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CNN reporting former FBI Director James Comey will testify against President Trump

CNN is reporting that former FBI Director James Comey will testify against President Donald Trump next week during a public hearing on Capital Hill.

From CNN:

Fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly in the Senate as early as next week to confirm bombshell accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into a top Trump aide's ties to Russia, a source close to the issue said Wednesday.

Final details are still being worked out and no official date for his testimony has been set. Comey is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year's presidential election.

Comey has spoken privately with Special Counsel Robert Mueller III to work out the parameters for his testimony to ensure there are no legal entanglements as a result of his public account, a source said. Comey will likely sit down with Mueller, a longtime colleague at the Justice Department, for a formal interview only after his public testimony.

When he testifies, Comey is unlikely to be willing to discuss in any detail the FBI's investigation into the charges of possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign -- the centerpiece of the probe, this source said. But he appears eager to discuss his tense interactions with Trump before his firing, which have now spurred allegations that the president may have tried to obstruct the investigation. If it happens, Comey's public testimony promises to be a dramatic chapter in the months-long controversy, and it will likely bring even more intense scrutiny to an investigation that Trump has repeatedly denounced as a "witch hunt."

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Our progressive friends have lost their leftist minds wanting to impeach President Donald Trump. Of course, these same folks are going to call for the impeachment of any President who is to the right of Karl Marx.

Progressive inspired Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is now well beyond hysteria and is zeroing in on absurdity. The Democrats would have the #1 and #2 DOJ heads recuse themselves from any oversight of the FBI, which reports directly to the both of them.

Is there no end to this total insanity of the Democrats? Who would have thought that the lunatic Maxine Waters and her ridiculous anti-Trump-at-all-cost-views is fast becoming the mainstay of Democrat thinking?

Lexicographers will have to create a new term for "sore losers". Somehow branding the Democrats and progressives with that well-deserved term simply doesn't reach the absurdity threshold they have already crossed as a result of their infantile response to last November's loss.

It seems that Trump merely informed the Russians that ISIS is planting bombs in laptop computers. If that information will be of help in saving the lives of innocent Russian airline passengers, then why not share it?

Russians are human beings too. We have already shared this information with Canada, the UK, and Australia, which are in intelligence-sharing arrangements with us. It seems that Israel provided us with the information. So, it is not like the crown jewels of national intelligence have been given away.

By the way, why is it that the progressives keep trying to proclaim the innocence of Julius and Ethyl Rosenberg, the spies who gave away our atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union? Why do they defend Daniel Ellsburg who leaked the Pentagon Papers?

The Democrats are all excited to disclose any damaging secret information to the world, but when Trump discloses information to save lives, why that becomes the crime of the century.

Progressives are going to do all they can to keep this "vortex" spinning. They are going to gin up unsubstantiated stories from the Democrats in the federal bureaucracies and then hawk it to the press. The stories so far have not only been unsubstantiated, but stupid. For example, the story that James Comey "Asked for more money to pursue an investigation against Trump before he was fired."

The Republicans are not obligated to defend Trump against malfeasance, but they would be wise to give him a fair hearing. Don't assume that just because the Democrats claim "We have a memo," that there really is such a thing.

Even if there is a memo from Comey, why would Republicans automatically assume it is truthful? Democrats never assume that any allegations against their people are correct. They circle the wagons and deny, deny, deny. That's not the right policy either, but there is a happy medium between blindly defending our people and throwing them overboard whenever the Dems gin up controversy.

If you remember back to the 80's, President Reagan gave P.M. Thatcher a live feed of satellite data when she sent Her Majesties fleet down to the Falklands to biff the Argies. It's been done before, so don't pretend it hasn't. If Trump learned of laptop bombs that might be smuggled onto Russian planes, or any other countries' planes, why would he not warn them?

And never forget that if not for Trump, we would have Hillary Clinton in the White House. The offenses to your sensibilities by Trump would be increased a thousand fold if President Clinton were running the show.

So thank your lucky starts that Trump prevailed.

Once again, Trump isn't entitled to a free pass by Republicans, but neither does he deserve to be convicted without a fair hearing.

I will agree that Trump has been contributing to his woes by his proclivity to counterpunch, a self admitted trait. These are all true facts but they represent a false choice.

What troubles me is the irresponsibility of the media, an irresponsibility born of an unwitting belief that all presidents should fit a particular mold, one that the media is accustomed to and approves of.

Let's take this sentence from a Wall Street Journal editorial: "It was political mismanagement even to hold the Russian meeting, especially the day after he fired FBI Director James Comey amid the investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged Russian connection." While true, the real world just doesn't work that way unless we are willing to let the country always be run by the same old Washington bred and approved professional politicians.

Donald Trump is a very energetic product of the real world. He comes from a world where problems have to yield to an uncompromising focus on the ultimate objective, in this case to Make America Great Again. In doing so this man is quite at ease and perfectly capable of juggling many balls at the same time.

Let's look at the period after he fired Comey. Trump had packed a very intense agenda into just a few days before going on an important trip to the area. He focused intensely on addressing the problems of Eastern Europe and the Middle East in preparation of meetings with key European allies, and Arab and Israeli players. He met senior officials of Russia and Ukraine, and received the President of Turkey.

The strategic importance of these players is underlined by the presence of one of the most formidable foreign affairs geo-strategists, Henry Kissinger, a man with whom Trump has been consulting for at least a year.

Fine, you say, but then he shouldn't have fired Comey when he did. As I wrote earlier, Trump is an energetic and highly focused man who has little time and patience for problems that distract from his ultimate objective so he discards them without much thought, much less whether he will please professional politicians and a media that are all accustomed to an old and not too effective way of doing things.

So ask yourself who is or should be running the country, a new man who comes from a world where what matters are results, or should the country continue to be run by a self-serving know-it-all media and politicians for whom an accepted politically correct narrative is dominant?

I'll take the new results oriented man any day, and seemingly many caring thoughtful Americans do too.

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