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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Senate Intelligence Committee -- in a major split with its House counterpart -- said Wednesday that it agrees with U.S. intelligence agencies' assessment that the Russian government tried to help Donald Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton by meddling in the 2016 election.

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The just released report, according to Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, states: "After a thorough review, our staff concluded that the ICA conclusions were accurate and on point. The Russian effort was extensive, sophisticated, and ordered by President Putin himself for the purpose of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton. In order to protect our democracy from future threats, we must understand what happened in 2016. And while our Committee's investigation remains ongoing, one thing is already abundantly clear -- we have to do a better job in the future if we want to protect our elections from foreign interference."

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"2. The intelligence community's credibility just got a big boost, too

Trump and his House Republican allies have for months now tried raise suspicion that the FBI is inept, biased and even corrupt.

Implicit in that message is that the bureau, which is lending its resources to the special counsel investigation, is not capable of conducting an accurate or fair investigation of the president.

House Republicans declassified a memo alleging that the FBI relied on faulty information when it got its warrant to spy on a Trump campaign official during the campaign.

But the FBI, led by someone Trump picked, issued a rare public rebuke of that memo, saying it was cherry-picked.

It gets a lot more difficult for Trump to justify firing Rosenstein or undermining the investigation and the intelligence agents behind it if his own party doesn't agree with him."

Too bad... so SAD!

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-05-16 06:06 PM | Reply

So the deep state is actually in Russia and it was helping Trump, while loyal patriots in the FBI and IC bent over backwards not to leak damaging information about Trump's collusion with Putin.

I can't wait to see the Fox spin on this.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-16 06:47 PM | Reply

- I can't wait to see the Fox spin on this.

www.youtube.com

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2018-05-16 09:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Every country tries to influence what other countries are doing. I don't understand why taxpayer money is being spent on determining that another country influenced our elections. We have influenced many elections and government decisions of other countries just like they have ours. Democrats AND Republicans have done this many times in the last 100 years. The issue has never been about another country trying to influence any other country's processes. The real issue is whether or not a politician requested and assisted in that help. What a country does to try to boost their relations with other countries has never been the issue unless they use illegal means, which Russia did not (that we know of so far).

#4 | Posted by Tribunal at 2018-05-17 12:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#4

So...from "No Russia" to "Yeah, lots of Russia, but so what?"

Who says Republicans don't believe in evolution?

#5 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-05-17 12:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The issue has never been about another country trying to influence any other country's processes."

So shouldn't try to determine if Russia interferred with our election so we can try to prevent such interference in the future, but should just let them do it again if they want to? What if North Korea or Iran decided to interfer next time to help get a Democrat elected even though the Democrat doesn't request and assist their help? You good with that? If so, you are a jackbutt.

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-17 12:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

So shouldn't = so we shouldn't

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-17 12:25 PM | Reply

Russia helped America, what's wrong with that???

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-17 01:08 PM | Reply

Russia helped America, what's wrong with that???

According to Rudy and Trump, and the GOP, nada:

Fox News @FoxNews

Rudy Giuliani on Russia investigation: "When I ran against [Democrats] they were looking for dirt on me every day, I mean, that's what you do...Nothing illegal about that. And even if it comes from a Russian or a German or an American, it doesn't matter."

twitter.com

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-17 01:11 PM | Reply

Remember:
The Diabolical Narcissist's Prayer

That didn't happen.
And if it did happen, it wasn't that bad.
And if it was that bad, that's not a big deal.
And if it is a big deal, that's not my fault.
And if it was my fault, I didn't mean it.
And if I did mean it ...
You deserved it.
Amen.

No collusion.
But if there was collusion, it wasn't that bad.
And if it was that bad, it's no big deal.
And if was a big deal, that's not my fault.
And if was my fault, I didn't mean it.
And if I did mean it...
Hillary deserved it.
GOP choir: Amen.

#10 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-17 01:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

So the deep state is actually in Russia and it was helping Trump, while loyal patriots in the FBI and IC bent over backwards not to leak damaging information about Trump's collusion with Putin.
I can't wait to see the Fox spin on this.

#2 | POSTED BY BORED

You don't have to spin what you don't report!

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-05-17 01:50 PM | Reply

#9
Ari Melber @AriMelber

Wow so Giuliani's new defense is *not* denying evidence of collusion, but instead insisting:

1) DOJ policy advises against indicting a President (true)

and

2) It is legal to get political dirt "from a Russian" (false)

We are a *long* ways from "we didn't do it."
8:50 AM - 17 May 2018

#12 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-17 05:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The real issue is whether or not a politician requested and assisted in that help. What a country does to try to boost their relations with other countries has never been the issue unless they use illegal means, which Russia did not (that we know of so far).
#4 | POSTED BY TRIBUNAL

That's what's being investigated, smart guy.

#13 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-05-17 06:04 PM | Reply

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