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Saturday, May 12, 2018

White House chief of staff John Kelly says in a new interview that President Trump is "somewhat embarrassed" by the investigation into Russia's attempts to meddle in the 2016 election. Kelly told NPR that the subject tends to come up in Trump's conversations with foreign leaders, saying while the long-running investigation "may not be a cloud" hanging over the presidency, "the president is, you know, somewhat embarrassed, frankly."



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I am not embarrassed by any of it

suck it up, buttercups!

#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-05-11 10:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

All, and I mean all, indications are that Trump gnaws at his own liver in fear of the Russia investigation.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-11 10:46 AM | Reply

You know what's better for all? If Trump and Bibi didn't do things warranting investigations. Then they wouldn't have to worry about it.

Better yet, they could resign and disappear from public. That would be even better.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-12 10:54 AM | Reply

#2 Uh, Russiagate is over. Now it's "Blue dress gate" or something like that. And the judges he's gone to have all shot him down. Where do you get your news?

#4 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-12 11:09 AM | Reply

#4 judges? I've only heard of one.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-12 12:14 PM | Reply

One judge was the Paul Manafort case, and I read what he wrote, and I was shocked at how P.O.'ed this judge was. The other is in the Russiagate thing, where Mueller sued those 13 Russian trolls (the biggest one had 10,00 followers!), for completely destroying Hillary's $2.6 billion election campaign. I heard there was a third one, I think maybe something about Flynn appealing his felony conviction for lying to the FBI because it turns out that Page and her lover Strzok, both who had to retire down from the FBI (Page just last Friday), might just have fabricated their 302's and actual documents say their is no evidence that Flynn was lying, and it sort of looks like he pled guilty just so that all he had to do was sell his house to cover his legal fees.

#6 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-12 12:33 PM | Reply

#6 Also, James Baker resigned Friday. And rumors swirl that he was also involved in the coup plot. But you need to check non-Google search engines to get any stories on it. And the corporate media is doing it's usual media blackout. I swear to God, the last two years have been just like the 'WND's in Iraq' crap, only magnified.

#7 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-12 12:47 PM | Reply


Russia gate gets ever more juicy. I'm genuinely puzzled as to where this stop the Russia investigation comes from. It's almost like there's this giant propaganda machine you get talking points from on television each evening.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-12 12:55 PM | Reply


We know the Trump campaign got money from the Russians. The most interesting thing now is how much Donald took directly for himself.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-12 12:58 PM | Reply

All the deep state tools are resigning because the flashlight of truth is near. Prepare for Operation: False Flag.

We need a transparent investigation without the redacted NatSec nonsense of the CYA globalists.

Meanwhile, the media's "investigative reporting" looks everywhere for honey except The Nest.

#10 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-05-12 12:59 PM | Reply

It's almost like there's this giant propaganda machine you get talking points from on television each evening.

You're glued to it.

#11 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-05-12 01:00 PM | Reply

Yawn. If all you have is conspiracy theories then you have nothing at all.

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-12 01:39 PM | Reply

#12 What is Russiagate? The POTUS is secretly a Russian agent based on a fantasy novel?

#13 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-12 01:44 PM | Reply

Yeah, it's based only a fantasy novel.

If you're going to be dishonest you're not likely to get a serious response.

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-12 01:46 PM | Reply

#14 So high ranking Russian spies spilled the Truth about about Operation Trump to a retired MI-6 agent, knowing exactly what Putin would do them if they where ever identified. Grow the hell up. And while you are at it, learn about what Fusion GPS actually does, and what it's victims have said about it. But you won't because that's not in the Washington Post, and you have to use a search engine other than google to find it.

#15 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-12 01:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Yeah, it's based only a fantasy novel.

Like the fantasy that your guns will protect you from a tyrannical gov't. LOL

#16 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-05-12 02:30 PM | Reply

Yeah, because the dossier is still the only Trump:Russian connection, even among his close associates.

Jesus Christ. And I have to grow up? Stop being that smug know it all who thinks they're smart because they say things different than what everyone else is saying. Just because the -------- is different doesn't mean it's not --------.

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-12 02:46 PM | Reply

#16 yet another cliche that I've never remotely mentioned as being my view.

Just slink off with what remains of what you consider dignity, sheeple. It's only getting worse for you.

#18 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-12 02:47 PM | Reply

Worse for me? I'm not the one whose fear requires a gun.

#19 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-05-12 02:49 PM | Reply

You've got to stop reading off the script, comrade.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-12 03:35 PM | Reply

#17 Wait, you mean there is another Trump/Russia not from the dossier? Holy cats, tell Mueller! Oh, wait, that investigation is closed. What are you talking about?

#21 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-12 03:53 PM | Reply

You mean like the one being investigated before the dossier was produced?

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-12 04:32 PM | Reply

You seem to be operating on the canard that the investigation started with the dossier.

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-12 04:33 PM | Reply

#23 Um, the Russia things started with dossier. The Manafort thing goes back to back to 2005, but has nothing to do with Russia. What are you saying? Please be specific.

#24 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-12 04:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1


July 2016 was the start of counter intelligence operations related to th Trump campaign.

#25 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-12 04:58 PM | Reply

#25 Holy crap! That's all just a bunch of rumors and strange insinuations! It smells like PizzaGat and Chemtrails! For the love of God man, is there a single fact in all that tying Trump to Putin, or for God's sake, being a Russian agent?! And don't give me that crap about "Well, he tried to build a hotel in oil rich Nexttobebombedistan", because honestly, he tries to build shiny things in the places that are the most glorious. Seriously, if you don't know that about Trump, you have issues.

#26 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-12 05:21 PM | Reply


Correcting Hrat's Trump Mythology Compulsion would be a full time career.

#27 | Posted by Corky at 2018-05-12 05:22 PM | Reply


How's the UK's Skripal case coming along...any leads?

Doesn't matter. Since it's an established fact now, I'm sure you'll toss it out from time to time.

#28 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-05-12 05:36 PM | Reply

#26 it's telling that your response is to throw down a bale of hay and start throwing it in every direction possible as quick as you can.

#29 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-12 06:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#29 Aha! You have a fact that ties Trump to the Kremlin! My God man, spill it now!

Dude, Mueller said it was over. Give up the frigging ghost already....

#30 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-12 07:08 PM | Reply

There is reason to believe Cohen paid some or all these Russian trolls. Is it illegal if Russian trolls work for American campaign strategists? One thing is certain Republican trolling overwhelmed Russian efforts. Americans sent a powerful message to the Democrats who refuse to listen.

#31 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-05-12 07:37 PM | Reply

He sure as hell doesn't act embarrassed to me, just the opposite. He would have to have a conscience to be embarrassed. He acts and looks like Il Duce, with the out-thrust jaw like some sort of wanna-be dictator. I want to eat barbed wire every time I look at his face.

#32 | Posted by uncle_meat at 2018-05-12 09:19 PM | Reply

Dudes, the US govt released every Facebook post ever made by a Russian, on this US government web-site: democrats-intelligence.house.gov

From what I can tell, they mostly support Obama, and (I'm serious) puppies. So I think we are barking up the wrong tree. The obvious purpose of the disinformation campaign was to elect Putin's dog.

#33 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-12 10:33 PM | Reply

#33 |

Is Trump's rat.

#34 | Posted by Corky at 2018-05-13 12:36 AM | Reply

Dude, Mueller said it was over. Give up the frigging ghost already....



#35 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-13 02:59 AM | Reply

John Kelly walks back comment calling Trump 'embarrassed' by Mueller investigation

peaking to reporters in the White House Rose Garden, Kelly took back his description of President Donald Trump as "embarrassed" by the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into possible Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential campaign and said the president was instead "distracted".

"It's a witch hunt, right?" he said, using one of Trump's choice terms for the investigation. "It distracts him. Not too much, but it's unfair."


#36 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-13 07:20 AM | Reply

Americans sent a powerful message to the Democrats who refuse to listen.

First off, we're all Americans, not just Trump voters. The wording of that sentence speaks volumes about you.
Secondly, the rest of America got the message loud and clear...Republicans are whiny, selfish, racist babies with no connection to reality who would rather destroy this country rather than get along.

#37 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-05-13 08:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I agree Republicans are whiny, selfish, racist, chickenhawks... whose connection to reality is unabashed class warfare as demonstrated by the recent tax bill. They really are as bad as they appear to be. Many Democrats take turns playing along, just enough to pass legislation favorable to the 1%, virtually the only kind that passes in DC. Many Democrats roll out populist proposals during campaigns only to see them vanish during governance. Obama was in favor of single payer, yet it was never actually even considered. The DNC rigged their primary. The Republican primary was more open, but there are good reasons to suspect them of widespread vote rigging during the general election. Bill Clinton was President when more of the New Deal was unwound than any other President followed by a second great depression with similar causes. Some Democrats are sincere, but too many depend on the same money as Republicans. They are just more coy about it. What we have does not even remotely resemble Government of, by and for the people.

#38 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-05-13 11:02 AM | Reply

I am thinkin o'bummera should be thrown in the slammer.

Obama admin. spied on Trump campaign more than previously known, set ‘spy traps,' new reporting says
May 12, 2018 3:11 pm
Obama admin. spied on Trump campaign more than previously known, set ‘spy traps,' new reporting says
Following Kimberly Strassel's bombshell report about a possible spy in the Trump campaign, reporter Paul Sperry reported Friday on Russian spy "traps" placed inside the Trump campaign. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Chris Enloe Weekend Editor
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Following Kimberly Strassel's bombshell reporting at the Wall Street Journal that alleges the FBI may have placed a spy in the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, a well-known investigative reporter dropped another bomb.

Paul Sperry, who writes for RealClearPolitics and the New York Post, reported Friday the Obama administration set spy "traps" for low-level officials in the Trump campaign.

#39 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-05-13 12:50 PM | Reply

Funny, a quick search of that "bombshell" shows nothing but right wing echo chamber repetition.

All of this reporting from the same person who pushed the failed scandal regarding the FBI texts.

In other words-YYYAAAWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNN. It's likely just another giant pile of manipulated and cherry picked crap.

#40 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-13 02:36 PM | Reply

"the Obama administration set spy "traps" for low-level officials in the Trump campaign."

For Christ's sake, if they were bugging the Russians, and a Trump campaign official walks into the room, what are they supposed to do?

Eg: They were bugging Kislyak when Sessions walked in. Obama's fault?

#41 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-05-13 02:41 PM | Reply

Obama set up spy traps?
Well, everything Obama did is wrong.

That's why the GOP is letting the spies and their allies run the government.

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-13 03:02 PM | Reply

Seems simple enough:

DW @dark_wisdom_
One way to avoid FISA warrants is to not be a f--king traitor
4:57 PM - 2 Feb 2018

DW @dark_wisdom_
If you don't want to be investigated for collusion, don't f--king collude
11:50 AM - 12 May 2018

#43 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-13 03:50 PM | Reply

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