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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:07 PM

Key Democratic Officials Now Warning Base Not to Expect Evidence of Trump/Russia Collusion

https://theintercept.com/2017/03/16/key-democratic-officials-now-warning-base-not-to-expect-evidence-of-trumprussia-collusion/


Key Democratic officials are clearly worried about the expectations that have been purposely stoked and are now trying to tamp them down. Many of them have tried to signal that the beliefs the base has been led to adopt have no basis in reason or evidence.


The latest official to throw cold water on the MSNBC-led circus is President Obama’s former acting CIA chief Michael Morell. What makes him particularly notable in this context is that Morell was one of Clinton’s most vocal CIA surrogates. In August, he not only endorsed Clinton in the pages of the New York Times but also became the first high official to explicitly accuse Trump of disloyalty, claiming, “In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.”
But on Wednesday night, Morell appeared at an intelligence community forum to “cast doubt” on “allegations that members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.” “On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire at all,” he said, adding, “There’s no little campfire, there’s no little candle, there’s no spark. And there’s a lot of people looking for it.”



But with serious doubts — and fears — now emerging about what the Democratic base has been led to believe by self-interested carnival barkers and partisan hacks, there is a sudden, concerted effort to rein in the excesses of this story. With so many people now doing this, it will be increasingly difficult to smear them all as traitors and Russian loyalists, but it may be far too little, too late, given the pitched hysteria that has been deliberately cultivated around these issues for months. Many Democrats have reached the classic stage of deranged conspiracists where evidence that disproves the theory is viewed as further proof of its existence, and those pointing to it are instantly deemed suspect.

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Reply Key Democratic Officials Now Warning Base Not to Expect Evidence of Trump/Russia Collusion (Original post)
Andronikos Monday OP
Dexter Morgan Monday #1
frankt8242 Monday #2
The More You Know V2 Monday #3
Dexter Morgan Monday #11
FreeWheelBurning Monday #7
Dexter Morgan Monday #9
rh24 Monday #4
Grumpy Pickle Monday #5
graham4anything4HC45 Monday #6
Andronikos Monday #8
graham4anything4HC45 Monday #10

Response to Andronikos (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:13 PM

1. Sadly the left does not care about evidence 10 years from now the low-info voter will still be

parroting the Russians stole the elections...
Democrats and liberals believe what they want to believe they are not interested in reality..

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:29 PM

2. Kinda "Benghazi" ish...???

Ya think...???

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Response to frankt8242 (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:32 PM

3. Not really, Benghazi actually happened.

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Response to frankt8242 (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 03:01 PM

11. uh huh!

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:42 PM

7. The Left still thinks the 2000 election was stolen by the Supreme Court

I have no doubt that your assessment is correct.

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Response to FreeWheelBurning (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:46 PM

9. Yep i know even though the NYT did a follow on votes and concluded Bush won and when Stein

did the same thing and found out Trump actually won more votes she cancelled the probe and pocketed the money..
It's not what they want to believe so they will ignore it....

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Response to Andronikos (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:38 PM

4. Mike Morell would not go on the record with this if he were not sure,

He knows how desperately his fellow Democrats want this to be true.

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Response to Andronikos (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:39 PM

5. John Podesta's rumor mill turned out to be a shitshow.

Whole lot of bullshit.

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Response to Andronikos (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:41 PM

6. the above article is 4 days old AND COMEY & ROGERS DIRECTLY CONTRADICTED THIS

Comey and Rogers directly now have said Trump's tweets were 100% false


Why post an article that is 4 days old???

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Response to graham4anything4HC45 (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:45 PM

8. Could it be that Comey and Rogers are lying under oath?

Possibly.

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Response to Andronikos (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:54 PM

10. Comey and Rogers both said under oath- Trump's tweets then and today were lies.

Donald Trump, like Richard Nixon before him, just digs himself in deeper and deeper and deeper



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