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  1. Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Remember just a couple months ago when a couple of posters kept insisting that Trump would sit down for the interview? Stand up and raise your hands.
  2. Just another excuse to delay elections...
  3. Expelling Russian diplomats really does nothing because they just expel yours in turn. They have shown that time and time again. If you want to hurt Putin you have to do it in other areas.
  4. I'm guessing Kim realizes that Trump is going to attack him. Hiring Bolton is a strong indication of that. If he uses nuclear weapons it's surely the end of North Korea. Building them to the point he has, he has given himself something he can now give away for political capital. It's time for him to trade that. He's become receptive to South Korea, and is now reaching out to China. It's the right move for him.
  5. The vast majority of American's support some form of gun control. A recent Quinnipiac poll showed 97% support tougher legislation, and that also includes gun owners. 83% supported a mandatory waiting period on all gun purchases... It's the politicians who are receiving NRA money who are standing in the way. It's the NRA and those same bought politicians who are attacking these kids. Guys like Rick Santorum who suggested these kids should go out and learn CPR instead of hoping on others to solve their problems... Yes the same Rick Santorum who has taken six figures from the NRA. That's a common theme.
  6. That's like saying that Paris, Idaho should be French territory.
  7. Let's just take the hacker at face value... The intelligence community does not. In the BBC's correspondence with him they noted that the metadata was in Russian. The intelligence community's findings on his denials were (source: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-38610402 )...
  8. I don't have a Washington Post subscription to view the article just grabbed it based on the headline. If that is the case though it clearly does say it in the others and the Washington Post one has that in the url so I would imagine it would talk about it in there too. In the Rachel Maddow segment she covers it.
  9. What is suspicious is that they are not informing the American media of the meetings or calls. They put out information on other meetings, but they omit the Russian ones. The Russian media gets the full information, and the American media then reads about it in Russian media and has to ask the white house. This has happened numerous times since he took office. And that in itself is suspicious. Just as importantly, his own national security advisors wrote him a letter that warned in caps not to congratulate Putin. He read it... and ignored it and congratulated him. That is also very suspicious when you consider the context.
  10. This was on most of the news (both print and television) all evening. Fox won't run it, but it's elsewhere. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-national-security-advisers-warned-him-not-to-congratulate-putin-he-did-it-anyway/2018/03/20/22738ebc-2c68-11e8-8ad6-fbc50284fce8_story.html https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/20/politics/trump-putin-advisers-do-not-congratulate/index.html https://nypost.com/2018/03/20/trump-ignored-all-caps-warning-congratulated-putin-anyway/ https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/against-advice-trump-congratulates-putin-on-sham-election-win-wapo-1190933059810?playlist=associated&v=a&cid=sm_npd_ms_tw_ma The latter one is a video of Rachel Maddow's segment on it.
  11. I said PapaD as in Papadoupuolos or however the heck you spell his name. Now armed with that, I'd love you to try to debate any of the long list of questions I have put out there, or to try to find something that is inaccurate in them.
  12. And ONCE AGAIN Trump calls Putin directly, and does not release any information about the phone call to the American media. He called him after his own national security advisors wrote him a letter in all caps telling him, "DO NOT CONGRATULATE PUTIN ON ELECTION VICTORY"... and of course he did. But most importantly, what has been a trend here, the American press found out about the meeting only when they saw it in Russian media. They then asked about it and Trump's white house confirmed the call. And this call happens days after the attack on British soil? Does anyone not find this highly suspicious?
  13. https://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/27/russia-sanctions-bill-senate-to-pass-241034 https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/29/russia-sanctions-white-house-congress-376813 The first article is when congress passed them... in July. Trump let the deadline pass and decided not to impose them... and he waited 6 months to do it.
  14. And what exactly is PapaD? You can call him a coffee boy, but how did he know about the Russians having the DNC emails weeks before this information was publicly known? We know for a fact that Russia met with Kushner, Manafort, Don Jr and offered them dirt on Hillary Clinton, and that they knew this was going to be offered before they took the meeting. We also know that PapaD had in a drunken conversation made this confession before anyone in the public knew. Why do their tweets also seem to allude to knowing this? Why did they all omit their meetings with the Russians on security clearance forms? Why did they lie about the purpose of the meetings, and on who was present in them? Why did Flynn call Kislyak and tell him not to worry about Obama sanctions? Why did they not fire Flynn until this and other red flags became public when they knew about said flags for weeks? Why was Roger Stone in contact with Guccifer? Why did they seem to bring on a slew of people with ties to Russia, most of who were on noone's radar beforehand? Why did Trump fire Comey? Why did it take his lawyer threatening to quit to prevent him from firing Mueller? Why does Trump seem to be wary of condemning Russia on anything? Why did they try to set up a back channel to Russia? Why does the American media seem to find out about Russia meetings through the Russian media? Why did Trump's son say a large amount of their business comes to Russia, and now they deny any business in Russia? Why did Trump go on TV and say he has no business in Russia and no desired business in Russia while he was still trying to secure a Trump Tower deal in Russia? Why did Trump claim to have met Putin, said they had a good relationship... and now he denies ever having met him until after the election? Why were they dealing with a sanctioned Russian bank? Why did Alfa Bank account for a large amount of traffic on an obscure Trump server? The list goes on and on. The Mueller investigation is about finding an answer to those and other questions. If Trump is innocent he will be cleared. Yet he seems hellbent on shutting it down and discrediting it. So knowing all of that, why are you in favor of shutting it down?
  15. There are also guilty pleas by Richard Pinedo and Alex van der Swaan. The upcoming Manafort trial and multiple Russian entities.