Friday, June 09, 2017

'Toontime: Up A Lazy River with Trump

Comey's testimony was a disaster for the Trump Circus.  It confirmed what the media has reported earlier: Comey was fired for investigating the Russian ConnectionUS Person previously wrote that an intelligence dossier prepared by a former British spy alleges that the Russians are in possession of financial information that is very damaging to Trump, perhaps creating fears in the US intelligence community that the President could be subjected to undue influence by his Russian contacts.   US investigators have since corroborated that some of the conversations described in the dossier actually took place based on top secret telephone intercepts.  Comey testified he could not talk about the dossier's contents in an "open setting"*  The White House spokesman has called CNN's reporting, "fake news"--not quite as disturbing as fake "twits".

credit:  Adam Zyglis
* Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, asked Comey about the dossier and the allegations contained within. “At the time of your departure from the FBI, was the FBI able to confirm any criminal allegations contained in the Steele document?”  Comey answered, “Mr. Chairman, I don’t think that’s a question I can answer in an open setting because it goes into the details of the investigation."