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On Monday a Russian woman named Maria Butina was charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation against the United States. Butina entered the United States on a student visa and worked to infiltrate American organizations including the National Rifle Association and the National Prayer Breakfast in an effort to push pro-Russia views and policies. Butina was allegedly involved in failed plans for meetings between Trump and Putin. A statement from the US Department of Justice said that Butina “worked at the direction of a high-level official in the Russian government who was previously a member of the legislature of the Russian Federation.” ___ Butina is the latest of 26 Russians to face charges related to meddling in US elections.: WORLD NEWS RUS. "AGENT" CHARGED July 17 | A Russian woman named Maria Butina has been charged with acting as an agent against the US. On Monday a Russian woman named Maria Butina was charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation against the United States. Butina entered the United States on a student visa and worked to infiltrate American organizations including the National Rifle Association and the National Prayer Breakfast in an effort to push pro-Russia views and policies. Butina was allegedly involved in failed plans for meetings between Trump and Putin. A statement from the US Department of Justice said that Butina “worked at the direction of a high-level official in the Russian government who was previously a member of the legislature of the Russian Federation.” ___ Butina is the latest of 26 Russians to face charges related to meddling in US elections.

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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in neutral host city, Helsinki, Finland on Monday. Trump and Putin had one-on-one meetings, spoke with advisers, and took questions from reporters in a press conference. ___ Trump said the relationship between the U.S. and Russia “has never been worse than it is now. However, that changed as of about four hours ago” and called Putin a “good competitor” and not an adversary. ___ When Trump was asked if he sides with U.S. intelligence or with Putin he brought up Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails, and said "I don't see any reason why it would be [Russia], I really want to see the server." He added, "President Putin was extremely strong in his denial." __ Putin told reporters that “the Russian state has never interfered, and is not going to interfere, in internal American affairs, including the election process.” ___ This comes days after 12 Russian intelligence officers were indicted for meddling in the election. ___ Mr. Putin touched on the Iran nuclear deal, which Mr. Trump withdrew from in May, noting the two leaders still disagree on the topic. The two also discussed the war in Syria, and Mr. Putin said it could be “the first showcase example of the successful joint work” between the two countries. ___ Photo: Yuri Kadobnova-AFP-Getty Images: WORLD NEWS TRUMP-PUTIN SUMMIT July 16 | Trump and Putin deny any Russian interference in U.S. elections during their meeting in Helsinki, Finland. President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in neutral host city, Helsinki, Finland on Monday. Trump and Putin had one-on-one meetings, spoke with advisers, and took questions from reporters in a press conference. ___ Trump said the relationship between the U.S. and Russia “has never been worse than it is now. However, that changed as of about four hours ago” and called Putin a “good competitor” and not an adversary. ___ When Trump was asked if he sides with U.S. intelligence or with Putin he brought up Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails, and said "I don't see any reason why it would be [Russia], I really want to see the server." He added, "President Putin was extremely strong in his denial." __ Putin told reporters that “the Russian state has never interfered, and is not going to interfere, in internal American affairs, including the election process.” ___ This comes days after 12 Russian intelligence officers were indicted for meddling in the election. ___ Mr. Putin touched on the Iran nuclear deal, which Mr. Trump withdrew from in May, noting the two leaders still disagree on the topic. The two also discussed the war in Syria, and Mr. Putin said it could be “the first showcase example of the successful joint work” between the two countries. ___ Photo: Yuri Kadobnova-AFP-Getty Images

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macgregor1013: I can’t wait to learn what Putin has on Trump - it got to be consequential. Whatever Putin wants, he supports. Why would you give G status to a country that invades to annex another nation, hacks your voting systems, meddles in your election, and who knows what else? This line of reasoning that Trump is controlled by the Kremlin is a level of red baiting, hive mind, groupthink  that is just frightening. it’s sad how liberals fall for this nonsense. I am no conservative nor Trump supporter but this has got to stop. Also the homophobic undertones that the “resistance” are promoting with Trump and Putin being in love has got to stop (to be fair in this post it is not used).  My opinion is that Trump and his lackeys did money laundering in Russia. There is ample evidence of this. There is, so far, a lot of nothingburgers when it comes to the claims that Trump is controlled by the Kremlin and even the more simple claim that Russia is working hard to appease Putin. If Putin and Trump are so cozy and so in bed with each other then answer this: 1. why did Russia not vote with the USA in regards to Israel? 2. Trump is also nice to Duerte, Kim Jong un, and Netanyahu. is he their puppet too? 3. Trump is being more hawkish to Russia than Obama was. The Trump administration has sold weapons to Ukraine something Obama did not take a side on as to not exacerbate the separatist tensions why would a putin puppet do that? 4. Trump admitted a new NATO member, Montenegro, despite Russia’s objections 5. He has increased NATO military numbers outside of the border of Russia  6. Trump has bombed Syria multiple times against Assad while Putin supports Assad, what kind of great relationship is this? Trump is increasing the proxy war not deescalating it. 7. Trump appointed Mattis and pentagon say that Russia and China are a greater threat to national security than terrorism 8. John Bolton is pushing for increasingly hawkish measures on Russia and many other countries 9. There is ample evidence that Trump administration officials including Kushner were manipulated by Israel, yet no one is complaining about that. Israel the sacred cow of both parties isn’t seen as an issue since it’s all Russia. Also after a year of investigating the 19 or so indictments, and the guilty pleas involved, NONE of them have anything to do with Trump Russia Election conspiracy ie- Manafort and Gates were accused of money laundering for funds in Ukraine (as ive been saying for months money laundering is where the evidence points to). With Flynn and papadopoulos both lied to the intelligence agencies but none of it directly pointed to election meddling. In flynns case it was to undermine obama in Israel and one step was to talk to a Russian ambassador the second convo was about sanctions. There is speculative evidence that perhaps was being so nice to Putin because Trump thought he wasn’t going to win and he wanted to push a Trump tower in Moscow and also money laundering. But the evidence that Putin or the Kremlin is controlling Trump and colluded in overturning democracy is weak. Meme farms have not been connected to the kremlin and even if they were . come on give me a break. Memes did not change the election. Democrats need to take responsibility for pushing a lifeless corpse of a candidate who colluded with her party to win, shunned progressives while pretending to be one, and who was known for lying, scandals, and flip flopping. Democrats are just embarrassed that they poured hundreds of millions of dollars into an “inevitable” candidate who lost to a reality TV star.  Liberals should focus on Trump’s corruption, his policies, and their own policies as a more effective way of galvanizing people. The democrats need to stand up for something besides Russiagate hysteria and Trumps tweets. Immigrant families are being pulled apart while Rachel Madow and the liberals go full on looney tunes with Russia hysteria. Also note how Obama made fun of Romney for being so ardently against Russia even calling it McCarthyism and now that Trump rhetoric-wise doesn’t want to murder Putin in his sleep, the same democrats who laughed at Romney now want Trump to be hawkish and antagonistic towards Russia, which ironically, at least policy-wise, he has been. Also I love how liberals now in a tribalist reversal revere the FBI and CIA, two very corrupt agencies that have lied to us many times before, have spied on activists, leftists, and its own citizens, and responsible for regime changes around the world. Liberals also now love Mueller who lied to us about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. This is insanity. I am not saying it is impossible that Trump and Putin can be working together, What I am saying is that is seems based on the evidence highly improbable. Skepticism is an important tool in the toolbox of critical thinking. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Here are some sources that might whet your appetite for an alternative view of this nonsense  1  (author on collusion fails to show how Russia and Trump colluded. offers no evidence 2  (an hour long debate on Russia and Trump being a traitor; both sides discuss evidence; it is clear which side is lacking in evidence at least to me) 3   (a year after the Russia Trump investigation: an analysis)  : Trudeau, Merkel and Macron are now the leaders of the free world. Because Trump is an unstable, infantile, bully who works for Russia instead of the American people. ge Credit: wI h /eptod hitips/ /ortiy/ ad Hitj/ /bit.ly/23potou macgregor1013: I can’t wait to learn what Putin has on Trump - it got to be consequential. Whatever Putin wants, he supports. Why would you give G status to a country that invades to annex another nation, hacks your voting systems, meddles in your election, and who knows what else? This line of reasoning that Trump is controlled by the Kremlin is a level of red baiting, hive mind, groupthink  that is just frightening. it’s sad how liberals fall for this nonsense. I am no conservative nor Trump supporter but this has got to stop. Also the homophobic undertones that the “resistance” are promoting with Trump and Putin being in love has got to stop (to be fair in this post it is not used).  My opinion is that Trump and his lackeys did money laundering in Russia. There is ample evidence of this. There is, so far, a lot of nothingburgers when it comes to the claims that Trump is controlled by the Kremlin and even the more simple claim that Russia is working hard to appease Putin. If Putin and Trump are so cozy and so in bed with each other then answer this: 1. why did Russia not vote with the USA in regards to Israel? 2. Trump is also nice to Duerte, Kim Jong un, and Netanyahu. is he their puppet too? 3. Trump is being more hawkish to Russia than Obama was. The Trump administration has sold weapons to Ukraine something Obama did not take a side on as to not exacerbate the separatist tensions why would a putin puppet do that? 4. Trump admitted a new NATO member, Montenegro, despite Russia’s objections 5. He has increased NATO military numbers outside of the border of Russia  6. Trump has bombed Syria multiple times against Assad while Putin supports Assad, what kind of great relationship is this? Trump is increasing the proxy war not deescalating it. 7. Trump appointed Mattis and pentagon say that Russia and China are a greater threat to national security than terrorism 8. John Bolton is pushing for increasingly hawkish measures on Russia and many other countries 9. There is ample evidence that Trump administration officials including Kushner were manipulated by Israel, yet no one is complaining about that. Israel the sacred cow of both parties isn’t seen as an issue since it’s all Russia. Also after a year of investigating the 19 or so indictments, and the guilty pleas involved, NONE of them have anything to do with Trump Russia Election conspiracy ie- Manafort and Gates were accused of money laundering for funds in Ukraine (as ive been saying for months money laundering is where the evidence points to). With Flynn and papadopoulos both lied to the intelligence agencies but none of it directly pointed to election meddling. In flynns case it was to undermine obama in Israel and one step was to talk to a Russian ambassador the second convo was about sanctions. There is speculative evidence that perhaps was being so nice to Putin because Trump thought he wasn’t going to win and he wanted to push a Trump tower in Moscow and also money laundering. But the evidence that Putin or the Kremlin is controlling Trump and colluded in overturning democracy is weak. Meme farms have not been connected to the kremlin and even if they were . come on give me a break. Memes did not change the election. Democrats need to take responsibility for pushing a lifeless corpse of a candidate who colluded with her party to win, shunned progressives while pretending to be one, and who was known for lying, scandals, and flip flopping. Democrats are just embarrassed that they poured hundreds of millions of dollars into an “inevitable” candidate who lost to a reality TV star.  Liberals should focus on Trump’s corruption, his policies, and their own policies as a more effective way of galvanizing people. The democrats need to stand up for something besides Russiagate hysteria and Trumps tweets. Immigrant families are being pulled apart while Rachel Madow and the liberals go full on looney tunes with Russia hysteria. Also note how Obama made fun of Romney for being so ardently against Russia even calling it McCarthyism and now that Trump rhetoric-wise doesn’t want to murder Putin in his sleep, the same democrats who laughed at Romney now want Trump to be hawkish and antagonistic towards Russia, which ironically, at least policy-wise, he has been. Also I love how liberals now in a tribalist reversal revere the FBI and CIA, two very corrupt agencies that have lied to us many times before, have spied on activists, leftists, and its own citizens, and responsible for regime changes around the world. Liberals also now love Mueller who lied to us about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. This is insanity. I am not saying it is impossible that Trump and Putin can be working together, What I am saying is that is seems based on the evidence highly improbable. Skepticism is an important tool in the toolbox of critical thinking. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Here are some sources that might whet your appetite for an alternative view of this nonsense  1  (author on collusion fails to show how Russia and Trump colluded. offers no evidence 2  (an hour long debate on Russia and Trump being a traitor; both sides discuss evidence; it is clear which side is lacking in evidence at least to me) 3   (a year after the Russia Trump investigation: an analysis)  

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In a thread of morning Twitter posts, President Trump wrote about his recent meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, declaring that it is “time to move forward in working constructively with Russia!” During Trump and Putin’s closed-door-meeting, Trump claims to have negotiated a ceasefire in parts of Syria, discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit with the Russians, and to have pressed President Putin multiple times about Russia’s meddling in the U.S. presidential election. To which Trump tweeted “He [Putin] vehemently denied it. I’ve already given my opinion.”: be POLITICS MOVING FORWARD July 9 Trump declares it's "time to move forward" with a constructive relationship between the United States and Russia In a thread of morning Twitter posts, President Trump wrote about his recent meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, declaring that it is “time to move forward in working constructively with Russia!” During Trump and Putin’s closed-door-meeting, Trump claims to have negotiated a ceasefire in parts of Syria, discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit with the Russians, and to have pressed President Putin multiple times about Russia’s meddling in the U.S. presidential election. To which Trump tweeted “He [Putin] vehemently denied it. I’ve already given my opinion.”

In a thread of morning Twitter posts, President Trump wrote about his recent meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, declarin...

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