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The Friday Massacre


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TomCat
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TomCat S (132)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 2:58 pm
I trust you have all heard of the Saturday Night Massacre that took place on October 20, 1973, when Republican criminal. Richard Nixon fired Attorney General Elliot Richardson, and then fired Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus, because they refused to fire Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox. Nixon then ordered the infamous Robert Bork, Solicitor General, to fire Cox, and he did to squelch the investigation into a third rate burglary. On Friday, Donald Trump ordered the firing of FBI director, James Comey, to squelch the investigation into election theft and treason. Most Republicans seem to support this crime.
 

Joanne D (38)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 3:05 pm
I have signed so many petitions since last night calling for an independent counsel (or something) that I have lost track, but here are a few late-comers.
http://action.chrismurphy.com/page/s/csm-comey?source=em170510-full
https://action.dccc.org/petition/investigate-russia
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/856/796/490/
http://action.dickdurbin.com/page/s/russia-yates
https://go.barbaraleeforcongress.org/page/s/russia_investigation
http://action.citizen.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=13497
https://www.dailykos.com/campaigns/petitions/sign-the-petition-demand-ex-fbi-director-comey-testify-immediately-about-trump-russia-ties
https://www.dailykos.com/campaigns/petitions/sign-the-petition-appoint-a-special-prosecutor-on-russias-ties-to-the-trump-campaign
http://go.standwithraul.com/page/s/russia_investigation?source=em170510-c
https://petitions.signforgood.com/independentprosecutor/
https://secure.dscc.org/page/s/trump-investigation?source=PT-20170510-Rapid-OD
http://my.democrats.org/page/s/investigate-trump-s-ties-to-russia
https://act.myngp.com/Forms/1534884147514834944
http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/1269/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=12898
http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/special-prosecutor-comey/

The Project on Government Oversight is so shocked they are holding meetings to figure out what to recommend, and promise a plan by tomorrow. So no link yet.

And here's a link to find an event near you at 5:00 p.m. local today:
https://front.moveon.org/soundthealarm-events/#.WRNrXGM2zcs

I will watch Rachel through, but did she mention he met today with two of the Russians named in the Steele dossier, and the American press was not invited, but the Russian press was? Oh, wait. This is the meeting you refer to in th OT, with the citation from Reuters. Well, it's done.

RESIST AND PERSIST !!!
 

Joette B (0)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 3:09 pm
trump can continue fire all and any opposition but as he continues he gives us all more reason to IMPEACH and I call for trump to refund all costs he created and all mis spent taxes for his private income property gain I DEMAND A REFUND!!!
 

Kathleen M (233)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 3:12 pm
Grimly noted. Thx for sharing TC. RESIST! And IMPEACH the rotten orange one ASAP!
 

Barb SiteIssues V (201)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 3:34 pm
Noted, Thank you
 

Rudica R (0)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 3:36 pm
The FBI requested more funds and man power for the investigation. Then Sessions (who is lies constantly)
heard about it and told Frump. Frump went ballistic. Frump is like a little spoiled rotten rich brat. The nanny catches him with his hands in the cookie jar and get fired. My thought, there is something a Russian connection, or I do not believe there would have been a request for m,ore funds and man power. And for the firing to happen while he is away from is Washington. D. C. office is odd. Wonder how much of what has been found was deleted. And Frump has hired a new law firm.....?
 

Pat B (357)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 3:43 pm
This is downright disgusting! DT would fire his own mother if it wasn't for his own gain.
Just when things gets started, he nixes Comey. I hope that this investigation can continue.
Repugs have no backbone to stand up at all to farfinnewgin.
 

Ted W (130)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 3:47 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across for networks!!! Many thanks for sharing< TomCat!-things are getting scarey now!!
 

Walter F (133)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 5:21 pm
Noted Tom ,What was the secret Don was imparting?
 

Mitchell D (131)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 7:15 pm
Yes, "It's time to move on"…to Impeachment!!!!!
I just came back from the gym, where they have a bank of TV monitors covering much of the upper part of a wall, facing the treadmills. CNN was showing "White House Defends Comey Firing." That's news? No, news would be "White House admits it screwed up!" Defend, defend, defend,………………ad nauseum, is the W.H, tactic, period! Like the old tactic men were supposed to use if seen with "another woman,": Deny, deny, deny, Faux News had some shit similar to "Liberals Play the Race Card to Belittle GOP" Oh, yeah, right , like someone has to go out of his/her way to point out that the GOP has been a hotbed of bigotry for decades….upon decades? Not to mention misogyny! "Shhhh, don't say that out loud, someone might notice."
 

Mitchell D (131)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 7:16 pm
Walter, it was probably something about whose crotch he last grabbed, you know, "Just locker room banter."
 

Glennis W (407)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 7:39 pm
Remember it well. have a feeling the shit is going to hit the fan with this one. Thump can't take it when when the fire is getting hot.Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat
 

Edith B (146)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 7:46 pm
The Republicans would like to see this go away.  I hope a full investigation is conducted as a result of this firing.  I am no fan of Comey, either, after the stunt he pulled on Clinton, but he was actually investigating the Russian ties. That is the real reason he was fired.
 

W. C (7)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 8:07 pm
Thank you.
 

Katie & Bill D (111)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 9:15 pm
Oh Yes it needs to be investigated get's more and more mixed up as they planned!
When we see whispering going on as Trump and Comey something is going on!!
Get all of them!! get them!
we see today that interference such as tweeting about Sally Yates can be a fine and 20 yrs.
GOOD!!
RESIST DEFEND PERSIST
Thank you TomCat
 

Dawn W (250)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 11:02 pm
❤️❤️Noted...The way he the FBI chief found out he'd been sacked was atrocious. How can a President be so unprofessional and bull headed? This president is a bully who wants everything his way or no way.❤️❤️Thank you...TomCat❤️❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💙ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉
 

Lynn S (235)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 11:19 pm
Nobody is above the law, especially presidents and other officials who should be shining examples and leaders at upholding the law.  It is clear to me that from the very beginning of his campaign and up to today, Drumpf does not feel the laws apply to him.  Drumpf and his team have done considerable to block access to documents etc on his Russian associations and to stop investigations into the Russian debacle that is clearly a clear and present danger to the US national security.

Drumpfenfarten must be impeached w/o further delay.  He must be held accountable for his lies and conduct.  He must wear an orange jumpsuit for an extended period.

Resist and Persist!!!
 

Nita L (115)
Thursday May 11, 2017, 1:20 am
Thank you TC and thank you Joanne for all the petition links for me to sign and share.
 

Lona G (85)
Thursday May 11, 2017, 5:20 am
"People need to recognize this is not a Human Resources issue, this is a constitutional crisis happening…"

Good to get all the details together, but also a little discomforting to see that "stupid" Drumpf may have all his bases covered quite adequately. Attorney General Jeff Sessions "sort of" recused himself from the Russia meddling investigation, but that didn't stop him from writing a memo advising to fire Comey. Coincidentally he did this only one or two days after Comey had asked the Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, who fills in for Sessions on anything to do with the Russian investigations, for more manpower and money for these investigations. From what I understand, Rosenstein is now the only man who has the power to decide to appoint an independent prosecutor.

Yes, that same Rosenstein, whose confirmation as Deputy Attorney General was contentious, as he refused to commit to "appointing a special counsel to oversee investigations of alleged election meddling by Russia." And whose recommendation against Comey was used by the White House to fire Comey, although he was very unhappy about the axing was pinned on him and revealed he nearly quit over it, but then for some reason didn't.

Mitch McConnell has already defended Drumpf's firing of Comey and said an independent investigation into the Russian meddling would only hamper the current investigation. So it seems there is no way Congress will get an independent investigation going unless they get a large group of Republicans with them on this point, and it's all to clear they won't. Even if a majority demanded it, Rosenstein would still refuse to appoint someone truly independent, he's already a Drumpf acolyte. So the only thing for it seems to be a massive grassroots protest (?)
 

Arielle S (313)
Thursday May 11, 2017, 5:23 am
I read that Mitch McConnell said there was no way in hell he would allow an independent investigation into the trump/Russia stuff. His mail is shut off and so is his phone...People have to get creative now. He and Lyin' Ryan complicit in this mess...they ALL need to go. And Pence, too.
Yesterday, trump let the Russian media into the meeting with the Russians but no American media.

It appears that Sean Spicer's head may be on the chopping block now. I guess it is somewhat comforting to know that people come and go quickly in this administration. Bad news is that Rudy Guiliani is supposedly being considered for FBI director.
Rachel Maddow had a FBI-connected person who said the FBI crews are furious.... wouldn't it be just terrible if someone wanted to take out the prez and all the FBI guys were busy somewhere else?

Good news dept. - the Senate rejected a plan to rollback our progress with climate change
 

Ciaron D (0)
Thursday May 11, 2017, 5:43 am
James Comey was always on borrowed time still I would have expected that Trump would have requested that Comey fall on his pen. Still, it does show a lack of gratitude as he did hand Trump the election on a plate. Of course this does show the level of Trump's paranoia as he has managed in less than five months to do things that took Richard Nixon five years to do.
 

Carol Bischoff (409)
Thursday May 11, 2017, 6:23 am
Thanks TomCat...RESIST and PERSIST !!!!
 

Gene J (290)
Thursday May 11, 2017, 7:48 am
It was my junior year in college when Watergate consumed the summer. The major difference then was that we had patriots serving in Congress, people who put country before party. I never feared for the nation that summer, not once. But since 2010 we have had a group of republicans who put ideology before everything, they are not loyal citizens of our republic, they are republicans first and only. McConnell's remarks in 2010 and again yesterday are just more evidence of that (of course HE may well go to prison too when Trump does).

The main stream media was in Russia asking Putin what HE thought of the firing. WTF? It just sickens me what journalism has become, lap dogs chasing headlines like lawyers chase ambulances. They have NO sense of the importance of this moment. I do fear for our union. The first three articles in Nixon's Impeachment were Obstruction of Justice. That is what Donald Trump has tried to do by firing his own prosecutor. It is up to the media not owned by the republican party (which is ALL of the "mainstream") to continue to dig and push and ferret the truth out of this horrid scenario threatening our very existence as an independent nation. It IS that serious, Watergate was nothing compared to the constitutional crisis Trump has provoked, aided and abetted by the traitors who constitute the modern republican party. History will not be kind to them, nor will the judicial system; neither will I.
 

pam w (139)
Thursday May 11, 2017, 8:01 am
Maybe it's the end of him? We can only hope. Imagine events that make Pence look better? GAAAAH
 

Winn A (177)
Thursday May 11, 2017, 9:19 am
Resist!
 

JL A (282)
Thursday May 11, 2017, 9:37 am
Thanks TC--it is much like 1972 and the related cover ups and obstruction of justice. I hope all who are horrified signed as many of Joanne's petitions as they could.
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Thursday May 11, 2017, 10:31 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Peggy B (36)
Thursday May 11, 2017, 10:34 am
Hmmm. I wonder if someone 'advised' Trump to fire Comey knowing Trump is ignorant of history and would follow through , thus putting him in the same position Nixon found himself in when he fired the FBI Director which started impeachment proceedings.
 

Colleen L (3)
Thursday May 11, 2017, 1:12 pm
I agree...it's time to impeach the bas^ard. Thanks TomCat
 

TomCat S (132)
Thursday May 11, 2017, 2:08 pm
Thanks all, Stars. Hugs.]

I have changed the title at the site to the Tuesday Massacre to correct my brain fart. Mea culpa. {blush}
 

Janet B (0)
Thursday May 11, 2017, 2:31 pm
Thanks
 

Dot A (174)
Thursday May 11, 2017, 2:41 pm
So so right you are, Gene!!! Folks are less than astute these days when considering what's happening in the laps of the 'powerful' - corrupt leadership across the globe, and seriously breaking down the safety of a nation built on the premise of cherishing all life. Our priorities have been eroding over time, probably most noticeably as the Kennedy era turned our nation into assassins. Culture, entertainment, sports, business, tv, social networking, commerce, - and especially government and politics have allowed the negativity that comes with fear, hate mongering, greed, entitlement, selfish goals, sneaky covert shenanigans to become the accepted normal. Those who aim for ethical, just, and honest communication and dealings are seen as 'dopes' who are 'Losers!' - as Trumpelstiltskin name calls anyone not on board with his agenda. We're cannot maintain a Democracy, nor can we uphold our Constitution if we let this abominable behavior go on in the White House and those who seek to profit from criminal behavior. There are plenty of them, too. Our anger over this can be used as the ignition key to turn the tides around. Anger can be cathartic when focused correctly. Arielle is right on as well. She's on the right track naming all those who are either part of the Trump-Con or enablers. They all need to get kicked to the MOON! No returns!!! Keep up the dialogue, - I'm getting pumped!!! Thanks, Tom Cat!!!
 

Spy K (224)
Thursday May 11, 2017, 5:29 pm
noted & agree with comments above
 

David C (196)
Thursday May 11, 2017, 5:53 pm
stand strong, stand together, resist and persist, don''t forget Russian investigation---- don't let go!
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Friday May 12, 2017, 7:29 am
Thank you
 

TomCat S (132)
Friday May 12, 2017, 2:27 pm
Thanks and hugs!~
 
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