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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Current and former American diplomats are expressing disgust and horror over the White House's willingness to entertain permitting Russian officials to question a prominent former U.S. ambassador. One serving diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he was "at a --- loss" over comments that can be expected to chill American diplomacy in hostile or authoritarian countries -- a comment echoed by former State Department officials as well. ... On Wednesday, Russian prosecutors escalated the stakes. The prosecutor-general's office said it wanted to interview Michael McFaul, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia, another Putin bete noire.

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"The president has first and foremost his interests at the top of his mind, as opposed to the government's. That's very clear over the past week and a half, between shitting on our NATO allies and kissing Putin's ass," the diplomat said. "He cares more about himself than the nation and any of us who serve it." The diplomat continued: "Either he's compromised by Putin or he's a ---, in which case he should grab himself."

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Trump Might Serve Up U.S. Diplomat to Putin

Not just no, but hell EFFING No

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-07-18 10:28 PM | Reply

I dare speculate the Senate will react with rage if Trump attempts this.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2018-07-18 10:39 PM | Reply

"The president has first and foremost his interests at the top of his mind, as opposed to the government's.

That's very clear over the past week and a half, between -------- on our NATO allies and kissing Putin's ass," the diplomat said.


For a diplomat, McFaul gets right to the point.

I could not have said it better myself.

#3 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-07-18 10:50 PM | Reply

- McFaul gets right to the point.

Doesn't he though!

Putin is just playing games. We indict his election rigging stooges, he has his prosecutor go after our Ambassador.

Apparently he also told Trump he wanted Montenegro. He'll prolly get both.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-18 11:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is fine.

-- Trump apologists, as house bursts into flames

#5 | Posted by cbob at 2018-07-18 11:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So, who is going to volunteer to be Trump's John Stevens?

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-07-18 11:15 PM | Reply

Holy Aid and Comfort to the Enemy Batman!!

Impeach the Tangerine Whankermaggot!!


#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-07-18 11:56 PM | Reply

So when do the human sacrifices begin?

I need to lose some weight first.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-07-19 12:01 AM | Reply

For that matter, what's to stop one of Russia's infiltrator living right here in the U.S. from assassinating Michael McFaul the same way they assassinated other so-called "enemies of Putin" in England?

Or . . . should Trump actually meet Russia's demand to turn McFaul over to Russian interrogator, (we know what that means) what's to stop Russia from sending Trump a whole list of Americans whom Putin considers a threat . . . such as journalists or authors of books criticizing Putin?

As I said earlier, Trump is out of the closet and there's no longer any need for pretense. I think Mr. McFaul, and who knows how many other, are in grave danger.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-07-19 01:08 AM | Reply

Anyone ever notice that Trumplethinskin's method of problem solving is to create a bigger problem?

When are the clown brigade going to tired of him depositing flaming gunny sacks full of turds on their front porches?

#10 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-07-19 05:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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TRITE

Trump does love his own flights of fantasy.

However, he's not the one in charge any more. He's nothing more than an Putin enabler. Should Mr. McFaul get snatched out of his bed in the middle of the night and wisked out of the country unseen, Trump would be the last person to try to get him back ~ seeing that McFaul was a Hillary supporter.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-07-19 06:39 AM | Reply

Donald Trump is Neville Chamberlain on speed.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-19 07:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That Helsinki was a turning point in this opera buffo that his Donald Trump is suggested by who's not coming here to post as much, or at all. We've reached year six in the George W. Bush administration four years early.

There's no way to slice what's happened this week other than Trump is a pu---. That he's also a traitor is completely true, but the Right can't be seen associating itself with a pu---.

The ad hoc cover story Donald was straining for world peace in Helsinki just makes him look too much like a hippy, and so pu--- again.

Trump has hit the third rail in the hard Right, fasicist psychology. No one can act like a pu--- and be Maximum Leader. It's possible now that the looming indictments against him from the State of New York will be more like mercy killings than the start of some titanic battle.

And I agree with what's been said above: If Donald starts handing over his enemies to Putin, and that's who this former ambassador is, then no one---Not even the hard Right---Really knows who is on that enemies list and if they themselves don't find a place on it for failure somehow to kiss Donald Trump's ass. In other words, it's entirely possible they're going to be as glad to see him go as anyone.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-19 07:53 AM | Reply

I dare speculate the Senate will react with rage if Trump attempts this.

Yeah, because Congress has been such a great check on Trump's anti-americanism.

#14 | Posted by JOE at 2018-07-19 07:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

TOR

"I dare speculate the Senate will react with rage if Trump attempts this."

LOL ~ What are they going to do? Wag their finger at him?

That's about the extent of their "rage" lately.

#15 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-07-19 08:05 AM | Reply

"I dare speculate the Senate will react with rage if Trump attempts this."

With McConnell as majority leader this Senate will do nothing. McConnell is just as unpatriotic as is Trump, he's his enabler. McConnell is the poster boy for Republicans, he's who you get when you vote Republican. I'd be ashamed to admit I voted for these unAmerican traitors. Fortunately, I never have and thus I have a clear conscience, no Republican can ever honestly say that.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-19 08:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The base issue here is that The Dotard cannot think far enough ahead to contemplate the outcome of Vlad's proposed bargain. I wonder the response of Mr. Bargainovich suggested buying Ivanka? Donnie would have tried to negotiate a higher price...

#17 | Posted by catdog at 2018-07-19 08:55 AM | Reply

How is this not offering aid and comfort to an enemy?

#18 | Posted by anton at 2018-07-19 09:01 AM | Reply

Donald Trump is Neville Chamberlain on speed.
..........................#12 | POSTED BY ZED

the only equivalency that chamberlain and trump share is that both have proven to be the wrong person for the job.

#19 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-07-19 09:03 AM | Reply

ANTON

"How is this not offering aid and comfort to an enemy?"

Simple. Trump doesn't consider Russia the enemy. He thinks all his enemies are right here at home.

It's no small wonder that he rushes to the comforting arms of Vladimir Putin. When they're away from each other, Trump gets separation anxiety.

But then, Trump is also a paranoid raving maniac listening to a headful of demon voices so go figure.

#20 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-07-19 09:28 AM | Reply

trump is so out of his depth that it's painful to watch. he's trying to maintain a presidential facade and at the same time, steal everything he can. he's an inarticulate thief that managed to get elected president. the whole helsinki debacle could be summed up in one throw away line in the press conf. trump and putin talked about the EU, russian oil and american LNG. sounded to me like vlad and donnie have their own little OPEC fantasy goin' on with the EU as a captive customer.

#21 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-07-19 09:52 AM | Reply

Donald Trump is Neville Chamberlain on speed.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-19 07:36 AM

That is NOT the high-quality, made-in-a-lab, crystal blue meth. This new stuff is stinky and brown, distilled in a dumpster behind Mall-Wart in Missouri!

#22 | Posted by john47 at 2018-07-19 01:08 PM | Reply

You people fall for everyone of his jokes.

#23 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-07-19 02:45 PM | Reply

When he gets indicted, what will be the response of all the MAGA chuds and their domestic terror organizations?

#24 | Posted by hamburglar at 2018-07-19 03:03 PM | Reply

^ When Trump gets idicted

#25 | Posted by hamburglar at 2018-07-19 03:04 PM | Reply

#23 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Says the -------- that falls for everyone of his lies.

#26 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-07-19 03:38 PM | Reply

...plus he's already made it clear torture is within the purview of the State. This makes it important and twice as good for ME.

#27 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-07-19 04:05 PM | Reply

You people fall for everyone of his jokes.

#23 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-07-19 02:45 PM | Reply

YOU are one of his jokes.

#28 | Posted by cbob at 2018-07-19 10:42 PM | Reply

When he (Trump) gets indicted, what will be the response of all the MAGA chuds and their domestic terror organizations?

#24 | Posted by hamburglar at 2018-07-19 03:03 PM | Reply

There will be sporadic violence and occasional acts of terrorism.

#29 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-20 06:18 AM | Reply

When we talk about Putin and Trump it is important to remember Putin is Assad's savior. Assad has murdered 500,000 of his own people and his troops torture their enemies every single day. For Trump to sit in the same room with Putin, say nice things about him, etc. is absolutely disgusting. Putin should be and is our enemy if we still believe in any of the values we claim to believe in. Now Trump is inviting him to Washington, D.C. I hope the protests are immense and that Putin understands he is not welcome in our country. You can't back Assad and be a friend of the United States at the same time. When he leaves I honestly hope he takes Trump with him. Trump should get out before even his most ardent supporters realize he is a traitor. Never forget Yanukovych was elected but then when he did the bidding of Moscow instead of honoring his campaign promises to take Ukraine into the EU, he was chased out of his country. He can never return because they would kill him instantly. Trump will follow his lead and end up in Moscow too.

#30 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-20 08:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

ABLOCK

"sounded to me like vlad and donnie have their own little OPEC fantasy goin' on with the EU as a captive customer.

I've been having those same thoughts myself.

But more likely the industrial world as a customer.

Anybody who has total control of oil can make, break or bend to subservience a country without firing a shot.

#31 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-07-20 04:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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