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Monday, January 14, 2019

Legendary journalist Carl Bernstein has said that he's been told that special counsel Robert Mueller's report will show how President Donald Trump helped Russia "destabilize the United States."



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#1 | Posted by bored at 2019-01-13 04:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-13 05:00 PM | Reply

People are saying Mueller has acquired a harpoon to serve the subpoena.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2019-01-13 05:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

#2 | Posted by snoofy

More like #MRSA-Make Russia Strong Again

#4 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-01-13 05:15 PM | Reply

#3 ... many have said.

#5 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-01-13 11:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Reliable Sources

.@carlbernstein: "This is about the most serious counterintelligence people we have in the US government saying, ‘Oh my god, the President's words and actions lead us to conclude that somehow he has become a witting, unwitting or half-witting pawn...to Vladimir Putin.'"
11:21 AM - Jan 13, 2019

I'm going to go with greedy half-witting. Trump Hotels all across Russia and the old SU was just too tempting. Besides, where else was he going to unload all that unused Trump Vodka?

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-13 11:54 PM | Reply

#5 Did you know...

#7 | Posted by bored at 2019-01-14 12:39 AM | Reply

This problem which was glaringly obvious during the Helsinki press conference needs to be tempered with the recognition that the military industrial complex has enormous financial incentives to keep hot and cold wars alive. That is, after all, their bread and butter, Its the same pattern evident with the DEA's steadfast resistance against ending the drug war.

Trump's desire to reduce the heightened tensions between the USA and Russia is most easily understood in the context of Russia becoming his lender of last resort. It is not necessarily more sinister than that, nor is it a bad idea.

Trump and his extended family has sought to profit from his elevated position in government, a position he is ill prepared and uninterested in executing rationally. These behaviors violate the emoluments clause of our constitution and are legitimate grounds for impeachment, which should be further investigated immediately.

#8 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-01-14 08:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The GOP controlled Senate, including McConnell, will have a mass heart attack. They'll have no choice but to impeach or go down with the ship. There is NO wiggle room.

In fact, I think they're holding their power until they see how bad it really is. Then, like those left behind on the Titanic, it'll be every man for himself.

Pelosi is playing this very smart. Nobody can say she didn't throw them a lifeline. Out of respect for the institution, of course.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-01-14 08:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4


"Russia becoming his lender of last resort. "

That Russian Bank is under sanctions. That's what all the Kum-Ba-Ya with Saudi Arabia is all about ~ financing!

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-01-14 09:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#8 | Posted by bayviking...........#9 | Posted by Twinpac

100% correct

#11 | Posted by ABlock at 2019-01-14 09:10 AM | Reply

First, it's not difficult to figure out that Mueller wanted this information out there at this particular time. Does anyone really think that Mueller's own people would blab to Bernstein about the report on Trump, unless Mueller wanted it to happen? Mueller chose a reporter with Watergate credentials because everyone would know it was true.

Keep in mind that this comes immediately after the leak about the FBI's counterintelligence probe into Trump, and the leak about Trump hiding his private discussions with Putin from his own staff. We think Mueller is steadily laying the groundwork to expose Trump as a traitor.

One man's opinion of the latest tea leaves....

#12 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-01-14 09:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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#13 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-01-14 09:59 AM | Reply

Any word on when the report will be released?

#14 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-14 10:09 AM | Reply

Yes jeff, summer of 2020.

#15 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-01-14 10:37 AM | Reply

And history will remember that American conservatives helped trump help russia destabilize the USA.

Own this ----, cons -- you've been wanting to destroy us again since you failed in 1865.

#16 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-14 01:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If this is true than Trump needs to get the boot ASAP before he does anymore damage. I understand Mueller is being thorough, be he needs to hurry the eff up before our country goes to ----.

#17 | Posted by horstngraben at 2019-01-14 01:51 PM | Reply

Trump likes getting Putin's advise and following his orders:

Trump discussed adoption policy with Putin one day before 'dictating' son's statement about 'adoptions'

President Donald Trump personally "dictated" a misleading statement about his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer last year that said they primarily "discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children," The Washington Post reported Monday.

The statement did not mention that Donald Trump Jr. had been offered compromising information about Hillary Clinton in exchange for taking the meeting. And it was crafted by the president one day after he discussed "adoptions" with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a dinner at the G20 summit.

Asked about that dinner later, Trump told the New York Times that he and Putin "just talked about things. Actually, it was very interesting; we talked about adoptions."

The fact that Trump and Putin spoke about the adoption issue -- which is intimately connected to the US' sanctions policy -- the night before Trump reportedly crafted his son's statement about the Trump Tower meeting raises questions about whether Putin played a role, directly or indirectly, in influencing the version of events Trump's team relayed to the press.


#18 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-14 02:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"The fact that Trump and Putin spoke about the adoption issue -- which is intimately connected to the US' sanctions policy -- the night before Trump reportedly crafted his son's statement about the Trump Tower meeting raises questions about whether Putin played a role, directly or indirectly, in influencing the version of events Trump's team relayed to the press. "

Here's a great thread that breaks down the timeline of those events:

Andrew S. Weiss @andrewsweiss

THREAD: Has anyone noticed the very disturbing overlap between Trump's insistence on preventing his own staff from learning about discussions with Putin at the Hamburg G20 meeting in July 2017 and how he handled initial revelations about the infamous Trump Tower meeting? 1/

Consider the following timeline: on July 7–8, 2017,Trump attends the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany the site of his first face to face encounter with Putin. 2/

On the morning of July 7, 2017, the New York Times informs the White House--for the first time--that it has learned about the Trump Tower meeting between Don Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and a Russian lawyer with Russian government connections, Natalya Veselnitskaya. 3/

The New York Times asks the White House to comment. 4/

We now know from @gregpmiller that after the meeting Trump seizes the US interpreter's notes and tells her not to brief senior NSC or State Department aides about the conversation with Putin. 6/

Later that evening on July 7, 2017, during the formal G20 summit dinner, Trump seeks out Putin for another conversation. Putin's interpreter is the only other participant. 7/

The fact of this meeting is not publicly revealed until more than a week later after @ianbremmer hears about it from other G20 attendees. (The White House doesn't officially confirm it until July 18, 2017.) 8/

You can read the rest here: twitter.com

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-14 05:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The level of hypocrisy Republicans have displayed in turning the other way to Trump's treasonous actions is astounding.

#20 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-01-14 08:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Kind of a basic guestion, Russia's primary source of income is from energy exports. Under Trump we have become the number 1 energy exporter in the world. Russia wins when US cuts production. The left wants us to cut production ie the green deal which would reduce exports leading the way for Russia to increase production and raise prices. How is he helping Russia?

#21 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-01-15 11:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Relaxing sanctions, Russian steel imports.
Undermining NATO.

#22 | Posted by bored at 2019-01-15 11:33 AM | Reply

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