Trump says never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn - AOL News
As you will see below the language used in the Comey memo is not Trump-speak.
Don Trump Jr. to Judge Pirro:
"You and I both know my father a long time. When he tells you to do something, guess what? There's no ambiguity."
After 29 months on the American political and world stage everyone knows who Donald Trump is; they know that he's a brutally blunt, direct, straightforward man who hits back harder when he's hit; and pulls no punches holding nothing back when he fights to achieve his aims. Indeed, he was that way before his election, and defying expectations he'd be different once in office (softening his rhetoric and crude, harsh, aggressive style) he's hardly changed a bit.
Now in searching for a real life or fictional analogy to President Trump one writer has likened him to the comic book super villain Bane wonderfully played by Tom Hardy in the blockbuster film The Dark Knight Rises - who Trump seemed to quote in his inaugural speech (see). Trump is not a schoolyard bully who loves pushing weaker souls around, as Hillary Clinton and others have said; instead, he greatly delights in taking on the strong and powerful (Obama, Clinton campaign machine, Democrat Party, GOPe, liberal media for example) and in defeating and breaking them if he can; and when they're down he pounces on them like Bane broke Batman in the film, then continued to beat him into unconsciousness. Just look at his continued on going post-election attacks on Hillary and Obama. Rightly or wrongly he just loves to keep on bashing them.
Bane breaks Batman
Indeed, the radically extreme politically incorrect Trump (PC's worst nightmare) loves tormenting his opponents and eating them alive then spitting them out. Recall how this 900 pound gorilla treated his political rivals and enemies heaping a torrent of abuse and insults on them during the campaign: there was Carley Fiorina's looks, John Kasich's dining manners, Jeb's low energy, Rick Perry's IQ; there was "sad, lyin Ted" whose dad "killed JFK;" "crooked, weak Hillary" with her pathetic lack of "stamina, energy and strength;" look how he eviscerated "little" Marco Rubio, called Obama "sick," and said to the Russians that Jim Comey was a "nutjob (see)." Earlier this year The New York Times compiled a list of 332 people, places and things that Trump has insulted on Twitter. For a good laugh you can read them here
In a word, Donald Trump is Mr. Meanie, and it's hilarious. Only humorless lefties don't appreciate the entertainment value in all this. But I digress from my reason for writing this piece; that being that the Donald Trump of James Comey's leaked memo (and testimony to the Senate) is not the audacious, defiant, counter punching, anti-PC Donald that we've come to know and love. No way that the real President Trump would have said to Comey about his friend Mike Flynn:
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.'
How can anyone but an obsessive, hyperpartisan, anti-Trump freak see in these 28 words the candidate who bludgeoned and bulldozed his way into office, and continues to be so outrageous, defiant and untamed? This is not the Donald Trump that we know or, for that matter, the duplicitous Comey knows and conversed with that day.
It's as Don Jr. (an authority on his dad) indicated to Judge Pirro on her show: the Donald Trump of Comey's memo is radically uncharacteristic of him; he's too vague, subtle, nuanced, indirect and ambiguous for the real, gruff, hard-hitting Donald; those 28 words and Trump's habitual style simply don't mesh - they're way too unTrumpian.
If Trump was hell-bent on Comey dropping the Flynn investigation Comey wouldn't have testified: "I FELT that Trump was pressuring me to drop the probe." Comey would have had no doubts or misunderstanding about the President's intent. He wouldn't have "FELT" that Trump was pressuring him (leaving open the possibility he could be wrong); on the contrary, he would have KNOWN with 100% certainty what Trump meant.
Indeed, as Comey's meeting with Trump was private there was nothing stopping him from being the brutally blunt Donald Bane (Batman breaking) Trump he normally is; there was nothing stopping him from applying the utmost excruciating pressure (short of violence) on Comey threatening him unequivocally to do or die, saying:
This is the deal, Comey: drop the Flynn probe or lose your job starting today! Now what is it going to be?'
That's Trump-Speak; he doesn't mince words. Don Jr. is perfectly correct: the subtle, nuanced Donald Trump of Comey's February 14th memo isn't his father. It's crystal clear those 28 words are wordsmith Comey's skillful invention. In other words, it's more James Comey than Donald Trump and should be dismissed as a lie designed to appear like justice obstruction in retaliation for being fired - and wanting a lengthy, troublesome special council investigation to follow him. That was very clever of Comey. But it's not going to stop the roll out of Trump's ambitious agenda to
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without James Comey
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The above is the revised reposting of this article from June: