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Posted By: StormCnter, 1/24/2020 5:14:36 AM

Donald Trump published the most consequential tweet of his presidency on March 4, 2017. “How low has President Obama gone to tapp [sic] my phones during the very sacred election process,” the chief executive pondered. “This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” The response from Trump’s opposition was outrage. The Washington Post fact checker gave it four Pinocchios. The director of the FBI, James Comey, rebuked Trump and said such a thing had never happened. James Clapper, Obama’s director of national intelligence, assured NBC’s Meet the Press that no warrants had been issued in 2016 to surveil members of the Trump campaign.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 1/24/2020 6:32:50 AM (No. 296875)
If he wasn't being tapped,then why did Admiral Mike Rogers come see him,and the next day Trump vacated Trump tower to his Golf course?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MattMusson 1/24/2020 6:38:55 AM (No. 296880)
Reality check: The DOJ/FBI manufactured contacts between their spies in the Trump campaign with Russian spies (probably really working for 5 eyes allies) as justification to begin the entire process.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 1/24/2020 6:52:01 AM (No. 296887)
He generally sounds rational until he was compelled to write this in his last paragraph: "Now, in 2020, voters are faced with a choice between two parties led by conspiracy theorists and gaslighters." No, Eli, there's just one political party led by conspiracy theorists and gaslighters, the 'Rat Party. The Parties are not the same.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: George R. 1/24/2020 7:04:31 AM (No. 296894)
When he wrote that Davis Corn was a partisan journalist " unlike the mainstream media", I quit reading this abortion of an article!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Red Jeep 1/24/2020 7:11:44 AM (No. 296899)
The FBI "What happened to this august institution?" Barack Obama
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Reply 6 - Posted by: edgar 1/24/2020 7:23:41 AM (No. 296911)
Comey, McCabe, Rosenstein and Mueller have turned the FBI into Enron. Too bad for the poor souls that work at the FBI. That is a bad reputation to have.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 1/24/2020 7:43:03 AM (No. 296928)
Eli Lake is a leftist puke who is at least smart enough to see the storm clouds coming over the horizon. He's trying to put a little distance between himself and his fellow leftist conspirators - - but he lacks the moral fiber and the guts to break away completely. The result is this mealy-mouthed, long-winded piece of useless garbage - - written by a very scared, girly-man weasel.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: gop_guys 1/24/2020 7:46:06 AM (No. 296930)
Where are the the moral and honest whistle blowers on our side? Worried that the justice department honor system is severely compromised. My advice, “always question the authorities!”
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lazyman 1/24/2020 8:04:04 AM (No. 296946)
"But Trump was perceived to be such a threat to the republic that resistance was required," This is a coup and the first thing law officers learn is what facts are needed to establish probable cause. Those bogus warrants were not the result of training issues, mistakes, or errors they were criminal acts.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Clinger 1/24/2020 8:06:15 AM (No. 296951)
The FBI is simply an example of pervasive corruption that has grown in parallel to the growth of government beyond constitutionally authorized powers. I wish we only had an FBI problem, but we have a government problem, we have lost our way. A government for the people can only exist when it is of the people, not a ruling class of elites.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: gone2pot 1/24/2020 9:01:50 AM (No. 297010)
THREE YEARS AFTER all of the information Eli Lake just twisted around was revealed, Eli Lake acts like he just discovered some intense journalistic information all by himself to use to justify crimes committed by the highest, the top, the MOST senior individuals in the FBI, CIA, DOJ and the Obama administration. I'm beginning to really dislike the Marxists in our beloved Fourth Estate. "Hath God said"?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MDConservative 1/24/2020 9:27:51 AM (No. 297037)
This "august institution" was ever over-rated. Every national "investigative" agency eventually becomes corrupt and a danger wallowing in all the dirt it has collected. They may have gotten Dillenger, but they tried to get Trump, too. Let me know when the prosecutions begin. They won't, and it's not hard to figure why not.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Muguy 1/24/2020 9:58:50 AM (No. 297085)
fta: "...had bragged to him over drinks earlier in the year that the Russians might have had dirt on Hillary Clinton..." There was ALWAYS plenty of dirt on Madam Broomstick-- so much so that nobody needed to EVER resort to this police state over reach to gather it-- what a lame excuse! The American voters repudiated Hitlery, and there were so many dirty hands creating the FIX that ever BiteMe and CrazyBernie backed off because they KNEW they had been shut off from access, and now they are attempting to make up for not fighting it four years ago. Trying to set up entrapment meetings in Trump tower were only a PART of the dirty scheme that included holdover staff out to get Trump by any means possible at their disposal using second hand and unrealiable false charges recirculated in the media to create the innuendo of unproved 'charges'
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Reply 14 - Posted by: rusino 1/24/2020 10:14:03 AM (No. 297099)
Last night I watched Broderick Crawford in The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover filmed in 1978! You know what?....nothing has changed!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 1/24/2020 11:47:21 AM (No. 297165)
Sad for Eli Lake... We all know there is much more to this seditious attack on America. Join the many with President Trump today in prayer for America in our March for Life. KAG
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 1/24/2020 2:47:40 PM (No. 297326)
This is the sanitized, minimized, cleaned-up-as-much-as-we-can-at-this-point, whitewashed version of the story. I stopped reading when he got to: "Some of those who think the case against the Trump campaign was ginned up by the “deep state” say...". Mr. Lake is doing a "cleaner" or "eraser" job here, trying his damnedest to make this all into a couple of unfortunate errors, so-sad, my-bad, nothing to see here move along folks kind of thing. They can no longer deny that any of this stuff happened, so now it is the "oops, darn it, so sorry, won't happen again" sort of BS. About three dozen top FBI, CIA and DoJ people need to be in prison for this massive, intentional, carefully planned, traitorous criminal coup attempt. And a whitewash job like this is not going to make it go away.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 1/24/2020 4:21:30 PM (No. 297358)
The FBI needs to be dismantled and spread out over 50 states.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: weejun 1/24/2020 5:15:00 PM (No. 297384)
FTA: "On the eve of the Republican National Convention at the beginning of August 2016, the FBI launched “Crossfire Hurricane,” a probe of the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia." No need to read further. They did so because they were told to do so by someone important, and that's the real travesty here. Moreover, NONE of the bigwigs who started this whole thing will ever pay any price for their total abuse of power. I wish President Trump all the best in his effort to drain this sorry, sordid swamp, but I fear the swamp is too deep with too many feeding streams. What we are seeing now folks is an entire government filled with people who have forgotten who they work for - the American people. I don't know if we will ever be able to get things back to where they should be, or if there are enough honest, ethical people who are willing to become a part of government and clean it up, particularly when we now have a media/press that, instead of performing its crucial government watchdog function, has sold its soul to the left and democrats. Goebbels would be both amazed at and envious of what has happened to the US media.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/24/2020 5:46:26 PM (No. 297415)
So far, Comey, McCabe, and Rosenstein have come clean and admitted their abuse of the FISA court. Billary, you ready to announce your role yet? Doesn't excuse them from future prosecution and imprisonment. Get those orange jumpsuits ready. Women's large for Billary. Men's casual for Obie.
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