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Analysis | 5 moments that show Trump isn’t about to get any help from the intelligence community
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/.....Bnb7Kz&ocid=iehp



And who is the source?
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Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the requests, which they both deemed to be inappropriate, according to two current and two former officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private communications with the president.


Ahh...This is according to two current and two former anonymous "officials".  Is that even admissible evendence?   Can the defendant cross examine these accusers?



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Contacts between Moscow and Trump campaign began last summer, ex-CIA chief says
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/.....Bnb7Kz&ocid=iehp


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Trump retains outside lawyer Marc Kasowitz to help with Russia investigations
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/.....Bnb7Kz&ocid=iehp

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With the appointment last week of a special counsel to probe Russian meddling in the election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign, the stakes have raised considerably for the Republican president and his associates. Trump has repeatedly denied that he did anything improper and has said that he has been told he is not under investigation.
The White House had no immediate comment on Kasowitz’s hiring. Those who confirmed the decision requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the move.
In recent days, Trump has been looking at pulling together a unit of lawyers outside the White House to guide him as he responds both to the ongoing federal probe and congressional investigations. It was not immediately clear Tuesday night if Kasowitz would be working with other lawyers that have been considered for such a team.


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Shocking development! Hiring an attorney when getting publicly accused of treason by anonymous government "officials".   He must be guilty.  Only the guilty hire an attorney when being accused of a crime.


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Document: Trump's hotels will not track all foreign profits
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In a letter Wednesday to the Trump Organization, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the top Democrat on the oversight committee, said the policy “raises grave concerns about the President’s refusal to comply with the Constitution."

The Constitution’s Emoluments Clause prohibits U.S. officials from accepting gifts or titles from foreign states without congressional approval.

“Complying with the United States Constitution is not an optional exercise, but a requirement for serving as our nation’s President,” Cummings wrote. “lf President Trump believes that identifying all of the prohibited foreign emoluments he is currently receiving would be too challenging or would harm his business ventures, his options are to divest his ownership or submit a proposal to Congress to ask for our consent.”

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/.....Bnb7Kz&ocid=iehp


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I wonder why this wasn't a concern when John Kerry was running for president?  What does Heinz do with their foreign profits?  Such a concern suddenly, but democrats had no concern when the Heinz family was running for president.

It's so fun watching the Trumpasm.


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Where was the left outrage about Kerry profiting off Chinese occupied Tibet company while he was secretary of state?

EXCLUSIVE: Kerry Profits As Protesting Tibetan Monk Burns Self To Death
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.....otesting-monk-burns/


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Guilty by innuendo.

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Trump's Allies, Convicted of High Crimes Without a Trial

Maybe Flynn committed treason. But so far no one has presented any evidence, just innuendo. That's not justice

By Eli Lake

Mike Flynn, the object of Trump critics' innuendo.

Heard any good Mike Flynn jokes lately?

How about this one from "Morning Joe," this week? "When it comes to legal issues, he's like Charmin. You just keep squeezing." Maybe you've seen Stephen Colbert's segment from February about Trump's former national security adviser: "It's funny 'cause it's treason."

Don't miss this exchange in the New Yorker last month with former acting attorney general Sally Yates. Reporter Ryan Lizza asked Yates about how she informed the White House counsel that Flynn had lied to his colleagues about his monitored conversations with the Russian ambassador. "You didn't just text, 'Heads-up, your N.S.A. might be a spy'?" Lizza asked. Yates quipped: "Is there an emoji for that?"


Well it's nice to see our elites are in such good humor about something so grave. If there truly was treason, it's no joking matter. If there was not, then this man's name is being tarnished unfairly. Ha. Ha.

After all, Flynn has yet to be charged with a crime. If there is evidence that he betrayed his country, it has yet to be presented. None of the many news stories about Flynn's contacts with Russians and Turks has accused him of being disloyal to his country. And yet a decorated general has already been tried and convicted in the press.

None of this would be happening without some very dirty business from the national security state. It's a two-pronged campaign. First there are the whispers. Anonymous officials describe in detail elements of an ongoing investigation: intercepts of conversations between Russian officials about how they could influence Flynn during the transition; monitored phone calls about how Flynn had lied about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to his colleagues; how Flynn failed to disclose his payment from the Russian propaganda network on his official forms. This prong of the campaign is at least factual, but the facts don't speak for themselves.

The second and more insidious element here is the innuendo. Yates never says Flynn was a spy for Russia. But her public remarks to Congress and the media appear designed to leave that impression. As she told Lizza, Flynn was "compromised by the Russians." This sounds far more sinister than Flynn's explanation when he left his post in February. Back then he said he had forgotten elements of his discussion with the Russian ambassador that covered a wide range of issues.

Yates's innuendo is nothing compared to that dropped by former CIA director John Brennan. This week he treated the House Intelligence Committee to a feast of ominous suggestions. "Frequently, people who go along a treasonous path do not know they are on a treasonous path until it is too late,” he warned. Contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian individuals "raised questions in my mind about whether Russia was able to gain the cooperation of those individuals." This cooperation could be "witting" or "unwitting," he cautioned.


Notice that Brennan did not accuse anyone in Trump's orbit of espionage or treason. He didn't say the Russian plan worked. He just said that when he left office he had questions. A definite "maybe."

Now, it's entirely possible that the government will charge Flynn and other Trump associates with high crimes. This would be a political disaster for the president. But at least if the government does present such charges, Flynn will have the opportunity to defend himself. In the interim, if that day ever comes, Flynn must follow the advice of his lawyers and keep quiet.  

This is not how it's supposed to work. Normally if a U.S. official is suspected of treason, the government collects evidence before hinting to the public what it might be seeking evidence about. Think of FBI agent Robert Hanssen or CIA officer Aldrich Ames, both of whom provided the Soviet Union with information that led to the deaths of American agents. Ames and Hanssen are fiends. And yet the public learned about their treachery only when the government charged them.  

The discretion of our spy hunters is important not just to protect the rights of the accused. It also is vital to the health of our own political culture. Public discussion of ongoing counterintelligence probes by necessity relies on state secrets. When anonymous allegations of political figures find their way into the press, the guardians of those secrets control the debate. What's more, political debates that revolve around the loyalty of current or former high officials historically has degenerated into witch hunts.  

It's too soon to say whether Mike Flynn is facing a witch hunt. There's no evidence coming from current and former government officials, just jokes and innuendo. He has not been charged with anything. The specific legal violations he is alleged to have committed -- such as failing to register as a foreign agent for a contract with a Turkish businessman -- do not amount to betraying his country. And yet our elites have already convicted a decorated general of being a bumbling traitor. What if they're wrong? Is there an emoji for that?



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Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin
"Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports.

Ambassador Sergei Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner, son-in-law and confidant to then-President-elect Trump, made the proposal during a meeting on Dec. 1 or 2 at Trump Tower, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by U.S. officials. Kislyak said Kushner suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States for the communications.

The meeting also was attended by Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser."
https://www.washingtonpost.com.....m_term=.4cc082bd08c9


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Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin
"Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports.

Ambassador Sergei Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner, son-in-law and confidant to then-President-elect Trump, made the proposal during a meeting on Dec. 1 or 2 at Trump Tower, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by U.S. officials. Kislyak said Kushner suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States for the communications.

The meeting also was attended by Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser."
https://www.washingtonpost.com.....m_term=.4cc082bd08c9


"according to U.S. officials"?


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"...according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports!"


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Jared Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Russia, new report alleges

News of the meeting first came to The Post via an anonymous letter in December. The letter noted Kushner’s suggestion of the communication channel with Kislyak. Anonymous officials who reviewed the letter have since told The Post that the section mentioning the secret channel was consistent with their understanding of events.


http://www.foxnews.com/politic.....-report-alleges.html


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foxnews...aka the Trump Family Channel!  

The Washington Post Friday quoted US intelligence officials who learned of the discussions through intercepted Russian communications.
http://nypost.com/2017/05/26/k.....ions-channel-report/

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foxnews...aka the Trump Family Channel!  

The Washington Post Friday quoted US intelligence officials who learned of the discussions through intercepted Russian communications.
http://nypost.com/2017/05/26/k.....ions-channel-report/




Who are the "officials"?  Which intelligence agency?  If it's part of a criminal investigation, why is it leaked to a national newspaper?  Is it legal to report intelligence intercepts?


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Who are the "officials"?  Which intelligence agency?  If it's part of a criminal investigation, why is it leaked to a national newspaper?  Is it legal to report intelligence intercepts?


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