Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hang Yourself High

President Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency, calling the decision “very unfair to the president.”


Mr. Trump complained that Mr. Sessions’s decision ultimately led to the appointment of a special counsel that should not have happened.

Cry baby.
“Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,” Mr. Trump said.
Wow. Just come right out and say it: I would have never let anyone get near my Russian connection.  I thought I had that covered.

He seems pretty sure he could have prevented the Russian connection from being investigated, even though it was already under investigation from before he was elected, and it was his idiot son and son-in-law who drew attention to the "problems" through venues other than the DOJ.

UPDATE:  Here's Rand Paul suggesting Sessions recused himself over "incidental contacts with Russian officials" and pourmecoffe schooling him on the reality:

His pique at Mr. Sessions, in particular, seemed fresh even months after the attorney general’s recusal. Mr. Sessions was the first senator to endorse Mr. Trump’s candidacy and was rewarded with a key cabinet slot, but has been more distant from the president lately.
Well I guess he would! If somebody were growling at you, you'd stay away, too.
“Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think is very unfair to the president,” he added. “How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, ‘Thanks, Jeff, but I’m not going to take you.’ It’s extremely unfair — and that’s a mild word — to the president.”

Mr. Trump also faulted Mr. Sessions for his testimony during Senate confirmation hearings when Mr. Sessions said he had not met with any Russians even though he had met at least twice with Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak. “Jeff Sessions gave some bad answers,” the president said. “He gave some answers that were simple questions and should have been simple answers, but they weren’t.”
Yeah, he was trying to cover both your fat asses.

How long until Sessions gets the boot?
The president added a new allegation against Mr. Comey.
Jesus Christ. What a fucking cry baby.
Mr. Trump recalled that a little more than two weeks before his inauguration, Mr. Comey and other intelligence officials briefed him at Trump Tower on Russian meddling. Mr. Comey afterward pulled Mr. Trump aside and told him about a dossier that had been assembled by a former British spy filled with salacious allegations against the incoming president, including supposed sexual escapades in Moscow. The F.B.I. has not corroborated the most sensational assertions in the dossier.

In the interview, Mr. Trump said he believed Mr. Comey told him about the dossier to implicitly make clear he had something to hold over the president. “In my opinion, he shared it so that I would think he had it out there,” Mr. Trump said. As leverage? “Yeah, I think so,’’ Mr. Trump said. “In retrospect.”


“When he brought it to me, I said this is really, made-up junk. I didn’t think about any of it. I just thought about, man, this is such a phony deal.”
But in retrospect, after many weeks of trying to find SOMEthing to distract people from what a shithouse I've made of the presidency, and not coming up with anything, I've thought of something else about Comey.

And if Comey DID tell him to let the dick know he had something on him, he was too fucking stupid to take the hint and get his ducks in a row. No. The brilliant idea he came up with was to fire Comey - the man who had something on him.
Mr. Trump was also critical of Mr. Mueller, a longtime former F.B.I. director, reprising some of his past complaints that lawyers in his office contributed money to Mrs. Clinton’s campaign. He noted that he actually interviewed Mr. Mueller to replace Mr. Comey just before his appointment as special counsel.
He spent the whole interview complaining it seems. It's just "NOT FAIR to the president!"
“He was up here and he wanted the job,” Mr. Trump said. After he was named special counsel, “I said, ‘What the hell is this all about?’ Talk about conflicts. But he was interviewing for the job. There were many other conflicts that I haven’t said, but I will at some point.”
Sure you will, little guy. Sure you will. Does this - I know something you don't know and I'll break a great scoop over your head one day - get old to anybody else besides me?
The president also expressed discontent with Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.
Of COURSE he did. He's whining about EVERYbody who isn't named Trump.
When Mr. Sessions recused himself, the president said he was irritated to learn where his deputy was from. “There are very few Republicans in Baltimore, if any,” he said of the predominantly Democratic city.
For God's Sake, you fool! Should you maybe have taken the intiative to KNOW your people?!
He complained that Mr. Rosenstein had in effect been on both sides when it came to Mr. Comey. The deputy attorney general recommended Mr. Comey be fired but then appointed Mr. Mueller.
That again? Rosenstein did not recommend Comey be fired. He wrote a recommendation that Trump demanded he write. (THAT is to Rosenstein's everlasting shame.)
“Well, that’s a conflict of interest,” Mr. Trump said. “Do you know how many conflicts of interests there are?”
Ha! And did the interviewer not say, "No, but I bet Mr. Mueller does."
In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times, the president also accused James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director he fired in May, of trying to leverage a dossier of compromising material to keep his job.
Yeah, yeah. But, hey - he's giving an interview to the Fake News?!
Mr. Trump criticized both the acting F.B.I. director who has been filling in since Mr. Comey’s dismissal and the deputy attorney general who recommended it. And he took on Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel now leading the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s election.
Well, that was especially brilliant, wasn't it?

Mr. Trump said Mr. Mueller was running an office rife with conflicts of interest and warned investigators against delving into matters too far afield from Russia.
He WARNED them?
“I don’t think we’re under investigation,” he said. “I’m not under investigation. For what? I didn’t do anything wrong.”
Oh, you ignorant fool.
Describing a newly disclosed informal conversation he had with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia during a dinner of world leaders in Germany this month, Mr. Trump said they talked for about 15 minutes, mostly about “pleasantries.”


He said his wife, Melania, was seated next to Mr. Putin at the other end of a table filled with world leaders.
And did he thank Corey Lewandowski for that excuse?
“The meal was going toward dessert,” he said. “I went down just to say hello to Melania, and while I was there I said hello to Putin. Really, pleasantries more than anything else. It was not a long conversation, but it was, you know, could be 15 minutes. Just talked about things. Actually, it was very interesting, we talked about adoption.”
All accounts of people who were there is that it was an hour, not 15 minutes. But the best part is the - Oh, and by the way, it's no big deal - mildly interesting, weird actually - we talked about adoption.

Holy shit!!

(And what an uncouth dinner guest to get up and move to another spot while the meal was still ongoing.)
“I actually talked about Russian adoption with him,” he said, meaning Mr. Putin. “Which is interesting because it was a part of the conversation that Don had in that meeting.”
Yeah, that's interesting, too. Lordy I hope there are tapes. Has he not been reading the reports about "that" meeting? Ineresting - we talked about adoption. And purely coincidental. What are these Russians always wanting to talk about adoptions for?
Even though emails show that the session had been set up to pass along incriminating information about Hillary Clinton, the president said he did not need such material from Russia about Mrs. Clinton last year because he already had more than enough.
Oh, yeah? Where'd he get it? And why didn't somebody tell Junior he didn't need any more?
“There wasn’t much I could say about Hillary Clinton that was worse than what I was already saying,” he said. “Unless somebody said that she shot somebody in the back, there wasn’t much I could add to my repertoire.”
Well, he DID say HE could shoot somebody in broad daylight and still wouldn't lose any support.
At one point, his daughter Ivanka arrived at the doorway with her daughter, Arabella, who ran to her grandfather and gave him a kiss.
Oh, Jesus Christ.
He greeted the 6-year-old girl as “baby,” ...
He doesn't remember her name.
... then urged her to show the reporters her ability to speak Chinese.

 ...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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