Monday, November 13, 2017

Russia threatens American media outlets because the Justice Department is forcing RT to register as a foreign agent.

Courtesy of Mother Jones: 

Russian lawmakers vowed Friday to adopt legislation targeting American media outlets in response to the US Justice Department forcing RT, the English-language Russia television channel, to register as a foreign agent. 

Vyacheslav Volodin, the chairman of Russia’s State Duma, said Russian legislators will amend a law related to foreign agents to include foreign media. Volodin, a former Putin aide, said the Duma could adopt the new legislation as soon as next week, according to news reports. “Since such decisions are being made in the United States in relation to our television companies, it is right for us to respond to these actions,” Volodin said, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 

The measure would initially target CNN, Voice of America, and Radio Liberty,” said Senator Alexei Pushkov, who chairs the upper house of parliament’s media policy committee. Maria Zakharova, the Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman, indicated the law could also target Moscow-based correspondents from newspapers including the New York Times and the Washington Post. 

RT, formerly Russia Today, said Thursday in a statement posted on its website that the DOJ threatened to freeze its bank accounts and arrest its top US executive if it fails to register by Monday under Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), a law that requires representatives of foreign governments to disclose information, such as employees’ contacts with government officials and political donations, in publicly available filings to the department.

Gee what is Russia going to do, start having their highly placed double agent start publicly referring to reporting by American news outlets as "fake news?" 

Oh, wait.


  1. Anonymous4:15 AM

    You know when Comrade Trump returns to the US of R (United States of Russia) he is going to be pissed at Jeff Sessions for harassing his people.

    1. Anonymous11:29 AM

      "Talley was required to answer whether any family members or others would be “likely to present potential conflicts of interest.” He didn’t think to mention his spouse. He also didn’t mention her during his frequent contact with the White House lawyers during his nomination process.

      The American Bar Association has already labeled Talley “not qualified” in a rare denouncing of the 2007 Harvard grad’s candidacy."

    2. Anonymous4:12 PM

      Not only did he forget to mention his wife works in the WH, she has also been questioned by Mueller.

      Unqualified and "poor memory " only skills necessary for trump nominees.

  2. Anonymous4:22 AM

    Did Trump and Duterte discuss human rights? Depends on who you ask


    White House says Trump, Duterte 'briefly' discussed human rights but Philippine spokesman says they didn't

    (CNN)President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who lavished pleasantries on each other during public appearances in Manila Monday, "briefly" discussed human rights and the Philippine's bloody war on drugs during their closed-door conversation, the White House said.

    But a spokesman for the controversial Philippine President told reporters that "human rights did not arise" during the meeting

    White House says Trump, Duterte 'briefly' discussed human rights but Philippine spokesman says they didn't....

    1. Anonymous8:18 AM

      "briefly" goes like this:

      Trump: "I was told to talk about human rights."
      Duterte: "No."
      Trump: "Okay."

  3. Anonymous4:35 AM

    How interesting. The Russians are initially targeting CNN. Gee, isn't CNN the same Trump target for "fake news"? Coincidence?

  4. Anonymous4:56 AM

    Joe Biden was on the today show this a.m.

    So refreshing to listen to an adult .

    Traitor trump is a pathological liar,he has no credibility

    I doubt they talked about anything substantial, they probably discussed how great they are and how best to rig elections.

    1. Anonymous6:34 AM

      And golf courses. Sick

  5. Anonymous5:03 AM

    Let them,they already target foreign press in Russia,so what will be different?

    Let's see what traitor trump says about this,how far will he go to defend the Russian media?

    1. Anonymous8:20 AM

      Every day, T is just adding to the pile for Mueller. tick, tick, tick.

  6. Anonymous6:14 AM

    Lunatic is in the house:

  7. Anonymous6:17 AM

    For the "real news" I only read Sarah's Facebook page.

    1. Anonymous6:35 AM

      I have a hard time the sentence lines are mixed up. I think due to her crooked eyes.

    2. And meth-infused brain.

  8. So CNN, Voice of America and Radio Liberty will register. No big deal.

    RT on the other hand...

    1. Anonymous6:47 AM

      Why&How>ed 'Traitor' $chultz...

  9. Anonymous6:45 AM

    "“He will be a $TAR and feather for better healthcare and lower drug prices!”"

  10. Anonymous7:22 AM

    "Putin is neither a friend of America nor of democracy,"
    " Putin Systematically Dismantled the Free Press and Subverted Democracy in Russia. Upon coming to power in 1999/2000""Early on, Putin began to move against investigative journalists who criticized him for his WAR crimes in Chechnya or his illegal business deals that soon made him one of the wealthiest men in the world."
    "Putin Invaded Ukraine and Illegally Annexed CRIMEa"<KEY
    "to punish Ukrainians for turning their back on Russia and overthrowing the country’s pro-Russian leader during the winter 2004-5 ORANGE Revolution."
    {Isis the 'Knew' BLACK MARKET TRAFFICing}

    "The wily Russian autocrat is a clear and present danger to America and our interests abroad."

    "Putin, the former member of the infamous KGB secret police, has the {RED} BLOOD of hundreds and thousands of Chechen, Ukrainian, Syrian, Crimean Tatars, and Malaysian civilians on his hands. He has subverted democracy not only in his own country, but in our country." {Details}

    1. Anonymous2:58 PM

  11. Anonymous8:58 AM

    FB"Calling the GOP today the "Party of Lincoln" is a bit like calling ketchup a vegetable.
    Abraham Lincoln was a deep reader and thinker. He wrestled in his mind and with his pen about the grave injustices at that heart of the American enterprise. He understood the dangers of tribalism, identity politics, and the threat of disunion. He respected reasoned arguments. He was careful and temperate in his words and deeds. He sought out dissent and valued when others challenged his own preconceptions. I would argue that none of these traits are on wide display with much of the current national leadership of the current Republican Party.
    It does not bring any joy to say this. And I think there are deficiencies along these lines with many Democratic leaders as well. In this frantic environment, I see citizens being stirred to follow the herd of their own political identity at the disservice to the nation at large. Meanwhile the bigotries and small mindedness that have plagued our national story from the beginning are being stoked and prodded for cynical political gain.
    Near the end of my new book What Unites Us, I reach back to Lincoln for some perspective on our current state of affairs.
    "On March 4, 1865, with the bloody Civil War almost over, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in for his second term as president. His eyes were on the hard work of peace that would follow. "With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan — to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." Lincoln understood that the United States had to be a land of compassion and empathy, but a lasting peace had to be a just one. A little over a month after he gave that stirring speech, he would be dead and the work of which he spoke far from finished. It always will be."
    This is the time in which we find ourselves today, one where the work that stretches back to Lincoln is not only far from finished but we seem to be sliding backwards along the path of justice. And yet I remain optimistic that despite the dark clouds of the present we can continue to make progress. I believe in the basic decency of the American people. I think it was reflected in the recent elections. I have seen it on this Facebook page. I am seeing it from all of you who I am meeting on the the book tour and with the response from those who have read WHAT UNITES US. My goal was always to create a conversation worthy of our nation. And I think, thanks to all of you and countless others, we have begun.
    I am off to Miami, Nashville, Dallas, and onward for the tour. Hope to see some of you along the trail. And I thank you humbly for your support and encouragement."
    Dan the man Rather

  12. Anonymous11:12 AM


    "Their talking point is always “frivolous lawsuits” – which is especially funny now that they’ve elected the King of Frivolous Lawsuits president. The judge is still laughing about the one he filed against me."

  13. Anonymous12:31 PM

    Someone said that the Russians already own our media. Through Fox, and Brietbart.

    1. Anonymous1:59 PM

      tinydjt>"laughed on Monday as his counterpart in the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, shut down reporters’ questions on human rights and referred to journalists as “spies.”

      “We will be discussing matters that are of interest to both the Philippines and [the U.S.] ... with you around, guys, you are the spies,” Duterte said to reporters on Monday, according to the White House pool report.

      rump laughed in response."

  14. Anonymous12:33 PM

    Hey, G? Trying to comment on your three posts about, and there seems to be a block. Like a broken G logo. Did the Russians do that?

    1. Nah, that's probably just Blogger acting up again.

  15. Anonymous1:15 PM

    Is something going on with the comment section on the other posts? I keep getting an error message

  16. Anonymous1:18 PM

    " The collusion itself is not necessarily a crime, but the collusion goes straight to the motive of why as president, Trump obstructed justice by firing James Comey."

    "The Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks
    The transparency organization asked the president’s son for his cooperation—in sharing its work, in contesting the results of the election, and in arranging for Julian Assange to be Australia’s ambassador to the United States."

    1. Anonymous2:09 PM

      "“Hi Don if your father ‘loses’ we think it is much more interesting if he DOES NOT conceed [sic] and spends time CHALLENGING the media and other types of rigging that occurred—as he has implied that he might do,” the message reportedly read, citing Donald Trump’s rumored plans to start HIS own media network when and if he lost the election." “Us publishing not only deprives them of this ability but is beautifully confounding.”

      Though Trump Jr. did not respond, the report notes, he did release the emails himself 15 minutes after WikiLeaks sent him their July 11 message""

    2. Anonymous3:11 PM

      "The organization made multiple requests of Trump Jr., asking him to provide his father’s tax returns and suggesting the candidate refuse to concede if he lost the election to Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton."On another, WikiLeaks wrote it was happy to see the elder Trump mentioning the group on the campaign trail. Moments later, Trump tweeted about the organization."

      “‘That’s a real smart tough guy and the most famous australian [sic] you have!’ or something similar,”

    3. Anonymous3:15 PM

      The Atlantic ocean is a really BIG ocean
      Who Knew? tinydjt found OUT
      'and it's a BIG ocean, a really, really BIG ocean,"'

    4. Anonymous3:31 PM

      " the third reason, though, WikiLeaks wrote, THAT “is the real kicker.” “If we publish them it will dramatically improve the perception of our impartiality,” WikiLeaks explained. “THAT means that the vast amount of stuff that we are publishing on Clinton will have much higher impact, because it won’t be perceived as coming from a ‘pro-Trump’ ‘pro-Russia’ source.”"rump Jr. mostly ignored the frequent messages from WikiLeaks, he at times appears to have acted on its requests. When WikiLeaks first reached out to Trump Jr. about, for instance, Trump Jr. followed up on his promise to “ask around.” According to a source familiar with the congressional investigations into Russian interference with the 2016 campaign, who requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, on the same day that Trump Jr. received the first message from WikiLeaks, he emailed other senior officials with the Trump campaign, including Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Brad Parscale, and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, telling them WikiLeaks had made contact. Kushner then forwarded the email to campaign communications staffer Hope Hicks." {MOA'T'}

    5. Anonymous3:45 PM

      "Collusion Smoking Gun: Wikileaks Asked Trump To Tweet A Link, and 15 Minutes Later He Did"

      $mokin $Traight Jacket

  17. Anonymous1:43 PM

    Eaton Workshop
    "the establishment will be centered around “liberal activism,” “liberal philosophy” and “civic engagement.”

    The hotel will hold series of free, public talks and lectures built around liberal ideas, and it will commission local artists to place political works in the lobby. There will also be a coworking space for start-ups, activists and artists."
    "The plan is to open a second location in Hong Kong next year, as well as others in San Francisco and Seattle by 2019."

  18. Anonymous1:54 PM


  19. Anonymous2:43 PM

    "A 15-month ongoing investigation has found that the Kremlin is the prime suspect in the leak of various cyber weapons, along with the help of an unknown insider."
    " the NSA has not been able to find the person responsible for leaking the code from its headquarters. The investigation has taken a toll on employees at the agency who now have to face intense rounds of questioning.

    “The agency is questioning people who have been 100 percent mission-oriented, telling them they’re liars,” an NSA employee told the Times."

  20. Anonymous4:52 PM



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