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K. T. McFarland in Transition Email: Russia 'has just thrown the U.S.A election' to Trump

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posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 04:35 PM
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This juicy Mud Pit worthy morsel appeared first in a NYT article (here) but I know that NYT articles frequently end up behind pay walls so I'm going with The Daily Beast here.

Leaked White House Transition Emails: Russia Threw U.S. Election for Trump


“If there is a tit-for-tat escalation Trump will have difficulty improving relations with Russia, which has just thrown U.S.A. election to him,” McFarland wrote to Thomas P. Bossert, who currently serves as Trump’s homeland security adviser. Bossert—who forwarded the exchange to future National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, future Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, future senior strategist Stephen Bannon, and future press secretary Sean Spicer, all of whom have since left the administration—urged other transition officials to “defend election legitimacy now.” The White House said McFarland’s email was intended to express the opinion of Democrats, not herself.


Holy s# KT McFarland, some things are just better left unsaid! NYT didn't provide the full text of the email or a scan of it, just that juicy bit of mud, which doesn't leave us much to discuss.

The NYT article (linked above) has a comment from the "A White House lawyer" in response to the quote:


It is not clear whether Ms. McFarland was saying she believed that the election had in fact been thrown. A White House lawyer said on Friday that she meant only that the Democrats were portraying it that way.


Possible I suppose but unless the next words were something along the lines of "(as the DEMONcrats would have you believe!)" I dunno... sure seems like she's acknowledging that the Russians meddled in the election to favor Trump.


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posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 04:41 PM
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But, but, but...Obama


But, but but.....Hillary


But no collusion, eh?



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posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

The premise of this is still absurd, that being that RUSSIA had the power to throw our election.

Gotta admit it was getting stale without all of the MSM fear mongering of the evil Ruskies!!



posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Oh so juicy. I won't be needing dinner anymore, I've had my fill today.


NYT didn't provide the full text of the email or a scan of it,


Not sure how many different ways you could understand the sentence "which has thrown the USA election to him".

S+F.



posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

OMG! OMG! Better line them all up and shoot them!

Call Hillary and tell her to get ready!


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posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 04:51 PM
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Perhaps she assumed Wikipedia got their info from russia.

If so, how is this news? She believed the main stream assessment?

This proves absolutely no wrong doing of trump or his team.

No matter how much anti trump people want it to be, even if russia pushed for trump, this does not mean trump or his team did anything wrong.

It still pales in comparison to what the bulk of the msm did that was in the bag for hillary, at least what has been shown so far.



posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 04:52 PM
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originally posted by: pavil
a reply to: theantediluvian

OMG! OMG! Better line them all up and shoot them!

Call Hillary and tell her to get ready!


Are you now claiming that HRC is packing?


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posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 04:52 PM
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Another piss in the wind by the OP.
When are you going to get tired of it blowing back in your face?



posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 04:54 PM
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After that ABC's doozzie of a story yesterday, I'm going to wait before believing anything the media have to say.
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Well looks like Brian Ross is now suspended over that ABC's story. Who's next?
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posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 04:56 PM
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There should be a warning label on this OP.

May cause nausea.



posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 05:00 PM
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Very convenient that the rest of the email was left out.

Probably taken out of context for a hit piece.



posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 05:02 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian

originally posted by: pavil
a reply to: theantediluvian

OMG! OMG! Better line them all up and shoot them!

Call Hillary and tell her to get ready!


Are you now claiming that HRC is packing?


Yes! She's packing her bags and getting her birthright.

It's a Christmas Miracle!



posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 05:04 PM
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originally posted by: SgtHamsandwich
Very convenient that the rest of the email was left out.

Probably taken out of context for a hit piece.


The MSM would "Never" Misstate a source now. Stop with those rightwing lies. Brian Ross is confirming it so it MUST be true!



posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 05:04 PM
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it i wanted to see trash and out of context garbage i will just pass out drunk in the landfill again thank you very much



posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 05:07 PM
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Brian Ross suspended 4 weeks without pay


“It is vital we get the story right and retain the trust we have built with our audience – these are our core principles,” network says in a statement

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posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

Oh, I'm not saying that it proves collusion or anything — I just thought it was interesting to see the inner circle acknowledging the obvious.

There is however some evidence of wrongdoing laid out in the NYT article but I'm wrapping up some trim work tonight (big Christmas shindig in a few weeks and my wife is hounding me to not wait until the last minute) and I'm not wanting to delve too deep into discussion about all that.

However, I tell you that the emails do seem to show that everyone was in the loop with what Flynn was doing:


As part of the outreach, Ms. McFarland wrote, Mr. Flynn would be speaking with the Russian ambassador, Mr. Kislyak, hours after Mr. Obama’s sanctions were announced.

“Key will be Russia’s response over the next few days,” Ms. McFarland wrote in an email to another transition official, Thomas P. Bossert, now the president’s homeland security adviser.


and this bit:


It is uncertain how involved Mr. Trump was in the discussions among his staff members of Mr. Flynn’s conversation with the Russian ambassador. Mr. Spicer told reporters on the morning of Dec. 29 that the president-elect would be meeting with his national security team, including Ms. McFarland, that day. A phone call that included Mr. Trump, Mr. Flynn, Ms. McFarland, Mr. Priebus and Mr. Bannon was scheduled for 5 p.m., shortly after Ms. McFarland’s email exchange. It is unclear whether the call took place.


Not definitive that Trump knew about the calls and their content but it's getting even harder to believe that the inner circle was unaware. Which would of course mean they were all lying. Personally, I believe Trump knew from the beginning and Flynn took one for the team. Why they didn't just own it from the beginning? Possibly it was the optics and the fact that the outgoing Obama administration had made a deliberate point of asking them not to undercut the Obama administration's actions during the transition.

Whatever the case, Flynn lied to the FBI. That's a fact. It looks like the whole lot of them lied to the American people. What will be interesting to find out is if anyone else also lied to the FBI.



posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: RazorV66
Another piss in the wind by the OP.
When are you going to get tired of it blowing back in your face?


You Trumpkins and your obsessions with pee. Don't worry, if that video exists, I'm sure you'll eventually be able to stream it for free.



posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 05:14 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Ahhh the delicious irony of it all. A website that caters to people who enjoy exposing the truth behind the lies our government tells us is now filled with people completely willing to ignore the lies their government is telling them because blinding themselves to the truth will make America great again.

Great job poking out your own eyes ATS!



I take it posting the link to Melania's russian porn career would break the T&C huh?

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posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 05:15 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
There should be a warning label on this OP.

May cause nausea.


I only add those warnings if I'm going to post pictures like this:




posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Think she is still going to become the ambassador to Singapore?




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