Monday, March 27, 2017

Russiagate, the timeline.

Image result for russia imagesDonald trump's Russia problem still looms over all of us like those in-laws who overstayed their welcome on Thanksgiving. 

So how did we get here?

Here is a good read from Mother Jones that might shed some light on that question.

The Field Negro education series continues.

" The Trump-Russia scandal—with all its bizarre and troubling twists and turns—has become a controversy that is defining the Trump presidency. The FBI recently disclosed that since July it has been conducting a counterintelligence investigation into possible coordination between Trump associates and Russia, as part of its probe of Moscow's meddling in the 2016 election. Citing "US officials," CNN reported that the bureau has gathered information suggesting coordination between Trump campaign officials and suspected Russian operatives. Each day seems to bring a new revelation—and a new Trump administration denial or deflection. It's tough to keep track of all the relevant events, pertinent ties, key statements, and unraveling claims. So we've compiled what we know so far into the timeline below, which covers Trump's 30-year history with Russia.  We will continue to update the timeline regularly as events unfold. (Click here to go directly to the most recent entry.) Please email us at scoop@motherjones.com if you have a tip or we've left anything out.

1986: Donald Trump is seated next to Russian Ambassador Yuri Dubinin at a lunch organized by Leonard Lauder, the son of cosmetics scion Este Lauder, who at the time is running her cosmetics business. "One thing led to another, and now I'm talking about building a large luxury hotel across the street from the Kremlin" in partnership with the Soviet government, Trump later writes in his 1987 book, The Art of the Deal.

January 1987: Intourist, the Soviet agency for international tourism, expresses interest in meeting with Trump.

July 1987: Trump and his then-wife, Ivana, fly to Moscow to tour potential hotel sites. Trump spokesman Dan Klores later tells the Washington Post that during the trip, Trump "met with a lot of the economic and financial advisers in the Politburo" but did not see Mikhail Gorbachev, then the USSR's leader.

December 1, 1988: The Soviet Mission to the United Nations announces that Gorbachev is tentatively scheduled to tour Trump Tower while the Soviet leader is visiting New York and that Trump plans to show him a swimming pool inside a $19 million apartment.

December 7, 1988: Trump welcomes the wrong Gorbachev to New York—shaking hands with a renowned Gorbachev impersonator outside his hotel.

December 8, 1988: President Ronald Reagan invites Donald and Ivana Trump to a state dinner, where Trump meets the real Gorbachev. According to Trump's spokesman, the real estate mogul had a lengthy discussion with the Soviet president about economics and hotels.

January 1989: For $200,000, Trump signs a group of Soviet cyclists for the Albany-to-Atlantic City road race, dubbed the Tour de Trump, that will take place that May.

November 5, 1996: Media reports note that Trump is trying to partner with US tobacco company Brooke Group to build a hotel in Moscow.

January 23, 1997: Trump meets with Alexander Lebed, a retired Soviet general then running to be president of Russia, at Trump Tower. Trump says they discussed his plans to build "something major" in Moscow. Lebed reportedly expressed his support, joking that his only objection would be that "the highest skyscraper in the world cannot be built next to the Kremlin. We cannot allow anyone spitting from the roof of the skyscraper on the Kremlin."

2000: Michael Caputo, who later runs Trump's primary campaign in New York during the 2016 race, secures a PR contract with the Russian conglomerate Gazprom Media to burnish Russian President Vladimir Putin's image in the United States.

2005: Trump reportedly signs a development deal with Bayrock Group, a real estate firm founded by a former Soviet official from Kazakhstan, to develop a hotel in Moscow and agrees to partner on a hotel tower in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Trump works on the projects with Bayrock managing partner Felix Sater, a Russian American businessman. The New York Times will later publish a story revealing Sater's criminal record, which includes charges of racketeering and assault.

2007

September 19: Sater and the former Soviet official who founded Bayrock, Tevfik Arif, stand next to Trump at the launch party for Trump SoHo, a hotel-condominium project co-financed by Bayrock.

November 22:  Trump Vodka debuts in Russia, at the Moscow Millionaire's Fair. As part of its new marketing campaign, Trump Vodka also unveils an ad featuring Trump, tigers, the Kremlin, and Vladimir Lenin.

At the Millionaires' Fair, Trump meets Sergey Millian, an American citizen from Belarus who is the president of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce in the USA (RACC). Subsequently, Millian later recounted, "We met at his office in New York, where he introduced me to his right-hand man—Michael Cohen. He is Trump's main lawyer, all contracts go through him. Subsequently, a contract was signed with me to promote one of their real estate projects in Russia and the CIS. You can say I was their exclusive broker." According to Millian, he helped Trump "study the Moscow market" for potential real estate investments.

December 17: The New York Times publishes a story about Felix Sater's controversial past, which includes prison time for stabbing a man with a margarita glass stem during a bar fight and a guilty plea in a Mafia-linked racketeering case. The article characterizes Sater as a Trump business associate who is promoting several potential projects in partnership with Trump.

December 19: In a deposition, Trump is asked about his plans to build a hotel in Moscow. He says, "It was a Trump International Hotel and Tower. It would be a nonexclusive deal, so it would not have precluded me from doing other deals in Moscow, which was very important to me."

2008

April: Trump announces he is partnering with Russian oligarch Pavel Fuks to license his name for luxury high-rises in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. But Fuks ultimately balks at Trump's price, which the Russian business newspaper Kommersant estimated could have been $200 million or more.

July: Billionaire Dmitri Rybolovlev, a Russian oligarch, buys a Palm Beach mansion owned by Trump for $95 million, despite Florida's crashing real estate market and an appraisal on the house for much less. Trump bought the property for $41.35 million four years earlier. Rybolovlev goes on to give conflicting explanations for why he bought the property.

September 15: Donald Trump Jr. speaks at a real estate conference in Manhattan, where he says "Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets…We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia."

Date unknown: Trump's team reportedly invites Sergei Millian to meet Trump at a horse race in Florida, where, according to Millian, they sit in Trump's private suite at the Gulfstream race track in Miami. "Trump team, they realized that we have a lot of connection with Russian investors. And they noticed that we bring a lot of investors from Russia," Millian told ABC News in a 2016 interview. "And they needed my assistance, yes, to sell properties and sell some of the assets to Russian investors." Millian says that following this meeting with Trump, he works as a broker for the Trump Hollywood condominium project in Miami, selling a "nice percentage" of the building's 200 units to Russian investors.

2010

May 10: Jody Kriss, a former finance director at Bayrock, files a lawsuit against the company. The suit alleges that Bayrock financed Trump SoHo with mysterious cash from Kazhakstan and Russia and calls the building "a Russian mob project." (The complaint notes that "there is no evidence that Trump took any part in" Bayrock's interactions with questionable Russian financing sources.)

Date unknown: Bayrock's Sater becomes a senior adviser to Trump, according to his LinkedIn profile. Though Trump later claims he would not recognize Sater, Sater has a Trump Organization email address, phone number, and business cards.

2013

May 29: Emin Agalarov, a Russian pop star and the son of billionaire real estate developer Aras Agalarov, releases a music video for his song "Amor." In the video, he pursues Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo, through dark, empty alleys with a flashlight. Following the video's release, representatives of Miss Universe, which Trump at the time owns, discuss with the Agalarovs holding the next pageant in Moscow. The Agalarovs persuade them to host Miss Universe at a concert hall they own on the outskirts of Moscow.

June 18: Following the Miss USA contest in Las Vegas, Trump announces that he will bring the Miss Universe pageant to Moscow.

He also wonders if Putin will attend the pageant, and if Putin might "become my new best friend?"

June 21: Vladimir Putin awards Rex Tillerson, now Trump's secretary of state, with Russia's Order of Friendship. As the CEO of Exxon Mobil, Tillerson had developed a long-standing relationship with the head of Russia's state-owned oil company, Rosneft, dating back to 1998.

October 17: In an interview with David Letterman, Trump says, "I've done a lot of business with the Russians," noting that he once met Putin.

November 5: In a deposition, Trump is asked about a 2007 New York Times story outlining the controversial past of Felix Sater. Trump replies that he barely knows Sater and would have trouble recognizing him if they were in the same room.

November 8: Trump, in Russia for the Miss Universe pageant, meets with more than a dozen of Russia's top businessmen at Nobu, a restaurant 15 minutes from the Kremlin. The group includes Herman Gref, the CEO of the state-controlled Sberbank PJSC, Russia's biggest bank. The meeting at Nobu is organized by Gref—who regularly meets with Putin—and Aras Agalarov, who owns the Nobu franchise in Moscow.

- According to a source connected to the Agalarovs, Putin asks his spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, to call Trump in advance of the Miss Universe show to set up an in-person meeting for the Russian president and Trump. Peskov reportedly passes on the message and expresses Putin's admiration for Trump. Their plans to meet never come to fruition because of scheduling changes for both Trump and Putin.

November 9: Trump spends the morning shooting a music video with Emin Agalarov.
-The Miss Universe pageant takes place near Moscow. A notorious Russian mobster, Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov, attends the event as a VIP, strolling down the event's red carpet within minutes of Trump. At the time, Tokhtakhounov was under federal indictment in the United States for his alleged participation in an illegal gambling ring once run out of Trump Tower. Emin Agalarov performs two songs at the pageant.

- MSNBC's Thomas Roberts asks Trump if he has a relationship with Putin. Trump replies, "I do have a relationship and I can tell you that he's very interested in what we're doing here today."

November 12: Trump tells Real Estate Weekly that Miss Universe Russia provided a networking opportunity: "Almost all of the oligarchs were in the room," he says. The same day, two developers who helped build the luxury Trump SoHo hotel meet with the Agalarovs to discuss replicating the hotel in Moscow. Aras Agalarov, whose real estate company secured multiple contracts from the Kremlin and who once received a medal of honor from Putin, later claims he and Trump signed a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow following the pageant

2014

March 6: Trump gives a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference and boasts of getting a gift from Putin when he was in Russia for the 2013 Miss Universe pageant. "You know, I was in Moscow a couple months ago, I own the Miss Universe pageant, and they treated me so great," Trump said. "Putin even sent me a present, beautiful present, with a beautiful note."

May 27: At a National Press Club luncheon, Trump says, "I was in Moscow recently and I spoke, indirectly and directlywith President Putin, who could not have been nicer."

2015

September 15: FBI special agent Adrian Hawkins contacts the Democratic National Committee, saying that one of its computer systems has been compromised by a cyberespionage group linked to the Russian government. He speaks to a help desk technician who does a quick check of the DNC systems for evidence of a cyber intrusion. In the next several weeks, Hawkins calls the DNC back repeatedly, but his calls are not returned, in part because the tech support contractor who took Hawkins' call does not know whether he is a real agent. The FBI does not dispatch an agent to visit the DNC in person and does not make efforts to contact more senior DNC officials.
 
September 21: On a conservative radio show, Trump says, "I was in Moscow not so long ago for an event that we had, a big event, and many of [Putin's] people were there…I was with the top-level people, both oligarchs and generals, and top-of-the-government people. I can't go further than that, but I will tell you that I met the top people, and the relationship was extraordinary."
 
September 29: Trump praises Putin during an interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly: "I will tell you, in terms of leadership he is getting an 'A,' and our president is not doing so well."

November 10: At a Republican presidential primary debate, Trump says of Putin that he "got to know him very well because we were both on 60 Minutes, we were stablemates."

November 11: The Associated Press, Time, and other media outlets report that Trump and Putin were never in the same studio. Trump was interviewed in New York, and Putin was interviewed in Moscow.

December 10: Retired General Michael Flynn, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency who was reportedly forced out in 2014, attends and is paid $30,000 to speak at Russia Today's 10th anniversary dinner in Moscow, where he is seated next to Putin.

December 17: Putin praises Trump in his year-end press conference, saying that he is "very talented" and that "he is an absolute leader of the presidential race, as we see it today. He says that he wants to move to another level relations, a deeper level of relations with Russia…How can we not welcome that? Of course, we welcome it." Trump calls the praise "a great honor" from "a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond." He adds, "I have always felt that Russia and the United States should be able to work well with each other toward defeating terrorism and restoring world peace, not to mention trade and all of the other benefits derived from mutual respect.

2016

February 17: At a rally in South Carolina, Trump says of Putin, "I have no relationship with him, other than that he called me a genius."

March 21: In an interview with the Washington Post, Trump identifies Carter Page as one of his foreign policy advisers.

March 30: Bloomberg Businessweek reports on Page's past advising of Gazprom, Russia's state-owned gas company. Page tells Bloomberg Businessweek that after Trump named him as an adviser, positive notes from his Russian contacts filled his inbox. "There's a lot of excitement in terms of the possibilities for creating a better situation" in terms of easing US sanctions on Russia, Page explained.

April 26: The Washington Post reports that Paul Manafort, then Trump's convention manager (who would later be promoted to campaign chairman), has long-standing ties to pro-Putin Ukrainian officials. Between 2007 and 2012, Manafort worked as a political consultant to Putin ally Viktor Yanukovych and his pro-Russia part. He helped Yanukovych remake his image following the Orange Revolution and mount a successful bid for the Ukrainian presidency.

April and May: The DNC's IT department contacts the FBI about unusual computer activity and hires cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike to investigate. In May, Crowdstrike determines that hackers affiliated with Russian intelligence infiltrated the DNC's network.

June 14: The Washington Post reports that Russian hackers penetrated the DNC's computer network.

June 15: Guccifer 2.0, an online persona that US intelligence officials link to Russia's military intelligence service, takes credit for the DNC hack and posts hacked DNC documents. Guccifer will go on to post additional hacked documents—from the DNC, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), and purportedly from the Clinton Foundation—at least nine more times in the months leading up to the election. (Some reports contest that the documents came from the Clinton Foundation itself.)

July 7: Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page criticizes US sanctions against Russia during a speech at the New Economic School in Moscow. Politico later reports that Page asked for and received permission from Trump's then-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to speak at the Moscow event.

July 18: The Washington Post reports that the Trump campaign worked with members of the Republican Party platform committee in advance of the Republican National Convention to soften the platform's position related to Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. The platform reportedly included a provision that promised to provide arms to Ukraine in its fight against Russia, but Trump campaign staffers encouraged the committee to jettison this language.

- Trump surrogate Sen. Jeff Sessions meets with with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, on the sidelines of a Republican National Convention event put on by the conservative Heritage Foundation.

July 18-21: Trump campaign staffers Carter Page and J.D. Gordon, the campaign's director of national security, also meet with the Russian ambassador during the convention.

July 22: WikiLeaks publishes nearly 20,000 hacked DNC emails, in advance of the Democratic National Convention. Some of the emails indicate that DNC officials favored Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders.

July 24: Paul Manafort, Trump's campaign chairman, appears on ABC's This Week, where he is asked whether there are connections between the Trump campaign and the Putin regime. Manafort says, "No, there are not. And you know, there's no basis to it."

July 25: Trump tweets about the hacked DNC e-mails.

July 26: US intelligence agencies tell the White House they now have "high confidence" that the Russian government was behind the DNC hack. This is reported by media outlets but not publicly confirmed by intelligence agencies.

- In an interview with NBC News, Obama says hacks are being investigated by the FBI, but that "experts have attributed this to the Russians." He notes, "What we do know is that the Russians hack our systems. Not just government systems, but private systems. But you know, what the motives were in terms of the leaks, all that—I can't say directly. What I do know is that Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed admiration for Vladimir Putin."

July 27: Trump encourages Russia to hack Clinton's emails, saying during a news conference, "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you'll probably be rewarded mightily by our press." At the same event, he declares, "I never Putin. I don't know who Putin is."

July 31: On ABC's This Week, Trump again denies knowing Putin, saying, "I have no relationship with him." Trump also denies that his campaign played any role in getting the Republican Party to soften its platform on arming Ukraine.

- On Meet the Press, Manafort denies that he or anyone within the Trump campaign worked to change the platform.

Sen. Jeff Sessions defends Trump's efforts to cultivate a friendship with Russia during an appearance on CNN: "Donald Trump is right. We need to figure out a way to end this cycle of hostility that's putting this country at risk, costing us billions of dollars in defense, and creating hostilities."

Late July: The FBI launches a counterintelligence investigation into contacts between Trump associates and Russia. There is no public confirmation of this investigation at the time, but FBI Director James Comey later confirms the investigation in a March 2017 hearing before the House intelligence committee.

August 5: Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks, asked by the Washington Post about Carter Page's July speech in Moscow, downplays his role as a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, saying he "does not speak for Mr. Trump or the campaign."

- Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone writes an article for Breitbart in which he denies that Russia was behind the DNC hack. He argues that Guccifer 2.0 has no ties to Russia.

August 6: NPR confirms the Trump campaign's involvement in encouraging the Republican Party to soften its platform's pro-Ukraine position on Russia's annexation of Crimea.

August 14: The New York Times reports that Ukraine's anti-corruption bureau has discovered Manafort's name on a list of "black accounts" compiled by ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, a Putin ally. The tallies show undisclosed payments designated for Manafort totaling $12.7 million between 2007 and 2012, the years that Manafort worked for Yanukovych as a political consultant. (Manafort denies receiving any illicit payments.)

August 17: Trump receives his first classified intelligence briefing as the GOP nominee for president. He brings Michael Flynn with him to the meeting, which includes discussion of the intelligence community's assessment that Russia was interfering in the US election.

August 19: Manafort resigns from the Trump campaign.

August 29: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pens a letter to the FBI, asking the bureau to investigate the possibility of election-tampering by Russia in the upcoming presidential election. "I have recently become concerned that the threat of the Russian government tampering in our presidential election is more extensive than widely known," Reid writes. "The prospect of a hostile government actively seeking to undermine our free and fair elections represents one of the gravest threats to our democracy since the Cold War and it is critical for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to use every resource available to investigate this matter thoroughly."

August 29: Yahoo News reports that the FBI has found evidence that the state voter systems in Arizona and Illinois were breached by hackers possibly linked to the Russian government.

August 30: House Democrats send a letter to FBI Director James Comey calling on the bureau to investigate ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials and any impact these ties may have had on the hacking of the DNC and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

September 5: The Washington Post reports that US intelligence agencies, including the FBI, are investigating possible plans by Russia to disrupt the presidential election.

- Putin and Obama have a tense meeting at the G20 summit in China, where they discuss Syria, Ukraine, and cybersecurity. In December, Obama will tell reporters that he confronted Putin about Russia's alleged interference in the election and told him to "cut it out."

September 7: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper suggests publicly for the first time that Russia may be responsible for the DNC hack, pointing to Obama's July statement that "experts have attributed this to the Russians." Clapper adds that "the Russians hack our systems all the time.
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September 8: Trump responds to Clapper's comments in an interview with RT, the English language arm of a Russian state-controlled media conglomerate, casting doubt on whether Russian hackers were responsible for the DNC hack. "I think maybe the Democrats are putting that out," Trump says. "Who knows, but I think it's pretty unlikely."

Jeff Sessions meets with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in his Senate office. He is the only one of the Senate armed services committee's 26 members to meet with the ambassador in 2016. The meeting occurs days after Putin and Obama's tense G20 meeting.
September 22: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House intelligence committee, release a statement about Russia's interference in the US election. "Based on briefings we have received, we have concluded that the Russian intelligence agencies are making a serious and concerted effort to influence the U.S. election," they said"We believe that orders for the Russian intelligence agencies to conduct such actions could come only from the very senior levels of the Russian government."

September 23: Yahoo News reports that US intelligence officials are investigating whether Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page discussed the possible lifting of US sanctions on Russia and other topics during private communications with top Russian officials, including a Putin aide and the current executive chairman of Rosneft, who is on the Treasury Department's US sanctions list. Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller claims that Page "has no role" in the Trump campaign and says that "we are not aware of any of his activities, past or present."

September 25: In a CNN interview, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway denies that Page is affiliated with the Trump campaign. "He's certainly not part of the campaign that I'm running," she said.

In response to a question about Page's possible connections to Russian  Conway says, "If he's doing that, he's certainly not doing it with the permission or knowledge of the campaign," She adds, "He is certainly not authorized to do that."

September 26: Page takes a leave from the campaign.

- During the first presidential debate, Clinton brings up the allegations that Russia orchestrated the DNC hack. Trump responds: "I don't think anybody knows it was Russia that broke into the DNC. She's saying Russia, Russia, Russia. I mean, it could be Russia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, okay?"

October 1: Roger Stone tweets: [Go to link]

October 7: US intelligence agencies issue a joint release saying they are "confident" the Russian government interfered in the US election, in part by directing the leaking of hacked emails belonging to political institutions like the DNC. This is the first official government confirmation that Russia orchestrated the hacking and leaks during the election.

-Late on Friday afternoon, a leaked video of Trump boasting of groping and kissing women without their consent is published by the Washington Post. Half an hour later, WikiLeaks begins to release several thousand hacked emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

October 9: During the second presidential debate, Clinton accuses Trump of benefiting from Russian hacking and other interference in the election. Trump responds, "I don't know Putin. I think it would be great if we got along with Russia because we could fight ISIS together, as an example. But I don't know Putin."' [More here for the rest of the timeline all the way to March 24, 2017] 

Congrats to Mother Jones for doing a terrific job of journalism.

FOX VIEWS please take note.

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82 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fuck white people. Fuck the white race.

Give War a Chance said...

Field Negro has gone insane.

What a fucking joke.

Ivan Beatinov said...

You forgot the time in 1996 when Donald Trump ordered Beef Stroganov for dinner.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Oh, damn. Field sure nailed Trump's ass, with some crap's words!

Uh huh.

MOTHER JONES.

WOW....I'm sure the bitches are reliable.

Anonymous said...

Hey Field, I know Stephanie, I'll let her know she's the Field Negro of the day. I know she'll get a kick out of it.

PX

Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes said...

Oh my gosh.

The Negros in Africa are starving.

Again.

They can't plant a damn thing. They damn sure won't pick it, if they do.

Please white folks, send dem some money and Red Cross bags. No troops, tho. Dey be shooting dose folks.

Them days of moving to Minnesota to get on welfare are drawing to a close.

Anonymous said...

Also my buddy is now the commanding officer of the Naval Education and Professional Develoment Center in Pensacola. Sistas and brothas making moves.

PX

Anonymous said...

"MOTHER JONES.

WOW....I'm sure the bitches are reliable."

Well, it's either true or it isn't no matter the source.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

"Anonymous said...
Also my buddy is now the commanding officer of the Naval Education and Professional Develoment Center in Pensacola. Sistas and brothas making moves.

PX

12:47 AM"

Wow. That's pretty damned deep, PX.

Curiously....why do you specify your "sistas" and "brothas" as the beneficiaries of this facility?

Not to mention, your "buddy".?

dinthebeast said...

Twitler better hope that none of this sticks to him, because the Russians aren't being coy about their intentions and treason can still get you executed:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/01/18/russias-radical-new-strategy-for-information-warfare/?utm_term=.91b395c405ad

-Doug in Oakland

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Field, I've been researching the MOTHER JONES blog, and since you wouldn't provide a link, I can't find it.

Help me out, brutha.

Yeah, I know, you didn't asterick it.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Lies leave trails, Councillor.

So does stupidity.

dinthebeast said...

Which Council are you suggesting membership in, bright boy?

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

"Curiously....why do you specify your "sistas" and "brothas" as the beneficiaries of this facility?

Not to mention, your "buddy".?"



Not at all what I said. The intended recipient of that message will understand it.

PX

The Purple Cow said...

"They believe in utopianism in the temporal world. They are sensualist rather than spiritualist. They are anti-capitalist. They hate Americans. They don't believe in democracy. They approve of murdering heretics. Not exactly Conservative positions.".

I disagree. ALL of those are conservative positions.

"Makes ya think huh? Who is REALLY embracing Islam?"

You are.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Well, PX, that is EXACTLY what you posted.

If you wanted to send an email to an "intended recipient", well, that can be done without involving field's blog.

field negro said...

PX, tell her to keep up the good work.

Lt.,if u can't find the link to the original MJ article in the post, u need to take some basic computer lessons.😳

mike from iowa said...

Commandeered Queensland couldn't find his ass with either hand. If he could he wouldn't believe it was his unless Fake Noize or Breitbart told him it was.

Drunpfuk's debacle is going down in flames. Buh-bye. Bwahahahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Russia has a negroe problem??

Dysgenica Patrick said...

The world has a negro problem.

moron from iowa said...

17 INTEL AGENCIES (according to my friends' Facebooks, my only news besides MSNBC) SAY THAT DRUMPF'S A TRAITOR! YOU'RE OK WITH A TRAITOR PREZ? RUSSIA! WINGNUTS!

BWAHAHAHAHAHA DRUMPFUK! BWAHAHAHAHAHA DRUMPFUK! BWAHAHAHAHAHA DRUMPFUK! BWAHAHAHAHAHA DRUMPFUK! BWAHAHAHAHAHA DRUMPFUK! BWAHAHAHAHAHA DRUMPFUK!BWAHAHAHAHAHA DRUMPFUK!

PX said...

The sistas and brothas making moves were the young ladies on Field's front page and my buddy who is a captain in the Navy are making moves. That was what I was referring and I bet Field understood that. Got it? Good. And for the record Stephanie is the first Black female captain in the history of Delta Airlines. Making moves!

Anonymous said...

Also for the record to help our pal out the very first link in Field's post goes to MoJo.

PX

Anonymous said...

PX is an extreme racialist who sees the world only in black and white.

He is obsessed with the achievements of "his people", things like the first black female marketing rep for Walmart's outdoor furniture division in western Alaska, or the like. This is positive and fine in its own way, if a bit myopic and insular, but he would be the first to call any white person with a similar obsessive outlook "racist".

He also has an uncanny ability to see only what he wants to see. There are no black ghettos in his world, only rich black neighborhoods surrounded by trailer parks full of white trash.

It's probably good for his mental health, but it makes discussing factual matters problematic. Just let him give his props and leave him be.

mike from iowa said...

http://juanitajean.com/but-i-do-know-what-to-make-of-this/

Numbnuts Nunes cancelled all House Intel (oxymoron if ever was) to prevent Sally Yates from testifying about Drumpf and Russia. Drumpf claims he has executive privilege to prevent her from nailing his worthless hide to a cross.

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

mike from iowa said...

Bill Orally @ Fake Noize put out a contract on Maxine Water's hair. Orally needs to spend a year or six with the Bros in maximum lockup-sorta get the feelfor race relations first hand.

mike from iowa said...

Trump Team Continues to Act Guilty Over Russia Ties
Posted:Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:05:02 +0000
One of my complaints about Hillary Clinton during the email affair was the fact that she sometimes acted guilty even when she wasn't. Now it's Donald Trump's turn. Here is the Washington Post today:

The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, The Washington Post has learned, a position that is likely to further anger Democrats who have accused Republicans of trying to damage the inquiry.

....Yates and another witness at the planned hearing, former CIA director John Brennan, had made clear to government officials by Thursday that their testimony to the committee probably would contradict some statements that White House officials had made, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The following day, when Yates’s lawyer sent a letter to the White House indicating that she still wanted to testify, the hearing was canceled.

Yates, you'll recall, was the acting attorney general left over from the Obama administration who Trump fired for refusing to defend his first immigration order in court.

This whole Russia thing is crazy. Whenever I start believing there's really something there, I feel like I'm turning into a nutball conspiracy theorist. But if there isn't anything there, it's plenty odd that the Trump team keeps acting as if there were.

From MOJO

Puerto Rican women are ugly and their food is shit said...

tr**p is definitely a lame duck President at this point. I seriously hope his approval rating hits 0, which is entirely possible.

I Hate Spics, Gooks, Kikes and Faggots said...

Trump is typical of the white man with a huge but fragile ego. That actually describes every President we've had except for Obama.

#BlackPride #BlackPower #BlackisBeautiful

PX said...

Not really anon, I suggest you not try to psychoanalyze people on the net but I'm guessing that you are not a credentialed therapist. If whites were just now flying together as a crew in 2016 this might be a big deal an I can't wait for the day when two Black females flying together isn't a big deal but for now it is. The fact that you don't recognize this tella me something about you. Not gonna feel bad about recognizing accomplishments of friends of mine. #notgonnachange

PX said...

also anon 1:39 I guess Delta Airlines is racialist because they celebrated this occasion on their website. This is a good thing, inspiring little girls to choose aviation as a career. I dig and Steph is a good role model.

dinthebeast said...

"According to letters The Post reviewed, the Justice Department notified Yates earlier this month that the administration considers a great deal of her possible testimony to be barred from discussion in a congressional hearing because the topics are covered by the presidential communication privilege."

That's when you know they are guilty, just as we did when W pulled that shit. And guess what? He was guilty.

-Doug in Oakland

Brigade Fifteen said...

"The FBI recently disclosed that since July it has been conducting a counterintelligence investigation into possible coordination between Trump associates and Russia, as part of its probe of Moscow's meddling in the 2016 election."

I want to know when the FBI will be conducting a probe of the FBI's meddling in the 2016 election. Because that would also be helpful.

So many shady people meddling to help Cheetolini get elected ...

Beauregard said...

"I want to know when the FBI will be conducting a probe of the FBI's meddling in the 2016 election."

Comey should go to jail for obstruction of justice over failing to recommend indictment of Hillary for her mishandling of secured documents and the destruction of subpoenaed evidence.

Anonymous said...

PX said...
"also anon 1:39 I guess Delta Airlines is racialist because they celebrated this occasion on their website"

Yep, that's life in Black Run America.

Lynchberg said...

forest gumpf said...
"The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign,"

As well they should do something to stop the politcal hack that was poistioned by the former administration to act as a saboteur to the transition.

If this was a viable nation, Yates would be swinging from the gallows now, along with her traitorous boss.

mike from iowa said...

Scarce few weeks ago it was no one in the Drumpf campaign had any contact whatsoever with Russia. Now it is an investigation to find someone/anuone not involved with Russia.

Cheney sez it could be an act of war having Russia meddle in our elections. He would know from meddling. Drumpf and half the wingnuts won't admit Russia was involved in anything. Drumpf claims he doesn't know his daughter and son in law. Never met them, wouldn't recognize them ifthey were in the same room together.

Drumpf-350 plus documented lies in 66 days. Day 5 and Obama is still free as a bird.

mike from iowa said...

Lynchberg-why is Jeff the racist Sessions still AG? He flat out voluntarily lied to the Senate under oath. Then he lied trying to correct the original lie. 2 strikes and yer owt!

Vlad said...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Insane people shouldn't be allowed on the internet.

Weapons of Mass Distraction said...

"Cheney sez it could be an act of war having Russia meddle in our elections"

Establishment Republicans team up with Establishment Democrats against the outsider Trump who threatens the status quo, just like they did during the election.

Whaddya know, mike?

Dick Cheney's dick said...

"Cheney sez it could be an act of war having Russia meddle in our elections"

Releasing TRUE information about the activities of politicians is an Act of War!

Even though we don't really have any evidence on exactly who got the DNC emails, millions must die!

Because reasons.

Anonymous said...

"Yep, that's life in Black Run America."

Yep, in BRA there's only one Black female at a major airline. Boy you guys are geniuses.

PX

mike from iowa said...

Releasing TRUE information about the activities of politicians is an Act of War!

What was true? Who decides what is true. Wingnuts don't know reality from made up shit. Making stuff up fits their agenda-so does editing videos to meet their narrative.

Lynchberg- how exactly does an acting AG affect a transition?

Are there any wingnuts on here that actually think for themselves?

Drumpf is so far outside they don't have a name for it, yet. He belongs in a mentasl institution right alongside all the people that know he is lying and don't care that he is lying.

Boy Genius said...

"Yep, in BRA there's only one Black female at a major airline."

But we all know about it, don't we?

Dick Cheney's dick said...

mike from iowa said...
"What was true?"

*Emails from confirmed DNC accounts detailing unethical actions in their own words.

*Communications that indicated cheating during the primaries, coordination with paid thugs, and State Department infuence peddling via the Clinton Foundation.

*Proof that subpoenaed evidence had been intentionally destroyed.

The American people had no right to know what a corrupt sleazebag Hillary was! This is a crime against the ruling class for which millions of deplorable people should die!

mike from iowa said...

I would be shocked if the emails weren't altered," said Jamie Winterton, director of strategy for Arizona State University’s Global Security Initiative, citing Russia’s long history of spreading disinformation.

Experts pointed to the Democratic National Committee email hack that happened earlier this year. Metadata from the stolen and leaked documents showed the hackers had edited documents. For example, hackers were kicked out of the DNC network June 11, yet among their documents is a file that was created on June 15, found Thomas Rid, a war studies professor at King’s College London.

A few weeks later, Guccifer 2.0, the hacker believed to have Russian ties, released documents supposedly stolen from the Clinton Foundation. But security analysts reviewed the documents and found that they actually came from the DNC hacks, not the foundation. And some of the information was likely fabricated, like a folder conspicuously titled "Pay to Play."

In massive document dumps like the Podesta email leak, the risk of encountering altered documents is heightened because it’s easy to slip them in among thousands of genuine documents, said Susan Hennessey, a Brookings Institution fellow and former lawyer for the National Security Agency.

"It is possible the WikiLeaks dump of Podesta’s emails includes forged or altered documents," Hennessey said. "With any large leak, it is wise to proceed with caution and skepticism and verify the authenticity of documents before reporting."

dinthebeast said...

*Emails from confirmed DNC accounts..."

Stolen from the DNC by a hostile government who publicly admitted their intention to do so. Any collusion with this attack, which the Russians likened to their 1949 acquisition of the atomic bomb, is straight up treason, which can still be punished by execution.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/01/18/russias-radical-new-strategy-for-information-warfare/?utm_term=.91b395c405ad

-Doug in Oakland

mike from iowa said...

Anonymous Dick Cheney's dick said.

You'll forgive me if I don't take you seriously? No? Too bad. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Dick Cheney's dick said...

drugged in Oakland said...
"Stolen from the DNC by a hostile government who publicly admitted their intention to do so. Any collusion with this attack, which the Russians likened to their 1949 acquisition of the atomic bomb, is straight up treason, which can still be punished by execution."

Nixon should have executed Woodward and Bernstein, right Dougie?

Because treason!

Hillary for Prison said...

mike from iowa said...
"I would be shocked if the emails weren't altered,"

No one ever seriously tried to claim that.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz had to resign over what was in the emails, as did her replacement, Donna Brazile.

But there is no fantasy so absurd that progtards won't cling to it.

Anonymous said...

Well whoopie! If there were many more you wouldn't have to hear about the "firsts".
#racistwhiteboylogic

mike from iowa said...

Still, security experts of both parties have been warning of potential Russian fakery in the document leaks since late July, shortly after the first huge batch of hacked internal emails from the Democratic National Committee forced the resignation of Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and widened the split between the party’s Clinton and Bernie Sanders factions.

“It is not unthinkable that those responsible will steal and release more files, and even salt the files they release with plausible forgeries,” a bipartisan group of national security experts from the Aspen Institute said in a statement July 28.

More broadly, the spreading of false information by intelligence services “is a technique that goes back to Tsarist times,” said James Lewis, a cybersecurity expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in an interview Wednesday. Past examples include the Soviet-spread rumor that the U.S. government developed the AIDS virus, as well as a 2014 incident in which hackers modified the reported vote totals for the Ukrainian presidential election — falsely showing a right-wing victory that Russian state television reported almost immediately.

I guess some one must have claimed it, huh?

mike from iowa said...

Anonymous Hillary for Prison said...dream on, little one. You will wake up to reality soon enough and you ain't gonna like it. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Brigade Fifteen said...

"Nixon should have executed Woodward and Bernstein, right Dougie?"

Woodward and Bernstein are reporters with no obligation to safeguard government information, even if it had been classified.

The person who leaked that information, FBI Deputy Director Mark Felt, could theoretically have been fired if he'd been caught, and maybe prosecuted, but it wouldn't have been treason in any event, because he didn't cooperate with a foreign government to undermine our democracy.

Nixon committed actual crimes. Trump, or his slimy minions, may also have committed actual crimes. Hillary Clinton didn't, despite the bullshit campaign of the GOP and Trump to smear her.

For all of these reasons, you are an epic dumbass.

Snowflakes are white said...

But we all know about it, don't we?
------------
Awwww, looks like our little snowflakes need a safe space so they don't have to hear about negroes.

John Holmes said...

Brigade Fifteen said...
"The person who leaked that information, FBI Deputy Director Mark Felt, could theoretically have been fired if he'd been caught, and maybe prosecuted, but it wouldn't have been treason in any event, because he didn't cooperate with a foreign government to undermine our democracy."

Are you that naive? Everyone knows "Deep Throat" was working for the Russians.

mike from iowa said...

Where you at Commandeered Queensland? Got some smack fer you.

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/trumps-funding-request-for-us-border-wall-hits-snag-among-some-republicans/

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Brigade Fifteen said...

"Where you at Commandeered Queensland? Got some smack fer you.

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/trumps-funding-request-for-us-border-wall-hits-snag-among-some-republicans/"


Unfortunately, only Trump ran for office on the basis of "wall, wall, wall." The rest of the Republicans made no such promise to build his idiotic wall.

Since he insisted the Mexicans will pay for it, Congress may tell him to go do that. Then I will laugh as he flails around helplessly trying to find a way to make it happen, while the Mexicans flip the bird at us and smash their Trump piñatas.

mike from iowa said...

Good to see Dems exhibit a spine for a change, Brigade Fifteen. Now if they'd shed some blood, that'd be a good thing.

Brigade Fifteen said...

So .... the GOP in Congress decided, in their infinite wisdom, to sell off everybody's Internet browsing history to the highest bidder.

Congress just killed your Internet privacy protections

Raise your hand if you are a Republican and voted for that? Do you remember when Republicans campaigned on that issue? When did they promise you they would sell off your Internet history to a bunch of unscrupulous businessmen?

More evidence, as if any were needed, that non-wealthy Republican voters are utterly pathetic chumps. They vote for X and get Y. They vote to shaft themselves, things don't improve for them, and then they get angry and blame everything on Mexicans and blacks.

And they do it over and over again. Lather, rinse, repeat.

What a bunch of sad dopes.

Anonymous said...

"More evidence, as if any were needed, that non-wealthy Republican voters are utterly pathetic chumps"

Says the guy who votes straight ticket for the Party of Wall Street.

mike from iowa said...

Says the guy who votes straight ticket for the Party of Wall Street.

Wall Street is firmly ensconced in the White House which is temporarily occupied by a fucking insane mangled apricot of the wingnut persuasion. I guess Anymoose was referring to Drumpfuk, but it is hard to understand a ruminant's thought process.

Anonymous said...

Wall Street put their money behind Obama and Hillary, you stupid piece of shit.

Anonymous said...

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.usatoday.com/story/99384206/

Interesting.

mike from iowa said...

Obama didn't run for Potus last election and I doubt seriously Brigade Fifteen is HRC you stoopid piece of shit.

Anonymous said...

Fuck the gooks and chinks!

Ricky said...

mike from iowa said...
Obama didn't run for Potus last election and I doubt seriously Brigade Fifteen is HRC you stoopid piece of shit.
--

It really looks like "mike from iowa" actually is retarded.

Sad.

Brigade Fifteen said...

"Says the guy who votes straight ticket for the Party of Wall Street."

Wall Street has campaigned extremely hard for the repeal of the Dodd-Frank law.

Guess which party is working to achieve that repeal? Here's a hint:

It starts with "R" and ends with "-epublican."

The Purple Cow said...

29th March 2017. Meters wall built = 0.

field negro said...

PC, I suspect that the zero list will get longer and longer.😏

mike from iowa said...

Ricky don't lose that number sez.....wait for it......something stoopid. What does retarded look like?

Drumpf had plenty of Wall Street backers. The stock market exploded the day after the election in anticipation of losing regulations. Wall Street was thrilled Drumpf won. Retarded wingnuts.

James Bold said...

"for the record Stephanie is the first Black female captain in the history of Delta Airlines."

Boldly going where thousands of White men have gone before, and who've held the picaninnies' hands all the way.  Such an accomplishment.

"What was true? Who decides what is true. Wingnuts don't know reality from made up shit."

Neither Hitlery nor Pedosta have claimed that the e-mails were falsified.  Apparently, the notion of "deafening silence" is incomprehensible to googles, because you can never shut up.

The "questions" of authenticity are all coming from third parties, because a denial of something that turns out to be authentic would be figurative suicide, and maybe require literal suicide.


"Stolen from the DNC by a hostile government who publicly admitted their intention to do so."

Can't make up your mind whether they were stolen or fabricated, can you?

"Any collusion with this attack... is straight up treason, which can still be punished by execution."

Oh, look, Mandingo from Iowa thinks that the DNC is the US government.  He appears to think that anyone who votes Republican is not an American.

Adults who harbor such dangerous-to-others delusions must be deemed insane and placed where they no longer pose a danger.  Like Liberia.


"The rest of the Republicans made no such promise to build his idiotic wall."

And the voters will start replacing them in the 2018 primaries.

James' 150 IQ said...

Hey James, when is your book coming out? Is this your first because thousands of negro women have written books before your sumb ass. Wonder if you'll get an award like soooooo many other negro women.
Maybe if one would hold your dirty assed pimpled hand, yuck!
150 IQ bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

James' 150 IQ said...

Dumbass white boy thinks he reads math books looking for errors!
bwahahahahahahahahahaha!
And that's after finishing "engineering" projects without an engineering degree! bwahahahahahahHhHhahahahaha!
And that's after writing his book!
bwahahahahahahahahahahHahahaha!

James is kinda dumb said...

James is jealous. Awwwwww.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Fuck white people. Fuck the white race.
10:27 PM

why bite the hand that feeds you??

Dumb Fuckers said...

Because it don't feed me. Damn you're a dumb fuck.

James Bold said...

"Because it don't feed me."

Such a blinkered vision.  From the EBT that feeds the bulk of their children, to the Affirmative Action which puts so many of them into schools and then jobs they don't merit and often can't handle at all, to the Disparate Impact doctrine which keeps them from being held to anything like equal standards...

Africoon-Americans are supported at every turn by White society.  And they're so stupid that if it ever leaves them, they will have no idea why they are suddenly living in mud huts and bathing in cow piss.

James' 150 IQ said...

James, you should be too busy writing books, doing engineering projects, checking math books for errors and posting fake news. Bwahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahaha! Damn James you have a lot of free time to check old posts.

Vinny said...

You're allowed to do business with Russia. Now if he did business with Iran and made payoffs, that would be troubling, but no one would ever do that. You cartoon character, Field.

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