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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-21-2018, 07:12 AM  
Lex Luthor Lex Luthor is offline
Liberal Genius
 
Lex Luthor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Casino cash: $22875
How Putin's Oligarchs Got Inside the Trump Team

Interesting article from Time Magazine.

Alternate title: How Putin's Puppet became the Traitor-In-Chief

It's a pretty long article, so I'll put most of it in spoiler tags.

Quote:
How Putin's Oligarchs Got Inside the Trump Team

The message from Moscow reached Paul Manafort at a crucial moment in the U.S. presidential race, just as he was about to secure the official Republican nomination for his client, Donald Trump. Manafort’s overture had been received, the July 2016 message informed him. And Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, would be back in touch soon.

In the months before the 2016 elections, Manafort, then Trump’s campaign chairman, had tried repeatedly to reach out to Deripaska through intermediaries, according to emails revealed last year by the Washington Post and the Atlantic. The two men’s relationship went back a decade; Manafort had worked as a political consultant for Deripaska’s business interests in Eastern Europe in the mid-2000s.


The messages used coded language–apparent references to money, for instance, were sometimes rendered as “black caviar.” But the aim of the exchange seems clear. Manafort wanted to offer “private briefings” about the Trump campaign to one of Russia’s wealthiest men.

That offer has since come under the scrutiny of Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential race. His investigators want to know whether the Trump campaign had a secret back channel to the Kremlin, and Manafort has agreed to help them answer that question. As part of his guilty plea on Sept. 14 to charges stemming from the Mueller investigation, Manafort agreed to cooperate “fully, truthfully, completely, and forthrightly” with the special counsel.

Already Mueller’s probe has shown the range of assets Putin brought to bear on the 2016 campaign. Russian hackers stole and leaked the private emails of Trump’s opponents and worked to polarize and enrage voters by manipulating social media, according to evidence made public by Mueller. Russian diplomats wooed Trump’s advisers, who were eager for information that could hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances.

But it is oligarchs like Deripaska, wielding extraordinary wealth and global connections, who may have played the most important role in the Russian influence campaign. Putin himself has suggested as much. Onstage with Trump at a press conference in Helsinki on July 16, the Russian leader said he “can imagine” private Russian businessmen supported Trump’s bid for the presidency. “And so what?” Putin demanded. “They don’t represent the Russian state.”

Spoiler!


With reporting by Tessa Berenson and Massimo Calabresi/Washington

This appears in the October 01, 2018 issue of TIME.
Now that Manafort is squealing like a stuck pig and Cohen is singing like a canary, it's only a matter of time before Mueller presents a case so overwhelming that Trump will be forced to resign in disgrace.

Watergate was nothing compared to this.
Posts: 13,410
Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 10:16 AM   #16
baitism baitism is offline
MVP
 
baitism's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Overland Park, KS
Casino cash: $19651
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cosmos View Post
Sure he is. I bet it has nothing to do with Trump.
Posts: 9,275
baitism is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.baitism is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.baitism is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.baitism is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.baitism is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.baitism is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.baitism is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.baitism is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.baitism is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.baitism is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.baitism is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 10:16 AM
NinerDoug
This message has been deleted by NinerDoug.
Old 09-21-2018, 10:16 AM   #17
ChiTown ChiTown is offline
Stroking to Andy's Man Boobs
 
ChiTown's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Flatlands of Kansas
Casino cash: $44062
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taco John View Post
Yes. This idea was advanced by Professor Lawrence Lessig, and has taken on a life of its own.
If Ryan became President because the Trump/Pence campaign committed treason, who should he nominate as his Vice President? The answer seems unavoidable: He should nominate the person defeated by the treason of his own party, and then step aside, and let her become the President.
__________________


FRESHMAN DEBATE SQUAD - 2nd ALTERNATE
Posts: 30,107
ChiTown is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiTown is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiTown is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiTown is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiTown is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiTown is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiTown is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiTown is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiTown is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiTown is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiTown is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 10:16 AM   #18
Frazod Frazod is offline
It's beautiful man!
 
Frazod's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Casino cash: $5050
Sure is nice of Lexy to step up after Dave Loon has mercifully gone MIA.
__________________
I'm not mean; I just don't like you.
Posts: 102,255
Frazod is obviously part of the inner Circle.Frazod is obviously part of the inner Circle.Frazod is obviously part of the inner Circle.Frazod is obviously part of the inner Circle.Frazod is obviously part of the inner Circle.Frazod is obviously part of the inner Circle.Frazod is obviously part of the inner Circle.Frazod is obviously part of the inner Circle.Frazod is obviously part of the inner Circle.Frazod is obviously part of the inner Circle.Frazod is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 10:22 AM   #19
Donger Donger is online now
"Think BOOM!"
 
Donger's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: 33.675° N 106.475° W
Casino cash: $0
VARSITY
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taco John View Post
Yes. This idea was advanced by Professor Lawrence Lessig, and has taken on a life of its own.
If Ryan became President because the Trump/Pence campaign committed treason, who should he nominate as his Vice President? The answer seems unavoidable: He should nominate the person defeated by the treason of his own party, and then step aside, and let her become the President.
And... you think that is a reasonable position to take?
__________________
I think the young people enjoy it when I "get down," verbally, don't you?
Posts: 109,094
Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 10:30 AM   #20
SuperChief SuperChief is offline
Damn it feels good.
 
SuperChief's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Casino cash: $8078
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taco John View Post
These people are stupid.
You can't . . . after the 9/11 thread you . . . I just . . . . huh.
__________________
Posts: 2,705
SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 11:08 AM   #21
Over Yonder Over Yonder is offline
Veteran
 
Over Yonder's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: North Missouri
Casino cash: $1500
I don't want to waste any more of my life reading crap about the Russian boogeyman but I am kinda curious, does the article tell how the Russians got the Democrats to run a shitty enough candidate that it allowed another shitty candidate to win?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch View Post
Posts: 3,811
Over Yonder wants to die in a aids tree fire.Over Yonder wants to die in a aids tree fire.Over Yonder wants to die in a aids tree fire.Over Yonder wants to die in a aids tree fire.Over Yonder wants to die in a aids tree fire.Over Yonder wants to die in a aids tree fire.Over Yonder wants to die in a aids tree fire.Over Yonder wants to die in a aids tree fire.Over Yonder wants to die in a aids tree fire.Over Yonder wants to die in a aids tree fire.Over Yonder wants to die in a aids tree fire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 12:04 PM   #22
Taco John Taco John is offline
Sapere Aude
 
Taco John's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2001
Casino cash: $18037
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donger View Post
And... you think that is a reasonable position to take?
No, that's kind of the point.
Posts: 64,031
Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 12:06 PM   #23
Taco John Taco John is offline
Sapere Aude
 
Taco John's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2001
Casino cash: $18037
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperChief View Post
You can't . . . after the 9/11 thread you . . . I just . . . . huh.
Dude, don't confuse you being a duped moron with me being stupid.
Posts: 64,031
Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.Taco John is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 05:03 PM   #24
Bump Bump is offline
[Input]: Orange Man Bad
 
Bump's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Casino cash: $5205
Russia is projection from the left. Uranium One and fusion GPS.
__________________
Two scoops, two genders, two terms. Deal with it.
Posts: 13,158
Bump is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bump is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bump is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bump is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bump is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bump is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bump is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bump is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bump is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bump is obviously part of the inner Circle.Bump is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 06:18 PM   #25
Lex Luthor Lex Luthor is offline
Liberal Genius
 
Lex Luthor's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Casino cash: $22875
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frazod View Post
Sure is nice of Lexy to step up after Dave Loon has mercifully gone MIA.
My guess is that Dave Lane grew weary of all of the bullshit in the Right Wing Trumptard Echo Chamber. Can't really blame him for that.

But fear not, I will continue to fight the good fight, because in the end, truth, justice, and the American way will ultimately prevail. Hopefully in the 2018 midterm elections.
__________________
.

Posts: 13,410
Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 06:31 PM   #26
Marcellus Marcellus is offline
Negro Diablo
 
Marcellus's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2003
Casino cash: $32762
You have 2 people (formerly) in the FBI who were involved in investigating Trump/Russia for 18 months or so saying they got absolutely nothing on Trump/Russia when having a private discussion via text and one of them testifying to it under oath.

But yea this all makes sense.

Lex Loser at his best.
Posts: 40,086
Marcellus is obviously part of the inner Circle.Marcellus is obviously part of the inner Circle.Marcellus is obviously part of the inner Circle.Marcellus is obviously part of the inner Circle.Marcellus is obviously part of the inner Circle.Marcellus is obviously part of the inner Circle.Marcellus is obviously part of the inner Circle.Marcellus is obviously part of the inner Circle.Marcellus is obviously part of the inner Circle.Marcellus is obviously part of the inner Circle.Marcellus is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 06:40 PM   #27
Lex Luthor Lex Luthor is offline
Liberal Genius
 
Lex Luthor's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Casino cash: $22875
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marcellus View Post
You have 2 people (formerly) in the FBI who were involved in investigating Trump/Russia for 18 months or so saying they got absolutely nothing on Trump/Russia when having a private discussion via text and one of them testifying to it under oath.

But yea this all makes sense.

Lex Loser at his best.
Trust me, Mueller has a hell of a lot more than that. That's why Trump is panicking and trying to find an excuse to fire Rosenstein, so he can put a lackey in there to fire Mueller.

This will not end well for the Donald. Enjoy it while you can, because change is coming.
__________________
.

Posts: 13,410
Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.Lex Luthor is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 06:55 PM   #28
patteeu patteeu is offline
The 23rd Pillar
 
patteeu's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Casino cash: $19337
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lex Luthor View Post
Trust me, Mueller has a hell of a lot more than that. That's why Trump is panicking and trying to find an excuse to fire Rosenstein, so he can put a lackey in there to fire Mueller.

This will not end well for the Donald. Enjoy it while you can, because change is coming.
ITT: You were rebuked for your TDS by Donger. Reflect on that.
__________________


“Boy, you all want power. God, I hope you never get it.” - Lindsay Graham
Posts: 97,106
patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.patteeu is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 07:00 PM   #29
Just Passin' By Just Passin' By is offline
In Search of a Life
 
Just Passin' By's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Casino cash: $30624
Lex Lane thread?
Posts: 26,315
Just Passin' By is obviously part of the inner Circle.Just Passin' By is obviously part of the inner Circle.Just Passin' By is obviously part of the inner Circle.Just Passin' By is obviously part of the inner Circle.Just Passin' By is obviously part of the inner Circle.Just Passin' By is obviously part of the inner Circle.Just Passin' By is obviously part of the inner Circle.Just Passin' By is obviously part of the inner Circle.Just Passin' By is obviously part of the inner Circle.Just Passin' By is obviously part of the inner Circle.Just Passin' By is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 07:26 PM   #30
HonestChieffan HonestChieffan is offline
Seeking the Truth daily
 
HonestChieffan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In the Country in MO
Casino cash: $34409
Lex shit
__________________
Frazod to KC Nitwit..."Hey, I saw a picture of some dumpy bitch with a horrible ****tarded giant back tattoo and couldn't help but think of you." Simple, Pure, Perfect. 7/31/2013

Dave Lane: "I have donated more money to people in my life as an atheist that most churches ever will."

Come home to Jesus Dave. Come home.
Posts: 43,245
HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan is obviously part of the inner Circle.HonestChieffan 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 11:11 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 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.