Russian media reports on deals Trump made with Putin as US senior officials scramble to find out what the hell they are talking about.

By | 2018-07-20T16:06:29+00:00 July 20th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News, News2|Tags: , , , , , , |28 Comments

I wonder if Trump gave Putin a spare key to the White Huse?

Courtesy of WaPo:

Two days after President Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, Russian officials offered a string of assertions about what the two leaders had achieved.

“Important verbal agreements” were reached at the Helsinki meeting, Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, told reporters in Moscow Wednesday, including preservation of the New START and INF agreements, major bilateral arms control treaties whose futures have been in question. Antonov also said Putin had made “specific and interesting proposals to Washington” on how the two countries could cooperate on Syria.

But officials at the most senior levels across the U.S. military, scrambling since Monday to determine what Trump may have agreed to on national security issues in Helsinki, had little to no information Wednesday.

At the Pentagon, as press officers remained unable to answer media questions about how the summit might impact the military, the paucity of information exposed an awkward gap in internal administration communications.

And now it’s Friday and officials are still in the dark as to what Trump promised his Kremlin handler. 

Simply put Trump should NEVER be allowed to make deals on behalf of the United States, as he is not actually concerned with protecting American interests. 

Donald Trump is a traitor and the faster people get that into their heads the faster we can start protecting ourselves from him. 

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28 Comments

  1. anonymous July 20, 2018 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Bitch mcCONnell is a Traitor tOO.

  2. Anonymous July 20, 2018 at 7:02 am - Reply

    The worst part is because “Mr. I could make a good deal if my life depended on it” wouldn’t let any record be made of the meeting, it is putin’s word against trump’s on what was agreed to.

    I am sure that trump was so caught up in savoring the compliments from his handler, he wasn’t even paying attention to what they were talking about, his mind was wandering off in some field somewhere.

    They need to put one of those leashes like you use for toddlers on him and forbid him from private discussions with anyone.

  3. anonymous July 20, 2018 at 7:07 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/gop-congressman-trump-actively-participated-russian-disinformation-campaign/

    “Over the course of my career as an undercover officer in the C.I.A., I saw Russian intelligence manipulate many people. I never thought I would see the day when an American president would be one of them,”
    ““Our intelligence community has concluded with high confidence that President Putin personally ordered his security services to undertake an influence campaign aimed at undermining confidence in American democracy to sow chaos in our electoral system,” ”
    “He wants State Department head Mike Pompeo to testify before Congress about what transpired during meetings with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and President Vladimir Putin.”
    ““Without action, we risk losing further credibility in international negotiations with both our friends and foes on critical trade deals, military alliances and nuclear arms.””

  4. anonymous July 20, 2018 at 7:13 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/20/2012-magnitsky-act-sanctions-law-is-behind-putins-request-to-trump-for-former-obama-official.html

    “The Magnitsky Act of 2012 is the backdrop of Putin’s proposal to Trump at the Helsinki meeting earlier this week that the United States give Russian officials access to former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, in exchange for allowing the FBI to question 12 Russian agents recently indicted for interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

    Trump was receptive to the suggestion, calling it “an interesting IDEA.” “Sarah Sanders saying, “It is a proposal made in sincerity by President Putin, but President Trump disagrees with it.”

  5. Anonymous July 20, 2018 at 7:14 am - Reply

    LOL, what a “stable genius”, his poor little supporters are going to have problems getting their MAGA hats, boo hoo hoo. Maybe this will wake them up,(ha ha) then again they will say it is those meanie Chinese denying them or getting back at trump
    ==========================
    Trump supporters’ China-made MAGA hats are being held up by US customs — thanks to the president’s tariffs

    ……Business Insider points to a report from Chinese publication Global Times claiming that Chinese textile manufacturers that produce Trump gear are having greater trouble getting their goods into the United States thanks to the current trade war between the U.S. and China……
    ….Additionally, Business Insider reports that “manufacturers from China’s Jiangsu and Hebei provinces, who have reportedly produced hundreds of ‘Make America Great Again’ hats, have said the cost of their product is likely to spike due to impending tariffs.”…

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/trump-supporters-china-made-maga-hats-held-us-customs-thanks-presidents-tariffs/

  6. Anonymous July 20, 2018 at 7:48 am - Reply

    New York Daily News Savages Donald Trump Over Vladimir Putin Invite

    The tabloid depicted Trump sitting behind a topless Putin on horseback for its Friday front cover. It called Trump “groveling” and also mockingly declared, “Who’s Your Vladdy!”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-york-daily-news-trump-putin-front-cover_us_5b518390e4b0b15aba8d55ec

    …Trump is, however, staunchly homosocial. That is, he appears to almost exclusively prefer men for intimate, meaningful (nonsexual) relationships, while he thinks of women as pretty much just for sex, as decorative accessories, or in traditional roles that do not put them on equal footing.

    Trump shows a consistent pattern of viewing women as far beneath him, which makes him incapable of the kind of relationship in which he and a woman are intellectual equals. Whenever a woman rises to challenge him as an equal, he appears threatened and tries to slap her down ―

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-signorile-trump-homosocial_us_5b4d3407e4b0fd5c73be241a

  7. anon July 20, 2018 at 7:48 am - Reply

    CRIMEa Port$ Honey Pots aka Red Sparrows $BM

    “The Russian ambassador to Washington also denounced “anti-Russian anger” in the United States and the “severity” of the U.S. criticism of Trump’s performance at the summit.

    He reiterated denials of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election — interrupting a questioner to say “We didn’t interfere!””

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-putin-ukraine-referendum-discussed_us_5b51d505e4b0fd5c73c47a60

  8. Anonymous July 20, 2018 at 7:50 am - Reply

    Trump Baby Blimp Effort In New Jersey Draws Trouble
    Trump supporters are plotting to pop the Trump Baby blimps and launch Make America Great Again balloons.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-baby-blimps-new-jersey-draws-trouble_us_5b519a88e4b0b15aba8d6ff1

  9. Anonymous July 20, 2018 at 7:55 am - Reply

    2012 Magnitsky Act sanctions law is behind Putin’s request to Trump for former Obama official

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s request to U.S. President Donald Trump for a joint investigation of former U.S. officials sought by the Kremlin for “illegal activities,” including a U.S. ambassador to Russia, is just the latest effort in a years-long campaign to undermine a U.S. law that imposes financial sanctions on Putin’s officials.

    Putin and advocates for the Kremlin’s position had had no success with the campaign – until Trump became president. The Magnitsky Act of 2012 is the backdrop of Putin’s proposal to Trump at the Helsinki meeting earlier this week that the United States give Russian officials access to former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, in exchange for allowing the FBI to question 12 Russian agents recently indicted for interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

    Trump was receptive to the suggestion, calling it “an interesting idea.” That created a fire storm of criticism among Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike. But on Thursday, the White House reversed course with spokeswoman Sarah Sanders saying, “It is a proposal made in sincerity by President Putin, but President Trump disagrees with it.”

    By then the Russian Prosecutor-General’s office had informally proposed that the United States turn over a U.S. National Security Agency employee, a CIA agent and State Department officials, among others.

    PUTIN’S IRE

    The Magnitsky Act was the reaction to the 2009 suspicious death in prison of a Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, who worked for Bill Browder, a British hedge fund manager who invested in Russian companies. Magnitsky was arrested after accusing Russian law enforcement officials of a $230 million tax hoax.

    U.S. government officials have long contended that Magnitsky’s arrest and prison death were retaliation against Browder for revealing state theft conducted by Kremlin officials.

    The financier drew Putin’s ire after he successfully advocated in 2012 for the economic sanctions. The law freezes the bank accounts and bars entry to the United States of Russian officials who U.S. authorities said were responsible for the Russian lawyer’s suspicious death. Browder has repeatedly dismissed the Kremlin’s claims as propaganda intended to punish him for speaking out against Putin.

    The law outraged Putin, who barred American adoptions of Russian children as retaliation.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/20/2012-magnitsky-act-sanctions-law-is-behind-putins-request-to-trump-for-former-obama-official.html

  10. anon July 20, 2018 at 8:03 am - Reply

    https://www.pbs.org/video/amanpour-aaron-david-miller-masha-gessen-roberto-azavedo-mux618/

    ‘Former U.S. Middle East Negotiator Aaron David Miller and Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen join Christiane Amanpour to talk about what the discussions between Trump and Putin mean for the Middle East.
    Roberto Azavedo, the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation discusses the U.S. trade war on China and Trump’s attacks on the European Union.’

    Whiplash!

  11. Anonymous July 20, 2018 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Flake Joins Dems in Demanding Translator’s Notes; Accuses Trump of Treason

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/20/flake-joins-dems-in-demanding-translators-notes-accuses-trump-of-treason.html

    Nobody Shows Up To Pro-Trump Protest Outside Of Maxine Waters’ Office

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/20/nobody-pro-trump-protest.html

    U.S. lawmakers planning new Russia visit: Ifax cites Russian envoy

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-lawmakers-visit/u-s-lawmakers-planning-new-russia-visit-ifax-cites-russian-envoy-idUSKBN1KA0RP

    Enough Already With The ‘Trump Voters Still Like Trump’ Stories

    …But neither should we embrace a narrative of Trump’s invulnerability. Trump is a weak president, and the reaction to the Helsinki summit demonstrates that weakness. Republican politicians attacking Trump, even if just in words, both reflect the president’s low popularity and help to stop it from creeping upward. And that makes Republicans easier to beat at the ballot box.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-berlatsky-trump-coverage_us_5b50ee0ae4b0b15aba8cea6b

  12. Anonymous July 20, 2018 at 8:09 am - Reply

    WATCH: Manic Roseanne Barr Screams ‘I Thought the B*tch Was White’ in Video ‘Explanation’ of Valerie Jarett Tweet

    https://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-manic-roseanne-barr-screams-i-thought-the-btch-was-white-in-video-explanation-of-valerie-jarett-tweet/

  13. Anonymous July 20, 2018 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Cohen Secretly Recorded Trump Discussing Payment To Playboy Model

    Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Mr. Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump, according to lawyers and others familiar with the recording.

    The F.B.I. seized the recording this year during a raid on Mr. Cohen’s office. The Justice Department is investigating Mr. Cohen’s involvement in paying women to tamp down embarrassing news stories about Mr. Trump ahead of the 2016 election. Prosecutors want to know whether that violated federal campaign finance laws, and any conversation with Mr. Trump about those payments would be of keen interest to them.

    The recording’s existence further draws Mr. Trump into questions about tactics he and his associates used to keep aspects of his personal and business life a secret. And it highlights the potential legal and political danger that Mr. Cohen represents to Mr. Trump. Once the keeper of many of Mr. Trump’s secrets, Mr. Cohen is now seen as increasingly willing to consider cooperating with prosecutors.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/20/us/politics/michael-cohen-trump-tape.html

    • Anonymous July 20, 2018 at 9:04 am - Reply

      What I’m saying is this new recording may well be evidence of Trump committing a crime. In the final stretch of a presidential campaign, he explicitly authorized what was almost certainly a payoff by check via a shell corporation that would constitute a violation of election law.

      4/ I wonder if the source for this story was Team Trump, which had just learned the feds had this tape. The way The New York Times story is written sounds to me like Trump’s people trying to get ahead of a *really* bad story and Haberman writing it up in a way that minimizes it.

      https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1020352803691212804

    • Anonymous July 20, 2018 at 10:29 am - Reply

      Former US Attorney Harry Litman said that the Trump/Cohen tape discussing a payout to Karen McDougal could provide evidence of campaign finance violations, bank fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy crimes committed by Trump.

      Video:

      https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/20/former-us-attorney-trump-cohen-tape-could-be-evidence-of-bank-fraud-wire-fraud-and-conspiracy.html

    • Anonymous July 20, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

      When Trump Found Out About Tape, He Reportedly Said ‘I Can’t Believe Michael Would Do This to Me’

      …“The president had no idea, that his long time lawyer and fixer was recording him, and that when the president found out about it, which I’m told was this week, his response was, ‘I can’t believe Michael would do this to me,’” Bash reported. “So as you can imagine, as somebody who felt that he had the most loyal of aides in Michael Cohen.”

      “Any information that was relevant to Donald Trump has been shared with Donald Trump’s attorneys on this case,” she continued. “They believe that there are other recordings of Michael Cohen and Donald Trump, but as far as they know and they have seen the transcripts, this is the only one of substance.”

      https://www.mediaite.com/tv/when-trump-found-out-about-tape-he-reportedly-said-i-cant-believe-michael-would-do-this-to-me/

  14. Anonymous July 20, 2018 at 8:24 am - Reply

    White House tries and fails to clean up 3 huge Trump messes in 3 days

    Another day, another cleanup.

    Over the course of just three days, the Trump administration has had to mount three different efforts to try to stem global outrage over Trump’s dangerous public statements about Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and U.S. election interference.

    All of these cleanup efforts have been embarrassingly bad — and none of them are likely to reassure Americans that Trump puts U.S. interests before Putin’s.

    The first humiliating cleanup attempt came from Trump himself.

    https://shareblue.com/trump-putin-summit-disaster-white-house-clean-messes/

    • Anonymous July 20, 2018 at 8:56 am - Reply

      You would think they would have the “mops” ready by now.

  15. Anonymous July 20, 2018 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Bud McFarlane (left)—an Iran-Contra criminal also investigated in ’09 for his secret communications with another U.S. foe, Sudan—will become a player in the Russia investigation due to the arrest of Maria Butina. Read this thread to learn why.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1020119136750489600.html

  16. Anonymous July 20, 2018 at 9:24 am - Reply

    #FreeMariaButina: Russia’s Foreign Ministry just launched a Twitter campaign for the accused spy
    It’s even urging Twitter users to change their profile pictures to a portrait of Butina.

    https://www.vox.com/world/2018/7/19/17592754/russia-maria-butina-spy-twitter-nra

    The absurd 24 hours unleashed by one bad White House answer on Russia
    How White House press secretary Sarah Sanders unleashed a Putin-related firestorm.

    …But it didn’t matter. The firestorm had started, and there seemed to be no stopping it.

    On Thursday afternoon, the Senate announced it would hold a vote on a symbolic, nonbinding resolution basically saying, “Hey, Trump, we really, really don’t think you should let Russia interrogate US officials.”

    Shortly after, Sanders put out a statement saying that Trump “disagrees” with Putin’s proposal, but it was too little, too late. The Senate resolution passed in a unanimous 98-0 vote.

    The damage was done. It looked like Trump had been planning to “sell out” a former top US diplomat and several other Americans who were critical of Vladimir Putin. And all for a ridiculous offer from Putin to “help” Mueller investigate his own people.

    https://www.vox.com/2018/7/19/17591342/trump-russia-putin-sanders-mcfaul-browder

  17. Anonymous July 20, 2018 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Poll: only 32 percent of Republicans think Russia interfered in the 2016 election
    Trump’s opinions appear to be trickling down to his base.

    …But whether Americans think Russia interfered in the election has a partisan bent. Only 10 percent of Republicans strongly agree that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 election on behalf of Trump. Another 22 percent somewhat agreed with that statement.

    On the flip side, 31 percent of Republicans strongly disagree that Russia got involved on behalf of Trump, with another 19 percent “somewhat” disagreeing.

    That’s compared to 58 percent of Democrats who strongly agree that Russia tried to interfere, and 23 percent who somewhat agree. (A mere 2 percent strongly disagreed.)

    The US intelligence community concluded in a 2017 assessment that Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 election to help Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton; they did not evaluate whether it influenced the outcome of the election.

    But the fact that many Americans seem to doubt that US intelligence agencies’ conclusion — and the split appears along party lines — indicates that Trump’s reluctance to support the intelligence findings may have trickled down to his supporters.

    https://www.vox.com/2018/7/19/17586390/poll-russia-trump-election-interference-republicans

  18. anon July 20, 2018 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    The short fingered useful idiot should invite NK kim jung and Russian putin to the white house with the 13 indicted hacks. It can be a big ol party to watch the military parade.

  19. WA Skeptic July 21, 2018 at 6:32 am - Reply

    DJT cannot make unilateral decisions regarding US policy about ANYTHING. Commerce, foreign treaties, etc., are all the province of the Legislative Branch, according to the US Constitution.

    ITMFA and Convict him.

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