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 Post subject: Russian Roulette
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:51 am 
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This book is out. Also, it's better sourced than Fire & Fury and by more credible people. :D It should be getting more attention. Rachel Maddow talked about it last night.

BTW, Steele himself now puts the odds of "pee pee tape"'s existence at 50-50.

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George Papadopoulos Claimed Trump Encouraged His Efforts to Establish a Russian Back Channel
And more scoops from “Russian Roulette,” the new book co-authored by Mother Jones’ Washington bureau chief.
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... ckchannel/

– George Papadopoulos claimed Trump encouraged him to connect with the Russian government.

- A secret source.
[snip] He also informed the US official that Putin was increasingly under the influence of an ultranationalist Orthodox Russian monk named Father Tikhon Shevkunov (***) and that Putin and his inner circle had total contempt for Obama, denigrating the president as weak but also accusing him of meddling in Russia’s affair. Putin’s aides often used racist terms when referring to Obama, calling him a “monkey” and using the N-word

– Roger Stone’s alibi. (bogus)
But in an interview for this book, Credico said he had never spoken to Assange before August 25—17 days after Stone first publicly said he had “communicated” with Assange. (**)

– High fives in Moscow.
In the weeks after the election, the intelligence community reviewed intelligence previously gathered and concluded by early December that the Russian operation had aimed not just to foment chaos but to elect Trump. (*)

– A 2016 Trump Russian deal with offshore companies.
[Trump Tower Moscow] Yet, as Russian Roulette notes, according to the Russian tax registry, I.C. Expert, which had no experience in developing luxury hotels and apartment complexes, was actually owned by three offshore companies, with one of those firms controlled by a Cypriot attorney connected to Russian finance. This deepens the mystery: who was trying to strike a lucrative deal with Trump when he was a candidate?

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(*) Stuff that up your arse, House Intel Committee.
(**) I heard Credico on Randi Rhodes' show and I sure wish he made sense. But it definitely looks like Stone is trying to make him his fall guy.

(***) Father Shevkunov - surprise, more antisemitism
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tikhon_(Shevkunov)

Tikhon is considered to be an ultra-conservative, but it is claimed that he never published anything 'xenophobic.'[4] However, while leading a commission investigating the execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his family, Tikhon stated in 2017 that "many members of the commission believe it was a ritual murder that held special significance for Bolshevik commander Yakov Yurovsky," the commander of the execution squad who was of Jewish birth.[19] This description fits the longstanding formula of blood libels used as pretexts for pogroms and other atrocities against Jews in Europe. Tikhon denied accusations that his accusations were antisemitic or that they referred to Jews at all.[20]

Tikhon supports the Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and he is a member of Crimean Exxpert-Consultative Council.[21]

He is said to be against ecumenism between the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church, repeating the saying “Catholics are not even a church and as a result not even Christian."

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