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Trump Aide Being Investigated for Ties to Kremlin

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posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 07:14 PM
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www.yahoo.com...


"U.S. intelligence officials are seeking to determine whether an American businessman identified by Donald Trump as one of his foreign policy advisers has opened up private communications with senior Russian officials — including talks about the possible lifting of economic sanctions if the Republican nominee becomes president, according to multiple sources who have been briefed on the issue.

The activities of Trump adviser Carter Page, who has extensive business interests in Russia, have been discussed with senior members of Congress during recent briefings about suspected efforts by Moscow to influence the presidential election, the sources said. After one of those briefings, Senate minority leader Harry Reid wrote FBI Director James Comey, citing reports of meetings between a Trump adviser (a reference to Page) and “high ranking sanctioned individuals” in Moscow over the summer as evidence of “significant and disturbing ties” between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin that needed to be investigated by the bureau."

Some of those briefed were “taken aback” when they learned about Page’s contacts in Moscow, viewing them as a possible back channel to the Russians that could undercut U.S. foreign policy, said a congressional source familiar with the briefings but who asked for anonymity due to the sensitivity of the subject. The source added that U.S. officials in the briefings indicated that intelligence reports about the adviser’s talks with senior Russian officials close to President Vladimir Putin were being “actively monitored and investigated.”

A senior U.S. law enforcement official did not dispute that characterization when asked for comment by Yahoo News. “It’s on our radar screen,” said the official about Page’s contacts with Russian officials. “It’s being looked at.”


This seems to be a very serious matter. Wouldn't be surprised to see news of Page resigning in the next few days.
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posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 07:26 PM
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Some of those briefed were “taken aback” when they learned about Page’s contacts in Moscow, viewing them as a possible back channel to the Russians that could undercut U.S. foreign policy

And what is the currebt Admin's policy on Russia ? Looks like there is some (a lot) of anti-Russian policy. So , if you "undercut" negative policy , wouldnt that by reason be positive ?

I have often wondered what is up with folks crying "World Peace" . Then those same folks , id steps are taken in that direction , cry foul

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posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 07:32 PM
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So now we actively monitor and investigate U.S. citizens' communications with people of an allied country?

Why do I pay taxes to this governement?
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posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: Vdogg

Since Harry Reid is involved in this, it's an obvious hack job against Trump, and that is what this is. Harry Reid is one of Obama's top LAP dogs.



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: Vdogg

Mr. Drumpf ought to know, You evidently have to first get erected before You can do heinous crimes against The People then His Foundation can be like that of His opponent's and funnel in all sorts of cash; foreign and domestic, that is until the 'Foreign Money' gets to the BILLIONS that is when You wake up Your philandering husband from His stupor to go on t.v. and lie to The People that foreign moneis (plural x a whole bunch) will no longer be accepted as 'donations'...

So..

Get Elected and THEN go around w/Your hands out...



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 07:42 PM
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originally posted by: JimNasium
a reply to: Vdogg

Mr. Drumpf ought to know, You evidently have to first get erected before You can do heinous crimes against The People then His Foundation can be like that of His opponent's and funnel in all sorts of cash; foreign and domestic, that is until the 'Foreign Money' gets to the BILLIONS that is when You wake up Your philandering husband from His stupor to go on t.v. and lie to The People that foreign moneis (plural x a whole bunch) will no longer be accepted as 'donations'...

So..

Get Elected and THEN go around w/Your hands out...


Getting erected before doing heinous crimes......

Whatcha on about Jim?



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 07:59 PM
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a reply to: In4ormant

I'm sorry, I couldn't read through the catcher's mask I'm wearing with these new swim fins....



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 08:05 PM
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a reply to: In4ormant
We're allied with Russia? We cooperate with them on *some* things, but we are not by any means allies.



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 08:06 PM
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US foreign policy is pure BS. The more the current policy is undermined, the better.

It'll be changing when Trump takes office anyway in regards to Russia at least.

Let the anti-Russian propaganda war continue until January 20th I guess.
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posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowedCongressional Democrat starts investigation = political hack job. Congressional Republican starts investigation = grave matter that needs to be taken seriously. Yup...seems legit, lol.



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 08:08 PM
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originally posted by: Vdogg
a reply to: In4ormant
We're allied with Russia? We cooperate with them on *some* things, but we are not by any means allies.


Well Obama isnt, that is true.



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 08:10 PM
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originally posted by: Vdogg
a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowedCongressional Democrat starts investigation = political hack job. Congressional Republican starts investigation = grave matter that needs to be taken seriously. Yup...seems legit, lol.


How did they know he was talking with anyone in the first place?



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 08:11 PM
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Man, this is a twilight zone election. Conservatives twisting themselves into pretzels to defend communist-lite Russia. Never thought I'd see the day.



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 08:12 PM
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a reply to: In4ormant
I imagine our intelligence agencies monitor all communications with high ranking Russian officials, as they should. Russia sure as hell is spying on us.



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 08:13 PM
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The USSR collapsed decades ago. Russia is not communist.

Do you even know what communism is? Do you know what socialism is?

A lot of people (Americans, primarily) use these words without knowing their meaning.

Obama is not a communist, Russia is not communist, Bernie Sanders is not a communist (I would argue he isn't a socialist either).
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posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 08:13 PM
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This does not surprise me. Trump is Putin's puppet; Kremlin fingerprints are all over his campaign. If you want a candidate with Communist connections and globalist ambitions, vote Trump!



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 08:14 PM
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originally posted by: Vdogg
a reply to: In4ormant
I imagine our intelligence agencies monitor all communications with high ranking Russian officials, as they should. Russia sure as hell is spying on us.


Call me old fashioned but I would prefer a better and more productive relationship with a country possessing 1000's of nukes.



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 08:15 PM
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a reply to: MongolianPaellaFish

What communists? Where are these fictional communists?

Does Cuba secretly control the Trump campaign?



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 08:18 PM
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Communist-lite =/= communism. I stated it that way for a reason. Vladimir Putin is for all intents and purposes a dictator who is fully intent on returning Russia to its former communist ways. Political intimidation, hits on political opponents, and sham elections are all plays out of the old Soviet playbook. Russia is not our friend and they did not suddenly become benign simply because Putin loves him some Trump (or does he)?



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 08:23 PM
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Ok whatever you say Neocon.

Russia is not your friend because of the frequent, unprovoked, and unjustified aggression against them.

End the aggressive policy and the relationship can improve.

Your definition of communism does not match the actual definition. Communism is a political ideology, not a system of government.

Your definition seems to indicate practically any state on earth with any functioning government. Political intimidation, hits on political opponents and sham elections are all rather common.

Communism is the advocacy of a classless, stateless society in which the means of production are collectively owned. The USSR never claimed to be a "Communist State", it was seeking to achieve Communism as the final goal, in accordance with Marxist theory of the natural evolution of the state.

It can help to learn the understanding of words and ideology.



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