Thursday, May 11, 2017

Alex Emmons — With James Comey Gone, These Three FBI and DOJ Officials Are Running the Russia-Trump Probe


It will be some time before a new FBI director is appointed and approved by the US Senate. In the meanwhile, the investigation will proceed. Here are the key players.

9 comments:

Bob said...

There's talk about appointing a special persecutor. Who might that be?

Matt Franko said...

Trump will never appoint a SP...

Penguin pop said...

Yeah, Matt. Trump is bluffing with that BS to calm down that portion of his base. The single-issue voters will be happy with whatever he does as long as he builds that wall.

Tom Hickey said...

After Ken Starr, I would be surprised if there is ever be another SP to investigate a sitting president however much the Democrats are looking for payback for that.

Dan Lynch said...

How do you investigate nothing? What is left to investigate with regards to Russia?

Sounds like a fishing expedition where they hope to find some dirt to smear Trump even if it is not Russia-related.

The Russia phobia makes no sense to me. Let's suppose that Trump is Putin's puppet, then what would Putin have him do? Give back Alaska? Putin wants peace and prosperity, why is that a bad thing? If Putin were to take over management of the American government, that would probably be an improvement. Maybe we'd finally get universal health care?

Bob said...

A fishing expedition with unlimited resources can go quite aways.

The Russia phobia is to kill detente. Getting an impeachment out of it would be icing on the cake.

Tom Hickey said...

How do you investigate nothing?

This is the point. So far there is no there there. Just a bunch of unsubstantiated allegations regarding which preliminary investigation has revealed nothing.

Investigating possible wrongdoing based on suspicion is either a fishing expedition or witch-hunting.

The suspicion seems to be that Trump or associates either did business in Russia or traveled there.

Flynn is not in trouble for anything related to improper Russian involvement but rather for not declaring income.

Trump's opponents hope to be able to sift through everything DJT has ever done in the "expectation" of finding an improper Russian connection that compromises him. That is a fishing expedition.

Tom Hickey said...

The Russia phobia is to kill detente.

Russia phobia is to feed the beast (military-industrial complex) and a bonus would be replacing Putin with a US stooge so the elite could finish the job of looting Russia.

Noah Way said...

If they really wanted to probe Russian connections they would be looking at the Clinton Foundation.