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Wed Jul 12, 2017, 04:26 PM

Russian Officials Overheard Discussing Trump Associates Before Campaign Began

Source: WSJ

WASHINGTON—U.S. intelligence agencies starting in the spring of 2015 detected conversations in which Russian government officials discussed associates of Donald Trump, several months before he declared his candidacy for president, according to current and former U.S. officials.

In some cases, the Russians in the overheard conversations talked about meetings held outside the U.S. involving Russian government officials and Trump business associates or advisers, these people said.

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The reports were gathered by intelligence agencies that routinely monitor Russian espionage against the U.S. Such efforts can include monitoring phone calls and emails as well as information from informants. The efforts weren’t aimed at Mr. Trump or his associates, these people said.

The U.S. intelligence agencies weren’t sure what to make of the vague and inconclusive information, given that Mr. Trump had done business in Russia and was a global celebrity well-known to prominent people there. The names of Americans do sometimes show up in conversations involving Russian officials that are overheard by U.S. intelligence.

Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-officials-overheard-discussing-trump-associates-before-campaign-began-1499890354



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PunkinPi Jul 12 OP
SHRED Jul 12 #1
PunkinPi Jul 12 #2
Achilleaze Jul 12 #3
Cosmocat Jul 12 #6
2naSalit Jul 12 #13
ffr Jul 12 #4
Leghorn21 Jul 12 #5
flotsam Jul 12 #17
The_jackalope Jul 12 #7
MGKrebs Jul 12 #8
The_jackalope Jul 12 #9
muriel_volestrangler Jul 12 #16
The_jackalope Jul 12 #18
BigmanPigman Jul 12 #10
alcibiades_mystery Jul 12 #11
Achilleaze Jul 12 #14
Duppers Jul 12 #12
PunkinPi Jul 13 #20
orangecrush Jul 12 #15
riversedge Jul 12 #19


Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 04:32 PM

2. Thanks for that, I've edited it, somehow it got truncated when I copied it. nt

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 04:35 PM

3. The Russians planned the whole Republican campaign

The Russians were more in control then the GOP. They created the Republican draft dodger in chief, and shoved him and Americas face. And now the GOP refuses to lift a finger to defend America against The Russians as they piss all over our democracy, and screw around Bigley with our nuclear power plants.

Republicans are absolutely shamefully willfully betraying America by letting this happen.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 04:48 PM

6. Yep

They had this dimwit hooked LONG ago.

Their psyops on the soft headed populace have been historically successful.

In a year's time, the republican party has enabled them to come back from a 50 TD deficit to win the Cold War three decades after they lost it.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 06:08 PM

13. +1!

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 04:40 PM

4. Come on, this Russia thing is a nothing burger, folks!

Nothing to see here.

Move along.

A fake story made up by democrats.

Whoops!

drip. Drip. DRIP. POUR!

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 04:44 PM

5. Baby cannon in da house!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 06:56 PM

17. Egg's-ecution??? N/T

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 04:58 PM

7. Now why does this sound so familiar?

Oh yeah, because Louise Mensch reported it in April.

https://patribotics.blog/2017/04/16/carter-page-went-to-moscow-with-a-tape-of-donald-trump-offering-treason-for-hacking/

She's been right about pretty much everything.

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Response to The_jackalope (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 05:11 PM

8. Woe, that's quite a stretch to link those two stories.

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Response to MGKrebs (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 05:25 PM

9. Only to those who are unwilling to see it.

Mensch also called it correctly with this one:

https://patribotics.blog/2017/03/28/kushner-and-trump-taped-at-secret-trump-tower-meetings-with-russians/

Despite the general sentiment on the board, I'm of a mind to consider Louise a truthful reporter.

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Response to The_jackalope (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 06:48 PM

16. Wrong link - that's a different story

The OP is about US intelligence officials hearing Russians discussing Trump associates, and meetings with Russian government officials, before he started running.

The link you gave was about Carter Page having a recording of Trump that he took to Moscow to try to do a deal with Russians about hacking, more than a year later.

These are completely different stories.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 08:42 PM

18. Yup, wrong story. Tx.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 05:51 PM

10. Compared to Watergate don't you think this should move faster?

With all of the tech changes things should be happening faster. We have instant everything, and "documented" proof from a zillion sources in the form of tweets, emails, cell phone cameras, sophisticated intelligence detecting devices, etc. I know there are a ton of different areas that are under investigation but the drip, drip , drip should be a trickle, then a steady stream, and eventually a flood of info coming in and help with connecting the dots.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 05:57 PM

11. Bush, Kasich, Rubio, and Cruz should really start wondering whether the primaries were vote-rigged

 

This looks like a set-up from go.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 06:33 PM

14. Yes, I think the Russians did rig the Republican primaries

So in that sense, the draft Dodger in chief stole the Republican nomination with the help of his Russian mob buddies.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 06:02 PM

12. Wow!! K & R

This...and it's still mind blowing to know all the things they knew and yet Comey trashed HRC!

Thanks, PunkinPi.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 07:16 AM

20. Yep and you're welcome, Duppers. nt

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 06:44 PM

15. K&R

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 09:38 PM

19. Shanethe author of this article in on Maddow right now.

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