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Putin says Russia didn't meddle in U.S. election, despite evidence

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Exactly what Donny and the Trumpophiles say. Imagine that.

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Speaking in response to a question from The Associated Press during a meeting with chief executives of international news agencies in St. Petersburg, the Russian leader said that "we didn't meddle, we aren't meddling and we will not meddle in any elections."

And the only people who believe that are Putin, his puppet Trump, and the few Trumpers who post here on JT...

Have to say, his denial was rather "sweeping and systemic" - just like Mueller described the influence operation..

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And the only people who believe that are Putin, his puppet Trump, and the few Trumpers who post here on JT...

Have to say, his denial was rather "sweeping and systemic" - just like Mueller described the influence operation..

No one believes that. Everyone believes the Russians meddled in our elections, the difference is, there was No evidence of the President colluding with the Russians which was indicted in the Mueller report.

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And so does the current occupant of the White House at the detriment of We the People of the United States of America.

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"We didn't do it!"

A big steaming pile of BS Russian style.

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"we didn't meddle, we aren't meddling and we will not meddle in any elections."

That is what Putin said. The article inserted "despite the evident", implying that Putin acknowledged the existence of evidence of Russian meddling. The article is a piece of deceptive journalism typical of the mainstream fake news.

If people are so concerned, why not discuss Israel's meddling in US elections.

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No evidence of the President colluding with the Russians which was indicted in the Mueller report.

but Mueller didnt clear Trump of obstruction whis is also a crime, thought Id fix that for you

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but Mueller didnt clear Trump of obstruction whis is also a crime,

But has no evidence of it, still no conviction

thought Id fix that for you

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3) What Barr's ongoing smear campaign against Robert Mueller is really about concerning Russia and Trump

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/what-barr-s-ongoing-smear-campaign-against-robert-mueller-really-ncna1014836

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but Mueller didnt clear Trump of obstruction whis is also a crime

What's your point? Mueller also did not clear you of obstruction....

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But has no evidence of it, still no conviction

Do you really not follow events? Are you truly unaware of what the evidence is and why there has been no conviction so far?

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Not sure if Russia has government controlled "private" companies that may do such things as do China. And the US may even be doing the same. The idea is "plausible deniability."

The interesting thing is that all reports we see or hear about have been that Russia has interfered but not the Russian government has.

But then for Russia, it would have been better to support Hilary whom they already knew from their past dealing exactly how she may work with Russia and China. To collaborate and support some candidate that they did not know enough about would have been dangerous.

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No one believes that. Everyone believes the Russians meddled in our elections, the difference is, there was No evidence of the President colluding with the Russians which was indicted in the Mueller report.

What? Your President doesn't believe it - he stood right on a stage with Putin and said "I believe Vlad" over all our intelligence and national security agencies...and he still says that...and a lot of Trumpers believe it too.

And Donnie has done nothing to prevent them from doing it again.

I have to wonder how many Trumpers actually want the Russians to interfere again in 2020 to help Donnie get elected...

but Mueller didnt clear Trump of obstruction whis is also a crime,

But has no evidence of it, still no conviction. thought Id fix that for you

Let me fix it for you - Mueller identified 10 instances of obstruction of justice, presented the evidence, and since Justice Dept policy was that a sitting President couldn't be indicted, left the indictment decision up to Barr - who as Trump's poodle, failed to do his duty.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/18/18484947/mueller-report-obstruction-of-justice-summary

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Mueller has uncovered evidence of a Kremlin operation to interfere with the 2016 vote. He charged 12 Russian military intelligence officers with breaking into Democratic Party emails, and also indicted other Russians who used phony social media accounts to spread divisive rhetoric and to undermine the U.S. political system.

Don't forget those ridiculous Facebook ads! Oh my!

These Are the Ads Russia Bought on Facebook in 2016

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/us/politics/russia-2016-election-facebook.html

Meanwhile China has done far more damage to our country than Russia. Biden doesn't seem to realize that.

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3) What Barr's ongoing smear campaign against Robert Mueller is really about concerning Russia and Trump

What a bunch of steaming BS. The media is so desperate for clicks. Mueller and Barr are very, very close friends for over 30 years. Barr said, both men came to different conclusions and Barr said, if he thought for any reason the President was guilty of anything suspicious or damning, he should charge him, Mueller didn’t, case over, shut. Either the man committed a crime, charge him or he didn’t, in that case, he’s innocent.

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so no comments about all these “Russians” being found to actually be US intelligence assets?

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What? Your President doesn't believe it - he stood right on a stage with Putin and said "I believe Vlad" over all our intelligence and national security agencies...and he still says that...and a lot of Trumpers believe it too.

If Trump wants to believe it, so what?

And Donnie has done nothing to prevent them from doing it again.

The Obama administration in 2014 didn’t take the Russian threats seriously either...add to that Uranium One....hmmmm...

I have to wonder how many Trumpers actually want the Russians to interfere again in 2020 to help Donnie get elected...

Ask Facebook.

Let me fix it for you - Mueller identified 10 instances of obstruction of justice, presented the evidence, and since Justice Dept policy was that a sitting President couldn't be indicted,

Then no crime was committed, at best, the so called evidence was flimsy and he knew it wouldn’t stand the smell test.

left the indictment decision up to Barr - who as Trump's poodle, failed to do his duty.

Holder was Obama’s wingman, so it’s a good thing.

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Mueller presented 10 instances of potential obstruction of justice then told a story about each one, then decided he couldn’t decide if those were obstruction or not.

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Black et al,

You are really brave making public comments when you lack the basic information. Or are you actually aware of the reality, and just pretending not to be? Not sure which reflects more poorly.

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Russia is worried about its right to exercise the Monroe doctrine. It also feels it's been encircled by NATO from the Baltics and should Japan go ahead with the aegis ashore the encirclement would be complete. All this in total disregard of the Reykjavik promise of NATO not expanding further east from East Germany.

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What? Your President doesn't believe it - he stood right on a stage with Putin and said "I believe Vlad" over all our intelligence and national security agencies...and he still says that...and a lot of Trumpers believe it too.

If Trump wants to believe it, so what?

Well, there's this little thing called the Constitution that says the President must protect and defend the nation. How's he going to do that when he won't acknowledge the threat?

And Donnie has done nothing to prevent them from doing it again.

The Obama administration in 2014 didn’t take the Russian threats seriously either...add to that Uranium One....hmmmm...

Thank you for agreeing with me...Trump's done nothing but give Putin everything he wants.

I have to wonder how many Trumpers actually want the Russians to interfere again in 2020 to help Donnie get elected...

Ask Facebook.

Easier to ask the Internet Research Agency - Donnie may know, it's run by an oligarch that has probably loaned him money...

Let me fix it for you - Mueller identified 10 instances of obstruction of justice, presented the evidence, and since Justice Dept policy was that a sitting President couldn't be indicted,

Then no crime was committed, at best, the so called evidence was flimsy and he knew it wouldn’t stand the smell test.

More than 1,000 bipartisan former prosecutors have now signed their names on a petition maintaining that if Trump weren't president of the United States, he would have been indicted on multiple charges for obstruction of justice.

left the indictment decision up to Barr - who as Trump's poodle, failed to do his duty.

Holder was Obama’s wingman, so it’s a good thing.

Again, thank you for agreeing with me...Barr was derelict in his duty...

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There mere suggestion that they (Russia) did has thrown the US into dysfunctional disarray and has led to severe Polarization across the States... no one caused this situation, other than the US Citizens themselves and... certain Politicians who sought personal gain from promoting such a rumor. This is the weapon of the Future that has been deployed today. Think about it.

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I think at this point everyone, even Trump fans, accept that Russia meddled. We're all in agreement there and Trump fans here probably won't have an issue about what I just said.

That being said, I don't think any of us will ever understand why Trump stood next to Putin and took his side, and why Trump ordered the notes of his meeting with Putin be destroyed and refuses to talk about what was discussed. It makes you wonder if Trump has the bests interests of America and the American people in mind when he's dealing with Putin since so many of his actions don't seem rooted in logic.

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Let's see... If the Russians interfered during the 2016 elections, then that would mean it would have happened during the PREVIOUS administration. Secondly, Mueller's investigation claims to have evidence of the interference, yet hasn't provided any such evidence. Somehow, THAT evidence hasn't been leaked.

Thirdly, data experts have concluded that the "leak" of DNC emails(which were NOT debunked as fake = true) were an INTERNAL leak, not an external hack due to the high speed of the download, perhaps by a disgruntled Sanders supporter(Seth Rich?).

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One of the 10 “obstructions” was the firing of Comey. Can anyone show me where Mueller said Trump couldn’t do that and that it was a criminal act? He wouid have been prosecuted for that except that he is a sitting president? Nope,

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So mueller puts out 10 things and makes no determination on the legality of any of them. Why? Because he can’t indict doesnt mean he can’t say it’s illegal to do it.

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Deny that the Clinton's are responsible for inviting the Russian's to meddle, and your ignorance shows. Is there any doubt your feeble and susceptible mind was snatched and made to vote for Hillary? No.

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Trump won because many Americans don't like savvy Hillary 'Libya' Clinton.

Blamin the Russians for her defeat is a big gross insult to the da-kine intelligence of the American voters.

If 'Back to the Future' Bernie Saunders or Michael Rubens Bloomberg were the candidate or some say even Al Gore or Michael Jordan, then the result could have been different.

And then people will blame Shaq and Charles instead of the Russians!

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So mueller puts out 10 things and makes no determination on the legality of any of them. Why? Because he can’t indict doesnt mean he can’t say it’s illegal to do it.

Its pretty simple really.... “Since the president cannot be prosecuted while in office, any determination that he committed a crime while not allowing for a trial would undermine legal principles of fairness, as it “affords no such adversarial opportunity for public name-clearing before an impartial adjudicator,”

you can either go back to Mueller’s statement or the report. It’s been explained.

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