Eli Lake of Bloomberg View evaluates the Syria situation. Why not just “leave it others”? Jay and Mona then talk Comey, Cohen, Haley, Bush (Barbara), Stone, and Hannity. Plus: a special invitation to a live event.

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There are 12 comments.

  1. milkchaser Member

    Boring (again).

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    • April 20, 2018, at 5:09 PM PDT
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  2. George Townsend Inactive

    milkchaser (View Comment):

    Boring (again).

    Quite to the contrary.

    First, Need to Know is never boring.

    Second: Foreign Policy, especially in these times, is a fundamentally important issue. It can never be boring. Trying to get a handle on what to do in these turbulent times is the quintessential idea of an interesting topic.

    It takes a particularly uninterested, and uninteresting, person to write such a thing. No doubt you are just upset because the participants in these interesting topics are not worshipful of Donald Trump.

     

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    • April 21, 2018, at 4:06 AM PDT
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  3. WildernessYears Inactive

    I’m glad Need to Know included discussion of James Comey this week. I thought Jay made a good point in that people may have issues about how Comey handled the first or second announcement during the Clinton e-mail investigation, but that Comey is an honest player. When Comey recounts that the president had him over to the White House for a one-on-one dinner and asked him in essence for a loyalty pledge, Comey’s version of events should be believed as opposed to anything Trump would have to say about this episode.

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    • April 21, 2018, at 9:03 AM PDT
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  4. Scott Wilmot Member

    milkchaser (View Comment):

    Boring (again).

    It was. I don’t often listen anymore but this one was a classic. Giggling over the allegation that Sean Hannity was a client of Cohen (Hannity claims he was not). Jay going on and on about Trump’s hair and skin color and Mona giggling over his hair transplants. And then Jay’s gushing over Saint Robert Mueller. Mona and Jay ought to read Mollie Hemingway for the many errors and incompetence wrought by Mueller as head of the FBI and what a tool Comey was.

    It will be a while before I listen again.

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    • April 22, 2018, at 8:48 AM PDT
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  5. Hoyacon Member

    I was OK with the first 20 minutes on the Middle East, mostly because I respect Eli Lake. And the hosts were muted in the anti-Trump stuff, probably because they also respect Lake. I haven’t moved on to the rest of the show, and hopefully it won’t be a short visit.

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    • April 22, 2018, at 9:09 AM PDT
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  6. Hoyacon Member

    WildernessYears (View Comment):

    I’m glad Need to Know included discussion of James Comey this week. I thought Jay made a good point in that people may have issues about how Comey handled the first or second announcement during the Clinton e-mail investigation, but that Comey is an honest player. When Comey recounts that the president had him over to the White House for a one-on-one dinner and asked him in essence for a loyalty pledge, Comey’s version of events should be believed as opposed to anything Trump would have to say about this episode.

    Comey, the believable, honest player.

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    • April 22, 2018, at 9:40 AM PDT
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  7. Percival Thatcher

    WildernessYears (View Comment):
    I thought Jay made a good point in that people may have issues about how Comey handled the first or second announcement during the Clinton e-mail investigation, but that Comey is an honest player.

    You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time. Jay Nordlinger is apparently a gimmie.

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    • April 22, 2018, at 4:56 PM PDT
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  8. DudleyDoright49 Coolidge

    Scott Wilmot (View Comment):

    Boring (again).

    It was. I don’t often listen anymore but this one was a classic. Giggling over the allegation that Sean Hannity was a client of Cohen (Hannity claims he was not). Jay going on and on about Trump’s hair and skin color and Mona giggling over his hair transplants. And then Jay’s gushing over Saint Robert Mueller. Mona and Jay ought to read Mollie Hemingway for the many errors and incompetence wrought by Mueller as head of the FBI and what a tool Comey was.

    @Scott Wilmot, I always marvel at how some women can tut-tut, cluck and generally carry on about a mans vanity and a hair transplant, all the while wearing mascara, lipstick, eye-liner and who knows what else. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

    Jay’s Trump hatred knows no bounds. 

    James Comey is not an honest player. He has admitted to leaking government documents for personal purposes and lying about it.

     

     

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    • April 22, 2018, at 6:20 PM PDT
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  9. Leslie Watkins Member

     

    @Scott Wilmot, I always marvel at how some women can tut-tut, cluck and generally carry on about a mans vanity and a hair transplant, all the while wearing mascara, lipstick, eye-liner and who knows what else. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

    Mona definitely has a catty streak. She may actually be a better person than most people, but she’s way too inclined to assert that view in a personified, mean girls vein.

     

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    • April 24, 2018, at 12:42 PM PDT
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  10. WildernessYears Inactive

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

     

    Comey, the believable, honest player.

    Hoyacon, this Federalist article says the briefing about the dossier was on January 6, 2017. At this point, Comey knows Trump will soon be President and he intends to continue his term as FBI director. You might say he should have sat on this information about the dossier. It’s impossible to judge someone like Comey’s inner motives. We do know for sure based on Comey’s actions that he chose to share this information with Trump. Keeping the focus on Comey here and recalling again that we know Comey wanted to continue his term as FBI director during a Trump administration, what would motivate Comey to underhandedly brief the President-elect in order to cause him problems from the dossier being reported about in the media?

    Percival (View Comment):

    You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time. Jay Nordlinger is apparently a gimmie.

    Again, I agree with Jay Nordlinger that Comey is someone who works from the issues and is an honest player.

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    • April 24, 2018, at 7:01 PM PDT
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  11. Hoyacon Member

    WildernessYears (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

     

    Comey, the believable, honest player.

    Hoyacon, this Federalist article says the briefing about the dossier was on January 6, 2017. At this point, Comey knows Trump will soon be President and he intends to continue his term as FBI director. You might say he should have sat on this information about the dossier. It’s impossible to judge someone like Comey’s inner motives. We do know for sure based on Comey’s actions that he chose to share this information with Trump. Keeping the focus on Comey here and recalling again that we know Comey wanted to continue his term as FBI director during a Trump administration, what would motivate Comey to underhandedly brief the President-elect in order to cause him problems from the dossier being reported about in the media?

    Percival (View Comment):

    You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time. Jay Nordlinger is apparently a gimmie.

    Again, I agree with Jay Nordlinger that Comey is someone who works from the issues and is an honest player.

    I’d refer you to an extended thread here on the Hemingway link. 

    Comey’s treatment of the investigation of Hillary Clinton is perhaps a more finite example of the fact that he is not an honest player, to say the least. An honest player would have supported her indictment, not been influenced by her status as a presidential frontrunner.

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    • April 24, 2018, at 7:08 PM PDT
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  12. Percival Thatcher

    WildernessYears (View Comment):
    Again, I agree with Jay Nordlinger that Comey is someone who works from the issues and is an honest player.

    James Comey knew the provenance of the “pee tape” nonsense and yet he didn’t share because it wouldn’t help him achieve his “goals.”

    That is lying by omission to his boss. I do believe that to be a “lack of candor.” He deserved to be fired for that alone.

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    • April 24, 2018, at 7:09 PM PDT
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