Sunday, January 13, 2019

“Nunes buried evidence on Russian meddling to protect Trump. I know because I’m on the committee.”

NEW - 2 congressional aides @KenDilanianNBC that the proposed trump development in moscow with oligarch & putin friend aras agalarov is drawing new scrutiny from house and senate investigators

How do you neutralize a foreign intelligence threat when the threat is the President of the Untied States? Well, you don't have many options, as I explain here

BREAKING: @RepSwalwell and I just made a motion in House Intel Committee to subpoena the American interpreter during the summit — the only witness to Trump’s meeting with Putin. This is an extraordinary remedy, but Trump’s actions necessitate it. Republicans voted it down.

NEW: intel & foreign affairs committee lawyers meeting tomorrow to evaluate subpoenaing Trump's interpreters at meetings w/ Putin when no aides present. Many Dems were opposed b/c it's an unprecedented step that could impact future diplomacy. Now warming to it due to WaPo report

Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates began a boycott of Qatar in June 2017, alleging Qatar funds extremist groups and has too-cozy ties to Iran.

President Trump will not answer any more questions from Mueller -Giuliani

Schiff, Cummings and Nadler issue statement after Trump’s comments about Cohen testimony. “Our nation’s laws prohibit efforts to discourage, intimidate, or otherwise pressure a witness not to provide testimony to Congress.”

The Clinton campaign put out a 6 minute video detailing Trump's alleged Russian ties a month before the election. Interesting to revisit in light of recent reports.

The shadow of collusion grows ever darker. Ultimately, we don't know where the evidence will lead. We must wait for final judgement. But the horizon of the plausible has been on an unrelenting march, closer and closer to the President's inner circle and the President himself.

Lindsey Graham is so willing to double down on this Trump nonsense that he has said ‘I don’t trust them as far as I can throw them’ about the FBI. OUR OWN FREAKING FBI.

Trump's very private meetings are a huge favor to Putin

The Steele dossier was never more than raw HUMINT of mixed veracity. It was used by the FBI because it was UNCLAS and could be shown to anyone it needed to, ie Congress. It was thus cover for the REAL intel (mostly TS/SI) the IC had on Trump's Kremlin ties.

And here is the war we’ve been waiting for. Perfect timing.

Durbin: "Why is he so chummy with Vladimir Putin, this man who is a former KGB agent, never been a friend to the U.S., invaded our allies, threatens us around the world, and tries his damndest to undermine our elections, why is this President Trump's best buddy? I don't get it."

BIG DEAL at 12:45

You were offered $25 billion for wall in exchange for legalizing Dreamers. You turned it down b/c it didn't include deep cuts to legal immigration.

It’s Sunday morning, and the president is still working for the Kremlin and under FBI investigation.

Last year, we sought to obtain the interpreter’s notes or testimony, from the private meeting between Trump and Putin. The Republicans on our committee voted us down. Will they join us now? Shouldn’t we find out whether our president is really putting “America first?”

“Anyone being investigated by the FBI is not qualified to be President of the United States” ~ @realDonaldTrump

“The increase in disapproval for the President comes primarily among whites without college degrees, 45% of whom approve and 47% disapprove, marking the first time his approval rating with this group has been underwater in CNN polling since February 2018.”

“That is what we call the dark side — the signals intelligence, the intercepts worldwide."

Regarding this NYT story from this weekend, imagine you are a FBI Agent working Russian counterintelligence in 2016 and you witness the following