FBI Director James Comey Confirms Investigation Into Links Between Russia And Trump Campaign [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports:

The F.B.I. is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government — and whether there was any coordination, Mr. Comey said. Mr. Comey said that it was unusual for the F.B.I. to confirm or deny the existence of any investigations, but that in unusual circumstances when it is in the public interest, the bureau will sometimes discuss such matters.

“This is one of those circumstances,” he said. “The F.B.I., as part of our counterintelligence effort, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 president election,” he continued, adding that the investigation included looking at whether associates of Mr. Trump were in contact with Russian officials, and whether they colluded with them. President Trump, offering commentary on Twitter, put the best spin on it, noting that the witnesses did not say Russian hackers had changed vote tallies.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Trump hasn’t tweeted in over 4 hours. Gee, I hope he’s feeling alright. ;-P
    Meanwhile, Breitbart is having a total meltdown over the Comey testimony. 7000 comments.

    http://www.doseoffunny.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/dogs-with-eyebrows-3A.jpg

    • bkmn

      Poor snowflakes must be melting a bit.

    • The_Wretched

      I hope Comey feels their wrath and like he’s betrayed them. Being hated at is a good way to set someone one the path to going the other (and in this case, correct) way.

  • DumbHairyApe

    Wow, what’s up with the site? Russian botnets clogging things up?

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Disqus is freaking, probably because of what’s going on on the alt-right websites.

      • Earl

        I hate to ask, Oh, wait. I don’t have to. They’re freaking about the Russia Trump connections, right? 🙂

        May they all have apoplectic fits.

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          That, and Comey also basically called Trump a liar about the wiretap claims.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Spicey doing his show at 1:30 today? That should be good.

  • MikeBx2

    Disqus clearly not prepared for a Trump presidency. haha

    • boobert

      I had to do the restart and clear history , lol

      • coram nobis

        Mine just cleared up by itself. Before, I was getting an error popup saying Disqus is “working on it.”

  • Blake J Butler
  • clay

    vote tallying =/= “electoral process”
    It’s much too narrow.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Too bad they will fall in line behind Trump anyway.

  • bkmn

    I am totally disqusted with Disqus today.

    • Are you clearing your caches? I use Wise Cleaner and do not have any problems — I also regularly clean my registries with CC Cleaner. I had photo upload problems for a day or two, but that was two weeks ago.

      • Bad Tom

        Disqus rolled over today. But it came back for me without any reboot, cache clear or anything. I didn’t even have to exit my browser.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Too late. You’re common-law married.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN
  • Blake Mason

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      That wasn’t Deadpool?

      • The_Wretched

        Or maybe Green Lantern? -but that wasn’t in the movies.

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    • clay

      but still not Blue.

      • Lantor

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  • DumbHairyApe

    So, how long before Trump fires Comey? Can he do that?

    • Chucktech

      Sure he could. And Obama should have.

      • TampaDink

        Would the GOP have blocked confirmation of a replacement under Pres. Obama?

        • lymis

          Hell yes.

          • TampaDink

            That’s what I figured they’d have done.

    • DesertSun59

      Comey won’t last thru this investigation now that he’s testified.

      • TampaDink

        Do you think that the Russian mafia will take him out? That scenario wouldn’t surprise me.

        • Opinion Sousaphones

          It would surprise me, given his office. If it were traceable to them, and the Russian mafia is just a branch of the Russian government, it would be a causus belli.

  • Walter Maerlyn

    OT: Major development in equality for states with common-law marriage.

    http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article139540723.html

    • clay

      Yeah!
      and
      About time!

    • bkmn

      It sounds like a pretty common sense ruling but it reinforces why we don’t want to see Gorsuch or some other Scalia-clone to be approved by the Senate.

      • DesertSun59

        Gorsuch is a shoo-in, nonetheless. The Dems are feckless and spineless and will simply allow it to happen.

        • David L. Caster

          There is little they have the power to do, unfortunately.

  • bkmn

    Did any of the Dems bother to ask why he felt it was ok to talk about the email from Podesta’s laptop but not to bring up the investigation of Russia influencing the election, an investigation which had been open for three months and was pretty damning?

    • AW

      Weiner’s laptop*

      • Tawreos

        I think we have seen enough of that laptop

  • The Republicans on the House Committee are crapping in their pants. You can hear them treating Comey as if he is Elizabeth Warren right now. Comey’s line “I cannot talk about ongoing investigations” is terrifying to them. They should quit while they are ahead.

    • bkmn

      They would only quit if they had a brain.

      • clay

        how often has Trey been called “Pinhead” I wonder?

  • Boreal
  • Todd20036

    Comey, who directly affected the outcome of the 2016 election is claiming Russia had nothing to do with it. SUre.

  • geoffalnutt

    I wonder how long Comey’s going to try to stall with “that’s an ongoing investigation”.

    • clay

      until the indictments are ready to go.

  • Rex

    Efforts to interfere? They DID interfere, and every american should be appalled.
    And thanks to that, the swamp is overflowing.

    • David L. Caster

      I’d suggest not dignifying that cesspool by calling it a swamp.

  • HZ81

    Investigating since July, but Gomer Comey decided to give the guy the White House in October with his Clinton email bullshit. Traitors, all of them.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      All of him.

    • tbj5

      If Comey didn’t do it when he did, FBI agents would have leaked it much closer to the election. That’s why Ghoulliani and pals were so giddy about their secret trump card. They planned for maximum damage. Comey at least went public and had an immediate investigation. But damage was done

      • The_Wretched

        Wrong handling. He should have fired and arrested the agents who leaked (or would have) and soundly decried their actions publicly.

  • Sam_Handwich

    waiting for Sphincter

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Somebody at the WH (not sure if it was him) already released some statement claiming that “nothing has changed”.

      I’m scratching my head wondering how Sean & Kellyanne are going to try to spin this.

  • ccc
  • Boreal
  • Boreal
    • Chucktech

      That is certainly a component to the colossal disaster that is Trump, but it wouldn’t have been as bad had it not been for a credulous and moronic and stoopid electorate. who swallowed that continuous smear, hook line and sinker

      • Boreal

        And they still believe it.

        • Todd20036

          And it’s not just the Trumpanzees.
          Ask the Berned Bros.

          • SoCalGal20

            Yeah, you cannot ignore the far left (not just Betnie Bros) who bought all that Russian proaganda as well. That needs to be addressed too.

          • Reality.Bites

            Same thing.

  • Guest

    He really should be in a…

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7XT-dXU4AAglma.jpg
    …already.

    • pj

      hes not crazy. he just a fucking monster.

      • Opinion Sousaphones

        One can be both. He is… and an evil, twisted, narcissistic, TRAITOR! Narcissism is a mental disorder, so that checks the “crazy” box. His mental problems in no way reduces his culpability. Oh, I forgot to reiterate your description of him as a fucking monster. He absolutely is that.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Mr. Comey said that it was unusual for the F.B.I. to confirm or deny the existence of any investigations

    “You don’t say.”
    — HRC

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  • MikeBx2

    Using the official POTUS twitter account to lie and mislead should be a crime in itself.

    • Natty Enquirer

      We used to be able to rely on the basic decency of the President. Now we have to enact laws to restrain him. Sigh.

  • tbj5

    Using the POTUS twitter to deliberately misinform the public.

    Fucking disgusting.

    He’s under investigation for treason. Plain and simple

  • David

    This reality show is not about Trump’s treason.

    It’s a brainstorming session to figure out how to make this entire “inconvenient situation” go away.

  • The_Wretched

    I don’t fully understand how a man responsible for pushing the election one way is in charge of investigating if someone else put their thumb on the scale. There’s an ethics problem here.

    • Chucktech

      There’s certainly a disconnect when one of those thumbs belonged to James Comey.

  • Hank

    Comey just asked for a “quick break” as he is “not made of steel”! Funny, I do not remember Hilary needing a break in an 11 hour “investigation”!!! Maybe he needs his prostate checked!!!

    • coram nobis

      Better than having him keel over, like Petraeus once did while testifying before a Senate committee. Dehydration and stuff.

    • Chucktech

      And, apparently, our current Sec. of State needs lots of naps before meeting other heads of state. I don’t recall Hillary requiring so much down time.

      • Reality.Bites

        She was more ready to be president in elementary school than anyone in the Trump cabal

  • Waarki

    Is his orangeness bleeding out yet?

  • Treant

    Yeah, but Comey tipped his hand by painting Hillary just before the elections. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

  • Terance Greene

    It’s seems the person interviewing FBI, NSA heads is aquating Russian Hacking with just directly tampering with actual votes. But I think there has not been any proof of that. Is he trying to sweep under the rug the known propaganda injection by the Russians to skew/sway America to not vote for Hillarry?

    • The_Wretched

      Right, there’s more that’s nefarious than directly adjusting votes per district.

  • Hank

    The Rethuglicans KEEP using the New York Times and the Washington Post as their “whipping” boy for leaks and false news. I want to see the Democrats start using Breitbart as a means of retaliation!!! /s

  • coram nobis

    Let me guess: the story will last till next morning when Donald will tweet some new allegation, maybe something unfounded about Ellen DeGeneres and Angela Merkel, and everybody will forget this one.

  • Gustav2

    Nicolle Wallace just said on MSNBC someone she knows who spent just last weekend at the Mar-a-Lago resort said Pres Trump still has these paranoid delusions about being “wires tapped.”

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      He really does seem to believe everything he reads on Infowars or hears on Fox.

    • Rex

      Trump is not mentally stable, and I have that on good authority. My microwave is good friends with the microwave in the doctor’s lounge in a leading mental hospital.

      • Opinion Sousaphones

        Well, that proves it then.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
    • Beagle

      Hmmm…how to wiretap…use a toaster, or Conjob’s favorite hairstyling device?

  • mikeinftl

    Fake FBI! Sad!

  • DesertSun59

    I have no doubt that Comey will be given the boot very shortly.

    He is waaaaay too close to discovering 45’s little ‘secret’.

    • The_Wretched

      That means it’s (what ever it is) discovered. The scope of what he knows and can prove is substantially larger than anything he’ll disclose at a public meeting.

  • Walter Maerlyn
  • Steven B

    How can anyone, even the FBI, definitive say whether or not the results were affected? It’s not as if you can go back, undo the hacking, and redo the election.

    • Jerry Kott

      but it still appears that Comey put his finger on the scale at a critical time that I believe affected the election. In some sense it is like asking the Fox what was going on in the hen house when some hens went missing.

      • Steven B

        100% agreed.

  • MSW
    • pj

      if only

  • Kenster999

    Wow, the administration is doing a great job of knocking down those dangerous men made of straw!

  • Walter Maerlyn

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z9NDUlhZaw

    • Treant

      Animatronic or autoerotic? You decide.

    • Natty Enquirer

      I really hope this was funded by the NEA.

  • Hank

    t is amazing, at how much Comey does NOT answer any questions asked by Democrats. I wonder what changed since Hilary was a candidate???

  • SDG

    No… really?

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  • twinkie223

    Unpresidented.

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