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#ComeyInterview thread starts....NOW
"if we lose our tethering to the truth, what are we?"

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Right to election night...

He was home when returns came in. He didn't vote, didn't want to choose between candidates (SNORT - SHUT UP)

He was surprised Trump won. He believed polls that HRC would win.

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"A whole lot of him" thought he contributed to Trump's win.

DUH

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On first meeting with Trump:

He was nervous about how volatile he was. His first impression was of his "perfectly coiffed hair", orange skin with white undereyes and a really long tie.

This is in the book.

He had to talk to him about prostitutes.

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No one asked about Russia. It was all about PR, how to spin the election to make sure that Trump looked better...like Russia hadn't done something.

Comey had flashbacks to La Cosa Nostra (mafia? mob?). Said Trump reminded him of a mob boss.

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He felt that the leadership culture in the Trump administration was similar to a mob boss.

Comey felt uncomfortable addressing that bc he was going to talk about Moscow prostitutes and the Steele Dossier

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Trump asked "do I look like a guy that needs hookers?"

Comey said he was very defensive. Trump talked about sexual assault allegations, which he denied.

Comey did not believe his denials about pee tape. He is not sure.

It was "really weird"

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He started taking notes after each meeting because Trump does not have a high regard for the truth.

...flashback to Comey's childhood

Armed intruder broke in when Comey was 16. It changed him. Made him want to work in LE.

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Summer 2016....flashback to Clinton email investigation.

Comey knew this was a "no win" situation. Both sides will be mad. He figured either way, someone would be mad.

He didn't know if Lynch was protecting Clinton...talks about the tarmac meeting with Bill.

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Ugh, this dope and his unannounced press conference about Hillary's emails. WHY WHY WHY.

He is trying desperately to spin it like it was the right choice. NO bad intent.

Called her "Extremely careless" even though he was closing the case #ComeyInterview
Trying to somehow justify this overly detailed press conference by saying that he HAD to give more detail.

UGH Trump "rigged" and Flynn "lock her up" chants come across the screen. (dry heave brb)

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And here we go...Trump and Russia....

Comey is asking himself "is anyone working directly with the Russians?" but nothing is said publicly. Hillary looks like she is winning.

And then....October. Anthony Weiner's laptop. JESUS.

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Comey sends letter to Congress about the laptop. Comey says he had "no choice" but to notify Congress.

He said that he made the right choice (NO, YOU DID NOT)

He thinks he would have been concealing the investigation (NO)

He refuses to take responsibility for crossing a line
Stephanopolous pushes him:

Revealed info about Hillary, concealed info about Trump. That ELECTED TRUMP.

Comey tries to spin it. Still. He refuses to accept responsibility.

Womp he said he felt sick to his stomach for weeks. Everyone "HATED HIM"

Yes, we do.

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He is a "flawed human" and he is upset that Hillary Clinton wrote in her book that she felt like he "shivved her".

She used the right term. You LITERALLY shivved her.

He would send the letter again, no doubt.

UGHGHGHGH. Facepalm.

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Inauguration day, VOMIT.

All of Comey's kids wanted Hillary to win. Flashbacks to Women's March.

Comey didn't want to go to a reception at the WH. He is determined to stay away from Trump. Basically, he tries to blend in with the curtains.

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Flashback to him walking across the room. I HATE HIM. This is his fault. UGH.

Trump tried to "establish dominance" by calling him over and whispered in his ear.

Oh, loyalty dinner.

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It took salad course for Trump to redirect conversation to Comey's job security.

Trump talked almost the entire time. Just monologues. Denying assaulting women, denying making fun of reporter, insisting his crowds were bigger. Just lies.

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"Did you think Trump was a liar"

"Yes, I did"

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He said "I need loyalty" and Comey said "You will always get honesty from me" and Trump said "Honest loyalty?" and Comey said "You will get that from me"

"Did you cross the line"

Comey shifts in his seat

"I don't think so. It was a compromise"

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Flashback: Flynn is out.

Comey is at the WH, Valentine's Day.

Trump asks everyone to leave the room except Comey.

"I hope you can let it go...he's a good guy" about Flynn

Trump denies, Comey says he said it.

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Comey states that it was some sort of obstruction of justice.

YUP.

He continued to whine to Comey about how this "cloud of investigation" was making it hard for him to "make deals for the country"

SNORT what deals?

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Hearing at Congress.

Comey still won't rule out whether Trump is under investigation.

Oh, Spicey. I forgot about him.

May 9th - Comey is fired via news announcement. He wasn't fired directly by Trump.

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OT: All these flashbacks are making me stabby and angry and furious at Comey's refusal to take responsibility for his actions. The blinders he has on is despicable.

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Comey is more upset about his firing than he was about his impact on the election.

Now, photos of Russians in the oval office. His jaw flexes.

Trump telling Lester Holt that he fired Comey because he wanted to...and Russia.

Trump tweets flash on the screen.

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Comey did want a special counsel. He leaked his notes to a friend. He did it because at the end of his driveway there were "hoards of reporters" and he didn't know how to get it to all the reporters.

"Lordy, I hope there are tapes" he says

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Lots of shots of Trump with his arms crossed, defensive. Talk of him firing Mueller.

This would be his "most serious attack on the rule of law...that is higher than all the normal fights above politics"

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Comey can't say for sure that Trump "isn't compromised" by the Russians.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

When we come back he answers whether he thinks Trump is "fit to be President"

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"Is he unfit to be President'

"Yes, but not in the normal way...he is morally unfit."

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