Everything that was dismissed as liberal conspiracy theories last year is being independently verified.
At this point it’s easier to list the Trump officials who haven’t been caught lying under oath than those who have.
This is NOT 100% verified. If this is true (and time will tell) this is an impeachable offense.
The “anything goes” media mentality when it comes to Russia strikes again.
I was suspicious of the WaPo article due to lack of named sources and lack of specifics beyond a local power company in VT.
These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history.“
Both of these statements are false.
The CIA didn’t say Saddam had WMD. That was the Bush 43 White house.
And his EC victory was the weakest since Bush 43 in 2000. It wasn’t a landslide.
Does this count as treason?
Enough here to investigate, not enough to claim that Russia hacked the election.
U.S. intelligence agencies determined that the Russian government actively interfered in our elections. Russian state propaganda gave little doubt that this was done to support Republican nominee Trump, who repeatedly praised Vladimir Putin and excused the Russian president’s foreign aggression and domestic repression. Most significantly, U.S. intelligence agencies have affirmed that the Russian government directed the illegal hacking of private email accounts of the Democratic National Committee and prominent individuals. The emails were then released by WikiLeaks, which has benefited financially from a Russian state propaganda arm, used Russian operatives for security and made clear an intent to harm the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.
This is so much worse than any of the Clinton email or Clinton Foundation stories. It should be investigated.
Part of the Russian operation’s success is that we cannot measure the effect. Did the DNC emails depress the Sanders vote for Clinton? Did the Podesta emails turn off independents? Would voters have responded differently if major media had reported the email releases not as legitimate news but as an intelligence operation by a hostile foreign power aimed at undermining the integrity of U.S. elections? There are no clear answers. But there are certainties: The email operation increased negative stories about Clinton, fueled an immense propaganda attack and diminished coverage of actual issues. The large polling lead Clinton gained after the debates slipped significantly under this barrage of negativity — even before FBI Director James B. Comey’s bombshell.
I’m sure the people who were upset about the publicly disclosed connections by the Clinton initiative will be really upset about this. Here we have the campaign working closely with the Russians without any disclosure of potential conflict of interests.
Russia’s “combat robots” look like Daft Punk
Venezuela then, like Russia now, was a petro-economy which had consistently run external surpluses. But it was nonetheless a vulnerable debtor, because all those external surpluses and more had in effect been recycled into overseas assets of the corrupt elite.
As former chess champion Garry Kasparov was giving a speech to unite opposition political forces, a radio-controlled penis flew across the room to some applause and laughter. The fun was ended when a dour-faced man smashed the penis out of the air.Flying Penis: Flying RC Penis Disrupts Garry Kasparov Speech
I have nothing to add.
The announcement, made in Mr. Putin’ s annual address to Parliament, underscored the Kremlin’ s anger at the United States for proposing a new missile defense system in Europe, which the Bush administration insists is meant to counter potential threats from North Korea and Iran.From Putin to Suspend Pact With NATO - New York Times
Mr. Putin suggested that Russia would use its future compliance with the treaty as a bargaining point in that disagreement with the United States.
Then there is the kicker from Russia expert and SecState Rice.
These are treaty obligations, and everyone is expected to live up to treaty obligations.
Umm…like the anti-ballistic missile treaty we withdrew from so we could place the missile system there in the first place?