Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, February 08, 2018

President Trump and Devin Nunes have been muddying the waters of the Russia investigation, so let's try to clarify those waters. Here are a dozen things we know. 1. Russia interfered in the U.S. election. 2. Trump has longstanding business interests in Russia. 3. Trump has consistently displayed a soft spot for Putin. 4. Trump picked people with ties to Russia. 5. Russia confided in the Trump campaign. 6. Trump aides secretly met with Russians. 7. A Trump ally secretly communicated with a Russian mouthpiece. 8. ... more secret contacts. WikiLeaks, presumably representing Russian interests, engaged in secret correspondence with Donald Trump Jr. 9. Kushner met a Putin ally. 10. Trump aides falsely denied contacts. 11. Russia is still at it. Russian bots are joining Trump supporters in tweeting hashtags like #MAGA and #FullOfSchiff. These same Russian bots are promoting Fox News links that disparage the Russia investigation. 12. This is not normal!

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Actually, I doubt that there was anything so straightforward as a secret quid pro quo. Indeed, some of these links are so blatant that they seem confusingly exculpatory: Why would anybody conspiring with Putin raise suspicions by publicly praising him?

Yet the Russian interference itself is beyond doubt. The Mueller investigation has led to two guilty pleas and two indictments so far, and it must continue. Frankly, it's suspicious that Trump is throwing up so much dust and trying so hard to delegitimize the investigation.

He is not acting innocent.

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He acts guilty because he is guilty.

I want this man to get the best legal defense possible to mankind and, when he's found guilty, I think Guantanamo's a good spot for him.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-08 12:00 PM | Reply

Donald Trump isn't moving to head off Russian interference in the 2018 elections. The only reasonable conclusion is that he welcomes this interference.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-08 12:02 PM | Reply

so what are we charging the Don with? exactly? this is a bunch of rubbish.

#3 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-02-08 12:32 PM | Reply

so what are we charging the Don with? exactly?

#3 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018

Money-laundering, I expect.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-08 12:38 PM | Reply

I also expect money-laundering is what he's being blackmailed with.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-08 12:39 PM | Reply

It must suck to be Donald Trump. I don't think he has much of an emotional life but I'm sure he experiences fear. Between Robert Mueller and the Russian Mob his life must be hell.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-08 12:40 PM | Reply

some people live in the real world. charging a sitting President with money laundering is a humongous stretch. NEXT.

#7 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-02-08 12:44 PM | Reply

some people live in the real world. charging a sitting President with money laundering is a humongous stretch.

#7 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-02-08 12:44 PM |

Charging a sitting criminal is never a stretch. This is the United States.

Blue Wave in November. Next....

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-08 12:48 PM | Reply

I should qualify my remark above. This is OUR United States. You're part of the crew that gave up on it.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-08 12:50 PM | Reply

some people live in the real world. charging a sitting President with money laundering is a humongous stretch. NEXT.

#7 | POSTED BY AUNTIESOCIAL AT 2018-02-08 12:44 PM | FLAG:

That world you live in, Donnie Combover killed it. It doesn't exist. So you need to ask yourself why you would even make this comment.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-08 01:15 PM | Reply

The second I saw this headline I guessed it would serve as a Pied Piper for Zed.

I was right.

#11 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-08 03:35 PM | Reply

#11
And Trump's sycophant defenders?

Are you suggesting he has not been acting guilty for over a year now, Jeff?

#12 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-02-08 04:55 PM | Reply

"charging a sitting President with money laundering is a humongous stretch"

Not even. It is well within reach.

And don't forget Obstruction of Justice and Perjury (which will be added to the stack after he testifies to Mueller about Obstruction of Justice and Money laundering).

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-08 04:55 PM | Reply

It used to be that charging a president would distract him from doing his job.

Not a good reason here.

#14 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-08 05:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

It used to be that charging a president would distract him from doing his job.

That ended when they charged a president for denying he got a BJ from an intern.

#15 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-02-08 10:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Charging a sitting criminal is never a stretch. This is the United States.
#8 | POSTED BY ZED

Turns out it's near impossible to convict a sitting SoS, when a D is potus, too.

#16 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-02-09 02:17 PM | Reply

If the crime is large enough the will is going to be found.

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-09 06:29 PM | Reply

The minute I saw this headline, I knew it would be like visual crack for Jeffy; a drive-by ad hominem since he can't defend the indefensible...
Boy, was I right.

#18 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-02-09 10:12 PM | Reply

LOL....never going to happen.

#19 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-02-09 10:22 PM | Reply

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