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Re: Trey Gowdy questions James Comey

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sp362 wrote:

jimc91 wrote:

sp362 wrote:

jimc91 wrote "You have your opinion, I have mine..."

 

I'm not qustioning the right to your opinion.  What do you expect us to deduce from this line of questioning?


Too FUNNY...

 

I don't EXPECT "US" to deduce anything.

 

You feel what you feel, that's what is so great about America.  FREEDOM.


I don't know what you find funny about the word "us".  What are you expecting others to deduce from this testimony?  If you can't clarify your position, than this whole topic has been worthless.


Again, you have your opinion, I have mine.

 

I am happy that we have people like Trey Gowdy working on this issue.

 

 

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Re: Trey Gowdy questions James Comey

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jimc91 wrote:

sp362 wrote:

jimc91 wrote "You have your opinion, I have mine..."

 

I'm not qustioning the right to your opinion.  What do you expect us to deduce from this line of questioning?


Too FUNNY...

 

I don't EXPECT "US" to deduce anything.

 

You feel what you feel, that's what is so great about America.  FREEDOM.


I don't know what you find funny about the word "us".  What are you expecting others to deduce from this testimony?  If you can't clarify your position, than this whole topic has been worthless.

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Re: Trey Gowdy questions James Comey

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sp362 wrote:

jimc91 wrote "You have your opinion, I have mine..."

 

I'm not qustioning the right to your opinion.  What do you expect us to deduce from this line of questioning?


Too FUNNY...

 

I don't EXPECT "US" to deduce anything.

 

You feel what you feel, that's what is so great about America.  FREEDOM.

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Re: Trey Gowdy questions James Comey

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jimc91 wrote "You have your opinion, I have mine..."

 

I'm not qustioning the right to your opinion.  What do you expect us to deduce from this line of questioning?

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Re: Trey Gowdy questions James Comey

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sp362 wrote:

jimc91 wrote:

This was my favorite part:

 

THIS FROM THE ORIGINAL VIDEO I POSTED:

 

GOWDY: Do you know whether Director [of National Intelligence] James Clapper knew the name of the U.S. citizen that appeared in the New York Times and Washington Post?

 

COMEY: I can’t say in this forum because again, I don’t wanna confirm that there was classified information in the newspaper.

 

GOWDY: Would he have access to an unmasked name?

 

COMEY: In — in some circumstances, sure, he was the director of national intelligence. But I’m not talking about the particular.

 

GOWDY: Would Director [of the Central Intelligence Agency James] Brennan have access to an unmasked U.S. citizen’s name?

 

COMEY: In some circumstances, yes.

 

GOWDY: Would National Security Adviser Susan Rice have access to an unmasked U.S. citizen’s name?

 

COMEY: I think any — yes, in general, and any other national security adviser would, I think, as a matter of their ordinary course of their business.

 

GOWDY: Would former White House Advisor Ben Rhodes have access to an unmasked U.S. citizen’s name?

 

COMEY: I don’t know the answer to that.

 

GOWDY: Would former Attorney General Loretta Lynch have access to an unmasked U.S. citizen’s name? COMEY: In general, yes, as would any attorney general.

 

GOWDY: So that would also include Acting AG Sally Yates?

 

COMEY: Same answer.

 

GOWDY: Did you brief President Obama on — well, I’ll just ask you. Did you brief President Obama on any calls involving Michael Flynn?

 

COMEY: I’m not gonna get into either that particular case that matter, or any conversations I had with the president. So I can’t answer that.

 

 


How is that line of questioning "brilliant" or even relevant?  All we learned is the head of Intelligence Agencies and the Attorney Generals have access to classified information.  Who didn't know that before?  In my opinion, this whole line of questioning was nothing but a waste of time.  Just what facts do you want us to deduce from these cherry-picked questions?


You have your opinion, I have mine...

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Re: Trey Gowdy questions James Comey

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jimc91 wrote:

This was my favorite part:

 

THIS FROM THE ORIGINAL VIDEO I POSTED:

 

GOWDY: Do you know whether Director [of National Intelligence] James Clapper knew the name of the U.S. citizen that appeared in the New York Times and Washington Post?

 

COMEY: I can’t say in this forum because again, I don’t wanna confirm that there was classified information in the newspaper.

 

GOWDY: Would he have access to an unmasked name?

 

COMEY: In — in some circumstances, sure, he was the director of national intelligence. But I’m not talking about the particular.

 

GOWDY: Would Director [of the Central Intelligence Agency James] Brennan have access to an unmasked U.S. citizen’s name?

 

COMEY: In some circumstances, yes.

 

GOWDY: Would National Security Adviser Susan Rice have access to an unmasked U.S. citizen’s name?

 

COMEY: I think any — yes, in general, and any other national security adviser would, I think, as a matter of their ordinary course of their business.

 

GOWDY: Would former White House Advisor Ben Rhodes have access to an unmasked U.S. citizen’s name?

 

COMEY: I don’t know the answer to that.

 

GOWDY: Would former Attorney General Loretta Lynch have access to an unmasked U.S. citizen’s name? COMEY: In general, yes, as would any attorney general.

 

GOWDY: So that would also include Acting AG Sally Yates?

 

COMEY: Same answer.

 

GOWDY: Did you brief President Obama on — well, I’ll just ask you. Did you brief President Obama on any calls involving Michael Flynn?

 

COMEY: I’m not gonna get into either that particular case that matter, or any conversations I had with the president. So I can’t answer that.

 

 


How is that line of questioning "brilliant" or even relevant?  All we learned is the head of Intelligence Agencies and the Attorney Generals have access to classified information.  Who didn't know that before?  In my opinion, this whole line of questioning was nothing but a waste of time.  Just what facts do you want us to deduce from these cherry-picked questions?

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Re: Trey Gowdy questions James Comey

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This was my favorite part:

 

THIS FROM THE ORIGINAL VIDEO I POSTED:

 

GOWDY: Do you know whether Director [of National Intelligence] James Clapper knew the name of the U.S. citizen that appeared in the New York Times and Washington Post?

 

COMEY: I can’t say in this forum because again, I don’t wanna confirm that there was classified information in the newspaper.

 

GOWDY: Would he have access to an unmasked name?

 

COMEY: In — in some circumstances, sure, he was the director of national intelligence. But I’m not talking about the particular.

 

GOWDY: Would Director [of the Central Intelligence Agency James] Brennan have access to an unmasked U.S. citizen’s name?

 

COMEY: In some circumstances, yes.

 

GOWDY: Would National Security Adviser Susan Rice have access to an unmasked U.S. citizen’s name?

 

COMEY: I think any — yes, in general, and any other national security adviser would, I think, as a matter of their ordinary course of their business.

 

GOWDY: Would former White House Advisor Ben Rhodes have access to an unmasked U.S. citizen’s name?

 

COMEY: I don’t know the answer to that.

 

GOWDY: Would former Attorney General Loretta Lynch have access to an unmasked U.S. citizen’s name? COMEY: In general, yes, as would any attorney general.

 

GOWDY: So that would also include Acting AG Sally Yates?

 

COMEY: Same answer.

 

GOWDY: Did you brief President Obama on — well, I’ll just ask you. Did you brief President Obama on any calls involving Michael Flynn?

 

COMEY: I’m not gonna get into either that particular case that matter, or any conversations I had with the president. So I can’t answer that.

 

 

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Re: Trey Gowdy questions James Comey

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jimc91 wrote:

The mainstream media have been doing a victory lap since the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Security Agency (NSA) confirmed on Monday in testimony before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee that President Barack Obama did not wiretap Trump Tower. But that was already known.

There was only one new revelation at the hearing, and it was a bombshell: senior Obama administration officials could have known the identities of surveillance targets.  What is your definition of bombshell?  As I previously posted everyone already knows that the White House would have access to any FBI or NSA investigation.  What is the nefarious assumption you are making?

 

One of those targets, retired General Michael Flynn, lost his job after it was revealed that his conversation with the Russian ambassador had been monitored, and that he had discussed sanctions relief, contrary to his early private and public claims.  Yes, he lied and got caught.

 

Paragraphs deleted due to length of the post.

 

Monday’s hearing “debunked” Trump’s wiretapping tweets, but left his underlying claim intact: that there was surveillance of the Trump campaign; that the results were shared throughout the government — even possibly reaching the Obama White House; and that intelligence was leaked, illegally, to the mainstream media.  It did not leave intact that their was surveillance of the campaign.  The NSA, when talking about masked names specifically said it does not "spy" on American Citizens, but they could end up being recorded in their investigations.

 

Paragraphs deleted due to length.

 

Gowdy’s questioning revealed an astonishing list of potential suspects. And given that the FBI and NSA testified that there was still no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, the fact remains that the only crime that is known to have occurred with absolute certainty was the leaking of Flynn’s name and the contents of his conversation with the Russian ambassador.  The FBI and NSA did NOT testify that there was no evidence, they refused to answer on an ON-GOING investigation.  Gowdy's questions revealed nothing that everybody did not already know.

 

Democrats hoped to hurt Trump. Instead, they raised more questions about Obama’s role.  That is really cherry-picking your "facts".

 



 

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Re: Trey Gowdy questions James Comey

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The mainstream media have been doing a victory lap since the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Security Agency (NSA) confirmed on Monday in testimony before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee that President Barack Obama did not wiretap Trump Tower. But that was already known.

There was only one new revelation at the hearing, and it was a bombshell: senior Obama administration officials could have known the identities of surveillance targets.

 

One of those targets, retired General Michael Flynn, lost his job after it was revealed that his conversation with the Russian ambassador had been monitored, and that he had discussed sanctions relief, contrary to his early private and public claims.

 

Yet Flynn’s identity was never supposed to have been revealed. The surveillance of the Russian ambassador, routine though it may have been, yielded classified information, and the identity of any U.S. citizen swept up in it should have been redacted.

 

But Flynn’s name was unmasked and leaked to the media. Moreover, the New York Times reported on Jan. 19 — with a front-page, top-of-the-fold headline on Inauguration Day — that “intelligence reports based on some of the wiretapped communications had been provided to the White House.” And the Times also reported in February that surveillance of Trump aides suspected of ties with Russia had been disseminated widely throughout the government, without privacy protections, by order of the lame duckObama administration under newly-relaxed NSA rules, which the Times had already reported earlier in January.

 

Monday’s hearing “debunked” Trump’s wiretapping tweets, but left his underlying claim intact: that there was surveillance of the Trump campaign; that the results were shared throughout the government — even possibly reaching the Obama White House; and that intelligence was leaked, illegally, to the mainstream media.

 

THIS FROM THE ORIGINAL VIDEO I POSTED:

 

GOWDY: Do you know whether Director [of National Intelligence] James Clapper knew the name of the U.S. citizen that appeared in the New York Times and Washington Post?

 

COMEY: I can’t say in this forum because again, I don’t wanna confirm that there was classified information in the newspaper.

 

GOWDY: Would he have access to an unmasked name?

 

COMEY: In — in some circumstances, sure, he was the director of national intelligence. But I’m not talking about the particular.

 

GOWDY: Would Director [of the Central Intelligence Agency James] Brennan have access to an unmasked U.S. citizen’s name?

 

COMEY: In some circumstances, yes.

 

GOWDY: Would National Security Adviser Susan Rice have access to an unmasked U.S. citizen’s name?

 

COMEY: I think any — yes, in general, and any other national security adviser would, I think, as a matter of their ordinary course of their business.

 

GOWDY: Would former White House Advisor Ben Rhodes have access to an unmasked U.S. citizen’s name?

 

COMEY: I don’t know the answer to that.

 

GOWDY: Would former Attorney General Loretta Lynch have access to an unmasked U.S. citizen’s name? COMEY: In general, yes, as would any attorney general.

 

GOWDY: So that would also include Acting AG Sally Yates?

 

COMEY: Same answer.

 

GOWDY: Did you brief President Obama on — well, I’ll just ask you. Did you brief President Obama on any calls involving Michael Flynn?

 

COMEY: I’m not gonna get into either that particular case that matter, or any conversations I had with the president. So I can’t answer that.

 

Gowdy’s questioning revealed an astonishing list of potential suspects. And given that the FBI and NSA testified that there was still no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, the fact remains that the only crime that is known to have occurred with absolute certainty was the leaking of Flynn’s name and the contents of his conversation with the Russian ambassador.

 

Democrats hoped to hurt Trump. Instead, they raised more questions about Obama’s role.

 

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Re: Trey Gowdy questions James Comey

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