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Putin: Russia knows Mueller probe 'gave birth to a mouse'

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By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and IRINA TITOVA

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Well, if Putin says so, we can trust him. He has as much credibility as Trump.

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Well, he as as much credibility as the US justice system and spy apparatus, I can agree on that.

With whom would you be agreeing?

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However, Mueller uncovered evidence of a Kremlin operation to interfere with the 2016 vote. He charged 12 Russian military intelligence officers with breaking into Democratic Party computers and the email accounts of officials with Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Another indictment detailed Russia's use of phony social media accounts to spread divisive rhetoric and to undermine the U.S. political system.

Does anyone know if 'mouse' and 'rat' are equivalent terms in the Russian language? Based on the above it looks like Mueller caught toxic rats set loose by Putin - using the Internet Research Agency, GRU and others, and supported by Qanon, Breitbart, etal - to further undermine the remaining bits of US political systems. But then many Trump supporters have said all along they want just that and support Trump's attempts to bring those systems down.

While he and Ivanka are using his time in office to expand their global business dealings.

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because no one knows better than us: Russia has not meddled in any U.S. election

I think even Trump fans would muster a disagreement about this, even though they would hate going against Trump and Putin.

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What else would you expect Putin to say?

Accept it, ignore it, move on.

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There is no way anything he can say that won't make Trump look even worse - is this some sort of KGB disinformation ploy?

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Yeah. I doubt Putin has read the report (though with Trump, who knows). What is certain is the noose is tightening on Russian oligarchs, both with their ability to move money and themselves and family, not just in the US but throughout Europe. They are likely not pleased, which places Putin in a quandary: he must satisfy their basic demands or lose their support, and thus control of the country.

This is a sign of weakness from Putin.

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Not trying to drag anyone at all into an open mike gaffe actually on record, as opposed to fabricated accusations.

Nice dodge. Unfortunately, I'm not a low-information conservative (redundant, I know). You were trying to drag Obama into the conversation about Putin's credibility.

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Just to we are all clear:

Republicans are siding with Putin.

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Well, if Putin says so, we can trust him. He has as much credibility as Trump.

Well, he as as much credibility as the US justice system and spy apparatus, I can agree on that.

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No collusion. Very clear from Mueller.

Very clear from Barr.

If 22 months and 18 lawyers and 30 million dollars doesn’t find it, it’s not there.

18 corrupt, biased, Soro-funded, Derp State lawyers. You trust anything they say? Oh, right, you trust a guy that lies about where his father was born.

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How about we believe Putin to the extent of another fella's promise of "flexibility". Makes sense?

It makes sense that you're trying your hardest to drag Obama into this conversation, but why you are trying to do so does not make sense.

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He had access to the report ?

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Trump is both president and a politician, just not very good ones!

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Putin said he hoped the United States and Russia could focus on more areas of mutual interest, such as nuclear arms control, fighting terrorism and climate change.

That would be good to see.

But given Russia's present and future wealth depends on continuing its sales of oil, gas and coal, and given Trump's inability to take climate change seriously (after all, he has said it was a Chinese 'hoax' and scrapped measures related to dealing with climate change) plus Trump's ongoing support for big oil, I think Putin must be saying he'll work with Trump to ensure no actions are taken that would jeopardize the controls big oil, gas and coal have over the world.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday mocked U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Kremlin interference in the 2016 presidential election, saying "a mountain gave birth to a mouse."

And mouse is orange, and likes to hang out with porn stars and Playboy Bunnies...

However, Mueller uncovered evidence of a Kremlin operation to interfere with the 2016 vote. He charged 12 Russian military intelligence officers with breaking into Democratic Party computers and the email accounts of officials with Hillary Clinton's campaign.

We don't talk about these things in Russian media - we don't do "truth"...

Another indictment detailed Russia's use of phony social media accounts to spread divisive rhetoric and to undermine the U.S. political system.

This is "fake news" - everyone knows your President Obama and the hated Hillary stole their own e-mails, then accused Russia and Wikileaks of this crime...

"We have been saying from the start that this notorious commission led by Mr. Mueller won't find anything, because no one knows better than us: Russia has not meddled in any U.S. election," Putin said while attending an Arctic forum in St. Petersburg.

And we didn't invade Ukraine, or annex Crimea...and I didn't ask for a penthouse at Trump Tower Moscow...

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Ha ha ha ..... how funny......

Putin said he hoped the United States and Russia could focus on more areas of mutual interest, such as nuclear arms control, fighting terrorism and climate change.

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For once I agree with Putin.

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In the game of 'man or mouse', Trump is certainly no man. He was put in by Putin one way or another and he is a Russian satellite.

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Some democrats just hate President Trump; he's not a politician.

He is a politician. He's the President of the United States. He literally dictates the politics of the most powerful nation in the world (at the moment).

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AG Barr is reviewing FBI conduct during the Mueller probe. This will be interesting.

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Putin may be a thug but he is right on this topic.  Waste of time and money.  And anyway if the Russians were involved you don't think it would have either leaked or been overtly used against the US by now?

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LEDE: Putin: Russia knows Mueller probe 'gave birth to a mouse'

It makes sense that you're trying your hardest to drag (someone) into this conversation, but why you are trying to do so does not make sense.

Not trying to drag anyone at all into an open mike gaffe actually on record, as opposed to fabricated accusations.

What wasn't captured was Putin's guffaw: "Russia knows Lenin gave birth to a mouse."

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I know. You're smart. No low-information liberal, you're not. (Redundant but no apology required.)

You know the difference between on record and fabricated, which provide the crux of Putin's jab at the witch hunt: Russia knows Mueller probe 'gave birth to a mouse'.

(What a subtle double entendre, the smart Ruskie!)

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No collusion. Very clear from Mueller. If 22 months and 18 lawyers and 30 million dollars doesn’t find it, it’s not there.

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How about we believe Putin to the extent of another fella's promise of "flexibility". Makes sense?

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Again as with Ghosn comments, some of y'all boys here are in the wrong field. You should have been journalists. All I know is it seems to me democrats have wasted time, money, and more importantly, have not been doing the job of helping the USA. The same that sometimes republicans do if there is so much mistrust of a democrat. Or hatred. Some democrats just hate President Trump; he's not a politician. Never was, until he ran for office just a few years ago. I'm fed up with all these career politicians!

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Mueller probe 'gave birth to a mouse'

That's one way to put it. The Dems are pissed.

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He charged 12 Russian military intelligence officers with breaking into Democratic Party computers and the email accounts of officials with Hillary Clinton's campaign.

LOL! Basically, he charged (no conviction) the Russian spy agency of, er, well, spying.

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No from Mueller. It’s not the “Barr” report. But keep on killing it with that winning narrative. Mueller team even doing the redactions not Barr.

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Even better Barr said he will investigate how this whole hoax started and also the the IG report on FISA will be out soon.

The office of the inspector general has a pending investigation of the FISA process in the Russia investigation. I expect that will be complete in probably May or June, I am told,” Barr explained, giving the first concrete timetable for the IG probe to wrap up. “So hopefully we'll have some answers from Inspector General Horowitz on the issue of the FISA warrants.”

Then Barr volunteered his bigger news: “More generally, I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016.”

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