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Wed May 1, 2019, 05:52 PM

Uh Oh, looks likely there was some Collusion with Russia



William Barr: DOJ to probe possibility of Clinton-Russia collusion

Attorney General William P. Barr said Wednesday that he will probe whether the Clinton campaign’s payments to a company using a former British spy who collected information from Russian sources amounted to collusion.

Testifying to senators, Mr. Barr expanded on the scope of the “review” he says he’s conducting into “the activities over the summer of 2016,” which included vehemently anti-Trump FBI employees making key decisions on Hillary Clinton and President Trump.

But under questioning from Sen. Charles E. Grassley, the Senate’s senior Republican, Mr. Barr also said he’ll look at the Clinton campaign’s payments to facilitate the so-called Steele dossier, the salacious, mostly unverified and in some cases disproved set of documents that helped spur the Trump-Russia collusion narrative.

“That’s something that I am reviewing,” Mr. Barr told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee made payments — hidden in campaign finance documents behind a law firm — to Fusion GPS, a Democratic research firm that paid former British spy Christopher Steele to probe Mr. Trump.

Mr. Steele produced the dossier that claimed secret meetings between Trump campaign figures and Russian operatives and suggested salacious events such as blackmail-style tapes of a Trump encounter with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room. Both of those have been discredited.

Mr. Grassley said it was ironic that Mr. Trump has now been cleared of conspiracy with Russia to subvert the 2016 election, but the Clinton campaign who hired a foreign national — Mr. Steele — who relied on information that may have been planted by Russia has not faced the same scrutiny.

“That’s the definition of collusion,” Mr. Grassley said.

Mr. Barr said he doesn’t yet have conclusions, but said there is a real possibility that Russia used Mr. Steele as part of its disinformation campaign.

“That is one of the areas that I’m reviewing. I’m concerned about it, and I don’t think it’s entirely speculative,” he said.

Sen. Richard Durbin, Illinois Democrat, mocked the GOP’s lines of inquiry, saying Mrs. Clinton’s emails, her handling of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi and other questions were old news.

“That is totally unresponsive to the reality of what the American people want to know,” he said.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/1/william-barr-doj-probe-possibility-clinton-russia-/

I get the feeling Dickie Durbin doesn't want this scrutinized

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 06:05 PM

1. "..... were old news......"

And this stuff the Democrats are looking into is.....recent news?

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 06:10 PM

2. No wonder democrats want to move on........nothing to see there..........paging stormy daniels......

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 06:12 PM

3. You got that right! None of them do and they all know damn well what the score was from the outset.

All of Trump’s detractors knew that Hillary was given a soft pass on her Russian collusion of selling off our uranium to them and the monetary kick backs. It was also Hillary’s obstruction of justice when she tried to destroy the paper trail of emails to hide her crimes with the help of Comey, Lynch and Obama.

Guess what fucktards... The destruction of Trump you hoped for is now my destruction of Obama, Hillary, Lynch, Comey, Brennan, Clapper and even Holder, et al. They’re all looking straight down the barrel, it’s being chambered and the trigger is being set!

It’s going to be such a delightful ending.
Ha ha ha ha

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 06:14 PM

4. Barr has to humor the psycho Republicans

who can't let go of anything. Notice Barr didn't confirm a crumb of the GOP narrative.

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Response to Trevor (Reply #4)

Wed May 1, 2019, 06:21 PM

6. I suppoose you would be the bigger Man so to speak

BS, payback is a bitch

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Response to bruiserboy (Reply #6)

Wed May 1, 2019, 06:47 PM

8. Payback never takes a rest.

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Response to Trevor (Reply #8)

Wed May 1, 2019, 06:57 PM

11. Not in this case it doesn't

The Democrats have put people thru hell and back and it time to pay the piper.

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Response to Trevor (Reply #4)

Wed May 1, 2019, 06:43 PM

7. Trevor your sauce is weak

So is your post.

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Response to Butchie_T (Reply #7)

Wed May 1, 2019, 06:48 PM

9. Oh yeah?

What part of the current GOP conspiracy theory did Barr confirm?

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Response to Trevor (Reply #9)

Wed May 1, 2019, 09:14 PM

13. None of it. It's been confirmed since before Barr took over.

Which of these statements has not been proven yet?

Hillary and the DNC paid their law firm, Perkins Cole, for work related to the campaign.
Perkins Cole used that money to pay Fusion GPS for opposition research on Trump.
Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele as a contractor, only after Fusion GPS was having this work funded by the DNC and Clinton.
Christopher Steele, a former British spy, was hired in part because of his contacts in Russia.
Steele used those contacts (some within the Russian government) to create a dossier (which also contained information previously compiled by Fusion GPS).
That dossier was provided to the British government, and to the FBI.
It was also shopped around to the press BEFORE the election, in an attempt to get selected details made public.
The FBI used the dossier to help obtain a FISA warrant.

Are any of those wrong? Do you feel that any of those things haven't been sufficiently proven?

So basically, Hillary paid for opposition research that came from Russian government sources and that information was shopped to the press prior to the election in attempt to sway the election. Unfortunately for Clinton, most media outlets didn't pick it up until after the election because they (correctly) smelled how fishy this was.

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Response to DavesNotHere (Reply #13)

Thu May 2, 2019, 06:21 PM

14. Pretty much all true

But there isn't any evidence Hillary participated in having the dossier shopped around.

The facts you list don't come close to establishing the GOP yarn that there was a massive conspiracy to commit a coup. Barr added nothing new but of course says he's looking into it.

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Response to Trevor (Reply #14)

Fri May 3, 2019, 12:28 AM

15. What is the point of getting that kind of opposition research if you have to shop it around

yourself and everyone knows it came from you? If the press knows you paid for a bunch of unverified info, (almost) no one is going to touch it, but if it looks like honest research done by some "unbiased" individual, at least it has a chance to be picked up.

To put this all another way, Trump was accused of trying to get "dirt" on Hillary from Russian sources to help him in the campaign. Hillary actually paid for and got "dirt" from Russian government sources who actually gave this to the press before the election in hopes of helping Clinton. I have yet to hear anything about how Fusion GPS was angry about Steele shopping the dossier, since they paid him for it.

No, this doesn't support the massive coup conspiracy directly, but it does show that Hillary actually did the thing that Trump was investigated for trying to do.

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Response to DavesNotHere (Reply #15)

Fri May 3, 2019, 06:07 PM

16. We'll never agree what Hillary did was collusion.

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Response to Trevor (Reply #16)

Fri May 3, 2019, 07:18 PM

18. Im not sure that it was collusion, Im just saying it was

No different than what people claimed Trump people tried (and failed) to do which many lefties have assured us is clearly a crime.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 06:20 PM

5. Lefty wanted all these investigations

Now they will get them. Watch what you wish for lefty

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 06:50 PM

10. Coming soon" The hillary wheelchair sympathy tour.

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Response to Nostrings (Reply #10)

Fri May 3, 2019, 06:17 PM

17. Oxygen mask, IV stand on wheels...

It'll look like that scene from "Goodfellas".

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 07:34 PM

12. Wanna see REAL obstruction of justice?

Stay tuned.

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