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Saturday, May 12, 2018

NPR: Kremlin-linked Russian politician Alexander Torshin traveled frequently between Moscow and various destinations in the United States to build relationships with figures on the American right starting as early as 2009, beyond his previously known contacts with the National Rifle Association. Documents newly obtained by NPR show how he traveled throughout the United States to cultivate ties in ways well beyond his formal role as a member of the Russian legislature and later as a top official at the Russian central bank. These are steps a former top CIA official believes Torshin took in order to advance Moscow's long-term objectives in the United States, in part by establishing common political interests with American conservatives.

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It only took 7 years to get a puppet installed. That is some progress.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-11 12:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

At this point maybe we should outsource the US gov to the Chinese. They did a great job with China's economy. Governance is just one more thing that Americans suck at.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-11 01:05 PM | Reply

I've always wondered if this was the goal of Citizens United. I thought it was meant for the Saudis, but I suppose any savvy foreign government would've taken advantage of it. Republican traitors enabled this.

#3 | Posted by chuffy at 2018-05-12 06:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Republican traitors enabled this.

#3 | POSTED BY CHUFFY

Exactly

#4 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-12 06:17 PM | Reply

Conservatives were chosen because they are easy to manipulate.

#5 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-05-12 06:54 PM | Reply

how about, conservatives were chosen because their hatred for Obama made them an easy mark at the time.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-12 07:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sheeple, whatever you're going to say, zip it. If you can't see that the Putin-Trump collaboration has been bad for America, and a transparent purchase of Trump's need for ego gratification in exchange for Russia moving up a rung or two in global influence, I have no use for you.

#7 | Posted by cbob at 2018-05-12 08:35 PM | Reply

Trump depends on Russia for financing his deals and for this reason alone he would like to maintain good relations with Russia. Russia has meddled in our election using techniques similar to US partisan strategists and a million independent partisan trolls. Trump won by having a team focused on the electoral count, lying his head off and thereby capitalizing on widespread dis-satisfaction with our Government.Trump made an appeal to Sanders voters after Sanders dropped out. Nothing Trump stands for or has acted on since winning is even remotely connected to Sander's politics. Those that voted for Trump were conned and nothing is getting better. Russia's role is illegal, trivial and un-enforcable. It is insufficient to explain Trump's tragic victory.

#8 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-05-13 06:33 AM | Reply

#2 | Posted by bored

Seriously? With the rampant corruption in China? Not to mention their communist controls? And the US sucks at governance? LMAO. Talk to all the political detainees they have offed for organs.

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-05-13 11:40 AM | Reply

#8 Is there a "what planet are you from" flag? "made an appeal to Sanders voters"? I think the DNC saying Bernie supporters were "Bernie Bots" and "Lived in their Mom's basements" might have made a big impact for them to stay home and vote especially not for Hillary.
" Russia has meddled in our election using techniques similar to US partisan strategists and a million independent partisan trolls." Are you talking about those Face Book ads that just came out that were 2-1 Pro Hillary?

"Trump won by having a team focused on the electoral count" Um, do you think? I mean that is how the election is won. I guess we should have elected someone who was too stupid to realize that IF YOU WIN THE ELECTORAL YOU WIN THE ELECTION.

Suck it up, She ain't coming back

#10 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-05-14 11:44 AM | Reply

I think the DNC saying Bernie supporters were "Bernie Bots" and "Lived in their Mom's basements"

There were Bernie bots/trolls who worked in places like the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg and who, unfortunately, were often confused with real Bernie supporters.

#11 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-14 12:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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