Discussion: Schiff: Comey Statement 'Confirms A Host Of Troubling Allegations'

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loyalty in exchange for job security

Even this doesn’t work for Trump. Everyone under the bus!

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Sis Boom Bah, Ra, Ra, Ra, Go Deep State.

So far the government professionals are doing a great job stopping a Trump subversion of the government from galvanizing. Schiff is doing a great job protecting the Constitution and the public.

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Nixon, Articles of Impeachment

Article I - Obstruction of Justice:

In his conduct of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States, and to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed and impeded the administration of justice, in that:

On June 17, 1972 and prior thereto, agents of the Committee for the re-election of the President Committed unlawful entry of the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in Washington , District of Columbia, for the purpose of securing political intelligence. Subsequent thereto, Richard M. Nixon , using the powers of his high office, engaged personally and through his subordinates and agents in a course of conduct or plan designed to delay, impede, and obstruct the investigation of such unlawful entry; to cover up, conceal and protect those responsible; and to conceal the existence and scope of other unlawful covert activities.

The means used to implement this course of conduct or plan included one or more of the following:

  1. Making false or misleading statements to lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States.
  2. Withholding relevant and material evidence or information from lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States
  3. Approving, condoning, acquiescing in, and counseling witnesses with respect to the giving of false or misleading statements to lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States and false or misleading testimony in duly instituted judicial and congressional proceedings.
    4. Interfering or endeavoring to interfere with the conduct of investigations by the Department of Justice of the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the office of Watergate Special Prosecution Force, and Congressional Committees.
  4. Approving, condoning, and acquiescing in, the surreptitious payment of substantial sums of money for the purpose of obtaining the silence or influencing the testimony of witnesses, potential witnesses or individuals who participated in such unlawful entry and other illegal activities.
    6. Endeavoring to misuse the Central Intelligence Agency, an agency of the United States.
  5. Disseminating information received from officers of the Department of Justice of the United States to subjects of investigations conducted by lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States, for the purpose of aiding and assisting such subjects in their attempts to avoid criminal liability.
    8. Making or causing to be made false or misleading public statements for the purpose of deceiving the people of the United States into believing that a thorough and complete investigation had been conducted with respect to allegations of misconduct on the part of personnel of the executive branch of the United States and personnel of the Committee for the re-election of the President, and that there was no involvement of such personnel in such misconduct: Or
  6. Endeavoring to cause prospective defendants, and individuals duly tried and convicted, to expect favored treatment and consideration i return for their silence or false testimony, or rewarding individuals for their silence or false testimony.

In all of this, Richard M. Nixon has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States

Wherefore Richard M. Nixon, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.

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Article II - Abuse of Power

Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States, and to the best of his ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the Constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice in the conduct of lawful inquiries, of contravening the law of governing agencies of the executive branch and the purposes of these agencies.

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Trump also asked Comey if he wanted to keep his job, despite previously telling Comey that he wanted him to stay in the position. Comey said that exchange seemed to be, “at least in part, an effort to have me ask for my job and create some sort of patronage relationship.”

Ah, the classic Roger Ailes Stratagem…

:scream:

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Every time Schiff weighs in and is clear, calm, and direct; it is like a breath of fresh air.

(and I should add, and is Competent with a capital “C”)

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Happy Infrastructure Week!

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At a time when emotions are at a fever pitch, one can only admire Adam Schiff’s remaining balanced, logical, centered, direct, humble, and fair. He shines while other politicians pander. My hat is off to him.

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Donald is the perfect example of a modern Republican, rotten through and through with no concern to the US or Americans, only his own sorry ass.

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We all know that the NSA (and other agencies) are gathering petabytes of data on average Americans who are in no way suspected of crimes or espionage. The NSA claims to only monitor phone calls between US citizens who are speaking with people overseas, etc. So, even if half of that is the case, how in the hell would the NSA not have every single phone call, tweet, email, fax and smoke signal that Trump’s minions made with Russia before and after the election? Really. How is it possible that the IC doesn’t have a smoking gunboat of evidence proving the alleged crimes? If there is no such recorded information, then what the hell is it all for? The Russian collusion seems like precisely what the IC would be guarding against and tracking. Then again, maybe it DOES have such hard evidence and it’s allowing Trump to lie himself into a corner, then prison. As nasty as Trump has been to the Intelligence Community, it would be sweet payback for the recordings of Russian collusion to seal his orange fate.

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Sis Boom Bah!! Carnack: What is the sound of an exploding sheep?

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Oh, yeah, his legislative agenda thing and discussions with Rs. Oops.

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You know, President Whiny loves to blame everyone else for his fuckups but you know what? We didn’t have any of this shit going on while the smart guy was in charge.

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The question for history is, When Whiny dies, will he be cremated or will they have to screw his coffin into the ground cause he’s so crooked?

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Kinda like this guy:

"My name is Crabby Appleton,I’m rotten to the core."

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Ah, the classic Roger Ailes Stratagem…
[/quote]Trump did say: “We had that thing you know.”

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Keep your chin up, Mr. President:

Even though Director Comey won’t pledge allegiance to the Donald,

you can take comfort in knowing that Milo Yiannopoulos calls you “Daddy.”

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