Thursday, June 8, 2017

Full text: James Comey statement to Senate intelligence committee on Trump contact

Statement for the Record
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

James B. Comey

June 8, 2017

Chairman Burr, Ranking Member Warner, Members of the Committee. Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today. I was asked to testify today to describe for you my interactions with President-Elect and President Trump on subjects that I understand are of interest to you. I have not included every detail from my conversations with the President, but, to the best of my recollection, I have tried to include information that may be relevant to the Committee.

January 6 Briefing
I first met then-President-Elect Trump on Friday, January 6 in a conference room at Trump Tower in New York. I was there with other Intelligence Community (IC) leaders to brief him and his new national security team on the findings of an IC assessment concerning Russian efforts to interfere in the election. At the conclusion of that briefing, I remained alone with the President-Elect to brief him on some personally sensitive aspects of the information assembled during the assessment.
The IC leadership thought it important, for a variety of reasons, to alert the incoming President to the existence of this material, even though it was salacious and unverified. Among those reasons were: (1) we knew the media was about to publicly report the material and we believed the IC should not keep knowledge of the material and its imminent release from the President-Elect; and (2) to the extent there was some effort to compromise an incoming President, we could blunt any such effort with a defensive briefing.

The Director of National Intelligence asked that I personally do this portion of the briefing because I was staying in my position and because the material implicated the FBI’s counter-intelligence responsibilities. We also agreed I would do it alone to minimize potential embarrassment to the President-Elect. Although we agreed it made sense for me to do the briefing, the FBI’s leadership and I were concerned that the briefing might create a situation where a new President came into office uncertain about whether the FBI was conducting a counter-intelligence investigation of his personal conduct.

It is important to understand that FBI counter-intelligence investigations are different than the more-commonly known criminal investigative work. The Bureau’s goal in a counter-intelligence investigation is to understand the technical and human methods that hostile foreign powers are using to influence the United States or to steal our secrets. The FBI uses that understanding to disrupt those efforts. Sometimes disruption takes the form of alerting a person who is targeted for recruitment or influence by the foreign power. 

Sometimes it involves hardening a computer system that is being attacked. Sometimes it involves “turning” the recruited person into a double-agent, or publicly calling out the behavior with sanctions or expulsions of embassy-based intelligence officers. On occasion, criminal prosecution is used to disrupt intelligence activities.

Because the nature of the hostile foreign nation is well known, counterintelligence investigations tend to be centered on individuals the FBI suspects to be witting or unwitting agents of that foreign power. When the FBI develops reason to believe an American has been targeted for recruitment by a foreign power or is covertly acting as an agent of the foreign power, the FBI will “open an investigation” on that American and use legal authorities to try to learn more about the nature of any relationship with the foreign power so it can be disrupted.

In that context, prior to the January 6 meeting, I discussed with the FBI’s leadership team whether I should be prepared to assure President-Elect Trump that we were not investigating him personally. That was true; we did not have an open counter-intelligence case on him. We agreed I should do so if circumstances warranted. During our one-on-one meeting at Trump Tower, based on President-Elect Trump’s reaction to the briefing and without him directly asking the question, I offered that assurance.

I felt compelled to document my first conversation with the President-Elect in a memo. To ensure accuracy, I began to type it on a laptop in an FBI vehicle outside Trump Tower the moment I walked out of the meeting. Creating written records immediately after one-on-one conversations with Mr. Trump was my practice from that point forward. This had not been my practice in the past. I spoke alone with President Obama twice in person (and never on the phone) – once in 2015 to discuss law enforcement policy issues and a second time, briefly, for him to say goodbye in late 2016. In neither of those circumstances did I memorialize the discussions. I can recall nine one-on-one conversations with President Trump in four months – three in person and six on the phone.

January 27 Dinner
The President and I had dinner on Friday, January 27 at 6:30 pm in the Green Room at the White House. He had called me at lunchtime that day and invited me to dinner that night, saying he was going to invite my whole family, but decided to have just me this time, with the whole family coming the next time. It was unclear from the conversation who else would be at the dinner, although I assumed there would be others.

It turned out to be just the two of us, seated at a small oval table in the center of the Green Room. Two Navy stewards waited on us, only entering the room to serve food and drinks.

The President began by asking me whether I wanted to stay on as FBI Director, which I found strange because he had already told me twice in earlier conversations that he hoped I would stay, and I had assured him that I intended to. He said that lots of people wanted my job and, given the abuse I had taken during the previous year, he would understand if I wanted to walk away.

My instincts told me that the one-on-one setting, and the pretense that this was our first discussion about my position, meant the dinner was, at least in part, an effort to have me ask for my job and create some sort of patronage relationship. That concerned me greatly, given the FBI’s traditionally independent status in the executive branch.

I replied that I loved my work and intended to stay and serve out my ten-year term as Director. And then, because the set-up made me uneasy, I added that I was not “reliable” in the way politicians use that word, but he could always count on me to tell him the truth. I added that I was not on anybody’s side politically and could not be counted on in the traditional political sense, a stance I said was in his best interest as the President.

A few moments later, the President said, “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.” I didn’t move, speak, or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed. We simply looked at each other in silence. The conversation then moved on, but he returned to the subject near the end of our dinner.

At one point, I explained why it was so important that the FBI and the Department of Justice be independent of the White House. I said it was a paradox: Throughout history, some Presidents have decided that because “problems” come from Justice, they should try to hold the Department close. But blurring those boundaries ultimately makes the problems worse by undermining public trust in the institutions and their work.

Near the end of our dinner, the President returned to the subject of my job, saying he was very glad I wanted to stay, adding that he had heard great things about me from Jim Mattis, Jeff Sessions, and many others. He then said, “I need loyalty.” I replied, “You will always get honesty from me.” He paused and then said, “That’s what I want, honest loyalty.” I paused, and then said, “You will get that from me.” As I wrote in the memo I created immediately after the dinner, it is possible we understood the phrase “honest loyalty” differently, but I decided it couldn’t be productive to push it further. The term – honest loyalty – had helped end a very awkward conversation and my explanations had made clear what he should expect.

During the dinner, the President returned to the salacious material I had briefed him about on January 6, and, as he had done previously, expressed his disgust for the allegations and strongly denied them. He said he was considering ordering me to investigate the alleged incident to prove it didn’t happen. I replied that he should give that careful thought because it might create a narrative that we were investigating him personally, which we weren’t, and because it was very difficult to prove a negative. He said he would think about it and asked me to think about it.

As was my practice for conversations with President Trump, I wrote a detailed memo about the dinner immediately afterwards and shared it with the senior leadership team of the FBI.

February 14 Oval Office Meeting
On February 14, I went to the Oval Office for a scheduled counterterrorism briefing of the President. He sat behind the desk and a group of us sat in a semi-circle of about six chairs facing him on the other side of the desk. The Vice President, Deputy Director of the CIA, Director of the National Counter-Terrorism Center, Secretary of Homeland Security, the Attorney General, and I were in the semi-circle of chairs. I was directly facing the President, sitting between the Deputy CIA Director and the Director of NCTC. There were quite a few others in the room, sitting behind us on couches and chairs.

The President signaled the end of the briefing by thanking the group and telling them all that he wanted to speak to me alone. I stayed in my chair. As the participants started to leave the Oval Office, the Attorney General lingered by my chair, but the President thanked him and said he wanted to speak only with me. The last person to leave was Jared Kushner, who also stood by my chair and exchanged pleasantries with me. The President then excused him, saying he wanted to speak with me.

When the door by the grandfather clock closed, and we were alone, the President began by saying, “I want to talk about Mike Flynn.” Flynn had resigned the previous day. The President began by saying Flynn hadn’t done anything wrong in speaking with the Russians, but he had to let him go because he had misled the Vice President. He added that he had other concerns about Flynn, which he did not then specify.

The President then made a long series of comments about the problem with leaks of classified information – a concern I shared and still share. After he had spoken for a few minutes about leaks, Reince Priebus leaned in through the door by the grandfather clock and I could see a group of people waiting behind him. The President waved at him to close the door, saying he would be done shortly. The door closed.

The President then returned to the topic of Mike Flynn, saying, “He is a good guy and has been through a lot.” He repeated that Flynn hadn’t done anything wrong on his calls with the Russians, but had misled the Vice President. He then said, “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.” I replied only that “he is a good guy.” (In fact, I had a positive experience dealing with Mike Flynn when he was a colleague as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency at the beginning of my term at FBI.) I did not say I would “let this go.”

The President returned briefly to the problem of leaks. I then got up and left out the door by the grandfather clock, making my way through the large group of people waiting there, including Mr. Priebus and the Vice President.

I immediately prepared an unclassified memo of the conversation about Flynn and discussed the matter with FBI senior leadership. I had understood the President to be requesting that we drop any investigation of Flynn in connection with false statements about his conversations with the Russian ambassador in December. I did not understand the President to be talking about the broader investigation into Russia or possible links to his campaign. I could be wrong, but I took him to be focusing on what had just happened with Flynn’s departure and the controversy around his account of his phone calls. Regardless, it was very concerning, given the FBI’s role as an independent investigative agency.

The FBI leadership team agreed with me that it was important not to infect the investigative team with the President’s request, which we did not intend to abide. We also concluded that, given that it was a one-on-one conversation, there was nothing available to corroborate my account. We concluded it made little sense to report it to Attorney General Sessions, who we expected would likely recuse himself from involvement in Russia-related investigations. (He did so two weeks later.) The Deputy Attorney General’s role was then filled in an acting capacity by a United States Attorney, who would also not be long in the role.

After discussing the matter, we decided to keep it very closely held, resolving to figure out what to do with it down the road as our investigation progressed. The investigation moved ahead at full speed, with none of the investigative team members – or the Department of Justice lawyers supporting them – aware of the President’s request.

Shortly afterwards, I spoke with Attorney General Sessions in person to pass along the President’s concerns about leaks. I took the opportunity to implore the Attorney General to prevent any future direct communication between the President and me. I told the AG that what had just happened – him being asked to leave while the FBI Director, who reports to the AG, remained behind – was inappropriate and should never happen. He did not reply. For the reasons discussed above, I did not mention that the President broached the FBI’s potential investigation of General Flynn.

March 30 Phone Call
On the morning of March 30, the President called me at the FBI. He described the Russia investigation as “a cloud” that was impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country. He said he had nothing to do with Russia, had not been involved with hookers in Russia, and had always assumed he was being recorded when in Russia. 

He asked what we could do to “lift the cloud.” I responded that we were investigating the matter as quickly as we could, and that there would be great benefit, if we didn’t find anything, to our having done the work well. He agreed, but then re-emphasized the problems this was causing him.

Then the President asked why there had been a congressional hearing about Russia the previous week – at which I had, as the Department of Justice directed, confirmed the investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. I explained the demands from the leadership of both parties in Congress for more information, and that Senator Grassley had even held up the confirmation of the Deputy Attorney General until we briefed him in detail on the investigation. I explained that we had briefed the leadership of Congress on exactly which individuals we were investigating and that we had told those Congressional leaders that we were not personally investigating President Trump.

I reminded him I had previously told him that. He repeatedly told me, “We need to get that fact out.” (I did not tell the President that the FBI and the Department of Justice had been reluctant to make public statements that we did not have an open case on President Trump for a number of reasons, most importantly because it would create a duty to correct, should that change.)

The President went on to say that if there were some “satellite” associates of his who did something wrong, it would be good to find that out, but that he hadn’t done anything wrong and hoped I would find a way to get it out that we weren’t investigating him.

In an abrupt shift, he turned the conversation to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, saying he hadn’t brought up “the McCabe thing” because I had said McCabe was honorable, although McAuliffe was close to the Clintons and had given him (I think he meant Deputy Director McCabe’s wife) campaign money. Although I didn’t understand why the President was bringing this up, I repeated that Mr. McCabe was an honorable person.

He finished by stressing “the cloud” that was interfering with his ability to make deals for the country and said he hoped I could find a way to get out that he wasn’t being investigated. I told him I would see what we could do, and that we would do our investigative work well and as quickly as we could.

Immediately after that conversation, I called Acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente (AG Sessions had by then recused himself on all Russia-related matters), to report the substance of the call from the President, and said I would await his guidance. I did not hear back from him before the President called me again two weeks later.

April 11 Phone Call
On the morning of April 11, the President called me and asked what I had done about his request that I “get out” that he is not personally under investigation. I replied that I had passed his request to the Acting Deputy Attorney General, but I had not heard back. He replied that “the cloud” was getting in the way of his ability to do his job. He said that perhaps he would have his people reach out to the Acting Deputy Attorney General. I said that was the way his request should be handled. I said the White House Counsel should contact the leadership of DOJ to make the request, which was the traditional channel.

He said he would do that and added, “Because I have been very loyal to you, very loyal; we had that thing you know.” I did not reply or ask him what he meant by “that thing.” I said only that the way to handle it was to have the White House Counsel call the Acting Deputy Attorney General. He said that was what he would do and the call ended.

That was the last time I spoke with President Trump.

Friday, May 19, 2017


The FBI interviewed almost every terrorist who successfully struck America

Here are some of the FBI's biggest embarrassments both before and after James Comey became the FBI director:

During its investigation into Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified material, the FBI made an unusual deal in which Clinton aides were both given immunity and allowed to destroy their laptops. 

Before Comey's tenure, the FBI came under attack for not taking seriously enough the threat from terror suspects they interviewed. The FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev but let him go; Russia sent the Obama Administration a second warning, but the FBI opted against investigating him again. 

Also before Comey's tenureThe FBI had possession of emails sent by Nidal Hasan saying he wanted to kill his fellow soldiers to protect the Taliban -- but didn't intervene, leading many critics to argue the tragedy that resulted in the death of 31 Americans at Fort Hood could have been prevented. After Comey took over, the sae unfortunate trend continued. The father of the radical Islamist who detonated a backpack bomb in New York City in 2016 alerted the FBI to his son's radicalization. The FBI, however, cleared Ahmad Khan Rahami after a brief interview. 

The FBI also investigated the terrorist who killed 49 people and wounded 53 more at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Despite a more than 10-month investigation of Omar Mateen -- during which Mateen admitting lying to agents -- the FBI opted against pressing further and closed its case. 

CBS recently reported that when two terrorists sought to kill Americans attending the "Draw Muhammad" event in Garland, Texas, the FBI not only had an understanding an attack was coming, but actually had an undercover agent traveling with the Islamists, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi. The FBI has refused to comment on why the agent on the scene did not intervene during the attack. 

After Dylann Roof killed nine South Carolina parishioners in cold blood, James Comey admitted that an error in their background check system allowed Roof to legally buy his gun. "We are all sick this happened," Comey said of the massive screw-up.

Shortly after the NSA scandal exploded in 2013, the FBI was exposed conducting its own data mining on innocent Americans; the agency, Bloomberg reported, retains that material for decades (even if no wrongdoing is found). This is particularly ironic since Comey largely launched his political career by aligning himself with Sen. Schumer during the Bush Administration, making himself known as an opponent of a controversial surveillance program.  

From 2013-2014, the FBI authorized informants to break the law more than 11,000 times, a steep increase from the years prior; these allowances, which the FBI calls "otherwise illegal activity," is part of a controversial program that has been accused of resulting in the accidental death of many informants (amongst other unanticipated consequences).

When the FBI demanded Apple create a "backdoor" that would allow law enforcement agencies to unlock the cell phones of various suspects, the company refused, sparking a battle between the feds and America's biggest tech company. What makes this incident indicative of Comey's questionable management of the agency is that a) The FBI jumped the gun, as they were indeed ultimately able to crack the San Bernardino terrorist's phone, and b) Almost every other major national security figure sided with Apple (from former CIA Director General Petraeus to former CIA Director James Woolsey to former director of the NSA, General Michael Hayden), warning that such a "crack" would inevitably wind up in the wrong hands.

Friday, May 12, 2017



  2. According to the White House official, the candidates include:

  3. Mayor of Colorado Springs John Suthers
  4. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.
  5. President George W. Bush
  6. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe
  7. Ray Kelly, the former and longest-serving New York City police commissioner
  8. Mike Rogers, former House Intelligence Committee chairman and former FBI agent
  9. Former Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher
  10. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas
  11. Paul Abbate, executive assistant director for the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch
  12. Former New York prosecutor Mike Garcia
  13. Former federal appellate court Judge Michael Luttig, now executive vice president of Boeing
  14. Larry Thompson, former deputy attorney general under

Monday, March 27, 2017


Colorado Springs, CO
3/24/17 9:51 AM

Have you posted your positions and recommendations regarding the April 4th ballot? 9:51 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/24/17 9:30 AM

The problem with people like Andrew is their opposition to individual fredom. You are incapable of making correct decions for your life and the Dem party needs to make laws for you like Obamacare. 8:58 AM
How do they know that the rapist was 18 and not really older? Take his word? 9:09 AM
Congress can work on a new and better bill without Pres Trump if this one does not pass. It is not a dead issue. 9:21 AM
Robert, what does it say about the Dems who are trying to cover for Obama admin? 9:30 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/24/17 9:23 AM

As conservatives we feel we are fighting for the very existence of our country by following the constitution. I do not understand how liberals can not see or denie their lean to socialism and still consider themselves patriots as your guest states he is one yesterday. I cannot make sence out of their reasoning and visa versa so grows the divide. Conservatives not niece to what we know so how can they be. Just wondering each day where this divide will end up. Not sure what civil war will look like today but doesn't mean it won't come full blown. Isn't it really taking place in Washington already. Shimmer a proud opposition leader. Isn't that a war in itself.?! 9:05 AM
Opposition always a part of Washingon but the liberals taking to another level . Coin it as a movement to save America. Here they go again. 9:11 AM
The politicians are hopefully learning that President Trump will keep moving on to the next thing and the next thing. Guess they better get it together cause he will roll on over them. 9:23 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/24/17 9:21 AM

Allison here Trump is genius. If you don't pass it, we move on. The repubs will be accountable for their vote and re election . 9:21 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/24/17 9:20 AM

Richard, I have a friend with a green card who travels frequently between Canada and the United States to visit family. She is concerned about coming back into the country in the next 10 days. I think she is exaggerating the issue. She is of Indian descent. She also told me about recent attacks on others from India in our country. Do you know anything about this? 9:20 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/24/17 9:20 AM

Richard. I'm so tired of these "worthless politicians". It's just more of the same with them- it's all about them. They can't get everything in this Bill the first time around. I'm sick of it all! 9:20 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/24/17 9:05 AM

How is it that illegal immigrants get free health care and Medicaid and me citzen had catastrophic illness major surgery and now forced to file bankruptcy and lose everything I have worked for??? 9:05 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/24/17 8:47 AM 
My question for Lamborn would be why is this so difficult to do something so simple we wanted it replaced and repealed, you all had 6+ YRS to come up with something and we get what Ryan put together? Absolutely ridiculous, that is nothing close to what the people wanted and voted for, I don't understand please explain what happened, we the people have given you the presidency, the house and the senate. why and what are you as my rep to congress gonna stand for. 8:47 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 6:13 PM

Hi Richard, listened to your show today and heard your friend. He typifies the divide. He kept stating Pres Trump is arrogant. But for 8 yrs we dealt with Obama's arrogance and thinking he was always the smartest guy in the room. The difference is Obama wanted to be popular. Pres Trump wants to fix America. From: Dave the cyber attorney. Thanks, love the show. 6:13 PM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 11:27 AM

Hi Richard-- I hope this is your text show #. I wish I could talk better on the radio and I could call in more. I have so much to say. For Andrew--we LOST our Humana health care plan which we had for years previously when Obamacare was instated. We are a small, self-employed business in Col. Springs. We are good people and always had health insurance in place. Now we had to go to an outside non-health insurance option to afford it. Medishare. We also have Hispanic son-in-laws who's parents immigrated legally years ago. One of those parents is a judge now in KC. All are educated, love America, became Americans, and follow the U. S. LAW. My parents were in the Air Force and lived in England with socialized medicine. It was a mess and if you could afford it, you'd go to a Dr who would treat you during special office hours for cash. I think Andrew is so naive. He be on the radio show tomorrow to meet & listen to Oz G. Maybe his eyes would be opened. Richard, you are a wonderful show host to let the other side say their opinions. And make us realize how lost they are. Keep up all you do, thank-you so much, Richard, and Tim!!!! Annie (retired nurse/mom--my husband since hi school, Bill, is a former retailer and now a commercial landlord, his tenants love him). 10:10 AM
And, we raised our girls in Monument-- white bread USA-- but now live in Old Colorado City as empty-nesters and attend Calvary Worship Center with Pastor Al Pittman, a very black-attended church. We are not hiding with other luge-minded people-- we see the homeless everyday now--and have tried to help in some situations. Please know we are NOT racists, bigots, homophobes, etc. thank-you again Richard for all you do. Annie B. 10:27 AM
You can read any of my texts on the air if it helps in anyway make the points!! I don't need any name recognition--probably prefer no recognition actually--bless you, Richard & Tim 10:36 AM
Last one for today --;)--I meant "like-minded" and that Andrew should meet & LISTEN to Oz G tomorrow. Hear what the Obama adm and Hillary Clinton did to our guys that wouldn't have been killed if we could have intervened. It haunts me today. And makes me sad. War is tough and there is loss but this loss wouldn't have happened with our help! I pray for Israel too, every day, I support that democracy in the heated Middle East. The Bible is my resource of what is happening right now in this world. Proven current events written about years ago! I suggest a pastor could help explain, maybe have Pastor Al on someday with Richard, he'll explain this!!!! Anyway, I'm more of a writer than a speaker and pray for you too Richard and the other side. God Bless, Annie 11:27 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 10:16 AM

Richard, Maybe not daily, but I could stand to hear you & Andrew banter once or twice a month. It would be interesting to hear if your interaction evolved over time. Caplis (con) & Silverman (lib➡️mod), now on KNUS, were better together than now soloing. Note, this comes from a long-time East Coast lib, TV news media type & former Demo candidate, turned a Colorado center-right guy. Thanks to you both, Peter 10:16 AM

Pueblo, CO
3/23/17 10:04 AM

If we are simplistic on ILLEGAL aliens and wanting to keep them out, what do we call the liberals who scream for gun control every time there is a terrorist shooting? How is it different except the immigration problem is LAWS are not being enforced! Good show, and thanks to Andrew for coming. 9:59 AM

If we are simplistic on ILLEGAL aliens and wanting to keep them out, what do we call the liberals who scream for gun control every time there is a terrorist shooting? How is it different except the immigration problem is LAWS are not being enforced! Good show, and thanks to Andrew for coming. From Bryan G. In Pueblo. 10:04 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 10:03 AM

Tigard,I had to turn the volume down on the show today. I cannot listen to people who are not understanding of my opinions anymore. The conservative people in this country have been beaten up too much and too long just because they are conservative 10:03 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 10:02 AM

This is David. Richard, the reason why you are always in a losing argument, is because you accept the left's premise. for example, you accept the premise that Healthcare is a right which it is not and you accept the premise that this country needs to accept immigrants which it does not. once you accept the premise of the left then you're always on the defensive. 10:02 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:59 AM

Who is this liberal with the same old song and dance? Blame republicans for everything! He's a brainwashed fool if he believes democrats EVER worked with republicans and met half way! Trump tried to ban travel from countries who can't/won't vet those who clearly hate and want to harm people in this country! How can you listen to this BS! 9:20 AM
The cost of illegal immigrants in this country is more enormous! Securing the border IS a fed gov obligation! 9:49 AM
Jerry loves this guy! That should tell you all you need to know! 9:59 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:57 AM 25 hours ago

The dems got "crucified" because they were pushing socialized healthcare which is not the answer! The point of Obamacare was to eventually get us to socialized 9:15 AM
The reason we listen to conservative talk shows is to get truth! The main stream media does what you just stated to an extreme. One point of view....and call 9:57 AM
those who disagree names. 9:57 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:56 AM

Tell Andrew to look at a book titled left turn by Tim Groseclose, the story of media bias by science. 9:56 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:56 AM

Liberals don’t care. Their approach is to rip out society’s foundations without asking if they serve any purpose. Why do we have immigration laws? What’s with these borders? Why do we have the institution of marriage, anyway? What do we need standardized tests for? Hey, I like Keith Richards — why not make heroin legal? Let’s take a sledgehammer to all these load-bearing walls and just see what happens!  9:55 AM
Tolerance is a two way street. Those exhorting tolerance return none. At some point when it flows only one way, it stops. 9:56 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:56 AM

If he is opposed to the wall, would he object to giving my daughter the ability to potentially kill a man? I apologize for not remembering his name. I hope you both have a great day though, thanks! 9:50 AM
I will also chime in that I thought today's show was cool to hear. 9:56 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:54 AM

If we have sufficient vetting in place then why have we had so many criminals coming in our borders and committing horrible horrific crimes? 9:44 AM
What do these liberals/progressives think about the wall or the gate or the fence around the White House is for? And why do so many of these 9:54 AM
liberals/progressive officials have bodyguards, And they want to take my gun? 9:54 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:53 AM 25 hours ago

Richard--your guest's idea of relying on FBI chatter to stop terrorists but NOT focusing in keeping them out of the country is like giving every batter a free trip to first base and hoping to get them out at second or third. The president is the pitcher, and he is having no shot at doing his job in this regard. Kevin 9:34 AM
Does your guest lock his doors at night? Can he prove that it will stop every burglar? If not then why bother? 9:49 AM
By the way, your guest suggested that my first comment was immature. I'm in my 50's and as a young Marine MP I worked with Border Patrol in California apprehending illegal immigrants. I have a pretty good understanding of the problem and the people in question. 9:53 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:53 AM

Simplistic, maybe it is. Simple is often an answer. 9:53 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:52 AM

So we cant prove a wall would have stopped the rape so lets not do anything bs time to be proactive rather than reactive 9:52 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:52 AM

You got schooled Richard. This man is so much more intelligent than you. 9:52 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:52
Hey Richard I think I'd we had better border security we wouldn't have had this problem . At the same y me. I f by think a wall is practical 9:52 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:52 AM
 Ask your friend if he had a daughter who was raped by an illegal, would he be so vociferous in defending these RAPISTS and MURDERERS. 9:50 AM
Would your friend welcome illegals into his home for lunch or if they moved next door to him? Liberals exhibit the height of HYPOCRISY! 9:52 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:52 AM

Dear Richard… to the point of media bias, ask your guest if he believes firmly in his mind that FOXNews is biased. Also regarding the illegal immigrants who raped and American young woman, ask him why the focus is on the aggressors and not the victim 9:51 AM
Lastly, I do not believe you're a simplistic and wanting a wall to protect American citizens. It seems logical which is probably why it goes against everything that your guest believes. 9:52 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:51 AM

If it was his daughter that got raped by illegals how would he feel about the wall? 9:51 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:51 AM

Tim...forget being concerned about pronouncing a suffices to simply refer to him as terrorist asshole #1...Norm 9:48 AM
: Simplistic? No, common logic says your theory is more right than wrong. 9:51 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:50 AM

Liberals, conservatives, doesn't matter, they are all nutty as squirrel turds. Trump supporters, that's a whole different type of crazy, trailer park crazy! 9:50 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:45 AM 
Hey Richard just by the way your friend answered just now. He is typical liberals. He doesnt believe, well I don't believe he wants best for our country or President Trump. He just doesn't sound confensing. 9:04 AM
Legal immigrants that is. 9:31 AM
Wah wah. I didn't hear any name calling . He is on the big defense as usual. How quickly he is feeling attacked. 9:45 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:44 AM

Richard, the problem with health care in this country is not who is getting it or not. The problem is that the "free" market is not a free market. When it costs someone in Aspen 25,000 dollars to fix a broken arm, but in Colorado springs it only costs 10,000 bucks then there is a problem. I have received bills for band aids that were 10 dollars. For most people they are not choosing their doctor or their health Care facility, the insurance is. If I'm in a car accident and an ambulance takes me to a hospital, they are going to the closest one and not my preferred one. There has to be a way to reign in prices on both the insurance side and the health care provider side. Once that is handled then we can move forward into making sure everyone has health insurance. 9:43 AM
There needs to be a solid base first. Prices for health care are high and so insurance is high as a result. You don't build your better America on a rocky and crumbling foundation 9:44 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:41 AM

Was the Oklahoma City bombing committed by a Muslim? 9:41 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:38 AM

Reminds me of hannity and combs. Your program is always terrific! Lee 9:38 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:34 AM

How many years had Andrew been paying taxes? How much withholding is he willing to give to support his generous healthcare plan? Disingenuous for a young man to tell our Pres that he needs to open his mind. DJT has more life experience, common sense AND he gets intelligence briefings so Andrew is out of his league and shouldn't judge. 9:34 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:32 AM

Question for Andrew: does he get his health care through an employer? Does he understand what it's like for small businesses trying to provide insurance for employees? 9:32 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:30 AM

Health Care is *not* a right. (if we want to create and fund a *benefit* that's different) Rights do not impose obligations on others. The right to free speech does not mean I have to pay for your method(s) of expression. My right to own a gun does not mean others have to buy me a gun. Tim - Black Forest 9:30 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:29 AM

Richard. Ask Butch if he agrees with the demonic left on butchering the U.S. Constitution and calling it a living document ? Robert. 9:29 AM

Kilgore, TX
3/23/17 9:29 AM

I thought it was the AFFORDABLE care act, not the include everyone care act. 9:28 AM
I don't care what heritage or traditions you bring to this country, but your loyalties and values should align with America. 9:29 AM

El Paso, CO
3/23/17 9:26 AM

James comey says we can't vet these Muslim immigrants. How can you possibly vet people that walk across the border. Your guest is wrong when he says we already do! 9:26 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:25 AM

If the guy you have on the program were a caller, you would never let them spout their democratic talking points. He is a shill for the left! 9:25 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:23 AM

Carol here. Build the wall. Keep the moratorium on countries that wants our money in one hand and kill us with the other hand. Russia told America about the brothers in Boston. Nobody cared or listened. 9:23 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/23/17 9:14 AM

Richard Josh here, I don't know who that fool is you have on your station right now blaming Newt Gingrich for our problems but this is as bad as having Jerry on and I'm listening to someone else have a nice day! 9:14 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/22/17 9:59 AM

London terrism Brexit related? Eldon 9:55 AM
Probably a crazy Catholic battling the Church of England in London. 9:59 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/22/17 9:49 AM

Hey Richard, has anyone researched the immigration status of the two suspects in the recent local murders of the teenage kids found on Old Puebla road? 9:49 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/22/17 9:40 AM 2 days ago

Hi Richard, story in the Gazette years ago about homeless bum here in Colo Spgs OFFERED a $15/hr job, but he declined because it didn't fit into his "lifestyle". WTF? Thanks listener Dave and 2 canines 8:45 AM
My guess is it was a Prebyterian. Listener Dave 9:40 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/22/17 9:36 AM

Carol here. Conservatives or republicans are more compassionate. They don't resort to name calling and lies if things don't go they're way. Or throw eggs at women while the cops watch. 9:05 AM
Carol again. It used to be Casper the friendly ghost, now its Casper the murdering Mexican. Just how things are changing in America. Haven't heard if these guys were illegals or not. 9:36 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/22/17 9:27 AM

Liberals say compassion as if they own it. Living it towards others who do not agree with their position is another thing. 9:27 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/22/17 9:24 AM

I will never forget, about 10 years ago when I lived in the Dallas area, I bought a burger, fries, and drink for a homeless person on the median. His sign said "hungry, will take anything." When I gave him the food, he said he only wanted money. That so disturbed me, I never gave anything to a beggar again. 8:49 AM
My ballot has been sitting on the counter for days because I don't understand Issues #1 and #3. In the next couple of days, could you translate them into lay terms? Thanks! 9:24 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/22/17 9:22 AM

 (1/3) I agree about the mayor. He is rude and condescending toward voters who don't agree with him. I turn off your show when he is on. Lara Carno(sp?) and Jeff 9:22 AM
 (2/3) Crank, who do not live in the city are against higher taxes because they do shop here. Jill is concerned about the way the city in the SE looks, to 9:22 AM
 (3/3) visitors, what about all the homeless when people visit Manitou and Old Colorado City? 9:22 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/22/17 9:15 AM

Richard, I think there is compassion on both sides. The difference is that the left wants to apply equal levels of compassion to perpetrators of crimes as we would for the victim. 9:15 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/22/17 9:13 AM

Why had your 10:00 rewind been removed????? Bummer!!!! 9:13 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/22/17 9:04 AM

Richard. Trimming the Budget issue. The mayors office costs nearly double what the city manager office used to cost. The costs are sometimes hidden in other budgets and he uses staff to make his decisions. We were sold that the strong mayor would reduce costs. People are afraid to say anything because he will use office against us as he did with keith king on the museum funding which Jill did not support. You cant call it leadership when he spends money like it was his and loses his temper when you question him. Very touchy guy. 9:04 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/22/17 8:47 AM

Are you going to talk about Steve Curtis being charged with voter fraud? 8:47 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/21/17 7:55 PM

Richard, don't let Jerry use your show to spew his liberal, leftist, hatred views. He is not a man with honorable intentions and hates this country. Keep up the good work and God bless. Victor 7:55 PM

Honolulu, HI
3/21/17 1:38 PM

My latest political thought of the day: Socialist don't blame socialism for its failures, rather corruption. Socialism was just not applied correctly. Case 1:38 PM
in point Venezuela, where leftist oppose leftist. No moderate or right alternative. Socialist just want wealth-fare entitlements for the greater good. Their 1:38 PM
bottom line: if we are "all" receiving the same "equal" entitlements then daily life is acceptable regardless of the level of effort. Cheers, The other Dan 1:38 PM
from Falcon 1:38 PM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/21/17 10:47 AM

Richard, Do we know if Gustavo Marquez is an "illegal alien"? It looks like he is part of a gang. That is just too sad what happened to those young people. Thanks, Nancy Love your show. 😊 10:47 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/21/17 9:56 AM

NATO countries have contribution in kind in lieu of cash. Germany has an air base that ishome for NATO AWACS as an example. 9:35 AM
Jerry wants you off the air because you are a threat to the leftest agenda that he supports. He can't handle the truth. 9:48 AM
I turn off now when Jerry and Rudy are on and come back when they are done. 9:56 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/21/17 9:51 AM

Richard, a better thing to say would have been that Justice Ginsberg would leave the bench during President Trump's term. 9:51 AM

Nashville, TN
3/21/17 9:41 AM

Richard, operators before every op, train for that specific mission based on intelligence they receive from different sources, we never go in blind to any situation. We also understand the possibility of the loss of men, operators clearly understand that possibility, while tragic the reality is that it happens. BTW tell that tough guy that threatened you , that he should reconsider his attitude, we got your back. 9:40 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/21/17 9:30 AM

Richard, we all know what you meant yesterday, so don't let Jerry make you feel guilty. Keep up the good work. Victor 9:30 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/21/17 9:29 AM

Richard. Rudy says he is a Christian. Did he know that B.O. Was the most far left Senator when he was in congress. He wanted to murder ( Proverbs 6:17 ) the babies not only in the womb or tomb in his eyes, but he wanted to kill them out of the womb. WWJD ? If he voted for him then he is guilty. Robert. 9:29 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/21/17 9:26 AM

Carol here. Comey was proven to be real shady yesterday. I don't believe one word that did or didn't come out of his mouth. 9:18 AM
Carol again. Hey Rudy TRUMP is succeeding. 9:26 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/21/17 9:16 AM

Come On Man ..Richard Randall and the truth are strangers...Falcon Dave 9:14 AM
Andrew Napolitano fired by Fox News this morning..Falcon Dave 9:16 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/21/17 9:16 AM

Somewhere there hast to be a left wing radio station that would love to here from people like jerry 9:16 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/21/17 9:15 AM

You are 100% correct regarding Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She has one foot in the grave and one on a banana peel and I already have a dance floor ordered for her grave! Mitch. 9:15 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/21/17 8:48 AM

Hi Richard, I am an independent voter and so glad I voted for pres Trump. I got so sick of hearing the dems cry about everything. They haven't changed. They need to shut up and put America first instead of themselves. Go Donald Go!!! 8:48 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/21/17 8:48 AM

Ever notice GOP likes to discredit everyone who challenges it? News media, polls, now Comey. Why not stand up to the challenge? 8:48 AM

Crestview, FL
3/21/17 8:46 AM

Good morning Richard, Andrea from Monument here. I'm interested in discussing the convention of states and the possibility of placing term limits on Congress will you address that possibility and let us know your thoughts on that. 8:46 AM

Alamosa, CO
3/21/17 8:43 AM

They haven't said but I would hope secret service laptops are encrypted... hence no data could be stolen and none of the news reports I've seen have declared details on that 8:43 AM

Honolulu, HI
3/20/17 11:30 AM

If Democrats win...Russia a none issue. They are "Hypocrites" who don't care 50% of this country voted for President Trump. 8:46 AM
My last text to you was just paraphrased by Rush but not intelligent enough to be referenced on your show. Is this whining yes. Very much Frustrated because 11:30 AM
You have referenced 1 of my last 30 texts since Aug 16. Vr, Dan 11:30 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/20/17 10:00 AM

I have been watching the hearing and it seems Comet is hiding something. As a lay person concerning the law, I am wondering if the politicians know "something" about Comey that could damage him, and he's trying to appease and not uncover the truth. 10:00 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/20/17 9:52 AM 
My Chuck Berry favorites are 'B' sides Around and Around and Reeling and Rocking. 9:51 AM
Also very annoyed at media's article about C.B. passing not mentioning Maybelline. Said Johnny B Good was his first hit. 9:52 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/20/17 9:51 AM

Carol here. Until the DIMMS find someone like JFK instead of an old man that spittles when he talks or a Hildebeast they will keep blaming the Russians for they're losses. 8:55 AM
Carol again. His password was password. 9:40 AM
Carol again. Did u see the little boy with the Northwestern jersey on. He was beside himself because they lost 9:51 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/20/17 9:44 AM

Hi Richard, regular listener but work where I can't call in, was wondering if any one else found the timing of Senator Bennet's town halls odd, the week before the Gorsuch hearings, seems as though he already knows that he is gonna oppose the appointment and didn't want to face Coloradans after opposing a home town qualified and well respected judge, listener Cole 9:44 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/20/17 9:33 AM

Richard, Many sites on internet reporting this. I don't know if it's true. Peter NSA DOCUMENTS: TRUMP UNDER SURVEILLANCE FOR YEARS 'Project Dragnet' said to monitor Donald at 18 locations Read more at 9:33 AM 9:33 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/20/17 9:11 AM

Hi Richard, daily listener. My approval of Pres Trump has gone UP to 150%. My nightmares of Shrillary as pres have recently stopped. Thanks listener Dave and 2 pro-Trump canines! 9:11 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/20/17 9:09 AM

Dems are in lock step. Their primary was rigged for Hillary and Bernie and his supporters fell in line. 8:42 AM
Podesta email was not hacked. He fell for phishing scam and gave control of his computer to scamers. 8:44 AM
Report that Juan said it never happened. 8:59 AM
: Poll results are accurate if Dems and anti Trumpers were only ones polled. 9:09 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/20/17 9:00 AM

If "Russ"is so smart why didn't he run for president? Trump upholding the constitution, that's a joke right? That clown isn't smart enough to read the constitution let alone read it. 9:00 AM

Colorado Springs, CO
3/20/17 8:48 AM

Was not a Trump supporter. I voted against Hillary. I love what he is doing so far. I hope he keeps it up. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!! The Ryan 8:48 AM