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Friday, October 16, 2020

U.S. intelligence agencies warned the White House last year that President Trump's personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani was the target of an influence operation by Russian intelligence, according to four former officials familiar with the matter.

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...U.S. intelligence agencies warned the White House last year that President Trump's personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani was the target of an influence operation by Russian intelligence, according to four former officials familiar with the matter.

The message was, "Do what you want to do, but your friend Rudy has been worked by Russian assets in Ukraine," this person said. Officials wanted "to protect the president from coming out and saying something stupid," particularly since he was facing impeachment over his own efforts to strong-arm Ukraine's president into investigating the Bidens.

But O'Brien emerged from the meeting uncertain whether he had gotten through to the president. Trump had "shrugged his shoulders" at O'Brien's warning, the former official said, and dismissed concern about his lawyer's activities by saying, "That's Rudy."...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-16 10:31 AM | Reply

I should have worded the title as: WH was warned Giuliani was target of Russian intel ops

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-16 10:31 AM | Reply

the entire Trump presidency was a Russian intel operation.... I dont see this bothering the White House at all, they were there- they know.

#3 | Posted by arthurmann at 2020-10-17 01:34 AM | Reply

Of course Trump knows. Who do you think was paying for Rudy's five-star jaunt around Europe for the past two years. It was us, the dummies who are footing the bill for Trump's entire mafia operation.

Trump is the "Don," in more ways than one.

Let's don't forget Devin Nunes, the "Bagman" who delivers the goods to Mr. Big.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-10-17 06:18 AM | Reply

Hmmm:

So just so I follow this story:

Hunter Biden, who lives in Los Angeles, decides to fly 3000 miles across country, to drop off 3 MacBook Pros at a repair shop run by a blind guy who charges the insanely low price of $85.

He gets off the plane and drunk drives to the repair shop

(because there aren't repair shops in LA). He drops them off, signs a contract for repair and then disappears. The repair shop owner recovers and reads Hunter's *private* emails, a few of which mention a possible meeting with his dad and is so alarmed, he contacts the FBI.

The FBI arranges to pick up the hard drives, but the computer repair shop owner takes a totally normal step of copying them. Once he realizes the FBI isn't doing anything with them, he calls up the most credible ex-Mayor on Earth and hands them the contents of these drives.

That totally credible ex-Mayor sits on them for months, then chooses to release them 3 weeks before the election. The mainstream media asks to independently verify their validity but said ex-Mayor does what all people trying to prove facts do and ignores these requests.

Is this how stupid we are now?

No one who does data recovery would read through thousands of personal emails, even if the computer is abandoned. You'd just wipe the drives clean and sell the computers used.

If these emails were as alarming as it's being pushed, Giuliani wouldn't have sat on them for months.

And if Giuliani wanted to prove their validity, he'd turn them over to forensic experts.


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#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-10-17 06:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Is this how stupid we are now?"

That's how stupid Team Trump hopes we are:

$20 says we get a news cycle like someone does forensics for Hunter, finds the phishing email that got Hunter's iCloud account, and it came from something like lol.nothing.matters@mail.ru so we can just play out 2016 in ever tighter fractals of hell forever and ever and ever

Rule of 2020:

2020 will be dumber than you think it will be

Corollary: This rule applies even if you take into account this rule and try to adjust for it.


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#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-10-17 06:26 AM | Reply

As a covert operative for Donald Trump, Rudy's not very good at his job.

He keeps getting caught.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-10-17 07:02 AM | Reply

It's like they put Jerry Springer in charge.

#8 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-10-17 08:28 AM | Reply

Rudy is not real bright.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-10-17 10:34 AM | Reply

Psssst.... Yo Republicans, come over here and listen while I whisper.

Russia is providing false/altered information specifically designed to hurt a current US presidential candidate delivered by one of their own agents directly to the attorney of the sitting U.S. President. U.S. intelligence has warned both this attorney and president that Russia is attempting to use them as part of a counterintelligence operation against the United States, yet each of them choose to ignore the warnings while publicizing the exact information provided by Russia directly to the American public as though it is credible.

Do you know what this is called as a matter of fact (not law)? COLLUSION.

#10 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-17 10:42 AM | Reply

Trump IS a russian intelligence op.

How can part of a russian intelligence op be the victim of a russian intelligence op?

#11 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-10-17 11:11 AM | Reply

*shrugs shoulders*

"That's Rudy"

~ Trump

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#12 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-10-17 11:42 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Either Trump's malevolent stupidity is the norm for White House employees and adjunct hangers-on, or the Russians already own us all! My supposition is infection by brain worms.

#13 | Posted by john47 at 2020-10-17 02:23 PM | Reply

Joyful and Triumphant!

Or

Criminal Negligence AND Disastrous Incompetence.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-10-17 02:33 PM | Reply

TONY @ #10

It's not Wikileaks but the pattern is the same. Trump is nothing if not redundant.

"Russia is providing false/altered information specifically designed to hurt a current US presidential candidate delivered by one of their own agents directly to the attorney of the sitting U.S. President. U.S. intelligence has warned both this attorney and president that Russia is attempting to use them as part of a counterintelligence operation against the United States, yet each of them choose to ignore the warnings while publicizing the exact information provided by Russia directly to the American public as though it is credible."

See what I mean?

#15 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-10-17 03:34 PM | Reply

Bump this thread...

Please, someone who is a Trump supporter try to explain this (i.e., #15).

#16 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-10-17 03:52 PM | Reply

"Please, someone who is a Trump supporter try to explain this (i.e., #15).

#16 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH

Trump is a miniature Cockerpoo in a forest full of Dire Wolves? (Game of Thrones reference)

#17 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-10-17 04:34 PM | Reply

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