bloomberg notes, the White House on Saturday did nothing to clear up the confusion about Trump’s stance toward Mueller’s probe.

In a statement, Trump lead attorney John Dowd said in a Saturday morning to the Daily Beast that "I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russia Collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe’s boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt Dossier."

Dowd quickly clarified that he was speaking for himself, not for the president. Even so, Trump cheered the firing of McCabe, calling the FBI corrupt, and claiming the House Intelligence Committee found “there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.” The full committee released no such finding, although Republicans on the panel said they found no evidence of collusion.

In a statement published by McCabe - who was offered a security position by Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan, which should allow him to finish his tenure and collect his pension - the former deputy FBI director said that his dismissal was a deliberate effort to slander him and part of an "ongoing war" against the FBI and Mueller's investigation, according to the Washington Post.

One thing is certain: this is just the beginning of Trump's angry tirade about McCabe's firing, whose fate is now closely tied to the of Comey, even as special counsel Mueller watches every outburst by Trump as he builds his obstruction case against the president.

“How many hundreds of thousands of dollars was given to wife’s campaign by Crooked H friend, Terry M, who was also under investigation?” Trump said in an earlier tweet. Twitter. “How many lies? How many leaks? Comey knew it all, and much more!”

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IntercoursetheEU Looney Sun, 03/18/2018 - 09:33 Permalink

"Angry" Tweetstorm? Most of the anger is coming from the deep state parasites being shown the door - Comey, McCabe, Brennan, hopefully more pink slips to come.

Most ZH readers are immune from framed headlines. Memo to ZH peon stuck with Sunday am editorial duty: GO BACK TO MSNBC-CNN. President is just sharing some fairly obvious observations. 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-17/brennan-holder-comey-rage-aft… 

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macholatte IntercoursetheEU Sun, 03/18/2018 - 09:36 Permalink

 

In other news .....

Or, as Wylie describes it, he was the gay Canadian vegan who somehow ended up creating “Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare mindfuck tool”.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/17/data-war-whistleblower-chr…

JMHO: This is a big deal. The bias is palpable. Facebook a victim? Using psyops to make billions and sell advertising is OK but to use it to analyze voter behavior is somehow horrific unless it’s used by the correct political party.

 

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NoDebt BaBaBouy Sun, 03/18/2018 - 10:09 Permalink

"This is likely just the start of Trump's angry tirade about McCabe's firing, especially if the career FBI employee does go on to collect his full pension with the help of some Congressional democrats."

Yeah, I figured there would be "Plan B" for this guy's pension.

Still, I'm glad he was fired early.  I honestly didn't think they'd do it for several reasons but I'm glad it was done just the same.  Sometimes a message has to be sent.

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Harry Lightning Abaco Sun, 03/18/2018 - 12:12 Permalink

Arkancided ! Wonderful. I'll bet there are some retired Special Forces fellows who would love to do just one more mission with people like Brennan and Comey and McCabe and the rest of the traitors as their targets. And they probably would have little difficulty, because the hardest crime to solve is the one where the victim did not know the attacker. 

The time is coming in the US where enough people will become so fed up that they will support a temporary martial law condition, and an Argentina-style dirty war will commence. All of a sudden people will start disappearing, and some of the biggest mouths on the traitor-ist side will take bullets in a very public way. Would be so easy, there must be a million targets just in Facebook alone. 

No country ever has withstood the kind of division that exists in America today, where one side will discard the rule of law or abuse it in order to get the political outcome it wants. Its not a country anymore, its two groups of people living together who hate each other over politics. It does not take much for that kind of situation to be ignited into a civil war. Except in this situation, one side has so many more guns and is where the patriots reside. There's going to be a bloodbath in America, its just a matter of time, when all the smug liberals who think they can say anything they want and put their politics before the best interests of the country are hunted like mangy animals and dispensed with prejudice. Something will trigger it, maybe a Special Prosecutor report that trumps up charges against Trump, maybe an assassination, maybe an act of terrorism by a liberal group. It  may not be anything all that flagrant, but just the final straw on the camel's back.

There's only one side of this country that believes in the 2nd Amendment, and from what I have seen they are armed to the teeth. There's millions of guys who rotated through military service and have no love for the left that they believe is making their service meaningless by ruining the country. There's millions of men who have all kinds of different reasons for feeling the country has failed them, and who would view a mass attack against liberals as their payback crusade. 

This has all happened before in different places at different times. 20 years ago it was Rwanda, 40 years ago Argentina. 225 years ago in France. Who will be the modern-day Robespierre to lead the American Reign of Terror ? The day is coming, its going to get really ugly, America like you've never seen it. Every gun owner who cares about the country's survival will be asked to make a list of five liberals who they know and despise, and then use that list to save the country. Many won;t have the guts, others will do ten instead of five. The result will be so many dead people that the police and FBI will not be able to investigate more than a mere pittance of the cases. Maybe a million dead in the first go-round, before the news media figures out what's happening. When the politicians start calling for the military to intervene, the Pentagon wisely will decline the invite, because in reality they know their troops will add to the numbers pf dead liberals. Then the politicians will call for an immediate termination of the 2nd Amendment, at which time Washington will become under siege and every democrat member of Congress will be hunted in the city, thereby suspending the ability of Congress to meet. And then the next phase of the attack will begin. There will be no place for liberals to hide, all the social media sites will have to be turned off so as to stop the exposition of the liberal faces and names. County clerk offices will be raided as the attackers seek voting registration data to identify even more targets.

Its actually amazing how fast a paralyzing and incredibly efficient civil uprising can occur, and how many people can be terminated by it. Especially in a nation where so many people have the resources and will to carry out the attacks. That's what happens when both sides of a political spectrum become so far apart, or when one side decides to live by a different set of rules than t\hose that everyone originally agreed with.  When it comes it will be hard to believe its true, these things don;t happen in America. And that's when the people of the world will realize that destruction of American values that began with the JFK assassination and the VietNam War protests had come to the bitter end.

I remember just after coming to the US after I left the war, it was the first time I ever had been to the country. I was granted a path to citizenship as a reward for my four years of serving with the US military. I didn't know many people, and my first stop which lasted the next 25 years was in California. I was in San Diego at the time, it was 1968. I recall sitting in a bar having a few cold ones, as it was my self medication to forget the four years of hell I had just left behind. There was a tele in the bar, and some evening news report was showing a bunch of long-haired college students smoking weed and protesting against their country's involvement in protecting the democratic freedoms of the 20 million or so people of South VietNam. There was a fellow sitting next to me who I did not know, maybe in his 40's, kind of out of place as he was more straight-laced and well-kept than most of the men his age who would be in a bar at what was dinner time for everyone else. As we're watching this news report, the fellow said for anyone who would listen - and I've always remembered these words - "these are the people who'll be running this country some day, I hope I am gone before it happens". The night Clinton was elected in '92, those words came back to me like a crystal bullet penetrating my brain right between my eyes, the first hippie President - one who protested against his own country on foreign soil - had been elected. I couldn't know then that this would be the next major event in the de-construction of America, that this would be the man who would convince half the country that their political beliefs were a more important value than upholding the law. He was the one who embedded lying as a standard operating system in the American way of life, from business to relations between people in all aspects. He was the one who told America that the ends justify the means no matter what wrong you do, and no law was as important as the continued devotion to one's political beliefs. 

Twenty years later, and this new pseudo-philosophy has blossomed into a full flower of ongoing political deceit that fully corrupts the American political landscape with metastatic forms infecting the entire society. The country stands by and allows a shill investigation of a rightfully elected President, all based on illegitimate evidence that was created and paid for by the President's political enemies. The leading law enforcement agency of the country has been destroyed in its highest ranks by willful lies motivated by the outcome of a free and democratic election conducted within the laws of the country. The number two man at the FBI is fired for violating serious terms of his employment, and a member of Congress wants to employ this man rather than seek his prosecution for what may very well be criminal violations. People in the country want to raise money for the man's retirement, even though this man's actions - if left unpunished - could set a standard that would allow the FBI to violate the freedoms and rights of ordinary Americans in the future. Can the country become any more illogical, any more intolerant of the rule of law to govern it, any more as anarchistic as the protesters that the man in the bar railed against in 1968 ?

And so here the US stands, at the crossroads of its destiny, on the verge of a cataclysmic political pogrom that without formal design but with unmistakable intent will be launched and maintained with vigor to cleanse America not of an ethnicity but of a political point of view that is more akin to a mental disorder  than a political philosophy. There will be no uniforms in this war, yet more will die than when last the country decided to fight its way out of its political disagreements. By the time cease fire is called, it will be due to the need to tally the results rather than to re-consider the offensive. obama said he wanted to transform the country. Funny thing is that he helped set the stage for such a transformation that will make him a target of the transformers. In fact, I don't think there will be a former US President who will not be a target for the transformation that America will undergo from this coming revolution.

The younger Bush may be spared, if he stops criticising Trump for brother Jeb's lackluster campaign and insipid personality. It was a real stretch for a lot of Conservatives to support the younger Bush to begin with. He spoke like an imbecile, he didn't win many conservative friends with his "compassionate conservatism" which was seen as a euphemism for being a RINO, and he was the son of the man who blew a 70% approval rating after the Iraq war in 1991 to lose an election to Clinton in November 1992. But the alternative was McCain, and no person of personal integrity would vote for that two-faced sonuvabitch. So Bush Junior was elected, and won re-election by the skin of his balls even though he was commanding troops in war. In the end, his inability to see the big picture of the American economy, his unwillingness to get rid of his dad's cronies out of his government even though they were screwing up the war effort, and his incessant stupidity in thinking he could inure himself to the left which resulted in his unwillingness to take the actions needed to stop the excesses of the housing markets, all combined to bury this accident of history. At this point, it would be almost a surprise if he is not chosen to suffer the same fate as leftist politicians in the coming upheaval. 

As Cronkite used to say, "And that's the way it is"...

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Boxed Merlot Harry Lightning Sun, 03/18/2018 - 12:49 Permalink

For not having been born and raised here, I'd say you've done a fair job at assimilating into our country. I remember the southeast Asian influx in the early 70's and have watched a great many H'mong, Vietnamese, and Cambodians take root here in CA over the last several decades and will welcome their heritage of recognizing enemy forces bent on creating division as being just that, divisive.

It takes no special skill to create division, the real skill in all this is to "endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of Peace". The irony is those that are called to be "Peacekeepers" are usually the ones on the front lines of conflict.

jmf

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sarz Harry Lightning Mon, 03/19/2018 - 05:30 Permalink

Your command of American English is striking for someone who came to it so late. I have no real issue with what you are saying as the sincere views of an American patriot. But your last part, on Bush junior, is a puzzle. He was very much a part of 9/11 (look up the websites of Chris Bollyn and Mike Rivero). And he is nothing if not a satanist. Do a search for  Sherman Skolnick's work on Bush and ritual killings in Brownsville - he ritually murdered and skinned seventeen people. 

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GUS100CORRINA BaBaBouy Sun, 03/18/2018 - 12:25 Permalink

In Angry Tweetstorm, Trump Accuses Comey Of Perjury, Slams McCabe "Fake Memo", Assails Mueller Team

My response: Well said Mr. President, well said!! I AGREE COMPLETELY with the TWEETS!!! Information in the TWEETS is well reasoned and the TRUTH.

I trust the plan as referenced in Q-ANON posts.

The HUBRIS of the CORRUPT CAREER CRIMINALS like Comey, McCabe, "Obozo" and Clinton know no bounds.

May GOD BLESS, GUIDE and PROTECT the POTUS.

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Itdoesntmatter GUS100CORRINA Sun, 03/18/2018 - 13:04 Permalink

You know...A lot of people think that Americans are dumb...And I have to admit that I think some Americans are really really dumb.  But even I think that this language and opinions like this are planted hyperbole, because even Americans can't be this stupid.  It's pure trash, national enquirer racist, sexist, shit...McCabe, Comey, Mueller,  all republicans...Trump, republican because he thinks republicans are stupid.  Bizzaro world

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JRobby house biscuit Sun, 03/18/2018 - 10:07 Permalink

What they are is "Professional Maggots" feeding on the declining empire.

When corruption, monopoly and the price distortions they create become too large of a component of GDP, the economy is headed for collapse.

When "finance" becomes too large of a component of GDP, the economy is heading to collapse.

Manufacturing and delivery of tangible, productive services must be a major, growing component. Finance is a support function to allocate capital. That is all.

Every "app" and "black box" with multi-$billion market caps, every loan issued for the purpose of share buy backs, all of this shit is an inefficient deployment of capital. The FED and the banks keep printing it up.

GOVT has failed in monitoring and regulating all of the important things and piled on regulations in areas that kill small business (the #1 job creator) establishing large barriers of entry for new firms that won't play "The Capital Markets Game"

 

Comey will be in cuffs heading for Guantanamo soon along with McCabe and he knows it.

They will spew " the company line" right to the end thinking their team will win. That's what brainwashed psychopaths do.

If he wasn't such an imbecile he would know that a military tribunal and 40 years in jail is preferable to what will happen if the people ever get their hands on him.

Abuse of power. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. We are done with it. Tolerance has ended.

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DillyDilly qlander Sun, 03/18/2018 - 10:19 Permalink

2 Democrat Congresscritters (you know, 'Congresscritters' elected to serve WE THE PEOPLE, not FBI criminals, are offering McCabe a staff job just so he can collect his taxpayer funded pension), and, you know, be able to have more free time to go on book tours on how he was unfairly treated by "the system".

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/andrew-mccabe-was-just-offered-…

 

Think about that one for a minute... You go out and check a box to vote for someone on election night. Someone gets elected and takes an oath to serve WE THE PEOPLE. The same person does nothing, and collects a lifetime pension. Oh ~ and the only thing they do do, when the opportunity arises, (which would NEVER otherwise be a thought or a scenario that anybody would otherwise consider). Is to HIRE someone for their staff (who had clearly broken laws), so said person could collect full pension (at age 50). & whereby your tax dollars funded said pension.

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gregga777 VAL THOR Sun, 03/18/2018 - 10:25 Permalink

The following coup d'etat conspirators are still hoping to collect their $ millions in rewards from the KKK (Klinton Krime Klan) Greed Incorporated for bringing down President Trump and they aren't about to go quietly into the night:

 

  • Fake Russian collusion witch hunt leader Inspector Clouseau Mueller;
  • former FBI (Feral Bureau of Weasels) Director James "Hillary's Bitch" Cumstain;
  • FBI (Feral Bureau of Weasels) Counterintelligence (Intelligence—ha ha ha) Weasel Peter Struckout;
  • FBI (Feral Bureau of Weasels) legal hangdog Lisa Page;
  • former FBI (Feral Bureau of Weasels) Deputy Dog Andrew McCabe and wife Dr. Jill McCabe;
  • FBI (Feral Bureau of Weasels) Deputy Dog for Counterintelligence Bill Priestap;
  • US DoJ (US Department of Corruption, Injustice & Persecution) legal beagle Bruce Ohr and wife Nellie Ohr;
  • former US Attorney Gerbil Lorent Loretta Lynch;

 

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Pandelis macholatte Sun, 03/18/2018 - 09:40 Permalink

"if the Inspector General believes this was a leak to the mediathat is a big IF

 

information I chose to share with a reporter through my public affairs officer and a legal counselor. As Deputy Director, I was one of only a few people who had the authority to do that. It was not a secret, it took place over several days, and others, including the Director, were aware

 

sorry, by definition a leak is an exchange between the leaker and the reporter (it is supposed to be a secret) - not a leak. it seems to me the interview and information disclosed has been approved through the proper channels in the regular course of business (including public affairs officer and legal counselor involved and reporting to his boss as well).

i do not care either way, but it seems to me someone wants to steer the pot so to speak ... just an observation

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nmewn Pandelis Sun, 03/18/2018 - 10:49 Permalink

It's a leak if the reporter doesn't name his source...AND...if it's done during an official investigation (Mueller started in May 2017) it could very well fall under obstruction of justice (just like investigators, jurors, prosecutors and defense are not allowed to discuss a case because it prejudices the receiver)...OR...if he started leaking before the start of any official investigation (Mueller or House/Senate) we are right back to falsifying evidence to create the atmosphere for an investigation.

Either way, McCabe is an unprofessional lying POS and so is Comey who ADMITTED under oath to passing government documents to "his friend" (the friend acting as a strawman) for the purpose of creating a special counsel.

Now there is a provable, established pattern of partisanship within the DoJ against Trump which is exactly what the President has been saying...a witch hunt.

And they've all now admitted it to include DoJ legal counsel so, nice going dimz, you can always count on us to lend you enough rope ;-) 

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