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    and with the owner of a parking management company?
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    Ironic, too, that the pussy-grabber-in-chief would be gladhanding all these women's issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    ^it makes sense this time, Japan is heavily invested in North Korean issues, so its logical to share news with them.
    The issue isn't that this happened with the Japanese at the table, the issue is that it happened at a private club with random people milling about who then took to social media to post photos of the exchange.
    They're going to park their car over there. You're going to park your car over here. Get it?

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    ^its just a news story, he could have turned on a fake news site like CNN and seen same thing.

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    Get a grip. CNN is not a fake news site. Unless you include the fact that they allow Kellyanne Conway to lie to the public every time she is on.
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    CNN is crap. Total fake news. Arguably the worst mainstream cable news out there.

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    I love Spicer..the CNN reporter was less smug after Spicer answered his questions!

    They need to find the leak, its not new, administrations have had this before, but these leaks are becoming dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    CNN is crap. Total fake news. Arguably the worst mainstream cable news out there.
    So you have issues with their guests including members of the Republican Party and Trump supporters?

    BTW,

    Mike Flynn might be done – but Trump's nightmare has just begun
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    "Trump's Nightmare"

    Nothing changes with the left-leaning media - they've been set at Panic Level 11 since August, and have been crying "It's the end for Trump!" every other day for the last year. I've never seen the left throwing such a fit before, and I never thought they could get worse than they were than when Dubya was president, but they've topped themselves.

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    If he keeps up the trend, Trump will likely pass Nixon's historically low 24% approval rate by April. And it took Nixon years to build up that level of dislike in the general public.

    I was kinda hoping the Flynn stuff would stick to Pence & get that religious hatemonger outta the VP seat, but no such luck. The Americans are outta the frying pad & into the fire if they get rid of the Cheeto in Chief without getting rid of his nutter of a running mate too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    If he keeps up the trend, Trump will likely pass Nixon's historically low 24% approval rate by April. And it took Nixon years to build up that level of dislike in the general public.

    I was kinda hoping the Flynn stuff would stick to Pence & get that religious hatemonger outta the VP seat, but no such luck. The Americans are outta the frying pad & into the fire if they get rid of the Cheeto in Chief without getting rid of his nutter of a running mate too.
    Governing is different than campaigning and running a big country like to US involves a lot of details that can trip up any President or government. Trump is a big picture guy, not very details oriented. That would be ok if he had a solid team behind him, but he seems to have a lot of B team players behind him - not that experienced or skilled. The best and the brightest seem to have been scared off by his unpredictability and unconventional approaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    If he keeps up the trend, Trump will likely pass Nixon's historically low 24% approval rate by April.
    What trend? Where are you getting this information that Trump's popularity is in decline?

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    ^I think a lot of people say one thing, but feel another, Trump is doing ok in polls though, although the period of sample is too short to really tell, he has barely got office. And a lot of his policies are actually pretty popular globally, not just in the US, despite what the media elites say.

    While European leaders have been outspoken in their dislike of President Trump’s immigration restrictions, a new poll indicates that they are not speaking on behalf of their voters -- and that a majority of Europeans are in favor of a Muslim ban that would go much further than Trump’s order.

    The Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs -- a London-based think tank -- issued a wide-ranging poll that surveyed 10,000 citizens across 10 European countries on their views on a Muslim ban. Specifically it asked respondents if they would support “all further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped.”

    Such a ban would be well beyond President Trump’s executive order, which was issued after the poll was conducted. Trump’s order imposed a 90-day moratorium on refugees and immigrants from seven terror hotspots, did not directly target Muslims, and excluded major Muslim countries such as Indonesia, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

    However, despite the question going well above and beyond what Trump enacted, and specifically targeting Muslims, an average of 55 percent of participants agreed with an indefinite halt.

    “Our results are striking and sobering. They suggest that public opposition to any further migration from predominantly Muslim states is by no means confined to Trump’s electorate in the US but is fairly widespread,” experts at the think tank concluded.
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/02...oll-shows.html
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    Trump has never done well in "polls", but 3 weeks after being sworn in is WAY too early to tell how much voters are going to agree/disagree with the job he has done. Next presidential election is 4 years away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    If he keeps up the trend, Trump will likely pass Nixon's historically low 24% approval rate by April.
    What trend? Where are you getting this information that Trump's popularity is in decline?
    It's pretty early to be seeing much for trends, but Trump's approval ratings are the lowest since they have been monitored accurately. He's already sitting at about 40%, whereas most Presidents immediately after inauguration are sitting somewhere in the high 50's or low 60's.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/203198/pr...ald-trump.aspx

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    He'll need at least a couple of years in the White House to make America great again.

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    At this rate, he will be impeached before his first 100 days.
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    ^by who? Last President impeached was Bill Clinton. It didn't even end his Presidency.

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    The Republicans would love to keep Trump. Considering they already hold a majority in the Senate, and in 2018 midterm election the Republicans only have to defend 9 seats while the Dems have to defend 23 (some of them in states that Trump flipped last election), the Republicans have an opportunity for a supermajority.

    With Trump as President and a Senate supermajority, the Republicans could appoint any Supreme Court Justices and amend the Constitution however they wanted. They know they have a rare opportunity coming up. They aren't going to throw it away.

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    Why keep Trump when Pence the Vice President will take over? He is a republican as well you know and he will do as he is told by congress.

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    More on this growing story

    It appears that that damned biased Mainstream Media is how Mike Pence found out the facts. (imagine the horror)


    Trump knew Flynn misled White House weeks before ouster: officials



    Pence spokesman Marc Lotter said Pence became aware that he had received "incomplete information" from Flynn only after the first Washington Post report Thursday night. Pence learned about the Justice Department warnings to the White House around the same time.
    WASHINGTON -- Just six days into his presidency, Donald Trump was informed his national security adviser had misled his vice-president about contacts with Russia. Trump kept his No. 2 in the dark and waited nearly three weeks before ousting the aide, Michael Flynn, citing a slow but steady erosion of trust, White House officials said Tuesday.Flynn was interviewed by the FBI about his telephone conversations with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., a sign his ties to Russia had caught the attention of law enforcement officials.

    But in the White House's retelling of Flynn's stunning downfall, his error was not that he discussed U.S. sanctions with the Russian before the inauguration -- a potential violation of a rarely enforced law -- but the fact that he denied it for weeks, apparently misleading Vice-President Mike Pence and other senior Trump aides about the nature of the conversations.

    White House officials said they conducted a thorough review of Flynn's interactions, including transcripts of calls secretly recorded by U.S. intelligence officials, but found nothing illegal.

    Pence, who had vouched for Flynn in a televised interview, is said to have been angry and deeply frustrated
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    http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/trump-kn...ials-1.3284406
    The White House official may have found nothing illegal investigating their own staff but further investigations by Congress and legal experts may find otherwise.
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    Hmmm. The smell of treason is in the air...


    Trump aides were in constant touch with senior Russian officials during campaign - CNNPolitics.com

    High-level advisers close to then-presidential nominee Donald Trump were in constant communication during the campaign with Russians known to US intelligence, multiple current and former intelligence, law enforcement and administration officials tell CNN...

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/14/politi...ign/index.html




    Russia deploys missile in apparent treaty violation
    (CNN)Moscow has deployed a cruise missile in an apparent treaty violation, a senior military official told CNN Tuesday.

    The move is just the latest in a string of Russian provocations in the early days of the Trump administration, which has called for warmer relations with the Kremlin.

    The traditional US adversary has also positioned a spy ship off the coast of Delaware and carried out flights near a US Navy warship, concerning American officials. The administration has not officially drawn any links between the three events.

    https://www.google.ca/amp/s/amp.cnn....?client=safari




    And... let the hipocracy begin - good old Brietbart - hilarious:


    House Intelligence Committee Chair: Leakers of Flynn Call 'Belong in Jail' - Breitbart

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...elong-in-jail/



    U.S. intercepted calls between Trump campaign, Russia: report - Chicago Tribune

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/n...214-story.html
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    SNL is going to be Greaaatttt!!

    ‘They have him by the balls’: The internet pours mockery on Sean Spicer’s claim that Trump is ‘tough’ on Russia | Raw Story

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/the...?client=safari

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    Trump's opponents are really grasping hard to ANYTHING that they think will destroy him. Every week there's more hearsay, rumors and propaganda. It's as if his opponents learned nothing from the campaign.

    These events strongly mirror when Thomas Jefferson's operatives in the press routinely accused John Adams of being a British spy or plant.
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    Trump is making it SOOOOO easy though! Such political genius that he is.
    I feel in no way entitled to your opinion...

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    It's because he is attacking the press, isn't it?

    Because really, there is zero substance to the CNN and NYTimes articles. Here's the basic recap of each: some "official" saying there's a "possible link" between Trump and Russia, and then references to other lies spread by the media like the golden showers (when CNN said they didn't say that it happened, they were just reporting it) and a little discussion about Flynn's resignation and its connection to Russia. They say their anonymous "sources" say that some "aides" (nobody knows who they are) had contact with Russian officials. Who - Roger Stone? Manafort? Who cares? They are clearly talking about some nobodies otherwise they'd give some high level names.

    Top these tabloid pieces off with a clickbait headline, and they've published another anti-Trump "story" to whip the anti-Trumpers into a frenzy and give them hope that they can somehow reverse the result of the election.

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    If there was zero substance, why did Trump demand Flynn resign?
    You may recall that it was the Washington Post that exposed the Watergate Scandal.

    Trump and his team have so many ties to Russia that they continue to deny and at the same time have made enemies in the intelligence community who now have a very good reason to expose them of lying and treason.

    Everything in the White House is recorded and they have large files on Trump's staff regarding their payments from foreign governments such as Flynn's obvious links to Russian state television ( their propaganda arm ) and Putin himself. The smell of treason is in the air and Trump cannot stop the leaks of proud Americans who will protect the country, democracy and the Constitution over the schemes of a pompous President.

    He is done and will be gone within his first 100 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    It's because he is attacking the press, isn't it?

    Because really, there is zero substance to the CNN and NYTimes articles. Here's the basic recap of each: some "official" saying there's a "possible link" between Trump and Russia, and then references to other lies spread by the media like the golden showers (when CNN said they didn't say that it happened, they were just reporting it) and a little discussion about Flynn's resignation and its connection to Russia. They say their anonymous "sources" say that some "aides" (nobody knows who they are) had contact with Russian officials. Who - Roger Stone? Manafort? Who cares? They are clearly talking about some nobodies otherwise they'd give some high level names.

    Top these tabloid pieces off with a clickbait headline, and they've published another anti-Trump "story" to whip the anti-Trumpers into a frenzy and give them hope that they can somehow reverse the result of the election.
    Yup, just more unsubstantiated rumour unless Wikileaks releases the actual recordings.



    Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence
    By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, MARK MAZZETTI and MATT APUZZOFEB. 14, 2017

    WASHINGTON — Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials.

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    Mr. Manafort, who has not been charged with any crimes, dismissed the officials’ accounts in a telephone interview on Tuesday. “This is absurd,” he said. “I have no idea what this is referring to. I have never knowingly spoken to Russian intelligence officers, and I have never been involved with anything to do with the Russian government or the Putin administration or any other issues under investigation today.”

    He added, “It’s not like these people wear badges that say, ‘I’m a Russian intelligence officer.’”


    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/u...=top-news&_r=0
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    It's because he is attacking the press, isn't it?

    Because really, there is zero substance to the CNN and NYTimes articles. Here's the basic recap of each: some "official" saying there's a "possible link" between Trump and Russia, and then references to other lies spread by the media like the golden showers (when CNN said they didn't say that it happened, they were just reporting it) and a little discussion about Flynn's resignation and its connection to Russia. They say their anonymous "sources" say that some "aides" (nobody knows who they are) had contact with Russian officials. Who - Roger Stone? Manafort? Who cares? They are clearly talking about some nobodies otherwise they'd give some high level names.

    Top these tabloid pieces off with a clickbait headline, and they've published another anti-Trump "story" to whip the anti-Trumpers into a frenzy and give them hope that they can somehow reverse the result of the election.
    How about former NSA analyst and counterintelligence officer John Schindler writing at Observer.com (founded by Jared Kushner).

    The Spy Revolt Against Trump Begins

    Ambassador Kislyak surely knew his conversations with Flynn were being intercepted, and it’s incomprehensible that a career military intelligence officer who once headed a major intelligence agency didn’t realize the same. Whether Flynn is monumentally stupid or monumentally arrogant is the big question that hangs over this increasingly strange affair.

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    I can't imagine why someone who's committed a felony wouldn't want their name attached to said felonious behaviour, no matter how justified, under the current administration. No sir, no idea at all.

    https://theintercept.com/2017/02/14/...fied-felonies/
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    Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence
    By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, MARK MAZZETTI and MATT APUZZOFEB. 14, 2017

    WASHINGTON — Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials.

    ...


    Mr. Manafort, who has not been charged with any crimes, dismissed the officials’ accounts in a telephone interview on Tuesday. “This is absurd,” he said. “I have no idea what this is referring to. I have never knowingly spoken to Russian intelligence officers, and I have never been involved with anything to do with the Russian government or the Putin administration or any other issues under investigation today.”

    He added, “It’s not like these people wear badges that say, ‘I’m a Russian intelligence officer.’”


    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/u...=top-news&_r=0

    This is the NYTimes article I was referring to. Did you read it? It says and proves literally nothing. It re-states that it has found that Trump has no ties to Russia. All rumors (like every single story trying to connect Trump to the Kremlin).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Everything in the White House is recorded and they have large files on Trump's staff regarding their payments from foreign governments such as Flynn's obvious links to Russian state television ( their propaganda arm ) and Putin himself.

    Where did you get that?

    Flynn's recording is from December (while Obama was still president). And he got his hand slapped for not fully disclosing to Mike Pence what he discussed about sanctions (basically lawyer talk). Flynn isn't part of Trump's cabinet either. We don't know if Trump asked him to resign or if Flynn stepped down himself.

    It's a bunch of nothing, but the media is SO desperate to bash Trump with something that they'll stir up all kinds of nonsense be "reporting" things, but not saying they are actually true.

    Oh, and Flynn is also one of the few registered Democrats that was close to Trump, which is kind of funny that he was the one who screwed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    I can't imagine why someone who's committed a felony wouldn't want their name attached to said felonious behaviour, no matter how justified, under the current administration. No sir, no idea at all.

    https://theintercept.com/2017/02/14/...fied-felonies/

    If the left-leaning media really believes they have uncovered something illegal, they can name their source. Otherwise they are just spreading rumors, and you can bet everyone will forget about this incident (just like they forgot about all the women who accused Trump of raping them, or the "Russians hacked the election" stories that provided zero proof to anyone), and the media will move on to the next Trump hit-piece lie by next Tuesday.

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    Media bias or not, the facts are as plain as day.

    You cannot state that the video and photographic evidence of Flynn's close ties to the Kremlin are fake news.

    Sean Spicer's repudiations and double speak just add to the controversy.


    Flynn and Putin sitting side by side
    He was one of the most respected intel officers of his generation. Now he’s leading ‘Lock her up’ chants.
    By Dana Priest and Greg Miller August 15, 2016 (Note the date of this article)
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.0eeca0a6d1af

    The American people have the right to know what was said by Flynn to the Russian Ambassador in the 5 call he had prior to Jan 20th. Flynn is a public servant and his actions may have violated the Logan Act, an act of treason and that various members of the administration may have also broke US laws and covering up these possible violations become a classic conspiracy and coverup that reaches to the top of the administration, Donald J. Trump.

    There are serious allegations to investigate of the highest order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    I can't imagine why someone who's committed a felony wouldn't want their name attached to said felonious behaviour, no matter how justified, under the current administration. No sir, no idea at all.

    https://theintercept.com/2017/02/14/...fied-felonies/
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    That Flynn lied about what he said to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak was first revealed by Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, who has built his career on repeating what his CIA sources tell him. In his January 12 column, Ignatius wrote: “According to a senior U.S. government official, Flynn phoned Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak several times on Dec. 29, the day the Obama administration announced the expulsion of 35 Russian officials as well as other measures in retaliation for the hacking.”
    There are dedicated and patriotic American whistleblowers that would willingly go to prison for felony just to expose the illegal acts of this administration.
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    MrOliers, honestly, can you tell me that if Hillary Clinton won the election and her staff were the same team with the same issues that you would be defending her and stating that the media is meking fake news?

    Your hypocrisy and denial of simple facts are astounding.
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    First off, you assume that the media would report they wrongdoings of Hillary Clinton at all. More specifically, to answer your question - no, I wouldn't trust what CNN, Washington Post, NY Times, or any other media outlet colluding with the Democrat party or Hillary's campaign reported. I tend not to believe news that comes from any source citing "anonymous sources", and I do not even bother to read opinion pieces from media outlets. They cannot be treated as factual, because they are so often wrong and never corrected.


    And that is all we have seen from the press since Hillary Clinton won the nomination to oppose Donald trump. Even in Canadian news.

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    You are kidding right?

    They (CNN, Washington Post, NY Times,) reported wrongdoings of Hillary Clinton all through the election. Do you live in an Alt-Right world?

    As an example, here is proof that CNN did report wrongdoings and made an extensive list back in November BEFORE the election.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/28/politics/hillary-clinton-email-timeline/

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    Your perception bias is showing.

    Those news outlets (all owned by Billionaires who openly dislike Donald Trump, by the way) glossed over everything Hillary did and vilified everything about Donald Trump all year long. They never reported any positive news about Trump. Not once. They even gave debate questions to Hillary Clinton before the televised debates. Bias became even more clear when it was exposed (when the public got to read Podesta's and DNC's emails) that they colluded with the Democrats and Clinton's campaign.

    The final straw was when they lashed out on-air and even CRIED (some of them were debate moderators) because their "chosen one" didn't win the presidency!

    Only a fool would trust those media outlets after all that.

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    MrOliers, are you really Kellyanne Conway?

    I gave you a factual source that proves your statement was wrong and then you just rail on that the media is biased and that I am biased.

    Keep drinking the purple kool-aid.
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    What factual source are you talking about - The NY Times or CNN article that disingenuously calls the Russian ambassador that Flynn spoke to a "Russian operative"?


    EDIT - Oh, never mind. I just saw the revisionist edit you made to your post above mine to "prove" me wrong and talk down to me afterwards. That is dishonest. Very dishonest.

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    I give up. I gave you my sources

    I am allowed to add to my post, or is that not allowed in your world

    MrOliers, are you really Kellyanne Conway?
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    MrOliers, are you really Kellyanne Conway?

    I gave you a factual source that proves your statement was wrong and then you just rail on that the media is biased and that I am biased.

    Keep drinking the purple kool-aid.
    So tell me what is dishonest about that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence
    By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, MARK MAZZETTI and MATT APUZZOFEB. 14, 2017

    WASHINGTON — Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials.

    ...


    Mr. Manafort, who has not been charged with any crimes, dismissed the officials’ accounts in a telephone interview on Tuesday. “This is absurd,” he said. “I have no idea what this is referring to. I have never knowingly spoken to Russian intelligence officers, and I have never been involved with anything to do with the Russian government or the Putin administration or any other issues under investigation today.”

    He added, “It’s not like these people wear badges that say, ‘I’m a Russian intelligence officer.’”


    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/u...=top-news&_r=0

    This is the NYTimes article I was referring to. Did you read it? It says and proves literally nothing. It re-states that it has found that Trump has no ties to Russia. All rumors (like every single story trying to connect Trump to the Kremlin).
    We're nobodies. We'll never see the "proof" on a whole lot of issues.

    At our level, media consumers, we''re not working in the world of facts and proof anyway. Think back to the campaign when Clinton "was not long for this world", had heart or whatever issues. Or the whole missing e-mail thing. Or the last minute FBI case-reopening over newly discovered e-mails, that in the end found, or at least reported, nothing. There were few facts there, just speculation.

    My advice, don't take anything seriously and don't be prejudicial in term of news sources because they all have their failings. Even the extreme right and left sources periodically get their facts right (while of course, typically leaving out 90% of relevant contextual information).
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    Well I stand corrected - you found an article on CNN that was critical of Hillary's email scandal.

    Still, how trustworthy is CNN when just last month they reported on Buzzfeed's made-up smear piece of Donald Trump claiming he allegedly hired Russian prostitutes to urinate on Obama's hotel bed, and Vladamir Putin has a video of it? Then when pressed on the story CNN said, "Oh - we're not saying it happened, we're just reporting that someone else said it happened". What a joke.

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    made up? It's true! What a joke is taking far alt-right 'media' as your source of information. CNN is pretty moderate in the middle of the road as they get.

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    Can you provide a source like I do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Well I stand corrected - you found an article on CNN that was critical of Hillary's email scandal.

    Still, how trustworthy is CNN when just last month they reported on Buzzfeed's made-up smear piece of Donald Trump claiming he allegedly hired Russian prostitutes to urinate on Obama's hotel bed, and Vladamir Putin has a video of it? Then when pressed on the story CNN said, "Oh - we're not saying it happened, we're just reporting that someone else said it happened". What a joke.
    So what is a trustworthy news source IYHO?

    Fox? New York Post? Breitbart? National Enquirer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    We're not working in the world of facts and proof. Think back to the campaign when Clinton "was not long for this world", had heart or whatever issues.
    You mean when everyone in the media denied that she had ill health, then she suddenly seized up and passed out at the 9/11 memorial event and got chucked into her scooby van? Then they said it was because she was overheated. Then they said it was pneumonia. Then when she was seen hours later posing with a little girl on a sidewalk for photos, they said it is a kind of non-contageous pneumonia? Everyone lied to us that time.



    Or the whole missing e-mail thing.

    You mean where the Oversight Committee proved that Hillary Clinton's server was deliberately deep-cleaned with BleachBit so the 33,000 emails deleted on her server could never be retrieved?

    Copies of those still may exist and they may be released one day. The FBI has dumped a few packages of redacted emails from Hillary's time in office that were never handed to Wikileaks.


    Or the last minute FBI case-reopening over newly discovered e-mails, that in the end found, or at least reported, nothing.

    You mean when the NYPD and FBI said that some of Hillary's emails were found on Anthony Weiner's laptop (after he got arrested for sexting with minors again)? Those have not been made public - I hope those get released some day.



    For the record, I also think it would be fair to hear Flynn's phone call to the Russian ambassador that was recorded. However, we may never get that through a Freedom of Information Act request because Flynn was still a civilian at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    What factual source are you talking about - The NY Times or CNN article that disingenuously calls the Russian ambassador that Flynn spoke to a "Russian operative"?


    EDIT - Oh, never mind. I just saw the revisionist edit you made to your post above mine to "prove" me wrong and talk down to me afterwards. That is dishonest. Very dishonest.
    Is this a YUGE transgression?

    Again, this is a forum. An anonymous forum!!!!!

    We should be having fun here. We're here voluntarily! Trying to be straight and factual is an honourable goal but if someone isn't, so what? Who in their right mind trusts what they read on any forum without checking it somewhere else if it's of any consequence to one's real life.

    I revisit my posts regularly. So don't take anything I say seriously or as final. I change my mind all the time. I really want to be someone that changes positions as facts and alternative facts change and evolve and hopefully affect my thinking.

    Sometimes type a couple words then get interrupted with something real and important and so come back later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Can you provide a source like I do?
    Of course I can. Here's a short segment of Anderson Cooper trying to rationalize CNN's reporting of things that never happened:

    https://youtu.be/jFp5At9AEBQ?t=1m8s

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    We're not working in the world of facts and proof. Think back to the campaign when Clinton "was not long for this world", had heart or whatever issues.
    You mean when everyone in the media denied that she had ill health, then she suddenly seized up and passed out at the 9/11 memorial event and got chucked into her scooby van? Then they said it was because she was overheated. Then they said it was pneumonia. Then when she was seen hours later posing with a little girl on a sidewalk for photos, they said it is a kind of non-contageous pneumonia? Everyone lied to us that time.



    Or the whole missing e-mail thing.

    You mean where the Oversight Committee proved that Hillary Clinton's server was deliberately deep-cleaned with BleachBit so the 33,000 emails deleted on her server could never be retrieved?

    Copies of those still may exist and they may be released one day. The FBI has dumped a few packages of redacted emails from Hillary's time in office that were never handed to Wikileaks.


    Or the last minute FBI case-reopening over newly discovered e-mails, that in the end found, or at least reported, nothing.

    You mean when the NYPD and FBI said that some of Hillary's emails were found on Anthony Weiner's laptop (after he got arrested for sexting with minors again)? Those have not been made public - I hope those get released some day.



    For the record, I also think it would be fair to hear Flynn's phone call to the Russian ambassador that was recorded. However, we may never get that through a Freedom of Information Act request because Flynn was still a civilian at the time.
    Yes, exactly. None of it came out fully and accurately but instead in dribs and drabs from all kinds of different sources and the complete picture in full context on any of those issues still isn't available.

    Her health. Tell me what her health is really like. Where's the proof of anything. Or with the e-mails that were cleaned professionally as one would expect when e-mails are selected for deletion - by her lawyers I believe. Why officials didn't seize the server I don't know. The legality of it all, I have no idea. Proof that what her lawyers did was wrong. I don't think it was ever addressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    I can't imagine why someone who's committed a felony wouldn't want their name attached to said felonious behaviour, no matter how justified, under the current administration. No sir, no idea at all.

    https://theintercept.com/2017/02/14/...fied-felonies/

    If the left-leaning media really believes they have uncovered something illegal, they can name their source. Otherwise they are just spreading rumors, and you can bet everyone will forget about this incident (just like they forgot about all the women who accused Trump of raping them, or the "Russians hacked the election" stories that provided zero proof to anyone), and the media will move on to the next Trump hit-piece lie by next Tuesday.
    You're probably too young to remember Deep Throat.

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    If MrOliers does not think that the Russian Ambassador is not a Russian operative then he does not understand that an operative can be anything from a worker (as in working for the Government of Russia, which is factual), to an agent of the Russian Government to transmit Russian interests, collect information and report his findings (again factual function) to being a person secretly employed in espionage for a government (conjecture but very plausible)

    It is conjecture on MrOliers part that the use of the words "Russian operative" is always a spy.

    “It’s not like these people wear badges that say, ‘I’m a Russian intelligence officer.’”
    — Paul Manafort, former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/u...ons-trump.html

    Or is the quote from Paul Manafort fake news as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    You're probably too young to remember Deep Throat.
    Exactly

    MrOilers thinks it's a porn movie


    “I'M THE GUY THEY CALLED DEEP THROAT”

    Despite three decades of intense speculation, the identity of “Deep Throat”—the source who leaked key details of Nixon's Watergate cover-up to Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein—has never been revealed. Now, at age 91, W. Mark Felt, number two at the F.B.I. in the early 70s, is finally admitting to that historic, anonymous role. In an exclusive, Vanity Fair puts a name and face to one of American democracy's heroes.
    http://www.vanityfair.com/news/polit...epthroat200507
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    Just a quote here but read on in the article for some interesting points:



    It’s Time for a Proper Investigation of Trump’s Russia Ties - The New Yorker

    In a piece published Tuesday morning, my colleague Ryan Lizza wrote that a White House official he spoke to made Flynn out to be a “rogue operative, duping everyone in the White House about his contact with Russian officials.” This contact includes calls between Flynn and Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s Ambassador to Washington, on December 29th, the day that the Obama Administration imposed sanctions on some of Vladimir Putin’s cronies in response to revelations about Russian hacking during election season. ...

    This is an area heavy in speculation and light on confirmed facts, but we do know some things for sure. For one thing, ...

    http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-c...ps-russia-ties


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    Hahaha. Turns out the same person broke the Trump/Russia story AND the Clinton private server story.

    https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/statu...56068062015489
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    Hahaha. Turns out the same person broke the Trump/Russia story AND the Clinton private server story.

    https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/statu...56068062015489
    Wow! Thank you noodle for that informative post about Michael S. Schmidt from NYT

    Let's see how MrOilers squirms his way out of that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Let's see how MrOilers squirms his way out of that...
    "Amazing to see how far the media has fallen since Trump was elected. Good reporters now spreading fake news to discredit him. Sad!"

    (channelling my inner Cheeto in Chief there.)
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    More news

    Donald Trump is suddenly looking like a very weak autocrat
    By Greg Sargent February 15
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...=.731fdc409c94

    President Trump once again unleashed a fearsome barrage of tweets on Wednesday morning. The target was the New York Times’s new report that intelligence officials have established contacts between Russian intelligence and Trump campaign officials during the campaign.

    Trump attacked the news media again, railing that “the fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred.” He also blasted the intelligence services, claiming that they are “illegally” giving information to the media, which, he opined, is “just like Russia.”

    This has become a pattern, in which Trump deals with setbacks by lashing out at other institutions, including ones that can function as a check on his power. When the courts blocked his immigration ban, he blasted both the courts and the news media for making us less safe, in what seemed to be designed to lay the groundwork to blame them for a future terrorist attack, a move that even some Republicans criticized for its authoritarian tendencies. This appeared to be a test run of sorts, in which Trump was experimenting with how far he could go in delegitimizing the institutions that might act as a check on his power later.
    The Times’ new report is actually pretty carefully drawn. It notes that phone records and intercepted calls show “repeated contacts” between members of the Trump campaign and “senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election.” These were discovered at around the time that evidence emerged that Russia was trying to interfere in the election. The report stressed that intelligence officials did not name particular Trump campaign officials, other than Paul Manafort, and have not seen evidence of collusion (“so far”) designed to influence our political process.
    CNN also weighed in with a similar investigation, reporting that “high-level advisers close to” Trump were in “constant communication during the campaign with Russians known to U.S. intelligence.” CNN added that Trump had been briefed on this after the election. If that last detail is true, then it means Trump knows that intelligence officials have, indeed, concluded that this happened. Which might explain why some of his tweets today sort of function as confirmation of the stories, by blasting intel agencies for leaking classified information.
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    "has become a pattern"? It's his modus operandi since he met Roy Cohn in the 70s: Deny, Double-Down, and Attack. There's no surprise he's carried on with it as president.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    Hahaha. Turns out the same person broke the Trump/Russia story AND the Clinton private server story.

    https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/statu...56068062015489
    So?

    Hillary's private server was thoroughly investigated and proven to exist.

    There still is no connection proven between Trump's campaign and Russia. None. Nobody can find any (and don't kid yourself- they are digging). This NY Times story itself (3rd paragraph) even says so. Still only pure speculation from "unnamed sources" about some people close to Trump, but not in his campaign:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/u...ons-trump.html
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    You mean besides the major campaign advisor who got fired after it was found out he'd accepted millions of dollars off the books from the political party of the guy who's currently in exile in Russia due to high treason in Ukraine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    Hahaha. Turns out the same person broke the Trump/Russia story AND the Clinton private server story.

    https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/statu...56068062015489
    So?

    Hillary's private server was thoroughly investigated and proven to exist.

    There still is no connection proven between Trump's campaign and Russia. None. Nobody can find any (and don't kid yourself- they are digging). This NY Times story itself (3rd paragraph) even says so. Still only pure speculation from "unnamed sources" about some people close to Trump, but not in his campaign:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/u...ons-trump.html
    It's that pesky requirement to investigate and get people to reveal what they know. Proof here means you likely reveal your surveillance methodologies, and out the names of the Russian "operatives" some of whom may just be russian citizens and government staff or might be spies and worth much more if not revealed.

    What they seem to have absolute proof of is that a number of phone calls have been made and they apparently have recordings of conversations. Much like Clinton, they knew a private server existed. The contents though were another matter and it took months to get to some of that detail. So there's layers of proof required and I'm sure supporter of either Clinton or Trump would never be satisfied with whatever layers were revealed as there is always more detail that is claimed will make it either all ok, or all criminal.

    Check out the number of references for the Clinton Server article:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillar...il_controversy



    Mar 2, 2015:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/03/u...id=tw-bna&_r=3

    Later in March 2015
    http://time.com/3739541/transcript-h...ss-conference/


    A summary... I believe it took a bit of time in between to sort our what had happened.

    The "Oh ****" Moment: Hillary Wiped Her Server With BleachBit Despite Subpoena

    Tyler Durden's picture
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    Sep 3, 2016
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-0...oh-****-moment
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    I liked his press conference with Nethanyahu. Obama was never a friend to Israel, creep!

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    "If there's a little danger, what the hell, you're not going to..."


    Trump 'not wrong on everything': Berkshire's Munger
    By Lisa Baertlein and Jonathan Stempel | LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, Feb 15, 2017

    Charlie Munger, the billionaire vice chairman of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N), said some of U.S. President Donald Trump's ideas may prove constructive for the country, tempering comments a year ago suggesting that his fellow Republican was not morally qualified for the White House.

    "Well, I've gotten more mellow," Munger said Wednesday's annual meeting at the publishing company Daily Journal Corp (DJCO.O) in Los Angeles, which he chairs.

    "Just roll with it. If there's a little danger, what the hell, you're not going to live forever anyway."...

    bolding was mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    "If there's a little danger, what the hell, you're not going to..."


    Trump 'not wrong on everything': Berkshire's Munger
    By Lisa Baertlein and Jonathan Stempel | LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, Feb 15, 2017

    Charlie Munger, the billionaire vice chairman of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N), said some of U.S. President Donald Trump's ideas may prove constructive for the country, tempering comments a year ago suggesting that his fellow Republican was not morally qualified for the White House.

    "Well, I've gotten more mellow," Munger said Wednesday's annual meeting at the publishing company Daily Journal Corp (DJCO.O) in Los Angeles, which he chairs.

    "Just roll with it. If there's a little danger, what the hell, you're not going to live forever anyway."...

    bolding was mine
    I hope that's sarcasm in the last line, otherwise the US is in much bigger trouble than I thought. We seemed to have moved from a society from those cheery bumper stickers that said "I am spending my childrens' inheritance" to one where the bumper sticker could be "I'm not going to live forever, so I am ok with blowing up my childrens world"

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    No matter what the spin, Trump getting upset over the leaks and stating that these are illegal acts actually validates that the leaks are factual.

    He is not saying that the leaks are lies and have incorrect information, just that the leaks are illegal and therefore anyone can deduce that they are true.

    This is confirmed that Trump asked Flynn to resign and did not defend him by saying to the media that the accusations are groundless.
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    Funny how things change...

    At a campaign rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in October, then-candidate Donald Trump proclaimed, "I love WikiLeaks."
    He went on to read hacked emails related to opponent Hillary Clinton that WikiLeaks had made public. Trump referred to the documents several times during the final stretch of a bitter campaign.

    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/15/trump...president.html
    But I'm sure the Trump defenders here will chime in and claim that he never said that.

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    Remember also that it's not only the US that has intelligence services. Many countries living in the shadow of Russia also have a vested interest in listening in on what they can and they share their intel.

    http://www.newsweek.com/allies-inter...cations-557283
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    PRT said: "No matter what the spin, Trump getting upset over the leaks and stating that these are illegal acts actually validates that the leaks are factual"
    So do you agree that the wikileaks from the Democrat campaign are factual as well? The Democrats were also upset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Trump getting upset over the leaks and stating that these are illegal acts actually validates that the leaks are factual.
    Nobody is disputing legitimacy because there is nothing incriminating (nor unethical) in the content of Flynn's phone call with the Russian ambassador. Trump is upset that leaks are happening, not about the content of the leaks.

    I have a suspicion that you don't actually understand what happened, nor why Flynn resigned.

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    The Democrates tried as hard as they could to distract from the evidence and point out that the hacking/leaking to get the evidence was an illegal act. Trump and senior Republicans are just doing the same thing.

    Is a court, isn't illegally obtained evidence inadmissible? Which seems odd to me but so be it.

    Also, with Flynn why didn't Trump request that a transcript of the conversations be released and out of that transparency the public could have assessed Flynn and maybe Trump could have kept him on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    You mean besides the major campaign advisor who got fired after it was found out he'd accepted millions of dollars off the books from the political party of the guy who's currently in exile in Russia due to high treason in Ukraine?
    Yes, he was fired for being a crook. And fired a long time ago. What's the problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    The Democrates tried as hard as they could to distract from the evidence and point out that the hacking/leaking to get the evidence was an illegal act. Trump and senior Republicans are just doing the same thing.
    But there was no illegal act on Flynn or Trump's part.

    And yes, the Justice Department's Inspector General is now investigating why General Flynn (a citizen at the time) was being spied on and had his phone conversations recorded. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017...ynn-leaks.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    "If there's a little danger, what the hell, you're not going to..."


    Trump 'not wrong on everything': Berkshire's Munger
    By Lisa Baertlein and Jonathan Stempel | LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, Feb 15, 2017

    Charlie Munger, the billionaire vice chairman of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N), said some of U.S. President Donald Trump's ideas may prove constructive for the country, tempering comments a year ago suggesting that his fellow Republican was not morally qualified for the White House.

    "Well, I've gotten more mellow," Munger said Wednesday's annual meeting at the publishing company Daily Journal Corp (DJCO.O) in Los Angeles, which he chairs.

    "Just roll with it. If there's a little danger, what the hell, you're not going to live forever anyway."...

    bolding was mine
    I hope that's sarcasm in the last line, otherwise the US is in much bigger trouble than I thought. We seemed to have moved from a society from those cheery bumper stickers that said "I am spending my childrens' inheritance" to one where the bumper sticker could be "I'm not going to live forever, so I am ok with blowing up my childrens world"
    Munger is the one that said after the financial crisis that; 'they saved the US from financial collapse and avoiding a 1930s situation where a Hiter could rise up, plus he said people have suck it up and cope to get through tough times...'

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    The Democrates tried as hard as they could to distract from the evidence and point out that the hacking/leaking to get the evidence was an illegal act. Trump and senior Republicans are just doing the same thing.
    But there was no illegal act on Flynn or Trump's part.

    And yes, the Justice Department's Inspector General is now investigating why General Flynn (a citizen at the time) was being spied on and had his phone conversations recorded. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017...ynn-leaks.html
    There seems to be two issues. One, a failure to fully inform and two, potentially illegal discussions and breach in reporting money received.

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    Listen to this democrat . He speaks the truth

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph60 View Post
    PRT said: "No matter what the spin, Trump getting upset over the leaks and stating that these are illegal acts actually validates that the leaks are factual"
    So do you agree that the wikileaks from the Democrat campaign are factual as well? The Democrats were also upset.
    Yes

    Did I ever state that it dis not happen? We also know that so far there has been investigations of those leaks and found nothing to lay charges on.

    Going back to the subject on hand. Was it not Trump, a private citizen, who loudly encouraged the Russians to hack and expose more emails of his opponents? Do you support his acts?

    Is it not his choice of campaign manager who had taken money from the Russians?

    Is it not Trump's chosen national security adviser that had known links to the Russians?

    When Trump was warned by the attorney general that Flynn was a security risk that she was fired and not Flynn?

    Was it only when the Washington Post story came out did Trump fire Flynn?

    If there was no issue, then why is Mike Pence so angry?

    Even if you deny everything, is there not enough questions to be answered on serious matters of national security and possible foreign interference in the election to warrant an investigation?

    Or do you choose to act like the three monkeys and want to sweep the whole issue under the rug?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post

    But there was no illegal act on Flynn or Trump's part.
    Purely conjecture

    How do YOU know that?
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    Because there is zero reason to believe Flynn did anything illegal.

    The issue stems from Flynn talking about lifting Russian sanctions. Flynn did not tell the Vice President that the discussion about lifting Russian sanctions happened during his call, and he lied about it to the press afterwards. Cannot have a NSA advisor being untruthful to the Vice President, so Flynn resigned. That's it.

    Remember, this conversation occurred while Obama punted the Russian diplomats from the USA (which makes sense as to why such a discussion would take place). It is also not abnormal for administrations to talk to foreign countries during the transition period, before being sworn in. So that's not an issue either.

    An ethical lapse in communication is a problem, but it's not criminal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Even if you deny everything, is there not enough questions to be answered on serious matters of national security and possible foreign interference in the election to warrant an investigation?
    It looks too obviously like propaganda against Trump. I don't believe this conspiracy theory conjured up by the Democrats, and most others don't either. Especially when you consider that Obama legalized deep state propaganda against US citizens in 2012:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation...scal_Year_2012


    Maybe at one point you could trust the press when they reported "unnamed sources". But not anymore. When even NBC is breaking ranks and reports something different than CNN and NY Times, it's probably fake news (or CNN they are incompetent and can't get their stories straight):

    NBC's Pete Williams reports (as we have all along) that investigators have found no collusion between Trump campaign and contacts in Russia.

    https://twitter.com/Tom_Winter/statu...29420973735936

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Because there is zero reason to believe Flynn did anything illegal.

    The issue stems from Flynn talking about lifting Russian sanctions. Flynn did not tell the Vice President that the discussion about lifting Russian sanctions happened during his call, and he lied about it to the press afterwards. Cannot have a NSA advisor being untruthful to the Vice President, so Flynn resigned. That's it.

    Remember, this conversation occurred while Obama punted the Russian diplomats from the USA (which makes sense as to why such a discussion would take place). It is also not abnormal for administrations to talk to foreign countries during the transition period, before being sworn in. So that's not an issue either.

    An ethical lapse in communication is a problem, but it's not criminal.
    Q: So the Logan Act was not violated?
    A: A thorough investigation has not been convened.
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    Don't be the three monkeys!

    MrOilers - B.S.High - hello lady

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    Quote Originally Posted by buildthemhigh View Post
    Listen to this democrat . He speaks the truth

    Ahh. So it's the right wing (MIC) behind it all.


    America's military-industrial complex will use Trump's presidency or end it

    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/nati...05-gu611r.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Q: So the Logan Act was not violated?
    Maybe, maybe not. But I think if it was, the claims coming from the "unnamed sources" would indicate so. Even the reports I mistrust aren't making claims of criminality.

    We'll wait and see after some more investigation, I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Don't be the three monkeys!

    MrOilers - B.S.High - hello lady


    You keep attacking me personally, and all I am doing is debating the topic.

    I am not personally attacking you - what's your problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by buildthemhigh View Post
    Listen to this democrat . He speaks the truth

    Ahh. So it's the right wing (MIC) behind it all.


    America's military-industrial complex will use Trump's presidency or end it

    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/nati...05-gu611r.html

    I think that the last year (starting with Brexit) has opened a lot of eyes in world and national politics. There seems to be less of a right/left divide, and more of an emerging nationalist/globalist divide.

    In US politics we see nationalist "rebels" fighting globalist "establishment" politicians in each party.

    We have Republican nationalists (E.g. Trump, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul) duking it out behind the scenes with Republican establishment globalists (John McCain, Paul Ryan, the Bush family). We see it in the Democrat party too, with nationalists (Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, Joe Manchin) seen as rebels to establishment Democrat globalists (Obama, Clintons, Pelosi).


    And this is 100% speculation, but to me it appears that, for the most part, the US Military is loyal to Trump (and US nationalism), and the leaders of US Intelligence Agencies are more advocates for globalism. It sounds like a crazy idea to us Canadians with our predictable politics, but the USA's entire existence has been shaped by wars on their land. This current political landscape is just another type of "war". It certainly feels much different than any other election in our lifetimes, doesn't it?

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    No

    We have seen it before.

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    One to listen to:


    Trump-Russian scandal 'has shades of Watergate,' says former diplomat Richard Haass

    http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/t...aass-1.3984511

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    Kellyanne Conway banned

    She's been widely mocked for propagating her own "alternative facts", and now a TV show in the US has got fed up of Kellyanne Conway and banned her.

    Mika Brzezinski, from MSNBC's Morning Joe breakfast news programme, has said she will no longer book Donald Trump's adviser – despite her repeated attempts to try and get herself on the show.

    “I know for a fact she tries to book herself on this show; I won’t do it,” Ms Brzezinski said.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7583211.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    We have seen it before.

    1933
    So, over 80 years ago? It wasn't in my lifetime - was it in yours?

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    One who does not study history should not mock those who do...
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    PRT, what 1933 election are you referring to?

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    Germany
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    PRT, there was no German election in 1933, The election was in 1932, after months of wrangling Hitler was appointed Chancellor in January of 1933.
    If you're going to pretend to be a student of history at least get your dates right, not doing so leaves you a subject of mockery.

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    Check my post and not the posts of others. I never stated that the election was in 1933.

    By the same token, the US election was in 2016 but Trump only came to power in January 20th, 2017
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    /\See Line 1989

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    Read it again
    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
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    We have seen it before.

    1933

    That is when Hitler came to power. Not when he was elected. I never stated otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    We have seen it before.

    1933
    So, over 80 years ago? It wasn't in my lifetime - was it in yours?
    it wasn't in my lifetime but it was in the lifetime of friends of mine.

    and "over 80 years ago" certainly doesn't put it in the dim, dark past.

    80 years ago from the perspective of cities and countries and cultures is barely yesterday.

    where and what we are today is in no small part a reflection of what did and what didn't take place 8 and 80 and 800 years ago.

    where and what we will be - or not be - 8 or 80 or 800 years from now will be a reflection of what we do or don't do today.

    and being forgetful or dismissive of the past today is not encouraging insofar as our chances for a future that reaches 80, never mind 800, years from now.
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