Trump confirms he's under investigation

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  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    June 20, 2017 12:15 p.m.

    "Mr President you're under arrest."

    Will be the sweetest words to my ears.

  • FanOf"ChuckARama" Vernal, UT
    June 20, 2017 8:59 a.m.

    It's beginning to sound more like a philosophy class....LOL!

    "I might be here and there but then I might be not." LOL!

  • Lib on Planet Zion Salt Lake City, UT
    June 18, 2017 2:23 p.m.

    Attention extremist, anti-liberal, anti equality, non-factual enablers!

    No "alternative facts" here!

    *Current Trump approval ratings are 32%-37%.

    *43 percent of American voters support the idea of beginning the official impeachment process.

    *17 National Intelligence Agencies have corroborated. {Do not attempt citing Breitbart or The National Enquirer}

    “I was going to fire regardless of recommendation,” Trump said. “He made a recommendation, but regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey.” {The Donald}

    Not only does the story Trump told Holt conflict with the letter, but it also conflicts with what Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during the White House news conference. Happy Father's Day comrades!

  • MacD slc, UT
    June 18, 2017 12:52 a.m.

    The Dems were so concerned that Trump would not accept the outcome of the election. The Dems are the ones who now will not accept the results of our historic election.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    June 17, 2017 9:47 p.m.

    Where's the proof?? Where's the evidence?

    Where's the beef?

  • Mad Hatter Provo, UT
    June 17, 2017 9:01 p.m.

    worf - McAllen, TX
    June 17, 2017 12:21 a.m.

    "Why isn't Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz being investigated?"

    Duh? For the same reason Hillary Clinton isn't being investigated. They're not relevant.

    Quit blowing smoke and stick to the issue. Donald Trump is being investigation because he is thought to have been involved in obstruction of justice. He tried to get James Comey and others to stop the investigation into the Trump-Russia collusion issue and then fired the man thinking he had put a stop to it. He even bragged about it to the Russians.

    Now he is contemplating firing the deputy attorney general and the special counsel, but so far cooler heads have prevailed. However, it's only a matter of time before he goes off and starts a tweet storm before he finally takes the bull by the horns and does the unexpected (except we always expect Trump to do the worst possible thing).

    Trump keeps shooting himself in the foot. He can't help himself. He has acted this way all his life. He smoozes. Then bullies when he can't get his way. Then he goes nutso and goes after his target without thinking. Often times sues to intimidate his opponent. And usually loses.

  • Cheshire Cat Bronx, NY
    June 17, 2017 8:49 p.m.

    Donald Trump finally came out following the firing of Jame Comey and said that he is now under investigation. Where he wasn't before, he is now. It may have been difficult to draw a direct connection between Trump and Russia although it may not have been difficult to see a correlation between members of his campaign and transition teams and Russia. But Trump couldn't leave it alone and he had to play Big Boss and fire the man leading the investigation.

    Now Trump has acknowledged that he fired James Comey because of the Russia investigation. Also, be bragged to the Russian ambassador that he got rid of Comey and now a great weight is off his mind. Then Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel and Trump goes ballistic. He rants at Jeff Sessions for rescuing himself because the Attorney General was supposed to protect him. Now he is having a meltdown as he assaults Mueller.

    Mueller, a decorated Vietnam veteran, is a distinguished lawyer and investigator. Trump once said that John McCain wasn't a hero and Mueller is now a fraud. This coming from the man who avoided military service, faked a medical problem, and partied long into the New York nightlife he valued over country.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 17, 2017 2:59 p.m.

    Good.

    If Donald has nothing to hide, he would be welcoming the investigation.

    The fact that it frightens him so much tells us something important.

  • Janet Pete Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2017 2:03 p.m.

    ute alumni - SLC, UT
    June 17, 2017 5:20 a.m.

    "Liberals continue to try to destroy who the voters elected and those that voted for him will rise up and in the end lefties will regret the day they tried to usurp power from a duly elected president. Mark my words."

    Let's turn that around and see if your words are still "marked"? Do you remember how conservatives vilified Barack Obama with a continuous barrage of hate-filled rhetoric accusing him of everything from being a foreign-born Muslim (Donald Trump leading the way) to trying to be king and governing by executive order?

    Be careful of what you say. If you don't know history and how the political game gets played, you end up saying things that are hypocritical at best.

    Donald Trumps poll numbers are showing 35% positive, meaning that many people who voted for him are now dissatisfied to very dissatisfied with his performance. He travels to his golf resorts on a regular basis because it increases his income stream at taxpayer expense. His tweets are completely off the wall suggesting that he is unhinged ("covfefe"?).

    Little has been accomplished with this administration and a Republican-controlled Congress. Think about it.

  • Jim Chee Ka'anapali, HI
    June 17, 2017 1:40 p.m.

    Thid Barker - Victor, ID
    June 17, 2017 7:09 a.m.

    "Polls show that if the election were held today, he would win again by even higher margins! "

    What polls? Upwards of 60% disapproval and a recently launched investigation, what is causing you to suggest such a thing except propaganda from right-wing radio talking heads.

    Donald Trump barely won the Electoral College on promises made that seduced low-information voters who are being thrown under the proverbial bus as he makes the federal government a subsidiary of the Trump Organization. One reason he travels to his golf resorts on weekends is that it attracts people who want access and provide him with financial reward. As for working on the People's Business, we're yet to see him turn his attention to that.

    Nothing has happened since the Republican senate changed their rules to confirm a Supreme Court nominee who otherwise would not have been confirmed. Trump wants to take healthcare away from his supporters, his jobs infrastructure program is nowhere, his Muslim ban is tied up in the courts going south, and his Wall is DOA.

    So tell us again about how he would be re-elected? It's very amusing. Trump is just an aberration.

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    June 17, 2017 1:21 p.m.

    @Thid Barker: "When you find whatever it is that you think President Trump is hiding, be sure to let us all know what that is! Keep in mind anonymous sources are not evidence of wrong doing!"

    Finding evidence is the job of the Mueller team as special counsel investigating the matter.

    They have broad power of subpoena and deep sources of information through the intelligence community.

    The AG of New York is also perusing a RICO investigation, and is collaborating with federal agencies.

    Current "anonymous sources" are as relevant as Deep Throat, the anonymous source that exposed Watergate and ultimately brought Nixon down.

    "The evidence has not been presented in court" is not the same as "no evidence." Trump currently has 4 personal lawyers and his lawyer now has a lawyer, the rest of the Senior staff is also lawyered up.

    Meanwhile, Sessions "testimony" was laughable - a sad performance for the top lawman in the country.

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    June 17, 2017 8:02 a.m.

    @David - best quote in this thread:

    "If Trump did nothing, Muellor should be Trump's best friend & Trump should be giving him access to whatever he needs to finish the investigation quickly. But if Trump or his campaign are guilty...you'd kind of expect the kind of behavior we are seeing from Trump."

    Very simple, apparently true. Why else would Trump tell the Russian Ambassador and Foreign Minister firing Comey "takes the pressure off"?

    What pressure? Why would there be any pressure?

    If there's nothing to this entire story, Comey should be Trump's best friend, based on Comey telling Chaffetz he's re-opening the Hillary email investigation, just before the election.

    Right?

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    June 17, 2017 7:09 a.m.

    Jim Chee - Ka'anapali, HI: When you find whatever it is that you think President Trump is hiding, be sure to let us all know what that is! Keep in mind anonymous sources are not evidence of wrong doing! Given that, you have NO evidence! About his popularity, he beat Hillary didn't he? Polls show that if the election were held today, he would win again by even higher margins! God bless President Trump!

  • twinkleberry67 Layton, UT
    June 17, 2017 6:58 a.m.

    Just out of curiosity, how exactly were the
    Russians supposed to be able to doctor election results so that they could dictate who wins? First of all, the computers used in tabulating results are not centralized nor are they hackable because they are not connected to the internet. If they were, we wouldn’t have to wait until each precinct reported their results. The results would be known instantaneously as the night progressed. This process may appear to be cumbersome, but it was set up that way as a matter of national security. Never mind that the Demos utilize their usual vote stuffing tactics by casting votes for dead people and small children. Think what you will about Mr. Trump’s likability, but at least he is doing what the voters sent him there to do. These so called investigations have turned over every rock possible and still nothing substantiates these fictitious claims. Since the “collusion” nonsense didn’t stick, they decided to change this crap to “obstruction”. I have never seen a more desperate and delusional groupthink mentality.

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    June 17, 2017 6:50 a.m.

    I remain skeptical that Trump colluded or directed collusion. Perhaps some on his team were colluding, but with his instruction? I don't know. I think it's more likely that he facilitated their efforts (if any) because he was willing to opportunistically take advantage of anything that came his way. IMO he isn't a guy concerned with ethics, fairness, or the integrity of the Republic. His sole goal is winning - for DJT.

    Why he's acting as he is? I'm prepared to learn that it's nothing more than fear that the Russia investigation would delegitimize his trophy or take it away all together. I think he's that shallow and self-centered. IMO he doesn't see himself as the representative of the nation. He sees it as the other way around.

    @ Thid

    Even as I haven't missed HC one bit and am glad the Clintons aren't in the WH, there is satisfaction in watching Trump and his supporters experience exactly what they dished out.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    June 17, 2017 6:21 a.m.

    Hillary! The only reason Conservatives say that word is that it is the only thing they can agree upon. It is their main reason to live and breathe. Even gone now from the political stage nothing stirs the Conservative heart but than to bring up Hillary!

    But Hillary! will not run a country, and the man the Hillary! people voted in is a farcical comedy sketch of a man.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    June 17, 2017 6:05 a.m.

    But..... wait.... didn't he say yesterday he wasn't?

    At least thats what the Tweeter-and-chief claimed this week.

    The old adage from WWII "loose lips sinks ships" is equally applicable today was it was back then. Trump needs to stop his policy by tweet Presidency.

  • ute alumni SLC, UT
    June 17, 2017 5:20 a.m.

    Liberals continue to try to destroy who the voters elected and those that voted for him will rise up and in the end lefties will regret the day they tried to usurp power from a duly elected president. Mark my words.

  • Susan Storm Sandy, UT
    June 17, 2017 3:55 a.m.

    Does Trump himself have ties to Russia? I have no idea, but it seems some of his colleagues might have. President Trump should not have fired James Comey. It made him look guilty even if he is innocent.

    The further along this goes the more it is needed for a complete and thorough investigation. Then we will either find criminal activity or find nothing and finally put the issue to bed. Either way it's a good idea.

  • Liberal On Planet Zion SLC, UT
    June 17, 2017 12:32 a.m.

    @Thid Barker

    "Investigations conducted by 5 separate agencies for nearly a year that can not find ANY evidence of crimes committed by President Trump! Yet the left is silent and refuses to investigate Comey's testimony that Loretta Lynch interfered with the FBI's investigation of Hillary's classified email leaks or the Clinton foundation's sale of uranium to Russia. Why not investigate Eric Holder's cover up and lies. Democrats who live in glass houses of corruption and cover-ups should not throw stones. But what else do they have but attempts to defuse and deflect? These "investigation" are only efforts to obstruct their own loss of power! God bless President Trump"!

    Fake news anyone? The deflection and ongoing enabling continue. Unfortunately life in Victor remains ignorantly blissful. Apparently you're waiting to abandon ship once the impeachment proceedings begin comrade. How one dares to mention Christian values in the daily anti-liberal rants, yet remain loyal to their supreme leader regardless of his behavior and statements which insinuated the assassination of Hillary Clinton, inciting of violence, the mocking of the disabled, misogyny and bigotry is truly pitiable.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    June 17, 2017 12:21 a.m.

    Hmm?

    Why isn't Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz being investigated?

    It's obvious, that crooked politicians, and media are getting desperate to destroy Trump, and it has nothing to do with improving our country.

    They are scared of him, and feel he is a threat to their corruption.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    June 17, 2017 12:08 a.m.

    I wish people who support President Trump would speak out! There's plenty of the naysayers who come to these comment boards.

    I am grateful for a strong POTUS! He has faced opposition for months and months and remains strong even after person after person have testified that there was no collusion or conspiracy. Now corruption? Over what? Firing the FBI chief which he was advised to do?
    Where is common sense?

    The left and media won't let go of the fact that he won the Presidency. They will hang onto this Russian conspiracy for 4 years. I think he should fire both of the aforementioned men and get on with governing this country. In fact, I think he should fire any holdover from the previous administration. These people want to do harm at every turn!

    God bless America, and God bless President Trump!

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 16, 2017 9:47 p.m.

    David

    "It is very well established that Russia tried to influence the presidential election, and that the intent was to help Trump win." That may or may not be true, but it is not "well established."

    The current investigation is into possible collusion between Trump and the Russians. Russian intrusion in our elections, military affairs and business is a security matter and should not be political.

  • Jim Chee Ka'anapali, HI
    June 16, 2017 9:12 p.m.

    Thid Barker - Victor, ID
    June 16, 2017 3:35 p.m.

    "Notice to all liberals!"

    A tribal diatribe of the first order. So what is the percentage of Trump true-believers in the population? His popularity in recent polls has fallen to 35% while over 60% say he's not doing a very good job and are dissatisfied in his performance. That includes a decline to 75% of Republicans in approval. So, it appears that your opinion in far in the minority.

    Good you can maintain an optimistic view on the state of things and ruling by decree is your favored method of governance. But we are only at the beginning of the investigations that have been undertaken and now Donald Trump is the focus of one. Perhaps this will bring forth his tax returns (remember a subpoena is all that is necessary to get that problem rectified) and we will have an escalation of dysfunction unseen in our nation's history.

    Trump has something to hide. With your insight into the ways of the White House, do you know what it is? My guess it's financial and tied closely with the Russian government. He has a penchant for doing business with authoritarian regimes that provide him whatever he wants for a price.

  • Frank K Phoenix, AZ
    June 16, 2017 7:59 p.m.

    Interesting the playful way Putin talks and jokes about the US these days. He finds so funny the fact that our president is such a joke. In Europe, Australia and Canada same thing, they can't stop reading what our president is going to say next, people wake up to google what Trump is up to today, what he tweeted, pure entertainment. We elected him and we have a president that we deserve, uneducated, cocky and uninformed. Unfortunately, he represents all of us that elected him and those that didn't vote for him.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    June 16, 2017 5:38 p.m.

    I'm not sure I care if Trump colluded with Russia if it was to put out fake news stories. That's on us. If they broke in to voting machines or the devices that count votes, that's another matter.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    June 16, 2017 5:06 p.m.

    @Thid.

    Are you privy to information that no one else is? Investigations take time especially when politics are involved. My guess is just like clinton nothing will come of it but that doesn't stop each side from getting worked up about it.

  • David Centerville, UT
    June 16, 2017 4:07 p.m.

    It is very well established that Russia tried to influence the presidential election, and that the intent was to help Trump win.

    Given the proof of Russian meddling, and the campaign that may have benefited from the meddling, it is natural to want to ensure there was no collusion.

    For Trump to claim the investigation has had enough time (7 months) is disengenuous. Investigations take time, especially to ensure there is nothing being covered up.

    Is Trump obstructing justice? That is another aspect of the investigation. He is certainly attempting to influence public opinion through his ridiculous tweets. And he would love to fire the special prosecutor and anyone else investigating him. It seems the closer the investigation gets to the White House, the more angry Trump becomes.

    If Trump did nothing, Muellor should be Trump's best friend & Trump should be giving him access to whatever he needs to finish the investigation quickly. But if Trump or his campaign are guilty...you'd kind of expect the kind of behavior we are seeing from Trump.

  • Vermonter Plymouth, MI
    June 16, 2017 3:38 p.m.

    @Ginger.
    For this to even be a "witch-hunt," there needs to be at least slight, doubtful, or irrelevant evidence. But, so far, just about every person in the know has said they don't know of any actionable evidence of Russian collusion.

    I never have liked Trump and I'm all in for impeachment when real evidence of his misconduct is found.

    More than half of America detests Trump and wishes someone else were president. But, I think most Americans still believe in fundamental fairness.

    If Trump is removed from office on flimsy evidence, I fear a huge political backlash from the Midwest working class that elected him and perhaps many many more Americans fed up with business as usual in Washington, D.C.

    Being from Ohio, I'm sure many of Trump's most loyal are your neighbors and you know how they think.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    June 16, 2017 3:35 p.m.

    Notice to all liberals! President Trump will not resign! He is not going to be impeached! Regardless of fake news and their anonymous sources detracting him, President Trump will continue to do the work of the people of America regardless of leftist gunmen who shoot GOP congressmen and others, regardless of how many Hollywood elitists threaten to blow up the white house, no matter how many "plays" show President Trump being assassinated or how many "comedians" show President Trump being beheaded! President Trump is NOT going away until he finishes his term(s)! So go ahead with all your phony investigations but you will not destroy him, period! You are only going to continue to lose elections because you have NOTHING else to offer!

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    June 16, 2017 3:11 p.m.

    @Thid Barker: "...can not find ANY evidence of crimes committed..."

    Fascinating.

    There's been no court case.

    There's been no release of evidence because there's been no court case.

    The hearings in congress have just started, and no evidence has been presented beyond what might be inferred from the questions asked.

    It is far, far too early to attempt to claim that there is "no evidence."

  • JLindow St George, UT
    June 16, 2017 2:59 p.m.

    We probably all know someone like this. People who keep finding themselves in trouble, but simply can't imagine that their own actions are largely to blame. Sad.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    June 16, 2017 1:47 p.m.

    The "Conservatives" in this forum seem totally disconnected from reality. They should face the facts.

    Hillary Clinton was completely CLEARED. "Total and complete vindication!" - Donald J Trump

    And Trump is STILL under investigation. "I am a victim." - Donald J Trump

    Our nation’s intelligence community says that the Russians DID hack our systems, and they DID interfere in the election for the PURPOSE of putting Republicans in power here.

    Why?

    WHY do our Russian enemies want Republicans in power here?

    Is it because Republican leadership is terribly DAMAGING to this nation? If that's not the reason, then what is it?

    Why do YOU think our Russian enemies want Republicans leading America?

  • Frank K Phoenix, AZ
    June 16, 2017 1:37 p.m.

    I'm afraid too many people in this country are reluctant to let Hillary Clinton go from their thoughts. She's not the president, let's stop talking about her, Donald Trump is the President, he should be held accountable for every little thing he does and says. He chose to become a candidate and be mean and disrespectful to women, minorities, Muslims, 'the failing New York Times', Washington Post, NBC, CBS, ABC, the list goes on, even to European leaders, now this is Trump time, he will reap what he sows.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    June 16, 2017 1:36 p.m.

    The "Conservatives" whining in this forum seem totally disconnected from reality.

    They need to face the facts.

    Hillary Clinton was completely CLEARED. "Total and complete vindication!" - Donald J Trump

    And Trump is under investigation. "I am a victim." - Donald J Trump

    Our nation’s intelligence community says that the Russians DID hack our systems, and they DID interfere in our elections for the PURPOSE of putting Republicans in power here.

    Why?

    WHY do our Russian enemies want Republicans to be in power here?

    Is it because Republican leadership is terribly DAMAGING to this nation. If that's not the reason, then what is it?

    Why do YOU think our Russian enemies want Republicans to lead America?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    June 16, 2017 1:21 p.m.

    ""I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt," the president wrote in his tweet."

    Trump previously stated that he was going to fire Comey before the recommendation. Trump tells so many lies that he can't keep his stories straight. Plus, any judge, intelligence director, Senator, etc. that tells it like it is, gets vilified by Trump. Guilty people act this way.

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    June 16, 2017 1:20 p.m.

    @Thid Barker
    "Comey's testimony that Loretta Lynch interfered with the FBI's investigation of Hillary's classified email leaks or the Clinton foundation's sale of uranium to Russia."

    Lynch telling Comey to call the Clinton thing a matter instead of an investigation is at least a tier less of a problem than trying to stop an investigation.

    Snopes rates the Clinton/uranium thing false. There's so little to it that Republicans weren't even launching investigations in it while they controlled Congress the last few years.

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    June 16, 2017 1:19 p.m.

    @Thid You have inside information on this? And now you are leaking? Tell us the rest of the story.

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    June 16, 2017 1:21 p.m.

    @Thid Barker
    "Investigations conducted by 5 separate agencies for nearly a year that can not find ANY evidence of crimes committed by President Trump!"

    The agencies were investigating the Trump campaign, not just Trump, and they found plenty of issues, particularly with Manafort and Flynn, though they have interests in Kushner as well. Trump himself was never a prominent focus of those investigations. And yes, they didn't really find much of anything related to the campaign that was a problem beyond perhaps just assessments of poor judgement (kinda like what Clinton got for the email thing).

    And then Trump pulled Comey aside and suggested he get rid of the Russia investigation on Flynn. And then he fired Comey, and said he was thinking about the Russia thing when he was making that decision. And there's reports he asked three more higher-ups if they could get the Russia thing done away with. And well, that's enough for an obstruction of justice investigation.

  • Vermonter Plymouth, MI
    June 16, 2017 12:44 p.m.

    @FT.
    You may be right that most Americans were worried about Hillary's legal problems. Actually, I was worried that she would have no legal problems since Comey gave her a pass and it is likely the Washington establishment and mainstream media were going to do the same.

    I believed that Washington and the mainstream media would watch Trump like a hawk. I was right. But I didn't think the mainstream media would just print verifiably incorrect stories from innumerable unnamed sources about Trump.

    I detest Trump personally. I could even be talked into voting Democratic someday. But I think the mainstream media has stooped even lower than Trump and has lost what little respect I once had for them. I hardly even listen to the mainstream media anymore, because I pretty much know what they are going to say before they say it. Oh, and ditto for Fox News.

  • Frank K Phoenix, AZ
    June 16, 2017 12:42 p.m.

    Interesting how President Trump has twitted his way into this mess. One thing to remember, if he twits anyone can go back to read his accusations and insults, they're there forever. Something to learn, if you ever twit, twit something good, praiseworthy, loving, don't do like our President does.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    June 16, 2017 12:30 p.m.

    Investigations conducted by 5 separate agencies for nearly a year that can not find ANY evidence of crimes committed by President Trump! Yet the left is silent and refuses to investigate Comey's testimony that Loretta Lynch interfered with the FBI's investigation of Hillary's classified email leaks or the Clinton foundation's sale of uranium to Russia. Why not investigate Eric Holder's cover up and lies about his fast and furious crimes? Democrats who live in glass houses of corruption and cover-ups should not throw stones. But what else do they have but attempts to defuse and deflect? These "investigation" are only efforts to obstruct their own loss of power! God bless President Trump!

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    June 16, 2017 12:23 p.m.

    This is nothing new for Trump, he's quite used to being under investigation. The biggest difference this time is he won't be able to come to a financial settlement to avoid jail time. He needs to have some personal responsibility and realize the situation he is in is because of his actions and words. The irony was many Americans voted for him because they felt Hillary would be embroiled in legal issues. As it's turning out, because of his own doings, Trump and his administration is the most disrespected and suspicious one at this point in his Presidency than any other in the history of our country.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 16, 2017 12:13 p.m.

    Trump sets new presidential record for being under criminal investigation -- 143 days.

    Always the greatest, biggest, fastest!

  • Prometheus Platypus Orem, UT
    June 16, 2017 11:53 a.m.

    Trump Confirms?
    Trump complains, whines and calls people names, another presidential day for the Donald.