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Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart Or His Handler? [NY Mag barf alert]
NY Magazine ^ | 8 Jul 2018 | Jonathan Chait

Posted on 07/08/2018 7:40:10 PM PDT by oblomov

On June 14, 2016, the Washington Post reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its research on Donald Trump. A political world already numbed by Trump’s astonishing rise barely took notice. News reports quoted experts who suggested the Russians merely wanted more information about Trump to inform their foreign-policy dealings. By that point, Russia was already broadcasting its strong preference for Trump through the media. Yet when news of the hacking broke, nobody raised the faintest suspicions that Russia wished to alter the outcome of the election, let alone that Trump or anybody connected with him might have been in cahoots with a foreign power. It was a third-rate cyberburglary. Nothing to see here.

The unfolding of the Russia scandal has been like walking into a dark cavern. Every step reveals the cave runs deeper than we thought, and after each one, as we wonder how far it goes, our imaginations are circumscribed by the steps we have already taken. The cavern might go just a little farther, we presume, but probably not much farther. And since trying to discern the size and shape of the scandal is an exercise in uncertainty, we focus our attention on the most likely outcome, which is that the story goes a little deeper than what we have already discovered. Say, that Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort told their candidate about the meeting they held at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer after they were promised dirt on Hillary Clinton; and that Trump and Kushner have some shady Russian investments; and that some of Trump’s advisers made some promises about lifting sanctions.

But what if that’s wrong? What if we’re still standing closer to the mouth of the cave than the end?

(Excerpt) Read more at nymag.com ...


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Oh dears! Wheels within wheels!


1 posted on 07/08/2018 7:40:10 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: oblomov

jonathan chait. all I needed to see.


2 posted on 07/08/2018 7:42:08 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie
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To: JohnBrowdie

He’s sort of the NYC version of Mark Morford.


3 posted on 07/08/2018 7:44:02 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: JohnBrowdie

J Chait is a buffoon and a liar.


4 posted on 07/08/2018 7:44:20 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: oblomov

So $50,000 in Facebook ads can defeat Hillary’s $2 billion dollars? Why doesn’t every politician in the West sign these folks up for their campaigns?


5 posted on 07/08/2018 7:44:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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6 posted on 07/08/2018 7:56:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

and just how did Russia plot to elect Trump?? I don’t think they did anything to help him. Their plan is and has always been to weaken the USA and for Russia to surpass the USA at several levels. Their primarily focus has been to cause confusion, distrust and mayhem within the USA so that the US government can not function. That they believe is the best way to weaken their adversary, the USA.

And Russia has been unbelievably successful in their goal. But not because of Trump. No, with the help of the left and the home grown anarchists.


7 posted on 07/08/2018 7:57:57 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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8 posted on 07/08/2018 8:03:37 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: oblomov
Got me some of those, too...


9 posted on 07/08/2018 8:14:13 PM PDT by polymuser (Its terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged today. - Chesterto)
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His handlers? Are they behind record low black/Hispanic unemployment? Tax cuts? Fair Trade?, pulling out of NAFTA?, tughteng screws in illegal immigration? advocating for the 2nd Amendment,? ending Obamacare,? appointing Gorsuch,

Liberals are paranoid psychopaths.


10 posted on 07/08/2018 8:15:13 PM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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His handlers? Are they behind record low black/Hispanic unemployment? Tax cuts? Fair Trade?, pulling out of NAFTA?, tughteng screws in illegal immigration? advocating for the 2nd Amendment,? ending Obamacare,? appointing Gorsuch,

Liberals are paranoid psychopaths.


11 posted on 07/08/2018 8:15:15 PM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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To: oblomov

Amazing!


12 posted on 07/08/2018 8:23:20 PM PDT by granada
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13 posted on 07/08/2018 8:28:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: oblomov
Wonder if Jonathan will take the baby Harp seal cure before he goes up on the DC cherry tree?    thinking face
14 posted on 07/08/2018 8:56:17 PM PDT by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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To: oblomov

So says the fishwrap that covered up the holocaust/starvation by Stalin in Ukraine and actually received a Pulitzer Prize for it. This is the paper that refuses to connect Clinton and Russia with the Uranium deal and thought it was cool with Obama’s “flexibility”.


15 posted on 07/08/2018 9:08:49 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: oblomov

So...the Russians can rig an American election...but can’t rig a World Cup soccer game they host in their own country?


16 posted on 07/08/2018 9:13:01 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: oblomov

Is there any ‘journalist’ who is more corrupt and deceitful than Jonathan Chait?

I wonder who his handlers are...

Beuller? Beuller? Anyone?


17 posted on 07/08/2018 10:40:06 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: oblomov

allegations of hacking, the FIB did no forensic investigation of the DNC server. The DNC refused access.

Meanwhile what of the Pakistani hacking of the congressional Democrats’ server?


18 posted on 07/09/2018 2:32:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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