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Fri May 19, 2017, 03:07 PM

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

Source: Washington Post

By Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky May 19 at 3:02 PM

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.

The sources emphasized that investigators remain keenly interested in people who previously wielded influence in the Trump campaign and administration but are no longer part of it, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Read more: 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


NYT and WaPo competing! lol

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BumRushDaShow Friday OP
Tiggeroshii Friday #1
Kleveland Friday #3
BigDemVoter Friday #39
emulatorloo Friday #53
GBizzle Friday #2
BumRushDaShow Friday #5
UpInArms Friday #4
moonscape Friday #6
UpInArms Friday #54
fleur-de-lisa Friday #13
mercuryblues Friday #15
orangecrush Friday #26
onetexan Friday #42
Sucha NastyWoman Friday #43
orangecrush Friday #47
LS_Editor Friday #21
deurbano Friday #22
TNLib Friday #31
Thirties Child Friday #41
TomCADem Friday #44
pnwmom Friday #7
Texin Friday #8
geek tragedy Friday #9
BumRushDaShow Friday #11
geek tragedy Friday #12
Bernardo de La Paz Friday #14
geek tragedy Friday #19
Bernardo de La Paz Friday #24
geek tragedy Friday #25
BumRushDaShow Friday #20
BumRushDaShow Friday #18
FarPoint Friday #35
C_U_L8R Friday #10
Laxman Friday #16
bucolic_frolic Friday #17
neohippie Friday #23
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WinkyDink Friday #28
OKNancy Friday #29
WinkyDink Friday #30
OKNancy Friday #32
WinkyDink Friday #48
herding cats Friday #36
nycbos Friday #33
lamp_shade Friday #34
dawnie51 Friday #37
Shell_Seas Friday #38
BumRushDaShow Friday #40
Shell_Seas Friday #45
AntiFascist Friday #46
SunSeeker Friday #49
Julian Englis Friday #50
BumRushDaShow Friday #52
regnaD kciN Friday #51

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:09 PM

1. Probably Bannon?

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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:11 PM

3. He would look great in orange....

Another Great Pumpkin for the collection!

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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:17 PM

39. I was wondering the same thing. . . . Who else could it be?

Pence? I would love to see all those fucks in orange jumpsuits-- including dear Kellyanne!

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #39)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:23 PM

53. Rinse Penis?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:10 PM

2. We keep seeing 1 new article each day from each of them. It's an odd pattern.

I suspect 2 or more people in the White House are leaking, probably at the same time.

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Response to GBizzle (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:13 PM

5. I get breaking news banners from both and they were a couple minutes apart



There was a thread on DU about (I think) an article that talked about these print media going back to how it was in the "old days" of Watergate and the type of reporting. Of course with the internet, it's instant and you don't have to wait for a "morning" or "evening" edition of an actual print newspaper to get the latest.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:11 PM

4. Kushner would be my guess

N/T

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:16 PM

6. Mine too. n/t

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Response to moonscape (Reply #6)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:37 PM

54. seems we were right ...

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:27 PM

13. Me three.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #13)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:29 PM

15. Me 4

and Bannon probably sent evidence to the FBI.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #15)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:41 PM

26. Me 5

It makes sense.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #26)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:31 PM

42. me 6

he was first that came to mind

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Response to onetexan (Reply #42)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:40 PM

43. Me hopes

Although Bannon or Penice would be good too. And would this necessarily exclude Trump? Could he be described as a senior White House official?

How about all of them?

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #43)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:55 PM

47. This guessing

Makes my brain hurt!



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Response to UpInArms (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:33 PM

21. Agreed. He looks like a rat to me.

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:33 PM

22. I HOPE.

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:45 PM

31. That's what I think

nt

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:29 PM

41. My guess too.

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:42 PM

44. I wonder If there are betting odds.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:16 PM

7. Sessions is another possibility.

But there are so many.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:20 PM

8. And let's not forget Wilbur Ross.

His banking operations extend(ed) to Russia. Frankly, it would be hard to identify someone who isn't or hasn't been involved with the Russians over the past ten to fifteen years within Twitler's cabinet and WH advisors.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:21 PM

9. Probably Jared. Second choice is Reince (who we know called Comey)

I suspect Bannon is dishing the dirt to the press on this.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #9)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:25 PM

11. That's an interesting theory re: Bannon leak

I know he is still fuming about being kicked out of the inner circle due to Kushner.

Hell.. maybe Spicey is leaking too since all kinds of crap has been hurled at him and the rumors of his being ditched!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #11)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:26 PM

12. Bannon is heads and tails smarter than Priebus and Kushner.

"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die."

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #12)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:29 PM

14. Nah. All 3 about the same intelligence: above average, but far from brightest that ever worked WH.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #14)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:32 PM

19. Bannon moved up the ranks at Goldman Sachs and then

was successful in Hollywood, and then shrewdly managed Breitbart into the voice of the Presidency.


Priebus is a small town local operative who fell into a party hack position. Jared married Ivanka.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #19)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:39 PM

24. Perhaps Bannon is more clever, but he subscribes to wacky racist anarchistic cult theories. . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #24)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:40 PM

25. yes, smart/shrewd and vile/crazy are different traits that can coexist nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #14)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:33 PM

20. I still think that

Jared and Reince are not willing to go "all the way" where Bannon figures he has nothing to lose. That makes him dangerous.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #12)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:31 PM

18. That's true

They may think they can "play" but he "don't play"!

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #12)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:55 PM

35. Perfect reference point...

Game of Thrones writers are probably getting ideas... from this band of political thugs...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:24 PM

10. One might not come home this trip

Jared?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:30 PM

16. Another Day, Another Bombshell.....

this is craziness, although none of it really unexpected. I can't wait to find out who this is.....

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:31 PM

17. Follow the cash

Anyone on Vlad's payroll? or were they really joking? If joking, why was it such
a joke to keep it quiet?

Where did all the cash go? PAC's? Campaigns?

There were tapes of Nixon talking about 'slush funds'. Largess flows to
political coffers.

How about the HACKING aspect? Not hacking of emails, but HACKING of election
machines, returns, results? Remember, it's been written 3 counties swung this election.
3 counties! Pretty slim odds of that happening randomly.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:37 PM

23. It looks like it's Jared Kushner

Claude Taylor tweeted something to that effect

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:42 PM

27. We're going to wind up with

Iran-Contra and S&L Crisis 4000 page reports that no one reads.

Trump will deny he knew anything. No one will say that he did.

The only thing going for us are DJT's TWEETS! He can't keep his
important *cough**cough* thoughts to himself.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:42 PM

28. "The White House has acknowledged that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner had contacts with Russian....

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:44 PM

29. My list of probable people this is about

in order

1. Bannon
2. Stephen Miller
3. Kushner


ADVISOR...

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #29)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:44 PM

30. Bannon no longer there. Miller not close enough.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #30)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:47 PM

32. Bannon is still there

as an advisor.. His title is: White House Senior Adviser
Miller is very close to Trump. He is writing his "Muslim" speech"

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #32)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:17 PM

48. Gotta read between the lines. It's now been revealed as Jared.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #30)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:58 PM

36. the rumors of Bannon leaving were fake and only to take the spotlight off him.

He's still there spreading his evil about as he sees fit.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:48 PM

33. Ruh-roh

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:52 PM

34. Kushner. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:10 PM

37. Trump will sell the kid down the river.....

in a heartbeat if he thinks it'll help him. Baby girl and her kids be damned. That is who he is.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:16 PM

38. Regardless of who it is (Kushner)....

Once that person is named doesn't that also implicate Comrade Cheeto directly in collusion?

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #38)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:26 PM

40. He'll throw everyone around him under the bus

in order to insulate himself. He already pretty much said that yesterday at his presser.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #40)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:43 PM

45. I hate him.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:46 PM

46. These reports look interesting, if there is any truth...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4496418/Trump-s-bodyguard-one-loop-Comey.html

https://www.palmerreport.com/politics/computer-comey-russia/2905/

It’s now well established that Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey the day before he met with the Russians in the Oval Office and gave them classified information, setting off a firestorm of controversy. But now multiple reports point to Trump also having given the Russians something else during that meeting: the contents of James Comey’s computer.

...

Comey knew he would eventually get fired, and he set up the data on his computer as a trap, and the evidence is now in the hands of the Department of Justice

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:44 PM

49. Malcolm Nance on MSNBC just said it "looks like" it's Jared Kushner.

That made the host sitting in for Greta freak out, interjecting "But we don't know that! We don't KNOW that!" He calmed her down, saying it's just his speculation.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:16 PM

50. One nominee

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Response to Julian Englis (Reply #50)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:21 PM

52. These leaks have become a damn waterfall!



Soon as AF1 took off, the levy broke!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:20 PM

51. "It can only be Jared!"

Anyone remember the old jewelry store jingle?

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