Posts Tagged ‘ Putin ’

Very legal & very cool

Nov 30th, 2018 12:30 pm | By

This is a highly enjoyable read by a professor at the US Naval War College and former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer:

This was the week that the bottom fell out of Donald Trump’s presidency. After almost two years of White House denials that Candidate Trump had any ties to Russia in 2016, that turns out to be just one more Trumpian lie. No amount of “NO COLLUSION” tweets from the Oval Office can undo the damage that has now been done.

See what I mean by enjoyable?

Cohen explained that he knowingly lied to the Senate and House intelligence committees regarding his client’s efforts during Trump’s presidential run to develop a luxury hotel and condominium complex in

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But it’s all over now

Nov 30th, 2018 12:12 pm | By

Uh oh.

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What Volodya knew and when he knew it

Nov 30th, 2018 11:30 am | By

Michelle Goldberg makes the “this is what Putin has on him” point:

We still don’t know for certain if Russia has used leverage over Trump. But there should no longer be any doubt that Russia has leverage over him.

Why? Because it’s now crystal clear that Trump was lying about his dealings with Russia all along and Putin knew it.

In a Jan. 11, 2017, news conference, Trump said that the “closest I came to Russia” was in selling a Palm Beach mansion to a Russian oligarch in 2008. While we’re just learning precisely how dishonest this was, Putin has known it all along. That means that throughout Trump’s campaign and presidency, Putin has had the power

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What Putin had

Nov 30th, 2018 10:27 am | By

I hadn’t quite put that together before, I don’t think – the fact that Trump’s lies about the Trump Tower project in 2016 and after were themselves kompromat. Putin didn’t need any piss-stained sheets, because he already had the kompromat.

And boy did Putin ever get what he wanted – the US turned into a corrupt malevolent reckless pile of shit.… Read the rest

Congratulations on your glorious triumph

Mar 20th, 2018 9:43 am | By

Trump has called Putin to congratulate him on stealing another election.

President Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection victory in a phone call on Tuesday, the Kremlin said.

At the White House, Trump confirmed the call and said he congratulated Putin “on the victory.” Trump said they would get together “in the not too distant future.”

Yes, the “victory” which he “won” by imprisoning or otherwise hobbling all the other candidates.

Some world leaders have hesitated to congratulate Putin, since his reelection occurred in an environment of state control of much of the news media and his most prominent opponent was barred from the ballot.

Picky picky picky.

Putin won a fourth presidential term in Sunday’s Russian

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The indictment

Feb 16th, 2018 10:41 am | By

Rosenstein announced the indictment about 2o minutes ago.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is announcing Friday the indictment of Russian nationals and entities accused of breaking U.S. laws to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, CBS News’ Paula Reid reports.

On Friday, a D.C. federal grand jury returned an indictment against the Internet Research Agency, a Russian organization which has connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin — it names 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities that accuses them of violating U.S. criminal laws to meddle in U.S. elections and political processes. According to a spokesman for the special counsel’s office, the indictment charges all of the defendants with conspiracy to defraud the U.S., as well as “three defendants

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Guest post: The only appropriate reaction is to charge at the danger with your hair on fire

Dec 20th, 2016 2:35 pm | By

Originally a comment by quixote on Somewhat laid-back.

I grew up in a Russian family, Russian was my first language, and I’ve lived in the US since forever, but post-Joe McCarthy. I’ve always thought the “better dead than Red” testerical nonsense in this country to be evidence of softening of the brain.

I mean, the Russians’ idea of a national sport is watching a chess match. Weird, yes. Dangerous, no.

And now this. This, take it from one who knows, is different. There’s a guy who made his bones running the KGB. The KGB, godammit! Americans seem to have no concept what that means. You’ve got to be some kind of intelligent extraterrestrial fungus without a shred of human … Read the rest

It’s worse than we thought

Nov 25th, 2016 9:20 am | By

The Washington Post says Russian psy-ops helped Trump win. That’s a cheery thought.

You know, if we’re this easily pushed over by in idiot-strongman, we’re basically a failed state. We might as well be Somalia. Liars, cheats, frauds and bullies can team up and trick enough of us into voting for Their Guy so that he wins, and puts the whole damn world in danger. It’s ludicrous and disgusting, and there’s no coming back from it. The US is a disgrace and a global threat.

The flood of “fake news” this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping

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Putin to gays: you’re welcome here but hands off the kids

Jan 17th, 2014 12:51 pm | By

And that’s not a joke. That’s what he said. From the Washington Post:

President Vladimir Putin said Friday that gay people have nothing to fear in Russia as long as they leave children alone.

Putin met with a group of volunteers in the Olympic mountain venue at Krasnaya Polyana on Friday to wish them success at the Games. During a question-and-answer session, one volunteer asked him about Russia’s attitudes toward gays, a subject that has provoked worldwide controversy, and Putin offered what was apparently meant to be a reassuring answer for visitors to the Olympics.

“One can feel calm and at ease,” he said. “Just leave kids alone, please.”

That scummy piece of shit. What’s he got for the Jews? … Read the rest

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