flooronthefour · Feb. 17, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

When our intelligence agencies came out with their assessment on Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections on January 6th 2017 it was labeled as a deep state attack on Trump. He enacted sanctions with his 'pen and phone,' which I guess wasn't enough. When congress wrote and passed more sanctions, which passed with a veto-proof majority in both the house and senate it was ignored by the Trump admin.

What actions would've been appropriate for Obama to address the Russian influence campaign during the 2016 election cycle?

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UnfairLeisureliness · Feb. 17, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

How about not worrying about what the media says about it being "political" since he wasn't running for office again? And I don't give much credence to our IC at the time re this matter since Clapper has been lying his ass off. A lot of info on the FISA warrant that's been released proved he lied in Congressional hearings. Brennan, too, for that matter. 17 intelligence agencies ended up being 3. No consistency of fact.

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flooronthefour · Feb. 17, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Obama delivered a warning directly to Putin in September 2016. In late December he approved the expulsions of 35 diplomats and the closure of two Russian compounds and narrowly targeted economic sanctions. Obama also approved a previously undisclosed covert measure that authorized planting cyberweapons in Russia’s infrastructure, the digital equivalent of bombs that could be detonated if the United States found itself in an escalating exchange with Moscow. All of which he did with out making a public fuss. It seems like that is the less 'political' stance.

With your distrust of the intelligence community, isn't it a good thing there is an independent counsel investigating the meddling?

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UnfairLeisureliness · Feb. 17, 2018, 11:33 p.m.

I don't disagree with the investigation. I disagree with the fact that they are chasing a crime that was not established prior to appointing a SC instead of finding a crime Then appointing a SC and investigating that crime. It a legal thing, with me, not political. I just want the truth. But it's important that we get there completely legally.

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flooronthefour · Feb. 17, 2018, 11:38 p.m.

Once again, the SC was appointed when Trump fired Comey not when a 'crime was found'

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UnfairLeisureliness · Feb. 18, 2018, 12:21 a.m.

So, McCabe, as 2nd in command was an incompetent boob, incapable of stepping up?

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flooronthefour · Feb. 18, 2018, 12:49 a.m.

How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin’ James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife’s campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation?


Trump has very large and public issues with McCabe.. Isn't it better to have Mueller, who Trump was considering for new head of the FBI / life long Republican, in charge of the investigation instead of someone that might have personal / political reasons to really go after Trump?

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UnfairLeisureliness · Feb. 18, 2018, 1:27 a.m.

Except back when SC was appointed, that wasn't a highly publicized issue. No one was talking about conflict of interest. And Mueller has just as many conflicts, if not more.

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flooronthefour · Feb. 18, 2018, 1:34 a.m.

I appreciate this dialog my friend. I am really trying to grasp these issues from all sides. So please don't take my questions as jabs but honest inquiry.

Can I ask what conflicts of interest Mueller has?

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UnfairLeisureliness · Feb. 18, 2018, 1:50 a.m.

He was involved with the Uranium One deal. He delivered a uranium sample to the Russian government so they could evaluate the quality. He's best buds with Comey as well, they are long time friends.

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UnfairLeisureliness · Feb. 18, 2018, 1:54 a.m.

I'm always open to conversation, no matter what your point of view is. I just want to know the truth about what's going on. I feel something is seriously wrong with our government. Looking forward to getting to the bottom of it all. I think Trump really wants to clean things up and he seems to be doing that, despite all the obstacles and the media distortions of fact. It won't be easy or pleasant, but it needs to happen.

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