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Monday, February 18, 2019

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has launched an inquiry into meetings in 2015 between top Obama administration officials, a Russian central banker and Maria Butina, who has pleaded guilty to conspiring to work as a Russian agent to influence American foreign policy.

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Rut roh...how can this possibly be a bi-partisan probe...?

-DR Left Hyper Partisans

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-17 10:00 PM | Reply

I like how you trolled your own thread.

It's like you wanted to abort it before the third post.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-17 10:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

I like how you immediately came running for the dog whistle.

It's like you had nothing of substance to say before the third post.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-17 10:51 PM | Reply

On topic, this is a be careful of what you wish for scenario...more of these types of investigations are going to spring up over the next couple of years, which will be really uncomfortable for the Democrats.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-17 10:52 PM | Reply

"A critical issue facing the Committee and the country is the extent to which the Russian government engaged in efforts designed to undermine our political system and governmental policy through obfuscation and manipulation," Grassley and Wyden wrote in their letters.

Sounds like nothing more than fleshing out the extent and methods by which the Russians were influencing US policy and, possibly, elections.

This is a bit of a troll job.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2019-02-18 12:28 AM | Reply

"After my election I have more flexibility....oops"

#6 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2019-02-18 12:49 AM | Reply

FakeLawyer with some Fake News.
And CrappyAmerican was the only one that took the bait!

#so sad

#7 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-18 03:43 AM | Reply

"In two separate meetings, Butina, a former graduate student who advocated for gun rights, and Russian Central Bank deputy governor Alexander Torshin together met Stanley Fischer, then Federal Reserve vice chairman, and Nathan Sheets, then Treasury undersecretary for international affairs."

Investigate away and lock them up if they violated the law.

#8 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-02-18 08:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Butina has some serious charisma to go from grad student to being in on meetings with upper echelons of American governments and NGOs. I hope that we get a deep dive on her life after all this court stuff is finished.

#9 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-02-18 08:53 AM | Reply

serious charisma

That is one way to put it.

#10 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-02-18 10:54 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

"On topic, this is a be careful of what you wish for scenario...more of these types of investigations are going to spring up over the next couple of years, which will be really uncomfortable for the Democrats."

Translation from Right Wing hatespeech: "We're bringing back Benghazzi!!"

#11 | Posted by danni at 2019-02-18 11:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#11

I know that you are easily confused so I will type this slowly so you can understand it: that's what Schiff and his buddies are doing now in Congress.

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-18 05:43 PM | Reply

No news here. Russian operatives in the US were trying to influence the obama administration. Just like they did with the trump administration. Difference being - the trump administrations fell for it.

Obama put crippling sanctions on russia. This is the whole reason trump is president now. To undo what obama did to putin.

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-18 06:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

And I'll bet the Russians were trying to meet with people from the Bush and Clinton administrations as well. It's not whether a meeting may or may not have taken place, it's what happened next that's critical.

OCU

#14 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-02-18 06:29 PM | Reply

- the dog whistle.

I like how he admitted to being a troll right away.

Sen Republicans must be getting ancy about the Russian Report; since they lost the House, now THEY have to run interference for Trump with Fake Investigations.

I guess now we'll have to investigate everyone who sanctions Russians the way Treasury did, lmao.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-18 07:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 1


@#13 ... No news here. Russian operatives in the US were trying to influence the obama administration. Just like they did with the trump administration. Difference being - the trump administrations fell for it. ...

That is an important, and very significant, point to understand.

The FBI told the Trump campaign that the Russians were active in attempting to, umm, affect the campaign. The FBI told the Trump campaign that if the Russians tried to work with them, that the Trump campaign should to tell the FBI.

And what did the Trump campaign do?

Did the Trump campaign heed the FBI's warning? Did the Trump campaign contact the FBI?

Or did the Trump campaign seemingly ignore the FBI's warnings and get into bed with the Russians?

The actual evidence is leading down a path that may not result in a happy place for those in the Trump campaign.

#16 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-18 11:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

"Did the Trump campaign heed the FBI's warning? Did the Trump campaign contact the FBI?
Or did the Trump campaign seemingly ignore the FBI's warnings and get into bed with the Russians?"

It's more like, the Trump campaign was already in bed with the Russians, but the GOP and the FBI hadn't (publicly) figured that out yet.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-18 11:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3


@#17 ...
It's more like, the Trump campaign was already in bed with the Russians, but the GOP and the FBI hadn't (publicly) figured that out yet. ...

I'll leave the GOP out of this for the present. They've shown themselves to not have two neurons to rub together.

So... to the FBI...

Yeah. The FBI probably had figured it out and did not want to go public with it because of the gravity of the situation (and I am being kind, so very kind, to the Trump campaign).

OK, not being kind --- was the Trump campaign working with Russia? Freaking wow. Was the campaign for the Office of the President of the United States of America working with the friggin' Russians, giving the Russians polling data for targeting purposes?

I am so conflicted when I try to wrap my brain around that....

#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-18 11:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Who received a $500,000 speaking fee from Russia?

#19 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2019-02-19 12:20 AM | Reply


@#19 ... Who received a $500,000 speaking fee from Russia? ...

OK, I'll play your game.

Who?

But now you need to explain why it is relevant to this discussion.

...

#20 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-19 12:33 AM | Reply

Now Right o' Center has fallen to trolling himself. Dang, he isn't even funny any more.

#21 | Posted by john47 at 2019-02-19 10:00 AM | Reply

"After my election I have more flexibility....oops"

#6 | POSTED BY GREATAMERICAN

Ah do tell us how Obama was so easy on the Russians and Trump has been so hard on them.

It would be funny if Republicans like you weren't just so pathetically sad.

#22 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-02-19 05:36 PM | Reply

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