By Letters To The Editor | PUBLISHED: July 20, 2018 at 8:21 am | UPDATED: July 20, 2018 at 8:23 am What kompromat does Russia have over Trump? In May of 2017, the New York Times linked Donald Trump to the plot of the 1962 film “The Manchurian Candidate” because of his unnatural Russophilia tendencies. Significant time has elapsed since 2017 and the Monday meeting and news conference with Russian President Putin re-opens the association. Neither Trump nor Putin would discuss what compromising material (kompromat, in Russian) Russia has over the US president. Donald MintzSunnyvale What do you think about this? What do your friends think? Submit your letter to the editor via this formLetters to the Editor … [Read more...] about Letter: What kompromat does Russia have over Trump?
This is coming from me, a local columnist in Dallas, Texas, so basically I bring no authority, expertise or gravitas to the subject and shouldn’t even be opening my mouth. My excuse is a column I read on the op-ed page of The Dallas Morning News this morning, but between you and me, it’s just an excuse.Mark Davis wrote that President Donald Trump handled Vladimir Putin cleverly and well in this week’s summit: “The pandering toward Putin is basic Art of the Deal, designed to elicit future behaviors Trump believes are more important than any benefits of public scapegoating.”But from reading Davis, I went straight to my daily mainline injection of CNN, where everyone was telling me that Trump’s performance in Helsinki was prima facie evidence he has been compromised by the Russians. The exact nature of the compromise was left a little ambiguous, as usual, as if it’s too obvious to merit explicit recitation. But I knew what they meant. It’s … [Read more...] about Art of the Deal, Kompromat, Elaborate Theories. Can’t He Just Be an Idiot?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Scott Radnitz by Scott Radnitz April 24 at 5:00 AM President Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, on Nov. 11, 2017. (Reuters/Jorge Silva/File) Imagine for one moment you are Vladimir Putin. Sitting on the desk in front of you is a file labeled “Trump, Donald.” Inside is a stack of documents your spy agencies have collected that prove that Trump … [Read more...] about If Putin has kompromat on Trump, how might he use it?
"Face the Nation" sat down on Sunday with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, which is one of the many congressional committees investigating Russia and members of the Trump campaign. Schiff discussed what the House Intelligence Committee wants to know from President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. Schiff also discussed what he makes of the president's comments that he thought it would be a violation if the special counsel looked into his finances. What follows is a transcript of the Sunday interview with Schiff, which aired July 23, 2017, on "Face the Nation." JOHN DICKERSON: And we're back with the ranking member in the House Intelligence Committee, Congressman Adam Schiff. He joins us from Los Angeles. Congressman, your committee will be talking to Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law. What do you want to know from him? REP. ADAM SCHIFF: There's a lot we want to know. We certainly want to know about several of the meetings … [Read more...] about Transcript: Rep. Adam Schiff on “Face the Nation,” July 23, 2017
close Video Media furor over McCabe's FBI firing For leaking information on Clinton probe. This is a rush transcript from "Media Buzz," March 18, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. HOWARD KURTZ, HOST: On the Buzz Meter this Sunday, President Trump celebrates as the FBI's Andrew McCabe is fired hours before his retirement for leaking to a Wall Street Journal reporter. The ousted officials says Trump is trying to discredit him in the Russia probe. Is most of the press taking McCabe side? The media consumed by chatter about who's getting fired next as the President dumps Rex Tillerson three months after dismissing reports that he would ousts his secretary of state as fake news. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIPS) STEVE HAYES, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Rex Tillerson disagreed with the president so many times on so many things the president just stopped listening to him. GREG GUTFELD, FOX NEWS: I do feel that Rex Tillerson should have been handled better because … [Read more...] about Media furor over McCabe’s FBI firing