Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 1 Votes - 4 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 US ELECTION -- THE INVESTIGATION
Author Message
Duchess Away
Administrator
******

Posts: 60,550
Joined: Jun 2008
Post: #71
RE: RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 US ELECTION -- THE INVESTIGATION

(12-18-2017 03:31 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  I feel bad for John McCain and his family right now. Lots of times I don't agree with his his policy opinions, but I think he's done a lot for our country in the military and in Congress. He and Bernie have worked together for a long time on pro-veteran legislation. Good on them.

The type of brain cancer McCain's battling right now is the worst. Hopefully, he'll make it through the holidays and beyond.


I feel bad for them too and when I see John McCain I feel sad for him. I respect him. I heard some people talking about this moment so I went looking for it. It's very moving.









[Image: Zy3rKpW.png]
12-18-2017 04:57 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

HairOfTheDog Offline
Moderator
*****

Posts: 24,227
Joined: Aug 2011
Post: #72
RE: RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 US ELECTION -- THE INVESTIGATION

Joe Biden strikes me as a genuinely nice person. I don't think I've heard any politician from any party say bad things about his character or abilities. Even Mitch McConnell considers him a friend and the one Democrat he would/could negotiate with during the Obama administration.

He is a close-talker and a little touchy-feely sometimes, in my opinion, but apparently not in a sexual way.

Anyway, if he's still healthy, I really think he's eyeing to run for President in 2020. He's doing a lot of interviews and says he's not declaring that he'll run, but he's not closing that door.





12-18-2017 07:44 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

HairOfTheDog Offline
Moderator
*****

Posts: 24,227
Joined: Aug 2011
Post: #73
RE: RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 US ELECTION -- THE INVESTIGATION

So former campaign adviser and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has weighed-in about his thoughts on the Russia interference investigation.

[Image: bannon-trump-500x333.jpg]

Bannon ^ shared his disdain of other top campaign officials for going blind into the June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer instead of dispatching a legal team to vet information in a hand-off way and failing to alert authorities of a possible crime.

'The three senior guys in the campaign (Manafort, Kushner, Donald Jr) thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor – with no lawyers. They didn't have any lawyers,' Bannon vented in 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' by Michael Wolff.

'Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit – and I happen to think it's all of that – you should have called the FBI immediately,' Bannon stated.

He said that he believes money laundering is at the heart of the investigation and that investigators will crack Don Jr. like an egg on national television. He reportedly added that there's no way Donald Trump Sr. didn't know what was going on right under his nose in Trump Tower.

The book containing Bannon's interview is set to be released next week.

Refs:
http://thehill.com/homenews/administrati...ous-report
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/01.../23322662/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...eting.html





01-03-2018 01:02 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

Duchess Away
Administrator
******

Posts: 60,550
Joined: Jun 2008
Post: #74
RE: RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 US ELECTION -- THE INVESTIGATION

(01-03-2018 01:02 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  He said that he believes money laundering is at the heart of the investigation and that investigators will crack Don Jr. like an egg on national television. He reportedly added that there's no way Donald Trump Sr. didn't know what was going on right under his nose in Trump Tower.


Ahahahaha! This is divine, absolutely divine.

No wonder trump has been nuttier than usual the past couple of days. Someone musta gave him a heads up. *snicker*






[Image: Zy3rKpW.png]
01-03-2018 01:18 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

HairOfTheDog Offline
Moderator
*****

Posts: 24,227
Joined: Aug 2011
Post: #75
RE: RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 US ELECTION -- THE INVESTIGATION

(01-03-2018 01:18 PM)Duchess Wrote:  
(01-03-2018 01:02 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  He said that he believes money laundering is at the heart of the investigation and that investigators will crack Don Jr. like an egg on national television. He reportedly added that there's no way Donald Trump Sr. didn't know what was going on right under his nose in Trump Tower.


No wonder trump has been nuttier than usual the past couple of days. Someone musta gave him a heads up. *snicker*

Yeah, unless this is some reality-show type scripted drama by Trump and Bannon again, this is a big problem for the President and he's not happy at all.

He just issued a statement in response to the news of Bannon's interview for the book.

President Trump's response: “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,” Trump said in a statement. “Steve doesn’t represent my base - he’s only in it for himself.”

Flynn and Bannon (and Kushner, in my opinion) were some of the worst hiring/appointment decisions I've ever witnessed. The writing was clearly on the wall for anyone who's not completely blind or otherwise compromised / misguided.





01-03-2018 03:28 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

Duchess Away
Administrator
******

Posts: 60,550
Joined: Jun 2008
Post: #76
RE: RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 US ELECTION -- THE INVESTIGATION



I've been reading excerpts in NY mag. Whatta story. Man.






[Image: Zy3rKpW.png]
01-03-2018 03:34 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

Love Child Offline
Mocker
**

Posts: 1,412
Joined: Apr 2012
Post: #77
RE: RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 US ELECTION -- THE INVESTIGATION

I have always admired Joe Biden.





01-03-2018 04:40 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

HairOfTheDog Offline
Moderator
*****

Posts: 24,227
Joined: Aug 2011
Post: #78
RE: RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 US ELECTION -- THE INVESTIGATION

(01-03-2018 03:34 PM)Duchess Wrote:  

I've been reading excerpts in NY mag. Whatta story. Man.

I just searched out that long excerpt. Fascinating read. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/201...trump.html

None of it surprised me, as most of the documented behind-the-scenes goings-on and insider comments coincide and/or explain what we've seen play out on the public stage.





01-03-2018 04:59 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

Duchess Away
Administrator
******

Posts: 60,550
Joined: Jun 2008
Post: #79
RE: RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 US ELECTION -- THE INVESTIGATION

(01-03-2018 04:59 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  Fascinating read.


It sure is. I ordered Michael's book. I was just going to wait and get it from the library but I said screw it, I don't want to wait after reading someone say trump called Sally Yates a cunt. I'll read it and take it all with a grain of salt. I may not know if it all's true but you can bet your ass Special Counsel Mueller will be in the know.

This book is going to dominate for days!

[Image: 0ca5b0cb4f463d015456c7726c24ade4.jpg]






[Image: Zy3rKpW.png]
01-03-2018 05:18 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

Post Reply