Thursday, July 06, 2017

Investigators now looking into whether pro-Trump propaganda outlets coordinated with Russia.

Courtesy of The Guardian: 

The spread of Russian-made fake news stories aimed at discrediting Hillary Clinton on social media is emerging as an important line of inquiry in multiple investigations into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. 

Investigators are looking into whether Trump supporters and far-right websites coordinated with Moscow over the release of fake news, including stories implicating Clinton in murder or paedophilia, or paid to boost those stories on Facebook. 

The head of the Trump digital camp, Brad Parscale, has reportedly been summoned to appear before the House intelligence committee looking into Moscow’s interference in the 2016 US election. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee carrying out a parallel inquiry, has said that at least 1,000 “paid internet trolls working out of a facility in Russia” were pumping anti-Clinton fake news into social media sites during the campaign.

Warner said there was evidence that this campaign appeared to be focused on key voters in swing states, raising the question over whether there was coordination with US political operatives in directing the flow of bogus stories.

First off there is plenty of evidence to support this. 

Breitbart and other pro-Trump media outlets parroted everything that the Russian hackers released, sometimes at the very same time as Russian news outlets, or even before.

What's more the Trump campaign, and Trump himself, also quoted from those Right Wing Pravda sites and pushed their conspiracy theories and misinformation out to the public.

Personally I expect to see new evidence revealed that not only did the Right Wing news sites collude with the Russians, but that the Trump campaign did as well.


  1. Anonymous11:57 AM

    Yep. Citizen United NRA RNC GOP Holier than thou hired out the data collectors, the hackers, the attackers, the riggers, and rest of the mob to advance a communist capitalist dictating suppressive agenda.

    1. Anonymous1:52 PM


  2. Anonymous12:09 PM

    Trump is meeting key world leaders at the G20 summit. He forgot to book a hotel.

    President Donald Trump apparently forgot to book a hotel room in Hamburg, Germany, for the annual Group of 20 summit of key global leaders, and was stuck scrambling to find somewhere to stay...

  3. Anonymous12:10 PM

    Trump Promised to Find the ‘Other’ Election Hackers. He Still Hasn’t.

    The president said he would have his own election hacking report in 90 days. That was seven months ago.

    1. Anonymous1:15 PM

      Kind of like OJ would find Ron and Nicole's real killers?

    2. Anonymous1:57 PM

      Good one, everbody knows his son did it. Not sarcasm!

  4. Anonymous12:11 PM

    How Ex-Spies Think Putin Will Sucker ‘Sociopathic Narcissist’ Trump

    KGB, CIA, and FBI veterans say Russia’s leader is well-positioned to dominate America’s president in their one-on-one meeting.

    Foreign ministries around the world are filled with anticipation over what will happen when Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meet for the first time at the G20 summit. But veteran U.S. spies who’ve studied manipulation tactics, particularly from their Russian counterparts, are confident they know what’s going to unfold.

    Putin, a former KGB operations officer, will not just be practicing interpersonal diplomacy, they say. He’ll be putting his tradecraft as a spy to work. His main asset: Trump’s massive, delicate ego.

  5. Anonymous12:12 PM

    President Snowflake: Trump Needs a Safe Space in Europe

    He’s a self-proclaimed brawler, but Trump didn’t head straight for the handshake-snubbing Macron or mean lady Merkel at the G-20. No, first he needed an adoring hug from Poland.

  6. Anonymous12:16 PM

    I Found HanAssholeSolo’s anti-Semitic Posts. Then, the Death Threats Started.

    This is what it’s like to report on extremism in the Trump era.

    It took only a few minutes to figure out that HanAssholeSolo, the person behind President Donald Trump’s most retweeted tweet, had also used racial slurs and posted derogatory comments about Muslims. Then, there was the one that caused all the problems: a thread titled “Something Strange About CNN…can’t quite put my finger on it…,” with a graphic of dozens of the network’s talents with tiny blue Stars of David.

    Shared more than 300,000 times, and the subject of debate over whether it inspired violence against the media, HanAssholeSolo’s animated GIF reengineered Trump’s 2007 WrestleMania appearance into a living, breathing political cartoon in which the ostensible leader of the free world clotheslined a man with the CNN logo for a face and then proceeded to beat him with his fists. Allies argued it was a joke and all in good fun, but the post I uncovered painted it in a new, more sinister, light.

    ... One anonymous member counseled on how to intimidate and threaten me without running afoul of social media moderators and the authorities. Another posted excerpts from a short story about killing journalists with lines like, “the media lies, the media dies” and “a traitor in front of a camera is still just a traitor.” Yet another said death was too good for journalists and “they should have their flesh twisted from their bones.”

    And then, this:
    I mean, he’s not wrong. If I could slit his flabby neck and dump him in a ditch somewhere without getting caught, I absolutely would in a heartbeat.

    Same goes for pretty much any shitlib whiny or fake-news propagandist. The only thing stopping me is that it would be inconvenient, and the fact that the law enforcement apparatus is still semi-functional.

    I’m surrounded by people who feel the same way. Shitlibs have dehumanized themselves in our eyes. We simply don’t give a shit about them, don’t consider them human.

    Trump’s stupid meme didn’t do anything to reinforce that belief. Decades of constant browbeating, whining, lying, and despicable deception by leftists and their media establishment are what did it.

    I learned last year the best strategy is to be open about this kind of stuff and expose it however possible.

    1. Anonymous3:38 AM

      There's your cyber bullying.

  7. Anonymous12:17 PM

    High Anxiety at CNN Amid Attacks From Trump and His Trolls

    CNN staff fear for their safety as President Trump's supporters threaten them and their families. In Poland, Trump continued to ratchet up his rhetoric against the network.

  8. Anonymous12:19 PM

    Ex-spies say Putin will eat Trump and his ‘massive, delicate ego’ for lunch at G-20 meeting

  9. Anonymous12:20 PM

    Women are no longer allowed to wear sleeveless attire in Paul Ryan’s House of Reps

    1. Anonymous1:50 PM

      Can First "Lady" wear sleeveless and show cleavage if she shows up in Ryan's House? Anyway, WHO is showing up sleeveless? Most women Reps are wearing jackets or sweaters. He probably keeps it a frosty 60° in there.

    2. Anonymous9:57 PM

      Did Melania get the memo? Or are skirts slit up to the crotch okay, just not the arms?

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  11. Anonymous12:26 PM

    WATCH: Trump tries to shake the hand of Polish president’s wife — and gets rejected

    1. Anonymous1:29 PM

      That's beeyouteeful !!!

      LMAO !!!

    2. Anonymous2:55 PM

      Didn'T' even lOOk at tiny djt.

    3. Anonymous3:39 AM

      Trump really does have small hands!

  12. Anonymous12:29 PM

    Ethics Chief Who Battled Trump

    Administration Announces Resignation
    Walter Shaub Jr. will step down later this month.

    1. Anonymous1:52 PM

      That's just what Trump wants. Stay on, people, and just collect a paycheck.

  13. Anonymous12:31 PM

    Russian mafia figure Felix Sater agrees to assist with money laundering probe into Donald Trump’s NYC hotel

    Felix Sater has been convicted of financial crimes in relation to the Russian mafia. He’s also gone to prison for an act of violence in a bar fight. Years ago he was revealed as a former (and perhaps still current) FBI informant. And he’s a former longtime business associate Donald Trump, despite the fact that Trump has more recently claimed he had no idea who Sater is. But now Sater can add something else to his resume – and it’s the worst news possible for Donald Trump.

    Sater has now agreed to assist with an investigation into alleged money laundering involving the Trump SoHo property in New York City, which is controlled by Donald Trump and his children...

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  15. Anonymous12:36 PM

    The 4th

  16. Anonymous12:39 PM

    A Meeting And A Conference

  17. Anonymous12:40 PM

    Poll Shows Europeans Like US, Distrust Trump

    1. Anonymous1:02 PM

      Gryph there's a graph at this site that would burn Trump's ass if he sees it.

    2. Anonymous2:53 PM

      This graph @1:02pm?

  18. Anonymous12:44 PM

    Heehoohaha ryan no more sleeveless or open toe shoes at his request for women.

  19. Anonymous12:44 PM

    Lots of dates similar.

  20. Anonymous12:57 PM


    While talking to reporters in Warsaw, Poland, in three minutes Trump took a swipe at the media, United States intelligence community and President Obama while standing on foreign soil.

    Three minutes of Trump - decoded line by line

    There's an old saying in Washington that politics should "stop at the water's edge".

    It reflects the tradition that, while a president is overseas, domestic bickering should be put on hold, as partisan grievances are best kept within the family.

    Those norms, which used to be considered iron-clad, have frayed considerably in recent decades. Leave it to Donald Trump, however, to throw kerosene on whatever remains and dance around the ashes.

    In a three-minute exchange with reporters in Warsaw, Mr Trump aired a wide range of his usual grievances - against the US media, his presidential predecessor and the US intelligence community.

    Here's a closer look: (see website below)

  21. Anonymous3:24 PM

    It is SO embarrassing to have this ignorant ass representing the US.

  22. Anonymous10:08 PM


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