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New Russian collusion bombshell explosion

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There is a lot going on these days, from the Covid pandemic to the Democratic convention. So it’s easy for other news to get crowded out by the din. But the results of this recent senate panel investigation was a huge bombshell that came out recently and many may have missed:

On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee dropped a bombshell about Russia's interference in the 2016 election -- and its ongoing efforts to disrupt the 2020 contest as well.

And most people just sort of shrugged.
Maybe that reaction was because the country is still in the midst of a fight against the coronavirus. Or that the focus of the political world is on the virtual Democratic National Convention. Or that people are just plain sick of all the back-and-forth on the Russia story.

Whatever the reason, the public's reaction (or lack thereof) was entirely out of step with the details that were contained in the fifth (and final) release of the Intelligence Committee's report. What was in those documents was deeply damning for President Donald Trump -- and his attempts to dismiss the entire investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 campaign as a hoax...

* Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort's "high-level access and willingness to share information with individuals closely affiliated with the Russian intelligence services" was regarded as a "grave counterintelligence threat," and his "presence on the Campaign and proximity to Trump created opportunities for Russian intelligence services to exert influence over, and acquire confidential information on, the Trump Campaign."
* Manafort was working directly with Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian intelligence officer, and tried to share internal campaign information with him. The committee says it obtained "some information suggesting Kilimnik may have been connected" to Russia's 2016 hacking operation of Hillary Clinton's emails and the Democratic National Committee.


* Roger Stone was tasked by the campaign with finding all he could about what information WikiLeaks had about Clinton and Democrats more broadly, and "Trump and the Campaign believed that Stone had inside information and expressed satisfaction that Stone's information suggested more releases would be forthcoming."

* Two other Russians who took part in the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with the top brass of the President's campaign had "significant connections to Russian government, including the Russian intelligence services."

* Russian government actors continued until at least January 2020 to spread disinformation about Russia's role in the 2016 election -- and Manafort (and Kilimnik) actively participated in this influence campaign by blaming the meddling on Ukraine.

* Russia took advantage of the Trump transition team's inexperience and opposition to Obama administration policies "to pursue unofficial channels." And it's likely that Russian intelligence services exploited the Trump's transition team's lack of experience for Russia's advantage.

The Senate just dropped a massive Russia bombshell (and most people missed it) - CNNPolitics

Voters should take all this under careful consideration, as there is this idea to downplay and trivialize the Russian role in the last election, even as all US intelligence agencies are raising red flags about their interference in this one as well.
 

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There is a lot going on these days, from the Covid pandemic to the Democratic convention. So it’s easy for other news to get crowded out by the din. But the results of this recent senate panel investigation was a huge bombshell that came out recently and many may have missed:



Voters should take all this under careful consideration, as there is this idea to downplay and trivialize the Russian role in the last election, even as all US intelligence agencies are raising red flags about their interference in this one as well.

Yep-- it showed that Russia targeted both campaigns, that the Trump campaign did NOT conspire with Russia.

Presently, the stories seem to suggest that Russia wants Trump and that China and Iran want Biden.
So I guess we have to decide which country poses the greater danger to the USA accordingly.
 

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There is a lot going on these days, from the Covid pandemic to the Democratic convention. So it’s easy for other news to get crowded out by the din. But the results of this recent senate panel investigation was a huge bombshell that came out recently and many may have missed:



Voters should take all this under careful consideration, as there is this idea to downplay and trivialize the Russian role in the last election, even as all US intelligence agencies are raising red flags about their interference in this one as well.
-Most Repugs do not care. Dems already know it. Repugs are immune to facts.

For the Repug voter it's Murica F..K yeah. As long as they think they can stop abortion, or discriminate against others using religion or keep their assault rifles at home they would happily give up their freedom and democracy.
 

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Presently, the stories seem to suggest that Russia wants Trump and that China and Iran want Biden.
So I guess we have to decide which country poses the greater danger to the USA accordingly.

As has been shown by our multiple homeland security agencies,

1. Only Russia interfered in our election and continues to do so

2. Only Trump campaign has been shown to both publicly and privately encourage (as well as threaten) other countries and Russia specifically to interfere on its behalf in our elections

3. Only Trump campaign has been shown to provide its internal data to foreign government to help with such interference

4. Only Trump campaign has been shown to look for ways to assure the cooperation with Russians would benefit it via publishing stolen emails and other materials from opposing party
 
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