Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Republican member of the Senate Intelligence Committee says that we need an exhaustive investigation of Michael Flynn and Trump's ties to Russia.

Courtesy of CNN: 

Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday called for an exhaustive investigation into connections between President Donald Trump and Russia and said the Intelligence Committee should immediately speak with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. 

Flynn resigned Monday evening amid revelations that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had in December with Russia's ambassador to the US about sanctions placed on Russia. Pence had defended Flynn on television and denied he discussed sanctions after initial reports of the conversations. 

"I think everybody needs that investigation to happen," Blunt said on KTRS radio. "And the Senate Intelligence Committee, again that I serve on, has been given the principle responsibility to look into this, and I think that we should look into it exhaustively so that at the end of this process, nobody wonders whether there was a stone left unturned, and shouldn't reach conclusions before you have the information that you need to have to make those conclusions."

"But the Senate Intelligence Committee is looking at this," he continued. "I would think that we should talk to Gen. Flynn very soon and that should answer a lot of questions. What did he know? What did he do? And is there any reason to believe that anybody knew that and didn't take the kind of action they should have taken?"

Somebody asked me awhile back if I thought there was any chance that the Republicans would support an investigation Trump's ties to Russia, and the Russian hacking of our election.

My answer was that they would probably not do anything until not doing anything endangered their chances for reelection, which is really their motivating force for most of what they do.

Apparently we are getting to that place now.

Look for other Republicans to start jumping aboard this train as well in the coming days and weeks.

And let's face it, they already have a lot to work with already.
Though according to a Russian news outlet there is nothing to see here so everybody just needs to move along.

Courtesy of Sputnik News:  

The Kremlin spokesman said Moscow and Washington had not broached the issue of lifting anti-Russia sanctions.

According to the Washington Post several Russian lawmakers rushed to defend the Trump administration:

Leading Russian lawmakers rushed to defend President Trump’s former national security adviser Tuesday after he resigned amid furor over his misleading statements to senior White House officials, including Vice President Pence, about his contacts with Russia. 

The heads of the foreign-affairs committees in Russia’s upper and lower houses of parliament chalked up Michael Flynn’s resignation to a dark campaign of Russophobia in Washington, and said it would undermine relations between the White House and the Kremlin.

Oh, well there you go then.

Boy the Russians must REALLY think that the American people are gullible idiots.

Oh wait, they already KNOW they are because they easily manipulated them into putting Donald Trump into the White House.

I almost forgot.


  1. Anonymous2:26 PM

    Expect unfortunate dirt to be dug up on Blunt and exposed. It serves no members of Congress to "go rogue" right now, they will be the ones that end up getting hurt in the end.

    I do love his bravery but this will cost him his career.

    1. Anonymous4:53 PM

      Oh. You just found IM? I am so scared I am forgetting to back away.

      Sure you "just love his bravery."
      Let's just duke it out, Big-A-Boy!

      Bring it on. I bet your little dingus just shrivels over the word bravery.

      Cough. Sweetheart.
      'Cause I am going to bend you over.

  2. Anonymous2:48 PM

    Howard Dean is commenting that much more will come out because Trump went after our intelligence agencies. I recall comments here predicting the same.

    1. Anonymous3:37 PM

      I was listening to Dean on the RandiRhodes.com podcast, not only that but she read part of the transcript from flynn, let's just say some people need to go to prison for treason.

  3. Anonymous2:53 PM

    You can be sure they can't wait to get rid of Trump.

    Now they won't have to wait.

    Precedent Pence, here we come.

    1. Anonymous8:01 PM

      Unless Pence was in on it too.

  4. Anonymous2:57 PM

    Kellyanne Conway's White Nationalist Retweet Is No Mistake


    More GOP Collusion

    Key House Chairman Says He Won't Order Treasury To Release Trump's Taxes


    1. Anonymous3:23 PM


      “Everybody makes mistakes,”k. Con

    2. Anonymous3:24 PM

      However, right now I want to examine what all of this Flynn business says about Trump’s most famous “counselor,” Kellyanne Conway.

      In short, I believe we now know that she is largely a fraud.

      What I mean by this is that I no longer believe that she is truly in Trump’s most inner circle of advisors, nor do I think she is in the loop on all the most critical decision-making. I have long suspected this to be the case for two basic reasons. First, she spends way too much time on television to possibly be involved in everything going on at the true center of power (her scattershot appearance with Anderson Cooper regarding the “Russian Dossier” was the first clear sign to me she was out of the loop). Secondly, she brags way too much about her access to the president and how important she really is.

      Anyone who understands basic human nature realizes that when people brag in general it is usually a sign of tremendous insecurity. Really rich guys don’t need to tell you how wealthy they are (thus eliminating Donald Trump). Guys who talk a lot about sexual exploits are likely inadequate in that area. And people who desperately want you to know that they are very significant figures are probably running a scam.

      I have always been struck by Conway’s remarkable insecurity and desperate need for attention. It seems that this quality in her was the inspiration for SNL’s “Fatal Attraction” skit on her from this Saturday. As with most frauds, if you put them under pressure and keep close enough watch, the truth will eventually come out. It seems that this is exactly what has happened with Conway over the past couple of days.

      Here is a quick review:


    3. Anonymous8:03 PM

      Well then Kevin Brady gets to be known as a protector of traitors. Pressure on him TX 8th District.

    4. Anonymous8:05 PM

      Ye - Plus all the guys really surrounding T.Rump - besides Hope Hicks are GUYS _ and misogynistic guys. SO what does the underside of a bus look like, Kels?

  5. Anonymous3:00 PM


    Uh-oh! Looks like people are starting to question what Trump knew, and for how long. I noticed how Pence was being kept in the dark. That's deliberate. It's best for number 46 to know as little as possible so that he'll look innocent when he's promoted.

    1. Anonymous3:42 PM

      I think Pence pretends to be in the dark.

    2. Anonymous3:53 PM

      Pence is SO not in the dark and neither is Ryan.

    3. Anonymous4:20 PM

      Yep, Pence not in the dark but having plenty of leverage and say over how he looks in this story.

  6. Anonymous3:06 PM

    What we REALLY need to do is investigate Hillary's emails and Benghazi.

    1. Anonymous3:40 PM


    2. What was her involvement in the Bowling Green Massacre?

  7. Anonymous3:11 PM

    Has TV media had its fill of Kellyanne?

    'She goes out and lies and you find out about those lies a couple hours later,'


    Kellyanne Conway struggling to cool controversies she set off


    1. Anonymous4:22 PM

      When Morning Joe began this morn, they were all over Kellyann and sick of her and calling her a liar over and over again. I was surprised they focused so much on her right away.

  8. Anonymous3:13 PM


    The russian dossier on trump is real. 100% real. he’s being blackmailed by the russian government, not just for being peed on by russian hookers, but for much more nefarious things,” the artist wrote, adding, “the trump administration is in collusion with the russian government, and has been since day one.”“these are truly baffling and horrifying times, as we have an incompetent president who is essentially owned by a foreign power.” Moby

    Don't forget Tom Arnold gots some goods 'TOO'

    1. Anonymous3:36 PM

      Russian 'Lawmakers' Howl At Loss Of Their Pal Flynn; Putin Tells Them to Shut Up.

      The reaction of so-called Russian “lawmakers” to the abrupt resignation of Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have gotten a little out of control. Speechifying from assorted rubberstampskaya commenced immediately upon the story’s breaking, with each Russian oligarchian tool expressing his outrage and indignation.

      ...It’s gratifying to see how much the Russian oligarchy cares about the success of our new President, isn’t it? They’re so protective! Or could it be that was just the sound of 500 billion dollars in oil contracts slipping through their fingers?

      Well my, what a difference a couple hours makes. From US News and World Report: it appears that cooler heads have prevailed in the Kremlin:

      ...“Orwellian” to "none of our business" in a matter of hours.

      And lo and behold, here’s Slutskiy again, singing a very different tune:


      Proof Positive Pence (and Trump) Knew Flynn Lied...and Lied to Cover it Up

      ...The real importance of this revelation is this: Don’t let Michael Flynn be the fall man for the administration in this and don’t let Mike Pence play innocent. Even in the unlikely event that they weren’t directly involved in Flynn’s illegal actions, Trump and Pence both knew what Flynn had done for at least a month and still lied to the American people on his behalf.

      Any claim of anger for being deceived on the part of Mike Pence is simply more lies. He was informed of this long before the press made the story public. The real question for them is why are the president and vice-president both lying to protect Russian interference in our sovereignty?


      When a U.S. general frets our government is in 'unbelievable turmoil,' we've got a serious problem

      Gen. Tony Thomas, head of the military’s Special Operations Command, expressed concern about upheaval inside the White House.

      “Our government continues to be in unbelievable turmoil. I hope they sort it out soon because we’re a nation at war,” he said at a military conference on Tuesday. Asked about his comments later, General Thomas said in a brief interview, “As a commander, I’m concerned our government be as stable as possible.”

      At least someone is concerned about Donald Trump’s mental instability insidiously infecting the entire U.S. government. Meanwhile, most Congressional Republicans are doing everything possible to look the other way.


    2. Anonymous4:23 PM

      This week Tom Arnold brought up the tape again and it seemed like it just might get released after all.

    3. Anonymous5:50 PM

      "Tom Arnold brought up the tape again and it seemed like it just might get released after all"

      I feel sorry for you dumb gullible effers that will believe just about anything.

  9. Anonymous3:38 PM

    So either Pence is pissed off, or he has a funny orange tint to his lips and cheeks!

    "Vice President Mike Pence only learned he had been misled by national security adviser Michael Flynn after the Washington Post reported on Feb. 9 that Flynn had discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador, a Pence staffer confirmed Tuesday."

    So Trump and his side knew this last month, and Pence didn't?!

    Now's a good time for old Penis to resign!

    1. Pence DOES resemble a Q Tipped penis!

    2. Supposedly Pence is the one that pressured Flynn to resign. Probably didn't want his chances of being president endangered. Pence knows Donald's days are numbered. Probably always has. His gamble is paying off. He's looking at being #46.

    3. abbafan6:04 PM

      mlaiuppa - totally agree; your hypothesis just might be in the wheel-house! This may be the most truthful assessment yet!

  10. Anonymous3:39 PM

    Dumpy most likely called pootin and said "get me out of this mess", hence fake challenge off US coast. See what is really going on. Open your eyes! Dumpf is a traitor!

    1. Anonymous4:24 PM

      Yeah, what's up with the new info on a missile being tested a while back and now this ship off the coast of Delaware.

  11. Anonymous3:43 PM

    Iowa Republican threatens teacher with arrest for speaking her mind


  12. Anonymous3:43 PM


    "John Cornyn, the Senate Majority Whip and a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters that the House and Senate intelligence committees should conduct an investigation. "

    1. Or they could be making a big show if it, dump it all on Flynn and declare Donald squeaky white.

    2. abbafan6:01 PM

      mlaiuppa - correct! Flynn will take the fall like the sacrificial lamb to protect trump! Secretary Powell did the same thing following his speech to the UN prior to Dubya ordering the Iraq invasion over supposed WMD's.

  13. Anonymous3:45 PM

    The timeline alone tells the story.

    December 29 – 30, 2016.

    Obama orders sanctions, Russian authorities vow retaliation.
    Flynn calls Russian Ambassador, tells him to wait for Trump.
    Putin says he’ll wait for Trump.
    Trump tweets, says that Putin is “very smart,” “great move”!

    There is no way that Flynn was doing anything that was, in any way, a surprise to Donald Trump. Trump was not out of the loop.

    The question is not whether there was a bad connection between Flynn and Trump. Who cares?

    The question, rather, is — how much of a connection is there between Trump and Putin? What is the nature of that connection? I don’t think we have much of a question about who is the dominant partner. The question lies in the nature of Putin’s dominance over Trump — — debt? blackmail? simple adulation? These questions deserve investigation.

    About the phone call to the Russian Ambassador? There is NO WAY that Trump did not know what Flynn was doing.


    Dan Rather: Watergate biggest political scandal in my life 'til now—White House has no credibility


  14. Anonymous3:51 PM

    Alaska’s Pebble Mine: Investment Firm Says Northern Dynasty is “Worthless”

    Yet, Northern Dynasty, the Canadian junior mining company behind the project, continues to promote the mine to investors amid speculation that the Trump Administration may view it more favorably.

    Today, the company’s stock took a deep dive after a New York investment firm released a report claiming that the Pebble Mine isn’t commercially viable, stating that: “All this enthusiasm is misplaced. We believe Northern Dynasty is worthless.”

    Their report concluded that:

    Northern Dynasty’s key asset, the low­grade Pebble deposit, is not commercially viable: mining it would require so much upfront investment that it would actually destroy value.
    Kerrisdale believes Northern Dynasty’s former partners concluded that the Pebble project had a negative present value — an assessment that Northern Dynasty has spent years trying to conceal from the public.

    Not only that, but a law firm has announced an investigation into possible securities fraud violations.

    In contrast, the value of the Bristol Bay fishery is proven.


  15. Anonymous3:58 PM

    NYT letter: 15 psychiatrists break Goldwater rule warning about Trump’s grave emotional instability

    As the news breaks around us and around Trump, this may be threatening to lead the president to a narcissistic rage reaction, mixed with something Trump has never dealt with before: fear.

    Few rational people are seriously thinking Flynn would have done this on his own. The talk on TV and in the news is that Trump had to have been in on the phone call with the Russian ambassador. As unstable as the president anything could happen from a rage reaction to a deep depression if his reality testing is intact and he sees impeachment as a real possibility.

    With all of this going on this important letter to the editor may get lost.


    35 Mental Health Professionals Warn Of Trump's 'Grave Emotional Instability'


    I noticed a remarkable resemblance between Trump’s new propagandist Stephen Miller, and one of history’s biggest liars, Joseph Goebbels. Things Miller has already said put him on a track to emulate his doppelganger, by only telling big lies.


    1. That is entirely possible.

      First, Trump is a micromanager and would not have left something like this to a lackey and been kept in the dart.

      Second. Flynn would not have exceeded his authority and done something like this on his own.

      Third. It is entirely within Trump's personality to consider himself to be "president" immediately after the election, act on it and be moving to make his own decisions.

      This wouldn't be the only time Trump jumped the gun.

      Remember the phone call to China before the inauguration?

    2. Anonymous6:18 PM


      "Remember the phone call to China before the inauguration?"

  16. Anonymous4:04 PM

    Some news on Obamacare repeal:

    'This is very big. GOP doesn't have enough votes in the Senate to end Medicaid expansion, which means they wouldn't be able to pass anything...'


  17. The whole thing is one yooge BOO FOO4:20 PM


    Is the Mar A Lago Affair about to get jammed back up dear Apprentice Leader's Kiester?!


    "Press Release
    Chaffetz Probes White House’s Handling of Sensitive Information
    Published: Feb 14, 2017

    Letter requests information related to Mar-a-Lago event

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus asking for answers relating to widespread reports that sensitive information may have been shared or discussed in a common area at Mar-a-Lago.

    The letter states:
    “Accounts and photographs from other diners seem to indicate these communications occurred in the presence of other guests. Reportedly, documents were provided by what appeared to be White House staff for the President’s review while the dinner proceeded.

    “Discussions with foreign leaders regarding international missile tests, and documents used to support those discussions, are presumptively sensitive.

    “While the President is always on duty, and cannot dictate the timing of when he needs to receive sensitive information about urgent matters, we hope the White House will cooperate in providing the Committee with additional information.”

    Full text of the letter can be viewed here, and below."

    1. They are going to slap Donnie's hands and forbid him to go to Mar-a-Lago for a month. Wonder if he'll lose his phone privileges too.

  18. Anonymous4:23 PM

    This won't go over so well with the Twitler Crew!


  19. Anonymous4:28 PM

    I can't recall the date, but last week everyone was asking if sanctions would be lifted. It seemed almost imminent and TV channels had the scrawl across the screen. Then that lifting idea just died. At first I thought it was b/c of the ban/court topic and I thought Trump's people may have decided that they'd better stay focused, but now it looks like Trump/hus people knew that the Flynn thing was coming to a head and they distanced themselves from all things Russia best they could. I really think that at least some sanctions were going to be lifted.

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  21. Anonymous4:54 PM

    Trump knew Flynn misled WH weeks before ouster: Officials

    By JULIE PACE and VIVIAN SALAMA - The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) Just six days into his presidency, Donald Trump was informed his national security adviser had misled his vice president about contacts with Russia. Trump kept his No. 2 in the dark and waited another two weeks before ousting the aide, Michael Flynn, citing a slow but steady erosion of trust, White House officials said Tuesday......

  22. Anonymous4:58 PM

    So now we also need to find out what was discussed during the trump/putin phone call when they turned off the recording !!!!

  23. Anonymous4:59 PM

    So now we also need to find out what was discussed during the trump/putin phone call when they turned off the recording !!!!

  24. Anonymous5:24 PM

    Get real. The ReKKKOns are going to do nothing. This is all posturing at Dump.

  25. Anonymous5:30 PM

    Rand Paul Opposes Russia Probe Because Republicans Shouldn’t Investigate Republicans

    When it comes to whether the Trump administration has questionable ties to Russia, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul admitted Tuesday that he’s not interested in finding out – even as the controversy surrounding Michael Flynn continues to boil over.

    Why? Because it’s not “useful” for Republicans to investigate other Republicans.

    The Kentucky senator made the comments in a Fox News radio interview when he was asked about Sen. John McCain’s recent calls for an investigation into the Trump administration’s ties to Moscow.

    His remarks:

    I think that might be excessive. I think it looks like the President has handled the situation and unless there’s some kind of other evidence of malfeasance, this sounds like something that was internal White House politics and it looks like the President’s handled it. … I just don’t think it’s useful to be doing investigation after investigation, particularly of your own party. We’ll never even get started with doing the things we need to do like repealing Obamacare if we’re spending our whole time having Republicans investigate Republicans. I think it makes no sense.

    Besides the fact that Paul essentially admitted that only Democrats should be subject to investigations, there are three things particularly troubling about his comments:


    Fucking weasel boy!

    1. Anonymous5:53 PM

      1. He thinks the President has “handled the situation.”

      2. He doesn’t think it’s “useful to be doing investigation after investigation.”

      3. Investigating the Trump administration’s ties to Russia is distracting the GOP from repealing Obamacare.

      Fucking weasel boy! IS RIGHT!

    2. Anonymous3:29 AM

      And he's from Kentucky - a state many of whose residents depend on the ACA/Medicaid. So, maybe, the GOP should leave it intact until they find a better way to provide insurance to all Americans. Perhaps by 2150.

      On the matter of investigating Trump's Russian connection, It is vital that an honest bipartisan investigation take place because Trump's Russian ties affect the very existence of this country. Is Rand Paul so stupid that he does not understand that? That Trump is on the cusp of selling the US out to Russia is high treason. And the GOP members of Congress, sworn to protect the Constitution and the American people, are just going to let him do it?

  26. Anonymous5:33 PM

    Trump, quite clearly, is the embodiment of a much deeper malaise afflicting the Republican Party. As has been pointed out many times before, both here and elsewhere, Donald Trump did not make the Republican Party what it is. Rather, he saw this same corruption and harnessed it to his megalomania.

    As Paul Krugman has made clear, the American people have a hard fight ahead of them because they are fighting against not just Trump, but a deep-seated and systemic corruption buoyed by a man who has just let the swamp he promised to drain flood Capitol Hill.


  27. Anonymous5:41 PM

    OT?"The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-nam, has been killed in an attack in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.a woman covered his face with a cloth which burnt his eyes."


  28. Anonymous6:02 PM

    Omg, really? Rachel talks about democrsts not gonna even try to take Price's seat
    Omg. Here we go agsin, dumb stse democrsts!

    1. Anonymous6:18 PM

      Come on Sanders do something. Democrats are again not gonna even try.

  29. Anonymous6:16 PM


  30. Anonymous6:38 PM

    "My thoughts on the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn...
    Now that Flynn is gone, he can rejoin his son in pedaling the story that Hillary was running a pedophile ring out of Comet Pizza. This is what was passing for National Security. Whackjob...
    I'm fondly remembering Michael Flynn at the Republican convention leading the cheer from the stage: "LOCK HER UP!" Now it may be him who gets locked up. Be careful what you wish for!...
    Flynn was colluding with a foreign government accused of helping throw the election to Trump, promising them they would be taken care of. Arrest him...
    Let's be VERY clear: Flynn DID NOT make that Russian call on his own. He was INSTRUCTED to do so.He was TOLD to reassure them. Arrest Trump...
    TRUMP KNEW EVERYTHING. It will all come out. Along with the rest of Trump's collusion & obedience to Putin. #IMPEACH...
    The Washington Post & NY Times now reporting Trump HAS KNOWN FOR A MONTH Flynn lied about the Russian call - and Trump did nothing. #IMPEACH...
    This is who Trump named "National Security Advisor": A lapdog to the lapdog of Putin. Feeling secure America? He's gonna get u killed...
    Hey, @realDonaldTrump -- one hour after Obama put sanctions on Russia YOU told Flynn to call them & promise them it'll be OK. Admit it. Traitor! Resign by morning!"

  31. Anonymous6:47 PM

    LSD aka“acid,” Trump could put a hole in his ego, deflating it almost instantly. , which create their effects through ‘dissolving the ego,’ or sense of self. By doing so, LSD has the potential to create a sobering and eye opening experience for vain, self-aggrandizing leaders like Donald Trump. now we are seeing a resurgence in research with psychedelics and the results have been overwhelmingly positive. Recent studies have shown that psychoactive compounds like LSD and psilocybin can work wonders "
    According to a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology in 2015, there is absolutely no connection between the use of LSD or psilocybin and mental health problems. While the parts of a trip that aren’t euphoric can be mentally challenging at best, and nightmarish at worst, the experience always passes. The difficulty and rigor of the mental journey may be a critical part of what makes it so enlightening and transformative."



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  34. Anonymous7:40 PM

    --Smoking gun: four Donald Trump advisors colluded with Russian intel agents during campaign

    The other Trump-Russia shoe has dropped

    --Donald Trump knew Michael Flynn had been fired by U.S. military, paid by Russia, when he hired him

    Trump knew Flynn was Russia-tainted damaged goods, hired him anyway

    --The Women’s March was what ultimately took down Michael Flynn, and Donald Trump is next

    You can draw a straight line from the Women’s March to Trump-Russia exploding

    --Taking advantage of Trump-Flynn meltdown, Russia places spy ship off coast of Delaware

    Putin taunts a destabilized America


  35. Anonymous7:42 PM

    --Bannon and Miller seem in agreement about Pence being behind Flynn's ouster, but only Bannon has said as much to POTUS so far.

    --POTUS seeing Pence is more loyal than ever, after having come up with spin strategy. Rejects Bannon's claims, at least on surface

    --POTUS is annoyed with Kellyanne. Says she keeps "messing up." Upset that her spin clashes with the now official spin created by Pence.

    --POTUS finally dropped the C word toward leakers in WH. Wants to "sue their pants off" in court.


  36. Anonymous7:48 PM

    --Remember when I tweeted this? It's all coming to light now.

    'The NSA is right to hide info from the White House. I'm positive someone here is a Russian mole.'

    --The problem around here with loyalty to the President is he isn't exactly the kind of inspiring leader you'd take a bullet for.

    --The President is completely out of touch with reality. He doesn't know how many people on his staff will betray him at the drop of a hat.

    --Everyone here is looking to the President in this time of crisis but all he cares about is when gets to go to fucking Mar-a-lago again.

    --It's like rats off a sinking ship here. People lawyering up left in right. It's full on crisis mode.

    --The NSA is right to hide info from the White House. I'm positive someone here is a Russian mole.


  37. Anonymous7:50 PM

    Stop saying how the repubs are not going to investigate. They will not! Wake up. Get on this traitor trump wh!

  38. Anonymous8:00 PM

    Yeah, right:


  39. Anonymous8:16 PM

    Rand Paul SERIOUSLY Just Told Us Those Investigations Into Hillary Were Partisan Witch Hunts

    ...Paul’s actual words were:

    “I just don’t think it’s useful to be doing investigation after investigation, particularly of your own party.”

    Really. It’s a good idea to waste time, effort and money repeatedly investigating Hillary’s emails and her handling of Bengazi, but it’s not worth it to investigate real treason when it means investigating your own party?


    At least he’s finally admitted it. We already saw this with Jason Chaffetz and other Republicans saying they didn’t think they were going to investigate the Trump administration’s ties to Russia, but Paul just put it out there in the open.

    Furthermore, it seems he’s suddenly quite interested in doing anything else:

    “We’ll never even get started with doing the things we need to do like repealing ObamaCare if we’re spending our whole time having Republicans investigate Republicans. I think it makes no sense.”

    But if Flynn and the president were Democrats, it would make all the sense in the world. Paul and others would be screaming “TREASON!” over and over and setting up special independent panels everywhere to get to the bottom of this.


    Neo-Nazis Think They Know Exactly Who Is Responsible For Forcing Flynn Out; Predicts Others Will Fall Too


  40. Anonymous8:19 PM

    Flynn Doesn't Matter. This Is About Trump

    ...Step back for a second and look at this. While certainties are hard to come by, it seems clear that Russia broke into computer networks and selectively released private emails to damage Hillary Clinton and elect Donald Trump. When President Obama took a series of actions to punish the Russian government for this interference, President-Elect Trump's top foreign policy advisor made a series of calls to the Russian government's representative in the United States to ask him to have his government refrain from retaliation and suggested that the punishments could be lifted once the new government was sworn in. Then he lied about the calls both publicly and apparently within the White House. What has gotten lost in this discussion is that these questionable calls were aimed at blunting the punishment meted out for the election interference that helped Donald Trump become President. This is mind-boggling.

    Consider another point.

    Through the course of the campaign, transition and presidency, three top Trump advisors and staffers have had to resign because of issues tied to Russia. Paul Manafort, Carter Page and now Michael Flynn. Page might arguably be termed a secondary figure. Manafort ran Trump's campaign and Flynn was his top foreign policy advisor for a year. The one common denominator between all these events, all these men is one person: Donald Trump.

    As I said above, this has all been happening before our eyes, the train of inexplicable actions, the unaccountable ties and monetary connections, the willful, almost inexplicable need to make the case for Vladimir Putin even when the President knows the suspicion he's under. When I was writing my first post on this topic more than 6 months ago, I had the uncanny feeling of finding what I was writing impossible to believe as I wrote it. And yet, I would go through the list of unexplained occurrences and actions, clear business and political connections, sycophantic support and more and realize there was too much evidence to ignore. It was fantastical and yet in plain sight.

    That's where we still are. There is a huge amount we don't know. We don't know the big answers. But to use the language of the criminal law, there's probable cause to have a real investigation. Not a rush to judgment, but an investigation. This has been in front of us for months. It may gratify Democrats as partisans to see an entire political party be suborned by a President under a cloud of doubt. But it is horrible for the country. There is so much smoke that you could choke on it. It's time to find out what Donald Trump's relationship is to Russia, his and his associates' contacts with Russian officials during the campaign, whatever business ties there might be.


  41. Anonymous8:21 PM

    Three Russian military actions of note in recent days:

    Russia secretly launched a cruise missile today that would be capable of threatening NATO's European members. This move breaches its responsibility to the INF arms treaty that keeps it from possessing, producing, or flight-testing a ground-launched cruise missile with range capabilities of 500 to 5000 kilometers.
    A Russian spy ship was spotted off the coast of Delaware, this morning, per Fox News. The ship remained in international waters, not in U.S. territory, and similar Russian activity has been detected in years past.
    The Pentagon reports Russian aircraft flew within 100 yards above the American destroyer USS Porter in the Black Sea on three separate occasions Friday, per ABC News. (A Russian Defense Ministry spokesman claims there was no such flyby). The Pentagon claims the flybys were "unsafe and unprofessional." This would have taken place the same day that Putin invited Trump to a meeting in Slovenia.

    Why it matters: Russia is boasting its military capabilities and asserting itself.


  42. Anonymous8:30 PM

    David Letterman tells The New York Times how he would tackle an interview with Donald Trump.


  43. Anonymous8:34 PM

    A new Breitbart article reveals much about the war inside the White House

    With National Security Adviser Michael Flynn already forced to resign due to scandal, there are rumors of another White House shake-up in the works. Those rumors grow to a roar if you surf to today’s eyebrow-raising Breitbart report by Matthew Boyle, which quotes at least three “sources close to the president” who claim that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus’s future is “in doubt.”

    Boyle’s anonymous sources paint a picture in which Priebus’s bumbling is the primary reason for the Trump administration’s rocky start. They portray the chief of staff as in over his head and ineffective at working with Congress. And they claim that the blame for the White House’s botched immigration order rollout should fall primarily on Priebus, because he failed to quickly confirm Jeff Sessions as attorney general and purge enough leaky Obama loyalists from the government.

    Mind you, this isn’t just any anonymously sourced report. In the age of Trump, Breitbart’s coverage is being read — rightly or wrongly — as a window into the views of one faction of the administration in particular: the allies of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.


  44. Anonymous9:25 PM

    Question. Why was jill stien in that photo with flynn and putin? Geez, the list of suspects keep getting longer and longer. And Putin seems to be at the head of this. Dr. Evil strikes again. Trump is his mini me.

  45. And Gryphen predicted it all.

  46. Turns out the Sean Spicer SNL impression isn't the only one Trump hates.

    He also hates them using the angel of death to be Steve Bannon. Or more specifically, that Bannon is portrayed as being the power behind Trump and pulling his strings.



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