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AdLib On June - 9 - 2017

In response to ex-FBI Director James Comey’s devastating testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee about Donald Trump’s efforts to stop the investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump has offered to testify under oath..but then appeared not to know what an “oath” was.

This all comes from a call-in conversation Trump had with Sean Hannity on his Fox News show:

TRANSCRIPT OF DONALD TRUMP’S CONVERSATION WITH SEAN HANNITY

TRUMP: I am 800% ready to give testimony myself about my conversations with that showboat and lying leaker Cowardly Comey.

HANNITY: Under oath?

TRUMP: Absolutely! Under oath…or hell or high water.

HANNITY: You understand what “under oath” means, right?

TRUMP: Of course I know! Like “under any circumstances”.

HANNITY: Well…not exactly. It’s a vow.

TRUMP: I know that and I know all about vows, I’ve made three of the most magnificent wedding vows you’ve ever seen, each was more absolute than the last.

HANNITY: It’s not exactly the same as a wedding vow because of the legal implications. I’m sure you understand that. 

TRUMP: What do I look like? Of course I understand it. But how do you understand it?

HANNITY: “Under oath” means under penalty of law, you tell the truth.

(TRUMP LAUGHS)

TRUMP: Who thought up that ridiculousness?! What does that even mean? I think you’re wrong about that, who would agree to testify if they’d go to jail for not telling the truth?!

HANNITY: I feel the same way but that’s the way it is.

TRUMP: Nope, sorry, I don’t think anyone’s gonna buy that. Believe me, if that’s really the way it is, I’ll sign an executive order making oaths optional. 

HANNITY: What about the oath of office?

TRUMP: I’ve already made that optional!

(TRUMP CHUCKLES, HANNITY GRINS WIDELY)

Shortly after this interview, Trump signed an Executive Order nationalizing Merriam-Webster and installing Sarah Palin in a new position as Director of Definitions. 

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

7 Responses so far.

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  1. Kalima says:

    About that “oath”.

    If Trump testifies under oath, any lies would be perjury. Does he know that?

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/12/if-trump-testifies-under-oath-any-lies-would-be-perjury-does-he-know-that

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    All of Trump’s false and misleading claims: the first 100 days

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims/

    • AdLib says:

      Kalima, the unfortunate thing though is that a President can’t be prosecuted for crimes, he can only be impeached and removed from office. So what we would want to hope for is that he is found criminally responsible after being impeached. Than he could go to jail…but I doubt any judge would put an ex-President in prison even for murder.

      Trump is cementing his destruction in 2020, he will never get back those swing voters who he’s been alienating since he took office. And personally, I’d rather have him stay in office than be impeached, he’ll only have 38% of voters in 2020 and nothing will be more satisfying than watching him emotionally destroyed by losing re-election and watching Dems re-take Congress and the WH because of him.

    • Nirek says:

      Kalima, trump may know that lying under oath is perjury but he can’t help but to lie. Even when the truth would serve him better he lies. It is his nature to lie and exaggerate especially about himself and his “accomplishments” of which he has none.

      • Kalima says:

        Perjury is a punishable crime, Nirek, and he won’t be trashing the dignity of the presidency, the WH and the country forever. Eventually his buddies will throw him to the wolves to save themselves. It’s just a matter of time.

  2. Kalima says:

    Oh come on, he will be the very bestest at it. It will be the greatest, the biggest and the huuugest testimony the world has ever seen. Just look at his history of attempts at perjury. He’s a pro or so he thinks. He will give you his “word of honer”.

    Roll up! Roll up! Watch the f’up of the century. Free cokes and cheetos for the first 200!

    Your article sounds incredibly realistic, AdLib. A sad state of affairs.
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    Trump ‘100%’ Willing to Get Grilled Under Oath, Even Though That’s Screwed Him Before

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-100-willing-to-testify-under-oath

  3. Nirek says:

    AdLib, that would be funny if it were not so sad and true. Trump can’t help but to lie. He has lied all his life and cheated people who worked for him as well. It is his nature to lie even when the truth would serve him better.

    I have no reason to believe anything he says. Comey, on the other hand is believable. He testified under oath (he takes an oath seriously) that trump lied about him and the FBI!

    Who would you believe?

    • AdLib says:

      Nirek, that is the essence of Trump, lying today to benefit himself right now at the expense of long term damage to himself. Hence, the whole Russia investigation.

      A no brainer, Comey may have been self-centered as FBI Director and prone to bade decision making at times but even those who opposed him in his last year never accused him as lying.

      Meanwhile, Trump’s daily lies are proven time after time. No question about who’s telling the truth and who isn’t and polls show this very dramatically.

      By the time the indictments come down from Mueller, Trump will be buried in his own BS.


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