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Former DNI Head Clapper: No Evidence of Ties Between Russia, Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:00am 3/6/2017 at 7:00am
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Former President Barack Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Chuck Todd on Meet The Press that evidence between President Donald Trump and Russia do not exist:

We did not include any evidence in our report, and I say, “our,” that’s N.S.A., F.B.I. and C.I.A., with my office, the Director of...

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VIDEO: Mark Levin makes his case on Obama admin surveillance

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 6:45pm 3/5/2017 at 6:45pm
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As noted in our earlier post, Donald Trump’s accusation of Obama administration surveillance on Trump and/or the campaign and/or Trump Tower is believed to have come from a Breitbart News article which itself was based on an outline articulated by Mark Levin.

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Thomas Friedman: no evidence of Trump/Russia collusion, ‘which is why we need a special prosecutor’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/5/2017 at 2:30pm

One of Rush Limbaugh’s classic maxims is that when it comes to liberals’ demands for investigations, it’s not the nature of the evidence; it’s the seriousness of the charge that matters.

Thomas Friedman provided a perfect illustration of Rush’s rule on today’s Meet the Press. Discussing the notion that the Trump campaign might...

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Would journalists support congressional investigation of Obama surveillance of … journalists?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/5/2017 at 12:00pm

Donald Trump’s accusation that the Obama administration “wiretapped” his phones and/or Trump Tower, continues to reverberate.

The accusations have refocused the argument over Trump’s alleged Russia ties, which amount at this point only to innuendo, into a discussion of Obama surveillance practices.

As discussed in my prior post, which is getting a lot...

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Chris Coons walkback: “I have no hard evidence of collusion” between Trump world and Russians

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 10:00am 3/5/2017 at 10:00am
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When Donald Trump sent out his series of tweets about alleged “tapping” of his phones and/or Trump Tower by Obama, the instant media reaction was that Trump made the allegation without presenting any proof.

As if proof were needed at the time of an accusation for a media that has put Trump...

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Some curious language in both Trump’s “wiretap” accusation and Obama’s defense

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:30pm 3/4/2017 at 7:30pm
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The hot dispute of the weekend is Donald Trump’s tweets this morning about alleged “wiretapping” by the Obama administration. Some thoughts below.

I don’t think you can view today’s tweets in isolation.

For the past several months (at least) we have lived in a world of non-stop innuendo suggesting that Donald Trump and/or...

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Attacks on Jeff Sessions hit rock bottom with spy recruitment innuendo

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 9:00pm 3/2/2017 at 9:00pm

In a post two weeks ago, I suggested that Trump was being put on trial in the media based on fact-less innuendo, The fact-free Intelligence Community-Media trial of Trump by innuendo:

I don’t know whether Donald Trump or his aides had any improper contacts with Russian...

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Dem Sen. Claire McCaskill “Lied” About Meeting With Russian Ambassador?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/2/2017 at 1:00pm
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I keep thinking one of these days, politicians will remember the internet exists, and along with it, evidence of almost about everything they’ve said or done while in office (and often outside of the office, too — just ask David Wu). Alas…

As the Trump cab...

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Media Hysteria: Tom Friedman Invokes 9/11, Pearl Harbor over Sessions/Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:00am 3/2/2017 at 10:00am

Overnight a mass media hysteria developed over Jeff Session’s answer to questions regarding contacts with Russians.

As detailed in this NBC News report and elsewhere, Sessions was responding to questions regarding contacts in his role as a Trump surrogate:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied meeting with Russian officials during the course of the presidential...

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Bob Woodward: ‘Russian Dossier’ on Trump a ‘Garbage Document’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 10:30am 1/15/2017 at 10:30am

When it comes to experience in evaluating the quality of leaked allegations, it’s hard to beat Bob Woodward of Watergate/Deep Throat fame.

So attention must be paid to what Woodward said on today’s Fox News Sunday about the so-called Russia dossier on Donald Trump. Woodward called it a “garbage document.” For good measure,...

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Mika: CNN/Buzzfeed “let their bias get in the way” in running Trump-Russia story

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:15am 1/11/2017 at 9:15am

Of all the Morning Joe crew, you might be surprised to learn that it was liberal Dem Mika Brzezinski who this morning took the toughest shots at CNN and Buzzfeed for publishing unverified stories containing salacious allegations regarding Donald Trump’s business dealings with, and personal behavior in, Russia.

Mika also speculated that...

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