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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:19 PM

SIGNYM

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Not seeing anything offhand to carry over from the other thread. If I do, I will add it here >>>>

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Although, I DO have to say that those who are (were?) convinced of "Russian hacking" and "Russian collusion" seem to be posting a contradictory message: On the one hand, they keep pointing to "evidence", and on the other hand they excuse it's lack by saying Well, what do you think Meuller is going to do? Release evidence as soon as he finds it?". You guys - pick one or the other, you can't credibly have both.

I thought this was interesting

Quote:

Manafort Calls On DOJ To Release His Intercepted Phone Calls; Demands Investigation Of Leaks

Less than 24 hours after CNN triggered the latest outbreak of 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' by relaying information from anonymous sources that Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manfort has been under surveillance by the FBI since 2014, Manafort has fired back by calling on the Department of Justice to release all transcripts of his tapped phone calls so that the American public "can come to the same conclusion as the DOJ — there is nothing there." Per the Daily Caller:

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Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is calling on the Justice Department to release transcripts of any intercepted communications he may have had with foreigners.

Manafort, a longtime Republican political consultant, also called on the Justice Department’s inspector general to investigate the leak of details of secret surveillance warrants obtained by U.S. investigators.

“Mr. Manafort requests that the Department of Justice release any intercepts involving him and any non-Americans so interested parties can come to the same conclusion as the DOJ — there is nothing there,” Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni said in a statement.

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Manafort's spokesman goes on to demand that the DOJ launch an immediate investigation into who continues to commit federal felonies with reckless abandon by leaking details of confidential FISA warrants to the media.

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Whether or not Manafort committed a crime — and he has not been charged with anything — the leak of information about FISA warrants is a federal crime, Maloni noted in his statement.

“If true, it is a felony to reveal the existence of a FISA warrant, regardless of the fact that no charges ever emerged,” Maloni said.

Information about FISA warrants is classified and tightly held by government officials and the federal judges that approve them. Unauthorized disclosures of FISA information is also a felony.

At a House Intelligence Committee hearing in March, then-FBI Director James Comey testified that the leak of FISA information is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

In his statement, Maloni called on the Justice Department’s watchdog to “immediately” open an investigation into the leak and to “examine the motivations behind the previous Administration’s effort to surveil a political opponent.”

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Of course, this was all triggered by CNN's 'bombshell' story last night which revealed that Manafort has been under an ongoing wiretap, approved by the FISA courts, going back to 2014 and tied to his consulting arrangements with Ukraine's former ruling party.

That said, the interesting part of CNN's story came via the revelation that "surveillance [of Manafort] was discontinued at some point last year for lack of evidence" but was then restarted with a "new FISA warrant that extended at least into early this year"...all of which sounds an awful lot like the Obama administration using FISA courts to spy on a political opponent.

Here are the details as presented by CNN:

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US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe.

The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump.

Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Two of these sources, however, cautioned that the evidence is not conclusive.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team, which is leading the investigation into Russia's involvement in the election, has been provided details of these communications.

A secret order authorized by the court that handles the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) began after Manafort became the subject of an FBI investigation that began in 2014. It centered on work done by a group of Washington consulting firms for Ukraine's former ruling party, the sources told CNN.

The surveillance was discontinued at some point last year for lack of evidence, according to one of the sources.

The FBI then restarted the surveillance after obtaining a new FISA warrant that extended at least into early this year.

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All of which has led many people to question throughout the day whether the Obama administration, as Trump suggested back in March, did intentionally spy on his campaign using FISA warrants.

Certainly these two tweets from CNN's Jake Tapper would seem to be somewhat contradictory:

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Tapper's initial reaction from March 2017 to Trump's claim that the Obama administration wiretapped his campaign:

POTUS makes wild accusation w/zero evidence

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Because nobody in Trump's campaign was ever wiretapped ....

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Quote:

WH searches for evidence & cant find any WH tells Congress to find evidence/no further comment — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 5, 2017
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Tapper's follow-up tweet from last night:

US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman - CNNPolitics https://t.co/BY8MACKfV9 — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) September 18, 2017


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-19/manafort-calls-doj-release-hi
s-intercepted-phone-calls-demands-investigation-leaks


As you know, I have another thread of "evidence" against naughty Debbie W, and some of the other goings-on in DC. I'll bet if we knew everything about everything there, we'd throw everybody out.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:53 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Can you include a linky to your prior version of this topic, and maybe one for your DWS thread, too?

The conclusion of your last thread of this was: No Evidence, right?

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:56 AM

SIGNYM

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Okie dokie!

I haven't read thru the last page of contributions to the past thread, so when I get a chance I'll update this thread with whatever I find.

http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=61769

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:00 AM

SIGNYM

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Meanwhile ... James Comey (FBI) and James Clapper (a notorious liar who previously said that the NSA wasn't collecting bulk data on Americans) both appear to have lied about NOT wiretapping Trump Tower, and both appear to have been investigating Trump's Presidential campaign based on false evidence.

This is what the WSJ had to say about it:

Quote:

All Mr. Comey’s Wiretaps
WSJ Demands To Know How FBI 'Meddled' In 2016 Elections

When Donald Trump claimed in March that he’d had his “wires tapped” prior to the election, the press and Obama officials dismissed the accusation as a fantasy. We were among the skeptics, but with former director James Comey’s politicized FBI the story is getting more complicated.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/all-mr-comeys-wiretaps-1505862793

Since the WSJ is behind a paywall, I'll have to continue form Zerohedge

Quote:

When Donald Trump claimed in March that he’d had his “wires tapped” prior to the election, the press and Obama officials dismissed the accusation as a fantasy. We were among the skeptics, but with former director James Comey’s politicized FBI the story is getting more complicated.

CNN reported Monday that the FBI obtained a warrant last year to eavesdrop on Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager from May to August in 2016. The story claims the FBI first wiretapped Mr. Manafort in 2014 while investigating his work as a lobbyist for Ukraine’s ruling party. That warrant lapsed, but the FBI convinced the court that administers the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to issue a second order as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the election.

Guess who has lived in a condo in Trump Tower since 2006? Paul Manafort.

The story suggests the monitoring started in the summer or fall, and extended into early this year.

While Mr. Manafort resigned from the campaign in August, he continued to speak with Candidate Trump.

It is thus highly likely that the FBI was listening to the political and election-related conversations of a leading contender for the White House.

That’s extraordinary - and worrisome.

Mr. Comey told Congress in late March that he “had no information that supports those [Trump] tweets.”



Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was even more specific that “there was no such wiretap activity mounted against—the President-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign.”



He denied that any such FISA order existed.

Were they lying?

The warrant’s timing may also shed light on the FBI’s relationship to the infamous “ Steele dossier.” That widely discredited dossier claiming ties between Russians and the Trump campaign was commissioned by left-leaning research firm Fusion GPS and developed by former British spy Christopher Steele—who relied on Russian sources. But the Washington Post and others have reported that Mr. Steele was familiar to the FBI, had reached out to the agency about his work, and had even arranged a deal in 2016 to get paid by the FBI to continue his research.

The FISA court sets a high bar for warrants on U.S. citizens, and presumably even higher for wiretapping a presidential campaign. Did Mr. Comey’s FBI marshal the Steele dossier to persuade the court?

All of this is reason for House and Senate investigators to keep exploring how Mr. Comey’s FBI was investigating both presidential campaigns.

Russian meddling is a threat to democracy but so was the FBI if it relied on Russian disinformation to eavesdrop on a presidential campaign. The Justice Department and FBI have stonewalled Congressional requests for documents and interviews, citing the “integrity” of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

But Mr. Mueller is not investigating the FBI, and in any event his ties to the bureau and Mr. Comey make him too conflicted for such a job. Congress is charged with providing oversight of law enforcement and the FISA courts, and it has an obligation to investigate their role in 2016. The intelligence committees have subpoena authority and the ability to hold those who don’t cooperate in contempt.

Mr. Comey investigated both leading presidential campaigns in an election year, playing the role of supposedly impartial legal authority. But his maneuvering to get Mr. Mueller appointed, and his leaks to the press, have shown that Mr. Comey is as political and self-serving as anyone in Washington.

No investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 campaign will be credible or complete without the facts about all Mr. Comey’s wiretaps.


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-20/extraordinary-worrisome-wall-
street-journal-demands-know-how-fbi-meddled-2016-electi



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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:26 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Well, if you are the criminals put in charge of investigations, shouldn't you target other people for committing the specific crimes you perpetrated? The best way to divert attention from your criminal activities, and the best reason to have career criminals in charge of investigations.
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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Okie dokie!

I haven't read thru the last page of contributions to the past thread, so when I get a chance I'll update this thread with whatever I find.

http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=61769

I feel so ignored.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:45 PM

SIGNYM

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In Stunning Reversal, DHS Says Russians Were Not Behind Attempted Wisconsin Vote Hacking
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-26/coverup-dhs-tells-wisconsin-r
ussians-werent-behind-voting-system-cybertargeting


"Evidens" is disappearing like frost at sunrise


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Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:28 AM

SIGNYM

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MORE evaporating evidence, this time from CA

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Information Provided by DHS Regarding Russian Scanning was Incorrect

SACRAMENTO – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla issued the following statement.

“Last Friday, my office was notified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that Russian cyber actors 'scanned' California’s Internet-facing systems in 2016, including Secretary of State websites. Following our request for further information, it became clear that DHS’ conclusions were wrong.”

“DHS confirmed that Russian scanning activity had actually occurred on the California Department of Technology statewide network, not any Secretary of State website. Based on this additional information, California voters can further rest assured that the California Secretary of State elections infrastructure and websites were not hacked or breached by Russian cyber actors.”

“Our notification from DHS last Friday was not only a year late, it also turned out to be bad information. To make matters worse, the Associated Press similarly reported that DHS has reversed itself and 'now says Russia didn’t target Wisconsin’s voter registration system,' which is contrary to previous briefings.”

“The work of our intelligence agencies is critical in defending against cyber threats. I remain committed to a partnership with DHS and other intelligence agencies, however, elections officials and the American public expect and deserve timely and accurate information.”



http://www.sos.ca.gov/administration/news-releases-and-advisories/2017
-news-releases-and-advisories/dhs-incorrectly-notified-california-secretary-state-about-russian-scanning
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Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:34 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
In Stunning Reversal, DHS Says Russians Were Not Behind Attempted Wisconsin Vote Hacking
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-26/coverup-dhs-tells-wisconsin-r
ussians-werent-behind-voting-system-cybertargeting


"Evidens" is disappearing like frost at sunrise

But they did wait plenty of time for the MSM to distribute the Fake News.
The TELEvisionPROMPtingTERminal Readers on our news entertainment shows peddled it like Libtard drones.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:05 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


I don't know if this belongs under "Evidens" (as in - EVAPORATING evidens) or under Russia's so-called cyberwar against the USA.

Quote:

Germany Says It Found "No Evidence" Kaspersky Helped Russia Spy On US

US intelligence agencies are claiming that the Russian government leveraged the popularity of Kaspersky Labs’ cybersecurity software to create what is tantamount to a global spy network with the company’s explicit cooperation. However, Germany’s intelligence agencies say they’ve found “no evidence” to suggest these reports are true.

The Wall Street Journal, which last week reported that the US had identified at least one case of Kaspersky’s software improperly copying classified information, is back with another “exclusive” spoon fed to it by anonymous “senior US officials” alleging that Kaspersky allowed Russian government malware to piggy back on its software. The malware scanned for and copied files labeled “top secret,” not just in the US, but globally. Though WSJ neglects to list other countries that are suspected victims of Russian hacking.

Meanwhile, Germany's BSI federal cyber agency said on Wednesday it had found no evidence to suggest that Russian hackers had used Kaspersky’s software to spy on US authorities.

"There are no plans to warn against the use of Kaspersky products since the BSI has no evidence for misconduct by the company or weaknesses in its software," BSI said in an emailed response to questions about the latest media reports. "The BSI has no indications at this time that the process occurred as described in the media," according to Reuters. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-security-kaspersky-germany/germ
any-no-evidence-kaspersky-software-used-by-russians-for-hacks-idUSKBN1CG284


Germany's BSI, which also uses Kaspersky products for technical analyses, said it was in touch with U.S. officials and other security agencies about the issue so it could take action and issue a warning on short notice if required.

The Russian government used a popular antivirus software to secretly scan computers around the world for classified U.S. government documents and top-secret information, modifying the program to turn it into an espionage tool, according to current and former U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter.

The software, made by the Moscow-based company Kaspersky Lab, routinely scans files of computers on which it is installed looking for viruses and other malicious software. But in an adjustment to its normal operations that the officials say could only have been made with the company’s knowledge, the program searched for terms as broad as “top secret,” which may be written on classified government documents, as well as the classified code names of U.S. government programs, these people said.


After becoming suspicious that the Kaspersky software might be concealing malicious spyware, US intelligence agencies began scrutinizing the software, searching for signs that it was unknowingly copying and transmitting sensitive information.

For many months, U.S. intelligence agencies studied the software and even set up controlled experiments to see if they could trigger Kaspersky’s software into believing it had found classified materials on a computer being monitored by U.S. spies, these people said. Those experiments persuaded officials that Kaspersky was being used to detect classified information.

Later, WSJ notes that, in fact, it was Israeli intelligence that first alerted the US to Kaspersky’s skullduggery, effectively creating a separate, parallel narrative to explain how the deception was exposed.

So, which is it? Did the Israelis tell us? Or did the US discover the breach independently in 2015?

In an ironic twist, Kaspersky exposed Israel for lying about the source of its information on Iran deal talks after WSJ reported two years ago that Israel had spied on negotiations. Israel had said it received its intelligence by other means, but it had in reality infiltrated Kaspersky’s software, a fact the company publicly acknowledged in a research paper published two years ago.

In a twist, Kaspersky appears to have known, or at least suspected, that it had been hacked by Israel. In June 2015, the company published a detailed technical analysis about malicious computer code used to break into its systems, which it dubbed Duqu 2.0. Experts believe that the original Duqu malware, on which the one inside Kaspersky’s system appears to have been based, was used to spy on officials participating in international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, a fact that Kaspersky acknowledged in its paper.

The Journal reported in 2015 that Israel had spied on closed-door talks among the U.S. and other world powers about curtailing Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Israeli officials denied spying directly on U.S. negotiators and said they received their information through other means, including close surveillance of Iranian leaders receiving the latest U.S. and European offers.


Which begs the question: Is it possible that Israel was the source of the Kaspersky hack? The country has been exposed for spying on the US before – and not just during the Iran negotiations. And it has also been exposed for infiltrating Kaspersky’s systems.

Keep in mind, suspicions about the infiltration first emerged two years ago at a time of heightened tension between the Obama administration and Israel. In an unprecedented move, the Department of Homeland Security ordered all federal agencies using Kaspersky’s software to uninstall it, effectively ending Kaspersky’s relationship with one of its largest clients.


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-11/germany-says-it-found-no-evid
ence-kaspersky-helped-russia-spy-us




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Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:57 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Thanks for keeping us abreast of no evidence.
I wonder if we should log or list the endless excuses and dodges they are using in lieu of evidence.

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Monday, October 16, 2017 2:25 PM

SIGNYM

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More disappearing evidence ...

Quote:

Firm Behind "Trump Dossier" Refuses To Comply With Congressional Subpoena
The three co-founders of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm responsible for overseeing the creation of the infamous “Trump dossier”, will refuse to comply with a subpoena ordered by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, according to a letter from their attorneys originally obtained by Business Insider.

MORE AT http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-16/fusion-gps-founders-refuse-co
mply-congressional-subpoena


JSF- creating a log of all of the crap that was splattered by "anonymous sources", and then tracking it to its ultimate resolution ... either withdrawn, rejected/ disproved, or verified .... would be an extremely useful exercise in ACTUAL journalism (as opposed to the bloviating and hyperventilation that usually fills the media). Unfortunately, it would take far more time than I have available. Even this thread is only on a catch-as-catch-can basis; I'm sure I missed a lot. In order to do a credible job, I'd have to research every item and make sure I wasn't missing anything. It's a great idea, tho.



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Monday, October 16, 2017 3:57 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Of course, this disappearing evidence isn't covered by the MSM.

Meanwhile, new anti-Trump 'above the fold' articles are being published.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-the-adult-day-care-cent
er-how-aides-try-to-control-and-coerce-trump/2017/10/15/810b4296-b03d-11e7-99c6-46bdf7f6f8ba_story.html


"Inside the ‘adult day care center’: How aides try to control and coerce Trump
Some White House aides spend a significant part of their time devising ways to rein in the impetuous president, angling to avoid outbursts that might work against him, according to interviews with 18 aides, confidants and outside advisers. By Ashley Parker and Greg Jaffe"




Trump is not the problem. He set himself against the Deep State's agenda. And the Deep State's been heading for WWIII for years.
As for you, you're just a Deep State useful idiot, furthering its agenda. So I hope you enjoy cesium in your coffee. You've earned it.

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Monday, October 23, 2017 4:10 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Still no evidence?

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 12:54 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I keep hearing that the 18 Clintonistas and Obamanistas that Mueller has hired are digging into 16-years-ago Trump activities.
Is that evidence that there is no evidence?
How else to prove absence of proof than the absence of pursuit of the non-evidence?

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 2:19 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Still no evidence?

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:56 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Still no evidence?

There is evidence. Did you notice that Wilbur Ross is still on the job? That is because a Republican Congress doesn't care. Congress doesn't care that Ross paid Trump for the job. Robert Mueller will not let you or his targets know early what the evidence is. Mueller will wait until after the Republicans lose control of Congress because only then will Congress start caring about evidence.
www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/11/wilbur-ross-seems-to-have-a-ser
ious-shipping-problem
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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Friday, November 10, 2017 5:27 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by second:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Still no evidence?

There is evidence. Did you notice that Wilbur Ross is still on the job? That is because a Republican Congress doesn't care. Congress doesn't care that Ross paid Trump for the job. Robert Mueller will not let you or his targets know early what the evidence is. Mueller will wait until after the Republicans lose control of Congress because only then will Congress start caring about evidence.
www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/11/wilbur-ross-seems-to-have-a-ser
ious-shipping-problem
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you claim evidence, but have no evidence of any evidence.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:42 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Apparently, still no evidence.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:06 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
I keep hearing that the 18 Clintonistas and Obamanistas that Mueller has hired are digging into 16-years-ago Trump activities.
Is that evidence that there is no evidence?
How else to prove absence of proof than the absence of pursuit of the non-evidence?





Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:26 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
I keep hearing that the 18 Clintonistas and Obamanistas that Mueller has hired are digging into 16-years-ago Trump activities.
Is that evidence that there is no evidence?
How else to prove absence of proof than the absence of pursuit of the non-evidence?





Do Right, Be Right. :)

That is a great JPEG. And from PBS?

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 2:09 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Not seeing anything offhand to carry over from the other thread. If I do, I will add it here >>>>




Here you go, a link to evidence. http://fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=61377






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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 2:28 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


And this thread had survived so long without a troll....

Evidence of idiocy was not the topic here.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:06 PM

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Siggy/Kiki's record of "no evidence" claims:

"No evidence" of Russian special forces taking over Crimea.
"No evidence" that pro-Russian separatists shot down MH17.
"No evidence" that Assad gassed his own people.

And now:

"No evidence" of Trump campaign collusion with Russia.

We'll see if this claim works out any better for them than the others.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:09 PM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Originally posted by kpo:
Siggy/Kiki's record of "no evidence" claims:

"No evidence" of Russian special forces taking over Crimea.

That's not what I said. What I said was: their presence was non-violent. It's hard to "take over" a place without firing a shot.
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"No evidence" that pro-Russian separatists shot down MH17.
That's not what I said. I said (early on) that I would wait for the evidence to come in

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"No evidence" that Assad gassed his own people.
That's not what I said. I said the evidence was meager, and there was evidence pointing to a false flag.

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And now: "No evidence" of Trump campaign collusion with Russia.
So far, no evidence. Manafort had dealing with Ukraine, not Russia. Flynn is being investigated about Turkey, not Russia. The "golden showers" dossier looks like a complete fabrication. None of Trump's campaign staff got any opposition research on Hillary. Assange did not get his info from the Russians. Everything so far has been a bust.

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We'll see if this claim works out any better for them than the others.= KRAPO
Thanks for lying about what I said.

So far, there is "no evidence" that you're the teeniest bit honest. You're just a liar and a troll, incessantly repeating your propaganda to establish a "political truth".

But dood, if you really feel that there is EVIDENCE, FEEL FREE TO POST IT RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.

Or STFU about it.



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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:15 PM

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Still no evidence, KRAPO?

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:30 AM

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Originally posted by kpo:
Siggy/Kiki's record of "no evidence" claims:

"No evidence" of Russian special forces taking over Crimea.

That's not what I said. What I said was: their presence was non-violent. It's hard to "take over" a place without firing a shot.
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"No evidence" that pro-Russian separatists shot down MH17.
That's not what I said. I said (early on) that I would wait for the evidence to come in

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"No evidence" that Assad gassed his own people.
That's not what I said. I said the evidence was meager, and there was evidence pointing to a false flag.

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And now: "No evidence" of Trump campaign collusion with Russia.
So far, no evidence. Manafort had dealing with Ukraine, not Russia. Flynn is being investigated about Turkey, not Russia. The "golden showers" dossier looks like a complete fabrication. None of Trump's campaign staff got any opposition research on Hillary. Assange did not get his info from the Russians. Everything so far has been a bust.

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We'll see if this claim works out any better for them than the others.= KRAPO
Thanks for lying about what I said.

So far, there is "no evidence" that you're the teeniest bit honest. You're just a liar and a troll, incessantly repeating your propaganda to establish a "political truth".

But dood, if you really feel that there is EVIDENCE, FEEL FREE TO POST IT RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.

Or STFU about it.

yowzers. 3 minute response time. Impressive. I have done better, but not with regularity.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:13 AM

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And STILL no evidence, KRAPO?

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:18 PM

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Originally posted by kpo:
Siggy/Kiki's record of "no evidence" claims:

"No evidence" of Russian special forces taking over Crimea.

That's not what I said. What I said was: their presence was non-violent. It's hard to "take over" a place without firing a shot.


Ah, the old "they didn't fire a shot" Russian propaganda talking point. Do you know, Sig, that about a year before I started talking to you and Kiki about Russia, I had arguments online with a group of Russians, about Ukraine etc? And that now, years later, my arguments with you and kiki go exactly the same - talking point for talking point? It's uncanny. Like you and they get your news from exactly the same source, or something.

So I'll say to you what I said to them then: If I stick a gun to your head and take your purse, is that non-violent?

And yes, you absolutely DID claim they weren't taking over:

Signym (2014): "But, yes, there were "little green men" in Crimea, in the background and not doing anything, as far as I - or anyone- can tell."
http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?bid=18&tid=58021&p=1

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So far, no evidence. Manafort had dealing with Ukraine, not Russia. Flynn is being investigated about Turkey, not Russia. The "golden showers" dossier looks like a complete fabrication. None of Trump's campaign staff got any opposition research on Hillary. Assange did not get his info from the Russians. Everything so far has been a bust.

Any objection to me copying this to the predictions thread to see how well it fares?


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:43 PM

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HEY KRAPO!

Wasn't it you who insinuated in this very thread that there WAS evidence??

So, STILL no evidence?

Put up or STFU about it.

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Does my comment look like "prediction" to you??? Or are you applying your own twisted definitions, again?

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:01 AM

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So far, there is "no evidence" that you're the teeniest bit honest. You're just a liar and a troll, incessantly repeating your propaganda to establish a "political truth".
But dood, if you really feel that there is EVIDENCE, FEEL FREE TO POST IT RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.
Or STFU about it.

Still no evidence, KRAPO?

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:07 AM

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What if Trump was competent? Is there evidence he would then achieve some of Signym's goals for America? Or would he finally become the effective authoritarian he really wants to be?

In a November 2 interview on WMAL radio in Washington, DC, Trump lamented his inability to use his authority to prosecute his political enemies. “You know the saddest thing, because I’m the president of the United States, I am not supposed to be involved with the Justice Department,” Trump said. “I am not supposed to be involved with the FBI. I’m not supposed to be doing the kinds of things that I would love to be doing. And I’m very frustrated by it.”

But let us not become so world-weary, so jaded, that we let an admission this grotesque pass without alarm. Trump is changing us. Had any predecessor said the things about FBI Trump said, the country would have been convulsed. But Trump’s comments did not lead every paper; they did not drive every newscast. Shock is a defense mechanism. We should worry when we notice we are losing ours. The country is becoming accustomed to the president like an autocrat, lamenting that he is not sufficiently able to use the federal government to pursue his political enemies.

To the extent we let Trump’s comments pass, it is because we are calmed by his incompetence, lulled by his indiscipline. "He says some crazy shit sometimes," one senior GOP aide told Politico. "We are getting used to handling it." We have grown accustomed to ignoring our president, or to assuming others will keep him contained.

Read his statement again: “I am not supposed to be involved with the FBI. I’m not supposed to be doing the kinds of things that I would love to be doing. And I’m very frustrated by it.” To hear those words from another president would be to assume that frustration would be followed by action, that the executive would be busying himself behind the scenes figuring out how to achieve what it is he wants done, that his top aides would be strategizing options and concocting workarounds.

With Trump, follow-through is presumed unlikely. He does not have the attention span to drive past the obstacles before him. And Trump has systematically alienated many of the institutional actors whose support he would need for a power grab — he has attacked the FBI and the CIA, insulted Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, feuded with key members of Congress. Like a cartoon villain, he is more interested in monologuing about his dastardly schemes than in doing the hard work necessary to achieve them.

But what if Trump was focused, disciplined, capable? What if his ends were the same but his means were changed? What if he worked assiduously to build relationships with the intelligence agencies, the military, and congressional leaders? What if he carefully chose his words? What if he was able to build a well-staffed executive branch where talented loyalists worked daily to achieve his goals? He (or Mike Pence) might have seven more years to get it together and make it happen.

Remember that Trump, for all his flaws and failures, has nevertheless marshaled a powerful machine behind his worst instincts. Much of the American right has eagerly followed him into the breach and is even now pushing him to go further. The conservative media has responded to the Russia investigation by trying to persuade itself, and its followers, that it is Trump’s enemies who should be investigated, that the special prosecutor must step down. Congressional Republicans are trying to build Trump’s case, or at least be seen trying to build Trump’s case, even as they block efforts to peer into Trump’s finances or protect Robert Mueller’s investigation. And amid all this, 31 percent of Americans continue to say that Trump has both the temperament and the personality required by the presidency.

Is Signym in the 31 percent?

www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/11/6/16610412/trump-autocrat-just
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Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:45 AM

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GOALPOST-MOVING from SECOND.

And yet, no evidence.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:19 AM

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HEY KRAPO!

Wasn't it you who insinuated in this very thread that there WAS evidence??


By pointing out all the previous times you've screeched "No evidence!" only to be later proven wrong? That's not insinuating there's evidence, it's insinuating you have a bad track record of reading the evidence.

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Any objection to me copying this to the predictions thread to see how well it fares? - KPO
Does my comment look like "prediction" to you??? Or are you applying your own twisted definitions, again?


I'll take that as no objection.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:40 AM

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HEY KRAPO! Wasn't it you who insinuated in this very thread that there WAS evidence?? - SIGNY

By pointing out all the previous times you've screeched "No evidence!" only to be later proven wrong?

insisted on looking for evidence, and even pointing out the kinds of evidence that should be available such as artillery shells; chemical analysis of residues; eyewitness testimony; radar and satellite imagery; lines of burnt out vehicles, bodies and prisoners; intercepted communication; etc instead of jumping to conclusions based on one piece of data ... or nothing at all except accusation ...

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... that's not insinuating there's evidence, it's insinuating you have a bad track record of reading the evidence
good track record of understanding what evidence IS and what it isn't

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Any objection to me copying this to the predictions thread to see how well it fares? - KPO

Does my comment look like "prediction" to you??? Or are you applying your own twisted definitions, again?- SIGNY

I'll take that as no objection.= KRAPO

Of course, because you're being a dick, where everyone can see it now.

SO, NO EVIDENCE. Just incessant repetition from you.

And now, with more asshole-ness and open dishonesty than ever!



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Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:45 AM

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In the meantime, in a thread devoted to evidence, nobody has brought any forward yet.

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In the meantime, in a thread devoted to evidence, nobody has brought any forward yet.

From yesterday, you will find thousands of words of evidence at:
www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/15/how-trump-walked-into-putins-web-
luke


The inside story of how a former British spy was hired to investigate Russia’s influence on Trump – and uncovered explosive evidence that Moscow had been cultivating Trump for years.

"Just as Nixon was re-elected during the early stages of Watergate, Trump won the presidential election, to general dismay, at a time when the Russia scandal was small but growing. Steele had found prima facie evidence of a conspiracy, but by and large the US public knew nothing about it. In November, his dossier began circulating in the top national security echelons of the Obama administration. But it was too late."

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:47 PM

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My god, what a long-winded reiteration of allegations. In the entire article, they only mention the word "evidence" twice, and one of those in in the subheading, without actually bringing any to the table. It is, literally, entirely hearsay, as the article itself makes clear:

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Normally an intelligence officer would debrief sources directly, but since Steele could no longer visit Russia, this had to be done by others, or in third countries. There were intermediaries, subsources, operators – a sensitive chain. Only one of Steele’s sources on Trump knew of Steele.


But they spend a lot of words trying to attach favorable adjectives to a former British spy!


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Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:58 PM

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My god, what a long-winded reiteration of allegations. In the entire article, they only mention the word "evidence" twice, and one of those in in the subheading, without actually bringing any to the table. It is, literally, entirely hearsay, as the article itself makes clear:

Quote:

Normally an intelligence officer would debrief sources directly, but since Steele could no longer visit Russia, this had to be done by others, or in third countries. There were intermediaries, subsources, operators – a sensitive chain. Only one of Steele’s sources on Trump knew of Steele.





Actually, much of the what was in the report has been substantiated. Some has not. Mueller is very thorough. In the end all your denials about Trump, his people and Russia will be addressed in Congress and the courts.

After our elections in 2018 if the democrats do good, it's over for Russia. It's over for Trump. Right now that's the time frame. Unless the democrats do poorly.

Of course you'll still be saying there was no evidence. It's what you do.







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Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:05 PM

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Actually, much of the what was in the report has been substantiated. - THUGR
It has? What? Where? LINKS PLEASE

Now's your chance, THUGR! You've flubbed the last year; time to bring on the real stuff!

EDITED TO ADD: If there was communication between Trump and the Kremlin, the NSA surely would have recorded it. Perhaps there are records yet to come out, but so far, nothing has appeared. It's not like investigators would be limited to somebody's say-so. Surveillance is a powerful thing, and electronic records are everywhere.



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My god, what a long-winded reiteration of allegations. In the entire article, they only mention the word "evidence" twice, and one of those in in the subheading, without actually bringing any to the table. It is, literally, entirely hearsay . .
.

Actually, it is not hearsay. Steele recognised that no piece of intelligence was 100% right. According to friends, he assessed that his work on the Trump dossier was 70-90% accurate. Over eight years, Orbis had produced scores of reports on Russia for private clients. A lot of this content was verified or “proven up”. As Steele told friends: “I’ve been dealing with this country for 30 years. Why would I invent this stuff?”

I will give you a real life intelligence report: On Monday I was asked how Donald was doing (different Donald). I said he had chemo five times. I completely botched the "evidence" because the truth was Donald had radiation five times. But I did get the main point correct: Donald is in grave danger, as is the other Donald.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:38 PM

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So he assessed his own work. Got it.

There was a question in the article that they didn't really answer, and it was How does he know he wasn't being fed misinformation?

Other than his assessment of the reliability of his contacts .... or what he TELLS us his assessment is ... what else is there to go on?

It's still hearsay, and so far no corroborating evidence.

FOR EXAMPLE: Trump stayed at a hotel? Did he or his staff pay for it? Is there a record of payment? Maybe Mueller is ferreting out those very details now, but so far nothing has come out.


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So he assessed his own work. Got it.

There was a question in the article that they didn't really answer, and it was How does he know he wasn't being fed misinformation?

Other than his assessment of the reliability of his contacts .... or what he TELLS us his assessment is ... what else is there to go on?

It's still hearsay, and so far no corroborating evidence.

FOR EXAMPLE: Trump stayed at a hotel? Did he or his staff pay for it? Is there a record of payment? Maybe Mueller is ferreting out those very details now, but so far nothing has come out.

Signym, have I told you today you are full of shit? Long after Trump has opened his Presidential Library at a Trump golf course, you will still be full of shit. Has Trump made public his tax returns? The ones he promised to make public? We could get the proof, the "corroborating evidence", that Trump is innocent if he would make those available, but he has not.

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Signym, have I told you today you are full of shit? Long after Trump has opened his Presidential Library at a Trump golf course, you will still be full of shit. Has Trump made public his tax returns? The ones he promised to make public? We could get the proof, the "corroborating evidence", that Trump is innocent if he would make those available, but he has not.



He was never under any obligation to release his tax returns. We've been through all of this before. The IRS knows what is in them. They are much more qualified to assess that situation than either you or Rachel Maddow, and certainly more qualified to do so than the ignorant masses that mostly have no idea how to even do their own taxes.




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As Steele told friends: “I’ve been dealing with this country for 30 years. Why would I invent this stuff?”


I dunno, Mr. Steele. Why does anybody who works in high profile government jobs lie all the time? I'm guessing because it's in the job description.

A lot of the people are going to believe you because they want with all of their hearts to believe you. A lot of the people are going think you're full of shit because no matter what anybody says they're going to think you're full of shit.

Those of us who are truly in the middle are going to sit and watch and see how this all plays out. Welcome to the freak show.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Quote:

Originally posted by second:
Signym, have I told you today you are full of shit? Long after Trump has opened his Presidential Library at a Trump golf course, you will still be full of shit. Has Trump made public his tax returns? The ones he promised to make public? We could get the proof, the "corroborating evidence", that Trump is innocent if he would make those available, but he has not.



He was never under any obligation to release his tax returns. We've been through all of this before. The IRS knows what is in them. They are much more qualified to assess that situation than either you or Rachel Maddow, and certainly more qualified to do so than the ignorant masses that mostly have no idea how to even do their own taxes.




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As Steele told friends: “I’ve been dealing with this country for 30 years. Why would I invent this stuff?”


I dunno, Mr. Steele. Why does anybody who works in high profile government jobs lie all the time? I'm guessing because it's in the job description.

A lot of the people are going to believe you because they want with all of their hearts to believe you. A lot of the people are going think you're full of shit because no matter what anybody says they're going to think you're full of shit.

Those of us who are truly in the middle are going to sit and watch and see how this all plays out. Welcome to the freak show.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

You have never been audited. There is an audit where the IRS takes your word, only looks at your forms. Then there is the audit where the IRS sends a team to the field and compares your word to reality. In Trump's case, he has never had a team of auditors sent to Trump's properties all over the world to see if he has told the truth because the IRS does not have a budget to do that for anyone.

Politicians lie, but this is different. I suppose if you wanted to be generous, you might say this is the least effective and trustworthy administration since Warren G. Harding, whose administration was overwhelmed by the Teapot Dome scandal in 1921, in which Harding’s secretary of the interior leased Navy petroleum reserves in Wyoming and California to private oil companies at incredibly low rates without a competitive bidding process. That was a massive scandal, one of the biggest we’ve seen at the level of politics.

There are other examples, of course. Most obviously, there’s Nixon and Watergate, which was a watershed moment in American political history. Ulysses S. Grant’s reputation as a Civil War general was shattered by the Whiskey Ring scandal in 1875, in which Treasury officials basically stole tax dollars from alcohol distillers. Other presidents, like Bill Clinton, have lied shamelessly as well.

Still, I think what we’re seeing right now will, eventually, rise above these examples, with the possible exception of Watergate. But a lot of this depends on the outcome of the Russia investigation. If it goes the way it appears to be going, it will exceed even Watergate.

www.vox.com/2017/11/16/16643614/trump-administration-corruption-russia
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You have never been audited. There is an audit where the IRS takes your word, only looks at your forms. Then there is the audit where the IRS sends a team to the field and compares your word to reality. In Trump's case, he has never had a team of auditors sent to Trump's properties all over the world to see if he has told the truth because the IRS does not have a budget to do that for anyone- SECOND
And do you assume that Trump's tax returns are NOT subject to subpoena by Mueller? Because the IRS may not have the resources for a field audit, but Mueller seems to be pretty generously funded.

I mean, how stupid are you?

Mueller will spend a long time crawling up the assholes of everyone in the Trump admin. He'll probably find evidence of tax evasion or other financial crimes - yanno, like you would find if you crawled up the assholes of every politician in DC - but the "Russia collusion" story will most likely not figure into the picture.




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And do you assume that Trump's tax returns are NOT subject to subpoena by Mueller? Because the IRS may not have the resources for a field audit, but Mueller seems to be pretty generously funded.

I mean, how stupid are you?

Mueller will spend a long time crawling up the assholes of everyone in the Trump admin. He'll probably find evidence of tax evasion or other financial crimes - yanno, like you would find if you crawled up the assholes of every politician in DC - but the "Russia collusion" story will most likely not figure into the picture.

I looked for a new story exclusively about Trump's slimy business and I found one for today. Robert Mueller must be pleased to have such an abundance of material to work with in order to get Trump directly rather than the smaller fish swimming with Trump: https://qz.com/1132442

The Trumps could be liable to criminal charges in the US, says Global Witness’s Anti-Money Laundering head Mark Hays, but only if they knew or suspected that their buyers paid with laundered money. “We’re not saying they had knowledge but that given all these red flags it appears that they at very least turned a blind eye, and may have actively worked to avoid knowing what’s going on,” Hays alleges.

A Trump Organization spokesman told Reuters that the company had no involvement in the brokerage process and that, “no one at the Trump Organization, including the Trump family, has any recollection of ever meeting or speaking with” Nogueira, who sold many of the apartments.” In contrast, Nogueira told Reuters that he met many times with Trump’s daughter Ivanka, and that the Panama project was her “baby.”

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Friday, November 17, 2017 2:37 PM

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"As if" there is only one potential handler of laundered money?

Don't you think that the hot real estate markets of Vancouver, London, San Fran and NYC receive a significant flow of money from Chinese, Saudi, and Russian/ Eastern European oligarchs stashing away their stolen funds into real estate?

Basically, this is a politically-motivated with hunt. Congresspeople apparently engage in insider trading. The Clintons had an alleged pay-for-play Foundation, from which they allegedly stole hundreds of millions. Throw a stick at any DC insider or at any of the top 0.1% and you'll find offshore accounts, shady dealings, money laundering, market manipulation and insider trading, to say the least.

It's too bad Mueller can't expand his probe to EVERY DC politician; then the swamp would REALLY get drained.

Still waiting for that evidence on "Russian collusion" though. So far, nothing.

Some say that the interviews of Trump's top aides will be done by month's end. So after that, we'll see what he comes up with. I guess we'll see how focused Mueller will manage to stay.


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Friday, November 17, 2017 2:51 PM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


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Originally posted by SIGNYM:

It's too bad Mueller can't expand his probe to EVERY DC politician; then the swamp would REALLY get drained.

And too bad Trump wants Mueller to stop investigating EVERYBODY. "We call on appropriate law enforcement authorities, including Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Congress, to investigate these allegations and, if appropriate, hold President Trump accountable for his actions."
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Friday, November 17, 2017 2:53 PM

THGRRI


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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
"As if" there is only one potential handler of laundered money?

Don't you think that the hot real estate markets of Vancouver, London, San Fran and NYC receive a significant flow of money from Chinese, Saudi, and Russian/ Eastern European oligarchs stashing away their stolen funds into real estate?

Basically, this is a politically-motivated with hunt. Congresspeople apparently engage in insider trading. The Clintons had an alleged pay-for-play Foundation, from which they allegedly stole hundreds of millions. Throw a stick at any DC insider or at any of the top 0.1% and you'll find offshore accounts, shady dealings, money laundering, market manipulation and insider trading, to say the least.

It's too bad Mueller can't expand his probe to EVERY DC politician; then the swamp would REALLY get drained.

Still waiting for that evidence on "Russian collusion" though. So far, nothing.

Some say that the interviews of Trump's top aides will be done by month's end. So after that, we'll see what he comes up with. I guess we'll see how focused Mueller will manage to stay.




Again with the Clintons and the argument that it doesn't matter if Trump is guilty of anything. He should not be bothered. Why, because others are guilty as well, and even more, because so many are getting away with it.

Your hypocrisy as you attack our democratic institutions suggesting they are all corrupt, is only out done by your own inner corruption.








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Friday, November 17, 2017 3:03 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


What I'm objecting to is the constant one-sided focus on Trump.

IF YOU HAD RAISED OBJECTIONS TO THE CLINTON'S UNETHICAL, IF NOT DOWNRIGHT ILLEGAL BEHAVIOR, I'D SAY THAT YOU REALLY WERE INTERESTED IN DRAINING THE SWAMP.

But the reality that that you're either partisan hacks (like SECOND) or deep-state trolls (like THUGR) and nobody would EVER mistake you for objective arbiters of anything.

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