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David P. Dillard
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DISINFORMATION :

UNITED STATES: POLITICS: POLITICAL PARTIES: REPUBLICAN PARTY, TEA PARTY : INDUSTRIES: PETROLEUM :

LIBERTARIANISM :

RACISM :

BIGOTRY :

EXTREMISM :

HATE GROUPS :

INTOLERANCE :

DONALD TRUMP :

BLATANT FALSEHOODS :

SERIAL LIARS :

REPUBLICAN WAR ON WOMEN :

RAPE CULTURE :

SEXISM :

NEO-NAZIS :

KU KLUX KLAN :

RELIGION: CHRISTIANS: RELIGIOUS RIGHT :

VIOLATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION :

MEDIA SUPPRESSION :

LEGAL ISSUES :

REPUBLICAN OBAMACARE REPEAL :

MEDIA :

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS :

CENSORSHIP :

POLITICS: VOTER SUPPRESSION :

DICTATORSHIPS :

OLIGARCHIES :

FAKE NEWS :

MENTAL ILLNESS:

Trump Hands Comey a New Weapon

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Trump Hands Comey a New Weapon

Having accused the former FBI director of perjury, the president now must
prove itor surrender his credibility.

By Mark Joseph Stern

Slate

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/06/
trump_s_claims_that_comey_lied_under_oath_put_him_in_a_pickle.html

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A shorter URL for the above link:

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http://tinyurl.com/y9hnmy7g

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Donald Trump typically claims that anyone who makes him look bad is
nothing more than a rotten liar. Political opponents, beauty queens,
alleged victims of sexual assault: Trump dismisses them all as fibbers and
fabricators, spewing malicious falsehoods to besmirch his character and
hurt his agenda. It was therefore no surprise that, following James Comeys
extraordinarily damaging testimony on Thursday, Trump accused the former
FBI director of issuing many false statements and lies to the Senate
Intelligence Committee. He then repeated this allegation at a Friday press
conference and offered to go under oath to contradict Comey.

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But not all lies are created equaland Trumps charge is not just a mere
deflection, designed to dull the impact of Comeys testimony before it
fades away altogether. Even if he meant it that way, Trump has still
accused Comey of perjury, a federal crime that undermines our legal system
and carries serious penalties. He likely doesnt realize the severity of
this accusation; he routinely throws perceived enemies under the bus for
the sake of political expediency. But this time, his habit will backfire.
The presidents reckless barb is certain to escalate the conflict between
the two men. And Trump has already given Comey the upper hand.

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But a lie an intentional untruth made under oathindisputably qualifies as
perjury. And perjury is precisely what Trump alleged on Friday morning by
asserting that Comeys testimony was filled with false statements and lies.
This claim built on a statement issued by Marc Kasowitz, the presidents
attorney, that directly contradicted Comeys testimony by declaring that
Trump never told Comey, I need loyalty, I expect loyalty, in form or
substance. Comey testified that Trump said exactly that. Kasowitz and,
more importantly, Trump himself are calling Comey a perjurer. Meanwhile,
Comey, by rejecting Trumps explanation of his firing, is calling the
president a liar.

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Which means, of course, that somebody is lyingeither the former director
of the FBI or the president of the United States. Who you believe might
depend on your politics, or your read of each mans character. Comey spent
his career building a reputation for independence and candor; Trump, who
did quite the opposite, is now defaming him in order to subvert that image
of integrity. Fortunately, this particular dispute need not be litigated
exclusively in the court of public opinion. Instead, Comey has a clear
advantage: He has told his side of the story under penalty of perjury, and
it has been corroborated by others.



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The complete article may be read at the URL above.

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