Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, March 05, 2018

As Republicans and Democrats debate the authenticity of an explosive dossier alleging collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, reports of another memo assembled by retired M16 agent Christopher Steele have surfaced.

Drawing on a "senior Russian official" within the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Steele's findings conclude that the Kremlin intervened to block Mitt Romney's appointment as secretary of state.

"The memo said that the Kremlin, through unspecified channels, had asked Trump to appoint someone who would be prepared to lift Ukraine-related sanctions, and who would cooperate on security issues of interest to Russia, such as the conflict in Syria," read a New Yorker report on Steele published Monday.




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As a 2012 presidential candidate, Romney labeled Russia as the United States' greatest "geopolitical foe" at a time when then-president Barack Obama warned against terrorist networks.

By contrast, Trump's appointee Rex Tillerson brokered a partnership between ExxonMobil and Rosneft -- an oil conglomerate owned and operated by the Russian government.

If true, the second Steele memo corroborates suspicions that a hostile foreign actor has leverage over U.S. interests.

Both Trump and Tillerson have delayed enforcing anti-Russia sanctions approved by Congress last year, despite confirmation from multiple intelligence agencies that the Kremlin sought to influence the 2016 election.

Even after allocating $120 million to combat Russian disinformation efforts -- a $40 million initiative was announced last week -- the State Department has yet to spend any of its budget, according to The New York Times.


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Rafalca is going to be SO upset!

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-03-05 03:06 PM | Reply

Corporate media is constructing boogeymen from whole cloth.

But I'll admit, it fits Corky like a tailored suit.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-03-05 03:43 PM | Reply

This one is even funnier than the first one.

#3 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-03-05 04:56 PM | Reply

"You're the puppet."

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2018-03-05 06:45 PM | Reply


Someone needs to get their memes straight. JEB! was the one with the exclamation point in his name. It doesn't even make sense with Mitt.

#5 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-03-06 09:29 AM | Reply

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