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Mon Mar 5, 2018, 01:39 PM

Breaking: Meuller investigating Russia ordering Trump who to choose as Secretary of State


One subject that Steele is believed to have discussed with Mueller’s investigators is a memo that he wrote in late November, 2016, after his contract with Fusion had ended. This memo, which did not surface publicly with the others, is shorter than the rest, and is based on one source, described as “a senior Russian official.” The official said that he was merely relaying talk circulating in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but what he’d heard was astonishing: people were saying that the Kremlin had intervened to block Trump’s initial choice for Secretary of State, Mitt Romney. (During Romney’s run for the White House in 2012, he was notably hawkish on Russia, calling it the single greatest threat to the U.S.) The memo said that the Kremlin, through unspecified channels, had asked Trump to appoint someone who would be prepared to lift Ukraine-related sanctions, and who would coöperate on security issues of interest to Russia, such as the conflict in Syria. If what the source heard was true, then a foreign power was exercising pivotal influence over U.S. foreign policy—and an incoming President.


This is in a long article about Christopher Steele (Around 9th to last paragraph)

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/03/12/christopher-steele-the-man-behind-the-trump-dossier?irgwc=1&utm_medium=10078&utm_campaign=Online%20Tracking%20Link&utm_source=IR

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Reply Breaking: Meuller investigating Russia ordering Trump who to choose as Secretary of State (Original post)
Doodley Mar 2018 OP
dchill Mar 2018 #1
triron Mar 2018 #2
Wwcd Mar 2018 #3
anarch Mar 2018 #4
Doitnow Mar 2018 #32
Doodley Mar 2018 #41
50 Shades Of Blue Mar 2018 #5
Doodley Mar 2018 #42
disillusioned73 Mar 2018 #6
AtheistCrusader Mar 2018 #18
Doodley Mar 2018 #43
Kingofalldems Mar 2018 #7
Ilsa Mar 2018 #8
Mr.Bill Mar 2018 #10
MGKrebs Mar 2018 #13
Plucketeer Mar 2018 #15
erronis Mar 2018 #22
Bleacher Creature Mar 2018 #9
Mr.Bill Mar 2018 #11
regnaD kciN Mar 2018 #26
Doodley Mar 2018 #44
Botany Mar 2018 #12
triron Mar 2018 #29
BigmanPigman Mar 2018 #30
Doodley Mar 2018 #45
BigmanPigman Mar 2018 #48
duforsure Mar 2018 #14
barbtries Mar 2018 #16
Mr.Bill Mar 2018 #17
diva77 Mar 2018 #19
Raster Mar 2018 #21
diva77 Mar 2018 #28
barbtries Mar 2018 #20
Doodley Mar 2018 #25
Angry Dragon Mar 2018 #23
Doodley Mar 2018 #24
Enoki33 Mar 2018 #27
Raster Mar 2018 #31
Doodley Mar 2018 #46
TwistOneUp Mar 2018 #40
JI7 Mar 2018 #33
lindysalsagal Mar 2018 #34
bucolic_frolic Mar 2018 #35
mnmoderatedem Mar 2018 #36
Amaryllis Mar 2018 #37
Buttershrimp Mar 2018 #38
w100jmi Mar 2018 #39
Doodley Mar 2018 #47

Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 01:43 PM

1. That's been obvious from the start.

Rexxon.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 01:48 PM

2. Has to be something criminal in that alone.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 01:48 PM

3. Doesn't this all play to the Manafort manipulation at the point

 

..where RU stepped in at the R Convention & everything seemed to be planned from the Kremlin, there on..

There was a turning point, such as with naming Pence VP, where RU went whole hog with their coup.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 01:55 PM

4. lest we forget, old Rex was awarded the Russian Oder of Friendship medal in 2013

and stands to profit immensely if sanctions are lifted such that the Rosneft/Exxon deal can proceed

all of this shit would be pushing the boundaries of plausibility in some trashy spy novel. yet, here we are....

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Response to anarch (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 07:16 PM

32. Tillerson is only hanging around to collect on the sanctions so he can drill in the Arctic. Why else

would he suffer such abuse in the position he is in. Money trumps all for his kind. A swamp full of creeps is what surrounds the Dumpster.

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Response to anarch (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 05:22 PM

41. The greatest American friend to Russia

got the job of Secretary of State. That is not just a coincidence.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 02:05 PM

5. I hope Romney is asked for his take on this!

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 05:27 PM

42. Yes, that would be interesting because Trump

went to great lengths to court Romney for the job.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 02:06 PM

6. So, Obama was wrong??

 

That sounds like what is being implied here...

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Response to disillusioned73 (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 03:37 PM

18. And then he drank his milkshake.

Goddamn that clip was glorious.

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Response to disillusioned73 (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 05:29 PM

43. No wonder Putin did not want Romney

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 02:08 PM

7. Oops, Internet Trump Bad News Debunkers not liking this one.

Trump is now bound for prison IMO.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 02:25 PM

8. K&R.

Geez, how can anyone turn a blind eye to trump following putin's orders?

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 02:28 PM

10. Because all those who should be doing something about this

are guilty of the same thing.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 02:58 PM

13. Well, now they are scared of being poisoned.

Putin seems to be able to get to anyone, anywhere.
"A little polonium with your tea, sir?"

You lay down with dogs...

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 03:02 PM

15. Every day ol' Shithole's in office

 

is one more day of complicity for the whole GOP. To them, Trump's simply an Auto-pen.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 04:48 PM

22. The signals for the dump's Auto-Pen come mainly from the Kremlin.

Of course, many critters also get their marching orders from the same place.

I want to know if the NSA is listening in on all of these signals emanating from the USSR. Maybe they are part of the same team? Maybe if they have a lot of knowledge they don't know who to trust in the US gov't to let them know.

This is Smiley's world.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 02:27 PM

9. If this can be proven, I'm not sure how that doesn't put an end to this presidency.

I know he's survived scandals that would have brought down anyone else, but this has to be the straw that broke the camel's back, right??

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 02:29 PM

11. As long as republicans control Congress,

nothing will be done.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 05:55 PM

26. As long as Republicans have a "loyal" group of 34 Senators...

...nothing will be done. And they'll have that many no matter what happens in November.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 05:33 PM

44. It would be hard to prove, but I hope mueller

finds something.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 02:57 PM

12. So Putin picked the POTUS, the V.P., and now the Sec. of State

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Response to Botany (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 06:28 PM

29. Looking more like it huh.

Perhaps a few other cabinet members. Hey what about throwing in a couple US Senators as well.
Putin could help with that.

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Response to triron (Reply #29)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 06:38 PM

30. He already has the congressmen...

Nunes and Rohrabacher on his payroll.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #30)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 05:35 PM

45. And maybe the NRA as well.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #45)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 06:12 PM

48. Not "maybe". More like DEFINITELY!

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 02:58 PM

14. He's probably one of many

Putin chose for him . Its pretty obvious trump's his puppet.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 03:03 PM

16. Tillerson as sec of state

is corrupt as hell. he's not there for the country's sake at all.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 03:16 PM

17. Tillerson is the Secretary of Oil.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 03:47 PM

19. I wonder what he's been up to lately, too - haven't seen any coverage -- I'm sure he likes it

that way

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Response to diva77 (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 04:37 PM

21. Rexxon Tillerson has been very busy...

...dismantling the United States of America Department of State.

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Response to Raster (Reply #21)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 06:21 PM

28. True!!

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 04:16 PM

20. there ya go.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 05:40 PM

25. Exactly. He has no diplomatic experience other than the biggest oil company in the world, and the

need to do a deal with Rosneft to exploit the 64 million acres of land it owns.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 05:12 PM

23. I see Trump and Tillerson as TRAITORS.....where are the sanctions??

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 05:32 PM

24. Exactly, and what qualified Tillerson to be SoS?

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Response to Doodley (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 06:15 PM

27. Seem to recall Rachel being puzzled by Tillersons appointment as

he did not fit the being acquainted to dotard profile. He did however fit the Putin linked profile.

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Response to Enoki33 (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 06:40 PM

31. He did however fit the Putin linked profile...

...and has the MEDAL to prove it.

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Response to Raster (Reply #31)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 05:37 PM

46. Yes, his medal shows where his loyalties lay.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #24)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 12:22 PM

40. The rooskies hate LGBTers

And Exxon-Mobil consistently scored a zero in the annual Human Rights Commission diversity rankings. Zero means, "antithetically opposed to diversity".

Gay? Lesbian? Bi? Trans? You ain't working here!

Russia likes that. What with all their anti-human rights goals...

So Rrrex is perfect.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 07:37 PM

33. This is why trump hasn't been able to get rid of tillerson

Even after he called trump a fucking idiot or something like that and contradicted him on policy.

He needs putins permission including who to replace him with.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 07:50 PM

34. Putin"s Puppet Potus.

It all starts to make sense when you look at it through the puppet angle. Putin owns the gop leadership.

They should all be resigning.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 08:39 PM

35. "Russia, if you're listening ...."

because I'm listening to you!

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 08:45 PM

36. Looks like it's time for me to post this again:

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Response to mnmoderatedem (Reply #36)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 10:56 PM

37. THis is brilliant.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 11:24 PM

38. Fantastic

It makes so much sense about them wanting the SOS.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 07:51 AM

39. It explains why it took so long for him

To choose everyone in his cabinet and why many exited so early, aside from tensions within the Dump administration.

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Response to w100jmi (Reply #39)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 05:40 PM

47. Good point. Waiting for Trumps boss to approve them.

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