House Intel Dem: Trump collusion with Russia 'is well established'

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    So well established that Mueller will now accept written answers to simple questions.........
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    USA First
    I watched the NBC evening news last night and their investigative reporter went to Illinois State Election Office and interviewed the head of the Election Commission. The Illinois election was the only confirmed state by the FBI to have had hacking that affected their records with 70,000 people's information taken. This has always been the basis of the Russian interference with the US elections in 2016.
    During the interview, the reporter asked when did you learn that the Russians had hacked into your system. The answer was surprising when the head of the election commission stated that no one has ever proven to this day that it was Russia that hacked the records.
    This is shocking, since the entire Democratic agenda was based on Russian hacking into US election systems.

    No Proof It Was Russian Hacking

    When NBC summed up the report with Lester Holt, this same reporter reported that it had been Russia hacking into our election system in 2016. With the facts stated by the head of the election commission, the reporter still reported the unproven narrative of Russian interference with our elections.
    Thanks NBC for your continued stellar reporting of the fake news even when facts contradict the narrative agenda.
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    Report the Facts and let the American Public decide
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    Ms. Emely
    Since the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, five people who worked on Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign have been convicted of crimes, from tax fraud to illegal campaign contributions to lying to federal investigators. Though Trump’s defenders claim the verdicts have nothing to do with collusion, even a cursory understanding of the connections between the campaign and the Kremlin proves them wrong. In fact, the five convicted individuals collectively accounted for 49 of the Trump campaign’s 87 known contacts with Russia-linked operatives.
    All five of these convicted felons served as key middle-men between Trump and the Kremlin. Here’s how:

    George Papadopoulos:

    Learned from a Kremlin-linked professor that Russia had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands of emails” months before any emails were released.

    Michael Flynn

    Coordinated with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about Russia’s response to the Obama administration’s efforts to sanction Russia for its unprecedented and unprovoked attack on the 2016 election.

    Michael Cohen

    Worked on developing Trump Tower Moscow, with financing from a sanctioned Russian bank, during the 2016 campaign.

    Coordinated to deliver a “peace plan” for Crimea, developed by a pro-Kremlin Ukrainian politician, to Michael Flynn.

    Rick Gates

    Communicated with a suspected Russian intelligence operative during the campaign.

    Paul Manafort

    Attended the June 9, 2016, meeting in Trump Tower with Kremlin-linked individuals for the explicit purpose of obtaining damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

    Emailed a suspected Russian intelligence operative to offer private briefings to an aluminum magnate considered a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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    “I know of no other way to interpret the fact that then-candidate Trump’s campaign manager and son-in-law and son met with agents on behalf of the Russian government with the expectation of being ‘dirt’ on his opponent, Secretary Clinton: That is collusion,” he continued. “So collusion is well-established.” - IF, and that is a very big if, that is what the meeting was about, it isn't a crime.
    What is a crime is paying a foreign agent (Great Britain is a foreign country) to provide false information in order to deceive the FISA court and obtain a warrant to surveil the campaign of someone running for office.
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    We keep hearing this, yet see zero evidence. Meanwhile, more and more evidence of DNC/FBI/Russian Oligarch/Former British Agent collusion is being exposed on a weekly basis.
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    I hope Trump shows entire Transparency by declassifying ALL the Documents in reference to the Russian collusion.
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    Ms. Emely
    President Donald Trump’s Republican accomplices are doing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s dirty work for him.

    They stopped seriously investigating Russia’s unprecedented and unprovoked attack on American democracy months ago; now, they’re going after anybody who still is.

    Justice Department official Bruce Ohr is the latest thorn in Putin’s side to come into the Republican Party’s crosshairs.

    Ohr’s made a career investigating influential Russians, from mob boss Semion Mogilevich to Putin’s pal Oleg Deripaska—which, more than any kooky right-wing conspiracy theory, accounts for his relationship with fellow Russia expert Christopher Steele.Ohr joins a long list of Putin adversaries who have come under fire from Republicans, including Steele, Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe, John Brennan, Bill Browder, and Michael McFaul, all for the crime of pushing to investigate Russia’s illegal actions.The ringleader, as always: House Intel chairman (and former Trump transition official) Devin Nunes, who’s run interference for Trump for almost two years, most recently by jetting off to London at taxpayer expense in a failed effort to discredit Steele and Ohr.

    Congressional Republicans are, at best, refusing to hold Trump accountable—or, at worst, are actively complicit in Trump’s attempts to cover up one of the biggest scandals in American political history.

    Trump has been dangling a pardon for Paul Manafort for months, and, with no pushback at all from his party, become even more brazen about it since Manafort’s first trial began.Senate Republicans who once balked at Trump’s attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions for not doing more to impede the Russia investigation are now laying the groundwork for Trump to fire Sessions after the midterms.Even Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr cosigned Trump’s decision to strip former CIA Director John Brennan of his security clearance, a clear step toward Trump’s goal of abusing the clearance process to punish and silence his enemies (including Ohr).And of course, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh while hiding the paper trail that would likely just reaffirm suspicions that Kavanaugh was chosen to further protect Trump from accountability.

    The worst part is that they know exactly what they’re doing. A list circulated among House Republicans and obtained by Axios enumerates all the vital investigations they’re stopping from happening, while Nunes is all but telling donorsthat protecting Trump is his number one priority.

    The message is clear: The Republicans in Congress can’t be trusted to hold Trump accountable, let alone the foreign dictator who helped Trump come to power.

    Excellent article.
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    And once again: Donald Junior was sent emails specifically requesting the Trump team meet with people "representing the Russia and its government" "as part of its support for Donald Trump." The email specifically said the meeting was to give dirt on Hillary Clinton to use in the election.
    Donald Junior did NOT report this overture from a hostile anti-American nation to the FBI, as he should have done. He replied, "I love it!"
    The leaders of the Trump team then followed up and met with those Russians.
    When news of that meeting came out, the Trump team, including Trump himself, then lied repeatedly about it, first saying it never happened; then saying it did, but it wasn't with Russian government representatives; then saying it was, but it was about adoptions, not the election.
    All this is well documented. We have Junior's emails. We have the email from the Russians. We have all their denials on record -- so if Trump supporters respond to this, you need more than just your usual "Nuh uh!" and name-calling.
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    Hallmark Starr
    “Let’s begin with reminding everyone that it is a violation of federal law for a foreign government to interfere in a U.S. election. That’s against the law, that’s why so many of those Russian intelligence officers were indicted in accordance with Bob Mueller’s investigation."
    So, the executive branch which ENFORCES the law, was run by Barack Obama at the time -- obviously, he was derelict in his duty and unfit for office if this know violation was occurring. (Of course, I do believe I remember BO saying that the elections were safe from tampering when then Candidate Trump mentioned the potential threat). Things that make you go "hmmmm?"