Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Why some national-security experts say Kremlin-gate will lead to Donald Trump's impeachment

Mod: An interesting article from a newspaper way up north called The Oregonian. It is nice to see that there are still some actual  patriots remaining on the political right. Too bad we see so few of them here.

Why some national-security experts say Kremlin-gate will lead to Donald Trump's impeachment (The Oregonian link): "There are known knowns," former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld famously said in 2002. These are often called facts. Sounds obvious enough, but Rumsfeld was actually making an important point about the nature of information and how we process it. He continued: "We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know."

In the Kremlin-gate scandal, we -- meaning the public in general -- remain mostly in the realm of unknown unknowns. We're probably going to have to wait for the FBI's investigation to be completed -- or the emergence of a Deep Throat for a 21st century Woodward and Bernstein -- before we move into known knowns that allow us to determine whether Donald Trump's presidential campaign last year colluded with Russian spies and hackers to tilt the election.

But some people are further down the Rumsfeldian road than others. Conservative national-security specialists -- who tend to be Trump critics -- have been cultivating their sources in the U.S. intelligence community for months. And they are increasingly convinced that the Trump campaign did indeed collude with the Russians -- and that Trump himself knew about it and inevitably is going to face impeachment and maybe even worse.

Here's how a post from Louise Mensch's Patribotics blog opened on Sunday:

"Sources linked to the intelligence community say that General Mike Flynn's trips to Cambridge and across Europe will form a key part of Donald Trump's impeachment and the prosecutions of dozens of his associates. According to several sources within the intelligence community, Michael Flynn was coordinating, with and for Russian agents, the drafting of messages that Vladimir Putin was using to attack democracy in not only the United States, but across Europe. Furthermore, Flynn was doing this with the full knowledge of the Trump campaign, including Donald Trump himself."

Mensch, a former Conservative member of the British Parliament and the founder of Rupert Murdoch's Heat Street news site, has been called a right-wing conspiracy theorist, but she's been out front on -- and right about -- key aspects of Kremlin-gate going back to last fall. Flynn, of course, was President Trump's national-security adviser until he was forced to resign for lying about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. It was revealed last month that he was seeking immunity from the FBI or Congress in exchange for his testimony.

Much of the information that is fueling reports such as Mensch's apparently comes from communications intercepts -- the routine monitoring of foreign agents by the National Security Agency. It seems that various Trump campaign officials and advisers ended up on these intercepts talking with known foreign agents.

"Just got an EM fm [sic] senior IC friend, it began: 'He will die in jail,'" former NSA analyst John Schindler, now a conservative columnist, wrote on Twitter in February. The "he" Schindler's IC friend was referring to is President Trump.

Mod: You can read the rest of this article by clicking on the link above. 

Russian ties sink "CalExit"

Calexit backers drop 1 California secession bid, try again (Pasadena Star News link): Supporters of one long-shot bid to make California an independent nation ended their effort on Monday, while another group said it will launch a new campaign for a statewide vote next year.

The drive to make the nation’s most populous state its own country, with what would be the world’s sixth-largest economy, has drawn extra interest after last year’s election of Republican Donald Trump as president.

But the Yes California Independence Campaign faltered after its president, Louis Marinelli, revealed ties to Russia. Marinelli said in a lengthy message to supporters Monday that he is seeking permanent residence in Russia because of his “frustration, disappointment and disillusionment with the United States.”

Mod: I wonder how the Russians will treat Traitor Louie now that he is no longer of any use to them. 

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43 comments:

  1. They are going to have to open up a special Trump wing at Leavenworth to hold all these traitors.

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    1. They could call it the Midwest White House.

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    2. Same post every time 6:42, be more creative....

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    3. It would be nice if you joined him.

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    4. FBI used dossier allegations to bolster Trump-Russia investigation
      http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/18/politics/fbi-dossier-carter-page-donald-trump-russia-investigation/index.html

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  2. Word on the street says the Brits have tapes with the dulcet tones of Trump's voice as well as his henchmen and those of the Ruskies. It won't be much longer now.

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    1. Lock him up!

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    2. Intelligence services from NATO countries are all over Trump's treason. They view this very matter of factly. It as a part of defending themselves against Russia.

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  3. Trump's flip-flops on so many issues will anger his rightwing nut job base, some of whom will turn on him. Those who do will call their opposition position principled and patriotic, but it will be neither because their original support of him show conclusively that they are incapable of being and have never experienced either.

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  4. And I thought the Cal-Exit tie to Russia was perhaps more of a rumor than the truth.
    Strange days indeed.

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    1. Russian nationalists like Putin never got over the breakup of the Soviet Union. That is why they are backing secessionist movements in California and Texas. They want to repay the favor.

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  5. I think Putin has figured out just how narcissistic and useless Trump is. The document dump from Moscow should be very interesting.

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    1. he knew that from day one like most one

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    2. Putin has always known that about Trump and like the good KGBer he was/is used it to help cultivate Trump.

      The notion that the US-Russian relationship is at a low point is a meme being fostered by Americans and Russians who are in bed with each other. They want the American public to think that to distract from the investigation of high crimes and misdemeanors, the proof of which will thwart their shared goals.

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    3. Putin, unaware that someone is slow-witted? Not likely.

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    4. The only people who are going to be distracted are those who were stupid enough to vote for this jerk in the first place.

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  6. Maybe Marinelli and Snowden can be roommates.

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    1. That would be very special.

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  7. Donald Trump Impersonator at #TaxMarch in Washington DC.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbIMFLH7hQc

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  8. Ha ha ha ha, the leaning left attempts the "grasp at anything" tidbits, written by the opinion news media midgets on "Russian"investigation ties to President Trump, and how could that "nasty woman" Hillary loose!
    "You" could protest for a request of President Trump, to do Hillary in drag from time to time, so that "you" can "feel good" about the next eight years.

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    1. Hey, it's Trump Guy! Hey TG, will you be joining CalExit Louie in Russia soon?

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    2. How come Trump Guy didn't get invited?April 18, 2017 at 9:40 AM

      Guess Who Came to Dinner With Flynn and Putin
      http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/guess-who-came-dinner-flynn-putin-n742696

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  9. 9:27am. Why would I Calexit? It is the progressives, such as yourself that tantrum and can't admit they lost the election to a better man.

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    1. A lot of Putin loving Trumpies would love to see California exit the union.

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    2. How about just the Northern part. All those kooks from Berkley and San Francisco can have their own little country.

      There can be calming rooms and every white person can feel guilty just for being white, no matter what their situation.

      The police can carry rubber batons and squirt guns so everyone feels safe.

      There can be bathrooms for men, women, transgender people, people who are sad, people who are happy, people with dogs, people with cats and even people who think they are dogs or cats.

      Everyone could agree that the world would be a better place if only Hillary had made it, if Trump had failed.

      California is too small to be a republic and too large to be an insane asylum!

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    3. That's funny. There seems to be plenty of room for you.

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    4. 3:35 When you "cut+paste" a double space occurs between the sentences. Please show a little initiative if you want to be taken seriously.

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    5. I put the spaces in with purpose. I did it to make it easier for the simple minded (you) to understand.

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    6. Okay Spacey.

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    7. Ouch, you cut me to the quick! I shall cry myself to sleep and dream of the pain your insightful, intuitive retort has caused me.

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    8. Sounds like you're planning another pleasure party for one, Spacey!

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    9. Trump is Spacey, too!April 18, 2017 at 8:23 PM

      Trump said Navy ships were headed toward North Korea. They were going the other way
      http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-north-korea-aircraft-carrier-20170418-story.html

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    10. Trump making a laughingstock of our militaryApril 19, 2017 at 12:36 AM

      Despite talk of a military strike, Trump’s ‘armada’ actually sailed away from Korea
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/despite-talk-of-a-military-strike-trumps-armada-was-a-long-way-from-korea/2017/04/18/e8ef4237-e26a-4cfc-b5e9-526c3a17bd41_story.html

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  10. The scandals surrounding the Trump Presidency number in the hundreds, if not thousands. He's a narcissist. He's a pathological liar. He's a racist. He's a criminal. He's a pervert. He's a traitor. And that's just off the top of my head.

    Where have our checks and balances gone? Surely the Powers That Be (ie:, CIA, FBI) already have more than enough evidence to successfully indict him. He needs to be impeached immediately, then charged and sent to jail.

    His presidency is illegitimate! His campaign team conspired with a foreign government to help him win the election. Everyone knows this. The FBI knows it. The CIA knows it. The Democrats know it. The Republicans know it. Even the public knows it.

    Donald Trump does more to damage our country on any given day than all the foreign terror groups combined. He has got to go, and he's got to go immediately! It's time to impeach and indict, and we can't waste another moment!

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  11. Everyone knows it...
    That's why he'll stay!
    All hypocrites cannot handle the truth, no Russian interference with the election.
    Trump Trump Trump Trump ..
    Poor Bernie Sanders, he had a chance. Scandalist Hillary, have you no shame...
    Nope, she still refuses to take the blame in her crawl to fame.
    Trump won the Electrol College fair and square.
    President Trump is here to stay.
    MAGA.

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    1. In Trump Guy's world there is a term for fake news. It's called news.

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  12. Saw a bumper sticker today at an off ramp in Ontario: "Does your bumper sticker make you feel stupid yet?"

    But it really is more like betrayal. Could we realign ourselves and not alienate each other?

    Staunch Trump voters who were one issue or another: make abortions totally illegal/unavailable; rabid Hillary haters; how the hell did we let that black man get to the white house; etc. (you can come up with others)...will unlikely (almost said never, but my mom said never to say never) come to any change of mind. Trump will hurt a lot of people who wanted to believe he could deliver on his promises to change their life.

    I'd change the bumper sticker: Voted for Trump? Feel betrayed yet?

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  13. ...I forgot the word Trump on the bumper sticker: "Does your Trump bumper sticker makde you feel stupid yet." on my 12:24 post.

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  14. Dow Drops 113 Points as Mixed Earnings Push Stocks Lower
    https://www.thestreet.com/story/14091546/1/dow-drops-113-points-as-mixed-earnings-push-stocks-lower.html

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  15. Trolls get trumped again!

    President Donald Trump’s daughter won provisional approval for three trademarks in China on the same day that she had dinner with China’s president.

    The Associated Press, via the Boston Globe, reports that earlier this month, “Ivanka Trump’s company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services in the world’s second-largest economy.”

    Corrupt Trump swamp dynasty profiting off your great and idiocy.

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