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  • Here's The Story Behind Trump's Podesta-Russia Tweet

    03/28/2017 7:28:29 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 28, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    President Trump took to Twitter this morning to remind Americans that the "It was Russia" stone-throwers on the left may have been living in Russia-funded glass-houses after all... Watch @foxandfriends now on Podesta and Russia! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2017 The story behind this Podesta-Russia link is explained in full gore by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog; dot connectors, Twitter diagram creators and newly minted Russia-conspiracy sleuths from sea to shining sea take note. Since anything connected to Russia is now considered treasonous, I’ve got a great story for you to sniff out. It relates to...
  • Trump Tweet: Why isn't the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal <tr>

    03/27/2017 6:37:24 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 15 replies
    Why isn't the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2017
  • Obama Aide Evelyn Farkas Squeals Live On MSNBC

    03/28/2017 8:29:06 AM PDT · by TruthWarriors · 26 replies
    Obama aide talks about gathering intelligence on trump aides starting after 5 minutes. She says "That's why you have leaking...People are WORRIED."
  • The G-Man Takes On Donald Trump

    03/28/2017 11:41:09 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    Copyright ©2017 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ^ | March 27, 2017 7:01 p.m. ET | By WILLIAM MCGURN
    Critics now claim Chairman Nunes is too compromised by association with Mr. Trump to oversee an honest inquiry. But what of Mr. Comey? Many Democrats believe he cost Mrs. Clinton the election. Is it not at least possible he might see taking on Mr. Trump as an opportunity to redeem himself? It augurs ill when we forget political legitimacy is ultimately decided at the ballot box and look to the unelected for a political shortcut—whether this be a special prosecutor, an independent commission or an FBI director. So let Mr. Comey investigate. But it should not stop the intelligence committees...
  • Trump Calls for Investigation into the Clintons’ Russian Ties

    03/28/2017 9:09:54 AM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday evening and asked why aren’t congressional lawmakers probing the various deals, transactions, and connections former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have to Russia. “Why isn’t the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech,” read Trump’s first tweet, which was followed by, “…money to Bill, the Hillary Russian “reset,” praise of Russia by Hillary, or Podesta Russian Company. Trump Russia story is a hoax. #MAGA!”
  • Kambalny volcano erupts for first time since reign of Catherine the Great

    03/28/2017 8:37:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | 25 March 2017
    Kambalny volcano erupts for first time since reign of Catherine the Great By The Siberian Times reporter 25 March 2017 An 8 km high plume was recorded from the southernmost major stratovolcano on the Kamchatka peninsula. The eruption is believed to be the first since 1769, and tourist organisations have been warned not to venture towards the 2,156 metre high volcano. It is on Russia's famed Land of Fire and Ice, the Kamchatka peninsula, in the extreme east of the country. A source at the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) told IA Kamchatka: 'Currently, the eruption of the volcano...
  • Trump administration sought to block Sally Yates from testifying to Congress on Russia

    03/28/2017 7:44:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/28/2017 | By Devlin Barrett and Adam Entous
    The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, The Washington Post has learned, a position that is likely to further anger Democrats who have accused Republicans of trying to damage the inquiry. According to letters The Post reviewed, the Justice Department notified Yates earlier this month that the administration considers a great deal of her possible testimony to be barred from discussion in a congressional hearing because the topics are covered by the presidential communication privilege. Yates and...
  • This Is Russia's Warship Built Specifically For Arctic Fighting

    03/28/2017 5:52:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    The Drive ^ | March 27, 2017 | Tyler Rogoway
    Much has been made about America's so-called "icebreaker gap"—Russia has roughly 40 with many more in production while the US has one that is operational—and we have talked extensively about how the frigid arctic is likely to be a contested territory and battlefield of the future. But Russia isn't just building more icebreakers or ice-capable logistics ships—they are also building fighting ships that can go independently where few other surface combatant can, and carry much heavier firepower while doing so.
  • Pres Trump asks why House Intel. Cmte not looking into Bill & Hillary Russian uranium deal

    03/27/2017 6:38:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 119 replies
    Donald J. Trump twitter ^ | March 27, 2017
    Why isn't the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech....
  • Flashback - Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal

    03/28/2017 1:22:37 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 12 replies
    New York Timws ^ | APRIL 23, 2015 | JO BECKER and MIKE McINTIRE
    To avoid the perception of conflicts of interest, beyond the ban on foreign government donations, the foundation was required to publicly disclose all contributors. --- His donations through the Fernwood Foundation included $1 million reported in 2009, the year his company appealed to the American Embassy to help it keep its mines in Kazakhstan; $250,000 in 2010, the year the Russians sought majority control; as well as $600,000 in 2011 and $500,000 in 2012. Mr. Telfer said that his donations had nothing to do with his business dealings, and that he had never discussed Uranium One with Mr. or Mrs....
  • Schumer pulled visa strings for Indian athlete now accused of child sex abuse

    03/03/2017 11:48:31 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 3, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    A snowshoe racer from India whose entry into the U.S. to compete was made possible by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer was being held Friday in a New York jail on a sex charge. The U.S. embassy in New Delhi last month rejected Tanveer Hussain’s application for a visa so he could compete in the World Snowshoe Championship in upstate. Local officials then intervened on Hussain’s behalf, appealing for help to the offices of Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. Their offices reached out to the New Delhi embassy, which allowed Hussain to reapply for a visa and granted that...
  • This Is Russia's Warship Built Specifically For Arctic Fighting

    03/27/2017 6:48:34 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    The Drive ^ | MARCH 27, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Much has been made about America's so-called "icebreaker gap"—Russia has roughly 40 with many more in production while the US has one that is operational—and we have talked extensively about how the frigid arctic is likely to be a contested territory and battlefield of the future. But Russia isn't just building more icebreakers or ice-capable logistics ships—they are also building fighting ships that can go independently where few other surface combatant can, and carry much heavier firepower while doing so. Russia has ordered two of the 6,800 ton displacement, 374 foot-long Project 23550 Ice class patrol ships, which are more...
  • Firm Hired by DNC has Ties to Hillary Clinton, a Ukrainian Billionaire and Google

    03/27/2017 9:56:39 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 23 March 2017 | Michael Krieger
    As usual, the rabbit hole gets much deeper the more you look. In yesterday’s post, Credibility of Cyber Firm that Claimed Russia Hacked the DNC Comes Under Serious Question, I examined how CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity firm hired by the DNC to look into its hacking breach, had been exposed as being completely wrong about a separate attack it claimed originated from the same group it claimed broke into DNC systems, and supposedly works for Russia’s military intelligence unit, GRU. Here’s some of what we learned: An influential British think tank and Ukraine’s military are disputing a report that the U.S....
  • Lawmaker's 'peculiar midnight run' endangers Trump-Russia inquiry

    03/27/2017 6:30:59 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 63 replies
    guardian ^ | 3/26/2017 | Julian Borger
    House intelligence chair Devin Nunes reportedly disappeared from Uber ride, fueling further questions over his role in committee’s investigation The House intelligence committee investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged links with Moscow looks in danger of unravelling as a result of the unexplained behaviour of its chairman, Devin Nunes, a former Trump adviser.
  • Kushner to be questioned about meeting with Russians

    03/27/2017 6:47:22 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 77 replies
    NY POST ^ | March 27, 2017 | Mark Moore
    A Senate panel will question Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and a top adviser, about a meeting he arranged with a Russian ambassador, according to a report on Monday. The Senate Intelligence Committee, which has been looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, wants to talk to Kushner about meetings with Kremlin envoy Sergey Kislyak, the New York Times reported, citing administration and congressional officials. The White House has confirmed that Kushner met Kislyak in early December at the Trump Tower, but the report said Kislyak requested another meeting that month. Kushner asked a deputy to attend that...
  • Muslim: ‘No written agreements, just kept promises’ between US, Russia and Kurds

    03/27/2017 6:24:34 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    KOM News ^ | 26 March 2017 | none stated
    PYD Co-leader Salih Muslim In an interview with ANF news agency, Democratic Union Party (PYD) Co-leader Salih Muslim said that a victory in Raqqa was important for the safety of Rojava as the war would be pushed away from the borders of the autonomous region and the people of Raqqa will be free from the Islamic State (IS).“Our democratic federal system will encompass an even greater area and the people of Raqqa are welcome to become a part of it, if they wish to do so,” the co-leader said, adding that about 75% of the forces participating in the Raqqa...
  • 2017 03 26 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Time of the Signs"(video)

    03/27/2017 6:18:22 AM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Mar 26, 2017 | John Haller
    In this week's update entitled "Times of the Signs" John explores several pertinent topics, including the question of the Mark of the Beast, the terror attack in England (and the subsequent left-leaning commentary which gets destroyed by a free-thinking commentator in a video John shows) as well as the issues facing Israel. The situation in Israel, the proposed two-state solution and the constant battering of her people on the issue of human rights has finally reached a pinnacle at the UN. Watch and smile as a speaker takes to task several countries and addresses the UN President, asking "Where are...
  • Where’s Russia’s Collusion with Trump? Here's Cuba’s Collusion with Clinton

    03/25/2017 2:47:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    Think Trump would boast about Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet performing at one of his “get out the vote” campaign rallies? Think the mainstream media might trumpet such an event as the Holy Grail, Golden Fleece and Smoking Gun of that ever-elusive “Russian collusion” with his campaign?Think Comey’s FBI might “look into it?” Especially in view of the following: “The Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly. It is also unlawful to help foreign nationals violate that...
  • Russia builds 'unstoppable' 4,600mph missile that could destroy Royal Navy's new carriers

    03/26/2017 6:53:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 94 replies
    Mirror, U.K. ^ | Mar 25, 2017 | SEAN RAYMENT
    Russia has developed an “unstoppable” hypersonic missile capable of destroying the Royal Navy’s most sophisticated warships, the Sunday People can reveal. Kremlin military chiefs claim they have built an anti-ship cruise missile capable of travelling at between five and six times the speed of sound - 3,800 mph to 4,600mph. Now experts fear the missile, called the Zircon, could sink the Royal Navy ’s two new £6bn state-of-the air aircraft carriers in a single strike. The missile flies more than twice the speed of a sniper’s bullet and is almost impossible to stop. The cruise missile is powered by a...
  • Another Communist Tragedy: One of the World’s Worst Ecological Disasters

    03/26/2017 10:30:15 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 36 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 3, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    The Aral Sea, once the fourth largest lake in the world, has almost completely dried up—but it’s mostly a man-made phenomenon, described as “one of the planet’s worst environmental disasters.” Originally, the lake covered 26,300 sq miles between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. However, it’s been steadily shrinking since the 1960s after Soviet irrigation projects diverted rivers that fed into it, splitting it into four, much smaller lakes. Now, only 10 percent of the original lake still exists, according to Scientific American. Recent NASA satellite images revealed its untold destruction, showing that the entire eastern portion had completely dried up. The eastern...
  • Is Turkey rattled by Russian-Kurdish deal?

    03/26/2017 8:17:50 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | March 24, 2017 | Fehim Ta&#351;tekin (Translator: Timur Göksel)
    Turkey’s plans to expand its Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria and isolate Kurdish forces in the region appear to be backfiring. After Turkey liberated al-Bab from the Islamic State (IS), it turned toward Manbij, which is controlled by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and its Syrian allies, only to encounter US flags northwest of the town and Russian and Syrian national flags to the southwest. Now a similar scenario is being played out in Afrin. On March 20, YPG spokesman Redur Halil announced Russia would deploy troops to the Cindires district of Afrin province. The statement was followed by...
  • Goodbye Tu-142M: Journey Of Indian Navy’s Big Bears

    03/26/2017 7:07:40 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Livefist Defence ^ | Mar 26, 2017 | Shiv Aroor
    Twenty-nine years after they entered service, the Indian Navy’s Tupolev Tu-142M long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft will be retired this week. On March 29, the INAS 312 ‘Albatross’ squadron will operate only Boeing P-8Is. Ahead of the ceremonial retirement, the Indian Navy’s excellent frontman & spokesperson CAPTAIN DALIP SHARMA sent Livefist this exclusive piece. The Journey of ‘Mighty Props’ With the era of Grand Old Lady, the Super constellation coming to an end in 1983, the Nation and the Indian Navy had realised the value of having a multi engine LRMR – ASW aircraft and negotiations were commenced with our...
  • Symbolic End: Missile Cruiser 'Ukraine' Being Sold Off for Scrap Metal

    03/26/2017 5:13:36 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 26.03.2017
    © Sputnik/ Sergey Mamontov Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree to scrap the unfinished Soviet-era missile cruiser 'Ukrayina' ('Ukraine'), which has been sitting for nearly thirty years at the docks of a shipyard in the port city of Mykolaiv, local media reports. Observers suggest that the decision is highly symbolic. On Friday, Mikolaiv regional state administration deputy head Vyacheslav Bon met with workers at the 61 Communards Shipbuilding Yard, a massive Soviet-era shipyard which has faced hard times in recent years. Bon informed workers about a decree by the Ukrainian President to demilitarize and sell off the missile...
  • Did Michael Flynn Strike A Deal With The FBI?

    03/25/2017 4:51:17 PM PDT · by KyCats · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 25, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    Social media erupted on Saturday after a CNN analyst and former Homeland Security official said that sources have told her that former national security adviser Michael Flynn may have struck a deal of some sort with the FBI. “It is starting to look like, from my sources and then also from open reporting, that Mike Flynn is the one who may have a deal with the FBI and that’s why we have not heard from him for some time,” Juliette Kayyem, an assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs in the Obama administration, said in a panel discussion on Friday night. Kayyem...
  • A case for a special election for the President of the United States (Grasping at straws)

    03/25/2017 11:44:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Billings Gazette ^ | March 26, 2017 | Professor Chris Edelson
    After just two months, there is no question that the Donald Trump presidency is an unmitigated disaster. The FBI is conducting an investigation to determine whether members of the Trump campaign cooperated with Russian efforts to help elect Donald Trump last year. This by itself is extraordinary and unprecedented. As Republicans noted last year, it is very difficult to have a presidential administration under FBI investigation. No one knows what the investigation will find, but what we already know is bad enough. Senior Trump advisors lied about their contacts with Russian officials; one, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign from...
  • Obamas Shadow Government Belongs in Jail

    03/25/2017 4:10:31 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-25-17 | John Velisek
    The Trump wiretapping scandal is still in the first stages. It has been shown that in fact, the Obama administration did actively wiretap Donald Trump, and has lead to a plethora of “leaks: that the mainstream media has made front and center to attempt to delegitimize the new President. It was operatives of the Obama administration who used these leaks allegedly procured through this illegal wiretapping that have been creating this entire Russian false story in an attempt to turn the American people against Trump. This is the same administration that brought the American people the lies about Fast and...
  • Louise Mensch: ‘America First’ Is ‘A Nazi Slogan Being Pushed by Russia’

    03/25/2017 10:23:35 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Mar 2017 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” journalist and former Conservative member of the UK Parliament Louise Mensch stated that the slogan “America First” is “a Nazi slogan being pushed by Russia, who are quite literally attacking, not only America, but the whole of the West.”
  • Were the hackers who broke into the DNC’s email really Russian?

    03/24/2017 2:37:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/24/17 | Glenn Garvin
    The question of whether political operative Roger Stone helped Russian hackers break into the email of Democratic politicians, to some people, invites another: Who says the hackers were Russian?The FBI does, and so do several U.S. intelligence agencies, as they’ve declared repeatedly over the past five months. But among private-sector computer security companies, not everybody thinks the case is proven. “I have no problem blaming Russia for what they do, which is a lot,” said Jeffrey Carr of the international cybersecurity company Taia Global Inc. “I just don’t want to blame them for things we don’t know that they did....
  • House Intel Chair Nunes Cancels Obama Honchos’ Public Testimony On Russian Election Tampering

    03/24/2017 1:29:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/24/2017 | Lisa de Moraes
    House Intel Committee’s top Dem on Friday blasted GOP chairman Devin Nunes after he cancelled Tuesday’s public hearing with members of the Obama administration. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates all had agreed to testify publicly before the committee on what they knew about Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Nunes canceled the public hearing, and then held a news conference to announce President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort had “volunteered” to be interviewed by the committee. That announcement was nothing but a bright...
  • ‘Russia May Be Supplying the Taliban’ as They Fight US, NATO

    03/24/2017 10:15:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 24 March 2017
    Friday, 24 March 2017 Text size A A A Russia is “perhaps” supplying the Taliban as they fight US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, a top US general said Thursday. General Curtis Scaparrotti, NATO’s supreme allied commander who also heads the US military’s European Command, told lawmakers he had seen Russian influence expand in multiple regions, including in Afghanistan. “I have seen the influence of Russia of late – an increased influence – in terms of association and perhaps even supply to the Taliban,” Scaparrotti told the Senate Armed Services Committee, without elaborating. NATO troops have been fighting in Afghanistan...
  • "There’s A Smell Of Treason In The Air"

    03/23/2017 3:35:43 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 82 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 23 March 2017 | Nicholas Kristof
    The Russians for years had influence over Donald Trump because of their investments with him, and he was by nature inclined to admire Vladimir Putin as a strongman ruler. Meanwhile, Trump had in his orbit a number of people with Moscow ties, including Paul Manafort, who practically bleeds borscht.
  • McCain: Congress doesn't have 'credibility' to handle Russia probes

    03/24/2017 8:08:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 84 replies
    Congress no longer has the credibility to independently tackle a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and President Trump and his associates' ties to Moscow, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday. "It's a bizarre situation, and what I think, the reason why I'm calling for this select committee or a special committee, is I think that this back-and-forth and what the American people have found out so far that no longer does the Congress have credibility to handle this alone," McCain told MSNBC's Greta Van Susteren. "And I don't say that lightly." McCain's comments come amid an...
  • EXCLUSIVE: John Podesta May Have Been Target Of Russian ‘Influence Campaign’

    03/24/2017 7:27:22 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 23 2017 | Richard Pollock
    John Podesta, national chairman of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, may have opened himself up to a Russian “influence campaign” designed to temper his views of the Kremlin, the Daily Caller News Foundation (TheDCNF) Investigative Group has learned. Influence campaigns are conducted by many governments — including the United States — with the aim of influencing decision makers in other countries to realign their geopolitical worldviews more closely to the influencing country. Some national security experts interviewed by TheDCNF wonder if Podesta may still be membership, in which one-third of the board were top Russian businessmen...
  • Trump’s Next Challenge: Russia Returns to Afghanistan

    03/24/2017 2:34:44 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 40 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 24 Mar 17 | Patrick Smith
    America’s 16-years in Afghanistan has so far resulted in 2,216 dead soldiers, 20,049 casualties, and an estimated $800 billion in direct war costs -- not including veterans’ health and pension payments that could reach $400 billion before it’s all over. Add another $100 billion of USAID reconstruction costs, which is more than the cost of the Marshall Plan to rebuild western Europe, adjusted for inflation, and you’re well over a trillion dollars. The Pentagon still has 8,400 troops in place, a figure Defense Secretary James Mattis may alter, which is why it’s especially troubling that Russia has decided to flex...
  • Report: FBI Info Suggests Possible Russia-Trump Team Coordination

    03/23/2017 11:26:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | March 23, 2017 | By Alan Neuhauser
    The disclosure came in a report Wednesday night, citing unnamed U.S. officials. FBI suggests that President Donald Trump may have worked alongside Russian officials to release information aimed at Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election. The FBI has information indicating that associates of President Donald Trump were in communication with suspected Russian agents and that they may have coordinated on releasing hacked emails and other information to undercut Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, CNN reported Wednesday, citing unnamed U.S. officials.
  • Top US general in Europe says Russia might be supplying the Taliban

    03/24/2017 2:11:19 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 118 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 23 Mar 17 | THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF
    The top U.S. general in Europe told lawmakers Thursday that Russia and the Taliban are growing increasingly close, suggesting that the Kremlin might even be supplying the insurgent group. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, who is also the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, did not elaborate to the Senate Armed Services Committee on what type of equipment the Taliban might have received or when.
  • Adam Schiff says there's "more than circumstantial evidence" of Trump-Russia collusion

    03/23/2017 6:35:09 PM PDT · by Mariner · 103 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 23rd, 2017 | By Rebecca Shabad
    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that there is now “more than circumstantial evidence” that Trump’s associates colluded with the Russians to interfere in the U.S. election. In an interview on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press Daily,” host Chuck Todd asked if Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, currently has a circumstantial case. “Actually, no, Chuck. I can tell you that the case is more than that. And I can’t go into the particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now,” Schiff said. Asked if he’s seen direct evidence of collusion, Schiff said, “I don’t to want go...
  • Fact Check: Four Major Holes In Rep. Adam Schiff’s Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory

    03/23/2017 11:51:26 AM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | AARON KLEIN
    On Monday, Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on a House intelligence committee, delivered his opening statements at a hearing where he laid out the case for alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Schiff repeatedly raised questions about alleged collusion between Moscow and members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Here are four serious problems with Schiff’s charges, which include wild conspiracy theories and heavy reliance on a questionable source: 1 – Throughout his opening statement, Schiff repeatedly relied on information provided by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer who was reportedly paid by Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans...
  • Dems Claim Trump Team Not Wiretapped While They Were Being Wiretapped

    03/23/2017 10:08:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/23/2017 | Charlie Martin
    On January 20, the New York Times published a story on wiretapping of Trump insiders. In the print version, the headline was "Wiretapped Data Used in Inquiry of Trump Aides," although you're going to have to squint to read the acknowledgment of the print headline at the bottom of the page.Still, if you look through the actual article, you'll find this paragraph: The F.B.I. is leading the investigations, aided by the National Security Agency, the C.I.A. and the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit. The investigators have accelerated their efforts in recent weeks but have found no conclusive evidence of...
  • Russian Church Calls for Vladimir Lenin’s Body to Be Removed From Moscow’s Red Square

    03/23/2017 6:19:03 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 20 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 14, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    It’s been nearly 100 years since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution was carried out, placing a communist regime in power of a nation-state for the first time in human history. While the first Soviet leader, Vladimir Lenin, only ruled for about seven years until his death in January 1924, his legacy lasted much longer. After his death, Lenin’s body was embalmed before it was placed in a building in Moscow’s Red Square, known now as Lenin’s Mausoleum, or Lenin’s Tomb. The body has been a public fixture ever since. Now, the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia has called for Lenin’s body...
  • House Intel Committee Dem Member: GOP chairman's revelations were 'trumped up'

    03/22/2017 2:33:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/22/2017 | Max Greenwood
    A Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday pushed back on revelations from the panel's Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), saying his claims of incidental U.S. surveillance of members of President Trump's transition team were "trumped up." "If, in fact, this took place, it was incidental and it was done through what is legally allowed by the CIA when they are surveilling foreign persons," Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said during an appearance on MSNBC. "This could be a lot of theater – it looks very trumped up to me – but we'll have to wait and see," she added....
  • US Officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians

    03/22/2017 7:59:36 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | March 22, 2017 | Pamela Brown, Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz, CNN
    Washington (CNN)The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign, US officials told CNN. This is partly what FBI Director James Comey was referring to when he made a bombshell announcement Monday before Congress that the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, according to one source. The FBI is now reviewing that information, which includes human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings, according to those U.S. officials. The information is raising the suspicions...
  • Syria discussing previously rejected constitution with Russia, says president Assad

    03/22/2017 4:33:44 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    KOM News ^ | 22 March 2017 | none stated
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Anything is up for discussion, including a new constitution for Syria, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Russian journalists on Monday.“We are ready to discuss anything including the constitution, but we need to see who’s going to be in Geneva, are they going to discuss the same paper or not?” the president said. “But for us, as a government, our position is very clear: that we are ready to discuss it in details, but we support the headline, of course.”Both Syria and the opposition groups had previously rejected a Russian proposal for a new...
  • Democrats Embrace Conservative Conspiracy Theorist to Lead Russia Hysteria [Louise Mensch]

    03/22/2017 3:19:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Observer ^ | 3/22/17 | Michael Sainato
    Since her short-lived political career, Louise Mensch has developed a reputation among Clinton partisans as a constant purveyor of Russian election interference allegations and conspiracy theories. Like several Clinton partisans, her Twitter feed is completely focused on the anti-Russia narrative.On November 2016, the pro-Brexit former Conservative member of Parliament managed to transmogrify a tweet about the passing of Leonard Cohen—who is Canadian—into a pro-America, anti-Russia attack. In January 2017, she claimed without any evidence that a terrorist attack at a nightclub in Istanbul was a false-flag Russian operation. On March 20, Mensch retweeted a tweet claiming, “We are at war with Russia.” Mensch has previously called for all out war on Russia, with “precision bombing raids. Bank...
  • Serious claim: FBI's Comey 'falsely' denied surveillance

    03/22/2017 12:12:39 PM PDT · by amorphous · 77 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 22 March 2017 | Bob Unruh
    The lawyer who founded Judicial Watch and later Freedom Watch, Larry Klayman, has sent a letter to Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, asking him to look at a whistleblower’s evidence of “systematic illegal surveillance on prominent Americans, again including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, prominent businessmen such as Donald Trump, and even yours truly.” That spying was done, Klayman’s letter contends, by the FBI. It’s become a major issue following President Trump’s assertion that he and Trump Tower were spied upon by the federal government, and the...
  • Trump team communications captured by intelligence community surveillance, Nunes says

    03/22/2017 10:47:24 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 208 replies
    Fox ^ | 03/22/2017 | Corey Derespina
    Members of the intelligence community collected ‘incidental’ communications of the Trump transition team during legal surveillance operations, producing ‘dozens’ of reports which eventually unmasked several individuals’ identities and which were ‘widely disseminated,’ a top lawmaker said Wednesday afternoon. House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said none of the reports he had read mentioned Russia or Russians and he was unsure whether the surveillance occurred at Trump Tower. Nunes also was unsure if then President-elect Trump was captured by the surveillance, which occurred in November, December and January. “I recently confirmed on numerous occasions the intelligence community incidentally collected intelligence,”...
  • Michael Moore Urges Democrats To ‘Declare A National Emergency’ Amid FBI Trump Probe

    03/22/2017 12:55:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 22, 2017 | Ron Dicker
    “Bring a halt to all business being done in the name of this potential felony suspect, Donald J. Trump.” Filmmaker Michael Moore on Wednesday urged the Democratic Party to declare a national emergency after the FBI said it was investigating whether members of Donald Trump’s campaign team had worked with the Russian government to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. Of course, Moore made his point in a most engaging way on Instagram, using a red light — specifically, that of sentient computer HAL 9000 from “2001: A Space Odyssey” — to call on Democratic leaders to respond with...
  • Cyber Firm at Center of Russian Hacking Charges Misread Data

    03/22/2017 6:04:30 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 15 replies
    VOA ^ | 3/21/17 | Pete Cobus
    WASHINGTON — An influential British think tank and Ukraine’s military are disputing a report that the U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has used to buttress its claims of Russian hacking in the presidential election. The CrowdStrike report, released in December, asserted that Russians hacked into a Ukrainian artillery app, resulting in heavy losses of howitzers in Ukraine’s war with Russian-backed separatists. But the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) told VOA that CrowdStrike erroneously used IISS data as proof of the intrusion. IISS disavowed any connection to the CrowdStrike report. Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense also has claimed combat losses and hacking...
  • Chuck Schumer: Senate Shouldn’t Vote On Neil Gorsuch While FBI Investigates Trump

    03/21/2017 2:44:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/21/2017 | By Laura Barron-Lopez , Michael McAuliff
    WASHINGTON ― Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants the Senate to delay a vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick as long as Trump’s campaign remains under investigation by the FBI. Democrats have struggled to come up with a cohesive strategy on how to handle the vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump picked in January to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat on the high court. On Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed in his testimony to Congress that his agency is investigating ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. “There is a cloud now...
  • Are Democrats' Claims About Trump Colluding With Russians Collapsing?

    03/22/2017 4:08:55 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 35 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/21/2017 | Staff
    Justice: FBI Director James Comey told Congress that his agency is investigating President Trump's campaign for evidence it colluded with Russia to influence November's election. The only problem is he has no evidence at all that it has taken place. In his testimony to the House Intelligence Committee, Comey said that the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign's possible coordination with Russia's government as part of a "counterintelligence probe that could reach all the way to the White House and last for months." These are serious allegations. But both Comey and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers, who also testified,...