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  1. Sen Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and other republicans on Capitol Hill,
    have been unmasked as Russian operatives for disseminating Russian conspiracy theories,
    and for aiding and abetting Putin’s efforts to interfere in the 2020 election.

    Last month, four lawmakers who make up the Democratic half of the Gang of Eight, the group of congressional and intelligence committee leaders who are privy to top-secret intelligence, demanded a briefing for all members of Congress focused on foreign interference in the 2020 election, based on their assertions that lawmakers are being targeted by those meddling efforts. They also have urged the Trump to publicly reveal additional information about the nature of the foreign-influence campaign. Intelligence officials told House lawmakers last week that the Russians are seeking to boost Trump in the 2020 campaign.

    The public version of the letter was vague about those threats, but the classified addendum to the letter specifically names Sen Ron Johnson’s investigation as a vehicle for “laundering”  Russian propaganda for the foreign influence campaign aimed at denigrating Biden.

    The addendum states that the Ukrainian lawmaker linked to the Kremlin, Andrii Derkach, sent information packets about Biden to Johnson, Grassley and other Trump stooges who have pushed similar Russian conspiracy theories, as part of Putin’s disinformation campaign on America.

    NCSC Director William Evanina, along with other senior national security officials, briefed lawmakers in multiple classified sessions in late July and August. His statement explicitly accused the Ukrainian politician, Derkach, of undermining Biden through weaponized leaks. Derkach is known to have met late last year with Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.

    The packets were sent by Andrii Derkach, a Ukrainian lawmaker who met with Trump’s personal lawyer Giuliani in Ukraine last December. Andrii Derkach, who was formerly aligned with Ukraine’s pro-Russia Party of Regions, is also an alumnus of Moscow’s FSB academy, formerly known as the Dzerzhinsky Higher School of the KGB.  Andrii Derkach’s father Leonid was a KGB operative who later became the head of Ukrainian intelligence, and who was fired in 2004 shortly before Ukraine’s Orange Revolution.

    The packets were sent late last year to Devin Nunes,  Lindsey Graham, and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and then-White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, declined to answer a colleague’s question about whether he had received derogatory information about Joe Biden from Andrii Derkach.

    During that closed-door meeting in late July — a transcript of which was made publicly available — Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) pressed Nunes about reports indicating that he was one of several GOP lawmakers to whom packets of Russian propaganda were delivered from Derkach in December 2019 that contained allegations about Joe Biden. Derkach has confirmed he sent the packages to Nunes, as well as GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Lindsey Graham. Nunes refused to answer the question.

    Maloney responded by suggesting that Nunes’s refusal to answer “speaks volumes” and indicated that committee staffers are “in possession of evidence that a package was received” by Nunes. 😲

    That evidence, according to committee officials, is in the form of a DHL shipping receipt that was sent to the Intelligence Committee’s majority office shortly after the package was sent to Nunes.

    “If any public official or member of any campaign is contacted by any nation-state, or anybody acting on behalf of a nation-state, about influencing or interfering with an election then that’s something the FBI would want to know about,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said on June 12, 2019 — a day before Trump rebuked him and said he would probably accept such help.

  2. Trump is an extreme narcissistic wannabe dictator, who doesn’t believe you should have the right to vote unless you’re voting for him. And that’s not an exaggeration, he actually believes that.

    • YouRuse is A leftist org | August 9, 2020 at 7:04 AM | Reply

      So nothing but an op-ed about your obsession (Trump)? Admit it DJ, you love him 💕

    • YouRuse is A leftist org | August 9, 2020 at 7:06 AM | Reply

      Jack Boot so giving the people financial stimulus benefits where congress failed is wrong in your head? Mmm okay 🤔

    • YouRuse is A leftist org | August 9, 2020 at 7:08 AM | Reply

      Graham Campbell dems are the malfeasants in this scenario

    • YouRuse is A leftist org | August 9, 2020 at 7:09 AM | Reply

      Jason Boyce Trump is a slam dunk in Nov

    • @YouRuse is A leftist org
      You didn’t pay a bit attention to what that executive order means do you? The Dems were holding out for MORE money for you, trump just f’d over your social security.

  3. Trump likes heroes who weren’t captured.
    I like Presidents who weren’t Impeached.
    🇺🇸BIDEN 2020🇺🇸

    • @Cort That’s a fairly small list of presidents that served in the Military that were Democrats. Just 5 out of 29 presidents, served in the military and were Democrats.

    • @Mike Marder The reason you have to care is; Trump is cleaning up his mess. When Clinton got China into the WTO….Biden was there cheering them on. That stroke of the pen, gutted our Middle-Class and we lost 600 thousand factories. Many lost everything and turn to drugs & alcohol out of depression. Another money making deal for the Clinton’s at the time was Addiction Clinics. They’ve since gotten out of that and went into privatized prisons when Biden got his Hardened Crime Bill passed. We were just a way for them to make money. Same thing is going on right now.

    • @Earl of Mar By declaring tariff war with Canada, which does $400B a year, Trump has done more to choke off success than any other President. i’m not buying Der Fuhrer Trump

    • @Mike Marder Canada has hurt our farmer’s and milk & cheese industry. Why can you sell your products but we can’t sell ours? That’s not fair. And your taxing our Aluminum. That’s not fair. And your letting China dumb low grade steel into Canada then you shipping it into our country. That’s not fair. When Canada was the first to sign with Mao in China he said, “We now are in America’s back yard”.

    • @Earl of Mar In a choice between grifters, I’ll take the one who is not mentally ill who isn’t a sociopathic narcissist. That’s Biden’s advantage over Trump, he isn’t INSANE. It amazes me how many people argue against their own self interest and back Trump!

  4. The Trump nightmare can only be stopped by Patriotic Americans showing up on November 3rd.

  5. Daily Reminder: Trump called Corona Virus a Democrat Hoax that will “magically” disappear.

    • Some hoax. It’s August and it’s warm, and it has not magically disappeared and the heat has not done squat.

    • I’d say if they really were that good at doing a hoax, they must be terrific at running a government. Lord knows the current buffoon can’t do anything right.

    • “Hoax” is one of russia’s favorites, next to anti-mask, anti-vaxx and racism. The politics between Trump’s america and Russia is just infighting between two white supremacist ideologies.

    • WTF, give it a rest already

    • SoSick OfItAll | August 8, 2020 at 9:26 PM | Reply

      amaze ment tell that to the families that have lost loved ones.

  6. Sounds like dumpie Trump is trashing USPS so we look like Crappy Russia where nothing works and everything is a lie

  7. Bo bbie Zaborsky | August 8, 2020 at 4:43 PM | Reply


  8. For decades my mother has been sending cash in bday and Chistmas cards to her grandchildren without it being stolen! We all send out our bill payments and other important documents in the mail, and every day except on Sunday, without fail, and in a timely manner, the post office delivers our mail to it’s destinations!!!
    And now all of a sudden the post office is bad? Yeah, I’ll tell you what’s bad, it’s Trump and friends blatantly trying to destroy the/our U.S. Postal Service to cheat and win this election!!! I can’t even imagine the chaos and mail debacles we’ll have if Republican are successful in taking down and/or privatizing the U.S. Postal Service!?!
    Come on, Trump is a dirty lie hole!!!

  9. My god – stop being so soft. “…It seems as if…” “…it might be…”
    FFS. Screwing with the postal service *IS* an attempt to slow down, disrupt and *corrupt* legitimate voting
    Louis DeJoy is an installed saboteur

  10. t’rump supporters: “Haha! Look at t’rump owning the libs.”
    Everyone: “You do realize that a lot of republicans in swing states vote by mail right?”
    t’rump supporters: “But we’re still owning the libs, right?”
    Everyone: “Not really, no.”
    t’rump supporters: ” 😩🥵 ”
    Everyone: ” 😎 “

  11. It’s the Trump government you got to worry about messing with the mail.

  12. Michael Atherton | August 8, 2020 at 5:39 PM | Reply

    Vote American, vote Biden.

  13. Yep – I can only guess that Trump has his sleazy hands into Post office slowdown .

  14. The only “government” the United Sates needs to worry about is the CLOWN government now leading the United States !

  15. Trump, coming soon:
    “Mail in ballots will cause your heads to fall off!”

    • Oh, C J, may it be his fat, ugly, orange, bleached head that falls off or something approximating such. It’s an fing enough already!

    • I HACKED TWITTER_. | August 8, 2020 at 10:19 PM | Reply

      Save those biden 2020 signs!!
      They are so Rare that may actually be vaIuabIe in the near future!!!
      > >Debate-BowI 2020<< 👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆

    • If you were smart…..it’s obvious you aren’t, you would know that France banned mail in voting because of massive fraud……postal ballots were stolen or bought and voters cast multiple votes. Mail in ballots were also cast in the names of dead people….

  16. Trump is trying to guarantee mail voting problems. He’s afraid of mail in votes because Russia and others can’t cheat for him.

  17. Ruthanne Perry | August 9, 2020 at 2:42 AM | Reply

    This is a planned attack on the American people by the Republican Party

  18. She has just put her job at risk. Brave heart.

  19. This woman is very reassuring and straight forward. Hurray

  20. There should be laws passed that the presidents family members can not serve in any position in government under the sitting President. He’s paying all family members huge salaries while the american people are suffering.

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