Trump and Russia and our Intel….not good

Did Trump ask anybody to stifle evidence of Russian collusion?  Most people think there was no collusion, including bigwigs in Intel, but some are saying “not so fast.”

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats declined to comment Tuesday on the report that President Donald Trump asked him to publicly deny evidence of cooperation between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

I couldn’t listen long to the video because McCain was questioning Coats and I can’t listen to McCain anymore, but it’s BAD, folks.   Dan Coats is miserable about testifying and says he won’t unless it’s private.

SO, if/when it is proven there was a connection or request Coats clearly thinks was inappropriate, and Brennan says so, too, what then?  How serious is it?

I can’t believe even some Conservatives are talking about impeachment…NOW?  4 MONTHS after the inauguration?

Z

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41 Responses to Trump and Russia and our Intel….not good

  1. Mustang says:

    I believe Coats’ reply was proper, but the question is typical of McCain, who I believe is a certifiable idiot.

  2. In bureaucratic parlance, declining to comment is most often tacit admission. If true, this is yet another example of Trump not acting in a manner commensurate with his office……..abuse of power and obstruction of justice. This alleged revelation comes on a day when Trump makes an unsolicited call to the leader of the terrorist regime in the Philippines, and congratulates said leader on the mass murder of his citizens.

    This is certainly not a boring Administration……

  3. Imp says:

    We’re in avery sad place as a country if every utterance of the POTUS UNDER SUCH SCRUTINY THAT IT’S POTENTIALLY IMPEACHABLE? What utter nonsense that’s clearly political muck if that’s anywhere near possible.Here’s a guy through all his life can slap adversary or a unpin boss and say..” Come on Alphonse, we can get through this can’t we? We don’t need to go there, do we?” I mean common guys his casual easiness with words are hardly bribes, threats or a criminal offense, from a guy who wasn’t handed a handbook or a manual on “What to say and not say as President to staff, subordinates, cabinet members, ladies, potentates or enemies!”. Jesus Christ…how utterly stupid do we look to our real adversaries, enemies of this country and treasonous scum….the DemRat party of totally rotten fish who like children couldn’t successfully overcome the will of the people and manipulate the election to their pre conceived outcome. They began this shit on November 9th for gods sake.

  4. Imp says:

    screw the typos too,

  5. Mustang says:

    @CI … Ah, how sweet the aroma of ultra-nationalism. I’m guessing that Duarte is following the Uncle Ho Manifesto … which is to vigorously pursue whatever works. On the other hand, perhaps Duarte is the only chap who’ll return Trump’s call … 🙂

  6. Mustang – Good points, but Dutarte has far bigger problems in his own backyard, meaning Mindanao. He’s allowing his pet project to imperil his national security. Don’t be at all surprised to see ISIS affiliates conducting a Manchester-style attack in Manila in the coming weeks.

  7. Context.
    If there was no collusion, it wouldn’t be inappropriate for Trump to ask Coats to says there wasn’t.
    Just like it wasn’t inappropriate to ask Comey to treat Flynn the same way he did Clinton.
    And even Dershowitz claims Trump could have broken no law as their is no law governing this.

  8. If there was no collusion, it wouldn’t be inappropriate for Trump to ask Coats to says there wasn’t.

    IF it’s already been found to true, that there was no collusion, then you’re correct, Ed. Given that there is an ongoing investigation…..it is entirely inappropriate.

  9. Continuing investigation into what? What is the crime? What justifies this continual muckraking?
    When even Alan dershowitz says there is no crime why are we going there?

  10. Ed, perhaps you’d take that up with the House and Senate Committees, chaired by the GOP.

  11. bocopro says:

    Before this gets piled and higher or dug any deeper, somebody needs to clarify the true meaning of “Senate Intelligence Committee” so that we’ll know if we’re dealing with an oxymoron or just senile morons.

  12. “asked him to publicly deny evidence of cooperation between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.”
    Something Clapper and Comey have already done.

  13. Did Comey and Clapper state the there was no evidence or that they hadn’t seen any evidence? But it’s good to see where the bar is set, during ongoing investigations. This sort of issue will arise again, sometime in the future…..

  14. geeez2014 says:

    Mustang, as I’ve said several times the last few days, I believe public hearings are NOT the place to answer these questions but I do sense that Coats’ reaction showed he hates what he IS going to have to divulge.

    Imp; I think we are looking REALLY stupid to our enemies, no doubt about it.

    CI…Duarte? I just woke up, it’s 7 AM here….does he live in ROME? I thought that’s where Trump was now.

    Ed, “no cooperation” has really NOT been shown……interesting that words change, isn’t it? Collusion, Cooperation, Communication, etc. Even last night, Martha McCallum said the words change as soon as the WH proves something….it’s going from more evil, like COLLUSION , shown not to have happened, to COOPERATION…….the Left keeps moving the bar with the terminology to make sure Trump’s still in the wrong.

    bocopro…I saw no cartoons in that link but explanations of the cartoon…??

  15. geeez2014 says:

    CI…I just Googled Dutarte and he HAS invited him to the WH. Must be something we can gain from it…what do I know about that? By the way, I’m quite sure he didn’t congratulate him on the murder of citizens. You working for CNN now? 🙂

  16. geeez2014 says:

    Re the MANCHESTER MURDERS, I am so sick of hearing ALL the details of what the cops are doing to FIND OUT WHO HE IS, as if that will help ….we’ll have a total character sketch of this monster (excuse me, ‘loser’), every detail of his life, and then some other loser will do this somewhere else and we’ll find out about him, too. It’s the same thing over and over again, and we don’t stop the next one. How can we? No country has the numbers of law enforcement that can catch every monster. One monster, known to the cops who are unable or unwilling to arrest on the incomplete info they have, followed by 20 cops to watch him every day, interview friends, listen at his mosque, etc?…trying to be proactive? Just can’t work.

  17. geeez2014 says:

    Just heard Trump and the Pope spoke of climate change, the Pope asking him to stay strong… Tillerson is saying Trump hasn’t made up his mind on this before the NATO meetings, etc….I predict Trump is going to tick a LOT OF CONSERVATIVES OFF when he falls for the climate change thing big time.

  18. Read the transcript released by the PHL government, and know that upwards of 9,000 Filipinos are estimated to have been killed by fellow citizens and government forces since Dutarte’s crusade began. Trump will probably claim that he didn’t know….

  19. geeez2014 says:

    ugh, this is sad “Two districts that voted for Donald Trump in last year’s presidential election selected Democrats for state legislature seats in New York and New Hampshire on Tuesday night.”
    I think that’s prophetic….bad times ahead.

  20. bocopro says:

    Bad link — donno what happened. Tried to send it to myself by e-mail — no joy.

    Cartoon is of a skeleton in an intensive-care ward, complete with tubes and breathing apparatus and all . . . title on bedframe showing “Russia-Trump Collusion Theory” . . . two jackasses in suits looking down at the lifeless carcass saying, “Looks like time to bring in a specialist to take over this case.”

  21. geeez2014 says:

    CI, you parse words pretty strictly here to me and my readers…you used the word “congratulate” , I didn’t, and I said I doubt Trump called Dutarte to congratulate him…. I am not saying he should have called this man. I don’t know what reason he might have for doing that but there could be something. He IS still the leader of the Philippines, right? The PHL government produced a document telling the world about Dutarte having murdered many Filipinos? How’d they pull that off without getting killed themselves by Dutarte thugs? And, maybe his vow to fight ISIS is why Trump contacted him?

    bocopro..PERFECT cartoon…sorry it wouldn’t publish but you described it well. And yes, they’ll just keep getting more and more specialists in until the Left somehow can find SOME way to make Trump look like he did just what they want him to have done.

  22. Z – I didn’t use the term ‘congratulate’….Trump did. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/24/trump-rodrigo-duterte-call-transcript-238758

    I have a handy Philippine news link, if you think Politico is biased on this…..

  23. geeez2014 says:

    Politico’s not particularly biased but can be. This information, if all true, is very damning.
    Yes, Trump probably wasn’t told about the murder of drug dealers but i think a lot of folks would think that’s fine.

  24. geeez2014 says:

    I also know that Trump is desirous of stopping the drug problem here and is considering all angles. I personally hope killing them all isn’t part of it, at least not the arrested ones. Those on the street shooting back at our cops should be killed in return.

  25. geeez2014 says:

    and the arrested ones should be killed if due process is completed and that’s what is warranted.

    EVERYBODY: I have REALLY screwed up my blog/computer connection and am hoping all is working correctly. Please let me know if you can’t leave a comment, etc… those of you with emails, pls email me any problems. Thanks.

  26. Mal says:

    All good points above. I’m still waiting to see how this all comes out in the end. No one ever said this administration was going to be boring, did they?
    And, keep in mind what our alternative would’ve been like and I’ll still stick with Trump, and remember Obama was in touch with Putin, too, so they can’t bring Russia’s bad record against Trump w/o involving the previous administration who incidentally was in office during all this supposed interference with our election. Funny how blind the left can be!

  27. bocopro says:

    Tho Milady spends much of her time watching fluff stuff out of Manila (soaps, singing, talk shows), I rarely pay any attention to what’s happening over there any more.

    Spent 9 years of my life in the country (all in Luzon) and enjoyed it. IMO, Mindanao should never have been any part of the national construct by either the Spanish or the Americans. It is thoroughly unlike the rest of the nation in culture, religion, and even language. It’s more like Indonesia while Luzon is much like California.

    Roughly a third of the 22 million people on Mindanao are Muslim, and very few of them are comfortable with the national language (Tagalog), preferring to use Cebuano and related dialects. It is a rich island, but primarily agrarian, seafood, and timber-based economy. Very little manufacturing or export from other industries, most of which are cottage or village style.

    I’ve asked local first- and second-generation Filipinos here in Pensacola what they think of Duterte’s efforts to clean up the drug problem. Ideas range from “Good for him” to “It’s about time” to “He’s a thug” and “Somebody’s gonna shoot him.”

    What I hear is that opposition to his extra-judicial practices and snap decisions is fairly widespread, but suppressed because of fear of reprisal. Long-time US resident Filipinos have little fear, but are often clannish and close-lipped when mga kano are listening.

    Some call him the “Donald Trump” of the P.I.” while others say he’s an ignorant and brutal simpleton who’s not playing with a full deck. I say he’s playing China, Russia, and US against each other to see what he can get in aid and grants from each in some kind of teasing game of now-you-see-me/now-you-don’t cheap statesmanship.

    He needs to be V-E-R-Y careful how he deals with China on the Spratley Island claim, tho. He could find himself staring up the wrong end of a very large, dirty beast if he crosses the wrong lines.

    I won’t be surprised if he turns up dead or disappeared one day from either cardiac or jihadi arrest. Wouldn’t rule out a ventilated cranium, either.

  28. Z – Although the attack on Malawi City is not commonplace, I was referring to a no-kidding complex attack on PI government or western targets inside Manila, ala Manchester…or Bali.

  29. Kid says:

    IMP ! Screw the Typos !!!

    All – I’m still waiting for something Specific on how the Russians affected the election. I sure dodn’t need Boris Spastic to tell me clinton was human garbage.

    Months and Nothing. It’s like watching a 5 year old destroying the salad bar for months and no one interceding.

  30. Kid says:

    Testing 3,2,1 (I hope I pass)

  31. Imp says:

    “election selected Democrats for state legislature seats in New York”
    Yea…in college towns where they didn’t bother to vote last election cause they thought the beast and her ugly storm troopers had it in the bag? The cry was..”I want my candy, ice cream, satisfaction ….NOW…banging on the walls..I want change now…like my instant coffee or tofu in a cup. NOW….sniffling….NOW. Why can’t I get it all now?

  32. geeez2014 says:

    CI, fine…it’s a terror situation nonetheless

    Kid…You passed! I’m still getting weird stuff when I comment, boxes underneath showing my info, which didn’t happen before, and I’ve completely screwed myself up on Disqus, but oh, well… And yes, IMP! DON’T WORRY ABOUT TYPOS! We all make them!
    (especially Kid) 🙂

    Imp: Also…..they do want it ALL NOW!

  33. Kid says:

    Z, I do more than typo’s. Believe me. Believe me. And I don’t have small hands either.

    [audio src="http://www.gargaro.com/MaRvInWaVs/comp.wav" /]

  34. Kid says:

    Thanks Ed.

  35. Kid says:

    Z, I should probably tell you. Each of your comments has an included shower selfie of yourself. Not that I mind.

  36. Kid says:

    Oooh yea.

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