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Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:24 pm
by ∞∞∞
President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, including on at least one occasion taking possession of the notes of his own interpreter and instructing the linguist not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials, current and former U.S. officials said.

Trump did so after a meeting with Putin in 2017 in Hamburg that was also attended by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. U.S. officials learned of Trump’s actions when a White House adviser and a senior State Department official sought information from the interpreter beyond a readout shared by Tillerson.

The constraints that Trump imposed are part of a broader pattern by the president of shielding his communications with Putin from public scrutiny and preventing even high-ranking officials in his own administration from fully knowing what he has told one of the United States’ main adversaries.

As a result, U.S. officials said there is no detailed record, even in classified files, of Trump’s face-to-face interactions with the Russian leader at five locations over the past two years. Such a gap would be unusual in any presidency, let alone one that Russia sought to install through what U.S. intelligence agencies have described as an unprecedented campaign of election interference.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/na ... 533e6b448f

Not weird at all. Between his behavior since 2016, yesterday's NYT article, and the overly secretive precautions he personally takes so no one knows anything about his meetings with Putin...well if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then...

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:50 pm
by CID1990
I see

One man's "ignoring advice of experts" is another man's "civilian control"

Do you know why Mattis was relieved by the Obama admin?

Hint: for precisely the same reason he resigned from the Trump admin

The only adult we are talking about here is Mattis, BTW


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Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:18 pm
by ∞∞∞
Even an idiot like Trump - who is independently elected - deserves better than Mattis.

For an unelected official, the guy always thought his opinion should be final. At least when Presidents argue their word, they have the Democratic process to fall on...even if the argument doesn't hold water in the end. WTF does Mattis have?

Good riddance.

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:25 pm
by CID1990
∞∞∞ wrote:Even an idiot like Trump - who is independently elected - deserves better than Mattis.

For an unelected official, the guy always thought his opinion should be final. At least when Presidents argue their word, they have the Democratic process to fall on...even if the argument doesn't hold water in the end. WTF does Mattis have?

Good riddance.


You know very little about the man.

But Mattis agrees with you on one point:

A President deserves advisors who can publicly support his positions.

I disagree with Mattis on Syria and the rest of the ME but he has had more integrity than the last 4 administrations he served


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Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:49 pm
by ∞∞∞
F Mattis.

He bitched about abandoning allies, yet never resigned as Trump trashed NATO, gave the middle finger to global allies, sucked Putin off, got tricked by Kim Jong Un, and cozied up to despots. Mattis resigned when Trump (correctly) decided to pull 2000 troops out of Syria...which is less troops than Trump wants to send to the border for a made-up emergency.

It tells me Mattis is a warmonger, plain and simple.

He's also proof why the military is overseen by a civilian authority.

Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:55 pm
by CID1990
∞∞∞ wrote:F Mattis.

He bitched about abandoning allies, yet never resigned as Trump trashed NATO, gave the middle finger to global allies, sucked Putin off, got tricked by Kim Jong Un, and cozied up to despots. Mattis resigned when Trump (correctly) decided to pull 2000 troops out of Syria...which is less troops than Trump wants to send to the border for a made-up emergency.

It tells me Mattis is a warmonger, plain and simple.

He's also proof why the military is overseen by a civilian authority.


Those are some pretty minor things (bad mouthing NATO without actually doing anything... oh my!)

Your overarching dislike of the military is shining through and it clouds your thinking

Incidentally, how many military actions did Mattis get us into?

It seems to me that he provided advice and was ignored by the last two guys

civilian control intact! straw man unnecessary

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Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:36 am
by ∞∞∞
I have no ill will against the military when leadership and members understand their role within society. A standing army is necessary.

But IMO, the military industrial complex has grown large and needs to be reigned in; Mattis played a role in that.

Anyways, Trump is taking achingly large measures to hide what is said in his meetings with Putin.

Not suspicious at all...

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:46 am
by houndawg
CID1990 wrote:
∞∞∞ wrote:F Mattis.

He bitched about abandoning allies, yet never resigned as Trump trashed NATO, gave the middle finger to global allies, sucked Putin off, got tricked by Kim Jong Un, and cozied up to despots. Mattis resigned when Trump (correctly) decided to pull 2000 troops out of Syria...which is less troops than Trump wants to send to the border for a made-up emergency.

It tells me Mattis is a warmonger, plain and simple.

He's also proof why the military is overseen by a civilian authority.


Those are some pretty minor things (bad mouthing NATO without actually doing anything... oh my!)

Your overarching dislike of the military is shining through and it clouds your thinking

Incidentally, how many military actions did Mattis get us into?

It seems to me that he provided advice and was ignored by the last two guys

civilian control intact! straw man unnecessary

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...don't go getting all victimy now CID. People are allowed to have a dim view of the military; especially when General officers turn out to be fvcking traitors. :roll:

Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:55 am
by CID1990
∞∞∞ wrote:I have no ill will against the military when leadership and members understand their role within society. A standing army is necessary.

But IMO, the military industrial complex has grown large and needs to be reigned in; Mattis played a role in that.

Anyways, Trump is taking achingly large measures to hide what is said in his meetings with Putin.

Not suspicious at all...


Boy you really shifted gears there

“I don’t dislike the military”

BUT

Military industrial complex blah blah Mattis’ fault blah blah

By the way, did I mention that Trump made sure there were no open microphones in his discussions with the Russian President?

It’s almost Trumpian the gymnastics you do. Just come out and say it like Trumpers should say it.... I hate the “thank you for your service” culture

Or, “I cant stand them darkies”

The hidden emotions are not hidden at all

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:52 am
by Ivytalk
∞∞∞ wrote:I have no ill will against the military when leadership and members understand their role within society. A standing army is necessary.

But IMO, the military industrial complex has grown large and needs to be reigned in; Mattis played a role in that.

Anyways, Trump is taking achingly large measures to hide what is said in his meetings with Putin.

Not suspicious at all...

Military industrial complex? How Ike Eisenhower of you. :coffee:

*reined

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:22 am
by kalm
Ivytalk wrote:
∞∞∞ wrote:I have no ill will against the military when leadership and members understand their role within society. A standing army is necessary.

But IMO, the military industrial complex has grown large and needs to be reigned in; Mattis played a role in that.

Anyways, Trump is taking achingly large measures to hide what is said in his meetings with Putin.

Not suspicious at all...

Military industrial complex? How Ike Eisenhower of you. :coffee:

*reined


C’mon Ivy...you think all of our FP decisions and military spending are driven by need?

:lol:

Obvious troll is obvious.

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:19 pm
by Ivytalk
kalm wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:Military industrial complex? How Ike Eisenhower of you. :coffee:

*reined


C’mon Ivy...you think all of our FP decisions and military spending are driven by need?

:lol:

Obvious troll is obvious.

Costa Rica has managed without a standing army for decades. I guess Milo Minderbinder and General Scheisskopf would never let that happen here.

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:29 pm
by SDHornet
houndawg wrote:
SDHornet wrote:So no Trump-Russia collusion still? :rofl:


No such thing - but conspiracy and obstruction of justice are still in play and it is already being said that Manafort's lawyer's screw up wasn't unintentional. :coffee:

You saw the speech, he's a beaten, medicated man and its only now beginning to dawn on him that he's well and truly fucked.
.

So a guy who worked in Ukraine talked to some folks in Russia about election polling? What next? A surveillance warrant based on a Yahoo article and a conversation with a guy in a bar?

Oh wait. :rofl:

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:30 pm
by SDHornet
∞∞∞ wrote:
WASHINGTON — In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests, according to former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.

The inquiry carried explosive implications. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security. Agents also sought to determine whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence.

The investigation the F.B.I. opened into Mr. Trump also had a criminal aspect, which has long been publicly known: whether his firing of Mr. Comey constituted obstruction of justice.

Agents and senior F.B.I. officials had grown suspicious of Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign but held off on opening an investigation into him, the people said, in part because they were uncertain how to proceed with an inquiry of such sensitivity and magnitude. But the president’s activities before and after Mr. Comey’s firing in May 2017, particularly two instances in which Mr. Trump tied the Comey dismissal to the Russia investigation, helped prompt the counterintelligence aspect of the inquiry, the people said.

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, took over the inquiry into Mr. Trump when he was appointed, days after F.B.I. officials opened it. That inquiry is part of Mr. Mueller’s broader examination of how Russian operatives interfered in the 2016 election and whether any Trump associates conspired with them. It is unclear whether Mr. Mueller is still pursuing the counterintelligence matter, and some former law enforcement officials outside the investigation have questioned whether agents overstepped in opening it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/us/p ... quiry.html

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This article basically just rehashes everything from like 2 years ago. :lol:

Re: RE: Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:45 pm
by SeattleGriz
SDHornet wrote:

This article basically just rehashes everything from like 2 years ago.
I understand this "story" by the NY Times is a counter leak to The Epoch Times article on what Lisa Page had to say about the investigation.

A little tit for tat.

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:53 pm
by css75
Where is the collusion? More nothing


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Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:30 pm
by 93henfan

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:37 pm
by Grizalltheway
93henfan wrote:

Fuck, I can't wait for the 2020 debates. :lol:

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:00 pm
by Chizzang
trump a puppet...
Shocked I tell you - shocked

:coffee:

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:22 pm
by kalm
Chizzang wrote:trump a puppet...
Shocked I tell you - shocked

:coffee:


"You're the puppet" That was some compelling shit right there.

:lol:

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:05 pm
by Pwns

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:15 pm
by CID1990
You know what’s great about that tweet?


It’s her only platform. She’s basically Jon in a pantsuit.

Hillary Q. Public

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:16 pm
by 93henfan


It probably would have been anti-climactic if the Republicans had held the House. Now, it will be fuel for the Dem-led House.

I think it will be quite climactic, as far as being a blueprint for the Dems.

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:17 pm
by 93henfan
CID1990 wrote:You know what’s great about that tweet?


It’s her only platform. She’s basically Jon in a pantsuit.

Hillary Q. Public


I despise the woman, but as the evidence builds, it's becoming clearer that she is right.

I mean, why no other people but interpreters when meeting with Putin, and then quickly grabbing the notes? Why let a Russian intelligence agent into the Oval Office to pass them classified information?

Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:38 pm
by CID1990
93henfan wrote:
CID1990 wrote:You know what’s great about that tweet?


It’s her only platform. She’s basically Jon in a pantsuit.

Hillary Q. Public


I despise the woman, but as the evidence builds, it's becoming clearer that she is right.

I mean, why no other people but interpreters when meeting with Putin, and then quickly grabbing the notes? Why let a Russian intelligence agent into the Oval Office to pass them classified information?


As with another Presidential neophyte, I’m willing to assign stupidity and naïveté to what others see as nefarious

I’m still waiting on proof

I just like dumping on Clinton as irrelevant. Trump will have his day too