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NYTimes just alerted me that Spicey is OUT. Totally resigned. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 days ago


So the 8th person at the meeting has been identified by CNN. Oh and also WaPo An American-based employee of a Russian real estate company took part in a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a Russian lawyer and Donald Trump Jr., bringing to eight… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Mitch McConnell is breaking the Senate America [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago

This is a pretty good headline (and first graf) too. The Master of ‘Kompromat’ Believed to Be Behind Trump Jr.’s Meeting [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago



I have nowhere else to put this anxiety so its going here but Adam Goldberg tweeted three hours ago that Update: he's still reporting and Eric Geller said 5 minutes ago that "so, uh, something just happened. Stand by for news" and its… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 days ago

But maybe Jr posted that to try and get in front of Adam Goldman's just posted follow-up from last night which seems to have different details The documents “would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your… [more]
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MeFi comment - 12 days ago

No, no pee tape. Adam Goldman has details on Trump asking business people with conflicts of interest to create war plans for Afghanistan. [more]
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MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Is this the new "tick tick tick"? [more]
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MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Oh. I didn't even hear a ticking. Trump Team Met With Lawyer Linked to Kremlin During Campaign [more]
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MeFi comment - 13 days ago

My comment in the last thread was really discouraged but the responses by the states to the voter fraud letter is really, really encouraging. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I keep reading comments from all of us like joyceanmachine and thinking about how my mother's Medicare took care of everything from her diagnosis of Stage IV Ovarian Cancer 2 years ago, to her passing last month and I think about, if this passes,… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Anybody else feel like things are coming off the rails even more lately? It feels like violence is flaring up more, that more large changes are happening under the radar, that voter rolls investigation, no new Russia news...I don't know, its just… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Sessions might resign because trump is angry he recused himself? [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

This is an actual threat and therefore tampering with a second witness, correct? @realDonaldTrump: James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

FBI covering window at offices of Strategic Campaign Group in Annapolis..per @dcollinsWBAL Agents executed search warrant at firm [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This comment from 1:17 is...uh...uncanny. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

“Watch them start to choke like dogs,” Trump says, having fun. I know there are many worse things to detest about this heinous individual, but the thing that really proves he has no redeeming qualities whatsoever is his bizarre contempt for… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Senate panel subpoenas former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn for Russia-related documents. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Trump just called us phony hypocrites for PRETENDING to be mad on twitter. That will help. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I just read Comey was on the road and wasn't even there to get the letter. That scares me for the files. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

AP: In possible sign of closer ties between US and Russia, Trump plans to meet Russia's foreign minister at White House. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Several upstanding members of society I follow on twitter are talking in oblique terms about pitchforks and torches and rioting. I can't say I disagree. But let us eat cake, right? [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

They really are trying to start a culture war aren't they? [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This is one hell of a story and not to be missed. It's really not too hard to believe that a man who has been obsessed with telephones his whole life, has a record of calling up people under assumed names, and has a history of threatening people… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

In this breaking news Washington Post article about how Flynn broke the law, this is not the name I expected to be saying this. Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said they believe Flynn neither… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

From that CNN Article and my actual sleeping nightmares Part of the problem for investigators has been that they lost their opportunity to conduct the investigation in secret after several leaks last year revealed FBI was looking at people close to… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I don't know if this is that important, hardly a paradigm shift, but the Times is reporting that it was Carter Page's Visit to Moscow That Sent the F.B.I. Digging [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Bill O'Reilly is officially out, says the Times [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Has this really not been linked here? British spies were first to spot Trump team's links with Russia — GCHQ is said to have alerted US agencies after becoming aware of contacts in 2015 Just another drip drip drip. But I think that its coming… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

This is a terrifying surprise from CNN Washington (CNN)The US military has dropped an enormous bomb in Afghanistan, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission. A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb,… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

This news about Russia knowing in advance of and possibly covering for the Syrian Chemical Attack is currently making me sick to my stomach. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

NYT is saying The shift was orchestrated by Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, who was tapped as national security adviser after the resignation of Michael T. Flynn. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The manhattan madam may have named her child after me. I've had nowhere relevant to post that before now. Thank you for this thread. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

"The FBI still trying to authenticate the Brit spy Steele material. If they can, it is dynamite (yes, I have seen it)" Postroad do you just mean the dossier on Buzzfeed/CNN...or something else? [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Wow. This clip of a helicopter landing in Parliament Square looks like something from a dystopian thriller. (Or "life," as the kids say today.) How dystopian can a helicopter be—Oh. That looks like Half Life 2. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

USA Today has another GOP convention Russian meeting drip. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Flustered "harmless and good-hearted" forgetful old man is not a good look for a press conference if you are the Attorney General of the US. The fact that he looks like a baby is kind of disarming though. This is called the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

A lot of my twitter feed is press and political twitter so even unheard of things get a lot of discussion so seeing Felicia Day say this was unexpectedly chilling When people threw around "fascism" during the election I didn't fully… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Tucker Carlson debating an actor is like the platonic ideal of Fake News right? Like none more fake. Like "we are literally faking this thing right in front of your eyes and telling you it is real". Like "if the moon landing was faked… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I think journalists never say "lie" because that implies knowing intent, which you can't. [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Washington Post has this on Flynn: Flynn in FBI interview denied discussing sanctions with Russian ambassador [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I don't recall him ever calling out ABC or CBS by name before, that feels like a whole new thing. [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Also CNN: "There was a Rodney Dangerfield quality" [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Elijah Cummings isn't being particularly charming but I'm seeing a lot of pull quotes of "Flynn was secretly communicating with Russian officials at the same time that Russia was attacking our democracy.” which is a nice thing to get out there. [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Im all for tax returns but...would he have reported any illegal Russian money? Not to say that he wouldn't have some traceable stuff, but if you're committing treason it seems silly to report it annually. [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

This looks like it could be a big deal. National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials, officials say [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Spicer is saying there's been a complete legal review of what Flynn said on the phone calls. That feels like it's just baiting releasing the transcripts. [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

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