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US spies heard Russian intelligence agent vowing to target Clinton
Posted by: pdq
Date: May 18, 2017 02:41PM
...says The Hill, citing Time, today:

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U.S. spies reportedly heard a Russian military intelligence officer bragging about his organization planning to target Hillary Clinton in May 2016.

The officer told a colleague that GRU would cause havoc in America’s presidential election, Time reported Thursday.

The officer reportedly described the intelligence agency’s effort as retribution for what Russian President Vladimir Putin considered Clinton’s influence campaign against him while serving as secretary of State.

Has Trump even acknowledged the obvious yet in admitting that Russia targeted Clinton and helped (if even ever so slightly) him get elected?

Edit: the Time article is one of the more in-depth recountings of Russian efforts in our election that I've seen, including Russians adopting American online social personas to push anti-Clinton stuff. This really happened, folks.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/18/2017 02:51PM by pdq.
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Re: US spies heard Russian intelligence agent vowing to target Clinton
Posted by: $tevie
Date: May 18, 2017 02:50PM
Now you're talking! (Rubs hands together in anticipation of another summer spent watching pre-impeachment Congressional hearings.)



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Re: US spies heard Russian intelligence agent vowing to target Clinton
Posted by: deckeda
Date: May 18, 2017 04:35PM
My inkling is that Trump didn't collude with Russia, making that indeed a witch hunt, but that he takes zero responsibility/happy coincidence for benefitting as if he DID collude.

So time and money will have been spent and we'll be right where we are today in a few years, and with no real way to lunch Russia.

OR

Trump will continue to unhelp himself and get his ass impeached on something only indirectly related to all of this, for no other reason than he isn't bright enough to shut up.
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Re: US spies heard Russian intelligence agent vowing to target Clinton
Posted by: $tevie
Date: May 18, 2017 04:42PM
Maybe he can dig up and reanimate Roy Cohn. tongue sticking out smiley

Advisers Urge Trump to Hire an Outside Lawyer
Several White House advisers and personal associates of President Trump have urged him to hire an experienced outside lawyer to help him deal with issues arising from a surging controversy over whether his campaign had ties to Russia, according to several people briefed on the conversations.

The recommendations came even before a special counsel was named on Wednesday to lead the investigation into any collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian officials.

[www.nytimes.com]



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Re: US spies heard Russian intelligence agent vowing to target Clinton
Posted by: pdq
Date: May 18, 2017 05:03PM
Lawyering up seems appropriate for a number of folks in this case.
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Re: US spies heard Russian intelligence agent vowing to target Clinton
Posted by: deckeda
Date: May 18, 2017 07:49PM
Lawyear had better be paid upfront. With suitcases of cash.
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Re: US spies heard Russian intelligence agent vowing to target Clinton
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 18, 2017 08:45PM
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pdq

Edit: the Time article is one of the more in-depth recountings of Russian efforts in our election that I've seen, including Russians adopting American online social personas to push anti-Clinton stuff. This really happened, folks.

I haven't seen any evidence of that happening...especially here on this forum.
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Re: US spies heard Russian intelligence agent vowing to target Clinton
Posted by: pdq
Date: May 19, 2017 09:33AM
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Steve G.
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pdq

Edit: the Time article is one of the more in-depth recountings of Russian efforts in our election that I've seen, including Russians adopting American online social personas to push anti-Clinton stuff. This really happened, folks.

I haven't seen any evidence of that happening...especially here on this forum.

Oh my gosh!

Swampy! Is that you?!

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Re: US spies heard Russian intelligence agent vowing to target Clinton
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 19, 2017 10:45AM
Re: US spies heard Russian intelligence agent vowing to target Clinton
Posted by: pdq
Date: May 19, 2017 10:52AM
Yeah, number 2 in that list above disappeared rather suddenly, didn't he (/she?).

I assumed they'd been banned by the mods.
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Re: US spies heard Russian intelligence agent vowing to target Clinton
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 19, 2017 07:33PM
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pdq
I assumed they'd been banned by the mods.

I assumed their paychecks stopped.
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Re: US spies heard Russian intelligence agent vowing to target Clinton
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: May 19, 2017 08:01PM
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GGD
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pdq
I assumed they'd been banned by the mods.

I assumed their paychecks stopped.

"Back to the Gulag!"
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