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Comey Thought News of His Firing Was a Prank, Chuckled at the Suggestion

James Comey was trying to inspire confidence in his underlings at the time of his dismissal. He was giving a speech to them when someone said that he had been fired, after learning from it from the teevee.

According to the NY Times, Comey thought it was a jolly-good prank, well done old sport. He gave a hearty chuckle, maybe even cracked a smile, and then continued to orate in front of the Los Angeles office.

Then it happened. It fucking happened.

Mr. Comey was addressing a group of F.B.I. employees in Los Angeles when a television in the background flashed the news that he had been fired.

In response, Mr. Comey laughed, saying he thought it was a fairly funny prank.

Then his staff started scurrying around in the background and told Mr. Comey that he should step into a nearby office.

Mr. Comey stopped addressing the group. He proceeded to shake hands with the employees he had been speaking to. Then he stepped into a side office, where he confirmed that he had been fired. At that point, he had not heard from the White House.

Shortly thereafter, a letter from Mr. Trump was delivered to the F.B.I.’s headquarters, just seven blocks from the White House.

Mr. Comey’s day had begun in Florida, where he spoke to a group of police officers. He then flew to Los Angeles, where he was also scheduled to speak at a diversity meeting.

Fox News neocon in chief, Charles Krauthammer ponders why Comey was treated with such ‘malice.’

Hmm, the tone of this. Yes, quite shocking.

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33 comments

  1. doughjadank

    Just hearing back from a source on this. “Comey was ready. He anticipated this”.
    https://twitter.com/TrueFactsStated/status/862080429658132480

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  2. traderconfessions
    traderconfessions

    Daily double… pissed off FBI and CIA…now this will get interesting quickly. Ain’t enough plumbers to fix the leaks coming down the line.

    Can you say FBI Director Giuliani?

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  3. frog

    Banana Republic rulers always fire government employees who seriously investigate their corruption. United States of Banana Republic is no different than others in that way.

    Amazing that there are still any Trump supporters who aren’t willing to admit they’ve been conned.

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    • MSGT HARTMAN

      Washington (CNN)Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn seeking business records, as part of the ongoing probe of Russian meddling in last year’s election, according to people familiar with the matter. CNN learned of the subpoenas hours before President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey.

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    • uglyflint

      Frog, seriously fuck off with your shit. I ain’t been conned. Get you’re popcorn ready. This rodeo just getting started.

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      • frog

        No shame in being conned. Everybody’s been conned some time– sold a car that was a lemon, or a timeshare that was worth far less than you paid for it, or whatever. Happens to the best of us– literally.

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  4. uglyflint

    Sweet. Fuck off Krouthummer. A hole.

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  5. s.k.

    I’m sure Hillary would’ve done the same.

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    • ironbird

      That cunt would have thrown the giraffe into a bull dyke volcano. Burned alive on a spit with partial birth aborted baby parts. All about the dipping sauce. Libtards love the dipping sauce. Could be anything. Absolutely anything.

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  6. frog

    Comey must have thought that his job was safe, since he handed the election to Trump by exposing Hillary’s investigation but not Donald’s, and right before the election happened too.

    Comey underestimated how hard it is to meet Trump’s standards of loyalty. A person has to be willing to bow to Trump’s every whim, not just to some of his whims, to please Trump enough to be allowed to keep his job.

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  7. dmfracer

    Who the fuck knows what happens behind closed doors. If he was going to get fired all along, what took so long? What changed? Why now?

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    • doughjadank

      Grand jury

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      • metalleg

        Trump troll once again. He had planned on firing Comey all along. He wanted them Dems to cry about keeping Comey so they’d be forced to applaud his firing.

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  8. ironbird

    Everything was fake news. Then the Orange God got elected. Faggots.

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  9. dchanko

    Can you imagine the frothing at the mouth if this was happening to a President Clinton.

    Wet wipes would be sold out with all the spittle on keyboards and screens.

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  10. Cricket

    Trump has Flynn’s back. Appoint a new FBI man, then make the trade: If Flynn falls, so does Clinton and maybe Obama too. This is war. What’s it gonna be Dems? Either shut up or put up.

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