What do you think about Trump's bluffing about the Comey tapes?
For 41 days neither Donald or any other WH spokesperson would confirm whether the much discussed conversation between Trump and Comey was recorded in some manner. After DT tweeted Comey "better hope there weren't tapes" he proceeded to jerk the American public around as to what his tweet actually meant. Do you care whether Trumps plays games in the WH, or do you think he's doing the proper thing to allow the public to have faith in his decisions on important issues?
Maybe I hate DT and maybe I love him. But for sure I love how he jerks your chain as though you are a monkey. Go dis way and go dis way and those of us who laugh do not laugh at POTUS we laugh at you. You are such hacks.
Oh and do not stop for a second. He will be impeached tomorrow. Excuse me you impeached in February.
Should we now shoot for October or maybe January.
Randy, you are kind of loosing it you started this last January. Failed of 6 months.
What is your next black helicopter UFO theory?
Randy you are still accusing and your president is still teflon. You just must be right and the rest of us idiots.
You act like such a repetitive loser.
I can go back and check your allegations to January. And you are not proven once right. Can I hook you up for a bed for the night because no women would keep putting up with your wrong wrong and I am sure more wrong. When you hate you become blind,.
WTF? Eric, I really think you need to take your meds. I see your answer to this question as apersonal attack of Randy. You are losing it, man.
A usual non-answer from you, Eric. I you really want to go back to our discussions you'll see a pattern of avoiding the subject of the question. Do you actually believe all of the investigations are over? You're the one who's "loosing it." LOL!
OMG another Austin Randy spectacular conspiracy wingnot approach. Yes Austin Randy has called impeach every week and has been wrong from "under investigation" to "obstruction of Justice" it is about Randy. He is the one claiming fake news.
Eric, you didn't even address the question in your answer. Anyone except a Trump fan could easily understand what the question entailed. And point out how many times I've mentioned the word "impeached" in my queries or just cool yore tater. LOL!
B4 Trump, after Trump: this kind of stuff is SO heartbreaking! Most of us know that Eric is usually a fairly nice guy who claims faith in God as his guiding light. How Trump has twisted good people's minds to hate like this is beyond amazing.
Catherine, you'll notice the Trump fans never answer the questions but rail against the questioner instead. It's because they don't have the intelligence to provide a good answer to the queries.
I answered and followed up my question. Funny you speak of intelligence Randy. You are one of the first ones to start bashing someone when they state an opinion you do not agree with.
Anyone who has an opinion about anything that doesn't jive with yours is "filled with hate" according to you. I knew a guy once who tried Viagra to treat bi-polar disorder. The pill worked but he died the next day.
Are the Supreme Court Justices stupid also? Everyone of your conspiracy claims have been knocked out of the ballgame.
How about tomorrow you go with POTUS being a heroin junky? Maybe a Cuban spy? Or maybe a closet Klan member. A Muslim?
As usual you have inside information no one else has, Eric. I suppose you're right there inside the intel agencies with access to their investigations. Dangit, I cannot compete with your vast knowledge of what the intel guys don't know.
Randy yes you are being sarcastic. But in fact you are right.
There is no OofJ, no collusion, no election tampering and the notion of tapes got you to follow all the Lemmings. SCOTUS just affirmed his ban. Congress moving forward. Just hate is a loss
Obstruction of Justice = trying to force Comey to do something that in his professional judgment was too soon. Trump's relationship with Comey was inappropriate. Obama would never have gotten away with this stunt - even bcuz of inexperience.
I never thought there were tapes, Eric. Anyone familiar with DT's attempts to be crafty knew he was lying as usual. My earlier comment was to show you the investigations have just begun and you have no clue as to what they will find out.
The term is misleading. It is the fruit of politics. Remember Clinton? No way that was perjury.Tapes were a good misdirection and a check on Comey not to also mislead. Darn deceivers.Why hate a right and not a left? Truth is a casualty.
It was simply an empty threat, Eric. Comey would have told the truth with no help from a pathological liar threatening him.
Randy Godwin are you a politician, lawyer, or car salesman?
Just curious, I have watched you contradict yourself over and over. Does real even matter to you? It's like any garbage that sounds good with the paragraph is ok to type with you
James, please list my contradictions if you dare.
hahaha, Randy is a funny guy, You know I am not allowed that many characters in these little boxes. All you need to do is read the other times I commented on your stuff
Then use what space you're allowed, James. We'll discuss my "contradictions" a few at a time, unless of course, you can't back up your claim.
Trumps bluffing of the tapes on Twitter isn't much different than your posts here on HubPages. Silly rhetoric to get attention. Trump's bluff got results, what did you get besides an applause for your partner in crime? Yes Dear is about all you can say to most of her comments.
To answer your question, given the facts and using a similar tactic during a divorce. Recordings are the best way to keep someone honest and stop them from lying. Trump did what he did because of people like you. He now has proof of his claims, which is much better than most of the rhetoric unverifiable garbage political posts I have seen here lately.
Comey, Lynch, Clinton, Obama There just isn't enough space to cover the previous administrations' deceit. Not really a Trump fan myself but given the options, he was the best choice we had. He is our POTUS, nothing he has done so far compares to what most others have done, I don't have enough characters to create that itemized list. So I choose to stand behind him. Divided we fall, that seems to be tho goal of your recent posts. To help divide our nation.
First and foremost, Trump’s bluff forced Comey to confirm publicly — on his own volition — Trump’s claim that Comey had, indeed, told the president on three separate occasions that he was not under investigation.
The media hilariously predicted, wrongly, that Comey would say otherwise, based on “sources.” Indeed, Comey could have said he did not recall telling the president that. But with the possibility of “tapes” looming, he had to make an admission to protect the broader credibility of his effort to damage the president through his testimony to the Senate.
So Comey confirmed Trump’s claim — in his written testimony to the Senate, rather than being forced to concede the truth in more dramatic fashion in open testimony. In other words, Trump bluffed Comey into volunteering information that he was right.
Comey wasn't afraid of TAPES. What he said wasn't wrong for him to be worried & he had good reasons for not bringing the issue Trump was trying to bully him over, to the public. Trump has no respect for gov protocols. Justice obstructing bully.
Yes James, Trump is so brilliant he got the ignoramuses to believe his many lies and the bluffing of the tapes is no exception. And you fell for that bs as well. Keep up the bad work! I suppose you still think Flynn is a good guy. LOL!
Comey wasn't afraid of TAPES.
Comeys actions sure tell a different story. The last establishment had no respect for the protocols. Comey and Lynch are a prime example of that.
What's silly is the fact that you, like a great many others, believe this dog and pony show is real. One day U might figure it out. In the meantime just keep paying taxes so they can build more bombs. As long as you've got beer money, who cares?
Do you actually like the way Trump gets his message out, and then changes it at will? Many times throwing a staffer or cabinet member under the bus in the process. What do you admire about a man who does such, James?
What was in Comey's testimony that made it seem to you he was afraid of tapes? He said WAY MORE to Trump than he should have bcuz of T's bullying. If T isn't guilty Y does he act like it? Y sent Comey's BOSS out of the room?
I like this thread. Somewhere around 50 to 60 a man gets bullied? Fearful, intimidated, prevented from being free from harassment. No matter the situation I just cannot imagine being bullied. Maybe a spouse? Nursing home?
Ask hillary clinton. Shell tell you how it feels. "Oh wikileaks, wikileaks, i LOVE wikileaks. Hillary is the biggest crook of this century".--your president, poor bullied donnie.
I think it was a good move. One can see President Trump is a businessman first, and very good at covering all bases. The way Trump constructed his statement ( "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!") certainly did not incriminate him for being the one that taped. It was good insurance to keep Comey from adding untruths to his testimony.
To answer your question, I voted for change, I appreciate his candid way of conducting himself, he is very transparent. In regards to important decisions, it's clear he listens to his cabinet, and seeks advice from those that he feels have expertise in any given subject. For instance he listens to his military advisors, instead of thinking himself an expert on conducting field operations in the Middle East.
Yes, he is a president that is non- presidential. However, we that voted him in voted for just that. We want transparency, and change, and he is delivering.
But Sharon, Trump said he knew more than the generals. And as far as transparency is concerned, why is he hiding from anyone except Faux News? Why does he not allow live coverage of some press briefings? Why did he wait 41 days to explain his threat?
Randy they have this 500 year old rule in law. Character evidence is rarely admissible. We don't let folks hate you and so convict you. There has to be more than an allegation or question. For 6 months not one of your allegations have been true.
Really Eric, are you still claiming Flynn wasn't in violation of his security clearance or accepting money from foreign govt.? Strange how Flynn, Kurshner, and Sessions all forget to list their meetings with the most well known Russian spy in DC. DOH
Randy Godwin - My opinion in regards to why he is not televising press conferences. I think he is pushing back, communicating via Twitter and Facebook. it's forcing people to check out what he is doing daily that media does not report. Pretty smart
Sharon, the first thing a tyrant or dictator does it try to keep people from having a close look at what he's doing. Trump hates the press--except for the looney Fox News--and would cancel all briefings if he could. R U against freedom of the press?
Randy Godwin He is very transparent. He post a daily itinerary on his facebook page. He also tweets his opinion almost daily. If you want to know what he is doing check his facebook out. If you want scandal checkout CNN. He is doing great things.
OK Sharon, if you think a US President jerking the public around for over 40 days is transparent then I think I see how you look at things. Not having a live daily briefing on TV so he nor his spokesman have to answer hard questions is so transparent
Eric Dierker: The enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge. You my friend have that. With Trump's tweets, you get assertions but no argument. With his rallies, You get attack, but no justification.
Whenever he is atta
Sharon Stajda I don't understand, are you saying that having WH press conferences with video/audio running is distorted? How can it be distorted if coming from the WH unedited? Tell me how this is a good thing to have WH briefings w no recordings?
5 stories had to be retracted this month from CNN. Many that watch CNN are being fed lies. I think T is using common sense by not cooperating with the media. Why should he? I would think him a fool to go along with this form of bias media.
Sharon, retracting stories is a way for the reporters to get their stories straight if they've been mistaken in some instance. It's proper to for an honest reporting venue. Fox, on the other hand, seldom admits when they get a story wrong. Re Hannity
Ptosis do you really think that CNN is not biased and just looking for a shocking hate Trump sound byte? Totally distorted. Is POTUS good or bad? Well only a rabid dog fool would make that decision from CNN. They are rating prostitutes.
So where do YOU get your incredibly slanted opinion from, Eric. You knowing everything about rabid dogs and all. Bet you never saw one in person. LOL! So. what networks to you watch? Fess up, Eric!
Cnn always has trump-lovers on there, as does msnbc. You could argue that joe and mika got him elected. Media is now cow-towing to dirty don for access. He wants adoration, not questions.
Randy Said: "So where do YOU get your incredibly slanted opinion from, Eric."
Well if that isn't the pot calling the kettle black
James, do you care to add something useful to the discussion? Or do you simply want to complain?
Trump didn't bluff; he just carefully worded a statement so people on the left would go nuts. That's what Trump does. He plays people on the left like a violin. It is amazing to watch. The left can't defeat Trump and that is what drives them crazy. Everything the left has predicted about Trump has turned out to be wrong. Attacking him in elections has led to the GOP winning all 4 run-off elections. I like how those on the left have reacted. Their inability to comprehend what is going on will assure Trump and the GOP being voted into majorities for a long time. It's fun to watch and read the reactions based on their lack of understanding. Keep showing me how much you on the left don't know. I enjoy it.
I'm pleased you're being entertained by a figment of your imagination, Mike. He threatened Comey with tapes which Comey knew would only back his side of the story. Comey played Donnie like a fine Amati and got the Special Counselor appointed. DOH!
What is most remarkable is you have neatly divided the world. Apparently U don't understand that there is more at play here. The right and the left only exists in the minds of those who are gullible enough to believe it.
Ronnie, you are right about being divided. But people separating themselves based on beliefs and interpretations of ideas and events is something that has happened since modern society. I'm sure we can agree it's not going to change.
Could this explain why Trump will not cooperate with the press? https://www.yahoo.com/news/cnn-retracts … 06933.html
Sharon, that article proves CNN takes steps against those who don't report the facts. If Fox did the same they'd be no one working at their network. LOL!
Exactly. Kathy griffin was fired. Ted nugent still invited on fox.
Chris, can you give a comparison that isn't apples and grenades with griffin and nugent or are you just Parroting again?
This is a perfect explanation about the mainstream media's hypocrisy and double standards when it comes to violence.
Ha Mike, the only idiot on that video was Trump playing at being a wrestler. What a buffoon he is! LOL!
What apples? Nugent wanted to hang obama, shoot reid and put hillary in front of a firing squad. No outrage from the people so upset with griffin. She got fired by cnn. Nugent is still invited on fox. Crybabies want a binky?
Everyone his entitled to his opinion,people should learn and listen to this leaders,they may sometimes say the truth or lie
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