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Wed Jul 4, 2018, 12:44 PM

 

Do the Russians have Republican e-mails?

I stole that from a comment on Twitter, but it is a possibility.

What do you think?

Is that why Republicans from safe Republican states are so willing to go to Russia?

Are they afraid of what the Russians might do to them?

I'm just asking. I have no inside knowledge.

But . . . .

What do you think?

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Reply Do the Russians have Republican e-mails? (Original post)
Sophia4 Jul 2018 OP
Meadowoak Jul 2018 #1
shraby Jul 2018 #2
GoCubsGo Jul 2018 #14
Raster Jul 2018 #26
lagomorph777 Jul 2018 #33
lagomorph777 Jul 2018 #34
northoftheborder Jul 2018 #3
JHB Jul 2018 #4
Sophia4 Jul 2018 #8
Raster Jul 2018 #27
rickford66 Jul 2018 #5
Sophia4 Jul 2018 #6
ck4829 Jul 2018 #25
lapfog_1 Jul 2018 #7
bunny planet Jul 2018 #9
dalton99a Jul 2018 #12
Wellstone ruled Jul 2018 #15
Chiyo-chichi Jul 2018 #10
bunny planet Jul 2018 #11
Sophia4 Jul 2018 #19
lamsmy Jul 2018 #13
volstork Jul 2018 #16
MurrayDelph Jul 2018 #17
Wounded Bear Jul 2018 #18
superpatriotman Jul 2018 #20
Sophia4 Jul 2018 #21
FreeState Jul 2018 #22
GulfCoast66 Jul 2018 #23
DetlefK Jul 2018 #28
ck4829 Jul 2018 #24
Cosmocat Jul 2018 #29
no_hypocrisy Jul 2018 #30
Orsino Jul 2018 #31
Thunderbeast Jul 2018 #32

Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 12:47 PM

1. I would bet on it.

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 12:50 PM

2. If they hacked the DNC, they hacked the republicans just in case they needed the info.

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Response to shraby (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 01:41 PM

14. They DID hack the RNC servers.

Knowing the kind of human waste that makes up the current GOP, the Russians almost certainly have mountains and mountains of things they can use against the GOPers. It explains a lot of the kow-towing to Spanky, and to the Russians.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 5, 2018, 06:57 AM

26. and also keep in mind the GOP is literally AWASH in dirty Russian money...

... the NRA alone spent over $30,000,000 to elect tRump*, they only spent $15 million to elect Mittens. Mueller has asked for all of NRA's records pertaining to this last election cycle. Ruh-Roh!

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Response to Raster (Reply #26)

Thu Jul 5, 2018, 11:55 AM

33. #NRAROUBLES: candy and Kompromat in one handy package.

Putin funnels money to GOPigs through his NRA front organization, then says, "Guess what? I've got you on video taking my money!"

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 5, 2018, 11:58 AM

34. Russian Hackers Gained 'Limited' Access to R.N.C., Comey Says


Russian Hackers Gained ‘Limited’ Access to R.N.C., Comey Says
Jan. 10, 2017
WASHINGTON — The director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey, told lawmakers at a Senate hearing on Tuesday that Russian hackers had penetrated the Republican National Committee’s computer records...


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/us/politics/russia-hack-hearing-clapper-rogers-brennan.html

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 12:50 PM

3. I've always assumed so, why not? And Republicans know it.

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 12:54 PM

4. Does Putin spell his name in Cyrillic?

You think they didn't hack the Elephant People as well as the DNC?

And how much you want to bet that among those emails are "thanks for the donations, tovarisch" messages.

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Response to JHB (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 01:04 PM

8. I read this suggestion on Twitter, but it seems so obvious.

 

Let's see what Fox News has to say about the idea.

Why would so many members of Congress, Republican members of Congress, meet in Russia on everyone's (except your cat's or your dog's) favorite day of the year after Christmas -- the Fourth of July?

The Russians had something very mighty hanging over the heads of these Republicans to get them to leave their hometowns on this day of the year.

What's up?

Something very big and ominous if you want to ask me.

I remember the Fourth of July in middle America in small towns. The grandchildren will all be on floats, the town band playing, the parade marching -- and if that is too far in the past, there will be all kinds of community celebrations that these bozos in Russia were willing to miss.

And why were they willing to miss them????

Will they go see Putin on December 25 too just to show how indebted they are to him? Just to demonstrate their subservience and obedience?

Bunch of serfs, that's what they are.

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Response to Sophia4 (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 5, 2018, 06:58 AM

27. Mid-year reviews with the Boss.

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 12:59 PM

5. Of course they do. Why hasn't anyone been asked while under oath ?

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 12:59 PM

6. Good question.

 

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 5, 2018, 06:50 AM

25. Bingo

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 01:01 PM

7. Maybe

but the Repukes have the Russians money.

They are bought and paid for... so any emails would only be insurance.

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Response to bunny planet (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 01:16 PM

12. Yep.

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Response to bunny planet (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 01:42 PM

15. Oh yes,how do you think Trump controls this butt heads.

Black mail.

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 01:13 PM

10. They don't even need to hack at this point.

If Russia wanted full access to the NSA Utah Data Center, Trump would hand them the key.

There's a LOT more data that just emails in there. On all Americans.

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 01:16 PM

11. And here

I think the story at the time was that the Russians hacked both the DNC and the RNC and only strategically released the DNC hacked materials to help trump. Doesn't mean they aren't blackmailing GOP with what they found? It makes a lot of sense if you think about it....
https://www.thedailybeast.com/report-russian-hackers-had-rnc-data-but-didnt-release-it

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Response to bunny planet (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 03:12 PM

19. And apparently, there is no Democrat among them because the Russians refused

 

to issue a visa to the Democrat who was originally scheduled to go along.

How can these men claim to be patriotic Americans when they accept an invitation to Russia that is extended to them, Republicans, when the Democrat who wanted to go along was denied a visa.

This is a very, very strange situation. I have never seen anything like it in my lifetime.

I wonder what Rachel Maddow will say about this.

Personally, I'm shocked and dismayed.

The question is why they went. It does not seem American to go to any foreign country on Fourth of July. Not in a group of legislators anyway.

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 01:29 PM

13. Yes

"James Comey... told Congress... : The attackers penetrated GOP organizations, and also stole Republican National Committee emails, albeit ones less current than those stolen from the DNC."

Perhaps never intending to release them - just fishing to psee if there was anything or anyone else in the RNC vulnerable to extortion/blackmail.

https://www.wired.com/2017/01/russia-hacked-older-republican-emails-fbi-director-says/

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 02:40 PM

16. Absoutely.

That's why they are in lockstep with trump; they are compromised, too.

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 02:56 PM

17. I always assumed the hacked both

When they hacked the DNC, they selectively released data to hurt Hillary.

When they hacked the RNC, they kept the data secret to blackmail the Republicans

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 02:57 PM

18. It sure looks like the Russians have something on them...

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 04:04 PM

20. And browser histories

Count on it.

Everybody cheats at something. Russia knows what those somethings are.

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #20)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 08:42 PM

21. There you go!

 

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 09:43 PM

23. Yeah, but the Pee Pee tapes and money laundering give them their real leverage. NT

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #23)

Thu Jul 5, 2018, 06:59 AM

28. Just imagine Russia leaking all that money-laundering evidence...

Are we really supposed to believe that Putin and the FSB don't know what the russian mob and the oligarchs are up to? That they are not keeping them under surveillance? That they don't have their own investigations?

It's almost guaranteed that Putin/FSB have evidence from the russian side of Trump laundering money for the russian mob, just as the FBI is investigating Trump on the US-side.

Imagine what would happen if SOMEBODY were to leak the missing pieces to the FBI...

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2018, 06:48 AM

24. It is very clear that one side has leverage here and not the other

Republicans don't have the leverage.

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2018, 07:57 AM

29. Of course they do, but that isn't why

Elected Republicans or 100% in line with whatever lunacy the party, or the current occupant it 1600 PA or doing. They are completely on board with it, because they are sick, depraved, power-hungry scumbags.

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2018, 07:58 AM

30. Too many Republicans for the FBI to arrest?

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2018, 08:55 AM

31. They have photos, documents, video and audio...

...and some senators have learned just how fucked their party would be if these got out. The Republicomrades may feature prominently.

We'll know when they come home glowing and promising a new era of cooperation.

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2018, 11:36 AM

32. Of course they do!

While the west was perfecting CANDY CRUSH, Russia, North Korea, and several Eastern European countries unleashed their IT infrastructure and resources to meet the geo-political desires of their despotic leaders.

My assumption is: THEY HAVE IT ALL!

Social media was a huge gift to them. They did not even need to hack through back doors to blow up the European alliance, or put their agent in the White House. Facebook handed them the keys to the kingdom. By micro-targeting their propaganda and racist screeds, they successfully scraped off the scabs of long-held resentnents; Electing a pliable clown. Many believe that they vote-flipped in several states to steal the election.

Their hacking gave them all the blackmail ammunition they needed to neutralize what might have been opposition from the traditional GOP.

So now, the question is whether they will execute the next phase of the plan to secure their gains. Will they further disrupt vote counts? Can fair elections ever be expected again? Ask Russian citizens. They thought they had a democracy for a short time too.

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