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Trump campaign had repeated contact with Russian intelligence

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Typical Fox news deflection.

Sauce for the gander?
Donald Trump spent $258,000 from his charity to settle business fines and lawsuits, according to a report Tuesday.
...In one example, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club owed $120,000 in unpaid fines in 2007 over a flagpole dispute with the town of Palm Beach. In a settlement, town officials agreed to waive the fine for a $100,000 donation to a veterans charity.
Also from the WSJ - Where the money went
The money (from bank fines) . . .went to a variety of destinations, including homeowners, the Justice Department and seven states.
- Banks can get credit for ... donating to housing counselors and community development groups.
Banks were fined $11 billion in civil penalties - most went to the Treasury.
Congress spent the money from the Treasury.
Congress does not track where the bank settlement money went.
the DoJ could keep as much as 3% and does not disclose where the money went.
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The whole Trump administration and those to be, have colluded with the Russians.
U.S.S.R. => United States Of the Soviet Republic.
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That's some serious tinfoil stuff and blatant deflection on sessions Russian tied and lies
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We need a politics sub-forums. Politics shouldn't be all over the Off Topic forum draining out other discussions.
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Politics sub-forum will never work without more stringent rules and active moderation. I doubt that RFD want to spend time/resources on that.
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There would be so much chaos in the political sub-forum. It would be a breeding ground for trolls if there's little to no moderation.
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I think he's trying to point out the fact that this is just blatant McCarthyism. The Russian ambassador to the US exists to talk to US politicians so it would make sense for people like Sessions to have contact with him just like it made sense for Schumer and Pelosi to have contact with Putin in the past.

The Trump campaign brought this on themselves though. They ran a campaign of misinformation and shady allegations of misdeeds so it's a little tough for them to complain about receiving a taste of their own medicine.
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arm2000 wrote:
Mar 3rd, 2017 1:44 pm
and almost any right wing media.
It's very strange that this huge scandal is nowhere to be found in any left media, not even to discredit it, nothing at all.


or any Canadian News Media for that matter

where is CBC, Radio-Canada, CTV, TVA etc ?
But any wiffs of Russia and its Frontpage with Peter Mansbridge .... LOL they really think we are that stupid.

The bias is baked in and they wonder out loud on CBC "why oh why??" alternative news and Wikileaks is gaining ground or outright replacing mainstream news.
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One application here, along with various organizations and, surprise, some Canadian connections:

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Mar 3rd, 2017 3:02 pm
That's some serious tinfoil stuff and blatant deflection on sessions Russian tied and lies
Its fake news.

Its crazy how everything is slowly unfolding. Trump being controlled by Bannon and Sessions. Russia is controlling Trump through them. GOP is stuck in the middle.

Sessions wouldnt recuse himself if the GOP was going protect him. This means the glass is cracking.

No wonder Mccain is still talking. He has the intelligence to back him up. This thing is real. Face With Tears Of JoyFace With Tears Of JoyFace With Tears Of Joy
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Accusations against US attorney general a political ‘witch-hunt’, says Trump
The embattled US Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he won’t oversee any investigation into alleged ties between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government.
His announcement came after he was accused of lying at his confirmation hearing about meeting with Russia’s ambassador.
Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett reports from Virginia.

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hugh_da_man wrote:
Mar 3rd, 2017 6:47 pm
I think he's trying to point out the fact that this is just blatant McCarthyism. The Russian ambassador to the US exists to talk to US politicians so it would make sense for people like Sessions to have contact with him just like it made sense for Schumer and Pelosi to have contact with Putin in the past.

The Trump campaign brought this on themselves though. They ran a campaign of misinformation and shady allegations of misdeeds so it's a little tough for them to complain about receiving a taste of their own medicine.
Based on photo with Putin, Trump calls Schumer 'hypocrite'

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump, his administration under siege for contacts with Russian officials, is calling for "an immediate investigation" into Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's own ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump's evidence? A 14-year-old photo of Schumer and Putin holding coffee and doughnuts in a New York City gas station.

from http://www.parrysound.com/news-story/71 ... ypocrite-/

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