Tag: 2016 Election

May 23

The Russian Connection: More Revelations

Yesterday the Washington Post reported that Trump appealed to two intelligence chiefs for help to push back the FBI investigation into his campaign after then Director James Comey revealed its existence in March. Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the …

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May 19

The Russian Connection: It Doesn’t Stop – Friday Night News Dump

Trump is on his way overseas for a nine day tour that, hopefully, will exhaust him. That doesn’t mean that another shoe on the centipede hasn’t dropped. Two reports came out late this afternoon at the New York Times and Washington Post. In the Times article, Trump, not only revealed highly classified intelligence to the …

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May 19

The Russian Connection: Racing To Weekend

It was only Wednesday when we last left this unfolding saga of Donald and the Russians. It was then we were told that former FBI Director James Comey had made detailed notes about his meetings with the Donald. Comey’s associates have since revealed that Comey was uncomfortable meeting or even talking on the phone with …

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Apr 25

The Russian Connection: Roadblocks

It appears that the Senate Intelligence Committee probe into the Trump campaign’s connection to Russian interference in the 2016 election has the same problem of GOP obstruction that befell the House investigation. Michael Isikoff at Yahoo News reports that after all the show of camaraderie and cooperation by Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Mark Warner …

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Apr 14

The Russian Connection: More Bombs

The bombs keep dropping but not just the ones our military dropped has lobbed at Syria and, now, Afghanistan. No, it’s the on-going investigation into the Trump campaign’s Russian connections and it just got juicier. It escalated with this bomb in The Guardian Britain’s spy agencies played a crucial role in alerting their counterparts in …

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Apr 12

The Russian Connection: Carter Page FISA Warrant

Remember Carter Page? The Trump’s foreign policy advisor who they denied hiring or even knowing; who admitted that he was Male #1 in an FBI investigation of a Russian spy ring; and was closely affiliated with the Russian energy company Gazprom. Page’s problem’s with the FBI just got a lot worse. FBI obtained FISA warrant …

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Apr 05

The Russian Connection: Blackwater

In a recent article, the Washington Post revealed that the founder of Blackwater, a for hire mercenary group, Erik Prince, had a secret meeting in the Seychelles Islands with a Russian representative arranged by the United Arab Emerites to broker a backchannel between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meeting took place around Jan. …

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Apr 04

The Russian Connections: Spies Like US

In the her opening segment last night MSNBC host Rachel Maddow covered two stories that outlined Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner new responsibilities and a former foreign policy advisor, Carter Page meeting with Russian spies. The latter report is not speculation. Page actually admitted to Buzz Feed News that he had been in contact with at …

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Mar 31

The Conspiracy To Deceive Is Not Going Well

Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive. Sir Walter Scott And what a tangled web Donald Trump has woven for himself. This all started with a lie in a tweet to deflect the news media, the FBI and two congressional committee from investigating the possible collusion of his campaign with …

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Mar 10

Russian Connection: We Can See Clearer Now

All week long, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow hos walked us through the maze of information about the Trump campaign and administration tires to Russia. “What’s getting to be, I think, particularly unsettling, is that simultaneously, we are … number one, nailing down more direct connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government at the time …

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Mar 09

The Russian Connection: Pieces Falling In Place

Every day another piece of evidence is revealed that sheds more sunshine on the connection between Russia and the Trump campaign. In an article in Politico it was reported that a close associate of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was being investigated for ties to Russian intelligence. Konstantin Kilimnik, an operative based in Kiev …

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Jan 22

Rant of the Week: Stephen Colbert – So Here We Are: Donald Trump Is Officially The President

On Friday before a live audience before a live audience, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert critiqued the inaugural festivities from the clothes to the Truplethinskin’s address.

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