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Farmgirl1961

(1,494 posts)
Tue Dec 27, 2016, 07:23 PM Dec 2016

Interesting read: Former spy reports Kremlin cultivated Trump as an asset for 5 years

Well, this makes more than a few things makes much more sense. Via David Corn at Mother Jones.

In June, the former Western intelligence officer—who spent almost two decades on Russian intelligence matters and who now works with a US firm that gathers information on Russia for corporate clients—was assigned the task of researching Trump's dealings in Russia and elsewhere, according to the former spy and his associates in this American firm. This was for an opposition research project originally financed by a Republican client critical of the celebrity mogul. (Before the former spy was retained, the project's financing switched to a client allied with Democrats.) "It started off as a fairly general inquiry," says the former spook, who asks not to be identified. But when he dug into Trump, he notes, he came across troubling information indicating connections between Trump and the Russian government. According to his sources, he says, "there was an established exchange of information between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin of mutual benefit."


Daily Kos link:

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/12/27/1614920/-Former-spy-reports-Kremlin-cultivated-Trump-as-an-asset-for-5-years
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Interesting read: Former spy reports Kremlin cultivated Trump as an asset for 5 years (Original Post) Farmgirl1961 Dec 2016 OP
does this actually surprise any of us? niyad Dec 2016 #1
Husband says they did a face transplant on some ruskie who had his same physic? angstlessk Dec 2016 #2
huh?? triron Dec 2016 #4
only on TV. progressoid Dec 2016 #12
wtf! triron Dec 2016 #3
Unless a law has actually been broken what exactly do you expect Obama to do? Refuse to step aside cstanleytech Dec 2016 #9
These type of comments frustrate me as well. yardwork Dec 2016 #16
Aye, sadly we are all just going to have to suck it up and deal with it and hope cstanleytech Dec 2016 #17
i'm shocked... not. nt TheFrenchRazor Dec 2016 #5
Drumpchurian Candidate. kairos12 Dec 2016 #6
no way they hung it out there the way they did mopinko Dec 2016 #7
Orange is the new Red. nt Xipe Totec Dec 2016 #8
Good one colorado_ufo Dec 2016 #11
It worked. Putin got his lackey Trump in the WH. keithbvadu2 Dec 2016 #10
A thorough background investigation humbled_opinion Dec 2016 #13
kick. nt LaydeeBug Dec 2016 #14
Whatever happened to that jeffreyi Dec 2016 #15
Great question! Anyone know??? Takket Dec 2016 #20
Snopes shoots it down Takket Dec 2016 #21
kick for visibility triron Dec 2016 #18
#TreasonousTrump nm AmericanActivist Dec 2016 #19
Benedict Donald, the useful idiot Hekate Dec 2016 #22
Trump is Putin's MiniMe. it is so obvious. nt TheFrenchRazor Dec 2016 #23

cstanleytech

(26,470 posts)
9. Unless a law has actually been broken what exactly do you expect Obama to do? Refuse to step aside
Tue Dec 27, 2016, 08:49 PM
Dec 2016

as President? Arrest Trump? What exactly?

yardwork

(62,016 posts)
16. These type of comments frustrate me as well.
Tue Dec 27, 2016, 11:20 PM
Dec 2016

Overall, I see a gross naïveté and lack of understanding of how government works among so many Americans. The chance to stop this is at the voting booth. Too many people seem to think that there are do-overs. Elections matter. The president can't just "do something."

cstanleytech

(26,470 posts)
17. Aye, sadly we are all just going to have to suck it up and deal with it and hope
Tue Dec 27, 2016, 11:55 PM
Dec 2016

by some miracle that Trump and the GOP don't fuckup the country to bad.

mopinko

(70,694 posts)
7. no way they hung it out there the way they did
Tue Dec 27, 2016, 08:13 PM
Dec 2016

unless they had him so very firmly in their pockets.
you just dont show your methods and sources like that if there isnt a truly worthwhile prize at the end of the tunnel.

Takket

(21,891 posts)
20. Great question! Anyone know???
Wed Dec 28, 2016, 01:28 AM
Dec 2016

Amazing how these things always just go away if you are a rethug.

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