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April 12, 2017

Did he or didnt he? Trump contradicts himself on whether he knew Steve Bannon

"President Donald Trump wavered in his support for White House aide and strategist Steve Bannon in an interview with The New York Post on Tuesday, following stories of a rift forming between Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

"I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late," Trump said."

...
Trump announced the hiring of Bannon and adviser Kellyanne Conway as part of the Trump campaign on Aug. 17, 2016. Here’s what he said at that time:

"I have known Steve and Kellyanne both for many years. They are extremely capable, highly qualified people who love to win and know how to win," Trump said. "I believe we’re adding some of the best talents in politics, with the experience and expertise needed to defeat Hillary Clinton in November and continue to share my message and vision to Make America Great Again. I am committed to doing whatever it takes to win this election, and ultimately become President because our country cannot afford four more years of the failed Obama-Clinton policies which have endangered our financial and physical security."

So, in Trump’s own words he either "didn’t know Steve," or he has "known Steve … for many years."

One of those claims is clearly wrong."


http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/apr/12/donald-trump/did-he-or-didnt-he-trump-contradicts-himself-wheth/


The weasel on Trumps head whispers in his ear on these occasions.



April 12, 2017

FBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor Trump adviser Carter Page

The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, law enforcement and other U.S. officials said.

The FBI and the Justice Department obtained the warrant targeting Carter Page’s communications after convincing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, in this case Russia, according to the officials.

This is the clearest evidence so far that the FBI had reason to believe during the 2016 presidential campaign that a Trump campaign adviser was in touch with Russian agents. Such contacts are now at the center of an investigation into whether the campaign coordinated with the Russian government to swing the election in Trump’s

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/national-security/fbi-obtained-fisa-warrant-to-monitor-former-trump-adviser-carter-page/2017/04/11/620192ea-1e0e-11e7-ad74-3a742a6e93a7_story.html

I really like the second paragraph.

April 11, 2017

Update on Russian Election Hack Suspect from Spanish Source

"A Russian computer expert was remanded in custody in Spain on Monday on suspicion of involvement in alleged hacking of the US presidential election campaign, a legal source said.
Piotr Levashov, who was arrested at Barcelona airport on Friday, has been singled out by the United States for extradition in a request which is due to be examined by Spain's national criminal court, the source said.

Levashov is "suspected of having participated in hacking the election campaign in the United States," the source said.

From the date of arrest, Washington has 40 days to present its legal case for extradition to the Spanish authorities."


https://www.thelocal.es/20170410/russian-computer-scientist-arrested-in-spain


Interesting that this release quotes its own "legal source", independent of the wifes statement to RT.

I think this is the real deal.

April 11, 2017

DONALD TRUMP'S APPROVAL RATING RELATIVELY FLAT AFTER SYRIA AIRSTRIKES


"Gallup's daily tracking poll showed no movement in the days following the airstrikes ordered by Trump Thursday. The president's approval stood at 40 percent Tuesday and held steady at 40 percent through Monday. Gallup noted it found that just 50 percent of the country approved of Trump's decision to bomb the Syrian air base, the second-lowest such figure for the 11 military actions it had polled since 1983."

http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trumps-latest-...

Trumps son in law is probably calling Putin for the next brilliant idea...

April 10, 2017

WIFE: ARRESTED ALLEGED RUSSIAN HACKER 'LINKED TO TRUMP'S ELECTION WIN'

Source: AP - A.B.C. Chicago

MADRID -- An alleged Russian hacker has been detained in Spain at the request of American authorities, an arrest that set cybersecurity circles abuzz after a Russian broadcaster raised the possibility it was linked to the U.S. presidential election.

Pyotr Levashov was arrested Friday in Barcelona on a U.S. computer crimes warrant, according to a spokeswoman for Spain's National Court, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with court rules.....

... Such arrests aren't unusual - American authorities typically try to nab Russian cybercrime suspects abroad because of the difficulty involved in extraditing them from Russia - but Levashov's arrest drew immediate attention after his wife told Russia's RT broadcaster that he was linked to America's 2016 election hacking.

RT quoted Maria Levashova as saying that armed police stormed into their apartment in Barcelona overnight, keeping her and her friend locked in a room for two hours while they quizzed her husband. She said that when she spoke to her husband on the phone from the police station, he told her he was told that he had created a computer virus that was "linked to Trump's election win."





Read more: http://abc7chicago.com/news/wife-arrested-alleged-russian-hacker-linked-to-trumps-election-win/1856321/



Trumps Russia ties investigation is not going away, no matter how much smoke and mirrors they put out there.
April 10, 2017

Trump gushing over Scalia

And refering to a "new faith" in America.

Where's the bucket, I'm going to puke.

April 7, 2017

I have HAD IT with you, LATEST BREAKING NEWS!

EVERY. SINGLE. THREAD.

I have posted there has been locked as a duplicate.

(Except one, I think.)

I checked the latest threads thingee before posting.

The news article was only an hour old.

I scrolled down looking for a similar post first.

But, NOOOO.

I envision the LBN mods wringing their gnarly hands with malicious glee, "HERE HE IS AGAIN! MWAHAHAHAHA! TAKE THAT, ORANGECRUSH!"

Damned D.U. informed voter newshawks.

(rant)









April 7, 2017

U.S. Blinks in Clash With Twitter; Drops Order to Unmask Anti-Trump Account

Source: New York Times


By MIKE ISAAC
APRIL 7, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — Last month, the federal government issued a summons ordering Twitter to hand over information about an anonymous account that had posted messages critical of the Trump administration. Now, the government has blinked.

Customs and Border Protection on Friday withdrew its demand that Twitter unmask the anonymous account, a day after the social media company sued the government to block the summons. The person or people behind the account in question, @ALT_USCIS, had claimed to be a current employee of Citizenship and Immigration Services and had regularly posted messages at odds with White House policy.

The government’s move defused a potential standoff pitting a presidential administration that has tried to clamp down on leaks against a technology company with a history of defending its users’ First Amendment rights.

Read more: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/technology/us-blinks-in-clash-with-twitter-drops-order-to-unmask-anti-trump-account.html?referer=https://www.google.com/ to source



An important victory.
April 5, 2017

DiGenova, source of Rice accusations - Well, LOOKEE HERE!

Susan Rice, who served as national security adviser for President Barack Obama, ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce "detailed spreadsheets" involving Donald Trump and his aides during the 2016 presidential race, former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova said.

"What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Ms. Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals," diGenova told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group

.http://www.newsmax.com/t/newsmax/article/782414

So, who, you might well ask, is Joseph DiGenova, the source for this story?

Let's see, who is he married to?

Oh, that's right, almost forgot! Erik Princes lawyer!

From wiki...

"Victoria Toensing (born c. 1940) is a lawyer, and partner with her husband, Joseph DiGenova, in the Washington law firm DiGenova and Toensing.[1] Her practice specializes in white-collar criminal defense, regulatory inquiries, and legislative advocacy. She has appeared as a legal commentator on several networks including CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC."

"Emily Bazelon of Slate.com has called Toensing "a blanketer of the airwaves about the tawdriness of the Lewinsky affair."[2] Toensing and her husband made regular appearances on television claiming that they were the target of investigations by Clinton Administration"

But wait, there's more....

"In March 2005 Toensing submitted an amicus curiae brief on behalf of Matt Cooper and Judith Miller, two journalists who were subpoenaed in the Valerie Plame investigation for refusing to reveal information obtained from confidential sources.

In the brief, she "argued that the law couldn't have been broken when Valerie Plame's cover as a CIA agent was blown because her status wasn't really covert."[2] She also contended that Ms. Plame did not have a cover to be blown, citing a July 23, 2004, article in the Washington Times which argued that Valerie Plame's status as an undercover CIA agent may have been known to Russian and Cuban intelligence operations prior to the article (by Robert Novak) that revealed her status as a CIA employee."

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Toen...

Erik Princes lawyer... from a 2016 article....

"Erik Prince, founder of the now-defunct mercenary firm Blackwater and current chairman of Frontier Services Group, is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal agencies for attempting to broker military services to foreign governments and possible money laundering, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the case."

"Prince, through his lawyer, Victoria Toensing, said he has not been informed of a federal investigation and had not offered any defense services in Libya. Toensing called the money-laundering allegations “total bullsh*t.”

https://theintercept.com/2016/03/24/blackwate...

Straight out of the Russian intelligence playbook.

Throw out a amokescreen as a diversion, cloud the issue, and make them waste time and energy on debunking.

Lying scum.

Thanks to DUer kPete for this post, which motivated me to dig deeper into this.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028894603

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