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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:22 PM

Benedict Donald Investigative Hearing Highlights!

"Democrats are suggesting that Russia's involvement in the election and Trump officials' lack of disclosure about their ties to Russia point to something more. In a 15-minute opening statement, Schiff laid out a series of ties between Trump's campaign and Russia, citing former British spy Christopher Steele, who compiled an unverified dossier on Trump and Russia. They included accusations that:

One of Trump's national security advisers during the campaign, Carter Page, has ties to Russia and has praised its president, Vladimir Putin.
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort had been on the payroll for pro-Russian interests in Ukraine.
Trump officials met with the Russian ambassador to Washington during the Republican National Convention. At that convention, Republicans changed their platform to remove a section that supported giving weapons to Ukraine as it battles Russia for territory.
Former Trump adviser Roger Stone boasted in a speech that he knew of impending WikiLeaks documents related to Hillary Clinton's campaign before they were published.
And Flynn and Sessions would go on to avoid disclosing their conversations with the Russian ambassador during or shortly after the campaign.
After spelling all that out, Schiff (rhetorically) asked this:

“Is it possible that all of these events and reports are completely unrelated and nothing more than an entirely unhappy coincidence? Yes, it is possible. But it is also possible, maybe more than possible, that they are not coincidental, not disconnected and not unrelated, and that the Russians use the same techniques to corrupt U.S. persons that they employed in Europe and elsewhere. We simply don't know. Not yet. And we owe it to the country to find out.”
Comey and Rogers would not comment. But we know what Democrats have concluded."

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/20/six-big-takeaways-from-congresss-extraordinary-hearing-on-russia-president-trump-and-wiretapping/

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Reply Benedict Donald Investigative Hearing Highlights! (Original post)
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 OP
Frankenvoter Mar 2017 #1
Wheninrome Mar 2017 #2
batcat Mar 2017 #3
Wheninrome Mar 2017 #6
batcat Mar 2017 #7
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 #14
batcat Mar 2017 #16
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 #18
batcat Mar 2017 #19
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 #13
Wheninrome Mar 2017 #20
New Deal Democrat Mar 2017 #4
Konservative Mar 2017 #5
New Deal Democrat Mar 2017 #8
Konservative Mar 2017 #9
New Deal Democrat Mar 2017 #10
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 #12
New Deal Democrat Mar 2017 #15
batcat Mar 2017 #17
New Deal Democrat Mar 2017 #21
batcat Mar 2017 #22
New Deal Democrat Mar 2017 #23
batcat Mar 2017 #24
New Deal Democrat Mar 2017 #25
batcat Mar 2017 #26
New Deal Democrat Mar 2017 #27
batcat Mar 2017 #28
New Deal Democrat Mar 2017 #29
UnknownPleasures Mar 2017 #11

Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:30 PM

1. James Comey is a space alien

He's a reptile under that human bio suit, how tall is he anyway, about 7 foot 4? That dude is as deep state as CIA black sites go, they zapped him in from the 11th dimension to keep everything in order until the mothership arrives and the harvesting operation can start.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:37 PM

2. We are at war with Russia?

First I heard of it. Because that is what it would take to make Trump a traitor...
But Hyperbole has become the staple of the outrage diet...so eat it up,,,eat it all up.

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Response to Wheninrome (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:01 PM

3. If we are at war with Russia why are they still transporting our astronauts to and from ...

the International Space Station?

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Response to batcat (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:16 PM

6. Good question.

But this is not about something that is real...it's about recycling cold war rhetoric because they think we are all foolish enough to fall for it. And of course those who are pissed that Hillary did not win will go along with it.

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Response to Wheninrome (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:41 PM

7. All of our wars are in the process of winding down. ...

The military industrial complex is probably happy that Trump wants to rebuild our military but to them it would be simply wonderful if we just had a nice Cold War with Russia just like in the good old days of cost plus contracts.

I do agree that the Democrats are doing their best to come up with a good explanation for why Hillary was a billion dollar failure. There's a lot of big donors who wasted a ton of money on Hillary who is now a two time loser, first to a relatively unknown candidate named Obama and then to an obnoxious ass named Trump. Plus this time the DMC was being run by the infernal Clinton Machine who made damn sure Hillary would win the primary race come hell or high water. The big donors may not be as willing to give money to the Democratic Party or their candidates if they can't come up with winners and not losers like Hillary.

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Response to batcat (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:32 PM

14. Nations constantly wrestle

For advantage.

Russia's interests are fundamentaly opposed to ours, and have been since WW2 ended.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:41 PM

16. True and our military industrial complex made a fortune during the first Cold War. ...

You might not believe just how profitable a cost plus contract can be. It's a profit bonanza.

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Response to batcat (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:07 PM

18. You might not believe

I was a cog in the machine for a number of years.



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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:02 PM

19. I was also a cog in the military industrial complex machine for many decades. (n/t)

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Response to Wheninrome (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:30 PM

13. Were we at war with Russia

During Vietnam?

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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:24 PM

20. Yes a cold war.

But they had little to do with Viet Nam...that would be China who we were also at a cold war with and they supplied and helped the north...so in a way it was a proxy war.
You do know that communism fell in the USSR don't you?...they have oligarchs just like us now and any conflict with them has to do with business. But our oligarch do covet their oil and gas.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:02 PM

4. Sean Sphincter said today that Paul Manafort played a brief and inconsequential role.

He was Trump's fucking campaign manager, for Christ's sake. How do you assign any degree of credibility whatever to this pack of liars? Rhetorical question, I know.

Looking forward to Trump's next toilet tweets in the morning.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:04 PM

5. He was until he wasn't.

 

You forgot to qualify your statement.

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Response to Konservative (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:58 PM

8. Your first two words are the only ones that matter.

He was. That doesn't require any qualification. Do you think he played a minor role in the Trump campaign?

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:08 PM

9. Trump fired Manafort.

 

Trump fired your 'liar'. Shouldn't that earn your kudos?

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Response to Konservative (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:15 PM

10. You can't unring a bell.

Manafort was Trump's campaign manager. You can't make his firing retroactive.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:28 PM

12. It would be funny

If it wasn't damaging democracy.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:33 PM

15. True, but at least I don't have to bear remorse.

I tried to tell Trump voters they were making a big mistake. They should have known better but they wouldn't listen.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:44 PM

17. Given the alternative (Hillary), voting for Trump was a wise decision. (n/t)

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Response to batcat (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 05:34 AM

21. No, it wasn't. Hillary is sane.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:32 AM

22. She may be sane but she is a liar and totally above the rule of law. ...

She would make Nixon look like a choir boy.

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Response to batcat (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:15 PM

23. Trump is a bigger liar and he is above the law even more.

Plus he's crazy.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #23)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 01:15 PM

24. How do we count lies?

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Response to batcat (Reply #24)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 01:47 PM

25. Have you ever heard of fact checking?

It's the latest craze.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #25)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 03:27 PM

26. So is your argument that Saint Hillary never ever lies? ...

The facts are that she does and they are indisputable. Many of her lies are covered in this video about her email and unauthorized and improperly secured dark server.



I am willing to admit that Trump lies. Are you willing to admit the same about your Wonder Woman Hillary?

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Response to batcat (Reply #26)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 04:40 PM

27. No.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #27)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 06:43 PM

28. I have to admit you are definitely a true Hillary supporter. ...

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Response to batcat (Reply #28)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 07:48 PM

29. I'm not a Hillary supporter.

I just think Trump is worse than Hillary. Much worse.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:20 PM

11. It's cute how the parasites that need the confiscated wealth of others to live think we care

America must eliminate those that consume more than they produce (read: non-western minorities).

If partnership with a white Russia is necessary to achieve this, who cares?

Democracy only benefits those below average.

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