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But her Emails!
Author: BobR    Date: 05/18/2017 13:04:50

Irony is a cruel mistress. The most recent election is still very fresh (some might say "raw") in everyone's minds. We all still remember the chants of "lock her up!" from the tRump supporters. Republican politicians held numerous hearings with testimony from recently fired FBI director James Comey and Clinton herself. The upshot of all of it was that some emails weren't correctly marked as "classified" and made their way to her private server (which - btw - was never hacked).

Nonetheless, it was a source of controversy for her campaign, and she was painted as "crooked", untrustworthy, and cavalier with state secrets. These myths were picked up, amplified, and promulgated by American and Russian media, and tRump made hay with them at his rallies. It likely wasn't the only reason she lost the election, but it played a big part in the narrative - again, primarily from the tRump campaign.

That makes the irony of recent revelations regarding the tRump administration even more delicious - and infuriating. It started even before he took office with him hiring Flynn, even though they knew he was being investigated for being a secret paid lobbyist for Turkey:
Michael T. Flynn told President Trump’s transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign, according to two people familiar with the case.

Despite this warning, which came about a month after the Justice Department notified Mr. Flynn of the inquiry, Mr. Trump made Mr. Flynn his national security adviser. The job gave Mr. Flynn access to the president and nearly every secret held by American intelligence agencies.
(bold-face mine)

This would make him vulnerable to being blackmailed, likely by the Russians, per the Justice Department. tRump hired him anyway. What's more prone to being a security leak - a private server or a compromised lobbyist?

It's gotten MUCH worse in the last few days. The tRump administration invited Russian "Ambassador" (*cough*spy*cough*) Sergey Kislyak and foreign minister Sergei Lavrov into the White House, along with a member of the Russian "media" (*cough*spy*cough*). Not invited? Any other media, specifically American. During that meeting, tRump's ego got the better of him (big surprise there), and he revealed classified information directly to them. This wasn't a "could have happened" (re: emails) - this actually happened. They've been trying to sell this as no big deal, but it's huge. For no other reason than to boast, he compromised (and possibly destroyed) a valuable link to inside information in ISIS.

Remember the Valerie Plame affair? That resulted in a conviction for Scooter Libby for leaking Valerie Plame's name as payback for her husband's comments. This is way worse.

It's now come to light that the tRump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians. The ties between this presidency and Russia are alarming and nauseating. He claims to be a great negotiator, but is being played by Russia like a cheap violin. If it was just his business, it wouldn't be a problem, but this is our national security that is being shredded due to his incompetence and hubris.

Republicans are slowly and reluctantly looking into this, although their initial primary concern wasn't that tRump and his lackeys were being buddy-buddy with Russians - it was that the information was leaked. A special prosecutor has been assigned to look into all of this, and congressional Republicans are seeing the light and going into self-preservation mode... which means tRump should be feeling those bus wheels on his back any moment now.

But hey - at least Hillary Clinton wasn't elected president, amiright?

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Comment by Scoopster on 05/18/2017 13:15:35
Mornin' all! Alone in the office until next Tuesday, what fun!

Soooo yeah.. Chris Cornell AND Roger Ailes died.

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 13:17:43
Good morning.

Sweet lord what a day it is already.



Comment by BobR on 05/18/2017 13:19:32
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all! Alone in the office until next Tuesday, what fun!

Soooo yeah.. Chris Cornell AND Roger Ailes died.

Quite the yin and yang there

Comment by trojanrabbit on 05/18/2017 13:21:15
I hardly ever celebrate a death but today I'll make an exception.

GOOD!

The damage this "patriot" (HA) has caused this country is incalculable.

Comment by Scoopster on 05/18/2017 13:25:23
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all! Alone in the office until next Tuesday, what fun!

Soooo yeah.. Chris Cornell AND Roger Ailes died.

Quite the yin and yang there

Heh no kiddin!

Comment by wickedpam on 05/18/2017 13:30:19
Morning

Comment by Scoopster on 05/18/2017 13:43:56
Can I take a moment to talk about this shit that happened with Turkish diplomats?

They ATTACKED OUR CITIZENS. Because of diplomatic immunity, they can't be charged with a crime. Instead they need to be THROWN THE FUCK OUT OF THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW.

Has that even happened yet?

Comment by Scoopster on 05/18/2017 13:47:36
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Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 13:52:17
Quote by Scoopster:
Can I take a moment to talk about this shit that happened with Turkish diplomats?

They ATTACKED OUR CITIZENS. Because of diplomatic immunity, they can't be charged with a crime. Instead, they need to be THROWN THE FUCK OUT OF THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW.

Has that even happened yet?
dolt45 hasn't even said a damn thing about that.

The media has barely had time to cover it with all the other poo being flung that orangutan's ass.


Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 13:54:08
Quote by trojanrabbit:
I hardly ever celebrate a death but today I'll make an exception.

GOOD!

The damage this "patriot" (HA) has caused this country is incalculable.

Willie Horton.

his damage went beyond -- WAY WAY beyond -- Fox.

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 14:01:09



Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 14:16:43
I believe this.





Comment by Scoopster on 05/18/2017 14:35:16
woooooow....




Comment by BobR on 05/18/2017 14:40:40
this really showcases how good a singer he was


Comment by Will in Chicago on 05/18/2017 14:56:19
Good morning, bloggers!!

I am sorry to learn that Chris Cornell has passed. I pray that this year will not be like 2016, where we lost so many people who made this world a better place.

As for Roger Ailes, he greatly damaged our politics. He initially proposed a "GOP TV" to Richard M. Nixon. Ailes contributed to the dumbing down of our politcs.

Comment by Mondobubba on 05/18/2017 15:00:42
I for one will shed not a single tear for the steaming pile of half rotten offal that was Roger Ailes. He was a vile cancer of a human being. The sun shines a little brighter now that he is in Hell.

Comment by Scoopster on 05/18/2017 15:02:27
Comment by Scoopster on 05/18/2017 15:21:44
Hmm.. Apparently Flynn is refusing to answer the Senate Intel Committee's subpoena.

Comment by velveeta jones on 05/18/2017 15:34:45
News Alert: Millionaire Sex offender dies.

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 15:51:12
Well well well.

Flynn left little doubt about the answer. Not only did he remain loyal to President Trump; he indicated that he and the president were still in communication. “I just got a message from the president to stay strong,” Flynn said after the meal was over, according to two sources who are close to Flynn and are familiar with the conversation, which took place on April 25.



Comment by BobR on 05/18/2017 15:55:04
Quote by velveeta jones:
News Alert: Millionaire Sex offender dies.

Your gonna have to narrow that list down a little...

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 15:55:15
Flynn is not honoring the Subpeonas.

Comment by Mondobubba on 05/18/2017 16:02:58
Quote by Scoopster:
Hmm.. Apparently Flynn is refusing to answer the Senate Intel Committee's subpoena.


Well, when the US Marshals show up and drag his ass to Capitol Hill, he will talk then I guess.

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 16:04:08
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Hmm.. Apparently Flynn is refusing to answer the Senate Intel Committee's subpoena.


Well, when the US Marshals show up and drag his ass to Capitol Hill, he will talk then I guess.
That is what I was thinking as well.




Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 16:07:14
Quote by Scoopster:
Can I take a moment to talk about this shit that happened with Turkish diplomats?

They ATTACKED OUR CITIZENS. Because of diplomatic immunity, they can't be charged with a crime. Instead they need to be THROWN THE FUCK OUT OF THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW.

Has that even happened yet?
Today something was Finally said by McCain -- (video at link)


Comment by trojanrabbit on 05/18/2017 16:11:17
Quote by Raine:
Flynn is not honoring the Subpeonas.


Called it. They are just going to be ignored.

Comment by Scoopster on 05/18/2017 16:11:40
Something's up in Times Square - car went out of control & ran over some people.

Cops & rescue are all over the place now. I hope this is just an accident and not something like the attacks in Europe that look eerily similar.

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 16:20:19
Quote by Scoopster:
Something's up in Times Square - car went out of control & ran over some people.

Cops & rescue are all over the place now. I hope this is just an accident and not something like the attacks in Europe that look eerily similar.

I thought Times Square was closed to vehicles?


It's breaking news now, btw.

Comment by Scoopster on 05/18/2017 16:21:52
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
Something's up in Times Square - car went out of control & ran over some people.

Cops & rescue are all over the place now. I hope this is just an accident and not something like the attacks in Europe that look eerily similar.

I thought Times Square was closed to vehicles?

It's breaking news now, btw.

Heh.. IT IS - has been closed off for quite a few years. They're saying the car jumped a curb at high speed.

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 16:25:50
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
Something's up in Times Square - car went out of control & ran over some people.

Cops & rescue are all over the place now. I hope this is just an accident and not something like the attacks in Europe that look eerily similar.

I thought Times Square was closed to vehicles?

It's breaking news now, btw.

Heh.. IT IS. They're saying the car jumped a curb at high speed.
the car is at 45th and broadway --

This doesn't look like an accident I hate to say.


Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 16:28:51
I have a friend that works in that very area, touching base with his wife now.

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 16:32:49
The suspect has been taken to jail.

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 16:36:28
Reporting from WTOP: the Driver has prior DWI arrests. Not suspected terrorism

Comment by Scoopster on 05/18/2017 16:49:06
Quote by Raine:
Reporting from WTOP: the Driver has prior DWI arrests. Not suspected terrorism

Well at least that much is known.

Spicer said he's briefed the Preznitwit on the situation. Hopefully he keeps his damn mouth shut.

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 16:51:04
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Raine:
Reporting from WTOP: the Driver has prior DWI arrests. Not suspected terrorism

Well at least that much is known.

Spicer said he's briefed the Preznitwit on the situation. Hopefully he keeps his damn mouth shut.
NYPD say it is a 26 year old from the Bronx. This is terrible.


Comment by livingonli on 05/18/2017 17:04:44
I'm surprised no one here mentioned the Paul Ryan conversation that came out last night that indicated the GOP leadership knew Trump was in bed with the Russians before the convention. It does seem like the whole party leadership needs to go down with the Trump administration.

Comment by Scoopster on 05/18/2017 17:04:44
Comment by Scoopster on 05/18/2017 17:05:44
Quote by livingonli:
I'm surprised no one here mentioned the Paul Ryan conversation that came out last night that indicated the GOP leadership knew Trump was in bed with the Russians before the convention. It does seem like the whole party leadership needs to go down with the Trump administration.

If WaPo really does have tapes of that conversation, at the very least McCarthy is DONE.

Comment by Mondobubba on 05/18/2017 17:16:58


What an asshole.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 05/18/2017 17:18:24
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by livingonli:
I'm surprised no one here mentioned the Paul Ryan conversation that came out last night that indicated the GOP leadership knew Trump was in bed with the Russians before the convention. It does seem like the whole party leadership needs to go down with the Trump administration.

If WaPo really does have tapes of that conversation, at the very least McCarthy is DONE.



Perhaps Ryan as well. Perhaps it is time to bring up the GOP on RICO charges?


Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 17:23:45
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by livingonli:
I'm surprised no one here mentioned the Paul Ryan conversation that came out last night that indicated the GOP leadership knew Trump was in bed with the Russians before the convention. It does seem like the whole party leadership needs to go down with the Trump administration.

If WaPo really does have tapes of that conversation, at the very least McCarthy is DONE.
*ting*


Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 17:24:44
Our friend is ok! He was outside when it happened. He knew something happened when Cops started yelling at him out of the blue to clear the area.



Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 17:26:27
Quote by Mondobubba:


What an asshole.
So one part of the trip is canceled. I wonder when the next part will be canceled.


Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 17:36:01
here we go....





Comment by Scoopster on 05/18/2017 17:36:21
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Comment by livingonli on 05/18/2017 18:42:08
According to Rolling Stone, Chris Cornell hanged himself. What the fuck?

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 18:57:52






Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 19:07:49
Chris Cornell's death has been ruled suicide by hanging.

Comment by Raine on 05/18/2017 19:10:24
Quote by livingonli:
According to Rolling Stone, Chris Cornell hanged himself. What the fuck?

Sorry I missed this, Liv.

A lot of outlets are reporting the same.

I shared this with bob this morning.

“At 12 a.m. [local time], we received a 911 call from the MGM Grand Casino Hotel,” Detroit Police director of media relations told Variety. “It appears as though a family friend was checking up on Cornell at his wife’s request. He went to hotel and discovered him unresponsive on the bathroom floor. Police made the location with EMS, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.