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(The Hill)   Congress won't allow interpreter to be subpoenaed? Don't worry; the Russians might have all of Trump's meeting with Putin on tape   ( thehill.com) divider line
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2018-07-19 05:04:26 PM  
Probably. After all, I can't imagine that President Trump didn't have his cell phone with him.
 
2018-07-19 05:04:28 PM  
That's farking bullshiat. I want to know what these motherfarkers said.
 
2018-07-19 05:07:04 PM  
Call me a Polyanna, but...there's no way Mueller didn't already have a transcript of what was said at the secret meeting by sunset Monday.  No way we (or a friendly nation) didn't have listening devices in there.
 
2018-07-19 05:07:09 PM  
I think Coats is on thin ice right now.  No one contradicts the Don.
 
2018-07-19 05:08:10 PM  
"We have some breaking news, the White House has announced on Twitter that Vladimir Putin is coming to the White House in the fall," Mitchell said.

"Say that again?" Coats replied, before laughing.

"Did I hear you right?" he jokingly asked. "OK, that's gonna be special."
 
2018-07-19 05:14:12 PM  

HawgWild: "We have some breaking news, the White House has announced on Twitter that Vladimir Putin is coming to the White House in the fall," Mitchell said.

"Say that again?" Coats replied, before laughing.

"Did I hear you right?" he jokingly asked. "OK, that's gonna be special."


Video here on the Post website
 
2018-07-19 05:15:07 PM  
Just have to call the Dutch intelligence agency AIVD  they watched in real time the Russian hacks in the US and provided copies to the US. Willing to bet they have a tape of putin and trump meeting
 
2018-07-19 05:18:01 PM  
So, Putins Private Tape?
 
2018-07-19 05:23:22 PM  

HawgWild: "We have some breaking news, the White House has announced on Twitter that Vladimir Putin is coming to the White House in the fall," Mitchell said.

"Say that again?" Coats replied, before laughing.

"Did I hear you right?" he jokingly asked. "OK, that's gonna be special."


that's hilarious and sad. Coats knows shiat is bad and Putin isn't to be trusted. I think he's convinced Trump is a double agent, or damn near close.

and here I was afraid he'd be terrible at the gig. Something about intel guys seeing the shiat on Trump makes them reevaluate their life choices.
 
2018-07-19 05:23:27 PM  
They record EVERYONE'S meetings.
 
2018-07-19 05:24:28 PM  
Was there a thread about Coats and how he thinks Trump is a double agent?   I realize I should already know this but I can't keep track of all these threads.
 
2018-07-19 05:25:04 PM  

whidbey: They record EVERYONE'S mpeetings.


FTFY
 
2018-07-19 05:39:34 PM  
Listen, subby, whenever a headline features the words "Trump", "Putin" and "tape", I expect to find references to urine in TFA.  Please don't let this happen again
 
2018-07-19 05:48:09 PM  
You just know Coats and the rest of the intelligence heads considered bugging the interpreter. You just know it.
 
2018-07-19 06:03:12 PM  
Maybe the transcript from the soccer ball will be posted on Wikileaks.
 
2018-07-19 09:53:33 PM  
the White House has announced on Twitter that Vladimir Putin is coming to the White House in the fall

He's probably going to move in.
 
2018-07-19 10:08:53 PM  

fusillade762: the White House has announced on Twitter that Vladimir Putin is coming to the White House in the fall

He's probably going to move in.


Putin is just conducting a branch office inspection.
 
2018-07-19 10:53:32 PM  
Why would they record the meeting when the technology is now out there to just make it up?

I mean, Russia could do anything with a tape, maybe have Trump claim that Russia did not interfere in the election, despite overwhelming evidence.  I mean, really damaging stuff that would get a democrat impeached.

Lucky for all of us, a Republican is in the White House right now, and we simply misunderstood what he was saying to say, according to the White House Press Secretary.
 
2018-07-19 11:33:32 PM  
As much as we would all like to know what was said, forcing interpreters to testify about what they hear is a very bad precedent and totally undermines their role as disinterested parties.

Relevant international professional associations are unanimously opposed to this.
 
2018-07-19 11:36:04 PM  

WTFDYW: That's farking bullshiat. I want to know what these motherfarkers said.


Me too, but undermining an interpreter who is there as an uninvolved person except for repeating what is said is not the way to do it.

Besides, you'll find out as soon as Russia starts demanding Trump act on whatever promises he made.
 
2018-07-19 11:50:49 PM  
I think the Republicans just now, right this week, figured out Donny is compromised.  they've been lying to themselves, pretending this was all just bullshiat but after today, after Helsinki - the GOP know that Donny has been compromised all along.  they've been following a gotdamn traitor, and now they have no idea what they're gonna do.
 
2018-07-20 12:09:26 AM  
"Risk?"

Don't you mean "certainty"?
 
2018-07-20 12:50:01 AM  
He'd be crazy not to record it
 
2018-07-20 12:51:06 AM  

anustart: WTFDYW: That's farking bullshiat. I want to know what these motherfarkers said.

Me too, but undermining an interpreter who is there as an uninvolved person except for repeating what is said is not the way to do it.

Besides, you'll find out as soon as Russia starts demanding Trump act on whatever promises he made.


Fun thing is they can demand anything based on the promises because hell I'm sure he doesn't remember what he agreed to.
 
2018-07-20 12:51:11 AM  
This is why, and I cannot stress this enough, meetings with Heads of State are goddamned recorded!
 
2018-07-20 12:52:10 AM  
Jesus, just tell Trump the transcript reveals the location of Hilarys email server. He'll release it tonight.
 
2018-07-20 12:52:23 AM  

ariseatex: Call me a Polyanna, but...there's no way Mueller didn't already have a transcript of what was said at the secret meeting by sunset Monday.  No way we (or a friendly nation) didn't have listening devices in there.


I agree. Either the CIA, the NSA, or a friendly nation's equivalent got the goods. I am sure they anticipated some kind of shenanigans and been prepared to intercept the Russians' recording of the meeting.
 
2018-07-20 12:54:30 AM  
He was a farking KGB agent.
Of course, he did because they weren't talking.
That was a Russian interrogation to see what Donnie still knows.
 
2018-07-20 12:56:58 AM  

ariseatex: Call me a Polyanna, but...there's no way Mueller didn't already have a transcript of what was said at the secret meeting by sunset Monday.  No way we (or a friendly nation) didn't have listening devices in there.


No government employer would surreptitiously record Trump's conversation with Putin without his permission.  And if they did, and attempted to give it to Mueller, he would turn it over to the proper authorities without giving it a listen.  Mueller plays by the rules.
 
2018-07-20 12:58:24 AM  
I have sympathy for the poor interpreters that had to translate for Trump's gibberish.
 
2018-07-20 01:00:08 AM  
This is why it is so very important to win at least one chamber of Congress. Get them subpoena power. Both would be nice, but I'll take the House if we only get one. Adam Schiff would make it rain subpoenas. Bet on it.
 
2018-07-20 01:00:47 AM  

Zombie DJ: He was a farking KGB agent.
Of course, he did because they weren't talking.
That was a Russian interrogation to see what Donnie still knows.


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2018-07-20 01:01:45 AM  

abb3w: Probably. After all, I can't imagine that President Trump didn't have his cell phone with him.


The unsecured cell phone with known vulnerabilities? That cell phone? I'd honestly be surprised if one of our intelligence agencies didn't have it compromised and recorded everything that was said.
 
2018-07-20 01:07:22 AM  
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2018-07-20 01:09:03 AM  

Senseless_drivel: I have sympathy for the poor interpreters that had to translate for Trump's gibberish.


As a stenographer I often feel a kinship with said interpreters when they're in the room.  We're the poor saps who have to turn mumbledygook and word salad and speed demoniac into something coherent.
 
2018-07-20 01:16:43 AM  

fusillade762: the White House has announced on Twitter that Vladimir Putin is coming to the White House in the fall

He's probably going to move in.


At the very least, the Cadet will offer him his bed and sleep on the pull out couch while he visits.
 
2018-07-20 01:19:22 AM  

philodough: [img.fark.net image 425x569]


OF ALL TIME

Give him something to be proud of
 
2018-07-20 01:22:29 AM  

rzrwiresunrise: You just know Coats and the rest of the intelligence heads considered bugging the interpreter. You just know it.


Yes, the same way a fat guy "considers" eating a bacon cheeseburger.
 
2018-07-20 01:26:44 AM  

anustart: As much as we would all like to know what was said, forcing interpreters to testify about what they hear is a very bad precedent and totally undermines their role as disinterested parties.

Relevant international professional associations are unanimously opposed to this.


We are far past the petty bothers of some trade guild at this point.
 
2018-07-20 01:28:17 AM  
my read on the GOP is that they really honestly didn't see Trump as a traitor until after Helsinki.  they're shiatting their pants now because they understand there's no turning back.

so of course they'll obstruct justice, and back Donny when he finally gets around to firing Mueller.  its their only shot at staying alive now.
 
2018-07-20 01:28:27 AM  

Weaver95: I think the Republicans just now, right this week, figured out Donny is compromised.  they've been lying to themselves, pretending this was all just bullshiat but after today, after Helsinki - the GOP know that Donny has been compromised all along.  they've been following a gotdamn traitor, and now they have no idea what they're gonna do.


Dude, no. Most Republican politicians are finding ways to once again excuse what he's done. A healthy majority of Republican voters are thanking Russia for not delivering the far greater evil of Hilary Clinton. A slender portion may be changing their minds. Most people are blocking this out.
 
2018-07-20 01:34:26 AM  
Of course he recorded it, as it'd be standard practice and being able to pick through it at your leisure, is the only way to really understand the word salad that comes out of him
 
2018-07-20 01:35:34 AM  
Intel head: There's a 'risk' that Putin recorded meeting with Trump

Why should that be a risk? It's not like the president can't be tru... oh, nevermind.
 
2018-07-20 01:38:54 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Most people are blocking this out.


well..no.  they're TRYING to block this out.  its not going very well tho.

this is bad.  even the trumpers know how bad this is for them.  but what else can they do?  they sold their souls to get rid of abortion and gay marriage...and they can't back out now.  I think the GOP leadership has been able to pretend Donny was 'merely' weak and inexperienced.  they didn't consider for a moment the insane thought that Donny might actually BE an honest to gods traitor.  I mean can you blame 'em?  it really IS nuts after all.  so they let trump off the hook, figuring they'd just slap him down later if he went too far.  but now they're finally starting to 'get it'.  Donny really IS a gotdamn traitor, and they really can't shut him the f*ck up.  the brand name GOP leadership (such as it is) lacks the moral fortitude to admit they've been wrong, and all of 'em are f*cking cowards to boot so standing back and hoping for a miracle is about their only option.  some of them are even so far gone that they're willing to play the angles and get something out of Donny before he implodes the country.

*shrug*

just my .02 cents on how we got here.
 
2018-07-20 01:39:11 AM  

Weaver95: I think the Republicans just now, right this week, figured out Donny is compromised.  they've been lying to themselves, pretending this was all just bullshiat but after today, after Helsinki - the GOP know that Donny has been compromised all along.  they've been following a gotdamn traitor, and now they have no idea what they're gonna do.


To be fair, if they were lying to themselves, they knew it to be true. Now it's damage control which they won't perform because there is no win to be had as they'll lose the moron base. Their only chance is to hope things are wrapped up without implication, but even that is unknowable because the asset will expose them since he was never a part of their plan. This shiat is pure zugzwang because now they're forced to move to untenable positions in order to keep the game going. Worse yet is that a player can simply slap the board after he pigeon shiats it declaring himself a winner and they lose. He owns the base that these assholes thought they owned after decades of cultivating it without controlling it. They opened their door to evangelicals and rabid believers not understanding how binary their minds were.

This does not help anyone as we're forced to watch it play out without no influence but spectating. They played the country backing psychos that they had no hope of understanding. We're not Batman vs Joker. We're the people on the boats hoping Joker doesn't have a third option button to blow this shiat up.

Our nation is farked. We've lost influence with the world, we've lost control of the asylum, and we have no hope of winning let alone drawing the game.

We are forever changed and hoping, against all hope, that we can evolve. But that won't be for a few election cycles while praying that we're not left with nothing left to fight for.

The Republicans painted our country into a corner and we have nothing left except destroying a wall to get out or waiting for paint to dry we the opposition having no option to service themselves by telling the people to let the paint dry and hoping we have at least a few days of water, a few weeks of food, and the prayer that we can either stay awake or learn to sleep standing.

Our nation has failed us.
 
2018-07-20 01:40:51 AM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Senseless_drivel: I have sympathy for the poor interpreters that had to translate for Trump's gibberish.

As a stenographer I often feel a kinship with said interpreters when they're in the room.  We're the poor saps who have to turn mumbledygook and word salad and speed demoniac into something coherent.


My first job out of college was relaying telephone conversations between deaf and hearing people, and that was hard enough. You guys get all the respect from me.
 
2018-07-20 01:42:30 AM  

Weaver95: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Most people are blocking this out.

well..no.  they're TRYING to block this out.  its not going very well tho.

this is bad.  even the trumpers know how bad this is for them.  but what else can they do?  they sold their souls to get rid of abortion and gay marriage...and they can't back out now.  I think the GOP leadership has been able to pretend Donny was 'merely' weak and inexperienced.  they didn't consider for a moment the insane thought that Donny might actually BE an honest to gods traitor.  I mean can you blame 'em?  it really IS nuts after all.  so they let trump off the hook, figuring they'd just slap him down later if he went too far.  but now they're finally starting to 'get it'.  Donny really IS a gotdamn traitor, and they really can't shut him the f*ck up.  the brand name GOP leadership (such as it is) lacks the moral fortitude to admit they've been wrong, and all of 'em are f*cking cowards to boot so standing back and hoping for a miracle is about their only option.  some of them are even so far gone that they're willing to play the angles and get something out of Donny before he implodes the country.

*shrug*

just my .02 cents on how we got here.


Some Republicans are turning away. But what you're seeing is most of them convincing themselves to go ahead with whatever Trump is doing. They'll convince themselves. This happens in every dive toward dictatorship, and the GOP faithful are primed to support anything he does. I know you want to hope it's otherwise, but it's not.
 
2018-07-20 01:46:40 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: But what you're seeing is most of them convincing themselves to go ahead with whatever Trump is doing. They'll convince themselves.


well yes, I mean the GOP *did* sell their souls for this.  to do so and NOT get anything at all for it would be an impossible outcome for them to accept.  so they'll burn the country down to the bedrock, and pretend they have no choice in the matter..

that said, the GOP are also delusional as f*ck if they think this is going to result in any sort of stable society.
 
2018-07-20 01:48:48 AM  
So... P-tapes?
 
2018-07-20 01:50:32 AM  

SiriusClown: Our nation has failed us.


when we ignored the threat the GOP was becoming, that was when we failed.
 
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