Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Mother Jones reports on former spy who reveals that Donald Trump's connections to Russia and Vladimir Putin are even more troubling than we thought.

Courtesy of Mother Jones: 

In June, the former Western intelligence officer—who spent almost two decades on Russian intelligence matters and who now works with a US firm that gathers information on Russia for corporate clients—was assigned the task of researching Trump's dealings in Russia and elsewhere, according to the former spy and his associates in this American firm. This was for an opposition research project originally financed by a Republican client critical of the celebrity mogul. (Before the former spy was retained, the project's financing switched to a client allied with Democrats.) "It started off as a fairly general inquiry," says the former spook, who asks not to be identified. But when he dug into Trump, he notes, he came across troubling information indicating connections between Trump and the Russian government. According to his sources, he says, "there was an established exchange of information between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin of mutual benefit." 

This was, the former spy remarks, "an extraordinary situation." He regularly consults with US government agencies on Russian matters, and near the start of July on his own initiative—without the permission of the US company that hired him—he sent a report he had written for that firm to a contact at the FBI, according to the former intelligence officer and his American associates, who asked not to be identified. (He declines to identify the FBI contact.) The former spy says he concluded that the information he had collected on Trump was "sufficiently serious" to share with the FBI. 

Mother Jones has reviewed that report and other memos this former spy wrote. The first memo, based on the former intelligence officer's conversations with Russian sources, noted, "Russian regime has been cultivating, supporting and assisting TRUMP for at least 5 years. Aim, endorsed by PUTIN, has been to encourage splits and divisions in western alliance." It maintained that Trump "and his inner circle have accepted a regular flow of intelligence from the Kremlin, including on his Democratic and other political rivals." It claimed that Russian intelligence had "compromised" Trump during his visits to Moscow and could "blackmail him." It also reported that Russian intelligence had compiled a dossier on Hillary Clinton based on "bugged conversations she had on various visits to Russia and intercepted phone calls."

The former intelligence officer also reports that the FBI responded with "shock and horror" at the information provided and asked for all of his info.

The former spy also claims that there is an ongoing investigation at the agency.

Now of course Trump supporters would undoubtedly dismiss this as a partisan hack job by a liberal media outlet, however it is only the latest in a long list of serious allegations about the connections between Trump and Russia.

And those now include news that the FBI is also investigating Trump's former campaign manager  Paul Manafort.

I have been sold on the fact that Putin is pulling Trump's strings for awhile now, and I think it only serves to underscore the importance of keeping his lunatic out of the White House. 

And the fact that the Republican party continues to support his candidacy just goes to prove that everything that they have claimed to be true about their party is just so much horse shit.


  1. Anonymous8:44 AM

    More signs of the Trumps's connection to Russia/Putin.


  2. Remember John McCain's 2008 slogan, "Country First"? I think that even he never really believed it, let alone the rest of that party.

  3. 66gardeners8:56 AM

    I could not have said it better Gryphen. You channel my thoughts to a "T".

    The republican party IS the problem here. Trump is just a consequence. Any sane person would only hope Trump does them and himself in.

  4. Anonymous8:57 AM

    Mother Jones, lol.... former intelligence official (unnamed,)lol, now working for anyone with an open walle,t lol, with project financing by Democrats, lol, with a lot of big claims but short on facts, lol.

    1. Anonymous10:23 AM

      8:47, you write like you're 12 years old.

    2. Anonymous11:31 AM

      Lou Sarah is going full Beavis and Butthead on us!

    3. Anonymous11:35 AM

      Lou Sarah just WISHES she could find someone - ANYONE - with an open wallet and is dumb enough to employ her sorry arse.

    4. Anonymous1:35 AM

      8:47 Is this the same Mother Jones that exposed Mitt Romney 47% that costed him the Presidency? Carry on MoJo carry on.

  5. Anonymous9:00 AM

    Report: FBI says no direct ties between Russia, Donald Trump's campaign


    1. Anonymous9:39 AM

      Yeah, that's what they SAY. Right now.

    2. Anonymous9:39 AM

      Saying "no direct ties" leads one to conclude that there are plenty of indirect ties, like debts to Russian controlled banks or lenders.

    3. Anonymous10:34 AM

      No, they said they have been unable to confirm DIRECT ties, not that there aren't ties between Putin and tRump.
      Heck tRump's daughter vacationed for 3 weeks with Putins gf. That is itself is a tie, though not direct. Now tRump's computer server tied to the Alpha Bank of Russia and his heavy debt owed to that bank, is a direct tie to Russia and an indirect tie to Putin.
      Now I suppose if you are a Commie lover like tRump you can overlook those ties, but as a person that loves the USA and the freedom's she has awarded us I can't overlook tRump and his Commie activities.

    4. Anonymous10:40 AM

      Oh bullshit, on this "yeah that's what they're saying" hysteria. The US Govt and multiple media outlets looked at this claim and concluded it was untrue. What this proves is if you write something, anything and shop it around, eventually there'll be an outlet that bites.

    5. Anonymous12:34 PM

      Not even that server going to the Russian bank?

      Why is it private contractors and the media seem to be doing a better job uncovering Trump's ties to Russia than the FBI?

      They haven't been able to CONFIRM any of the shit they're throwing at Hillary but that hasn't stopped them.

      The true tragedy of all this is that in trying to be so non-partisan, the FBI is being so partisan that the result is them aiding Trump to winning the election. Are they not afraid that all of this will come out AFTER the election? That they knew and said nothing and put Putin's Puppet in the Oval Office?

      And if Trump is impeached (which will happen no matter what due to all of the other criminal problems he has) we are going to end up with Mike Pence. Is that the end game? Putting Mike Pence in the oval office. Is that why Pence has been so quiet lately?

    6. Anonymous1:38 AM

      If not Pence it will be Paul Ryan, I say lets have a do over.

  6. Anonymous9:04 AM

    Putin and Russia are doing this to prove they can.

    1. Anonymous10:35 AM

      Putin is doing this because he thinks it's cheaper to buy an American president, like tRump, than trying to take the US of A by force.

    2. Anonymous12:29 PM

      And he's right. It is WAAAAY cheaper.

  7. Anonymous9:13 AM

    and alsi, I suppose everyone saw this on computer footprints:


    And of course we know that there was a point when no U.S. bank would lend anything further to Trump, yet he needed loans to pay off earlier loans, to keep his leveraged contraption from imploding. Russian billionaires, pals of Putin.

    I wonder why Hillary is not opening this up in a big way. The ties are so obvious. So threatening.

  8. Anonymous9:16 AM

    Donald Trump can't outsmart Putin who will screw ANYONE but of course his narcissistic greedy ego is blind to that fact. Just ask Edward Snowden.

  9. Anonymous9:17 AM

    Corn’s report led to an explosive shouting match with conservative Washington Examiner reporter Susan Ferrechio during a Tuesday discussion on MSNBC.


  10. Anonymous9:19 AM

    Witness: Trump also raped 12-year-old — and used her disappearance to threaten another victim'


    1. Anonymous9:34 AM

      "Tiffany Doe said she also witnessed Trump forcing Jane Doe and a 12-year-old girl identified as “Maria” to perform oral sex on him and then physically abuse both of them afterward."“I personally witnessed Defendant Trump telling the Plaintiff that she shouldn’t ever say anything if she didn’t want to disappear like the 12-year-old female Maria, and that he was capable of having her whole family killed,” “I fully understand that that the life of myself and my family is now in grave danger,”

    2. Anonymous12:26 PM

      Trump had "Maria" and her family deported?

  11. Anonymous9:22 AM

    Last night when this was breaking the Trumpster were in meltdown mode! Rumors of a Trump Sex tape that compromised him, floating around which of course made me think of our friend Marina!
    Where IS Marina been lately?
    And how is Putin rearing his head without Sarah stopping him?
    I know its way serious and I know damn well Trump can't recover from this.
    We have to wonder WHY the FBI is not confirming nor denying but remember dear Sarah her scandal that broke how they actually opened the office on a HOLIDAY weekend to "deny" that there was a scandal?
    I think we are seeing this on a much larger scale in this election.
    So there is a sex tape apparently, watch for that breaking news!

    1. Anonymous9:30 AM

      OF course there is a $EXxx Tape(s)
      Which one do you want to see? "The Chain"
      who is really doing who?

    2. Anonymous9:50 AM

      Marina' s "To Russia with Love"
      "The Russian's are Cumming"

      Toad's "The Pipeline"
      "The Columbian Connection"

      The list goes on> Feel free to add.

    3. Anonymous10:05 AM

      Drump's "Daughter of the Dirty Mind"

    4. Anonymous12:25 PM

      Oooo. Juicy.

      I don't doubt it exists. But why wait so long?

      If it's going to do any good, it needs to come out now.

      Perhaps it's evidence in the rape case and so is being held under wraps until then. Pity that.

  12. Anonymous9:23 AM

    New Clinton ad shows Trump—in his own words—as jerk husband, sexual predator, and bully

    “He really believes this.”


    1. Anonymous12:20 PM

      They forgot "Traitor".

      "Liar" is a given.

      (and Whiny Little Bitch.)

  13. Anonymous9:25 AM


  14. Anonymous9:31 AM

    Comey Must Explain Why He Advised Obama Not to Publicly Accuse Russia of Hacking Democrats

    Comey struggled with not wanting to appear biased as the FBI investigated Russian interference with the U.S. presidential election, and so he told the Obama administration not to accuse Russia of the DNC hackings lest they be seen as "partisan".


    1. Anonymous12:17 PM

      So in struggling not to appear biased, he became extremely biased. Poor judgement. He needs to resign. He isn't fit to head the FBI.

  15. Anonymous9:36 AM

    Regarding the photo you used, tell me again why implied male homosexuality is mockworthy but female homosexuality is not??? If someone photo shopped your daughter's picture with a woman, that would be considered homophobic. Please explain, I don't understand the difference, Gryphen.

    1. Anonymous9:41 AM

      LOLOLOLOLOL G's daughter IS GAY!

    2. Wait, you see homosexuality in that photo?

      I just chose it because it shows Trump being submissive to Putin.

      You know if you see gays everywhere that probably says more about you.

    3. Anonymous9:52 AM

      Oh please stop clutching your pearls. Are you also pissed off that Obama called it a bromance? Only you are seeing something sexual that the rest of us are not. Just stop it!

    4. Anonymous9:59 AM

      Look, you idiot. You have issues. Deal with it.

    5. Anonymous2:02 PM

      I think the photo, obviously photoshopped, is funny. I can't imagine Trump riding a horse in any event.

    6. Anonymous6:53 PM

      I think the photo would be more realistic if Trump was grabbing Putin's man boobs.

  16. Anonymous9:38 AM

    And the New York Times is only interested in the email chimera while it dismisses the Russian/Trump relationship as much ado about nothing. Here's the perfect story for a good investigative reporter; I guess the NYT has fired all of them.

  17. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Trump’s latest set of Russian partners are the most high-rolling—Aras Agalarov and Emin Agalarov, real estate developers born in Baku, Azerbaijan, who paid Trump to organize the 2013 Miss Universe competition in Moscow.

    How Vladimir Putin Is Using Donald Trump to Advance Russia's Goals


  18. Anonymous10:13 AM

    How deep is Russia involvement in US? Is the FBI infiltrated? Was Sarah groomed by Russia? Would that be cause or part of cause for her suddenly resigning? This is scary business, especially since Republicans seem to not care.

  19. Anonymous10:22 AM

    OT 3rd witness in trump rape case
    A New Witness Just Came Forward in Trump’s Child Rape Lawsuit
    Two witnesses are now joined by a third, “Joan Doe,” who said in court documents that:

    “In the 1994-95 school year, I was told by the plaintiff in Jane Doe v. Trump and Epstein (1:16-cv-04642, SDNY) that the plaintiff was subject to sexual contact by the Defendants at parties in New York City during the summer of 1994,

    1. Anonymous12:11 PM

      With every voice brave enough to come forward, more are given the courage to join.

      Just think. There's over a month for more to come forward on this case.

      Will be interesting to see what develops after the Trump U case. Who comes out of the woodwork.

    2. Anonymous2:10 PM

      He'll be exonerated, unfortunately nothing will come of this, but also too, he will not be elected POTUS, so there is that.

    3. Anonymous2:59 PM

      Oh Randi Rhodes show today she told how Trump games the courts, he has the $$$$ to BS around. They need to demand he comply or be held in custody until he does. Do not pass go do not collect $200. His plane need to be confiscated he is a flight risk look at the two wiki leaks ppl. Especially if they charge him with Treason or whatnot he needs to be taken into custody and not let out and no bail. Or else he will game the system. His lawyer already got this moved to dec. It was supposed to be in Sep. They know how to game the system. They are the worse kind of thugs, Trump is WORSE than Palin and I thought she was pretty bad, but he makes her look like a schoolmarm.
      Trump is evil And that audio G posted here I still have it and it make my stomach turn.
      Anywomen who has been sexually abused or had a sister, daughter or wife its a Trigger.
      Trump, well Karma needs to hit him but good. So hard he will never come back.

  20. Anonymous10:22 AM

    As an American, as the months and years goes on I am becoming more worried where our country is going.

    The Republicans don't care who they put in office and now they are stuck with a fu_king con artist who is as crooked as the day is long.

    On top of that if America lets this perverted carnival barker becomes president then the rest of the world will really be skeptical of our intentions.

    1. Anonymous12:09 PM

      I've felt this country being pulled toward Fascism since Bush. Patriot Act was a huge red flag. The circumstances of both of Bush's election "wins" another. I was hoping the 8 years of Obama would help to stabilize the country and set it back on track. But the pendulum seems to be swinging wider and wider. I'm afraid it will eventually tip over to the rabid right and our country as we know it will be gone.

      You're exactly right. The Republicans that put Trump on the ticket are the same Republicans that put party over country. And that never ends well.

    2. Anonymous2:14 PM

      After being in Puerto Rico for a few weeks in March, a country which is actually somewhat civilized compared to so many other third-world countries, I was reminded how great we have it here in America.

      Even with this weird political climate I'd rather live here in America than in so many other countries I've visited, except for perhaps Sweden, they have it good there and they also keep to themselves in order to strengthen what they have that is good and keep their population healthy.

  21. Anonymous10:24 AM

    NYT"originally contacted Alfa Bank directly about the server, after which it was immediately shut down without explanation. Then, curiously, another server name was established by Trump Headquarters, with the very first communication again going to Alfa Bank."
    The Times noted that FBI officials have been conducting an investigation all summer but to date have not found any evidence directly linking Trump to the Russians." nothing in that long investigation comes remotely close to the level of national security concerns posed by the secret Trump server. If the server was supposedly not in contact with Alfa Bank, many now question what was it doing pinging the two servers on a regular basis–and why the communications were both exclusive and hidden."
    “Russian regime has been cultivating, supporting and assisting TRUMP for at least 5 years. Aim, endorsed by PUTIN, has been to encourage splits and divisions in western alliance.”
    “Americans have every right to be concerned about what they see in terms of Trump advisors and their closeness with the Kremlin, Trump’s policies vis-a-vis Russia, Trump’s potential financial interest, all of those things ought to be of deep concern to voters.”


    1. Anonymous12:04 PM

      And why are we hearing about this from the media and private parties? Is our FBI totally clueless? Or are they so partisan they'll shield Trump while intentionally sabotaging Clinton? Are they thinking with Trump as president they'll have carte blanche to do whatever they want however they want? Or are they gambling that Trump will quickly be replaced with Pence? Is that the end-game? To get Pence on the throne?

    2. Anonymous2:01 PM

      Apparently Comey is worried that, if information about the Trump/Russia connections reaches the general public, it might influence the election's outcome. That's why he advised President Obama not to mention anything about it. It seems to me that, if the government believes these connections genuinely exist, then the public needs to know. It would not indicate good judgment on Trump's part at all.

    3. Anonymous3:02 PM

      Beagle mom ummm yes but...he didn't seem to to be worried about implying that the FBI was reopening the case against Hillz Emails? The RWNJ won't STFU about it!!! Tell them Trum is a Russian spy and its "Hillary's under investgation by the FBI emails"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to fucking scream! Has to be Trolls b/c if our ppl are THAT stupid and clueless we are in big trouble.

  22. Anonymous10:27 AM


  23. Anonymous10:34 AM

    FBI Sure Managed To Light A Fire Under Its Ass To Clear Donald Trump Of All Crimes Past, Present And Future

    ...So go away, all you conspiratard idiots, the FBI has spoken, through the hallowed New York Times, and it has spoken to say NOTHING TO SEE HERE EVER and WHOLE LOT OF WEIRD COINCIDENCES if it is about Donald Trump, and it may speak again when it’s gone through Hillary Clinton’s one billion emails directing Huma Abedin to do Muslim Brotherhood Islamic Radical Terrorism, but then again, maybe it won’t.

    After all, James Comey’s wife was so mad at him that he didn’t “lock her up.”

    Happy wife, happy life, eh Jim?


  24. Anonymous10:36 AM

    Hero Military Expert Can’t Stop LOLing At How Dumb Donald Trump Is

    ...Col. McCausland has responded, and it is LOVELY:

    “I can’t wait to sit down with Mr. Trump and hear what he has to teach me about military strategy. I’m happy to compare my record of over 45 years working in national security affairs with his any time. First, let’s review Donald Trump’s record on military strategy.



  25. Anonymous10:36 AM

    Would this be the same Russians who bribed/extorted McCain to place our gal on the ballot in 07? Ya know? those bad actors are lousy at acting. Are these folks just plain stupid or ignorant gullible? what a freak show mess. I blame the entire republican foundation and fox nation for obstruction of justice and harm to our nation due to their federal crimes.

  26. Anonymous10:38 AM

    Analysis: The Vengeful World of Donald Trump, and Why It Matters

    Summarizing Donald Trump's worldview isn't easy, but this may come close: The world is a violent place, and it demands a violent response.

    His campaign might seem like a storm emitting strikes of lightning: He's made news by giving out a Republican rival's phone number, tweeting about a "sex tape" and even accusing his opponent, Hillary Clinton, of possibly taking drugs.

    But there's a pattern to what he says and does and the campaign's waning days have placed that pattern in sharp focus as Trump issues apocalyptic warnings of a vast conspiracy to steal the election.


  27. Anonymous10:39 AM

    I am tired of media fcc and fec giving trump a pass. What did he do bribe them too? This man is a pathological liar and wont shut up. Don't give him another minute to harm America. He has caused enough damage to millions of innocent families.

  28. Anonymous10:41 AM

    DAMN! Those FBI FUCKERS are at it again!

    Clinton camp questions FBI release of Marc Rich pardon files

    The bureau published heavily redacted records of former President Clinton's pardon of a fugitive financier.


  29. Anonymous10:48 AM



    The more immersive you can make your learning experience the better.

    Try watching Russian movies, reading Russian books and newspapers and if possible find a native Russian speaker to converse with.

    Every child in America deserves a great education and an opportunity to achieve their dreams.

    TRUMP UNIVERSITY-RUSSIA will make it easier for American families to afford their dreams.

  30. Also, check out Richard Burt, Trump's foreign policy advisor while Trump was advising weakening NATO support and going easy on Russia. Burt is on the board of Russia's Alfa Bank.

  31. Anonymous11:04 AM

    Anonymous 9:36 AM said:

    "Regarding the photo you used, tell me again why implied male homosexuality is mockworthy ... ???"

    @9:36, I don't see homosexuality. I see two friends riding a horse and exploring the landscape of mountains and waterfalls of the American Territory of the Russian Republic

    1. Anonymous2:24 PM

      I see 2 little dicktater men with huge complexes and little man syndrome. Gay bromance? maybe? and is a factor.

  32. Anonymous11:08 AM

    "sometimes the real tough guys this woman knew could make The Donald cry."" It was the Aleppo of its time, but FAR worse."
    "whatever kind of party girl, whatever kind of enchantress, she became, she was cut from a different mold than many of the other bacchants who shared the strobe lights of Studio 54 and Xenon in the 1970s."Verina Hixon was living in Manhattan at the exclusive Olympic Tower, built by Aristotle Onassis on Fifth Avenue next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and across from Rockefeller Center."
    Nothing major got built without Cody’s cooperation, and he made that clear to the younger Trump on several occasions. "MOB"
    As Cody’s son Michael recalls, Trump was “a guy who would talk tough, but as soon as you confronted him, he would cry like a little GIRL. He was all talk, no action."
    "there was the matter of the money she had continued to get over the years from her ex-husband in Texas. Verina says that Trump had his secretary call her ex and tell him she was “living with a BLACK man.”


  33. Anonymous11:34 AM

    Putin has his puppets.

    Report: Manafort Faked Plane Problem to Get Trump to Avoid Picking Christie for VP


  34. Anonymous11:54 AM

    Isn't it pitiful that a private person hired by a private organization uncovers this? Why didn't the FBI already have this information from their own investigation?

    Why are we hearing it through private channels and media rather than from Comey? Double standard? Blabs everything and anything to smear Clinton but not one peep about their Trump investigation. Or even that they are investigating him too. Because it might influence the election? Well, what the hell has his continued breaking of DOJ and FBI policy with Clinton updates do?

    Before Friday she had Ohio, Iowa and Arizona was really close. Now she's lost all three.

    And let's not leave Chaffetz out of it since he is the one that leaked the letter and added "Reopened investigation".

  35. I wouldn't want to risk it, but my friend Bill thinks it would be funny on election night for drumpf to think he's going to win...it's that close, and they are all celebrating in New York, and then Alaska goes Clinton in a shocker!!

    1. Anonymous1:57 PM

      The stress of that scenario would be fatal for some of us, including me. I said to my husband this afternoon that it's like holding your breath - but until late next Tuesday night or Wednesday. Not easy to do.

  36. Anonymous12:42 PM

    Putin would beat Trump's ass - both mentally and physically.

    Thank God we've had President Obama and VP Biden in office these past eight years.

    Hopefully, Hillary Clinton will be elected POTUS as she can continue handling Putin in the manner she has already accomplished!

    Notice too - Putin favors Trump as POTUS - not Hillary! Putin does not want to have to deal with her - where - I suspect he sees Trump an easy target as to manipulation!

  37. Anonymous2:09 PM

    Trump and Putin are gay, but they are FAGS (see South Park episode about loud Harley riders for reference).

  38. Anonymous2:16 PM

    Poor old ugly trump. When the few women that admit they like him change their mind and don't like him? Well? it wont be pretty. nope. Ugly insulting and broke? Not a good quality. Melania may be moving on to greener pastures very soon pre nup or not.

  39. Anonymous3:57 PM

    I never trusted Manfort, something about him gave me the ick factor, and now that he's gone and the Trump campaign surrogates are distancing themselves from him, I DO think there's a huge "There" there.
    Hey Vlad and Don, rent a room or get a tent, no one wants to see old man flesh with sagging moobs on display as they rub each other's tender parts on some sorry looking horse. hey, Melania, get yourself checked for mad horse disease, it might explain that sour puss you call a face and that recurring rash.

  40. Anonymous11:26 AM

    Is this related to the slate article about the server in trump org. that is connected to a bank in Moscow?


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