The 9 Most Damning Comey Quotes of the Day, If You Are Donald Trump

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For those of you who were unable to free up hours of your day to listen to what has been a historic testimony by former FBI Director, James Comey, we’ve decided to highlight just how bad his testimony has been to President Donald Trump. Below are nine direct quotes made by James Comey which we find to be the most damning to Trump and his campaign associates.

“I took it as direction.”
Probably the biggest bombshell from today’s hearing was when Comey was questioned by Sen. James Risch (R-ID) regarding the statements made to him by Trump pertaining to Michael Flynn. Comey said that Trump had stated the following to him during one of the three meetings: “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”  Comey went on to say, under oath, that such a statement may not have been a direct order per se, but he saw it that way, saying, “I took it as direction.”

“I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting.”
When asked why he decided to stray from his usual routine following a presidential meeting and instead take detailed notes of his conversation with President Trump, Comey replied, “I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting.” Comey added that he had met with Barack Obama and George W. Bush in the past and never took such notes of the meetings, and that such records would help defend himself should the President lie.

“Those were lies, plain and simple.”
Comey began his testimony almost immediately attacking the honesty and integrity of the Trump administration. When discussing the fact that President Trump stated that the FBI was in disarray, Comey stated, “The administration then chose to defame me and more importantly the FBI by saying that the organization was in disarray, that it was poorly led, that the workforce had lost confidence in its leader. Those were lies, plain and simple.”

“There’s no doubt that I was fired because of the Russia investigation.”
If there was any possibility before the hearing that Trump had fired Comey for reasons unrelated to the Russian investigation, that possibility seems slim now. Comey made it clear that he took the words Trump used during his Lester Holt interview, where he said that Comey was fired because of the Russian Investigation, at face value. One would assume that this would amount to clear obstruction of justice.

“Lordy, I hope there are tapes.”
On May 12th, President Trump sent out a tweet suggesting that there may have been tape recordings of the meetings he had with the former FBI Director. When Comey was questioned about the possibility of such tapes, he replied “Lordy, I hope there are tapes.”

“I was so stunned by the conversation that I just took it in.”
This statement was made by Comey regarding the conversation he had with the President related to dropping the investigation into Michael Flynn. “Release all the tapes. I’m good with it,” he added.

“I remember thinking, ‘This is a very disturbing development.'”
On February 14, while meeting with the President in the Oval Office, the President instructed Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Senior Adviser Jared Kushner to leave the room. At this moment, Comey said he realized that “something big [was] about to happen”.  Shortly after is when Trump told Comey he hoped that he could let the Flynn investigation go. This is the conversation in which Comey felt as though Trump’s words were ‘a direction’ rather than simply a statement. Comey went on to tell the Senate Committee, “I remember thinking, ‘This is a very disturbing development'”.

“My common sense told me, ‘what’s going on here, he’s looking to get something in exchange for granting my request to stay in the job.'”
This was also a statement Comey made at the hearing regarding the Flynn conversation. This statement suggests that Comey saw Trump’s actions and comments as a means of trying to get Comey to do as he wished instead of maintaining his independence.

“It’s a question I don’t think I should answer in an open setting.”
When asked if he thinks Trump Colluded with Russia in any way, Comey’s response was a short, but very telling “It’s a question I don’t think I should answer in an open setting.”

  • Kurt Weil

    Yes, but BENGHAZI or something.

    • Ieata Lottafruit

      🤣 “….or something”!

  • MikeFeldman

    here’s the fake news for those who will take it as real news. Everything stated are Comey’s opinions. Comey is an ultimate political survivor. Comey has it out for Trump. BIG NEWS. Trump could have, as president, ordered the end on Flynn inquiry. Totally within his powers. He didn’t. Comey is one of the leakers trying to undermine Trump fron the get-go.

    • Gail Sowder

      Princess run back to your safe place at Faux. Clearly, you are unable to think or see for yourself.

    • Mark Olish

      What a huge ,steaming , pile of pure , unadulterated , bullshit . Does that fact-free , bizzaro-world altered state you live in have a name ? Something like Trumplandia , Moronia, or Dumasfukistan ?

      • MikeFeldman

        Lay out your facts. Liked your last word. Whose your momma?

        • Mark Olish

          So what ? Clinton remains a wholly owned corporate whore and the DNC still has no one to blame for the loss Comey remains a tool and Trump remains a fool.. Fact: Trump tried to obstruct justice, no matter what you willfully ignorant fascist freaks say about it . .

          • MikeFeldman

            We seem to be digging deeper and deeper into your little petulant bag of insults. Children tend to think they can get their way by name calling. Go ahead Mark, just say; “Bad MIke” The fact is that the “tool” Comey who had the knives out for the “fool” Trump, could only muster that Trump scared him into thinking a “hope” as in hope Flynn”‘s OK was an order. There is no way that can be construed as obstruction of justice Trump has told Comey and other Intel leaders to pursue any possible collusion with the Russians. Your problem is that you’re so into belittling anyone that actually knows something in an effort to not look like a moron, that you become a moron doing so. I look forward to you calling me a Nazi if you reply.

          • Mark Olish

            If the shoe fits and you insist ( which it does and you do ) , but frankly, if I wanted to hear from an obtuse moron without three functioning synapses , I’d unblock Fox, Prison Planet, , Brietbart. or any of the reich-wing scumbag sites ……..

          • MikeFeldman

            What a scary world we live in for silly little twerps who have to block sites lest their news cause them to implode. When mommy tries to discipline you, do cover your ears and say: “Mommy I can’t hear you?”

          • Buck Lewis

            How old are you? You sound like a child. You “did” watch the interview, right? You “did” hear the Director say that Trump “did not” order him to do anything about Flynn. You “did” hear the Director say that Trump wanted him to investigate the Russia issue.

            If you are not a child (which I believe you to be) you strike me as an Obama phone owner that is afraid he will have to learn how to set the alarm on his phone to go to work. To summarize, your are, based on how you present yourself, a social parasite and a drain on our society. Get ready, the free ride is over for you and the losers like you.

          • Mark Olish

            Oh, another corporate cretin raises it’s freakishly large head to challenge Feldman’s fascist freak crown. Notice the complete lack of critical independent thought . A rational ,critical thinking person would simply look at the profile picture to garner some clue to age before ( erroneously ) babbling about age , not once but twice . Half his post and he still hasn’t figured it out but jumps from one baseless conclusion to another ,all as erroneous as the first. You see , it’s been so indoctrinated , programed to respond specifically , that it’s incapable of of independent critical thought and limited to that of it’s leash holder. Simple choices of two are the rule as is black and white thinking . One should forgive it as one forgives his his mother for baying at the moon and peeing in the flower bed …..

          • Buck Lewis

            As stated, a child. You could use two paragraphs denying it next time and it would make no difference. Do not spend so much time on here that you neglect your homework. Brush your teeth before bed (extra good in the back) and go night, night.

          • Mark Olish

            OK , let’s go with that. You can have it your way . I’ll remain an extremely young sexagenarian and you remain the fascist cur whelp of a rabid mongrel bitch, too stupid to breath if it wasn’t autonomous,much less possessing any semblance of reading comprehension skills.

            How do you like those apples , Bucky

          • Buck Lewis

            I think you should spend more time on your homework and less time looking up words you do not understand. Run along now and be good…

      • Mark Olish

        I’ve wasted enough time with the willfully ignorant .

    • lucyB

      Trump colluded with Russia. That was the clear implication. You are defending a traitor. And criminal.

      • MikeFeldman

        “Clear implication”. It must be a fact that you spent zero minutes watching Comey’s testimony. Comey repeated several times that Trump was not the subject of the investigation. After 7 months there is no evidence of anyone colluding with the Russians. Yet by “implication” you have me defending a traitor. By definition, you are an idiot.

      • Buck Lewis

        Are you “stupid” or, did you just not watch the Comey interview? Please tell me you didn’t watch it. If you did watch it, please tell me you are barren and unable to reproduce.

    • Sandi van Joosten

      I did watch the whole thing. No, Comey stated facts about the conversations with Trump, the traitor. He stated that AT THE TIME PERIOD he was discussing he told Trump he was not personally under investigation. He was fired in March and the investigation has continued without him. Other people in Trump’s circle ARE under investigation for COLLUSION with the RUSSIANS and the only question at this time is did they do this on their own or did Trump order or suggest they do it. The head of the NSA gave a town hall kind of information speech to ALL EMPLOYEES of the NSA and told them they have evidence and PROOF of COLLUSION!

      • MikeFeldman

        Way to go Sandi. Your grasp of the facts is amazing. First of all. Comey was fired in May, not in March, as you have stated. Of course Comey said that Trump was not being investigated while he was was the Director of the FBI, he has no access to information after May 9th. No one has disputed Senator Rubio’s statement that Trump is not under investigation. You say others are under investigation and the only question is whether they did it on their own, or Trump ordered it. Why waste all this time on commissions and special council when you, who can’t get her dates straight, have already concluded there was collusion.

        • Sandi van Joosten

          I did not notice my typo. And I do believe their is COLLUSION because Donald Trump is known to lie, cheat, steal (by not paying others for services or work done for him by them. He has dozens of cases in the courts where he has stiffed people.)assault women sexually and yes, I know, he has denied but that does not mean it is not true. He is a despicable person and I would not believe anything he says. And, the only people on earth who do believe him are the same poor fools who voted for him and are going to suffer by his hand for their mistake.

          • MikeFeldman

            March vs May is not a typo. It’s an excuse. You believe there is collusion (in caps, of course) because you think you know what he has done before. In recent history I could make the same arguments about Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton. Not to mention the serial loser. Hillary Clinton. I did not vote for Donald Trump, but I am smart enough to not be an elitist who thinks those who did are fools. I do believe that Trump with the help of the Dems and the mainstream media have turned politics into a reality show. I also believe that in the government he has chosen there are enough adults in the room to make things OK, and then better. I am enjoying the squirming of his enemies as a comedy and your post has made me smile.

      • Buck Lewis

        Wow. When I read a comment like yours, it makes me thankful that core Americans took enough time off work to vote and keep people that you support out of our government. You just open your mouth and “stupid” just spills out. Please tell me you do not have children…

  • Pigg Snaps

    We already have a MOUNTAIN of facts and evidence, corroborated even by Trump himself.

    Fact:
    He fired Comey– the person who was heading up the investigation involving his campaign and aides. Prima facie evidence of obstruction of justice.
    Fact:
    Trump said he did so because of the “Russia thing”.
    Fact:
    The White House had previously put out several conflicting cover stories for the firing that Trump publicly undermined!
    Fact:
    Trump improperly passed along 3rd country, top secret classified information to the Russians– and in the White House for gosh sakes! And, after banning American and all press, save that of the Russians!
    Fact:
    Flynn had to quit because he lied about his Russian contacts.
    Fact:
    Sessions had to recuse himself because he lied about his Russian contacts.
    Fact:
    Kushner had to amend his statements after omitting Russian contacts.
    Fact:
    Trump has not released his tax returns.
    Fact:
    Trump has not devolved himself of his business enterprises.
    Fact:
    Comey took contemporary notes of the meetings and conversations with Trump, all of which refute Trump’s version of events.
    Fact:
    Trump praised Putin repeatedly during the campaign.
    Fact:
    Trump and his aides changed the Republican Party platform vis-à-vis the Ukraine and Russia’s military incursions.
    Fact:
    Trump’s son stated Trump’s businesses were disproportionate funded by Russian assets.
    Fact:
    Trump is a known serial liar, something well documented.
    Fact:
    Comey is a known person of integrity, something well documented.
    And so on, and so forth!

    • MikeFeldman

      Comey’s a snake. Firing Comey is not evidence of anything. The so-called investigation goes on without him. An FBI leaking working memos to a far left newspaper is a big deal The President can declassify whatever he wants, and there is no evidence he shared anything compromising with the Russians. He was, however discussing joint efforts against ISIS in Syria. Sessions refused himself because he has integrity. He felt that as a member of Trump’s campaign effort, he should not oversee an investigation about Trump’s campaign. Kushner’s contacts were after the election, so they have nothing to do with winning the election. Your next 2 items are irrelevant. Comey’s notes are nothing more than Comey’s notes. He obviously had ulterior motives when he took them, and they are meaningless in proving anything other than he didn’t like Trump. Obama promised Putin more flexibility after the 2012 election. So what to both. The rest is unfounded and there is nothing in respectable journalism to verify it. And so on. Are you practicing to be a lawyer when you grow up?

      • Sandi van Joosten

        No evidence he shared anything compromising with the Russians ?!? We all know he shared info with the Russian ambassador and Prime Minister while they were in the Oval Office for starters! Lol.

        • MikeFeldman

          If you’re going to retort, you don’t first include, then exclude key words. You jump from compromising information to just information seamlessly. You have no idea what was said, and you don’t know what is compromising. To say that POTUS cannot share information with the Russians is ridiculous.