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The Morning Briefing: James Comey Excretes Another Op-Ed

Good Wednesday morning.

Here is what's on the president's agenda today:

  • The president receives his intelligence briefing
  • President Trump participates in the ceremonial swearing-in of the president and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • President Trump has lunch with the vice president
  • The president meets with the secretary of State

I, Comey

For the love of G-d, can someone please take the computer away from Twitter personality and fired government bureaucrat James Comey? He's written another op-ed. It's titled: "No ‘treason.’ No coup. Just lies — and dumb lies at that."

Click at your own risk. It reads like an emo 14-year-old's poetry after listening to Fields of The Nephilim's "Last Exit for the Lost" on repeat for 24 hours.

Why won't Comey go away? He's obviously nervous now that AG Barr has appointed a serious person to determine how the FBI had enough information to vacuum up all the comms from at least one, probably four in total, Trump campaign associates and yet the $35m Mueller report with 19 prosecutors and 40 FBI agents found no evidence at all that Trump folk were "colluding" with the RUSSIANS. He should be nervous because that's a hell of a misfire. Assuming it was a misfire and not a direct hit, of course.

“There was no corruption. There was no treason. There was no attempted coup,” Comey wrote in a Washington Post op-ed. “Those are lies, and dumb lies at that. There were just good people trying to figure out what was true, under unprecedented circumstances.”

You don't get to be the judge of that, sport. You were fired.

“We didn’t know what was true,” he wrote. “Maybe there was nothing to it, or maybe Americans were actively conspiring with the Russians. To find out, the FBI would live up to its name and investigate.”

OH MY G-D, THIS IS UNBEARABLE. I get the sense that Comey walks around with a movie narrator's voice in his head, announcing all his actions: "In a world where a soul-eating bad orange man sought to rule the universe, only one human had the strength of character, the virtue to fight for truth, justice and the American way." Oh, just shut up you freak.

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Federal Rats Are Fleeing the Sinking Collusion Ship

Christopher Steele has left the building

Christopher Steele, gossipmonger and vessel for RUSSIAN propaganda, will not cooperate with the DoJ investigation into how his scandal sheet was used to generate a massive spy dragnet against Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Steele is the former British spy who blabbed to all the media about his salacious and unverified dossier as well as working with the FBI and State Department and probably all kinds of other agencies we don't know about yet.

Christopher Steele, a former Russia expert for the British spy agency MI6, will not answer questions from prosecutor John Durham, named by Barr to examine the origins of the investigations into Trump and his campaign team, said the source close to Steele’s London-based private investigation firm, Orbis Business Intelligence.

The source close to Steele’s company said Steele would not cooperate with Durham’s probe but might cooperate with a parallel inquiry by the Justice Department’s Inspector General into how U.S. law enforcement agencies handled pre-election investigations into both Trump and Clinton.

Steele also cooperated with Mueller’s investigative team, voluntarily submitting to two interviews in September 2017. He also gave written testimony to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee in August 2018, the source said.

Sounds like Steele has nothing to hide, right?

Related:

Christopher Steele will not cooperate with John Durham investigation

Court jester Jim Acosta: "Neutrality doesn't serve us."

What a punk. Court jester Jim Acosta has pulled together some of his trashy diary entries — it pains me to write those words and absorb their meaning — and gotten himself a publisher. In his diary, he rejects "media neutrality." Well, Jim, the media has never been "neutral," but in this day and age, watching the media is like taking some bad acid at a Grateful Dead show. So I hear.

In his "book," titled The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America, Acosta admits to his clownish behavior and to "showboating" and "grandstanding." Is that so?

“Neutrality for the sake of neutrality doesn’t really serve us in the age of Trump,” Acosta writes, according to excerpts from his upcoming book obtained by The Guardian.

CNN's chief White House correspondent claims in the book how high-ranking Trump administration officials trash the president with one "senior White House official" even allegedly go so far as to tell him that president "is insane". Another "former White House national security official" alleged that staffers weren't sure if the president was "compromised" by Russia, according to the excerpts.

Acosta's manifesto will be released on June 11. Who the hell will buy this schlock?

Other morsels:

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Eesh. Biden To Young Girl: ‘I’ll Bet You’re As Bright As You Are Good-Looking’

Joe Biden in 2007: 'It was the Biden Crime Bill that became the Clinton Crime Bill'

I.AM.SCREAMING. Man bitten by snake that popped out of toilet

Clarence Thomas predicts Supreme Court will have to take up abortion law

Clarence Thomas Invokes Eugenics More Than 60 Times In Tuesday’s Opinion

Alleged GoFundMe scam ringleader rejects plea deal

Navy SEAL accused of killing prisoner wants case dismissed over withheld evidence

Kamala Harris: The odds are 'you will be able to keep your doctor' under Medicare For All

Hey Siri, stop perpetuating sexist stereotypes, UN says

Emails show Trump EPA overruled career staff on Wisconsin air pollution

NYC records yet another fake anti-gay “hate crime”

Rep Thomas Massie Blocks Disaster Aid Bill

Schumer Slams Republicans For Temporarily Blocking Disaster Relief Bills — Months Earlier He Helped Kill A Disaster Relief Bill

Bolton says Iran 'almost certainly' sabotaged ships off UAE

Chicago Shootings Up Holiday Weekend Despite New Gun Laws, Extra Police

More Americans think Trump has presidential qualities than 2 years ago: poll

Cummings fights 'baseless' allegations against wife's non-profit agency

Beto: 'I Know I Was a Giant A**hole'

In a survey of American Muslims, 0% identified as lesbian or gay. Here's the story behind that statistic

Palestinian Authority TV Series Features Uncle Teaching Nephew How to Shoot at 'the Jews'

Wall Street Journal: Elaine Chao still holds stock in company she pledged to sell

Michael Avenatti pleads not guilty to charges of stealing nearly $300K from adult film actress Stormy Daniels

Netflix will 'rethink' Georgia shoots if abortion law holds

And that's all I've got, now go beat back the angry mob!