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Postby toucana on April 20th, 2018, 5:39 am 

On Thursday, the Department of Justice handed over James Comey’s contemporaneous memos of his conversations with President Donald Trump over to Congress. They were immediately revealed to the press within a matter of 45 minutes.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/04/why-were-republicans-so-desperate-to-release-the-embarrassing-comey-memos-heres-one-explanation.html

A number of GOP Congressman including Devin Nunes the discredited chair of the House Intelligence Committe had threatened to impeach DAG Rod Rosenstein if he refused to supply them with copies, even though they are items of evidence within an ongoing criminal investigation.

The results may not have been quite what the GOP hoped for. The 15 pages of redacted contemporaneous memos written by former FBI director James Comey immediately after meetings with Donald Trump include the following items:

• During a previously unreported Feb. 8 conversations with Trump—which had been recorded in a classified memo—the president allegedly said to him that Vladimir Putin had personally told Trump “we have some of the most beautiful hookers in the world.” This statement was allegedly made in front of former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

• According to that classified memo: Prior to that conversation, Priebus met Comey in his office and allegedly asked him if they were having a “private conversation.” He then asked him: “Do you have a FISA order on Mike Flynn?” Priebus, it should be noted, was seeking information about a criminal probe that would be useful to any of Flynn’s potential confederates.

• The president expressed doubts about the judgement of Michael Flynn, his own newly appointed National Security Adviser.

• The president obssessed over the ‘Pee-Pee’ tape allegation in the Steele dossier and blamed it for his administration's’ failure to pass the Trumpcare health reforms in Congress.

Why did the GOP who lobbied hard to obtain copies of these memos and then promptly leaked them to the press think it was such a good idea to have this information on public display ?

Jeremy Stahl writing for The Slate believes the Trump supporters were misled by illiterate and probably inaccurate reporting by Fox News into believing that releasing the memos would advance the narrative that Comey had broken the law and subsequently perjured himself in front of a senate committee by releasing classified documents to his friend, Columbia Law Professor Daniel Richman.

The newly released copies of the memos indicate that Comey did nothing of the sort. The four documents he supplied to Richman were all unclassified at the time, and have remained so ever since.

As Stahl observes -
In the likely event that there are more rakes out there in this investigation, House Republicans should think very carefully about where they step next.
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Re: "We have the most beautiful hookers in the world"

Postby jocular on April 20th, 2018, 6:30 am 

toucana » April 20th, 2018, 5:39 am wrote:On Thursday, the Department of Justice handed over James Comey’s contemporaneous memos of his conversations with President Donald Trump over to Congress. They were immediately revealed to the press within a matter of 45 minutes.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/04/why-were-republicans-so-desperate-to-release-the-embarrassing-comey-memos-heres-one-explanation.html


• During a previously unreported Feb. 8 conversations with Trump—which had been recorded in a classified memo—the president allegedly said to him that Vladimir Putin had personally told Trump “we have some of the most beautiful hookers in the world.” This statement was allegedly made in front of former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.



A routine,if devious attempt to corrupt his colleagues?
Why would he say that to Comey?Not so as to put him on his guard against being corrupted,I imagine.....

Could be to test his reaction though ,to see if he was easily manipulable.
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Re: "We have the most beautiful hookers in the world"

Postby toucana on April 20th, 2018, 10:41 am 

The real gem is what Donald Trump himself tweeted just one day earlier before that particular meeting with James Comey which took place on 8 February 2017:
7.11 am 7 Feb 2017
“I don’t know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy - yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem !

Note the timestamp on that Tweet. Trump is such a complete imbecile he either cannot remember what he posted on his own Twitter feed just 24 hours earlier, or is incapable of telling consistent lies from one day to another.
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Re: "We have the most beautiful hookers in the world"

Postby Braininvat on April 20th, 2018, 11:40 am 

The obstruction of justice charge turns on what happened after these meetings, which is that Trump fired Comey. So what we've got is more confirmation on what Trump was thinking about then, and how he was trying (massively inappropriately) to influence Comey. He clearly wanted Trump to steer the FBI's investigating in his favor. This establishes motive, for the firing of Comey, with considerable clarity. And, given the independent role of the Justice dept., it establishes a strong case for obstruction.

And, as Toucan sharply observed, it further establishes Trump's mendacity, as he tells a whopper of a lie to the American people - that he didn't know Putin. Yeah, sure, this guy you don't know just passed you on the street in Moscow and shared with you that his country has the most beautiful hookers in the world.

Nunes and his ilk have indeed stepped on a garden rake.
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