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butdiduvote

(284 posts)
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 04:38 AM Mar 2017

Is the Russia story good and buried now?

It seemed like the dam was definitely bursting there for a while with the reactions to Comey's closed-door meeting and Flynn's resignation. Since then, a whole lot of nothing major has come out, and so many signs point to those in power having no interest in pursuing a thorough, impartial investigation.

Is this it? Did the chance to take him down with this pass?

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Is the Russia story good and buried now? (Original Post) butdiduvote Mar 2017 OP
Sure looks that way BannonsLiver Mar 2017 #1
it's up to people like Rachel Maddow to continue reporting it, it's not like most of the msm JI7 Mar 2017 #2
No Way Frogg Mar 2017 #3
no Skittles Mar 2017 #4
True, I give him a week, maybe two 'if'... WePurrsevere Mar 2017 #12
he is a CON MAN Skittles Mar 2017 #15
Nope. It is alive and well. n/t Lucinda Mar 2017 #5
Nope! JustAnotherGen Mar 2017 #6
My Thoughts Exactly.... global1 Mar 2017 #7
LOL leftynyc Mar 2017 #8
So very true... WePurrsevere Mar 2017 #13
Yep. It's done. Nobody will do anything. catbyte Mar 2017 #9
"so many signs point to those in power having no interest in pursuing a thorough, impartial mdbl Mar 2017 #10
Well...MSNBC will carry a special tonight... WiffenPoof Mar 2017 #11
The Nixon Administration lisa58 Mar 2017 #14
That was a long time ago BannonsLiver Mar 2017 #18
Nope! Peacetrain Mar 2017 #16
Probably. If corporate MSM wanted to take him down they can, and could have Kimchijeon Mar 2017 #17
if the msm covers this like they did dumbo's draft dodging/drug dealing or the Iraq War runup, Gabi Hayes Mar 2017 #19
supposedly the whole monday show is here, but it won't play on my box....no flash Gabi Hayes Mar 2017 #20
Sorry...no it is not and it will bring Trump down. Demsrule86 Mar 2017 #21
the truth and facts can't make it go away JI7 Mar 2017 #22
Love them or hate them, MSNBC is still on it... Wounded Bear Mar 2017 #23
Looks pretty alive vibrant NewRedDawn Mar 2017 #24
Nope... blue neen Mar 2017 #25
sure MFM008 Mar 2017 #26
No. Dawson Leery Mar 2017 #27
Nope, not with this evening's new stories from the NYT and WaPo. The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2017 #28
This is an amazing night. nt msanthrope Mar 2017 #30
NOPE - MSNBC is still doing live coverage - calling it UNPRESIDENTED bettyellen Mar 2017 #29
If it gets serious Trump will need some type of emergency incident to act as a public diversion. jalan48 Mar 2017 #31

JI7

(89,378 posts)
2. it's up to people like Rachel Maddow to continue reporting it, it's not like most of the msm
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 04:39 AM
Mar 2017

was ever reporting it as they should be.

but maddow and foreign media and individuals will have to keep trying to do what they can.

we can do our part to continue talking about it . when i talk to others about politics this is one of the things i make sure to always bring up.

Frogg

(365 posts)
3. No Way
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 04:49 AM
Mar 2017

Dems are not letting this go. I hope we get another drip drip soon. There is so much out there already. I am astonished at how little most people know about any of this. But it is making its way into the msm. If they smell blood, they will go for the kill. Just think of the ratings a big fat scandal to end all scandals will bring. It is still my firm belief that enough intelligence agents are clued in to this story. Obama made the FBI share the info and data with other agencies before he left office. Something this egregious, this big will not be kept at bay. I want it to happen right now, but I know it is going to be a process. Keep talking about it. I always give people sources to read it for themselves...it is easy to enlighten others with that much hard data available!

Skittles

(153,892 posts)
4. no
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 04:56 AM
Mar 2017

an extreme narcissist can change persona only for short periods of time

he'll be back to tweeting like a moron, pissing off the spooks and kissing Putin ass very soon indeed

WePurrsevere

(24,259 posts)
12. True, I give him a week, maybe two 'if'...
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 07:06 AM
Mar 2017

everything goes HIS way, no one pushes his buttons and everyone strokes his ego... not bloody likely.

global1

(25,405 posts)
7. My Thoughts Exactly....
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:23 AM
Mar 2017

He was told - ' Don't screw this up. You stick to the speech the way we wrote it for you. Don't go off script. If you do that there ain't no way you'll be taken out on this Russian thing. The MSM will help you by saying you were very presidential and your supporters will have your back.'

Unless we see that tape of gals peeing on a bed in Russia with him cheering them on - I think we're stuck with him for the full four years.

This was his 'drop the mike moment' and a big fu to the Dems.



 

leftynyc

(26,060 posts)
8. LOL
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:36 AM
Mar 2017

You think the media - or anyone else - is even going to remember this speech next week? NOW he actually has to govern, and we've all seen he's thoroughly incapable of that. The Russia thing is just getting started. Always remember the press does one thing very well - after they build someone up, they take delight in taking them down. That speech will be nothing but a memory by the weekend.

WePurrsevere

(24,259 posts)
13. So very true...
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 07:13 AM
Mar 2017

"Always remember the press does one thing very well - after they build someone up, they take delight in taking them down."

AND he's pissed the press and the intelligence community off 'bigly'. There's absolutely no way are they going to just let that go. They might go quieter for a bit but silence doesn't necessarily mean surrender.

mdbl

(4,978 posts)
10. "so many signs point to those in power having no interest in pursuing a thorough, impartial
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:54 AM
Mar 2017

investigation."

You just noticed that? That's been the repuglican MO for 35 years now - if you're a repuglican.

lisa58

(5,756 posts)
14. The Nixon Administration
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 07:18 AM
Mar 2017

thought they had Watergate dead and buried- never did...and this is far worse with more people focused on it

BannonsLiver

(16,676 posts)
18. That was a long time ago
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 05:08 PM
Mar 2017

Back when we still had people with principles in government who worked to get to the truth. We have an AG who has basically said there's no such thing as police brutality or hate crimes anymore. Just hard to see the truth ever seeing the light of day, let alone any consequences that might come from it.

Kimchijeon

(1,606 posts)
17. Probably. If corporate MSM wanted to take him down they can, and could have
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 05:04 PM
Mar 2017

Too much profit in continuing the bleak charade, I guess. Until he stops being profitable, nothing will happen. That's what it seems like to me.

 

Gabi Hayes

(28,795 posts)
19. if the msm covers this like they did dumbo's draft dodging/drug dealing or the Iraq War runup,
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 05:15 PM
Mar 2017

the answer is obvious

and answered

hope I'm wrong

for those that want to see the perspective from the ross/deutschebank/russian oligarch/trump POV, try this:

https://www.dcreport.org/wilbur-ross-comes-to-d-c-with-a-long-and-profitable-history-of-russian-connections/?preview_id=944

In the midst of the Trump Administration’s many other Russian entanglements,[1] it turns out that Wilbur J. Ross, Jr., the billionaire American investor who is one of Donald Trump’s closest advisors on trade and economics, has direct financial ties to several leading oligarchs from Russia and the Former Soviet Union or FSU.

................

Central to this inquiry is the question of Ross’s role as Vice Chair and a leading investor in the Bank of Cyprus, the largest bank in Cyprus, one of the key offshore havens for illicit Russian finance. Ross has been Vice Chairman of this bank and a major investor in it since 2014. His fellow bank co-chair evidently was appointed by none other than Vladimir Putin.

The Bank of Cyprus is just one of more than 100 direct and indirect investments that Ross listed on his U.S. Office of Government Ethics financial disclosure form last month. [2] He recently promised to resign as Vice Chairman of the Bank and disinvest from it within the next 90 days if his nomination is approved.[3]

Mere divestiture will not suffice here, even if it was immediate. Exiting a brothel in a hurry doesn’t explain what you were doing there in the first place.


above link expands upon Rachel's most excellent broadcast of Feb 27, which is on youtube, apparently, and not to be missed

&list=PLDIVi-vBsOEyETRGoRP9y8zhyu6bHl6iK

that was only the first 22 minutes. the next 30+ were also on the oligarch/trump connection. dunno where that is.....maybe on MSNBC....but it SHOULD be as important a story as the one those two rookie WAPO reporters worked for awhile back in 72-73....can't remember their names
 

Gabi Hayes

(28,795 posts)
20. supposedly the whole monday show is here, but it won't play on my box....no flash
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 05:25 PM
Mar 2017
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show#!#full-episodes

look for the 2-27 show it was said to be playing 'now,' but won't play for me

Wounded Bear

(59,038 posts)
23. Love them or hate them, MSNBC is still on it...
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 12:18 AM
Mar 2017

Covered the Sessions story and the White House saving intel/evidence stories on their 2 hr special on the Russian/Trump connection.

I don't see it going away. Traditional media is making a comeback. Far, far more people believe the MSM than Breitbart and the Internets propaganda machine. The NYT and WaPo are in a competition to break news on the Russian connection. The weeklies are going full bore, too.

The Velveteen Ocelot

(116,560 posts)
28. Nope, not with this evening's new stories from the NYT and WaPo.
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 12:59 AM
Mar 2017

In fact, this stuff is burying the news of Trump's speech.

jalan48

(13,984 posts)
31. If it gets serious Trump will need some type of emergency incident to act as a public diversion.
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 01:10 AM
Mar 2017

I'm convinced he is capable of manufacturing something-he has no scruples.

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