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Thu Aug 31, 2017, 02:13 PM

Manafort Notes From Russian Meet Contain Cryptic Reference to Donations

Source: NBC NEWS

WASHINGTON Paul Manafort's notes from a controversial Trump Tower meeting with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign included the word "donations," near a reference to the Republican National Committee, two sources briefed on the evidence told NBC News.

The references, which have not been previously disclosed, elevated the significance of the June 2016 meeting for congressional investigators, who are focused on determining whether it included any discussion of donations from Russian sources to either the Trump campaign or the Republican Party.

It is illegal for foreigners to donate to American elections. The meeting happened just as Trump had secured the Republican nomination for president, and he was considered a longshot to win. Manafort was the campaign chairman at the time.

Manafort's notes, typed on a smart phone and described by one briefed source as cryptic, were turned over to the House and Senate intelligence committees and to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. They contained the words "donations," and "RNC" in close proximity, the sources said.



Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/manafort-notes-russian-meet-contain-cryptic-reference-donations-n797816?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

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HAB911 Aug 2017 OP
pnwmom Aug 2017 #1
HAB911 Aug 2017 #4
pnwmom Aug 2017 #11
HAB911 Aug 2017 #5
Mrs. Overall Aug 2017 #2
Achilleaze Aug 2017 #20
bucolic_frolic Aug 2017 #3
ffr Aug 2017 #6
FiveGoodMen Aug 2017 #8
ffr Aug 2017 #10
Justice Aug 2017 #7
ffr Aug 2017 #12
lark Aug 2017 #9
ffr Aug 2017 #13
Plucketeer Aug 2017 #16
RecoveringJournalist Aug 2017 #17
Cosmocat Aug 2017 #18
RecoveringJournalist Aug 2017 #14
gademocrat7 Aug 2017 #15
Mr. Ected Aug 2017 #19
PSPS Aug 2017 #21
Ragrum Aug 2017 #24
Tanuki Aug 2017 #22
SethH Aug 2017 #23

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 02:14 PM

1. Kaboom!

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 02:32 PM

4. One more today or are we done?

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 02:49 PM

11. That's enough for me, for today.

This one is gong to reverberate!

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 02:35 PM

5. Benjamin Wittes‏

They always travel together. They are a bonded pair.

That said, as @adamgoldmanNYT might say, the day is young...

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 02:20 PM

2. RNC loves some Putin, too.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 04:17 PM

20. Yes. RNC TreasonWeasels betrayed America

for money of course, the only value to which republicans remain true.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 02:23 PM

3. "to either the Trump campaign or the Republican Party"

how about "every GOP member of Congress for $10k"?????

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 02:36 PM

6. The dying shriveling up RNC hitched their wagon to tRump in a last gasp hope

It was a gamble they hoped would pay off. One last chance to loot the U.S. and state treasuries, while preventing Hillary Clinton from solidifying more people over to being democrats. After all, she had something like a 63% approval rating as acting senator from New York and an even higher approval rating under Obama, as Secretary of State. She's definitely more popular in office, than out, when RW'ers can talk up a good game and beat lies and falsehoods into the public light.
They get what they deserve.

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Response to ffr (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 02:39 PM

8. I'd love to see the end of the RNC/GOP

But your post seems like wishful thinking.

Right now, they control just about everything.

We won't defeat them by claiming they're about to croak all by themselves.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 02:47 PM

10. Hitched is past tense.

They're not about to croak. They were about to croak back then, but with Russia's help, managed to fool enough voters into the catastrophe we're in now. Had they not, Hillary's term as president, dare I say, popular term as the 45th president of the United States, would have certainly sealed the fate of the KGOP.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 02:39 PM

7. GOP accepted $7.35 million in contributions from a Ukrainian-born oligarch in 2015-2017

"Donald Trump and the political action committees for Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Lindsey Graham, John Kasich and John McCain accepted $7.35 million in contributions from a Ukrainian-born oligarch who is the business partner of two of Russian president Vladimir Putin's favorite oligarchs and a Russian government bank.

During the 2015-2016 election season, Ukrainian-born billionaire Leonard "Len" Blavatnik contributed $6.35 million to leading Republican candidates and incumbent senators. Mitch McConnell was the top recipient of Blavatnik's donations, collecting $2.5 million for his GOP Senate Leadership Fund under the names of two of Blavatnik's holding companies, Access Industries and AI Altep Holdings, according to Federal Election Commission documents and OpenSecrets.org.

In January, Quartz reported that Blavatnik donated another $1 million to Trump's Inaugural Committee.

Len Blavatnik, considered to be one of the richest men in Great Britain, holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and the U.K."

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/03/tangled-web-connects-russian-oligarch-money-gop-campaigns.

Mitch McConnell then gave 8.1 Million from his PAC to Burr for his re-election campaign.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 02:41 PM

9. Please oh please let it be about Russia donating to the RNC.

To truly have things change, the Repug party has to be held responsible on their illegal treachery. It's not enough to take down Drumpf. Pence, Ryan, McConnell and any other asshole who colluded to steal the election need to go down with the ship as well.

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Response to lark (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 02:52 PM

13. +1

Absa-freaken-lootly!

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Response to lark (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 03:16 PM

16. Oh to dream......... nt

 

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Response to lark (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 03:20 PM

17. By any means necessary

Since I believe the list is quite large, I fear this won't happen without what I fear will be a true Civil War.

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Response to lark (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 03:22 PM

18. Yep - 45 is the symptom, not the cause

He never got the air to be POTUS has the republican party not skull fucked every ounce of decency and intelligence out of 2/3 of the country.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 03:14 PM

14. But

Not surprised.

I hope any Trump/Republican voters who are fence sitters will begin to see all the shenanigans and be inclined to begin looking at their Elephantiasis votes with a more critical eye.

But those predisposed to believing anything that comes from RNC/Trump's mouth will look at this as just another attempt to smear him/them. Nothing new here. The left hates him/them and will stop at nothing to destroy him/them.

In the immortal words of the Captain, "Some men you just can't reach."

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 03:16 PM

15. Boom!

RNC and Russian money.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 03:55 PM

19. If Trump and Pence go down, and the RNC is implicated in collusion as well

Where does the line of succession go from Orrin Hatch?

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 06:00 PM

21. LOL "It is illegal for foreigners to donate to American elections."

Yeah, pull the other finger. I think it was McClatchy that revealed the russians were funneling in all kinds of cash to GOP campaigns via anonymous "dark money" channels made legal by Citizens United. Besides Trump, they mentioned the campaigns of others in the GOP who received this money including McConnell, Paul Ryan and Scott Walker.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #21)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 07:13 PM

24. super PAC affiliated with Mitch McConnell probably gave to every GOP'r

I think I saw that Burr got $22,500...small potatoes but enough to taint him and tar him...so many GOP'rs ...I'd bet they all took it.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 06:11 PM

22. Don Jr. tried to trivialize the meeting by saying Manafort was on the phone

most of the time. Now we know, per the OP, that he was not bored and disengaged, but typing notes about the meeting into his smartphone!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 06:15 PM

23. maybe it was donations to orphans

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