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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A bipartisan attempt to condemn the Trump administration for relaxing Russia sanctions stalled in the Senate Wednesday after Republicans banded together to block the effort. The bill would have formally rebuked the administration before it moves ahead with plans to lift sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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They are complicit.

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-01-16 05:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

They will vote to help Putin, but not Fed Workers and all the other Americans affected by the Shutdown.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-16 05:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Anyone actually surprised?

The GOP have become Russia's best friends.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-16 05:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


With the NRA being a large contributor to Republicans, and Russia playing around in the NRA, is it really surprising that the Republicans are acting favorably to the Russians?

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-16 08:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3


At a rally for then candidate Trump:

Are These "I'd Rather Be a Russian Than a Democrat" Shirts Real?
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...A photograph shows two men wearing "I'd Rather Be a Russian Than a Democrat" shirts at a rally for President Trump....

I have also seen videos of Trump supporters saying similar things.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-16 08:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


Oops, this pic was from a Pres Trump rally.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-16 08:51 PM | Reply

Just makes one wonder what kompromat the Russians found when they hacked the RNC servers.

Russia Hacked 'Older' Republican Emails, FBI Director Says

#7 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2019-01-17 12:24 AM | Reply

Trump owes Russia and Mr. Putin personally, a huge debt. We probably don't even know the half of it yet.

What I see is Trump paying off that debt the same way Manafort paid off his.

So far Trump is obviously willing to sacrifice America, our allies and destroy NATO, the only blockade to Russian expansion.

What's terrifying is that we don't know how big that debt is or to what extent Trump will go. He doesn't seem to have any limits. The Kremlin is now in charge of America and Trump is willingly clearing the path to anything they want.

I don't pass the word "treason" around very lightly. But what Trump is doing sounds a lot like giving aid to the enemy and, in this case, Mr. Putin's friends.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-01-17 05:19 AM | Reply

It seems like just about all the GOP is colluding.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-01-17 07:18 AM | Reply

They are complicit.

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019

I've wondered for ages now what these people have stuffed in their bank accounts, and/or what the Russians have on them.

I see that Mitt Romney, who once labeled Russia out number one threat, also voted to give these buggers a pass.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2019-01-17 07:39 AM | Reply

Robert Reich @RBReich

Senate Republicans have refused to vote to reopen the U.S. government, but have no problem voting to lift sanctions on a Russian oligarch. That should tell you a lot about their priorities.
11:28 AM - 16 Jan 2019

#11 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-17 07:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"I see that Mitt Romney, who once labeled Russia out number one threat, also voted to give these buggers a pass."

This has never been about the American people vs the Russian people. It has always been about the 1% vs the rest of us.

#12 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-17 07:46 AM | Reply

NIXON

Those in Congress are just as complicit . . . or hiding under their desk.

However, they're not so stupid that they can't understand what's going on with Trump and Russia. I suspect some of them are keeping their powder dry because they want his job and want to inherit his base of gullible idiots. Tom Cotton, in particular, come to mind but there are others who would settle for the VP spot as a stepping stone.

I mention Tom Cotton first because he's already sold out America once when he tried to sabotage the Iranian Accords. He collected a million bucks from Israel for that one. That's when Jeb Bush was the most likely candidate to win the Republican nomination. Tom Cotton was promised the VP spot as another incentive.

If the winds are blowing right I suspect Cotton to jump into the 2020 race with a huge amount of dirty foreign money laundered through supporters of Israel. Their goal is for America to fight a proxy war for them.


#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-01-17 07:58 AM | Reply

"I mention Tom Cotton first because he's already sold out America once when he tried to sabotage the Iranian Accords."

I'm glad you mentioned that lunatic, he's a dangerous loose cannon.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-17 08:26 AM | Reply

DANNI

"I'm glad you mentioned that lunatic, he's a dangerous loose cannon."

And he hasn't earned that million bucks Israel paid him either. Cotton has a lot of baggage but Trump voters don't seem to care about that. They elected Trump didn't they?

If Cotton gets anywhere close to the nomination we can expect to see Bill Crystal enter the picture again. He was the go-between guy between AIPAC and the Senate. It was Bill Crystal who penned the letter to the Ayatollah trying to sabotage the Iranian Accords.

Crystal is anti-Trump right now (frequent guest on MSNBC) but he'll switch back as soon as Trump is gone.


#15 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-01-17 09:06 AM | Reply

Not a single trump cult member willing to show up on this thread and explain why we needed to lift sanctions on putin and his pals who are attacking our country?

Or even a clinton deflection?

Nothing?

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-17 11:03 AM | Reply

- Nothing?

From the half-dozen conservatives on this site? They are probably working.

#17 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-01-17 11:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

From the half-dozen conservatives on this site? They are probably working.

#17 | Posted by nullifidian

There used to be more. Funny how in the age of trump they all vanished except the dumbest ones with the most hatred and racism in their souls.

#18 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-17 11:52 AM | Reply

#16 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

Reminds me of all the California elected representatives that didn't say anything about Singh's death.

But if I was to argue the point ....

The idea is to keep sanctions on Deripaska, not increase aluminum prices by 20%.

The same day the administration proffered the lift, it also announced new sanctions closer to Deripaska, and not Rusal.

"Treasury is sanctioning Russian intelligence operatives involved in cyber operations to interfere with the 2016 election and a wide range of other malign activities. We are taking action against operatives working on behalf of a sanctioned oligarch, hacking the World Anti-Doping Agency and other international organizations, and engaging in other subversive actions," said Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury. "The United States will continue to work with international allies and partners to take collective action to deter and defend against sustained malign activity by Russia, its proxies, and intelligence agencies."
home.treasury.gov

It would appear that sanctioning that actual actors and not hold Aluminum hostage is a reasonable compromise.

Have a good day, as Nulli says I have to get to work ...

#19 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-01-17 11:55 AM | Reply

It would appear that sanctioning that actual actors and not hold Aluminum hostage is a reasonable compromise.

Have a good day, as Nulli says I have to get to work ...

#19 | Posted by AndreaMackris

Aluminum = the russian economy.

That's the point, to hurt them because they're attacking us.

Repubs think corporate money is more important than defending america.

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-17 12:00 PM | Reply

"From the half-dozen conservatives on this site? They are probably working." - #17 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-01-17 11:40 AM

This means that nulli doesn't work.

Apparently, nulli gets his commenting abilities from studying Rudy Giuliani's appearances on CNN.

#21 | Posted by Hans at 2019-01-17 01:04 PM | Reply

odd how the GOP rescues Russian millionaires but refuses to vote to open the government so THEIR OWN CONSTITUENTS would get paid. Now Trump forces the workers back to work for free. Note to Trump: Slavery was abolished, I hope you get sued to hell, but not back.

#22 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-01-17 01:26 PM | Reply

#15 | Posted by Twinpac

Bill Krystal was also one of the primary cheerleaders for the Iraq War on TV. Greeted as liberators, chocolates, etc etc

Why anyone would pay that moron, who was so wrong about everything, is beyond understanding.

#23 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-01-17 07:43 PM | Reply

AU (where you bin)

"Why anyone would pay that moron."

Israel wanted a proxy war.

"Greeted as liberators, chocolates, etc etc"

Bush/Cheney needed public support for the war so they lied ABOUT EVERYTHING.

Crystal is a snake in the grass.

#24 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-01-18 07:56 PM | Reply

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