April 30, 2018

Sara A. Carter: Did CNN's Hiring Of It's Illegal-Leak Source Violate Journalistic Ethics?
— Open Blogger

Pay for play?

Before quoting Carter, here's a bit of snark from Mollie Hemingway:



Okay that's not true about Clapper accept the award for the story he engineered for his new employer CNN, but that really was the story the WHCA honored.

Here's Sara Carter:

CNN walked away with a prestigious journalism award at Saturday night’s White House Correspondent's Association dinner for their role in making public a briefing by intelligence officials to then President-elect Donald Trump. CNN reported the briefing "included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump." But the information briefed to the President was also leaked to the media by one of the same senior Obama administration officials who orchestrated the briefing and was hired by CNN months later as a paid analyst.

Some are questioning now if this was ethical --a pay for play of sorts --as it raises serious questions about the role and responsibility that U.S. intelligence officials have when taking on paid positions as analysts for news organizations, while still retaining their high-level security clearances. It also raises similar questions about news organizations and their role of remaining objective and not paying their sources.

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By August 2017, Clapper was hired by CNN as an analyst but the network never disclosed that Clapper was a major source behind the leak of an unproven and salacious dossier when he joined the network.

Actually, Carter wrote that a bit wrong or garbled it in rewriting.

Clapper is responsible for giving the dossier the "news hook" that CNN wanted, and therefore making it reportable. He leaked the classified information about the briefing (which was about the dossier).

But the leak was about that briefing -- he didn't leak the dossier itself. He didn't have to. Chris Steele and Fusion GPS had already sent that far and wide through the media.

The briefing gave CNN the excuse -- the news hook -- to report on the "salacious and unverified" dossier. That's what CNN needed, and that's what Clapper (and another source) gave them.


News agencies and reporters never disclose their sources, it would be unethical, but isn’t it also unethical to pay sources for information or give sources jobs as analysts for your news outlet after they’ve been illegally leaking classified information?

Another problem: CNN reported Clapper's denials about leaking without noting that they knew for a fact these denials were false.

Now, if you're going to do that, you have a reporter who doesn't know that he's reporting a falsehood.

Instead, Evan Perez, one of the four credited authors of the Clapper leak, reported Clapper's denial of leaking, and reported it without noting that he knew this was false.

Did the rest of the team not inform Even Perez who one of their big sources was (there were "multiple sources," the four reported -- probably Brennan too).

I doubt it. This gang can't really keep a secret -- I've known Clapper leaked to them for a year. When I kept "speculating" that, I wasn't speculating.

By the way, you know where Brennan ended up?

Brennan, who is now a paid analyst for MSNBC...


...

The FBI, CIA, DNI, among other intelligence agencies, are supposed to work to protect the American people in a non-partisan matter, and current U.S. intelligence officials say the direction these former officials have taken is dangerous.


Former Assistant FBI Director James Kallstrom criticized Brennan and Clapper in an interview Sunday on Fox News Sunday...

Kallstrom said people in the United States should be concerned and react to this, "this is third world country stuff."

Many current and former U.S. intelligence officials agree.

"Clapper was already in bed with CNN months before he was hired and while he was the DNI," said a current U.S. intelligence official.

Read the whole thing, as the cool kids say.

One question I think people should start asking of James Comey:

Remember that James Comey told Trump that CNN had the dossier and wanted to publish it, but could not do so without a "news hook."

Think about that.

Now here's the question:

Who told Comey that CNN needed a "news hook" and was looking for a "news hook?"

Did CNN tell him that?

Or did Clapper tell him that?

And why would Clapper have been talking about CNN needing a "news hook" to publish? Remember, he's actually supposed to not be trying to get classified information to the press. If CNN says "We want to report on this dossier but we don't have a news hook," he should say, "Well, good."

Why did they even get into the territory of "See, here's what we need in order to publish...?"

See what I mean? You would not be telling these people what you need to publish unless they were in on it, asking you, "Well what would it take to get you to publish?"

Instead... he arranges a briefing which he then immediately leaks about to CNN giving them the "news hook" they told him they needed.

So where did Comey hear about CNN's desire of a news hook from? Directly from CNN -- in which case, why didn't he disclose this communication with CNN? -- or, as I suspect, from James Clapper and/or John Brennan?

If he is made to admit that those two told him about the need of a "news hook," that adds further proof to the suspicion that this entire "briefing" was conducted with the sole purpose of being leaked to CNN to give them their news hook, and not for Trump's edification at all.

BTW: CNN is refusing to answer questions about this and has not covered this story at all.

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1 First.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 12:15 PM (/qEW2)

2 firstish

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at April 30, 2018 12:15 PM (gtDDG)

3 The hypocrisy wave is peaking.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your Huckleberry! at April 30, 2018 12:15 PM (ZyZPm)

4 It is not only a violation of journalistic ethics, as if we are pretending that this an actual thing. It is bribery and corruption.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at April 30, 2018 12:16 PM (Dp6qK)

5 3 The hypocrisy wave is peaking. Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your Huckleberry! at April 30, 2018 05:15 PM (ZyZPm) Peak Hypocrisy, like peak Oil... is a myth... Just like Peak Stupidity...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 30, 2018 12:17 PM (NgKpN)

6 Tapper and Clapper should really collaborate on the next novel. Clapper has all the specialized knowledge that could make for a credible spy thriller.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 12:17 PM (/qEW2)

7 By the way Ace, Rev. Comey said the other day in his Bret Baier interview that Clapper called him to specifically request he brief Trump on the memo and that he excuse everyone else from the room before doing the filthy deed.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your Huckleberry! at April 30, 2018 12:18 PM (ZyZPm)

8 Violate Journalistic Ethics? Huh? Do not understand those words in that order.

Posted by: golfman at April 30, 2018 12:18 PM (If3tB)

9 CNN is a co-conspirator.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 12:18 PM (oVJmc)

10 If he is made to admit that those two told him about the need of a "news hook," that adds further proof to the suspicion that this entire "briefing" was conducted with the sole purpose of being leaked to CNN to give them their news hook, and not for Trump's edification at all.

But...but......but, that would be sleazy, biased, and unprofessional!!!!  Not to  mention illegal.

**tinkling sound of scales falling from eyes**

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2018 12:18 PM (LAe3v)

11 Pale Jake was thrilled at the moment of learning of dossier. Now not so thrilled. oops!

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Infidel Queen and destroyer of Sneaky Leaking Weasels at April 30, 2018 12:19 PM (J5mzk)

12 It was a blonde and Stormy Daniels kind of day when inspector 10 graded my tightie whites as passed. I was pounding the keys of my Remington lil tyke model typewriter like a fevered Hemingway pounding redheads and rum during a Cuban blackout.

Posted by: Jake Trapper, Novelist at April 30, 2018 12:19 PM (gbWkA)

13 Start up the rotors.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at April 30, 2018 12:19 PM (QQ+il)

14 Whew, my vision is lots better without all the damn scales.

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2018 12:19 PM (LAe3v)

15 It's unindicted co-conspirators all the way down.

Posted by: Leonard Pinth-Garnell at April 30, 2018 12:20 PM (7A6l6)

16 Gee why wouldn't Trump want to attend the WHCD?

Posted by: buzzion at April 30, 2018 12:20 PM (lKs2v)

17 7 By the way Ace, Rev. Comey said the other day in his Bret Baier interview that Clapper called him to specifically request he brief Trump on the memo and that he excuse everyone else from the room before doing the filthy deed. Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your Huckleberry! at April 30, 2018 05:18 PM (ZyZPm) It has long (6 month?) been suggested that this was Clapper's op getting Comey to do the deed. Now whether Comey was a willing participant and/or a dupe, it hardly matters. Comey got the shaft. Clapper got a nice gig. That's gotta sting.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at April 30, 2018 12:20 PM (Dp6qK)

18 I want to see the US Marshals Service perp walk these bums out of their sinecures at CNN and MSDNC. None of this surrendering with your lawyer at the back door of the court house. I want them to be publicly arrested just like the other crooks are.

Posted by: rd at April 30, 2018 12:21 PM (4dz1m)

19 It's like Wapo and Woodward and Bernstein joined The Plumbers. And they're still the heroes in their own badly-written novels.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 12:21 PM (oVJmc)

20 So you're telling me there _IS NO SANTA CLAUSE_ daddy? knock me down with a feather

Posted by: scott_t at April 30, 2018 12:21 PM (xGZ+b)

21 [i]12 It was a blonde and Stormy Daniels kind of day when inspector 10 graded
my tightie whites as passed. I was pounding the keys of my Remington lil
tyke model typewriter like a fevered Hemingway pounding redheads and
rum during a Cuban blackout.

Suddenly, I squealed like....like...like a pig.  One which is being reamed, like...like.....like a Mossad intelligence operation. 

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2018 12:21 PM (LAe3v)

22 Considering that the dossier was used for a FISA warrant, some laws had to have been broken.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at April 30, 2018 12:22 PM (rdl6o)

23 Hornady refuses to sell ammo to NY agencies after Cuomo gun initiative

Posted by: SMOD at April 30, 2018 12:22 PM (e8kgV)

24 He knew someone had to leak this story. He could smell it, a combination of desperate truth and the electric arc of moral necessity. Slowly, heavily, deliberately, Charlie moved his hand to the Western Electric 302 model telephone, and began to dial.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 30, 2018 12:22 PM (CPk08)

25 Journalistic Ethics - Bill Clinton's Conscious.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 12:22 PM (+y/Ru)

26 May Tapper's next work will be an awful prison novel.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at April 30, 2018 12:22 PM (Dp6qK)

27 I wasn't aware that journalists had any ethics.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 30, 2018 12:22 PM (mpXpK)

28
CNN announced that Stormy Daniels will co-host with Anderson Cooper to watch the ball drop in Times Square this year.

Posted by: All Stormy All the time at April 30, 2018 12:22 PM (Yc8Cz)

29 Rush was mentioning today that the big outrage from the dinner was that award and not the comedian.

Posted by: Stringbean at April 30, 2018 12:22 PM (IqV8l)

30 Send CNN to Club Fed. Specifically the PYITA gated community.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2018 12:22 PM (hyuyC)

31 Was Clapper rewarded with a job at CNN because he gave them a "news hook"? Plus, how much money did he get for it?

Posted by: dantesed at April 30, 2018 12:22 PM (88xKn)

32 Sara Carter and her impressive reporting (and impressive rack) is one of the only reasons to watch Hannity.

Posted by: Benji Carver at April 30, 2018 12:23 PM (OD2ni)

33

Greatest Hypocrite Award is this whole new category at the WHCA.  This McVain quote in his new book may blow everyone else away in the competition, so maybe they should just name the award "The John McCain Award For Big Fat Hypocrisy" and give the 2018 award to James Clapper and CNN.

Anyway, here's John McVain:

Describing the political environment overall, the Arizona Republican writes that he is dismayed by the "scarcity of humility in politics these days."

Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your Huckleberry! at April 30, 2018 12:23 PM (ZyZPm)

34 More MBM intrigue. Brian Stelter @brianstelter Breaking: @NYTimes says Metro editor Wendell Jamieson has resigned following "an investigation." Of what? The paper isn't saying. Memo says "Susan Chira is stepping in as interim metro editor effective immediately." Michael Calderone @mlcalderone NYT Metro editor Wendell Jamieson stepping down, saying in note that "I regret and apologize for my mistakes and leaving under these circumstances." What mistakes and did they involve KY Jelly?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 12:23 PM (+y/Ru)

35 (comment deleted)

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2018 12:23 PM (0kkuk)

36 I wasn't aware that journalists had any ethics. They have them for all occasions!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 12:23 PM (oVJmc)

37 Kinda like getting an award for sleeping with your sister no?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2018 12:23 PM (5y11N)

38 Just one of many topics we'll be discussing on our (soon to be) hit new show!

Posted by: The "Tapper and Clapper Variety Hour" at April 30, 2018 12:23 PM (I2dne)

39 Comey got the shaft. Clapper got a nice gig. That's gotta sting.
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Who has the 7figure book advance? 

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (MIKMs)

40 He knew someone had to leak this story. He could smell it, a combination of desperate truth and the electric arc of moral necessity. Slowly, heavily, deliberately, Charlie moved his hand to the Western Electric 302 model telephone, and began to dial. Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 30, 2018 05:22 PM (CPk0 His tale began slowly, deliberately ... but soon became heated, manic, pulsating ... like a billionaire real-estate mogul banging a full-breasted porn star.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (fiGNd)

41 29 Rush was mentioning today that the big outrage from the dinner was that award and not the comedian.

Still, I do get the sense that they know they've stepped in it.  It.  You know.  The shit.  Just like in Cambodia. 

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (LAe3v)

42 So they gave themselves an award for reporting a pack of lies about Trump.  because that is all that so-called dossier was.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (mpXpK)

43 I Have Assholeberger's Syndrome Woman with fake "Asperger's Syndrome" -- code for "I am an asshole with can't-modulate-my-voice-itis" gets kicked out of theater for bothering everyone by making constant noise, plays the victim card -- and is now a national victim-hero in the UK: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-43950171 The article is 100% in her favor. The 500 other people whose experience was ruined are of no importance compared to her need to be annoying. Yet another example of how the idiots have a stranglehold on the cultural narrative.

Posted by: zombie at April 30, 2018 12:24 PM (42M22)

44 Journalistic ethics?! What's that?

Posted by: MSNBCNN at April 30, 2018 12:25 PM (zTtjJ)

45 The weird thing is that apparently that dinner was so awful and nasty that every major name in journalism is talking about rethinking the entire process and event.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 12:25 PM (39g3+)

46 32 Sara Carter and her impressive reporting (and impressive rack) is one of the only reasons to watch Hannity. Posted by: Benji Carver


Dude.  She has plenty of attributes, but no, she's not hot.  At least not hot like a sweaty, febrile nightmare of a day.  One of those days where you can feel your hair sweating.  

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2018 12:26 PM (LAe3v)

47 One must also remember that Clapper is one of the biggest liars in the United States.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 30, 2018 12:26 PM (mpXpK)

48 44 Journalistic ethics?! What's that? Posted by: MSNBCNN at April 30, 2018 05:25 PM (zTtjJ) Oxymoron... you know... like Jumbo Shrimp?

Posted by: Don Q. at April 30, 2018 12:26 PM (NgKpN)

49 13. Yep. Bloody reprisals are the order of the day.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 12:26 PM (fA1SL)

50 To be honest though, I'm not sure there is such a thing as journalistic ethics any more

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 12:26 PM (39g3+)

51 Criminals who think they are the smartest people in the room are always the easiest to catch and make the stupidest mistakes because they think that no one else could possibly figure out their ingenious plans.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM (5AX1G)

52 47 One must also remember that Clapper is one of the biggest liars in the United States. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party "Biggest" measured in girth -- or length?

Posted by: zombie at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM (42M22)

53 But the true scandal here is that CLAPPER STILL HAS HIS TOP SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE AND IS STILL VIEWING INTELLIGENCE and is working for CNN. Sorry, but what the actually fucking fuck?

Posted by: Sharkman at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM (dDMQ9)

54 The "Tapper and Clapper Variety Hour" sounds like a reality show about a guy who picks up women in a bar and leaves them with an STD.  Perfect name, in other words, for the new CNN "news" show.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your Huckleberry! at April 30, 2018 12:27 PM (ZyZPm)

55 What mistakes and did they involve KY Jelly? Cheez-whiz, a girl scout, and a Black-and-Decker drill.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 12:28 PM (oVJmc)

56 "Biggest" measured in girth -- or length? Posted by: zombie

I reject your patriarchal dimensionalism. 

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2018 12:28 PM (LAe3v)

57 >Former Assistant FBI Director James Kallstrom criticized Brennan and Clapper in an interview Sunday on Fox News Sunday... Kallstrom said people in the United States should be concerned and react to this, "this is third world country stuff." Why is it always a "former"? I have fired people for stealing $20. I would lose my job for way less than this. AND I'M IN THE GOLF BUSINESS!! Why are there no current FBI...? That government gig is too good. Fucking cowards.

Posted by: golfman at April 30, 2018 12:28 PM (If3tB)

58 They have them for all occasions! "I have principles. If you don't like them, I have others." - Groucho Marx

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster [/i][/s][/b] at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (GdWl+)

59 This is the book Tapper should have written but nobody would probably believe it. We now have the media knowingly complicit with the Obama administration and Hillary campaign in running a coup attempt against a sitting US president. You'd call bullshit on this if someone wrote this as the premise of a novel.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (/tuJf)

60 The Media is going back to soul-search and reflect on it's prior false statements about Trump regarding Iran and North Korea. In light of new evidence they are ... oh, who am I kidding?

Posted by: Cm9000 at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (0ulm5)

61 38 Just one of many topics we'll be discussing on our (soon to be) hit new show! Posted by: The "Tapper and Clapper Variety Hour" Sandwiched between the Glenn Campbell Goodtime Hour and the Sonny Hates Cher Show.

Posted by: zombie at April 30, 2018 12:29 PM (42M22)

62 There are few situations in life where a Groucho witticism isn't appropriate.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster [/i][/s][/b] at April 30, 2018 12:30 PM (GdWl+)

63 47 One must also remember that Clapper is one of the biggest liars in the United States. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 30, 2018 05:26 PM (mpXpK) Clapper was a Spook... his entire career was in 'Military intelligence'... (another Oxymoron)... Do you really expect ANYONE with an entire career as a Spook, to act honorably???

Posted by: Don Q. at April 30, 2018 12:30 PM (NgKpN)

64 CNN, with Clapper, Brennan and others deliberately and with malice manufactured a story they knew was false. Think about that while the media tells you they are wrongly accused of being dishonest political propagandists.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 30, 2018 12:30 PM (C0Xny)

65 Clapper, "we create the news so you don't have to" say, thank you.

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 12:30 PM (2G9k3)

66 Education: University of Maryland, College Park (BS), St. Mary's University, Texas (MA) Political party: Democratic

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 12:31 PM (2G9k3)

67 No no no. Haven't you heard? Papadopoulos was the justification for the FISA warrant. Repeat after me: PAPADOPOULOS PAPADOPOULOS PAPADOPOULOS PAPADOPOULOS PAPADOPOULOS PAPADOPOULOS PAPADOPOULOS

Posted by: Transgender Fonzie at April 30, 2018 12:31 PM (HgMAr)

68 Where the hell is karma?

Posted by: Max Power [/i] [/b] at April 30, 2018 12:31 PM (q177U)

69 Bibi's show & tell - in addition to confirming the idiocy and malice of TFG'S Iran deal - just showed that US intel is either dishonest or incompetent. Heads. Should. Roll.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 12:32 PM (fA1SL)

70 >>Do you really expect ANYONE with an entire career as a Spook, to act honorably??? Admiral Mike Rogers. And he may turn out to be the guy who saved the country.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 12:32 PM (/tuJf)

71 Posted by: Don Q. at April 30, 2018 05:30 PM (NgKpN) He seems so incompetent that I'm surprised we never had to exchange some Russian spies for him. That could be proof he's been working for them all along.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 30, 2018 12:32 PM (5AX1G)

72 The powerful intelligence chieftain turned his shaven head inquisitively toward the intrepid newsman. This young man, with his handsome features surprised the old bull. He would never have thought that a man so full of youth and vigor would also possess the wisdom, patience and temerity of a man fifty thousand times his age. "You need a 'news hook' you say?" Knowing it was well beyond the law and accepted norms to help this brilliant journalist, he nonetheless felt it incumbent upon him to do something, anything, to further his cause. There had to be some way he could serve his country in its dire struggle against the vulgar anthropoid who had taken control of its Peoples' House. With his gaze full of meaning, he shifted his eyes from the Adonis before him, to the lanky, but Christlike lawman across the mahogany-paneled room. "James," he quietly intoned "What can we do?"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 30, 2018 12:32 PM (AzW6q)

73 n March 2014, Clapper signed a directive that barred employees of the intelligence community from providing intelligence related information to reporters without prior authorization even to provide unclassified information making a violation of the directive a security violation hahahahaha

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 12:32 PM (2G9k3)

74 Admiral Mike Rogers. And he may turn out to be the guy who saved the country. Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 05:32 PM (/tuJf) THis. Quietly.

Posted by: golfman at April 30, 2018 12:33 PM (If3tB)

75 There. Are. Four. Bananas!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 30, 2018 12:33 PM (7LY+6)

76 can't make it up. hahaha

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 12:33 PM (2G9k3)

77 Admiral Mike Rogers. And he may turn out to be the guy who saved the country.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 05:32 PM (/tuJf)

==============================

  

He certainly saved Trump, with his warning. 

Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your Huckleberry! at April 30, 2018 12:34 PM (ZyZPm)

78 "James," he quietly intoned "What can we do?" Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


"It's curtains", the man cryptically replied.

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2018 12:34 PM (LAe3v)

79 So the FBI and CIA keep secrets like a hen house would

Posted by: Skip at April 30, 2018 12:34 PM (aC6Sd)

80 Admiral Mike Rogers. And he may turn out to be the guy who saved the country. Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 05:32 PM (/tuJf) Dude better hire a food-taster. And wear a Live-Streaming Go Pro 24/7.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 12:34 PM (fiGNd)

81 52 47 One must also remember that Clapper is one of the biggest liars in the United States. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party "Biggest" measured in girth -- or length? Posted by: zombie at April 30, 2018 05:27 PM (42M22) ------ Comey still wins, if you measure by height.

Posted by: rd at April 30, 2018 12:34 PM (4dz1m)

82 so adding to my comment at 73, who authorized Clapper to leakity leak and leak fake crap?

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (2G9k3)

83 Call me kooky. But I'm honestly starting to believe Obama put dangerous or incompetent people in those positions on purpose

Posted by: Marcus T at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (C0Xny)

84 There is no conflict of interest here. Government intelligence agencies and media companies are all part of the same organization. Clapper just transferred from one office to another.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (/qEW2)

85 Clap on Clap Off I got the clap Great last name to have ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (5y11N)

86 ace, Limbaugh actually may have sort of answered your exit question (who told Comey about the CNN "hook" thing?), or at least confirmed that it is a question, for which the answer is somewhat obvious. Comey told Congress his "assignment" in briefing Trump was ..... well, that's enough right there. Rush made the valid point - this is the effing FBI Director - who gives HIM an assignment?? Well, generally, nobody. In this case, the answer is the one you suggest: Clapper, Brennan, or both.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (QDnY+)

87 68 Where the hell is karma?

Posted by: Max Power at April 30, 2018 05:31 PM (q177U)

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This.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your Huckleberry! at April 30, 2018 12:35 PM (ZyZPm)

88 wisdom, patience and temerity of a man fifty thousand times his age. " Ozymandias?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 30, 2018 12:36 PM (7LY+6)

89 But I'm honestly starting to believe Obama put dangerous or incompetent people in those positions on purpose Posted by: Marcus T at April 30, 2018 05:35 PM (C0Xny) And it dawned on me today that bushes are not really conservative?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2018 12:36 PM (5y11N)

90 Pretty sure CNN and the parasitic media don;'t care if this was moral or ethical, but only that it generated hours upon hours of product for their shitty news network. What the hell else would they talk about? Race? Sexism? Gays? Well, they would talk about that, but this was added on top of all that.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Raniere at April 30, 2018 12:36 PM (AASEZ)

91 12. Deut. ██:11 When two men are fighting and the wife of one of them intervenes to drag her husband clear of his opponent, if she puts out her hand and catches hold of the man by his privates, you must cut off her hand and show her no mercy.

Posted by: James Comey, teetering closer to the edge of the abyss [/i] at April 30, 2018 12:36 PM (LOgQ4)

92 clapper should be embarrassed and ashamed, but not only is he a liar he also is a leaker. so he doesn't even hold himself to his own directives.

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (2G9k3)

93 >>He certainly saved Trump, with his warning. Even before that. He was the guy who blew the whistle on the Obama administrations abuse of the FISA court.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (/tuJf)

94 Call me kooky. But I'm honestly starting to believe Obama put dangerous or incompetent people in those positions on purpose Posted by: Marcus T at April 30, 2018 05:35 PM (C0Xny) "Fundamental transformation," remember. He meant it.

Posted by: filbert at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (953wK)

95 88 wisdom, patience and temerity of a man fifty thousand times his age. "

Ozymandias? Posted by: Anon a mouse



For the life of me, I cannot keep that crap out of my lawn. 

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (LAe3v)

96 Where the hell is karma? Posted by: Max Power at April 30, 2018 05:31 PM (q177U) =========================This. Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your Huckleberry! at April 30, 2018 05:35 PM (ZyZPm) A pedestrian effort ... ===============================THIS.

Posted by: Jake Tapper at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (fiGNd)

97 Where the hell is karma? " Backing over the dogma?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 30, 2018 12:37 PM (7LY+6)

98 "Journalistic Ethics" I think that went extinct before my ancestors did. At a minimum, it's a contradiction of terms. When their ethics are selective depending on target, well they never had any by definition.

Posted by: Do Do Byrd at April 30, 2018 12:38 PM (H8S+R)

99 Federica Mogherini, the European Unions High Representative of for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, on Monday responded to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahus presentation on Iran. What I have seen from the first reports is that Prime Minister Netanyahu has not put into question Irans compliance with the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] LOL Well that will be the EU line...well that and it was only the NAZIs that hurt those poor Jews

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2018 12:38 PM (5y11N)

100 For the life of me, I cannot keep that crap out of my lawn" Try preemergent herbicide... Heh

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 30, 2018 12:39 PM (7LY+6)

101 Just RICO the fuck out of the federal government already. Watch it collapse.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 30, 2018 12:39 PM (89T5c)

102 Hillary's State Department sent out memos on employees using private communications that Hillary herself and minions didn't follow themselves.

Posted by: Skip at April 30, 2018 12:39 PM (aC6Sd)

103 A firing squad is too dignified for these people.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at April 30, 2018 12:39 PM (buBai)

104 That mincing queer Brennan was all over NPR yesterday talking in monotone about how great he is, and he Trump is basically the enemy. Then the pursed lemon sucker of an NPR host hit that douche with what his CIA would maybe have done to people illegally. That guy is a real piece of work.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Raniere at April 30, 2018 12:39 PM (AASEZ)

105 Comey, Clapper, Brennan. It's amazing we survived their insults.

Posted by: navybrat, keeping a low profile at April 30, 2018 12:39 PM (w7KSn)

106 97 Where the hell is karma? "

Backing over the dogma? Posted by: Anon a mouse


I don't care if it stays out of the homoousios.

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2018 12:39 PM (LAe3v)

107 And I'm glad to see Kallstrom is now using the "Third World" reference so many of us have been using for, well, years (frequently during Obama's misrule). And there's been a degradation of the intel community *informal* standards for years, for which Brennan and Clapper would represent the logical, disgusting eventual low.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 30, 2018 12:39 PM (QDnY+)

108 Reporters, 'ink-stained wretches' had, perhaps ethics. "Journalists" have none whatsoever, except "make yourself as preeningly self-important as possible."

Posted by: filbert at April 30, 2018 12:40 PM (953wK)

109 wonder if Bibi's magic Iran files, that they obtained 15 dys ago, have anything on Brennan and Co...hmmm

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 12:41 PM (bUjCl)

110 The WHCD comedienne knows the show biz truism, there's no such thing as bad publicity. She's got a Netflix show coming up. Her performance didn't lose her a single potential viewer, pleased the crap out of the awful people who are her fans, and got her name in front of all the awful people who didn't know her from Kathleen Madigan. Win, win, win for her. Egg on the face of the newsers who once again didn't do any investigation.

Posted by: Downcast at April 30, 2018 12:41 PM (6GIK2)

111 that the Israelis obtained that is

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 12:41 PM (bUjCl)

112 Rhyming Guide for Current Events dapper -- fashionably dressed, referring to men fapper -- one who masturbates to Internet porn lapper -- an eager lesbian mapper -- cartographer (slang) napper -- a person who sleeps briefly during the day papper -- gynecologist (informal) rapper -- performer of tuneless spoken-word "music" sapper -- military personnel who dig tunnels and/or deactivate mines Tapper -- Buffoonish media pundit yapper -- mouth, as in for speaking zapper -- electronic flyswatter for killing insect Clapper -- traitor crapper -- toilet flapper -- 1920s party girl slapper -- one who slaps snapper -- a type of fish trapper -- a mountain man who catches and skins animals for their fur wrapper -- material that encloses an object, usually a gift or food item

Posted by: zombie at April 30, 2018 12:41 PM (42M22)

113 >>CNN is refusing to answer questions about this and has not covered this story at all. how do you like them bananas!?

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:42 PM (OfVWt)

114 JackStraw: "Even before that. He was the guy who blew the whistle on the Obama administrations abuse of the FISA court." BTW, where's the outrage by this court on being misled? Shouldn't at least one of them be pretty pissed off about now at having been used in a fraud? Dumb questions, I know. Clearly they are active participants since they, as a body and as individuals, have not been blowing whistles and imposing sanctions on those who went before them. The Judiciary is as complicit as the Deep State Executive.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 30, 2018 12:42 PM (H8S+R)

115 Kickbacks are illegal. Making money (CNN) off illegal acts (Clapper) who in turn got a payday is highly illegal. He really never thought anyone would figure it out. CNN thought they would be protected from it but they paid him so not so much.

Posted by: Lester at April 30, 2018 12:42 PM (LfJIn)

116 For the life of me, I cannot keep that crap out of my lawn" Try preemergent herbicide... Heh Posted by: Anon a mouse Do not mix up with the bottle of preemergent homicide.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at April 30, 2018 12:42 PM (BBhgz)

117 also clappers wife works at nsa

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 12:43 PM (2G9k3)

118 Tapper, Clapper. There is no way I will ever not mix these up.

Posted by: Chris M at April 30, 2018 12:43 PM (eAZVt)

119 Buck Dharma is dead?

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:43 PM (OfVWt)

120 I don't care if it stays out of the homoousios. Fifty points for a pun involving an obscure theological concept

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 12:43 PM (39g3+)

121 In order to violate journalistic ethics, CNN would have had to had some to start with. So it's cool that they hired Clapper.

Posted by: bluebell at April 30, 2018 12:43 PM (oMtOd)

122 BTW, where's the outrage by this court on being misled? Shouldn't at least one of them be pretty pissed off about now at having been used in a fraud? Dumb questions, I know. Clearly they are active participants since they, as a body and as individuals, have not been blowing whistles and imposing sanctions on those who went before them. The Judiciary is as complicit as the Deep State Executive. Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel That no one is already sitting in jail is "the tell".

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at April 30, 2018 12:44 PM (BBhgz)

123 >>wonder if Bibi's magic Iran files, that they obtained 15 dys ago, have anything on Brennan and Co...hmmm Here's what I'm hoping they show. Rosatom, the Russian state oil/gas/energy company, built a nuclear reactor for Iran in Bushehr. Rosatom also owns Uranium One. After the sale of our uranium to Uranium One by Hillary and her cronies, Russia illegally shipped the uranium to Canada and from there on to Europe and Asia and possibly elsewhere. What if some of that uranium ended up in Iran?

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 12:44 PM (/tuJf)

124 Imagine all this either being swept under the rug or doubled down if Trump didn't win.

Posted by: Skip at April 30, 2018 12:44 PM (aC6Sd)

125 86 ace, Limbaugh actually may have sort of answered your exit question (who told Comey about the CNN "hook" thing?), or at least confirmed that it is a question, for which the answer is somewhat obvious. Comey told Congress his "assignment" in briefing Trump was ..... well, that's enough right there. Rush made the valid point - this is the effing FBI Director - who gives HIM an assignment?? Well, generally, nobody. In this case, the answer is the one you suggest: Clapper, Brennan, or both. Posted by: rhomboid at April 30, 2018 05:35 PM (QDnY+) Look higher. President Barack Hussein Obama Remember that CYA email from the Ferret Jarrett at 12:20 on 1/20/2017?

Posted by: rd at April 30, 2018 12:44 PM (4dz1m)

126 Almost all the dots have been connected now. The post election coup attempt is revealed. All that needs to happen now is for the press that was in on it from the beginning, wanted Hillary for president, and will not publish positive news about Trump to suddenly decide to report on their own conspiracy to take down the POTUS in collusion with our own deep state. Sure, that'll happen.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 30, 2018 12:44 PM (z79tQ)

127 BTW: CNN is refusing to answer questions about this and has not covered this story at all. CNN's legal department needs to be called in to a grand jury to answer some questions.

Posted by: Lester at April 30, 2018 12:45 PM (LfJIn)

128 >>What if some of that uranium ended up in Iran? Is that the Uranium Michele Obama peed on in a Montreal Hotel Room when she found out it was American Made?

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:46 PM (OfVWt)

129 What if some of that uranium ended up in Iran? weren't they (Iranians) allowed some small amount under some stupid agreement ? even before the current fiasco ?

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 12:46 PM (bUjCl)

130 112 Rhyming Guide for Current Events 'snapper' also less common slang for the female external primary sexual parts.

Posted by: JEM at April 30, 2018 12:47 PM (CDnzC)

131 Is that the Uranium Michele Obama peed on in a Montreal Hotel Room when she found out it was American Made? Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 05:46 PM (OfVWt) Hotel Etiquette is quite a bit different on Kashyyyk.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 12:47 PM (fiGNd)

132 i admit to total disillusionment with all the people i had once respected, and believed they existed for the good of the country.

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 12:47 PM (2G9k3)

133 CNN's legal department needs to be called in to a grand jury to answer some questions. CNN's legal department needs to be shown just how many lamp posts there are in DC.

Posted by: JEM at April 30, 2018 12:47 PM (CDnzC)

134 This is CNN! https://bit.ly/2KlUEvv

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 12:48 PM (+y/Ru)

135 This shit just screams RICO. Rudy is there.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 30, 2018 12:48 PM (89T5c)

136 i admit to total disillusionment with all the people i had once respected, and believed they existed for the good of the country. Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 05:47 PM (2G9k3) There's a reason History records tales of Heroism, Loyalty, and Morality. They're damn rare.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 12:48 PM (fiGNd)

137 yeah i wouldn't be surprised if some of our uranium ended up in iran.

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 12:49 PM (2G9k3)

138 The whole incestuous relationship between government employees and journalists needs to be ended.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 12:49 PM (LiyEm)

139 vomits on clappers shoes.

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 12:49 PM (2G9k3)

140 Hotel Etiquette is quite a bit different on Kashyyyk. Welcome to the Hotel Etiquette ...oh, fuck it Only Muldoon can fix this Bye, I need to piss So here's where I quit.

Posted by: JEM at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (CDnzC)

141 JackStraw that would indeed be delicious. The Rosatom/Bushehr thing is already a go. Russki help to Iran's nuke program is old (and still outrageous) news, but ..... actual supply of US-sourced U would be so incredible even Bob Corker might manage a press release about it.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (QDnY+)

142 >>BTW, where's the outrage by this court on being misled? Shouldn't at least one of them be pretty pissed off about now at having been used in a fraud? Well I've been pretty pissed about this since last April. But they are part of the investigation and so is the FISA abuse so it seems as if they are keeping their powder dry for the time being.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (/tuJf)

143 The whole lot of them belong in prison. Sadly, I dont think any of these fucks are going to face justice.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (qL+f5)

144 Rex Tillerson certified the Iran deal back in 2017. I'm glad he is gone.

Posted by: navybrat, keeping a low profile at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (w7KSn)

145 What if some of that uranium ended up in Iran? Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 05:44 PM (/tuJf) It did.

Posted by: clutch at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (kiSdp)

146 we literally have gotten to the point where dangling people from the yardarm is appropriate

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 30, 2018 12:50 PM (MTjB1)

147 123 >>wonder if Bibi's magic Iran files, that they obtained 15 dys ago, have anything on Brennan and Co...hmmm Here's what I'm hoping they show. Rosatom, the Russian state oil/gas/energy company, built a nuclear reactor for Iran in Bushehr. Rosatom also owns Uranium One. After the sale of our uranium to Uranium One by Hillary and her cronies, Russia illegally shipped the uranium to Canada and from there on to Europe and Asia and possibly elsewhere. What if some of that uranium ended up in Iran? Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 05:44 PM (/tuJf) ----------- DING! DING! DING! One of the ways that nuclear weapons are traced is from the isotopic analysis of the fission products. That is right, after the explosion, the radioactive debris is analyzed, and a Russian or British or American weapon can be identified by the slight differences in specific isotopes that are collected. What happens when the bomb that detonates in a cargo container in Manhattan (or Tel Aviv) looks like an American nuclear weapon?

Posted by: rd at April 30, 2018 12:51 PM (4dz1m)

148 The super smart people in the so-called IC community would know that creating instability in around government would help enemies and rivals. So how come they could not work out that what they were and are doing ws and is helping Russians? The average person is capable of drawing those conclusions. Fire the lot of them and hire in their place the people shopping in any mall.

Posted by: Decaf at April 30, 2018 12:51 PM (/3+Sg)

149 The whole incestuous relationship between government employees and journalists needs to be ended. Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 05:49 PM (LiyEm) How about you tone down on the judgey a tad ?

Posted by: Appalachians Everywhere at April 30, 2018 12:51 PM (fiGNd)

150 I would care more about this scandal if CNN had any cultural influence whatsoever aside from being a non-prescription sedative in nursing homes.

Posted by: zombie at April 30, 2018 12:51 PM (42M22)

151 Used bumwipe is more prestigious than any award that the Professional Liars Guild gives itself.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365[/i][/b][/u][/s] at April 30, 2018 12:52 PM (Mbmmf)

152 CNN is refusing to answer questions about this and has not covered this story at all. - What about the public's right to know? Democracy dies in darkness.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 12:52 PM (+y/Ru)

153 the jigs up, so.. what can we expect to happen. amazing that we have even learned of the perfidy.

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 12:52 PM (2G9k3)

154 Comey, Clapper, Brennan. It's amazing we survived their insults. Remember Comey's interview with Bret Baier the other night? Comey mentioned that the three of them had dinner together the previous night. They're as thick as thieves and true traitors for wanting to overturn an election.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster [/i][/s][/b] at April 30, 2018 12:52 PM (GdWl+)

155 >>It did. Well, yea, I assume so. But I like proof.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 12:52 PM (/tuJf)

156 The JCPOA, the nuclear agreement, is not based on assumptions of good faith or trust - it is based on concrete commitments, verification mechanisms and a very strict monitoring of facts, done by the IAEA. LMAO LIke on those iranian bases you can't get near? But those EUers are pretty sharp ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2018 12:53 PM (5y11N)

157 do you only hang people from the yard arm at port or do you also do it while underway? will the mas on a modern destroyer handle hanging someone? how long do you leave someone swinging from the yardarm after hanging?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 30, 2018 12:53 PM (MTjB1)

158 Used bumwipe is more prestigious than any award that the Professional Liars Guild gives itself. Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at April 30, 2018 05:52 PM (Mbmmf) I've heard that you can get Val-U-Rite out of HoboWipe if you squeeze hard enough.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 12:53 PM (fiGNd)

159 Clapper, by making illegal leaks and being paid for it by CNN, has very obviously violated multiple laws. This piece of shit needs to be held to account.

Posted by: Cm9000 at April 30, 2018 12:53 PM (0ulm5)

160 CNN. Only brain dead old marxist farts watch that shit. They don't know any better.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 30, 2018 12:54 PM (EoRCO)

161 IIRC, didn't CNN initially misreport it to say that Comey briefed Trump on the allegations about his staff as well as the golden showers, then later had to correct it? There were only two people there when the briefing occurred, and Clapper wasn't one of them, so when Clapper leaked the fact of the briefing he thought Comey briefed Trump about the ACTUAL news hook, and Comey didn't have the cojones even to bring it up. Never mind that of course Comey never said anything to Trump about the provenance of the dossier, the lack of substantiation, or the fact that it has been used to obtain a FISA warrant on Carter Page that, by the "two hops" rule, was effectively a domestic surveillance warrant on Trump himself. Has CNN ever reported those omissions?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at April 30, 2018 12:54 PM (jK8Z7)

162 >>Well, yea, I assume so. But I like proof. Yeah, well...around here it's not the only thing you find in the pudding.

Posted by: garrett at April 30, 2018 12:54 PM (OfVWt)

163 Not to mention that used bumwipe is what they use to sanitize their journalistic ethics.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365[/i][/b][/u][/s] at April 30, 2018 12:54 PM (Mbmmf)

164 There's a reason History records tales of Heroism, Loyalty, and Morality. also Promiscuity, Hemophilia and Pederasty - all in one royal family !

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 12:54 PM (bUjCl)

165 i admit to total disillusionment with all the people i had once respected, and believed they existed for the good of the country. Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 05:47 PM (2G9k3) There's a reason History records tales of Heroism, Loyalty, and Morality. They're damn rare. Posted by: ScoggDog And the lying liars that lie, are the ones that record history.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at April 30, 2018 12:54 PM (BBhgz)

166 Comey, Clapper, Brennan.
It's amazing we survived their insults.


Remember Comey's interview with Bret Baier the other night? Comey mentioned that the three of them had dinner together the previous night.

They're as thick as thieves and true traitors for wanting to overturn an election.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 30, 2018 05:52 PM (GdWl+)


Three makes a conspiracy, doesn't it?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at April 30, 2018 12:55 PM (jK8Z7)

167 163. Rampant rumpswabbery, to quote Howie Carr

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 30, 2018 12:56 PM (fA1SL)

168 again, the chutzpah on this guy, In March 2014 Clapper signed a directive that barred employees of the intelligence community from providing intelligence-related information to reporters without prior authorization, even to provide unclassified information making a violation of the directive a security violation. --- so right before Obama left he opened all the doors in the intelligence community to eachother. what was His goal?

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 12:56 PM (2G9k3)

169 You know ... I can see why Jack is so confident that these investigations are going to yield "something". The case is so damn obvious - you have to be willfully blind not to see it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 12:56 PM (fiGNd)

170 >>how long do you leave someone swinging from the yardarm after hanging? You cut them down immediately after death. Then you stick them in the gibbet, hang it on public display and let the birds and other scavengers pick their bones clean. The old ways are often the best.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 12:56 PM (/tuJf)

171 "Journalistic Ethics" I think that went extinct before my ancestors did. - Killed when an asteroid crashed into Earth.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 12:56 PM (+y/Ru)

172 150 I would care more about this scandal if CNN had any cultural influence whatsoever aside from being a non-prescription sedative in nursing homes.

Posted by: zombie at April 30, 2018 05:51 PM (42M22)


And airports. Somehow Wolf Blitzer is always on when I'm at the gate. Not sure how that happens.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (jK8Z7)

173 137 yeah i wouldn't be surprised if some of our uranium ended up in iran. I guarantee it did. That was the whole point.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (oVJmc)

174 JackStraw: "But they are part of the investigation and so is the FISA abuse so it seems as if they are keeping their powder dry for the time being." I hope to God you're right, but I can't say I've ever been more cynical about the state of the Federal Government than I am now. Despite Trump's (what I think will be) historical attempts to reign in a rogue State, I have zero confidence of justice being done. It's as corrupt a cesspool of felons and rats as I ever could've imagined. The more I've learned, the more fuel I hope I can bring to the funeral pyre after the initial impact of SMOD.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (H8S+R)

175 you have to be willfully blind not to see it. Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 05:56 PM (fiGNd) Ya mean a democrat?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (5y11N)

176 I can't get a grip on this story. The deep state government agents are in cahoots with news media operatives to spread propaganda. And so? Next, you will be telling me that ideologues have taken over the Department of Education and EPA rules aren't about saving the environment. Well, I never ...

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at April 30, 2018 12:57 PM (roQNm)

177 As he stepped into the Oval Office, this powerful head of the FBI took a sharp breath, and drew upon the Scriptures to bolster his nearly boundless courage. "Yea, as I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death..." ran this paragon of virtue's inner monologue, which was sharply interrupted by a discomfiting realization - the gaudy golden drapes were drawn wide open. There was nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. Steeling his lengthy spine, Comey stifled the urge to vomit from the aroma of Hawaiian Tropic and Cheetos. The stench was indescribable, like a sickly admixture of shame and the sweat of a voter at Wal-Mart. He had to power through. He approached the Resolute Desk, a symbol of his beloved America, besmirched by the presence of the brutish tycoon sitting so incongruously behind it. "Mr. President," he said, "I'm glad you're sitting down. I have something which it is my sworn duty to convey to you."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 30, 2018 12:58 PM (AzW6q)

178 "It's curtains", the man cryptically replied. Posted by: pep at April 30, 2018 05:34 PM This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: James Comey, velvet panels enthusiast at April 30, 2018 12:58 PM (2NqXo)

179 >>>Posted by: zombie at April 30, 2018 05:41 PM (42M22) I got firsties on a few of those. I was particularly proud of noting that Tapper's fellow anchorman, Brian Williams, was a "rapper". The Jimmy Fallon bit.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 12:58 PM (/qEW2)

180 168 again, the chutzpah on this guy,
In March 2014 Clapper signed a directive that barred employees of the intelligence community from providing intelligence-related information to reporters without prior authorization, even to provide unclassified information making a violation of the directive a security violation.
---
so right before Obama left he opened all the doors in the intelligence community to eachother.

what was His goal?

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 05:56 PM (2G9k3)


Was the existence of the directive itself intelligence-related information, so by revealing the existence of the directive you were violating it? Sort of like double secret probation?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at April 30, 2018 12:58 PM (jK8Z7)

181 "Journalistic ethics" died a long, long time ago.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 30, 2018 12:59 PM (l9m7l)

182 you have to be willfully blind not to see it. Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 05:56 PM (fiGNd) Ya mean a democrat? Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2018 05:57 PM (5y11N) Shit ... Democrat in on the crime, Republican desperate not to acknowledge the entire system is corrupt from top to bottom ... take your pick. Mix and Match. I hope I'm wrong and Jack's right ... because I think this is the last chance to right this shit short of tearing an entire government down.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 12:59 PM (fiGNd)

183 I've been cynical since way before it was fashionable. Let's see, Waco, Elian Gonzales, Ruby Ridge, the list got real long, real fast.

Posted by: navybrat, keeping a low profile at April 30, 2018 01:00 PM (w7KSn)

184 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 30, 2018 01:00 PM (KCxzN)

185 177 that's awfully good

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM (hMwEB)

186 Caesar, i don't know . But i'm sure he meant it at the moment. so what was going on at that time. Hillary's emails?

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM (2G9k3)

187 How about you tone down on the judgey a tad ? Posted by: Appalachians Everywhere at April 30, 2018 05:51 PM (fiGNd) Fvck You, Williamson.

Posted by: Hill Dweller at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM (z79tQ)

188
Not sure why Sara Carter frames it as a question.  Of course its unethical, at least for standards we assume should be there for high ranking govt officials and the media.

But of course they have no standards when it comes to politics, they see their job as attacking the right and promoting the left.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM (r+sAi)

189 The Bollard got rich giving away our uranium to Putin who in turn laundered it to Iran.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 30, 2018 01:01 PM (89T5c)

190 ISIS, remember those ? don' hear about them no more. chopping off heads. no more. thank you PDJT.

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (bUjCl)

191 >>I would care more about this scandal if CNN had any cultural influence whatsoever aside from being a non-prescription sedative in nursing homes. The CNN report was arguably the start of the entire public interest in the Russia collusion narrative. It was leaked intentionally to CNN, and specifically to ex-Fusion GPS employees at CNN, because Brennan and Clapper knew that they would breathlessly report it without questioning it. I think that's a pretty freaking enormous cultural influence.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (/tuJf)

192 Hotel Etiquette is quite a bit different on Kashyyyk. Welcome to the Hotel Etiquette ...oh, fuck it Only Muldoon can fix this Bye, I need to piss So here's where I quit. Posted by: JEM at April 30, 2018 05:50 PM Please sing Wildfire for me. I love horsey songs!

Posted by: Jake Tapper, failed novelist at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (2NqXo)

193 I will leave that experiment to braver souls than mine, ScoggDog. Members of the WHCA, for instance.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365[/i][/b][/u][/s] at April 30, 2018 01:02 PM (Mbmmf)

194 at this point why shouldn't i believe elections are rigged? was this their first attempt? They sure are mad, so their first attempt,, or their first loss?

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 01:03 PM (2G9k3)

195 177 that's awfully good Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at April 30, 2018 06:01 PM (hMwEB) --- Thanks! Maybe I can get a job ghostwriting for Jake.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 30, 2018 01:03 PM (AzW6q)

196 The Bollard got rich giving away our uranium to Putin who in turn laundered it to Iran. That way we couldn't detect where Iran got all their material from, it would just trace back to us. No fingerprints for Vlad.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 01:03 PM (oVJmc)

197 Putin has his own Uranium to sell, why does he need a complicated internation transaction ?

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 01:03 PM (bUjCl)

198 you have to be willfully blind not to see it. Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 05:56 PM (fiGNd) Ya mean a democrat? - Donk spin. Netanyahu's revelations are nothing. All that's from 15 years ago, long before Obama began wheelin' and dealin'.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 01:03 PM (+y/Ru)

199 Ethics is to journalism as apples are to bananas

Posted by: f'd at April 30, 2018 01:03 PM (UdKB7)

200 Just watched the entirety of Michele Wolf at the WHCD. I see now, why she went there. Oh Lord. Bill Cosby might give her a Mickey. But while he waited for it to take affect, even he would change his mind.

Posted by: golfman at April 30, 2018 01:03 PM (If3tB)

201 How many R's knew of this shit and said nothing or continued to rag on the President? Flake, McCain, Graham, etc. Then you have Comey, McCain, and Tapper writing books of self-aggrandizement. Pukes.

Posted by: Cheri at April 30, 2018 01:04 PM (oiNtH)

202 Putin has his own Uranium to sell, why does he need a complicated internation transaction ? Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 06:03 PM (bUjCl) So a detonated nuke in Tel Aviv can't be traced to his stash.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 01:04 PM (fiGNd)

203 so. My mind jumps back to Obama, and how he appeared out of nowhere, and the media and everyone else were All in.

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 01:04 PM (2G9k3)

204 157 yankeefifth The Burke DDGs have the weight and moment reserve to hang several Micheal Moores from the top yardarm. Tico CGs, maybe only 1 Micheal Moore, in calm seas. One issue, you fry them with the microwave radiation from the radars. So this is suboptimal in any threat environment, or in the Seventh Fleet's case, regular peacetime steaming. A better plan is to stream Nixies, with those Dem traitors tightly ties to the cable. Set up a remote release, and feed the sharks. An Earth Day win/win!

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2018 01:05 PM (hyuyC)

205 ergh, i think i'll go back to cleaning the house, and finishing up dinner.

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 01:05 PM (2G9k3)

206 rickb223: "And the lying liars that lie, are the ones that record history." This. Recall the self-proclaimed Paper of Record. Back when microfilm and microfiche were standard, that was the "premiere" archive for news history. And look what a lying POS it is. It is now what it always was. And that was the standard by which contemporaries viewed a-day-in-the-life. So much of known history is a lie. We see the lies recorded daily and yet that's the legacy this generation will leave the next. And so on. One must pretty much question everything, and it's a tragedy that we must.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 30, 2018 01:06 PM (H8S+R)

207 203 - Yep. Clint Eastwood was telling all of us what a fraud this guy was. Can you imagine what we don't know about yet?

Posted by: Cheri at April 30, 2018 01:06 PM (oiNtH)

208 BTW: CNN is refusing to answer questions about this and has not covered this story at all. Except with lime.

Posted by: eleven at April 30, 2018 01:06 PM (+lOpA)

209 So a detonated nuke in Tel Aviv can't be traced to his stash. oh

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 01:06 PM (bUjCl)

210 Or did Clapper tell him that?

Boy, I could write a whole book on that.

Posted by: Jake Clapper at April 30, 2018 01:06 PM (Tyii7)

211 203 so. My mind jumps back to Obama, and how he appeared out of nowhere, and the media and everyone else were All in. Posted by: willow at April 30, 2018 06:04 PM (2G9k3) Diabolus ex machina

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2018 01:06 PM (NWiLs)

212 Did Jill Stein collude with Russians? I've just always assumed that any left leaning 3rd party run was Russian and/or Chinese funded. Its not like they are even really secretive about it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 01:07 PM (39g3+)

213 >>Putin has his own Uranium to sell, why does he need a complicated internation transaction ? Not so much really. And it has been part of Russian state policy back to the mid 2000s to acquire as much uranium on the international market as possible. The entire country runs on energy products and they wanted to be the major player in this space as well. One of the key Putin allies assigned this task was one Oleg Deripaska. Keep your eye on that guy, his part in this story isn't over yet.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 01:07 PM (/tuJf)

214 Hang from a yard arm? No, Hang them in the front elevator of the elevator bank of their Washington DC HQ Building. With the corpse framed in the elevator doors at eye level on the main floor, where every department bureaucrat has to file by on their way to work, lunch, and home. And every visitor too. And schedule training for every employee and contractor in the entire bureau, and as many retirees as possible, where they need to walk by that elevator. The training should be simple, Follow the Constitution, follow the Law, or else. And video it for every "Welcome to" orientation training session. Continuing Training could include a video conference with the lower level criminals in their cells, where they can talk about their crimes, and their new daily lives.

Posted by: rd at April 30, 2018 01:09 PM (4dz1m)

215 Tapper, Clapper. There is no way I will ever not mix these up.
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I get Clapper and Comey mixed up all the time.

Posted by: shibumi at April 30, 2018 01:09 PM (0s3bJ)

216 Collusion News Network No, not the fictional Russian kind. The real-life Saddam Hussein kind.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 30, 2018 01:09 PM (YSA90)

217 >>how long do you leave someone swinging from the yardarm after hanging? You cut them down immediately after death. Then you stick them in the gibbet, hang it on public display and let the birds and other scavengers pick their bones clean. The old ways are often the best. Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 05:56 PM (/tuJf) ............ Wouldn't hurt to let the little ones have a little pinata practice before cutting them down.

Posted by: wth at April 30, 2018 01:10 PM (HgMAr)

218 Can you friggin' imagine the fall-out over an Iranian Nuke made with US material detonated in Haifa ? We would be Persona Non Grata in Israel for the rest of my lifetime.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 01:10 PM (fiGNd)

219 Ethics are for chumps.

Posted by: MSM at April 30, 2018 01:10 PM (r9UYA)

220 Just watched the entirety of Michele Wolf at the WHCD. I see now, why she went there. Oh Lord. Bill Cosby might give her a Mickey. But while he waited for it to take affect, even he would change his mind. Posted by: golfman at April 30, 2018 06:03 PM I think the video I watched had 20 minutes. It was so pathetic at 5 minutes that I decided to stop watching. I actually enjoy jokes that use obscenities. But there has to be some actual humor behind them. But this was, "Trumps sucks dick while Melania watches!. That cvnt!" Standing ovation!!!! If it was possible to think less of the reporters covering the WH, I might.

Posted by: James Comey, teetering closer to the edge of the abyss [/i] at April 30, 2018 01:10 PM (LOgQ4)

221 And the penalty for violating journalistic ethics is what? A tut to go with the other tut?

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at April 30, 2018 01:10 PM (uCrjJ)

222 I've been re-hyphenated.

Posted by: Jake Comey-Clapper at April 30, 2018 01:11 PM (Tyii7)

223 Then you stick them in the gibbet, hang it on public display and let the birds and other scavengers pick their bones clean. "If you tar the body it lasts longer" --Olde English Judge

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 01:11 PM (39g3+)

224 Throw them all in GITMO.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 30, 2018 01:11 PM (yXU4O)

225 Paul Ryan is either complicated in the Deep-States or he is foolish and naive. Either way he is totally pathetic.

Posted by: Cm9000 at April 30, 2018 01:11 PM (0ulm5)

226 My mind jumps back to Obama, and how he appeared out of nowhere, and the media and everyone else were All in. And all those foreign donations. And being 'more flexible' after the election.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 30, 2018 01:11 PM (oVJmc)

227
CNN probably thought they were manipulating Clapper by dangling a job in front of him.  Useful idiots they are.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 30, 2018 01:12 PM (r+sAi)

228 Ha! have yall seen the Brian Kemp for Georgia Governor shotgun ad? Oh boy some loony leftys are gonna flip out!

Posted by: f'd at April 30, 2018 01:12 PM (UdKB7)

229 >>And the penalty for violating journalistic ethics is what? Ask Rather. He went from anchoring CBS to a podcast that nobody listens to.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 01:13 PM (/tuJf)

230 Anyone notice Kanye West's Twitter account has been suspended?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 30, 2018 01:13 PM (SRarZ)

231 FFS it's not a violation of journalistic ethics. It's criminal. CNN got the award as cover for their engaging in a criminal conspiracy. Just like the Times got a Pulitzer

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 30, 2018 01:13 PM (n+6mJ)

232 Journalistics ethics? I love oxymorons.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara [/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2018 01:14 PM (A5H67)

233 Anyone notice Kanye West's Twitter account has been suspended?

Beware, all ye who buck the plantation narrative.

Posted by: Jake Comey-Clapper at April 30, 2018 01:14 PM (Tyii7)

234 The OIG issued a report of an investigation of an unnamed Special Agent for the following charges: Findings of Misconduct by an FBI Special Agent for Contacting Witnesses for an Improper Purpose, Divulging Law Enforcement Sensitive Information to Unauthorized Individuals, Providing Misleading Testimony, Providing False Information to the OIG, Mishandling Classified Information, and Misusing Government Devices and his Position It goes on to say the agent is now retired, and here's the kicker: Criminal prosecution was declined. WTH!?!?!?!!!! Here's a link to the document: https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7wn296k

Posted by: IrishEi at April 30, 2018 01:14 PM (HiDrR)

235 Anyone notice Kanye West's Twitter account has been suspended? As opposed to R. Kelly ... who has never been suspended from the Twatter.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 01:14 PM (fiGNd)

236 I love oxymorons. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 30, 2018 06:14 PM (A5H67) I love you too, brah.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2018 01:14 PM (oVJmc)

237 CNN - Herman Bell is a three-time cop killer - and that's all that matters to those angry over the New York Board of Parole's decision to release the 70-year-old. To his supporters, Bell is a model for how a repentant, rehabilitated prisoner can return to society. Too often, they say, incarceration favors revenge over rehabilitation, and Bell's release suggests that may be changing. cnn.it/2HCosWW

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 30, 2018 01:15 PM (IqV8l)

238 Putin has his own Uranium to sell, why does he need a complicated internation transaction ? Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 06:03 PM Why would he want to deplete his own stockpile? Besides, how utterly delicious for him to use American politicians' greed to sell their uranium to one of their biggest foes. It's a laff riot for the Russians.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at April 30, 2018 01:15 PM (2NqXo)

239 JackStraw, I sincerely hope you had a good vacation but I thank G*d it was only a week. I'm glad you're back.

Posted by: Wenda (sic) at April 30, 2018 01:15 PM (Kr0FZ)

240 I don't need no steenking ethics...

Posted by: Wolf Bleetzer at April 30, 2018 01:15 PM (YCw4V)

241 I WANT SOME BUTTS!

Posted by: PDJT at April 30, 2018 01:15 PM (MjkWd)

242 Anyone notice Kanye West's Twitter account has been suspended? Oh, ho-ho.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2018 01:16 PM (oVJmc)

243 Anyone notice Kanye West's Twitter account has been suspended? Well, I imagine that will make Kanye West jump right back on the Democratic plantation. Uh huh?/s

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 01:16 PM (tpDAe)

244 @201

Oh they all to a man know what the score is.

What's going on is probably even bigger and more corrupt than we even imagine.

Pretty much the fate of our country hangs in the balance and will probably be decided in the next several months.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 30, 2018 01:16 PM (UfMVm)

245 I love oxymorons. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 30, 2018 06:14 PM (A5H67) I love you too, brah. Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2018 06:14 PM (oVJmc) this, this is why i visit AOSHQ

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 01:16 PM (bUjCl)

246
Apparently West quoted some Thomas Sowell on a tweet, that's a bridge too far from the plantation for the Leftists.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 30, 2018 01:16 PM (r+sAi)

247 Paul Ryan is either complicated in the Deep-States or he is foolish and naive. Either way he is totally pathetic.
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Paul Ryan has spent his entire adult life in DC.  24-25 years.  The past 10-12 years on the highest levels of budget drafting and power.

Let's get real.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 30, 2018 01:17 PM (MIKMs)

248 that, plus the Jake Tapper writes a novel thread

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 01:17 PM (bUjCl)

249 Obama was a Manchurian candidate.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2018 01:17 PM (LiyEm)

250 >> WTH!?!?!?!!!! Here's a link to the document: ------ Small fish, like Obama, Clinton, Camey, McCabe, Soros et al

Posted by: Under Fire at April 30, 2018 01:17 PM (r9UYA)

251 Not too long before BHussein is lead anchor on Al Jazeera.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 30, 2018 01:17 PM (JFO2v)

252 Apparently West quoted some Thomas Sowell on a tweet, --- OK. We're in the End Times. That sentence fragment alone is a sign.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 30, 2018 01:17 PM (AzW6q)

253 To his supporters, Bell is a model for how a repentant, rehabilitated prisoner can return to society. Too often, they say, incarceration favors revenge over rehabilitation, and Bell's release suggests that may be changing. The purpose of prison is to punish, not to rehabilitate. If someone happens to learn and become a better man, so much the better, but that's now why we put them in the slammer.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 01:18 PM (39g3+)

254 Beware, all ye who buck the plantation narrative.

Posted by: Jake Comey-Clapper at April 30, 2018 06:14 PM (Tyii7)


I find it quite...interesting.  Can't speak the truth or ya get suspended.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 30, 2018 01:18 PM (SRarZ)

255 Mr. West needs to remember his place within the designs of the cultural revolution Stay in your lane, Kanye. 

Posted by: Jake Comey-Clapper at April 30, 2018 01:19 PM (Tyii7)

256 Anyone notice Kanye West's Twitter account has been suspended? - I did not know that --Johnny Carson voice HI yo --Ed McMahon voice

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - at April 30, 2018 01:19 PM (roQNm)

257 >>>Posted by: rd at April 30, 2018 06:09 PM (4dz1m) I really like that. It's the opposite of safe spaces. Gov't officials aren't innocent snowflakes that need to be coddled. They are feral, rabid sociopaths that need to be constantly reminded that they will get beaten back if they step out of line.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 30, 2018 01:20 PM (/qEW2)

258 >>JackStraw, I sincerely hope you had a good vacation but I thank G*d it was only a week. I'm glad you're back. Well thank you, I had a great vacation.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 01:20 PM (/tuJf)

259 In the headline: "Its" not "It's"

Posted by: Percy Gryce at April 30, 2018 01:20 PM (mAm+G)

260 The purpose of prison is to punish, not to rehabilitate. If someone happens to learn and become a better man, so much the better, but that's now why we put them in the slammer. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 06:18 PM (39g3+) Well ... maybe that's why YOU put it in your slammer ...

Posted by: Action Shep !!! at April 30, 2018 01:20 PM (fiGNd)

261 >>>Look higher. this.

Posted by: concrete girl at April 30, 2018 01:20 PM (zr8oO)

262 stupid move to suspend Kanye. he wil be reinstated, plus publicity and notoriety will get him more followers

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 01:20 PM (bUjCl)

263 You cut them down immediately after death. Then you stick them in the gibbet, hang it on public display and let the birds and other scavengers pick their bones clean. The old ways are often the best. Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2018 05:56 PM (/tuJf) Quartering is best. Hang a quarter at Reagan, one at Duller, one at pool, and the other at the old Post Office Building.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 30, 2018 01:21 PM (JFO2v)

264 Probably been said but Journalistic ethics, CNN?


Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 30, 2018 01:21 PM (pw+jk)

265 Just the Action Shep !!! sock makes me feel dirty ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 30, 2018 01:22 PM (fiGNd)

266 Apparently West quoted some Thomas Sowell on a tweet, 80-year-old black economist/longtime columnist. Sure. Total Nazi.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2018 01:22 PM (oVJmc)

267 Well, looks like I was wrong.  Bing told me the official Kanye twitter was @OfficialKanye which is suspended.


However it looks like @kanyewest is the right one and is fine.


Sorry...my bad.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 30, 2018 01:23 PM (SRarZ)

268 rhennigantx Old Post Office Building = Trump hotel in Washington DC. I like the way you think.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2018 01:23 PM (hyuyC)

269 225 Paul Ryan is either complicated in the Deep-States or he is foolish and naive. Either way he is totally pathetic. Posted by: Cm9000 at April 30, 2018 06:11 PM (0ulm5) ----------- His "Campaign Contributors" and handlers told him to ignore it. Don't upset the International Uniparty, or you will suffer. Trump didn't listen. They kept telling him to quit. They kept telling his supporters to walk away. We didn't listen either. This Russian Witch hunt is all about making Trump and anyone foolish enough to support him suffer. Ask Flynn, ask Hannity, ask Cohen, ask Doctor what's his name. If they destroy Trump, WE ARE NEXT. We will be made to suffer, even if it destroys the country.

Posted by: rd at April 30, 2018 01:23 PM (4dz1m)

270 DeepState is funding the propaganda machine (MFM) directly via leaks that serve "The Narrative", and giving special bonuses to reporters that "report" FusionGPS propaganda.

DeepState is against the Republic, they are an internal enemy of the state, they use powerful FBI tools to destroy (murder?) those that are countering "The Narrative" with facts, or that leak evidence of the sedition (Seth).

The NWO is globalist oligarchs in cooperation with "TopMen" that infiltrated The Pentagon, and state agencies.  They framed Trump, still lost a rigged election, and now are fighting to take down the Republic ... or they all go to prison.

Their lies are like Hillary lies and Iran lies ... they lie and think they have the power to "get away with it" even as we watch.  "They" think "we" are impotent, and after some complaint and minor outrage, will just submit to their coup.  So far ... we don't know.  Are they "desperate?  Or are they in control and Sessions will stay in power telling us little people, that Rosenstein and Mueller are honorable and we should shut up and stay in our (small) place?

Posted by: illiniwek at April 30, 2018 01:23 PM (bT8Z4)

271 Well, I sure was sucked into a ruse, wasn't I?

Posted by: Jake Comey-Clapper at April 30, 2018 01:24 PM (Tyii7)

272 Twitter suspended Kanye? Did they even bother with a bullshit reason why?

Posted by: josephistan at April 30, 2018 01:26 PM (ANIFC)

273 Twitter suspended Kanye? Did they even bother with a bullshit reason why? Appears may have been a spoof account.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 30, 2018 01:28 PM (oVJmc)

274 josephistan, false alarm

Posted by: runner at April 30, 2018 01:28 PM (bUjCl)

275 However it looks like @kanyewest is the right one and is fine. Sorry...my bad. Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 30, 2018 06:23 PM (SRarZ) Notice how nobody here was even surprised that this had allegedly happened?

Posted by: hobbitopoly at April 30, 2018 01:28 PM (MX7xj)

276 I like the way you think. Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 30, 2018 06:23 PM (hyuyC) mucho gracias

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 30, 2018 01:29 PM (JFO2v)

277 Now I feel like an ass.

Why the hell when I Bing Kanye West Twitter it gives me @OfficialKanye even though that isn't correct? 

Ugh, I need to go crawl back in my hole.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 30, 2018 01:29 PM (SRarZ)

278 253 To his supporters, Bell is a model for how a repentant, rehabilitated prisoner can return to society. Too often, they say, incarceration favors revenge over rehabilitation, and Bell's release suggests that may be changing. The purpose of prison is to punish, not to rehabilitate. If someone happens to learn and become a better man, so much the better, but that's now why we put them in the slammer. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 06:18 PM (39g3+) ____________________ Prison is to lock them up where they cannot prey on any new victims. Locking them up keeps the public safer. If they are in jail, they aren't robbing, raping, and killing citizens. Looking at the carnage in Chicago, locking the thugs and gang members even keeps them safer than if they were on the streets.

Posted by: rd at April 30, 2018 01:29 PM (4dz1m)

279 7 By the way Ace, Rev. Comey said the other day in his Bret Baier interview that Clapper called him to specifically request he brief Trump on the memo and that he excuse everyone else from the room before doing the filthy deed. Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your Huckleberry! at April 30, 2018 05:18 PM (ZyZPm) ------ Like a mob boss?

Posted by: MAGA at April 30, 2018 01:29 PM (LnOh3)

280 Now I feel like an ass. Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 30, 2018 06:29 PM (SRarZ) Don't feel bad. It was an honest mistake. I make them every day.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at April 30, 2018 01:31 PM (MX7xj)

281 Ugh, I need to go crawl back in my hole. Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 30, 2018 06:29 PM (SRarZ) Don't crawl back in a hole. Seems like a logical assumption and as Hoppitopoly noted, none of us thought that would be an unusual act by Twitter.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 01:31 PM (tpDAe)

282 Posted by: hobbitopoly at April 30, 2018 06:31 PM (MX7xj) OT-How is your dad doing?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 01:32 PM (tpDAe)

283 In a way, I wish Kanye's twitter account had been suspended. It would so epic to hear his testimony in front of Congress. Better than Diamond and Silk's testimony, maybe.

Posted by: fly gal at April 30, 2018 01:32 PM (8TdcF)

284 Anyone notice Kanye West's Twitter account has been suspended? - Summa bitch is a white supremacist.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 01:32 PM (+y/Ru)

285
Don't worry Dangergirl, you're probably just being prescient.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 30, 2018 01:32 PM (r+sAi)

286 $150 billion laundered through Iran to Obama and crew?

Posted by: MAGA at April 30, 2018 01:33 PM (LnOh3)

287 OT-How is your dad doing? Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 06:32 PM (tpDAe) Much better, thanks! I took him to the doctor today and he's healing nicely. It's still going to be a long road, but I think he'll make a full recovery. Thanks for asking!

Posted by: hobbitopoly at April 30, 2018 01:34 PM (MX7xj)

288 Why the hell when I Bing Kanye West Twitter it gives me @OfficialKanye even though that isn't correct? Ugh, I need to go crawl back in my hole. Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at April 30, 2018 06:29 PM (SRarZ) My guess done on purpose! All of these engines can redirect traffic and abuse rating. In Nov 2016 Hillary Cr got Hillary Creme Brulee on google, not Hillary Criminal.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 30, 2018 01:34 PM (JFO2v)

289 The Media is going to admit being wrong about Trump regarding Iran and North Korea in 3...2...1...

Posted by: Cm9000 at April 30, 2018 01:35 PM (0ulm5)

290 Could we please not call him "Rev" Comey?. Yes, he quotes the Bible as do a number of people who aren't ordained, and unlike "Rev" Sharpton he has even less reason to be called that. Just to be pedantic :^), I believe he is Roman Catholic, in which case you'd have to call him "Deacon James" as he couldn't be ordained as a RC priest since he's married.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 01:35 PM (tpDAe)

291 286 $150 billion laundered through Iran to Obama and crew? Posted by: MAGA at April 30, 2018 06:33 PM (LnOh3) What is the worst thing that could happen. 5 Hiroshima size bombs in Israel. As BHussein would say, a small price for peace.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 30, 2018 01:36 PM (JFO2v)

292 Posted by: hobbitopoly at April 30, 2018 06:34 PM (MX7xj Glad to hear that (Thanks be to God) and we will continue to keep him on the prayer list. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 01:37 PM (tpDAe)

293 Obama was a Manchurian candidate. - A Trojan Horse's ass.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 01:38 PM (+y/Ru)

294 I believe he is Roman Catholic, in which case you'd have to call him "Deacon James" as he couldn't be ordained as a RC priest since he's married. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 06:35 PM (tpDAe) ----------- He WAS Catholic, or at least he was raised that way. I remember reading that they attend a Protestant church now, can't remember which denomination.

Posted by: bluebell at April 30, 2018 01:38 PM (oMtOd)

295 I wonder if Tapper could end up in prison for this. Then he'll have plenty of time to write The Hellfire Club 2 in which Charlie goes to prison and quickly learns Da Bruthas don't cotton to any of that Civil Rights shit. The gang rape in the laundry room scene will surely win some sort of an award.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 30, 2018 01:38 PM (4ErVI)

296
McCain in his new book: "And I can vote my conscience without worry."

Well hate to say this about a dying man, but F U.  People want their elect govt to be honorable, not waffling liars.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 30, 2018 01:38 PM (r+sAi)

297 Oh for fuck sake, who wrote this screenplay, Blake Edwards?

Posted by: Fritz at April 30, 2018 01:39 PM (J7XgW)

298 CNN: From Baghdad to DC. Bought and paid for the whole way. *spit*

Posted by: Taqyia2Me at April 30, 2018 01:39 PM (Ftuf+)

299 Glad to hear that (Thanks be to God) and we will continue to keep him on the prayer list. :^) Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 06:37 PM (tpDAe) Please do, I'd appreciate so much. And I truly appreciate the Horde's prayers, too.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at April 30, 2018 01:39 PM (MX7xj)

300 290 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 06:35 PM (tpDAe) Can we not call anyone but Jesus Reverend?

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 30, 2018 01:39 PM (JFO2v)

301 Paul Ryan is either complicated in the Deep-States or he is foolish and naive. Either way he is totally pathetic. Posted by: Cm9000 at April 30, 2018 06:11 PM (0ulm5) Yup....never was so little accomplished by someone who was given so much. Paul Ryan is an A-1 Ass Clown.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 30, 2018 01:40 PM (EoRCO)

302 Whoa. Looks like Dr. Jennifer Pena, physician to VP Pence, is the one spreading all the BS rumors about Ronny Jackson. Seems she's a bit jealous that he's been promoted so many times. She didn't go through regular channels, and brought her "charges" straight to the Senate (Tester?) and none---none--of her charges have been substantiated.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 30, 2018 01:40 PM (HiDrR)

303 Comey's more of a preacher.

Posted by: f'd at April 30, 2018 01:41 PM (UdKB7)

304 There's a rumble in the jungle. Tarantino Says Weinstein Owes Him Millions...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 01:41 PM (+y/Ru)

305 Posted by: bluebell at April 30, 2018 06:38 PM (oMtOd) O.K. Thanks for the correction. My favorite is still "James Comey-humble servant of God "which gets the idea across without actually slightly irritating those of us who happen to be ordained. Heck, on here while I do regularly post links to devotionals I post fewer quotes from the bible than "Rev" Comey does.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 01:41 PM (tpDAe)

306
Trump should re-nominate Jackson.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 30, 2018 01:42 PM (r+sAi)

307 Comey's more of a preacher. Posted by: f'd at April 30, 2018 06:41 PM (UdKB7) I like that better than "Reverend".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 01:42 PM (tpDAe)

308 Heck, on here while I do regularly post links to devotionals I post fewer quotes from the bible than "Rev" Comey does. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2018 06:41 PM (tpDAe) --------- LOL, I know you do!

Posted by: bluebell at April 30, 2018 01:43 PM (oMtOd)

309 NOOD

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 30, 2018 01:43 PM (5Yee7)

310 Tapper should be imprisioned for sedition, if not treason, without question. Alas he never will be.

Posted by: Cm9000 at April 30, 2018 01:44 PM (0ulm5)

311 Well hate to say this about a dying man, but F U. People want their elect govt to be honorable, not waffling liars. Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 30, 2018 06:38 PM (r+sAi) McCain crossed the isle so much he was a dem his last 20 years. And why did not he quit when he lost? Go spend the wifes money, play golf with other assholes, and bang <17 YO with Mendes.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 30, 2018 01:44 PM (JFO2v)

312 Wildlife pic contest winner disqualified for using stuffed animal... The surprising thing is, it wasn't CNN.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 30, 2018 01:45 PM (+y/Ru)

313 I think The Donald knows all and is simply enjoying watching as these traitors "twist slowly, slowly in the wind".

Posted by: Mary at April 30, 2018 01:48 PM (gq8vW)

314 253 The purpose of prison is to punish, not to rehabilitate. If someone happens to learn and become a better man, so much the better, but that's now why we put them in the slammer. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 30, 2018 06:18 PM (39g3+) More to the point : The purpose of prison is RAPE.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 30, 2018 01:49 PM (yXU4O)

315 There is no 1st Amenmdent right for the press to engage in a conspiracy to leak classified documents. The Penfagon Papers case was about prior restraint and the secrets were old and cold

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 30, 2018 01:52 PM (JaU6v)

316 Whoa. Looks like Dr. Jennifer Pena, physician to VP Pence, is the one spreading all the BS rumors about Ronny Jackson. Seems she's a bit jealous that he's been promoted so many times.

She didn't go through regular channels, and brought her "charges" straight to the Senate (Tester?) and none---none--of her charges have been substantiated.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 30, 2018 06:40 PM (HiDrR)



If it's the same Dr. Jennifer Pena (and from the pics, it looks like it is), this would fit with her prior history:  https://tinyurl.com/yb8k4r8l




Posted by: Bert G at April 30, 2018 01:53 PM (yzxic)

317 McCain has been dead to me for so long that I just don't give a rats ass about that sack of shit. Totally indifferent to his imminent demise.

Posted by: Cm9000 at April 30, 2018 01:56 PM (0ulm5)

318 Comey switched to an Uber Protestant church to be even more holier than thou

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 30, 2018 01:59 PM (JaU6v)

319
Do you really expect ANYONE with an entire career as a Spook, to act honorably???

Posted by: Don Q. at April 30, 2018 05:30 PM (NgKpN)



HEY!  Spock was always honorable!


Oh, wait, I misread that..............

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 30, 2018 02:08 PM (UsCnO)

320 Brennan has climbed up my list of People I Will Punch In The Face.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 30, 2018 02:18 PM (e9RXe)

321 115 Kickbacks are illegal. Making money (CNN) off illegal acts (Clapper) who in turn got a payday is highly illegal. He really never thought anyone would figure it out. CNN thought they would be protected from it but they paid him so not so much.

Posted by: Lester at April 30, 2018 05:42 PM (LfJIn)


"Illegal"?    


That's FUNNY!!!


Democrats never get busted for corruption, or in the rare occurrence that it does happen, get a slap on the wrist and a new job with higher pay!


Until there are massive perpwalks, nothing will change.


And we can count the number of perpwalks of Democrats on Michelle Wolf's dick.




Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 30, 2018 02:22 PM (UsCnO)

322 Of course by Comeys own account in his memos, he told Trump about the pee-pee incident and nothing else, which he referred to as executing his plan exactly. So the President he constantly assails for asked by for his loyalty was given absolutely none, apparently simply for Trumps sin of Not Being Hillary, Why did he hold back the rest? Because thats what you do to blackmail the President, according to his little Junior J. Edgar Hoover Slimeball Set.

Posted by: PDJT at April 30, 2018 02:48 PM (MjkWd)

323 "Journalistic ethics"???
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Posted by: MOTUS at May 01, 2018 04:14 AM (rqv7T)

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