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June 7: The Comey Countdown Continues With Intelligence Committee Hearing Today

by Countable | 6.7.17

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017

Good morning, CountaWarriors!

Comeypalooza is coming! The most anticipated public hearing since the beginning of the Trump administration happens tomorrow, and we’ll be streaming it live, but the excitement has already begun.

Today Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers, and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe will all testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

I’d urge you to also pay attention to other news, but who are we kidding? Sorry, Elaine Chao.

The President: IN WASHINGTON, DC/CINCINNATI, OH

  • The president begins the day in DC with his daily security briefing.

  • He heads to Cincinnati, OH mid-day to deliver a speech on his infrastructure initiative.

  • En route he will meet with citizens who feel hurt by Obamacare on Air Force One.

  • He’ll be back in Washington, DC by late afternoon.

The House of Representatives: IN SESSION

  • Voting on a bill to exempt current law enforcement and veterans from Customs and Border Protection’s polygraph test requirement.

  • Voting on a bill to rename the a museum the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library.

The Senate: IN SESSION

What to Watch

  • The Senate Intelligence Committee hearing begins at 10 AM EDT. Watch the proceedings here.

  • The president’s speech on infrastructure will be at 1:20 PM EDT. You can watch that here.

Get on the bus, CountaFam! We’re headed to Comeypalooza and there’s plenty of seats!

"Until someone is prepared to lay out the systemic problem, we will simply go through cycles of finding corruption, finding a scapegoat, eliminating the scapegoat, and relaxing until we find the next scandal."— Newt Gingrich

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  • VSB
    06/07/2017
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    I think 45 should meet with the 23 million more people that will be hurt by the loss of the ACA. Or how about 45 meeting with seniors who will face serious increases in their premiums after AHCA. Next stop should be a meeting with everyone that has a pre-existing illness that will face increases in their rates and maybe loss of insurance. If he wants to really listen to the people, that should be his focus. I think all of the GOP senators that support the AHCA and want to rush through this bill should join him since most of them won't attend or conduct Town hall meetings!

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  • Jonathan
    06/07/2017
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    Hold the President responsible for his actions including those of colluding with Russia. Ask Comey questions that delve deep and clarify the President's role.

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  • bart
    06/07/2017
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    Great quote and nice job on this!! "Until someone is prepared to lay out the systemic problem, we will simply go through cycles of finding corruption, finding a scapegoat, eliminating the scapegoat, and relaxing until we find the next scandal."— Newt Gingrich

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  • Bonnie
    06/07/2017
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    This is your time to shine and be a leader for all of America. We remember how the president treated you and the other presidential candidates. Stand up to the "greatest" bully of all time. Repair your reputation and become what you want to be, a leader of the people. This is your one big chance, don't blow it.

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  • Catherine
    06/07/2017
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    We must have an #IndependentCommission and we need to start impeachment for Obstruction of Justice!

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  • NMorella
    06/07/2017
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    Can't believe these four stooges would not answer a simple question. They are all afraid of Trump. Comey will tell the truth tomorrow. To my Senators and Reps, do what is right for the country and not your party. Trump needs to be IMPEACHED! He is a dangerous and unstable man. He is psychotic. I believe he thinks he is five years old and playing a game. He is #NOTMYPRESIDENT.

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  • KYvoter
    06/07/2017
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    I would advise you to do what is right and not what is best for your party and lobbyists. Do you realize this drama is not going to stop by election time and your job will be on the line. Your people have had enough!!

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  • Cynthia
    06/07/2017
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    Comey needs to tell Senators WHY he thinks he was fired. To me it's totally obvious that Trump expected him to respond with "loyalty" and drop investigations (NINE phone calls or meetings!) and when Comey kept going forward, he found himself fired.

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  • Azrael
    06/07/2017
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    Make sure that every tweet is posted so all the American people can see what is truly in the White House administration Not sure Comey is going to provide the info we are all looking for or just confirming that the president needs to have a full psych workup along with his entire staff What grown man will not be alone with a female colleague for fear it will ruin his marriage???? Alternate facts??? Being a giant bunny??? Just sayin

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  • JaredThePoet
    06/07/2017
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    Law enforcement should not be given a waiver for the polygraph! They should be held accountable, like anyone else that would be seeking the job. A uniform doesn't make you better than everyone else! As far as Iranian sanctions, perhaps we could lay off if that for a day, given the recent terrorist attack in Tehran on its parliament. I understand that Iran is a threat, but imposing sanctions that they most likely won't adhere to, seems kind of classless after the recent attack.

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  • Pamela
    06/08/2017
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    Ok we just heard Comey's testimony and can conclude a few things: 1) we had serious Russian interference in our 2016 elections, 2) Comey was fired for not dropping the Flynn probe, 3) unlike what increasingly senile Senator McCain and duplicitous Idaho Senator Risch tried to imply, Comey took Trump's "hope" for "lifting the cloud" and dropping the charges against Flynn, as a direct order from the President. Lastly, in the Olympics, when athletes take performance enhancing drugs or steroids, and it is discovered, they lose their medals and are disqualified. If Special Counsel Muller discovers collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russia, can we have a historic disqualification of the election? Or must there be an impeachment first? Keep hope alive!

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  • Vanessa
    06/08/2017
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    At least the American public sees first hand how corrupt a presidents power can turn government hearings if you are unscrupulous. I wish he would have fired a few more before the hearing, maybe we could have gotten some of the story..I only hope now, Comey puts his self importance aside and comes clean. The people deserve ALL the truth, not that manipulated mishmash we got before the elections, we all know how that turned out.....

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  • Loraki
    08/03/2017
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    Countable member "- bart" said: "Great quote and nice job on this!! "Until someone is prepared to lay out the systemic problem, we will simply go through cycles of finding corruption, finding a scapegoat, eliminating the scapegoat, and relaxing until we find the next scandal."— Newt Gingrich" If Newt Gingrich were a Bible-reading Christian, he'd know that the "systemic problem" is SIN! You can pass all the laws you want, but only the Word of God changes the human heart, mind, and soul. As long as people are in rebellion against God, evil and scandal will persist! “Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.” (‭‭I John‬ ‭3:4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) “Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.” ‭‭(James‬ ‭4:17‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) Our country was founded on Judeo-Christian values. Our faith in God and our adherence to His Word is what made America great to begin with, and it's the ONLY thing that will #MakeAmericaGreatAgain!

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  • Carol
    06/07/2017
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    Also focus on violations of state and federal laws of finance within the Trump family business and charges of nepotism!

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  • Ellen
    06/07/2017
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    Trump will not let the truth come out. Trump has bought and paid for the republicans. And the Russians have bought and paid for Trump. So Russia owns everything.

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  • Melanie
    06/07/2017
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    Watching Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing. Now I know. Republicans are invertebrates, mouth and an anus (both oversized) and no backbone. Let us put down any discussion of a crooked president's activities. Anything to further the Republican agenda, lower taxes on the rich, make money, money, money no matter who gets stomped in the process. My feeling is disgust, sadness and already I miss what was once the land of the free and the home of the brace.

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  • Pat
    06/07/2017
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    Let's make sure Comey is asked the questions that matter- did Trump try to influence the investigation and how. Then take action against Trump if the answers validate that he did.

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  • Isabel
    06/07/2017
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    Trump asking VP Pence, & AG Sessions to leave the room is suspicious in itself. If you have nothing to hide then why do that? The fact that Comey after leaving meetings w Trump made meticulous notes which is not out of the ordinary for a person working for the intelligence down to PO who are required to document everything in their memo that they will need to testify. Trump later in a Tweet threatens Comey by saying he better be careful what he leaks because he may have tapes. Where are the tapes? Trump once again lies. Just as he lied when he said, that President Obama illegally tapped the Trump Tower where Trump lives. That was another lie. I believe that there's a creditability issue here & it's not with Comey but with this president who's behavior boarders on thuggish characteristics! Now we discover that both Director Coats & Ponpeo in the room was asked to convince Comey to do away with the Russian investigation. No there's 3 ppl who trump tried to Sway. This President in the 4 months he's been in office has caused nothing but problems. 1) Muslim Travel Ban rejected twice 2) a disastrous Healthcare bill rejected & now will not pass the senate 3) a budget Plan that only helps the rich 4) a foreighn trip where he's alienated our most important allies Germany, England, France, Canada & others 5) suggest leaving a Paris agreement that all but 2 countries rejected Nicaragua because it wasn't strong enough & Syria who's dictator is Assad 6) he now has alienated Qatar where we have a base there with our men & woman who can be in harms way 6) then there's the love of Russia despite 17 of our intelligence agencies said the hacked our democratic elections. Trump continue to support Russia. Why? Perhaps trump releasing his Taxes at least 30-40 years we may find out. 7) then there's profiting from the presidency out right pay for play with his daughter, son in law Kushner who is being investigated also spoke to Russia to finance his 666 fifth avenue building & other investments. Kushner sister also involved in tying to sell visa's to Chinese citizens for $500,000..

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  • Julie
    06/07/2017
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    With the beginning of hearings today on Section 702 I hope the Senate will stay focused on what is currently important. Which is the security and safety of US Citizens and our Nation. That said specifically the Democrats to use this time to come forward with more bipartisan participation and get to the bottom of how, when and why the FISA Court was used to unmask individual citizens inappropriately. There will be plenty of time for the FBI Investigation to determine if, how and when any Russian interference or collusion took place in the current administration. To date all indications continue to show there has not been anything that rises to the possibility of impeachment. Stop using your continued bias against this administration to move forward your Political Witch Hunt and get to the business you were elected for, passing bills and fixing policy that is not currently working for the American People. We the American people are watching and will vote appropriately (both sides of the isle) next year to continue showing you first hand WHAT WE WANT!

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  • Vanessa
    06/07/2017
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    I CAN'T WAIT! Your presidency has been a sham since the beginning. You are not qualified to hold the position, your staff are buffoons, and everyone knows it!

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