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+Newt Gingrich is and always has been a #hypocrite as well as a special kind of the same . Thanks BRIAN KLASS for the reminder.
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I really enjoyed this article. It paints Trump in a more positive light than most - to some degree. It also exposes his skill in emotional manipulation and pathological lying - and his lack of skill/propensity to enjoy and create chaos and controversy.

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Tweetizen Trump - 2017-05-11 "Why is everyone talking about Comey still?!"

This one doesn't seem to be going away, Donald. Which is, perhaps, why you keep talking about it.

Dems have been complaining for months & months about Dir. Comey. Now that he has been fired they PRETEND to be aggrieved. Phony hypocrites! [1P]

The Democrats should be ashamed. This is a disgrace! #DrainTheSwamp . [2P]

That one comes with a glossy video of various Democratic politicians calling for Comey's ouster -- mostly back in October and November.

Word has it[3] that you were surprised by all of this blowing up quite the way it has.

'But the fallout seemed to take the White House by surprise. Trump made a round of calls around 5 p.m., asking for support from senators. White House officials believed it would be a “win-win” because Republicans and Democrats alike had had problems with the FBI director, one person briefed on the administration’s deliberations said.

Instead, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told him he was making a big mistake — and Trump seemed “taken aback,” according to a person familiar with the call.

The idea was that the GOP disliked Comey (for not recommending Clinton for prosecution), the Dems disliked Comey (for his helping hand Trump the election in his October Surprise), and Comey had made enough general goofs, that nobody would shed a tear.

Surprise!

Comey, for better and worse, seemed to have been the one guy really focusing on this whole Russia thing -- which seems to have been the true the source of what ailed you about the guy.[4] A lot of people remain worried about that thing -- either about the actual charges, or the visuals around them.

The result? Comey was disliked, but was seen as currently performing an essential task, investigating the shenanigans that you so clearly don't want investigated (whether out of outraged innocence or some reason less savory). Not just investigating them, but intensifying the investigation.

And while you and your pretty videos are focused on the Dems, even a number of GOP congresscritters[5] were taken aback by the timing and method here. But you can't attack them, so best to focus your vitriol on the Democrats.

And let's get this straight, Donald: the Dems are no more "pretending" to be aggrieved than you are. Indeed, the fact that they still dislike and mistrust Comey makes it even more frustrating for them that they see him as the best way to get to the bottom of the Russia stuff. But as much as they dislike and mistrust Comey to handle the investigation properly, they are going to dislike and mistrust the successor you hand-pick far more.

Your office's shifting rationale for the firing also aren't helping your case. Claiming it was just a recommendation from Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein because of a long history of Comey's blunders doesn't at all jibe with why you actually praised some of those actions during the campaign, or why you kept him on in January instead of "Draining the Swamp". If there's hypocrisy in the air, Donald, it surrounds you as well.

Donald, a piece of advice: if you ever knew an unquestionably honest man, whose integrity is recognized across all party lines, now would be the time to put him into place at the head of the FBI.

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[1] https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/862387734492663808
[2] https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/862460991451344896
[3] http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/10/comey-firing-trump-russia-238192\
[4] https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-trumps-anger-and-impatience-prompted-him-to-fire-the-fbi-director/2017/05/10/d9642334-359c-11e7-b373-418f6849a004_story.html, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/10/us/politics/how-trump-decided-to-fire-james-comey.html
[5] http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/09/politics/republican-response-comey-fired/

[P] So incredibly important and official that you not only posted it on @RealDonaldTrump, but on the official @POTUS account.
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