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Fri Sep 23, 2016, 05:27 PM

Donald Trump advisor meetings with Russian officials being investigated

Intelligence officials are investigating whether a Donald Trump advisor has met with high-ranking figures in the Russian government about changes in U.S. policy, according to a report.

Reports that Carter Page has met with some of the most powerful men in Moscow are being “actively monitored and investigated,” according to sources who spoke with Yahoo News’ Michael Isikoff.

Page, an outspoken proponent of Vladimir Putin who is also invested in Russia’s state-run gas company Gazprom, was listed by Trump as an advisor during a March interview with the Washington Post.

He was again claimed as an informal advisor by the Republican’s camp last month, though a spokesman told Yahoo that the pro-Kremlin investor “has no role” in the campaign.

However, his views on Russia share similarities to Trump, who has praised Putin as a strong leader and said that he would consider lifting sanctions placed on Russia after the country took Crimea from its neighbor Ukraine.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-advisor-meetings-russian-officials-investigated-article-1.2803727?cid=bitly

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yuiyoshida Sep 2016 OP
7worldtrade Sep 2016 #1
AgadorSparticus Sep 2016 #6
ChairmanAgnostic Sep 2016 #2
emulatorloo Sep 2016 #3
Gabi Hayes Sep 2016 #4
Gabi Hayes Sep 2016 #5

Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 05:31 PM

1. Trump has so many negatives

That it almost seems like they end up being double negatives that don't hurt him. It's beyond credulity that this disgusting person is getting even one vote.

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Response to 7worldtrade (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 24, 2016, 09:43 AM

6. +1,000!!!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 05:35 PM

2. While we have had major eff-ups in our post soviet relations,

many caused by us, a more rational relationship would have been welcome. 10-15 years ago.

However, the power that is Putin is both a product of the USSR and the worst of US policy. In a sense, Putin is as powerful as he is because all too many times we broke our word. The former USSR looks at us as untrustworthy. Putin is there to stand up to us and to take advantage where and when he can. He could be the source of WWIII.

For Trump to send his inane and insane advisor to Russia (AFTER TRUMP'S SECURITY MEETINGS WITH US INTEL) is treason.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 10:18 PM

3. Rec. Send this to the Greatest Threads!

Thank you for posting.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 10:57 PM

4. ''Trump adviser’s public comments, ties to Moscow stir unease in both parties''

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-advisers-public-comments-ties-to-moscow-stir-unease-in-both-parties/2016/08/05/2e8722fa-5815-11e6-9aee-8075993d73a2_story.html

In early June, a little-known adviser to Donald Trump stunned a gathering of high-powered Washington foreign policy experts meeting with the visiting prime minister of India, going off topic with effusive praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump.

The adviser, Carter Page, hailed Putin as stronger and more reliable than President Obama, according to three people who were present at the closed-door meeting at Blair House — and then touted the positive effect a Trump presidency would have on U.S.-Russia relations.

A month later, Page dumbfounded foreign policy experts again by giving another speech harshly critical of U.S. policy — this time in Moscow.

The United States and other Western nations have “criticized these regions for continuing methods which were prevalent during the Cold War period,” Page said in a lecture at the New Economic School commencement. “Yet ironically, Washington and other Western capitals have impeded potential progress through their often hypocritical focus on ideas such as democratization, inequality, corruption and regime change.”

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 23, 2016, 11:21 PM

5. from that comsymp rag, the National Review:

 

Donald Trump’s energy adviser is all in for Putin.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/433613/

A consultant to and investor in the Kremlin’s state-run gas company, Gazprom, Page has a direct financial interest in ending American sanctions against the company. Not only that, but Page is tight with the Kremlin’s foreign-policy apparatus and has served as a vehement propagandist for it.


Page's interesting take on the Russian invasion of Ukraine:

As the invasion unfolded, however, the Obama administration chose to ignore this pledge, limiting its help to Ukraine to non-lethal military equipment and symbolic sanctions. But even this was too much for Carter Page, who, in an article on the Center for National Policy website, peddled the Kremlin line that the broad-based Euromaidan revolt was a CIA coup, and denounced Obama for doing anything at all:

“Many critics of the Obama Administration may consider the President weak, feckless or worse,” wrote Page. “Such reviews are patently unfair as the opposite problem stands at the center of the current situation. Instead of any weakness of the Administration impacting the Russian government’s position, aggressive steps taken by Assistant Secretary of State Nuland and other U.S. officials to stage-manage the recent revolution in Ukraine represent a primary force which created the hostile situation we now see. . . Washington’s political tactics represented the principal driving force toward proactively attempting to redefine whose fold Ukraine would fall under.”


another highly burnished gem:

Page represented Ukraine as a runaway province of Russia, and excused the Kremlin’s aggression by saying that the United States would take similar action if Quebec tried to secede from Canada.
whaaaat????!!!!?????

these people are so beyond the pale it's incomprehensible that the msm is normalizing the creeps and cretins behind the scenes of the Trump campaign.

will they cover any of this double dealing treason as the campaign winds down

not one mention of this tonight, as they focus almost exclusively on the unrest in NC and Atlanta

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