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Old 07-14-2018, 01:36 AM   #2576
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Ex-DNI: Ryan, McConnell Didn’t Care About Election Meddling So Long As Trump Won
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:40 AM   #2577
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I think Trump's nickname for Putin is "Lip smacking good."
Putin is trumps “sugar daddy”
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:21 PM   #2579
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It's time for an investigation to determine if anyone in this garbage administration has ties to America!

Senate confirms Justice Department nominee with ties to Russian bank



(CNN)The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Brian Benczkowski to lead the Justice Department's criminal division on a near party-line vote over Democratic objections to his nomination due to ties to a prominent Russian bank.

The Senate confirmed Benczkowski 51-48. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the only Democrat to vote yes.

Benczkowski's nomination was controversial because of his work for Alfa Bank, which has been scrutinized by FBI counterintelligence. Benczkowski, a former lead staffer to Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the Senate and a Trump transition official, has faced criticism from Democrats since he was nominated last year over his past private-practice work on behalf of Alfa Bank, one of Russia's largest financial institutions.

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Old 07-15-2018, 02:49 AM   #2580
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McConnell knew the Russians were helping Trump and that's why he held the SCOTUS seat open.



Remember how shocked we were when Mitch McConnell decided that President Obama’s SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland wouldn’t get a vote in the Senate? It was a gutsy move by McConnell and one that might have cost him a lot of political capital if Hillary Clinton won. But why did he do it? Why take that risk when everyone thought that Clinton was the runaway favorite to win? Now that we know the Russians hacked into DNC email accounts and we even have the names of 12 who were involved. Donald Trump is proclaiming that the hack happened under Barack Obama and therefore the fact that Obama didn’t do anything to stop it, tells us that it wasn’t a big deal or even illegal.

We all wish that Barack Obama made a public announcement that Russia hacked into our election and maybe that would have changed the outcome, but think of it from his point of view. He thought, like the rest of us, that Hillary Clinton would win and he didn’t want to give Trump more fuel for his conspiracy fire. One reason Obama didn’t make an announcement was Mitch McConnell.

McConnell effectively blocked an announcement from the Obama administration
McConnell “made clear to the administration that he would consider any effort by the White House to challenge the Russians publicly an act of partisan politics.” In other words, McConnell not only refused to condemn a foreign spy operation, he threatened to retaliate against his country’s efforts to defend itself.
Putting the pieces together, we can now speculate why Mitch McConnell risked his career and his legacy over the SCOTUS block. Mitch McConnell knew that Russia was weighing in on the election in Trump’s favor and that Trump’s chances of winning were much greater than anyone thought. He knew that holding that SCOTUS seat open would leave it for Donald Trump.
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:12 AM   #2581
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i like how he has to hide his dailykos link to try to get people to actually read it.
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:43 AM   #2582
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McConnell knew the Russians were helping Trump and that's why he held the SCOTUS seat open.



Remember how shocked we were when Mitch McConnell decided that President Obama’s SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland wouldn’t get a vote in the Senate? It was a gutsy move by McConnell and one that might have cost him a lot of political capital if Hillary Clinton won. But why did he do it? Why take that risk when everyone thought that Clinton was the runaway favorite to win? Now that we know the Russians hacked into DNC email accounts and we even have the names of 12 who were involved. Donald Trump is proclaiming that the hack happened under Barack Obama and therefore the fact that Obama didn’t do anything to stop it, tells us that it wasn’t a big deal or even illegal.

We all wish that Barack Obama made a public announcement that Russia hacked into our election and maybe that would have changed the outcome, but think of it from his point of view. He thought, like the rest of us, that Hillary Clinton would win and he didn’t want to give Trump more fuel for his conspiracy fire. One reason Obama didn’t make an announcement was Mitch McConnell.

McConnell effectively blocked an announcement from the Obama administration
McConnell “made clear to the administration that he would consider any effort by the White House to challenge the Russians publicly an act of partisan politics.” In other words, McConnell not only refused to condemn a foreign spy operation, he threatened to retaliate against his country’s efforts to defend itself.
Putting the pieces together, we can now speculate why Mitch McConnell risked his career and his legacy over the SCOTUS block. Mitch McConnell knew that Russia was weighing in on the election in Trump’s favor and that Trump’s chances of winning were much greater than anyone thought. He knew that holding that SCOTUS seat open would leave it for Donald Trump.
This wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. We've already seen multiple examples of McConnell's devotion to party over country.
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:01 PM   #2583
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i like how he has to hide his dailykos link to try to get people to actually read it.
Borrowing from Tonyels' "attack the messenger when you can't refute the message" playbook, eh Spicoli?
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U.S. intel chief warns of devastating cyber threat to U.S. infrastructure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. intelligence chief warned on Friday that the threat was growing for a devastating cyber assault on critical U.S. infrastructure, saying the “warning lights are blinking red again” nearly two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Russia, China, Iran and North Korea are launching daily cyber strikes on the computer networks of federal, state and local government agencies, U.S. corporations, and academic institutions, said Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

Of the four, “Russia has been the most aggressive foreign actor, no question,” he said.

Coats spoke at the Hudson Institute think tank shortly after the Department of Justice announced the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers on charges of hacking into the computers of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton and Democratic Party organizations.

The indictment and Coats’ comments came three days before U.S. President Donald Trump was to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks in Helsinki, Trump’s first formal summit with Putin.

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McConnell Covered Up CIA Reports That Russian Hacks Were Aimed At Electing Trump

According to a bombshell report from the Washington Post, the CIA concluded that Russia actively interfered in the election not just to destabilize our political system, but to actively elect Donald Trump.

This conclusion was not something they just pulled out of thin air. Intelligence agencies had arrived at their conclusion in September, and briefed a bipartisan group in the Senate and House about it then, along with President Obama. The President wanted to go forward with a full disclosure of the report, but Mitch McConnell quashed it, threatening to taint any disclosure with the claim that it was being made merely for political gain.

McConnell was willing to let the Russians meddle in the election because his guy was getting the benefit of their work. This is outrageous.
“It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” said a senior U.S. official briefed on an intelligence presentation made to U.S. senators. “That’s the consensus view.”
In other words, there was active interference on the part of Russia not simply to destabilize our politics, but to actively elect one candidate over another.

Concerned that a unilateral White House statement would appear as though the administration was tilting the election in favor of Democrats, the White House decided to convene a bipartisan panel of elected officials to review the material in the hopes of issuing a unified statement and warning states about possible compromises to their voting systems.
Instead, officials devised a plan to seek bipartisan support from top lawmakers and set up a secret meeting with the Gang of 12 — a group that includes House and Senate leaders, as well as the chairmen and ranking members of both chambers’ committees on intelligence and homeland security.
Look who they sent to that meeting:

Obama dispatched [Lisa] Monaco, FBI Director James B. Comey and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to make the pitch for a “show of solidarity and bipartisan unity” against Russian interference in the election, according to a senior administration official.

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Turtle Head the traitor.



McConnell rejects push for select committee probe of Russian hacking
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McConnell's argument that the Senate can handle this without a "special committee" leaves out the part that the output of a simple Senate investigation can be controlled by him to cover for Trump. A special committee's could not.
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McConnell's argument that the Senate can handle this without a "special committee" leaves out the part that the output of a simple Senate investigation can be controlled by him to cover for Trump. A special committee's could not.


An investigation by a special committee would expose Turtle Head's own Russia connections. No more $$$ flowing from Russia to McConnell's PAC. Can't have that.
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John Huber's investigation is going to pull the rug out from under the whole shebang.

Question is: BEFORE or AFTER the elections?
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Well, how about that?

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Before he was even inaugurated, Donald Trump was reportedly told that (a) Russia intervened in the American elections; and (b) Vladimir Putin directly ordered it.

But after the briefing, the Republican president covered up what he'd been told.



Report: Trump was told of Putin's role in election attack in Jan. 2017
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John Huber's investigation is going to pull the rug out from under the whole shebang.

Question is: BEFORE or AFTER the elections?
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Yes, Russian Election Sabotage Helped Trump Win

Republicans want you to think that meddling didn’t figure in the 2016 election result. Don’t.

It’s a Republican talking point: Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election, but it didn’t affect the outcome.

More likely than not, that’s wrong.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/artic...mp-win-in-2016
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Well, how about that?

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Why did Deutsche Bank give Trump millions when no other bank in the world would give him a dime?

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Why did Deutsche Bank give Trump millions when no other bank in the world would give him a dime?

Could it be...

https://money.cnn.com/2017/01/31/inv...ing/index.html

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