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I still find it bizarre that there are foreigners here in Switzerland that wholly endorse, nay embrace Tronald Dump. I sort of feel that they are trolling and winning because we keep taking the bait. I often wonder if their faces match the images I have of them in my head:

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Well, personally speaking, not even close.

That guy's way too much of a studmuffin to be fair
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His job is essentially the top law enforcement officer of the country, yet he lied under oath. Maybe I'm wrong, but I see that as the crux of the matter.

What he actually said was "...and I didn't have, not have communication with the Russians and I'm unable to comment on that."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...-hearing-video
It is amazing how naive these people are when they think such information could be kept secret.
Lying under oath for someone in his position is truly unbelievable.
These were described as meetings so I assume they were not recorded like phone calls are?

Edit; Just found "Sessions also spoke with Kislyak via phone in September" so I assume it is highly likely that was recorded?

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Edit; The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee have agreed on the "scope" of their investigation into Russia's meddling in the presidential election — and it will include looking into possible contacts between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

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Even the Republicans are saying he should have no further role in the investigation he's currently heading, whilst the Democrats are saying he should resign because his role needs to be above reproach.

If I were Trump, I'd be seriously pissed off with this. If he wasn't happy with Flynn not being entirely consistent with Pence, how is he going to feel about Sessions lying under oath. Any business or political leader needs people of integrity around them.
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Well, personally speaking, not even close.

That guy's way too much of a studmuffin to be fair

Now here is a good looking guy, and with a brain too- oh so missed

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

For those caught up in the whole From Russia with Love narrative going on here in the US, one of the talking points floating around is that the Russians are employing those same tactics in European elections right now.

I'm not a consumer of European media, so it's hard for me to judge that assertion. Do you see any evidence of Russian meddling in European elections currently? Germany, France and Austria are often mentioned. If LePen somehow pulls off a victory, will that be due to Russian hacking also?
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EU considering imposing visa requirements for US citizens due to the US not providing reciprocity for Bulgarians, Croatians, Cypriots, Poles and Romanians under the visa free agreement.

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For those caught up in the whole From Russia with Love narrative going on here in the US, one of the talking points floating around is that the Russians are employing those same tactics in European elections right now.

I'm not a consumer of European media, so it's hard for me to judge that assertion. Do you see any evidence of Russian meddling in European elections currently? Germany, France and Austria are often mentioned. If LePen somehow pulls off a victory, will that be due to Russian hacking also?
In short, yes. Russia is trying to undermine EU politics in order to weaken EU/NATO and have sanctions against Russia for their invasion of Ukraine removed. Russia will have more political and military weight with a fractured EU, and be able to regain control over Eastern EU countries that have drifted into the West's sphere (see: Ukraine). Russia is very active with media propaganda with state-owned media outlets like RT, Sputnik, as well as internet trolls posting comments on articles in CNN, NBC, etc.


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In France, Russia is financing the far-right candidate Le Pen, who's political stance is echoing Trump's.

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As E.U. imposed tough sanctions against Moscow in 2014, the National Front controversially borrowed €9 million from the First Czech-Russian bank in Moscow.This loan has led to charges that Russia is helping to fund the far-right party, which is rejected by banking institutions in France due to its historic links to white supremacy and anti-Semitism. Le Pen responds that she has been forced to find money outside France—particularly in Moscow—just to stay afloat.
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In short, yes. Russia is trying to undermine EU politics in order to weaken EU/NATO and have sanctions against Russia for their invasion of Ukraine removed.
Exceptionally rare that I agree with esto, but he's bang on the money here.

Now...waiting for Jeff Sessions press conference any minute now. Hmmm...
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Sessions to recuse himself from campaign probes

The US Attorney General has said he will not take part in any investigation into Russian interference in last year's election.
The President's senior law enforcement official has been under fire since it emerged he met Russian ambassador to the US, Sergei Kislyak, during Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
He's behaved in line with how other Republicans were hoping he would.
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Exceptionally rare that I agree with esto, but he's bang on the money here.

Now...waiting for Jeff Sessions press conference any minute now. Hmmm...
Interesting how this all blew up after Trump gave a reasonably decent Presidential style speech and was starting to look good; looks like deliberate timing!

Makes you wonder who is sitting with a treasure chest of such secrets and when they will release the next one

Top House Intel Committee member Adam Schiff expressed frustration Thursday about FBI Director James Comey, saying the FBI was not forthcoming about their investigation of ties between Russia and the Trump administration.
Also said "the information the FBI has provided the committee is a "small fraction" of what the FBI has uncovered".

Sessions just announced he will recuse himself from any Russia investigations.
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Sessions's press conference cleared things up for me. His explanation of his testimony sounds reasonable, and he said he will clarify/modify it in writing to the judiciary committee. Also his recusal is a good thing and settles it now, even before any investigation reaches his desk.

What will be interesting is if Conway (Kellyanne's spouse) is confirmed as Solicitor General, and whether he'd recuse himself in any case as well.
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What does "recusal" mean?
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What does "recusal" mean?
When you recuse yourself it means you won't participate in something, generally due to a conflict of interest. In this case, Sessions is the country's top law enforcement officer. He also happens to have been a vocal Trump supporter and campaign advisor. Thus it would not be appropriate for him to investigate and/or prosecute any wrongdoing by the Trump campaign.
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Interesting how this all blew up after Trump gave a reasonably decent Presidential style speech and was starting to look good; looks like deliberate timing!

Makes you wonder who is sitting with a treasure chest of such secrets and when they will release the next one

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Talking about secrets leaking out of the treasure chest one at a time!

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I am sure it is all entirely innocent

Why did they have so many meetings with the Russians? Is that usual for a President's team before inauguration?
And why were these meetings never announced?
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In short, yes. Russia is trying to undermine EU politics in order to weaken EU/NATO and have sanctions against Russia for their invasion of Ukraine removed. Russia will have more political and military weight with a fractured EU, and be able to regain control over Eastern EU countries that have drifted into the West's sphere (see: Ukraine). Russia is very active with media propaganda with state-owned media outlets like RT, Sputnik, as well as internet trolls posting comments on articles in CNN, NBC, etc.


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In France, Russia is financing the far-right candidate Le Pen, who's political stance is echoing Trump's.
I think Russia's ambitions are bigger than that. They would like to dissolve the whole EU- nothing more, nothing less. There is already visible an anti-EU (plus anti-Sörös and other imaginary evils) campaign in the Eastern-European countries. Plus constant attacks against the state institutions and/or freedoms...and I don't believe in coincidences. Russia has the far right wing as allies in the West, and some archaic, post-communism/oligarchic political class that holds onto their privileges and sees them undermined - in the East.
So nothing without a little help from inside.
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Sessions's press conference cleared things up for me. His explanation of his testimony sounds reasonable, and he said he will clarify/modify it in writing to the judiciary committee. Also his recusal is a good thing and settles it now, even before any investigation reaches his desk.

What will be interesting is if Conway (Kellyanne's spouse) is confirmed as Solicitor General, and whether he'd recuse himself in any case as well.
So the defence of the most powerful legal officer in the US is that he was not able to formulate his answer accurately on such a sensitive issue!
You really believe he is the right man for the job?
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Trump on Twitter:

This whole narrative is a way of saving face for Democrats losing an election that everyone thought they were supposed to win. The Democrats are overplaying their hand. They lost the election, and now they have lost their grip on reality
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Makes you wonder who is sitting with a treasure chest of such secrets and when they will release the next one
That's the question that's got me intrigued too. It's not Wikileaks and it's not the media. Someone is spoon feeding facts as and when they see fit. The only 'takedown merchant' that I know for sure is the 16yr old Republican girl who remembered watching a podcast a year ago and dug it out because she was disgusted at Milo being invited to speak at CPAC. A classic popcorn moment.

The Presidency is being trolled. The President is blaming the media, but it's not them. I seriously doubt that it's the Democrats too because they know the Presidency needs to succeed for the sake of the country. It's whoever has a vested interest in casting rocks in the road ahead, which leads me to believe the leaks could well be coming from a certain foreign government. This is the mistress telling the wife about the affair.
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This whole narrative is a way of saving face for Democrats losing an election that everyone thought they were supposed to win. The Democrats are overplaying their hand. They lost the election, and now they have lost their grip on reality
It is actually the media who are pushing this, not the Democrats.

The narrative is about one member after another of Trump's campaign having secret meetings with senior Russian "diplomats" and only admitting to it when they are later identified in a newspaper.
Then they add to the problem by either lying about actually having a meeting or about the content of the meeting.

If they had any sense Trump's team would publish a list of all their past Russian meetings and then we could all forget about it?

It was anyway dumb to meet the Russians secretively when there were so many allegations swirling around.
Normally you would expect one person to allocated for liaison with a country; we already know of six people, chaotic.
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Hillary must be laughing!!

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Vice-president Mike Pence used a personal email account to discuss security issues as governor of Indiana and was hacked last summer, it was reported on Thursday.

Pence’s AOL account was compromised by a scammer who sent an email to his contacts claiming Pence and his wife had been attacked on their way back to their hotel in the Philippines, losing their money, bank cards and mobile phone, the Indianapolis Star reported.

Pence told NBC’s Meet the Press that the Hillary was “the most dishonest candidate for President of the United States since Richard Nixon”. But now it is his own email system under scrutiny. Not all the emails have been released, however, because some were deemed to be confidential or too sensitive,
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