Comey’s side …Trump wanted his ‘loyalty.’…Open Thread for May 11, 2017…

It is indeed strange times for America….

A President under investigation along with his close associates ?

That same President invites the guy doing the investigation?….

The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to a private dinner?

Then HE SAYS he asks the FBI Director if he’s being investigated ?

He also admits that asked the FBI Director THREE TIMES if he was being looked at?

But it gets worse…

We ALL KNOW Trump fires the guy for about 15 different stated reason that change everyday but amount to Trump being pissed that the FBI Director was spending SO MUCH time investigating Trump people and their possible Russian connections,  the fact that Comey was all over the media and that Trump REALLY didn’t like the guy?…..

Now we have James Comey out with his side of the story, since in dealing with Donald Trump the truth is often bent to fit Trump’s view of reality….

Comey now say he was pressed several time ‘s to give Donald Trump his ‘loyalty’…..



WTF did Trump mean?

In some eyes a President being across the table from his chief cop , who is probing contact HIS buddies had with Russians, who in the past have LENT Trump MILLIONS of dollars to keep his businesses afloat asking such question could interpreted as intimidating…..

THAT could launch ANOTHER investigation and if it had someone else like Hillary Clinton?…The Republicans would be SCREAMING  IMPEACHMENT….

Things aren’t going to that point right now because Republicans have hitched their wagon to Donald Trump and most seem to be willing to go down with a Trump ship if it comes to that….


Who do you believe?

A worried Donald Trump who BADLY wants to hook up with the Russians who have been ‘loyal’ to his bank account in the past?

Or an ex-FBI Director that has made some mistakes in the last year but should know better than to have told a possible subject of his troops probing that he was in the clear….THREE TIMES?


And BTW?

It just keeps Dripping and Dripping…..

And it will keep getting worst….

Overtime Trump opens his mouth…

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105 thoughts on “Comey’s side …Trump wanted his ‘loyalty.’…Open Thread for May 11, 2017…”

  1. This may surprise some of you, but I do not have problems with Trump saying to the Saudis that he is not there to tell them how to live their lives or run their government. American advocacy of Democracy hasn’t been very effective In recent decades. In fact, it might even strengthen the hand of religious extremists. Time for a change in strategy. Trump was right in that comment.

  2. Also, Congrats at Trump not using the term “Radical Islamic Terrorism”. Ditch the campaign rhetoric that appealed to the Crazies. They will still vote for Trump regardless of what he says or does.

  3. A addition to his shooting someone in Times Square and getting away with it, eh?

    Teflon Donald?


  4. Can you image Trump facing the Saudi’s after signing off on over $100 Billion of ‘deals’ calling them names?


    The guy must have a ‘woody’….

    He was Donald Trump at heart making money ‘deals’….

    No rocking the boat and just another reason to watch what Trump DOES…Not what he says….

  5. I might add that Trump’s foreign policy starts seems not much different than an carbon copy Republican or even what you’d expect from Hillary except for his Russian and Immigration ‘wants’…..

  6. …twitter…

    Jeff Zeleny‏ @jeffzeleny
    Watching @realDonaldTrump, I’m thinking back to covering ’09 @BarackObama speech to Muslim world. So far not as different as you might think

  7. I’ll have a post on Trump’s speech to the Saudi’s and the assembled Middle East leaders after the dust settles….

    The speech was written by Stephen Miller , Bannon’s cut buddy, those two did the original Muslim band by themselves and lost it in court….

  8. It figures that Stephen Miller (from the little I know about him) wrote that speech, repeating the great Wolfowitz/Bolton error of 2002-3 (when Khatami reached out to GWBush, only to have his fingers bitten off).

    Two days after Rouhani is heavily re-elected President by the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the (popularly-rejected) President of the United States goes out of his way (well beyond the inauguration of this counter-terrorist center) to attack Iran.

    Now Raisi’s supporters (in many ways a mirror image of Trump’s rural, religious, populist and authoritarian base) can tell the Iranian people that they were right.

    (And incidentally — together with Likud and the U.S. neo-con, evangelical and super-Zionist Right —that the JCPOA on Iranian nuclear development was a mistake that needs to be torn up soonest.)

  9. Some people in charge of stuff say REALLY Dumb things….


    Karen Tumulty Retweeted
    Abby D. Phillip‏@abbydphillip
    The commerce secretary praises the lack of protest in a country where it’s punishable by death @pbump

  10. Michelle And Barack Obama Are Living Their Best Lives As Italian Tourists

    …’After Obama left office in January, the couple has traveled all around the globe. They’ve made stops in Palm Springs, the British Virgin Islands, an island in the South Pacific and even enjoyed a little yachting with their famous friends.

    While many people have lamented the Obamas’ absence during this turbulent time, Michelle promised the two would be back soon during a recent appearance in Washington, D.C.

    “We’re not gone, we’re just breathing, y’all. Let us breathe,” Obama said, per People magazine. “We’ve got to get our new lives set up.” ….

    More @

  11. Trey Yingst


    SCOOP: Three White House staffers have been identified for leaking classified info. POTUS will fire ‘multiple people’ when he returns to DC.

  12. In what possible way is MSNBC “turning right?”

    If anything, it’s just the opposite, which explains the increase in their ratings.

    Of course, since I hate Trump, I am more apt to check out MSNBC (or CNN) in prime time compared to whatever apologist babble is on Fox.

  13. CNN and MSNBC have brought on more conservative talking heads….
    Before they would just have lefties

  14. Nicole Wallace has been on MSNBC for a few years now and Greta would have joined there last year. I certainly would not consider Greta to be a “conservative” voice, although she used to work at Fox.

    I do not think james impression is correct to say the least. While it is true that Keith Olbermann would never have a guest on that disagreed with him, which differentiated him from everyone else on cable, left and right, there have always been conservative “talking heads” on CNN and MSNBC, just like there are liberal talking heads on FNC.

    In any event, if the ratings for MSNBC are up and Fox are down, it is not because conservatives are rallying to MSNBC (Never Trumpers like me may be an exception), but because Trump is so polarizing and a lot more people, especially on the left, are motivated to hear negative commentary about him.

  15. MSNBC and the ‘Move Away From Left-Wing TV’

    Updated February 24, 2015

    Late last week, MSNBC made an unsurprising announcement: It would be canceling the low-rated afternoon shows of Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid. Less expected? The move, an MSNBC source told The Daily Beast, is part of the network’s broader push “to move away from left-wing TV.”…

    More @

    …Fans of MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell are planning a march against the network at its New York headquarters later this week in protest of the channel for not having renewed his contract….

    ….In the past several months, NBC chairman Andy Lack has let go several left-leaning correspondents and anchors, including Alex Wagner and Melissa Harris-Perry. Other progressive hosts have had their shows moved to the weekend, including Al Sharpton and Joy-Anne Reid. At the same time, NBC has also brought on several right-leaning hosts and pundits including former GOP spokeswoman Nicole Wallace, Washington Post columnist George Will, and former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren….

    More @

  16. That’s not a very convincing source or argument. MSNBC is a firmly liberal network. If their ratings are increasing it is because of that fact and not in spite of it. (and FNC has undergone some internal chaos as well.)

  17. That’s not a very convincing source or argument. MSNBC is a firmly liberal network. If their ratings are increasing it is because of that fact and not in spite of it. (and FNC has undergone some internal chaos as well.)

    The Atlantic piece is from early 2015.

  18. New management HAS moved to strip the channel of past left leaning talking heads….It HAS been going on for a while…Both links give a score card….

    Maddow seems to be carrying the who place on HER back…
    But around the edge’s and the contributing talking heads HAVE MOVED things to the center/right …

  19. What new management?

    Your impression is simply not based on anything factual. One source is from early 2015.

    If Lawrence O’Donnell is gone, I would think it is a safe bet that his prime time slot will be filled with someone else on the left.

    Do you folks remember Ed Schultz? The former liberal MSNBC host is now working for RT and hawking the pro-Putin line.

  20. It’s not like Nicolle Wallce or George Will are being given their own shows. They will get air time, just like MSNBC (minus Olbermann) has always had for people on the right.

    Plus, both of them are certainly vociferous political critics of Donald Trump, firmly in the Never Trump camp/ MSNBC doesn’t even have a Jeffrey Lord character. That goes along with the theory that MSNBC is seeing their ratings increase because of the way the network opposes Trump.

  21. No doubt on being negative Trump coverage arranged BY Trump…

    But then CNN is also doing Trump stuff in the negative ….

    My take is as explained in the Salon piece ?
    Maddow IS the Franchise….

    Around the edges they HAVE jettisoned several lefties

  22. Certainly, MSNBC is not a hotbed for conservatives! Joe Scarborough is an exception, but he is less conservative now
    compared to when he served in Congress. Nicole Wallace was recently promoted to Chief Political Analyst, and Van Susteren was hired recently. If she was appointed last year as you claim, it was certainly late last year. I agree with James that MSNBC has been “less liberal” recently – although I also agree with CG that it still clearly leans left..

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