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Tue Aug 1, 2017, 11:02 PM

The Center For American Progress Is Releasing A 50-Page Report Claiming Trump-Russia Collusion

Source: Buzzfeed, by Lissandra Villa

The Center for American Progress has written a nearly 50-page report for Democrats in Congress, making the case for collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. The report, a draft of which was reviewed by BuzzFeed News ahead of its release Wednesday, makes the bold claim “it is now clear there was collusion” and that “this is the biggest political scandal in American history.”

“We're... trying to convey that it’s time to stop beating around the bush on Trump’s collusion with Russia. There is a mountain of evidence that Trump and his associates colluded with Russia and it’s time to start saying so,” Adam Jentleson, senior strategic adviser and the former deputy chief of staff for Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, told BuzzFeed News in an email.

“I think the reason why we’re putting this report out is that we need to sort of face the facts of what’s staring us in the face here,” Max Bergmann, a senior fellow at CAP and author of the report, told BuzzFeed News. “When you piece it all together and you lay out the facts, all the information that we know… the picture becomes very clear. And what is clear is that the president’s campaign was willing to collude with Russians and did.”

The draft of CAP’s report lays out everything the public knows about how the Trump campaign and Russia interacted during the campaign based on information gathered from press reports and congressional testimony. According to CAP, the evidence should be enough for Democrats to argue the campaign colluded with Russia.

Read it at: https://www.buzzfeed.com/lissandravilla/the-center-for-american-progress-is-releasing-a-nearly-50?utm_term=.bs0Wz4YPg#.kuvyNXW82

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Reply The Center For American Progress Is Releasing A 50-Page Report Claiming Trump-Russia Collusion (Original post)
yallerdawg Aug 2017 OP
Achilleaze Aug 2017 #1
triron Aug 2017 #2
Honeycombe8 Aug 2017 #12
certainot Aug 2017 #15
SonofDonald Aug 2017 #3
lindysalsagal Aug 2017 #4
yallerdawg Aug 2017 #6
better Aug 2017 #7
calimary Aug 2017 #9
better Aug 2017 #10
Gabi Hayes Aug 2017 #5
BadgerMom Aug 2017 #8
trueblue2007 Aug 2017 #11
iluvtennis Aug 2017 #14
trueblue2007 Aug 2017 #20
iluvtennis Aug 2017 #21
grantcart Aug 2017 #13
MagickMuffin Aug 2017 #19
dchill Aug 2017 #16
niyad Aug 2017 #17
continentalop2 Aug 2017 #18

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 11:09 PM

1. K & R

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 11:26 PM

2. Dems need to get some backbone.

Of course there was collusion, duh. We have an illegitimate executive branch; they should be tossed out and sent to prison.
Also some of the senate and house are illegitimate as well. As are any other appointees are as well.

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Response to triron (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 01:54 AM

12. They're doing what they can. They are not in control. A Dem. is proposing a bill...

and they are speaking out. It's dangerous to accuse someone of a crime, though, if there's no evidence of it. And they are not the ones in possession of all the evidence. The key word is evidence. Then they would look foolish, if the conclusion at the end is that there's not enough evidence to draw that legal conclusion, which is possible.

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Response to triron (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 02:03 AM

15. dems liberals left and progressive orgs need to pull their ipods out of their asses

and start getting their reps backs.

the rcons will force compromise and get away with it to the extent that dems continue to ignore talk radio, which is the great republicon enabler.

it's making excuses for trump all day and attacking critics. according to sam nunberg trump studied talk radio in 2014 prepping for the primaries.

people are the leaders - we need to lead. when reps and media see protests at rw radio stations and the unis that support them, the rcons will lose the only advantage they have.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 11:28 PM

3. Oh yes! N/T

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 11:30 PM

4. He's admitted motive, intent, and methods in tweets and public statements.

It's all there. Put it to congress and ask why they won't see what it all adds up to. What are they afraid of? Are they part of it too???

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 11:33 PM

6. "Caution."

"This is a drastic departure from what most Democrats in Congress have been saying since Trump entered the White House in January. At least in public, most congressional Democrats have yielded on the side of caution, calling for further investigation before alleging actual collusion — while at the same time emphasizing stories like the recent revelation that Donald Trump Jr. and others from the campaign spoke with a Russian lawyer last summer, in a meeting pitched to the president’s son with the promise of damaging information about Hillary Clinton."

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 11:34 PM

7. They are afraid

of the rabid base that they have spent the last decade or two whipping into a frenzy when Democrats were in power and keeping distracted when they were.... And making it easier than ever for them to arm themselves to the teeth.

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Response to better (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 01:14 AM

9. Welcome to DU, better!

They're reaping the whirlwind alright.

That strange old tale of the Frankenstein monster comes to mind.

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Response to calimary (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 01:18 AM

10. Thanks! n/t

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 11:32 PM

5. And DU is the only place to find out

 

Sad!

Wtf happened to Browder/Magnitsky?

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 12:29 AM

8. K/R

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 01:42 AM

11. TRUMP worked WITH USA's enemy to steal 2016 election. What happens to traitors ??

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 02:00 AM

14. Traitors go to a Federal Prison. Can't wait for Dumpty et al to be sentenced...

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 02:54 PM

20. in the olden days, Traitors were treated as Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #20)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 06:44 PM

21. Wow, I just learned something new today - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Here's a wikipedia...

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 01:56 AM

13. The key is the enormous effort that the Trump team put out in changing just one plank of the


Republican platform.

Putin wanted a sign that confirmed that Trump was committed to the deal and that he could deliver on sanctions.

They agreed on making the Republicans adopt a plank that was 100% against their historic position. That would be a strong sign that Trump had the pull to force the establishment to change its position.

Too bad the Russians didn't understand that in the end (as well as the beginning and middle) no one really cares about what is in the platform.

From the day plank was passed I have been saying there is only one explanation for that plank, Trump had to signal that he could deliver. Before the Russians delivered they wanted proof that Trump could deliver.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 03:31 PM

19. And my understanding is Russia created Super PACS for the RNC, so, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


That's all the republicans believe in. In God We Trust, that is on all our money is the only God they worship.

And accepting money from foreign entities is against the law, however, those laws never apply to them.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 02:04 AM

16. it is now clear there was collusion

Duh. Now it's clear? "Russia, if you're listening..."

Guess we still don't have a signed Russia sanctions bill...

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 02:30 PM

17. k and r and bookmarking to read all later.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 03:07 PM

18. It's up now. Has anyone read it yet?

 

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