Tag Archives: Trump’s Russia ties

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Majority Disapprove of Trump’s Handling of the Russia Investigation

55%

A new CNN poll finds that just 34% of Americans approve of President Trump’s handling of the Russia investigation as compared to 55% who disapprove. In addition, 56% believe Trump has interfered with the investigation while just 38% say he has not. And 58% say this is a serious matter that should be investigated while only 37% who think it’s mainly an effort to discredit Trump.

Verbatim

Trump Excoriated Don Jr. After Russia Meeting

“He is such a f–k up. He screwed up again, but this time, he’s screwing us all, big-time!”

— President Trump, after learning Donald Trump Jr. had released emails about a controversial Trump Tower meeting attended by a Kremlin-connected lawyer who had promised dirt on Hillary Clinton, according to Omarosa Manigault Newman’s forthcoming book, the New York Daily News reports.

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Majority Says Trump Isn’t Tough Enough on Russia

64%

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll conducted after President Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin finds 64% of Americans don’t think President Trump has been tough enough on Russia, including 47% of Republicans. “As to whether Trump should view Putin as a friend or foe, Americans are nearly evenly split, with 45% saying he should be seen as an enemy and 44% saying he is an ally. That might be a surprise to those who grew up in the Cold War era, but partisanship might have something to do with it. Among GOP voters, 58% view the Russian leader as an ally.”

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Most Americans Suspect Russia Has Dirt on Trump

51% to 35%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds that American voters believe 51% to 35% “that the Russian government has compromising information about President Trump.” However, Republicans don’t believe by 70% to 18% that there is compromising information — the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial group which does not believe it.

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Judge Grants Immunity for Manafort Witnesses

5

A federal judge has granted the request for five witnesses to testify with immunity in the criminal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, CNN reports.

Poetic Justice

He Said, He Said

And we thought Donald Trump was just a racist old demagogue,
But his authoritarian tendencies are too many to catalogue.
And there’ll be no disputin’
When he sits down with Vlad Putin,
That it’ll just be a good old one-on-one despot dialogue.

Poetic Justice

Signs of Consciousness

It’s a real house of cards that Donald Trump has built,
And he’s playing the innocent falsely accused to the hilt.
But by playing hide the salami
With FBI Director Comey,
The lawyers say Trump demonstrated “consciousness of guilt.”

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Most Think Trump Is Obstructing Russia Probe

53% to 41%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters think President Trump has attempted to “derail or obstruct” the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election by a 53% to 41%.

Poetic Justice

Oaf Under Oath

We think a Trump interview with Mueller would be a fine thing.
Donald said he’d do it because there’s nothing he’s hiding.
But his lawyers hollered, “No!”
‘Cause there’s one thing that they know:
Trump can’t possibly talk for an hour without lying.

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Page Bragged About Russian Ties in 2013

“Over the past half year, I have had the privilege to serve as an informal advisor to the staff of the Kremlin in preparation for their Presidency of the G-20 Summit next month, where energy issues will be a prominent point on the agenda.”

— Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, bragg in a letter dated Aug. 25, 2013, obtained by Time, that he was an adviser to the Kremlin that raises new questions about the extent of Page’s contacts with the Russian government.