It's Official: The FBI Is Investigating Trump Russian Collusion


mentalfloss
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It's Official: The FBI Is Investigating Trump's Links to Russia.

Updated on March 20 at 1:53 p.m. ET

FBI Director James Comey on Monday confirmed for the first time that the bureau is investigating whether Donald Trump’s campaign coordinated with the Russian government last year as part of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

“I’ve been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,” Comey told members of the House Intelligence Committee in a prepared opening statement. “That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts.”

Though it was not surprising, Comey’s decision to publicly confirm a criminal investigation of possible collusion between the sitting president and a foreign power was a stunning revelation. Under questioning, he said that the FBI began the investigation in late July, a disclosure that likely will inflame criticism from Democrats that Comey chose to publicly discuss the bureau’s inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails during the campaign but did not reveal it was also investigating the Trump campaign and Russian meddling.

The FBI director warned that he would not be able to discuss the specifics of the probe, including which officials in the Trump campaign or administration might be under surveillance.

“Because it is an open, ongoing investigation, and is classified, I cannot say more about what we are doing and whose conduct we are examining,” Comey said. “I can’t go into those details here. I know that is externally frustrating to some folks, but it is the way it has to be.”

Yet the FBI director was willing to directly rebut President Trump’s tweeted claims that former President Barack Obama “wiretapped” him at Trump Tower. Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee, read aloud to Comey several of Trump’s tweets over the last several weeks, including the wiretap charge. “I have no information that supports those tweets,” the director said. He then explained that he had surveyed the entire Justice Department and that the department more broadly “has no information to support those tweets.”

Schiff asked Comey to comment on Trump’s accused that Obama’s alleged surveillance was akin to “McCarthyism.”

“Were you engaged in McCarthyism?” Schiff asked.

“I try very hard not to engage in any ’isms of any kind, including McCarthyism,” Comey replied, to laughter from the hearing room.

Hours before Comey’s testimony, President Trump vented his frustration with the scrutiny of his campaign’s contacts with Russia in a series of tweets. “James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia,” he wrote, referring to the former director of national intelligence. “This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!”

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...russia/520134/ (external - login to view)
 
petros
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They interfered eh? How?

So Trump was right about wiretapping.
 
DaSleeper
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petros
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Quote:

Under questioning, he said that the FBI began the investigation in late July,

Wiretapping?
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

I'm not surprised you could get injured by a snowflake.
 
Cannuck
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Everything hurts Trumpites
 
Danbones
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no...the stupidity of those spewing the BS supporting his nazi enemies is so hard to watch

especially yours...and his
 
Curious Cdn
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TICK-TOCK-TICK-TOCK

...countdown to Leavenworth

TICK-TOCK-TICK-TOCK
 
Cannuck
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Nazis....hehehehe
 
DaSleeper
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Anyone notice??


Another OFFICIAL thread
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Anyone notice??


Another OFFICIAL thread

Breaking!
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Anyone notice??


Another OFFICIAL thread

Anyone notice?

More sniff sniffity from Das
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

Anyone notice?

More sniff sniffity from Das

Das? Das Leper?
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Das? Das Leper?

DasSleepwithaweaponundermypillowbecauseimterrified ofsnowflakes
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

TICK-TOCK-TICK-TOCK

...countdown to Leavenworth

TICK-TOCK-TICK-TOCK

"leavenworth"
that what you call an orgasm?
jail sex is so strange to us who have never been there:
the "worth" indicates it must be a prostitute thing
cigarettes?
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

"leavenworth"
that what you call an orgasm?
jail sex is so strange to us who have never been there:
the "worth" indicates it must be a prostitute thing
cigarettes?

More free association, eh?

Have you tried Ritalin?
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by curious cdnView Post

das? Das leper?

....

Quote: Originally Posted by cannuckView Post

dassleepwithaweaponundermypillowbecauseimterrified ofsnowflakes

....

jail sex...
the Federal Bed Inspectors are watching you two through the TV
put on a good show for them
 
Hoof Hearted
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What a farce! The Liberal insiders at the White House are still bitter that Hillary lost and are trying to blame it on Russian involvement.

Newsflash: The old bag with the death-mask smile lost because she misread over 60 million American voters. Period.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

....


....

jail sex...
the Federal Bed Inspectors are watching you two through the TV
put on a good show for them

... have you tried Dopamine? ... Lithium? ... electric shock?
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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not after we have seen how they worked on you
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Anyone notice??


Another OFFICIAL thread


It's in the title of the article Dasniff.
 
Locutus
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When it comes to the Trump/Russia collusion issue it seems the headlines always contain doubt-words like "may" have proof, or, the report "suggests", or "possibly".

To me that doesn't pass the bullshit test.

We'll let the wild-eyed idiots wring their boney little hands whilst they jump at each new headline, feverishly hoping this is the one!

Only to be disappointed when it turns out to be just more speculation and allegation designed to string them along.

They've been on that amusing little merry-go-round now for about 10 months.

anyway...CNN is the authority on facts and truth let me tell ya. I mean they did apologize for having one of their employees directly colluding with and leaking debate questions to the Clinton campaign, what more could be expected from them?

US officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians

US Officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians - CNNPolitics.com (external - login to view)


 
Curious Cdn
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TICK-TOCK-TICK-TOCK

The Hundred Day Presidency is already more than half over

TICK-TOCK-TICK-TOCK
 
mentalfloss
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Cuckuterus is melting down.
 
Danbones
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Hillary Clinton's team met with Russian ambassador, says Kremlin spokesman, as he warns against 'hysteria'
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...lin-spokesman/ (external - login to view)

Peter Schweizer: Trump vs. Clintons' Russia ties (guess who always got a free pass)
www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/...free-pass.html (external - login to view)

MORE EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION BETWEEN HILLARY AND GOOGLE THAN RUSSIA AND TRUMP
Attempts to connect Trump to Russia continue to fail
https://www.infowars.com/more-eviden...sia-and-trump/ (external - login to view)

Quote: Originally Posted by curious cdnView Post

tick-tock-tick-tock
the hundred day presidency is already more than half over
tick-tock-tick-tock

sorry make that:
highstaria - Aqua velva must go down good with the corn flakes eh?
whats your favorite flavor? Some of your friends are thirsty too!
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mentalfloss
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Former Trump campaign chair Manafort to be questioned by House panel on Russia

Manafort, who was working as a political consultant for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine at the time, pitched a wide-ranging political influence campaign to aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Manafort eventually signed a $10 million annual contract with Deripaska beginning in 2006, according to interviews with several people familiar with payments to Manafort and business records obtained by the AP.

The AP also reported Thursday that Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving Manafort. The records were sought as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe.

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/new...service=mobile
 
Locutus
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B00Mer
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JLM
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That subject is getting a little stale.

Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

When it comes to the Trump/Russia collusion issue it seems the headlines always contain doubt-words like "may" have proof, or, the report "suggests", or "possibly".

To me that doesn't pass the bullshit test.


Only an idiot doesn't include those words, unless he's witnessed the event first hand!
 
taxslave
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Going to be interesting to see how the FBI is going to use the wiretap evidence they claim they don't have. Maybe they will invent some evidence. Or they may just use the evidence they have about the Clintons collusion with Russians and say it was all Trump's fault.
 
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