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On eve of Russia summit, Trump calls EU foe

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The president has repeatedly said the investigation into Russian election meddling is a "rigged witch hunt" that makes it hard for him to do substantive deals with Moscow.

Like the substantive deal Germany did to buy Russian gas?

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You only have one true friend, and that's Uncle Vlad.

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I think some very interesting information about the DNC is about to be released after this meeting.

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The president has repeatedly said the investigation into Russian election meddling is a "rigged witch hunt" that makes it hard for him to

Absolutely no proof that there was....!

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John Bolton, Trump's national security adviser, said in an interview with ABC's "This Week" that the United States would not be looking for "deliverables" and that the meeting would be"unstructured," beginning with a one-on-one session between the two leaders.

Says the Yale chicken hawk draft-dodger graduate who has never missed an opportunity to stoke tensions between nation states (from his Trump House pulpit on Fox News) to prompt military intervention from the US. So far as long as it's not Bolton's and/or Trump's family that has to suffer or be inconvenienced from his actions or words, then it's not a problem he's going to be concerned about.

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@yakya I think some very interesting information about the DNC is about to be released after this meeting.

Thanks for the heads up. I assume you got your tipoff on this from St. Pete - as usual. Given how much info regarding the DNC has come from there, I'll take you at your word that many global media outlets, particularly those controlled by Murdoch and Putin, will push the story. Personally I'm glad to see the DNC nabobs exposed, but find it interesting that the GOP has been ignored by your sources.

@kuripsu Absolutely no proof that there was....!

Are you saying this an an insider with direct knowledge of evidence, which would mean you're involved with one of the world's spook agencies? Or are you saying this as a member of the public who's chosen to ignore reports that don't fit your personal beliefs. By the way, the 'hunt' has turned up witches - with more to come. If Trump and the GOP allow it.

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"Thanks for bringing up another of Trump's broken promises."

The Deep State is powerful.

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"He's not my enemy. Hopefully someday maybe he'll be a friend." (Meet the Press - July 15, 2018)

This is how prepubescents talk, not international statesmen.

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The president has repeatedly said the investigation into Russian election meddling is a "rigged witch hunt" that makes it hard for him to 

Absolutely no proof that there was....!

The Pedestal tapes, Lisa Page's text, Strzok's text messages, Bruce Ohm's text messages, Mueller hiring 17 Democrats on his witch hunt team, Comey lies and contradictions, McCabe lies and contradictions, Wray's contradictions, Hillary being exonerated before being charged, Rosenstein hostile and combative testimony and unwilling to work with GOP oversight committee, the very body that keeps the Feds in check, Trump being found guilty before any sound evidence is found, Strzok's outlandish, cocky, smirk and smug testimony. Yeah, there's more than a smorgasbord of evidence, not to mention the stench that is all over this.

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This is how prepubescents talk, not international statesmen.

Sounds like your local Democrat. Look at this point and to be brutally honest, I think Trump is right on this.

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Five people have already pleaded guilty in this so-called witch hunt. Three of those people are Trump associates.

There are a lot of witches.

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The Pedestal tapes, Lisa Page's text, Strzok's text messages, Bruce Ohm's text messages, Mueller hiring 17 Democrats on his witch hunt team, Comey lies and contradictions, McCabe lies and contradictions, Wray's contradictions, Hillary being exonerated before being charged, Rosenstein hostile and combative testimony and unwilling to work with GOP oversight committee, the very body that keeps the Feds in check, Trump being found guilty before any sound evidence is found, Strzok's outlandish, cocky, smirk and smug testimony. Yeah, there's more than a smorgasbord of evidence, not to mention the stench that is all over this.

The only stench is the Putin-manufactured conspiracy theories you consistently post...  Nothing but disinformation talking points straight out of RT or Sputnik. 

Trump continues his European tour insulting our allies and friends, while heaping praise on Vlad the Dictator - doing his master's wishes. Anyone who calls themselves a Republican must know that the GOP (Grand Old Party) now stands for Guardians of Putin....

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After apologizing to PM May over his lies Trump is soon back to his normal self.

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Trump continues his European tour insulting our allies and friends, while heaping praise on Vlad the Dictator

As he should. As for Putin, you have a geopolitical adversary that has the capability to destroy the US and vice versa, so we do have a lot of issues that need to be ironed out, but this liberal nonsense of Trump is s a lackey for Putin is just outlandish, he's trying to get Germany off of Russian gas and wants Europe to buy more of US gas, that seems to be undermining Putin, not helping him. Debunked once again.

- doing his master's wishes.

Do you have verifiable proof of this, that he bows to Putin?

 Anyone who calls themselves a Republican must know that the GOP (Grand Old Party) now stands for Guardians of Putin....

Funny, being that the Democrat Party loves and embraces socialism, it would seem they have a lot more in common with Russia than the GOP.

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The media w*****s have landed.

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Notice how Trump can never even explain what it is that other countries are doing "in trade". It's always just vague, incoherent stammering. He leaves it up to his fan crew in the right-wing propaganda trade to invent justifications for his unhinged anti-Americanism.

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A US president refering to his country's allies as enemies. How will his supporters spin this idiocy?

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Yes, the EU is our foe with regard to trade. The rest of the article is just random hysteria to try to deflect from that truth.

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As he should.

Well, I’m glad you agree with me that Putin is a Dictator…that's progress.

As for Putin, you have a geopolitical adversary that has the capability to destroy the US and vice versa, so we do have a lot of issues that need to be ironed out.

Yes, first Russia attacked our democracy by blatantly interfering on our free election, and is doing the same thing in other Western democracies. Then there’s the invasion of Georgia and Ukraine, the chemical attack on the UK, helping Assad gas women and children, ruthlessly denying the Russian people of their basic human rights – I guess those are a start…

..but this liberal nonsense of Trump is s a lackey for Putin is just outlandish

Here we go again – more Lib-Con from the Russian disinformation campaign – get the Americans fighting among themselves and the Russians can do whatever they want….

He's trying to get Germany off of Russian gas and wants Europe to buy more of US gas, that seems to be undermining Putin, not helping him. Debunked once again.

Really, I assume you were in the room when this strategy was developed?  What he is doing is spreading discord and disruption throughout the Western Alliance, which is exactly what his Russian master has directed him to do…

- doing his master's wishes.

Yes, see above…

Do you have verifiable proof of this, that he bows to Putin?

I never said he bowed to Putin – I said Putin was his Master.  You said he bowed to Putin – and I agree with you.

Funny, being that the Democrat Party loves and embraces socialism, it would seem they have a lot more in common with Russia than the GOP

It’s pretty clear that Fascism, not Socialism, is the guiding ideology for affection for the current Russian government these days.

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"Thanks for bringing up another of Trump's broken promises."

@serrano The Deep State is powerful.

The 'deep state' is to 21st century true believers as Satan was to those a couple thousand years before. Many of the same people who believe in the existence of the deep state (whatever that means) also believe in people claiming to be political messiahs, and blindly follow them. Same as it ever was.

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As an EU citizen (well, until Brexit wends its weary way through parliament), I should damn well hope that it is a foe of the Trump administration, and everything that stands for. The chump is quite right, for once....

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The EU is a competitor that has enjoyed the advantages of America’s open markets and military protection for 80 years. The EU has a larger population and roughly the same GDP. The US should pull out all its military from Europe and let Germany lead Europe’s defense from Russia. If Germany can afford billions in Russian oil and gas it can certainly afford for it’s own defense from them.

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With the rapid islamization of the EU it is high time for it to stand alone and take responsibility for its own self destruction.

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Foe...that would be the same nations that sent its young people to help fight a war in Afganistn that America started. And Irac and Somalia and..... With foes like that who needs enemies.

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I go in with low expectations

Aw, don’t be like that. Vlad might have a new gimp mask for you.

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The Pedestal tapes, Lisa Page's text, Strzok's text messages, Bruce Ohm's text messages, Mueller hiring 17 Democrats on his witch hunt team, Comey lies and contradictions, McCabe lies and contradictions, Wray's contradictions, Hillary being exonerated before being charged, Rosenstein hostile and combative testimony and unwilling to work with GOP oversight committee, the very body that keeps the Feds in check, Trump being found guilty before any sound evidence is found, Strzok's outlandish, cocky, smirk and smug testimony. Yeah, there's more than a smorgasbord of evidence, not to mention the stench that is all over this.

There is precisely zero evidence of any improper actions in the FBI investigation. The IG confirmed that.

The notion that the FBI broke any rules regarding Trump or Clinton during their investigations is purely unsupported speculation by Trump fans, and it’s complete self-serving in that it’s purpose is a “get out of jail free” card for Trump.

Once again: There is zero evidence of improper actions. Trump fans will say there is, but there is not, and people should understand that.

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When it comes to Russia’s trade deficit, Trump and his supporters will stand down.

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And once again Trump is trying to pretend that even though the US has the largest economy in the world, they are getting cheated.

His own people are too stupid to realize they are being cheated by their elite, not by the rest of the world. The rest of us need not be that stupid though.

The rest of the world has been getting screwed on trade by the US. Proof is that they have the largest economy in the world. Trump is right that trade needs to be renegotiated, but we need to renegotiate it to stop being cheated by the US.

From now on, any time any extremist right-winger tries to repeat the fallacy that America is being screwed, the rest of us need to speak the truth and point out how America is screwing the rest of us. America is most definitely our foe, and we need to redistribute their trade to the rest of us and stop being screwed by America.

Copy this post. Paste it repeatedly when they try to speak their lies. This is a war that is being fought in the public opinion, and we cannot afford to let them win this war that they have been winning until Trump pointed it out.

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Well, I’m glad you agree with me that Putin is a Dictator…that's progress.

I never said, he wasn't.

Yes, first Russia attacked our democracy by blatantly interfering on our free election, and is doing the same thing in other Western democracies. 

Then maybe Hillary shouldn't have tried to interfere with the Russian elections.

Then there’s the invasion of Georgia and Ukraine, the chemical attack on the UK, helping Assad gas women and children, ruthlessly denying the Russian people of their basic human rights – I guess those are a start…

So why didn't Obama do anything to stop it?

Here we go again – more Lib-Con from the Russian disinformation campaign – get the Americans fighting among themselves and the Russians can do whatever they want….

They have been for 80 years, so what else is new?

Really, I assume you were in the room when this strategy was developed? What he is doing is spreading discord and disruption throughout the Western Alliance, which is exactly what his Russian master has directed him to do… 

But Germany is beholden to their Russian masters to pay them billions of dollars to import their gas, but expect the US to defend them and at the same time, feel insulted when we ask them to pay their fair share? Seriously?

Do you have verifiable proof of this, that he bows to Putin? 

See above

Ok, so no. That's what I thought.

Funny, being that the Democrat Party, It’s pretty clear that Fascism, not Socialism, is the guiding ideology for affection for the current Russian government these days.

Ok, so the left have zero evidence and going off once again by pure emotional desperation. No proof of Trump and Russian collusion, no proof of anything. Funny, their Messiah allowed Putin to take Crimea and didn't lift a finger, to be honest, how do we know there was No behind the scenes to allow him to get away with this, after all, we can't concretely say it didn't happen.

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bass: No, it did not, you have to be strung up on Cocaine to believe that, I read it in its entirety, the entire IG reports reads as bias.

The conclusion of the IG's report was that personal feelings did not get in their way of a professional investigation; there was no evidence of improper actions. They did find that one of the agents did not like Trump, but that is not illegal so there is nothing to prosecute him for. The IG specifically referenced his text messages and said he found no evidence of professional misconduct.

That means the thing you are accusing him of has been investigated by a third party and he has been cleared, and it was done by a source you deemed credible. What's happening is that the report is having no impact on your speculations, which is bad.

Funny, Hillary gets exonerated without being charged and Trump is accused without any evidence. Absolutely hilarious.

It's not correct to say the case was started with no evidence.

There is more than enough evidence to support there was improper action

It's the opposite. There is exactly zero evidence to support the conspiracy theory that deep state operatives with a personal hatred for Donald Trump are breaking laws and tainting investigations. You have evidence that an agent did not like Trump, but his professional actions were cleared.

The left in their sick and twisted thought process have left the range to the point where Sen. Cohen thinks that Strzok deserves a purple heart?? That comment set Meghan McCain into a complete meltdown. But the more the left get completely out of line and outrageous thinking that the American people are that stupid are sealing their political fate.

Well I think the low point that most people agree on, even a few people over at Fox, was this question from a Republican Congressman to Strzok, talking about his affair:

"How many times did you look so innocent into your wife's eyes and lie to her?"

That's what people ask when they have no case.

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@cochise etal With the rapid islamization of the EU it is high time for it to stand alone and take responsibility for its own self destruction.

I'm concerned about religious extremism, but have confidence European democracies are strong enough to withstand any inroads they might have, and think the various European states can deal with extremists of all sorts.

I'm actually more worried about authoritarian capitalism led by kleptocrats like Putin and Trump taking over. Until better alternatives to burning fossil fuels are developed, those who control oil and gas will have too much control. Why is Trump trying to cutback alternative energy programs?

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bass4funk: Then maybe Hillary shouldn't have tried to interfere with the Russian elections.

You can play around if you want. But don't ever, under any circumstances, talk about Trump bending over for Putin.

In the meantime, there's Obama, Hillary, Comey, deficits, NATO, anything else you want. But I want the tough guy conservative to stand down and take a knee on this one. None of that "you smack me, I smack you back" talk. Bite your lip and let Putin and Trump walk all over you.

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A US president refering to his country's allies as enemies. How will his supporters spin this idiocy?

There are a few sterling examples right here in the comments section. None of them successful, of course.

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Can people not read?

by labeling the European Union a "foe" with regard to trade.

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According to Bloomberg, China is the worlds largest economy. So you might want that change your whole attack pattern now. Or just take the word America out and replace it with China in all your statements.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-10-18/who-has-the-world-s-no-1-economy-not-the-u-s

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According to Bloomberg, China is the worlds largest economy. So you might want that change your whole attack pattern now. Or just take the word America out and replace it with China in all your statements.

America and China are our enemies, and we need to stop them from screwing us any longer. Wealth needs to be redistributed away from them. We cannot allow America and China to screw us any longer. This is a war.

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Ok, whoever “our” and “we” is, best of luck to you if you don’t plan to have positive relationships, military alliances or any reciprocal trade at all with China or the USA. Is Russia your enemy too?

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"deliverables" and that the meeting would be"unstructured,"

so why have a meeting?

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@blacklabeby labeling the European Union a "foe" with regard to trade.

Thanks for interpreting Trump for those of us not of the flock. Still, in looking at a number of different dictionaries it's hard to think 'foe' could be used in any sense that's not inflammatory and divisive. But I know that Trump and his supporters have long said they want to break ties with the 'establishment' to start a new 'global' order. Do you think that new 'global' order will be announced soon in Helsinki?

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Ok, whoever “our” and “we” is, best of luck to you if you don’t plan to have positive relationships, military alliances or any reciprocal trade at all with China or the USA. Is Russia your enemy too?

America has screwed us too long. We cannot afford to lose this war anymore. Previously, we let it stand, but now Trump has gotten too greedy and wants to screw the world even more. We cannot let this stand. This is a war, and America is the enemy.

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Here's a word of the wise for today, folks. For Trump, everybody is his 'foe' because they won't kowtow to his motormouth stupidity and hatred. NOBODY LIKES HIM.

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Yeah that Trump, can’t believe the nerve of him to expect fair and reciprocal trade. Horrible person to expect fairness in relations between countries.

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Yeah that Trump, can’t believe the nerve of him to expect fair and reciprocal trade. Horrible person to expect fairness in relations between countries.

Yes, we need fairness in relations between countries, and it has been unfair to America's favor for too long. We need to end that and redistribute their trade and wealth to other countries. We cannot afford to lose this war any longer, we have been losing for far too long. It's time to end America's unfair trade practices.

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"Well, Mr. Putin, thanks a lot for getting me elected, and if you can help us out again in November and then again in 2020 that would be great. I'll keep the denials going at my end, don't worry about a thing. I really owe you one. Anything you want, just let me know!"

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@blacklaWell all I can say is good luck. Oh and if you feel that way please stop using the Internet, which the USA developed. Make sure to use a Korean phone, not a US or China one. Good luck!

ARPANET was developed by the US military and some others US organizations. An Englishman was primarily responsible for developing a way for us civilians to use it as the internet.

And isn't it great that consumers worldwide can choose to buy devices of all sorts from a range of sellers.

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Yes please do select items from other countries if you actually think that America is your enemy and that your country is at “war” with us as someone above is advocating. It’s not for you to redistribute OUR wealth.

Al Gore is English? He claims he did that. Haha

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if you feel that way please stop using the Internet, which the USA developed.

Why would we do that? It's not like America can take it away. Fortunately we can take away the trade imbalance America has created that is screwing us all.

This is a war, and we cannot afford to lose any longer.

And I'll keep using iphones because Apple wants to sell them to me. Apple is not the American government - Apple will get screwed by this trade war that Trump has pointed out exists as much as the rest of us will if we let America continue to win.

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Yes please do select items from other countries if you actually think that America is your enemy

Even your team thinks we are enemies - Trump just said it himself.

For once he is right, America IS our enemy. They have been screwing us for too long.

It’s not for you to redistribute OUR wealth.

Sure it is - we need to renegotiate all trade agreement so that America has no free trade with anyone. Then the rest of us can trade efficiently with each other, and when America buys outside America it will cost them more, redistributing their unfair wealth advantage to the rest of us.

This is a war, and we can no longer afford to let America cheat us.

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@blackl Yes please do select items from other countries if you actually think that America is your enemy 

Growing up in the US I had a beater American car as a teenager, after that only German or Japanese cars because they were superior to American (i.e. cars made by Detroit's big 3) and cost less. I did not buy them because of a sense that the country was my enemy, instead that at that time Detroit made a lot of crap.

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@Strangerland

Mmm... Do you think this could be a war??

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Mmm... Do you think this could be a war??

Heh, maybe.

Well no, it most definitely is. Fortunately Trump brought it to light, or the rest of us may have let it go on through complacency. We cannot afford to do that any longer, as it has led to Trump getting greedy and trying to screw the rest of us even more than they were before.

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Strange how Republicans champion individual rights until suddenly they yank 'em away. If Europe is a "foe" regarding trade, Americans would execute their judgement and stop buying their products (this also applies to China). But they haven't.

The onus lies on the American consumer: avarice or unpatriotic - or perhaps just fashionable or thrifty. Much can be yanked away from Americans before they finally revolt, but consumer choice is not on that list - and they'll revolt against those who yanked it away.

Not saying whether this is good or bad, just that it is.

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The first lady Melania Trump looks disappointed (in that picture) her husband likes to create quarrel with anybody and he finally calls them "foe". I think her husband should study "arbitration" on his temper.

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So we do have a lot of issues that need to be ironed out, but this liberal nonsense of Trump is s a lackey for Putin is just outlandish

He's spent his entire presidency grovelling to Putin. That in itself is outlandish.

Out of interest, why do you think grovelling to Putin is so great for America?

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So we do have a lot of issues that need to be ironed out, but this liberal nonsense of Trump is s a lackey for Putin is just outlandish

It's not even remotely outlandish. He has defended Russia against the allegations against them, even after being shown proof and admitting they were responsible for the hacking. He is pushing for Russia to be added to the G7, even though Russia has launched a cyber war against them. And he refuses to release his tax returns that would show he isn't receiving money from Russia. By republican standards, that alone is guilt (they're still screaming to lock up Hillary even though their own committees found her to have done nothing wrong).

We do not (yet) have definitive proof that he is Putin's lackey, but saying that the idea is outlandish is complete and utter disregard for the facts.

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I never said, he wasn't.

Superb – you and I both agree Putin is a brutal dictator waging information warfare against the west.

Then maybe Hillary shouldn't have tried to interfere with the Russian elections.

Look this up in a dictionary and you’ll find the word “dodge” – it’s used by the Russians when they have no facts or even any spin to reply to your facts. It also helps deflect to make an unsubstantiated claim, the more outlandish the better.  But I'm glad we agree that the Russians did actively interfere in our election.

So why didn't Obama do anything to stop it

See "dodge" above 

They have been for 80 years, so what else is new?

Reps and Dems and been fighting for many years – but only over the past three years have the Republicans decided to abandon all principal and patriotism and openly collude with a Russian information warfare campaign, designed to degrade US importance and standing in the world. 

But Germany is beholden to their Russian masters to pay them billions of dollars to import their gas, but expect the US to defend them and at the same time, feel insulted when we ask them to pay their fair share? Seriously?

Perhaps you have it backward, Germany ties Russia to it gas exports, giving it leverage over the Russians – do you really want to lose the 9.5 billion Euro contract Mr Putin? Then perhaps you should do as I say…

Ok, so the left have zero evidence and going off once again by pure emotional desperation.

More leftist/rightist disinformation – really, anytime someone puts these two words in a post you know they are either programmed or allied with the Russians…

No proof of Trump and Russian collusion

How do you know that – been attending Mueller’s meetings? 

…no proof of anything.

Really? I know you only watch Faux News so its understandable you likely missed that fact that Mueller’s team has either indicted or gotten guilty pleas from 32 people and three companies. That group is composed of four former Trump advisers, 26 Russian nationals, three Russian companies, one California man, and one London-based lawyer. Five of these people (including three former Trump aides) have already pleaded guilty.

Funny, their Messiah allowed Putin to take Crimea and didn't lift a finger

See "dodge" above...

, to be honest, how do we know there was No behind the scenes to allow him to get away with this, after all, we can't concretely say it didn't happen

Congratulations - you've just won first prize in our "I want to sound just like Putin" contest...

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Poodle Potus's secret audience with HMV (His Master Vlad) in Finland is an attempt to cover his fat *ss by preventing the outside world from becoming privy to his poor negotiating skills and perhaps concealing the debt Putin is collecting for his demolition job on the Dems and his diplomatic silence over Trump's desecration of Obama's hotel suite? Whatever collusion there was in the past, some real, serious collusion with the Russians will begin in Helsinki as Russia's Jekyll and America's Hyde plot to weaken or break up the EU and the NATO alliance. They probably won't succeed because Amerika's Deep State is about to pull the plug and take the hot air out of the dangerously unmoored, orange blimp.

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Of course he calls the EU a foe -- he's a terrorist. And he'll help Russia continue to control the US as long as his face can appear on TV as he searches for self-worth and a way to control it so it looks like worth instead of being the terrorist he is. Anyone who defends him sucking up to Putin is exactly the same.

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Blacklabel: "es please do select items from other countries if you actually think that America is your enemy and that your country is at “war” with us as someone above is advocating."

It's amusing to watch how scared you are.

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Recent Trump post:

Much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people and all the Dems...

Of course it's unclear - language and clarity of thought have never been Trump's strong point and appear to be declining rapidly - but if read as he likely intended, both much of the media and (all? much?) of the Democratic Party are enemies of the American people.

Somewhere, Putin is doing high-fives with his KGB buddies. What's next: "Lock 'em up!"?

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"I didn't really mean to lump you with the EU and China, master. Sorry. Also, thank you for my presidency."

-Trump to Putin

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The outbursts,temper tantrums, unpredictable mood swings, sometimes from one press conference to the next. The noticeable memory loss, thinking and reasoning skills......

May I humbly suggest a herbal remedy, hypericum perforatum, or St John's wort …..Seriously....

https://nccih.nih.gov/health/stjohnswort/sjw-and-depression.htm

Apparently an effective treatment for depression.

The European Union, all 28 member governments will need a herbal something or other to counter the frustration for uncontrollable, unmanageable intransigence of a President that refuses point blank to adhere to any political or diplomatic protocols........

Onward and upward, Russia summit and a meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin....... What could possibly go wrong?

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Trump said at the press conference with Putin that the U.S. and Russia having 90% of the world's nukes is a bad thing thing, not a good thing, not a positive force, but a negative force. The man does not like nuclear weapons and has no desire to use them. But make no mistake he will, along with the other guys who must turn the keys, if U.S. national security is threatened.

Trump meets one-on-one with Putin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvopPM-TBe8

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I’m not scared about anything. It’s the accusers who have to prove the nonsense they are spouting. 2 years and can’t prove it.

You all do know an indictment is just a fancy name for an accusation right? Still needs proof and convictions.

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Still needs proof and convictions.

Proof is in the intelligence reports for the meddling.

Meuller is working on investigating collusion and any other crimes of the Trump campaign. So far, so good.

I think Trump will walk on the collusion charges. The other charges will be more fruitful.

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I don’t get why Trump is even meeting with Putin. What’s there to talk about? The Russians are not going to stop meddling in US elections any more than the Chinese are. Putin isn’t going to leave Crimea. Obama invited Russia back into Syria so there is no chance that Putin will want to give up influence there. Unless he is going to demand that Putin give Hillary a refund for the money she funneled to Russian intelligence agents for her ineffectual opposition research operation, Trump should not have anything to do with him.

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"I don’t get why Trump is even meeting with Putin. What’s there to talk about?"

Oh, I don't know... avoiding nuclear or conventional war... trade... the Mueller BS...

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Well, as I predicted:

"I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today," Trump said during a joint news conference following his summit with Putin."

Step 2 will be to return to the US and say he backs the intelligence community. The basic 180 job.

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"I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today," Trump said during a joint news conference following his summit with Putin."

How can anyone have any confidence in America’s intelligence agencies? It wasn’t that long ago that Dems loathed them for their “lies” about Sadam’s WMD’s. Today Republicans don’t trust them because they don’t seem at all interested in investigating Hillary’s funding Russians to provide opposition research against Trump. Republicans also also upset for their failure to warn Trump that they were investigating possible Russian penetration of his campaign - thus possibly failing to prevent foreign interference during the election. And why? As an insurance policy in case he won the presidency according to one FBI agent. Then you got Obama’s director of intelligence who admitted to supporting communist political candidates. Not to mention the spy agencies were caught lying about the fact that they have been ease dropping on every American’s communications in bulk via the NSA’s massive data collection operation. Not much to have confidence about at all.

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"I don’t get why Trump is even meeting with Putin. What’s there to talk about?"

Oh, I don't know... avoiding nuclear or conventional war... trade... the Mueller BS...

payment for services rendered... future directions for how to proceed... issues to avoid to protect the Russians...

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How can anyone have any confidence in America’s intelligence agencies? It wasn’t that long ago that Dems loathed them for their “lies” about Sadam’s WMD’s.

I guess you didn't watch the follow-ups after the war. The intelligence agencies has told the Bush administration that the intelligence was not solid nor dependable, yet the Bush administration decided to use it anyways, because little Bush wanted to finish the job big Bush didn't. Do you think that the intelligence agencies should be withholding any information that is not 100% confirmed when reporting to the leaders? Where is the line at which intelligence agencies should withhold information from the higher-ups?

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It wasn’t that long ago that Dems loathed them for their “lies” about Sadam’s WMD’s

GWB WH wanted it anyway. Proof! They outed a CIA spy over it. Remember Scooter Libby was convicted over this? Cheney (to his dying day) will believe Saddam supported Al Qaeda.

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GWB WH wanted it anyway. Proof! They outed a CIA spy over it. Remember Scooter Libby was convicted over this? Cheney (to his dying day) will believe Saddam supported Al Qaeda.

”They” would be Richard Armitage. The Independent Counsel knee that on the first day yet he railroaded Scooter Libby into a perjury trap. Armitage admitted to it. Yet he wasn’t prosecuted.

The Bush Administration and Congress both believed the intelligence agencies. Dems in the Senate specifically sought their own proof directly from them unfiltered by the Bush Administration. The result- Hillary and a majority of the Senate voted for war. Even the Dems favorite Republican General Colin Powell was all in. Sorry but you cannot rewrite history.

All that and American intelligence is now all of the sudden foolproof. It cannot be questioned or you are a traitor! Sounds like too many simply believe whatever gives them a political advantage.

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The result- Hillary

Hillary was never president. It was Bush who got us into war. Proof: The WH outed a CIA spy who was a key person against the war and go snub him out they outed him. More proof: Libby went to prison for it. More proof: Cheney is a sick man who still thinks Saddam was part of Al Quada

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Stranger: "payment for services rendered"

What services specifically would those be? Can't wait...

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What services specifically would those be? Can't wait...

Defending Russia against allegations of hacking the country, trying to get Russia back into the G8 etc.

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