Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia, according to a source who has seen a memo written by Comey.

Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia, according to a source who has seen a memo written by Comey.
Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into ties between for...

The guy who originally released this in The NY Times was the same guy who broke the Clinton email server. So anyone who wants to scream "FAKE NEWS" is probably shit out of luck.

The White House quickly denied the report, saying in a statement it was "not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey."

It's times like these that it sure would be nice to have some credibility, wouldn't it Donald? Maybe people will forget everything you've ever said and it will come back.

That's...impressive as fuck. Is this guy like fucking Varys or something?

Michael Schmidt, he broke a bunch of big stories early too. Including one of the FIFA scandals and the Baseball steroid abuse story from 2009

just wait until tomorrow when Donald straight up carelessly admits its true while holding an interview trying to deny it

He has many little birds.

The Republican chairman of the Oversight & Government Reform, Chaffetz, has subpoenaed requested the memo and any other documents Comey wrote about meetings with Trump. https://twitter.com/jasoninthehouse/status/864639918470946816

Edit: Not a subpoena, just a letter. Said they will subpoena if this doesn't work.

My word, it's almost like Donald Trump has constantly been trying to deceive the American people since long before he took office. Who could possibly have imagined?

Oh, look. /sub/t_d is too busy listening to Alex Jones lunacy about Seth Rich to care.

You are so wrong!

He's gonna admit it in a tweet.

Why did this story take so long to break on Reddit? This is huge news

Holy shit Chaffetz did something right.

This might be the end times.

No, he's planning something. I fucking promise.

And nothing happens.

Well at least we aren't talking about how he released classified intel to the Russians...

Or how Trump threw his own people under the bus AGAIN by validating that he providing classified intel to the Russians after they went on camera to deny it Or how he threatened Comey with 'secret tapes' of their conversations Or how he invented the phrase 'prime the pump' Or how he kept blackmail target Flynn on staff for 18 days after learning his was a security risk Or how the FBI sacrified their reputation in an attempt to get Trump crowned king Or how Obama has 'bugged his towers Or just how he knows what Putin's johnson actually tastes like Or how Trump is inciting violence among his followers with his 'rigging' claims Or about his Nazi like howls of lügenpresse Or how he got booed at a charity dinner after showing how little class he has Or how he made a sexual comment to a 10 year old Or how he likes to grab 'em by the 'Billy Bush' Or how he barged in on naked teenage beauty contestants Or his losing of a billion dollars and freeloading off of honest taxpayers Or his calling of PTSD suffers as ‘weak’ Or his attempt to bypass the law and do business in communist Cuba Or his repeated insulting of women Or Trump University Or 'broken mics' and his meltdown on stage Or his charity scams Or his racism Or his cocaine habit Or his insulting of the parents of a KIA soldier Or Melania's plagiarism Or his outsourcing of American jobs and use of outsourced products Or his draft dodging Or his obsession with body fat Or his bribery of the Florida Attorney General Or his pandering to the ‘birther’ freaks Or his insults towards veterans Or his creepy statements about wanting to date his own daughter Or his mocking of the disabled Or his systemic screwing over of his small business vendors

/sub/the_donald is refusing to acknowledge any of the White House-Russia stories except to call them fake news. All they want to talk about is a conspiracy that the Democrats had someone assassinated for talking to wikikeaks.

He's a fucking great journalist. Unfortunately those get nothing but shit on nowadays. It's a thankless job. Luckily, those who are good at it do so because they realize it's bigger than themselves

I only serve for the good of the realm. Edit : Forgot my eunuch quotes.

already been confirmed by WSJ CNN ABC..fake news chant is for literal imbeciles

The Seth Rich thing has already been proven to be a hoax with a direct quote from the PI who was ...

But Tuesday afternoon, Wheeler told CNN he had no evidence to suggest Rich had contacted Wikileaks before his death.

Wheeler instead said he only learned about the possible existence of such evidence through the reporter he spoke to for the FoxNews.com story. He explained that the comments he made to WTTG-TV were intended to simply preview Fox News' Tuesday story. The WTTG-TV news director did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

"I only got that [information] from the reporter at Fox News," Wheeler told CNN.

Asked about a quote attributed to him in the Fox News story in which he said his "investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and Wikileaks," Wheeler said he was referring to information that had already been reported in the media.

A Fox News spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment by the time of publication.

Power resides where men believe it resides. It's a trick. A shadow on the wall. And a very small-handed man can cast a very large shadow puppet.

The past 24 hours have been a heck of a week

I'd bet on it. That's what he did today after yesterday's denial. It's his MO. The media says something happened, Trump's administration denies it, Trump confirms it and possibly even makes it worse for himself in a tweet.

And this is what Fox News is discussing while this story is breaking:

https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/status/864642294024216577

It's not hard to figure out why Trump supporters don't care -- it's because Fox News literally doesn't show this shit, and when they do it's with a heavy bias or they just downplay it all and move on. Pathetic.

I think it's going to be subpoena, they examine, then he'll release a "nothing to see here, folks" and no longer pursue the matter.

My main worry is that the legal system or the laws surrounding a president in America are poorly constructed enough that this does not automatically put him on non-active if confirmed.

For removal of someone who can do these things to depend on the whims of a congress rather than hard, foolproof(ish) laws is shameful.

I'm Dutch. This report (again, if confirmed which we all know won't take long) comes out about our prime minister, he is on non-active within hours and unemployed before the end of the week. Same applies to the vast majority of western Europe.

Instead, you have to wait for congress to do something. Sad.

This reminds me of the South Park episode, I think it's called History Channel Thanksgiving.

It's about how the boys do a history report based on a History Channel show about an Aliens and Thanksgiving theory. The folks at the History Channel get a hold of it, and base a new episode of their show on the research paper, whose only source was the History Channel's show.

It didnt someone or thing has been taking everyone of them down since like 430pm which was the first i saw. I personally posted the bbc article 4 times and each got removed in less than 5 minutes. I've seen and replied to 12 of them and only 2 exist anymore. The rest deleted. The others removed but i guess removed posts can be seen by people who saw it already if they commented. So after the first 2 they were all deleted

You can tell because they're not even trying to spin this, they're just ignoring it and going full conspiracy into some Pizzagate type bullshit.

They also want to punish the people leaking the stories.

Which is super ironic considering that's what they think Seth Rich did, and he's their hero.

Probably because they all turned out to be right, which gives them credibility.

I think we found Superman, no other reporter could possibly survive this long with this many powerful enemies.

The real irony is that they want people charged for leaking secrets they then claim are fake.

I mean, if the memo is true, they dont need Flynn to get Trump. The whole Russia story could be bunk and Trump is still guilty of obstruction of justice.

We should send him a fruit basket or a donation because it is such a thankless job.

When it's only Tuesday

This was posted almost a dozen or so times before, removed several of which.

This needs to be seen, we can't let nothing come of yet another Trump Scandal. I know it gets tiring, but we can never grow tired of doing our small part in defending our constitution and raising American awareness. In this day and age that is what we sorely need the most.

Reporters never, EVER out sources.

It's just not done.

Even if a source burns you, you don't out them. You just don't use them again.

Good reporters know the moment they out a source, even one that burned them, then all of their other sources will go quiet. It's why they go to jail rather than out a source who gave them classified information.

Well at least we aren't talking about how he released classified intel to the Russians...

Or how Trump threw his own people under the bus AGAIN by validating that he providing classified ...

Or how he threatened Comey with 'secret tapes' of their conversations

Or how he invented the phrase 'prime the pump'

Or how he kept blackmail target Flynn on staff for 18 days after learning his was a security risk

Or how Obama has 'bugged his towers

Or how Trump is inciting violence among his followers with his 'rigging' claims

Or how he got booed at a charity dinner after showing how little class he has

Or how he made a sexual comment to a 10 year old

Or how he likes to grab 'em by the 'Billy Bush'

Or how he barged in on naked teenage beauty contestants

Or his losing of a billion dollars and freeloading off of honest taxpayers

Or his calling of PTSD suffers as ‘weak’

Or his attempt to bypass the law and do business in communist Cuba

Or his repeated insulting of women

Or Trump University

Or his charity scams

Or his racism

Or his insulting of the parents of a KIA soldier

Or Melania's plagiarism

Or his outsourcing of American jobs and use of outsourced products

Or his draft dodging

Or his obsession with body fat

Or his bribery of the Florida Attorney General

Or his pandering to the ‘birther’ freaks

Or his creepy statements about wanting to date his own daughter

Or his mocking of the disabled

Or his systemic screwing over of his small business vendors

Or how he inspires violence and murder from his supporters

They're busy trying to distract from Trump's meltdown by harassing the parents of someone who died last year.

If Reddit tries to organize that, either he's gonna receive a litteral truckload of fruit baskets or he's gonna be arrested for being Jack the Ripper. There's no middle ground with Reddit.

At least the fucking congress is starting to subpoena records finally. Hopefully, we can start to get a ball rolling. But when the GOP controls everything it makes it unlikely.

Isn't it amazing how the accurate, reliable press that reported on Hillary Clinton's email server suddenly turned into a bunch of inept pathological liars in mid-November?

Someone has to.

And he and Superman are NEVER in the same room either.

I think the worse scenario here is that they make Flynn the fall guy, only go after him, and the rest of these traitors skate free.

Because Rupert Murdoch is a cunt.

You're implying that intellectual honesty is something that fascists value

Maybe people will forget everything you've ever said and it will come back.

Once his Nixon-like tapes are issued with subpoenas and examined by Congress, we'll certainly learn a lot more of what he's been saying behind closed doors. Amazingly, most of what we know about Trump has come from his brazen, open statements on Twitter, not even from leaks within his administration. Trump, true to fashion as someone who never does their homework and never looks into things, almost certainly didn't size up Comey correctly and will pay dearly for it. He apparently did not pay attention to recent history and Comey's records of the Bush administration and their "enhanced interrogation" program. It's one of the reasons Obama selected Comey and confided in him.

Then again, anyone in their right mind wouldn't repeat the mistakes of history, especially mimicking Nixon's habit of keeping tapes in the first place. Trump was a grown man when Nixon faced impeachment and resigned. Honestly, how could he not take a cue from that?

You'll notice that when trump does something really dumb (like admitting to leaking confidential info to Russia after his administration denied it happening), T_D often completely ignores it in favor of tunneling on something that is so lacking in evidence, they can't even provide sources for it.

Today it's Seth rich, tomorrow they'll be back to Hillary selling uranium to Russia, or her emails, or Obama being black, or some unsourced tweet about a Muslim committing a crime in Sweden.

This seriously feels like an episode from the office, like the administration, is having one fuckup after the other, Jesus, I swear trump is like a stupid rich version of Michael, thats not even funny.

If this doesn't get him impeached idk what would.

Just like Nixon who went down for obstruction of justice and not the wiretapping of Watergate.

I'm Dutch. This report (again, if confirmed which we all know won't take long) comes out about our prime minister, he is on non-active within hours and unemployed before the end of the week. Same applies to the vast majority of western Europe.

That has been the state of this entire election. Trump repeatedly and consistently does things that would have killed any other politician. And yet not only does nothing happen, but people actually seem to love him more for it.

Presumably, Schmidt trusts his sources. In this case, he knows who his source is - probably somebody high up in the FBI whom Comey shared his memos with. If the story turns out to be false, Schmidt can then out whoever leaked incorrect information to him, which would be deeply embarrassing for them.

We can likely trust Schmidt to carefully vet his sources because he works for a very prestigious paper and has broken huge stories via anonymous sources in the past. And Chaffetz has demanded that any of Comey's memos be turned over to the House Intelligence Committee, so if this isn't true, we will likely find out very soon.

Republicans will be skewered in the media if they don't begin to react. And if things get really bad, and Trumps poll numbers hit the teens, they'll lose big in the midterms.

The bigger question is, can congress govern without the involvement of the president?

Right now, Republicans and Democrats.are pitted against each other. If Trumps actions never rise to the level of an impeachable crime, would it be possible for congress to actually work together to effectively run the country? Can they find compromise?

I know a lot of people want impeachment, but I think a true, right-wing conservative like Mike Pence would be worse than Trump.

The midterm elections are going to be so important next year.

Yeah, but even if Trump goes on a shooting spree through the Whitehouse, we're going to find out about the little-known, never-before-invoked law that says a President can murder whoever he wants and it's technically not a crime because he has the authority to designate his murder victims as pre-ghosts.

Because he doesn't know (or even want to learn) anything about government. He's still acting like the Federal Government, one of the largest and most complex bureaucratic machines in the world, is just a big business. He doesn't understand you can't run it like a business.

He's the CEO of an international real estate empire, he knows everything.

Impossible Schmidt wears glasses and Superman doesn't.

Tell us more about this small-handed weakling pretending to be strong...

It's their version of comfort food. The same way one would get drunk at home on Bailey's and a tub of ice cream after a bad breakup.

I'm 62. I saw the Nixon debacle. I'm seeing the same debacle again.

Trump is dirty, he is in bed with the Russians. The world knows it now based on his behavior, now it is only a matter of doggedly connecting the dots.

Guess death threats to Sandy hook parents got stale.

Trump is planning to fire Spicer like that's going to solve all of his problems. No press secretary in the world could manage to bullshit the media with all of the secrets and lies he's been keeping from the American public. The memo from Comey provides solid evidence of Trump attempting to influence the Flynn investigation, and it will be interesting to see what comes of it. Probably nothing. I don't know how many strikes we can give this guy. Impeachment seems likely with the path he's on, but he may need to pull a Frank Underwood and kill a few people before that actually happens.

I would gladly organize something like this if people are down, especially as a proud member of /sub/squaredcircle (we sent HHH a fruit basket and it was a smashing success)

Nixon didn't even go down. He just resigned. Laws don't apply to the elites.

Edit: The amount of people who don't get the point I made is astounding.

Step 1. It's fake

Step 2. The reporting is faulty and not believable even if such a memo does exist this is manipulated and unfounded.

Step 3. Seth Rich

Step 4. Obama or Hillary

Step 5. Everyone is a brainwashed leftist and I see the truth and I'm enlightened all you sheep have ruined the country

Step 6. REEEEEEEEEEEEE

The layers of an argument by Trump fanatics.

Salvaging his career and keeping his name out of history at this point.

Oohh this is getting spicy. Too bad that nothing is going to happen and it'll be just another day.

Yeah but I liked Michael.

Because Fox is a right-wing Republican propaganda machine.

I work with people who literally just get off to the fact that "librul tearz" and couldn't care less about any other ramifications.

very un-american attitude to have

Timeline:

Seth Rich gets murdered in DC in a mugging attempt DNC wikileaks stuff happens Conspiracy theorists try to link the DNC leaks to Seth's murder Then yesterday or something, the private investigator hired by Seth's family goes to FOX and says that he found out that the emails were on Seths computers and that Seth had given them to Wikileaks Then today, the Private investigator is interviewed by CNN and says I never told Fox that I found the emails, what actually happened was another Fox reporter told me that a while ago and then Fox asked me again so I just repeated what I had been told by the Fox reporter in the first place.

The conclusion is that a Fox reporter made up information, told the PI, then the PI tells Fox again and then Fox makes an article based on what the PI said without stating that the original source was a Fox reporter.

Chaos isn't a pit.

Chaos is a ladder.

Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb, but they refuse.

They cling to the realm or the gods or love. Illusions.

Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is

But which media? Are we talking cable news? Or conservative talk radio and Breitbartsville?

Because so long as that "skewering" is limited to places where centipedes don't bother GOING, and as long as they continue to shamefully wrap themselves in echo chambers of patriotic wish-fulfillment, the constituents of GOP congresstraitors won't hear a thing.

I think this might actually cause something to happen. This is pretty clear obstruction of justice, is it not? Something has to be done.

"There are decades where nothing happens and there are weeks when decades happen" ~Lenin

Haha. I'm sure the Trumpsters will accept the truth and stop sharing this. Oh, wait. They still believe Hillary is a pedophile madame with a taste for thin crust.

As per the letter's footnotes:

Two [duplicate] sets of documents shall be delivered, one set to the Majority Staff and one set to the Minority Staff. When documents are produced to the Committee, production sets shall be delivered to the Majority Staff in Room 2157 of the Rayburn House Office Building and the Minority Staff in Room 2471 of the Rayburn House Office Building

The Dems will have access to every piece of paper in the request.

How long until the White House starts attacking the credibility of Comey so that they can say the memo is fake?

Can someone explain to me why Schmidt's sources are credible without shooting missiles at me?

Slight correction, the Rich family didn't hire the PI, he was hired by a third, undisclosed party. It's worth noting that the Rich family disagree with the PI's claims as well.

http://www.businessinsider.com/seth-rich-family-right-wing-media-report-wikileaks-2017-5

"is this the only copy?"

Arguably also a colossally stupider America

If (when) Trump finally goes, Pence will just pardon him. And then Trump will be back on TV before you know it.

Fox News claimed that Wheeler, the private investigator, found evidence of contact between Rich and Wikileaks. But then...

"I only got that [information] from the reporter at Fox News," Wheeler told CNN.

So Fox News cited a guy who in turn cited Fox News. Make sense?

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/16/media/seth-rich-family-response-claims-of-wikileaks-contact/index...

Yeah but with Murdoch papers, the source is usually the writer's anus...

It will start as a fruit basket and he'll end up getting a thai bride in a slave leia costume by the time the gift is delivered.

It's a great and common tactic of authoritarians. Get your followers to believe that any media except that which you approve of is evil so when something like this breaks your base stays with you.

Hopefully it won't last.

There's been a post up on /sub/politics for 7 hours. I've been there all evening.

Because the spineless fucks in congress who are in the position to check him are beholden to the baby boomers back in their districts who read on freedomeagle.america that Obama is a godless Muslim commie and his mistress Hillary is the antichrist, and the majority of American citizens are either completely disenfranchised through ever tightening voting restrictions/gerrymandering or are not uncomfortable enough yet to bother to vote. Basically.

"Trump ... doesn't mean and doesn't understand what he's saying"

Sounds like good qualities for a president to have.

It's the 4chan of Reddit. Preteens trolling each other, with a few actual Trump supporters thrown in who haven't figured it out yet.

The fact that Trump hasn't been disappeared by now suggests rather strongly that there is no deep state.

Yeah, Michael was endearing and had a big heart. Trump is an asshole and has a big ego.

"I looked at the memos and everything is 100% okay, also nobody else in the committee is allowed to see these memos"

Why does Fox like trump so much?

Unless they're a Murdoch run paper in the UK, in which case the sources are outed the moment the paper is getting investigated.

He hates trump which is the funny part and even said he was unfit to be president during the election. But every time they played any trump negative story they got worse views more complaints etc. People don't want news they want echo chambers.

Your politics have been turned by your media into a sport, exactly like reporting about the Cowboys or whatever. The people you work with are so ignorant, they are just happy their team is winning and the other team is losing.

There's no such thing as a mainstream Republican anymore - the inmates have taken over the GOP asylum. If you want what used to be a mainstream Republican before they went completely off the rails, (sometime around Newt Gingrich's time), you can pick an average Democratic representative.

This list would be much more powerful with links. Like, I remember a good chunk of it, but there are a few that made me go "what the?"

If Trump made an offhand comment about how "at least the sun will always come up tomorrow" I'd assume he'd secretly started a project to launch nukes into the sun.

That seems like a thing they would actually do

Oh god please don't call them fascists...set the bar high man

I've been following this all day and it was really strange. It broke in /sub/politics but was blocked at work for some stupid reason, so I tried to find it in another sub. News, worldnews... nothing. Nothing at all. Checked again in an hour... nothing. Again in two hours... nothing. It was really confusing.

But it wasn't all of Reddit. It was at the top of /sub/all in an hour of being posted to /sub/politics.