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    07 Feb '18 01:18
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/06/schiff-apparently-pranked-by-russian-radio-hosts-who-promised-naked-trump-photos.html


    Poor fool.
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    07 Feb '18 01:511 edit
    Just gonna post it. Ya beat me to it. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5355713/Adam-Schiff-spoofed-Russian-claim-nude-Trump-pic.html
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    07 Feb '18 13:191 edit
    Originally posted by @kquinn909
    Just gonna post it. Ya beat me to it. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5355713/Adam-Schiff-spoofed-Russian-claim-nude-Trump-pic.html
    Schiff said Trump jr was treasonous for the exact same thing. You cant make this s**t up.
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    07 Feb '18 13:271 edit
    That's it!

    I'm calling up Nancy Pelosi now and telling her that his wife is a KGB secret agent cross dresser that likes to pee on him.

    it should be on CNN within the hour.
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    07 Feb '18 14:272 edits
    We should have a contest. Who can come up with the best dossier?
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    07 Feb '18 15:12
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    Schiff said Trump jr was treasonous for the exact same thing. You cant make this s**t up.
    "You cant make this s**t up"

    There's a lot riding on that assumption.
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    08 Feb '18 01:26
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/06/schiff-apparently-pranked-by-russian-radio-hosts-who-promised-naked-trump-photos.html


    Poor fool.
    A bit more to the story:

    On April 10, 2017, an assistant to Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Donald Trump’s campaign for possible collusion with the Kremlin, patched in a long-planned call from Andriy Parubiy, the speaker of the Rada, the Ukrainian parliament. Parubiy said he had some potentially explosive information about Trump’s visit to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant in 2013.

    “I would just caution that our Russian friends may be listening to the conversation, so I wouldn’t share anything over the phone that you don’t want them to hear,” Schiff warned.

    But Parubiy persisted. “In November 2013, Mr. Trump visited Moscow, he visited competition Miss Universe, and there he met with Russian journalist and celebrity Ksenia Sobchak,” he said in his heavily accented, awkward English. He explained that in addition to having ties to Putin, Sobchak is “also known as a person who provides girls for escort for oligarchs. And she met with Trump and she brought him one Russian girl, celebrity Olga Buzova.” Schiff soberly asked for clarification, and Parubiy answered directly: Sobchak, he said, is a “special agent of Russian secret service.”

    Buzova “got compromising materials on Trump after their short relations,” Parubiy said. “There were pictures of naked Trump.”

    Schiff betrayed no emotion. “And so Putin was made aware of the availability of the compromising material?” he asked.

    “Yes, of course,” Parubiy said. Putin wanted it communicated to Trump that “all those compromising materials will never be released if Trump will cancel all Russian sanctions.” The biggest bombshell: He had obtained a recording of Buzova and Sobchak talking about the kompromat while the two were visiting Ukraine. He told Schiff, “We are ready to provide [those materials] to FBI.”

    Parubiy had more to say. He told Schiff about meetings that Trump’s former national-security adviser, Michael Flynn, had had with a Russian pop singer who served as an intermediary for the Kremlin. They’d met at a café in Brighton Beach, a Russian-immigrant enclave in Brooklyn, where, Parubiy said, “they used a special password before their meetings.” One would say, “Weather is good on Deribasovskaya.” The right response was “It rains again on Brighton Beach.”

    “All righty. Good, this is very helpful. I appreciate it,” Schiff said. He told Parubiy that the U.S. would welcome the chance to review the evidence he had described. “We will try to work with the FBI to figure out, along with your staff, how we can obtain copies.”

    Schiff was right to be concerned about “our Russian friends” listening in, though not in the way he imagined. It wasn’t Parubiy who’d called. It was Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov, two Russian pranksters known as Vovan and Lexus. There was no kompromat, no meetings between Flynn and a Russian pop star in Brighton Beach. The call made the Americans look gullible, which suited the callers. Kuznetsov and Stolyarov immediately sent the recording to Kremlin-friendly media, which gleefully made hay of it: another dumb American, ready to believe the most-ludicrous stories about a Russia run by sneaky, evil spies. Any Russian listening to the tape would have instantly recognized how silly the conversation was. There were the B-list Russian celebrities, plus other cultural signals, like the code phrase Flynn allegedly used, which is actually the title of a classic Russian comedy.

    “We wanted to talk to someone who specifically works on intelligence and give him a completely insane version of events,” Kuznetsov told me of the prank.

    “We leaked him a bunch of disinformation,” Stolyarov said. “It was completely absurd.” (A spokesman for Schiff said, “Before agreeing to take the call, and immediately following it, the committee informed appropriate law-enforcement and security personnel of the conversation, and of our belief that it was probably bogus.”)

    Kuznetsov and Stolyarov come off as the Jerky Boys of Russia, but they are more than that. We met at a Belgian pub in one of Moscow’s bedroom communities. Kuznetsov, 31, wore a white shirt flecked with black skulls, and Stolyarov, 29, a gray hoodie with Putin’s face superimposed on a map of Russia. (“I see Putin positively,” Stolyarov said. “I can’t think of anything major I’d disagree with him on,” Kuznetsov concurred.) When the duo met, in 2014, they started pranking Russian celebrities, but quickly tired of it. “It’s more interesting talking to people who decide people’s fates,” Kuznetsov said.

    He and Stolyarov have repeatedly denied any connection to the Russian secret services, but they clearly have cozy ties to the government. They have had shows on several Kremlin-controlled TV channels, which requires high-level approval. When I met them, they casually mentioned that they had been at the Russian Parliament the day before, meeting with a well-known elected official. “We’re working on a project,” Stolyarov said coyly, then bragged about having hacked the Skype account of the late Russian oligarch—and Putin enemy—Boris Berezovsky “for a long time.” They had somehow obtained the cellphone numbers of foreign leaders such as Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/01/putins-game/546548/

    In short, you have two Kremlin connected proxies leaking disinformation in order to try to distract from the collusion investigation. And unlike Trump, Schiff promptly reported such contacts to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
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    08 Feb '18 14:19
    Originally posted by @no1marauder
    A bit more to the story:

    On April 10, 2017, an assistant to Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Donald Trump’s campaign for possible collusion with the Kremlin, patched in a long-planned call from Andriy Parubiy, the speaker of the Rada, the Ukrainian parliament. Parubiy said he had some poten ...[text shortened]... nlike Trump, Schiff promptly reported such contacts to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
    Schiff did not report anything...he tried to set up a meeting.
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    08 Feb '18 14:491 edit
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    Schiff did not report anything...he tried to set up a meeting.
    From your link in the OP:

    A spokesman for Schiff told The Atlantic that the committee reported the call to "appropriate law enforcement and security personnel" and told them "of our belief that it was probably bogus."

    From kquinn's link:

    'I'll be in touch with the FBI about this. And we'll make arrangements with your staff. I think it probably would be best to provide these materials both to our committee and to the FBI,' said Schiff
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    08 Feb '18 16:571 edit
    Originally posted by @no1marauder
    From your link in the OP:

    A spokesman for Schiff told The Atlantic that the committee reported the call to "appropriate law enforcement and security personnel" and told them "of our belief that it was probably bogus."

    From kquinn's link:

    'I'll be in touch with the FBI about this. And we'll make arrangements with your staff. I think it probably would be best to provide these materials both to our committee and to the FBI,' said Schiff
    Where is your proof of this?

    Now, include the fact the FBI has been found complicit in criminal actions against Trump.
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    08 Feb '18 21:17
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    Where is your proof of this?

    Now, include the fact the FBI has been found complicit in criminal actions against Trump.
    From your and kquinn's and my links. The Schiff quote is on tape.

    No, the FBI hasn't been found complicit in any criminal actions against Trump.
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    08 Feb '18 23:57
    David Laufman, chief of the counterintelligence section of the Justice Dpeartment's Nationl Security divsiion, has stepped down. He had played a leading role in the Clinton email server and Russian hacking investigations -- he was the DOJ guy who interviewed Clinton, Mills, & Abedin with Agent Strzok.

    This is probably not that good of a sign towards the idea that nothing unbecoming happened in the government investigation.
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    09 Feb '18 00:36
    Originally posted by @no1marauder
    From your and kquinn's and my links. The Schiff quote is on tape.

    No, the FBI hasn't been found complicit in any criminal actions against Trump.
    Its not on CNN...of course you don't know.
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    09 Feb '18 00:40
    Originally posted by @jacob-verville
    David Laufman, chief of the counterintelligence section of the Justice Dpeartment's Nationl Security divsiion, has stepped down. He had played a leading role in the Clinton email server and Russian hacking investigations -- he was the DOJ guy who interviewed Clinton, Mills, & Abedin with Agent Strzok.

    This is probably not that good of a sign towards the idea that nothing unbecoming happened in the government investigation.
    I think it is a good time to start revoking passports.
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    09 Feb '18 01:18
    Originally posted by @jacob-verville
    David Laufman, chief of the counterintelligence section of the Justice Dpeartment's Nationl Security divsiion, has stepped down. He had played a leading role in the Clinton email server and Russian hacking investigations -- he was the DOJ guy who interviewed Clinton, Mills, & Abedin with Agent Strzok.

    This is probably not that good of a sign towards the idea that nothing unbecoming happened in the government investigation.
    And another...Michael Kortan...

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/08/another-longtime-comey-aide-leaving-fbi.html
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