Yet more Trump/Russia connections

As if the actions and fall of Manafort and Flynn aren't enough, as if Tillerson as Secretary of State isn't a clue, as if it was a coincidence that Team Trump made changes to the Republican platform to soften language regarding sanctions, as if it's perfectly normal for Trump to compliment a murderous dictator at every opportunity:

 

Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

 

WASHINGTON — Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials.

American law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted the communications around the same time that they were discovering evidence that Russia was trying to disrupt the presidential election by hacking into the Democratic National Committee, three of the officials said. The intelligence agencies then sought to learn whether the Trump campaign was colluding with the Russians on the hacking or other efforts to influence the election.

The officials interviewed in recent weeks said that, so far, they had seen no evidence of such cooperation. [bolded this so the OG can cling to this life preserver]

But the intercepts alarmed American intelligence and law enforcement agencies, in part because of the amount of contact that was occurring while Mr. Trump was speaking glowingly about the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin. At one point last summer, Mr. Trump said at a campaign event that he hoped Russian intelligence services had stolen Hillary Clinton’s emails and would make them public.

The officials said the intercepted communications were not limited to Trump campaign officials, and included other associates of Mr. Trump. On the Russian side, the contacts also included members of the Russian government outside of the intelligence services, the officials said. All of the current and former officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the continuing investigation is classified.

The call logs and intercepted communications are part of a larger trove of information that the F.B.I. is sifting through as it investigates the links between Mr. Trump’s associates and the Russian government, as well as the D.N.C. hack, according to federal law enforcement officials. As part of its inquiry, the F.B.I. has obtained banking and travel records and conducted interviews, the officials said.

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Two days after the election in November, Sergei A. Ryabkov, the deputy Russian foreign minister, said that “there were contacts” during the campaign between Russian officials and Mr. Trump’s team.

“Obviously, we know most of the people from his entourage,” Mr. Ryabkov said in an interview with the Russian Interfax news agency.

The Trump transition team denied Mr. Ryabkov’s statement. “This is not accurate,” Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for Mr. Trump, said at the time.

 
The FBI and US intelligence agencies continue to try to determine what the motive for the communications were.
One concern was whether Trump associates were coordinating with Russian intelligence operatives the release of damaging information about the Hillary Clinton campaign.
"If that were the case, then that would escalate things," one official briefed on the investigation said.

russia taking over the USA and the TRUMPets love it!

Just saw this. Wonder how it all plays out. President Pence will be less embarrassing world wide be will garner just as much hate here at home. 

Oh shit....

Obviously. What's crazy is how none of these revelations are surprises.

Never trust a rat who will leak a story for a payday

JasonJ -

but hillary.. but obama

I'll take Obummer over Killary anyday

The cards are falling...  It's amazing how people get to this level with such a lack of integrity.

A thread of faggots - enjoy

jasonhightower - 

The cards are falling...  It's amazing how people get to this level with such a lack of integrity.



The only people who really care about all this are people who were against him to begin with. What is Russia going to do? Compared to the DNC sabotaging Bernie this is small stuff

Masakyst -

Obviously. What's crazy is how none of these revelations are surprises.

This is the perfect time to see if facts can change right wing minded people's minds. I've been quoting a study done in 2011 about liberals and conservative brains on politics. I'm pretty sure this will prove the study right once again.

Not a big deal. Average Americans won't and don't care about this stuff. 

LawlerPushedInMyBrownEye -
Masakyst -

Obviously. What's crazy is how none of these revelations are surprises.

This is the perfect time to see if facts can change right wing minded people's minds. I've been quoting a study done in 2011 about liberals and conservative brains on politics. I'm pretty sure this will prove the study right once again.

link to that study?

Lindsay PhDDD -
jasonhightower - 

The cards are falling...  It's amazing how people get to this level with such a lack of integrity.



The only people who really care about all this are people who were against him to begin with. What is Russia going to do? Compared to the DNC sabotaging Bernie this is small stuff

It's possible it's only the beginning. If it truly is just Flynn then I agree with you. If others get implicated, it is a big deal.

Has anyone noticed this is leaking not only because the executive branch is so fucked, but also because congress can't be trusted to act either? The intelligence agencies seem to be the only ones that are putting the country first.

mostofyou -

oh gosh no!

world leaders talking!

the left are shit lol

lets have barry go bowing to asia and cowtowing to murderers in ChiTown but god forbid we talk with people

US and Russia number 1 ... fuck it, new world power!

Should people who break the rules be punished? 

Masakyst -

Has anyone noticed this is leaking not only because the executive branch is so fucked, but also because congress can't be trusted to act either? The intelligence agencies seem to be the only ones that are putting the country first.

Agreed.

lmao @ libtards who care more that info was out than the shady shit exposed in the info....

You better stop them orcus. 

 

Or just continue to waste your life by posting for 6 hrs a day on the UG.