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Trump, Russia and Ukraine: Five presidential conspiracy theories debunked
Here's a guide to the facts -- and the fictions -- behind some of President Trump's assertions about Russia, Ukraine and the 2016 election.Special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation was a "witch hunt" that resulted in his "complete and total exoneration,” Trump has said. The "deep state" is out to get him. His predecessor, Barack Obama, tapped his phones, and the FBI "spied" on his campaign.
Donald Trump renewed his attack on Lisa Page on Monday, one day after the publication of an interview in which the former FBI lawyer spoke out about the president’s taunting of her and her former FBI colleague Peter Stzrok.
When Lisa Page, the lover of Peter Strzok, talks about being “crushed”, and how innocent she is, ask her to read Peter’s “Insurance Policy” text, to her, just in case Hillary loses. Also, why were the lovers text messages scrubbed after he left Mueller. Where are they Lisa?
Barr thinks FBI may have acted in 'bad faith' in probing Trump campaign's links to Russia
"I think our nation was turned on its head for three years based on a completely bogus narrative," said the attorney general in an exclusive interview with Pete Williams.In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Barr essentially dismissed the findings of the Justice Department's inspector general that there was no evidence of political bias in the launching of the Russia probe, saying that his hand-picked prosecutor, John Durham, will have the last word on the matter.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
On Sunday,published an interview by journalist Molly Jong-Fast with Page, who spoke for the first time about the experience of being targeted by the president over her text message conversations with Stzrok. The two were romantically involved. Trump has often cited those texts, in which Page and Stzrok speak disparagingly of Trump — “This man cannot be president,” she wrote in March 2016 — as the genesis of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
At at Oct. 11 rally in Minneapolis, Minn., Trump famously acted out Stzrok having an orgasm as he called out Page’s name. That performance, Page said, was what motivated her to speak to the press.
The GOP's bottom-line Trump defense: Get over it
Analysis: Ultimately, most Republicans said Monday at the Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearing, they saw no evil and heard no evil — except when it came to Trump rival Joe Biden.Trump's fellow Republicans mounted a vigorous defense that held — all at once — he didn't do it, nothing he did was wrong and that they will impeach his rival for doing the same thing (even if it's not really the same thing) if the president eventually loses to that rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.
“Honestly, his demeaning fake orgasm was really the straw that broke the camel’s back,” Page told the Daily Beast.
“The president of the United States is calling me names to the entire world. He’s demeaning me and my career. It’s sickening,” she added.
Republicans have seized on the “insurance policy” text written by Strzork on Aug. 15, 2016, two weeks after the FBI had begun an investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. That probe was launched after the FBI was informed of a claim by Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that Russia had incriminating information on Hillary Clinton.
Strzok, who had exchanged disparaging messages with Page about Trump, wrote to her about the urgency with which the FBI needed to investigate possible collusion with Russia.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s [former FBI deputy director McCabe] office — that there’s no way he gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before 40,” Stzork wrote.
Trump’s Ukraine effort encompasses far, far more than ‘eight lines’
Even the Republicans' narrow assertion of what Trump did fails to exonerate him.“The record in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry does not show that President Trump abused the power of his office or obstructed Congress,” Castor said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Monday.
The results of an internal Justice Department investigation are expected to be released on Dec. 9 and according to news reports will clear the FBI and its top officials of acting to influence the election. After his exchanges with Page were published, Strzok was removed from the Mueller investigation, then fired by the bureau. He has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ and the FBI. Page resigned from the FBI in 2018.
Trump’s claim that Page’s messages with Strzok were improperly deletedby a DOJ Inspector General report which found that there was “no evidence” to suggest either Page or Strzok “attempted to circumvent” FBI procedure on retaining data.
Trump seemed to have missed the IG report, tweeting out his own theory five days after it had been released.
Biggest outrage yet in the long, winding and highly conflicted Mueller Witch Hunt is the fact that 19,000 demanded Text messages between Peter Strzok and his FBI lover, Lisa Page, were purposely & illegally deleted. Would have explained whole Hoax, which is now under protest!
House Democrats Unveil Articles of Impeachment Against Trump
House Democrats announced on Tuesday that they would move ahead this week with two articles of impeachment charging President Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, as they accused him of violating the Constitution by pressure Ukraine for help in the 2020 election. Speaking from a wood-paneled reception room just off the floor of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and leaders of six key committees said that Mr. Trump’s actions toward Ukraine, and his efforts to block Congress’s attempt to investigate, had left them no choice but to pursue one of the Constitution’s gravest remedies.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
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