Collusion: Sanctions Announcement Completes Circle Between Trump Camp And Russian Intel

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Rachel Maddow highlights a passage from the Treasury Department announcement of new sanctions against Russia that says Paul Manafort associate Konstantin Kilimnik delivered polling and campaign strategy information to Russian intelligence. Previously it was known that Manafort gave such materials to Kilimnik, but not what Kilimnik had done with them. Also previously known was that Russian intelligence interfered in the 2016 election to boost the Trump campaign. Aired on 04/16/2021.
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Collusion: Sanctions Announcement Completes Circle Between Trump Camp And Russian Intel

103 Comments on "Collusion: Sanctions Announcement Completes Circle Between Trump Camp And Russian Intel"

  1. eltham treehugger | April 16, 2021 at 2:09 AM | Reply

    Still NO accountability from the criminal participants!

    • Underground Guy | April 16, 2021 at 6:14 PM | Reply

      @Kevin Lee Nothing was Debunked.

      1) Trump Continually said he had nothing to do with Russia? His Campaign Mgr, that He hired..was giving Polling Data to Russia-Kremlin agents.

      2) He Lied abt Meetings, yet the Mueller report details over 100 meetings, calls, emails..not to mention the Destroyed evidence they discovered.
      Ex..Trump Tower meeting? 1st LIED it never happened? Then Lied it was a Nothingburger abt Russian Adoptions??
      Total Bullsht. What other US President hopefull took meetings abt fckn Adoptions?? Of RUSSIAN kids no less.
      So.. what came of this Adoption meeting?

      3) Mueller Report laid out 10 Specific instances of Obstruction of Justice.

      4) The Republikkkan led Senate Judiciary Committee Also Agreed w the Mueller report And both the Dem Investigation and Allllllll
      16 US Intelligence Agencies.
      And Every single one of those Republikkkans Voted For Trump.

      5) Russia was Clear and Explicit they wanted Trump to win and we’re going to help Trump win and Told Team Trump as much…Team Trump Accepted the help
      And Never reported this. Why? Why didn’t they? And Why are you Ok with that?

      6) Not Trump, Not 1 Republikkkan has ever called Mueller a Liar, or dishonest.
      None of them have said his Report contains Lies or Falsehoods. None of them.
      In fact, they Don’t Because they Don’t want to discuss or pick apart any of its contents.
      Because that means discussing what’s In the Report. And since EVERYTHING in it True ( they don’t dispute its contents).
      They only say No Collusion. That’s it.
      MUELLER said he wasn’t looking for it’s not a legal term.
      Playing with words…
      But we Now have PROOF of Coordination.
      Boom, Done, Over. You Racist Treasonous pieces of Sht

    • At least there is a reward for apprehending the spy.

    • @e22378 Might interfere with any effort on their part to plead the 5th.

    • Arthur Montana | April 16, 2021 at 8:10 PM | Reply

      @eltham treehugger Our nation is not lawless. It’s just that the rich and powerful usually bend the law to their will; always with the help of others. The anti-dote is THE VOTE, and that’s why this criminal cabal (that is The Greed Over People GOP) is seeking to upend universal suffrage.

    • Arthur Montana | April 16, 2021 at 8:13 PM | Reply

      @Lepewhi If they take control of the presidency again, in its current corrupt form, the Greed Over People GOP will destroy our Constitutional Republic. Make no mistake; this cabal of authoritarian bigots has little regard for We The People. They care only for themselves.

  2. Connect the dots/ Follow the money. Russian spies love Greece & Spain. What about Treason???

  3. Andre Desrosiers | April 16, 2021 at 2:17 AM | Reply

    And not one apology from any GOP lawmakers promoting the false narratives from russia themselves. Traitors.

    • @D.
      Turnip did such a good job of thoroughly indoctrinating them
      they’ve closed their minds to other ideas for fear of becoming
      “Brainwashed” it’s ironic that they call everyone who doesn’t adore the golden idol, “sheep”.🙃

    • Brent Foster | April 16, 2021 at 8:54 PM | Reply

      Don’t even worry, the Dominoes are falling shortly after this.

    • @Ivo Beitsma Absolutely!!!

    • You’re the one promoting a conspiracy theory!

    • Andre Desrosiers | April 16, 2021 at 10:42 PM | Reply

      @Jaden Stark If I had any sense of ignorance I would say you were right. But since I don’t, and you do, your post is inconsequential. Thanks for letting us all know that we still have a long way to go before ignorance is eliminated. 👍👏👏👏

  4. 1) compile a list of politicians who repeated Russian talking points Konstantin Kilimnik distributed.
    2) investigate everyone on the list to see if they are bribed, blackmailed, etc by foreign sources, esp Russia.
    3) act on the inevitable information that is revealed.

    • @Colin les price rowling also, distasteful word choice. Spooks? Really? Leave loser, you’re old news bro. Take your 2 brain cells and kick rocks

    • @Colin les price rowling “Hi, I’m a man with 4 first names. I have so many names because I’m so stupid and can’t always remember just one of ’em on account’a my meemaw done tried and used a coat hanger to scramble my quarters when I was growing in hers. Now we against abortion ’cause o’all that. I’m a real big dummy though and don’t know nuthin’bout no dang com-POOTers and graphs n all dat. Love Trump though. I get whooped if I don’t kiss his picture hanging on our fridge each night”

    • Colin les price rowling | April 16, 2021 at 1:35 PM | Reply

      @andrew zgoda hmm ,, you’ve never seen a spook have you ?
      That’s because they are spooks mate 😎 !

    • andrew zgoda | April 16, 2021 at 5:10 PM | Reply

      @Colin les price rowling you give a bad name to texans and australians.

    • andrew zgoda | April 16, 2021 at 5:11 PM | Reply

      @Colin les price rowling 595470164 is the beginning and the primary connect + consultant, you can see how easy it is to get involved. 8f5c900e9725 is the real dirtywork, stuff we don’t even know. ros+8208853 is an example of possible oversight by same by tertiary firm spying on American citizens. 17088908+sey was making a few plans including backdoor funding and influence ops overseas relating to the world according to T0m b@rn3tt 2011 presentation. kirill-17165410 is the blackmail man for the middle east front, but also disturbingly toddlers involved: TCv6Aty-r1c . You can also see that guy’s moral fiber here: 2000/09/4403 . And for us/uk/eu blackmail/honeytraps etc we have infamous dude that got burned but was otherwise assisting: 7234435_article

  5. Joel Steiber | April 16, 2021 at 2:37 AM | Reply

    You nailed it years ago Rachel. Great reporting

    • @Ash Roskell Good to see you again brother and I agree. I remember watching her frustration as she shouted the truth into the wind of right wing propaganda on this.

    • Rebecca Presti | April 16, 2021 at 9:13 AM | Reply

      @Mainely absolutely. She was pilloried by all sides and for what? She connected the dots and took giant swipes from all corners determined to paint her as a villan for her well researched and cogent reporting. Sadly, probably none of the outlets, pols, or commentors will admit their mistake, or give her the props she deserves.

    • Jesse Bianchi | April 16, 2021 at 9:21 AM | Reply

      Rachel should write a book. guaranteed Pulitzer and egg on the faces of all the people who laughed at her (including some prominent lefty pundits).

    • Bruce Wislofsky | April 16, 2021 at 11:42 AM | Reply

      @Jesse Bianchi she has two out

    • 😂😂😂😂

  6. From the moment tRump said « Russia, if you’re listening… », we knew from his own words that tRump was a traitor.

    • Moscow has Trump and Bejing has Biden. Your point?

    • Traitor huh? Treason is one of the only federal crimes that still carry a mandatory death penalty. If only people making false accisations based on agitprop faced the same penalty!

    • @Ralph Boyd If all that “collusion” was such a treasonous threat why did Biden win in 2020? Funny how he still wins a fraudulent election without cheating huh?

    • Belly Dancer Em | April 16, 2021 at 5:28 PM | Reply

      @Kevin Lee trump is a traitor

    • @TJ Blaidd

      We’re talking about a Traitor running on treason being elected on a Electoral College technicality in 2016. This has nothing to do with 2020.

  7. WildwoodClaire1 | April 16, 2021 at 2:48 AM | Reply

    In a nutshell, the tens of millions of voters who cast their ballots for Donald Trump were played like a fiddle. Of course, they’ll NEVER accept that conclusion because, as we all know, nobody hates being called a sucker worse than a sucker.

    • Ralph Peters | April 16, 2021 at 2:17 PM | Reply

      @Mike Rew F o

    • Actually, they don’t care about this stuff.
      They are united in their hate of a black president and were more than happy to have that fat orange blowhard take over as their filthy mouthpiece, and loved when he went on the attack of that black president for years. The lies, the insults, all the ugliness, they fed off of and the more ludicrous, the better. They owe him their vote just for that, as far as they’re concerned.

      It really is that simple. They really are that simple.

    • @Ash Roskell They don’t care about wrong!
      They care about their shared hate of a black president and worshipping their orange blowhard. That is all. You will never get through to them, they’re a cult and cults usually never end well. This one, cult 45, is united by sheer hate. We’ve seen it before, many times.

      Never seen so many conspiracy nutters being openly insane while sitting in government before now, though. That’s like looney tunes.

    • @Vladimir Putin : Toby Hobo is a three day old troll / account.

    • Trump won!!!

  8. This has got to be the best news of the decade thus far.

    • @Ash Roskell I love it that Trump lost. Why did you think otherwise?

    • You won’t see FOX reporting on this.

    • Lord Mitchell | April 16, 2021 at 12:35 PM | Reply

      I don’t see any pictures of him behind bars do you? Well tell me when you do. And I’ll tell you what’s good about it.😵

    • @Lord Mitchell He soon may be. This could lead to him having to explain OTHER questionable moves he’s done. Could all amount to “treason” as more information comes out.

    • @NYC1927 fools like Tim will just say fake news. If they have no whatabouts it’s just “fake news” the egg is gonna stay on their faces, the MAGAs have no shame to wipe it off.

  9. Ken Albertsen | April 16, 2021 at 2:52 AM | Reply

    As Yogi Berra would say, “It’s deja vous all over again.” The saddest part is: Right Wingers won’t believe any of it because it doesn’t fit with their agenda of heaping praise on Agent Orange.

    • Justice Matters | April 16, 2021 at 4:10 PM | Reply

      @Bryan B Still ying? Please give proof of this lie please.

    • Idalia Rodriguez | April 16, 2021 at 4:30 PM | Reply

      Also look up world economic forum and they’re plan to have a authoritarian system by 2030 all that is happening now, is just preparation for 2030. In order to enslave us, they have to strip your rights away

    • Idalia Rodriguez | April 16, 2021 at 4:35 PM | Reply

      Here I’ll copy and paste it for you so you can all read what the world economic forum is going to do.Welcome to the year 2030. Welcome to my city – or should I say, “our city”. I don’t own anything. I don’t own a car. I don’t own a house. I don’t own any appliances or any clothes.

      It might seem odd to you, but it makes perfect sense for us in this city. Everything you considered a product, has now become a service. We have access to transportation, accommodation, food and all the things we need in our daily lives. One by one all these things became free, so it ended up not making sense for us to own much.

      First communication became digitized and free to everyone. Then, when clean energy became free, things started to move quickly. Transportation dropped dramatically in price. It made no sense for us to own cars anymore, because we could call a driverless vehicle or a flying car for longer journeys within minutes. We started transporting ourselves in a much more organized and coordinated way when public transport became easier, quicker and more convenient than the car. Now I can hardly believe that we accepted congestion and traffic jams, not to mention the air pollution from combustion engines. What were we thinking?

      Sometimes I use my bike when I go to see some of my friends. I enjoy the exercise and the ride. It kind of gets the soul to come along on the journey. Funny how some things seem never seem to lose their excitement: walking, biking, cooking, drawing and growing plants. It makes perfect sense and reminds us of how our culture emerged out of a close relationship with nature.

      “Environmental problems seem far away”
      In our city we don’t pay any rent, because someone else is using our free space whenever we do not need it. My living room is used for business meetings when I am not there.

      Once in awhile, I will choose to cook for myself. It is easy – the necessary kitchen equipment is delivered at my door within minutes. Since transport became free, we stopped having all those things stuffed into our home. Why keep a pasta-maker and a crepe cooker crammed into our cupboards? We can just order them when we need them.

      Have you read?
      2030: the rise of compassion, or a world of warships and walls?
      What will we eat in 2030?
      What will we eat in 2030?
      This also made the breakthrough of the circular economy easier. When products are turned into services, no one has an interest in things with a short life span. Everything is designed for durability, repairability and recyclability. The materials are flowing more quickly in our economy and can be transformed to new products pretty easily. Environmental problems seem far away, since we only use clean energy and clean production methods. The air is clean, the water is clean and nobody would dare to touch the protected areas of nature because they constitute such value to our well being. In the cities we have plenty of green space and plants and trees all over. I still do not understand why in the past we filled all free spots in the city with concrete.

      The death of shopping
      Shopping? I can’t really remember what that is. For most of us, it has been turned into choosing things to use. Sometimes I find this fun, and sometimes I just want the algorithm to do it for me. It knows my taste better than I do by now.

      When AI and robots took over so much of our work, we suddenly had time to eat well, sleep well and spend time with other people. The concept of rush hour makes no sense anymore, since the work that we do can be done at any time. I don’t really know if I would call it work anymore. It is more like thinking-time, creation-time and development-time.

      For a while, everything was turned into entertainment and people did not want to bother themselves with difficult issues. It was only at the last minute that we found out how to use all these new technologies for better purposes than just killing time.

      “They live different kinds of lives outside of the city”
      My biggest concern is all the people who do not live in our city. Those we lost on the way. Those who decided that it became too much, all this technology. Those who felt obsolete and useless when robots and AI took over big parts of our jobs. Those who got upset with the political system and turned against it. They live different kind of lives outside of the city. Some have formed little self-supplying communities. Others just stayed in the empty and abandoned houses in small 19th century villages.

      Once in awhile I get annoyed about the fact that I have no real privacy. No where I can go and not be registered. I know that, somewhere, everything I do, think and dream of is recorded. I just hope that nobody will use it against me.

      All in all, it is a good life. Much better than the path we were on, where it became so clear that we could not continue with the same model of growth. We had all these terrible things happening: lifestyle diseases, climate change, the refugee crisis, environmental degradation, completely congested cities, water pollution, air pollution, social unrest and unemployment. We lost way too many people before we realised that we could do things differently.

    • Belly Dancer Em | April 16, 2021 at 5:29 PM | Reply

      they are just gonna scream louder and louder and double down while having the right wing noise machine deny, distort and distract

    • J GetsCensored | April 16, 2021 at 10:18 PM | Reply

      As a relatively neutral person, I’d like to weigh in.

      The amount of propaganda pushed by both left and right wing media makes it extremely difficult to believe anything like this. Cnn is now on record admitting they use fear, emotion, and propaganda, as well as flat out lying, to push their political narrative.

      With that in mind, it’s justifiable for a Republican to raise an eyebrow to this kind of story. That’s before you consider the reputation of the person reporting on it. Id encourage members of both parties to read the reports themselves and come to their own conclusion.

  10. “Mr President, Russia interfered in the 2016 election. All 17 of our intelligence agencies have confirmed this.”

    “Well I asked Putin and he was very strong in his denial. I don’t see any reason why it would be Russia.”

  11. So now they’re admitting to what people with common sense already knew… great, now arrest them.

    • Treat them the same as the Capital Police on January 6th.. During the Piece full Gathering!!! No guns just flag poles, and bear spray.

    • Eldorf The_Wise | April 16, 2021 at 5:11 PM | Reply

      @Lord Mitchell Actually, they CAN still get his taxes. The House Ways and Means Committee has the ability to obtain ANYONE’S taxes. The law reads, in part: “…upon request, shall be turned over…” Period. There are still no “if’s” “and’s” or “but’s” in the law.

      FYI, the policy that says you cannot charge a sitting president is just that: a policy. It is not a law.

    • Belly Dancer Em | April 16, 2021 at 5:24 PM | Reply

      The Justice Department needs to build a case

    • Belly Dancer Em | April 16, 2021 at 5:25 PM | Reply

      @Okkie Trooy I bet that’s coming out soon

    • Belly Dancer Em | April 16, 2021 at 5:25 PM | Reply

      @Stefan Schleps while accounability is mandatory, it also needs to be done right. Let the Justice Department do it’s job

  12. And Trump pardons Manafort completing the full collusion circle.

    • 595470164 is the beginning and the primary connect, you can see how easy it is to get involved. 8f5c900e9725 is the real dirtywork, stuff we don’t even know. ros+8208853 is an example of oversight by same by tertiary firm. 17088908+sey was the plan. kirill-17165410 is the blackmail man for the middle east front, disturbingly: TCv6Aty-r1c . You can also see that guy’s moral fiber here: 2000/09/4403 . And for us/uk/eu blackmail/honeypots etc 7234435_article .

    • @Grace Hart it’s in the url. Learn how to operate Google

    • fellatio rodriguez | April 16, 2021 at 12:16 PM | Reply

      Google 8675309 @andrew zgoda

    • Jane Unzeitig | April 16, 2021 at 1:14 PM | Reply

      With new evidence can he be returned to prison?

    • Belly Dancer Em | April 16, 2021 at 5:24 PM | Reply

      @Lord Mitchell If he pardoned himelf he was open to all sorts of lawsuits AND he couldn’t plead the Fifth if he did so

  13. Außenseiter It’s the J-Team crew | April 16, 2021 at 2:58 AM | Reply

    Indeed it has Rachel. It’s been a very very long 6 years.

  14. Sojourner Girls | April 16, 2021 at 3:08 AM | Reply

    Rachel, just say it. “I told you so.” You’ve totally earned at least one gloat.

    • Tammy Brothers | April 16, 2021 at 2:25 PM | Reply

      She definitely is good at her job she does all her research and she doesn’t hold back she says it like it is and she definitely deserves to gloat

    • And she is still waiting, because this is coming from MSNBC opinion news. Perhaps Mueller should return the millions of our dollars that he spent, because he concluded none of this. Mueller concluded that he found no evidence of Trump campaign Russian collusion and the only people in prison for anything surrounding Russian collusion is a Democrat FBI agent.

    • Wolverine Hoosier | April 16, 2021 at 3:25 PM | Reply


    • @Wolverine Hoosier Agreed, Democrats are all sheep. How come the defense was not able to use Nicole and Ron’s drug use and environment in the OJ Simpson case, but it is clear that thee Democrats do not value Floyd’s life because he had a Hunter Biden type drug problem.

    • Mary Halverson | April 16, 2021 at 6:41 PM | Reply

      @Tammy Brothers- I’d ask you to name one of Rachel’s neverending stream of overblown “bombshells” that’s ever panned out, but you can’t because there aren’t any. At some point her shrinking audience will be forced to admit she’s an overpaid loaf of baloney whose tangled web of lies will inevitably land her in a more unenviable position than her disgraced mentor, Roger Ailes.

  15. Howard Mulvihill | April 16, 2021 at 3:22 AM | Reply

    By the way, where is that Devin Nunez file that the Russian sent him, and he refuses to turn over? and why can he not be charged with obstruction of Congress? Somebody needs to start enforcing rules or they will never mean anything!

    • derrill yager | April 16, 2021 at 11:37 AM | Reply

      If Justice cannot be delivered to those who have broken the law, then democracy cannot be real. Putin’s plan is to destroy democracy, he is a dictator and democracy is a threat to him. The right wings cries for Liberty are being used to destroy the Democratic process. Putin is a chess player of the next level, where only a few moves are taken and the rest of the pieces tumble on their own. Eyes open America corruption is not government.

    • Lord Mitchell | April 16, 2021 at 11:51 AM | Reply

      Ding! Ding! Single round 2. Fight! Get him. Were is my Buddy Sallwell. Flawless victory.

    • It is “Never mean anything” by designed programs.

    • Jen Vicinity | April 16, 2021 at 4:04 PM | Reply

      @Mary Elizabeth T was attempting to destroy democracy and intall himself and his spawn as a monarchy … remember he’s a narcissistic sociopathic and so he’d prefer a monarchy, but fascist dictator would be fine, also.

      From what I can see re various reports of the conventions and functions he’s been holding, the fact that the vast majority of senators in the Senate are running to him constantly and the Republicans giving themselves the option to call any election when it suits them which they’ve done in Georgia, and are working on in 42 other states, he’s still at it and I am very concerned there may come another insurrection attempt, but fully armed this time. I hope I’m wrong.

    • andrew zgoda | April 16, 2021 at 5:21 PM | Reply

      @derrill yager feel free to share this. This is what happened and in a way it’s legal because it’s a chain of contractors with bases in cayman islands and cypress etc: 595470164 is the beginning and the primary connect + consultant, you can see how easy it is to get involved. 8f5c900e9725 is the real dirtywork, stuff we don’t even know. ros+8208853 is an example of the extensive reach of oversight against political enemies, and the firm spying on American citizens is owned by the same one who worked on the Trump campaign along with the one that is informing the pentilgon. 17088908+sey was about making a few plans and laying out groundwork including backdoor funding and influence ops overseas relating to the world according to T0m b@rn3tt 2011 presentation, but a lot of it was election related. kirill-17165410 is the blackmail man for the middle east front, but also disturbingly toddlers involved: TCv6Aty-r1c . You can also see the notable lawyers moral fiber here: 2000/09/4403 . And for us/uk/eu blackmail/honeytraps etc we have infamous dude that got burned but was otherwise assisting: 7234435_article

  16. They won’t listen or care. They’re all too busy talking about Hunter Biden. 🤦🤷

    • Dixie Normis | April 16, 2021 at 4:59 PM | Reply

      @BigBadJerry Rogers yeah he really is though, we have the proof on Hunter Biden’s laptop

    • Dixie Normis | April 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM | Reply

      @BigBadJerry Rogers you choosing to ignore evidence doesn’t mean that evidence doesn’t exist

    • BigBadJerry Rogers | April 16, 2021 at 5:11 PM | Reply

      @Dixie Normis Which US intelligence agency came to the conclusions you have? As compared to the actual story here about Russian election interference?

    • Pashak de Scilly | April 16, 2021 at 5:47 PM | Reply

      @Dixie Normis The only ‘evidence’ produced so far was the lap-top – and that is obviously a fake. That says there is no evidence at all

    • Dixie Normis | April 16, 2021 at 6:32 PM | Reply

      @Pashak de Scilly the videos from the laptop are actually online now if you look for them. They’re definitely NSFW though, fair warning

  17. Kids, this is how a cheater got the highest score on a test….

  18. Kortnee Turpin | April 16, 2021 at 3:37 AM | Reply

    We’ve known something was going on with Trump campaign and Russia. We just want to know who’s going to be arrested and put behind bars all of this means nothing until people start paying

  19. It good to have someone fighting back instead of loping along worried about their image.

    • That wasn’t his image Trump was worried about. Vlad the Poisoner has to have something big on Trump.

    • @John Swo I agree 100%!!!!.
      In the military we were warned that the Russians are constantly seeking “Kompromat” on anyone that visits, especially if they are of influence or have a security clearance or are related/associated with anyone who does.
      They also seek Kompromat on important officials in government; anything they can do to manipulate and blackmail behind the scenes. I’m pretty sure many GOP and some Dems are being extorted as we speak.

    • @Mainely Best reason to get rid of a few people in office. Graham and McConnell would have been a good start, but here we are…

  20. Enemy within: Manafort, Stone..lock em’ up😠

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