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    Reuters: Trump team made 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians

    If these conversations weren't important, why did the Trump team deny they happen?

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-us...-idUSKCN18E106

    Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters.

    The previously undisclosed interactions form part of the record now being reviewed by FBI and congressional investigators probing Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election and contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

    Six of the previously undisclosed contacts described to Reuters were phone calls between Sergei Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, and Trump advisers, including Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser, three current and former officials said.

    Conversations between Flynn and Kislyak accelerated after the Nov. 8 vote as the two discussed establishing a back channel for communication between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that could bypass the U.S. national security bureaucracy, which both sides considered hostile to improved relations, four current U.S. officials said.

    In January, the Trump White House initially denied any contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign. The White House and advisers to the campaign have since confirmed four meetings between Kislyak and Trump advisers during that time.

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    Venezuela: The incredible legacy of an experiment with socialism

    By John Moody
    Published May 19, 2017
    Fox News

    Here’s the legacy of Venezuela’s experiment with socialism: daily riots and protests that have resulted in at least 40 deaths in recent weeks at the hands of government security forces. Inflation estimated at 720 percent. Shortages of basic foods and medicines. An average weight loss among Venezuelans of 19 pounds, which had nothing to do with the South Beach diet. Newborn babies deposited in dresser drawers because hospitals have no beds. Zoo animals hunted down and butchered for food by the ravenous population.

    Finally, this week, and only at the urging of the United States, the United Nations is considering the desperate situation in what was once South America’s most prosperous country, before socialism sank its fangs in, sucking the economy dry.

    President Nicholas Maduro, a political stooge who assumed power after the death of the charismatic but egomaniacal Hugo Chavez, was forced earlier this year to ask the U.N. for emergency aid, an admission of his inability to keep his people fed and secure. And to show what a powerful institution it is, the U.N. took away Venezuela’s vote in the General Assembly because it could not pay its dues. Maduro must have been quaking with fear. When the Organization of American States criticized Maduro’s response to the unrest, he took decisive action – he pulled Venezuela out of the OAS.

    Maduro’s response has been like that of the Emperor with no clothes. He blames his opponents for inciting violence. This from the man who – for now anyway – control the armed forces. The demonstrators have taken to hurling glass jars filled with feces, coined “poopatov cocktails”, at the troops. Not exactly a strategic balance of force.

    A human rights monitoring group, Foro Penal, alleges that, perhaps in retaliation, political detainees in the western part of the country are forced to eat spaghetti with a sauce made of human waste.

    The near-daily riots have turned deadly in recent weeks, as Maduro’s forces, propped up by Cuban security, resort to live ammunition against their fellow citizens. As my colleague at the Wall Street Journal Anatoly Kurmanaev reported this week from Caracas, the police are weary of killing their neighbors. Their support for Maduro – the only reason he is still in power – diminishes with each deadly demonstration.

    *“A lot of Venezuelans have become radicalized because they’re desperate,” Kurmanaev told me. “There’s no going back to how things were two months ago. Something is going to change. This is the final chapter of Venezuelan history, one way or another. Either Maduro will cement his rule by dictatorship, or there’ll be some kind of transitional government. *It can’t continue like this.”
    "On to 2017"

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    They admitted there's no evidence of collusion or wrongdoing. So more hearsay, innuendo, and rumor.

    Moreover, who is going to get locked up for these illegal leaks?

    As usual, you are well behind the curve...simplistic drone.

    http://nflfans.com/x/showthread.php?...-media-s-leaks
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    no one gives a shit about candidates that lost. it's 2017 and Trump is the President not Hillary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitonti View Post
    no one gives a shit about candidates that lost. it's 2017 and Trump is the President not Hillary.
    Liar, liar pants on fire, not to mention hypocrite.

    You spent 8 years blaming Bush for all of The Muslim in Chief's issues.

    Your posts have now gotten to the "most stupidest" level!
    "On to 2017"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ret2ski View Post
    Liar, liar pants on fire, not to mention hypocrite.

    You spent 8 years blaming Bush for all of The Muslim in Chief's issues.

    Your posts have now gotten to the "most stupidest" level!
    That's not true because I don't remember Obama having any issues. they were all fake news BS like his birth certificate.

    Obama was scandal free for 8 years. thats how history will remember him.

    the last 8 years were smooth sailing compared to these last few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitonti View Post
    That's not true because I don't remember Obama having any issues. they were all fake news BS like his birth certificate.

    Obama was scandal free for 8 years. thats how history will remember him.

    the last 8 years were smooth sailing compared to these last few months.
    \Aaaaarrwwwwkkk, I'm a trolling asshole!
    "On to 2017"

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