James Clapper Says: While in Office He Never Heard The Name George Papadopoulos….

The intelligence community, specific momentary example: James Clapper (ODNI), is attempting to find their safest retreat. If you’ve walked this story through the deep weeds this will make sense to you.  It’s becoming funny.  Yesterday we shared:

Right now they are spending 90% (or more) of their time discussing damage control and how to sell their way out of this mess. The energy they are now spending trying to show a “Russian Conspiracy” is smaller than nil. Some team members are still trying to give angles of “if we do this”, and “if we do that”, etc. You know the routine, a good defense is a good offense. However, even in their offensive exit proposals, their time is constructing a plausible escape. We know that; he knows that; and he knows we know that.

What are they left with?

Positioning.

That’s it.

Positioning for the best exit, doing the least amount of damage to themselves and other professional swamp dwellers in the process. That’s their current energy expenditure; figuring out the exit strategy.

Cue the audio visual today from James Clapper.  WATCH THE END: George who?

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Again, this admission by Clapper entirely undercuts the ridiculous NYT prior defense where they attempt to put George Papadopoulos as the centerpiece to the origin of the FBI counterintelligence operation.

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219 Responses to James Clapper Says: While in Office He Never Heard The Name George Papadopoulos….

  1. TreeClimber says:

    Aaaand they all start throwing each other under the bus. =)

    Liked by 40 people

    • Carrie2 says:

      TreeClimber, and suddenly no one is on their list or in their scope and they gave oath of office so why would they go against America – the man is constantly looking down which is a HUGE sign of outright lying. He left the service so as to get the pension and hope to escape going to prison and losing everything. Way too old to have been in either the FBI or CIA as well. Liar, liar, pants on fire! Of course he knew the Greek!

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      • Esperanza says:

        If you notice, he admits they were against Trump and he thinks that’s OK. He didn’t say, we work with the US president no matter which side or who he is. Like ou said, the American people seem to have no place in his code of “honour”.

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        • Shark24 says:

          I find Mr. Clapper “reprehensible” and I hope to be able to say that to his face if given the opportunity. I too took an oath many years ago and the actions these deep state clowns have done under Obama’s watch are downright treasonous. But how do I really feel?

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          • huecowacko says:

            I took the same oath, and you most likely really feel like I really feel. FWIW: Tony Shaffer, LtCol, USA, Retired said that he used to give intelligence briefings to Clapper almost daily and that Clapper is “dumb as dirt,” couldn’t keep up with what was being briefed or the information flow.

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            • navysquid says:

              huecowacko…briefing on intelligence to higher up’s is kind of like “the telephone game” where you start off with a certain word or phrase and pass it along and by the time the phrase gets back to you it is nowhere near what you stated in the first place.

              The reason why I bring this up is that your comment about LTC Shaffer briefing Clapper reminds me of times I have briefed up the chain of command and early on in your briefing they begin to ask questions and you realize they have no clue on what you are briefing because they have not kept current on the intelligence. This makes the briefing so much more difficult because you know they are going to leave your briefing to go brief their chain of command based on intelligence they truly do not understand or comprehend thus leading to policies or rules of engagement based off of incorrect information received.

              Then as the above-said policy gets implemented and does not work out it all trickles down to you and the intelligence community being blamed for faulty intelligence…when in reality it was your IDIOT leadership that did not have a clue and too proud to listen to your advice and recommendations. Trust me when I say this happens too often in the IC and those of us in “middle management” and the worker bees of intelligence analysis (E-4 – E7’s and Ensigns to LT’s or Army Equivalents) get blamed…the original intelligence briefed was correct.

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          • hanna693 says:

            What an ugly man he is. He’s a coward trying now to save his skin. He stated last year that he saw NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA.

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      • trumptyear says:

        ” Liar, liar, pants on fire”

        Liked by 6 people

      • Cindy Germany says:

        He is reading his previously prepared answers from the moniter concealed in the purple box, which holds Tapper’s coffee cup.

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    • They no longer have a coordinated message. They all are freelancing to save their own personal hides. The Fusion GPS op-ed in the NYT tonight was classic.

      Liked by 31 people

      • woohoowee says:

        And suddenly holding people accountable for their actions is a War on Justice. LOL! Can’t make this stuff up.

        Liked by 16 people

        • Esperanza says:

          On the one hand a sitting president spying on a reality TV personality then political opponent using a fake dossier, created by a foreign power, the UK, secretly, is fine. Or say a policeman was “stupid” when he was just making sure a homeowner was not being burgled, on the other a president saying someone “should” ie “advises” be investigated is beyond the pale.

          I prefer Comey. He at least is fun to watch and is openly and laughably corrupt. He has become a Reality Social Media personality. He should do a contouring video 😉

          This élite hands-caught-in-the-cookie-jar virtue signalling makes me curl my lip in contempt.

          The Tree of Liberty is waaay thirsty.

          On another hand (we’re turning into octopodes) back in the day people like this adorned lampposts whereas the strength of our society is that we’re debating pension rights as the ultimate punishment. Personally I’d like them to face the full force of the law, be that prison or massive fine, and they keep the pension.

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      • WSB says:

        ” …freelancing to save their own personal hides.”

        There ya go!

        Liked by 8 people

      • scott says:

        Without coordination the lies become obvious almost immediately as well as the truth. It appears the President has decided that the truth needs to become known prior to the 2018 Primaries (so the GOP will grow some cojones) instead of the General. Fortunately the Democratic Party is so invested in this that providing a economic reason to vote Left still won’t be provided.

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      • Joel W Miller says:

        Messages get coordinated by a cell or a working group led by 1 or 2 folks who then put the message out for the “principles” to approve and then parrot to a “usefull idiot” media. If the cockroaches are scrambling in “freelance” mode to save themselves and are off message it means that the coordinating cell that integrates messaging across the conspirators has been interdicted and at least partially degraded. An interesting question might be who, recently has been reassigned, moved etc within the DOJ-FBI conspiracy group that may have been the central message coordinator/integrator…..my money is on FBI Lawyer Mr. James Baker.

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        • Your post is so excellent that you should put the idea onto the newer thread that specifically deals with coordination breakdown. The loss of Baker gives some hope that the roadblock for getting FISA-related documents might be ready to open. Maybe not today for Nunes, but not too far into the future.

          That being said, there are two sides to this coin. I still believe that the CIA hatched this, and that they manipulated the narrative. But now the CIA is trying to distance itself from DOJ’s more prominent exposure. Thus the message conflict at a higher stratum.

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        • G. Combs says:

          OR the head serpent is DEAD…

          David Rockefeller where are you?

          Died: March 20, 2017

          “… Mr. Rockefeller recorded contact information along with every meeting he had with about 100,000 people world-wide on white 3-by-5-inch index cards. He amassed about 200,000 of the cards, which filled a custom-built Rolodex machine. He kept the 5-foot high electronic device at his family’s suite of offices in New York City’s Rockefeller Center for about half a century.

          “In the annals of CEO history, the breadth and depth of this record of contacts stand out,’’ said Nancy Koehn, a Harvard business professor and historian. “This is a man with a large, long reach.’’

          Mr. Rockefeller’s legendary Rolodex was a closely guarded trove of information. Now, nearly nine months after his death at 101—and long after many of his contacts have also died—The Wall Street Journal got a private peek…..
          David Rockefeller enjoyed access to virtually everyone in the ruling and financial elite. He kept track of countless connections with the rich and famous across borders, disciplines and interests, from fellow business titan Bill Gates to the shah of Iran, President John F. Kennedy, Pope John Paul II and Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.

          During the 1970s, Mr. Rockefeller forged bonds with Egypt’s leader Anwar Sadat, the Soviet Union’s Leonid Brezhnev and China’s Zhou Enlai. His efforts helped Chase become the first U.S. bank to operate in those countries. Of course, the trio were in his Rolodex alongside other heads of state […]”

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    • WSB says:

      “Papadopoulos was not under my scope”… Clapping Seal did not even know who he was… having drinks in May 2016 has nothing to do with spying in April 2016.

      Here. Hold my beer.

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    • American Bulldog says:

      Benghazi deaths, Fast and Furious deaths, Illegal immigrant victims, open borders, stolen prosperity, rigged voting and political system, 2 tiered Justice system and corrupt judges, crony capitalism, congressional corruption.. IRS, EPA, FBI, CIA, NSA, State Dept, Interior Department, Justice Department politicization (strong arms)…It bothers me that the POTUS talks about ratings, because ratings don’t indicate seriousness. It bothers me when websites insist that the criminals are going to jail this time, but give themselves an out if nobody goes to jail. This process has been great for media, advertising and for internet clickbait…great ratings. Status Quo. If the criminals don’t go to jail, then what? What’s the plan for us then? Seth Rich was possibly murdere d for exposing corruption. Snowden is a political refugee in Russia who may never be able to step foot in his home country again. Julian Assange lives in an isolation, at his embassy prison. Immigrant victims bury loved ones, while their government allows the criminals to become repay offenders. The Citizen has become the servant. It’s time people start talking about what we need to do to right this ship, then that plan into action. Voting isn’t a plan, if the system has been corrupted.

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    • Pam says:

      Actually, that had already started. 😉 They are getting so scared of the prospect of ending up behind bars.

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    • jakee308 says:

      It’s become a game of musical chairs. And the music is about to stop.

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    • Dave says:

      “Mr. Clapper, what do you think of George Papadopoulis?” “I enjoy watching him on his weekend show ‘This Week’, and when he’s on Good Morning America, and ABC World News Tonight”. “No, sir, that would be George Stephanopoulis.” “Oh, yes, of course. I enjoy watching him with my grand kids when Sesame Street is on.” “No, sir, that would be the woolly mammoth character Mr. Snuffleupagus!” “I’m a little confused. Did you ask if I was ever in Minneapolis, Mr. Tapper?” “Never mind! And besides that, I’m Mr. Cooper!” “Mr. Hooper?” “Please shoot me now, Wolf!”

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  2. sundance says:

    This is getting too funny.

    [Conflate we much, and we must, much about that, be committed.]

    Anderson Cooper is asking about the Steele Dossier used in FISA application, during FBI counterintelligence Operation. Muttering Clapper responds by talking about the Joint Analysis Report.

    Two entirely different issues.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      SD, nice of Clapper to even mention the Steele dossier that everyone else is denying they knew nothing about it. And what were the factors to initiate the Russian investigation. Yep, you just put your neck in the rope necklace.

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    • Joe S says:

      So, was the “assessment” used for the probable cause for the FBI opening a counter-intel investigation?

      Can someone just tell us why the F did the FBI open the investigation? That does not seem that difficult? Make it an effing Tweet using the 280 character rules for good ness sake!

      After all this time…..I mean!

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      • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

        Why? Because honest survey companies were showing Hillary falling slowly but surely further and further behind in certain key states despite outspending the Donald 3 to 1. Both parties’ internal polling showed Trump with a comfortable lead but neither party higher-ups believed them. Meanwhile, the Trump Campaign was barnstorming its way across America and Mrs. Clinton could barely muster a few deep blue stops a week; usually just begging for big donations & celebrity endorsements instead of getting out and “talking to the people.”

        ” Also on CNN:
        “The North Koreans are NOT going to denuclearize.”
        . James ClapOnClapOff “

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    • Fe says:

      At what point does creepy Anderson Cooper’s eyes start to cross at the silly answers he is getting from Clapper? These people are stupid.

      Liked by 18 people

    • dufrst says:

      I see you Sundance! Great catch! Clapper is a thief!

      I will say that it does seem that Clapper was not in the know about the FBI corruption that led to the FISA warrant. However, the unmasking of the NSA surveillance on Trump is the link to Obama because of Susan Rice. This was the spying that Obama did on Trump during the transition and subsequent move to damage Trump as he took office by Obama that to me is a separate piece all to itself.

      So there’s 3 parts (or more!): the crooked Clinton email investigation, the dossier used to obtain FISA warrant to setup Trump campaign associates to “collude” with Russia (insurance policy), and the unmasking of incidental data collection by the NSA derived from the FISA warrant spying on Flynn and ostensibly Manafort (who lived in Trump tower).

      This level of corruption is unprecedented in American history! If know heads roll from all these angles then we have no hope for this country!

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    • joeknuckles says:

      Clapper was as nervous as a whore in church (apologies to whores). If Pooper scares him this much, imagine how he would be under oath.

      Liked by 12 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      Sundance, didn’t we see somewhere that there was a link between McCabe and Christopher Steele?
      It dated back to the 90s when McCabe was stationed overseas in an FBI outpost…in the UK, perhaps?

      Sorry if I am remembering this wrong, but it’s a little detail that keeps pinging me in the back of my brain.

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      • Plain Jane says:

        Seeing all the dots connected between the players, you are probably right wheetietoo. Sorry, I can’t remember where, but yesterday I read something somewhere that connected Steel’s past to one of the players. This whole thing is incestuous, from AK to D.C.

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    • Tejas Rob says:

      Wait, wasn’t the “Joint Analysis Report” only about Russian attempts to hack into voting machines? It didn’t have a damn thing to do with the Trump campaign.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Founding Fathers Fan says:

        I’ll never understand how voting machines that are not connected to the Internet can be hacked.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Please says:

          The machines have software. ‘Soros’ Magic Software’ can have back doors and/or parallel compiling programs that can tilt the tally in any direction. They can be programmed to create an outcome when they are installed and ‘tested’ to make sure they are ‘working’. It can be as easy as an ‘on-off’ choice in the software. They do not need to be online to be ‘pre-hacked’.

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        • Tejas Rob says:

          >I’ll never understand how voting machines that are not connected to the Internet can be hacked.<

          They weren't. The only thing the hackers managed to do was get into some state voter registration files. They had very limited success in that.

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      • Tonawanda says:

        Exactly, the report was basically: “we have no FACTS on how it was done, but here is how it MIGHT have been done, and if it might have been done it must have been done because we say so.”

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      • cali says:

        @Tejas Rob: If anybody hacked voter data it was the DHS who hacked into a few red states as reported after the election by the affected state election secretaries. Why did the DHS needed to hack into red states voter data?
        Who can forget that Obama also thought about ‘his’ DHS Jeh Johnston et al monitoring voting across the US? They really tried various methods in hope to help Hillary win.
        As soon as TX voters cast their votes untold voters watched their votes flipping from Trump to Hillary. It happened a lot.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      I am undoubtedly missing something. I often do, I freely admit that.

      But honestly, every time I watch Clapper mumble and fumble his way through an interview or testimony before Congress I watch absolutely incredulous at his performance.

      Is this the best we can get? If this guy has/had an important job in our “Intelligence Community” we are sunk. He doesn’t look like he could be effective as a cashier at Home Depot….

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      • MM says:

        Gives me the chills to think this is our “Intelligence Community”
        You’re right SA we are screwed if this is what’s watching over National Security.

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      • Esperanza says:

        One thing the Trump admin throws into relief, is how low quality our leaders have been recently. Say what you like about Neo Cons, but zeta they are not. May reportedly considering 6 new female ministers. Because they’re female, not because they’re the best for the job. They in fact make themselves obsolete, what is the point of government if being world class is not in the job description?

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      • Flight93Gal says:

        Apologies to Home Depot Cashiers required!

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        • Sylvia Avery says:

          Well, okay, no offense to HD cashiers, but seriously does this man look like someone you would trust to ring up your light bulbs and your new shovel? Nope! I’d be checking my receipt with the greatest suspicion!

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        Well, being a chashier at Home Depot does require at least minimal “people skills.”

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        • Sylvia Avery says:

          Yes. I don’t think James Clapper could make a success at it. I’m not sure he possesses the necessary abilities to scan the items and make change. If I saw him at the checkstand, I’d automatically go to the next one open.

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    • Esperanza says:

      He comes across as terrified. Shatting his pants he is. Pants as in Y fronts.

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    • HankM says:

      SD
      “Muttering” Clapper’s muttering is what makes it more difficult to follow his obfuscating “explanations” or to believe them. Great descriptive observation.

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    • stenwin77 says:

      Yeh, say that under oath.

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  3. SR says:

    There is something more than fake dossier and whole DC and fake msm are scared now. Few people including PTrump knows the whole story. We will see surprise and unrelated names in whole FISA and unmasking.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      SR, I think Trump knows the whole treasonous facts and who are the responsible traitors and like the cockroaches above, are running away as fast as they can but way too late to do so. Trump keeps himself informed by many of his own sources and these traitors are scared to death of how much he may know or not and how to look innocent and not knowing anything. How not know since it was the job of the FBI and CIA to know all this garbage. You were bought and paid for by the Clintons and now being outed. Fun to watch them tremble, desperate, and lying like carpets on the floor. Sorry, Clapper (or could I say Crapper), too late, too little and way too stupid to think/talk your way out of hanging yourself and losing it all.

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  4. DirtyHarry says:

    He could never look Tapper in the eye while answering any of this. Just averting eye contact the whole time. He clearly does not want to talk about any of this. He looks so helpless.

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  5. Plain Jane says:

    He always looks like he needs sleep and a transfusion.

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  6. NJF says:

    Classic.

    Does NYT feel stupid yet?

    Nah……cause Hillary keeps screeching, “I’ll get you my pretty.”

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  7. terry says:

    I posted this in the presidential thread earlier today.

    I was watching him live with Tapper.

    Couldn’t believe he said he never heard of Papadopolous before.

    Can’t believe how dumb they all are.

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    • joeknuckles says:

      Pooper even acknowledged right off the bat that it couldn’t have been GP that caused the investigation to start. Now Clapper is stuck with that, but he still has to deny it was the dossier. Now, their official story is “it was a bunch of other stuff”. Brilliant.

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      • Donna in Oregon says:

        I think he meant that it was a bunch of stuff George Soros made up for his CIA contacts to present to Brennan. One is about banks and the other is Baltic Intel that has not been clearly defined. Both carry the putrid stench of George Soros.

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    • trumptyear says:

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  8. stringplayer55 says:

    So, will Republicans step up to the plate and snag all the low hanging fruit? Without a doubt, the political surveillance of Trump and associates is as big a story as Watergate. And just like in Watergate, there is a clear attempt to cover up the original illegal activity. Unlike Watergate, in their effort to cover up the illegal surveillance, this cabal attempts to confer their own illegal activity onto the target of their own illegal activity.

    That we know so much of what happened and POTUS DJT still has the effectiveness of his administration compromised by the spurious allegations demonstrates the truth of Trump’s assertion that the media are in active opposition to him. If the media behaved with the intentions of the founder of the NY Times, “to give the news impartially, without fear or favor, regardless of party, sect, or interests involved,” then the cabal would be in complete disarray with criminal indictments already issued.

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    • Esperanza says:

      This is way worse than Watergate. Waterfall was a près using private means to get intel on political adversaries. This is Pres, and top government, justice and spy brass using the apparatus of the state to entrap and take out political opposition, STASI style.

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  9. maiingankwe says:

    Dang, Clapper really thinks we’re a bunch of dim wits doesn’t he? How he can sit there with his bland face acting all incredulous over the fact anyone in these agencies would dare not uphold our Constitution. For goodness sakes, they raised their right hand and swore to do so. How any of them would work on behalf of a president in office and not for the American People is beyond his logic. The son of a B lied in Congress! Would’ve been nice if a real journalist would’ve brought that up. Yeah, okay there Clapper, no such thing as a Deep State. Nope, nothing going on here. All Americans should believe your bs and not spit out our drinks when we hear such utter rubbish. What an insult to our intelligence.

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    • Gil says:

      Kinda ironic that the intelligence community is seriously appearing to lack their namesake? Cronyism and hubris gets people a lot in govt, but at this point its not going to get them what they want, hopefully what they deserve.

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      • navysquid says:

        Gil…as I mentioned upstream, the IC leadership is made up of many people who really did not come up through the ranks so to speak but were political appointee’s and as such need to please their political appointers. We in the IC that make up the worker bees are patriots and have the country’s best interest at heart and are disgusted at the upper-level leadership and their political jockeying we see on a weekly basis on the Sunday shows. Just FYI…

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  10. The Boss says:

    Clapper is a disgrace. And a coward.
    Not America’s finest. Not now. Not ever.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      “Not America’s finest.”

      Clapper is so far from being in that category, it’s like he’s not even in the same solar system as ‘America’s finest’.

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  11. wheatietoo says:

    I have thought for a while that Clapper was just a ‘placeholder’, chosen for the job because he is not very bright.

    It’s like they (O-team operatives) kept him out of the loop on things…because he is so stupid he couldn’t be trusted to not screw things up, or stupidly blurt out the wrong thing to the wrong person.

    Maybe it’s just me, but the guy has a history of saying such stupid, silly things, with a straight face…like he believes it…that I can’t help but think he was picked for the job to be too stupid to really know what was going on.

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  12. Tejas Rob says:

    I followed the Trump campaign very closely from the start and can name pretty much all the players or at least recognize their names and I had never heard of Papadopoulos until he was indicted.

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  13. Troublemaker10 says:

    Yeah, you didn’t start investigating Trump campaign because if Steele Dossier….

    And, you didn’t start investigating Trump campaign because of George Papadopoulos …

    Then what?

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    • 🍺Gunny says:

      I will state this now and over on the Presidential thread. I also stated a few days ago. They are caught. They have attempted a few trial balloons to try to get out of it but failed. I.E. New York Times article, Lindsey Graham interview and a few on the MSM. Now this. Notice also how MSM has downplayed it all. They were /are determining how to get out of it and cannot because there is too much evidence. They are caught. Big time.

      Therefore I believe they have determined that the only way/the best way out of this mess is to down play it rapidly. Notice no mention of Mah Russia. Still some squirrels like NOK. Also they have the Iranian protests, which now they will start to cover big time.

      I believe Mueller will come out soon and say….
      He found nothing and is closing the investigation. Every thing is is OK, nothing to worry about everyone can move on now. Very soon everyone will be shouting. “Infra-structure plan”. They want us to forget it. They want us to say; “Let’s just move forward”. And, my fear is that the President may actually decide to do this. Just may. He is a good man. He has a tendency to forgive. Will he forgive this or will he go after these vermin full bore and send them to jail.
      So I believe the word is out. Downplay. Calm the waters. Let the big fish slowly swim away. They will plan something else. Until then. No more Russia

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      • MM says:

        They all ran to the cameras and talked too much.
        Flat talked themselves into a corner!

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      • RAC says:

        Too late, their neck tie is caught up in the wood chipper, they’re going in.

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      • Dekester says:

        Maybe. However your “lack of intelligence” community crossed a line.

        They went after your Presidents family in a most personal way, and not only for political gain. But to destroy PDJT and his family.

        PDJT is extremely proud of his family, including his deceased mother,father and deceased elder brother. His sister too, that is the Judge.

        PDJT and the name Trump may well go down as being maybe greatest President in history. What his accomplishing against all odds, even much of his own party. Is Herculean.

        He just needs a little help from his own party. ( which may be coming.) What has gone on with your “lack of intelligence” agencies, would not have been believable two years ago to any neutral. Now the world is getting to see just how corrupt your CIA and FBI etc is.

        Maybe we forget sometimes, that the world is kept apprised of the corruption and deception when PDJTs tweets, and that the incriminating evidence of the “ deep states” criminality is out there.

        Assange has it, the Russians, the Chinese and Israel.

        Of course PDJT must be protected, and justice sought. He deserves all the efforts and prayers his supporters can give him.

        IMO the bigger picture is that the national security of your country, and much of the free world was compromised beyond comprehension.

        The number of deaths under P44s watch was frightening. Looking back on it now, how many were preventable.

        If the MSM asked serious follow up questions of these Crapper types, the U.S.A. would be humiliated and it’s enemies chuckling.

        Imagine what Putin thinks as he sees these idiotic sycophants droning on. Netanyahu too.

        God bless PDJT.

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        • CirclingTheDrain says:

          Many of us have known for a long time that the CIA, the FBI and the upper eschelon of the Pentagon/MIC were corrupt and running their own agenda. The peoblem has always been, how to stop it if you don’t have a President who is interested in stopping it ?

          Trump is the first one who has made it a priority.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        President elect Trump tried to close this all down in November 2016, when he stunned the political world with his pronouncement of not wanting to prosecute poor Hillary, “who had been through enough”. Instead of grasping the Olive Branch; the democrats (Schumer and Pelosi) made a spectacle out of “resist” and “no cooperation”, while Obama, Democrat Media Machine and DNC pursued Russia-Russia in an attempt to remove Trump. There may even be more we do not know about that President Trump feels need not be exposed for the good of the Republic. It could go either way, as Trump does not take kindly to the assaults waged by Democrats and neverTrumpers to destroy him.

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    • Esperanza says:

      The dog that hasn’t barked on this is they started on this when T was just a reality TV personality. They are spying on US citizens. Who else are they spying on, and why? People like Kanye West should be siccing their lawyers onto this.

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      • MM says:

        Had a phone call a couple of days ago from a man I do business with and as I was talking about these traitors he said “remember this is being recorded” my reply was yes I know that’s why I tell everything I know when I’m on the phone I want them to hear what I have to say loud and clear.

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        I think that is a very significant point. There is probably no way to defend the American people from their own government except to:
        1) clean out the corrupt intelligence agencies and the FBI;
        2) significantly revise the misguided Patriot Act and institute and apply drastic penalties for illegal surveillance.

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    • Sentient says:

      Other stuff.

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  14. sundance says:

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  15. Here’s a couple of takeaways, which are based upon my conviction that this was originated by the CIA, which later used the FBI as a tool to do its dirty work. Comey is more of a cowed-but-willing stooge than mastermind.

    1) Papadopoulos was a minor CIA asset who fumbled his mission badly.
    2) Clapper is trying to shift the blame.

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    • MM says:

      Papadopoulos is connected to Hills state department.
      Sure seems like he was a plant from the Clinton campaign IMO.
      He will tell all if he is put on the hot seat, he looks weak to me.

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      • That Nellie Ohr was a major player is a clue to what is behind this all. Basically, it was a globalist attempt to kill Trump’s candidacy. The FBI is not the primary lead in that regard. The CIA specializes in it with fictional prowess.

        Hillary had embeds everywhere, and many were interchangable.

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        • Angelone says:

          Exactly. The genesis commenced within our so called intelligence agencies even old Chuck Schumer admitted this and the subsequent actions attempting to cover their coup only solidify this point.

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  16. MM says:

    Sounds like a conversation with my 5 year old neighbor.

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  17. Angelone says:

    This was concerning, CSIS a CIA affiliated “think tank” which our Sec of State is a member of, employed one of their idiot obfuscators to spin their planted Papadopoulos story as devastating to the white house.

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/joe-hockey-discussed-downers-russia-revelations-with-fbi-20180101-h0c58c.html

    Inadvertently they continue to reveal how deeply involved our CIA NSA big intelligence agencies led this entire scheme against Trump. The arrogance is astonishing as is their near unlimited budgets that allow them to operate globally with relatively no oversight.

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  18. thinkwell says:

    For historical reasons I want the absolute truth to be known, but other than that this is all meaningless, diversionary bull-shite until dem disruptors are arrested, tried, convicted and then imprisoned or executed.

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    • thinkwell says:

      By dem disruptors who should be executed, I mean Hillary, aka obama and all their primary minions. I am not kidding. The rule of law will not be honored until every last one of these anti-American criminals are hanged (by the neck until dead). That would be the best outcome for the American people, the rule of law and the Constitution.

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  19. joeknuckles says:

    As far as the Democrats are concerned, we caught them smoking on this whole “Russia” thing, so now we need to make them finish the whole damn carton. They’ll be choking and puking on it by the time it’s over.

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  20. Old Lady says:

    (Advance skip warning to Anti-Sessionists)

    Thanks to Sundance, we know the Deep State MO is to set fires to smoke up all trails leading to truth. A fine example is how they falsely claimed Nunes leaked classified information, forcing him to step aside until he was cleared. Anything to impede the path. Even creating “stuff” when exposure is alarmingly close.

    Just imagine if Sessions had not recused himself. He would now be defending his own “stuff”–everything he’s ever done, anywhere, anytime, so they could call time after time for his removal, and we would be nowhere near this close to understanding the fullness of their corrupt schemes. He was wise enough to put that fire out before it was even a spark. That’s a strategic reason for his recusal, and we won’t even re-visit the legal reasons he would recuse–it’s simply beyond comprehension for many.

    So instead, fully aware there was already an IG on the scene delving into what the boys had been up to, he steps aside and quietly lends critical support to and leadership for restoration of the justice department, with the knowledge the IG was going to turn up some good stuff (wonder how he knew that!), he continues working on other serious problems. And we’ve got many problems, perhaps not as sexy as this, but there’s plenty of work to be done. Criminals didn’t go on vacation waiting for resolution of the FBI and DOJ corruption.

    I am first to admit, although I do have a law degree, actually two of them, that I have zero familiarity with the workings inside the DOJ, But the bottom line is, folks, we’ve never had such a fine, determined President, one just right for the times. I think he’s going to win this particular battle with evil and give us some time to right the ship.

    Please continue to support him and his team. Don’t tear any of them down, because President Trump has shown us he has no problem booting those that need it, with perfect timing. If we don’t right the ship, it’s going to sink. For sure.

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    • 🍺Gunny says:

      The American Thinker has just posted an article on all of this and extensively quotes Sundance and the CTH. Pretty Good.

      http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/the_neverending_mueller_witch_hunt_an_affront_to_the_constitution.html

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    • Dekester says:

      Old Lady, your post is much appreciated. Thank you.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Thank you from one old lady to another.

      (They forgot the little heater under the desk — Hubby’s Christmas present for me.)

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    • navysquid says:

      Old Lady, thank you for writing what you did as it is well said…I have FAITH in Pres Trump. I am still undecided on AG Sessions. I KNOW Pres Trump selected him. I was on Team Sessions from the beginning and saw him speak in Phoenix during the campaign…this is where I am undecided: I, like all of you, have seen time after time all these scandals get investigated till the cows have come home and there is ample evidence for arrests, although, our Libs never see the inside of a jail cell.

      However, any misdeed by an R is met with “swift justice” by our MSM, fellow GOPe, and morally correct R’s. I am all for our side going to prison for truly felonious activity, however, there always seems to be a double standard by our DOJ. So please do not get upset at those of us who are holding our breath on AG Sessions…I promise I will be on here at the Treehouse praising Sessions as the greatest 3-D chess player IF these guys are truly prosecuted.

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  21. RAC says:

    “One of several but not the only factor” Sounds to me like he’s hoping the Papa story will take off, yet leaving himself an out for when it doesn’t.

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  22. scott467 says:

    “Positioning for the best exit, doing the least amount of damage to themselves and other professional swamp dwellers in the process. That’s their current energy expenditure; figuring out the exit strategy.”

    ______________

    Too many rats were involved, no way to keep their story straight, people begin to scramble in whatever direction looks safest in their own eyes. Coherence of narrative is lost. No way to create a new one on the fly without introducing more contradictions and inconsistencies. Every man for himself, but the more each one struggles, the faster the ship sinks. And that sinking ship is so far out to sea now that none of them can make it to land.

    They’re not thinking about that now. To think about that would be psychologically overwhelming, so denial gets an adrenaline boost, and they lie to the bitter end.

    The last lie they tell is to themselves.

    It’s the lie they’re most familiar with.

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  23. Greg says:

    These people make my blood boil. They are unrepentant lying bastards. The arrogance of these self-appointed gatekeepers who think they are great patriots. Conservative opinions are apparently unconstitutional. Watergate involved a clumsy, amateurish attempt by Nixon supporters to do oppo research and undermine the DNC leading up to the 72 election. In 2016 we had the entire IC weaponised against a person running for President. Far far worse.

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  24. scott467 says:

    “That’s their current energy expenditure; figuring out the exit strategy.”

    _____________

    It’s amusing to think that might actually be what they’re doing right now.

    If so, they are so deep in the thick of it that they cannot see.

    If they could step outside of their own perspective long enough to take an objective look at the bind they’re in, they would realize the hopelessness, the absurdity of their cause.

    I mean… it’s laughable to think there is anything they could do or say at this point to escape.

    There comes a time when the last best viable move is to stop lying and throw yourself on the mercy of the court.

    We passed that mile-marker MONTHS ago.

    This is uncharted territory, lol!

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    • MM says:

      They turned themselves into salesmen when running to the camera to sell “RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA” They oversold their product and their desperation became clear. Then they added to their story and started falling all over themselves and now they are FUBAR’D!

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  25. Pied Piper says:

    Time to get those chemical issues settled sine they will be needed soon and we don’ t want delays over all that cruel an unusual crap getting in the way.

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  26. Pied Piper says:

    One of the most interesting things to me is that Satan had to give up on his plan to take up residence in Piaps. Remaining in the empty black suit with no earthly powers to do damage has thrown a wrench in the works.

    Planning the next move from without is getting harder as the Trump destruction plan falls apart. In spite of the 100% support from the utterly corrupt and irredeemable mainstream media, I might add. Just think where we would be if the horrid Mrs. Horn Dog had won. Siaps, Satan In A Pantsuit

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  27. kate says:

    We must never ever forget the lessons we have learned from the election of 2016, our 1st. and main lesson is God directed our salvation as a good country for His reasons with the election of a man who brings us back to the fold of this country’s true beginnings, and now our chance has revolved to the exposing the demons who have tried to demoralize us and destroy us as the great country we were meant to be.
    Thank you dear God and MAGA.

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  28. Donna in Oregon says:

    Clapper’s assessment was based on Baltic Intel, given to a CIA contact that was most likely attached to George Soros.

    Liars always put a bit of truth in the story. Hillary blamed Macedonia. Some say it was Estonia. But it was Baltic Intel. Given to the CIA. Put on Brennan’s desk.

    The dossier wasn’t the only operation the Obama admin had against Donald Trump and his campaign.

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  29. Nunya Bidness says:

    I see the Three Stooges all attempting to exit through a doorway, over and over again.

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  30. quintrillion says:

    The Failed Sting Operation -The infiltration of Trump’s Team> Here’s more:
    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-noose-tightens-sergei-millian-is.html

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      The Deripaska mentioned in the reference is, I think, the same guy who is BFFs with Andrew McCabe. Interesting? The guy pops up everywhere.

      Little fish Papadopolous was swimming with the sharks.

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  31. Donna in Oregon says:

    Trump quietly orders Pompeo to sever all CIA ties with George Soros
    http://futurefastforward.com/2017/01/27/trump-quietly-orders-pompeo-to-sever-all-cia-ties-with-george-soros/

    Here’s why I think he did:

    The other story, aside from the FBI/DOJ, is also an insurance policy.

    Lots of stuff going on with banks and Soros. We kept hearing rumors about banks and Trump Towers. George Soros has a lot to do with banking and Evelyn Farkas and Victoria Nuland (State Dept.) worked together on the Balkins/Russia.

    Banking scandals (Soros) http://www.moldova.org/en/kroll-2-report-summary-reactions/
    Also Victoria Nuland DoD and Evelyn Farkas DoD worked together in the Balkins/Russia/
    http://www.moldova.org/en/assistant-nuland-starts-two-day-visit-moldova/

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  32. stenwin77 says:

    Regarding Trump’s tweet about Huma going to jail: ONCE AGAIN, TRUMP TWEETS WHAT AMERICANS ARE THINKING.

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  33. Blind no longer says:

    It’s plain to see now that all the dirty rat swamp scum are running for individual cover now. All that intelligence sharing that Obama put into place after the election is coming back to bite them in the a$$. No more “we” knew this or that, now it’s “I” don’t know anything about that! The scheme has been exposed big league thanks to the greatest President ever. The 702 should not be reinstated as it currently stands. It’s just another invitation for the federal government to spy on its citizens and for this same type of situation to happen again!

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  34. JoAnn Leichliter. says:

    Papadopolous was a perpetual student-type peripheral hanger-on in the Trump campaign who got conned by–of course–an academic who had contributed to the Clinton Foundation (very interesting, considering where Mifsud lived and worked). When he floated his “information” past campaign higher-ups, they told him to get lost.

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  35. Maggie says:

    This guy is such a baffion. He was only hired for his allegiance. Definitely not his brains. I can’t believe they march him in front of the cameras so often as an “expert” commentator. I guess I’m kind of glad they do though!

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  36. TwoLaine says:

    And all that after he’s had several days to think it over.

    We’ll see who the REAL Patriots are very soon.

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  37. Nonlocality says:

    Great stuff above.
    I keep thinking where we would be if Hillary had won. You know, I think this D. C. corruption has been going on since the days of Torys. It just got worse when communists arrived on our shores. (Saul Alinski et. al.)

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  38. Tonawanda says:

    I just want to repeat a (totally subjective) observation made by another poster above: Clapper looks terrified.

    His fear-ridden brain is rebelling against his ability to maintain public composure.

    If true, this is a very good indication.

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  39. L. Gee says:

    What cracks me up is that there’s no way to backtrack on this once Clapper says he never heard of this person. After all, it’s not like the guy’s name is “George SMITH” or something

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  40. auscitizenmom says:

    Evidently when he got the “talking points” there was one page missing. LOL

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  41. freddy says:

    If you have ever been close to an investigation or interigation you know when the coordinated message becomes lost and each player makes his own story then the end is near. NYT’s now knows Clapper just sunk that ship that Popodop was the reason drunk in a bar they started investigation…..Who’s name is on the warrant to FISA and what evidence was used… Force that issue or use Trump to acquire that… That ends all this scurrying by the vermin but maybe they want this to observe who is who…Clapper is dirty as Comey and Brennan is over the rainbow flying on hbis prayer rug……..What about Valerie jarret?????????????

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  42. El Torito says:

    Shine the light and the roaches scatter.

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  43. thedoc00 says:

    As the Clinton connection to Russia and Middle Eastern Governments is exposed, there is a very much overlooked foreign angle nobody is discussing, Jeff Bezos. He owns Amazon and the Washington Post as well as a major (if not majority shares) of Google and Chinese Government Run Alphabet. Lets not forget the Chinese heavily hacks the US Government during Obama-Clinton team time in office, likely using data taken from Hillary’s Server Farm.

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  44. G. Combs says:

    Well Well Well… Honeypot???

    “An Italian citizen, Mangiante was also interviewed by Mueller after Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to the F.B.I. about his Russian connections. Coincidentally, she met Papadopoulos through Joseph Mifsud, the professor cited in court documents….”
    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12/george-papadopoulos-fiancee-donald-trump

    Now she is all over the place giving interviews to CNN and ABC and others about How High Up her Boy was.

    The fiancee of George Papadopoulos told ABC News he was intimately involved in the campaign, and in regular contact with former Trump aides “He was “constantly in touch with high-level officials in the campaign,” she added. That included direct communication with now-former senior Trump advisers Steve Bannon and Michael Flynn, Mangiante said, adding that she had seen correspondence supporting the assertion.

    Mangiante said Papadopoulos “set up meetings with leaders all over the world” for senior campaign officials. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/george-papadopoulos-fiancee-patriot-trump-campaign-coffee-boy/story?id=51654250

    Of course setting up meetings and spamming advisers with e-mails is a LOT different than having the Trump advisers actually RESPOND to the e-mails or go to the meetings.

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  45. This is just the Times trying to backdate the evidence. Start with desired conclusion, work backwards. It won’t work, but nice try by the News Molesters at the Times.

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