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5 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

This relationship reminds me of the "warm" relationship between Comrade Lenin and Comrade Stalin.

Somebody's got to give. Scary....

Uncle Joe would have these two nitwits dead, bagged, and ready to go in about

ten minutes. :)

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9 minutes ago, Vautrin said:

Uncle Joe would have these two nitwits dead, bagged, and ready to go in about

ten minutes. :)

That may be true, but Adolf Hitler made Stalin lose his lunch on more than one occasion.

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1 hour ago, Princess of Tap said:

That may be true, but Adolf Hitler made Stalin lose his lunch on more than one occasion.

But all's well that ends well. 

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Caroline O. @RVAwonk 3h3 hours ago

 

NEW: 140 House Democrats have signed a letter demanding that Trump impose sanctions on Russia, saying his refusal to do so "has allowed President Putin to operate with impunity." The letter concludes by warning Trump:

"The future of our democracy is on the line."

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The Five Year Old Plan. Can't even get the year of Orwell's death correct and

screws up the War Is Peace, Freedom Is Slavery, Ignorance Is Strength mantra.

They don't make Ruskie agitprop like they used to. :(

 

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Some highlights from the WP article ...

The Plum Line
 Opinion 

The Republican coverup for Trump just got much worse

 
 
 
 
By Greg Sargent March 13 at 10:16 AM Email the author

In an interview with me this morning, Rep. Adam B. Schiff — the ranking Democrat on the Intel Committee — confirmed that Democrats will issue a minority report that will seek to rebut the GOP conclusions.

But here’s the real point to understand about this minority report: It will detail all the investigative avenues that House Republicans declined to take — the interviews that they didn’t conduct, and the leads that they didn’t try to chase down and verify. And Schiff confirmed that the report will include new facts — ones that have not been made public yet — that Republicans didn’t permit to influence their conclusions.

“There’s no way for them to reach the conclusions that they want to start with unless they ignore or mischaracterize what we’ve been able to learn,” Schiff said, adding that the minority report would also “set out the investigative steps that were never taken to answer further questions about the Russians and the Trump campaign’s conduct.”

“We will be presenting evidence of collusion, some of which is in the public domain and apparent to everyone willing to see it, and other facts that have not yet come to public light,” Schiff told me. “I fully expect that the majority will omit many of these facts in its report and mischaracterize others.”

...But there is a known and verifiable fact set here about House GOP conduct that renders the reality inescapably clear: One party wants to get to the full truth, and the other simply does not.

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One party wants to get to the full truth, and the other simply does not.

 

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8 hours ago, jakeem said:
 
Tillerson says poisoning of ex-Russian spy is "clearly" tied to Russia after White House refused to say so http://hill.cm/E3KSaMA 
 
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3 hours ago, jakeem said:

Jim Sciutto Retweeted Jim Sciutto

Tillerson just yesterday: “From Ukraine to Syria – and now the UK – #Russia continues to be an irresponsible force of instability in the world, acting with open disregard for the sovereignty of other states and the life of their citizens."

Tillerson was originally appointed Secretary of State because he had a good business relationship with Putin during his years as

CEO of Exxon.

 All of these realistic and patriotic comments about Putin's Russia being not just an adversary-- but really an outright enemy, not just to the United States, but to our Western Allies as well--is what got Tillerson fired.

 

 

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21 minutes ago, jakeem said:

BREAKING NEWS: The Trump administration today announced that Russia has successfully launched a cyberattack on our nuclear power grid, has compromised the grid, and can shut it down at will. This is on top of what Russia did to our election. We are under attack by a hostile power

Hostile to the American people but not considered to be hostile by the American   "president".

 

(Laurence Tribe is a Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School and has argued before the US Supreme Court 36 times.)

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CNN is running yet another breaking news story today: "Donald Trump sure looks like he is planning to fire Robert Mueller".

Oh wait CNN has been saying this day, after day, since Mueller was appointed.   But today is different, right?.  Trump is much most closer now to doing so (or at least that is what CNN is pushing).    

I can predict earthquakes.   I just say one is going to happen tomorrow, and here in CA,  that will eventually come true.  

 

 

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Here is a hypothetical move for Mueller: indict Jarod and Don Junior on whatever charges he may have based on his evidence.  Trump senior will go bananas for sure.  But how could he claim he was not obstructing justice if he went ahead and fired Mueller right after his kids were indicted?

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‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’:

"........ the profiles of more than 50 million Facebook users had been harvested. Most damning of all, he had a letter from Facebook’s own lawyers admitting that Cambridge Analytica had acquired the data illegitimately. ...

 

“I think it’s worse than bullying,” Wylie says. “Because people don’t necessarily know it’s being done to them. At least bullying respects the agency of people because they know. So it’s worse, because if you do not respect the agency of people, anything that you’re doing after that point is not conducive to a democracy. And fundamentally, information warfare is not conducive to democracy.”

Russia, Facebook, Trump, Mercer, Bannon, Brexit. Every one of these threads runs through Cambridge Analytica. Even in the past few weeks, it seems as if the understanding of Facebook’s role has broadened and deepened. The Mueller indictments were part of that, .....

If there is evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, it will be in the platform’s data flows, he says. And Wylie’s revelations only move it on again...........

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/17/data-war-whistleblower-christopher-wylie-faceook-nix-bannon-trump

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Yes, once it was revealed that the Russians micro-targeted voters and we already had Jared Kushner crowing about the same thing you had to wonder.  Kushner got the voter rolls from the RNC and I guess Cambridge Analytica.  Did they go to the Russians through his back channels?

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From the WP...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/03/28/mueller-just-drew-the-most-direct-line-to-date-between-the-trump-campaign-and-russia/?utm_term=.3f3bad5b60dc&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

The Fix
 Analysis 

Mueller just drew his most direct line to date between the Trump campaign and Russia

 
 
 
 
By Aaron Blake March 28 at 8:57 AM

That line is drawn in a new court filing related to the upcoming sentencing of London attorney Alex van der Zwaan. Van der Zwaan has pleaded guilty to lying about his contacts with deputy Trump campaign manager Rick Gates and a person identified in the document only as "Person A." Person A appears to be a former Ukraine-based aide to Gates and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort named Konstantin Kilimnik.

Here's the paragraph:

Fourth, the lies and withholding of documents were material to the Special Counsel’s Office’s investigation. That Gates and Person A were directly communicating in September and October 2016 was pertinent to the investigation. Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agents assisting the Special Counsel’s Office assess that Person A has ties to Russian intelligence service and had such ties in 2016. During his first interview with the Special Counsel’s Office, van der Zwaan admitted that he knew of that connection, stating that Gates told him Person A was a former Russian Intelligence Officer with GRU.

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As Philip Bump details here, this is hardly the first public indication of a link between the Trump campaign and Russia, but it is the closest connection Mueller has made in a filing to this point. Mueller hasn't weighed in on the alleged Kremlin ties of the Russian lawyer Donald Trump Jr. met with, for instance, nor has he filed anything involving Roger Stone's contacts with hackers who have been linked to Russia.

The other new piece here is that Mueller's team says Gates described Person A (again, apparently Kilimnik) as “a former Russian Intelligence Officer with GRU.” (GRU is Russia's military intelligence organization.) So according to van der Zwaan, Gates talked openly about Person A's ties to Russian intelligence. Kilimnik told The Post in June that he has “no relation to the Russian or any other intelligence service.” Mueller is now apparently directly disputing that using Gates's own words, via van der Zwaan.

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