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Thursday, May 17, 2018

On the day of the third Republican presidential debate, Trump personally signed the letter of intent. All through the hot summer campaign of 2016, as Donald Trump and his aides dismissed talk of unseemly ties to Moscow, two of his key business partners were working furiously on a secret track: negotiations to build what would have been the tallest building in Europe and an icon of the Trump empire -- the Trump World Tower Moscow. Talks to construct the 100-story building continued even as the presidential candidate alternately bragged about his relationship with Vladimir Putin and rejected suggestions of Russian influence, and as Russian agents worked to sway US public opinion on Trump's behalf.

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Michael Cohen, the president's embattled personal fixer, and Felix Sater, who helped negotiate deals around the world for Trump, led the effort. Working quietly behind the scenes, they tried to arrange a sit-down between Trump and Putin, the documents show. Those efforts ultimately fizzled. But the audacious venture has been a keen focus of federal investigators trying to determine if the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin.

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-17 04:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Remember the time trump said Cohen did "tiny, tiny little fraction" of his legal work!

What about the time he said Cohen only handled this "stormy mess"

I really wish some "principled" right wing know-all would tell us how many times a "conservative" is allowed to change their lie before being called out by their own

#2 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-05-17 06:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump-Moscow Deal Actively Negotiated During Campaign

This stinks to high heaven ...

Like the German-Russian Nonaggression Pact of 1939 -- with Trump being Adolf and Russia being Russia.

#3 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-17 07:45 PM | Reply


No wonder Mr Mueller is taking so long.

There is so much questionable behavior, acts and events that must be investigated.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-05-17 08:41 PM | Reply

A freaking year and half later and I still find myself shocked that Donald Trump is POTUS.

#5 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-05-17 08:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

A freaking year and half later and I still find myself shocked that Donald Trump is POTUS.

#5 | POSTED BY TRUTHHURTS

Exactly -- half the country, the liberal half, have dealt with lower and lower common denominators when it comes to dim-witted Republican presidents ...

Nixon = resigned in disgrace -- would shakedown his own grandma for more power
Reagan = acted in 'Bedtime for Bonzo', not exactly titillating liberal thinkers
Old Man Bush = he had brains, but he's a historical 1-term speed-bump
Dubya = Gore Vidal was literally offended at George W. Numbnuts's persona
Trump = Colluded with Russia -- how much lower can we sink? I'd rather not find out ~

Starting at Eisenhower, we've been OBVIOUSLY going the wrong way with these GOP presidents.

#6 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-17 09:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Old Man Bush = he had brains, but he's a historical 1-term speed-bump

He was up to his ass grabbing eyebrows in iran-contra and negotiated for US citizens to held captive by the Ayatollah until after Raygun's election. He raised corrupt children. Brains? Maybe. Morals? Zero.

#7 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-18 06:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

A collusion denial play, in 7 acts

1. No communication w Russia
2. No communication *we're aware of*
3. No *planned* communication
4. Planned meeting, but not re: campaign
5. Was re: campaign, but no good info
6. Collusion isn't crime
7. No info was used

#8 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-18 08:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Nixon = resigned in disgrace -- secretly blew up Paris Peace talks by promising S. Vietnamese a better deal if they withdrew. - Treason
Reagan = Convinced the Ayatollah Khomenie to keep our people hostage until after the election with promises of weapons. Treason
Old Man Iran Contra and Cocain in Compton - Treason
Dubya = Lied us into war in Iraq - Treason
Trump = Colluded with Russia - Treason

FTFY

#9 | Posted by danni at 2018-05-18 10:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#8

The next item is already "You can't do anything about it".

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-18 10:40 AM | Reply

4. Planned meeting, but not re: campaign
5. Was re: campaign, but no good info

I am not convinced there was "no good info".

Just because they keep insisting they got nothing of value doesn't mean anything. They have lied and lied until the evidence was so strong they couldn't lie anymore. They will continue to lie the bitter end. I don't believe a damn thing they say anymore.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-05-18 11:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

YOu mean the same guy who said he never paid storm daniels also said he didn't have any deals in russia?

I'm starting to think this guy might not be trustworthy.

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-05-18 11:29 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"YOu mean the same guy who said he never paid storm daniels also said he didn't have any deals in russia?
I'm starting to think this guy might not be trustworthy."

You aren't the only one:

Poll: Just 13 percent of Americans consider Trump honest and trustworthy

thehill.com

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-18 11:37 AM | Reply

Once again, so many people miss the point. There is NO law that a candidate can't do business with other countries. Nobody has proven that Trump and his team did anything but business. Don't let your hate for anyone blind you from the truth. You can infer anything you want but in the end you are just inferring.

#14 | Posted by humtake at 2018-05-18 12:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#14

You want to dissect the many depths of stupid in your point of view?

#15 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-18 12:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Donald Trump must be in just of a hell a lot of trouble given the lenths some are going to invalidate common since and ordinary ethics.

#16 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-18 12:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#14 Conspiracy to violate election laws prohibiting foreign national from contributing any thing of value to an electoral campaign is the crime. Soliciting a foreign national for any thing of value to an electoral campaign is also a crime.

Firing the man investigating that crime after asking him to drop the investigation is obstruction of justice.

Going on television and admitting to obstruction is a crime against intelligence.

#17 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-18 12:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Poll: Just 13 percent of Americans consider Trump honest and trustworthy
thehill.com
#13 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY AT 2018-05-18 11:37 AM | FLAG:

13% of America thinks it is fine to stick a paper clip in an electrical outlet with their teeth.

#18 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-18 12:23 PM | Reply

The lengths some are go to to invalidate common sense..."

Just because Donald Trump somehow shlepped into the White House doesn't mean the rest of us have to give up our standards.

Trump sold his soul, which he does not believe in, for money a long time ago.

That's disgusting in a reality star and rotting filth in a president.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-18 12:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Once again, so many people miss the point. There is NO law that a candidate can't do business with other countries. Nobody has proven that Trump and his team did anything but business. Don't let your hate for anyone blind you from the truth. You can infer anything you want but in the end you are just inferring.

#14 | Posted by humtake

Trump told you he had no business dealings with russia. Why defend someone who lies to you so regularly? Just because libs hate him so you have to defend him, even though he lies to you all the time?

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-05-18 12:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#14 Conspiracy to violate election laws prohibiting foreign national from contributing any thing of value to an electoral campaign is the crime. Soliciting a foreign national for any thing of value to an electoral campaign is also a crime.
Firing the man investigating that crime after asking him to drop the investigation is obstruction of justice.
Going on television and admitting to obstruction is a crime against intelligence.

#17 | POSTED BY 726 AT 2018-05-18 12:21 PM | FLAG:

You should tell Meuller since you have it all locked up, oh wait Meuller has heard all that but still cant find anything Trump did wrong. And here's the real show stopper for you, Obama and the left had someone planted in the Trump campaign looking for and leaking lies and STILL they have nothing. Nothing! Get used to it.

#21 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-05-18 12:33 PM | Reply

Once again, so many people miss the point. There is NO law that a candidate can't do business with other countries. Nobody has proven that Trump and his team did anything but business. Don't let your hate for anyone blind you from the truth. You can infer anything you want but in the end you are just inferring.

#14 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE AT 2018-05-18 12:02 PM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

It was also a reason he was elected (not as big as the fact that Hillary was a corrupt loser) He had experience negotiating with foreign entities.

#22 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-05-18 12:37 PM | Reply

#21

Mueller has yet to write a report on what he finds Trump did wrong.

Are ye daft?

#23 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-18 12:39 PM | Reply

#22

The reason Trump was elected is that he managed to con some good people. Like all those farmers Trump it's are now hating on for the crime of planting soybeans.

And because there's a certain faction in the U.S. population who no longer have an interest in democracy.

#24 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-18 12:43 PM | Reply

"All those farmers Trumpites are now hating on..."

These people are being punished for the offense of trying to make an honest living.

#25 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-18 12:45 PM | Reply

You should tell Meuller since you have it all locked up, oh wait Meuller has heard all that but still cant find anything Trump did wrong.

#21 | Posted by fishpaw

Oh awesome you've seen Muellers conclusions? I haven't seen those yet. Can you please provide a link so the rest of us can be as informed on the subject as you are?

#26 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-05-18 01:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Oh awesome you've seen Muellers conclusions? I haven't seen those yet. Can you please provide a link so the rest of us can be as informed on the subject as you are?"

He could give it to us but we probably wouldn't be able to understand it. Like the emperor's new link. I only have one question, what's that 404 supposed to mean anyway?

#27 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-05-18 01:17 PM | Reply

"Once again, so many people miss the point."

Once again you overlook the Orange Elephant in the room rampaging over in the corner and crapping on American Democracy.

#28 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-05-18 01:17 PM | Reply

You should tell Meuller

Why would I tell him what he already knows?

#29 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-18 01:53 PM | Reply

Can you please provide a link so the rest of us can be as informed on the subject as you are?

#26 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2018-05-18 01:06 PM | FLAG:

Here's fishy's link imgflip.com

#30 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-18 01:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

You should tell Meuller since you have it all locked up, oh wait Meuller has heard all that but still cant find anything Trump did wrong. And here's the real show stopper for you, Obama and the left had someone planted in the Trump campaign looking for and leaking lies and STILL they have nothing. Nothing! Get used to it.

#21 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Why don't you just come out and admit you are a traitor to your country? It would make it much easier for everyone.

#31 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-05-18 03:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Once again, so many people miss the point. There is NO law that a candidate can't do business with other countries.
.........................................................#14 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

absolutely correct..people would have a heart attack if they knew to what extent exactly lawmakers have insulated themselves from the restrictions the laws they pass inflict on the rest of us. but i'm sure that the focus of Muellers investigation is going to be money laundering. that's why we can't see those taxes. it's just a fluke. donald trump is a punk ass thief. he's gonna' be the dog that caught the car here shortly. he's so far out of his depth that it's laughable. I hope that NK meeting takes place. I want to see Big D strut his stuff..tell us all why he deserves the NoTell Piece Prize.

#32 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-05-19 02:37 AM | Reply

Three top senators on Friday requested rare multi-agency inspector-general investigations into the Trump administration's failure to fully implement congressionally mandated sanctions against Russia.

In a letter addressed to the inspectors general of the State Department, Treasury Department and Intelligence Community, the Democratic lawmakers said the administration has not complied with the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which was passed overwhelmingly and signed into law last year in part to punish Russia for its election-meddling and its incursions into eastern Europe.


www.thedailybeast.com

It's not too obvious that Putin has the orange diaper sniper's balls in a jar.lol

#33 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-05-19 06:42 PM | Reply

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