Thursday, May 11, 2017

Endless lying...

When news that Trump fired Comey broke on Tuesday night, the White House said the president was acting on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

That story made no sense whatsoever. If Comey committed a major offenses during the campaign, why did Trump repeatedly praise him and then keep him on?

If the main issue was the Clinton probe, why did Trump’s letter only reference the Russia investigation?

Trump quickly forgot about the ever-changing official explanations for Comey’s firing, telling reporters that Comey was canned because “he wasn’t doing a good job.”

But for a while, White House officials tried to stick to their story, suggesting that Rosenstein concluded that Comey had to go.

Sean Spicer emerged from the bushes on Tuesday night to deny that Trump directed Rosenstein to cook up a rationale for firing Comey:

As Spicer spins it, Rosenstein independently took on this issue so the president was not aware of the probe until he received a memo from Rosenstein on Tuesday recommending that Comey be fired.
“It was all him,” Spicer said of Rosenstein. That was a DOJ decision.”

Kellyanne Conway suggested multiple times that Rosenstein was the driving force behind the decision to terminate Comey.

White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the same thing on Wednesday’s Morning Joe.

On Wednesday, when Rosenstein saw how he was being used by the White House, he threatened to resign.

By Wednesday afternoon, the story on Comey’s firing changed.

Filling in for Spicer during the daily press briefing, Huckabee Sanders said Trump had been thinking about firing Comey “since the day he was elected.”

Huckabee Sanders also said that Trump’s “big catalyst” for Comey’s firing came days earlier, when Comey testified before Congress about his decision to hold a press conference about Clinton’s emails without notifying his superiors.

The revised explanation for Comey’s firing still doesn’t make sense.

According to multiple reports, the official White House version of events bears little resemblance to reality.

Sources say Trump had a long list of grievances against Comey — including the ongoing Russia probe, Comey’s expanded media presence, and his refusal to back up Trump’s claim that President Obama wiretapped him — and in recent weeks Trump grew angrier and angrier.

Comey’s fate was sealed by his latest testimony about the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s efforts to sway the 2016 election. Mr. Trump burned as he watched. He was particularly irked when Mr. Comey said he was “mildly nauseous” to think that his handling of the email case had influenced the election, which Mr. Trump took to demean his own role in history.

Most people thought Comey was talking about the sanctity of the democratic process, and perhaps questioned why he was only “mildly” nauseous.

If the unofficial version of events is to be considered, Trump was enraged by “his FBI director’s” refusal to drop RussiaGate.

"Nobody" wants RussiaGate Investigation to continue???

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