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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby Cate McCalley » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:44 pm

If House and Senate Democrats want the public to see the memo they wrote in response to misleading memo Republican House Intelligence Chair, Devin Nunes, wrote and Trump declassified and released (with respect to the FBI obtaining a FISA warrant to spy on Trump’s campaign foreign advisor, Carter Page) they need to bypass Trump and put it to a House vote;


Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) a member of a bipartisan group of House Representatives and Senators, that support reforms to the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 to protect Americans’ rights tweeted yesterday;

“Both the Republican and Democrat FISA memos should be released, I’ve read both memos. Neither one endangers national security. The American people deserve the opportunity to read both memos”.


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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby Demon Hunter » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:45 pm

Trump said his head quarters were bugged, and he was right once again.
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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby Cate McCalley » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:13 pm

Demon Hunter wrote:Trump said his head quarters were bugged, and he was right once again.


Trump has said and will say anything to deflect the possibility that his ascent to the Presidency, was propelled by Russians interfering in our 2016 election. Including the incredibly irresponsible, unpatriotic and unjustified attack on our United States of America’s intelligence community. A community of United States Intelligence that have collectively verified Russian interference in the election.

At this point it doesn’t matter what Trump has said or will say about how he won the election. His lies about the attendance for his inauguration being the biggest in history, or that the electoral vote being the biggest in American history or any number of inconsequential lies he has told to mislead the public don’t really matter, except to expose his profoundly flawed character.

What matters now is Trump’s persistent attack on our American Intelligence community, the most important of our democratic institutions, vital to our national security.

It’s impossible to turn back time and prevent the Russian government from using the most convenient sources of social and alternative media platforms to spread patently false information, and damaging conspiracy theories to misled Americans. Sources that have since been documented by our Intelligence community, that were wittingly and unwittingly pawns of Russian operatives.

What we can do, as we have done in the past in our fight against foreign and domestic terrorism, global market economic disruption and subversive attacks undermining our democracy that too many Americans have already died for, is to pull together all of our public and private resources in developing a concrete plan of action to defeat the cyber warfare presently waged against our nation, it’s people and our democratic government.

Our government has survived anti-democratic forces in the past. We survived the British Monarchy, institutionalized slavery, a devastating civil war, WW1, WWII, the Korean and Vietnam conflicts a Great Depression and Recession, domestic and foreign terrorist attacks, the McCarthy era, and the Nixon WH. Trump too, will pass.


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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby Cate McCalley » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:35 am

Sen. Ron Wyden, a ranking member of the Senate’s Finance Committee has asked the Treasury Department to turn over the records of a property deal Trump made with a Russian oligarch in 2004.

The committee wants to know the details of Donald Trump’s purchase and sell of the ‘Maison de L'Amitie’, a mansion sitting on 6.3-acre property Trump bought for $41.35 million in 2004 that was in bankruptcy. The property sits two miles from Trumps mansion in Florida, the Mara Largo, aka as the southern White House.

A Russian, Dmitry Rybolovlev, worth an estimated $6.8 Billion, listed on the U.S. Treasury Dept’s list of the top 100 Russian oligarchs, later bought the Maison de L'Amitie from Trump, paying $100 million for the property.

The property sat vacant for years until Rybolovlev sold one parcel for $37 million and then another for $34.34 million, so far keeping the last parcel. This last parcel would have to sell for at least $24 million for Rybolovlev to recoup his $100 million investment.

Trump claims he never met his Russian buyer, Dmitry Rybolovlev. However, the press reported spotting Rybolovlev’s private jet in Charlotte, North Carolina, and in Las Vegas when Trump’s jet was also present as Trump was campaigning in those cities at the time.

12 years later, the Russian ‘investor’, that paid more than $30 million more than the 2008 appraised value of the Maison de L'Amitie’, is holding a vacant property he would need to sell for $24 million to break even on his initial $100 million investment. Considering the annual property tax that must be paid on even a depressed property, the remaining parcel would need to sell much higher than $24 million.

So...what value could this one property transaction that is obviously a big money loss, possibly have to a billionaire Russian oligarch?

Both Trump and both he and Rybolovlev have denied ever meeting, so this deal wasn’t made between billionaire friends in a business partnership. Or was it?

Not so long ago, before his father ran for the United States President’s office, Donald Trump, Jr. was very public in announcing the Trump Organization was saturated with Russian investments.

Nobody should be surprised when a ranking member of our Senate Finance Committee, or Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigating Russian influence in our 2016 election, wants to take a closer look at Russian investments in the Trump Organization. Nobody.


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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby Cate McCalley » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:48 pm

Cate McCalley wrote:
So much for the ‘nothing burger’ & ‘hoax’ naysayers.


Ten weeks ago, after Special Counsel Mueller had indicted four member’s of Trump’s Ptesidential campaign, and in response the to the numerous allegations this past year, that the investigation of Russian meddling into our 2016 election was a hoax, I posted the above comment.

According to BBC and numerous other media outlets, 13 Russian’s were indicted today for illegally meddling in our nation’s 2016 Presidential election as follows;

-Illegally posing as Americans, opening financial accounts in their name and spending thousands of dollars a month buying political advertising.

-Purchasing US server space in an effort to hide their Russian affiliation.

-Organizing and promoting political rallies within the United States.

-Posting political messages on social media accounts that impersonated real US citizens to promote information that disparaged Hillary Clinton.

-Receiving money from clients to post on US social media sites.

-Creating themed groups on social media on hot-button issues, particularly on Facebook and Instagram that operated with a monthly budget of as much as $1.25m (£890,000).

-Financing the building of a cage large enough to hold an actress portraying Hillary Clinton in a prison uniform.

The indictment says those involved systematically measured how well their internet posts were doing and adjusted their strategies to maximise effectiveness.

“The indictment also says those named in the indictment, had visited the US posing as American citizens and had begun discussing how to affect the election as early as 2014. By 2016, defendants and their co-conspirators used their fictitious online persons to interfere with the 2016 US presidential election,"

Furthermore "They engaged in operations primarily to communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton, to denigrate other candidates such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and to support Bernie Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump."

Attorney General Deputy Rosenstein pointed out “no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant” in the alleged scheme.

The POTUS was briefed today and immediately tweeted another ‘vindication’ of no Trump campaign collusion.

Yeah right....that’s why he asked Russia to help find Hillary Clinton’s ‘missing emails’. And why he’s declared the Russian meddling in our 2016 election a ‘hoax’ many times over.

What Trump didn’t tweet is that he is still under investigation for obstruction of justice. A..G. Deputy Rosenstein didn’t clear any American from complicity or collusion with Russians influencing our 2016 Presidential election. He simply said no American was named among those indictments announced today. More indictments are coming. Trump and associates are no where out of the woods.


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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby upallnight » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:49 am

How many Russian topics do we need lol.
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Re: Trump's ties to Russia

Postby Cate McCalley » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:23 am

upallnight wrote:How many Russian topics do we need lol.


I guess none at all, if Americans don’t care about adversarial foreign governments influencing our democratic elections.


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