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Tue Dec 27, 2016, 06:23 PM

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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Reply Interesting read: Former spy reports Kremlin cultivated Trump as an asset for 5 years (Original post)
Farmgirl1961 Dec 2016 OP
niyad Dec 2016 #1
angstlessk Dec 2016 #2
triron Dec 2016 #4
progressoid Dec 2016 #12
triron Dec 2016 #3
cstanleytech Dec 2016 #9
yardwork Dec 2016 #16
cstanleytech Dec 2016 #17
TheFrenchRazor Dec 2016 #5
kairos12 Dec 2016 #6
mopinko Dec 2016 #7
Xipe Totec Dec 2016 #8
colorado_ufo Dec 2016 #11
keithbvadu2 Dec 2016 #10
humbled_opinion Dec 2016 #13
LaydeeBug Dec 2016 #14
jeffreyi Dec 2016 #15
Takket Dec 2016 #20
Takket Dec 2016 #21
triron Dec 2016 #18
AmericanActivist Dec 2016 #19
Hekate Dec 2016 #22
TheFrenchRazor Dec 2016 #23

Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 06:32 PM

1. does this actually surprise any of us?

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 06:49 PM

2. Husband says they did a face transplant on some ruskie who had his same physic?

could happen?

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 07:02 PM

4. huh??

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 08:33 PM

12. only on TV.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 07:00 PM

3. wtf!

How can the Obama administration and Congress just sit on this?
What is going on????

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Response to triron (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 07:49 PM

9. Unless a law has actually been broken what exactly do you expect Obama to do? Refuse to step aside

as President? Arrest Trump? What exactly?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 10:20 PM

16. These type of comments frustrate me as well.

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."

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Response to yardwork (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 10:55 PM

17. Aye, sadly we are all just going to have to suck it up and deal with it and hope

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

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 07:05 PM

5. i'm shocked... not. nt

 

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 07:12 PM

6. Drumpchurian Candidate.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 07:13 PM

7. no way they hung it out there the way they did

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.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 07:38 PM

8. Orange is the new Red. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 08:01 PM

11. Good one

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 07:51 PM

10. It worked. Putin got his lackey Trump in the WH.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 08:43 PM

13. A thorough background investigation

should make him ineligible for a security clearance.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 09:04 PM

14. kick. nt

 

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 10:14 PM

15. Whatever happened to that

Mystery server, the direct one from twinkie to russia?

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Response to jeffreyi (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 28, 2016, 12:28 AM

20. Great question! Anyone know???

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

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 11:16 PM

18. kick for visibility

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2016, 12:23 AM

19. #TreasonousTrump nm

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2016, 03:24 AM

22. Benedict Donald, the useful idiot

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2016, 04:05 AM

23. Trump is Putin's MiniMe. it is so obvious. nt

 

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