Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Intelligence sources reveal that Russian operatives discussed having "derogatory" information about Donald Trump during 2016 election.

Courtesy of CNN: 

Russian government officials discussed having potentially "derogatory" information about then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and some of his top aides in conversations intercepted by US intelligence during the 2016 election, according to two former intelligence officials and a congressional source. 

One source described the information as financial in nature and said the discussion centered on whether the Russians had leverage over Trump's inner circle. The source said the intercepted communications suggested to US intelligence that Russians believed "they had the ability to influence the administration through the derogatory information.

"But the sources, privy to the descriptions of the communications written by US intelligence, cautioned the Russian claims to one another "could have been exaggerated or even made up" as part of a disinformation campaign that the Russians did during the election. The details of the communication shed new light on information US intelligence received about Russian claims of influence. 

The contents of the conversations made clear to US officials that Russia was considering ways to influence the election -- even if their claims turned out to be false. 

None of the sources would say which specific Trump aides were discussed. One of the officials said the intelligence report masked the American names but it was clear the conversations revolved around the Trump campaign team. Another source would not give more specifics, citing the classified nature of the information.

The sources are careful to suggest that the Russians could have been exaggerating this evidence, but considering what we have learned so far, and now seen Trump do since entering the White House, do we really think they had to exaggerate it that much?

At this point the only thing that could further indicate that Trump is Putin's little bitch is if he had that tattooed on his lower back.

And let's face it, for all we know he does.

By the way this is just more information that supports the findings in that Russian dossier which the Trump folks keep insisting is filled with false information.

Which is, as you might have guessed, exactly how they responded to THIS report from CNN: A White House spokesman told CNN: 

"This is yet another round of false and unverified claims made by anonymous sources to smear the President. The reality is, a review of the President's income from the last ten years showed he had virtually no financial ties at all. There appears to be no limit to which the President's political opponents will go to perpetuate this false narrative, including illegally leaking classified material. All this does is play into the hands of our adversaries and put our country at risk."

If this is all a "false narrative" then why is Trump now lawyering up?

23 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:49 AM

    Gryph, you live in AK. You know about how the Russian mafia and their financiers work, or you should.

    IMO, the Ruskie mafia has it's talons deep in Agent Orange's fat gut. The Ruskie oligarchs have their talons deep in his finances.

    Do the math.

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    1. Anonymous12:11 PM

      Woodrow, Alaska keeps popping up on the weather map on local channels.

      Seems to me, Wilson gave a pass 100 year's ago, now they are amoung you.

      Good job dumbfuck Wilson.

      Obviously it was $$$$$$$.

      Wonder what US biz are owned by Ogliarchs?

      Don't steal the US government hates competition.

      IRS might confiscate em!

      All of em!

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  2. In every denial about links to Russia, Trump or his attorneys deny that he has very little INCOME from Russia. They don't say anything about LOANS. He's stiffed just about every U.S. bank in his bankruptcy's, so he had to go to more nefarious sources to get loans. Pay close attention to how they parse their words.

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    1. Anonymous9:12 AM

      INCOME>
      1. The flow of cash or cash-equivalents received from work (wage or salary),
      capital (interest or profit), or land (rent).
      2. Accounting: (1) An excess of revenue over expenses for an accounting period. Also called earnings or gross profit. (2) An amount by which total assets increase in an accounting period.
      3. Economics: Consumption that, at the end of a period, will leave an individual with the same amount of goods (and the expectations of future goods) as at the beginning of that period. Therefore, income means the maximum amount an individual can spend during a period without being any worse off."
      "Income (and not the GDP) is the engine that drives an economy because only it can create demand.
      4. Law: Money or other forms of payment (received periodically or regularly) from commerce, employment, endowment, investment, royalties, etc."

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  3. Notice how they say a review of Trump's INCOME shows virtually no financial ties to Russia. Trump says the same thing himself over & over. It's not his income that's the problems. It's his loans. In his bankruptcies, he stiffed about every major bank in the U.S. so he had to go to more nefarious sources to get money. Pay attention to how they parse their words.

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  4. Anonymous9:02 AM

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/next-trump-lawyer-michael-cohen-becomes-target-in-congressional-probe-of-russia-ties/

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  5. The largest NGO swindle of all time.

    https://www.amazon.it/Empires-Smile-Syndrome-Frontiers-English-ebook/dp/B06XQBK2Z3/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1496140545&sr=8-7&keywords=ulisse+di+bartolomei

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    1. Anonymous9:54 AM

      "How to create a mystical cult and live rich and happy, it teaches the Moon’s Sect"

      Delete
  6. The largest NGO swindle of all time.

    https://www.amazon.it/Empires-Smile-Syndrome-Frontiers-English-ebook/dp/B06XQBK2Z3/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1496140545&sr=8-7&keywords=ulisse+di+bartolomei

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    1. Anonymous11:49 AM

      Sorry, nobody here wants to buy your book. But why not send a few crates of it to the Palin household so they can include it with their thank-you letters to donors?

      Wild Tortoise

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  7. Anonymous10:35 AM

    OT FB;"Trump's budget isn't just about massive tax cuts for rich and major cuts in assistance for the poor.
    He also wants to roll back civil rights:
    1. The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice -- which has long investigated hate crimes, voter suppression, and other forms of discrimination -- would lose at least 121 positions.
    2. The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program -- in charge of policing against discrimination by companies with federal contracts – would be eliminated altogether. That’s 600 positions. (Just last September, the office reached a $1.7 million settlement with tech giant Palantir for discriminatory hiring practices.)
    3. The Environmental Protection Agency’s environmental justice program -- which combats higher-rates of pollution in communities of color -- would be eliminated.
    4. The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights -- charged with investigating discrimination in America’s schools – would be drastically cut. The Trump administration itself has admitted these cuts will hamper its ability to conduct investigations.
    Trump has made clear his priorities are to benefit the most comfortable Americans and stick it to the most vulnerable."
    R.R.

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    1. Anonymous1:41 PM

      Moving On:
      http://www.dw.com/en/indian-pm-modi-tells-merkel-india-and-germany-made-for-one-another/a-39043653

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  8. Anonymous10:38 AM

    OT POLLS:"Fox News scored the president’s approval ratings last week at just 40 percent. The network’s analysis showed white voters and Americans without a college degree—two demographics crucial to Trump’s base during the 2016 election—were beginning to sharply disapprove of the president’s overall performance more than ever before."

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/right-wing-polls-show-trumps-plunging-approval-ratings/

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  9. Anonymous10:41 AM

    OT? Riche$ man>"“Yes, this is really Darrell Issa on the roof of his district office building,” Levin wrote. “Too afraid to come speak with assembled constituents below.”"
    "Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is the wealthiest member of Congress, with a net worth of $254.65 million. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), with a net worth of $90.85 million, and ranked 4th, is the wealthiest Senator."

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/05/30/darrell-issa-hides-roof-afraid-face-people-angry-trumpcare.html

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/05/30/darrell-issa-hides-roof-afraid-face-people-angry-trumpcare.html

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    1. Anonymous6:38 PM

      And when you look into Issa and his brothr's record and how he accumulated that money then you know he is a Rethug through and through.

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  10. Anonymous10:57 AM

    The Bullshitter-in-Chief

    Donald Trump’s disregard for the truth is something more sinister than ordinary lying.

    ...Donald Trump says a lot of things that aren’t true, often shamelessly so, and it’s tempting to call him a liar.

    But that’s not quite right. As the Princeton University philosophy professor Harry Frankfurt put it in a famous essay, to lie presumes a kind of awareness of and interest in the truth — and the goal is to convince the audience that the false thing you are saying is in fact true. Trump, more often than not, isn’t interested in convincing anyone of anything. He’s a bullshitter who simply doesn’t care.

    In Trump's own book, Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again, our now-president describes himself in a way that Frankfurt could hold up as the quintessential example of a bullshitter. Trump writes that he’s an "I say what’s on my mind" kind of guy. Pages later, he explains that doesn’t mean he’s necessarily an honest guy.

    "If you do things a little differently," he writes of the media, "if you say outrageous things and fight back, they love you." The free publicity that results from deliberately provoking controversy is invaluable. And if a bit of exaggeration is what it takes, Trump doesn’t have a problem with that. "When," he asks "was the last time you saw a sign hanging outside a pizzeria claiming ‘The fourth best pizza in the world’?!"

    When Trump says something like he’s just learned that Barack Obama ordered his phones wiretapped, he’s not really trying to persuade people that this is true. It’s a test to see who around him will debase themselves to repeat it blindly. There’s no greater demonstration of devotion.

    ...Trump’s tactics, in a different context, would be understood as typical authoritarian propaganda — regimes often propound nonsense more to enforce expectations on their citizens than because they are expecting anyone to actually believe it. The United States isn’t the kind of place where that can work. There’s a free and vibrant press and political debate operating wholly outside the world of Trump’s bullshit. But by filling the heads of his fans — and the media outlets they consume — with a steady diet of bullshit, Trump is nonetheless succeeding in endlessly reinscribing polarization in American politics, corroding America’s governing institutions, and poisoning civic life.

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/5/30/15631710/trump-bullshit

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    1. Anonymous12:33 PM

      "He’s a man who doesn’t care much about the truth. He’s a man who cares deeply about loyalty. The two qualities merge in the way he wields bullshit. His flagrant lies serve as a loyalty test."
      "The key issues are trust and loyalty. By asking subordinates to echo his bullshit, Trump accomplishes two goals:

      He tests the loyalty of his subordinates. In Cowen’s words, “if you want to ascertain if someone is truly loyal to you, ask them to do something outrageous or stupid.”
      The other is that it turns his aides into members of a distinct tribe. “By requiring subordinates to speak untruths, a leader can undercut their independent standing, including their standing with the public, with the media and with other members of the administration.”
      "Bullshit is unavoidable whenever circumstances require someone to talk without knowing what he is talking about."The president bullshits because he is ignorant."
      "the president and White House aides have repeatedly set Pence up to be the public face of official narratives that turn out to be misleading or false.”

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  11. Anonymous11:10 AM

    Interesting thing about Russia's trump info is that Putin knows Donnie is only qualified for work with an obscure Russian circus.

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  12. How would they use it? Trump isn't embarrassed by anything. He'd deny it. He'd say it's a lie. He'd ignore it.

    Now if they had photos of Trump's bald pate, that might set him off. Or maybe his teeny Zizi.

    Trump no longer cares about his loans or the Russian mafia. He is either paying them off fast with all that taxpayer money he is grifting from the U.S. and other quid pro quo, or he'll just stiff the Russians like he stiffed all his other creditors. He has no reason to fear for his safety any more. He has the Secret Service and will have them until they day he dies. (May it be very soon.)

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  13. Anonymous11:34 AM

    OT?"a major reason will be his self-described strategy of surrounding himself with people who are not as “successful” and “smart” as he is."“Never trust them too much because all of a sudden things will start to happen that you’re not gonna like.”“Always be around unsuccessful people because everybody will respect you. Do you understand that?”

    “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” Maya Angelou

    https://thinkprogress.org/trump-people-not-too-smart-7d68defce60d

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  14. Anonymous11:34 AM

    Trump is a polluted swine. He will not be able to use America/Americans to pay his bribes, threats nor his payments to the mob. He is a pathetic excuse and lousy human. He must resign today or face impeachment. Regardless, he his family his associations will all be shamed forever and held liable. He deserves NO respect. A LIAR IS A LIAR FOREVER.

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  15. Anonymous2:06 PM

    I believe that Trump not only receives business loans from the Russians but also has laundered money through various real estate transactions. Case-in-point would be the huge profit Trump made when he sold one of his properties to a Russian guy with reported mafia ties. This guy never lived in the house and eventually tore down the multi-million dollar mansion where it now sits unused. His Russian jet was also seen at several Trump campaign rallies during the primaries.

    That along with all the Russian contacts of those close to Trump BEFORE and AFTER the election, such as Flynn, Tillerson, Sessions, The Kushners and more, you don't need to be a rocket scientist to see the connections. Now all that's left is for the Congress, the FBI & the Special Investigator to connect the dots!

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  16. Anonymous2:14 PM

    40
    http://video.gq.com/watch/the-closer-with-keith-olbermann-40-shady-things-we-now-know-about-trump-and-russia?c=series

    K.O.

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