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Wed Dec 14, 2016, 07:26 PM

Trump's Men In Moscow: Trump Disciples Suddenly Showing Up In Russia

Source: NPR

December 14, 20163:24 PM ET

Donald Trump hasn't been inaugurated yet, but members of his campaign entourage are already riding the president-elect's coattails all the way to Moscow.

On Monday, Jack Kingston, a former Trump surrogate, briefed American businesspeople in Russia on what they might expect from the incoming administration.

Lifting Western sanctions that were imposed on Russia because of its armed intervention in Ukraine has become the top priority not only for the Kremlin but for foreign companies working in Moscow.

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By chance, Kingston's Moscow trip coincided with the visit of another Trump disciple, Carter Page, who once claimed to advise the Republican candidate on energy and Russia policy. The Trump campaign later distanced itself from Page after he came under scrutiny for his ties to Russia.


Read more: http://www.npr.org/2016/12/14/505581348/trumps-men-in-moscow-trump-disciples-suddenly-showing-up-in-russia

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2016, 07:33 PM

1. Once Trump is sworn in, the sanctions against Russia will last about as long...

as a donut in a police station.



And I'm guessing it won't be long before the rest of Ukraine is a province of Russia.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 14, 2016, 08:44 PM

6. Trump will repeat Putin's lines about why troops had to enter Ukraine

"Ukraine's president is terrible" and such.

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Response to wordpix (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 14, 2016, 08:57 PM

9. Yep. Step one will be to mess with the next election in Ukraine. If they can put in a puppet

like they did here...absorbing Ukraine will be a piece of cake. No tanks needed. Vlad will re-assemble the new 'Russian Union' in record time.

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Response to wordpix (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 14, 2016, 08:58 PM

10. and Putin will be "GREAT"

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 15, 2016, 03:09 AM

15. As long as it takes to get his hand off the Bible after taking the oath of office

Using "The Art of the Deal" would be more appropriate.

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2016, 07:35 PM

2. I think the sanctions can only be lifted by Congress. From what we're seeing....

.....that isn't an automatic action even by republicans.

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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 14, 2016, 08:49 PM

7. not my understanding of the Iran sanctions: due to our do-nothing Congress,

repukes just said (as with ACA) they were against an Iran agreement but did not offer solutions except pie-in-the sky "Iran should give us this and that and we should give nothing." So Obama negotiated with 5 other nations, the UN Sec. Council and the IAEA to come up with an agreement---which Donnie has also vowed to scrap.

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2016, 07:55 PM

3. Without enforcement

of sanctions, regulations, laws, standards

it all means nothing

Congress won't do anything

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2016, 08:24 PM

5. Wonder if these guys have learned the words yet:


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Response to dhol82 (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 14, 2016, 10:06 PM

13. When somebody writes a book about this campaign

It had better be called The Hunt For Red October.

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Response to Volaris (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 14, 2016, 10:21 PM

14. Totally!

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2016, 08:56 PM

8. "Page lamented the "Cold War mindset" in the US and sang the praises of Rex Tillerson"

"Comrades Page and Kingston, welcome to Moscow."

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2016, 09:03 PM

11. Moscow told before Americans

Moscow told before Americans


Carter Page Tells Moscow Rex Tillerson is Secretary of State Before Trump Tells America

http://heatst.com/politics/carter-page-tells-moscow-rex-tillerson-is-secretary-of-state-before-trump-tells-america/?mod=fark_im

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 14, 2016, 09:50 PM

12. I think Moscow told Page and Page told Trump

Tillerson is just one of the early examples of Trump working off his debts to Russians at all of our expense.

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Thu Dec 15, 2016, 12:04 PM

16. I remember Jack. He could never seem to keep his fly catcher closed, when he wasn't talking.

Sat there with a big grin and his mouth hanging open, simultaneously.

It was enchanting to watch him NOT talk.

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