PressTV: Did Comey Call “Holster Boy” a Lunatic?

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey and Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) Michael Rogers testify during a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing concerning Russian alleged meddling in the 2016 election, on Capitol Hill, March 20, 2017 in Washington. (Photo by AFP)
Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey and Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) Michael Rogers testify during a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing concerning Russian alleged meddling in the 2016 election, on Capitol Hill, March 20, 2017 in Washington. (Photo by AFP)

Ousted FBI Director James Comey reportedly told associates in March that US President Donald Trump was “outside the realm of normal,” even “crazy.”

Comey made these remarks in March after Trump suggested former President Barack Obama had spied on him, according to a report published by The New York Times on Wednesday.

Trump was furious when Comey publicly dismissed on March 20 his claims that he was wiretapped by Obama during the 2016 campaign before the House Intelligence Committee. Comey told the committee that his agency had “no information” to back Trump’s allegations.

He even requested the Trump administration to withdraw the claim that Obama had ordered an illegal surveillance of Trump Tower before the 2016 presidential election.

On Tuesday, Trump fired Comey, who had been leading a politically-charged investigation into alleged ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia, telling him it was time for a “new beginning” at America’s “crown jewel of law enforcement.”

US President Donald Trump (L) and former President Barack Obama talk on the East front steps of the US Capitol after inauguration ceremonies in Washington, DC, January 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

“Comey lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “Comey will be replaced by someone who will do a far better job, bringing back the spirit and prestige of the FBI.”

Comey has been criticized by lawmakers in both Republican and Democratic Parties for his handling of investigations connected to the 2016 presidential election — the Russia investigation as well as the inquiry into Clinton’s email practices while she was secretary of state between 2009 and 2013.


A picture of former FBI Director James Comey is displayed on a discarded newspaper on May 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photos by AFP)
A picture of former FBI Director James Comey is displayed on a discarded newspaper on May 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photos by AFP)

FBI Director James Comey was trying to expand the bureau’s investigation ahead of his dismissal by US President Donald Trump, says a congressional source.

Comey recently asked the Justice Department to provide more funding for the FBI probe into alleged ties between Trump’s associates and Russia, the source told Reuters on Wednesday.

As Comey was pressured by lawmakers to speed up the investigation, he notified the Senate intelligence committee of his request, just before being abruptly dismissed by the president on Tuesday.

The president has introduced Andrew McCabe as the acting FBI director to temporarily replace Comey.

A protester wears an effigy of Donald Trump in front of the White House during a protest demanding an independent investigation in the Trump-Russia ties after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in Washington, DC, May 10, 2017.

‘Trump above law’

The move has outraged Democrats with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, asserting that the president “wants to cut off any investigation” into his activities.

“I think that there’s just no doubt given the timing that the reason that Comey was fired was because Donald Trump wants to cut off any investigation,” she told CNN Wednesday. “This is a moment in history. Donald Trump has tried to put himself above the law.

“And that’s not how it works in America. The way it works in America is that investigations are independent, no matter how powerful you are, and that everyone has to follow the law.”

The White House announced Comey’s dismissal, citing recommendation by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to lead the bureau,” the Republican president wrote in a letter to Comey.

Warrens specifically asserted that Rosenstein should explain his role in the dismissal.

“Let’s get the deputy attorney general in here … and let’s put him under oath and let’s let him explain directly to the members of the Judiciary Committee right here in the United States Senate exactly what it is that Director Comey asked for last week.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) leaves the podium after a news conference at the US Capitol following the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey by President Donald Trump May 9, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Quashing an investigation

Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer called for an “impartial and independent” investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the US 2016 vote that yielded President Trump.

“The only thing we are seeking is that the investigations are carried out in an impartial and independent way, that we get all the facts,” Schumer said. “All we are seeking is some assurance that the subject of this investigation is not able to influence it or, God forbid, quash it.”

Schumer also highlighted Rosenstein’s role in the administration’s move, saying, “Serious doubts have been cast on Mr. Rosenstein’s impartiality… Mr. Rostenstein signed his name to a highly political memo arguing for Director Comey’s dismissal.”

He further defended a Democratic effort to have Comey  testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed-door hearing next week, calling it the “right thing” to do.

“We ought to hear from Mr. Comey. At this moment [there is] a profound doubt about the reasons and timing of FBI Director Comey’s firing by the president, about the status and progress of the very serious investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia by his agency. We require answers,” Schumer said, calling for a special prosecutor to deal with the issue.

No special prosecutor!

Tapping into Comey’s role to undermine the campaign efforts of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by revisiting an investigation into her emails, Trump called Democrats “hypocrites.”

“Dems have been complaining for months & months about Dir. Comey. Now that he has been fired they PRETEND to be aggrieved. Phony hypocrites,” he said in a tweet.

According to White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders (pictured above), “The president … had lost confidence in Director Comey… He’d been considering letting Director Comey go since they day he was elected.”

GOPers are, meanwhile, resisting renewed calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor to see into the matter, arguing that it would impede investigations already underway in the House and Senate.

“Today we’ll no doubt hear calls for a new investigation, which could only serve to impede the current work being done,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The stance was also boosted by Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr  as well as the White House spokeswoman.

“We don’t think it’s necessary,” Sanders said. “No one wants this to be finished and completed more than us.”


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  1. Attacking Russia, praising Hillary, running interference for CRIMINALS like Obama, Comey, and the corrupt, Neo-Bolshevik Democratic Party? And of course worshipping Soros? VT has always been way too friendly with the DNC, I merely overlooked it in the era of Bushite Neo-Cohenism, but we now see a significant shift, with the GOP mainstream taking a more populist tone, and the Democrats taking an anti-white, pro-perversion, pro-war, and anti-Russian hysterical tone, you simply cannot expect us to believe this. Why has VT gone off the deep end to protect criminals and repost mainstream media news? Has VT sided with the Democratic Party since day one? Do personal partisan preferences of the editor shape his worldview to the point of warping his previously held views? Does his longtime support of the Clintons have anything to do with this? Regardless of whether or not Trump is the anti-Christ incarnate, to see support for a corrupt institution and players, which promote untold evils is unfathomable. There is no sinister GOP/Bush only conspiracy, Dick Cheney did not make Obama support ISIS, both were instrumental in promoting a Zionist/Neo-Bolshevik agenda and share equal guilt. The US is a ONE PARTY state, there is no real democracy. So why is it that the democrats and the Clintons have no blame?

    • Toby: Comey & Clapper are indeed blind about 9/11. As is almost everyone in Washington — including your boy President Tweet, who told stories about post-9/11 ‘Dancing Muslims’ in New Jersey. Such crap.

      Whatever Comey’s & Clapper’s shortcomings are (and there are many), they were at least holding the line on Trump & Co.’s allegedly illegal stuff with Russian Kosher Nostra oligarchs (i.e., gangsters) from whom Trump’s own son publicly proclaimed that pre-Prez Trump & Co. borrowed +/-Billion$.

      Trump’s “mentor” was THE primary Kosher Nostra attorney — Roy Cohn. Comey publicly testified that that the FBI was investigating allegedly-criminal foreign links to the Trump Organization. So, Trump fired Comey. Before Trump could (also) fire Clapper for doing his job, Clapper resigned. Sorry, Donny. ;-).

  2. Unfortunately, the FBI has never been much more than a criminal organization. This from its inception. It is therefore difficult to imagine how any new appointment by Trump could salvage the “prestige” of this institution. It should be disbanded. Any new nominee, however, should be asked if he or she will release records showing the FBI’s role in the cover-up of the JFK assassination and 9-11, just to name two of what may be thousands of criminal cover-ups the FBI is thought to have been involved in.

  3. Show evidence that Putin had anything to do with getting Trump elected. If there isn’t any STFU about it, at least until evidence can be provided. I’m sick and tired of having to debate this with people in person. As soon as you ask for evidence, they get all pissed off and start calling names like “Russian stooge”. It’s pathetic and annoying, not to mention discouraging, to see how readily people will parrot an MSM fabricated falsehood. Trump has done nothing favourable for Russia, except give them a reason not to trust that judas goat. I bet they’ve already spent more money investigating this invented conspiracy theory, than they spent investigating 9/11. Not to mention, if Trump was Putin’s puppet, that would be a step in the right direction. I’d sleep better at night, knowing Trump was a Putin stooge, instead of a Netanyahu stooge.

    • For decades, the USG has been robbing tax payers to destroy every last vestige of national sovereignty all over the world, interfering with innumerable elections and waging war on those who object to their totalitarian, global tyranny. They fabricate satanic lies to deceive the public into supporting their world destroying agenda. Now the repulsive MSM has the public demonizing one of, if not the only world leader, who believes is the importance of national sovereignty. Putin is a bad guy? Please, provide one example of a crime Putin committed that is comparable to the endless illegal invasions and war crimes of the USG.

      To those who parrot the lying narratives of the MSM, when you feel oppressed by the coming NWO global tyranny, where will you go to get away from the oppression? When all nations on earth are subjugated under the rule of global totalitarian dictatorship, there will be nowhere on earth to escape from it. For example, now, if the government tells you it’s mandatory to poke your children with poison vaccines, you could always move to a nation that doesn’t have this law. That won’t be an option with global government. If you find the policies of your government no longer represent your core values, too f’n bad, because those policies will be the law of the land, all over the earth. Humanity will be reduced to two classes, master and slave. Our current f’d up world will seem like a distant dream of paradise lost.

    • Amelius: You’re missing it – what VT regularly says about Trump & who skewed & rigged 2016 elections. Trump’s CYA-laden firing of FBI director Comey, Trump’s also-CYA-laden firing of Trump NSA Flynn, Trump’s firing of Attorney General Yates, and soon-to-be-public docs & testimony are only tips of large icebergs that will sink Trump’s Titanic-like ego & presidency. Repubs & Dems almost agree. ;-).

      Despite mistaken) public hoopla in MSM & Congress over Russia & Putin, what few yet see is what (regular) VT readers see everyday:

      Russian, Israeli & U.S. Kosher Nostra oligarchs (i.e., gangsters) skewed & rigged 2016 U.S. elections to facilitate a Trump presidency that is weak & malleable — prime ingredients for Bibi & Rotten-Child to goad Trump into starting WW3 (to defend against attacks on Trump and so Trump can appear ‘strong’). If Trump starts ‘a big war,’ Trump now thinks he can avoid impeachment & removal.

      Other elements in election skewing & rigging were Khazarian/Nazi-influenced U.S./Israeli intel agencies with “leaks” and Khazarian/Nazi-collaborating Republican officials who suppressed Dem votes.

      Biggest beneficiaries of election skewing & rigging: Those favoring WW3 — to retard erosion of U.S./Western/Rotten-Child economic & geopolitical hegemony. Properly played out, Trump himself and soon-to-be-public documents & testimony will sink both Trump and WW3 — soon.

    • Amelius: VT is now hiding the truths about Trump & Co. (as stated in my above comment) in what you might want to call a Trojan Horse (which has little if not nothing to do with Tic-Tac-scented condoms) — just as you might package a bitter pill for your dog inside raw hamburger meat.

      When Stephen Colbert called Trump’s mouth “Putin’s Cock Holster,” that was part of a hilarious but misleading post-10pm Tonight Show monologue — attracting spurious FCC complaints from supposedly-offended, hypocritical, snowflake Trumpettes (probably just as Colbert intended).

      VT now proudly rides the Trojan Horse from Russia, although VT doesn’t believe in Trojans — preferring to “bareback” Trump with the unvarnished truth (as mostly-accurately stated in my above comment, with which you too might agree).

      If you still disagree with VT, let us know. If so, I’ll give you the ‘money shot’ (pun firmly intended). After words, you too might need a shower, golden or otherwise. BTW, Putin says his girls are the best. ;-).

    • I’m not sure I disagreed with VT. This article is from Press TV, no? Im under the impression that whatever contacts the Trump admin has to “Russia”, are contacts with kosher nostra scumbags and exiled oligarchs, who also work against the Russian government and Russian people.

      It does seem like beans are getting ready to be spilled. That much can be expected when people near the top fear they might be out of a job tomorrow. But, if and when this information becomes public, I don’t trust the msm to tell the public exactly who these people are. I assume, they will just be referred to as “Russians” and will fuel more “reds under the bed” hysteria.

      Surely, the MSM is not going to tell the public that Trump’s team colluded with Bolshevik minded khazars based in Russia and Israel, or that the synagogue of satan has him by the balls. I’m just sick and tired of the ultra broad generalization of ties to “Russia”, and how the media blames Russia for Trump’s farts smell like Golubtsy.

    • I already had a shower today, but If you’ve got something messy to disclose, by all means letter rip.

    • Amelius: O butt Trump’s farts DO smell like Golubtsy (Голубцы, русская фаршированная капуста OR Russian stuffed cabbage rolls) — primarily the garlic. You should feel lucky that your Twitter feed is not equipped with Smell-O-Vision… But poor Comey — Trump “let ‘er rip” before sealing the envelope; so, when the Trump-to-Comey ‘letter rip,’ Comey had to basque anew in scent of Trump’s Golubtsy… ;-).

      MSM fired all their investigative journalists — either because journalists wanted to publish the truth or due to falling MSM revenues. No one was watching, reading or listening. MSM now only parrots official lines of Trump & Co., the Dummycrooks or the Republithugs — with no regard for what’s true and what’s not.

      Our MSM comedy is similarly simple-minded. No more Lenny Bruce or George Carlin. Stephen Colbert’s “Colbert Report” had some investigative journalism; but his “Late Show” needs to appeal to a broad audience — most of whom unexposed to real journalism.

      Editors & writers at VT do engage in investigative journalism — with global mil/intel sources that appeal to decision makers, the clandestine community & others. However, VT is an acquired taste. At first, some think “This can’t be true, because I’ve seen this stuff no where else”… Exactly!

    • Indeed, Trump’s farts smell like Golubtsy, but the question is, did Putin forcefully cram it into Trump’s orange pie hole? Or, did Trump choose to consume this Russian cuisine, with friends who operate out of Russia, but play games similar to those played by Gingy Adelson in America?

      I’ve expressed my sincere gratitude to VT editors and staff on a number of occasions, specifically because of the unique and informative insights that are offered here. I’ve been reading VT for a few years now, and I’ve been a member for about two years. Sometimes I visit this site three times a day, because I trust the insights of the staff.

      I investigate anything and everything that seems too unbelievable to be true, and by doing so, I’ve learned that the truth is often stranger than fiction. Or, as the staff at VT often likes to put it, “you can’t make this stuff up”.

      The odd time, I’ve rubbed a writer, or editor, the wrong way. But, I’ve always had good intentions. I have no political party, or ulterior motives. All I’m trying to do, is discern what is true, and what isn’t. Separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. In the realm of information, nothing else matters to me. If finding the truth means I must accept that everything I’ve been led to believe is a lie, than so be it.

  4. Schumer is not a legitimate voice for the people. People of NY know well of the massive corruption in NY.
    It’s easy to sound “right” when attacking moronic behavior. Schumer is an opportunist. It is always nice to have someone even more corrupt than yourself if publicly decrying corruption.

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