Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, October 06, 2017

Jennifer Rubin: In response to the burgeoning Russia probe, President Trump bases his claim that it is all a "hoax" on two arguments, both of which we have come to see are flagrantly false. First, Trump has promised he had no contact with Russians during the campaign. No business at all, he claims. We know that's not true. The second pillar holding up Trump's contention that this is all a "hoax" is that Russia didn't meddle on his behalf, a laughable assertion.

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In short, Trump through multiple avenues had ongoing contacts with Russians during the campaign, contacts which he, his aides and his relatives went to great pains to deny. Since the extent of Russian propaganda efforts (styled in ways to appeal to his supporters and smear Clinton) has come to light, Trump's Russia connections have become an exceptionally inconvenient fact pattern. One can imagine why Trump was so agitated by an investigation that sought both to uncover his Russia connections and to examine his business dealings. That investigation was and remains a sword of Damocles hovering over his presidency.

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Been a long time since the usual suspects have offered nothingburger denials, hasnt it.

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-10-03 05:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Indeed.

#2 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-10-03 06:11 PM | Reply

Not even Christmas, and Trump is being visited by the ghost of Nothing Burger Past.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2017-10-03 06:23 PM | Reply

I'll have a glass of whine and an order of cries with that nothing burger.

---Trumpians----

#4 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-10-05 07:41 AM | Reply

the missing link
www.washingtonpost.com

#5 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-10-05 03:44 PM | Reply

That investigation was and remains a sword of Damocles hovering over his presidency.

So what happens if the investigation decides that the Russians were in fact interfering but the donald campaign was not working with them?

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-10-06 11:17 AM | Reply

So what happens if the investigation decides that the Russians were in fact interfering but the donald campaign was not working with them?

#6 | POSTED BY REDIAL

they win a Nobel prize for proof of an alternative universe

#7 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-10-06 11:26 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

The witch hunt over trying to relate Trump's ties to Russia as a conflict of interest for his position are just as stupid as the Republicans when they tried to tie Obama to being a Muslim and somehow saying that made him unfit to be POTUS. But, as usual, it's the same thing every 4 or 8 years.

#8 | Posted by humtake at 2017-10-06 11:30 AM | Reply

#8 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

yeah...don't let facts get in your way

#9 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-10-06 11:34 AM | Reply

#8

Donald's going to prison.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2017-10-06 11:40 AM | Reply

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Not saying it's a nothingburger. But until there's some actual perp walks, what difference does it make?

#11 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2017-10-06 11:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Been a long time since the usual suspects have offered nothingburger denials, hasnt it.

#1 | POSTED BY OLDWHISKEYSOUR

They all choked to death on the NothingBurgers.

#12 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-10-06 12:15 PM | Reply

#8 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE
yeah...don't let facts get in your way

#9 | POSTED BY ABLOCK

He never does.

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-10-06 12:15 PM | Reply

Donald's going to prison.

I'd like to see him led out of the WH in handcuffs and leg shackles!

The only way that we can ever be free of his tweets is for him to leave office in disgrace.

#14 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2017-10-06 12:19 PM | Reply

"The witch hunt over trying to relate Trump's ties to Russia as a conflict of interest for his position are just as stupid as Trump when the tried to tie Obama to being a Muslim and somehow saying that made him unfit to be POTUS. But, as usual, it's the same thing every 4 or 8 years."

#15 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-06 12:20 PM | Reply

"They all choked to death on the NothingBurgers."

No, they didn't choke to death, they're just waiting for new talking points.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-06 12:22 PM | Reply

- I'd like to see him led out of the WH in handcuffs

Mueller has already ordered some special tiny handcuffs.

#17 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-06 12:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Lock crooked Hillary up first

#18 | Posted by Will123 at 2017-10-06 01:00 PM | Reply

#18

It's the Trump DOJ. Maybe he'll decide to throw some paper towels at her.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2017-10-06 01:25 PM | Reply

#8 and #18 Traitors to our republic.

#20 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2017-10-06 01:26 PM | Reply

Since when does something make sense because Trump sticks his foot in his mouth AGAIN?

At least there is consistency, constant foot in mouth disease.

#21 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-10-06 01:53 PM | Reply

So what happens if the investigation decides that the Russians were in fact interfering but the donald campaign was not working with them?

#6 | POSTED BY REDIAL

Ok, for argument sake I'll go along. Hopefully Conman Donnie would view it as a serious matter and works with Congress to put in measures in place to help secure the integrity of our future elections.

Of course that is living in fantasy land because he has no interest in actual leadership and we know he will never acknowledge that he received help from Russia, whether knowingly or unknowingly.

#22 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2017-10-06 02:02 PM | Reply

Lock crooked Hillary up first

#18 | POSTED BY WILL123

close your eyes...click your heels together and make a wish

#23 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-10-06 02:36 PM | Reply

Trump has a lot to cover up. Not the least of which is that he's a very sick and perverted man. Of course, as a sociopath, he has no concept of his own mental illness.

My question is how much longer will he be allowed to torture this country?

#24 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-10-06 11:03 PM | Reply

I prefer grilled onions and mayo on my nothingcheeseburger, boardwalk freedom fries, and an all-american root beer.

#25 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-07 02:08 AM | Reply

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