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4/12/2018

GOP Launches “Lyin’ Comey” Website With White House Approval

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dana @ 1:10 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Last month, President Trump said “As the House Intelligence Committee has concluded, there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign. As many are now finding out, however, there was tremendous leaking, lying and corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, Justice & State”. He followed that up with this tweet: “Comey knew it all, and much more!” The former FBI director tweeted in response, or warning:

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Next week, Comey will be embarking on a publicity tour as his memoir “A Higher Truth” is set to be released. In an effort to blunt any negative fallout impacting the President, there is a new website being paid for by the Republican National Committee which aggressively lays out this administration’s case against Comey. It will also be fact-checking the book for contradictions and lies. According to reports, the White House approved all the talking points posted on the website. Amusingly, the site itself can literally be found at www.LyinComey.com:

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Republican chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement:

James Comey’s publicity tour is a self-serving attempt to make money and rehabilitate his own image. Comey is a liar and a leaker, and his misconduct led both Republicans and Democrats to call for his firing. If Comey wants the spotlight back on him, we’ll make sure the American people understand why he has no one but himself to blame for his complete lack of credibility.

Question: How effective will this be, and does anyone really care about James Comey (other than Trump)? And, at this point in time, would a tell-all from an embattled figure like James Comey really impact voters in any meaningful way?

While it’s an open question how successful Republicans will be in making their case against Comey, given that Trump unceremoniously dismissed him last May 9, there is no doubt that many Democrats remain furious at how the former FBI director treated Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Republicans hope to remind Democrats why they disliked Comey by assailing his credibility, shining a new light on his conduct and pointing out his contradictions — or the three Cs.

Comey recently compared Trump to a “mob boss” during an interview which will air next Tuesday. No doubt when it airs, Trump will fire off his own searing series of tweets in response. This in spite of other very real and perilous situations demanding his attention.

–Dana

7 Comments »

  1. I figured the GOP would go along with Trump’s policies but it never occurred to me it would adopt his insulting, crass, and juvenile behavior. At most, I thought Republicans would tolerate or overlook his childish style. Boy, was I wrong, and it only took them one Congressional election cycle.

    If this had been during Nixon’s term, Republicans would have signed up to do dirty tricks/break-ins or to establish a Go Fund Me for their defense.

    Comment by DRJ — 4/12/2018 @ 5:14 pm

  2. At this point, who cares if Comey is more honorable than Trump? Everyone has already factored that into their decision-making. My feeling is that Trump’s paramours are fortunate they were never on Fifth Avenue when Trump was there during the campaign. It might have been too tempting.

    Comment by DRJ — 4/12/2018 @ 5:28 pm

  3. Thank goodness I’m no longer a Republican.

    Comment by Sean — 4/13/2018 @ 5:00 am

  4. I really need to come to The Jury more often just for your comments, DRJ.

    Comment by nk — 4/13/2018 @ 7:49 am

  5. I think I’ll copypasta one over at the main site.

    Comment by nk — 4/13/2018 @ 7:50 am

  6. I hope you do come here, nk. You can even do both.

    Comment by DRJ — 4/13/2018 @ 9:39 am

  7. Arizona CJ and Sean are here. They are very good commenters.

    Comment by DRJ — 4/13/2018 @ 9:40 am

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