Trump Russia

This Is 'Not Fine': New Evidence Of Russian Interference Meets Inaction, Frustration


Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr summed up how lawmakers and Trump administration officials have failed to acknowledge the dangerous problem of foreign influence operations in America on Wednesday, with an internet meme.
via This Is ‘Not Fine’: New Evidence Of Russian Interference Meets Inaction, Frustration
If not collusion, what is the possible reason?

State Dept. Was Granted $120 Million to Fight Russian Meddling. It Has Spent $0.


WASHINGTON — As Russia’s virtual war against the United States continues unabated with the midterm elections approaching, the State Department has yet to spend any of the $120 million it has been allocated since late 2016 to counter foreign efforts to meddle in elections or sow distrust in democ
via State Dept. Was Granted $120 Million to Fight Russian Meddling. It Has Spent $0.
This should have been a bigger story in March when it ran.

Russia Brags Of ‘Verbal Agreements’ With Trump, US Unsure What They Were


Russia’s ambassador to the United States told the media in Moscow on Wednesday that Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had reached several “verbal agreements” on weapons treaties and Syria. But U.S.
via Russia Brags Of ‘Verbal Agreements’ With Trump, US Unsure What They Were
This should be a bigger story. Why does Putin know more about US policy than the US public?

Trump on Russia indictment: Why didn’t Obama do something?

President Trump on Saturday reacted to the indictment of 12 Russian military officers “for conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election” by blaming former President Obama and the “deep state.”
Trump on Russia indictment: Why didn’t Obama do something?

If Obama announced that the Russians were helping Trump, the GOP would have gone nuts and claimed Obama was interfering with the election.

Stone reverses: I'm 'probably' unnamed person in Mueller indictment

Former informal Trump campaign adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneStone reverses: I’m ‘probably’ unnamed person in Mueller indictment Mueller indictment appears to make reference to Roger Stone Politicon 2018 tour to include Anthony Scaramucci, Charlie Kirk, Hasan Piker MORE acknowledged Friday nig…
Stone reverses: I’m 'probably’ unnamed person in Mueller indictment

So seven Trump campaign staffers talked to Russian intelligence in September/October 2016 and every one of them lied about it!

This should have been a bigger story.

Russian bots are using #WalkAway to try to wound Dems in midterms


Republicans want to split up the Democratic political opposition and divide black and Latino voters. And Russia looks like it wants to help here, too. But this time it won’t work. The most recent example of this strategy is the #WalkAway hashtag, which is presented as a grassroots effort by former Democrats who are critical of the party’s alleged intimidation, confrontation and lack of civility and want people to walk away from the party.
via Russian bots are using #WalkAway to try to wound Dems in midterms

Trump planning one-on-one meeting with Putin without aides present: report


President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: Democratic voters will support Republicans because of ICE criticism Coney Barrett, Kavanaugh among candidates who met with Trump: report Trump administration recommends against allowing China Mobile access to US market MORE is planning on meeting with Russi
via Trump planning one-on-one meeting with Putin without aides present: report
Nothing to see, move along?

Special counsel eyeing Russians granted unusual access to Trump inauguration parties


These powerful businessmen, who amassed their fortunes following the collapse of the Soviet Union – including one who has since been sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department – were ushered into events typically reserved for top donors and close political allies and were given unprecedented access to Trump’s inner circle. Their presence has attracted the interest of federal investigators probing Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.
via Special counsel eyeing Russians granted unusual access to Trump inauguration parties

Trump Calls Justice Dept. Report ‘Total Disaster’ for Fired F.B.I. Director

“Doesn’t get any lower than that!” Mr. Trump wrote of findings in a Justice Department report that detailed texts between F.B.I. agents who opposed his presidential bid.
Trump Calls Justice Dept. Report ‘Total Disaster’ for Fired F.B.I. Director

Comey gave into the GOP demands to re-re-investigate Hillary and now the same thugs that demanded he violate policy for the sake of their party and attacking him for the policy violations they demanded. The lesson here is that if you go along with Republican bully tactics, they will still throw you under the bus.

Web of elite Russians met with NRA execs during 2016 campaign


Several prominent Russians, some in President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle or high in the Russian Orthodox Church, now have been identified as having contact with National Rifle Association officials during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, according to photographs and an NRA source.
via Web of elite Russians met with NRA execs during 2016 campaign
This would be shocking if we didn’t already know about the collusion

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

In return for pushing anti-Qatar policies at the highest levels of America’s government, Broidy and Nader expected huge consulting contracts from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according to an Associated Press investigation based on interviews with more than two dozen people and hundreds of pages of leaked emails between the two men. The emails reviewed by the AP included work summaries and contracting documents and proposals.
The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

The Republicans are the swamp.

This quid-pro-quo story should have been bigger news.

Russia Sees Midterm Elections as Chance to Sow Fresh Discord, Intelligence Chiefs Warn


WASHINGTON — Russia is already meddling in the midterm elections this year, the top American intelligence officials said on Tuesday, warning that Moscow is using a digital strategy to worsen the country’s political and social divisions.
via Russia Sees Midterm Elections as Chance to Sow Fresh Discord, Intelligence Chiefs Warn
This did not get the coverage it should have.

3 Russian spy chiefs visited the US days before Trump decided against new sanctions on Russia


Sergey Naryshkin of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service and Alexander Bortnikov of its Federal Security Service met with Pompeo to discuss the US’s and Russia’s mutual interest in counterterrorism.
via 3 Russian spy chiefs visited the US days before Trump decided against new sanctions on Russia This is an insane story. It should have been covered more.

It isn't a conspiracy theory, it's the finding of 17 intelligence agencies

Trump Russia isn’t a conspiracy theory, it’s the finding of 17 intelligence agencies.

There are public documents explaining the current findings. There are independently verifiable claims. The investigations will make reports public. The investigation is being carried out by agencies and committees that have carried out similar investigations before. It isn’t being done any differently than other investigations by these groups.

It isn’t a conspiracy. It’s not happening in secret. It’s a legal investigation into possible criminal acts and possible obstruction of justice. It’s a perfectly normal function of these groups for basic government accountability to the public they serve.

The idea the media, the deep state and the prior administration are conspiring to fabricate evidence of colusion for some unknown nefarious purpose; that’s a conspiracy theory.