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Thu Jul 26, 2018, 08:26 AM

Max Boot/Washington Post: The evidence doesn't prove collusion. But it sure suggests it.

The evidence doesn't prove collusion. But it sure suggests it. 82 know contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-evidence-doesnt-prove-collusion-but-it-sure-suggests-it/2018/07/25/1c3ebba0-902e-11e8-b769-e3fff17f0689_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.36e66085d4cc



President Trump’s mantra is “no collusion,” something he says as if sheer, mind-numbing repetition can make it true. The president is faithfully echoed by the likes of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), who insists “there’s no evidence of collusion.” In reality, while there is not yet proof of collusion (that’s special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s job), there is copious evidence of it — and that evidence grows more damning by the day.

In Helsinki, Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted he wanted Trump to win — something Trump continues to deny to this day. Putin was more than a well-wisher from afar: His intelligence services ran an extensive operation designed to help Trump, including social media propaganda and hacks of Democratic emails. As I argued earlier, there is strong reason to believe that Trump wouldn’t be president without Russian help.

While this was going on, the Moscow Project of the Center for American Progress reports, there were 82 known “contacts between the Trump team and Russia-linked operatives.” “None of these contacts were ever reported to the proper authorities,” according to the project. Team Trump tried to conceal all of them.

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Yet more indications of possible collusion emerged from this weekend’s release of the FBI’s 412-page application to wiretap former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page as a suspected Russian agent. The application, approved by four Republican judges, notes that “the FBI believes that the Russian Government’s efforts are being coordinated with Page and perhaps other individuals associated with Candidate #1’s [Trump’s] campaign.” It also says that Putin aide Igor Diveykin “had met secretly with Page and that their agenda for the meeting included Diveykin raising a dossier or ‘kompromat’ that the Kremlin possessed on Candidate #2 [Clinton] and the possibility of it being released to Candidate #1’s campaign.” (Page admits to being an “informal adviser” to the Kremlin but denies serving as a Russian agent. He also denies meeting Diveykin but admits to meeting deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich.)

Max Boot's article Without the Russians, Trump wouldn’t have won

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/without-the-russians-trump-wouldnt-have-won/2018/07/24/f4c87894-8f6b-11e8-bcd5-9d911c784c38_story.html?utm_term=.f42cce2da897

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Reply Max Boot/Washington Post: The evidence doesn't prove collusion. But it sure suggests it. (Original post)
Botany Jul 2018 OP
Thomas Hurt Jul 2018 #1
Botany Jul 2018 #2
spanone Jul 2018 #3
Botany Jul 2018 #4
spanone Jul 2018 #5
tblue37 Jul 2018 #6

Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2018, 08:44 AM

1. The Pig can say no "collusion" all he wants but the only thing that really matters is...

is a finding by the appropriate tribunal that there is or is not conspiracy. Have to get all that evidence to in front of a court, congress etc. that will give the Pig his due process and make an honest assessment.

Currently that is not going to happen, the investigation is not complete and the moral cowards in the GOP caucus won't touch impeachment of the Pig with ten foot pole.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 26, 2018, 09:09 AM

2. 82 meetings and yet Trump says, "no collusion."

This was an act of war by a hostile foreign power.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2018, 09:11 AM

3. Mr. Boot or no one else has seen any 'evidence'. It may SCREAM collusion.

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Response to spanone (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 26, 2018, 09:14 AM

4. If you go to the link and watch the video where Mr. Boot talked about .....

.... the 82 meetings between the Trump campaign and Russia they lied or tried
to cover up every one of them. And that is known right now.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 26, 2018, 09:25 AM

5. can't get past the paywall....

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2018, 09:30 AM

6. The evidence available to the public is undoubtedly only a small part of the

evidence available to Robert Mueller. He keeps a tight lid on his investigation, so his evidence and sealed indictments are not being leaked.

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