Intelligence chiefs allege Russians have compromising personal information on Donald Trump: The claims allege the now-President-elect had been in contact with Russian intermediaries for five years

Intelligence chiefs allege Russians have compromising personal information on Donald Trump: The claims allege the now-President-elect had been in contact with Russian intermediaries for five years
Intelligence chiefs allege Russians have compromising personal information on Donald Trump: The c...

Wait so does that mean he does have political experience?

Edit: first gold, rip my inbox, all that stuff. Thanks guys 😄

Has anyone bothered to ask John McCain about the report since he's the person who reportedly provided the intelligence to the FBI?

The more I hear about Senator McCain, the more it seems as though he's a man of integrity.

From the Guardian article:

"The Guardian can confirm that the documents reached the top of the FBI by December. Senator John McCain, who was informed about the existence of the documents separately by an intermediary from a western allied state, dispatched an emissary overseas to meet the source and then decided to present the material to Comey in a one-on-one meeting on 9 December, according to a source aware of the meeting. The documents, which were first reported on last year by Mother Jones, are also in the hands of officials in the White House.

McCain is not thought to have made a judgment on the reliability of the documents but was sufficiently impressed by the source’s credentials to feel obliged to pass them to the FBI.

The Senate armed services committee, which Senator McCain chairs, launched an inquiry last week into Russian cyber-attacks during the election.

McCain was reluctant to get involved, according to a colleague, for fear the issue would be dismissed as a personal grudge against Trump. He pushed instead for the creation of a special Senate committee to look into connections between campaign staff and Moscow, but the proposal was blocked by the Republican leadership."

Edit: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/10/fbi-chief-given-dossier-by-john-mccain-alleging-s...

Edit2: I wanted to add that we should all have a skeptical eye to any news story. The report is 35 pages long. We don't know what is true and what is false in the report. I think a tempered response to these allegations is appropriate at this time. From another article: https://www.wired.com/2017/01/spy-agency-vets-read-bombshell-trump-report-caution/

"... those who spent their careers in the intelligence world are reading the report with more tempered skepticism, what ex-CIA analyst Patrick Skinner describes as “interested caution.” He says he’s neither dismissing the report nor taking its claims at face value, but like other intelligence agency alums WIRED spoke to, called it “raw intelligence” that would require far more work before it can be considered useful evidence."

This is all such a goddamn mess, and it has really gone a long way to make it hard to trust.. well, anyone.

I mean, between Russia's social media influence teams and Correct the Record type shit Stateside.. are half of the comments in this submission's thread real? Are all the echos of "lol rumors and unverifiable lies" just fodder to muddy the waters? Or is it the other way around?

Congrats, all you shitfucks sitting in cubicles spewing lies.. all you've really done is make me doubt everyone when there's an obvious push for a certain consensus without rock-hard reasoning behind it. :( All while ruining the ability of people to have discussions and exchange information in a genuine way.

Thanks for ruining another great thing that humanity managed to do in the name of personal gain, money, and general greed.

With one major misstep: Palin

e: great discussion, ty anon

The CIA, the FBI and the White House declined to comment on the matter. The Trump transition team did not respond to requests for comment, though Trump later Tweeted.

Lol

This is the type of thing where the nuance is going to fly over the heads of many people who read articles about this. The story here at the moment isn't the substance of the allegations about what the Russians are claiming to have. Whether or not those are accurate is more of a distraction point right now.

The news here is that, whatever the substance of the allegations, intelligence officials believe that there is sufficient chatter within the intelligence community about potentially compromising material that it needed to be part of the briefing.

He pushed instead for the creation of a special Senate committee to look into connections between campaign staff and Moscow, but the proposal was blocked by the Republican leadership.

The same Republican leadership who never shied away from yet another Benghazi or Clinton email investigation? Go figure.

These people don't give a fuck about the country, only about their party "winning." Garbage human beings.

His whole presidential run was him selling out to the standard GOP party line. He could've had a real chance if he stuck to his guns.

probably not. Obama was a force to be reckoned with and the country was weary of Republican control after getting into two wars

Not a puppet!

So is this what he meant when he said he knew things the intelligence communities didn't know?

America, urine for a wild four years. #GoldenGate

The Commander in Tweet

He has a tendency to piss off folks on both sides of the aisle. Remember he was pretty outspoken against that government shut-down foolishness. I don't agree with a lot of the man's politics, but he's a pretty straight shooter if it's not an election year.

You're the puppet!

Something to consider: If McCain gave the memo to the FBI did McCain know his name would eventually come out? Does he care?

This is something to watch. It MIGHT be the real deal: no more harshly worded but tempered statements: McCain might be going full on "Maverick" here.

Really think about this:

A GOP Senator sought out (The report said he sent somebody to meet the British agent) information of the Republican PEOTUS being a possible traitor to hand it over to the FBI.

If McCain cuts the bullshit and goes full on Anti-Trump does Graham join him?

What happens next? McCain is obviously going to have to answer what he did. If he owns it what does Trump do? Considering he flips his shit about an SNL skit how is he going to react with John McCain doing this???

"If they're so smart, how come they don't know about the other three sex tapes the Russians are blackmailing me with??"

Because it's all unverified allegations.

2011 is also the year Trump paid buyers of Trump Soho $2.8 million to stop cooperating with a Manhattan DA investigation into criminal Russian funding sources for the project.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/06/us/politics/donald-trump-soho-settlement.html

Better articles:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/10/fbi-chief-given-dossier-by-john-mccain-alleging-s...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/intelligence-chiefs-briefed-trump-and-obam...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/us/politics/donald-trump-russia-intelligence.html?hp&action=cl...

Nice to see him reacting in a cool, calm, professional manner. This is the kind of level headed leadership America needs during these difficult times.

FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/818990655418617856

McCain is obviously going to have to answer what he did.

Given that he is a war vet who was willing to die for his country and his country's ideals, I doubt there is anything that will scare him.

5 years since the infamous 2011 White House correspondents dinner where Obama roasted Trump.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3259984-Trump-Intelligence-Allegations.html

Here Is the the actual report. Allegedly, among other things, while staying at the ritz in Moscow, trump hired prostitues to give each other golden showers on the bed in which the obamas slept while on their Russian stay. The Russians filmed this act and others and can use it as blackmail against trump. They also fed him information for 5 years before the election. Wtf

The article raises several other nuance questions that are more important to readers:

If congress knew about this for months, why are no congressmen making statements?

Who ordered the intelligence report, and why?

Who are Trump's officials related to Russia?

Why does the report "not include information about sources or methods"?

Why is the memo "unverified"? What would verify it?

What is the evidence that Trump turned down the real estate deals? Did a shell company purchase that real estate?

Among others.

Reposting a top comment from /sub/dudeguyy23 in /sub/politics summarizing. And before /sub/t_d comes in with "lulz /pol made it up on 4chan," that applies to literally, one aspect of this whole fucked up mess:

8+ years of communication between him and Kremlin, and 5+ year relationship of cultivating/supporting/assisting Trump by Russia. They offered him real estate deals IN RUSSIA to further ensnare him, but he declined.

Russia has dirt on Trump watching Russian prostitutes give golden showers.

Detailed claims of bilateral intelligence sharing back and forth between Trump and Putin. Trump had DNC moles and used US as well as foreign hackers. Trump got info on his opponents, Putin got info on Russian oligarchs + families living in US.

They used the pension system that Russian diplomats used to transfer information back and forth to/from each other as well. It mentions tens of thousands of dollars were sent in addition to the money.

Russia's main goal appears to be driving wedges to cause divisions in the West. They aided Jill Stein, Carter Page and Michael Flynn (the latter two being members of Trump's team) in doing so. Main goal of DNC emails appeared to be swinging Sanders voters to Trump.

Russia and Trump had a mutual agreement on the DNC hack. Russia released the emails to Wikileaks in return for Trump removing mention of Russian invasion of Crimea in favor of talking about NATO financial commitments in Eastern Europe and the Baltics. Putin wanted people to stop talking Ukraine while also undermining NATO. Trump's most damning financial commitments are actually in China and other emerging markets. He's paid large bribes and kickbacks there that would've destroyed his campaign if made public. Hilariously, when Trump said he had few Russian financial investments, that was true, but he has actively sought them out only to be denied. He apparently settled for extensive sexual favors there instead

Trump lawyer Cohen had clandestine meeting with Kremlin operatives in August, held in Prague to try to make it seem less suspicious. Ukrainian President that Putin installed confided to Putin he DID provide ex-campaign manager Manafort w/ kickbacks that were previously reported. Left no paper trail.

Russia pissed this has gotten so much media coverage. They hoped to push for improved Russian-US relationships regardless of who was elected. Ancillary goal with Clinton was to drive her positions further from Obama's in event she won - they're happy both candidates were anti-TPP because they viewed that as bad for them.

Trump has bribed Russian business interests but worked diligently to obfuscate and eliminate paper trail. Also engaged in Russian sex parties but has likewise bribed or coerced witnesses to be silent. They do believe a particular Russian businessman was intricately linked to Trump would know details.

Manafort/Page/Cohen all highly compromised. They/Trump were apparently offered up to 19% stake in Russian STATE-OWNED oil company Rosneft by its president if they could successfully get Western Russian sanctions lifted. Page expressed interest in this deal, saying sanctions would be lifted.

Once the sh*t started to hit the fan, Cohen was heavily involved in trying to cover up the relationship between Carter/Manafort/himself and Russia.

Mentions that the Trump team AND Russia both paid Romanian hackers to help sabotage Democrats. Overall goal of electing Trump was to destabilize Western and world order in Russia's favor since he was anti-establishment and so divisive.

I feel it pertinent to mention that CNN mentioned when this broke that the Buzzfeed story and intel therein ARE unverified, BUT US intel officials consider both the ex-MI6 agent source and his Russian sources credible. I'm guessing our intelligence is working to verify or disprove this now, since Comey would not answer when asked if the FBI was currently investigating Russia-campaign connections on Capital hill today.

Let me know if something needs added or if I screwed something up.

Underrated comment of the week.

Yep, unfortunately not many "I disagree with him but he's a good man" folks left in Washington.

Dying is easy. Enduring torture for months years without buckling is much more difficult, and McCain did that.

Edit: years...

After all that was revealed about Trump, the fact that there are information the Russians are holding back which could be considered 'compromising' both terrifies me and intrigues me.

It was also reported that multiple orgs received it but could never independently verify it but BuzzFeed said fuck it and just pulled the trigger.

Who would have ever thought they would be the chosen one.

If this is fake, the last thing Trump should be doing is posting denials about it in all caps on fucking twitter.

On Christmas Eve 1968, a church service for the POWs was staged for photographers and film cameras; McCain defied North Vietnamese instructions to be quiet, speaking out details of his treatment then shouting "Fu-u-u-u-ck you, you son of a bitch!" and giving the finger whenever a camera was pointed at him.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_life_and_military_career_of_John_McCain

Is this a joke? I feel like this is a bad joke from a bad parody.

EDIT: OK, everyone, I get it now. We can stop commenting. My inbox exploded from this comment.

So does the train of thought go like this?

Trump went to Russia for business and cavorted with hookers and/or did some shady business deals that could possibly be illegal and/or fraudulent? Russia recorded his actions and let him know he had these actions on video. Russia then hacked Hillary and the DNC and told Trump he's their guy. In order to appease Putin, Trump therefore supports Russia and does everything possible to keep this information private. He even appoints someone to be Secretary of State that is buddy buddy with Putin and very pro-Russia.

I feel like I'm living in a Tom Clancy novel.

Look at me

I'm the puppet now

There are no strings on me

Is this the new season of House of Cards?

Twitler

Edit: Gold!! Wow. Thank you.

Why would they release this now? And not before the election?

I want to say that, and then I remembered that he endorsed the draft-dodging chickenhawk who told him that he "wasn't a war hero because he got captured" (and who also said dodging venereal disease while sleeping around was his "own personal Vietnam.")

Still, he pulled that endorsement after the pussy-grabbing tape (when it seemed like that should actually end Trump), and I'll take what we can get at this point, so go John.

It was a close race until the economy crashed.

That's the most American fucking thing I've ever heard.

Wait, wait wait wait. You can just pay organizations to get them to not cooperate with a federal investigation...? I guess I shouldn't be so naive

In my opinion, Pence would be much better. I don't like him, or his stances, but we as a country can fight him.

But he appears to take his position seriously, attends briefings, doesn't communicate through Twitter only at 3 a.m. EST (or around 11 a.m., coincidentally, in Russia), and doesn't brush things off claiming he's smart enough that he doesn't need to do this stuff. He would appear to, at least, take national security seriously. I'm really not sure with this orange buffoon.

A lot of people joked that Pence was Trumps' life insurance policy ... But I don't think that's the case anymore, at least it definitely isn't with me.

Edit: A word

We've been saying that since mid 2015.

Hey, the FBI doesn't comment on ongoing investigations.

Involving Republicans.

I believe the aforementioned memos were initially compiled by a former MI6 agent, who was posted to the Russian embassy in the 90s, and now runs a private investigation/intelligence firm.

They were broken by Carl Bernstein, who also broke Watergate.

And some of the other questions you pointed out were answered in the summary of the report by /u/dudeguyy23

Summary I came up with:

8+ years of communication between him and Kremlin, and 5+ year relationship of cultivating/supporting/assisting Trump by Russia.

They offered him real estate deals IN RUSSIA to further ensnare him, but he declined.

Russia has dirt on Trump watching Russian prostitutes give golden showers.

Detailed claims of bilateral intelligence sharing back and forth between Trump and Putin. Trump had DNC moles and used US as well as foreign hackers. Trump got info on his opponents, Putin got info on Russian oligarchs + families living in US.

They used the pension system that Russian diplomats used to transfer information back and forth to/from each other as well. It mentions tens of thousands of dollars were sent in addition to the money.

Russia's main goal appears to be driving wedges to cause divisions in the West. They aided Jill Stein, Carter Page and Michael Flynn (the latter two being members of Trump's team) in doing so.

Main goal of DNC emails appeared to be swinging Sanders voters to Trump.

Russia and Trump had a mutual agreement on the DNC hack. Russia released the emails to Wikileaks in return for Trump removing mention of Russian invasion of Crimea in favor of talking about NATO financial commitments in Eastern Europe and the Baltics. Putin wanted people to stop talking Ukraine while also undermining NATO.

Trump's most damning financial commitments are actually in China and other emerging markets. He's paid large bribes and kickbacks there that would've destroyed his campaign if made public.

Hilariously, when Trump said he had few Russian financial investments, that was true, but he has actively sought them out only to be denied. He apparently settled for extensive sexual favors there instead

Trump lawyer Cohen had clandestine meeting with Kremlin operatives in August, held in Prague to try to make it seem less suspicious.

Ukrainian President that Putin installed confided to Putin he DID provide ex-campaign manager Manafort w/ kickbacks that were previously reported. Left no paper trail.

Russia pissed this has gotten so much media coverage. They hoped to push for improved Russian-US relationships regardless of who was elected. Ancillary goal with Clinton was to drive her positions further from Obama's in event she won - they're happy both candidates were anti-TPP because they viewed that as bad for them.

Trump has bribed Russian business interests but worked diligently to obfuscate and eliminate paper trail. Also engaged in Russian sex parties but has likewise bribed or coerced witnesses to be silent. They do believe a particular Russian businessman was intricately linked to Trump would know details.

Manafort/Page/Cohen all highly compromised. They/Trump were apparently offered up to 19% stake in Russian STATE-OWNED oil company Rosneft by its president if they could successfully get Western Russian sanctions lifted. Page expressed interest in this deal, saying sanctions would be lifted.

Once the sh*t started to hit the fan, Cohen was heavily involved in trying to cover up the relationship between Carter/Manafort/himself and Russia.

Mentions that the Trump team AND Russia both paid Romanian hackers to help sabotage Democrats.

Overall goal of electing Trump was to destabilize Western and world order in Russia's favor since he was anti-establishment and so divisive.

I feel it pertinent to mention that CNN mentioned when this broke that the Buzzfeed story and intel therein ARE unverified, BUT US intel officials consider both the ex-MI6 agent source and his Russian sources credible. I'm guessing our intelligence is working to verify or disprove this now, since Comey would not answer when asked if the FBI was currently investigating Russia-campaign connections on Capital hill today.

Let me know if something needs added or if I screwed something up.

u/JustDandy07 is the man. Added a bunch of stuff.

u/whiskystoned, u/sylviecerise and u/TyrionLan1ster made sure I had my TPP bit correct - Russia was AGAINST TPP.

u/Adrian_Bock raised a great point. Trump specifically used Presidential Suite in Russian Ritz-Carlton where Obama/Michelle stayed for his golden shower episode(s) to defile the bed. That's some depraved shit.

u/niknight_ml mentioned that Trump may have helped actually fund the DNC hack itself.

u/pollo_bueno reminded me Rosneft is Russian Government-owned oil.

Edit: Very worthwhile post from u/RedditDawson

Worth mentioning:

Trump supporters are brigading this thread claiming it's all a 4chan troll. There's no proof 4chan is behind this.

4chan user claims to have been sending info to US official as the source for this document

(Rick Wilson whom they are saying they sent it to is denying he is the source or the /pol/ had anything to do with it).

https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/819000073853997056

And now there are many Photoshopped screencaps from the document with outrageous scenarios in attempt to discredit the original

Lastly, if you care about investigating this, I'd urge you to call your Senators and ask them to support Senate Bill 27, which calls for the establishment of an independent panel to investigate Russia's cyberattacks. McConnell seems completely feckless in this regard and we've all seen the way Congressional investigations can go. I personally feel a non-partisan panel would be the best option. You can find your Senator contact number here.

That's what worries me the most about this. You have a guy who seemingly has no shame. Has openly made comments such as "grab her by the pussy" with little to no remorse (other politicians have ended their careers with FAR less and there's a long goddam list of these) and there is stuff he's done he DOESN'T want in the public sphere? What does he have to lose at this point? It's not like his loyal faithful are even capable of being swayed, as we've already seen.

So what it is that's bad enough you could actually hold over him as blackmail?

So where are the sources for any of this information?

Back when saying things that were immideately contradicted mattered.

We're just pawns in his game of checkers.

If we hit that bulls eye the rest of the dominos will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate.

R. Kelly Ann Conway definitely will

Also, if this does wind up leading to an attempted ouster of Trump by the Republican establishment, it makes the FBI's role in the 2016 election insane. First they do the "open and close" investigation shenanigans with Clinton a week before the election, now a week before the inauguration they're releasing their info on Trump.

Standing over the grave of over 2000 sailors, looking at the oil still seeping from the fuel tanks of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, I would respectfully disagree with your mom.

Exactly! He seems like the type of guy that you could get into a screaming match with and at the end of it shake hand and grab a couple beers.

Keep refreshing Trump's Twitter to find out.

So. Which is worse. A Trump presidency that runs as a puppet government for Putin? Or.......president Pence?

CNN broke the story but didn't release the documents which was when BuzzFeed decided to post the actual report.

It has to be a joke. This is too ridiculous.

Don't forget that his campaign manager was on Russia's payroll. As in, they found a literal Russian payroll, and the name of Trump's campaign manager was on it.

That's the main reason I liked Bernie over the others. Some of his ideas weren't things I agreed with (things that wouldn't have been implemented anyways), but I genuinely believe he wanted to help, and would be a rationale, and pragmatic leader (plus he was an independent).

I also respect the fact that he didn't shy away from the term democratic socialist, but rather chose to promote education on the term instead of hiding from it. Trump would have probably shredded him in a debate by just calling him a socialist over and over, and Bernie likely knew that, then did it anyways. He also shut down sensationalist bullshit (like Hillary's email, even though that would have been justified IMO), and stuck to the issues. Out of all the debates, I still have no idea what Trump or Hillary actually planned on doing other than a wall.

Comey didn't get the memo...

FBI chief given dossier by John McCain

This is interesting. I have seen plenty of speculation in political circles since the election that Republicans would look for reasons to oust Trump in order to make Pence president. The reasons are twofold:

Trump scares the shit out of everybody, Republicans included, and;

Pence is more likely to pass the Republican agenda, including SCOTUS appointments that are conservative Christians who will outlaw abortion and gay marriage.

I hope he keeps shitposting on his personal account and the @potus is handled by an intern. I'll keep an eye on the follower count though

I heard R. Kelly will now perform at the inauguration.

Trump is like Ron Burgundy

Ron will read anything written on a teleprompter

Trump will tweet back at any attack directed at him - no exceptions

iirc, he said the same sort of thing about sanders.

Going off post times, CNN broke it first, followed by BuzzFeed.

MY mom believes with all her heart that Benghazi was worse than Pearl Harbor and Hillary Clinton purposefully tried to get Americans killed. She watches Fox News all day.

Yeah, "the fundamentals of our economy are strong" line probably hurt him more than the Palin pick did.

Also means they were sitting on the intel for months, if not longer.

I guess leaks like this are what happens when you piss off intelligence agencies.

Faith in humanity depleted

Seriously, I may not agree with McCain, but fuck me the guy is a serious badass. I can't understand how someone can insult him over his past -- I doubt any of us can do what he did and come out like he did. I would say well over 90% of us would crack and go insane and commit suicide, during, or after, those months.

Tinkle down economics

I seriously wonder if he will continue with those Tweets with the @POTUS account...

You betcha

I'm going to reserve full judgment, but considering, well, everything about Donald Trump, a headline stating that someone somewhere might have some dirt on him that reveals shady dealings or embarrassing antics is about on par with BREAKING NEWS: WATER IS WET.

More like a marionette. Putin is too far away to have his hand up Trump's ass.

Similarly, his super secret healthcare plan is that he has herpes.

McCain also actively chose to be tortured. The North Vietnamese wanted to send him home because his father was an active Admiral at the time. They wanted to use him as a propaganda piece to say that his father pulled strings to get him home, but he refused to leave other POWs behind. Say what you want about his politics, but the man is a true hero.

Not only did he endure, he had the chance to leave and stayed behind with his men instead. I disagree with McCain on most policy, but I will never not respect him.

When i was like 8, i remember watching a james bond movie with my dad.

"Why does (whichever bad guy, i cant remember) have so many soldiers?"

"Well, (bad guy) paid them a lot"

As a kid, i remember just accepting that. I didnt feel comfortable with that answer though. Why would anyone join a "lets take over the world" club if it was just wrong?

Why would anyone do something so clearly... wrong? Money? Really?

It broke my heart the day i realized that i no longer thought that was a bullshit answer. People really can be that selfish and short sighted.

https://youtu.be/cBKdfJaPGaA

Remember the speech where Trump accidentally quoted fake Russian propaganda that could only have come to him directly from the Kremlin?

John McCain is a hero. I don't think anything else matters.

Is this revealing he was playing 12D chess all along?

I mean the Iraq War was also really unpopular by that point and healthcare was on everyone's mind before the economy crashed.

According to CNN, it was gathered by a private British Intelligence firm that was first commissioned by Trump's GOP opponents and then by groups supporting Clinton.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/10/politics/donald-trump-intelligence-report-russia/

The raw memos on which the synopsis is based were prepared by the former MI6 agent, who was posted in Russia in the 1990s and now runs a private intelligence gathering firm. His investigations related to Mr. Trump were initially funded by groups and donors supporting Republican opponents of Mr. Trump during the GOP primaries, multiple sources confirmed to CNN. Those sources also said that once Mr. Trump became the nominee, further investigation was funded by groups and donors supporting Hillary Clinton.

The thing that blows my mind in regards to trump on McCain isn't the political differences, it's Trump's flat out disrespect to McCain.

I don't agree with McCain on a ton of issues, but he's very respectable.....Aside from all the comment;s, it's insane to me that Trump didn't completely lose any chance of winning after his comments on McCain being captured.

Remember when there were just preferences in presidential elections? Not super villans.

He's going to tweet some stuff about McCain being bad and just not liking him.

Nothing in two hours. They probably took his phone away.

The 1800 election had Aaron Burr on the ticket as VP. He held an illegal duel, killing Alexander Hamilton. Thanks to his political clout he was never tried for the illegal duel, but his political career was dead in the water. So he packed his bags, moved west and tried to steal it for himself and found his country.

And don't even get me started on Jackson...

Really the thing that worries me is Congress. Mccain tries to start a subcommittee of people to investigate this stuff fairly and to avoid personal bias and is blocked for no reason other than Trump has a R after his name now.

Nobody could come back from that.

To be fair, this is hardly the first time we've seen this comment in regards to Trump.

House of Cards is so innocent compared to the real thing.

10 Things You Won't Believe Trump Did While in Russia! #6 is Just Golden!

Dude, (bad guy) provided the henchmen with health insurance, a dental plan, and 3 weeks paid vacation. Most people would kill for that!

I was gonna say that he needs experience in democracy, not oligarchy, but then I realized oligarchy was exactly what he needed.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3259984-Trump-Intelligence-Allegations.html this is the alleged document.

Edit: The document alleges that Michael Cohen (Trump's lawyer) went to Prague to meet with Kremlin officials (page 18 of the report). Cohen claims to have never traveled to Prague, and tweeted a picture of his passport. While he hasn't shown proof that he hasn't been to the Czech Republic yet, it seems like a good starting point to verifying at least some of the credibility of the document.

2nd edit. I specifically said he hasn't shown proof. Please stop telling me that a passport cover isn't proof. I know. That's why I said "he hasn't shown proof." Seriously, read whole comments before replying, people.

McCain is 80. Was just reelected for 6 years. He should go out the next six years in a blaze of principled glory. There is no election left to win. Do what you think is right. No more partisans to appease.

Look at me I'm Mr. Meseeks and I can't even fix this shit.

That wasn't lack of integrity. That was lack of vetting process.

The NY FBI Office is stacked with Trump supporters who actively worked for Trump.

Do we all keep forgetting Trump and Guiliani himself are on video talking about there being more information about Clinton's emails before the Comey letter?? Rudy is on video actually saying on...Wednesday I believe.. that new information would come forward in "couple days"?

The next Monday he said in two separate interviews he knew in advance.

He didn't even deny it. The FBI (or least a section of it) was leaking information to Trump's campaign.

Everything has a price. You pay enough you can get people to do literally whatever you want.

That article doesn't mention golden showers or go into any specifics. Where are you getting this stuff? Edit: So you guys are getting it from a Buzzfeed document that says Trump had prostitutes pee on Obama's bed. That's stupid and I don't believe it, it sounds made up. But I'll wait and see before making up my mind.

Per Buzzfeed:

And CNN reported Tuesday that Arizona Republican John McCain gave a “full copy” of the memos to Comey on Dec. 9, but that the FBI already had copies of many of the memos.

So no, he wasn't the only source.

In fairness to McCain it was obvious like 3 days in he knew he fucked up. I mean he pretty much left her to her own devices and didn't even let her make a speech when he conceded.

His face was that of a man who knew he done fucked up and fucked up bad.

He is really making up for that Palin bullshit he brought on us.