Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Richard Painter, President George W. Bush's former ethics lawyer, said late Friday he has major concerns over the Trump administration's ties to Russia. In an interview with CNN's Don Lemon, Painter spoke about reports that former national security advisor [Michael] Flynn was working for foreign agents while also working for the American government. "It makes no sense to run a government this way," Painter said. "This is a completely chaotic situation, and then Gen. Flynn lied about his contacts with the Russians, lied to the vice president, and we've had the attorney general in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee say he did not contact the Russians when he had contacts with the Russians. ... "

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"People are not being honest about their foreign contacts, and talk about this 'deep state theory' as if there are somehow Obama moles in the government under the Trump administration," Painter continued. "It's the KGB agents running around the West Wing or the national security council."

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No more of this BS Donald Administration until we're sure who Donald and his people are working for.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-11 06:11 PM | Reply

Nice headline but you'll have to do much more to catch up with NBC

#2 | Posted by blake914 at 2017-03-11 06:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

I'd call that a deflection, but those usually make some kind of sense.

#3 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-03-11 06:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Hillary is sneaking around the Wet Wing?

#4 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-03-11 08:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Several dozen are hiding in Reinhein's head. rent free.

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-12 11:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Deflect all you want but "something is rotten in the state of Denmark."

#6 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-12 03:08 PM | Reply

Deflect all you want but "something is rotten in the state of Denmark."

Posted by danni at 2017-03-12 03:08 PM | Reply

Not with Jeff. He sees chemtrails and wears tinfoil hats.

#7 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-03-12 03:13 PM | Reply

He has the correct "credentials".

Excuses/jusifications will be made.

#8 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-03-12 03:28 PM | Reply

4 posts until the first Hillary Deflection?

You Trump Humpers are slipping.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-12 03:51 PM | Reply

Pretty soon, all the anti-President people and media will start saying that Count Dooku and Emporer Palpatine are living in the White House...and while that is comical to level-headed people, perhaps the worst part is everyone who believes this article and uses it for anti-President rhetoric will actually believe it. That's how bad the anti-President people are, from their actions in the last few months it is actually not a stretch to believe that all of them would believe Dooku and Palpatine live in the White House, as long as the article says "Heil Obama" somewhere in it.

#10 | Posted by humtake at 2017-03-13 11:21 AM | Reply

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the anti-President people are, from their actions in the last few months it is actually not a stretch to believe that all of them would believe Dooku and Palpatine live in the White House, as long as the article says "Heil Obama" somewhere in it.

#10 | Posted by humtake

So if you have the gall to point out a SERIES of strange russian connections between trump and putin and ask for an investigation, you are "an anti-president person?"

Maybe we're just anti putin-puppet people.

Ask yourself why you ARENT.

#11 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-13 12:56 PM | Reply

Humtake has Putin's rocks so far in his mouth that he's swallowed them.

#12 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-03-13 02:27 PM | Reply

Is fake news binary or is it a spectrum? Either way, the Trump Russia connection is about as fake as it gets.

#13 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-03-13 02:31 PM | Reply

Is fake news binary or is it a spectrum? Either way, the Trump Russia connection is about as fake as it gets.

#13 | Posted by visitor_

Please tell us what is fake about it?

All the people in trumps circle who have been fired over connections to russia?

Trump changing the republican platform to allow putin to have ukraine?

Trump appointing Putin's favorite american oil exec to run our foreign policy?

I suspect maybe youre so stupid that you simply think something is fake simply because trump says it is. Or you get your news from TRULY fake sources, who tell you that the russian stuff is fake.

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-13 02:56 PM | Reply

All the people in trumps circle who have been fired over connections to russia? Who would that be? I know a couple that were fired for lying.

Trump changing the republican platform to allow putin to have ukraine? I don't know how Trump's policy differs from Obama. Do you want to send your kids to war over the Ukraine?

Trump appointing Putin's favorite american oil exec to run our foreign policy? Did Putin publish a top ten list or is this just made up?

#15 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-03-13 03:04 PM | Reply

All the people in trumps circle who have been fired over connections to russia? Who would that be? I know a couple that were fired for lying.

Trump changing the republican platform to allow putin to have ukraine? I don't know how Trump's policy differs from Obama. Do you want to send your kids to war over the Ukraine?

Trump appointing Putin's favorite american oil exec to run our foreign policy? Did Putin publish a top ten list or is this just made up?

#15 | Posted by visitor_

Here. Educate yourself:

Or stay ignorant and call it all "fake news"

www.politico.com

Why was Ukraine the ONLY part of the repub platform trump cared about changing? Why did he later LIE about changing it?
www.thedailybeast.com

As for tillerson:
www.businessinsider.com
A timeline of Rex Tillerson's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Trump had never even met tillerson before giving him the job.

Wake up. You support a russian puppet. You simply havent realized it yet because you get your news from right wing propaganda sources who think a russian puppet in the white house is better than a democrat.

If it were president hillary clinton with this many sketchy ties to russia you'd be crapping your pants and screaming for impeachment.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-13 03:24 PM | Reply

#16- Hillary's Russian ties are well know. It must be hard being a tool for the left.

#17 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-13 04:27 PM | Reply

#16- Hillary's Russian ties are well know. It must be hard being a tool for the left.

#17 | Posted by Prolix247

Hillary accurately and publicly accused Putin of stealing his election. He HATED her for it.

It must be easy knowing nothing.

#18 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-13 05:37 PM | Reply

Hillary was lobbying on Russian's behalf through the Podesta Group.

His hate must of made her weakness do it.

#19 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-13 08:55 PM | Reply

Hillary was lobbying on Russian's behalf through the Podesta Group.

His hate must of made her weakness do it.

#19 | Posted by Prolix247

Lobbying is legal. Hacking and treason aren't.

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-13 09:00 PM | Reply

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