Manafort Gave Russian Officer Data Useful For Targeting Voters: Book | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Rachel Maddow reads part of "Compromised," the new book from Peter Strzok, former FBI counterintelligence agent, in which he explains why 2016 Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort secretly gave polling data to a Russian officer. Aired on 09/10/2020.
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68 Comments on "Manafort Gave Russian Officer Data Useful For Targeting Voters: Book | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Traitors to their country to get power, no matter what it took

  2. Traitor. RICO act. Prison.

  3. Sounds like collusion to me.

    • It is. I cannot believe that he is out and about. I believe that he is still working in the background to help Trump.

    • Collusion only applies in anti-trust law and nowhere else in federal law. Collusion is only two people talking and is guaranteed by the 1st amendment.

    • @Jeff Gibson Lame diversion, and missing the point. “Collusion” is the popular nickname for the conduct being discussed here, i.e., conspiracy to violate campaign finance and other laws. I didn’t pick the nickname, and the name I use doesn’t change the illegal conduct.

    • @Jeff Gibson This is rather pathetic.

  4. Hope the whole Trump family loses all their grifted money.

  5. Ah, the bots are already here I see, funny how they always seem to pool on the Russian specific pieces…. 🤔🤔🤔

  6. Just how crazy is the flow of information going to get when the rats really start running for the hill? I think its going to explain a lot and I don’t think people will be happy about why their country/world has been trashed right under their feet. You never know, they might even start holding those responsible, even just the bi-standers/enablers truly accountable at last.

  7. The motivating factors that drives a person to betray their own country, and become a willing agent of another hostile country are broken down into the acronym MICE.
    M oney
    I deology
    C ompromise/Coercion
    E go

    Trump clearly has no ideology, because he believes in nothing. But he is clearly susceptible to the other 3. Money, Ego and being Compromised. There’s no doubt that Putin, being a KGB agent, recognized those weaknesses in Trump from a mile away. People like Manafort, Kushner, Don Jr, Moscow Mitch, and many other Trump associates fell prey to at least 3 of those factors as well. Trump and his inner circle presented a target rich environment for Russan agents. I have no doubt that Putin was both dumbfounded, and elated at how many of Trump’s people were so eager to betray America…

    On April 18, 2019, a redacted copy of Mueller’s report was released to the public. The Mueller report builds on the U.S. intelligence conclusion that there were two campaigns to elect Trump— one run by Trump and one run by the Russian government. The Mueller report clearly identified connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. The report states that there were a total of 272 secret contacts between Trump’s team and Russia-linked operatives were identified, including at least 38 meetings. All of Trump’s people initially lied about these contacts when questioned.

  8. Today Trump tried to compare himself to Winston Churchill. Well here is what Churchill’s descendant thinks of Trump.

    In November of 2018, Churchill’s grandson attended the memorial ceremony in France at the WW1 cemetery. And he had some choice words for Trump.
    British Conservative MP Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Winston Churchill, ripped into Trump for canceling a planned visit to a World War I commemoration event in France due to bad weather.

    “They died with their face to the foe and that pathetic inadequate Trump couldn’t even defy the weather to pay his respects to The Fallen,” Soames wrote on Twitter. 😲😆😂😂

    Soames added Trump is “not fit to represent his great country.”

  9. Another disgusting day in the new America.

  10. There never was a Russia hoax in 2016. There is not now a Russia hoax. Trump has been working directly and indirectly for at least 5 years with Russia to boost Trump’s ego , to increase Russian power on the planet, and to diminish America to a pitiful and ineffectual laughing stock across the globe.
    Vote blue.

  11. If Trump is able to steal another election, the White House will be renamed Kremlin West.

  12. Elizabeth Cimino | September 11, 2020 at 6:48 AM | Reply

    I heard “My Heart Will go on..” playing at magat rally & almost puked. These people are despicable!

  13. Trump will do time. He together with his cronies are just too deep into the deep!

    • Anonymous Person | September 12, 2020 at 8:42 AM | Reply

      @sa72 that might be the dumbest thing I have ever heard.

    • Anonymous Person | September 12, 2020 at 8:52 AM | Reply

      @Tronald J. Dump Manafort was charged with various financial crimes including tax evasion, bank fraud, and money laundering. There were 18 criminal charges including 5 falsifications of income tax returns, 4 failures to file foreign bank account reports, 4 counts of bank fraud, and 5 counts of bank fraud conspiracy. NOTHING TO DO WITH TRUMP OR RUSSIA. So stop trying to conflate the two. You might be able to fool your dumb friends, but educated citizens understand the difference. Are you a child?


    • Tronald J. Dump | September 15, 2020 at 8:36 AM | Reply

      Anonymous Person – So you’re implying that manafort was simply charged with white collar crimes and has nothing to do with Russia and Ukraine thereby attempting to justify him meeting a kremlin operative and giving him opposition research- which he subsequently lied about meeting- but it was innocent. That’s what you just did. I’m going to paste the details of his charges below. Then you can come back and tell us all how stupid we are for thinking that manafort was up to nefarious actions and that he has nothing to do with Russia. Ok? Cool. Look forward to you showing us how illogical that conclusion is. Cuz ya know, liberals and logic rofl lol tear emoji haha dumb liberals….The indictment against Manafort and Rick Gates charged them with engaging in a conspiracy against the United States,[20][182] engaging in a conspiracy to launder money,[20][182] failing to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts,[20][182] acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign principal,[20][182] making false and misleading statements in documents filed and submitted under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA),[20][182] and making false statements.[20][182] Prosecutors claimed Manafort laundered more than $18 million, money he had received as compensation for lobbying and consulting services for pro-Russian, former Ukrainian prime minister Viktor Yanukovych.[ were dumb. You’re so smart]

    • Anonymous Person | September 15, 2020 at 9:55 AM | Reply

      @Tronald J. Dump Everyone is so stupid? No you are stupid. See if it was everyone, Manafort would of been found guilty of the crimes you idiots have alleged. I wonder why y’all don’t care about them wiping all their phones when the AG requested them? Y’all don’t care about the law or right and wrong. You just care about power and hatred.

  14. Michael Cohen said nothing happens without the approval of trump.

    • How would he know? He talks like he’s in the inner circle, but he made a fool of himself sucking up to Trump.

    • @Jeff Gibson He was in the inner circle for ten years. Trump said himself the governors can’t do anything without the approval of the president.

  15. Question Everything — Thought Provoking Ideas | September 11, 2020 at 10:13 AM | Reply

    “Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth.”
    — Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany.

    • Casandra Langley | September 11, 2020 at 5:07 PM | Reply


    • “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently, it will be believed. ” It is not the truth that matters, but victory.” “The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.” -Hitler. “Fake News” “No collusion” “It’s not as bad as the Flu” “it will be gone by April” “Hydroxycloroquine cures Covid.” Trump. and 20,000 other lies.

    • It’s not that simple, the Minister, Joseph Goebbels, just like Trump today, had a ready made audience who believed everything and anything that he or Hitler said. They had Nazi Germans supporters, whereas Trump has his racist base.

      Just ask yourselves, how many people who see Trump for what he is, would believe any of his lies even if he repeated them a billion times!?

    • “And be sure it reaches the population with the highest concentration of the least intelligent among you” Josef Goebells. Hitler’s minister of Propaganda

      The other half of his “repeat the lie” quote.

    • @Toni sumblin And Trump said “we love the uneducated.” Guess why..

  16. *Russia’s Deadliest Weapons:* “Useful Idiots” in positions of power, puppeteered by coercion, corruption and kompromat.

  17. Let’s end this disaster.
    Register EARLY.
    Vote EARLY.
    Here’s a safe path:
    Order your ballot by mail.
    Drop your ballot off at your state’s official collection points, city halls, libraries etc.
    Google official locations, take the post office off the table.
    Vote Biden/Harris, keep the House, flip the Senate. Save our country. Be like Paul Revere and COPY and paste this far and wide!

  18. “You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart with spies and treason, right?” Donald Judas Trump, September 2019

  19. In the age of Trump, the Clinton Emails sounds like a long forgotten triviality.

  20. Let’s hope this nightmare ends soon, without anyMORE incident.

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