The Trump Campaign Had 18 Undisclosed Contacts With Russia -- That Seems Like A Lot

Submitted by: fancylad 1 week ago in News & Politics

In a report by Reuters, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the Russia-Trump case say that Michael Flynn and other high-ranking advisers of Trump's campaign were in contact with Russian officials (and some with Kremlin ties) in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race.


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Male 1,396
I'm just going to leave this here to encourage more conversation and duck out.

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Male 6,716
insaneai He I think the largest one he missed was We can listen and collect data on citizens without a warrant.  Point is made though.
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Male 6,716
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Male 37,873
insaneai Obama? Because Obama did all those things, including the last one (with Iran, probably other nations too) eh? 
You were aware of that, eh?
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Male 1,509
No idea what this thread is about, BUT:

That picture is gold.
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Male 37,873
daegog Fancy has used it several times... it's gone from 'gold' to 'old' eh?
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Male 37,873
Veterans of previous election campaigns said some contact with foreign officials during a campaign was not unusual...

But the 'frequency' is? 18 over 9 months by dozens of people involved is... frequent? Really? 18 over 9 months is 'unusual' for a massive Presidential Campaign?

Honest Question: How many 'contacts' did Hillary's Campaign staff have over the same 9 months? It is apples to apples here: both were civilians and both were Presidential candidates, so if it applies to one? It also applies to the other. 
And several MSM news items have reported that many of Hillary's staff got info and support from Russia, or hired firms which did so for them (the pee thing, remember? A firm hired by Hillary's men to 'investigate' Trump and Russia, they too had extensive ties to Russian agents, actual spies).
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5cats Nancy Pelosi had over 30 during the same time period with Russian contacts.... knowledge is power. Ignorance is control.
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Male 37,873
centralist Thanks, it just shows how stupid and gullible the liberal-left has become, sadly.
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Male 5,824
5cats "Honest Question: How many 'contacts' did Hillary's Campaign staff have over the same 9 months? It is apples to apples here: both were civilians and both were Presidential candidates, so if it applies to one? It also applies to the other."

100% correct.
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broizfam Totally right, which is why Hillary is also being investigated by the FBI in regards to possible collusion with Russia......and has even had a special prosecutor put in place to get to the bottom of it.......and is very possibly also being investigated for RICO charges by the FBI.......and also hired a person to her cabinet that was being paid by Russia and was a foreign agent for Turkey who now is being subpeonaed by Congress.....
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Male 37,873
pleasestop None of which is reported like this is, even you have to admit that...
And THAT is the point here.
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Male 1,468
"The people who described the contacts to Reuters said they had seen no evidence of wrongdoing or collusion between the campaign and Russia in the communications reviewed so far."

Still not enough to impeach.

I highly doubt we'll find any smoking gun. Either we'll find innocent conversations along the lines of "I think you're going to win, when you do win, keep in mind Russia will be your friend." or we'll find evidence that there were communications but no recordings or transcripts of them, as they were conveniently "deleted" or "lost."

With Nixon. We had Deep Throat. Here, we have nobody on the inside who has incriminating information. We only have people on the outside who see a bunch of shady coincidences.
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Male 37,873
So a Russian businessman sends Trump an E-mail about business in... June... and thus Trump should be impeached?
Not even to Trump! To 'one of his advisors'?
Remember, the MSM told us before that one of his campaign volunteers who had never even met Trump in person was an 'advisor'.

You people have lost your collective minds.

Where are records of Hillary's e-mails in the 7 months leading up to the election? Oh right, she deleted them all... this time. lolz!
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A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016 exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.

The Post story went on to say that there was some laughter on the tape and McCarthy then added, “swear to God.” House Speaker Paul Ryan stepped in at that point to demand secrecy about McCarthy’s comment saying, “No leaks. . . . This is how we know we’re a real family here.”



LOL JK
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Male 37,873
pleasestop Um, he was joking, he's said. And there's not a single shred of evidence to say otherwise.
If you look at the entire exchange? Not just one small out-take? It's clear they are 'shooting the shit' and not discussing reality.
Oh, and the 'reporter' assures him several times that this is not on the record... integrity!

One guy, once, talking shit with a reporter off the record, who now says it isn't true, and that's enough evidence for you to impeach Trump or something? Seriously dude...
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5cats You're absolutely insane. The most type of insane human being there is out there.

You would rather attack the integrity of the journalist that reported factual information rather than the politicians that knew about Trump and his Russia ties since last June/July.

Okay. You're the spitting image of what a conservative is. Just bonkers.
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Male 37,873
pleasestop Huh? WTF are you blathering about now?

You think this proves anything? People laughing (you say so yourself) and OBVILUSOLY JOKING is equal to testimony under oath? Every single word must be absolutely true?
And I'm the 'bonkers' one here? 
Integrity of a journalist, now I know you're fucking bonkers...
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5cats 

Let's lay this out the way it went down.

Journalist: Hey, congressman Kevin McCarthy, why did you talk about Trump being paid by the Russians?

McCarthy: I never said that

Journalist: We have you saying it on tape

McCarthy: Oh, it was a joke



That's exactly how the exchange went down
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Male 37,873
pleasestop You have the transcript of that? Or are just making SHIT UP? 
  Because if you had bothered to look at the actual conversation you reported? It was obvious they were joking around. 
The "integrity journalist" re-assures them that it was ALL 'off the record'... yet reported it as facts anyhow. How dishonest can he get? 
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5cats You're insane. Your logic is insane and makes no sense.
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Male 37,873
pleasestop "That's exactly how the exchange went down"

So it is from a transcript? Of the actual conversation? That's your claim? Then you obviously have a link for it readily available, so put it up please. If not? then you just "made shit up" exactly as I said. So which one is it?

And even so? Even if it were true? How do you have ANY evidence he was NOT joking? That he's lying when he says he was? You even mention how much laughing they did in your cherry-picked out-take of the transcription. IF YOU had read more of it? You'd see they were clearly goofing around. OFF the record. Your "high integrity" journalist kept saying that, and yet reported it anyhow. Integrity! What a joke.
It was NOT an "under oath" situation, ok? 

I have plenty of logic. There it is. Refute it or admit it is correct. 
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