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Jason Chaffetz makes me wonder if most of the Republican Party was in on the Russian collusion (Original Post) Chasstev365 Apr 2017 OP
I would bet a kidney Walker, Priebus and Ryan are in on it. Greybnk48 Apr 2017 #1
McConnell too. Man oh man, do I want to see that smug fuck go down. CrispyQ Apr 2017 #26
Yhis goes beyond the GOP Foamfollower Apr 2017 #2
Stein?? Come on. You think she knew about Russia. That is reaching. adigal Apr 2017 #23
I'm 100% positive she was in it up to her ears! Foamfollower Apr 2017 #36
Stein was a useful idiot maxsolomon Apr 2017 #31
Stein was in it up to her ears. Foamfollower Apr 2017 #37
I've seen it. maxsolomon Apr 2017 #39
Yes and Yes. I do believe that. Foamfollower Apr 2017 #40
Consciously? or naively? maxsolomon Apr 2017 #41
Look at the picture. Foamfollower Apr 2017 #42
Is the corollary valid as well: LanternWaste Apr 2017 #43
every word she spoke during the campaign maxsolomon Apr 2017 #44
Didnt Obama go to McConnell with intel asking turtle to expose it to the populace Eliot Rosewater Apr 2017 #3
Believe you are right. Wellstone ruled Apr 2017 #7
McConnell's ultimatum: Eyeball_Kid Apr 2017 #27
Why did Obama need turtle boy's approval? Nt hughee99 Apr 2017 #22
A bi-partisan consensus in public would have legitimized the issue. Eyeball_Kid Apr 2017 #29
So if I understand you correctly, rather than doing the right thing, an outgoing two-term president hughee99 Apr 2017 #38
You can bet that eveyone in the Rethuglican Congressional High Command... Raster Apr 2017 #4
DAMN STRAIGHT!!!!! Sculpin Beauregard Apr 2017 #8
Leverage Johnny2X2X Apr 2017 #5
GOP Leadership at least--Trump Transxn Team in particular librechik Apr 2017 #6
Pootie probably has a dossier on all of them at his disposal. He's a puppet master pulling strings Sculpin Beauregard Apr 2017 #9
Follow the money: Millions from pro-Putin Ukrainian businessman last election cycle L. Coyote Apr 2017 #10
Mitch McConnell led Super PAC took $2 million L. Coyote Apr 2017 #11
What's happened to Comrade McTurtle????..... Raster Apr 2017 #13
Mitch taking 2 million from Russia deserves its own thread. stuffmatters Apr 2017 #33
Yeah. McCONnell squelched TrumpRussia news before the election & his wife got cabinet position Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2017 #20
It's another piece of the puzzle. Initech Apr 2017 #12
This is what I think, too. CrispyQ Apr 2017 #28
There was that public charade last year bucolic_frolic Apr 2017 #14
Exactly HootieMcBoob Apr 2017 #30
Do we know this is about Russia? Demsrule86 Apr 2017 #15
Some knowingly & some unknowingly.... MedusaX Apr 2017 #16
I'd be surprised if they were not. Hayduke Bomgarte Apr 2017 #17
Go to bed with Russian spies, wake up with subpoenas. randome Apr 2017 #18
I thought the whole GOP was in on it because of retrowire Apr 2017 #19
the russians stole the senate "majority" for the republicans Achilleaze Apr 2017 #21
We will protest Justice Asterisk as long as he holds his seat sharedvalues Apr 2017 #35
I would bet big bucks that at least 95% of GOP support Russian Collusion. nt elmac Apr 2017 #24
The lsos was like the kid who showed up with porn for the first time randr Apr 2017 #25
I've been thinkng that for awhile now. ananda Apr 2017 #32
Bigly. Chaffetz is bad for America. Good riddance sharedvalues Apr 2017 #34

Greybnk48

(10,132 posts)
1. I would bet a kidney Walker, Priebus and Ryan are in on it.
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 12:31 PM
Apr 2017

And Wisconsin Republicans. We are completely corrupt here.

CrispyQ

(35,948 posts)
26. McConnell too. Man oh man, do I want to see that smug fuck go down.
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:23 PM
Apr 2017

After what he did to Garland...

 

adigal

(7,581 posts)
23. Stein?? Come on. You think she knew about Russia. That is reaching.
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:59 PM
Apr 2017

I don't even think the others were in on it, but may have had an inkling later and did nothing. Just like Idiot Pence. I think Trump, Flynn, Manafort, Carter Page, Kuschner were in on it. I'm missing someone. Oh, I'm not sure about Bannon. I don't think they trusted him with this.

maxsolomon

(32,743 posts)
31. Stein was a useful idiot
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:34 PM
Apr 2017

She has no power to corrupt the Electoral Process.

Chaffetz? His middle name is Bengahzi.

maxsolomon

(32,743 posts)
39. I've seen it.
Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:35 AM
Apr 2017

you think she colluded with trump's campaign? with Russian interference?

again: useful idiot.

 

Foamfollower

(1,097 posts)
42. Look at the picture.
Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:54 AM
Apr 2017

She was in the thick of it with Flynn and Putin.

She is every but as evil as either Flynn or Putin.

I sincerely believe that she consciously colluded with the Russians and knew precisely what she was doing. She is a trained physician and is only now putting on a "dumb" act.

 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
43. Is the corollary valid as well:
Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:55 AM
Apr 2017

Is the corollary valid as well: Useful idiot-- objective evidence to support the premise?

maxsolomon

(32,743 posts)
44. every word she spoke during the campaign
Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:57 AM
Apr 2017

made me think she was an idiot.

I simply haven't seen anyone detailing active collusion with Trump's minions by Stein/Greens, and if it exists, I'd like to read about it.

Eliot Rosewater

(31,050 posts)
3. Didnt Obama go to McConnell with intel asking turtle to expose it to the populace
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 12:33 PM
Apr 2017

and that fucking TRAITOR refused?

Something like that.

GOP simply doesnt care about our country or democracy, they care about money.

 

Wellstone ruled

(34,661 posts)
7. Believe you are right.
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 12:39 PM
Apr 2017

There was a story about this and how McConnell killed the idea of going public. Not sure,did it come from Harry Reid's office. It was killed the next day.

Eyeball_Kid

(7,384 posts)
27. McConnell's ultimatum:
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:26 PM
Apr 2017

If Obama makes a public announcement, McConnell will blame it all on partisan politics and dismiss the allegation.
McConnell wouldn't play ball with an issue of transpolitical importance.

Obama could nonetheless have made the announcement in public, but the GOP would have screamed foul, even though they would have known the issue to be a legal matter that threatened national security, not a political one. So, yes, this one's on McConnell-- and Ryan, for that matter, as Ryan complied with McConnell's threat.

IOW, they all knew what was happening and supported Trump AND Russia.

Eyeball_Kid

(7,384 posts)
29. A bi-partisan consensus in public would have legitimized the issue.
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:28 PM
Apr 2017

McConnell was insisting on framing the issue as a partisan political one: The Dems were pushing for HRC's election victory by giving the GOP/Trump movement a bad name-- being complicit in allowing foreign interference in the election.

hughee99

(16,113 posts)
38. So if I understand you correctly, rather than doing the right thing, an outgoing two-term president
Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:31 AM
Apr 2017

who will probably never run for any office again, decided to instead play politics with it?

Raster

(20,996 posts)
4. You can bet that eveyone in the Rethuglican Congressional High Command...
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 12:34 PM
Apr 2017

...either knew about tRump*s collusion with Russia, or strongly suspected as such, AND DID NOTHING. In other words: they were willing to sell out our Country to gain political advantage... that political "perfect storm" of complete control of government.

VOTE. EVERY. REPUBLICAN. OUT. OF. OFFICE!

Johnny2X2X

(18,375 posts)
5. Leverage
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 12:34 PM
Apr 2017

They don't negotiate with anyone without first holding a gun to their head. Guarantee they have compromised several dozen GOP politicians and officials.

librechik

(30,652 posts)
6. GOP Leadership at least--Trump Transxn Team in particular
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 12:37 PM
Apr 2017

And from a long long way back--That's why McConnell held off on Merrick Garland--he knew there would be reason to wait.

Sculpin Beauregard

(1,046 posts)
9. Pootie probably has a dossier on all of them at his disposal. He's a puppet master pulling strings
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 01:27 PM
Apr 2017

for his benefit, and for his amusement. He fucking hates Americans with the power of 1000 suns. This is delicious for him.

L. Coyote

(51,129 posts)
10. Follow the money: Millions from pro-Putin Ukrainian businessman last election cycle
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 01:30 PM
Apr 2017

and similar money from Russians laundered into Republican campaigns.


L. Coyote

(51,129 posts)
11. Mitch McConnell led Super PAC took $2 million
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 01:33 PM
Apr 2017



There are more of these. Where did the money go after Mitch got it?

Raster

(20,996 posts)
13. What's happened to Comrade McTurtle????.....
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 01:45 PM
Apr 2017

...last we saw, Comrade McTurtle held a town hall where it was quite apparent the bloom may be off the saggy rose... next we saw a poll that named Senator Comrade McTurtle THE MOST DISLIKED AND UNTRUSTED Senator in the Senate. And finally, now we learn that a Comrade McConnell-led Super PAC took millions from a pro-Putin Ukranian businessman...

I haven't seen Comrade McTurtle's smarmy, saggy face in the news lately... perhaps McTurtle is hiding in his shell? And how about those "gifts" from his wife's Chinese gangsta family???

stuffmatters

(2,574 posts)
33. Mitch taking 2 million from Russia deserves its own thread.
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:40 PM
Apr 2017

They are ALL Russian agents..poised to sell off anything Gov(taxpayer) owned to the Russian oligarchs & Govt.

This really is Republican Party categorical and systemic treason. And they control all three branches of government. How are these people to be stopped?

Bernardo de La Paz

(48,375 posts)
20. Yeah. McCONnell squelched TrumpRussia news before the election & his wife got cabinet position
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:07 PM
Apr 2017

Coincidence?

Initech

(99,757 posts)
12. It's another piece of the puzzle.
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 01:33 PM
Apr 2017

Right now I'm betting all signs point to Mitch McConnell as the real ring leader of the operation.

bucolic_frolic

(42,124 posts)
14. There was that public charade last year
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 01:52 PM
Apr 2017

where Ryan and McConnell wouldn't be seen with Trump, were said to be
not speaking with him. The whole thing, Garland nomination and all, seems
orchestrated to me.

HootieMcBoob

(3,821 posts)
30. Exactly
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:30 PM
Apr 2017

All of the polls had Hillary winning in a landslide. You would think McConnell would prefer the moderate Garland to anyone a President Clinton would likely have nominated unless he knew something.

MedusaX

(1,129 posts)
16. Some knowingly & some unknowingly....
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 01:55 PM
Apr 2017

Those who were not aware of the true source of all campaign contributions benefitted ...,

And those who were aware knew that the paper trail would be useful as leverage if/when any of the "unknowing" party members ever became problematic.....

It is a lovely way to compromise your pals --
for fun & profit!!!

Hayduke Bomgarte

(1,965 posts)
17. I'd be surprised if they were not.
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 01:58 PM
Apr 2017

I've said for ages that the "party" is itself a criminal entity and should be charged with RICO violations.

 

randome

(34,845 posts)
18. Go to bed with Russian spies, wake up with subpoenas.
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 01:59 PM
Apr 2017

The fall of the GOP will be very much like the fall of the Berlin Wall. The speed at which it collapses will soon surprise us all.
[hr][font color="blue"][center]Don't underestimate the long-term effects of a good night's sleep.[/center][/font][hr]

Achilleaze

(15,543 posts)
21. the russians stole the senate "majority" for the republicans
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:18 PM
Apr 2017

the so-called republican-majority is fake: illegitimate.

History will record this as The Bastard Senate (R)

sharedvalues

(6,916 posts)
35. We will protest Justice Asterisk as long as he holds his seat
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:45 PM
Apr 2017

Hopefully, Justice Asterisk will not hold a seat for very long.

randr

(12,395 posts)
25. The lsos was like the kid who showed up with porn for the first time
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:13 PM
Apr 2017

One at a time he let his fellow Republicans in on whatever the Russians had to offer and one at a time they became compromised.

sharedvalues

(6,916 posts)
34. Bigly. Chaffetz is bad for America. Good riddance
Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:43 PM
Apr 2017

If Chaffetz was a tool of Russia the whole GOP needs to be torn down. So much time, money, and effort wasted on Chaffetz hearings. And that fool leaked the Comey letter too. If there is a war, the blood of innocents is on Chaffetz.

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