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Thu May 21, 2020, 05:54 PM

Obamagate suffers another significant, predictable blow

This bogus RWNJ conspiracy theory has fallen apart



A week ago, Republican senators released a list of Obama administration officials who had requested the “unmasking” of Michael Flynn’s name in intelligence reports. And it wasn’t long before President Trump’s allies picked up the ball and ran with it. Almost immediately, many of them began tying the unmaskings to the leaks of details of Flynn’s conversations with the Russian ambassador — a situation that culminated in Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about the calls.

“One crime is certain to have been committed,” wrote conservative journalist John Solomon, “an unmasked conversation between Flynn and Russia’s ambassador to Washington was leaked to at least two media outlets.”

Fox News host Laura Ingraham added that “the practice itself — unmasking — isn’t illegal, but passing the info around for illicit purposes, leaking it to the press — oh, yes, that is illegal. And we know that occurred here.”....

In other words, breathless theories about how the unmaskings prove the Obama White House was involved in the leaks have crumbled — at least based upon what we know now.

To be clear, not everyone who has objected to the unmaskings has tied them to the Kislyak calls like this. More discerning experts and pundits have acknowledged that the list provided to senators by Grenell included no such evidence — and even acknowledged the likelihood that Flynn’s identity was never masked in the first place.

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Reply Obamagate suffers another significant, predictable blow (Original post)
Letmypeoplevote May 21 OP
def_con5 May 21 #1
Letmypeoplevote May 21 #3
Charlie Mike May 21 #2
Letmypeoplevote May 21 #5
Charlie Mike May 21 #11
Sullivan May 21 #4
Letmypeoplevote May 21 #7
Sullivan May 21 #8
Letmypeoplevote May 21 #9
Sullivan May 21 #10
Gunslinger201 May 21 #6
Dumper May 22 #18
357blackhawk May 21 #12
PrescientWon. May 21 #14
PrescientWon. May 21 #13
Carl May 21 #15
Letmypeoplevote May 22 #16
Dumper May 22 #17
Ilovestx May 23 #19
Letmypeoplevote May 25 #20
PrescientWon. May 25 #21
Ilovestx May 26 #22

Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 05:59 PM

1. Wrong

Flynn's identity was masked in the NSA intercepts, and the Obama administration sure as hell asked that it was unmasked.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #1)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:03 PM

3. Denial is not just a river in Africa

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:01 PM

2. WaPoo.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #2)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:07 PM

5. NBC News-Flynn's name was never 'masked' in FBI report on phone call with Russian




In a blow to GOP efforts to create a cloud of scandal around so-called "unmasking," two sources familiar with the matter tell NBC News that then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's name was never redacted from the FBI intelligence report about his conversation with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

Flynn has admitted lying to the FBI about a phone call with then Amb. Sergey Kislyak……

That call with Kislyak was monitored by the FBI under a FISA warrant covering Kislyak, as is standard practice, current and former officials have said. Many former ambassadors and foreign officials working in the U.S. are monitored by the FBI as part of routine counterintelligence inquiries.

A former senior intelligence official explained that FBI reports based on FISA collection, unlike reports from the National Security Agency, generally do not "mask" the names of U.S. persons because the FBI is a domestic law enforcement agency and the conduct of Americans is part of its purview.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #5)

Thu May 21, 2020, 07:24 PM

11. So, it was a crime from the very beginning.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:04 PM

4. Well that didn't take long.

People are getting tired of the CONspiracies, especially the real loony ones dreamed up by the orange lunatic.

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #4)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:08 PM

7. I come here to laugh at these theories

I live in the real world and I am amused that anyone would buy the RWNJ conspiracy theories

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #7)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:15 PM

8. They are getting more bizarre and ridiculous by the day.

Makes you wonder what kind of people can actually believe this kind of stuff. You'd have a hard time getting some grade schoolers not to laugh at it.

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #8)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:18 PM

9. Yet again Putin is pushing out material for trump's base an they are buying this crap

Putin must be very happy

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #9)

Thu May 21, 2020, 07:13 PM

10. I believe that many know exactly what they are buying and they are happy to purchase it.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:08 PM

6. No Unmasking on Dec 29 proves his calls were being intercepted...Likely by CIA

Rogue Black Op by Brennan...Likely under Obama Direction....

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #6)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:14 PM

18. With a fisa warrant? Note that the IG found all fisa applications were somewhat

deficient.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 07:57 PM

12. No,

Only certain people are authorized to unmask. Leaking it is a crime. Obamagate has more to do with weaponizing DoJ lying to the FISA court for "wiretaps".

Basically, Obama will go down in history as another Nixon.

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Response to 357blackhawk (Reply #12)

Thu May 21, 2020, 07:59 PM

14. Nixon x 10

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 07:59 PM

13. The poorly educated (Goth) don't even understand what ObamaGate is

It's everything from Crossfire Hurricane/Razor all the way up to the Mueller Probe.

Flynn was set up. As was Stone, Manafort, Page and Papadapolous.

Durham is Coming.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:45 PM

15. Do you realize that you just posted a lefty lunatic admitting to spying?

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:02 PM

16. No such thing as Obamagate: Steve Schmidt says Trumps latest distraction doomed to fail




Former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt explained why President Donald Trump’s latest political stunt is doomed to fail.

Schmidt appeared Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where he said Trump was trying to gin up an “Obamagate” scandal as a distraction from the rampant corruption in his own administration — such as the $1 million donation by stock-dumping Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s husband to a pro-Trump super PAC.....

“Just one thing, quickly, about Obamagate, which, of course, there is no such thing,” Schmidt said. “This was the cleanest administration in our lifetimes. There was no one indicted in the Obama administration for eight years. Nobody, zero people, so there is no such thing as Obamagate — it doesn’t exist. It is a figment of the fever swamps of right-wing media.”

“There’s Obama’s gate — I saw a picture on the internet of the gate in front of his house, Obama’s gate, but there is no such thing as Obamagate as a scandal,” he added. “Doesn’t exist. I don’t think the American people are going to buy it from the most corrupt president, running the most corrupt regime in American history.”

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:11 PM

17. The article points out unmasking was never the central issue. It was the deep

involvement of admin. higher-ups in the questionable fbi activities. It's another issue why non law enforcement officials unmasked others so often/ frequently.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:00 AM

20. "A slogan searching for a scandal"

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:11 AM

21. WaPo?

#FakeNews

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