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2018-02-08 01:12:37 AM  
It's slmost like the people who really know what happened are blowing off Congress and only talking to Mueller.  Can't imagine why...
 
2018-02-08 01:17:58 AM  
He does look like he's been up for two days.
 
2018-02-08 04:34:47 AM  
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2018-02-08 04:35:58 AM  
Sounds like Bob has the stameena, yes?

/Rawr
 
2018-02-08 04:36:33 AM  

foo monkey: It's slmost like the people who really know what happened are blowing off Congress and only talking to Mueller.  Can't imagine why...


Mueller is credible.
 
2018-02-08 04:41:46 AM  
Mr Steele and his "dossier", a series of memos written after funding from first Republican then Democrat opponents of Mr Trump, lies at the heart of the Russian election meddling row.


First time in months I've seen it put in the proper context. Leave it to the Telegraph.

Every time I read about the thing in the US media it's always "The Clinton funded dossier"
 
2018-02-08 04:48:37 AM  

Snapper Carr: Mr Steele and his "dossier", a series of memos written after funding from first Republican then Democrat opponents of Mr Trump, lies at the heart of the Russian election meddling row.


First time in months I've seen it put in the proper context. Leave it to the Telegraph.

Every time I read about the thing in the US media it's always "The Clinton funded dossier"


I love how it suggests that at one point, Republicans did not want Trump. But, they caved.so, you know, f*ck them.
 
2018-02-08 04:55:09 AM  
I had no idea Steele was involved in bringing the FIFA jerkoffs down. He's got my vote!
 
2018-02-08 05:00:30 AM  
The amazing thing is that he acted legally ethically and appropriately in going to the FBI with it... but no in the eyes of Republicans that is not what you do.
 
2018-02-08 05:38:07 AM  
Yet another violent tremor ran through the SS Shiathole from stem to stern.

"Nothing will happen," some immediately proclaimed. "Never happen, nope, never, nothing, never, nobody will do anything, nothing."
 
2018-02-08 06:00:00 AM  
I read that as Melania Trump kept Lexington Steele up for two days.
 
2018-02-08 06:06:19 AM  
FTA: "He was reportedly told to "look for a man wearing a blue raincoat and carrying a Financial Times under his arm" at Heathrow Airport."

This is the most spy-like thing I've read for a long time.  I want to believe that they passed each other in the terminal and the paper, which contained the dossier within, was passed between the two without so much as a passing glace at each other.  Nobody else saw it except for one guy sitting in a coffee shop who quickly put his newspaper down, grabbed his jacket and walked off screen.
 
2018-02-08 06:32:06 AM  
Giggity?
 
2018-02-08 06:49:14 AM  
Does anybody have a link to the WaPo piece that the article keeps referring to? Because I can't find it, and I'd rather read the original reporting.
 
2018-02-08 06:54:36 AM  
British Steele to Trump: You've got another thing coming.
 
2018-02-08 07:33:01 AM  

Trollopalooza: I had no idea Steele was involved in bringing the FIFA jerkoffs down. He's got my vote!


You mean CONCACAF? The North American football association.

I doubt anyone from USA had anything to do with FIFA, but you just keep pretending.
 
2018-02-08 07:35:03 AM  
Where are the Mueller and Steele sex tapes?
 
2018-02-08 07:36:51 AM  

Ketchuponsteak: Trollopalooza: I had no idea Steele was involved in bringing the FIFA jerkoffs down. He's got my vote!

You mean CONCACAF? The North American football association.

I doubt anyone from USA had anything to do with FIFA, but you just keep pretending.


How do you fit so much incorrect information into so few words?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/e​a​rly-lead/wp/2017/01/13/the-british-spy​-behind-the-trump-dossier-helped-the-f​bi-bust-fifa/
 
2018-02-08 07:43:46 AM  
"Yeah, Donnie, I really don't think you should talk to Mueller. He kept Steele for interviews for two days. That'd take an awful lot out of you. I'm not sure you have the sta...

::Trump shaped hole in wall::
 
2018-02-08 07:44:28 AM  

Ketchuponsteak: Trollopalooza: I had no idea Steele was involved in bringing the FIFA jerkoffs down. He's got my vote!

You mean CONCACAF? The North American football association.

I doubt anyone from USA had anything to do with FIFA, but you just keep pretending.


The FBI was literally the organization who brought all of it down.  You have to try to be that wrong.
 
2018-02-08 07:45:47 AM  

Ketchuponsteak: Trollopalooza: I had no idea Steele was involved in bringing the FIFA jerkoffs down. He's got my vote!

You mean CONCACAF? The North American football association.

I doubt anyone from USA had anything to do with FIFA, but you just keep pretending.


Also, Steele isn't "from USA."

Jesus man.
 
2018-02-08 07:48:00 AM  

HideAndGoFarkYourself: Ketchuponsteak: Trollopalooza: I had no idea Steele was involved in bringing the FIFA jerkoffs down. He's got my vote!

You mean CONCACAF? The North American football association.

I doubt anyone from USA had anything to do with FIFA, but you just keep pretending.

The FBI was literally the organization who brought all of it down.  You have to try to be that wrong.


HideAndGoFarkYourself: Ketchuponsteak: Trollopalooza: I had no idea Steele was involved in bringing the FIFA jerkoffs down. He's got my vote!

You mean CONCACAF? The North American football association.

I doubt anyone from USA had anything to do with FIFA, but you just keep pretending.

Also, Steele isn't "from USA."

Jesus man.


What, the name didn't give it away?
 
2018-02-08 07:49:08 AM  

gaspode: The amazing thing is that he acted legally ethically and appropriately in going to the FBI with it... but no in the eyes of Republicans that is not what you do.


Well, the Senate (Grassley and Graham at least) want to bring charges against Steele for lying to investigators on whether or not he leaked or discussed the dossier with the media. Of course that hasn't stopped Trump supporters from saying "he lied to investigators which means the contents of the dossier are false; why Grassley and Graham say as much when they state that the dossier was primarily unverified at the time of the election, that's the same as saying it was proven false!"
 
2018-02-08 07:51:21 AM  

JulieAzel626: I read that as Melania Trump kept Lexington Steele up for two days.


She might have...
 
2018-02-08 07:54:07 AM  

gaspode: The amazing thing is that he acted legally ethically and appropriately in going to the FBI with it... but no in the eyes of Republicans that is not what you do.


And Graham and Grassley literally want him prosecuted for it. farking scumbags.
 
2018-02-08 08:00:12 AM  

HideAndGoFarkYourself: Ketchuponsteak: Trollopalooza: I had no idea Steele was involved in bringing the FIFA jerkoffs down. He's got my vote!

You mean CONCACAF? The North American football association.

I doubt anyone from USA had anything to do with FIFA, but you just keep pretending.

The FBI was literally the organization who brought all of it down.  You have to try to be that wrong.


It was my impression that the CONCACAF investigation was running concurrent with the FIFA investigation.
 
2018-02-08 08:01:56 AM  

mrparks: Snapper Carr: Mr Steele and his "dossier", a series of memos written after funding from first Republican then Democrat opponents of Mr Trump, lies at the heart of the Russian election meddling row.


First time in months I've seen it put in the proper context. Leave it to the Telegraph.

Every time I read about the thing in the US media it's always "The Clinton funded dossier"

I love how it suggests that at one point, Republicans did not want Trump. But, they caved.so, you know, f*ck them.


I desperately want it to come out that it wasn't Jeb's opp research, but Cruz's.  And that Conway knew about it.
 
2018-02-08 08:02:34 AM  

hobnail: Does anybody have a link to the WaPo piece that the article keeps referring to? Because I can't find it, and I'd rather read the original reporting.


All the way at the end.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politi​c​s/hero-or-hired-gun-how-a-british-form​er-spy-became-a-flash-point-in-the-rus​sia-investigation/2018/02/06/94ea5158-​0795-11e8-8777-2a059f168dd2_story.html​?utm_term=.f82bc474bae9
 
2018-02-08 08:06:56 AM  

Ketchuponsteak: HideAndGoFarkYourself: Ketchuponsteak: Trollopalooza: I had no idea Steele was involved in bringing the FIFA jerkoffs down. He's got my vote!

You mean CONCACAF? The North American football association.

I doubt anyone from USA had anything to do with FIFA, but you just keep pretending.

The FBI was literally the organization who brought all of it down.  You have to try to be that wrong.

It was my impression that the CONCACAF investigation was running concurrent with the FIFA investigation.


Kind of.  The general version is that Chuck Blazer and Jack Warner were accused by CONCACAF of fraud during their time there.  Specifically that they'd made millions of dollars in unlawful commission.  Then the IRS and FBI got involved and turned Blazer into an informant who gave information on top officials within FIFA leading to their arrests in Zurich.  So none of it would have happened had the IRS and FBI not been able to build a case against Blazer and turn him into an informant on the rest of FIFA.

Also, probably coincidentally, Chuck Blazer had an entire $6,000 per month apartment in Trump Tower specifically for his cats.
 
2018-02-08 08:10:41 AM  
He hasn't sleepy since he saw the pee pee tape, subby.
 
2018-02-08 08:12:12 AM  

croesius: "Yeah, Donnie, I really don't think you should talk to Mueller. He kept Steele for interviews for two days. That'd take an awful lot out of you. I'm not sure you have the sta...

::Trump shaped hole in wall::


It would golf cart shaped.
 
2018-02-08 08:15:26 AM  
I think there is an important piece a lot of people are missing. No way does Steele go to the FBI over the possibility of a pee tape. Prostitution just does not ride to the level of being a that to national security. My guess is there is some solid proof of financial crimes in there or proof of direct connections between the Trump family and the dirty farking Russians.
 
2018-02-08 08:18:01 AM  

HideAndGoFarkYourself: Ketchuponsteak: HideAndGoFarkYourself: Ketchuponsteak: Trollopalooza: I had no idea Steele was involved in bringing the FIFA jerkoffs down. He's got my vote!

You mean CONCACAF? The North American football association.

I doubt anyone from USA had anything to do with FIFA, but you just keep pretending.

The FBI was literally the organization who brought all of it down.  You have to try to be that wrong.

It was my impression that the CONCACAF investigation was running concurrent with the FIFA investigation.

Kind of.  The general version is that Chuck Blazer and Jack Warner were accused by CONCACAF of fraud during their time there.  Specifically that they'd made millions of dollars in unlawful commission.  Then the IRS and FBI got involved and turned Blazer into an informant who gave information on top officials within FIFA leading to their arrests in Zurich.  So none of it would have happened had the IRS and FBI not been able to build a case against Blazer and turn him into an informant on the rest of FIFA.

Also, probably coincidentally, Chuck Blazer had an entire $6,000 per month apartment in Trump Tower specifically for his cats.


HideAndGoFarkYourself: Ketchuponsteak: HideAndGoFarkYourself: Ketchuponsteak: Trollopalooza: I had no idea Steele was involved in bringing the FIFA jerkoffs down. He's got my vote!

You mean CONCACAF? The North American football association.

I doubt anyone from USA had anything to do with FIFA, but you just keep pretending.

The FBI was literally the organization who brought all of it down.  You have to try to be that wrong.

It was my impression that the CONCACAF investigation was running concurrent with the FIFA investigation.

Kind of.  The general version is that Chuck Blazer and Jack Warner were accused by CONCACAF of fraud during their time there.  Specifically that they'd made millions of dollars in unlawful commission.  Then the IRS and FBI got involved and turned Blazer into an informant who gave information on top officials within FIFA leading to their arrests in Zurich.  So none of it would have happened had the IRS and FBI not been able to build a case against Blazer and turn him into an informant on the rest of FIFA.

Also, probably coincidentally, Chuck Blazer had an entire $6,000 per month apartment in Trump Tower specifically for his cats.


HideAndGoFarkYourself: Ketchuponsteak: HideAndGoFarkYourself: Ketchuponsteak: Trollopalooza: I had no idea Steele was involved in bringing the FIFA jerkoffs down. He's got my vote!

You mean CONCACAF? The North American football association.

I doubt anyone from USA had anything to do with FIFA, but you just keep pretending.

The FBI was literally the organization who brought all of it down.  You have to try to be that wrong.

It was my impression that the CONCACAF investigation was running concurrent with the FIFA investigation.

Kind of.  The general version is that Chuck Blazer and Jack Warner were accused by CONCACAF of fraud during their time there.  Specifically that they'd made millions of dollars in unlawful commission.  Then the IRS and FBI got involved and turned Blazer into an informant who gave information on top officials within FIFA leading to their arrests in Zurich.  So none of it would have happened had the IRS and FBI not been able to build a case against Blazer and turn him into an informant on the rest of FIFA.

Also, probably coincidentally, Chuck Blazer had an entire $6,000 per month apartment in Trump Tower specifically for his cats.


I thought the Swizz did that independent.

Chuck Blazer did a lot for American Association Football, all the same.
 
2018-02-08 08:26:28 AM  
I would love to see trump try and testify before ANYONE for two days straight. Let alone ten hours. I would watch the whole thing.
 
2018-02-08 08:28:04 AM  

the_innkeeper: JulieAzel626: I read that as Melania Trump kept Lexington Steele up for two days.

She might have...


Would have been better with Remington Steele.
 
2018-02-08 08:29:31 AM  

sammyk: I think there is an important piece a lot of people are missing. No way does Steele go to the FBI over the possibility of a pee tape. Prostitution just does not ride to the level of being a that to national security. My guess is there is some solid proof of financial crimes in there or proof of direct connections between the Trump family and the dirty farking Russians.


I actually think it's worse than financial crimes.
Steele's behavior, as described by various people, seems to indicate a man who had deep concerns over the security of the US - he went out of his way to ring bells with people who probably would've shrugged at Trump handling dirty money.
I said it before - when the details come out we are going to be staggered at the depth of betrayal. Frankly, with Trump's refusal to impose Russian sanctions, with the news (from a Russian outlet - the US press was unaware) of a very recent Trump meeting with a Russian who is forbidden from entering the country, with the silence about election hacking, Trump's habit of blabbing to anyone regardless of security risk, etc and so on, I am afraid we've been sold down the river in some sort of deal with Putin.

I want Mueller to find the truth, to offer a complete report and yet worry just how bad it is.
 
2018-02-08 08:31:14 AM  

LarryDan43: croesius: "Yeah, Donnie, I really don't think you should talk to Mueller. He kept Steele for interviews for two days. That'd take an awful lot out of you. I'm not sure you have the sta...

::Trump shaped hole in wall::

It would golf cart shaped.


And before the end, McGahn or Cobb will be trying to explain to the Orange Prevaricator that showing up would be a very stupid idea.
 Listen. Understand. That Mueller is out there. It can't be lied to, it can't be bribed...it doesn't feel pity of remorse or fear...and it absolutely will not stop. Ever. Until you are incarcerated.
 
2018-02-08 08:43:50 AM  

parasol: sammyk: I think there is an important piece a lot of people are missing. No way does Steele go to the FBI over the possibility of a pee tape. Prostitution just does not ride to the level of being a that to national security. My guess is there is some solid proof of financial crimes in there or proof of direct connections between the Trump family and the dirty farking Russians.

I actually think it's worse than financial crimes.
Steele's behavior, as described by various people, seems to indicate a man who had deep concerns over the security of the US - he went out of his way to ring bells with people who probably would've shrugged at Trump handling dirty money.
I said it before - when the details come out we are going to be staggered at the depth of betrayal. Frankly, with Trump's refusal to impose Russian sanctions, with the news (from a Russian outlet - the US press was unaware) of a very recent Trump meeting with a Russian who is forbidden from entering the country, with the silence about election hacking, Trump's habit of blabbing to anyone regardless of security risk, etc and so on, I am afraid we've been sold down the river in some sort of deal with Putin.

I want Mueller to find the truth, to offer a complete report and yet worry just how bad it is.


I don't worry how bad it is, as long as we KNOW. Its the hidden shiat that will bring us down. We cannot solve a problem unless we know what the problem is.
 
2018-02-08 08:44:19 AM  

UNC_Samurai: mrparks: Snapper Carr: Mr Steele and his "dossier", a series of memos written after funding from first Republican then Democrat opponents of Mr Trump, lies at the heart of the Russian election meddling row.


First time in months I've seen it put in the proper context. Leave it to the Telegraph.

Every time I read about the thing in the US media it's always "The Clinton funded dossier"

I love how it suggests that at one point, Republicans did not want Trump. But, they caved.so, you know, f*ck them.

I desperately want it to come out that it wasn't Jeb's opp research, but Cruz's.  And that Conway knew about it.


It was a Rubio backer that started that.
 
2018-02-08 08:51:15 AM  

sammyk: I think there is an important piece a lot of people are missing. No way does Steele go to the FBI over the possibility of a pee tape. Prostitution just does not ride to the level of being a that to national security. My guess is there is some solid proof of financial crimes in there or proof of direct connections between the Trump family and the dirty farking Russians.


The dossier doesn't even frame the tape's lurid nature as the scandal: they are just saying it could be used as a basis for blackmail. Most of the dossier was about financial issues, but it was mostly overlooked in favor of the scandal that the tape could provide.
 
2018-02-08 08:52:43 AM  

JulieAzel626: I read that as Melania Trump kept Lexington Steele up for two days.


that thread got redlit
 
2018-02-08 09:07:56 AM  
Haha, 2 days... Trump wouldn't even be able to last 2 minutes with Mueller.  I swear DJT has the attention span of a chihuahua.

/squirrel!
 
2018-02-08 09:10:21 AM  

the_innkeeper: parasol: sammyk: I think there is an important piece a lot of people are missing. No way does Steele go to the FBI over the possibility of a pee tape. Prostitution just does not ride to the level of being a that to national security. My guess is there is some solid proof of financial crimes in there or proof of direct connections between the Trump family and the dirty farking Russians.

I actually think it's worse than financial crimes.
Steele's behavior, as described by various people, seems to indicate a man who had deep concerns over the security of the US - he went out of his way to ring bells with people who probably would've shrugged at Trump handling dirty money.
I said it before - when the details come out we are going to be staggered at the depth of betrayal. Frankly, with Trump's refusal to impose Russian sanctions, with the news (from a Russian outlet - the US press was unaware) of a very recent Trump meeting with a Russian who is forbidden from entering the country, with the silence about election hacking, Trump's habit of blabbing to anyone regardless of security risk, etc and so on, I am afraid we've been sold down the river in some sort of deal with Putin.

I want Mueller to find the truth, to offer a complete report and yet worry just how bad it is.

I don't worry how bad it is, as long as we KNOW. Its the hidden shiat that will bring us down. We cannot solve a problem unless we know what the problem is.


When I was 19 I fell ill  and went quickly from sickish to critical-ER-diagnosed-crisis-surgery-p​riest.
Somewhere between discovering my appendix had gone bad (knowing) and being scheduled for surgery (solution) it came apart and, while I felt better, things got deadly in a hurry.

My concern is that "we" - the American people who know something is wrong but are sure there is a solution - are unaware the solution may not be in our hands, because the danger is out of our experience.

You are right, knowing is better. I just fret Putin has more aces up his sleeve than a bunch of politicians.  Hacking e-mails and voter registration is an affront to our Democracy - but we never mention the parts of our infrastructure/banking/military that might be open to attack, that could devastate our options.

I've gone from distrusting this administration's interest in protecting the nation to speculating they've been actively undermining it. That is no good place to live.
 
2018-02-08 09:16:57 AM  

foo monkey: It's slmost like the people who really know what happened are blowing off Congress and only talking to Mueller.  Can't imagine why...


It couldn't be that they fear members of congress are also compromised. That would be shocking. Shocking, I say!
 
2018-02-08 09:17:38 AM  

PsyLord: Haha, 2 days... Trump wouldn't even be able to last 2 minutes with Mueller.  I swear DJT has the attention span of a chihuahua.

/squirrel!


I read somewhere that a Mueller interview is rarely conducted by Mueller. That is is usually a member of his team and that Mueller often stands, in silence, observing.

I wouldn't last long and I haven't done anything.
 
2018-02-08 09:21:59 AM  
Oh good, I was worried he'd refuse to cooperate.

Remember that as he developed the contents of the dossier, which was commissioned by Trump's Republican rivals, he became increasingly concerned and asked Fusion GPS, who was tasked with parallel analysis, whether or not he could talk to the FBI.  Fusion GPS said they had no problems with that.

So Steele reached out to the FBI, and started cooperating with them, but then his dossier - still a work in progress - was leaked to the media and one of Steele's Russian contacts ended up dead.  As soon as that happened Steele cut off contact with the FBI and went into hiding, and how could you blame him for that?

If he is cooperating with Mueller's team, that means he trusts Mueller's team to understand the importance of protecting his sources and act accordingly.
 
2018-02-08 09:27:25 AM  
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2018-02-08 09:41:20 AM  

gaspode: The amazing thing is that he acted legally ethically and appropriately in going to the FBI with it... but no in the eyes of Republicans that is not what you do.


going to/working with/paid dirty trickster  it's all good.
 
2018-02-08 09:46:54 AM  

SumJackass07: hobnail: Does anybody have a link to the WaPo piece that the article keeps referring to? Because I can't find it, and I'd rather read the original reporting.

All the way at the end.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politic​s/hero-or-hired-gun-how-a-british-form​er-spy-became-a-flash-point-in-the-rus​sia-investigation/2018/02/06/94ea5158-​0795-11e8-8777-2a059f168dd2_story.html​?utm_term=.f82bc474bae9


Thank you.
 
2018-02-08 09:48:21 AM  
parasol:

I want Mueller to find the truth, to offer a complete report and yet worry just how bad it is.

I don't worry how bad it is, as long as we KNOW. Its the hidden shiat that will bring us down. We cannot solve a problem unless we know what the problem is.

When I was 19 I fell ill  and went quickly from sickish to critical-ER-diagnosed-crisis-surgery-p​riest.
Somewhere between discovering my appendix had gone bad (knowing) and being scheduled for surgery (solution) it came apart and, while I felt better, things got deadly in a hurry.

My concern is that "we" - the American people who know something is wrong but are sure there is a solution - are unaware the solution may not be in our hands, because the danger is out of our experience.

You are right, knowing is better. I just fret Putin ...Aces...


I believe we (USA) have some aces as well. I remember during Obama's lame duck era where he ordered a series of weapons/sabotage devices placed within the Russian infrastructure. Something that will cause their intertubes to reverse flow, or something...Cyberbombs here it is. Difficulty, our current POTUS is a puppet (Yes puppet! He's the puppet!) of Putin, but future, sane Presidents can deploy these to great effect. We aren't defenseless.
 
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