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Tue May 23, 2017, 06:10 PM

The Photo That May Help Unlock the Trump-Russia Scandal

Congressional investigators say Trump's former national security adviser lied about being paid to dine with Putin.



Monday, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) announced that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has documents indicating that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn appears to have lied in the process of obtaining top-level security clearance to be President Donald Trump's national security advisor. The disclosure was made in a letter to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) that urged the committee chairman to issue subpoenas for additional documents related to Flynn's brief tenure at the White House. "We need to know what the President, the Vice President, White House Counsel, and other top officials knew about General Flynn—and when they knew it," Cummings wrote. Flynn resigned in mid-February after it became public that he had lied to Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials about his communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kisylak.

Cummings' letter focused on Flynn's trip to Russia in December 2015 for a conference and dinner celebrating the 10th anniversary of RT, the Kremlin-backed news channel. Little noticed at the time, Vladimir Putin's guests that night included Flynn and future Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein—an odd couple who reflected the Russian president's efforts to court fringe figures on both the right and the left and otherwise meddle in US politics. (Also at the table were Putin's spokesman, chief of staff, and deputy chief of staff.)

Stein said the soiree was "a great opportunity to lay out some of my foreign policy proposals and get Russian reactions to them." Flynn, who commanded a $45,000 fee to speak at the event, said he didn't ask to be seated next to Putin. "I found it a great learning opportunity," he told the Washington Post.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/flynn-putin-dinner-payment-security-clearance-photo

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liberal N proud May 2017 OP
Freethinker65 May 2017 #1
liberal N proud May 2017 #4
Warren DeMontague May 2017 #2
BainsBane May 2017 #5
Tarheel_Dem May 2017 #6
Tarheel_Dem May 2017 #7
Scurrilous May 2017 #9
uponit7771 May 2017 #11
mhw May 2017 #3
Turbineguy May 2017 #8
yortsed snacilbuper May 2017 #10
TomSlick May 2017 #12
winstars May 2017 #13
liberal N proud May 2017 #14
GBizzle May 2017 #15
winstars May 2017 #16

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 06:12 PM

1. Yep. Willing accomplices or useful fucking idiots

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #1)

Tue May 23, 2017, 06:18 PM

4. Complicit actors

Flynn was an active operative and Stein was an actor who put herself in the race as a Green Party candidate to pull votes from Hillary. We all knew she was in the race to pull votes, it is now clear why.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 06:17 PM

2. I would hope anyone who still takes the Green Party seriously

takes a long and hard look at this picture.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #2)

Tue May 23, 2017, 06:26 PM

5. +1

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Tue May 23, 2017, 06:37 PM

7. +2

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #2)

Tue May 23, 2017, 08:26 PM

9. ...

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #2)

Tue May 23, 2017, 09:45 PM

11. +1

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 06:17 PM

3. Ya..f u Jill Stein. We knew a long time ago what your real role was.

 

Has she filed FEC & Tax papers?
Follow the grifter's cash flow.

About time her name floats to the top with all the others who had a role to play in bringing about the future hell our nation now stares straight into.


The only thing "Green" about Jill Stein is the size & color of her bank acct

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 07:33 PM

8. Jill Stein was there for

"balance". It actually draws attention. If they weren't helping Trump, they wouldn't need her.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:35 PM

12. Why not Subpoean her?

I'd be curious to know whether Stein received any money from the Russians - including from Putin's fellow kleptocrats. I'm hard pressed to know why anyone would fly to Moscow for rubber chicken. Why would any American politician be photographed sitting at Putin's table at this dinner? Flynn did it for the money. Why did Stein go? Whatever Stein got out of it, what did Putin get from the exchange?

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:05 AM

13. The MSM use that photo a million times per day and NEVER MENTION LINDA STEIN is in it!!!

WTF was she doing there too?


She siphoned off just enough votes from HRC to fuck us, especially in the midwest.

And then made some extra $$$ from us for recount BS.

Scum

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Response to winstars (Reply #13)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:44 AM

14. And the republicans call the media liberal

She was definitely a plant IMO.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:48 AM

15. Why isn't Stein being investigated too? She also refused to release her tax returns.

 

Nobody cared because she had no chance of winning, but it's noteworthy.

You can't tell me that between the e-mails, the fake news, voter suppression, and Stein running, it wasn't all enough votes siphoned off to make the difference in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, which were all won very narrowly.

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Response to GBizzle (Reply #15)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:52 PM

16. No, we can't tell you that because we would be lying. All you mention above WAS THE DIFFERENCE.

We totally got screwed and the echoes of that will be severe...

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