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TOM COTTON: TRUMP-RUSSIA COLLUSION A ‘RIDICULOUS SPY FICTION’, BUT LEAKS ARE THE ‘REAL CRIME’

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  • Sen. Tom Cotton: Have you ever heard of a plotline so ridiculous, that a sitting United States senator and an ambassador of a foreign government colluded at an open setting, with hundreds of other people to pull off the greatest caper in the history of espionage?

 

In his opening statement today, AG Jeff Sessions addressed the Senate Intelligence committee saying any claims that he colluded with Russia in campaign is an “appalling and detestable lie.”

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) mocks the collusion hoax as a ridiculous spy fiction:

Have you ever, in any of these fantastical situations, heard of a plotline so ridiculous, that a sitting United States senator and an ambassador of a foreign government colluded at an open setting, with hundreds of other people to pull off the greatest caper in the history of espionage?

 

 

Below is the conversation:

COTTON: Do you like spy fiction? John le Carre? Daniel Silva? Jason Matthews?

SESSIONS: Yeah, and Alan Furst. David Ignatius, just finished Ignatius’ book.

COTTON: Do you like Jason Bourne or James Bond movies?

SESSIONS: Yes. I do.

COTTON: Have you ever, in any of these fantastical situations, heard of a plotline so ridiculous, that a sitting United States senator and an ambassador of a foreign government colluded at an open setting, with hundreds of other people to pull off the greatest caper in the history of espionage?

SESSIONS: Thank you for saying that, Senator Cotton. It’s just like through the loking glass. I mean, what is this? I explained how, in good faith, I had said, ‘I had not met with the Russians,’ because [Democrats were] suggesting that I as a surrogate had been meeting continuously with Russians. I said I didn’t meet with them. And now, the next thing you know, I’m accused of some reception, plotting some sort of influence campaign for the American election. It’s just beyond my capability to understand.

Cotton switches the conversation by talking about real crimes that have happened – the leaking:

Senator Cotton: “Let’s turn to the potential crimes that we know have happened–leaks of certain information. Here’s a short list of what I have–

The contents of alleged transcripts of conversations between Mr. Flynn and Mr. Kislyak.

The contents of President Trump’s phone calls of Australian and Mexican leaders.

The contents of Mr. Trump’s meetings with the Russian Foreign Minister and Ambassador.”

Senator Cotton went on to name more leaks then asked AG Sessions if the leaks are a threat to U.S. national security and if the Department of Justice will be investigating and prosecuting them to the fullest extent of the law.

Sessions responded by saying one person ( Reality Winner ) has already been arrested and denied bail in Georgia for leaking classified information to the press. Sessions also called the leaks ‘extraordinarily damaging to national security.

 

TABLOID WASHINGTON POST LIED! JARED KUSHNER DID NOT ASK FOR SECRET COMMUNICATIONS CHANNEL WITH RUSSIA

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America’s establishment TABLOID Washington Post latest fake news: JARED KUSHNER WANTED SECRET COMMUNICATIONS CHANNEL WITH RUSSIA, NEW REPORT ALLEGES

TRUTH: During the meeting the Russians broached the idea of using a secure line between the Trump administration and Russia, not Kushner, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News.

 

Fox News reports:

A December meeting between Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and one of the senior advisers in the Trump administration, and Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak at Trump Tower focused on Syria, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News Monday.

During the meeting the Russians broached the idea of using a secure line between the Trump administration and Russia, not Kushner, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News. That follows a recent report from The Washington Post alleging that Kushner wanted to develop a secure, private line with Russia.

The idea of a permanent back channel was never discussed, according to the source. Instead, only a one-off for a call about Syria was raised in the conversation.

In addition, the source told Fox News the December meeting focused on Russia’s contention the Obama administration’s policy on Syria was deeply flawed.

. . .

Kushner suggested the use of Russian diplomatic facilities as a way to shield pre-inauguration discussions with Kislyak from monitoring, according to The Post.

 

NEW JARED KUSHNER-RUSSIA STORY STOKES CONCERN OF WEST WING LEAKERS

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New Kushner-Russia Story Stokes Concern of West Wing Leakers

( Lifezette ) The latest claim stems from a supposed meeting that President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn had on Dec. 1 or 2 with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. According to The Washington Post, U.S. officials who reviewed intercepts between Kislyak and Moscow saw that Kushner requested “a secret [communications] channel with Moscow rather than relying on traditional government systems.”

This alleged request by Kushner, the White House aide who conceived of and planned Mr. Trump’s just-concluded, multi-country trip, “adds to a broader pattern of efforts by Trump’s closest advisers to obscure their contacts with Russian counterparts.”

The Washington Post apparently received its tip about this story through an anonymous letter it received in December — whose full contents the newspaper has not revealed. The letter stated, in part, that Kushner raised the issue with Kislyak about setting up the secure communications channel. It also discussed “arranging a meeting between a representative of Trump and a ‘Russian contact’ in a third country whose name was not identified,” the newspaper reports.

Inside the West Wing, discovering and prosecuting those responsible for the constant drumbeat of leaks has become a top priority. While most of the focus has been on current U.S. intelligence personnel and former Obama administration officials, there is now increasing concern that some of the recent leaks involving Kushner could be coming directly from the West Wing.

A government source familiar with the Trump White House’s inner circle put it this way: “It is sad there are so many insecure people in the West Wing, who don’t care about serving their country or pushing the president’s agenda.” When pressed about the identity of this “insecure person,” the source demurred. “Instead, they are solely focused on themselves and planting false stories, to put targets on other people’s backs, to shift attention from their own records.”

Read more: RUSSIA LEAKS FROM WITHIN WEST WING

 

GOP CONG. BLAKE FARENTHOLD CALLS FOR SETH RICH MURDER FEDERAL INVESTIGATION

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Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold on Wednesday called for a special investigation of Seth Rich’s murder. He tells CNN: “There’s still some question as to whether the intrusion of the DNC server was an insider job or whether or not it was the Russians.”

 

The Corpus Christi Caller reported, via Free Republic:

Corpus Christi Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold considers the source behind the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee’s email server an unanswered question and believes a federal investigation is warranted.

Speaking on CNN Wednesday, the fourth-term congressman refuted a widely believed conclusion that the Russian government interfered with the U.S. presidential election to aid President Donald Trump’s campaign and instead indicated a conspiracy theory about a slain Democratic National Committee staffer could be true.

“My fear is our constant focusing on the Russians is deflecting away for some other things that we need to be investigating,” Farenthold said on the network. “There’s still some question as to whether the intrusion of the DNC server was an insider job or whether or not it was the Russians.”

Later Wednesday, Farenthold elaborated on his opinion of how the investigation should be handled in a phone interview with the Caller-Times. The death should be investigated in the same manner Russian interference has been reviewed, he said.

 

OBAMA CIA JOHN BRENNAN ADMITS CIA, NSA SPIED ON TRUMP CAMPAIGN IN CASE THEY BECOME RUSSIAN SPIES

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The Big News Everyone Missed: Brennan Acknowledged They Were Spying on the Trump Campaign

Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan yesterday told a House committee that he was concerned that the Russians might be able to turn some of Trump’s people — in other words, corrupt them — and convert them into spies for the Russian Federation.
That’s what, Brennan said, the CIA and the NSA had to monitor them. Now, to me, this is new. This is Brennan. This is the Obama administration suggesting they were worried the Russians were gonna convert a bunch of dimwitted Trump associates into spies.

Now, Brennan’s the former CIA director for Obama. He voted for the communist candidate for president in 1976, a guy named Gus Hall. I think he is a Muslim. It has been said that Brennan converted to Islam at some point in his life. I’m sorry, all I need to know is he worked for Obama. All I need to know is he’s a progressive leftist. And that’s enough for red flags. That’s enough for doubt. That’s enough for me to be suspicious of motives, of objective honesty, things like this.

Read more: The Big News Everyone Missed: Brennan Acknowledged They Were Spying on the Trump Campaign

EX-CIA DIR JOHN BRENNAN HOUSE TESTIMONY ON RUSSIA HOAX : NO EVIDENCE

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Former CIA Director, John Brennan testified before the House about so-called 2016 election Russia interference.

When Dem. Rep. Adam Schiff asked Brennan if Trump or his aides pressured the Intelligence Community to drop the Flynn investigation, his answer:

‘No, sir”.

 

Then Trey Gowdy asked Brennan specifically, “Did you have evidence of a connection between the Trump campaign and Russian state actors?”

Brennan: “As I said, Mr. Gowdy, I don’t do evidence.”

Brennan insisted that the Russians did interfere with the 2016 election because it’s something that the Russians have done dating back to the 1960’s and doesn’t think it was worse this time around or if the CIA just has better tools now to pick up on election interference.

 

 

JAMES COMEY, UNDER OATH, SAID TRUMP NEVER ASKED FBI TO STOP ANY INVESTIGATION: ‘It’s not happened!’

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  • James Comey, under oath, on Trump telling him to stop probe for political purpose: ‘It’s not happened!’

 

Former FBI Director James Comey testified under oath May 3rd that the Trump administration had not pressured his agency to halt any investigation for political purposes. 

 

Via GotNews:

Former FBI Director James Comey testified under Senate oath May 3rd that the Trump administration had not pressured his agency to halt any investigation for political purposes.

Comey admitted that the FBI has always been free to operate without political interference—flying in the face of Democrats’ paranoid delusions about Russia and President Donald J. Trump, and exposing for what it is a new political witch hunt Wednesday by enemies within the president’s own Justice Department.

Videotaped testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee blows apart the phony narrative New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt wove on Tuesday, which resulted in Mueller’s appointment. Schmidt’s only sources were anonymous. They claimed that on Feb. 14th, the day after National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned, Trump had asked Comey to end an investigation into Flynn’s connections to Russia.

Schmidt’s allegations that Trump attempted to obstruct justice hinged on the sources’ accounts of a memo authored the same day. Schmidt, a Democrat party lackey, admitted he hasn’t even seen the document—dated nearly three months before Comey’s testimony that totally contradicts it.

Comey’s statement to Hawaii Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono from May 3rd, which Center for Security Policy analyst Nick Short noted Wednesday, exposes the Democrats once again for their political gamesmanship.