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2017-05-19 04:13:25 PM  

propasaurus: A third government official briefed on the meeting defended the president, saying Mr. Trump was using a negotiating tactic when he told Mr. Lavrov about the "pressure" he was under. The idea, the official suggested, was to create a sense of obligation with Russian officials and to coax concessions out of Mr. Lavrov - on Syria, Ukraine and other issues - by saying that Russian meddling in last year's election had created enormous political problems for Mr. Trump

So, essentially ...
'The way you Russians meddled in our election to get me into the White House has caused so many problems now that I had to fire the director of the FBI who was investigating me. Now you owe me.'
Right.


I was wondering about this part, too.  Why would Russia give a shiat?  How is this a negotiating tactic?
 
2017-05-19 04:14:22 PM  
So... not so much Watergate as Floodgate
 
2017-05-19 04:14:36 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: yanceylebeef: Trump is Costanza. Its the only thing that makes sense.

George was fairly intelligent and could occasionally get out of shiat.  He was just completely amoral.

Rump is a dumb George.


Rump is Carlo Costanza.
 
2017-05-19 04:15:01 PM  

dr_blasto: impaler: And Snekretary was just getting to relax a bit.

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I sort of wonder how many times in the course of a day spicer says "oh, goddamnit!"


At this rate he's gonna die from Trump-related ulcers, i just know it.
 
2017-05-19 04:16:06 PM  

cman: Eddie Adams from Torrance: shiat, even CNN is becoming watchable again

Thats because they have real breaking news to report on, and not this

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2017-05-19 04:16:14 PM  

johnny queso: imagine the most ridiculously far fetched set of circumstances you could imagine happening under this administration.

you're not even close.


I very much see this trip ending with Trump running away to Russia.  I'm a little surprised they let him leave.

A few days ago I started thinking this could be Watergate and the OJ Simpson Bronco Chase combined.  With this news I think the possibility of that is greater and greater.
 
2017-05-19 04:16:56 PM  
Man, I can't wait to hear the right wing talking points on this one.
 
2017-05-19 04:18:36 PM  

patrick767: They're claiming the comment was just a "negotiating tactic" Trump used on the Russians.
/lol...


Yeah, I use that one all the time. Tell the person you're trying to get concessions out of that you've just solved a big problem you had in a way that makes you look like an upset toddler. Works like magic!

I swear they've completely stopped trying. Can't blame 'em.
 
2017-05-19 04:18:44 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: johnny queso: imagine the most ridiculously far fetched set of circumstances you could imagine happening under this administration.

you're not even close.

I very much see this trip ending with Trump running away to Russia.  I'm a little surprised they let him leave.

A few days ago I started thinking this could be Watergate and the OJ Simpson Bronco Chase combined.  With this news I think the possibility of that is greater and greater.


I said a few months ago that I hoped his presidency ends with him doing a sad, fat old man shuffle across the tarmac to a waiting Russian diplomatic vehicle. This may be our chance to see that.
 
2017-05-19 04:19:25 PM  

patrick767: They're claiming the comment was just a "negotiating tactic" Trump used on the Russians.
/lol...
//this is fine


In tomorrow's news...

President Trump said "negotiation, smeogiation... I fired that crazy motherfarker Comey because he was getting to be a real pain in my ass about this whole Russia investigation and I figured that was the only way to stop it"
 
2017-05-19 04:20:33 PM  

Mabeled: I love the fact that Trump thought that firing Comey would make the treason investigation go away.


I know!

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2017-05-19 04:20:59 PM  

ohdontbeshy: Just farking unbelievable.


Really?  I find it completely believable.   45* is a cartoonish villain.  This is totally within the realm of possibility.
 
2017-05-19 04:21:03 PM  
Christ man, I get that they've run out of excuses and are left with 'he was just joking' but how many issues do they think that will work for??
 
2017-05-19 04:21:09 PM  

chuggernaught: Man, I can't wait to hear the right wing talking points on this one.


He was only joking. Lib panties in a wad, etc.
 
2017-05-19 04:21:39 PM  

chuggernaught: Man, I can't wait to hear the right wing talking points on this one.


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2017-05-19 04:22:27 PM  

chuggernaught: Man, I can't wait to hear the right wing talking points on this one.


Yeah, there isn't even much to say about this one.  It's just like, you make the move, hit the clock and tell the other guy:

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2017-05-19 04:22:57 PM  
I just can't stop thinking about how, in the alternate timeline where Trump never ran, or at least lost out in his prez run, how much happier he would've been. Just going on about his charmed life as usual. But because he just couldn't help himself to run, now he's in the biggest shiatstorm of his life.
 
2017-05-19 04:22:58 PM  
*long, deep, calming breaths*
Why am I possibly surprised?

The bird flies.
The Snek bites.
The scorpion stings
The Trump will Trump Dump.
It is the nature of things...

*mixes a drink*
 
2017-05-19 04:23:34 PM  

cman: I just thought of this

What if this was leaked by the Russians to fark with Trump?

They see weakness and they are taking advantage of it


Then it's a shame that we elected the weakest candidate.
 
2017-05-19 04:24:10 PM  

WayneKerr: chuggernaught: Man, I can't wait to hear the right wing talking points on this one.

He was only joking. Lib panties in a wad, etc.


open that throat up, cockholster.

/a least they pay the troll bots. you're carrying russian water for free.
 
2017-05-19 04:24:18 PM  
another scandal created when someone called someone and read a memo?  oh please, this is getting so unhinged.  so what anyway.  he is right.  he had pressure relieved from a idiot nutjob who would not do his job and wanted to grandstand. Comey kept going on both sides of the fence.  it was not his job to hold press briefings.  I'm going to write a memo and call the NY Times.  It's like, hey, I heard that this guy called this other guy and one of them said he had a memo but no one could see it but only hear it as I read it.
 
2017-05-19 04:24:19 PM  

johnny queso: imagine the most ridiculously far fetched set of circumstances you could imagine happening under this administration.

you're not even close.


Trump is smart, compassionate, and has the best interests of out of work coal miners and other down trodden workers of this once great and proud nation. He wants to lower health care costs, increase taxes on business to fund our infastructure preparing us for the challenges facing us in the 21st century. He feels bad breaking the enomulents clause and having his spokeswoman endorse his daughters company on TV. He will relinguish his business interests and release tax returns so all Americans, even liberal democrats can get a better understanding of his money dealings. He has tremendous self control and can read long and indepth security briefing reports without losing interest, even if they don't have his name, maps, graphs and charts.

wait, you're right.
 
2017-05-19 04:24:26 PM  

chuggernaught: Man, I can't wait to hear the right wing talking points on this one.


Something something Obama
Something something Hillary
Leaks are the real story here
Why isn't the media covering _____?

To start.
 
2017-05-19 04:24:41 PM  
Ok this aughta do it, right?  RIGHT?

Ah crap.
 
2017-05-19 04:25:13 PM  

The Goddamn Batman: chuggernaught: Man, I can't wait to hear the right wing talking points on this one.

Something something Obama
Something something Hillary
Leaks are the real story here
Why isn't the media covering _____?

To start.


He said "talking points", not "sharting points"
 
2017-05-19 04:26:06 PM  
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2017-05-19 04:26:11 PM  

munko: another scandal created when someone called someone and read a memo?  oh please, this is getting so unhinged.  so what anyway.  he is right.  he had pressure relieved from a idiot nutjob who would not do his job and wanted to grandstand. Comey kept going on both sides of the fence.  it was not his job to hold press briefings.  I'm going to write a memo and call the NY Times.  It's like, hey, I heard that this guy called this other guy and one of them said he had a memo but no one could see it but only hear it as I read it.


What color is the sky in your world?
 
2017-05-19 04:26:37 PM  

Gordon Bennett: A third government official briefed on the meeting defended the president, saying Mr. Trump was using a negotiating tactic when he told Mr. Lavrov about the "pressure" he was under. The idea, the official suggested, was to create a sense of obligation with Russian officials and to coax concessions out of Mr. Lavrov - on Syria, Ukraine and other issues - by saying that Russian meddling in last year's election had created enormous political problems for Mr. Trump.

I love seeing this wankers twist and turn and lie and distort in order to attempt to polish the turd in the Oval Office only to have Emperor Commodus himself completely undermine their carefully concocted image of him every time he shiats out another tweet.


This baffles me.  Calling it a negotiating tactic is not the same as saying he didn't say it at all.  In fact, they just confirmed that he did say it!
 
2017-05-19 04:26:56 PM  

Mad Scientist: munko: another scandal created when someone called someone and read a memo?  oh please, this is getting so unhinged.  so what anyway.  he is right.  he had pressure relieved from a idiot nutjob who would not do his job and wanted to grandstand. Comey kept going on both sides of the fence.  it was not his job to hold press briefings.  I'm going to write a memo and call the NY Times.  It's like, hey, I heard that this guy called this other guy and one of them said he had a memo but no one could see it but only hear it as I read it.

What color is the sky in your world?


Red.
 
2017-05-19 04:27:35 PM  

munko: another scandal created when someone called someone and read a memo?  oh please, this is getting so unhinged.  so what anyway.  he is right.  he had pressure relieved from a idiot nutjob who would not do his job and wanted to grandstand. Comey kept going on both sides of the fence.  it was not his job to hold press briefings.  I'm going to write a memo and call the NY Times.  It's like, hey, I heard that this guy called this other guy and one of them said he had a memo but no one could see it but only hear it as I read it.


You do that.
 
2017-05-19 04:28:30 PM  
 
2017-05-19 04:29:47 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: WayneKerr: chuggernaught: Man, I can't wait to hear the right wing talking points on this one.

He was only joking. Lib panties in a wad, etc.

open that throat up, cockholster.

/a least they pay the troll bots. you're carrying russian water for free.


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Thanks for setting me straight while I was in my "providing examples of RW talking points" zone.
 
2017-05-19 04:29:49 PM  

munko: another scandal created when someone called someone and read a memo?  oh please, this is getting so unhinged.  so what anyway.  he is right.  he had pressure relieved from a idiot nutjob who would not do his job and wanted to grandstand. Comey kept going on both sides of the fence.  it was not his job to hold press briefings.  I'm going to write a memo and call the NY Times.  It's like, hey, I heard that this guy called this other guy and one of them said he had a memo but no one could see it but only hear it as I read it.


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2017-05-19 04:30:36 PM  

munko: another scandal created when someone called someone and read a memo?  oh please, this is getting so unhinged.  so what anyway.  he is right.  he had pressure relieved from a idiot nutjob who would not do his job and wanted to grandstand. Comey kept going on both sides of the fence.  it was not his job to hold press briefings.  I'm going to write a memo and call the NY Times.  It's like, hey, I heard that this guy called this other guy and one of them said he had a memo but no one could see it but only hear it as I read it.


Very much for the points, thank you comrade!
 
2017-05-19 04:31:27 PM  

WayneKerr: Giant Clown Shoe: WayneKerr: chuggernaught: Man, I can't wait to hear the right wing talking points on this one.

He was only joking. Lib panties in a wad, etc.

open that throat up, cockholster.

/a least they pay the troll bots. you're carrying russian water for free.

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Thanks for setting me straight while I was in my "providing examples of RW talking points" zone.


still might be a cockholster.
 
2017-05-19 04:31:48 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Mabeled: I love the fact that Trump thought that firing Comey would make the treason investigation go away.

I'm starting to suspect that Trump isn't quite the tactical genius that he led us to believe.


Especially when he quotes a letter as the reason he was firing him, even though the letter was requested to be written after the firing was set in stone.
 
2017-05-19 04:32:08 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: WayneKerr: chuggernaught: Man, I can't wait to hear the right wing talking points on this one.

He was only joking. Lib panties in a wad, etc.

open that throat up, cockholster.

/a least they pay the troll bots. you're carrying russian water for free.


Well, that escalated for no good goddam reason...
 
2017-05-19 04:32:29 PM  

JulieAzel626: Markoff_Cheney: I bet the Russians want their money back on this one, or they are laughing their asses off as this has already brought the US down several notches and it is only getting started.  
Come on out my friends tagged in piss yellow, let's hear your explanation for this.
Oh wait, they won't show up until mid Hannity.

They're out in force in the Washington Post thread in the politics tab.

They seem concerned.


Tbf, there is a lot for them to be concerned about.
 
2017-05-19 04:33:40 PM  
What is the derp angle on this? He had to tell Russian agents that helped him steal the election that he is glad Comey is gone? If they helped steal the election as you all fantasize wouldn't they know this? Man those Russians are brilliant and retarded all in one neat little package!  Comments seem like relief that a nut job with a penchant for political manipulation wouldn't be anywhere near a position to make up some more shiat.
 
2017-05-19 04:33:57 PM  

Xythero: propasaurus: A third government official briefed on the meeting defended the president, saying Mr. Trump was using a negotiating tactic when he told Mr. Lavrov about the "pressure" he was under. The idea, the official suggested, was to create a sense of obligation with Russian officials and to coax concessions out of Mr. Lavrov - on Syria, Ukraine and other issues - by saying that Russian meddling in last year's election had created enormous political problems for Mr. Trump

So, essentially ...
'The way you Russians meddled in our election to get me into the White House has caused so many problems now that I had to fire the director of the FBI who was investigating me. Now you owe me.'
Right.

I was wondering about this part, too.  Why would Russia give a shiat?  How is this a negotiating tactic?


It's not, and it's laughable to insist otherwise.
 
2017-05-19 04:34:27 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: WayneKerr: Giant Clown Shoe: WayneKerr: chuggernaught: Man, I can't wait to hear the right wing talking points on this one.

He was only joking. Lib panties in a wad, etc.

open that throat up, cockholster.

/a least they pay the troll bots. you're carrying russian water for free.

[media.giphy.com image 360x248]

Thanks for setting me straight while I was in my "providing examples of RW talking points" zone.

still might be a cockholster.


Well, I sure got told.

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2017-05-19 04:35:02 PM  
This would be the second time that the President has admitted to obstruction of justice. And he did it as a brag to our greatest adversary of the past 70 years.
 
2017-05-19 04:35:24 PM  
No one was recording.  An unnamed official "read" a "document" to a Times reporter.

The times did not see the document, and one would have to question why such a document would even exist.

Much like they didn't ask to see the Comey Memo, you know the one that directly contradicts what Comey has said about the situation?

All it takes now to make an accusation in this mess is a call to a NYT reporter with an unverifiable story about something supposedly exists.

This is the NEW YORK TIMES.  they cant even ask to SEE a document or ask any questions about it?
 
2017-05-19 04:35:46 PM  

Heywood Jublowme: What is the derp angle on this? He had to tell Russian agents that helped him steal the election that he is glad Comey is gone? If they helped steal the election as you all fantasize wouldn't they know this? Man those Russians are brilliant and retarded all in one neat little package!  Comments seem like relief that a nut job with a penchant for political manipulation wouldn't be anywhere near a position to make up some more shiat.


I think the derp angle on this is right up here^^^
 
2017-05-19 04:35:47 PM  
Tweet about locking up the leaker in 3..2..1..
 
2017-05-19 04:36:06 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: WayneKerr: chuggernaught: Man, I can't wait to hear the right wing talking points on this one.

He was only joking. Lib panties in a wad, etc.

open that throat up, cockholster.

/a least they pay the troll bots. you're carrying russian water for free.


Calm your tits there, Cynthia.  Read the whole post before trumpraging.
 
2017-05-19 04:36:46 PM  

I sound fat: No one was recording.  An unnamed official "read" a "document" to a Times reporter.

The times did not see the document, and one would have to question why such a document would even exist.

Much like they didn't ask to see the Comey Memo, you know the one that directly contradicts what Comey has said about the situation?

All it takes now to make an accusation in this mess is a call to a NYT reporter with an unverifiable story about something supposedly exists.

This is the NEW YORK TIMES.  they cant even ask to SEE a document or ask any questions about it?


Did you miss the part where the White House confirmed it or...?
 
2017-05-19 04:36:56 PM  

Heywood Jublowme: What is the derp angle on this? He had to tell Russian agents that helped him steal the election that he is glad Comey is gone? If they helped steal the election as you all fantasize wouldn't they know this? Man those Russians are brilliant and retarded all in one neat little package!  Comments seem like relief that a nut job with a penchant for political manipulation wouldn't be anywhere near a position to make up some more shiat.


You're behind the spin, man. The White House angle is that Trump did say it, but it was a super secret 4-D chess negotiating tactic where he was reminding the Russians how much they owed him for, you know, causing him all these headaches by stealing an election for him.

Yes, that's even dumber than the obvious "he didn't really say it" line you tried to go with. The White House isn't thinking this one through either.
 
2017-05-19 04:37:18 PM  

I sound fat: No one was recording.  An unnamed official "read" a "document" to a Times reporter.

The times did not see the document, and one would have to question why such a document would even exist.

Much like they didn't ask to see the Comey Memo, you know the one that directly contradicts what Comey has said about the situation?

All it takes now to make an accusation in this mess is a call to a NYT reporter with an unverifiable story about something supposedly exists.

This is the NEW YORK TIMES.  they cant even ask to SEE a document or ask any questions about it?


you sound more than fat.

reference the part where snek acknowledges this as true.
 
2017-05-19 04:37:21 PM  
Calm down, guys. Trump fired a nut job, Hillary would have had Comey murdered.
 
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