Australian diplomat helped persuade F...

Australian diplomat helped persuade FBI to investigate Russian election meddling: report

There are 29 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 30, 2017, titled Australian diplomat helped persuade FBI to investigate Russian election meddling: report. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

An Australian diplomat's tip appears to have helped persuade the FBI to investigate Russian meddling in the U.S. election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign, The New York Times reported Saturday. Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos told the diplomat, Alexander Downer, during a meeting in London in May 2016 that Russia had thousands of emails that would embarrass Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton , the report said.

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mr gleeble

Columbus, OH

#1 Dec 30, 2017
Saw a bit of Faux News today - still in denial and pretending that 'no evidence of collusion' exists.

Gotta love the fake news folks...lol
Doe

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Dec 30, 2017
mr gleeble wrote:
Saw a bit of Faux News today - still in denial and pretending that 'no evidence of collusion' exists.

Gotta love the fake news folks...lol
Where is the evidence showing illegal Trump Russian collusion, where, it doesn’t exist, because it never happened.

But Heir Mueller’s investigation has shown us that there was illegal collusion involving Hillary, and many others to illegally control the outcome of the election, Putin wanted his puppet Hillary to be president, I just wonder who all will be going to prison with Hillary.
Rev Don Wildmoan

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Dec 31, 2017
"during a meeting in London in May 2016 that Russia had thousands of emails that would embarrass Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton"

This is pure security state fiction. Those emails were not "hacked." Podesta didn't control his password regarding his, and the DNC emails were released to wikileaks by a disgruntled DNC insider. Russia has the same access to these emails that everyone else with a computer did - via wikileaks.

Much as I revile Ill Duce Trump the vast bulk of the heretofore released "Russian hacking" line is just more McCarthyite Cold Warmongering by the military industrial secrecy complex.
Rev Don Wildmoan

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Dec 31, 2017
"Saw a bit of Faux News today - still in denial and pretending that 'no evidence of collusion' exists."

No evidence of that released yet. You're a gasbag. You don't know what "evidence" means. Apart from your claim about "collusion" being evidenced there is precious little reliable "evidence" concerning even the less inflammatory claim of "Russian hacking."

I bet you are incapable of even separating these two - collusion and hacking.
He Named Me Black Annie

Cibolo, TX

#7 Jan 1, 2018
I thought the FBI paid for a fake dossier as an excuse to wiretap and investigate the Trump campaign. Of course this was all ordered by Loretta Lynch and Barack Obama.
Stupid Liberanos

Fredericton, Canada

#8 Jan 1, 2018
I think Australia should worry about it's over the top political correctness and sympathies for islam.

America can take care of itself.

Australia will also never beat us at hockey.

"G'day mate, was that penalty box for?"

"It's for bad players who beat up others and for going offsides"

"Oh crikey, sounds a wee bit harsh.."

"No no, nothing happens in the penalty box. Just sit there for a few mins while the camera is on you and sometimes opposing team crowd pokes fun at you through verbal obscenities".

"Oh crikey, its like field hockey without the ice..."

"STFU, had enough of your Aussie bullshyt this morning..."
mr gleeble

Columbus, OH

#9 Jan 1, 2018
Doe wrote:
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Where is the evidence showing illegal Trump Russian collusion, where, it doesn’t exist, because it never happened.

But Heir Mueller’s investigation has shown us that there was illegal collusion involving Hillary, and many others to illegally control the outcome of the election, Putin wanted his puppet Hillary to be president, I just wonder who all will be going to prison with Hillary.
You're just lying and denying. Not going to take you seriously for one second.

Trump is a criminal and you would support him even if, as he himself suggested, he gunned down someone in the middle of the street.

TrumpCultist
mr gleeble

Columbus, OH

#11 Jan 1, 2018
Rev Don Wildmoan wrote:
"Saw a bit of Faux News today - still in denial and pretending that 'no evidence of collusion' exists."

No evidence of that released yet. You're a gasbag. You don't know what "evidence" means. Apart from your claim about "collusion" being evidenced there is precious little reliable "evidence" concerning even the less inflammatory claim of "Russian hacking."

I bet you are incapable of even separating these two - collusion and hacking.
Pretending to be a lefty while trolling for MOther Russia doesn't impress me, Junior. The evidence is all over the goddamn place, are you seriously this bent?

Register as an foreign agent, oh Philadelphian of Many Names.
Larry Craig s WC Stance

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Jan 8, 2018
mr gleeble wrote:
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Pretending to be a lefty while trolling for MOther Russia doesn't impress me, Junior. The evidence is all over the goddamn place, are you seriously this bent?

Register as an foreign agent, oh Philadelphian of Many Names.
My monikers revolve by they are not intended to make me appear as more than one poster. You're a liar, front to back.

As with Iraqi WMDs you can rely on liberals and agents of the military industrial secrecy complex to endlessly repeat what is obviously complete horses t.

Collusion is not a word describing a criminal act. There is no evidence of "Russian hacking" or of collusion with Russia. If there is it has not been released. Yet everyone has come to this premature conclusion - while ignoring the many retractions the media have been forced to make already about their bs, starting with the "17 intelligence agencies" distortion.

No dirt on Hillary Clinton was gotten at that nonsense meeting with some registered, well known Russian lawyer who works on adoptions, mainly, and you simply can't name even an allegation of a quid pro quo between any Ill Duce Trump associate and Russia. Flynn and some others apparently got money from foreign governments without revealing the fact....

And your red baiting of me under your many monikers is McCarthyism. Since stupidity alone cannot explain this you and your cohorts who post are in the employ of some entity and have an agenda. A covert agenda, imo.
Fundie Concernd By Undies

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Jan 9, 2018
The basis of the "collusion" charges, which is no sort of charge in that word choice to start with, was the "dossier." Sometimes the Republicans are partially correct - this is mostly empty, baseless, Cold Warmongering.

It is certainly true that RT has elements of propaganda, as the Voice of America does. But RT also has some very useful content you don't get in the Western, corporate media.
Phyllis Schlafly s Son

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Jan 10, 2018
mr gleeble wrote:
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Trump is a criminal and you would support him even if, as he himself suggested, he gunned down someone in the middle of the street.
He might be a criminal for all I know, but the "Russian hacking" and "Russian collusion" narrative was never well founded, and is not even less so with these actual inquiries into how this whole "dossier" thing actually was assembled and then brought to the attention of the FBI.
mr gleeble

Columbus, OH

#15 Jan 11, 2018
Larry Craig s WC Stance wrote:
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My monikers revolve by they are not intended to make me appear as more than one poster. You're a liar, front to back.

As with Iraqi WMDs you can rely on liberals and agents of the military industrial secrecy complex to endlessly repeat what is obviously complete horses t.

Collusion is not a word describing a criminal act. There is no evidence of "Russian hacking" or of collusion with Russia. If there is it has not been released. Yet everyone has come to this premature conclusion - while ignoring the many retractions the media have been forced to make already about their bs, starting with the "17 intelligence agencies" distortion.

No dirt on Hillary Clinton was gotten at that nonsense meeting with some registered, well known Russian lawyer who works on adoptions, mainly, and you simply can't name even an allegation of a quid pro quo between any Ill Duce Trump associate and Russia. Flynn and some others apparently got money from foreign governments without revealing the fact....

And your red baiting of me under your many monikers is McCarthyism. Since stupidity alone cannot explain this you and your cohorts who post are in the employ of some entity and have an agenda. A covert agenda, imo.
Just nonsense. Nonsense and lies. Don't know who you're working for, but you're Putin's boy, one way or another.

You like to pretend that liberals are indicating that Russia is the whole reason Trump won, which is an obvious strawman, but to deny collusion at all is simply to be in denial of the facts.

Don't you ever fucking call me a "McCarthyite" again, Putinist POS.
mr gleeble

Columbus, OH

#16 Jan 11, 2018
Who's the wackjob from Philly? He reminds me of someone who used to post on here, but I can't think of his name for some reason. Couldn't make up his mind if he was left, right, or center and argued with libs as much as with cons. Confused sort...what was his moniker again? Damn...
Christsharians on the DL

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Jan 12, 2018
mr gleeble wrote:
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Don't you ever fucking call me a "McCarthyite" again
You're a stupid, gullible, red baiting, Cold Warmongering McCarthyite whether you're aware of it or not.

It is a fact that "collusion" is itself a nonsense word. It appears in no statute. It's nonsense from the get go. You like to deny facts, but it's a simple fact. And a telling one.

The "dossier" and how it came to the attention of the FBI is nonsense. The "17 intelligence agencies all agree" is a retracted lie. There was no "dirt on Hillary Clinton" handed over at any time as a result of that meeting about adoptions and sanctions with the Russian lawyer. There's no actual evidence of "Russian hacking" - a number of the states who were claimed to have had their voting infrastructures penetrated demanded and got retractions from the warmingering, corporate media. And you either know nothing about any of this or you are spreading some sort of Cold War narrative for someone or are brainwashed. These are all Iraqi WMD quality smears that get endlessly repeated by warmongering, moron media outlets and one or two gasbags on topix.

What is known is that a couple of people close to Ill Duce Trump's campaign were getting foreign monies without disclosing that fact. Dismissing military industrial secrecy complex bs is not the same as being some foreigner's agent, as you continually would have it. That was also tried as a rhetorical tactic during the runup to the lying, illegal invasion of Iraq. You're an ignorant, ideological liar playing the "traitor" card as during McCarthyism and as the "Dixie Chicks" saw.
Christsharians on the DL

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Jan 12, 2018
mr gleeble wrote:
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Who's the wackjob from Philly? He reminds me of someone who used to post on here, but I can't think of his name for some reason. Couldn't make up his mind if he was left, right, or center and argued with libs as much as with cons. Confused sort...what was his moniker again? Damn...
Not a single reference to facts in that post, yet it still manages to be ignorant. Plenty of outlets on the left are skeptical of your McCarthyite "Russian hacking" narrative, including "The Nation" and "Democracy Now." Meanwhile, you're having fits of ignorance over the de facto election hacking that was consequential of Interstate Crosscheck. You don't know anything about it, and you demand not to hear anything about it.
mr gleeble

Columbus, OH

#20 Jan 15, 2018
Christsharians on the DL wrote:
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You're a stupid, gullible, red baiting, Cold Warmongering McCarthyite whether you're aware of it or not.

It is a fact that "collusion" is itself a nonsense word. It appears in no statute. It's nonsense from the get go. You like to deny facts, but it's a simple fact. And a telling one.

The "dossier" and how it came to the attention of the FBI is nonsense. The "17 intelligence agencies all agree" is a retracted lie. There was no "dirt on Hillary Clinton" handed over at any time as a result of that meeting about adoptions and sanctions with the Russian lawyer. There's no actual evidence of "Russian hacking" - a number of the states who were claimed to have had their voting infrastructures penetrated demanded and got retractions from the warmingering, corporate media. And you either know nothing about any of this or you are spreading some sort of Cold War narrative for someone or are brainwashed. These are all Iraqi WMD quality smears that get endlessly repeated by warmongering, moron media outlets and one or two gasbags on topix.

What is known is that a couple of people close to Ill Duce Trump's campaign were getting foreign monies without disclosing that fact. Dismissing military industrial secrecy complex bs is not the same as being some foreigner's agent, as you continually would have it. That was also tried as a rhetorical tactic during the runup to the lying, illegal invasion of Iraq. You're an ignorant, ideological liar playing the "traitor" card as during McCarthyism and as the "Dixie Chicks" saw.
Almost every word of it pure BS. You may as well be a Rightie and Trumpista, and I shall treat you as such in the future. As an enemy of Americ and a collaborator with Trump.

Deal, beeeyotch.
mr gleeble

Columbus, OH

#21 Jan 15, 2018
Christsharians on the DL wrote:
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Not a single reference to facts in that post, yet it still manages to be ignorant. Plenty of outlets on the left are skeptical of your McCarthyite "Russian hacking" narrative, including "The Nation" and "Democracy Now." Meanwhile, you're having fits of ignorance over the de facto election hacking that was consequential of Interstate Crosscheck. You don't know anything about it, and you demand not to hear anything about it.
Doesn't matter how many names you use, either. You're still Putinist garbage, m'man. Enemy.
Gov Corbutt of the Joke

Philadelphia, PA

#22 Jan 15, 2018
mr gleeble wrote:
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Almost every word of it pure BS.
Nor retardate McCarthyite, "collusion" is not a crime of any sort in any context, it is fictional, and there were no "17" intel agencies all agreeing, there was no dirt on Hillary Clinton turned over at this meeting supposedly just for that purpose, several states demanded and got retractions on those errant claims that Russians had "hacked" their election infrastructure.

These are all facts, you ignorant, lying, red baiting Cold Warmongerer.

Meanwhile, Interstate Crosscheck had consequential effects on the Presidential race.

Crosscheck Overwhelmingly Purges Legitimate Voters, New Study Finds Researchers From Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Penn, and Microsoft Independently Corroborate Our Work http://www.gregpalast.com/crosscheck-overwhel...

If You Care About the Right to Vote, Here Are Six Things You Need to Know About Kris Kobach https://www.aclu.org/blog/voting-rights/fight...

Look up your Name on the Crosscheck Voter Purge-List http://www.gregpalast.com/look-up-your-name-o...

The massive election-rigging scandal the media ignored https://www.salon.com/2017/01/10/the-massive-...
Doe

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Jan 15, 2018
mr gleeble wrote:
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You're just lying and denying. Not going to take you seriously for one second.

Trump is a criminal and you would support him even if, as he himself suggested, he gunned down someone in the middle of the street.

TrumpCultist
No lies none, Trump had no connections to Russia or Putin but Hillary did, Hillary illegally colluded with her puppet master Putin on the fake Trump Russian dossier, Hillary had a cozy relationship with her puppet master Putin, the indictments are starting to come down from her uranium one deal, and the FBI is investigating the Clinton family criminal foundation.

An 11-count indictment has been handed down from a grand jury investigating possible Russian bribery involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Uranium One deal negotiated when she was part of the Obama administration, a report says.
The indictment was levied against Maryland resident Mark Lambert, a former co-president of a nuclear transportation company involved in Hillary Clinton’s deal to sell U.S. uranium interests to a Russian company.
mr gleeble

Columbus, OH

#24 Jan 17, 2018
Gov Corbutt of the Joke wrote:
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Nor retardate McCarthyite, "collusion" is not a crime of any sort in any context, it is fictional, and there were no "17" intel agencies all agreeing, there was no dirt on Hillary Clinton turned over at this meeting supposedly just for that purpose, several states demanded and got retractions on those errant claims that Russians had "hacked" their election infrastructure.

These are all facts, you ignorant, lying, red baiting Cold Warmongerer.

Meanwhile, Interstate Crosscheck had consequential effects on the Presidential race.

Crosscheck Overwhelmingly Purges Legitimate Voters, New Study Finds Researchers From Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Penn, and Microsoft Independently Corroborate Our Work http://www.gregpalast.com/crosscheck-overwhel...

If You Care About the Right to Vote, Here Are Six Things You Need to Know About Kris Kobach https://www.aclu.org/blog/voting-rights/fight...

Look up your Name on the Crosscheck Voter Purge-List http://www.gregpalast.com/look-up-your-name-o...

The massive election-rigging scandal the media ignored https://www.salon.com/2017/01/10/the-massive-...
lol...Mr. Crosscheck once again pretending that it was the only important bit of shenanigans in the election. Completely in denial of Russian interference, completely dishonest in using cold-war era attack words ad hominem, and a bunch of false and/or unverifiable claims. The usual Putinist puke from you, IOW.

Once again, for the dishonest: I've never denied that interstate crosscheck played a part, or pretended that Russian interference cost Hillary the election.

You OTOH obsess over crosscheck and hover protectively over Putin's arse.

Case closed.

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