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    Here’s How To Understand The Bombshell New Report On Trump And Russia

    Here’s How To Understand The Bombshell New Report On Trump And Russia – HuffPo



    Top intelligence officials have briefed President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump on claims that Russian spies have “compromising personal and financial information about Trump,” CNN reported Tuesday evening.

    The allegations were contained in memos written by a former British spy hired to conduct opposition research on Trump. The claims in the documents ― which BuzzFeed News published in full on Tuesday night ― came from Russian sources, the ex-spy told reporters for multiple outlets. But these claims have been reported before, they aren’t independently verified, and even the man who originally broke the story has warned readers to treat them cautiously.

    Here’s what you may have missed: As CNN acknowledges, those same claims were first reported before the election. Now CNN is reporting that FBI Director James Comey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan and Adm. Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, have presented information summarizing the claims to Obama and Trump. That shows that the intelligence community takes the allegations seriously enough to investigate them, summarize them, and brief the president and his successor on them.

    But there’s still no compelling public evidence that the claims are true. We haven’t seen how much of this information the intelligence community thought was worth mentioning or was able to find some verification for in the two-page document they presented to Obama and Trump. And the president-elect has, in his own way, already denied the claims.

    This story starts back in October, when Mother Jones, where I used to work, reported that…


    More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-russia-cnn-kompromat_us_58757682e4b03c8a02d3dbd7?section=us_politics



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  • Downwinder (1735 posts)
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    1. File it under CT.

    Below Pizzagate.

    • Sadie (3069 posts)
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      2. Smells like funny oppo stuff

        Wake up, peeps, their kids go to Harvard and Yale; your kids go to Iraq & Afghanistan.   
      • jwirr (4122 posts)
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        5. Yes, they even went so far as to sell this terrible "enemy" urainium. Which can

        and is used on weapons of mass destruction. What were they thinking?

  • gordyfl (468 posts)
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    3. It gives another excuse for the NSA and other intelligence agencies

    to hack into everything Trump and his close associates have ever typed, texted or spoke. It’s going to be a long four years for Trump, if he makes it that far.


  • zoolook67 (626 posts)
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    4. I think the Russians (and rest of world)

    are laughing their asses off at the Yanks reacting like a herd of lightening-crazed buffalo to every

    effing squeak that includes any form of the word “Russia”.

    Living well is the best revenge.
  • Flygirl (3018 posts)
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    6. Morning Joe discussed this at length..

    seems this was attached to the briefing papers Trump got but..big butttt..it was never discussed with Trump or those that were in the room for the briefing…

    and on Morning Joe they were perplexed why it was attached to the briefing papers..but NEVER discussed with Trump..and Joe and Mica both saw it to paraphrase as a deliberate slight of hand..and that C

    apper knew it would leak out as it did with Buzzfeed and CNN!

    this stinks to high heaven..it reaks of stink in fact!!

    Mica stated numerous times this should have to be verified extensively before anyone should report on it!!

    MSNBC just verified that None of this was discussed with Trump nor was he shown these affidavits..that these are unverified accusations ..that were added after discussions and briefings with Trump…as affidavits to the Briefing documents.

    this stinks so bad by Clapper…he is a scum bucket!!

    According to the DNC I am a Wife of a Taco Bowl Member!