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Old 07-20-2018, 04:25 PM   #461
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Old 07-20-2018, 04:40 PM   #462
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Standing by President Trump’s side in Helsinki for their first bilateral summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin made what Trump described as an “incredible” offer: He would help U.S. investigators gain access to Russian intelligence officers indicted for the 2016 election hacking, on one small condition. “We would expect that the Americans would reciprocate and they would question [U.S.] officials … who have something to do with illegal actions on the territory of Russia,” Putin said, producing the name to indicate what actions he had in mind: “Mr. Browder.”

Bill Browder, an American-born financier, came to Russia in the 1990s. The grandson of a former general secretary of the Communist Party USA, Browder by his own admission wanted to become “the biggest capitalist in Russia.” He succeeded and was for a decade the country’s largest portfolio foreign investor. Whatever the sins of Russia’s freewheeling capitalism, Browder’s real crime in the eyes of the Kremlin came later, after he had been expelled from Russia in 2005. In 2008, his Moscow lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, uncovered a tax scam involving government officials that defrauded Russian taxpayers of $230 million. He did what any law-abiding citizen would, reporting the crime to the relevant authorities. In return, he was arrested and held in detention without trial for almost a year. He was beaten and died on Nov. 16, 2009, at Moscow’s Matrosskaya Tishina prison under mysterious circumstances. Officials involved in his case received awards and promotions. In a chilling act worthy of Kafka, the only trial held in the Magnitsky case was a posthumous sentencing of himself — the only trial against a dead man in the history of Russia

It was then that Browder turned from investment to full-time advocacy, traveling the world to persuade one Western parliament after another to pass a measure that was as groundbreaking as it would appear obvious: a law, commemoratively named the Magnitsky Act, that bars individuals (from Russia and elsewhere) who are complicit in human rights abuses and corruption from traveling to the West, owning assets in the West and using the financial system of the West. Boris Nemtsov, then Russia’s opposition leader (who played a key role in convincing Congress to pass the law in 2012), called the Magnitsky Act “the most pro-Russian law in the history of any foreign Parliament.”

It was the smartest approach to sanctions. It avoided the mistake of targeting Russian citizens at large for the actions of a
small corrupt clique in the Kremlin and placed responsibility directly where it is due. It was also the most effective approach. The people who are in charge of Russia today like to pose as patriots, but in reality, they care little about the country. They view it merely as a looting ground, where they can amass personal fortunes at the expense of Russian taxpayers and then transfer those fortunes to the West. In one of his anti-corruption reports, Nemtsov detailed the unexplained riches attained by Putin’s personal friends such as Gennady Timchenko, Yuri Kovalchuk and the Rotenberg brothers, noting that they are likely “no more that the nominal owners … and the real ultimate beneficiary is Putin himself.” Similar suspicions were voiced after the publication of the 2016 Panama Papers, which showed a $2 billion offshore trail leading to another close Putin friend, cellist Sergei Roldugin. Some of the funds in his accounts were linked with money from the tax fraud scheme uncovered by Magnitsky.

Volumes of research, hours of expert testimony and countless policy recommendations have been dedicated to finding
effective Western approaches to Putin’s regime. The clearest and the most convincing answer was provided, time and again, by the Putin regime itself. It was the Magnitsky Act that Putin tasked his foreign ministry with trying to stop; it was the Magnitsky Act that was openly tied to the ban on child adoptions; it was the Magnitsky Act that was the subject of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting attended by a Kremlin-linked lawyer; it is advocating for the Magnitsky Act that may soon land any Russian citizen in prison. It was the Magnitsky Act that Putin named as the biggest threat to his regime as he stood by Trump’s side in Helsinki.

After the Trump-Putin meeting, the Russian Prosecutor-General’s Office released the names of U.S. citizens it wants to
question as supposed associates of Browder. The list leaves no doubt as to the nature of the “crime.” It includes Michael
McFaul, senior director for Russia policy at the Obama White House and later U.S. Ambassador in Moscow who oversaw the “compiling of memos to the State Department … on the investigation in the Magnitsky case.” It includes David Kramer, former assistant secretary of state in the George W. Bush administration, who, as president of Freedom House between 2010 and 2014, was one of the most effective advocates for the Magnitsky Act. Perhaps most tellingly, it includes Kyle Parker, now chief of staff at the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, who, as the lead Russia staffer at the commission, wrote the bill that subsequently became the Magnitsky Act.

Vladimir Putin has left no doubt: The biggest threat to his regime is the Magnitsky Act, which stops its beneficiaries from doing what has long become their raison d’être — stealing in Russia and spending in the West. It is time for more Western nations to adopt this law — and for the six countries that already have it to implement it with vigor and resolve.
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I've been following journalist Sarah Kendzior on Twitter since before Trump was elected, and back then, she was saying Trump wants to be an autocrat/oligarch much like those in the former Soviet Union. She's on MSNBC sometimes giving her views during a panel. And everything she predicted is coming to light. I highly recommend following her to see how knee-deep in shit we all are.
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And there we go. Though I do agree that the title of the documentary is dumb.

Honestly, at this point, I say John Kelly or somebody of his level who we know is beyond fed up with Trump's shit should just physically throw him out of the White House and tell him he's done.
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Don Jr can take over and Kimberly Guilfoyle can be First Lady

I think Sarah Sanders will be canned and Kimberly will be given that job.
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There are truly not enough swear words in existence to properly communicate my feelings towards him.
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The NFL commissioner needs to do exactly nothing... considering the NFL made a record amount of revenue last season.

Bubububut the anthem made people stop watching!!?!?!?

No, dummy, it didn't.

The percent drop in NFL viewership was actually less than the percent drop in total TV viewership (your cord cutters and such).
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He’s already playing a greatest hits set.

Someone has already peaked.
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There are so many problems in this world and he is worried about some players kneeling??? Is this “thing”, aka guy for real?
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Don’t worry, he’s moved on to the unheard of case of law enforcement using a warrant to raid an attorneys office
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Lol he is doing the rounds this morning I see!
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Next tweet will be about Hillary emails or Obama or uranium deal etc then the one after will be about there is no collusion.
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In New York State, it is not illegal to secretly record a conversation; one person has to consent. And if that one person is you, the recorder, then by all means it is legal.
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There are truly not enough swear words in existence to properly communicate my feelings towards him.
This.

Can NASA send out a spaceship with a xeno-linguistic crew stat, out to gather more swear word!?!?
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Last week’s arrest of Marina Butina, the 29-year-old operative who allegedly wielded sex as a weapon to spy for Russia, revealed not one but two channels into American power pursued by Russian intelligence. We’ve known for a while now that the Russians have attempted to use the NRA, and America’s love affair with guns, to shape the nation’s politics. But Butina’s other “backdoor” was more surprising: the faith community, which she infiltrated through the National Prayer Breakfast.
The annual National Prayer Breakfast dates back to 1953, and every US president since Eisenhower has regularly attended, along with much of Congress, foreign heads of state and high officials. Invitations to the seemingly bland event come on congressional letterhead.
And yet the breakfast is entirely organized by and funded through a private and deeply secretive Christian organization called the Fellowship, known by its innermost members as “The Family.”
“The more invisible you can make your organization,” its longtime leader, the late Doug Coe preached, “the more influence it will have.”
That’s a sentiment Maria Butina and her handlers in Moscow could agree with.
The National Prayer Breakfast is the Fellowship’s only public display. The event itself is spoken of within the Fellowship as a recruiting tool to bring elites into private “cells” that will “work behind the scenes.” The breakfast itself, Coe once said in a rare interview, “is only one-tenth of 1 percent of the iceberg.”
Butina was clear about what the Russians wanted: “a back channel of communication” with American conservative elites. But what was in it for the Fellowship? Why would they not only allow their big event to be co-opted for Russian influence-peddling but actively facilitate such “back channels” with the government of Vladimir Putin, an autocratic American adversary?
Because Putin is their kind of guy. The Fellowship dates back to 1935, when founder Abraham Vereide believed God told him that Christianity had been getting it wrong for nearly 2,000 years by focusing on the “down and out.” God, Vereide said, wanted him to build a movement for the “up and out,” “key men” with the power to shape whole societies for Jesus.
Democracy, Vereide concluded, would only get in the way.
He followed instead what the organization calls to this day “the man method” — bringing “key men” — and, more recently, a few “key women,” such as Butina — together in private to work things out “beyond the din of the vox populi” — the voice of the people.
It’s not just the means that are antidemocratic. God, the Fellowship believes, can be understood through a study of strongmen. “You know Jesus said, ‘You got to put Him before mother-father-brother-sister’?” the late Doug Coe was fond of preaching. “Hitler, Lenin, Mao, that’s what they taught the kids.”
This isn’t just rhetoric: throughout its history, the Fellowship has provided “back channels” to American power for a long list of dictators, from the genocidal Suharto of Indonesia to Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, where the Fellowship’s men in parliament not long ago developed legislation known, accurately, as the “Kill the Gays” bill.
Putin would be a prize of another order. American fundamentalists admire his anti-LGBTQ crusades, his revival of the Russian Orthodox Church, his “family values” lip service, his bare-chested manliness. The GOP, observed Butina in The National Interest, a conservative foreign-policy publication, “derives much of its support from social conservatives … and those that support an aggressive approach to the war against Islamic terrorism. These are values espoused by [Putin’s] United Russia.”
Most of all, they admire Putin’s strength — and they’re glad at last to have an American leader who hits just as hard, even if he may be nearly as corrupt.
At a 2017 Prayer Breakfast in Moscow, Doug Burleigh — a current Fellowship leader and lifelong Russia hand — appeared alongside Butina’s handler, Alexander Torshin, to declare “a breakthrough in relations between Russia and the US is about occur.
“I believe,” the Fellowship leader continued, “that Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will yet become friends.”
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Holy shit, we're so fucked.
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The NFL commissioner needs to do exactly nothing... considering the NFL made a record amount of revenue last season.

Bubububut the anthem made people stop watching!!?!?!?

No, dummy, it didn't.

The percent drop in NFL viewership was actually less than the percent drop in total TV viewership (your cord cutters and such).
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Since Trump is such a colossal narcissist I do believe there is validity to the USFL aspect of his grudge against the NFL. The fact that it's a dog whistle to his base is the biggest reason he does it. Of course somehow they don't seem to see that Trump's summit with Putin/his conduct during was far more disrespectful to our country than football players taking a knee. Far more damaging to our country is election meddling. Just another bizarre chapter in the world according to Trump.

Maybe the NFL should fly the Russian flag too and players should stand at attention.
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A relief pitcher for the Brewers was caught with vile racist and homophobic tweets on his Twitter account from when he was 18.

He got a standing ovation in his first appearance after the news broke in Milwaukee.

But tell me again about how Trump won Wisconsin because of jobs and his big ground game.
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