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    White House and Republicans Admit Russia Isn’t ‘Fake News’ After FBI Bombshell

    White House and Republicans Admit Russia Isn’t ‘Fake News’ After FBI Bombshell – DailyBeast
    Trump’s team quit dismissing allegations of Kremlin ties after James Comey said they’re being investigated. Instead, the GOP tried to claim the real story is leaks and Paul Manafort was a temporary aide and Michael Flynn was just a “volunteer.”

     

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    The White House can no longer afford to ignore as-yet-unproven allegations that Russia and the president’s campaign staff were in cahoots, after the FBI director said his agency is actively investigating the matter.

     
    Spurred by this public revelation, the White House stopped simply dismissing Russian meddling as “fake news”—and started generating some of their own.

     
    The White House and its allies furiously tried to spin a new reality, distancing itself from high-level campaign officials by insisting those individuals were never all that involved in the campaign in the first place.

     
    The response was itself an admittance of just how “real” the story had become.

     
    The House Intelligence Committee’s first open hearing on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election was badly split along partisan lines as it opened Monday. Republicans vilified reporters for publishing leaks and made dark insinuations about who leaked to the press; Democrats wildly speculated about which individuals with ties to the Trump campaign could have a link to Moscow.

     
    The guise of non-partisanship in this investigation was all but broken before the hearing began…

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    More: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/20/white-house-and-republicans-admit-russia-isn-t-fake-news-after-fbi-bombshell.html

     

    :shrug:

     

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  • donDonE (187 posts)
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    1. And who many on JPR will take issue with that statement?

    There are three kinds of men, ones that learn by reading, a few who learn by observation, and the rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and learn for themselves. Will Rogers
  • Doremus Jessup (2132 posts)
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    2. I recall Bibi coming over to help Mutt Romney out in 2012.

    Was Israel in cahoots with the republican party and candidate? They divide the countries up amongst the congress critters for money for the critters and access for the countries. I’m still wanting some proof that Russia hacked any e-mails or were working in concert with wikileaks. Ohio was stolen via a server in a basement in tennesee in 2004. We need to fix our voting procedures and get rid of the private e-voting machines. The democratic party ran the worst possible candidate they could come up with and after stealing the primary was quick to find out that there was a price to pay. Bernie beats Trump. The party would rather that Trump won. This issue distracts from what is going on with the issues that matter. Trump is going nowhere and if he does it’s Pence.

    Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity. End ALL occupations and bring the troops home.
    • Art from Ark (1974 posts)
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      3. +1 for everything you wrote

      The last time America was run like a business, we ended up with a Great Depression.
    • d3lic (995 posts)
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      4. The US has "sanctioned" Russia since March '14

      The US “sanctions” countries that aren’t in it’s orbit to punish them economically for not obeying US dictates.  The US doesn’t “sanction” countries that are in it’s orbit.  It’s considered “normal” that the US would sanction Iran, N. Korea, Russia, and other countries that get in the way, so the sanctions against Russia went smoothly.  Naturally.  But it wouldn’t be considered “normal” for the US to sanction Israel, whatever Israel did.

      Nor would it be considered “normal” for the US to openly assert, in hearings like these, that it investigates Israel’s ties to both the R and D parties (even though it no doubt does).  Nobody would ask the question.  Nobody.

      Any country not inside the orbit of the US empire can be made into an explicit US enemy on a dime, based on allegations of anything, with the entire MSM apparatus being turned to the project instantly, so “sanctions” can be announced with no questions or objections, and with military action forthcoming at any time the US chooses, again with no questions or objections.  This can be done time and again, decade after decade, often at the same time in multiple theaters across the world, using air power, drones, proxy armies, US advisors, US troops to supplement the air force, and all the way up the scale.  The US has empire building down pat.

      Here’s the problem:  A $trillion$ oil deal between Exxon and the gov’t of Russia was stopped by the sanctions.  The ex-CEO of Exxon was named SOS by Trump.

      My bet is that Trump and Exxon will win.

      Whatever.  We already know that the ecology of the world, progressive ideals, have lost.  And watching how these monsters divide it up isn’t fun.

       

      • aspirant (1250 posts)
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        5. but Trump doesn't have any connections to Russia,

        didn’t he just pull Tillerson’s name out of a hat?

      • FanBoy (7136 posts)
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        6. +100

        Any country not inside the orbit of the US empire can be made into an explicit US enemy on a dime, based on allegations of anything, with the entire MSM apparatus being turned to the project instantly, so “sanctions” can be announced with no questions or objections, and with military action forthcoming at any time the US chooses, again with no questions or objections.  This can be done time and again, decade after decade, often at the same time in multiple theaters across the world, using air power, drones, proxy armies, US advisors, US troops to supplement the air force, and all the way up the scale.  The US has empire building down pat.

    • leveymg (2036 posts)
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      7. Excellent points.