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The Dots Are Never Going to Connect: What Russians understand about scandal that Americans donít
Slate ^ | July 17, 2017 | Isaac Chotiner

Posted on 07/17/2017 12:20:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Joshua Yaffa, a New Yorker correspondent reporting from Moscow and a New America fellow, has been writing for months about Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and the Russia scandal, which seems to get more interesting by the day. Recently, he wrote about the frustration many Russia journalists feel over the American media’s coverage of the Russia story, which they think has overstated Putin’s direct influence on various aspects of Russian society, and makes the men and women in the Kremlin appear to be much smarter than they actually are.

Yaffa and I discussed these subjects recently by Skype. During the course of our conversation, which has been edited and condensed for clarity, we talked about the problems with overstating Putin’s power, why there might be many small stories of collusion rather than one big one, and how being in Moscow makes you think differently about the Trump administration’s troubles.

Isaac Chotiner: How have five-plus years in Moscow changed your perspective of this whole scandal?

Joshua Yaffa: I don’t know exactly where on the spectrum I am, whether closer to the American media perspective or closer to the Russian media perspective, but definitely somewhere in between those two poles. On the American side, I think I get, as it were, the magnitude and insanity of the story, something I think that Russian correspondents don’t always feel: what a big deal this is in Washington, and deservedly so.....

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: putin; russia; trump

1 posted on 07/17/2017 12:20:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meanwhile, Slate remains uninterested in Hillary’s uranium deal.


2 posted on 07/17/2017 12:35:17 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Recently, he wrote about the frustration many Russia journalists feel over the American media’s coverage of the Russia story, which they think has overstated Putin’s direct influence on various aspects of Russian society, and makes the men and women in the Kremlin appear to be much smarter than they actually are.”

The FR anti-Putinistas believe Vlad knows all, sees all, and does all.

This guy is saying Putin is not the god our own FReepers say he is.

Obviously, our FReepers MUST be the right ones.

3 posted on 07/17/2017 12:41:12 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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...the Russia scandal, which seems to get more interesting by the day.

No. It is a boring waste of time that jumped the shark a long time ago.

The only scandal is that liberals and the MSM insist on pushing their bogus Russian scandal story.

4 posted on 07/17/2017 12:46:23 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

New batch of State Dept emails leaked as we speak. Hope there are some nuggets.

https://8ch.net/pol/res/10255180.html#10256350


5 posted on 07/17/2017 12:48:15 PM PDT by Defiant (The media is the colostomy bag where truth goes after democrats digest it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bingo!


6 posted on 07/17/2017 1:04:30 PM PDT by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Occam’s razor tells me it’s more likely the CIA was interfering in our election than the FSB. Who had more to gain? Or lose?


7 posted on 07/17/2017 1:04:49 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Smoke does not mean fire when someone threw a smoke grenade.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Yes. Seems slate is busy covering up for Russians... I mean, where is the outrage about collusion? Poof! It disappears when liberals hedge for their future relations with Russians and their need to solicit them help in the next elections!


8 posted on 07/17/2017 1:11:35 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucifiedc)
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To: ichabod1

The CIA democrats were soliciting and begging help
from the FSB


9 posted on 07/17/2017 1:12:40 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucifiedc)
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To: ConservativeMind

If you believe for minute Putin who jailed and murdered that anticorruption lawyer has nothing to do with that other lawyer soliciting Trump Jr, then I have a bridge to sell you.

This is another exercise by Slate liberals to reestablish a Democrat solicitation line to the Kremlin with full knowledge of the Kremlin, just as the Kremlin had full knowledge when they were investigated by Congress.

They cannot murder one lawyer and then another lawyer lobbyist just pops out to cover up for that murder just like that


10 posted on 07/17/2017 1:17:24 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucifiedc)
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To: ichabod1

Exactly. When we CIA, of course, or NSA, or “17 intelligence agencies” we are talking about 3 Obama appointees and their toadies.


11 posted on 07/17/2017 1:18:57 PM PDT by marron
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To: marron

When we “say” CIA...


12 posted on 07/17/2017 1:20:03 PM PDT by marron
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You know what is funny about Putinist democrats, it is that when a lawyer lobbies in favor of a Putin murder, it is “an independent private lobbyist”. But when Congress investigates said murder at the behest of a private American party, democrat putinists scream CIA CIA CIA! No independent dissident business! CIA CIA CIA!

I say BULLL SHT!


13 posted on 07/17/2017 1:49:54 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucifiedc)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The whole Russia, Russia, Russia excuse for losing an election is embarrassing. Our enemies must be laughing at us.


14 posted on 07/17/2017 1:55:18 PM PDT by McGruff (MAGA)
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