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Friday, February 22, 2019

The special counsel has not alleged any sinister, high-level election interference conspiracy involving Trump himself and the Russian government. But, particularly in recent filings, he has laid out damaging facts on three major matters that certainly seem at least collusion-adjacent.

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He has NOTHING.

#1 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-02-22 11:20 AM | Reply | Funny: 4 | Newsworthy 1

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#2 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2019-02-22 12:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

He has NOTHING.

#1 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Huh? He isn't investigating Her Emails.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-22 01:02 PM | Reply

certainly seem at least collusion-adjacent.

Is that where they are going now? Legally that makes no sense.

There is no crime of collusion (as frequently discussed it has to be conspiracy to commit an actual crime) and you can't be "adjacent" to a conspiracy (you have to have a common purpose and take at least one act in furtherance of the crime, even if it was never committed) so either you were part of the conspiracy or you weren't. To paraphrase Diceman, there is no middle ground.

Politically, however, I am sure the Left will run in circles and scream about this new talking point for the next two years if Mueller doesn't recommend charges against Trump.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-22 01:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

This obvious point eludes Cryin' Ted Cruz, but even if trump ends up being completely innocent of all crimes, every honest person can see that he is still unfit to be president.

#5 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-22 01:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4

And I'm sure the Right will continue to support a congenital liar, criminal, and traitor.

I mean, he just so well fits the mold of the last half century of Republican Presidents.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-22 01:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

And you have proof of those accusations cor?

#7 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-02-22 06:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 5

#7

Thanks for the laugh, Snippy. You are really dependable that way.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-22 08:33 PM | Reply

#6

Bubububbut...Nixon!!!!!

Your schtick grows tiresome.

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-22 08:39 PM | Reply

Nixon, Reagan, GW, Trump.... all Republican liars, criminals, traitors, and thieves.

You Republicans have long been more than tiresome, you've been complacent and complicit, enabling the worst sort of men in power.

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-22 10:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

He has NOTHING.

#1 | POSTED BY Comrade Snippy
WISHFUL THINKING ON YOUR PART!

You are trying too hard to convince yourself of this.
Take solice in the fact you can go back to your sides usual tactics and scream "FAKE NEWS" as yoursides hero's are hauled off to prison one by one!

You and your kind are becoming unhinged!

#11 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-22 11:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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#2 | POSTED BY comrade ANTI-American
LMAO
Geraldo is one of you kind! That was you goofs after Benghazzzzziiii!

Do I really have to turn on the scoreboard. Lots of anti-American/Pro russuan witches caught and now a few going to prison. I will list the indictments, guilty pleas, and convictions in your native Russian if you wish.

#12 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-22 11:09 PM | Reply

It is pointless to speculate.

#13 | Posted by uncle_meat at 2019-02-22 11:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#13 Uncle

First day here, huh? This is what we do. Welcome to the club!

#14 | Posted by gavaster at 2019-02-23 12:48 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

What was the initial stance Trump held? (Kinda depends on what week you'd like to start tabulating) Help me if my memory is fuzzy..could be the wine though.

1. No deals with Russia.
2. No contact with any Russians.
3. No collusion with Russia.
4. Never even seen a Russian, never heard of Putin....okay I made that one up.

Where are we now?
1.Moscow Trump tower negotiations continued until at least after winning the Republican nomination.
2.Up-teen members of disparate Trump Inc organizations had Russian partners, friends, acquaintances including visits to Russia and 100+ documented contacts.
3.Trump Campaign shares polling data with Russia, (I presume to coordinate disinformation campaign. Btw, it's illegal for presidential campaigns to share polling data with PACs...just sayin)
4.Trump has had multiple off the record, completely, meetings with Putin.

Here's a great exercise. Picture Trump as your son. Imagine Trump's employees, family, and staff as your son's rat pack(of which he's the leader) and the Russians are the local prostitutes. Replay Trump's initial position on collusion and subsequent repositioning and draw the equivalent parallel. Then tell me if you believe your son never discussed with his rat pack having sex with one of the prostitutes.

#15 | Posted by gavaster at 2019-02-23 01:15 AM | Reply

I think we now know the hysteria over whether Mueller will release a report or not. Basically, Mueller's primary case has turned up nothing as far as collusion and they already trapped the fish that they can with the 'lying to the FBI net', which apparently doesn't apply for the FBI itself (unless someone is defining 'lack of candor' as something other than prettying up a liar).

So, Mueller is between a rock and a hard place - he won't go an publicly exonerate Trump and make his 2 year witch hunt even more laughable than it already was and he can't release a report without true crimes included. So, easy solution is to not issue anything and let the media run with the narrative that Trump was never cleared. That is why you see the GOP actually pushing for a report at this stage. I am 100% certain that all the top intelligence service people already know the outcome and the fact you see them all preparing the Dems for disappointment and shifting the goalposts on what was the collusion (to collusion adjacent), tells me they know that Mueller has nothing.

Sorry Dems, Trump 2020 is a certainty.

#16 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-02-23 03:28 AM | Reply

Sorry Dems, Trump 2020 is a certainty.

#16 | POSTED BY Comrade Sheeple

Care to remind us about your prediction of the midterms Sheeple?

Trump/Prison 2020

#17 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-23 04:09 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

SHEEPLE

Let me throw Trump's own words back at you when he was campaigning against Hillary . . .

"Do you really want a president that's being investigated by the FBI?"

(Trump writes the script for the Democrats in 2020)

#18 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-02-23 05:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'll wait for Mueller's report instead of making a fool of myself in advance.

#19 | Posted by danni at 2019-02-23 09:50 AM | Reply

#19 What fun is there in that?

Everybody loves America's favorite game show:

RUSH TO JUDGEMENT!

#20 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-02-23 10:33 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Another one of our favorite shows: "America you don't get to know the truth."

Kennedy assassinations, MLK assassination, 9-11, etc. We have a history of allowing the government to just refuse to tell us the truth about important events in our history. Remember when the "truth" about the Kennedy assassination was supposed to be released but then wasn't? Our government lies to us all the time and Americans are so used to it that we accept it.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2019-02-23 11:20 AM | Reply

I'll wait for Mueller's report instead of making a fool of myself in advance.
#19 | POSTED BY DANNI

Huh? You mean in regard specifically to the Mueller report? I ask as you make a fool of yourself daily so I don't see the need for you to dial back your foolishness now.

#22 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-02-23 11:20 AM | Reply

Another one of our favorite shows: "America you don't get to know the truth."
#21 | POSTED BY DANNI

So that is the next leg in TDS. He colluded with Russia, but Mueller was co-opted to bury it. Okay....

#23 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-02-23 11:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Sorry Dems, Trump 2020 is a certainty.

#16 | POSTED BY NOBIASPOSTER101

We should take Nobias for his word; he's probably privy to the Kremlin's new influence tactics.

#24 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-23 11:41 AM | Reply

Care to remind us about your prediction of the midterms Sheeple?

#17 | POSTED BY ABORTED_MONSON

Ah that's it. I had forgotten Nobias's previous name.

#25 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-23 11:43 AM | Reply

MOSTBIASEDPOSTER saying anyone else makes a fool of themselves is pretty God damned funny!

#26 | Posted by danni at 2019-02-23 12:39 PM | Reply

"Another one of our favorite shows: "America you don't get to know the truth.""

No, I don't watch that any more, now I watch America, we try to give you the truth but you won't listen." Trump voters who actually believe he won the election are proof of that.

#27 | Posted by danni at 2019-02-23 12:41 PM | Reply

No collusion? JFC, Trump's campaign manager gave raw polling data to the Russians. What more could you possibly want?

#28 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-02-23 12:50 PM | Reply

There has definitely been collusion between Trump staff and Russia. It is preposterous to suggest otherwise. But the effect is impossible to measure and may never get past junior.

Trump may yet sink because of a myriad of money laundering schemes. This is how he has spent his entire life and and he is vulnerable to say the least.

#29 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-02-23 12:55 PM | Reply

I am sure the Left will run in circles and scream about this new talking point for the next two years if Mueller doesn't recommend charges against Trump.

#4 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT 2019-02-22 01:19 PM |FLAG: BOO HOO HOO

So what? It doesn't matter to us...what ever it takes... we are ready for that... just as we were for Bush-hole deux... Trumplethinskin is leaving office in disgrace... we are committed to making that happen. You don't like it... look away you finger wagging little sissy.

Bush did two terms it only made it worse for him and conservatrons... and assorted weak minded self pitying white boy junkies killing themselves in record numbers because no one recognizes their superiority anymore. You know it ... we know it.... the world knows it...

The only people that like Trumplethinskin are the people who want to use him to further their careers... like Putin, Un and assorted Arabs. He's a big fat orange easy target of stupid.

Democracy happens on the streets.

#30 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-02-23 10:20 PM | Reply

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