Besieged White House denies, defends as new bombshells hit

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  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    May 18, 2017 8:12 a.m.

    I must compliment my Conservative brothers for their ability to not show embarassement and holding the party line with the constant deluge of material coming out of the White House.

    As one of the headlines recently said "Utah Congressional Leaders Lockstep with the President"

    People are making fun of them by describing their actions as "Goose Stepping with the President"

    There comes a point when they have to differ with the President's statements. How are they going to do it?

  • RC in WJ WEST JORDAN, UT
    May 18, 2017 7:57 a.m.

    Re: Worf

    "How can anyone do the presidential job with the constant assault?"

    Ask Obama, he endured 8 years of constant assault by you and others, as we readers of these threads have witnessed.

    IMO we are watching a 21st century Watergate!

  • worf McAllen, TX
    May 17, 2017 10:28 p.m.

    The disrespect, and bitterness is shameful.

    How can anyone do the presidential job with the constant assault?

    There would be no national debt, or welfare state, and most all people in our country would be prosperous, had we elected good honorable leadership in the past. We haven't.

    And now the ignorance, and foolishness of our people will lead to lost of freedom.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    May 17, 2017 9:41 p.m.

    The Donald's "commencement speech" at the Coast Guard Academy was an absolutely pathetic pile of whining mixed with self stroking of his massive ego.

    It was disgusting, immature, and just plain dumb. I feel sorry for the academy graduates who were short changed after all their hard work. They deserved a graduation speaker who could deliver something of substance and inspiration.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    May 17, 2017 1:43 p.m.

    I hate say I told you so but people should have paid attention the day Trump bragged that he could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and still not lose any voters. It just sounded too crazy to be taken seriously, right? Now it's coming back to haunt us.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    May 17, 2017 1:15 p.m.

    Many Trump voters are slowly starting to realize that this man is not the most comfortable bed fellow. Wrong! They knew it when they voted for him and they knew when they had a hard time looking their daughters and grand daughters in the eye. Now they are beginning to see what they gave up character, dignity and even a large chunk of their soul for. It was to scream their anger out at Washington. But they're starting to see that they should have chosen someone who would scream for them and not for himself and his interests.

    You are not in his bubble of interest. He doesn't care about your pain or your anger. He cares about himself--case closed. Didn't mom and pop tell you about people like this?

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    May 17, 2017 12:53 p.m.

    I don't want him to be locked up, I want him to continue to be inept and incompetent so he and the Republicans can not get his contract on America to go anywhere. More popcorn!

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    May 17, 2017 11:56 a.m.

    "Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media. No politician in history...has been treated worse or more unfairly,"
    ______________________________
    That was Donald Trump speaking to cadets today at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy as reported by NBC News.

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    May 17, 2017 11:37 a.m.

    "I see your true colors shining through." LOL!

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    May 17, 2017 11:26 a.m.

    A lot of unflattering news is coming out about trump. I wish we had an honest press corps; it’s difficult to tell how much is just their outright hatred of trump and how much is something we should be concerned about.

    I have to laugh at all the liberals crying “lock him up”. Their silence when Comey refused to recommend indicting hilary gives them no room to start chanting now. When holder refused to even investigate white voter suppression in Philly, where was their outrage?

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    May 17, 2017 11:23 a.m.

    Yes low information people are a grave threat to America. They brand anything they don't like as fake news. They believe easily disproved lies if they are told by someone they support. They ignore easily proven scientific facts if it does not fit their world view. Sad.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    May 17, 2017 11:20 a.m.

    This is starting to unravel and build momentum which is how Watergate unfolded. I wonder if Trump realizes how serious this is becoming for his Presidency. If it were just Democrats blasting away, that is to be expected as normal partisanship. But with support in his own party starting to erode, he had better take this seriously.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    May 17, 2017 10:32 a.m.

    It's not climate change!

    The media, and low information people are the greatest threat to America.

  • military mom Herriman, UT
    May 17, 2017 10:29 a.m.

    @Harrison Bergeron

    Do you really believe that Trump would have fired Flynn if the Washington Post (aka "fake news") had not published the article exposing Flynn's dishonesty? The fact that Trump ignored compromising information delivered by Sally Yates and his continuing loyalty and defense of Flynn indicate otherwise. Considering his record before, during, and after the election, Trump is the one with the credibility problem, not the press.

  • jeclar2006 Oceanside, CA
    May 17, 2017 10:23 a.m.

    @Harrison Bergeron -- Deep Throat was essentially anonymous, and his news, as we now know it was Associate FBI Director Marc Felt, was not 'fake'.

    The Nixon Administration attempted to undermine the investigation, by having the firing the special prosecutor fired.

    This only increased the dedication to 'find the truth', and eventually Nixon resigned.

    Attempting to influence an investigation, is a crime regardless of the results of an investigation.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    May 17, 2017 9:13 a.m.

    Maybe it's time for his resignation, or failing that, impeachment. This is not going well and it gets worse by the day.

  • RC in WJ WEST JORDAN, UT
    May 17, 2017 8:16 a.m.

    SOS!

    The S S Trump hit an iceberg named Comey and is going down fast, all the while the orchestra is on the tilting fantail playing "Nearer my God To Thee", with a spattering of Trump Worshipers hanging on to the rails shouting " it wasn't an iceberg it was the fake news".

    Time for the Republican congress to grow a spine, abandon the engineroom and take to the life rafts.

    SOS!!

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    May 17, 2017 7:45 a.m.

    Harrison Bergeron said: "All of the statements rebutting the fake news are by real people who are willing to put their names and reputations behind what they say."

    That's great, you mean reputations like Kelly's and Spicer, yeah that makes it true.

    Can't believe people are still claiming not to smell the smoke?

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    May 17, 2017 7:31 a.m.

    @worf "IMO, if Trump is unjustly removed,- we'll never again be a prosperous country, and poverty will be the norm. The perfect setting for a dictatorship as seen in North Korea, and Cuba."

    But Trump will not be "unjustly" removed. He is obstructing justice, like with Nixon. Trump will soon be gone, ending the Trump nascent dictatorship.

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    May 17, 2017 7:32 a.m.

    @Jim Chee - "It's long past time to ask the crucial question, does Donald Trump have the knowledge to do his job?"

    Mitch McConnell - "It would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House."

    While Trump is providing extensive self-induced drama to consume the US, China is leading a major economic initiative involving nearly all of Asia and much of Europe, putting $200 Billion into the effort.

    We're (literally) losing global economic and moral leadership with every week Trump is in office.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    May 17, 2017 6:44 a.m.

    The pictures of hugging the Russians from Russia is terrible. Is this Obama's fault?

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 17, 2017 6:42 a.m.

    We need to hear more than mushy "be careful" pronouncements from our Utah congressional members. Stop being so weak and partisan.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    May 17, 2017 1:01 a.m.

    The media doesn't report news. They rule the country.

    Many of our politicians, dependent citizens, and movie stars are their followers.

    For whatever reasons, the media can't control Trump, and he's a threat to them.

    The evidence is in their bitter behavior.

    The sifting is on. Some can see it, and others can't.

    IMO, if Trump is unjustly removed,- we'll never again be a prosperous country, and poverty will be the norm. The perfect setting for a dictatorship as seen in North Korea, and Cuba.

  • Jim Chee Ka'anapali, HI
    May 16, 2017 10:56 p.m.

    It's long past time to ask the crucial question, does Donald Trump have the knowledge to do his job? Trump has often stated that he attended the Wharton School of Management at the University of Pennsylvania, but he has never said that the graduated. There are reports that he attended a few classes, yet there is no proof that he was admitted to the school, much less took classes for credit. Also there is no information that he ever graduated from a university since he was going to inherit his father's company and didn't actually need a university degree.

    This is all pertinent since he often criticized Barack Obama who we know graduated from university and the Harvard School of Law. In fact, it would be good to see the transcripts of Trump's performance at the schools he may have attended because he actions as president appear to suggest that his learning was limited.

    Perhaps this is the reason he does such dumb stuff. He doesn't know any better. He fires the head of the FBI because of a Trump-Russia investigation, and then goes and has a meeting with two Russian officials, one a former KGB agent, and reveals critical, confidential information.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 16, 2017 10:13 p.m.

    "I hope you can let this go."

    This coming from the man who made up a fake story about Obama being born in Kenya. The same man who had his supporters chant "lock her up" at his rallies. The president who wants to lock up journalists and censor the media.

    No, we won't let this go. We will count the number of days Chaffetz, Hatch, Stewart, Lee, and Love continue to be lackeys for this administration.

  • Daedalus, Stephen ARVADA, CO
    May 16, 2017 9:52 p.m.

    Comey is a calm matador in the face of Trump's blinding rage.

    After his firing, Comey drew Trump in, hinting at Congressional testimony, only to deftly sidestep Trump's clumsy threat of tapes. Then Comey gracefully withdrew, letting the picadores in Congress further agitate the staggering brute, jabbing Trump with demands he turn the tapes over.

    Trump mistakenly sensing triumph in defying those demands, stubbornly charges ahead. But in doing so presents Comey a perfect angle for the dramatic finish.

    Ay!

    Comey delivers the final blow with old school bureaucratic finesse...a contemporaneous memo shared in real time with a small circle of trusted peers in the FBI! Ay! Admissible as evidence! Ole!

    So elegant it has drawn even Chaffetz to his feet.

    Why?

    Because unlike a 'tape' in the digItal era, a memo is the perfect prop for the cameras. It can be read, while sternly peering over a pair of tortoise-shell reading glasses to occasionally berate a witness. A memo can be rolled, held, and shaken, in sequence or one step at a time.

    It will even get a nickname! The February Fifteenth Memo. The Comey Memos. What a throwback summer this will be!

  • The Educator South Jordan, UT
    May 16, 2017 9:48 p.m.

    Lock him up! We need to restore law and order in this country!

    Where have all the trump supporters gone recently?

    Get Educated

  • RJohnson Salt Lake City, UT
    May 16, 2017 9:44 p.m.

    "all of the fake news"

    If it repeats what I want to hear and supports what I want to believe--evidence to the contrary--it's news. If it upsets my little aple cart, it's fake news.

    Must be nice to live in a place where denial actually makes one feel better.

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    May 16, 2017 9:24 p.m.

    How is Congress supposed to get much of anything done in this environment?

    The House and Senate Intel committees may want to get rolling on turning up the evidence, because a special prosecutor will absolutely drag this into next year. Pressure may build on Paul Ryan to start an impeachment by the fall, to try and salvage Republican prospects for 2018.

    Republicans are in a vice - alienate Trump supporters and have a chance of hanging on in 2018, or let this drag out, and get decimated in November 2018.

    Now we're seeing why Sen Dianne Feinstein said that Trump may quit, "very soon".... and we haven't even got into the Intel evidence, yet. These have all been unforced errors by Trump.

    Somehow, Trump is delusional enough to think people won't notice his ongoing tight relationship with the Russians. He really thinks he'll get out of this. Sheer insanity.

  • TAS Tehachapi, CA
    May 16, 2017 9:17 p.m.

    Donald messed with the wrong guy when he fired Comey. The wheels are starting to come off.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    May 16, 2017 7:39 p.m.

    Lock him up.
    Someone has to get the chant going.
    This brazen malfeasance, lying and corruption has to be given consequences. America deserves better, and our system is designed to deal with this possibility. Time to make it happen.

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    May 16, 2017 7:31 p.m.

    I cannot wait to hear Trump bragging that he had more people indicted in his administration then Reagan, and that his hearings gotten much higher ratings than Watergate and Iran-Contra.

  • Harrison Bergeron Holladay , UT
    May 16, 2017 7:31 p.m.

    This story is actually pretty balanced considering it’s the AP. If you notice all of the fake news is reported by anonymous sources. All of the statements rebutting the fake news are by real people who are willing to put their names and reputations behind what they say.