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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:50 PM

NYT**** BREAKING**** FBI Felt Trump was a Russian Asset And Launched An Investigation




WASHINGTON ó In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the presidentís 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 presidentís 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 Moscowís 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. Trumpís 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 presidentís activities before and after Mr. Comeyís 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.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/us/politics/fbi-trump-russia-inquiry.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage[

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Reply NYT**** BREAKING**** FBI Felt Trump was a Russian Asset And Launched An Investigation (Original post)
DemocratSinceBirth Jan 11 OP
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 11 #1
UniteFightBack Jan 11 #3
kairos12 Jan 11 #19
BumRushDaShow Jan 11 #2
chimpymustgo Jan 11 #4
BumRushDaShow Jan 11 #6
SunSeeker Jan 11 #5
mucifer Jan 11 #7
marylandblue Jan 11 #9
Gothmog Jan 11 #8
Power 2 the People Jan 11 #10
chimpymustgo Jan 11 #11
Gothmog Jan 11 #12
BSdetect Jan 11 #13
Palisade Jan 11 #16
smirkymonkey Jan 11 #14
wishstar Jan 11 #15
Beartracks Jan 11 #26
sarcasmo Jan 11 #17
dawg day Jan 12 #28
GusBob Jan 11 #18
Roadside Attraction Jan 11 #20
dalton99a Jan 11 #23
Hekate Jan 11 #21
thesquanderer Jan 11 #22
orangecrush Jan 11 #24
DesertRat Jan 11 #25
nycbos Jan 11 #27

Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:52 PM

1. Sure they didn't mean Russian ass hat?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:53 PM

3. Very Funny!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:25 PM

19. 😂

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:52 PM

2. I saw the breaking on that

F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

By Adam Goldman, Michael S. Schmidt and Nicholas Fandos

Jan. 11, 2019

WASHINGTON ó In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the presidentís 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 presidentís 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 Moscowís 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. Trumpís 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 presidentís activities before and after Mr. Comeyís 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.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/us/politics/fbi-trump-russia-inquiry.html

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:55 PM

4. On Chris Hayes now. MSNBC

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Response to chimpymustgo (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:59 PM

6. Well Rachel will have to alter her own show

once again.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:55 PM

5. Anyone paying attention knows he is asset.

Some may quibble over whether he is witting or unwitting asset, but that is a distinction without a difference when comes to effects on our national security.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:01 PM

7. Did they close the investigation?????

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Response to mucifer (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:09 PM

9. This would have been turned over to Mueller.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:08 PM

8. This is a BFD

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:22 PM

10. Bury this treasonous MFer!

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Response to Power 2 the People (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:24 PM

11. "Russian Asset"??? More than just an ASS. This is TREASON!

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:29 PM

12. WOW

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:37 PM

13. So? What was their finding?

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:05 PM

16. Mueller took over the investigation

 

We will find out soon enough!

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:58 PM

14. I can understand why they would pick someone naive and corruptible, but I can't understand

why they would have picked someone so mind-numbingly stupid and self-destructive. At the very least an asset has to be able to function at a basic level. This guy can barely string a sentence together.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:03 PM

15. Primary goal for Putin is to weaken US by creating division and chaos and dysfunction

Putin is loving the Trump chaos and and the way Trump has blown up our alliances and threatened NATO and is removing us as a world power for human rights and democracy.

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Response to wishstar (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:48 PM

26. Kneecapping America on the global stage so Mother Russia can fill the void. n/t

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:12 PM

17. The FBI should release everything on Trump and let the shit fly.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:30 AM

28. How they treated Hillary comes to mind

They constantly leaked in that investigation, no discretion at all. Comey acted like her private server was worse than Trump's getting Russia to hack government servers.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:17 PM

18. Ain't this kinda obvious?

I mean they worked to get him elected for a reason.
And if the reason was to disrupt our nation so take a look around.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:31 PM

20. This just adds to what we already knew

Here's a reading list:

Trump/Russia: A Definitive History, by Seth Hettena.

House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia, by Craig Unger.

Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and how Russia Helped Donald Trump Win, by Luke Harding.

The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy, by Greg Miller.

Proof of Collusion: How Trump Betrayed America, by Seth Abramson.

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Response to Roadside Attraction (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:54 PM

23. +1

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:34 PM

21. Kick

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:53 PM

22. headline should say "might have been" not "was" (nt)

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:00 PM

24. KICK

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:38 PM

25. K&R

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