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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:28 PM

White House: 'No evidence' of Trump-Russia collusion

Source: The Hill



BY JORDAN FABIAN - 03/20/17 12:04 PM EDT

The White House on Monday asserted there is “no evidence” that President Trump’s associates colluded with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election after FBI Director James Comey confirmed a bureau investigation.

“Nothing has changed,” a White House official wrote in an email. “Senior Obama intelligence officials have gone on record to confirm there is NO EVIDENCE of Trump-Russia collusion and there is NO EVIDENCE of a Trump-Russia scandal.”

Comey's explosive revelation earlier Monday morning ended months of speculation about whether the federal government is probing Trump’s campaign and challenged the president’s repeated efforts to downplay his team’s alleged involvement with Moscow. But the White House is pointing to statements made by former acting CIA chief Michael Morrell and James Clapper, former President Obama’s top intelligence official, that they have seen no evidence of collusion between Trump associates and Russians.

Ahead of the House intelligence panel hearing where Comey confirmed the probe, Trump tweeted the Russia story is “is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!”

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/324785-white-house-no-evidence-of-trump-russia-collusion

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Reply White House: 'No evidence' of Trump-Russia collusion (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2017 OP
Agschmid Mar 2017 #1
forgotmylogin Mar 2017 #12
SummerSnow Mar 2017 #2
Kimchijeon Mar 2017 #3
NRaleighLiberal Mar 2017 #4
NewJeffCT Mar 2017 #5
George II Mar 2017 #6
Blue Idaho Mar 2017 #7
MBS Mar 2017 #8
RDANGELO Mar 2017 #9
vkkv Mar 2017 #10
LaydeeBug Mar 2017 #11
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 2017 #13
nikibatts Mar 2017 #14
ProfessorGAC Mar 2017 #15
jmowreader Mar 2017 #16
milestogo Mar 2017 #17
FakeNoose Mar 2017 #18
meadowlander Mar 2017 #19
FakeNoose Mar 2017 #20

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:29 PM

1. Yeah, uh-huh, sure.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:56 PM

12. Of course the White House didn't see anything.

They very plaintively explained how spies don't wear "Hello my name is Vlad, I am a counterintelligence asset!" badges as an excuse for why people weren't talking to them on purpose.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:30 PM

2. Busted disgusted and cannot be trusted

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:33 PM

3. Wow, they are being investigated and still doubling down on the lies

Pretty bold, but I guess they are confident that the cable "news" outlets will repeat their lies enough for them, and keep up the charade?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:33 PM

4. I think they are trying to get ahead of a steaming locomotive!

pitiful...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:35 PM

5. When Team Trump says "no"

you can almost be certain the real answer is "yes"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:35 PM

6. They're obviously not watching this morning's hearing, or believing what they're hearing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:36 PM

7. Bizarro World. nt.

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Response to Blue Idaho (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:38 PM

8. " " " " n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:43 PM

9. The FBI doesn't investigate something for no reason.

If they are still investigating ties between the Russians and the Trump campaign, they must have something, even if it is circumstantial.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:52 PM

10. Let's see those 2014-15 tax returns Donald. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:46 PM

11. There's no evidence of Bowling Green either, but when has that stopped them? nt

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:30 PM

13. So if Obama intelligence officials "confirm" there is no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion,

that is conclusive (so says the WH), but if the same sources say there's no evidence of Obama surveillance of Trump Tower that's fake news. You can't have it both ways. "Alternative facts" are an insane king's dream.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:04 PM

14. No evidence REPORTED

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:05 PM

15. Which Means But One Thing

They know there is evidence. It's that obvious

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:52 PM

16. Uhh...yeah

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:39 PM

17. The current White House is the least reliable source of information in the country.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:52 PM

18. Yeah, right!


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:52 AM

19. So why does Comey, an "Obama intelligence official" still have a job in the Trump White House?

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Response to meadowlander (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:31 PM

20. Comey has a 10-year appointment as director of the FBI

Trump can't fire him or cancel his appointment. Comey can resign but he's already announce that he doesn't want to do that.

BTW just because he was appointed by Obama, it doesn't mean that Comey is political appointment. He was the best man for the job (presumably) and he may well have voted for the GOP, for all we know.


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