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Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart Or His Handler? A plausible theory .....
NY Mag ^ | July 8, 2018 9:00 pm | By Jonathan Chait

Posted on 07/27/2018 9:06:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz

n 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 that 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?


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
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What if Trump is a Dark Elf with Magick Powers and flies around the room and shoots lasers from his eyes?

What if Trump is a secret honey badger Hitler clone wot is made out of titanium?

FER REELZ, MAN. THIS STUFF IS HUGH AND SERIES!

1 posted on 07/27/2018 9:06:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

These people are nucking futz.


2 posted on 07/27/2018 9:07:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The New York Times is so openly dishonest, even their crossword puzzles lie.)
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To: Lazamataz

Yinz guys get paid to print NEWS. Not “plausible theories”.


3 posted on 07/27/2018 9:11:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Lazamataz

How about when Trump told Merkle not to be so dependent on Russian oil and buy from us?

Is that part of the collusion or does it directly contradict the LEFT’s lies?

If you look at Trump’s actions towards Russia, it directly contradicts the LEFT’s lies so they ignore them.

More fake news


4 posted on 07/27/2018 9:12:29 AM PDT by joshua c (To disrupt the system, we must disrupt our lives. Do nothing, they win and we lose.)
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To: Lazamataz

Oxxxx* to russkie envoy: “I’ll have a lot more flexibility after the election.” Lib stream media? MEH! Sounds like a signal to the ruskkies to meddle in that election to me. But, MEH!

*Yeah, I don’t spell it out anymore.


5 posted on 07/27/2018 9:13:22 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Lazamataz

But everyone knows that the meeting was private so Putin could update the software in the chip emplanted in Trump’s brain. Standard maintenance.


6 posted on 07/27/2018 9:14:08 AM PDT by omega4412
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To: Lazamataz
Image result for putin this is the only hacking
7 posted on 07/27/2018 9:14:38 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Lazamataz

Yes, and an America with a booming economy and strengthened military plays right into Russia’s hands. /s


8 posted on 07/27/2018 9:14:43 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Lazamataz
Donald Trump is a space alien from Planet ZorK:

A plausible theory ...

9 posted on 07/27/2018 9:16:07 AM PDT by NorthMountain (... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: Lazamataz

“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.” The very first sentence is a lie about “hacking”. There was no hacking. It was a thumb drive by an insider, That has been repeatedly proven over and over ant yet they cant prove the contrary because they dont have the DNC hard drives ( destroyed mysteriously in June of 2016) and and “images” could have been modified and we can’t compare to the source. No charges were filed for tampering with and destroying evidence sought by the FBI. But they have zero proof of the base premise.


10 posted on 07/27/2018 9:37:15 AM PDT by raiderboy (Trump has assured us that he will shut down the government to get the WALL in Sept.ith the solar)
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To: Lazamataz

It really angers me that Trump:

Gave Russia up to 20% of our uranium, for over a hundred million for his family’s foundation.

Kept Top Secret government documents on his unsecured personal server against federal law.

Transmitted top secret documents to his assistant Huma.

Used funds from his family foundation to pay for family events.

Wrestled control of the Haitian relief effort, and either didn’t send all the funds along the way, or gave kush projects to his cronies. The Haitians are very angry with him about that.

Was paid off via speaking fees for anywhere from $250k to $500k for one hour speeches.

Canvassed domestic and foreign concerns to offer his wife the same deal.

Canvassed foreign and domestic governments and businesses to donate massive funds to his family foundation.

Went to Washington, D. C. a penniless individual by his own admission, and purchased a $2.85 million dollar home when he left office, again claiming to be completely broke.

Made over $230 million in the following 15 years, about half of which were for speaking engagements lasting an hour or so.

Well, it would, but this was all done by Hillary and the Mutt.


11 posted on 07/27/2018 9:44:41 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs)
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To: Lazamataz

They won’t let go, because it’s all they have keeping them from jumping off a cliff. It’s their last hope to explain Trump’s win. If they had to face the truth they would take a long run and leap off the nearest mountain.

If Trump won because of Trump, then the left’s dream falls apart, and they will never turn this country into a third world hell hole and life is not worth living for them.


12 posted on 07/27/2018 9:53:50 AM PDT by I want the USA back (This week's hysterical obsession: sex tape. Last week's: tweet on iranian threat.)
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To: Lazamataz

This author is a kook. He suspects that Trump was turned by the Russians during a business trip in the Eighties. He fails to show similar curiosity about Bill Clinton’s mysterious visit to (Soviet) Moscow as a student eader of the draft dodgers in 1968. He also ignores Barry Obama’s many unexplained visits to the charming tourist destination known as Pakistan.


13 posted on 07/27/2018 9:54:42 AM PDT by Stingray51
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To: Lazamataz
Well Jon,

Did Trump's "handler" tell him pressure Germany to stop the purchase of Russian Natural Gas?

Did his "handler" offer to make Trump look good by refusing to back Iran in their efforts to stage near the Israel border?

Did his "handler" suggest that the U.S. develop LNG supplies to ship to Europe, to undermine Europe dependence on Russian Natural Gas?

14 posted on 07/27/2018 9:56:08 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: Lazamataz
Wonder what it's going to sound like when Sergeant Donny Donowitz bounces his "interrogation device" off this Nazi's noggin?   thinking face

Like a ripe watermelon splitting?

15 posted on 07/27/2018 11:01:36 AM PDT by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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To: Lazamataz
Whose Strings Has Russia Been Pulling?

Here's the real world evidence:

- Russian/Syrian use of chemical weapons against civilians:
"Red line" Obama does nothing. Trump bombs the crap out of their chemical weapon facilities.

- US weapons for Ukrainian to defend against Russian invasion:
Obama denies them. Trump OKs $90 billion worth.

- Missile defense shield against Russia for now free nations of Eastern Europe:
Obama scraps the program. Trumps re-initiates the program.

- Germans demand US pay NATO tab to defend them from Russia, while they build German-Russian pipeline - enriching Russia and causing German dependence on the Russia:
Obama keeps his mouth shut and does nothing. Trump confront & cautions Germany publicly at NATO conference.

Not forgetting the old "Uranium One" deal Obama/Hillary gave Russia.

But perhaps today's Democrats & Anti-Trump RINOs are beyond "real world evidence. Don't forget...

"Neurotics build castles in the sand and psychotics live in them."

16 posted on 07/27/2018 11:29:59 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Oh, it’s not just a “plausible theory.” It’s “A plausible theory of mind-boggling collusion.”

There wasn’t enough room in the headline field.


17 posted on 07/27/2018 11:49:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The New York Times is so openly dishonest, even their crossword puzzles lie.)
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To: Stingray51

This is a deep dive into abnormal psychology.

I don’t see how this possibly can’t qualify as full-blown paranoia.


18 posted on 07/27/2018 1:36:46 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 1)
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To: Lazamataz

This whole thing was a Russian operation. Our FBI etc was working with the Russian government to subvert our elections. They both wanted to damage Trump, frame Trump, whatever in case he was elected. That’s honestly what I think for many reasons.


19 posted on 09/03/2018 3:42:40 AM PDT by McCarthysGhost
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