If the reports are true about Trump's comments during the meeting with the Russians re 'firing that nut job comey and easing pressure', one really has to wonder what is wrong with him. He just cannot not say stupid shit. It's freaking hilarious. If he ever actually does break the law he will no doubt be impeachrd bc he will likely brag about it on Twitter!
Maybe the pressure he was talking about was the pressure to not engage with Russia because everyone will say "see, told you he was pals with Russia". I don't know how firing Comey could relieve that, and I'm sure he knew, as did everyone else in the world, that firing Comey would only bring more attention to it.
If anything, the appointment of Mueller would relieve some pressure as the calls for an Independent Counsel have been answered. The danger is they get someone who actually goes on a witch hunt, which has happened. If Mueller is still anything like I recall him to be, I don't think he will get carried away. I think he will be pretty fair.
So maybe he said, by firing Comey, and having an Independent Counsel appointed, some of the recent pressure maybe be relieved, and he can get back to the business of the Country....or something along those lines. That's a reasonable statement that I can see being said. The other thing...the actual accusation that firing Comey will relieve pressure (implied that he means pressure of the investigation into him), I just can't see him saying.
The timing of all this is obvious as well. It comes on the heels of his first Legislative victory, even though it's not complete, of getting the health care repeal through the House. This has pretty much mired that down, preserving Obama's legacy. Don't think the Media didn't want that, and it may be the primary driver of all these stories.
It's also displaced any good news, which there is plenty of, from being reported. Remember how every month, we heard for a week about how the jobless claims were down, and then another week of how many jobs were created under Obama. We haven't had a report like that for a while, and the news is even better under Trump so far, than it was under Obama. I also read that housing prices are up, manufacturing starts are way up, starting salaries for college grads just skyrocketed to an all time high on the economic optimism spurred by this Administration, jobless claims are at a 30 year low, illegal immigration arrests are up 38 percent, and border crossing down nearly 80 percent, and more. There is this overseas trip, the most ambitious of any President in decades, and he is giving a keynote speech on Islam to leaders of something like 40 Muslim nations, plus visiting Mecca, The Vatican and Jerusalem, plus the leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia are praising him for doing much more to destroy ISIS than Obama ever did, with the Prime Minister of Iraq stating ISIS will be done in his country in a matter of a few weeks. And there is plenty more to report, that is not reported on at all by ABC, CBS, NBC because all they are talking about is unverified, anonymous, reports, that turn out to be misrepresented, or outright false. I'm pretty close to being convinced that many of these anonymous sources are not actual leaks, but fabricated reports by reporters trying to accomplish exactly what is going on now. I'm sure there are some leaks, but some of this is I think is totally made up with no source behind it.
Edited by DV1, 05/19/17 - 06:07 PM.
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