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comment by am_Unition
am_Unition  ·  411 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier

WSJ says the online Russian troll contingent attempted influence.

Obviously not the same as directly "asking" Trump through "unspecified channels".

Unspecified channels, you say?

Burn in hell, Erik Prince! :D

Edit: Problem is, if they were "trying to set up a back channel" in Seychelles, they would have already had to have one for Putin/Russia to coax Trump into picking Tillerson over Romney. I dunno.

b_b  ·  411 days ago  ·  link  ·  

"Intervened" and "attempted influence" (especially via bot/troll armies) are not even in the same galaxy. And so far many of Steele's claims have proven to be accurate, while none has been disproved. I think the media aren't taking this serious enough. It's almost as if to admit that the wildest claims about Trump (that he's a money launderer for Russian and other former Soviet mobsters) are too toxic to even touch. The New Yorker seems to be the only print pub willing to touch this stuff. I'm vaguely aware that MSNBC has covered it too, because of my Twitter feed, but cable news doesn't have the credibility that print has. I'm two inches away from cancelling my NYT subscription. If I have to see one more story about the "real America" it may put me over the edge. People need to keep their focus on the fact that the White House in turning into the criminal organization that the Kremlin is. If anyone cared, Erik Prince would already be facing contempt or perjury charges. Instead he's hosting a fundraiser for uberrussiacongresscomrade Dana Rohrbacher (or howeverthefuck you spell his name; won't give it the courtesy of a google).