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Post by Foggy » Thu May 17, 2018 5:58 am

That, or lying sack of shit. :shit:


... and how does that make you feel?
What is it you are trying to say?
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Post by Kendra » Thu May 17, 2018 6:09 am

Sessions started the trend of I do not recall...



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Post by Suranis » Thu May 17, 2018 8:23 am

Well, it was actually Rupert Murdoch and his sons who did before a UK parliamentary committee.


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Post by Addie » Thu May 17, 2018 9:49 am

The Hill
Whistleblower: Bannon wanted to suppress black vote

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie told Congress on Wednesday that the firm used by President Trump's campaign in 2016 engaged in "voter disengagement" tactics targeting black Americans.

In an interview with CNN after his testimony, Wylie said that Bannon, who held a position on the firm's board before joining the Trump campaign, directed the firm to research suppressing the vote among black Americans.

Other liberal demographic groups were also targeted, Wylie said.

"Mr. Bannon sees cultural warfare as the means to create enduring change in American politics. It was for this reason Mr. Bannon engaged SCL (Cambridge Analytica's parent company), a foreign military contractor, to build an arsenal of informational weapons he could deploy on the American population," Wylie said Wednesday.

That information is then used to "discourage or demobilize certain types of people from voting," he added, including African-Americans, which Wylie says were particular targets of the operations.

During the hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Wylie was asked by Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) whether Bannon's goal "was to suppress voting or discourage certain individuals in the U.S. from voting."


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Post by Addie » Thu May 17, 2018 10:09 am

Daily Beast
‘Infuriated’ Jared Kushner Lost His Cool When Russians Didn’t Deliver Hillary Dirt

Jared Kushner became “agitated” and “infuriate[d]” at the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting when a Kremlin-connected lawyer droned on about U.S. sanctions, instead of delivering on a promise to provide damaging information on Hillary Clinton. That’s according to Rob Goldstone, a British music promoter and friend of the Trumps who helped set up the meeting between Natalia Veselnitskaya and Donald Trump Jr.—and who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Trump Tower confab.

Goldstone’s testimony stands in contrast to what Kushner said in public about the meeting. In a July 2017 statement, Kushner paints himself as bored and confused by Veselnitskaya’s presentation. ...

But Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee concluded in their final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election that Kushner, along with Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort, "had expected to receive—but did not ultimately obtain—derogatory information on candidate Clinton" during the meeting.

Goldstone, for his part, testified that Kushner became visibly angry when Veselnitskaya delivered a lengthy diatribe about U.S. sanctions on Russia and their impact on adoptions—instead of handing over dirt on Clinton.

“After a few minutes of this labored presentation, Jared Kushner, who is sitting next to me, appeared somewhat agitated by this and said, I really have no idea what you're talking about. Could you please focus a bit more and maybe just start again?” Goldstone recalled of the meeting according to hearing transcripts released by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. “And I recall that she began the presentation exactly where she had begun it last time, almost word for word, which seemed, by his body language, to infuriate him even more.”


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu May 17, 2018 1:32 pm

Foggy wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 5:58 am
That, or lying sack of shit. :shit:
Or he had women on his mind.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu May 17, 2018 1:33 pm

Addie wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:49 am
The Hill
Whistleblower: Bannon wanted to suppress black vote
I am SHOCKED, SHOCKED, I tell you!


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Post by Addie » Thu May 17, 2018 2:20 pm

BuzzFeed News: The Definitive Story Of How Trump’s Team Worked The Trump Moscow Deal During The Campaign ...

Last month, Senate Intelligence Committee staffers peppered Sater for hours with questions about the Trump Moscow project. Sater testified that Cohen acted as the “intermediary” for Trump Moscow and was eager to see the deal through because he wanted to “score points with Trump.”

Sater also testified that Trump would regularly receive “short updates about the process of the deal.” Cohen has said that he briefed Trump three times on the deal, all before the end of January 2016. Cohen, the White House, and the Trump Organization did not return messages seeking comment.


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Post by Addie » Sat May 19, 2018 4:37 pm

Dropping this here for the mo.

Mother Jones
Report Suggests Blackwater Founder Erik Prince May Have Lied to Congress

Blackwater founder Erik Prince appears to have a problem. The New York Times reported Saturday that Prince, the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, arranged and attended an August 3, 2016 Trump Tower meeting where George Nader, an adviser to the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, told Donald Trump Jr. that UAE and Saudi Arabia were eager to help his father win the election.

Prince told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, under oath, that he had no formal communication or contact with the Trump campaign.

That doesn’t reflect well on Prince, because on November 30, 2017, he told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, under oath, that he had no formal communication or contact with the Trump campaign, other than occasionally sending “papers” on foreign policy matters to Steve Bannon, who became head of the Trump campaign in August.

“So there was no formal communication or contact with the campaign?” Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) asked Prince during his interview by the Intelligence Committee.

“Correct,” Prince responded. ...

Prince, unlike most witnesses who appeared before the House Intelligence Committee, agreed to allow the panel to release his entire testimony. As a result, Mueller’s team can use the transcript as evidence to potentially charge Prince for lying to Congress. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the panel, told Mother Jones in March that Democrats are also considering sending Mueller criminal referrals urging him to prosecute witnesses who lied to the committee.


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Post by Addie » Sun May 20, 2018 11:27 am

The Hill
Warner sees 'credible components' in report that foreign governments offered to aid Trump campaign

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said on Sunday that there are credible parts of a recent report saying foreign governments, besides Russia, offered to help President Trump's campaign in 2016.

Warner said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that The New York Times report contained "credible components" detailing attempts from governments, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, offering to help the Trump campaign.

The senator, who serves as the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, went on to say the committee would look into the report.

Warner's comments come after the Times reported that the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., met with an emissary from the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, George Nader, who said the countries wanted Trump to win the election.

The Times also reports that Trump Jr. took a meeting with Israeli social media specialist Joel Zamel.
Adding:
USA Today: Intelligence Committee Democrats: Trump Jr.'s reported meeting with Arab princes could be crime
The Hill: Warner: Why doesn't Trump understand that it's illegal for other countries to interfere in US elections?


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