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Why The Investigation of Trump-Putin Money Is Going Nowhere

Three words…Federal Bureau of Investigation AKA the FBI.

Led by Trump Traitor James Comey. The guy who is under investigation himself for releasing false information on Clinton just before the election.

The fix is in.

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The FBI is leading an investigation into Donald Trump’s connections with Russia

Trump is about to take over a government that has suspicions about whether he has been compromised by Russia

The FBI is leading a multi-agency investigation into possible links between Russian officials and President-elect Donald Trump.

The bureau will be joined by the CIA, National Security Agency, and the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit, according to The New York Times on Thursday. They will reportedly be looking into intercepted communications and financial transactions involving Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman; Carter Page, a former Trump foreign policy adviser; and Roger Stone, a Republican political operative and Trump confidante. One official told the Times that intelligence reports based on some of the wiretapped communications were provided to the White House.

The report did not say whether Trump himself or his presidential campaign have been directly implicated in these investigations or whether they involve the alleged Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee. All that is known for sure is that they at least partially encompass Trump’s past business dealings with Russia, as well as Manafort’s previous work in both Russia and Ukraine (when the latter state was controlled by a Putin puppet). Sources also told the Times that some of Manafort’s contacts were under surveillance by the National Security Agency because of possible links to Russia’s Federal Security Service, the successor to the infamous KGB.

The legal standards for opening one of these investigations are not very high, and as a result prosecutions are uncommon. Because Trump will soon oversee the agencies conducting these efforts, he will have the power to hinder or even outright squelch them.

“We have absolutely no knowledge of any investigation or even a basis for such an investigation,” said Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks. Manafort was even more defiant, emailing the Times on Thursday evening that claims he had interacted with the Russian government were a “Democrat Party dirty trick and completely false.”

There are numerous connections between Trump and Russia that are beyond dispute. It is a fact that Manafort worked for pro-Putin politicians in Ukraine (his denials notwithstanding), that Trump advisers like Rex Tillerson and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn are also connected to Putin, that Trump took little interest in the Republican Party platform except to make sure that it wasn’t too harsh on Russia, that he openly encouraged Russia to hack Clinton’s emails, and that he had to turn to Russian financial interests tied to the Putin regime to fund his business ventures when major banks stopped lending him money.

That said, if the FBI has been aware of these investigations since before October, it will raise serious questions about why FBI Director James Comey didn’t disclose them to the public when he did choose to disclose a warrant into Hillary Clinton’s emails, which were ultimately about “nothing at all.”

 

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Putin’s Bitch Disgraces Our Fallen Soldiers

F*king National disgrace!

The Old Guard should have shot his ass for disgracing the resting place of our soldiers and preeminent citizens who fought against his commie masters..

 

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The Chumph’s Illicit Russian Campaign Money

This from Bloomberg…

What tyey are saying is the Chumph has been under investigation for illegal under the table campaign funds from Putin since last spring…

And there is a Paper Trail.

 

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Representative Elijah Cummings – “If You Knew What We Know…”

You’d be rioting in the streets, quite honestly.

I don’t quite get why Cummings is going to the coronation. I don’t get why he isn’t raising holy hell. I don’t get why there isn’t a massive sit down demonstration in the House, denying the Rethugs the ability to conduct business …Until this information is given to the American people.

 

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LGBT Dance Party at Chumph “vp” Mike Pence’s House

Damn…The LGBT Folks sure know how to throw a protest! Thousands showed up in front of Trump “vp” Mike Pence’s house last night!

 

 

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Call Your Yellowback Donkey Democrat!

Demo Yellow Donkey

Any Democrat who shows up at the Chumph coronation – certainly doesn’t represent you.

Not much we can do about replacing those chickenshit types until the next election. Any Democrat lending any material or physical support to the Chump needs to be gone.

Might as well have a Republican in Office instead of a chickenshit Republican in Democrat clothing.

Call the Yellowback Donkeys up, and let them know they have lost your vote if they show up.

Senate

California

Feinstein, Dianne – (202) 224-3841

Harris, Kamala – (202) 224-3553

Colorado

Bennet, Michael – (202) 224-5852

Connecticut

Blumenthal, Richard – (202) 224-2823

Murphy, Chris – (202) 224-4041

Delaware

Carper, Thomas – (202) 224-2441

Coons, Christopher – (202) 224-5042

Florida

Nelson, Bill – (202) 224-5274

Hawaii

Hirono, Mazie – (202) 224-6361

Schatz, Brian –  (202) 224-3934

Indiana

Donnelly, Joe – (202) 224-4814

Illinois

Duckworth, Tammy –  (202) 224-2854

Durbin, Richard – (202) 224-2152

Maine

King, Angus – (202) 224-5344*

Massachusetts

Markey, Edward – (202) 224-2742

Warren, Elizabeth – (202) 224-4543

Maryland

Cardin, Ben – (202) 224-4524

Van Hollen, Chris – (202) 224-4654

Michigan

Peters, Gary – (202) 224-6221

Stabenow, Debbie – (202) 224-4822

Minnesota

Franken, Al – (202) 224-5641

Klobuchar, Amy – (202) 224-3244

Missouri

McCaskill, Claire – (202) 224-6154

Montana

Tester, Jon – (202) 224-2644

Nevada

Cortez Masto, Catherine – (202) 224-3542

New Hampshire

Hassan, Maggie – (202) 224-3324

Shaheen, Jeanne – (202) 224-2841

New Jersey

Booker, Cory – (202) 224-3224

Menendez, Robert – (202) 224-4744

New Mexico

Heinrich, Martin – (202) 224-5521

Udall, Tom – (202) 224-6621

New York

Gillibrand, Kirsten – (202) 224-4451

Schumer, Charles – (202) 224-6542

North Dakota

Heitkamp, Heidi – (202) 224-2043

Ohio

Brown, Sherrod – (202) 224-2315

Oregon

Merkley, Jeff – (202) 224-3753

Wyden, Ron – (202) 224-5244

Pennsylvania

Casey, Robert P., Jr. – (202) 224-6324

Rhode Island

Reed, Jack – (202) 224-4642

Whitehouse, Sheldon – (202) 224-2921

Vermont

Leahy, Patrick –  (202) 224-4242

Sanders, Bernie – (202) 224-5141*

Virginia

Kaine, Timothy – (202) 224-4024

Warner, Mark – (202) 224-2023

Washington

Cantwell, Maria – (202) 224-3441

Murray, Patty –  (202) 224-2621

West Virginia

Manchin III, Joe – (202) 224-3954

Wisconsin

Baldwin, Tammy – (202) 224-5653

*Bernie Sanders and Angus King are independents who caucus with Democrats.

House of Representatives

Arizona

O’Halleran, Tom

Arizona 1st District

202-225-3361

Sinema, Kyrsten

Arizona 9th District

202-225-9888

California

Garamendi, John

California 3rd District

202-225-1880

Thompson, Mike

California 5th District

202-225-3311

Matsui, Doris O.

California 6th District

202-225-7163

Bera, Ami

California 7th District

202-225-5716

Pelosi, Nancy

California 12th District

202-225-4965

Speier, Jackie

California 14th District

202-225-3531

Swalwell, Eric

California 15th District

202-225-5065

Costa, Jim

California 16th District

202-225-3341

Khanna, Ro

California 17th District

202-225-2631

Eshoo, Anna G.

California 18th District

202-225-8104

Panetta, Jimmy

California 20th District

202-225-2861

Carbajal, Salud

California 24th District

202-225-3601

Brownley, Julia

California 26th District

202-225-5811

Schiff, Adam

California 28th District

202-225-4176

Sherman, Brad

California 30th District

202-225-5911

Aguilar, Pete

California 31st District

202-225-3201

Becerra, Xavier

California 34th District

202-225-6235

Torres, Norma

California 35th District

202-225-6161

Sánchez, Linda

California 38th District

202-225-6676

Barragán, Nanette

California 44th District

202-225-8220

Correa, J. Luis

California 46th District

202-225-2965

Lowenthal, Alan

California 47th District

202-225-7924

Peters, Scott

California 52nd District

202-225-0508

Davis, Susan

California 53rd District

202-225-2040

Colorado

DeGette, Diana

Colorado 1st District

202-225-4431

Polis, Jared

Colorado 2nd District

202-225-2161

Perlmutter, Ed

Colorado 7th District

202-225-2645

Connecticut

Larson, John B.

Connecticut 1st District

202-225-2265

Courtney, Joe

Connecticut 2nd District

202-225-2076

DeLauro, Rosa L.

Connecticut 3rd District

202-225-3661

Himes, Jim

Connecticut 4th District

202-225-5541

Esty, Elizabeth

Connecticut 5th District

202-225-4476

Delaware

Blunt Rochester, Lisa

Delaware At-Large

202-225-4165

District of Columbia

Norton, Eleanor Holmes

District of Columbia At-Large

202-225-8050

Florida

Lawson, Al

Florida 5th District

202-225-0123

Murphy, Stephanie

Florida 7th District

202-225-4035

Demings, Val

Florida 10th District

202-225-2176

Crist, Charlie

Florida 13th District

202-225-5961

Castor, Kathy

Florida 14th District

202-225-3376

Frankel, Lois

Florida 21st District

202-225-9890

Deutch, Ted

Florida 22nd District

202-225-3001

Wasserman Schultz, Debbie

Florida 23rd District

202-225-7931

Georgia

Bishop Jr., Sanford D.

Georgia 2nd District

202-225-3631

Johnson, Henry C. “Hank” Jr.

Georgia 4th District

202-225-1605

Scott, David

Georgia 13th District

202-225-2939

Guam

Bordallo, Madeleine

Guam At-Large

202-225-1188

Hawaii

Hanabusa, Colleen

Hawaii 1st District

202-225-2726

Gabbard, Tulsi

Hawaii 2nd District

202-225-4906

Illinois

Rush, Bobby L.

Illinois 1st District

202-225-4372

Kelly, Robin

Illinois 2nd District

202-225-0773

Davis, Danny K.

Illinois 7th District

202-225-5006

Krishnamoorthi, Raja

Illinois 8th District

202-225-3711

Schneider, Bradley

Illinois 10th District

202-225-4835

Foster, Bill

Illinois 11th District

202-225-3515

Bustos, Cheri

Illinois 17th District

202-225-5905

Indiana

Visclosky, Peter

Indiana 1st District

202-225-2461

Carson, André

Indiana 7th District

202-225-4011

Iowa

Loebsack, David

Iowa 2nd District

202-225-6576

Louisiana

Richmond, Cedric

Louisiana 2nd District

202-225-6636

Maryland

Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch

Maryland 2nd District

202-225-3061

Sarbanes, John P.

Maryland 3rd District

202-225-4016

Hoyer, Steny H.

Maryland 5th District

202-225-4131

Delaney, John

Maryland 6th District

202-225-2721

Cummings, Elijah

Maryland 7th District

202-225-4741

Massachussetts

Neal, Richard E.

Massachusetts 1st District

202-225-5601

McGovern, James

Massachusetts 2nd District

202-225-6101

Tsongas, Niki

Massachusetts 3rd District

202-225-3411

Kennedy III, Joseph P.

Massachusetts 4th District

202-225-5931

Moulton, Seth

Massachusetts 6th District

202-225-8020

Lynch, Stephen F.

Massachusetts 8th District

202-225-8273

Keating, William

Massachusetts 9th District

202-225-3111

Michigan

Kildee, Daniel

Michigan 5th District

202-225-3611

Levin, Sander

Michigan 9th District

202-225-4961

Dingell, Debbie

Michigan 12th District

202-225-4071

Lawrence, Brenda

Michigan 14th District

202-225-5802

Minnesota

Walz, Timothy J.

Minnesota 1st District

202-225-2472

McCollum, Betty

Minnesota 4th District

202-225-6631

Peterson, Collin C.

Minnesota 7th District

202-225-2165

Nolan, Rick

Minnesota 8th District

202-225-6211

Missouri

Cleaver, Emanuel

Missouri 5th District

202-225-4535

Nevada

Titus, Dina

Nevada 1st District

202-225-5965

Rosen, Jacky

Nevada 3rd District

202-225-3252

Kihuen, Ruben

Nevada 4th District

202-225-9894

New Hampshire

Kuster, Ann

New Hampshire 2nd District

202-225-5206

New Jersey

Norcross, Donald

New Jersey 1st District

202-225-6501

Gottheimer, Josh

New Jersey 5th District

202-225-4465

Pallone Jr., Frank

New Jersey 6th District

202-225-4671

Sires, Albio

New Jersey 8th District

202-225-7919

Pascrell Jr., Bill

New Jersey 9th District

202-225-5751

New Mexico

Lujan Grisham, Michelle

New Mexico 1st District

202-225-6316

Lujan, Ben R.

New Mexico 3rd District

202-225-6190

New York

Suozzi, Thomas

New York 3rd District

202-225-3335

Rice, Kathleen

New York 4th District

202-225-5516

Meeks, Gregory W.

New York 5th District

202-225-3461

Jeffries, Hakeem

New York 8th District

202-225-5936

Maloney, Carolyn

New York 12th District

202-225-7944

Crowley, Joseph

New York 14th District

202-225-3965

Engel, Eliot

New York 16th District

202-225-2464

Lowey, Nita

New York 17th District

202-225-6506

Maloney, Sean Patrick

New York 18th District

202-225-5441

Tonko, Paul D.

New York 20th District

202-225-5076

Higgins, Brian

New York 26th District

202-225-3306

North Carolina

Price, David

North Carolina 4th District

202-225-1784

Mariana Islands

Sablan, Gregorio

Northern Mariana Islands At-Large

202-225-2646

Ohio

Beatty, Joyce

Ohio 3rd District

202-225-4324

Kaptur, Marcy

Ohio 9th District

202-225-4146

Ryan, Tim

Ohio 13th District

202-225-5261

Oregon

Bonamici, Suzanne

Oregon 1st District

202-225-0855

Pennsylvania

Cartwright, Matthew

Pennsylvania 17th District

202-225-5546

Rhode Island

Cicilline, David

Rhode Island 1st District

202-225-4911

Langevin, Jim

Rhode Island 2nd District

202-225-2735

South Carolina

Clyburn, James E.

South Carolina 6th District

202-225-3315

Tennessee

Cooper, Jim

Tennessee 5th District

202-225-4311

Texas

Gonzalez, Vicente

Texas 15th District

202-225-2531

O’Rourke, Beto

Texas 16th District

202-225-4831

Jackson Lee, Sheila

Texas 18th District

202-225-3816

Cuellar, Henry

Texas 28th District

202-225-1640

Green, Gene

Texas 29th District

202-225-1688

Johnson, Eddie Bernice

Texas 30th District

202-225-8885

Veasey, Marc

Texas 33rd District

202-225-9897

Vela, Filemon

Texas 34th District

202-225-9901

Vermont

Welch, Peter

Vermont At-Large

202-225-4115

Virgin Islands

Plaskett, Stacey

Virgin Islands At-Large

202-225-1790

Virginia

Scott, Robert C.

Virginia 3rd District

202-225-8351

Washington

DelBene, Suzan

Washington 1st District

202-225-6311

Larsen, Rick

Washington 2nd District

202-225-2605

Kilmer, Derek

Washington 6th District

202-225-5916

Heck, Denny

Washington 10th District

202-225-9740

Wisconsin

Kind, Ron

Wisconsin 3rd District

202-225-5506

Moore, Gwen

Wisconsin 4th District

202-225-4572

 

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Socialization of Hate – How Social Media Enables the Alt-Right, White Supremacists, and neo-nazis

Some Social Media carries a large portion of the blame with proliferating racist, alt-right, and neo-nazi  messages. By the late 90’s white supremacist groups recognized the value of passing their racist screeds online, based on the success of Republicans in the early days of AOL and various predecessors to the Internet. Instead of hiring paid posters like the Republicans, the racist hate groups already had a small army of haters to spread their messages. Largely unemployed, dissociated, and on Welfare – their members could sit at home and accomplish the same thing the Republicans had spent millions on -spread their message.

For some reason – neither Democrats or Progressives have ever mounted serious opposition in terms of targeting media or social networking platforms – as the Millennial Generation’s platforms turned a blind eye to the abuses. That blind eye allowed the alt-right to co-opt moderators, who would reject Progressive messages and groups like Black Lives Matter for diaphanous justifications.

It is still certainly possible to take social media back – but it will take a planned concerted effort, coordinated attacks, and sticking to objectives…

Not sure why these “concerned groups” haven’t set up boiler room efforts to date. Nobody gives you freedom…You don’t take.

Quit whimpering. Line up a group of 40-100 volunteers, with 5,000 screen names…And counter attack.  Pick a subject. Tell everyone you know and suggest themes. Ask them to post 5 comments on Facebook, Reddit, or whatever – and ask their friends to do the same. Set up an “Auto-Troll” – send the same message to 50 platforms and comment sections. 5 -10-50 times a day.

Like any revolution, you have to break it so fucking bad – the owners are willing to fix it.

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A coalition of more than 70 social and racial justice organizations urged Facebook to adopt reforms that would better target abusive content and harassment

Facebook allows white supremacists to spread violent threats while censoring Black Lives Matter posts and activists of color, according to civil rights groups that called on the technology company to fix its “racially biased” moderation system.

“Activists in the Movement for Black Lives have routinely reported the takedown of images discussing racism and during protests, with the justification that it violates Facebook’s Community Standards,” the groups wrote in a letter on Wednesday to CEO Mark Zuckerberg and director of global policy Joel Kaplan. “At the same time, harassment and threats directed at activists based on their race, religion and sexual orientation is thriving on Facebook.”

Co-signed by a coalition of more than 70 social and racial justice organizations, the letter urged Facebook to adopt reforms that would better target abusive content and harassment but also stop censoring political speech.

The campaign, led by Color of Change, Center for Media Justice, SumOfUs.org and Daily Kos, comes at a time when Facebook is under intense scrutiny over the way its algorithms and moderators choose to permit and remove content.

The corporation has repeatedly been accused of censorship in recent months, including of users critical of Donald Trump, of historic war photos, of citizens live-streaming encounters with police, of journalists who expose racism and of famous artwork with nudity.

But users who report violent and racist language and overt threats often have a hard time getting Facebook to respond. Critics argue that with both censorship and harassment, Facebook only corrects errors in high-profile cases covered by the media, making use of the platform a daily nightmare for many regular users, especially people of color targeted by trolls.

“These posts are threatening our lives,” said Malkia Cyril, executive director of the Center for Media Justice, who monitors threats posted on Black Lives Matter Facebook pages. “To be bombarded by this hateful violent rhetoric day in and day out … the photos of lynchings, photos of dead black people at the hands of white Ku Klux Klan members … it’s vicious. It’s scary.”

The coalition, which includes the ACLU, sent an earlier letter in October, suggesting that Facebook establish a “streamlined widely publicized appeals process” for censorship cases; increase transparency about its policies and provide data on how it removes content; and allow for an “external audit”.

In December, Facebook released a statement in response, which activists said did not address civil rights campaigners’ concerns.

The company’s lengthy reply, authored by Kaplan, outlined its existing policies in detail and largely failed to commit to act on the recommendations.

“Their response has been woefully inadequate,” Cyril said. “What you’re doing is not working. It’s tantamount to neglect and racism itself.”

On Wednesday, Cyril provided the Guardian with links to four Facebook groups promoting white supremacy along with screenshots of seven individual posts with blatantly racist messages, including one that said “WHAT’S HANGIN’ NIGGA” with a lynching photo; an image of a slave auction with the caption “The First Black Friday Sale”; and a photo of a skeleton captioned “Ever since Trayvon became white he’s been a good boy” (referencing the unarmed black teenagerkilled by a neighborhood watch volunteer).

Cyril said she reported all the photos and pages to Facebook, which determined that they complied with the company’s standards.

Facebook did, however, remove a post from a black woman that said: “white folks when racism happens in public YOUR SILENCE IS VIOLENCE”, according to a screenshot from Cyril.

Facebook did not respond to a request for comment about the specific examples, but a spokesperson said in an email: “We value input from our community. We have received the letter and are reviewing it.”

Facebook’s content moderation challenges also extend to its role in spreading fake news and its difficulties regulating live videos that feature violence.

“Some of this is life or death,” said Reem Suleiman, SumOfUs.org campaigner, referencing the case of Korryn Gaines, a Baltimore woman who live-streamed her standoff with police last year. At the request of law enforcement, Facebook shut down the video and officers eventually killed her.

“People turn to Facebook to document human rights abuses and police brutality,” Suleiman added.

Sihame Assbague, a journalist and activist in France, said users speaking out against racism regularly have their Facebook accounts censored and that her page has been taken down on numerous occasions.

“It’s very strange. Things that are racist do not get suspended,” she said, noting one user was censored for anti-semitism after writing a post against anti-semitism.

Activists have argued that Facebook, one of the most valuable companies in the world, has the resources to address these deep flaws, but has failed to make the issue a priority.

Cyril said the lack of diversity within the corporation was partly to blame. Black employees accounted for just 3% of senior US leadership, according to 2016 figures.

“When you already have a company that woefully underrepresents black people and communities of color in general on their staff, you are challenged to respond to concerns of racism.”

 

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