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    The Russian Investigation and leak theory

    Things have been fairly quiet. Theoretically, a thorough investigation should take quite a while.

    So what is your theory of leaks for the investigation? Here are a few options. I don't fully embrace any of these.

    1) The leaks have been shut down and we should not expect any regardless of findings that are firming up.

    2) Nobody can stop leaks. So there are no firm findings and not much will be revealed.

    3) Both sides are now under the microscope and since Obama people did the leaking before, the leakers have been
    told to stop as part of a larger deal between those being investigated.

    4) Trump has threatened to drop a MOAB or two if the leaking doesn't stop.

    5) Comey is about to resign under pressure and the whole investigation will be delayed

    6) Other?

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    The investigation isn't concerned with leaking anything, it's investigating ties between any trump surrogates and the russians.

    Since after the unmasking that was 100% legal that information must be turned over to the whitehouse and they say some 20-40 people there would then know. If you really give a shit about the leak that is where you should start looking because it did not come from Rice. Comey knows that and so does anyone who isn't a repubublican partisan dipshit.

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    There may be further leaks. Who knows? Then again, maybe they're close to a resolution and will be announcing findings and/or indictments soon. Maybe the leaker will be included in the indictments.

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    Two stories dealing with Russia's meddling in the election broke Tuesday night. And both were full of bad news for President Donald Trump.

    The first revealed that a number of Democratic and Republican lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committees who have seen classified documents see no evidence that Obama administration officials did anything unusual or illegal, further suggesting Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California, misled Trump (and the public) when he described documents relating to the unmasking of Trump campaign officials caught up in an incidental collection operation by the intelligence community.

    The second reveals that the FBI obtained a secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court court warrant in August 2016 aimed at monitoring the communications of one-time Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page. The key paragraph:
    "The FBI and the Justice Department obtained the warrant targeting Carter Page's communications after convincing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, in this case Russia, according to the officials."
    So FOX may be squawking about Rice but that is diversionary bullshit. Those performing the investigation know damn well that Rice did nothing wrong and they aren't looking at her at all. They are looking at the fact that a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge ruled there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power. Now there are 2 on that committee that have hinted that someone will probably be going to jail and it ain't gonna be Susan Rice.
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    Maybe if Trump doesn't play ball with Putin there will be a flood of "leaks."

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    Things have been fairly quiet. Theoretically, a thorough investigation should take quite a while.

    So what is your theory of leaks for the investigation? Here are a few options. I don't fully embrace any of these.

    1) The leaks have been shut down and we should not expect any regardless of findings that are firming up.

    2) Nobody can stop leaks. So there are no firm findings and not much will be revealed.

    3) Both sides are now under the microscope and since Obama people did the leaking before, the leakers have been
    told to stop as part of a larger deal between those being investigated.

    4) Trump has threatened to drop a MOAB or two if the leaking doesn't stop.

    5) Comey is about to resign under pressure and the whole investigation will be delayed

    6) Other?
    None of the above. The investigation is not concerned with leaks. The investigation is not concerned with whether the Trump administration was investigated. The investigation is concerned with what Russian agents did to tamper with the 2016 election and whether the Trump administration was directly involved in the conspiracy.
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    Leaks are a minor detail of the total investigations.

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    My theory is...


    if a videotape of Trump promising Putin, in person, that he'd lift the sanctions if Putin helped get him elected....came out? Clear and incontroverible evidence of collusion?


    kmiller would STILL try to come up with a way to tell us "Who are you going to believe....me or your lying eyes?"

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    Clearly nobody wants to play.

    Although I will never understand what folks get out of "staying on message."

    Who do you think cares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    My theory is...


    if a videotape of Trump promising Putin, in person, that he'd lift the sanctions if Putin helped get him elected....came out? Clear and incontroverible evidence of collusion?


    kmiller would STILL try to come up with a way to tell us "Who are you going to believe....me or your lying eyes?"

    Yep...

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