Sunday, May 28, 2017

Watergate prosecutor: ‘Social media’ changes White House investigation

Mod: The news rolls on, and one of the Trump administration's biggest concerns is its inability to control the Internet. Here people have the freedom to say pretty much whatever they want, no matter who claims they shouldn't be allowed to do so. It has become a serious problem for tyrants, both national and local. 

Watergate prosecutor: ‘Social media’ changes White House investigation (The Hill link): A former Watergate special prosecutor said on Friday that social media and the internet have dramatically escalated the pace of the law enforcement investigation into possible collusion between President Trump's campaign and the Kremlin.

"The biggest difference is the existence of social media and the internet, so the news is spreading much faster and is available to everyone who reads to understand what's going on," attorney Jill Wine-Banks told MSNBC's Ari Melber.

That such information is being made public at such as a fast pace, she said, has made it increasingly difficult for the Trump administration to keep tabs on what has been revealed.

"Clearly, if you're representing the Trump people, this is a nightmare because the news is coming so fast that it's hard to keep up with and it is an accumulation of evidence that could end up being the smoking gun that the June 23 tape was in Watergate," she said, referring to the recording that linked former President Richard Nixon to a coverup of the Watergate burglary.

Trump's White House has been faced with a growing number of controversies in recent weeks, most recently surrounding Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is now a focus of the FBI's Russia probe due to meetings he had with Russian officials last year.

Trump has repeatedly denied any coordination between his campaign and Moscow, and has dismissed news coverage of the investigation as "fake news." The White House has largely remained silent on the controversies since Trump left for his first trip abroad last week.

Mike Pence Is Toast: Anonymous Letter To WaPo Shows The Role Of Eric Prince In Trump-Russia (Daily Kos link): Mike Pence lost all plausible deniability about his alleged ignorance of all things Russian today, if the Washington Post is correct that Pence benefactor and mentor Erik Prince is the "representative of Trump" named in an anonymous letter received by the Post in December; and moreover that Prince was a member of the Trump transition team all along.

The letter said among other things that Jared Kushner had talked to Sergei Kislyak about setting up a secret and secure communications channel between the Trump administration and the Kremlin. The letter also made reference to a “Trump representative” meeting with a Russian contact to set up the communications channel and the Trump representative is Erik Prince. If The Washington Post is correct, and it certainly appears that way, there is absolutely no way that Pence can maintain he didn’t know everything about Flynn and Trump-Russia, and that he learned it first hand from Mike Flynn, Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, and Erik Prince. This could be more than a leak, this could be a deluge, where Mike Pence and his credibility are concerned. The Washington Post said this:

In addition to their discussion about setting up the communications channel, Kushner, Flynn and Kislyak also talked about arranging a meeting between a representative of Trump and a “Russian contact” in a third country whose name was not identified, according to the anonymous letter ... The Post reported in April that Erik Prince, the former founder of the private security firm Blackwater and an informal adviser to the Trump transition team, met on Jan. 11 — nine days before Trump’s inauguration — in the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean with a representative of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Could Erik Prince be the representative of Trump that is referred to? It certainly seems that way.

Mod: There is much more at the link above.

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37 comments:

  1. Unbelievable, the web we weave when we seek to deceive. And the walls came tumbling down.

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  2. Kushner Met With Russian Banker Who Is Putin Crony, Spy School Grad
    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/kushner-met-russian-banker-who-putin-crony-spy-school-grad-n765311

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  3. I'm a Math teacher. Prob Trump would win all 5 swing states was .0016, 16 ten thousandths of 1%. Putin hacked more than just emails.

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    1. Isn't the fellow who own the polling machine company a republican donor?

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  4. Yes,8:24am. What a tangled web. Weaving all the way back to Lois Learner and pleading the "5th", she must have sent that anonymous letter to WaPo about Prince, after all who better than the well placed Governmental official that posses the 411 on every American?

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    1. Prince? You mean the Purple Rain guy?

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    2. I never meant to cause you any sorrow
      I never meant to cause you any pain
      I only wanted to one time to see you laughing
      I only wanted to see you
      Laughing in the purple rain
      Purple rain, purple rain
      Purple rain, purple rain
      Purple rain, purple rain
      I only wanted to see you
      Bathing in the purple rain

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  5. Judge throws out lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by parents of Benghazi victims
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/27/judge-throws-out-lawsuit-against-hillary-clinton-by-parents-benghazi-victims.html

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    1. A fake investigation from the beginning

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    2. Led by the guy who played banjo in the movie Deliverance.

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  6. Kushner under pressure to take hiatus from White House: report
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/kushner-under-pressure-to-take-hiatus-from-white-house-report/ar-BBBBxgZ?li=BBnb7Kz

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    1. I thought he was running things? Well...you know what I mean.

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    2. Orange Man only trusted someone from his own family to carry his messages to the Russians.

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  7. Trump "discreetly" flips middle finger at Italian Prime Minister
    http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/donald-trump-flicks-off-italy-prime-minister-middle-finger-g7-youtube-video/

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  8. Purple Rain...laughing all the way, the Dems brought it all on themselves, players got played, greedy,greddy,greddy

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    1. I remember Greddy. Wasn't he the lead singer for Motorhead?

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    2. That was Lemmy.

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    3. Greedy Lee.
      Russian backed trump troll

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  9. No, he died yesterday, he was a drummer and played music with his brother.

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  10. Bowen: “Abortions decreased Thanks To People Praying During Intercourse”
    http://uspoln.com/2017/05/25/bowen-abortions-decreased-thanks-people-praying-intercourse/

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    1. That must be why people shout, "Oh God! Oh God!"

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    2. I wonder how many parents end up having wished they had prayed.

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  11. What do Donald Trump and Ernest Hemingway have in common? Secret Adventures! According to the Progressives!

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    1. Unlike with Hemingway, the Russians have pictures.

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  12. 9:32am. I think you are onto something, on that same album Prince Hits 2; Purple Rain - Controversy - Pope.
    Proff, that Trumps overseas trip was pre planned from Paisley Park.

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    1. No matter. The Trumps are going to party like it's 1933.

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  13. 10:34am. Unlike Russia, the American Government set Earnest up as a War Corespondant. Good read, "Is Paris Burning?".

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    1. The Importance of Being Earnest

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  14. 10:49am. That was Party like it's 1999; Madonna. She wears those big chains with crosses around her neck, curses God and is still living, thanks to modern science and botox.

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    1. She must share physicians with the president.

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    2. Madonna is the Presidents MaMa, but...she says she is a Democrat.

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    3. Donald was a Democrat before he discovered they are too smart for his BS and switched to the GOP.

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  15. LOL...Dems, smart, ha ha ha, he he he, ho ho ho. You must be a blond, just like Madonna! Any news of Russian collusion? Don't blog any more of that "fake" news, it's getting beyond old (Like Modonna in a G-string).

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    1. I think you just proved 1:05's point.

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    2. Banghazi banghazi bang ga zee

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    3. The courts just threw that one out. And Fox fired the pussy grabbers who were pushing this fake news.

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