Monday, July 16, 2018

Trump and Putin: Two Bullshit Artists Enter Helsinki, One Comes Out Victorious

.@jaketapper: I can tell you the facts: The United States was attacked, and today, President Trump sided with the enemy.

NEW: I can confirm that the US Congressman who allegedly met with Butina and Torshin in August 2015 in Moscow was Dana Rohrabacher.

GOP senator to introduce resolution supporting intelligence agencies after Trump attacks

.@ScottWalker with arrested Russian nationalist and @NRA lifetime member Maria Butina.

Russia hacked U.S. minds and undermined democracy, author says

Fox News reporter: Putin summit is going to cost Trump "dearly politically"

Damn. Wolf Blitzer is calling Rand Paul out for defending Trump’s un-American defense of Putin today.

Putin was showing off these notes to make us think these were the 3 main issues of the #HelsinkiSummit. However, we already know that Ukraine was given very little attention. Putin even had to deliver Trump's Crimea talking points. It's a part of the show

Ohio Republican Party county chair leaves GOP after Trump-Putin meeting over 'sense of duty'

When you've lost Newt...

'Defended a Tyrant': McCain, GOP Lawmakers Rip Trump Over 'Tragic' Putin Summit.

Senator @ChrisMurphyCT says President Trump’s entire trip “has just been one giant middle finger” to the United States

U.S. Intelligence Chiefs, Current And Former, Fire Back At Trump

I saw it with my own eyes... Trump threw the US intelligence community under the bus. Then Putin drove right over it.

Russian National Charged in Conspiracy to Act as an Agent of the Russian Federation Within the United States - Mariia Butina, 29, a Russian citizen residing in Washington D.C., was arrested on July 15, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

NEW: Maria Butina, Russian who reached out to the NRA, just got indicted for acting as a Russian agent without registering.

BREAKING: Maria Butina, deputy of Russian Senator Alexander Torshin, and woman who asked Trump question about sanctions in late 2015 has just been arrested and charged with being an agent of Russia.

Brushback pitch from DNI Dan Coats saying IC had “been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election & their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy & we will continue to provide unvarnished & objective intel in support of our national sec.”

White House officials are openly admitting they don’t know how to respond to questions about President Trump’s press conference. Asked if anyone from the administration will resign over the president’s remarks, a senior White House official quipped, “Good question.”

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia William J. Burns doesn't mince his words on the Trump/Putin summit: "I think that press conference was the single most embarrassing performance by an American president on the world stage that I've ever seen."

US ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman’s daughter...

Just so we're clear: Trump has attacked Canada for tariffs on diary products, but refuses to hold Putin accountable for interfering in our election.

Paul Ryan statement: "No question Russia interfered in our election"

How awful was this “summit”? Lavrov says the talks went “better than super.” That sounds like complete capitulation on our side to me.

Big Putin lie! Says he didn't know Trump was in Moscow in 2013. As @Isikoff and I wrote in "Russian Roulette," Trump spoke to Peskov while there & he said Putin apologized for not seeing him. Afterward, Putin sent Trump a secret gift.

Ex-FBI Asst. Dir. Frank Figliuzzi: "In 25 yrs of working counterintel for this government, I never thought that I would sit here and watch a U.S. president castigate and denigrate the U.S. Intelligence Community ... standing alongside the leader of an adversarial country."

Joint Press Conference from Helsinki, Finland:

Meghan McCain "horrified" after Trump's press conference with Putin: I'm proud Putin "hates my dad"

This is a sad day for America, and for all Western democracies that Putin continues to target.

Putin purposely kept mispronouncing Mueller's name as "Miller" to create a false impression that he doesn't pay much attention to this investigation.

John Brennan: "I'm at a loss ... One can only conclude that he fears Vladimir Putin and that one-on-one discussion — who knows what was discussed there — and how Mr. Putin now is the master puppeteer of Donald Trump, the person who is in our oval office. Outrageous."

If John Kelly had any balls or love for the country, he'd refuse to get on Air Force One with Trump... Resign and fly home commercial John.

"It was nothing short of treasonous."

Putin will take this as a green light to interfere in 2018, and it is. Cowardly and shameful. — Adam Schiff

Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.” It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???

Many of us have said so for years and we will do so again: Trump is dangerously unfit for his office. He is not a loyal American and he should be relieved of his duties expeditiously.

GOP Reps and Senators, now is your hour of decision. You must choose which side you're on. Trump forced your hand in Helsinki. by publicly siding (literally) with Putin against the US IC. Our country -- and the world -- are watching you now.

Shady @facebook who let Russians interfere in our elections is now helping my opponent @DevinNunes get re-elected!

If Trump did not directly collude in the Russian attack on the Democrats, he has definitely colluded in the cover-up of the attack. I've been reporting on this for over a year. Today was a clarifying moment. Thanks to all who now clearly see this.

A Republican official close — and friendly — to the White House: “We now know why he wanted to meet one on one.”

This is neither naïveté nor ignorance. This is a president who is using the communication powers of his office to aid and abet a foreign adversary’s hostility against the nation.

The President of the United States just told the world that he trusts Putin above his own intelligence agencies: "My people came to me, (DNI) Dan Coats came to me, some others, they said they think it's Russia. I have President Putin. He just said it's not Russia."

Neil Cavuto of Fox Business calls Trump's press conference "disgusting", "That sets us back a lot."

How humiliating for Coats— broadcast to the world.

And there's the next item on Putin's wish list, offering "help" in investigating his own attacks on the US in exchange for Trump's help stopping @Billbrowder and the Magnitsky sanctions that target him & his oligarchs.

By mentioning George Soros, Putin cleverly throws a bone to the conspiratorial, anti-Semitic fringe in the United States.

If John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, John Kelly do not resign, they are culpable along with Trump and Pence in selling out America to Russia.

I am told there is an EMERGENCY meeting of GOP Senators that was just put out via phone over Trump's betrayal of the United States on National TV.

"You have been watching perhaps one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president at a summit in front of a Russian leader, that I have ever seen" - Anderson Cooper

Trump is now repaying Putin for helping him win the presidency

WATCH: @AP: Do you believe Putin or U.S. intel on the Russia attack?

Shady @facebook who let Russians interfere in our elections is now helping my opponent @DevinNunes get re-elected!

It’s embarrassing that American flags were present at #TrumpPutinSummit, because an American president was not. Our president, above everything else, must defend US. @realDonaldTrump just showed he cannot and will always side with Russia. @HouseGOP, do you hear the fire alarm?

This is simply the most dishonest and shameful public performance in the history of the US Presidency.

What a horrible day for the World.

"I hold both countries responsible. I think that the United States has been foolish. I think we've all been foolish ... we're all to blame." (Does not actually name anything particular regarding Russia.)

“It was a clean campaign. I beat Hillary Clinton easily.” #Trump on world stage trashes #Mueller probe and again insists “there was no collusion with #Russia. There was nobody to collude with.” “We ran a brilliant campaign and that’s why I’m president.”

Re U.S. evidence of Russian election meddling, Putin says U.S. and Russia can analyze it "together." Putin: "Any specific material, if such things arise, we are ready to analyze together. For instance, we can analyze them through the joint working group on cyber security."

"Trump was very frustrated; he wasn't getting commitments from other leaders to spend more. Trump turns around to Erdogan, and says, 'Except for Erdogan over here. He does things the right way,' and then actually fist-bumps the Turkish president."

So Putin seems to be proposing replacing Mueller probe: says Russia /US cooperation can investigate the allegations of cyber attacks on US elections, which Putin denies

Every single day, I find myself asking: what do the Russians have on @realDonaldTrump personally, financially, & politically? The answer to that question is that only thing that explains his behavior & his refusal to stand up to Putin.

BREAKING: Ruble rising at Trump-Putin press conference starts -- despite big drop in oil prices today.

Putin: “The Russian State has never interfered and never will interfere...” in US elections.

Wow. "The Russian State has not interfered and will never interfere in internal American affairs," Putin says, saying Trump brought up interference. Suggests Russians/US should examine any issues together in a "joint working group on cybersecurity."

Rep. Maxine Waters: ‘This President is out of control’

Protester with banner saying "nuclear ban treaty" removed from Trump & Putin news conference in Helsinki

Schiff: Putin an 'unindicted co-conspirator' in Russian election meddling

Two years of Trump, Russia and federal investigations have led up to this moment: the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki. The two will take questions in just a few minutes

EXCLUSIVE: Read the 24-page "psychographic" report on American voters that Cambridge Analytica prepared for National Security Adviser @AmbJohnBolton and his former super PAC

Article 99, UCMJ

A group of demonstrators protested Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin's summit in Finland, depicting the U.S. president as a 'lapdog' and 'puppet'

Why did Trump meet 1 on 1 with Putin? What might he be hiding from Bolton, Pompeo, Kelly, & the American public?

In any previous WH, this would be a major scandal. In the Trump WH, Ross is just another grifter.

"Vladimir Putin is effectively a war criminal - this is a guy who should be contained, not engaged" - watch the full interview with 'Putin's number one enemy' @Billbrowder tonight on The World's special coverage of the Donald Trump/Vladimir Putin Summit.

Mark Sanford: Trump is ‘clear and present danger to the republic’ — and a Dem takeover could be the ‘remedy’

"Trump’s antics at the NATO summit and his visit to Britain displayed all of the reasons why his act is wearing thin."

What do Trump, Sean Hannity, Jim Jordan, Alex Jones, and the Kremlin agree on? The Deep State is out to get Trump.

Data crimes are real crimes

Russia harnessed the far-right, greed, and data to disrupt the UK, US, EU & NATO in an act of war.

In Arizona, a new POLITICO/AARP poll shows Democrats ahead by 7 percentage points in generic ballots in both the governor’s and Senate races

JUST IN: After meeting with President Putin for more than two hours, President Trump says summit is a "very good start for everybody."

Trump-Putin one-on-one meeting reportedly lasted 2 hours and ten minutes, according to the Russians.

President Trump and Russian President Putin's meeting in Helsinki is running long. Follow live updates.

Germany says it can "no longer completely rely on the White House"

Ours is a government in which the people ultimately determine our national security posture. When Trump calls the Russia investigation a “witch hunt,” he is literally assisting Moscow’s ongoing attacks by misleading the American people and thwarting an appropriate response.

A British man exposed to #Novichok, four months after the same nerve agent was used against a former Russian spy nearby, had found it in a perfume bottle, his brother says

Trump, Treasonous Traitor

An American president who travels overseas and then disses our country is a traitor.

Elon Musk among the millionaires and billionaires funding the U.S. midterms

July 16, 2018. A Day That Will Go Down In Infamy #TreasonSummit Future generations will ask how this was permitted to happen.

LIVE: @NBCNews Special Report: President Trump and President Putin meet in Helsinki.

JUST IN: Russian foreign ministry responds to Trump blaming US for poor relations: "We agree"

Trump's first words to Putin: "I'd like to congratulate you on a really great World Cup, one of the best ever." Like he said, he's a tough negotiator

President Donald Trump has arrived at the Finnish Presidential Palace to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Ok, who put a dummy of @mfa_russia @putinRF on the Wall Street bull then covered it with dildos

Tomorrow is 4th anniversary of shoot down of Malaysian airliner MH17 by Russian forces or Russian backed forces and Friday Mueller indictment details Kremlin’s cyber attack on US election. But @POTUS blames past US policy and Mueller “witch hunt” for bad relations with Moscow

"I’ve been in meetings with Putin. Here’s what Trump can expect."

Bribe Cases, a Jared Kushner Partner and Potential Conflicts

Sen Rand Paul inexplicably suggests US has interfered in foreign elections over decades to justify Kremlin hacking and weaponizimg stolen democratic emails in 2016 - this after he was 1 of only 2 senators voting against resolution supporting NATO. ???

Supreme Court Nominee ducked an Obamacare ruling, avoiding political criticism

Vladimir Putin is going to enjoy today, I suspect

The shameful way race affects treatment of pain and drug addiction

Fact Checker Analysis: Rep. Claudia Tenney’s claim that Trump’s tax cuts already paid for themselves

Now: Trump and Finland’s president at breakfast. Pool asks what he will say to Putin and ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ responds, “We’ll do just fine.” We try to ask another - will he tell Putin elex meddling is a red line? - as we’re ushered out. He doesn’t respond.

Excellent article on Putin by former ambassador to Russia

Something I reported to US/UK intelligence months ago has been revealed publicly today. British authorities now confirm Cambridge Analytica systems were accessed in Russia. The FBI was given this information and I have been helping their investigation.

Groups of thugs in matching hats - or matching arm bands - are a sign of a society’s sickness, not its greatness.

Steve Mnuchin Admits White House Has No Idea What It’s Doing on Trade

Blame America First!

Schiff on Trump meeting with Putin: He's going to take the "disastrous approach"

Will Putin use his good cop, bad cop routine in summit with Trump?

ZTE stock surges as U.S. supplier ban lifted though outlook remains uncertain

Kim Dotcom, Fox News and the life and death of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory That was a weird one,

Employee for Sputnik confirms that when he was at Breitbart he was in touch with who DOJ says was Russian military intelligence masquerading as hacker Guccifer 2.0

New Zealand gave Peter Thiel citizenship after he spent just 12 days there

Flashy Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom Loses Extradition Appeal, Vows Another Round

Clinton: "They have ripped children away from their parents. They have forced toddlers ... to appear in court. I find this beyond politics. The inhumanity of it, the disgrace, the indecency of it, should insight all of us to know we are not those people."

U.S. ambassador: Trump-Putin meeting ‘isn’t a summit’

Trump says Obama did nothing about Russian election meddling

roger stone is on infowars begging for money

A real US president would never be so stupid. Trump has become not just an annoying reality show in the WH now he is a real danger to security af all Western Democracies, including our own. And where is the GOP? Hiding in fear. What a disgrace.

The GOP is now synonymous with “traitors.”

New: @CamAnalytica servers were in contact with servers in Russia. CA has staff imbedded in the campaign in San Antonio. Did they get direct info from the Kremlin while running the campaign?

And in light of indictments, @SenateMajLdr really must be asked why he would refuse to join in a bipartisan warning to Americans about the attack.

WATCH: GOP lawmakers push arming toddlers in Sacha Baron-Cohen show

Immigrant kids held in shelters: ‘They told us to behave, or we’d be here forever’

Treason overdrive

"We've never had a summit with a KGB spy master ... and a president who spent the weekend golfing.

Read ⁦@DavidCornDC⁩ and ⁦@Isikoff⁩: “Why the Hell Are We Standing Down?” The secret story of Obama’s response to Putin’s attack on the 2016 election.

Trump campaign has spent roughly $1.2M on legal fees in 2018

Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?