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Trump's ties to Russia

Postby Cate McCalley » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:46 pm

The FBI Investigation into Trump's Russian ties isn't going away soon. It will continue for as long as it takes for Democrat and public pressure for an Independent Investigation subsides.

Today Comey gave a very telling clue as to what the FBI has learned, and what it intends to do about it, when he said it's possible that a businessmen could be passing information to a spy and not know it'. He gave an analogy of a buddy helping a friend out in China he thought was a researcher, when his friend was in fact a Chinese spy.

Comey is protecting his job, his agency and his Republican Party. The FBI is keenly aware of the Trump's ties with Russian oligarchs and his indebteness to them.

In 1998, when Trump was broke and in jeapardy of losing everything, Russian money started pouring into his organization. The trail is long and well established of Russian and Ukranian billionaires purchases of Trump properties. Purchases that were badly needed to rebuild Trump's branding organization.

Billionaires that had stolen profits of Russia's resources (gas, coal, diamonds, gold, etc.) with the help of Vladimir Putin's predecessor Boris Yeltsin. Russia was on it's knees, defaulting $4O Billion of debt. All that cash had to be laundered and invested. Bankers and businessmen having financial troubles were prime targets. NY real estate was a sure bet and The Donald had a great need to sell it.

The Donald's problem is the problem that every person has dealing with the Mafia. The mob isn't satisfied just doing business with you, they have to own you.


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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:23 am

I would estimate that he has business dealings in over 25 countries worldwide.
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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby Cate McCalley » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:11 am

GFunkMoneyDog wrote:I would estimate that he has business dealings in over 25 countries worldwide.


I suspect you were aware of this before you voted for him?

Why would this not have registered as a conflict of interest, or at minimum contradictory of Trump's 'anti-globalist'/'America First' campaign rhetoric?

There's a reason your so called President's approval rating is the lowest in the history of any new President, and sinking. His perpetual conflicts of interest, his blatant lies, his incompetency and his diversionary bullying tactics have become disturbing alarming to everyone paying attention.


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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:23 pm

The only poll I trust.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.
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Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:26 pm

Race has a big role in such a high voter approval.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Thirty-eight percent (38%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 41% of who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 29% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of +12 (see trends).

Blacks (70%) are twice as likely as whites (37%) and other minority voters (37%) to Strongly Approve of the job the president is doing.

These are the final approval numbers we will post for Obama.
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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby Cate McCalley » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:56 pm

GFunkMoneyDog wrote:The only poll I trust.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.


You can choose to select one poll out if dozens you trust.

The Rasmussen Poll isn't the crux of the issue. What is the issue is the historically low approval rating accross the board, when averaged show an abysmal low approve rating of 40%, not 47%.

Trump's supporters are dropping as he continues to impeach his own credibility and competency to perform the duties of the POTUS. Those that voted for 'change' are finding out you so called President that promised it, is only able to change perceptions, not substance.


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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby Cate McCalley » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:54 pm

Adding to a long list of assassinations believed to be ordered from the Kremlin, a former Russian lawmaker, a recent citizen of Ukraine, has been shot and killed. His body guard and attacker both shot and now hospitalized.

According to NPR;

'Denis Voronenkov, who fled Russia last October and has criticized President Vladimir Putin's government, was killed in Kiev on Thursday, in an apparent assassination that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is reportedly calling "state terrorism."

' Voronenkov was a key witness in Ukraine's inquiry into former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Russian military involvement in the country.

'When he fled Russia, Voronenkov did so along with his wife, Maria Maksakova, who is also a former lawmaker. She was seen at the site of her husband's killing today, being restrained by police and emergency workers.'

In an interview last month, Voronenkov told RFE that Russia "has gone crazy. People are behaving in a pseudo-patriotic frenzy."

Describing the dynamic in Russia, he and Maksakova told the news outlet that lying had become commonplace, and "the lack of professionalism has been replaced by loyalty to power."

Sound familiar?

BTW; Paul Manafort, Trump's campaign manager fir five months and accredited with winning the primary republican delegate vote for Trump. Manafort has been credited by former Ukranian President Viktor Yanukkovych, for the success of his Presidency.

According to a July, 2016 article by the NY Times;


'With Mr. Manafort’s advice, Mr. Yanukovych began a comeback, with the Party of Regions winning the biggest bloc in parliamentary elections in 2006 and again in 2007, returning him to the post of prime minister. At the time, Mr. Manafort called Mr. Yanukovych, a former coal trucking director who was twice convicted of assault as a young man, an outstanding leader who had been badly misunderstood in the West.'

'According to State Department cables at the time and later released by WikiLeaks, Mr. Manafort and his colleagues Phil Griffin and Catherine Barnes frequently pressed American diplomats in Ukraine to treat Mr. Yanukovych and his supporters equally so as not to risk being seen as favoring his opponents in the new elections. With Mr. Manafort’s help, the party was “working to change its image from that of a haven for mobsters into that of a legitimate political party,” the American ambassador at the time, John E. Herbst, wrote.'


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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby VoteMout » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:07 pm

Cate McCalley wrote:
GFunkMoneyDog wrote:The only poll I trust.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.


You can choose to select one poll out if dozens you trust.

The Rasmussen Poll isn't the crux of the issue. What is the issue is the historically low approval rating accross the board, when averaged show an abysmal low approve rating of 40%, not 47%.

Trump's supporters are dropping as he continues to impeach his own credibility and competency to perform the duties of the POTUS. Those that voted for 'change' are finding out you so called President that promised it, is only able to change perceptions, not substance.


It was the only Presidential Election poll that even came close to the truth.
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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby Cate McCalley » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:33 pm

VoteMout wrote:
Cate McCalley wrote:
GFunkMoneyDog wrote:The only poll I trust.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.


You can choose to select one poll out if dozens you trust.

The Rasmussen Poll isn't the crux of the issue. What is the issue is the historically low approval rating accross the board, when averaged show an abysmal low approve rating of 40%, not 47%.

Trump's supporters are dropping as he continues to impeach his own credibility and competency to perform the duties of the POTUS. Those that voted for 'change' are finding out you so called President that promised it, is only able to change perceptions, not substance.


It was the only Presidential Election poll that even came close to the truth.


I noticed you ignored my post about Paul Manafort's deep ties to the Russian mob.

No matter. Here's something to chew on.

Manafort has been credited for getting Trump nominated. There were 189 unbound delegate votes heading into the Republican primary convention.

Trump got 127 of those unbound votes. 116 of those came from Pennsylvania, North Dakota and W. VA. The 63 remaining unbound votes mainly divided between Cruz and Rubio.

Why is this important? Because only an independent investigation can probe deep enough into Manafort's ties to the Russian mob? Why Manafort did not receive any compensation for chairing Trumps campaign? ( Who works for free?). If any unbound delegates in the States noted have since opened off shore bank accounts? And a thousand other questions surrounding the Trump campaign and Trump's Administration inner circle.


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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby Cate McCalley » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:07 pm

One day after the Associated Press reported on a Manafort's secret $10 million contract Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, Manafort volunteered to testify before The Intelligence Committee, chaired by Republican Congressman Devin Nunez.

'Manafort pitched the plans to aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, a close Putin ally with whom Manafort eventually signed a $10 million annual contract beginning in 2006, according to interviews with several people familiar with payments to Manafort and business records obtained by the AP. Manafort and Deripaska maintained a business relationship until at least 2009, according to one person familiar with the work.'

In a 2005 memo from Manafort to Deripaska he says, "We are now of the belief that this model can greatly benefit the Putin Government if employed at the correct levels with the appropriate commitment to success," The effort, Manafort wrote, "will be offering a great service that can re-focus, both internally and externally, the policies of the Putin government."

Nunez has already impeached his credibility in holding a Press conference and a private meeting with Trump in an attempt to 'validate' Trump's repeated tweeted claims of Obama 'wire tapping' him, before sharing this information with the intelligence committee he chairs. Nunez would not reveal his source for the allegation that Trump's transition team was incidently surveilled

Nunez circumventing the Intelligence Committee was multi purposed. To detract from the real news Congressman Adam Schiff the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has confirmed there is evidence that Trump's close associates colluded with Russian operatives to interfere in our past election, and to assist in covering up for those associates.

Nunez himself should be investigated at this point. Congressman Schiff is one that would know how to conduct the investigation. Schiff, having been the federal prosecutor responsible for the conviction of the first FBI agent ever found guilty of espionage, passing secret documents to the Soviet Union in exchange for a promise of $65,000 in gold and cash, is more than qualified to investigate treason.


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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby Cate McCalley » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:08 am

Eight high profile Russians have died since Trump's election:

Denis Veronenkov 45, shot twice in the back of head in Ukraine. Former lawmaker of Russia, enemy of Putin. Was currently testifying against former Ukraine President and Russian puppet, Yanukovych.

Vitaly Churkin 64, Russian Ambassador to the UN. Heart attack.

Alexander Kadakin 67, Russian Ambassador to India, Died after a brief illness.

Andrey Malanin 54, Russian Consular in Athens, Greece. Found dead after 3 days, ruled death from natural causes.

Oleg Erovinkin 61, Former General in Russia's FSB Intelligence Agency. In Putin's close circle since the 1990's. Also served as Chief of Staff for Ignor Sechin, President of Russia's State owned giant oil company, Rosneft. Found dead in his car. Cause of dearh not made public.

Andrey Karlov 62, Russian Ambassador to Turkey. Point blank assassination in Ankara, Turkey while attending an Art show.

Petr Polshikov 56, Russian Diplomat found dead in his bed with pillow covering his face and bullet in his head. Russia's Foreign Ministry says Polshikov's death 'likely an accident'.

Sergia Krivov 63, Russian Consulate Commander found dead in NYC. Cause of death ruled bleeding in the chest area 'from possible tumor'.

Nikoli Gorokov 53, Russian lawyer & Whistleblower 'fell from a fourth floor window' of his Moscow apartment. Gorokov was actively exposing the work of fellow attorney, Segia Magnitsky , that had exposed Russia's largest tax fraud scheme ever. Magnitsky was jailed in a Russian detention center and beaten to death. Gorokov remains in critical condition.


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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby Cate McCalley » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:27 pm

Sean Spicer repeated another misleading statement several times, very at today's press conference. Stating that none of the intellegence community reports or Committee investigations have any evidence of Trump's White House staff having colluded with Russian operatives.

That is not true. House Intelligence Committee member Congressman Schiff, has stated there is evidence that links the Trump campaign to Russian infererence with our election.

Sally Yates is going to testify in spite of Nunez canceling her hearing, it will now go forward. Paul Manafort & Roger Stone have volunteered to testify. That leaves J.D. Gordon and Carter Page yet to volunteer. Carter Page being one that the Committee must be able to question, given his frequent trips to Moscow last Spring and Summer.


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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby Cate McCalley » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:23 pm

If you haven't seen it, here's Stephen Colbert explaining why the House Intelligence Committee's Chairman, Devin Nunes, can't come oit of the investigation 'smelling like a rose'.

Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/7niptfGSrhk


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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby VoteMout » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:31 pm

After the press sec made a Russian salad dressing joke CNN went as far as to investigate where Russian salad dressing came from. I promise this isn't a joke lol.
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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby Cate McCalley » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:40 am

More entertainment to deflect Trump's ties to Russia.

Gen. Mike Flynn's attorney says Flynn has a story to tell Congress Intelligence Committee investigating Russia's meddling in our election and Trump's and/or his team members and surrogates, but he wants immunity from being prosecuted for the part he played in that story.

Ironically when Hillary Clinton's Chief of Staff was given immunity to testify before Congress in the Trey Gowdy's witch hunt, Gen. Flynn went on TV and saud 'when you are given immunity, it probably means you've committed a crime'.

The difference her is Trey Gowdy was conducting a real witch hunt, trying to establish Hillary Clinton had committed a crime, and the Congressional investigation taking place today has evidence from our Intelligence community (17 of them) that a crime was committed with Russians hacking our democratic institutions to influence our elections.

Whether or not it can be established beyond a reasonable doubt that the Russian hacks and subsequent wikileak dump of the documents from those hacks influenced the outcome of the election is beside the point.

The point is did anyone connected with the Trump campaign team have any part in assisting the Russians to influence our election?

The evidence before the Congressional investigating committees shows several actors within the Trump camp were in close contact with the Russian government, and Russian hack operative during the election, i.e., Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Kushner and Trump advisor Roger Stone, respectively.

Chairman Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House committee has proven partisan bias. Not only as an operative on Trump's transition team, but recently in collusion with White House staff to release classified information on suspects being surveilled by the NSA & FBI because of contacts they had with the Russian government. One of two the White House staff members involved, owes his job to none other that the fired Gen. Mike Flynn. Obviously, the suspects include members of the Trump camp, perhaps Devin Nunes himself.

Democrats and Republicans should be demanding an independent investigation with a special prosecutor. Nothing less will do.


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