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Senate intel Committee to Roger Stone: preserve Russian related Docs

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/18/us/politics/roger-stone-senate-trump-russia-documents.html?_r=2

Senators Ask Trump Adviser to Preserve Any Russia-Related Documents

Roger J. Stone Jr., an informal adviser to President Trump, has been asked by the Senate Intelligence Committee to preserve any records he may have in connection to a broader inquiry into Russian attempts to interfere with United States elections.

The letter sent to Mr. Stone, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, represents the first public indication of the scope of the committee’s inquiry, and possible connections to Mr. Trump’s campaign.

The Senate committee asked Mr. Stone, who is also under scrutiny from other federal investigators, to “preserve and retain all hard copies and electronically stored information as specified below in furtherance of the committee’s ongoing investigation into Russian actions targeting the 2016 U.S. elections and democratic processes globally.”

Mr. Stone confirmed the existence of the letter, which was dated Feb. 17. However, he said he had received it only on Friday, by email. Mr. Stone has acknowledged trading messages over Twitter with Guccifer 2.0, the online persona that officials believe was actually Russian intelligence officers.
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He tweeted this on the same day: https://twitter.com/RogerJStoneJr/status/842903846645055488

(HT to pnwmom for asking about the tweet in this OP: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028814475 )

Gross. On International Woman's Day, Trump got approval from China for this:

HE tweeted this crap:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/839433678275153921

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/839433951957696513

Around the same time the AP broke this story:

CHINA GRANTS PRELIMINARY APPROVAL TO 38 NEW TRUMP TRADEMARKS

The trademarks are for businesses including branded spas, massage parlors, golf clubs, hotels, insurance, finance and real estate companies, retail shops, restaurants, bars, and private bodyguard and escort services.




Bonnie and Clyde claim one last victim.

... carry on.

Crowd at CPAC waving these little pro-Trump flags that look exactly like the Russian flag.

https://twitter.com/PeterHamby/status/835150821411143682

Peter Hamby ✔ @PeterHamby
Crowd at CPAC waving these little pro-Trump flags that look exactly like the Russian flag. Staffers quickly come around to confiscate them.

Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos resigns in the wake of outrage over his past comments about

Source: Washington Post

The self-described “provocateur” was one of the most popular writers on the far-right website that was for years run by current White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon. Organizers of this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference rescinded their booking of Yiannopoulos on Monday, following an outcry after his critics resurfaced videos of him criticizing age-of-consent laws and joking about a teenage sexual encounter he had with a Catholic priest.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/02/21/breitbart-news-editor-milo-yiannopoulos-resigns-in-the-wake-of-outrage-over-his-past-comments-about-pedophilia/?utm_term=.52dcf41e02ba



This is a developing story. It will be updated.

I didn't think I'd ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-didnt-think-id-ever-leave-the-cia-but-because-of-trump-i-quit/2017/02/20/fd7aac3e-f456-11e6-b9c9-e83fce42fb61_story.html?utm_term=.8b82842002c5

The CIA taught me new skills and exposed me to new cultures and countries. More important, it instilled in me a sense of mission and purpose. As an analyst, I became an expert in terrorist groups and traveled the world to help deter and disrupt attacks. The administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama took the CIA’s input seriously. There was no greater reward than having my analysis presented to the president and seeing it shape events. Intelligence informing policy — this is how the system is supposed to work. I saw that up close for the past three years at the White House, where I worked on loan from the CIA until last month. (snip)

To be clear, my decision had nothing to do with politics, and I would have been proud to again work under a Republican administration open to intelligence analysis. I served with conviction under President George W. Bush, some of whose policies I also found troubling, and I took part in programs that the Obama administration criticized and ended. As intelligence professionals, we’re taught to tune out politics. The river separating CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., from Washington might as well be a political moat. But this administration has flipped that dynamic on its head: The politicians are the ones tuning out the intelligence professionals.

The CIA will continue to serve important functions — including undertaking covert action and sharing information with close allies and partners around the globe. If this administration is serious about building trust with the intelligence community, however, it will require more than rallies at CIA headquarters or press statements. What intelligence professionals want most is to know that the fruits of their labor — sometimes at the risk of life or limb — are accorded due deference in the policymaking process.

Until that happens, President Trump and his team are doing another disservice to these dedicated men and women and the nation they proudly, if quietly, serve.


This is disturbing.

Ed 'Big Eddie' Schultz will speak at CPAC.

https://twitter.com/Bencjacobs/status/833787669633183744

RT and Russia got him good.

HE was a con man from the start. Now he's a russian apologist in bed with the American Conservative Union.


Just wanted to pass it on.

Fuck Trump.

I am so sick of him. I am sick of all those he emboldens.

Now that Valentines day is about over, I want to thank my DU friends for the hearts.

I love this place, warts and all.

You know who else was warned, given an explanation and still persisted?

This is a screen cap from my friend.
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