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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjfqipoTLLM

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Trump Is Mad Dems Know Russia Is Meddling To Get Him Re-Elected | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


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Trump is reportedly angry that Congress was briefed on Russia's new efforts to meddle in the 2020 election to help Trump get re-elected, worried Democrats will use it against him. The New York Times was first to report this news later confirmed by NBC News. Aired on 02/20/20.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roGPWFUCz0c.



.Maddow: Time For Warnings Is Past As Trump Openly Abuses Power | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was always about sanctions and grifting. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/transcripts-of-calls-between-flynn-russian-diplomat-show-they-discussed-sanctions/2020/05/29/cc3d29c6-a1f0-11ea-b5c9-570a91917d8d_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_post_most&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Dude's guilty and Barr wants to dismiss the case. Banana republic corruption.
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He lied to the FBI because he knew it was illegal.

And further anyone who had a what is it sigma one, top or even secret classification from what I understand is obligated to debrief with the government if thy have discussions of national security with a foreign government. Or if anyone even an american asks them a question about their work or former work. This is not a grey area.

A friend of mine was rumored to have received a job at NSA. I was out visiting him and because my father had what I belie is a signa one clearance i never asked my friend a question about his work. He was a PhD in math. Later when I was leaving he said to me you never asked me about my job. I just told him growing up with my father it was not allowed. He said if I had he would have had to file a report on me. To this date 25 years later I still have never asked him a single question about his work.

So again I can not imagine it was allowed for him to talk to a foreign official the greatest threat to democracy in the world without debriefing with a official of the government.

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny -- yet not at all humorous -- as all hell now that the transcripts of the top secret Russian collusion phone call have been released. It's as damning of the whole far left side of the swamp as when their sworn testimony totally contradicted their initial fabrications that Flynn did anything wrong.
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:
Funny -- yet not at all humorous -- as all hell now that the transcripts of the top secret Russian collusion phone call have been released. It's as damning of the whole far left side of the swamp as when their sworn testimony totally contradicted their initial fabrications that Flynn did anything wrong.


Dementia. Completely detached from the facts.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://news.yahoo.com/corrupt-cop-linked-trump-tower-152837174.html


Corrupt Cop Linked to Trump Tower Lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya Exposes Russian Ops


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LONDON—A corrupt former police officer who was caught working with Trump Tower lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya has revealed in a Swiss court how Russia’s complex foreign influence campaign targets justice systems in Western countries.

The former consultant to the Swiss Federal Prosecutor's Office was sacked and convicted after his entanglement with Veselnitskaya and the Russian prosecutor general’s office was exposed. He reportedly told a court in Switzerland this week that he discussed a high-profile corruption case against Russia with Russian officials during an all-expenses-paid hunting trip to Siberia.

On the visit to the spectacular Kamchatka Peninsula and Lake Baikal, the official, who is identified only as Victor K., reportedly admitted that he spent a week fishing, enjoying the rugged countryside, and hunting for bear, including from a helicopter, with officials from the Russian prosecutor general’s office.

Victor K. told the appeals court Tuesday that he had conferred with the Russian officials on the trip about the high-profile Magnitsky case, which he was supposed to be investigating. The $230 million fraud against the Russian people was uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky, who was subsequently detained and beaten by Russian officials, who left him to die in a prison cell.

The case led to American sanctions against Russia, which were signed into law by President Obama in 2012, after a campaign by U.S.-born financier Bill Browder. While the Swiss authorities originally froze millions connected to the Magnitsky case that flowed through Switzerland nine years ago, the case has stalled.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://news.yahoo.com/mueller-report-details-highlight-trumps-143553934.html


Mueller Report Details Highlight Trump's Interest in Emails Damaging to Clinton


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WASHINGTON — New details from the Justice Department’s inquiry into Russian influence over the 2016 election released Friday underscored President Donald Trump’s keen interest in weaponizing information stolen by the Russians and funneled to WikiLeaks for use against his 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton.

The new disclosures also emphasized prosecutors’ doubts about whether Trump told them the truth when he was questioned during the two-year investigation by the special counsel, Robert Mueller, into Russian interference in that election and whether the Trump campaign conspired with Moscow to influence its outcome.

Overall, however, the new information shed little new light on the special counsel’s inquiry that dominated the first two years of Trump’s presidency. It was released in response to a lawsuit claiming that the Justice Department’s redactions of sensitive information in the Mueller report violated the Freedom of Information Act.

Many of the disclosures confirmed information already revealed in media reports or in criminal cases against Trump’s former aides. The public record is replete with accounts of both the Trump campaign’s efforts to use purloined emails against Clinton and the president’s attempts to frustrate the special counsel’s inquiry, including by dangling pardons before key witnesses and targets in hopes that they would not cooperate with law enforcement officials.

The newly released details deal principally with Trump’s friend and former campaign adviser Roger Stone, who was convicted in November of lying to federal authorities, impeding a congressional inquiry and tampering with a witness. He has been sentenced to 40 months in prison.

Stone was the Trump campaign’s principal intermediary to WikiLeaks. According to newly released passages, prosecutors suspected that the president feared Stone might incriminate him. It also shows they doubted Trump was being truthful when he stated in written answers to their questions that he did not recall ever discussing WikiLeaks with Stone during the campaign.

“It is possible that, by the time the president submitted his written answers two years after the relevant events had occurred, he no longer had clear recollections of his discussions with Stone or his knowledge of Stone’s asserted communications with WikiLeaks,” Mueller’s investigators wrote in a newly disclosed paragraph. “But the president’s conduct could also be viewed as reflecting his awareness that Stone could provide evidence that would run counter to the president’s denials and would link the president to Stone’s efforts to reach out to WikiLeaks.”

The prosecutors wrote that Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer who was convicted of campaign finance violations and other crimes, told them that he overheard a conversation between Trump and Stone in the candidate’s Trump Tower headquarters in the summer of 2016, before WikiLeaks released its first tranche of Democratic emails stolen by the Russians.

Cohen said that after Stone promised that WikiLeaks would soon release more damaging information about Clinton, Trump responded, “Oh good, all right.” After WikiLeaks later publicized documents stolen from the Democratic National Committee, Cohen said Trump told him, “I guess Roger was right,” the report said.

The prosecutors also noted that Trump’s public comments about Stone and other witnesses and targets were an obvious signal. They “communicate a message that witnesses could be rewarded for refusing to provide testimony adverse to the president and disparaged if they chose to cooperate,” they wrote in a previously redacted sentence.

The Justice Department had withheld passages dealing with Stone in order, it said, to protect the ongoing criminal case against him. But the lawsuit filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a watchdog group, and BuzzFeed News journalist Jason Leopold challenged those and other redactions as violations of the Freedom of Information Act.

John Davisson, a lawyer for the privacy group, acknowledged in an interview Friday night that much of the newly disclosed information “had come out, in one form or another” after the Mueller report was released. But, he said, “the delay itself is harmful.” He also said he spotted redactions that were unnecessary and raised suspicions about whether law enforcement officials had wrongly withheld other information.

The Justice Department’s decision to release more of the text of the report came after the federal judge overseeing that case, Judge Reggie B. Walton of the District of Columbia, expressed suspicion about whether the redactions were justified and ordered government lawyers to provide him with the full report so he could review the redactions himself. The plaintiffs in the case argued there was no reason to withhold any information about Stone because his criminal case is over.

House Democrats have been separately seeking to review grand jury materials cited in the report. The Supreme Court in May blocked the release of that material while it considers whether to hear arguments in that case.

An appointee of President George W. Bush, Walton has sympathized to some degree with the FOIA plaintiffs. He wrote in his March opinion that Attorney General William Barr’s overall handling of the Mueller report made him question the department’s motivations for redactions.

Barr had put forward a “distorted” and “misleading” account of the Mueller report findings in a fashion that downplayed the special counsel’s more damaging findings and shaped the public narrative in the president’s favor, Walton wrote.

“These circumstances generally, and Attorney General Barr’s lack of candor specifically, call into question Attorney General Barr’s credibility,” he wrote — and in turn, cast doubt on the department’s statements to him that the redactions were lawful.

Walton said he would privately review the full text because “adherence to the FOIA’s objective of keeping the American public informed of what its government is up to demands nothing less.”

During Stone’s trial, prosecutors said that he obstructed a congressional inquiry into whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election in order to protect the president. “He knew that if the truth came out about what he was doing in 2016, it would look terrible,” one prosecutor said of Stone.

The defense team argued that the entire premise of the prosecution’s case was false because Stone never had any evidence that would have hurt Trump. He merely tried to discover what information WikiLeaks had obtained that Trump could use against Clinton before the election, they argued, and neither he nor anyone else tied to the campaign ever conspired with the Russians who had funneled that information to WikiLeaks.

After Trump attacked the prosecutors’ recommendation for a stiff prison term on Twitter, Barr intervened and the department asked for a more lenient sentence — an extraordinary reversal that stunned legal experts and department veterans. Four career prosecutors withdrew from the case in protest, and one quit the department entirely.

Stone, who is scheduled to report to the Bureau of Prisons by the end of June to start serving his sentence, has expressed hopes that the president will pardon him.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so right wingers are responsible for this....

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/4125ea5d-a377-31ee-92af-ce49d8a1c810/trump-seeks-to-cast-doubt-on.html


Trump seeks to cast doubt on reported Russian bounties in Afghanistan, echoes claim that he and Pence were never briefed


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President Donald Trump on Sunday denied that he had been briefed on reported U.S. intelligence that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan, and he appeared to minimize the allegations against Moscow. American intelligence officials concluded months ago that Russian officials offered rewards for successful attacks on American service-members last year, at a time when the U.S. and Taliban were holding talks to end the long-running war, according to The New York Times. Trump, in a Sunday morning tweet, said “Nobody briefed or told me” or Vice President Mike Pence or chief of staff Mark Meadows about “the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians.”

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing. Trump is briefed, on February 27, that Russia is paying the Taliban to kill American troops. Apparently 3 marines were killed in 2019 in a car bombing.

So Fox news spins this as someone committed a crime and leaked this information. And I thought mrgybe spun!
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