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White House May 10th photos posted to Flickr of Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov plus VP Pence’s Rabbit.

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Congressman Adam Schiff‪ @RepAdamSchiff:‬ “For ‪@POTUS‬ to tell the Russians, of all people, that firing Comey would ease pressure of Russia probe beggars belief. Yet WH doesn’t deny.
The New York Times‪ @nytimes‬. Breaking News: Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office that James Comey’s firing relieved “great pressure” ‬ ‪(link: http://nyti.ms/2rA61GQ) ‬
‪nyti.ms/2rA61GQ‬
https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff It’s unclear why anyone would be surprised that Trump did this! Trump needs to be either deported back to his mother’s island in the outer Hebrides, without his airplane, or preferably deported to Russia. Trump is clearly a viking outlaw and the Russian state was founded by vikings. Everywhere that vikings, banished from Scandinavia, went, violence and serfdom cropped up, and mafia in its wake. Southern Italy is the prime example and Russia apparently the same. Why was Trump’s mother even allowed in, in 1930, after the 1929 stock market crash, as US unemployment was already approaching 10% and there was no need for maids, after the rich lost their money? Past time to rectify that f-up.

Apparently the news cycle will not be over Melania Trump’s outfit, which is inappropriately tight for visiting many areas of the USA, and certainly for a visit to the Middle East – as though she wishes to thumb her nose at sensibilities or is simply ignorant. She dressed conservatively for Trump’s inauguration, why not for a trip to Saudi Arabia? [Update: She changed clothes before landing in Saudi to something more conservative.] Rather, it is over Trump saying that firing the former FBI director Comey took pressure off him regarding the Russia investigation and Trump disrespecting Comey in front of Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and presumably in front of the Russian Ambassador. Recall that Trump allowed Russian government-owned media in and excluded US media.

An even bigger question is why does Russia get access to White House information that Americans don’t have? Why must we be dependent upon leaks to the New York Times or Washington Post to get information? Or Putin, who slyly offered a transcript? Where is the official document? Why isn’t it on a US government web site? Furthermore, many times news releases go to mainstream media before going online, which means that everyday people-bloggers, such as ourselves, can’t get prompt, free, public domain, access. Professional journalists will always have their place for many reasons, but let the public have the original, official, documents! Apparently those, who can afford to, need to subscribe to the New York Times and Washington Post in order to find out what’s going on in the US government, though a certain number of visits per month are allowed for free. Russiagate, like Watergate, proves the need for freedom of the press!

The New York Times reports in: “Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation“, by Matt Apuzzo, Maggie Haberman, Matthew Rosenberg, that while Russian officials were visiting the White House on May 10th that Trump told the Russians: “I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” based on a document, leaked to the NYT by a US official. Trump reportedly also said that “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off,” but alleged that he was “not under investigation.” The New Times says that the document was based on notes and had been circulated as the official account of the meeting.

Sean Spicer released a statement (To the New York Times? Where is it on government web sites?) saying that “By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia’s actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia,” Spicer furthermore said that “…the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and highly classified conversations.” No surprises there. Read New York Times article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/us/politics/trump-russia-comey.html The Trump administration, like Nixon, considers leaking of information the crime, rather than the apparent crimes themselves!

Why would this conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov be classified? On the other hand, Trump gave classified intell to Russia, along with disrespecting the US government in front of a foreign government!

Congressman Schiff replying to Trump tweet on May 16th:
Adam Schiff‪ @RepAdamSchiff‬
“In this case, Mr. President, the most dangerous leaker has already been identified. Should he too be fired?”
Donald J. Trump‪ @real Donald Trump‬
‪”I have been asking Director Comey & others, from the beginning of my administration, to find the LEAKERS in the intelligence community….”
https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff

The classified intell leaked by Trump to Russia could have endangered an Israeli spy. Does the long-time friendship between Trump, Trump’s son-in-law, and Israeli PM Netanyahu make this ok? Both Putin and Trump appear to have long-standing ties to Netanyahu via the Chabad-Lubavitch sect. Chabad’s relationship to Judaism appears similar to the relationship between the Mormons and Christianity. Both are what Hobsbawn called “Invented Traditions” with their own recent prophets and books. Mormons think they are Christians but they are not, in the opinion of non-Mormon theologians and lay people. Chabad considers itself part of Judaism, but even though ethnic Jews are members, it appears to be a new and different religion, only slightly earlier than Mormonism. Islam, itself, is a much earlier spin-off of Judaism and Christianity, so a comparison between Mormonism, Chabad-Lubavitch and Islam appears appropriate. In particular given the polygyny of early Mormons and Muslims. Islam sprung up in areas where Christians believed that Jesus was an adopted son of God, rather than the literal son of God. However, they were not allowed to hold this belief by the official Christianity of the time. This appears to have been the impetus behind the rise of Islam. Similarly, Islam considers Jesus a great prophet, but not the son of God. Chabad apparently has its own Messiah, Schneerson, born in the old Russian Empire. Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, who gave over $20 million to the Trump campaign, are Chabad supporters. Trump’s father Fred and daughter are tied into Chabad. Is it an accident that Joe Lieberman, proposed by Trump for head of the FBI, has Chabad Lubavitch ties, as well as being considered unqualified for the job? Isn’t it bizarre that “Putin’s Rabbi” is Chabad Rabbi Lazar, who was born in Italy? A big Chabad money-laundering trial will start in Montreal, later this year, by the way, and could be related to Russiagate. Note that CNN commentator Alan Dershowitz also has ties to Chabad.

Russian Foreign Minister Acts Surprised re Comey Firing! Feigns surprise?

US Senator Mark Warner is lead Democrat on the Senate Intell Committee:


Senator Warner Twitter Feed – https://twitter.com/MarkWarner

US Republican Congresswoman Comstock: “Once again we are faced with inexplicable stories coming from the White House that are highly troubling.  We need to have immediate classified briefings on what occurred at this meeting so that Congress can at least know as much as Russian leaders and know the impact on our national security, our allies, and our men and women protecting our country.” (May 16, 2017)

US Democratic Congresswoman Rosen “following reports by the Washington Post and New York Times about President Trump revealing code-word classified intelligence on ISIS to Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Ambassador Kislyak:
‘… the President has not only endangered our troops, intelligence officials, and sources who work with us on the ground on gathering information, but he’s made it more difficult for our allies to trust and collaborate with us on defeating ISIS
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” (May 16, 2017)

US Democratic Congressman Schiff: “Report that Trump shared highly classified intelligence with Russians is deeply disturbing. House Intel needs to be briefed immediately.” (May 15, 2017)

Trump tweet: “As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety,…

Congressman Schiff tweet: “Mr. President, this isn’t about your “rights,” but your responsibilities. You could jeopardize our sources, relationships and security.” (May 16, 2017)


Schiff Twitter Feed – https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff
[Does Trump own twitter stock?]

Because Trump barred the US Press Corps from attending the meeting, while Russian media was allowed, the Washington Post Photo embedded in John McCain tweet is a Russian Foreign Ministry Photo showing Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Kislyak. Trump Finally Posted White House photos with Lavrov but not Kislyak. Rather than Kislyak there is Pence’s rabbit, as seen on top!

Senator McCain Twitter feed – https://twitter.com/senjohnmccain

Russia’s response to Trump leak reports: don’t read U.S. newspapers
Posted:Tue, 16 May 2017 07:26:11 -0400
(Reuters) – A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on Tuesday advised that people don’t read American newspapers, in response to U.S. media reports that President Donald Trump had disclosed classified intelligence at a meeting with Russian officials.
http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/auuYKod7aDc/us-usa-trump-russia-zakharova-idUSKCN18C17Z

Full Rosen statement:
Rosen Statement On Reports Of Trump Compromising U.S. Intelligence On ISIS May 16, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement following reports by the Washington Post and New York Times about President Trump revealing code-word classified intelligence on ISIS to Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Ambassador Kislyak:
“If reports concerning President Trump sharing code-word classified intelligence information are true, then the President has not only endangered our troops, intelligence officials, and sources who work with us on the ground on gathering information, but he’s made it more difficult for our allies to trust and collaborate with us on defeating ISIS.

“The role of the Commander in Chief is one that should be taken seriously. This is an incredible responsibility – one that should never result in the President compromising our most sensitive and highly classified information, especially to a foreign adversary.
“Congress must receive a full, immediate briefing on what transpired between the President and Russian officials.
” ### https://rosen.house.gov/media/press-releases/rosen-statement-reports-trump-compromising-us-intelligence-isis

Full Comstock Statement:
Rep. Comstock Statement On Reports That The President Shared Sensitive Intelligence With Russian Officials May 16, 2017 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock made the following statement on reports that the President shared sensitive intelligence with Russian officials:
“Once again we are faced with inexplicable stories coming from the White House that are highly troubling.  We need to have immediate classified briefings on what occurred at this meeting so that Congress can at least know as much as Russian leaders and know the impact on our national security, our allies, and our men and women protecting our country.
”. https://comstock.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-comstock-statement-reports-president-shared-sensitive-intelligence

First Image of Trump-Pence with Executive Order on “Election Integrity” on May 11th, farcically following the visit of the Russian Foreign Minister and Ambassdor whereas Intell says that Russia tampered with US elections to enable Trump to win! History Repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, and now as farcical tragedy! Trump bedlam!

White House May 10th 2017 photos via Flickr of Trump Kissinger Russian Foreign Min Lavrov VP Pence’s Rabbit, May 11th image of Exec Order on Election Integrity with Pence Head cropped for space