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Monday, July 10, 2017

Hypocrisy is the bedrock of liberalism - Part VXXI

Christopher Steele (A former British Intelligence agent) was paid by anti-Trump groups (including Fusion GPS) for purposes of "opposition research".  Steele eventually wrote what is known as the Trump-Russia dossier. Steele was a foreigner who was paid (by pro-Hillary entities) to go to Russia, talked to Russians, and probed Russian back channels looking for dirt on President Trump.

This dossier was widely distributed in spite of the fact that it was unsubstantiated (and in some case proven entirely false).  The Obama Justice Department was said to have used the dossier as a central reason to start investigations into collusion between Trump and his team and the Russian Government.

This is considered by the left to be perfectively acceptable and legal behavior. 

Meanwhile, there are "reports" that a someone contacted the Trump team (Fusion GPS is being mentioned as the original contact) asking them to meet with someone who may have dirt on Hillary Clinton. Three members of the Trump team met for 20 minutes with the person, who apparently was there to talk about adoption laws. There is no suggestion by anyone that there was any dirt on Hillary Clinton provided that the Trump team ever used during the campaign. The parties in question never met again.

This is considered by the left to be criminal conspiracy.  In fact, apparently it's today's "biggest thing since Watergate". 
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According to the what is left of the mushy brains of the left... apparently there is no problem with paying foreign agents to directly go to Russian and contact Russians in a specific attempt to find dirt on a political opponent. But it's likely criminal to actually agree to meet with someone from Russia who may or may not have offered that they had dirt on a political opponent.

If someone could explain this logic to me...  I would be very curious to hear the explanation.

27 comments:

opie said...

According to the what is left of the mushy brains of the left

While the biased host thinks it is fine for various trump aids to constantly forget their meetings with russians. You are sound more like the BS kelly anne spews every day. Keep flushing, it is a long way to DC. LOL!!

good old gentle decent democracy minded James said...

Is it hypocrisy, ch, to keep moving the goalpost?

Get ready to move it again when the next unsettling revelation emerges.

Just saying.

Humble truth loving pastor Jim

wphamilton said...

You mean to ask, what is different between the two?

One involves criminal actions by intelligence services of an inimical foreign State. The other involves bottom-feeders digging for mud, but not criminal and not involving an inimical foreign State.

concerned for my country, James said...

Well said.

Rick Klein said...

Fire Now Visible Amid Trump-Russia Smoke

Rick Klein: “Once again, it’s what President Trump and his top aides and family members are doing to themselves concerning Russia that is keeping things tangled, far more than anything Russia is doing to them. Now confronting the White House: Another undisclosed contact with a Russian operative, plus another set of misleading statementsabout that meeting. (Just what’s being admitted to now – that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian source with the expectation of receiving damaging information about the Clinton campaign – is stunning.)”
“Also for the president to sort out: Contradictions out of his meeting last week with Russian President Vladimir Putin about whether sanctions were discussed, how hard and to what end he pressed election meddling, and a bizarre presidential about-face concerning a cybersecurity task force the president himself proposed and disposed of on the same calendar day. White House aides want to compartmentalize Russia, to put the past behind them. But time and again, it’s not just history. It’s continued actions by the president, his children and members of his inner circle that confound and complicate. It’s when inexplicable things happen that more people are intent on looking for explanations.”

C.H. Truth said...

One involves criminal actions by intelligence services of an inimical foreign State

WP...

That's not answering the question. It's repeating the assertion without explanation.

Certainly I hope you are not suggesting that the attorney/lobbyist was somehow a member of the Russian Government?

Certainly I hope you are not suggesting that talking about an adoption law is criminal?

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The reality here WP... is that if either of the examples included someone actually speaking directly to the "State of Russia" - then there is a chance that Steele may have...

But certainly this meeting with a lobbyist didn't qualify.

C.H. Truth said...

WP - we are also technically not at war with Russia and they are not officially considered an enemy nation.

The assertion that they are an inimical foreign State is little more than a non legal opinion.

James said...

Ch truth is continually reminding me of pretzel-Mensa.

Loretta said...

No pedophilia to swoon over yet today?

Loretta said...

No pedophilia to swoon over yet today Pastor James Boswell?

Loretta said...

No pedophilia to swoon over yet today Pastor James Boswell?

james's fucking daddy said...

HEY FUCKING SCISSORHANDS james

Cut-n-paste opinion from policalwire is against the conduct rules as you know. PLUS THEY ARE MOSTLY WRONG.

YOU CAN"T EVEN DEFEND WHAT YOU DUMP OVER HERE.

GIVE THIS SHIT A BREAK!!! though it is enjoyable stooping to your level and punching the shit out of you, this is an easy workout

ROFLMFAO !!!

Roger Amick said...

Here you go again. When are you going to get tired of sucking Donald Trump's dick?

Commonsense said...

Translation: CH was spot on.

Commonsense said...

Ch truth is continually reminding me of pretzel-Mensa.

Meaning CH was right and you can't refute the argument.

You whine like this every time you lose. Maybe because you don't have the intellectual capacity beyond copying Goddard's crap.

Roger Amick said...

In his tweets this morning, the American president condemns his predecessor more harshly than a hostile foreign dictator.

Bill Kristol

Commonsense said...

You will not be happy until we start WWIII with Russia.

God, liberals are not only hypocritical they are downright willfully stupid.

James said...

Did someone say something about WWIII?


White House: Trump Made It Clear Russia Must 'Return Crimea' To Ukraine

James said...

I'm always amused when Commensa tells me I've "lost" when I'm not conscious of losing at all. :-)

Loretta said...

No pedophilia to swoon over yet today Pastor James Boswell?

Loretta said...

No pedophilia to swoon over yet today Pastor James Boswell?

Commonsense said...

Well James you knew you lost because you whined about losing.

I didn't have to tell you, you already knew. So did everybody else.

Now you're just emphasizing the point.

opie said...

Stupidity is the capstone of republiconism.....

More than half of the Republicans surveyed for a Pew Research Center poll released Monday say colleges and universities are hurting the country, a drastic shift from how the same group viewed such institutions two years ago.

Fifty-eight percent of Republicans say colleges have a negative effect on the nation, according to the survey, which also polled respondents on institutions like churches, banks, the media and labor unions. Thirty-six percent of GOP survey participants say colleges are having a positive impact on the U.S.

Those numbers represent a dramatic change from 2015, when 54 percent of Republicans said they had a positive view of colleges. And although younger Republicans tend to have more favorable views of colleges than their older counterparts, the number of Republicans under 50 years old who view college positively has dropped 21 points since 2015.

I'm sure menstral is one of those polled......

opie said...

# of posts by loretta on this thread.....5

# of posts with pedophilia on this thread....5

Gee, loretta continues to show why she is a trump lover.....can't fix stupid can we.

Roger Amick said...

President George W. Bush’s ethics lawyer thinks Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer who claimed to have compromising information about Hillary Clinton “borders on treason.”



White House tries to play down meeting of Trump Jr., Russian lawyer as new details
Russian pop star tied to Putin arranged meeting between Trump Jr. and lawyer
“This was an effort to get opposition research on an opponent in an American political campaign from the Russians, who were known to be engaged in spying inside the United States,” Richard Painter, who serves a Bush’s top ethics lawyer from 2005 to 2007, said Sunday on MSNBC.

“We do not get our opposition research from spies, we do not collaborate with Russian spies, unless we want to be accused of treason,” Painter continued. “If this story is true, we’d have one of them if not both of them in custody by now, and we’d be asking them a lot of questions.”

Commonsense said...

Lord it's the red scare all over again where contact with any Russian means spy with "connections to the Kremlin".

TDS is a terrible thing.

rrb said...

Roger Amick said...
Here you go again. When are you going to get tired of sucking Donald Trump's dick?
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as soon as you remove 0linsky's scrotum from your mouth?