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Mon May 8, 2017, 11:07 AM

Trump 'planning smear campaign' against Sally Yates while she testifies against administration

Source: The Independent

Donald Trump's administration reportedly planned to smear former deputy attorney general Sally Yates ahead of her testimony before a Senate subcommittee on his presidential campaign’s ties to Russia.

Ms Yates will give evidence about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence in Barack Obama’s Administration will also testify.

The White House planned on branding Ms Yates a “Democratic operative” intent on sabotaging Mr Trump, who was willing to twist facts, news website Axios reported.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-apos-planning-smear-campaign-122146309.html

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Reply Trump 'planning smear campaign' against Sally Yates while she testifies against administration (Original post)
Zorro May 2017 OP
katmondoo May 2017 #1
OriginalGeek May 2017 #26
bucolic_frolic May 2017 #2
The Blue Flower May 2017 #3
mahatmakanejeeves May 2017 #4
SwissTony May 2017 #11
SammyWinstonJack May 2017 #22
Lochloosa May 2017 #23
WePurrsevere May 2017 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2017 #6
chelsea0011 May 2017 #7
Still In Wisconsin May 2017 #8
Turbineguy May 2017 #9
bluestarone May 2017 #10
ginnyinWI May 2017 #12
OnDoutside May 2017 #13
Tommy_Carcetti May 2017 #14
PatSeg May 2017 #15
GeorgeGist May 2017 #16
NastyRiffraff May 2017 #17
Friend or Foe May 2017 #19
still_one May 2017 #18
FakeNoose May 2017 #25
Honeycombe8 May 2017 #20
Nitram May 2017 #21
FairWinds May 2017 #24
Sunlei May 2017 #27
xxqqqzme May 2017 #28

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 11:09 AM

1. I don't believe his words carry that much weight anymore

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #1)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:50 AM

26. I wish that were true

I know trumpers that are already convinced she is a liar and just trying to hurt trump. They are so divorced from reality it scares me that I know them.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 11:13 AM

2. Such a gentleman

so intent on finding the truth in everything

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 11:14 AM

3. Isn't this obstruction of justice?

I hope it's added to the articles of impeachment.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 11:20 AM

4. Some people - good people, lots of people - are saying she's a thespian.

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I have no way of knowing, but I've heard it. The issue has been raised.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #4)

Mon May 8, 2017, 11:42 AM

11. Good heavens!!!

Next you'll be saying she likes poetry. And art!!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #4)

Mon May 8, 2017, 01:32 PM

22. HA!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #4)

Mon May 8, 2017, 01:56 PM

23. Helluva acting job....

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 11:28 AM

5. Innocent people don't do this bs, guilty do.

Trump does this deflection, projection, distraction and lying bullpucky all the time. It's never him, it's always 'other', he's a textbook narcissist.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 11:29 AM

6. I'm shocked.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 11:34 AM

7. I'm sure Faux News is ahead of the game

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 11:37 AM

8. Lots of people are saying...

 

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 11:38 AM

9. Yeah.

If Nixon had gone the route of saying the Watergate break-in was stupid and as it turned out, not needed, he might have ended up better than the cover-up ploy.

But for Trump, every day in power is a small victory. So delay and obfuscation is a good strategy.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 11:40 AM

10. this is totally

Expected of this asshole!! Lifetime in hell for him and his followers

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 11:47 AM

12. isn't his credibility about shot, yet?

I mean how long does it take? Everybody knows what a lying, cheating con artist he is.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 11:49 AM

13. At least he hasn't started WW3 to distract ....so far

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 11:53 AM

14. _BS_RUC_I_N _F JUS_ICE

I'd like to solve the puzzle, Alex.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 12:08 PM

15. Sounding more and more

desperate every day. What a pathetic jackass.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 12:08 PM

16. Confuse the rubes ...

who voted for him

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 12:34 PM

17. I hope she watches her back

"Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?" --Henry II

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #17)

Mon May 8, 2017, 12:46 PM

19. Sticking with the Shakespeare theme

The a$$hat doth protest too much, methinks

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 12:43 PM

18. The interesting thing about this link is that 99% of the time, the comments to Yahoo stories are

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usually filled with rabid right wing bias. That appears on first pass to be not holding on this story, which may signal a change in perception

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Response to still_one (Reply #18)

Mon May 8, 2017, 11:58 PM

25. Those were Russian bots on Yahoo

They weren't real people, it was all pro-Trump conservative ass-hattery spouting from computer archives.

It was different "people" all saying approximately the same thing under different fake names, apparently agreeing with each other.
Apparently disagreeing with anybody who wrote anything slightly "liberal" sounding, pro-Hillary or pro-Democratic.

Those Russian bots are mostly gone now, or at least zombies until the next election. God they were awful though.


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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 12:47 PM

20. Of course he is. Who doesn't expect that, including Yates? His words are meaningless, now.

He has ZERO credibility. Except of course to Trumpers, who apparently have limited brain cells and also think cult leader Jim Jones was a strong leader.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 01:17 PM

21. You mean like the smear campaign against Obama about how he gave Flynn the highest

clearance level? Leaving out that Flynn was fired and Obama warned Trump not to hire him.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 02:42 PM

24. The Drumph keeps getting away with making allegations . .

 

of illegal behavior by others without ever bothering, or even being
pressed much at all, to provide any sort of evidence.

How long will this be tolerated?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 11:06 AM

27. Republicans still smear her through media 'breaking news headlines' right here on DU

RW are pros at dominating aggregate news headlines websites. Every smear is quoted in the 'breaking news' story.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 11:28 AM

28. Judicial Watch is on it


http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/332510-group-sues-for-sally-yates-justice-department-emails

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement.“Her email traffic might provide a window into how the anti-Trump ‘deep state’ abused the Justice Department,” he added.

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