Oops, He Did It Again. Trump Met Putin Without staff or Note Takers Present — Again


#109

The only reason Trump’s campaign is under investigation for colluding with Russia is because of one former assistant AG Rosenstein. I am of the opinion that an unelected assistant AG has neither the right nor the authority to limit an elected President’s authority to conduct foreign policy.
What does it do to our standing as a nation to have to say “I’m sorry Mr. Premier xxxx, the President can not come out and talk to you today, a former assistant AG won’t let him.”


#110

And why does the far right believe blaming Rosenstein for Trump’s wrongdoings will help them any more than blaming Strzok or the media or the deep state or the Russian dossier or on and on and on? Is there a reason they insist on making themselves look so foolish?


#111

No such wrongdoings have been established, just assumed by the far left.


#112

Lying to cover up contacts with Russia does not classify as a wrongdoing, how?


#113

Lying is not a crime. Perjury is a crime.

A President who has ever lied should not conduct foreign policy?


#114

Since when is breaking the law a necessary threshold for a wrongful act? Since when do you not hold presidents accountable for anything, so long as they don’t break the law?


#116

Still waiting for you to explain how lying to cover up contacts with Russia does not classify as a wrongdoing.


#117

Waiting to find out exactly what lies you believe happened that should disqualify Trump from conducting foreign affairs.
Wait a minute…no I’m not.


#118

Lie #1 - “The Trump collusion investigation is a witchhunt”

It’s actually not a witchhunt, and he shouldn’t be having private meetings with the KGB killer at the center of the investigation.


#119

That’s an opinion, not a lie.

And if the report does not prove that Trump was in fact involved in illegal collusion, it will be a true opinion.


#120

I’m afraid it still won’t be true. Regardless of the final specifics of the report there is still plenty of smoke to warrant an investigation.

• Russians make up a disproportionate cross-section of a lot of Trump’s assets. “We have all the funding we need out of Russia,” boasted Eric Trump in 2014."

• Trump associates lied to Congress to cover up his business dealings with Russia.

• Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal meetings with Vladimir Putin.

• The Russians interfered in the 2016 U.S. election to help elect Trump president.

• Trump asked the Russians on live video to hack classified American emails. The fact that it was live TV instead of in secret makes it no less borderline treasonous.

• There were, according to the Moscow Project, “101 contacts between Trump’s team and Russia linked operatives,” and “the Trump team tried to cover up every single one of them.”

• The Trump campaign was full of individuals, such as Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and Michael Flynn, with suspiciously close links to Moscow.

• Trump’s campaign chairman was caught sharing polling data that could have been used to target the Russian social media campaign on behalf of Trump.

• Trump associate Roger Stone, who was in contact with Russian conduit WikiLeaks, bragged about advance knowledge of the Russian hack into Clinton campaign emails.

• Once in office, Trump fired Comey to stop the investigation of the “Russia thing” - and then bragged about it to Russians immediately after. (“I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”)

• Trump consistently promotes Putin’s propaganda that the Russian govt did not interfere in the election.

• Like no previous president, Trump attacks and undermines the United States’ own Justice Department and the FBI ("a cancer in our country”).

• Trump has not withdrawn from his idea to pull the U.S. from NATO - A position favorable to Putin and Russia.

• Trump supports populist, pro-Russian leaders in Europe, such as Viktor Orban in Hungary and Marine Le Pen in France, just as the Russians do.

• Trump literally took Putin’s side over the U.S.’s on the world stage in Helsinki. Meanwhile Obama so much as mentions America overseas and right wingers go bat crap crazy.

• Trump defends the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and repeats other pro-Russian talking points.

• Trump is trying to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, handing that country to Russia and its ally Iran.

• Trump has effectively done nothing in response to the Russian attack on Ukrainian ships in international waters, thereby encouraging greater Russian aggression.

• Trump consistently rewards Putin’s interests by creating chaos in the U.S. government, most recently with a record-breaking partial government shutdown.


#121

Just imagine the type of investigation we would have if he had told their leaders that he would be more free after the election and if he had been President when Russia invaded the Crimea instead of being the President who the Head of NATO attributed with strengthening NATO and standing up to Russia.

Imagine if Melania had given a speech to the biggest investment bank in Russia and had been paid $500K for doing so, while that same bank was involved in acquiring uranium interests that he was in a position to block.

Oh, that’s right…none…because Brennan, Clapper, Comey, McCabe.


#122

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#123

Soooo…I guess you actually think a President should not talk to foreign leaders? Pffffffffffft!

Yea, you would think he has destroyed evidence of multiple crimes by destroying several cell phones, bleach-bit computers, & erasing 33000 emails under subpoena or something like that, or even lied to congress about committing those crimes or something…

Whew! Good thing for him he didn’t do that, because we all know the penalties for all those felonies, huh?