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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:11 PM

Mueller investigation could have classified communications intercepts proving Trump worked with Russ

Source: https://www.newsweek.com/mueller-investigation-cou

Following a report that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into President Donald Trump's relationship with Russia, former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi said it is likely that Robert Mueller indeed has "classified" evidence.

"I think this is particularly sobering, even for career counterintelligence professionals who always in the back of their minds think there is an outside possibility someone could rise to high office who might be playing for another team," Figliuzzi said during an appearance on MSNBC's AM Joy. "To see this in writing, to hear this report -- if it's accurate to say the bureau actually opened a case on Donald J. Trump -- is really like hitting the American people in the gut."

Figluizzi and AM Joy host Joy Reid referenced a report from the New York Times, published on Friday, which revealed that the FBI began the counterintelligence investigation just days after former FBI director James Comey was fired. The goal of the investigation, the Times said, was to determine if Trump "was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow's influence."

While Mueller took over the counterintelligence case and combined it with his own investigation, the Times was unable to determine if he is still pursuing the counterintelligence matter.

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/mueller-investigation-could-have-classified-communications-intercepts-proving-1289142



Figliuzzi told Joy Reid that he was "virtually certain" that Mueller's team couldn't have gotten an investigation through all the required layers of approval unless there had been more evidence than just Trump's public behavior -- i.e., classified evidence.

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Reply Mueller investigation could have classified communications intercepts proving Trump worked with Russ (Original post)
pnwmom Jan 12 OP
dalton99a Jan 12 #1
emulatorloo Jan 12 #2
FarPoint Jan 12 #3
NRaleighLiberal Jan 12 #10
Stuart G Jan 12 #4
PSPS Jan 12 #5
Stuart G Jan 12 #6
okaawhatever Monday #17
ffr Jan 12 #7
C Moon Jan 12 #8
Lonestarblue Jan 12 #9
Hekate Jan 13 #11
Marcuse Jan 13 #12
Merlot Jan 13 #15
riversedge Jan 13 #13
lanlady Jan 13 #14
duforsure Jan 13 #16

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:13 PM

1. The bots are out in the comment section

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:29 PM

2. Yep, and they are out all around the Internet

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:39 PM

3. Do you think they are russian bots?

I can't tell the difference anymore....

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:40 PM

10. they are hugely outnumbered in anti-trump Op Eds in the NYT.

I've got an on line subscrip and read most of the Op Eds (and post comments to many - I particularly like to take on the horrendous David Brooks).

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:03 PM

4. I have to admit that I don't understand, "The bots are out" please explain, thank you

..Could be that I am just .."old" or I just missed the meaning of those words..thank you

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:10 PM

5. Putin has an army of posters on every platform to try to undermine the country

They are literally everywhere, even here on DU. Their sole purpose is to sow social discord and undermine the institutions of the west including intelligence services, the FBI, government agencies, etc. It's been active for many years.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:13 PM

6. Thank You..the bots are an army of Putin's people who post here and everywhere..Now I understand..nt

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 11:42 PM

17. I would use that description for Putin's trolls, or troll army. The bots (short for robots) are

software programs that perform automated, repetitive, pre-defined tasks. Their basic structure is "if this, then that".
For example, an early use was to send a message to people who wanted to be notified when a certain stock rose or fell. Another example is the CNN bot that sends notifications of new content you might be interested in based on previous reading history.

Nefarious types programmed bots to do harm, like sending out millions of spam messages, or social media bots to post stories to profiles that meet a certain criteria. For example, if a facebook profile lists NRA, GOP, and Tea Party in their favorites they'll be innundated with posts that claim Clinton is trying to take away guns. This is an extremely simplistic explanation. Russian bots during the 2016 campaign used highly personalized information to micro target voters with false stories and propaganda. (That is where companies like Cambridge Analytica came in).

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:26 PM

7. Makes me just want to spit in the eye of every republican I see. TOLD YOU SO!

Now help us by calling your senators to get rid of this asshole spy. Censure, impeach, punish however you have to, but dammit, do so something!

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Response to ffr (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:08 PM

8. Oh, they knew it. They just don't care. We are the true blue Americans.

The GOP are criminals and traitors.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:37 PM

9. No, they didn't care then and still don't.

I think it was a Trump supporter in Mississippi who recently said that she still fully supports Trump but is disappointed that he is not hurting the people he was supposed to hurtónamely, us, all people of color, immigrants, LGBT, women, and anyone who thinks that Trump is an ignorant despot. I guess hurting children and babies by ripping them away from their parents at the border and putting them in cages was not hurtful enough to satisfy her.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 12:44 AM

11. "The wrong people are getting hurt" was the line that really gobsmacked me.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 12:44 AM

12. T shirt costs $13.99 at Amazon

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 10:53 AM

15. That's a rather buff caracture of a donkey on the shirt

Looks like it could easily take out the elephant. Maybe the artist is punking these guys...probably wouldn't be to hard.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 08:45 AM

13. This would be the smoking gun if true. if true. So much speculation

about what Mueller has, that I am just waiting, trying not to get my hopes up.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 10:29 AM

14. this may explain why in early 2017

Trump got all wound up about "Obama" wire-tapping Trump Tower in NYC. He learned there was SIGINT on him and like the giant orange doofus he is, he went public with a hissy fit.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 01:13 PM

16. trump will be shown soon

To be taking orders from putin, and is completely compromised by him, along with others in Congress repeating putin's agenda and talking points to claim trumps innocence now. They too will soon face being exposed . Graham and others should be very worried, the truth will expose them , and they know its coming soon.

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