Even The FBI Thinks Trump Is A Russian Spy

New York Times reports that the FBI began what ultimately became the Mueller probe with an investigation into whether Trump is Putin’s puppet. Was he just a useful idiot or a full-blown traitor? That’s about the only question remaining.

I’m just an amateur historian, but investigating such a thing strikes me as a first-ever in the history of American presidents.

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26 thoughts on “Even The FBI Thinks Trump Is A Russian Spy”

  1. james buchanan was in bed with the Spanish Ambassador. However, jb didn’t give the store away to Spain. Besides, that love affair may have prevented southern filibusteros from turning Cuba into a US possession. 
    trump hasn’t given the store away to putin, yet, even though he obviously hoped to do so. The latest outrage is the trump/mnuchin attempt to enrich the fugitive russian oligarch oleg deripaska. 
    Lock him up. Lock them ALL up. 

  2. “he just a useful idiot or a full-blown traitor?”
     
    BOTH!   plus small time mob boss, deadbeat, buffoon and more

  3. President Trump met with Russian officials at the White House last week. American journalists were barred, but Russia released photographs.CreditCreditRussian Foreign Ministry –  new York times  may 19 2017
     
    “I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”
    Mr. Trump added, “I’m not under investigation.”
     

  4. given the above pictured instance, this sentence from today’s nyt article linked by fearless leader seems odd:
    No evidence has emerged publicly that Mr. Trump was secretly in contact with or took direction from Russian government officials.
     
    are we to overlook the in-your-face evidence of a public “contact with or … direction from Russian government officials” when a potus let an adversary into the oval office with only the adversary’s press present ?

  5. patd – I put that sentence in the same light as the 2016 NY Times article stating there was no link to Russia.  Something is strange at the NYT.
     
    Today is a pain, winter is arriving and I need to prep the deck covers and all things that will be affected by six inches of snow.  For fun I decided to upgrade one of my Linux computers to Suse 15.0.  So far the upgrade went well until it stalled out.  Now it is time to guess if it was still running or actually dead.  If dead I will do a complete build which tends to be a royal pain.
     
    Is SFB doomed.  It is looking more and more like it.  If the FBI story stays alive it points to something very important – the simpleton can look at four walls for a few years.  Yay, Suse build picked up and is completing. 

    Update: Suse 15.0 died a sad death, it cannot find how to start. Something else to fix – sometime.

  6. more of the trump toddler theme.  
    baby stuff good to poke him with but it unfortunately tends to play down the danger of the terrible tot toying with people’s lives. 

  7. the twit responds as reported by bbc in their story “Trump-Russia: FBI probed whether Trump was working for Moscow – NYT”
    […]
    realDonaldTrump
    Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin’ James Comey, a total sleaze!
     

     
    28K
    7:05 AM – Jan 12, 2019

     
     

    “This is absurd,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
    “James Comey was fired because he’s a disgraced partisan hack, and his deputy Andrew McCabe, who was in charge at the time, is a known liar fired by the FBI,” she said in a statement.
    “Unlike President Obama, who let Russia and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russia.”
    In 2016, US intelligence agencies concluded that Russia had launched cyber-attacks and planted fake news stories on social media in a bid to boost Donald Trump and damage his rival for the presidency, Hillary Clinton.
    What did the FBI supposedly investigate?
    The reported counterintelligence investigation was rolled into the Mueller inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the paper reported.
    The counterintelligence part sought to establish whether Mr Trump was knowingly aiding the Kremlin against America’s interests, or “had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence”.
    […]

    The Times said it was not clear if the counterintelligence part of the FBI inquiry was still being pursued.
    The paper’s report cited unnamed former law enforcement officials, “others familiar with the investigation,” and the congressional testimony of former FBI general counsel James. A Baker.

     


  8. The government shutdown is having an impact on the demographic known as ‘Americans who eat food.’
    and other services

  9. I’m thinking of moving to South Carolina just so I can vote against the fascist-enabler and pawn of Russia, Lindsey Graham.

  10. Good morning all.  I’m almost settled in Selma though scads of stuff to do to fix the situation.  Cousin got her surgery.  Will spend next 8 weeks healing while trying to deal with selling house and buy mobile home plus getting new insurance and dealing with after math of her husband’s death.  To say she is an understandable mental basket case at this point is a major understatement since she has never spent one day of the last 74 years without someone to take care of her.  I may need folks to talk me down off the ledge from time to time.
    Truly can’t understand why GOP Senate or specifically McConnell thinks dealing favorably with the obvious criminality of  Trump is more important than the welfare of a million Americans trying to survive.  Surprise they can’t understand that they are  now looking like a bunch of racist, ignorant, and greedy yahoos.
     

  11. Jamie, here’s something to cheer you up:

     
    The United States is 16% below the reproduction rate required to keep the population steady, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

     

    This means that women are not reproducing fast enough to replace our population numbers. The “replacement level fertility,” as it is known, is 2,100 births per 1,000 women over their reproductive lifetime, the CDC said. In 2017 only South Dakota, with 2,227.5, and Utah, with 2,120.5, had a total fertility rate (TFR) above replacement level, the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics said in its National Vital Statistics Report released on Thursday. The District of Columbia had the lowest rate, with 1,421.

    The report broke down mothers by race, state of residence and Hispanic origin, gathering data from birth certificates. Among non-Hispanic black women, Maine showed the highest rate, with 4,003.5 live births per 2,100, and the lowest in Wyoming, with 1,146, the report said. Hispanic women’s highest fertility rate was in Alabama, with 3,085, and the lowest two were in Vermont (1,200.5) and Maine (1,281.5).

  12. “I do have a plan on the Shutdown. But to understand that plan you would have to understand the fact that I won the election, and I promised safety and security for the American people. Part of that promise was a Wall at the Southern Border. Elections have consequences!”  
    [the twit on twitter today]
     

  13. myrtle has withdrawn into her shell.  media attention needs to focus on where the real power lies at the moment.  the ball is in mitch’s court
    wapo:

    President Trump is not the only person in Washington who could end this government shutdown now.
     
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) could bring a “clean” funding bill to the floor, free up his GOP caucus to support it and could quite possibly secure enough votes to override a presidential veto.
    […]
    When Senate Democrats tried this week to bring up a House-passed bill to open parts of the government unrelated to border security, like the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Agriculture, McConnell batted it down, saying, “The last thing we need to do right now is to trade absolutely pointless show votes back and forth across the aisle.”
     
    That from a politician who in December was saying confidently that Congress was going to avoid a shutdown.
    […]
    Meanwhile, in McConnell’s home state, there’s an effort to draw more attention to his lack of effort to intervene in the standoff. Federal workers protested outside of his office, a Democratic group is putting up a billboard to pressure McConnell, and an opinion writer at the Louisville Courier-Journal penned a column titled: “McConnell, stop sitting on your hands. End this government shutdown.”
     

  14. Does anyone want to borrow a miserable cold? I’m about to commence the brandy panacea; I really hope it offers relief.

  15. A cold is a terrible thing to have.  Medicinal use of brandy or inviting a bit of Dr. Beam has long been useful in the battle.
     
    Watching a bit of republican lite MSNBC right now, I have been busy with a nap and storm preparations until this minute.  Definitely looks like Russia and Putin are back on the front page, shutdown is now page three below the fold.  If SFB thought he could wave some shiny objects to distract the media for longer than a couple of weeks, he is wrong.  But, in this five minutes it is obvious that MSNBC is stretching the story to cover a day.  Everything discussed so far has been out in the open for years; the simpleton has been a Russian stooge for decades.  The side players are the people who need to be exposed, such as the senate majority leader, Nunes, rohrabacher and others who have worked to keep the agent protected.
     
    The complete web of agents could be huge, and it had to be to ensure the success of the operation.  Now we have to see how it is rolled up.  Could FSB/GRU/SVR/KGB get involved with their little tricks, like practiced in England, Europe and in Russia?  If we see current and former members of Congress start having heart attacks or radiation poisoning I would guess they are finishing the operation.  If the NRA turns up as expats in the Ukraine, that would be another hint.  If SFB decides to inspect an apartment building in Moscow, and decides to stay, that would be a good one too.

  16. Patd
    The bad news on the population front is that within 25 years, 40% of all jobs currently in existence will be replaced by technology.  That’s a wholple lot of humans who will be basically useless to anyone except for their immediate family.  They are probably all very nice people and bumping them off is frowned upon but that uselessness is at the heart of virtually every current problem on the planet.  

  17. Earth could use about 7 more such planets, and a way to spread the population out.
    Either we need more planets or a global pandemic that will wipe out 90% of us, That’d be a far less pleasant solution. 
    Of course, we’ll want all the survivors to be 6 foot, blue-eyed Air Yams. yukyukyuk. Btw, both Steven King and steven king appear to be authors of horror stories.
     

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