Home Mail Chat Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Lounge > Washington DC and The Holy Land

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-29-2017, 04:02 PM  
oaklandhater oaklandhater is offline
future chiefs fans
 
oaklandhater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: oakland california
Casino cash: $9093
How Steve Bannon and Sean Hannity ginned up the Hillary Clinton uranium story

https://www.salon.com/2017/10/25/how...uranium-story/

Pro-Trump conservatives want to talk about their own Russia narrative. The only problem is that it’s nonsense

MATT GERTZ, MEDIA MATTERS
10.25.2017•12:32 PM
This article originally appeared on Media Matters.
President Donald Trump has spent much of his presidency engulfed by congressional and criminal investigations into Russian efforts to help him win the 2016 presidential election. But today, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced he was joining a new congressional probe — one that appears to revolve around the purported Russian ties of Trump’s opponent in that race, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
This is no accident. Like the work of the House Select Committee on Benghazi before it, this is a partisan investigation with a political purpose, with its roots in the conspiratorial muck of the right-wing media. But while the Benghazi probe — as Republican leaders eventually acknowledged — was an offensive push to damage Clinton’s political standing in the lead-up to the 2016 election, the new one is a defensive move aimed at protecting Trump by diverting attention to his former opponent. The effort's loudest champion is Sean Hannity, the Trump propagandist and sometime adviser who has claimed for months that the “real collusion” with Russia revolves around a bogus conspiracy theory linking Clinton to the 2010 sale of the uranium mining company Uranium One to the Russian government.
The story begins with Breitbart.com head Stephen Bannon. In 2012, long before he became the Trump campaign’s chief executive and joined Trump’s White House as chief strategist, Bannon launched the Government Accountability Institute, a nonprofit conservative investigative research organization. Three years later, GAI’s president, the discredited author Peter Schweizer, authored the bestselling book "Clinton Cash." The book, built on GAI’s research, alleged that Bill and Hillary Clinton “typically blur the lines between politics, philanthropy, and business.” It was a trainwreck of sloppy research and shoddy reporting but was heavily promoted by mainstream outlets thanks to a cunning media strategy overseen by Bannon and taken up by Trump during the campaign.
One of the book’s bogus allegations was Schweizer’s claim that Hillary Clinton played a "central role" in approving the purchase of Uranium One by the Russian State Atomic Nuclear Agency. Schweizer speculated that she did so because of the money given to the Clinton Foundation and her husband by Russians and people linked to the deal. But this made no sense, and several reporters assessing Schweizer’s claims rejected them. The State Department had one of nine votes on the committee that approved the deal; the State Department rep said Clinton never intervened on the issue; there were critical questions about the timing of the donations Schweizer referenced; and even Schweizer said he had no direct evidence Clinton had intervened.
The false allegations might have been forgotten in the wake of the election. But in January, the U.S. intelligence community announced that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election on the orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin, with the aim of harming Clinton’s campaign because “Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump.” Reporting from a host of news outlets ever since has suggested that Trump’s campaign aides and associates had a series of troubling interactions with Russians, triggering congressional investigations and eventually a criminal probe by special counsel Robert Mueller. With Trump’s presidency hanging in the balance, his allies have searched for a way to rebut the charges.
Hannity eventually settled on the old "Clinton Cash" allegations. Claiming that there is no evidence to support what he terms “black-helicopter, tinfoil-hat conspiracy theories about so-called Trump-Russia collusion,” the Fox host declared that the “real collusion” is between Clinton and Russia, as demonstrated by the Uranium One tale. He pushed that argument over and over again to his audience of 3 million, making it in more than two dozen monologues over the summer.

Hannity was promoting a report by John Solomon, the executive vice president of The Hill, which purported to advance the Uranium One story. According to Solomon’s anonymous sources, “Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow.” Solomon provides no evidence that the Clintons were aware this was happening, and of course the underlying conspiracy theory that Clinton pushed the Uranium One deal through still makes no sense. But it’s something the right-wing press can use to try to shift attention away from Trump.
Solomon is an investigative journalist who has had many acts in the business. This year, he’s drawn attention for his work as chief operating officer of Circa News, a mobile-first platform with an independent brand that the conservative goliath Sinclair Broadcast Group bought in 2015, hollowed out, and turned into its own pro-Trump news website. At Circa, Solomon and his colleague Sara Carter excelled at turning out stories — often anonymously sourced — alleging impropriety by former Obama national security officials and former FBI Director James Comey. Feeding into the right-wing narratives about efforts by nefarious deep-state actors to tear down the president, Circa’s reporting received glowing reviews from Trump’s most conspiratorial supporters.
But Circa’s biggest fan is Hannity — as The Hill put it in March, he “has repeatedly lauded Circa as the gold standard.” Indeed, for all intents and purposes, Solomon’s operation replaced Fox’s own journalists in providing the pro-Trump reporting Hannity needs to confirm his biases. According to Media Matters research, Carter appeared on 30 episodes of "Hannity" from May 15 through the end of August — the only guests to show up more often were Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow and Fox legal analyst Gregg Jarrett. Solomon made 14 appearances on Hannity’s Fox News show during the same time frame.
Hannity heavily promoted Solomon’s story on his Fox show, devoting extensive segments to the “explosive” “bombshell” on the night it broke and the next two nights. He’s hosted Solomon, Carter, and Schweizer, harangued the rest of the press for not covering the story and declared Uranium One “one of the biggest scandals this country has ever seen.” And on the night the story broke, he made clear what he thought should happen next:
Also, is Congress now going to do its job? Will they investigate these explosive reports immediately? Will the Special Counsel Robert Mueller start looking into this Russian plot to control American uranium?
Over the next few days, Trump’s allies on Fox and elsewhere worked themselves into a frenzy over the “real collusion” story (per Alex Jones, the “Beginning Of The End For Clinton Crime Family”). On the morning of October 19, apparently spurred on by a "Fox & Friends" segment on Solomon’s story, Trump himself joined the fray, tweeting, “Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow!”

And now Nunes — who had to recuse himself from Russia-related investigations earlier this year due to ethics charges that resulted from his effort to do the White House’s bidding and scuttle the Trump-Russia investigations — is taking a hand. At a press conference today, he announced that he would be launching an investigation into the Uranium One allegations. He will be working alongside the House Oversight Committee, helped by the former chairman of the Benghazi Committee, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.
When there's a congressional investigation into a Clinton, Fox knows how to respond:

The New York Times yesterday detailed how Republican congressmen, including Nunes and Gowdy, are trying to “wrap up the investigations” into Trump’s Russia ties as quickly as possible. “Congressional investigations unfortunately are usually overtly political investigations, where it is to one side’s advantage to drag things out,” Gowdy told the Times. He knows that from experience. A year into Trump’s presidency, egged on by sycophantic media allies like Hannity, the first congressional investigation into a Clinton has begun. It won’t end anytime soon.
Posts: 13,928
oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2017, 04:27 PM   #16
Easy 6 Easy 6 is offline
pie is never free
 
Easy 6's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: the drivers seat
Casino cash: $57875
Quote:
Originally Posted by oaklandhater View Post
I'll ask again what's the end game with the Uranium One story it's not like HRC needed the money ?
She didn't need it, she just wanted it
Posts: 50,302
Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.Easy 6 is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2017, 04:31 PM   #17
Prison Bitch Prison Bitch is online now
Eat shit liberals
 
Prison Bitch's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lees summit
Casino cash: $60258
No democrat has ever done anything wrong
__________________
This latest murder in no way represents Islam.
Posts: 44,314
Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2017, 04:32 PM   #18
oaklandhater oaklandhater is offline
future chiefs fans
 
oaklandhater's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: oakland california
Casino cash: $9093
Quote:
Originally Posted by Easy 6 View Post
She didn't need it, she just wanted it
Sure.....

That makes total sense....
Posts: 13,928
oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2017, 04:32 PM   #19
oaklandhater oaklandhater is offline
future chiefs fans
 
oaklandhater's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: oakland california
Casino cash: $9093
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch View Post
No democrat has ever done anything wrong
Not True Dems are Big pharma POS's

That being said they are no where near as terrible as the right when it comes down to consumer rights.
Posts: 13,928
oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2017, 04:35 PM   #20
Prison Bitch Prison Bitch is online now
Eat shit liberals
 
Prison Bitch's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lees summit
Casino cash: $60258
Quote:
Originally Posted by oaklandhater View Post
Not True Dems are Big pharma POS's

That being said they are no where near as terrible as the right when it comes down to consumer rights.
Has any Dem investigated another Dem?
__________________
This latest murder in no way represents Islam.
Posts: 44,314
Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2017, 04:36 PM   #21
LiveSteam LiveSteam is offline
The Constitutional Choo choo
 
LiveSteam's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: homeof43conferencetitles
Casino cash: $26862
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch View Post
Has any Dem investigated another Dem?
Check your rep
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by oaklandhater View Post
I have an issue with Livesteam.
Posts: 29,239
LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2017, 04:38 PM   #22
oaklandhater oaklandhater is offline
future chiefs fans
 
oaklandhater's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: oakland california
Casino cash: $9093
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch View Post
Has any Dem investigated another Dem?
Nope.

Dems are corrupt as hell.

But are you gonna sit there and tell me Republicans are so much holier than though both parties play this bullshit.
Posts: 13,928
oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2017, 04:39 PM   #23
Prison Bitch Prison Bitch is online now
Eat shit liberals
 
Prison Bitch's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lees summit
Casino cash: $60258
Quote:
Originally Posted by oaklandhater View Post
Nope.

Dems are corrupt as hell.

But are you gonna sit there and tell me Republicans are so much holier than though both parties play this bullshit.
Good, no need to investigate Don then.
__________________
This latest murder in no way represents Islam.
Posts: 44,314
Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.Prison Bitch is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2017, 04:41 PM   #24
oaklandhater oaklandhater is offline
future chiefs fans
 
oaklandhater's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: oakland california
Casino cash: $9093
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch View Post
Good, no need to investigate Don then.
I don't think Trump is Guilty I've said that from day one he won't get impeached from this.

That being Said flynn manafort and Trump jr might all fall.
Posts: 13,928
oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2017, 04:42 PM   #25
LiveSteam LiveSteam is offline
The Constitutional Choo choo
 
LiveSteam's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: homeof43conferencetitles
Casino cash: $26862
Quote:
Originally Posted by oaklandhater View Post
I don't think Trump is Guilty I've said that from day one he won't get impeached from this.

That being Said flynn manafort and Trump jr might all fall.
For collusion?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by oaklandhater View Post
I have an issue with Livesteam.
Posts: 29,239
LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.LiveSteam is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2017, 04:47 PM   #26
Bowser Bowser is online now
It's probably my fault
 
Bowser's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: KC North
Casino cash: $152982
Quote:
Originally Posted by oaklandhater View Post
I'll ask again what's the end game with the Uranium One story it's not like HRC needed the money ?
No idea. My best guess is maybe some long game she had in mind if she were actually to become POTUS? Maybe she's just like every other multimillionaire out there - you can never have enough money.

Maybe the Clinton Foundation is just a front for Soros and the Deep State, who knows?
Posts: 67,347
Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2017, 04:48 PM   #27
BucEyedPea BucEyedPea is offline
Food Trends: NothingBurgers!
 
BucEyedPea's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: None of your business
Casino cash: $70063
Oh so it's ginned up when it's a Democrat, but true when it's a Republican.

Hack Job!
__________________
Posts: 94,285
BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.BucEyedPea is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2017, 04:51 PM   #28
oaklandhater oaklandhater is offline
future chiefs fans
 
oaklandhater's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: oakland california
Casino cash: $9093
Quote:
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea View Post
Oh so it's ginned up when it's a Democrat, but true when it's a Republican.

Hack Job!
THE HRC STORY MAKES NO SENSE.

the Don story at least has a end game.
Posts: 13,928
oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.oaklandhater would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2017, 04:53 PM   #29
Dave Lane Dave Lane is offline
Space Cadet and Aczabel
 
Dave Lane's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Kansas City, Mo, USA
Casino cash: $43375
VARSITY
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bowser View Post
I actually read that wall of text. It wasn't easy, but I fought through and got it done.

There's nothing in that article to refute the claims of Uranium One outside of some nose-turned-up rhetoric of a political hack job article. I especially found it ironic when it referenced Benghazi as "conspiratorial muck of the right wing media".

If Salon is trying this hard to convince people that Uranium One is a nothing story, then I might start taking everything I'm hearing about it way more seriously.
Read Donger's link its explains it well and is non-partisan.
__________________
Thanks, Trump for the civics lesson. We are learning so much about impeachment, the 25th Amendment, order of succession, nepotism, separation of powers, 1st Amendment, obstruction of justice, the emoluments clause, Logan Act, conflicts of interest, collusion, sanctions, oligarchs, money laundering and so much more.
Posts: 38,185
Dave Lane is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dave Lane is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dave Lane is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dave Lane is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dave Lane is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dave Lane is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dave Lane is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dave Lane is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dave Lane is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dave Lane is obviously part of the inner Circle.Dave Lane is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2017, 04:54 PM   #30
Bowser Bowser is online now
It's probably my fault
 
Bowser's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: KC North
Casino cash: $152982
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bowser View Post
No idea. My best guess is maybe some long game she had in mind if she were actually to become POTUS? Maybe she's just like every other multimillionaire out there - you can never have enough money.

Maybe the Clinton Foundation is just a front for Soros and the Deep State, who knows?
Or, maybe.....the Hillary/Russia story has more meat to it than any of us knows.....
Posts: 67,347
Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bowser is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:25 AM.


This is a test for a client's site.
Fort Worth Texas Process Servers
Covering Arlington, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie and surrounding communities.
Tarrant County, Texas and Johnson County, Texas.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.