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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Forgery Failure, Probably, or
Buffoon-in-Chief At Work

Apparently the "Covfefe file" was empty:
President* Donald Trump on Thursday said he did not make nor does he have any “tapes” or recordings of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, despite having previously teased at the idea that they did exist.

“With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are ‘tapes’ or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” Trump wrote in a pair of tweets on Thursday afternoon.
My completely unsupported guess is that there were recordings that were falsified by Trump's people (or his sympathizers), but then cooler heads pointed out that manufacturing evidence in the midst of a number of Federal investigations would be a sure ticket to the Big House.


B said...

You could be right.

But the simpler explanation is that he made Comey scared enough to tell the truth.

I wouldn't believe Comey of he said the sun was gonna rise in the east, but TheDonald did keep him on the straight with his bit about "Tapes". Notice how he (and the DNC) backed down and his testimony was....underwelming?

CenterPuke88 said...

Comey backed down? He testified that Donnie told him he hoped he would drop the Flynn thing...then Donnie Jr. tweeted that when Donnie says "I hope" it means "you shall"...then Sessions confirmed the ushering out of all but Comey from the meeting...then word is out that Donnie is being investigated for obstruction of justice. Yep, underwhelming indeed...Comey certainly backed down, yes he did, BIGLY!

Comedy's testimony has not changed a whit from before Donnie's tape tweet to after. More top officials have confirmed Donnie asked them to issue statements that they felt were not true, the beat goes on, SAD!

The only reason Donnie tweeted about tapes today was to try to distract from the release of the Senate Health Care Bill, FAILED!

Hell, Donnie held a campaign rally for 2020 today, paid for by his 2020 Committee, that he then said wasn't a campaign rally, FAKE NEWS!

dinthebeast said...

Apparently trying to intimidate people by insinuating he recorded their communications is a thing he does. It's in the transcripts from his lawsuit (that he lost) against one of his biographers. Same sort of pressure tactic, only admitted to under oath. He said the biographer was so dishonest that the only way to get him to write anything truthful was to make him think he was being recorded, but when asked if he did, in fact record their conversations he said that, no, he wasn't equipped to record phone calls.
He didn't just admit it in clear language straight out, though, there was the usual equivocating about perhaps some recordings may have been made, he can't really be sure, until they asked him point blank, and then looking down the barrel of perjury, he said, nah, I'm not set up to record phone calls.

-Doug in Oakland

Thomas Ten Bears said...

Amateurs. Upon review an even more accurate representation than the fat assed, fat bellyed, little fingered, pink skinned ignorant racist, misogynist homophob pig.

CenterPuke88 said...

Thomas, please don't insult pigs or the color pink. Thank you.

As for Doug's note, color me surprised. A recording would be easily used against him in court, as seen by the "on the bus" exchange. Donnie strikes me as the type who attempts to change his style to match what he perceives is the best type to relate to whomever is across a table or desk from him.

dinthebeast said...

The biographer was Tim O'Brien,(a financial reporter for the New York Times) the book was "TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald", the specific claim in the lawsuit was that O'Brien had vastly understated Trump's wealth, and when it went to discovery, the financial documents submitted by Trump's lawyers were "redacted to the point of uselessness" and "he dragged his feet for months without submitting his tax returns" and the judge threw the case out. Trump appealed and lost.
This was the same lawsuit where Trump made the claim that his net worth "varies according to how I feel."

-Doug in Oakland