‘Flooding The Zone With Excrement’: Schiff Explains Trump’s Flynn Strategy | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, explains that the Trump administration's real goal in spinning a befuddling narrative around Mike Flynn is in keeping with a political strategy of distraction as articulated by Steve Bannon. Aired on 5/22/2020.
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'Flooding The Zone With Excrement': Schiff Explains Trump's Flynn Strategy | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

98 Comments on "‘Flooding The Zone With Excrement’: Schiff Explains Trump’s Flynn Strategy | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. he could spilll the beans on trump

  2. David Flynn | May 23, 2020 at 3:09 AM | Reply

    He is no relative of mine. Actually, even if he was I would never admit it.

  3. Paul Wilson | May 23, 2020 at 3:36 AM | Reply

    lets see the transcript… that will put this whole matter to rest

    • johnny johnson my guess the entire world said and is still saying collusion because of the invite Trump gave to Russia to interfere on natl tv, his acceptance of Putins denial in Helsinki against all of Congress and Intel, and the plethora of instances widely reported on and contained in the Mueller report?

      Its amazing how much effort you poor Comrades expend playing pretend and spouting easily debunked debunked BS.

      Its not helping poor Puppet, this time.

      😢🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

      https://www.justsecurity.org/63838/guide-to-the-mueller-reports-findings-on-collusion/

      1. Trump was receptive to a Campaign national security adviser’s (George Papadopoulos) pursuit of a back channel to Putin.

      2. Kremlin operatives provided the Campaign a preview of the Russian plan to distribute stolen emails.

      3. The Trump Campaign chairman and deputy chairman (Paul Manafort and Rick Gates) knowingly shared internal polling data and information on battleground states with a Russian spy; and the Campaign chairman worked with the Russian spy on a pro-Russia “peace” plan for Ukraine.

      4. The Trump Campaign chairman periodically shared internal polling data with the Russian spy with the expectation it would be shared with Putin-linked oligarch, Oleg Deripaska.

      5. Trump Campaign chairman Manafort expected Trump’s winning the presidency would mean Deripaska would want to use Manafort to advance Deripaska’s interests in the United States and elsewhere.

      6. Trump Tower meeting: (1) On receiving an email offering derogatory information on Clinton coming from a Russian government official, Donald Trump Jr. “appears to have accepted that offer;” (2) members of the Campaign discussed the Trump Tower meeting beforehand; (3) Donald Trump Jr. told the Russians during the meeting that Trump could revisit the issue of the Magnitsky Act if elected.

      7. A Trump Campaign official told the Special Counsel he “felt obliged to object” to a GOP Platform change on Ukraine because it contradicted Trump’s wishes; however, the investigation did not establish that Gordon was directed by Trump.

      8. Russian military hackers may have followed Trump’s July 27, 2016 public statement “Russia if you’re listening …” within hours by targeting Clinton’s personal office for the first time.

      9. Trump requested campaign affiliates to get Clinton’s emails, which resulted in an individual apparently acting in coordination with the Campaign claiming to have successfully contacted Russian hackers.

      10. The Trump Campaign—and Trump personally—appeared to have advanced knowledge of future WikiLeaks releases.

      11. The Trump Campaign coordinated campaign-related public communications based on future WikiLeaks releases.

      12. Michael Cohen, on behalf of the Trump Organization, brokered a secret deal for a Trump Tower Moscow project directly involving Putin’s inner circle, at least until June 2016.

      13. During the presidential transition, Jared Kushner and Eric Prince engaged in secret back channel communications with Russian agents. (1) Kushner suggested to the Russian Ambassador that they use a secure communication line from within the Russian Embassy to speak with Russian Generals; and (2) Prince and Kushner’s friend Rick Gerson conducted secret back channel meetings with a Putin agent to develop a plan for U.S.-Russian relations.

      14. During the presidential transition, in coordination with other members of the Transition Team, Michael Flynn spoke with the Russian Ambassador to prevent a tit for tat Russian response to the Obama administration’s imposition of sanctions for election interference; the Russians agreed not to retaliate saying they wanted a good relationship with the incoming administration.

      During the course of 2016, Trump Campaign associates failed to report any of the Russian/WikiLeaks overtures to federal law enforcement, publicly denied any contacts with Russians/WikiLeaks, and actively encouraged the public to doubt that Russia was behind the hacking and distribution of stolen emails.

    • johnny johnson | May 23, 2020 at 6:56 PM | Reply

      @Eli Dicken all u did was just repeat ur original statement and completely ignore mines. And micheal cohen? The man that lied to congress under oath a month before he testified to congress ab trump. Thats the guy ur gonna believe. The russian argument is dead. It only gave strength to his base and increased his poll numbers. Just read the trancript adam schiff released. Unless ur to bias to acctually see the full context cause ur knowledge goes as far as ur bias allows you.

    • johnny johnson | May 23, 2020 at 7:08 PM | Reply

      @Lars Jones lmfao u seemed extremely convinced he worked with russia. Sorry to let u down.

    • Chris topher | May 23, 2020 at 7:14 PM | Reply

      @Lars Jones Lay off the MSNBC dude.
      It’s turning your brain into swiss cheese.

    • johnny johnson I just reposted for all those surfing the threads so its clear, Comrade.

      😉🖕🇺🇸

  4. someone at DNI will be sacked before any information is released.

    • The Ron Day View | May 23, 2020 at 9:47 AM | Reply

      And that will be perfectly fine if it happens and it’s legally founded. But if, for whatever reason, Trump likes them, they’ll be working again by the end of the week.

      Rule of law is essential in government, even if it fails elsewhere. When you consider how much politicians can get away with legally already by working around the law, this modern era of politicians committing actual crimes and being allowed to get away with them, often in full view, on camera or in a tweet, is horrifying and must be stopped.

    • Shawn Corbin | May 23, 2020 at 4:27 PM | Reply

      Wishful thinking, shill. Ratcliffe will be 10x more effective than Grenell. Buckle up.

    • Kathy Franklund | May 23, 2020 at 9:17 PM | Reply

      Durango , yes in all that information is going to be doctored redacted or disappear those are trumps favorite things DRD! Then it’s the next thing, deny deflect admit, and then say it’s not that bad! Just like the impeachment hearings! There’s still 39% of this country that will fall off a cliff or drinking arsenic Kool-Aid, for Trump just so they can be murders in the name of Trump!

    • The Ron Day View | May 23, 2020 at 9:22 PM | Reply

      Undoubtedly, true, Shawn Corbin. He will push Trump’s agenda, open doors to foreign agents, permit political interference by foreign countries, close doors to huddled masses the world over and even more Americans will die through lack of preparation for this or the next pandemic attack.

  5. Tasha Kelly | May 23, 2020 at 4:09 AM | Reply

    Gotta love it! Benazi “the hillary conspiracy fall out” Her recklessness killed what 4 Americans? But trumpgate destroyed a shitload more Americans than bengazi!!

    • Unintended Consequences | May 23, 2020 at 6:33 AM | Reply

      The Republicans refused to provide additional funding for security at Benghazi before the attack happened.

    • Catherine Andujar | May 23, 2020 at 6:58 AM | Reply

      No comparison when Trump has recklessly killed 1000s of Americans. Benghazi was investigated by Republicans for 6 years then let things just fade away for lack of evidence.

    • @Catherine Andujar they accomplished their goal with 6 years of smears and a little help from the kgb
      gotta love those Go Patriots

    • Michael Cobb | May 23, 2020 at 1:01 PM | Reply

      The real reason why they made such a fuss about Benghazi is because one of the four who got killed had billionaire parents. Yes, a billionaire pulled the strings of those politicians. I suppose if I was a billionaire and my kid got killed, I might have done something similar but honestly, the murderers were to blame not the politicians, whatever party.

  6. Robert Alker | May 23, 2020 at 4:11 AM | Reply

    ‘Flooding the zone with excrement’…. right out of the GOP Playbook.

    • you mean like russian maddow’s russia collusion? lol

    • Joseph Manuel | May 23, 2020 at 9:25 AM | Reply

      @Every man Flooding the zone with EXCREMENT, but the Excrem//nt is NOT coming out of Donald’s or SHREK Barrs’ars//h//les
      It is coming right out of their lying deceiving MOUTHs and through their DENTURED teeth, con men

    • @Every man COMRADE, we use ENGLISH on this site. You should try it.

    • KGB playbook page #1 adapted for US puppet president and current ‘administration.’ The arrogance is stunning.

  7. Richard Alexander | May 23, 2020 at 4:33 AM | Reply

    Cult trump in a nutshell.

    • william willie | May 23, 2020 at 10:36 AM | Reply

      Trump derangement syndrome
      Thinking giving a Rouge law enforcement agency more power is somehow a good thing

    • Todd Willis | May 23, 2020 at 2:44 PM | Reply

      william willie Free speech and criticism of those in power isn’t “tRump derangement syndrome”. False Equivalency fallacy.

  8. “Flooding the zone with excrement” would make a nice title for a historical book on the Trump “presidency”.

  9. StocktonNative 209 | May 23, 2020 at 4:38 AM | Reply

    The Russian Pro Drumpf bots are out in full force froth today.

  10. In the middle of a pandemic, these crooks cynically break the law and release hard core criminals who were properly judged and sentenced. But, Putin is a master of corruption, and tRump has the best advice from him.

  11. Keith Christensen | May 23, 2020 at 5:15 AM | Reply

    All the trolls on this page believe that Bill Gates will put a chip in the covid-19 vaccine

  12. Colleen Kelly | May 23, 2020 at 5:34 AM | Reply

    APPLE Please invent a lie detector watch!

    • Tim Apple thought about it, but Trump’s would be stuck on stupid

    • No need…you see Trump and his cronies moving their lips? Lie Detected.

    • Kathy Franklund | May 23, 2020 at 9:23 PM | Reply

      Colleen Kelly , no they don’t need to invent a lie detector they’ve already got a tracker on your phone that they’re selling to the US government! They’ve already been keeping track on you every day since the coronavirus started! Just look at their stock How much they’ve made since the pandemic

  13. Flynn betrayed his country

  14. Starsurfer74 | May 23, 2020 at 6:59 AM | Reply

    ‘Flooding The Zone With Excrement’ perfectly describes the Chump presidency.

  15. Fatty Magee | May 23, 2020 at 6:59 AM | Reply

    He was caught on tape he confessed he did it = he’s guilty
    Anything that Trump and Barr do is instruction of justice

  16. Hlafordlaes | May 23, 2020 at 7:31 AM | Reply

    Flynn confessed. Publicly. In front of a judge.
    But good ole boys rely entirely on make-believe, so no prob. Facts take something called “spine”, a duty too severe for lollipop addicts.

    • Mr DMc

      “I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies,” Trump tweeted.

      The poor Comrades cant explain why Flynn lied to members of the Trump Administration including the VP, though.

      Besides, Flynn or no Flynn, Biden is destroying Trump.

      😉🖕🇺🇸

    • soaringvulture | May 23, 2020 at 8:53 PM | Reply

      @Mr DMc I don’t mean lie. Lying is for Trump and his toadies. I mean showing a criminal evidence of his crimes and seeing if he admits it or lies about them. Can you name an FBI lie here? I am not aware of any.

    • soaringvulture | May 23, 2020 at 8:54 PM | Reply

      @Randy Smith What’s not what I said? Can you be specific?

    • Randy Smith | May 23, 2020 at 9:05 PM | Reply

      @soaringvulture you are supposed to threaten criminals families? I think the word for that is extortion

    • soaringvulture | May 23, 2020 at 10:43 PM | Reply

      @Randy Smith I think the FBI was correct to take a hard line with a traitor. He and his son were going to kidnap someone so that he could be taken back to Turkey and killed. Are you cool with that?

  17. “‘Flooding The Zone With Excrement’
    That sums up the entire GOP at every level! LOL

  18. Schiff: You are absolutely right in saying: “Flooding the zone with excrement”. Yes. He is a master of excrement and a lot of other things. He can take *ignorance* and *stupidity* to a new level, that bamboozles us day after day. Every day you wake up to find *he has done* something that will baffle us and shake our heads …
    A straight jacket and Psychiatry it is for him. To decipher his roller coaster life and presidency …

    • Wahyu Indrasto | May 23, 2020 at 10:48 AM | Reply

      *Adams, TRUMP IS EXCREMENT PAR EXCELLENCE. What’s your beef?*

    • Paul Adams – you are whats wrong with America today! You are so ignorant that I’m sure the big words that Adam Schiff uses, scares you. You need a lower vocabulary like that of Trump to understand.

  19. dennis wolff | May 23, 2020 at 11:52 AM | Reply

    WHO KNEW THE DEEP STATE TRUMP TALKS ABOUT IS HIS STATE DEPARTMENT AND BARRS CORRUPT DEPT . OF JUSTICE …

    • American Pie | May 23, 2020 at 9:16 PM | Reply

      dennis wolff
      🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂
      WANNA SEE EVIDENCE OF SEDITION ESPIONAGE AND TREASON BY DNI CLAPPER ? WATCH THESE TWO VIDEOS FROM 2017. WHEN DURHAM THROWS DOWN THE INDICTMENTS I WANT YOU TO KNOW THE TRUTH BECAUSE WE ARE NOT BARRS OR DEEP STATE PLAY TOYS. WE HAVE EVIDENCE.
      WE DEMAND JUSTICE !

      Hannity fox levin obama clapper wiretapping Trump. March 2017. Clapper said he or any Government agency , did not get a fisa to spy on Trump . VIDEO #1
      https://youtu.be/Wwk0udYBEfc

      Next watch the missing video that Mark Levine referenced !

      Meet the press Clapper March 5 2017
      Clapper says that there was NO FISA ORDERED OR ISSUED BY ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY TO SPY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP ! CLAPPER DNI LIED ! WE NOW KNOW AT LEAST 4 FISA WARRANTS EXISTED BEGINNING IN THE SPRING OF 2016 ELECTION .VIDEO #2
      https://youtu.be/MtO85cz5tsE

      THIS IS ENOUGH TO CHARGE CLAPPER WITH ESPIONAGE SEDITION AND TREASON ! IF CLAPPER IS TELLING THE TRUTH ON THIS VIDEO THEN FISA WARRANTS WERE CREATED (“AFTER” ) THE SPYING ! THAT MEANS FISA COURT JUDGES LIED COMEY ROSENSTEIN STROZK MCCABE BAKER BRENNAN RICE OBAMA BIDEN ALL LIED ! WHICH DO YOU BELIEVE ?
      EITHER WAY SOMEONE IS IN DEEP DOO DOO…👍
      WATCH THE FOX VIDEO WITH HANNITY AND LEVINE FIRST. IT DID NOT SHOW A VIDEO MARK LEVINE REFERENCED SO I TRACKED IT DOWN. WATCH IT. ITS THE SWEETEST SOUND YOULL EVER HEAR. THE SOUND OF THE GALLOS FOR TRAITORS. BUSTED..

    • dennis wolff | May 23, 2020 at 9:49 PM | Reply

      American Pie CHECK YOU OUT … FAKE YOUTUBE ACCOUNT RUSSIAN TROLL FOUND !!

    • American Pie | May 23, 2020 at 10:17 PM | Reply

      dennis wolff
      Denise wolf… Check you out China CCP bot… The videos evidence themself. The Deep State screwed up Royaly. And fyi.. My family has been in America since 1621 ! I am the great… Granddaughter of John Hart signer of the Declaration of Indepence. A 16 yr old George Washington surveyed my families farm in Hampshire West Virginia and my great…. Grandfather on my fathers side is Jesse LaFollette who had a farm in Kentucky next door to Abraham Lincoln and they were lifelong friends and he is on the bronze Plaque with Abraham Lincoln in Illinois. My cousin was Hap Arnold allied commander of the United States Army Aircorp in ww2 as my father was under his command. My cousin was Fighting Bob Lafollette Wisconcin Governor and his two sons Senators. His portrait painted by my cousin Charles Lafollette hangs in the Capitol as one of the 5 Favorite U.S. Senators. My Cousins William Lafollete a senator. My cousin Doug Lafollete a Senator. My cousins Latelle Lafollette jr and Sr. Attorneys general of the state of West Virginia. I could go on all day but i think you get the idea now that i bleed red white and blue. True patriot from good American stock. Now stick that in you Communist corn cob pipe and smoke it. P.S. My cousin Robert Lafollette was the first Progressive ! That was before Democrat Communists hijacked the meaning.. 🇺🇸

  20. dennis wolff | May 23, 2020 at 11:52 AM | Reply

    REMEMBER THIS NOVEMBER
    VOTE BLUE
    SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY

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