Putin says he wants to see evidence of election meddling other than ‘yelling and hollering in the United States Congress’

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said the United States must send him evidence more substantial than “yelling and hollering in the United States Congress” if he is to respond to allegations of Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
In an interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly with a translated voiceover, Putin asked Washington to “give us a document, give us an official request” so he can see the allegations and determine whether the Russian nationals indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller have violated his country’s laws. “We can not respond to that if they do not violate Russian laws,” Putin insisted. “With all due respect for you personally, with all due respect for Congress, you must have people with legal degrees” handle the matter.
Putin has denied official government sanction for meddling efforts, a denial President Trump has said he believes. (Trump recently reversed himself on that subject, claiming he “never said Russia did not meddle in the election.”)

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Melania Was Sent In To End Meeting With Trump And Putin But ‘She Failed’

July 7th, 2017 Conover News, Politics 0 Comments

The current occupant of the White House met with Russian President Vladimir Putin today at the G20 summit in Hamburg for 30 minutes. The only problem is that the meeting lasted for 2 hours and 16 minutes. Well, that wasn’t the only problem. Putin and Donald Trump made a little inside joke about reporters because ha ha hardee har har. By the way, Putin has had journalists killed who were critical of him and in the past, Trump has defended him for that.

Then the two spoke of Russia meddling in our 2016 presidential election and the former reality show star sided with Russia instead of U.S. Intelligence agencies. Geez, even House Speaker Paul Ryan disagrees with Mr. Trump.

The meeting between Vlad and Donald lasted so long that U.S. officials sent First Lady Melania Trump in to try to break it up to no avail, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

That happened after an hour into the meeting which was only supposed to last 30 minutes.“Several times I had to remind the president, people were sticking their heads in the door,” Tillerson told reporters after the meeting, according to the Washington Examiner. “They even sent in the first lady at one point to see if she could get us out of there, and that didn’t work either. … We went another hour after she came in to see us, so clearly, she failed.”

I totally understand. Sometimes I go out with my bestie and grab a bite to eat, go shopping, or just chat about stuff. Before I know it, a couple of hours have just gone by. Time sure flies when you’re with your BFF.

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DNC Hackers Allegedly Paid By Trump Organization, But Were Under Putin’s Control

April 28, 2017 by Samuel Warde

The Guardian reports tonight that “The hackers were paid by the Trump organization, but were under the control of the Putin administration.”
In July 2016, Christopher Steele, a former MI6 officer, supplied an FBI agent in Rome with a “toxic dossier on Donald Trump that now threatens Mr Trump’s relationship with Britain, Russia, and the US intelligence services, according to a January 2017 report by The Telegraph.

Continuing, The Telegraph reported that “For more than a year, Mr Steele, a Cambridge-educated father-of-four, has worked in the shadows, building up intelligence from sources in Russia on Mr Trump’s dealings with the country after being hired by anti-Trump Republicans and then Democrats to find mud and make it stick.”

The Guardian reported this Friday night that “It was not previously known that the UK intelligence services had also received the dossier but Steele confirmed in a court filing earlier this month that he handed a memorandum compiled in December to a ‘senior UK government national security official acting in his official capacity, on a confidential basis in hard copy form.’”

According to those court papers, Steele passed on the dossier because it was “of considerable importance in relation to alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election,” and had “implications for the national security of the US and the UK [and] needed to [be] analysed and further investigated/verified.”

Most disturbing is the following explosive revelation by The Guardian:

The December memo alleged that four Trump representatives traveled to Prague in August or September in 2016 for “secret discussions with Kremlin representatives and associated operators/hackers”, about how to pay hackers secretly for penetrating Democratic party computer systems and “contingency plans for covering up operations”.

Between March and September, the December memo alleges, the hackers used botnets and porn traffic to transmit viruses, plant bugs and steal data online from Democratic party leadership. Two of the hackers had been “recruited under duress by the FSB” the memo said. The hackers were paid by the Trump organisation, but were under the control of Vladimir Putin’s presidential administration.
For those unfamiliar, the FSB, or Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, is the principal security agency of Russia and the main successor agency to the USSR’s Committee of State Security, otherwise known as the KGB.

As The Guardian adds, “Trump has rejected the allegations of collusion as a smear campaign. His lawyer, Michael Cohen, one of Trump representatives named in the memo, has described the claims in the memo as ‘totally fake, totally inaccurate,’ and has said he had never been to Prague.”

However, these new court documents raise serious questions regarding the connection between the Trump organization and Russia which, if proven to be true, would likely make the Watergate Scandal appear minor by comparison.

As an associate wrote on her Facebook page:

Ummm…. excuse me FBI…. Congress…. anyone… I hate to bother you on a Friday and all… but HELLO….This is the fucking definition of collusion!
Do your damn jobs!

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‘Ka-ching!’ Maddow Taunts Tillerson & Exxon Mobil Over Request To Lift Russia Sanctions

April 20, 2017 by Whatever Jones No Comments

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow tweeted a jab at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when his former company, Exxon Mobil, requested a waiver from sanctions from the Trump administration so they can resume a joint partnership in the Black Sea with Rosneft, Russia’s state-run oil company.

Her tweet: “Ka-ching! Payout time.”

Maddow said on Wednesday’s TRMS, “That deal Rex Tillerson hammered out in 2012 with Russia is thought to be the biggest oil deal, ever. Vladimir Putin said at the time it was likely to be a 5 hundred billion dollar deal.” She continued, “The following year, 2013, Putin bestowed upon Rex Tillerson ‘The Order of Friendship,’ Russia’s highest award given to a non-Russian citizen.”

In 2014, Rosneft announced the oil venture with Exxon in the Black Sea had the potential to produce 90 billion barrels of oil – much more than Saudi Arabia’s largest oil fields.

The Wall Street Journal reported that, in recent months, Exxon asked the Treasury Department for permission to drill alongside Rosneft – which is currently banned by U.S sanctions; but according to WSJ, it remains unclear whether or not the request to resume the oil venture came before or after Tillerson’s confirmation.

In his confirmation hearings, a number of senators voiced concern over Tillerson’s business and personal relationship with Putin. Tillerson promised to recuse himself from anything having to do with Exxon Mobil in his first two years as Secretary of State.

Maddow has been closely following the Trump administration’s ties to Russia, and her tweet suggests she believes lifting those sanctions will result in a huge payout for Tillerson.

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