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MRW

Trivago ads! Thx for the laff.

MRW

Valissa!

Thomas Friedman is the Thomas Jefferson of Israel. Doncha’ know? DC is his Paree.

MRW

Neocon rage at losing. But they’ve got Mika and Joe, et al, in the tank. Three hours every morning. They’re hepped up and hoping.

Bill H

CBS News has said repeatedly that Trump's staff was spied on, but claims that it was legal. Their assertion was that "intelligence agencies" were engaged in "routine monitoring of foreign powers, which they are legally entitled to do," and in the process recorded Michael Flynn talking with the Russian ambassador and reported that conversation and provided that recording to the Obama administration.

They brought on a visiting expert, "formerly the number two man at the CIA," to tell us that it was all perfectly proper because the recording of Trump staff was merely an "incidental interception." Many here have maintained that revealing such incidental interceptions constitutes a serious felony, but CBS News claims otherwise.

Whether proper or not, their story certainly confirms that the Obama administration was listening to and recording members of the Trump staff.

wisedupearly

More correctly
"-- their story certainly confirms that the Obama administration was listening to and recording members of the Trump staff when they were communicating with Russian persons of interest."

TonyL

I agreed with TTG.

So the Borgs are coming out in full force against Trump? Perhaps at the end of the day, it's not too bad that some important facts will be learned about Trump associates.

John_Frank

A couple of related items:

1. The US Senate Select Intelligence Committee will have an open hearing on Russian Intelligence Activities later today:

Advisory: Senate Intel Committee Announces Open Hearing on Russian Intelligence Activities https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/press/advisory-senate-intel-committee-announces-open-hearing-russian-intelligence-activities

The hearing is divided into two panels, with the first scheduled to start at 10;00 am and the second at 2:00 pm.

Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-4363390/Senate-hearing-focus-Russian-disinformation-tactics.html#ixzz4cnOmL3mf

They might as well title the hearing, "OMG, the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming!"

2. A report published yesterday on Circa.com, written by John Solomon and Sara Carter:

Obama's rule changes opened door for NSA intercepts of Americans to reach political hands http://circa.com/politics/barack-obama-changed-how-nsa-intercepts-of-americans-like-donald-trump-could-be-shared

3. An interview by National Interest of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavarov on the topic of relations between the USA and Russia, published on March 29, 2017 http://bit.ly/2ob97m2

The key quote as highlighted by the MFA Russia twitter feed?

"Normal relations is to treat your partners with respect, not to try to impose your ideas on others, always try to listen and hear, and hopefully not to rely on a superiority complex."

4. An analysis published on March 27 on Forbes.com, written by Paul Gregory:

Do Russia hackers in epaulets challenge the intelligence consensus of Russian Interference in the 2016 Election? https://t.co/sHNOIWna7i

The US House and Senate Intelligence Committees are holding hearings into Russian interference.

Will these Committees request any assistance from the Russian Government in an effort to sort out what may have transpired, or will our esteemed elected officials trundle along blowing up any chance in the near term of working with Russia to solve some of the key problems we are jointly facing?

(As an aside, both China and Russia are now pushing back against the United States installing an anti-missile defense system in South Korea.)

Peter Reichard

Democrats are walking into a trap of their own creation. In the end I suspect Russiagate will reveal some embarrassing contacts between Trump people and Russia but nothing approaching treasonous activity and Russian influence on our election will prove to be less than meets the eye. Meanwhile it will be revealed that if not The Donald himself Trump's organization at least was being spied on, vindicating Trump and making him appear more a victim than a villain. An investigation needs to occur but these often lead to unpredicted and unintended truths.

Cee

All,

HRC has come out of the Woods to attack Trump again to support WOMEN? LOLOLOLOL!!

Other than ISIS terrorists being used to bring about regime change, what else would they want to distract from with this Russia nonsense? That ISIS does traffick women and children?

Ivanka plans to devote attention to this.

President Trump has announced a federal investigation into the elite pedophile scandal involving human trafficking earlier this month and promised to help put an end to the “horrific, really horrific crimes

http://yournewswire.com/hillary-clinton-pedophile-ring-state-department/


Old articles and NBC news clips are surfacing again.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10114694/US-state-department-accused-of-covering-up-prostitution-investigation.HTML

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lZLiQEiZlco

Timing. Plus this from Dr.Phil. I want names.

http://www.drphil.com/videos/woman-claims-parents-sold-her-to-an-international-sex-trafficking-organization-at-birth/

WarrenPeese

This sort of reminds me of when Democrats complained about Wikileaks publishing DNC emails, in which they were really loud about being hacked and really quiet about the actual content of the emails, which pretty well proved that they were in the bag for Hillary.
Meantime, Comey was willing to go public about Putin's attempts to influence an American election before election day, but he was shot down by Susan Rice, Tarmac Lynch and Obama's other incompetents.

ex-PFC Chuck

Re: "The 9/11 commission was run altogether by neocons. pl"

And perhaps even the event itself. http://www.ae911truth.org/

Babak Makkinejad

All:

Interview with Foreign Minister Lavrov

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/sergey-lavrov-the-interview-19940

Seamus Padraig

"One of the first rules of propaganda is that cognitive dissonance is not to be feared, hence the glaring contradictions in their claims."

If memory serves, I believe that's what George Orwell called 'doublethink' in 1984: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/doublethink

Jack

Fred

It is about the current campaign of innuendo, planted stories and media hysteria around Russia - hacking, influencing the election, and turning Trump & his associates to be an agent - that is undermining the Trump presidency. What do you think is the best way to end this?

Edward Amame

valissa

So by all means leave it up to the GOP and run by a guy from Trump's transition team, right?

Edward Amame

Col Lang

Then let's have a special congressional committee, like during Watergate. What's to fear? You guys are all so sure that this is some kind of super-deep conspiracy run by Obama, by all means let's get to the bottom of it.

Edward Amame

Mikee

I don't watch CNN or any cable news -- I'm just old enough to remember Watergate.

I think "Russia hacked the election" is nonsense, but I suspect that they tried to influence it, and also suspect that they hacked HRC's emails. BTW, Marco Rubio now claims that that his campaign was also targeted by hackers seemingly based in Russia. Why wouldn't you want to find out if that actually happened? Or if Obama did what Trump claimed he did? Seems like a big deal to me.

https://www.wired.com/2017/03/marco-rubio-says-hack-attempts-russia-targeted/

Publius Tacitus

Not the event Chuck. Just the explanation after the fact.

Publius Tacitus

Questioning our integrity is not a smart play on your part. The Colonel and I are strictly non-partisan. We call it as we see it and, by virtue of our previous positions, have access to knowledgeable sources. We are offering more than just our opinion. I'm curious why you think a "special" congressional committee would get the job done? Unlike 1974, we live in an age where even black and white facts are denied as being facts.

Fred

Jack,

The president has political enemies in both parties who would like nothing more than the power to hamstring him and enact their own agenda. That's what the radical Republicans tried to do to Andrew Johnson.

MRW

Publius,

This was an excellent report.

Valissa

Edward, what does your response have to do with the question I asked?

Edward Amame

Publius Tacitus

Cut it out, I'm not questioning anyone's integrity. I have no clue who you are, but trying to turn Devin Nunes into a hero suggests that you are indeed partisan. I've been around long enough to know that people commenting in threads on this site were/are mostly (very very) anti-HRC and (very very) pro-Trump.

True, we live in a time of deep spin, which is what it appears to me you are doing.

Edward Amame

Valissa

Do you think that Nunes is "neutral or impartial?" From hereon/henceforth I will be ignoring anything that comes out of his mouth and will instead be paying attention to what the Senate Intel Committee is up to.

The WSJ says that Flynn's willing to be interviewed by the FBI and House and Senate Intel Committees. For immunity.

Valissa

Edward, I did not bring up Nunes or any member of either political party. Of course it was really a rhetorical question since no member of either party is going to be able to be truly impartial and objective.

Why do you keep looking for "the truth" from politicians? Why do you think an investigation will actually resolve anything? Do you not recognize a witch hunt when you see one, or is it OK when it's your party looking for witches to burn?

Reminder... I am NOT a member of any political party.

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