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Poetic Justice

Just Fellow Colludniks

So Trump insists there is no collusion,
Despite contrary evidence in profusion.
But when he spends 90 minutes on the phone
With Vladimir Putin — alone,
Well, you can begin to understand our confusion.

Poetic Justice

Putin’s Pushing Tulsi

Vladimir Putin’s propaganda machine may be beaten and battered,
But it still has a sabre to rattle in its scabbard.
But this time it’s not Trump
The Kremlin’s seeking to pump up —
Its election-meddling websites favor Hawaii’s Dem, Tulsi Gabbard.

Enumerati

Most Think Trump New About a Coverup

62%

A new Monmouth poll finds that more than 62% of Americans believe that President Trump was aware that people like Roger Stone, Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort or others tried to conceal information from federal investigators and 50% believe that he personally asked at least some of them to do it. The poll also finds the public remains divided on Moscow’s sway over Trump with 55% saying the president’s family either definitely (32%) or probably (23%) has financial interests or other ties to Russia that influence how Trump deals with that country.

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Trump Crony Named to Russian Oligarch’s Board Day After Sanctions Lifted

1 day

“A member of President Trump’s transition team was named as a board member of a company owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska the day after the Trump administration lifted sanctions against Deripaska’s companies,” the HuffPost reports.

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Most Americans Think Russia Has Compromising Information on Trump

57%

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds 57% of Americans believe it’s likely that Russia “has compromising information“ on President Trump while just 31% feel confident that Russia is not blackmailing the president.

Verbatim

Giuliani Walks Back Trump Tower Moscow Comments

“My recent statements about discussions during the 2016 campaign between Michael Cohen and then-candidate Donald Trump about a potential Trump Moscow ‘project’ were hypothetical and not based on conversations with the President. My comments did not represent the actual timing or circumstances of any such discussions. The point is that the proposal was in the earliest stage and did not advance beyond a free non-binding letter of intent.”

— Rudy Giuliani, walking back his statement from Sunday suggesting President Trump continued discussions on a Trump Tower Moscow deal through the 2016 presidential election, the New York Times reports.

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Kremlin Ridiculs Idea Trump Works for Putin

“That’s stupid. How can the president of the United States be an agent of another country? Just think about that.”

— Yuri Ushakov, Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy aide, dismissing as “nonsense” claims that President Trump has been working on Russia’s behalf, Bloomberg reports.

Enumerati

Trump and Putin Have Met Privately Five Times

5

New York Times: “Mr. Trump has adamantly insisted there was ‘no collusion’ with Russia during his 2016 presidential campaign. But each of the five times he has met with Mr. Putin since taking office, he has fueled suspicions about their relationship. The unusually secretive way he has handled these meetings has left many in his own administration guessing what happened and piqued the interest of investigators.”

Poetic Justice

Dosvedonya, Comrade Donald

Is “Comrade Trump” Vladimir Putin’s creation,
A Manchurian president set to destroy our nation?
Whenever they met
Did Trump say “Da,” not “Nyet?”
If so, we can only wonder what was lost in translation.

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Trump Denies Having ‘Worked for’ Russia

“I never worked for Russia.”

— President Trump, quoted by The Hill, in his most direct response yet to a bombshell report that the FBI began investigating whether the president was working on behalf Moscow.