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JOHN BRUMMETT: The story so far

Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general at this writing but maybe not by your reading, is the man whom the preposterous Russian-endorsed second-place president calls a central villain in a conspiracy by "Democrat loyalists" to engage in a witch-hunt against him.

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Rightside says...

JB starts with a few lies. JB Russia did not endorse Trump. He came in first, won the presidency. Trump never called Rosenstein a central villain in a conspiracy. JB says Trump called Rosenstein a Democratic conspirator where is your proof?
Bill Clinton was impeach for perjury in the Jones case and one accusing Clinton of abuse of power. Bill Clinton was disbarred from practicing law in Arkansas and was also disbarred from practicing law in front of the Supreme Court over the Lewinsky incident and fined $25,000. And paid Paula Jones $850,000 for sexual harassment.
What happen to Trump Russia collusion? WE had 24/7 on CNN and MSNBC and Media networks Russian Collusion for a year. Not one ounce of proof of any Trump Russia collusion has come forward. Russia, Russia, Russia all they could talk about. The only collusion was Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee who helped fund the research behind the Russian dossier, colluding with russian agents and a retired British spy.
Why Rosenstein fired Comey "I agree with the nearly unanimous opinions of former Department officials. The way the Director handled the conclusion of the email investigation was wrong. As a result, the FBI is unlikely to regain public and congressional trust until it has a Director who understands the gravity of the mistakes and pledges never to repeat them. Having refused to admit his errors, the Director cannot be expected to implement the necessary corrective actions."
And remember there was a list of democrats wanting Comey fired, old Harry Reid was the top one, the leader of the Senate Democrats.
Trump is not going to fire Rosenstein or Mueller. But JB, democrats and some media wants him to fire them.

Posted 15 April 2018, 8:36 a.m. Suggest removal

BOLTAR says...

Mr. Brummett's statements of fact are true, and his statements of opinion are supported by reason applied to facts, so stumpers for Trump are sure to hate this commentary. That is okay. No drowning man loves an anchor, but those aboard a seaworthy ship consider it a great thing.

Posted 15 April 2018, 9:51 a.m. Suggest removal

BOLTAR says...

And I could not care less who Trump does or does not fire. He is already drowning with plenty of people tossing him another anchor.

Posted 15 April 2018, 9:53 a.m. Suggest removal

Rightside says...

Boltar: I don's hate his commentary. He can say anything he wants too. I can agree or disagree.

Posted 15 April 2018, 10:20 a.m. Suggest removal

BOLTAR says...

It is presumptuous to assume my comments are all about or to you, Rightside. You and I are just individual commenters, so get over yourself.

Posted 15 April 2018, 10:25 a.m. Suggest removal

TimberTopper says...

rightside, like it has been said by many others, you are entitled to your own opinion, but not your set of facts. Your first sentence is the starting place of you trying to use your own set of facts, and that won't pass the test. Better luck next time! Be sure when you accuse you have the facts!

Posted 15 April 2018, 10:34 a.m. Suggest removal

Packman says...

This article has ZERO credibility when Brummett blames Hillary's whopping defeat on Comey. Hillary lost because she was a terrible candidate and ignored Wisconsin.
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Regardless it's time President Trump fired Mueller, Sessions, and Rosenstein. The Mueller investigation is an effort by political elites, self-proclaimed democrats and republicans alike, to overturn the results of the 2016 election and disenfranchise 60 million or so honest, decent, good Americans. The raid on Cohen's office and associated fishing expedition after striking out on the Trump/Russia collusion angle is evidence of the bloodless coup attempt. It's time to stop it in its tracks before the attempted coup is no longer bloodless.
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Is it coincidence political elites are wanting to ban guns at the same time the coup is underway? Maybe. And maybe not. #comeatusbro

Posted 15 April 2018, 10:45 a.m. Suggest removal

PopMom says...

Rightside,

All of Brummett's facts are in Trump's own tweets. Here is one of the:

"Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama. Mueller is most conflicted of all (except Rosenstein who signed FISA & Comey letter). No Collusion, so they go crazy!"

There has been much evidence of Trump/Russian collusion. For one, many of the Trump campaign people met with Russians and received funds from them. Russia placed ads on Trump's behalf. Russia tried to hack into voting systems on Trump's behalf. Trump associate Roger Stone seemed to know about the Wikileaks dump of Hillary's emails before it happened.

Posted 15 April 2018, 10:56 a.m. Suggest removal

GeneralMac says...

JB's very first sentence................"second place president"

Donald Trump.....304
Hillary Clinton.....227

When you mention " second place" you must be referring to Hillary but Hillary is not ( and never will be) president.

Quite evident her and you can't accept those FACTS.

Posted 15 April 2018, 12:36 p.m. Suggest removal

mozarky2 says...

PM, Hillary received tens of millions from Russia. Where's your indignation over that?

Posted 15 April 2018, 1:48 p.m. Suggest removal

Delta2 says...

I'm inclined to agree, Trump didn't come in second place; hence, he can fire any- and everyone (perhaps I shouldn't give him ideas). No matter, this presidency is a tire fire thus far, and both sides share the blame...GOP for Trump, Dems for Hillary. Both parties can do better, and the country can do better by saying no to the parties.

Posted 15 April 2018, 1:51 p.m. Suggest removal

LR1955 says...

After seeing the title, “The story so far”, I figured it would be another recap, both by the ADG editor and the regular political posters.....
Next...

Posted 15 April 2018, 2:47 p.m. Suggest removal

TimberTopper says...

mozzy, where's your proof?

Posted 15 April 2018, 3:59 p.m. Suggest removal

Jfish says...

Agree with Delta2, definitely a tire fire, but he won fair and square and gets to serve his four long years. Also, I am tired of the excuse that Comey cost Hillary the election. Her beaming personality along with her out of touch campaign team completely pulled off the most stunning loss in US history, Stronger Together!

Posted 15 April 2018, 4:01 p.m. Suggest removal

GeneralMac says...

John Brummett......in April of 2002, nearly 1 1/2 years after the 2000 election, were you still crying daily and calling George W Bush the " second place president " ?

Posted 15 April 2018, 5:43 p.m. Suggest removal

Rightside says...

Where did Trump say "Rosenstein a central villain in a conspiracy and "Rosenstein a Democratic conspirator" PopMom? And you posted no proof of Trump Russia collusion. The only collusion was Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee who spent millions with the Russians on the Russian dossier.

From Lanny Davis who served as special counsel to President Clinton and Hillary's best supporter and friend. "Yet, in the already released excerpts of the TV interview with George Stephanopoulos Sunday night, Comey intends to repeat the same knowing falsehood that he was “obligated” to send his letter to Congress because he promised to do so.
So it is time — accurately — to call Comey a liar for this crucial, self-serving rationalization for his action that made Donald Trump president. And any respectable journalist such as Blitzer — and any responsible and balanced news organization such as CNN — has a duty to fact-check."

Posted 15 April 2018, 5:50 p.m. Suggest removal

RBear says...

Pack to start with, it's not an ARTICLE. It's an op-ed column. Do a little research to learn the difference.
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Then we get this tin-foil comment from him, "Is it coincidence political elites are wanting to ban guns at the same time the coup is underway? Maybe. And maybe not. #comeatusbro"
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Really? The vast majority of gun control advocates are not saying to ban ALL guns, just assault weapons. Yea, I know you can't seem to get the differences straight and seem to lump sporting rifles in with assault weapons. I'm sorry you can't get them straight. But to claim that this is some conspiracy to prevent you from pulling some militia act is absurd and probably the weirdest of your normally weird comments.
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I knew you waded in a little too deep sometimes, but I never suspected you of being that far out. Then again, some of your 2A comments have given hint to bizarre beliefs so maybe so.

Posted 15 April 2018, 5:55 p.m. Suggest removal

GeneralMac says...

RBear's 3rd paragraph....." seem to lump sporting rifles in with assault weapons"

Are you talking about the Florida students?
When Rubio cautioned them because what they supported would ban all semi automatic HUNTING rifles.......they loudly applauded.

Many liberals say the ones who were there at the shooting are the ones whose suggestions should be seriously considered.

Should parents of a kid killed by a speeding driver be the best ones to set the speed limits.

We already witnessed by the anti-gun liberal posters the danger of offering suggestions when under hysteria.

sjmays..........."ban ALL guns"
PopMom.........." ban all semi automatic rifles"
RBear............." show a need "
haha406.........." require all guns be registered"

Posted 15 April 2018, 6:14 p.m. Suggest removal

RBear says...

Fake general you're rambling again in incoherent terms. In fact, I'm not sure what point you're trying to make. But to answer something I THINK you're trying to get across, my comment was directed at Pack who seems to get things confused himself. I have CLEARLY stated on numerous times a ban modeled after the AWB of 1994. In fact, the majority of gun control advocates propose the same ban. It can't get much more clearer than that except in your crazy mind.

Posted 15 April 2018, 6:24 p.m. Suggest removal

Packman says...

RBear's hissy fit indicates my speculation my hit him/her a little too close to home. Damn, I'm good. #democracyinperilfirethemall
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Libs are the most useful of idiots. They blame Comey for Hillary's defeat yet will make the guy rich buying his goofy book. Yep. Libs are THE most useful of useful idiots.

Posted 15 April 2018, 6:24 p.m. Suggest removal

PopMom says...

Folks, this isn't about the election. The election was over long ago. This is about whether Trump committed criminal acts such acceptance of illegal campaign contributions from foreigners, was a conspirator in the break in of the DNC computer system, took bribes or laundered money from a foreign power, assaulted women or threatened women with whom he had affairs, or obstructed justice. I don't care about his running around, and I don't buy that hush money was an illegal campaign contribution. If the latter was true, then Clinton should have been in trouble as well. With respect to the other issues, I suspect that Trump is going down. He is a crook. A person who doesn't pay subcontractors for work done on his hotels is a bad person. His evil deeds are finally catching up with him. Trump is going down.

Posted 15 April 2018, 6:33 p.m. Suggest removal

GeneralMac says...

PopMom says.........." This isn't about the election. The election was over long ago "

Tell that to John Brummett.

We are commenting on John Brummett's column.
John Brummett brings up the 2016 election in nearly everything he writes about.

Posted 15 April 2018, 7:13 p.m. Suggest removal

RBear says...

Fake general you and others bring up Clinton more than Brummett brings up the fact that Trump finished second in the popular vote. His point is that Trump is not the choice of the populus, but of a system that allows smaller states a more fair footing with larger states in elections. That is about as factual as they come. Nothing that can be disputed in that statement.
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But right wingers bring Clinton and Obama up about every other comment. And Pack, actually I think I was the one to torque you. I just restated your illogical points. I know you like to "claim victory," but your actions mirror the idiot in the WH more than anything and we know how much trouble he has with the truth. Like I said before, you act more like a drama queen than most gays do. Makes me wonder ...

Posted 15 April 2018, 7:52 p.m. Suggest removal

GeneralMac says...

RBear.......in high school, I was captain of a very successful debate team.

If the opposition was of people like you, we would have " mopped the floor" with the likes of you.

Since insults didn't garner points, you would have been a burden to your team and dropped from it quickly.

Posted 15 April 2018, 8:06 p.m. Suggest removal

GeneralMac says...

I rarely mention President Bill Clinton.
Barack HUSSEIN Obama ?
The race baiting, Muslim sympathizer ?..........YES , often and will continue to do so !

Posted 15 April 2018, 8:09 p.m. Suggest removal

mozarky2 says...

There goes RB again, perpetuating the stereotype of the hysterical gay man. He's a walking, talking, one-man Dunning-Kruger epidemic.

Posted 15 April 2018, 8:16 p.m. Suggest removal

RBear says...

Fake with those capable of debate, I honor and respect them. But when you go on the tirades like you do in here, I really have to question your debate creds. None of what you present even SLIGHTLY resembles valid debate techniques. I served as a judge in UIL debate competitions and if you had presented anything like you do in here, such as your attacks on Cinton (the other one) or Obama or any of the racist items, well you should know where that would go.
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moz what the H E double hockey sticks are you talking about? "Perpetuating the stereotype of the hysterical gay man?" Yea, it's a drama queen and many straights use it also, the non-homophobic ones.

Posted 15 April 2018, 8:25 p.m. Suggest removal

mozarky2 says...

I'm not homophobic, RB, just pointing out something you're doing that hurts the gay cause.
The Dunning-Kruger you're experiencing must really burn...
And, PM, Mueller will go to prison before President Trump does.

Posted 15 April 2018, 8:29 p.m. Suggest removal

GeneralMac says...

Dunning -Kruger

I checked it out and it described RBear .

There should have been a picture of RBear next to the definition.

Posted 15 April 2018, 9:15 p.m. Suggest removal

GeneralMac says...

Dunning-Kruger............"a cognitiv bias wherein people of low ability suffer from illusory superiority"

Mazorky's diagnose of RBear was accurate.
No second opinion needed !

Posted 15 April 2018, 9:22 p.m. Suggest removal

WhododueDiligence says...

When people of low ability experience illusory superiority, they don't suffer. Everyone else does.
Dr. Mazorky can't diagnose Jack Didlee Skwatt.

Posted 15 April 2018, 9:42 p.m. Suggest removal

Packman says...

Hey Pop - The election IS over yet the effort to harm our democracy continues with the Mueller witch hunt. It's mind-boggling the lack of outrage and investigation of the Obama Administration weaponizing the FBI and DOJ to spy on a presidential candidate to rig an election for Hillary Clinton. That's where the real criminal acts were committed.
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Hey RBear - Most gays are drama queens? Really? I'll defer to you on that since that's your tribe. Sounds like bigotry by stereotyping to me, but if you say so.

Posted 15 April 2018, 10:06 p.m. Suggest removal

TimberTopper says...

mozzy, you dumb azz, your source not correct. It's one of your fake news BS.

Posted 16 April 2018, 5:59 a.m. Suggest removal

CartoonDude says...

Russia's "endorsement" of Trump is really paying off now! What with the Syria bombing, and Russia's acting all outraged and all. Try again, John!

Posted 16 April 2018, 7:20 a.m. Suggest removal

RBear says...

Pack reading comprehension is not one of your fortes so maybe you should not engage on some topics. Drama queens are typically associated with gays, so "most gays" means those in the community. Yes, we have drama queens in the community and we actually label them. It's not degrading, but does show how a person reacts to things. You fit that bill to a tee. Your comments about the Mueller investigation as an "effort to harm our democracy" is classic DQ behavior. Using hyperbole extensively is also another. Wait, who else does that? Oh right, the idiot in the WH.
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And with regards to Dunning-Kruger, wow moz found Google finally. But the labeling doesn't quite fit, or maybe it does for a lot of folks in here.

Posted 16 April 2018, 7:25 a.m. Suggest removal

mozarky2 says...

The New York Times reported in 2015 that “shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, [former President Bill] Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.” In total, $145 million went to the Clinton Foundation from interests linked to Uranium One, which was acquired by the Russian government nuclear agency Rosatum.

Posted 16 April 2018, 8:35 a.m. Suggest removal

PopMom says...

Mozarky,

That may have been true at the time, but the Russian interference in the 2016 election was pro-Trump. It was Trump campaign officials meeting with the Russians. The Russians hacked the DNC email and had wikileaks distribute damaging info. The Russians placed pro-Trump ads on Facebook and even organized Trump rallies.

Posted 16 April 2018, 10:50 a.m. Suggest removal

Packman says...

Hey Pop - "...but the Russian interference in the 2016 election was pro-Trump." Not true. Russia was behind the release of the Access Hollywood tape that everyone thought was the nail in the Trump campaign's coffin.
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Hey RBear - "Drama queens are typically associated with gays, so "most gays" means those in the community." Sounds like you're doubling down on the bigotry by stereotyping among your own tribe. Again, it's your tribe and not mine so I'll just take your word for it. Does the rest of the gay mob (amgoo, hah, 23cal, Timber, Boltar, etc.) agree with RBear?

Posted 16 April 2018, 11:06 a.m. Suggest removal

RBear says...

Pack so you are one of us I guess, based on your comments. I thought I saw you down at Sway the other night.

Posted 16 April 2018, 11:28 a.m. Suggest removal

PopMom says...

Packman,

Actually somebody inside of NBC gave a tape to the Washington Post which ran the story and within minutes NBC did as well. I've seen nothing to suggest that the Russians were involved. More fake news from the far right...

Posted 16 April 2018, 1:05 p.m. Suggest removal

Packman says...

Hey RBear - So, you consider calling someone gay to be a slur? Goodness gracious, RBear, do your fellow "queens" agree?
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Hey PopSnob - "Actually somebody inside of NBC gave a tape to the Washington Post..." And who was that "somebody"? Was it the same somebody that spread the fictional dossier about President Trump and the urinating Russian hookers? Actually, PopSnob, you don't know sh*t about who was ultimately behind the release of that tape.

Posted 16 April 2018, 1:58 p.m. Suggest removal

ASD68342008 says...

Russia, Russia, Russia – Comey, Rosenstein, second-place president, blah, blah ,blah , etc.–
– it's over – she lost – will never be president – could not beat Obama in 08 – had to rig the demo primary to slip past ole Bernie in 16 --- could not finish the job against a reality show star. The Clinton days are in the history books – I suggest to read or write one.

Posted 16 April 2018, 2:14 p.m. Suggest removal

3WorldState1 says...

"No drowning man loves an anchor, but those aboard a seaworthy ship consider it a great thing." I like it.
Actually, Kelly Conway said Comey gave Dump the election. And of course she is right. 10 point swing 10 days before the election, after his statement. Unheard of.
I know why he did it. I understand his thinking. But think he is wrong. But a mistake does not make one's career a sham.
I would still believe Comey over the biggest liar of all time. Dump is not just the most lying President or Politician ever. He is the biggest liar our country has ever seen. Name one person that lies as much as Dump? (And then back it up)
Rush? Hannity? American Family Radio? Maybe.

Posted 16 April 2018, 3:06 p.m. Suggest removal

PopMom says...

Packman,

The tape was the property of NBC. Why did you make up news that the Russians released it? You just make $hit up.

Posted 16 April 2018, 5:04 p.m. Suggest removal

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