Russian Agent Who Met With Trump Campaign Chief In 2016 Named In 2020 Intel Report | Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow reports on a newly released intelligence report on foreign efforts to interfere in the 2020 election that not only describes Russia's tactics to boost Donald Trump in 2020, but specifically names Russian agent Konstantin Kilimnik, who was previously known to have met with Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in 2016. Aired on 03/17/2021.
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Russian Agent Who Met With Trump Campaign Chief In 2016 Named In 2020 Intel Report | Rachel Maddow



    2. @bLoWc16 Crimdor’s trolling all over the comment section repeating the same garbage – along with debra johnson. report as spam, since we don’t have a fake news option.

  1. As more of the information that has been hidden and suppressed comes out……hopefully the DOJ becomes stronger and charges people

    1. @Mary Halverson I am not a fan of the Democratic party either but I was certainly not a fan of the Trump administration. Whatever my opinions were before, he has made himself and Republicans the greater of two evils.

      I don’t wish to eliminate the Republican party but I wish they would make themselves a viable choice and that we had more than two viable choices.

    2. @Alvinius Alviniathan I don’t believe the American people did see through it! A large percentage of the American people still believe the Trumps lies.

  2. Giuliani is up to his neck in the interference Russia ran this time round. These people , all of them, need life sentences for their treachery..

    1. @Debra Johnson Go after who? Turmp or Manafort? My answer is actually the same for both I guess. It is important for criminals to be brought to justice to preserve faith in our institutions.

    2. @Mark Campbell Rather Republicans working for mother Russia, AKA Putin. 8 R senators went to Russia on July 4th. WTF. Met Putin.

    1. @Sarah F Yeah I’ve heard of them but I dont know anything about them and I never said they instigated a fake coup. I said the coup was a fake. There’s a difference. It’s the left who seems to be obsessed with them.

    2. He is still lying about the election what is scary sometimes I watch the more conservative stations just to see what they’re saying and in the comments below there are still people that think Trump won and are willing to fight for him still I find that very concerning

    3. @Debra Johnson that’s not exactly what he said so if you’re standing up for Trump you’re definitely on the wrong side of things

  3. This stinks to high heaven. The question is, what will now be done about it. Something, I hope, because this is very scary stuff.

    1. They are getting away with it daily, some one needs to hang for treason then all the cocksuckers will learn their place

  4. And do not forget that at least twenty senators traveled to Russia right after Trump’s election in 2016. Why?

    1. @Shirlee Hicks Immediately following the election in which Russia not only blatantly interfered, but also had direct ties to the campaign of the winner. It was a direct assault on democracy, and you don’t see any reason to be even a little suspicious of the timing of that visit?

  5. Trump, Stone and Manafort (as well a Kilimnik and Putin…and many others) made a joke out of the United States of America, about democracy, and the worst part is they got away with it and they are proud about it.

    1. And for the sake of god, guns and Prejudice they will continue to have support from a devout minority.

    2. @Gerry Ward they are the definitive minority. That’s why they insist upon selective rights and making sure the vast majority of voters is not equally represented. They are the minority group idealistically speaking.

    1. Labelle Dujour after all that has happened? Many have changed party affiliation, let’s all try to be optimistic. Trump’s troubles have only just begun.

    2. LaBelle Dujour and that is the attitude that got us Trump in the first place. Complacency cannot become the norm again.

  6. So much dirt is going to come out over the next months regarding Dump and his cruminal cohorts.

    1. So much dirt and drama coming out you don’t even need to watch Netflix or cable tv to be entertained for the next 6 months. Just watch the news.

    1. Those moron don’t know what it means to be a patriot. If they did, they would have chased every Russian meddling rumor down every road. But they didn’t because (see first line).

    1. that is not Justice. Do you want due process or just lock up people you don’t like? How does a comment like yours get 144 “likes” with no actual verbal response? Are the Merican people that vacuous or is the Bot-meister a bit brainless?

    2. @David Renwick
      You’re aware that pardons are only possible for people who got convicted and are found guilty, yes?
      And you’re further aware that the person benefiting from their actions was and is Trump, the same guy pardoning them, so benefiting himself?
      Are you dumb?

    1. @White Tiger I’d like to know the real story behind Justice Kennedy’s decision to retire…

    2. @Louisa Now It starts with the son, Justin Kennedy who worked at Deutsche Bank making risky loans to trump org and befriending the kids. Justice Kennedy was encouraged to retire to make room for the beer drinker…

  7. “The prerogative of pardon in these cases is too great a trust. The president himself may be guilty. The traitors may be his own instruments.” James Madison on pardons of treason.

    1. You are so right.
      Presidents should not be able to use the power of the pardons if it involves protecting
      themselves. The chance for this kind of treachery would be greatly reduced.
      Time for change.

    1. Serious question for Rachel: If you are a journalist, should you not verify the intel report? Should you not confirm to see if the intelligence report has actual proof or evidence? The language of her saying, “We learned from the Intel community”. Should it not be, “We were told by the US Intel community.”?

      Like you’re supposed to be a journalist.

    2. @Portraits By Douglas the report itself is the verification. The IC doesn’t just spew conjecture; they research & verify.

    3. @roberta clark that’s what they did during the report for WMDs in Iraq? Chemical weapon attack in Syria? Snowden’s leak of the NSA spying on the citizens? You’re being lied to by these same liars. As a journalist she is suppose to verify. Anyone can write something and if there’s no physical proof, that’s notthing

    1. @chickenfkeryay then you don’t pay attention to what he says. You’re thinking of libs and CNN. What Carlson says is the truth that we are all thinking as well. You just don’t like him cause you can’t handle being wrong, or accept the reality of what’s been going on ever since Trump was elected- non-stop hate, mud-slinging, inciting violence. And dont say we do that because of the Capitol riot. That was bad too but it was just our first time doing the exact same thing that liberals have been doing for 4 years. You guys didn’t give a crap when they were destroying police cars, raiding their police stations, burning down businesses (black owned business as well) you’re a bunch of hate-mongering dems that manipulate other races into voting for your guys and directing their hostility towards us. We voted for Trump for jobs and the economy. Which he provided. Now that Biden is in, he’s slashing jobs and sending our business back to China. It’s not that both sides are 100% wrong or right, sometimes we are wrong too but not nearly as much. Life has been good to most of us because of this country. But now Democrats are making it bad just by merely saying things are bad.

    2. @chickenfkeryay do you understand? The things he says are what we think. He is our voice, our thoughts, etc. You cannot tell me he’s spouting b.s. when he’s just saying what we are all thinking.

    3. @Lee Rodriguez
      Now comes the claim that you can’t expect to literally believe the words that come out of Carlson’s mouth. And that assertion is not coming from Carlson’s critics. It’s being made by a federal judge in the Southern District of New York and by Fox News’s own lawyers in defending Carlson against accusations of slander. It worked, by the way.

      Just read U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil’s opinion, leaning heavily on the arguments of Fox’s lawyers: The “‘general tenor’ of the show should then inform a viewer that [Carlson] is not ‘stating actual facts’ about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in ‘exaggeration’ and ‘non-literal commentary.’ “

    4. @chickenfkeryay that’s exactly what CNN does. Not Carlson and I can say that from observation.. More PROJECTION LIKE ALWAYS. Everything that is true about dems and liberal media that we say first, you guys always just try to say it about us. I’m right, you’re wrong. That’s a fact.

    5. @Lee Rodriguez

      Vyskocil, an appointee of President Trump’s, added, “Whether the Court frames Mr. Carlson’s statements as ‘exaggeration,’ ‘non-literal commentary,’ or simply bloviating for his audience, the conclusion remains the same — the statements are not actionable.”

      Vyskocil’s ruling last week, dismissing a slander lawsuit filed against Carlson, was a win for Fox, First Amendment principles and the media more generally, as Fox News itself maintains. As a legal matter, the judge ruled that Karen McDougal, the woman suing Carlson, failed to surmount the challenge

      In the Fox case, Carlson was presenting his own narrative, not even one extrapolating from known facts.

      During the 2016 presidential campaign, McDougal, a former Playboy model, had sought to tell her account of an earlier affair with Trump. The National Enquirer tabloid bought McDougal’s story for $150,000 during the 2016 campaign and then buried it to protect Trump from any fallout.

      More than two years later, in December 2018, Carlson began presenting Trump as the victim of extortion. Seeking to discredit former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s tale of hush payments — and alleged campaign finance law violations — Carlson first told viewers, “Remember the facts of the story. These are undisputed.”

      But they aren’t undisputed. They’re not even facts.


      Add npr(dot)org before the slash

    1. A lot of these “thumbs down” people are completely over denying there are bodies; they just don’t care. For many of them, better America become Russia’s largest republic than have a Democrat as President.

    2. Sometimes a thumbs down is because they don’t like what IN the video, not the video itself. Relax.

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