A Lie By Any Other Name … Is Still A Lie

The following are excerpts from this morning’s House committee hearing on Russian involvement in the 2016 election (full transcript is available here):

“We have also reviewed whether there is any evidence to support President Trump’s claim that he was wiretapped by President Obama in Trump Tower and found no evidence whatsoever to support that slanderous accusation. And we hope that Director Comey can now put that matter permanently to rest.” – U.S. Representative Adam Schiff

 

“With respect to the president’s tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets and we have looked carefully inside the FBI. The Department of Justice has asked me to share with you that the answer is the same for the Department of Justice and all its components. The department has no information that supports those tweets. I’m not to try and characterize the tweets themselves. All I can tell you is we have no information that supports them. I’m not going to characterize or respond to the tweets themselves”. – FBI Director James Comey

Okay, let us put this one to bed now, shall we? It is time to stop playing Trump’s distracting games and focus on the bigger picture of who in the current administration may have played a role in Russia’s interference in the election.  As I previously stated, Trump’s allegations were designed to deflect and detract attention from the ongoing investigations into the role of the Russian government in the U.S. presidential election. There was never any basis in fact for his accusations. That the leader of a democratic nation would resort to such nefarious tactics says much, I think, about the values, character and ethics of that person.

11 thoughts on “A Lie By Any Other Name … Is Still A Lie

  1. Dear Jill,

    I am doing the happy dance today while watching today’s hearing. DT is not imagining that he was wiretapped. There was a FISA warrant dated 10/15/17 and Director Comey kept subtly trying to explain that he was not talking about the 700 FISA order.

    There is Louise Mensch (very credible) who broke this story for an 11/7/16 Heatstreet blog, “The (10/15/16) FISA warrant was granted in connection with the investigation of suspected activity between the (Trump Tower private) server and two banks, SVB Bank and Alfa Bank.

    “However, it is thought in the intelligence community that the warrant covers any ‘US person’ connected to this investigation, and thus covers at least three men who have either formed part of his campaign or acted as his media surrogates. The warrant was sought, they say, because actionable intelligence on the matter provided by friendly foreign agencies could not properly be examined without a warrant by US intelligence as it involves ‘US Persons’ who come under the remit of the FBI and not the CIA.”

    DT and his cohorts like Mike Flynn have been under surveillance.The republicans were not getting this but they will.

    There is so much to this story. Because, I’ve done so much research on this subject, I see the pieces of the puzzle beginning to fit into a pattern. DT has got to be terrified.

    God is good! I shouldn’t be happy about this. It is sad that our country has to go through this horror reality show.
    Hugs, Gronda

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  2. We know that the values and ethics were something he dropped early so they didn’t get in the way of business. What’s much more interesting is ‘purpose’. If he’s using the accusations to deflect from the search for proof of Russian interference is that because he knows for sure it exists and doesn’t want it found. Is it at all possible that POTUS is actually in bed with the Russians.
    Is all this destabilisation of the law the start of the takeover as happened with Hungary, Poland etc. I believe it could happen and there have been enough films about a sleeper in the White House to give warning.
    xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

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    • There is not a single doubt in my mind that IF the investigators do a thorough job, ultimately they will uncover a direct link between Trump himself and the Russian government. It is a matter of time, and keeping the investigations from bowing to the rants & threats of Trump & Co. As to the last paragraph in your comment … I must admit it sent chills down my spine, but I cannot deny it as a possibility and in fact the thought has occurred to me before. And still, the masses believe that he is on a course that will make their lives wonderful if only they can just wait until all us nasty liberals die from lack of healthcare! Sigh. Mega Hugs, David!

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  3. Right on, dead on and spot-on. We were getting some traction for a Special Prosecutor until he made up this phony crap and everyone went “Squirrell”! We have to keep the focus and the heat on the Russian probe.

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    • Thank you! Exactly … the more effort Trump & Co exert to try to distract us from the big picture, the more guilty they look. I firmly believe that this investigation is going to lead, perhaps by some circuitous path, right to Trump’s doorway. And Steve Bannon’s. I only hope that the investigations are not compromised by Trump’s rants, bullying and threats. So far, Comey and others seem willing to stand up to Trump … let us hope that continues.

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  4. Never was any doubt….Was there? Except with those who be hold firmly to ‘alternative facts’….to wit…. LIES!…Over on this side such shenanigans have been referred to as ‘being economical with the truth’. 😉 Hugs!

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