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#81 Bogie56

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 04:35 AM

This statement that Comey's statement has vindicated Trump is taken out of context, and plain wrong. Comey said to Trump that "Trump was not then under investigation, but that all those around him were. He said that he might come under investigation as the facts might warrant. This does not vindicate Trump except in Trump's statement ONLY, when he said he asked and was told three times. More to follow........

 

If they are relying on Comey's statement as the truth they will have to eat the instance where Trump lied to the world press when he said that he never put pressure on anyone to drop the Flynn investigation.  "No ... No .... Next question."  Who to believe ... the law enforcement officer who told others of the events at the time or the pathological liar?


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:42 PM

trump is vindicated, doan cha know by comey assuring him that he was not under investigation so he ain't a 'comrade' no way no how. :)


This statement that Comey's statement has vindicated Trump is taken out of context, and plain wrong. Comey said to Trump that "Trump was not then under investigation, but that all those around him were. He said that he might come under investigation as the facts might warrant. This does not vindicate Trump except in Trump's statement ONLY, when he said he asked and was told three times. More to follow........

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:10 PM

trump is vindicated, doan cha know by comey assuring him that he was not under investigation so he ain't a 'comrade' no way no how. :)


"okay, so we're moving right along, folks" -al pacino, dog day afternoon


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:42 PM

As a few have pointed out this evening Trump is quick to throw friends under the bus and knows very little loyalty.  Why then is he extending his neck to protect Flynn whom he barely knew for a year?  What does Flynn have on Trump?  .... Stay strong. :lol:


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 01:39 PM

https://www.washingt...st-draw5&wpmm=1

 

Right Turn

 Opinion 

The other shoes start falling

Some highlights ...

The nation’s top intelligence official told associates in March that President Trump asked him if he could intervene with then-FBI Director James B. Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russia probe, according to officials.

On March 22, less than a week after being confirmed by the Senate, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats attended a briefing at the White House together with officials from several government agencies. As the briefing was wrapping up, Trump asked everyone to leave the room except for Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

 

The president then started complaining about the FBI investigation and Comey’s handling of it, said officials familiar with the account Coats gave to associates. Two days earlier, Comey had confirmed in a congressional hearing that the bureau was probing whether Trump’s campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 race.

We now have a situation in which multiple, highly respected GOP officials — Coats, Pompeo and perhaps Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein — will have a remarkably consistent story showing a frantic and persistent president pestering them to derail an ongoing FBI investigation.

In the case of President Richard Nixon, a recording of a single directive for the CIA to squash the FBI investigation of the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters was dubbed a smoking gun.

Ethics guru Norman Eisen says that in an obstruction prosecution, the key issue would be whether Trump and others were “acting for an improper purpose, such as to evade personal embarrassment or legal liability for Trump, for people connected to him, and possibly even for Russian wrongdoers.” He notes: “It’s already clear from the president’s own words that he was acting to impair the investigation. The key question is whether he was doing so with a wrongful purpose, and if so, what that was.”

However, all of this goes to whether a criminal prosecution would hold up. The realworry for Trump is impeachment. The actions listed above certainly could qualify as abuse of power and obstruction for impeachment purposes. Impeachment is a political decision by Congress.

We may have the rare case in which intent in alleged obstruction may be easier than usual to demonstrate because the alleged perpetrator made so many comments and talked to so many people about his obsession with dumping Comey. At that point, the GOP would need to decide whether to move forward to remove him — or risk losing control of both houses and letting Democrats do it in 2018.


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 08:36 AM

I'm Eric Trump says the Russian Investigation is the biggest hoax in human history.  

Good enough for me, I'm Eric.  Call off all of the investigations immediately and release that 25 year-old FBI leaker while you're at it because it was just fake news anyway.


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 06:57 PM

 

Betsy Reed @betsyreed2

 
Most concerning is not what the NSA knows about Russian hacking but what it doesn't know about how far they got.......
 

 

 

Feds Arrest NSA Contractor in Leak of Top Secret Russia Document

 

"Barely an hour after a news organization published an article about a Top Secret National Security Agency document on Russian hacking, the Justice Department announced charges against a 25-year-old government contractor who a senior federal official says was the leaker of the document.....

 

http://www.nbcnews.c...sm_npd_ms_fb_ma


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 04:08 PM

 

The InterceptVerified account @theintercept

 

 

 
 
 

What we know and don't know about the Russian government hacking effort days before the 2016 election. https://interc.pt/2qUHgsa DBleJZfWsAAIXlk.jpg


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 04:05 PM

Betsy Reed @betsyreed2

 
 

Most concerning is not what the NSA knows about Russian hacking but what it doesn't know about how far they got.......

 

Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election-

 

https://theintercept...-2016-election/

 

 

 


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 03:55 PM

"Germany's largest bank has failed to respond to a request from Democrats on a U.S. House of Representatives panel for details about U.S. President Donald Trump's possible ties to Russia, a Democratic staffer said on Sunday.

 

Several Democrats on the U.S. House Financial Services Committee sent a letter last month to John Cryan, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank, seeking details that might show if Trump's loans for his real estate business were backed by the Russian government.....

 

 

"Congress remains in the dark on whether loans Deutsche Bank made to President Trump were guaranteed by the Russian government, or were in any way connected to Russia," the Democrats wrote in their request to Deutsche Bank.

"It is critical that you provide this committee with the information necessary to assess the scope, findings and conclusions of your internal reviews," they said.

 

The Democrats cannot compel Deutsche Bank to hand over the information. The House committee has the power to subpoena the documents, but Republican committee members - who make up the majority of the panel - would have to cooperate.

 

No Republicans have signed the document request. ....

 

http://mobile.reuter...e/idUSKBN18V11Q

 

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 03:14 PM

Yashar AliVerified account @yashar 8m8 minutes ago

 
 
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Posted 05 June 2017 - 12:42 PM

Stay Strong :lol:


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 09:40 AM

While Trump is supposedly pressuring China to reign in North Korea, his good friends in Russia are capitalizing on situation.

Basically, Russia is increasing trade with NK, making up for coal shipments China reduced, paying NK government for 40,000 NK workers to work in Russia, improving rail and sea links between NK and Russia, etc.

 

www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/06/05/russia-boosts-trade-north-korea-china-cuts/102389824/

 

Oh, and Trump has been in office about 19 weeks and played golf 22 times.

 

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 10:43 PM

Well this will be interesting.. 

 

Megyn Kelly scores one-on-one interview with Vladimir Putin for debut of new NBC show.

 

http://www.nbcnews.c...us-959072835725

 

http://www.latimes.c...-htmlstory.html

 

2017-06-02t22-31-19-133z--1280x720.nbcne


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:20 AM

Macron may impose a French wine embargo?

Will Trump follow up with an embargo on wine from California going to the other 49 states?



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:00 AM

Europeans have awakened to the threat of an idiotic, inexperienced, ineffective and Dangerous Trump presidency. France realized that was not the model they wanted for their own country.

 

Facebook alone shut down 30,000 fake accounts that were set up to meddle in the French election


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:21 AM



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 01:23 AM

Yeah, the Russian hacking didn't work in France. The anti-Semitic, anti-Arab, anti-black, - - fascist candidate didn't win in France.
The Russian hacking didn't work in that case, did it?


Europeans have awakened to the threat of an idiotic, inexperienced, ineffective and Dangerous Trump presidency. France realized that was not the model they wanted for their own country.
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Posted 03 June 2017 - 11:42 PM

Macron may impose a French wine embargo?


White or red? LOL




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