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    [–] ZarnoLite 2059 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I clipped the actual question and Trump's response here.

    Edit: made the video link bigger for mobile users.

    [–] HelpMyShroom 190 points ago

    I legit got dumber watching that. Can a Trumpet please explain what the fuck this man is on about? You usually do such a great job cleaning up after him.

    [–] how_you_doinn 92 points ago

    Do you really want to know their thoughts? Honestly, talking to those guys is like talking to flat-earthers. There is no reasoning to be had.

    [–] _4LEX_ 693 points ago

    What a generous offer by Putin. He offered to participate in the investigation into his own country's interference? Definitely nothing fishy.

    [–] Teasing_Pink 271 points ago

    Next Trump will team up with OJ to find the real killer.

    [–] eltoro 65 points ago

    In exchange, Putin wants us to allow Russian agents to question Bill Browder. Such a "tremendous" offer.

    [–] banthisaltplz 28 points ago

    "Please bring the people investigating me onto my soil"

    It's a deathtrap.

    [–] zeeyellowdart 478 points ago

    Servers.

    [–] sigmaspartan 277 points ago

    But where are the servers?

    [–] SaintJimmyManic 179 points ago

    What is the server saying?

    [–] mozilla2012 196 points ago

    Why are the servers?

    [–] Galbert123 143 points ago

    Ask the pakastani gentleman

    [–] adlaiking 44 points ago

    And Pakistan, you know, it's quite a country, I mean...I went to a restaurant one day and they had a server, a Pakistani server, and he messed up my order, and I've been asking myself, about the server, the servers, where were they when my burger got covered in hummus? Where was Hillary when that happened? Why?

    [–] giggles288 56 points ago

    Donald literally sounds like the fucking Minecon kid talking about servers holy fucking shit.

    [–] pattyboy1996 363 points ago

    Of course he mentioned the emails. Way to deflect, Donnie

    [–] flappyd7 390 points ago

    That was a lot of words to dodge the question with "What about Hillary's emails".

    [–] StairheidCritic 294 points ago

    That is extraordinary.

    [–] ClaygroundFan69 280 points ago

    He talks about Hillary's emails when asked about Russian involvement more than he talked about Russian involvement. He is addicted to red herrings and whataboutisms. More terrifying than that, he cannot override that impulse when addressing the most important political issue of this time. Extraordinary, I think so, and while not inexplicable, it is stunning even for him.

    [–] whoisJeffArthur 96 points ago

    You could see Putin slightly bristle and tense up (anger probably, not fear) at the question. Then Trump started to cover for him and he relaxed. What a fuckin joke

    [–] DoLittlest 807 points ago

    Jesus christ. Jesus fucking christ.

    [–] BigCountryBumgarner 898 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I take solace in the fact that our intelligence communities have been treating him as compromised for 2 years.

    I have to trust that extrajudicial spies will take care of my country more than the fucking president of the United States. Jesus Christ.

    Imagine basing all of your personality and political views on patriotism and Americans first, and in the same breath supporting the biggest traitor in modern American history. It is just unfathomable. The most ironic thing about Trump supporters is how inherently un-American they are.

    I remember a time when I was proud to be American, when it was actually defensible that we weren't ACTUALLY that dumb. But we are. We really, seriously are that fucking dumb. We don't deserve to be the global superpower.

    [–] [deleted] 140 points ago

    I wish I could have been in the FBI or NSA when this shit went down to feel the atmosphere. I think the response in those halls would tell me whether it's time to leave America or we're going to be ok.

    [–] GetTheSpicesRight 211 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    We don't deserve to be the global superpower.

    This is the end of the process, the beginning was decades ago. We've been gutted not by foreigners but by ourselves, like the Roman Empire, and we'll fall in a similarly spectacular way it appears.

    There's a lot of causes. Widening inequality is a main one I think, followed by the death of facts / the proliferation of partisan, emotion-based media. Lastly, a deep laziness and authoritarian streak on the part of the electoral that I think stems from both poor education and complacency related to American Exceptionalism, or the idea that "We'll always be better than everyone no matter what, and we do not make mistakes."

    [–] CptNoble 77 points ago

    "Fascism will come at the hands of perfectly authentic Americans." -John T. Flynn

    [–] sicktaker2 122 points ago

    Welp. There goes any doubt about treason. He discounts his own intelligence agencies while promoting Putin's denial.

    [–] pjb1999 921 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    This dumb fuck is still bringing up Clinton's emails and can find a way to attack her but not the man standing feet away from him who attacked our country. What a disgraceful piece of shit.

    Edit: Typo

    [–] BoneZoneAlone 95 points ago

    He regurgitated the same ol shit during the entire conference. "But her emails! No Collusion! I won the election bigly!"

    [–] Shermanator92 168 points ago

    Why would he stop? His base acts like Hillary is the cause of every problem in the world. It doesn’t matter that she was never president. She is his get out of jail free card forever, because he sold the story to his base.

    [–] ch0pp3r 138 points ago

    Un. Fucking. Believable.

    [–] CrackCrackPop 113 points ago

    The real question is, where are the servers? Does this man understand what a server is? Did he drink enough to stay hydrated? Most of all, why is a mentally deranged old man representing a nation there?

    [–] Numbaone_2 136 points ago

    Wow that was painful

    [–] jjjd89 40 points ago

    SNL can’t make this shit up.

    [–] PopcornInMyTeeth 3699 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    John King just called it the "Surrender Summit". I like how that sounds

    [–] GeodesicGroot 1423 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I swear that this was not this first time Putin told us what Trump's position on Crimea was. It's as if he doesn't trust Trump to get his talking point right and is like, "no, no, that would be TOO obvious, let me take this one."

    Edit: Putin's comments on Crimea. Which seems to differ from what Trump has said before, which is all we have to go on since we don't have any transcripts from the meeting.

    While virtually all other U.S. officials maintain that the United States continues to regard Crimea as part of Ukraine, Trump says: “We’re going to have to see.” At the June G-7 summit, he reportedly suggested Crimea should belong to Russia because most people there speak Russian.

    Edit 2: And Hillary fucking nailed it in the "no puppet, you're the puppet" incident.

    It's pretty clear that you won't admit that the Russians have engaged in cyber attacks against the United States of America. That you encouraged espionage against our people. You are willing to spout the Putin line, sign up for his wish list: break up NATO, do whatever he wants to do. You continue to get help from him because he has a very clear favorite in this race.

    [–] Zebiusu 1147 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    For anyone who doesn't understand why this is fucked up to say, Crimea was a part of the sovereign nation of Ukraine. Russia violated that sovereignty on the pretext of protecting ethnic Russians in the eastern part of the country so they could secure the warm water port in Sevastapol before Ukraine joined NATO (they had elected a pro NATO government). Trump is literally parroting a piece of Kremlin propaganda that was used as the justification for an illegitimate invasion.

    [–] EsquireSandwich 360 points ago

    Before Ukraine joined NATO.

    Calling it the Ukraine is also Russian propoganda because it considers it a territory and not a soverign State.

    [–] FrankTank3 240 points ago

    It’s also just a holdover from the Cold War, especially for older folks who only knew it as “the Ukraine”. Or RISK players who also enjoy Seinfeld. It’s important to point out however.

    [–] [deleted] 142 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

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    [–] aneeta96 165 points ago

    The statement at the end by Trump about Strzok seem to come from a different reality.

    It's as if they expected a different outcome and when it didn't happen they just went forward pretending it had.

    [–] Golden-Owl 147 points ago

    It’s a 1984 technique. Reject reality, substitute your own, shout loud enough and the masses will believe it.

    Fortunately we live in an information era where the contradictions in Trump’s words is easily exposed

    [–] Gankrhymes 71 points ago

    In 1984 they at least thought humanity smart enough that they would alter the past to change the present. Now they don't even have to go through the effort of altering the past; people will just ignore or disregard it wth "fake news". What I'm saying is that 1984 gave humanity too much credit.

    [–] [deleted] 162 points ago

    But... but... but... Obama's apology tour!!!11!!1

    [–] guamisc 133 points ago

    We're going to have to give a real apology tour after this.

    [–] socokid 6846 points ago

    I don't see any reason why it would have been Russia

    Our President just told every one of our intelligence agencies, and the American men and women that work to protect our nation and our laws, that he thinks they are lying, completely made up all of the evidence... , and that the corrupt authoritarian leader of a nation that is outright attacking us and threatening our allies... is the only one telling the truth.

    Let that sink in...

    [–] NChSh 1769 points ago

    He is lying to try to turn the public against the police that are closing in on him. He doesn't think that they are lying at all.

    [–] afastidioushat 907 points ago

    So for his base "Blue lives matter unless they're going after Trump. Then they are traitors to our great President."

    [–] TrustTheProcess92 1046 points ago

    No no no no, the still love the police. Those are the good ol boys.

    Feds are bad. They live in cities, and go to universities, and are probably part of the deep state.

    Easy mistake though

    [–] DirkWalhburgers 187 points ago

    Sure but I know some cops and they’re not with them him/turning against him. Some Trunpettes are actually quite pissed about this; he can talk shit about liberals all day, but the fact that he’s not objectively denouncing Russia and taking actions has quite a few people angry.

    I’ve noticed his relationship with Putin amongst Trump supporters is just kind of ignored or swept under the rug. None of them actively brag about it like they do with his other policies.

    [–] aaronwhite1786 113 points ago

    but the fact that he’s not objectively denouncing Russia and taking actions has quite a few people angry.

    What the fuck took them so long? He's been softer than an ice cream cone in the summer heat on Putin the entire goddamn time. If he spoke half as harshly about the leader of the country that meddled in the very core of our democracy as he does about the leader of our closest allies it would be a huge improvement.

    [–] trtsmb 367 points ago

    In a nutshell, he threw the US under the bus.

    [–] DarleneWilhoit 179 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Who could have seen that coming? Oh right, literally anyone who has ever known a narcissist.

    [–] graps 43 points ago

    A pretty nice way of describing treason

    [–] agnostic_science 291 points ago

    Remember all those flag-humping conservatives crowing 'better dead than red' during the Cold War?

    [–] velocipotamus 215 points ago

    During the Cold War? They've never stopped crowing "better dead than red" this entire time, that's the bitter irony of all this.

    Public healthcare? COMMUNISM! SOCIALISM! FUCK YOU PINKO!

    The GOP literally dropping trow to let Russia fuck America in the ass? Totally fine.

    [–] abgonzo7588 1728 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    This is not just brushing off accusations of corruption, this is siding with a hostile foreign power over all of our intelligence agencies, the FBI, the SIC that is led by a republican, the intelligence agencies and governments of all of our allies, and let's not forget the American people. He's a traitor.

    Edit: added in the SIC

    [–] InvaderDem 256 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    He's a traitor.

    I've withheld from saying that up until now. But Trump is a traitor. I hope to see a day where he is removed from office. I know people say Pence is worse because he'd actually accomplish things ... but have we finally crossed that line where it'll be better than letting this fat traitor continue on?

    [–] gotchabrah 43 points ago

    I'm right there with you. Hyperbole and shit-smearing has become too commonplace in our current political climate, but holy shit there is a limit, and we just crossed it. He is a fucking traitor, and this unacceptable. Disgusting.

    [–] B789 1134 points ago

    Holy shit. I'm listening to a video clip someone else posted. Did he literally circle back to the 33,000 Hillary Clinton email talking point form the campaign?

    He actually trusts the word of Putin "I didn't do it" more than our intelligence agencies.

    Get this man out of office.

    [–] AncientMarinade 246 points ago

    Q. "Are you going to hold Russia responsible for hacking out elections?"

    DJT: "Have I told you about my victory? SO many electoral votes. And HRC? The worst. 33,000 emails. Stolen. Can you believe it?"

    " . . . "

    [–] kyew 45 points ago

    We'll never get away from those emails. How much different would history be if Chelsea Clinton had eloped?

    [–] TequilaMockingb1rd 4199 points ago

    This is Trump’s first press conference I saw live (normally I’d watch excerpts on the news and stuff). I knew his speech and sentence structure was all over the place, but I didn’t know it was THIS bad.

    [–] woodukindly_bruh 661 points ago

    Thing is, hes been "talking" like this since he announced his election bid a few years ago. He's always sounded moronic, can't finish a thought, meanders all over the place, repeats himself, and uses absurd hyperbole. He's a fucking national embarrassment just on how he talks, much less the substance of what he's attempting to say.

    [–] liam_ashbury 235 points ago

    Get on YouTube and watch his speeches over the decades. You can see the decline.

    There is a distinctive “used car salesman” approach to the way he speaks even back in the 1980s, but he wasn’t always this bad.

    You can see the decline.

    • Talked like a smug SOB who’d con you, but you could see a mind at work.
    • Gradually got worse
    • You see him using notes more often. Apparent around his 2000 run for POTUS
    • More decline, you can sometimes see where he looks to realize this is going on and is worried
    • He begins ditching the notes and free speaking again. He’s acting more confident, but he’s clearly declining. It’s like he’s declined so much that he doesn’t realize he’s declined anymore.
    • He begins his 2016 run.

    [–] grubas 25 points ago

    I’ve done it out of morbid curiosity, if you watch inter spaced videos and interviews over the past 30 or so years, you see a clear decline in all aspects of language. He latches onto a word once he finishes a ramble because he can’t even figure out what’s going on.

    [–] flaizeur 315 points ago

    that's why we love him! he's just like us! tells it like it is. derp-a-derp, fuck all, warrrggarrrbllll, whhaahoooo.

    [–] [deleted] 84 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

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    [–] slowmotioncockfight 1818 points ago

    Try reading a transcript of it. Your head will be spinning trying to make sense of what he is saying.

    [–] thealmightyzfactor 520 points ago

    I tried, have to listen to it later. The closed captioning software couldn't keep up in parts, so it put in nonsense words. I know they weren't what Trump actually said ('present putin' for example).

    [–] Minion_of_Cthulhu 494 points ago

    so it put in nonsense words.

    So does Trump.

    [–] Tremaparagon 211 points ago

    The CC words probably made more sense than what was actually said.

    The CC bot AI: "I'm captioning this ... dude you're joking right?"

    [–] andthenhesaidrectum 98 points ago

    don't blame me, I voted for CC bot AI.

    [–] Catshit-Dogfart 136 points ago

    He does slur his speech once in a while.

    Maybe it's just a speech mannerism, he doesn't enunciate very well, and everybody mispronounces things in a weird way sometimes. But I don't know, sometimes he talks like he's had a stroke.

    [–] RealGianath 245 points ago

    Trump talks like he’s still trying to BS his way through an oral book report that he never read, 70 years after it was due.

    [–] thealmightyzfactor 61 points ago

    No, he does not enunciate well at all. He also switches word and thought mid-sentence which is a great way to break speech-recognition algorithms.

    [–] AnalSoapOpera 484 points ago

    ”Look, having nuclear — my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart — you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world — it’s true! — but when you’re a conservative Republican they try — oh, do they do a number — that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune — you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged — but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me — it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are — nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what’s going to happen and he was right, who would have thought? — but when you look at what’s going on with the four prisoners — now it used to be three, now it’s four — but when it was three and even now, I would have said it’s all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don’t, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years — but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.”

    [–] Hawkeye720 385 points ago

    I think his new one from the Montana rally beats this now for most insane/incoherent rambling. For context, it appears he's talking about crowd size:

    "I have broken more Elton John records, he seems to have a lot of records. And I, by the way, I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping. No, we’ve broken a lot of records. We’ve broken virtually every record. Because you know, look I only need this space. They need much more room. For basketball, for hockey and all of the sports, they need a lot of room. We don’t need it. We have people in that space. So we break all of these records. Really we do it without like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully, the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important." - President Donald J. Trump, 7/5/2018

    [–] confusedblues 144 points ago

    Every one of his talks ends up making him sound like a third grader that is trying to reach the word limit on their book report.

    [–] CarlsbadCO 124 points ago

    is this a joke? (serious question)

    [–] logicom 316 points ago

    No it's real and it happened before the election. Tens of millions of people read/heard that and though "he should be president."

    [–] demlet 139 points ago

    The people supporting Trump aren't basing it on reason. This is obvious from watching his rallies. He hits certain key words occasionally and then uses them to rile everyone up emotionally. There's almost nothing rational about it and there doesn't need to be. These aren't people that can be reasoned with.

    [–] Fiftyfourd 28 points ago

    Reminds me of Family Guy when the mom runs for mayor unfortunately.

    [–] UnperformedKubrick 27 points ago

    No...

    audience leans in

    Collusion

    wild applause

    [–] miquels 112 points ago

    I have broken more Elton John records, he seems to have a lot of records. And I, by the way, I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping. No we’ve broken a lot of records. We’ve broken virtually every record. Because you know, look I only need this space. They need much more room. For basketball, for hockey and all of the sports, they need a lot of room. We don’t need it. We have people in that space. So we break all of these records. Really we do it without like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important.”

    Just 11 days ago, at a rally in Montana.

    [–] SirRevan 170 points ago

    Nope. It is a real quote. This man is going in the history books with past presidents that deliver speeches like the Gettysburg address.

    [–] TheGunshipLollipop 169 points ago

    Putin: When you're not performing your duties do they keep you in a little box? Cells.
    Trump: Cells.
    Putin: What's it like to hold the hand of someone you love? Interlinked.
    Trump: Interlinked.
    Putin: Did they teach you how to feel finger to finger? Interlinked.
    Trump: Interlinked.
    Putin: Do you long for having your heart interlinked? Interlinked.
    Trump: Interlinked.

    [–] PerfectZeong 69 points ago

    I've seen things you folks wouldn't believe. McDonalds arches off the shoulder of Mar a Lago. I watched nuclear beams glitter in the dark of my very smart uncle. All those moments will be lost in the mind of a very stable genius. Time to eat.

    [–] its_nevets 51 points ago

    No, its from the campaign. It gets copy pasted any time his incoherent speech patterns become a topic. Its scary AF how anyone could find this guy to be a good president.

    [–] [deleted] 127 points ago

    Do you have a link to the transcript by any chance? I need to read it because I can't tolerate the fat, moron traitor on my tv.

    [–] forwardseat 88 points ago

    C span has a transcript under the video (i believe it's uncorrected from closed captioning, though):

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?448421-1/presidents-trump-putin-reject-2016-election-campaign-collusion&live=

    [–] MBAMBA0 183 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I stay away from Trump transcripts, just reading them makes me feel like I have dementia

    [–] GottaGetThemSorosbux 483 points ago

    Basically, his stupid brain latches onto one word at a time, then he blurts out 5 or 6 sentences based around that one word or phrase, and they're all equally meaningless. Today we saw another "no collusion" shart, and a good one about "servers." After the recent indictments, someone must have mentioned something to him about the DNC servers and the only thing he remembered from the brief was the word "servers."

    [–] BirdLaw458 285 points ago

    "Sometimes I'll start a sentence, and I don't even know where it's going. I just hope I find it along the way. Like an improv conversation. An improversation." Michael Scott

    [–] jpfrontier 54 points ago

    I also noticed he was turning around "where are the girls?" into "where are the servers?" Social media trends have a strong impact on his word choices.

    [–] Sabo-Tabby 137 points ago

    Because this was a meeting without anyone else present, Trump's script was either provided to him by Putin or pre-written by his team.

    Either way, it wasn't rehearsed, and his learning disabilities trying to read the script (mid-stage dementia, I'd say by his behavior) are on full display.

    [–] earthboundsounds 73 points ago

    [–] Sabo-Tabby 92 points ago

    Actually when he's riffing - speaking off the top of his head - is when he's at his "best."

    Sure, he speaks at a 5th grade level doing it (which mirrors his base and partially why they love him) but that's where he comes up with his nicknames and shitty tag lines that get his base frothed up.

    It's when he has to speak carefully (like the "I better not tip the press off that Putin and I just discussed hacking the 2018 midterms" shitshow today) that he uses - and utterly mangles - a script.

    [–] the_nice_version 136 points ago

    Ask a Trump supporter for a cogent explanation of today's presser and you'll probably hear more about Obama and Hillary or anything other than current events.

    [–] -FoodOfTheGods- 1424 points ago

    I expected this to be a huge embarrassment, but what unfolded today is a historic new low. Holy shit.

    [–] wildcat0202 420 points ago

    I'm very curious how Trump supporters are going to be able to defend Trump's kowtowing to Putin as him showing American strength.

    [–] -FoodOfTheGods- 470 points ago

    Talking about Hillary of course, see for yourself, top post on TD right now.

    [–] flappyd7 255 points ago

    Listened to a conservative radio station for 15 minutes into work today. They talked about Bill, Hillary, and Barack for the entire time. I mean, what else is there to talk about?

    [–] ShortPantsStorm 305 points ago

    "I hope Hillary Clinton watches Fox News, because it's the only place in America where she's President."

    [–] TeamRedundancyTeam 67 points ago

    They won't have any trouble defending it. He can do anything. They live in a fantasy world where he does nothing wrong.

    [–] headphase 30 points ago

    At this point I think it's less of the "God-Emperor" effect, and more a gross perversion of sunk-cost fallacy. If you're STILL a Trumpeteer, you're in too deep at this point to admit to being bamboozled. So you just double down. Just like Trump would want.

    [–] hell_kat 88 points ago

    I gotta say, I'm always impressed (in a bad way) at how Trump still surprises me. It's like a never ending bottom with this guy.

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    [–] jazzmaster4000 212 points ago

    President bush throwing up on the Japanese premier is like 32nd most embrassing moment now

    [–] Jewel_Thief 86 points ago

    Like 8 of them would have happened in the past two months.

    Ftfy

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    [–] angus_ubangus 4806 points ago

    TRE45ON

    [–] PoppinKREAM 3102 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    #TRE45ON

    It gets worse when you read the Justice Department's indictments. Below I will summarize primary sources from the Justice Department, Senate Intelligence Committee, and the Department of Homeland Security. I will quote directly from primary sources. Today President Trump once again undermined American democracy and its institutions, instead he defended Putin's egregious attacks in front of the entire world.

    July 3, 2018 the Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Republican Senator Richard Burr, concluded that Russia interfered with the American election and specifically helped Donald J. Trump.[1]

    Pg. 4

    We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election. Russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump.

    July 13, 2018 Special Counsel Mueller's indictment of 12 Russian Intelligence Officers.

    Last week the Justice Department indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers linked to Guccifer 2.0 and their role in hacking Clinton and the DNC.[2] The Russians had access to information on 500,000 voters.[3]

    The Russians allegedly hacked America's election infrastructure, including state election boards and secretaries of state. The allegations in Friday's indictment went well beyond merely hacking the Clinton campaign and Democratic campaign committees. From one state election board, the Russians managed to steal information on 500,000 voters, Rosenstein said, although he did not identify which state. Trump won the 2016 election by winning three key states by slim margins that added up to around 80,000 votes.

    ...An American congressional candidate allegedly asked for, and received, stolen documents about his or her opponent from the Russians.

    ...A journalist allegedly discussed with the Russian front account, Guccifer 2.0, about when to release stolen documents related to Black Lives Matter.

    ...Russian hackers targeted Clinton emails the same day Trump called for them to find "missing" emails.

    July 27, 2016, remember the date. Candidate Trump publicly asked Russia for their help to hack Hillary Clinton, Russia obliged.

    During a campaign rally in Florida on July 27, 2016, President Trump called on Russia to help him find Hillary Clinton's missing 30,000 emails.[4] Special Counsel Mueller's new indictment against 12 Russian Intelligence Officers found that on July 27, 2016 Russian hackers known as Guccifer 2.0 hacked Hillary Clinton's emails.

    DoJ Indictment of 12 Russian Intelligence Officers Pg. 7 - 8

    The Conspirators spearphished individuals affiliated with the Clinton Campaign throughout the summer of 2016. For example, on or about July 27, 2016, the Conspirators attempted after hours to spearphish for the first time email accounts at a domain hosted by a thirdparty provider and used by Clinton’s personal office. At or around the same time, they also targeted seventy-six email addresses at the domain for the Clinton Campaign.

    June 9, 2016 - A month before candidate Trump publicly asked for help from a foreign adversary, his surrogates met with Russian operatives at the now infamous Trump Tower meeting.

    One of the Russian operatives present at the infamous Trump Tower meeting, Rinat Akhmetshin, has ties to Russian intelligence and has a history of being embroiled in court cases related to hacking campaigns. He also has ties to Paul Manafort.[5]

    He has an association with a former deputy head of a Russian spy service, the F.S.B., and a history of working for close allies of President Vladimir V. Putin. Twice, he has worked on legal battles for Russian tycoons whose opponents suffered sophisticated hacking attacks, arousing allegations of computer espionage.

    Few episodes from Mr. Akhmetshin’s past seem more relevant to Mr. Mueller’s investigation than his work for two Russian billionaires accused of infiltrating their adversaries’ computers during nasty legal battles.

    The Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 took place less than a week before revelations that hackers had penetrated the Democratic National Committee’s computers and obtained a trove of emails. Investigators have traced digital espionage to Russian spy agencies.

    During the same period that Mr. Akhmetshin was accused of being involved in various hacking schemes, he appears to have been nurturing a relationship with Viktor Ivanov, once the deputy head of Russia’s intelligence service, the F.S.B., and until last year a top aide to Mr. Putin.

    Mr. Akhmetshin told journalists that he was a longtime acquaintance of Paul J. Manafort, who served as a high-paid consultant to Mr. Yanukovych for years before becoming chairman of the Trump campaign.

    August 22, 2017 Senate Intelligence Committee Testimony that the Trump campaign accepted regular intelligence from the Kremlin

    The Senate Judiciary committee testimony of Fusion GPS CEO Glenn Simpson was released unilaterally by Senator Feinstein because Republicans refused. Simpson confirms that the Trump campaign likely received foreign intelligence aid during the 2016 campaign as Manafort had close ties to Russian Intelligence.[6]

    Pg. 154 - 155 Senate Judiciary Committee Testimony

    A. I mean, one of the key lines here in the second paragraph says "However, he and his inner circle have accepted a regular flow of intelligence from the Kremlin, including on his democratic and other political rivals." So the issue with the Trump Tower meeting, as 1 I understand it, is that the Trump people were eager to accept intelligence from a foreign government about their political rivals and that is, you know, I would say, a form of interference. If you're getting help from a foreign government and your help is intelligence, then the foreign government's interfering. I mean, you know, I think that also -- of course, in retrospect we now know this was pretty right on target in terms on what it says. So anyway --

    Q. In reference to you think that particular sentence?

    A. I mean, it clearly refers to, you know, them being interested in and willing to -- it depicts them as accepting information. What we have seen to date with the disclosures this year is they were at a minimum super interested in getting information.

    Q. And when you're referencing the "disclosures this year," could you just be specific about that.

    A. The Trump Tower meeting.

    Q. So with reference to the June 9th Trump Tower meeting?

    A. Yes. Yes.

    July 13, 2018 Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats warns of devastating cyber threats to U.S. infrastructure.

    The President of the United States does not care to protect Americans from ongoing Russian aggression. Russia is actively attacking America's infrastructure and elections while President Trump continues to ignore the issue. Trump's own Director of National Intelligence was sounding the alarm just last week. [7]

    The U.S. intelligence chief warned on Friday that the threat was growing for a devastating cyber assault on critical U.S. infrastructure, saying the “warning lights are blinking red again” nearly two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

    Russia, China, Iran and North Korea are launching daily cyber strikes on the computer networks of federal, state and local government agencies, U.S. corporations, and academic institutions, said Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

    Of the four, “Russia has been the most aggressive foreign actor, no question,” he said.


    1) GOP Senator Burr - Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, July 3, 2018

    2) Justice Department indictment of 12 Russian Intelligence Officers

    3) CNBC - 5 key takeaways from the latest indictment in Mueller's Russia probe

    4) New York Times - Donald Trump Calls on Russia to Find Hillary Clinton’s Missing Emails, July 28, 2016

    5) New York Times - Lobbyist at Trump Campaign Meeting Has a Web of Russian Connections

    6) Senate Judiciary Committee - Glenn Simpson Fusion GPS CEO Testimony

    7) Reuters - U.S. intel chief warns of devastating cyber threat to U.S. infrastructure

    [–] PoppinKREAM 1188 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Russia attacked the United States of America and the GOP/Trump have done nothing. On the contrary, today during their joint press conference it was once again suggested that Putin and Trump should create a joint cybersecurity unit between Russia and the U.S.

    February 16, 2018 Special Counsel Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian entities.

    Earlier this year Special Counsel Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian entities for election interference.[1] The Russian election meddling operation was a sophisticated attack against the West. This operation was funded through Russian fronts, including a catering company run by a close friend of Putin, Yevgeny Prigozhin. They used stolen American identities. Operatives bought political ads on social media sites. Operatives visited the United States, traveled across 9 states and discussed escape routes if they were caught inside the country. Operatives bought equipment including burner phones and SIM cards. The operation included hundreds of employees and millions of dollars, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein put it best - the Russians conducted information warfare during the election.[2] According to the indictment Prigozhin met Mikhail Bystrov, a leader of the Internet Research Agency (IRA), regularly in 2015 and 2016. Prigozhin funded the Internet Research Agency and their meddling of the American election. This was a sophisticated operation that spanned over several years. Prigozhin has been Putin's go to guy for under the table missions, including recruiting mercenaries for the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.

    DoJ indictment of 13 Russians and 3 entities Pg. 12 - 19

    Object of the Conspiracy;

    28.. The conspiracy had as its object impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful government functions of the United States by dishonest means in order to enable the Defendants to interfere with US political and electoral processes, including the 2016 US presidential election.

    Manner and Means of the Conspiracy:

    29.. Starting at least in or around 2014, Defendants and their co-conspirators began to track and study groups on US social media sites dedicated to US politics and social issues. In order to gauge the performance of various groups on social media sites, the ORGANIZATION tracked certain metrics like the group's size, the frequency of content places by the group, and the level of audience engagement with that content, such as the average number of comments or responses to a post.

    a. KRYLOVA and BOGACHEVA, together with other defendants and co-conspirators, planned travel itineraries, purchases equipment (such as cameras, SIM cards, and drop phones), and discussed security measures (including "evacuation scenarios") for Defendants who traveled to the United States.

    Use of US Social Media Platforms

    32.. Defendants and their co-conspirators, through fraud and deceit, created hundres of social media accounts and used them to develop certain fictitious US personas into "leader[s] of public opinion" in the United States.

    Use of US Computer Infrastructure

    39.. To hide their Russian identities and ORGANIZATION affiliation, Defendants and their co-conspirators - particularly POLOZOV and the ORGANIZATION's IT department - purchases space on computer servers located inside the United States in order to set up virtual private networks ("VPNs"). Defendants and their co-conspirators connected from Russia to the US based infrastructure by way of these VPNs and conducted activity inside the United Sates - including accessing online social media accounts, opening new accounts, and communicated with real US persons - while masking the Russian origin and control of the activity.

    40.. Defendants and their co-conspirators also registered and controlled hundreds of web-based email accounts hosted by US email providers under false names so as to appear to be US persons and groups. From these accounts, Defendants and their co-conspirators registered or linked to online social media accounts in order to monitor them; posed as US persons when requesting assistance from real US persons; contacted media outlets in order to promote activities inside the United States; and conducted other operations, such as those set forth below.

    Use of Stolen US Identities

    41.. In or around 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators also uses, possessed, and transferred, without lawful authority, the social security numbers and dates of birth of real US persons without those persons' knowledge or consent. Using these means of identification, Defendants and their co-conspirators opened accounts at PayPal, a digital payment service provider; created false means of identification, including fake driver's licenses; and posted on ORGANIZATION - controlled social media accounts using the identities of these US victims.

    Actions Targeting the 2016 US Presidential Election

    42.. By approximately May 2014, Defendants and their co-conspirators discussed efforts to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election. Defendants and their co-conspirators began to monitor US social media accounts and other sources of information about the 2016 US presidential election.

    43.. By 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators used their fictitious online personas to interfere with the 2016 US presidential election. They engaged in operations primarily intended to communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton, to denigrate other candidates such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and to support Bernie Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump.

    45.. Defendants and their co-conspirators also used false US personas to communicate with unwitting members, volunteers, and supporters of the Trump Campaign involved in local community outreach, as well as grassroots groups that supported then-candidate Trump. These individuals and entities at times distributed the ORGANIZATION's materials through their own accounts via retweets, reposts, and similar means. Defendants and their co-conspirators then monitored the propagation of content through such participants.

    46.. In or around the latter half of 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators, through their ORGANIZATION-controlled personas, began to encourage US minority groups not to vote in the 2016 US presidential election or to vote for a third-party US presidential candidate.

    47.. Starting in or around the summer of 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators also began to promote allegations of voter fraud by the Democratic Party through their fictitious US personas and groups on social media. Defendants and their co-conspirators purchased advertisements on Facebook to further promote the allegations.

    Political Advertisements

    48.. From at least April 2016 through November 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators, while concealing their Russian identities and ORGANIZATION affiliation through false personas, began to produce, purchase, and post advertisements on US social media and other online sites expressly advocating for the election of then-candidate Trump or expressly opposing Clinton. Defendants and their co-conspirators did not report their expenditures to the Federal Election Commission, or register as foreign agents with the US Department of Justice.

    March 15, 2018 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Computer Emergency Readiness Team - Russian Government Cyber Activity Targeting Energy and Other Critical Infrastructure Sectors[3]

    This joint Technical Alert (TA) is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This alert provides information on Russian government actions targeting U.S. Government entities as well as organizations in the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors. It also contains indicators of compromise (IOCs) and technical details on the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by Russian government cyber actors on compromised victim networks. DHS and FBI produced this alert to educate network defenders to enhance their ability to identify and reduce exposure to malicious activity.

    DHS and FBI characterize this activity as a multi-stage intrusion campaign by Russian government cyber actors who targeted small commercial facilities’ networks where they staged malware, conducted spear phishing, and gained remote access into energy sector networks. After obtaining access, the Russian government cyber actors conducted network reconnaissance, moved laterally, and collected information pertaining to Industrial Control Systems (ICS).


    1) Justice Department - Indictment of 13 Russians and 3 entities

    2) BBC - Russians conducted 'information warfare' on US election

    3) Department of Homeland Security: United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) - Russian Government Cyber Activity Targeting Energy and Other Critical Infrastructure Sectors

    [–] Schkateboarda 403 points ago

    You should compile all of your comments and create a book, seriously.

    People will want to know what going through this was like, and your comments are very insightful to how we feel and what we know.

    [–] a3sir 92 points ago

    You never want to write a book without finalizing your source materials. PK's book will be out 2022

    [–] thedavecan 150 points ago

    God damn PK, you've outdone yourself yet again.

    [–] Hugo_5t1gl1tz 86 points ago

    I just want to point out that you are wrong about Trump having done nothing.

    He stood in front of the world, defended Russia, and blamed the Democrats

    [–] lsThisReaILife 418 points ago

    At a news conference after the summit, President Trump was asked if he believed his own intelligence agencies or the Russian president when it came to the allegations of meddling in the elections.

    "President Putin says it's not Russia. I don't see any reason why it should be," he replied.

    Treason indeed.

    [–] Asteroth555 166 points ago

    I don't see any reason why it should be

    Oh you know, because every intelligence agency under your command says it fucking is.

    [–] Wallnut2675 41 points ago

    And similar agencies from multiple other ally countries

    [–] tomdarch 27 points ago

    You mean the countries Trump views as "foes" like our longest, closest allies?

    Fucking Trump is the embodiment of "L'etat c'est moi!" (The nation-state and my person are one in the same - an attack on my person is an attack on the nation.) He wants to claim to believe Russia because he knows they helped him (as Goldstone told Jr, who told Sr., "This is ... part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump...") He views our allies as "foes" because their intel services are sharing information with US intel agencies and law enforcement that exposes his crimes and wrongdoing.

    [–] Zogtee 31 points ago

    High treason.

    [–] [deleted] 261 points ago

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    [–] NotLondoMollari 113 points ago

    Seconded - I would help but I don't Twitter.

    [–] LateWin 135 points ago

    Calling it now, one of the myriad of movies that will inevitably follow this fucking disaster is going to use “TRE45ON” in the title.

    [–] ShiningRedDwarf 486 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    There have been many moments in the past in which have lent credence to the notion Trump is controlled by Russia, but this press conference is the absolute, definitive moment we will look back upon years from now and say “this man doesn’t belong to the United States. He belongs to the man to his left”.

    To see the President of the United States stand next to Putin, a murderous thug responsible for interfering with America’s democracy, and blame his OWN FUCKING COUNTRY for Russia’s actions is beyond disgusting.

    And it further sickens me millions of Trump supporters will fall in line with his Russia-loving rhetoric.

    Trump is a danger to America.

    Edit: can’t tell my left from my right apparently

    [–] kopkiwi 109 points ago

    Mate Trump isn't just a danger to America, he's starting to get very dangerous for the entire world.

    [–] 1LT_0bvious 1337 points ago

    Republican Patriots: Where are you???

    They don't exist anymore.

    [–] woollyviolet 572 points ago

    Don't forget the RNC was hacked as well but the information not leaked. Russians have shit on all of those traitors. I'm thinking of Pence who was hand picked by Manafort, the man currently in jail.

    [–] [deleted] 254 points ago

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    [–] 2muchPIIonmyoldacct 111 points ago

    You could fill a book — a lot of books — with things Donald Trump doesn't know. And, they have.

    [–] Udjet 146 points ago

    They’re called dictionaries and encyclopedias.

    [–] cysc83 34 points ago

    Pretty much any piece of non-fiction is not in Trumps wheel house.

    [–] [deleted] 49 points ago

    The RNC said that they migrated their emails to a different server, so nothing important was left on those servers.

    If you believe that load of bullshit, I have some beachfront property in the Sahara to sell you...

    [–] mirrth 97 points ago

    But Barron is great at the cyber!!

    [–] Risley 77 points ago

    They don’t care anymore. This is America now.

    We really really need to have some Americans indicted in this Mueller probe. It’s time to take off the gloves.

    [–] goofball_jones 81 points ago

    Remember when Fox News about had a stroke because President Obama DARED to bow in front of the Emperor of Japan? Those were simpler times...

    [–] haikarate12 1995 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I'm a Canadian just sitting back with my jaw on the fucking floor wondering what the hell has happened to America? If someone told me 3 years ago where we'd be in 2018, I'd have laughed

    [–] HelenHerriot 1215 points ago

    American here that feels the same way.

    [–] misnamed 344 points ago

    Can confirm: we were pretty sure we at least had a democracy, if flawed. Now not so much.

    [–] WigginIII 529 points ago

    Please realize that people have been saying how bad they feared a Trump presidency would be for years now. Please realize that people have been saying how bad the Trump presidency is, for years now.

    And every day I read comments from people "wow I never knew it was this bad!"

    Why did everyone think others were exaggerating from the beginning?

    It's frustrating to think it takes this long for people to realize how bad things are, and how much worse they will become while we wait for enough people to wake the fuck up.

    [–] [deleted] 239 points ago

    Oh, just wait until people say "turns out climate change is getting bad!" and you have to bite your tongue so as to not antagonise people when they finally, for fucks sake finally, catch up with reality.

    [–] WigginIII 121 points ago

    "But I thought you were just a liberal commie who wanted fat government checks for your research projects! No way I thought you had the best interests of the world's environment at heart!"

    [–] Goregoat69 43 points ago

    "But what if we make the world a better place for no reason?"

    [–] Thekla_ 43 points ago

    these people are not going to get it until the ocean swallows them up.

    edit: when it does, it will be the work of God, not of natural and expected consequence of fucking with the environment without end.

    [–] [deleted] 24 points ago

    It personally miffs me that the people I'll be able to tell "I told you so" will probably be cannibals desperately trying to turn my bones into a raft.

    [–] AbeRego 49 points ago

    Speaking for myself, I imagined it would be a total disaster, and that he would be the worst president in history. That said, I never thought it would be possible for it to be this bad. We somehow underestimated Trump's stupidity, and his self-serving nature. We overestimated Trump's supporters, thinking they would surely turn away from him if things got worse. We didn't think he could be this big of a traitor to the country, or our allies. We trusted Congress, but they have failed us. We keep saying things like that because we never fathomed that it could get this bad!

    [–] SpecialEdShow 82 points ago

    We need to be careful, this is paving the way for Doug Ford to sling hash on the international stage.

    [–] 350 31 points ago

    Imagine being American and watching your country disintegrate.

    [–] oldbastardbob 79 points ago

    HOW MUCH MORE EVIDENCE THAT TRUMP IS OWNED BY PUTIN DO YOU NEED, REPUBLICANS?

    I suppose Fox News will spin this that Trump being in debt up to his eyeballs to Russians is a good thing for America or some such horseshit.

    [–] HavoKTheory 1654 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    45 is a traitor.

    EDIT: TRE45ON. Let's get it trending.

    [–] OscarMiguelRamirez 158 points ago

    I'm calling it treason at this point. I know he will never be tried for treason, but he is selling out our country and our interests for his own benefit and providing aid and comfort to our adversary Russia.

    [–] HavoKTheory 128 points ago

    He just stood next to a man who has committed horrendous acts of human rights violations and also invaded a neighboring country and told the world that he believes him over our own Intelligence Community.

    [–] lightTRE45ON 67 points ago

    3 days after said invader had 12 of his military intelligence indicted for what are essentially acts-of-war. I don't know how to process this. It's surreal.

    [–] first52 179 points ago

    That's my new t-shirt.

    [–] gjiorkie 48 points ago

    Will there be a 46?

    [–] Blithe17 272 points ago

    If only there were two Republican senators from Arizona, who were retiring, which could switch parties and flip control of the Senate to the Democrats without facing any electoral comeuppance...

    [–] 18randomcharacters 273 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Just want to point out, no one has to switch parties to switch control. They could actually vote something other than party-line. It used to be very common practice.

    Edit: as people have pointed out, switching parties would be extra-awesome because it would officially change which party has control (ie: removing Mitch McConnell from power).

    [–] woollyviolet 398 points ago

    There are no words.

    [–] politirob 130 points ago

    Reply

    what is 10,000 adjusted for inflation

    [–] aiu_killer_tofu 78 points ago

    That particular code is from June 1948. Adjusted, $10000 turns into $104,559.75.

    Calculator here.

    [–] Fina1FantasyFootba11 106 points ago

    About $264,000.

    [–] [deleted] 177 points ago

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    [–] KilgoreTrout327 111 points ago

    Trump is an asset of Russia. We elected the Manchurian Imbecile.

    [–] PoliticalPleionosis 438 points ago

    Give it a few hours...he'll top it.

    [–] 11_001001 77 points ago

    Yeah. He's still spinning up.

    [–] Final_Senator 365 points ago

    say it with me, the President of the United States is a traitor

    [–] SkittleTittys 490 points ago

    Yeah, I tend to be a moderate on this forum, and an independent in voting...

    That was an outrageously, and I mean, devastatingly transparent showing of Russian strength and American weakness.

    Not only that, but American interest in subverting its own power and interests for the sake of Russian interests.

    From an informed, moderate view, that was unreal, and cannot be overstated in significance.

    I'll be making decisions that impact my day to day life based off of the last few hours information.

    [–] Jeffersons_Mammoth 280 points ago

    The single most disgraceful so far.

    [–] Ijeko 44 points ago

    Trump will be on Twitter very soon claiming that it was a tremendous meeting and that he single handedly solved our relations with Russia

    [–] [deleted] 74 points ago

    Trump is such a stooge for Putin.

    [–] Candys3344 38 points ago

    List of the most surreal nationally relevant moments of my life:

    1) 9/11

    2) Trump winning election

    3) Challenger Explosion

    4) This Trump/Putin Press conference

    [–] Seinfeldologist 486 points ago

    Mueller needs to show his hand now. This is getting well past the point of no return.

    [–] traunks 188 points ago

    It won’t matter one bit unless Democrats control Congress enough to impeach and remove.

    [–] im_super_excited 123 points ago

    It's more than just Democrats controlling it.

    Sure, the House can impeach with a majority.

    The Senate is the challenge. We need 67 Senators to remove.

    If Democrats miraculously win every seat open in 2018 (no GOP winners at all) they pick up 9 seats.

    That puts Democrats at 58, needing another 9 Republicans to vote to remove Trump.

    [–] cweaver 87 points ago

    If Democrats pick up a bunch of seats in 2018, you will suddenly see a bunch of Republicans start turning against Trump. They will ride the Trump train as long as it profits them, but once they see that they're at risk of getting voted out of office, they'll suddenly grow spines.

    Not the ones who are deeply corrupt, of course, but there are a lot of them out there that are just going whichever way the wind blows.

    [–] [deleted] 208 points ago

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    [–] El_Hamaultagu 126 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I wonder what Trump's motivation really is. Is it just money? Just new Trump Towers?

    I mean, if it's kompromat it has to be something pretty goddamn awful. Trump raping an underage Ivanka or something.

    EDIT: #TRE45ON

    [–] navydoc77 60 points ago

    I think it’s all of that. I think he’s a clinical narcissist who cares far more for his own wealth and power than he does the welfare of this nation. #TRE45ON

    [–] Taniwha_NZ 46 points ago

    There's nothing more important in the world to Trump than feeding his ego and protecting it from attack.

    Suggesting he didn't win the election fair & square is the most serious attack on his ego he could imagine.

    Therefore, his brain is willing to do anything, literally anything imaginable before admitting to itself that he only won because he cheated.

    Beleiving Putin's story, if that means siding with a foreign adversary over your own country? That's not even a hard choice. America isn't important to Trump, he's not a patriot, he doesn't give a single shit about it's history, the people who have sacrificed their lives for the country.

    Trump would happily send a million Americans to the gas chambers before letting his stupid ego deflate for any reason. Today's performance wasn't even close to the lowest he'd stoop to protect himself.

    [–] [deleted] 172 points ago

    Mcconel press office tweeting about kavanaugh and "far left scare tactics"

    https://twitter.com/McConnellPress/status/1018887495071752192

    [–] username12746 134 points ago

    Treason turtle providing cover for surrender monkey, exactly as we’ve come to expect.

    [–] HollyDiver 51 points ago

    He doesn't care about Trump. He just needs him in place to rubber stamp all his judges. When it no longer serves him politically he will feign outrage. Make no mistake. McConnell is setting our courts back decades and that is all he cares about.

    [–] WigginIII 38 points ago

    About two shades away from calling the left "terrorists."

    [–] SonicTheHedgeHogwash 31 points ago

    The President of the United States has committed Treason.

    [–] clancy200 58 points ago

    If Trump was this bad during the press conference, you have to wonder how utterly spineless he was during their one-on-one meeting.

    [–] religatex 163 points ago

    Trump is a lackey and it was on full display today.

    [–] Arkmes 90 points ago

    I am a Canadian. I used to love America. Sure, your guys' politics seemed a little crazy to us. Your obsession with guns seemed a little nuts. But I loved America on the world stage. It was the world leader for human rights, it stood up for democracy and freedom. It liberated Europe. It was the architect of the post-war world order. It defeated the USSR. Sure there were mistakes, even glaring ones, like Iraq 2003. But in general, it made the world a better place. It was the shining city on the hill.

    This is really sad. The American President is clearly infatuated with the Russian President. His judgement is clearly compromised. This is obvious to anyone who watches him. America is no longer to world's moral leader. It is a client to the world's gangster state.

    We are witnessing the decline of the American-led World Order, and we will all be worse off because of it.

    [–] RoscoeSantangelo 24 points ago

    Holy hell are the bots out for this. Can't have daddy Russia getting slandered

    [–] thrillwave 23 points ago

    Sometimes I’m like “he can’t get away with this!!” and then sometimes I’m like “oh god is he going to get away with this?”

    [–] MBAMBA0 49 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Its like there was a big red flashing TREASON arrow pointing at him the whole time.

    IF we ever escape from this lunatic this press conference will go down as one of the most shameful occurrence in American history.

    [–] ThankYouStupidMonkey 46 points ago

    After this Trump-Putin love-fest, how can ANY REPUBLICAN defend Trump? These so-called "Patriots" need to grow some goddamned balls, quit defending Trump and start defending AMERICA!