Saturday, August 05, 2017

CNN reports on more evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

I swear this dude always looks guilty.
This was buried in a long piece by CNN on Thursday:

In the summer of 2016, US intelligence agencies noticed a spate of curious contacts between Trump campaign associates and suspected Russian intelligence, according to current and former US officials briefed on the investigation. James Comey, in his Senate testimony, said the FBI opened an investigation into Trump campaign-Russia connections in July 2016. 

The strands of the two investigations began to merge. In the months that followed, investigators turned up intercepted communications appearing to show efforts by Russian operatives to coordinate with Trump associates on damaging Hillary Clinton's election prospects, officials said. CNN has learned those communications included references to campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Well looky there.

Boy, Paul Manafort's name sure does pop up a lot during conversations about Russian collusion.

Have you noticed that?

Of course Manafort's spokesperson denies that there is any fire behind all of this smoke:

Jason Maloni, a spokesman for Manafort, issued this statement on the latest round of accusations: “Paul Manafort did not collude with the Russian government to undermine the 2016 election or to hack the DNC. Other than that comment, we aren't going to respond to anonymous officials illegally peddling second hand conspiracy theories. But the Justice Department, and the courts if necessary, should hold someone to account for the flood of unlawful government leaks targeting Mr. Manafort." 

Hmm, have you also noticed that members of Trump's campaign always deny that there is any truth to various allegations, right before they have to admit that there might be a little truth to various allegations? 


  1. Anonymous1:01 PM

    Fox News’ Eric Bolling has been suspended pending investigation for sexual harassment: report

    1. Anonymous1:35 PM

      Fox is certainly the republican's 'Family Values' network. These holier than thou folks certainly aren't anything close to what they profess to be. It turns out they are really just amoral hypocritical shit heads on the dole. They wear 'holier than thou' cloaks as they go about their sociopathic greedy business.

    2. Anonymous1:35 PM

    3. Anonymous1:44 PM

      Good! When's Hannity's turn?

    4. Anonymous1:53 PM

      Maybe this will make them all to afraid to keep judging liberals by standards that are impossible for themselves.

      It could be their best work friend next. They're running out of as-yet untainted males at FUX.

  2. Anonymous1:33 PM

    Robert Mueller’s latest move signals he just might take down Mike Pence too

  3. Anonymous1:52 PM

    Republican Shadow Campaign for 2020 Takes Shape as Trump Doubts Grow

  4. Anonymous1:55 PM

    They’re Building a Trump-Centric Movement. But Don’t Call It Trumpism.

    ...Building on Mr. Trump’s populist appeal, they are attempting what many of their fellow conservatives have told them is an impossible, even foolish undertaking. They are making the intellectual case for a man who is the ultimate anti-intellectual.

    “It took a Trump, of all people, to allow for a certain level of intellectual ferment to take place,” said Ben Boychuk, the managing editor of American Greatness, a new political journal based here in Southern California.

    American Greatness gives voice to a growing genre of conservative thinking that wants the right to be less oriented to the issues that built the Reagan coalition of social, fiscal and national security conservatives and more focused on the country’s self-interest.
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    In its inaugural issue last summer, the journal published “Our Declaration of Independence From the Conservative Movement,” which argued that what worked for Ronald Reagan could no longer define the movement.

    “We cannot slavishly attempt to relive the politics of 40 years ago,” the editors wrote.

    These disillusioned academics see plenty of things they like in the Trump administration, including Mr. Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and his proposal to reduce legal immigration by half within a decade. And though Republicans have failed so far to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, they don’t blame the president, whom they applaud for at least trying to undo what they see as an unconstitutional expansion of government power.

    But in this view, Mr. Trump is not so much a movement leader as he is a vessel. “We see a lot of potential here with this particular administration,” Mr. Boychuk said, “but we’re not going to live or die by him.”

    If nothing else, these conservatives see Mr. Trump as a disrupter who is already jolting a movement they believe is badly ossified and reflexively devoted to an agenda of corporate tax cuts, global trade agreements and military adventurism — “checklist conservatism,” as an essay by Chris Buskirk, the publisher of American Greatness, described it.

    They accept the almost socialist-sounding “pro-worker” label. They believe the Republican Party has been far too complicit in the expansion of the federal bureaucracy, what they scorn as the “administrative state.” And they tend to de-emphasize social issues as a priority.

  5. Anonymous1:58 PM

    Paul Manafort has a starring role in the documentary 'Get Me Roger Stone'. I tried to watch it last night.... got almost halfway through before the nausea became intolerable. I'll never watch the rest.

    These are some of the worst people in the world, they're so evil that they prove that there is no god.

  6. Anonymous2:00 PM

    Trump’s beloved stock market could cripple his administration before Mueller does: report

    ...Furthermore, a reality check is coming as Republicans on Capitol Hill figure out that Trump’s threats are mostly bluster and realize they can defy him with impunity.

    Given that backdrop, “Trump is going to have a very hard time enacting any of his economic promises into laws that he can sign,” Cohan wrote. “And when the market figures that out — which shouldn’t be too long from now — we are in for a huge correction, just in time for autumn, when for whatever reason, the market likes to get skittish.”

    That time frame could well coincide with indictments from one or more grand juries of Trump aides and campaign workers, adding more instability and volatility to the mix, two things that Wall Street is notoriously averse to.

    Cohan said, “And it will mean that Trump, who fancies himself as a masterful businessman, will have to explain the stock market’s slide in peripatetic 140-character bursts just as the rest of his political world closes in on him. Even Trump, given all his bluster about marketing and optics, should be smart enough to know that the stock market has only one direction to go now that it’s cracked 22,000 — and that’s down.”

    1. Anonymous4:26 PM

      Yea right, little donnie explanation, like everything else he has touched with his slimy little hands, will be either it is Hillary’s or Obama’s fault

  7. Anonymous2:00 PM

    Like cockroaches. Turn on a light....

  8. Anonymous2:39 PM

    Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said he is considering creating a committee aimed at defeating President Trump in the 2020 election.

    The conservative commentator and Trump critic told the New York Times that he has had informal discussions about launching a “Committee Not to Renominate the President."

    “We need to take one shot at liberating the Republican Party from Trump, and conservatism from Trumpism," Kristol told the publication.

    Kristol's comments were part of a report by the Times which listed potential Republican Trump challengers in the 2020 presidential election. The list included Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and Vice President Mike Pence.

    Kristol has proven to be one of the fiercest conservative Trump critics, frequently criticizing the president's rhetoric as well as his policies.

    The editor went as far as comparing the Trump administration to the decline of the Roman Empire last month.

  9. Anonymous4:33 PM

    I always got the “feeling” Manafort was some kind of a crook. Looks like my gut feeling is correct. Plus he looks like an alcoholic, making him prime for blackmail by the ruskies.


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