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Fri May 19, 2017, 03:08 PM

Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russia-probe-reaches-current-white-house-official-people-familiar-with-the-case-say/2017/05/19/7685adba-3c99-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?utm_term=.b68f5fce5965

The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter.

The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official.

The revelation comes as the investigation also appears to be entering a more overtly active phase, with investigators shifting from work that has remained largely hidden from the public to conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas. The intensity of the probe is expected to accelerate in the coming weeks, the people said.

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Reply Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say (Original post)
True Earthling May 2017 OP
HAB911 May 2017 #1
madaboutharry May 2017 #2
wiggs May 2017 #3
L. Coyote May 2017 #4
octoberlib May 2017 #6
thecrow May 2017 #9
George II May 2017 #19
octoberlib May 2017 #30
octoberlib May 2017 #5
L. Coyote May 2017 #7
octoberlib May 2017 #13
BigDemVoter May 2017 #26
ProudProgressiveNow May 2017 #23
dixiegrrrrl May 2017 #31
RandySF May 2017 #8
ffr May 2017 #15
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #24
ffr May 2017 #35
dchill May 2017 #21
Madam45for2923 May 2017 #10
triron May 2017 #12
frogmarch May 2017 #16
grantcart May 2017 #11
Xipe Totec May 2017 #14
HopeAgain May 2017 #17
DeminPennswoods May 2017 #18
NewJeffCT May 2017 #20
SunSeeker May 2017 #22
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #25
SunSeeker May 2017 #28
jovibennett May 2017 #27
SunSeeker May 2017 #29
flamingdem May 2017 #32
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2017 #33
Samantha May 2017 #34

Response to True Earthling (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:11 PM

1. DRIP DRIP DRIP

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Response to True Earthling (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:12 PM

2. My new motto:

"Leak, leak, leak like a sieve!"

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Response to True Earthling (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:13 PM

3. wapo is legit, which means this info comes from more than one source. And

I'm sure these outlets are well aware that there could be fake 'rather' stories and documents released...they have to be super careful...many, many ways to make legitimate stories and investigations go away.

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Response to True Earthling (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:14 PM

4. Where are Jared and Bannon?

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:16 PM

6. The whole clown show is going to Saudi Arabia.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #6)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:32 PM

9. Do they have the grandchildren with them?

Maybe they are taking a side trip to visit Uncle Vlad....

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #6)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:18 PM

19. Remember, donnie wants to keep criminals out of the country - Jared too?

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Response to George II (Reply #19)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:09 PM

30. Everybody in the Trump administration needs to get out of the country.

Maybe there's room in the Ecuadorian embassy.

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Response to True Earthling (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:15 PM

5. Let's guess. I think they're all involved but I'm gonna guess Kushner .....

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #5)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:28 PM

7. Whoever is closest to Flynn, ergo Pence.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #7)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:42 PM

13. You're probably right. That was my second guess.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #7)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:55 PM

26. OH PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

I would LOVE for it to be that snowy haired motherfucker. . . .

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #5)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:42 PM

23. +1 nt


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Response to True Earthling (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:29 PM

8. My money's on Kushner

Sounds like he was the loudest advocate for firing Comey.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #8)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:31 PM

15. My money is on Reince Priebus. He's been carrying water for tRump.

He could easily be a player in this too.

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Response to ffr (Reply #15)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:47 PM

24. Priebus was intimately involved in the RepubliCON campaign. Kushner was not.


Though Kushner may have facilitated contacts and deals. But there were Carter Page, Manafort, Stone, and several others who could easily have done that. Including Flynn.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #24)

Mon May 22, 2017, 05:42 PM

35. I say flush them both and let the current take the KGOP with them.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #8)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:24 PM

21. According to Chris Hayes...

It rhymes with "Bared Tushner."

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Response to True Earthling (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:35 PM

10. All them bones connected to one another.... LOL!

You get one out the closet & the rest come piling out.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #10)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:39 PM

12. Good metaphor

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #10)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:47 PM

16. Yep. Also, like aspens,

"they turn in clusters, because their roots connect them." (Scooter Libby)

Bones, aspen trees...both are good analogies.

http://www.intrepidreport.com/archives/4837

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Response to True Earthling (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:36 PM

11. thanks didn't see yours when I started mine with a poll

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Response to True Earthling (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:24 PM

14. Thou, oh President, art so fucked! nt

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Response to True Earthling (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:13 PM

17. Don't rule out Bannon

The hacks, leaks, contacts and disinformation campaign was probably aided by internet presences such as Breitbart. I had someone who ran pro-Trump FaceBook pages tell me he was getting paid by someone (he claimed it was the "Trump TV" people), including for his member lists.

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Response to True Earthling (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:14 PM

18. Could be Sessions or Pence

perhaps involved in the cover up. In his briefings, Rosenstein refused to tell Congress who directed him to write the memo "justifying" firing Comey. He reportedly said he couldn't answer because that info was now under Mueller's purview. We know Pence was part of the group that met with Trump when the decision to fire Comey was made.

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Response to True Earthling (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:18 PM

20. Claude Taylor is reporting that it's Kushner

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #20)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:39 PM

22. Like father, like son. Prison jumpsuits are the Kushner family crest. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #22)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:52 PM

25. The orange you wear in prison is not spray tan

Wikipedia:

Charles Kushner (born May 16, 1954) is an American real estate developer. He founded Kushner Companies in 1985. In 2005, he was convicted of illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, and witness tampering, and served time in federal prison. After his release, he resumed his career in real estate. He is the father of Jared Kushner


In the summer of 2004, Kushner was fined $508,900 by the Federal Election Commission for contributing to political campaigns in the names of his partnerships when he lacked authorization to do so.[12] In 2005, following an investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey,[13] U.S. Attorney Chris Christie negotiated a plea agreement with Kushner, under which he pleaded guilty to 18 counts of illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, and witness tampering.[14] The witness-tampering charge arose from Kushner's act of retaliation against William Schulder, his sister Esther's husband, who was cooperating with federal investigators; Kushner hired a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law, arranged to record an encounter between the two, and had the tape sent to his sister.[15][16][17][14] Kushner was sentenced to two years in prison[15] and served 14 months at Federal Prison Camp, Montgomery in Alabama[18][19] before being sent to a halfway house in Newark, New Jersey to complete his sentence.[18][19][20] He was released from prison on August 25, 2006.[21]

As a result of his convictions, Kushner was disbarred from practicing law in New Jersey,[22] New York,[23] and Pennsylvania.[24]

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #25)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:59 PM

28. Charles Kushner is a monster. You can see where Jared gets his ethics. nt

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Response to True Earthling (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:59 PM

27. If its Kushner will he turn on his father in law

to avoid doing time if it comes to that? But he has the money to hire the best lawyers so prison might not even happen if he didn't cut a deal

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Response to jovibennett (Reply #27)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:05 PM

29. Turning on in-laws runs in the Kushner family.

In 2005, following an investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Chris Christie negotiated a plea agreement with Kushner, under which he pleaded guilty to 18 counts of illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, and witness tampering. The witness-tampering charge arose from Kushner's act of retaliation against William Schulder, his sister Esther's husband, who was cooperating with federal investigators; Kushner hired a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law, arranged to record an encounter between the two, and had the tape sent to his sister.

 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Kushner

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Response to True Earthling (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:28 PM

32. It's Kushner

and Ivanka for that matter

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Response to True Earthling (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 12:55 PM

33. Drip drip drip

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Response to True Earthling (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 02:23 PM

34. I think it might be Eric Trump

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