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    A fourth Kushner - Muscovite meeting is now admitted it seems. These guys declarations of meetings with Muscovites "No I have none, nothing to do with 'Russia' etc" - "hello "Russia" please find Hilary's missing emails - " must have been renewed so many times they a need a new form.

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    So it's reported that Comey had cleared Clinton before ever interviewing her in regards to her home server and unsecured use of her official e-mails.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/0...n-email-242213

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfgun View Post
    So it's reported that Comey had cleared Clinton before ever interviewing her in regards to her home server and unsecured use of her official e-mails.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/0...n-email-242213
    That report says nothing of the sort, but you already know that. Once you grasp the concept of what a 'draft' is all will become clear. Won't hold my breath waiting.


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    Comey may be headed for the hot seat.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017...smell-rat.html

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    From NPR http://www.npr.org/2017/08/08/542106...ump-and-russia

    Daniel Hoffman as with James Clapper also saw no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia

    Hoffman is a three-time CIA station chief who spent a total of five years in Moscow. Recently retired, his cover is now lifted.


    Russia and the campaign

    Hoffman's long experience observing Russian spies at work leads to a surprising conclusion about one of the most sensational revelations from last year's election: that Trump Tower meeting in June 2016. The one attended by Donald Trump Jr., Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, campaign manager Paul Manafort — and Kremlin-connected Russians.

    "To me," Hoffman says, "it pointed to a discoverable influence operation rather than some effort to establish a clandestine channel for collusion."

    Both in NPR's interview and in an op-ed for The New York Times, Hoffman argues the meeting was meant to be discovered, that Putin deliberately left a trail of breadcrumbs from Trump Tower to the Kremlin.

    And that the objective was simple: to soil the U.S. political process and undermine the credibility of the 2016 election.....

    ....."Overall I haven't seen any evidence of anyone actually colluding with the Russians," Hoffman says, "of Russian intelligence colluding with a campaign to cause harm to another."

    Instead, Hoffman believes the Trump Tower meeting is significant mostly for what it reveals about Russia's motives and tactics.

    The Steele dossier

    And what of the unverified set of allegations about Trump-Russia contacts, compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele? Hoffman suggests the intelligence apparatus may have been at work there, too.

    "One possible explanation for the content was that Russian intelligence was aware that the dossier was being written," says Hoffman. "And that they fed not only true information — but untrue information as well. Which is their regular modus operandi for covert influence operations."

    In other words, Hoffman believes Russia may have seeded the Steele dossier.

    But when asked the bottom-line question — Does he believe Russia has dirt on President Trump? — Hoffman pauses before answering. An uncharacteristically lengthy pause.

    "The way I would answer that question is that Russian intelligence collects information on their own people," he says. "They focus to a great extent on us at the American Embassy, to collect information on us. They seek to understand [as they say in Russian] what makes us breathe.

    "That's really what they want to know."

    So would Russian spies seek to understand what makes Trump breathe, what makes him tick?

    Sure, says Hoffman. Though he insists he doesn't know whether Russia has compromising material on Trump. The president himself has dismissed the dossier as "fake news."

    Meanwhile Hoffman, who left the CIA in February, sees no sign Russian spy efforts are slowing. Every American official is a target, he says.

    "I should know. I was one of them."

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