-  [WT]  [Home] [Manage]

Subject   (new thread)
File URL
Embed   Help
Password  (for post and file deletion)
  • Supported file types are: GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBM
  • Maximum file size allowed is 5120 KB.
  • Images greater than 300x300 pixels will be thumbnailed.
  • Currently 444 unique user posts.

  • Blotter updated: 2017-02-04 Show/Hide Show All

File 14898840012.png - (209.57KB , 500x743 , western sanctions.png )
115968 No. 115968 ID: cce514 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
clearly the pitiful western sanctions have had no effect at all.
>Figures released by the Russian Federal Treasury have confirmed that Russia's defence budget has been cut by 25.5% for 2017, falling from RUB3.8 trillion (USD65.4 billion) to RUB2.8 trillion.

>The reduction represents the largest cut to military expenditure in the country since the early 1990s.

>The reduction follows an extended period of large increases to Russian defence spending with growth having achieved an average rate of 19.8% a year since 2011 in nominal terms. Despite the cut, the 2017 budget will remain about 14.4% higher than the level of defence spending seen in 2014 in nominal terms.

(Biased thread title.)
14 posts and 6 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 116014 ID: b430d1
File 149028792491.gif - (1.93MB , 400x225 , f8XytUy.gif )
>Using a title NOT from an article is a bannable offense like the dozens of times this asshole insulted people, but I doubt cce514 will ever be banned because he spends 16 hours of the day fellating a mod.
>> No. 116017 ID: 3a6567
File 149029345277.jpg - (135.57KB , 853x543 , ddd.jpg )

Hah, how refreshing!
>> No. 116029 ID: 791f24
>$60billion military budget
>muh über slavtech

lmao tho.
i legit hope for full scale military conflict with russia so we finally have an exuse to whip the real vampire magic on someone. i'd like to see the military industry complex go balls out just once in my lifetime. a visible supernova in our galaxy would make the exacta and to fill it all out I'd like to move to mars for my retirement. also wondering about whats in gengis khan's tomb.
>> No. 116033 ID: 334c17
File 14903652781.jpg - (22.51KB , 400x336 , 05c2a7845cb6b4f15dfb380e0d3eae41.jpg )
>measuring military power by amount of money wasted on it
Epic fail.

>i legit hope for full scale military conflict with russia
At least you wish a quick and painful death instead of useless existence.
>> No. 116110 ID: 9723b1
File 149115406757.png - (121.62KB , 600x700 , keep-calm-and-eat-shit-faggot.png )

(Personal attack in a picture.)

File 148533396578.jpg - (34.22KB , 600x338 , manchurian_current-3_large.jpg )
115134 No. 115134 ID: ecaf83 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

Moscow – Russia is the world’s eighth largest economy, and while it claims it is not isolated, and has made great inroads doing business with countries in Asia in the Middle East while the West has given it the cold shoulder, it is eager to engage with the world’s most famous dealmaker of the moment, President Donald Trump.

There has been a healthy dose of Trumpmania here in Moscow, as people celebrate the installation of the 45th President of the United States, who has famously said, he would like to get along with Russia. But it is not blind euphoria.

“There’s a realistic mood—some are excited, some are indifferent. But at least they are willing to listen to the Russian story,” said Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund. “We don’t expect pro-Russian decisions. We understand that Trump will focus only on the US agenda, defending U.S. interests.”

Stanford and Harvard educated Dmitriev, a Kiev native who runs the Russian sovereign wealth fund that holds ten billion dollars in reserved capital under management, has hopes that sanctions against Russian will be dropped by Trump. He said,

“The fact is that sanctions did not work, in that they didn’t change Russian policy in any way. Secondly, they united Russians around President Putin whose popularity throughout the sanctions time actually increased dramatically.”

Despite the turmoil Russia has lived in the past several years, between the dramatic fall in oil prices and the tumble of its currency, Dmitriev extols the health of his country’s economy. He points out the stock market grew fifty percent last year and he projects the two percent growth in Russia next year. He says his fund, which invests in projects in Russia and around the world, with various partners, is solid.

“My fund has produced positive returns in dollars for our partners, which is important given the Ruble got reduced by almost half, so we have been making investments so great that they produce positive returns in dollars to all our partners.”
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
17 posts and 8 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 115189 ID: 334c17
File 148564336558.png - (27.15KB , 762x224 , unknown_1.png )
>That is GDP per capita, there are multiple ways China fakes GDP.
So does every other major market player - after all it is arguably a primary index in the economy. Most of GDP of developed countries come from "intellectual property" and things like digital services, financial instruments, and so on and so forth, where people profit while not producing anything useful at all. I'm not saying that it is somewhat reprehensible in general, but you have to agree that primary problem comes from the debt - which itself is the virtualization of economy.

Modern economy troubles come from general inability to develop trade and production anywhere further - it requires rich people to risk and sacrifice something to invest into the opportunities never considered before. You need to search for alternatives, take a different views, consider other points of interest, including developing countries, too. But rich people don't want any alternatives, they don't want want to lose anything and don't want anyone to step in their place, so they do polar opposite. They oppress, sanction, threaten and falsifying - they are digging their own grave with their own hands.

Lifting sanctions in some selective manner, trying to close itself from the problems of the world, or trying to give corporations even more power isn't going to fix anything of that. Soon enough you will discover that everything you know is fictional, and the economy is operated by irrelevant values, and you are living a virtual life without any purpose. And that is going to be the end of it.

I don't know what happened to your world since 30 years ago. I'm an avid fan of 80-s cyberpunk that isn't too popular where I live because of some things like language barrier, values dissonance, etc. But I don't understand where all this innovative spirit is gone since then, replaced by all this brooding of possible futures that will happen because of some liberal market magic. I don't feel it anywhere any more.
>> No. 116031 ID: b430d1
File 149033597478.png - (23.71KB , 560x300 , money-with-wings.png )
>russian stock market down 12% since article posted
>all other world stock markets up large percentages

guess that shows you what fox is worth
>> No. 116032 ID: 334c17
>russian stock market down 12% since article posted
citation needed
>> No. 116108 ID: 9723b1
File 149115396283.png - (166.79KB , 1280x597 , Russian_economy.png )
How much was it up before a dip caused by oil deflation in literally the entire world market?
>> No. 116116 ID: 791f24
>fake news

File 149067051287.jpg - (351.31KB , 1023x682 , depositphotos_38275021-stock-photo-rotting-crop.jpg )
116057 No. 116057 ID: cce514 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Americans refuse to work in fields, even for $20/hour.
>Trump's promises to crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally and ICE's stepped-up enforcement efforts since his election have sent chills through the US agriculture industry. Industry-wide, 16% of workers are undocumented, while undocumented immigrants make up 70% of all fieldworkers — the vast majority of them Mexican.

>In New York state, 1,080 farms are at risk of shrinking significantly or failing because of enhanced immigration enforcement in the state.

>Intensified enforcement has also exacerbated a labor shortage already plaguing the industry in the state.

>"If we don't have the ability to have workers on our farms, farms can't survive," Farm Bureau spokesman Steve Ammerman told Crain's.

>Today, farmworkers in the state earn about $30,000 a year if they work full time — about half the overall average pay in California. Most work fewer hours.

>Some farmers are even giving laborers benefits normally reserved for white-collar professionals, like 401(k) plans, health insurance, subsidized housing and profit-sharing bonuses. Full-timers at Silverado Farming, for example, get most of those sweeteners, plus 10 paid vacation days, eight paid holidays, and can earn their hourly rate to take English classes.

Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
7 posts and 3 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 116076 ID: 22c903
File 149083214199.jpg - (81.84KB , 407x405 , 1486957921804.jpg )
you shure ar an nuccle head opurratore-san

the unemployable ones come over and reap benefits, the 95 puhcehnt ones who pick the dirt-chickens are the legal ones coming over. meanwhilee FURD and CARRIEERRHHHH ship duh fakktories over tah Meccsicco.

ged id straid!

(Cuckmaster bullshit outside of the Zone)
>> No. 116082 ID: 22c903

But how can I be the cuckmaster when Sensless being a mod, is obviously the master.
>> No. 116104 ID: dd244d
>we'll have to hire illegal immigrants and pay them $2.50 an hour
$2.50 an hour is what they get in mexico, the farms aren't in mexico.

Illegals working on American farms get $12/hr which is exactly how much native born American pickers get to take home after taxes ($14-15 before taxes).

By the way average illegal immigrant "handyman" wage is something like $15/hr, which is the same amount that native born American handymen get to take home after taxes (18 before taxes).

Why do people keep thinking illegals are cheap labor? They aren't even in the lowest tax bracket yet they pay no taxes, they directly compete with low skilled American labor, this is why illegal immigration is bad for Americans in the first place!

Especially poor Americans in the lowest tax bracket that STILL pay taxes, while they get to see illegal immigrants getting paid more and yet paying no taxes around them.
>> No. 116105 ID: dd244d
>Especially poor Americans in the lowest tax bracket that STILL pay taxes, while they get to see illegal immigrants getting paid more and yet paying no taxes around them.
Oh and not to mention that illegal immigrants get MORE access to social services, not less, than our own poor.

Illegals are also immune from law. They can be arrested committing rape, go to jail, and be on the streets in 24 hours with no other consequences.

It sucks being poor in America, but it sure is great being an illegal immigrant.
>> No. 116131 ID: 794d7b
>All the bluster about "bringing jobs back" is bullshit, anything that does come back will be done by a handful of technicians running a factory full of robots.

And this is precisely why it's a bad idea to import even more low-skilled workers from Latin America; it just magnifies the problem of people having trouble finding work as these sectors of the economy move toward increasing automation. Too bad so many of our elites and business/farm owners are greedy bastards obsessed with short-term profit above all else.

File 148619328127.jpg - (190.46KB , 1200x687 , 108869.jpg )
115304 No. 115304 ID: 08d9b0 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
…and calls it an 8% reduction

Isn't that closer to 0.5% or am I bad at math?

24 posts and 2 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 115484 ID: 3bb07f
What evidence do you have for saying that document is still on DTIC (which is a pretty vanilla repository for defense documents) only through the efforts of disgruntled employees? The damn thing literally says "approved for public release, distribution unlimited".
>> No. 115485 ID: addd7a
If they had offered F-22 exports to select countries this could have been avoided.

Britain should have gone with Navalised Typhoons and done a JSF based on gen 4.5 tech.
>> No. 115486 ID: d4c8ee
Indian research determined that the Typhoon would have been "completely uncompetitive" for naval operations due to the added weight from the needed modifications.

Of course the RN could have just built real flatdecks in the first place and then this wouldn't have been a issue.
>> No. 115487 ID: b430d1
File 148746892183.jpg - (64.72KB , 500x375 , rooster rope.jpg )
cock lead
>> No. 116077 ID: cce514
Turns out Trump is also a suffocation fetishist in addition to pissing.

>All F-18 models, including the Super Hornet that Trump has championed, have shown steady annual increases in what the Navy calls “physiological episodes,” according to service testimony obtained by Bloomberg News. What’s more, the data show that incidents of oxygen deprivation and cabin decompression have escalated in the last year, while service officials work to determine the root cause of the in-flight problems.

>Trump’s promotion of the Super Hornet began in December, when the president-elect said in a Twitter posting, “Based on the tremendous cost and cost overruns of the Lockheed Martin F-35, I have asked Boeing to price-out a comparable F-18 Super Hornet!” Translating Trump’s request into action, Defense Secretary James Mattis commissioned a review of improvements that would “provide a competitive, cost effective, fighter aircraft alternative” to the F-35C, the Navy version of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Joint Strike Fighter.

>“Since May 1, 2010, all models” of the F-18 “show steady, yearly increases in the number of physiological episodes,” according to a staff memo prepared in advance of a hearing Tuesday of a House Armed Services subcommittee. Navy officials testifying before the committee called the problem the “No.1 safety issue.”

Also back in December a E/A-18 had the opposite issue: The oxygen system over-pressurized the aircraft so quickly the canopy shattered and the crew's lungs collapsed.

File 149057047885.jpg - (55.46KB , 320x240 , tve7772-19760226-363.jpg )
116044 No. 116044 ID: 764118 Locked hide watch quickreply [Reply]
>Boris Epshteyn
>B O R I S
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
>> No. 116045 ID: b70387
Did you post this here just because of the guy's fucking name?
>> No. 116046 ID: 91ae16
File 149058698281.jpg - (47.20KB , 632x340 , trump-rigging-tweet-1.jpg )
awwww having his ZOG heroes called out get this kike's panties in a twist.

>> No. 116047 ID: b70387
It's nice to see other bullshit threads go nowhere without site staff doing anything, but I do think this thread crosses a line somewhere.

File 149033046431.jpg - (18.45KB , 240x317 , Cu6evU5.jpg )
116030 No. 116030 ID: 2e2521 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
>help i'm being persecuted by evil racists!

>> No. 116034 ID: d4c8ee
Bitcoin: the preferred currency of retarded homschoolers making terrorist threats.
>The suspect has lived in Israel many years. The army refused to draft him after finding him unfit for service. The suspect's motive is unknown, but police accuse him of hundreds of incidents involving threats to institutions around the world, including Israel, over a period of two or three years.

>Some five computers were confiscated as well as other equipment, including antennas he used to access other people's networks and to commit the alleged crimes undetected. This initially threw off the police and it led them to question others whose networks were used. Eventually, the police created a profile of the suspect and the technology to find him. Police say that he attempted to grab the gun of an officer who came to his home to arrest him.

>The suspect is not cooperating with police and has refused to grant permission to have his computers searched.

>Upon searching his computer, a bitcoin account was discovered, and it’s being examined whether the suspect received payment for some of the calls he allegedly made.

>He is said to have been home-schooled by his parents and never to have been educated outside the home.

>Police are accusing the suspect of extortion through threats and of false reporting spreading panic. The incidents include alleged calls placed to shopping malls, airports and various Jewish institutions. Investigators are also attempting to determine if the suspect received any money in connection with of the threats attributed to him.

>The police also detained his father for questioning.
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.

File 14902855834.jpg - (57.30KB , 620x412 , donald_trump65-620x412.jpg )
116012 No. 116012 ID: 9723b1 hide watch quickreply [Reply]

>House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes set off a stunning new political controversy Wednesday by revealing that communications of President Donald Trump and associates may have been picked up after the election by intelligence agencies conducting surveillance of foreign targets.
>Nunes hurried to the White House to personally brief Trump on the revelations, after talking to the press but without sharing the information with Democrats. His Democratic counterpart on the committee -- Rep. Adam Schiff of California -- warned that his colleague had cast a "profound cloud" over their effort to investigate Russian attempts to interfere in the election.
>A Republican source with knowledge of the situation claimed the information that Nunes talked about was from the intelligence community and not the White House. The source said Nunes was "steaming" about what he read.

>That source said Nunes met with Republican members of the Intelligence Committee before his news conference, and several tried to convince him not to do it before he spoke with Schiff. But Nunes didn't take the advice, with the news conference already called by the time he met with the GOP committee members. Nunes was too mad, the source said.
>The comments by Nunes do not appear to support Trump's claims, debunked by FBI Director James Comey, that he was wiretapped by his predecessor President Barack Obama. Rather, they appear to relate to conversations between Trump or associates and people who were targeted by FISA warrants -- that Nunes said did not appear to be illegal.

>But the President was asked by reporters if he feels vindicated by the visit from Nunes and answered: "I somewhat do. I must tell you I somewhat do, I very much appreciated the fact that they found what they found."
>Another day of shocking drama intensified the intrigue and uncertainty sparked by Trump's feud with intelligence agencies, his accusations of shady practices by his predecessor and the wider question of the Trump campaign's links with Russia that are currently the focus of an investigation by the FBI.
>Nunes told reporters the conversations were "incidentally" collected as part of intelligence sweeps focusing on other people and implied that Trump was not the target of the surveillance operation.
>He said he discovered accounts of conversations related to Trump and his associates when he was reviewing intelligence repo
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
>> No. 116018 ID: ea8f9f
>Also at that hearing, Comey said he had seen no evidence so far of the specific allegation of wiretapping Trump Tower.
I.e., no evidence that he was right.

>Nunes at his news conference said he did not know whether the "incidental collection" happened at Trump Tower
That wouldn't be very incidental.
>> No. 116025 ID: d4c8ee
9723b1 seems to think that Turnip and his cronies getting caught by other intelligence gathering operations (ie, Flynn getting caught because the FBI monitors the communications of foreign diplomats and he was stupid enough to call up the Russian ambassador and violate the Logan act) is actually the same as whatever fucking conspiracy theories RT is cooking up and the orange idiot is repeating.

File 148850908035.jpg - (192.25KB , 1920x1080 , The-Great-and-Powerful-Wizard-of-Oz.jpg )
115672 No. 115672 ID: b430d1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Fake news and racism against Russia! Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

>Russian state-owned media, such as Russia Today (RT), Sputnik and Russian national TV position themselves as reliable alternatives to what they label “main stream media”. The use of international commentators and experts by these Russian media does not necessarily reflect the depths of their expertise, rather whether their positioning is in line with pro-Kremlin narratives.

>Readers of the Disinformation Review will for example recall the recent appearance of a Belgian commentator in a Russian talk show where he shouted that “thousands of women are being raped every day” on the streets of Brussels. When not appearing on Russian national TV, the same commentator has organised events with a former leader of the Ku-Klux clan and a former leaders of the British National Party. In a piece from Sputnik, he gives an “exclusive interview” in the role of a “Belgian political scientist and director of geopolitical research centre”. Here he repeats disinformation about the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, claiming that “there are facts that the Russians did not do it” and “that there is proof that it wasn’t Russia”.

>The Belgian example is just one of many where Russian state-controlled media systematically invite contributions from far-right commentators from European countries – people with very limited impact in the communities they come from. Many of these “experts” are also invited to rally in Russia around shared far-right political agendas.

>The Russian journalist and acknowledged propaganda expert Alexey Kovalev provides additional highlights from the international “expert” community that is prominent on Kremlin-loyal media. We find for example the alleged American expert on anti-terrorism, who has earned himself a prison sentence in the US for, among other things, posing as aide to a high-ranking officer and tricking the US Air Force into giving him an apartment. Or the British lawyer, who appears on pro-Kremlin media as an expert on international law, but who has lost his license to practice as a lawyer in the UK after a case of fraud against a client. Or the American expert on international political affairs, who has often been used in Russian media to criticise Barack Obama and laud President Putin, but who turns out to belong to a group of believers in extraordinary conspiracies and who has also earned himself a prison sentence for fraud in the US.

>As the BBC highlighted last week, the true identity of some bloggers on Sputnik is not always clear. The BBC pinpoint
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
38 posts and 10 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 115757 ID: b70387
Then what evidence is there that she was a sacrificial lamb?

>You would need a good statistic to back that up.
About whether or not the authorities tolerate crimes or what I said about judging organizations more generally? If the former, I'm not sure if there would or could be reliable statistics about something like that.
>> No. 115758 ID: 334c17
File 148882568966.jpg - (118.99KB , 876x493 , 1469006874341.jpg )
>Then what evidence is there that she was a sacrificial lamb?
She was made one, of course, by liberal, western-supported propaganda. Otherwise you wouldn't know anything about her. Just as you have any idea about other journalists killed for different reasons. A famous journalist can be killed by explosion in the middle of the capital in Ukraine, and at best all you got to hear is one or two articles on news feed. That is all. Nobody is going to remember him a year after, not to say, look for perpetrators. Nobody is going to blame government and nationalists. It is because western media doesn't care about people, they only care about useful puppets.

>About whether or not the authorities tolerate crimes or what I said about judging organizations more generally?
Both. If court was unable to decide a responsible party in this case it does not mean that government has something to do with it - after all, a lot of murders remain unsolved everywhere. Of course, if you are typical Russian liberal, a mere idea that the victim was somehow acting against "state", it is enough to convince you that the government is responsible. If government does something, it is bad, because it is responsible, and if the government doesn't do something, it is bad too, because it is irresponsible - that is their modus operandi.
>> No. 115772 ID: 9dc901

>Do you think she was against the constitution? What evidence is there for any of that?

One could argue her actions were directly in support of the Chechen separatists. I think that would possibly cover it.

In any way, she was deeply foreign to Russia and acting against Russian interests, so she was an enemy of the state.
>> No. 115808 ID: 334c17
>One could argue her actions were directly in support of the Chechen separatists
I think the investigation has determined that the assassination was made by Chechens, but it is hard to assess who was the client. AFAIK it could be foreign actor, or one of the Chechen terrorists, or even one of the people sided with Kadyrov. Needless to say, for all these people the issue of war crimes (and loyalty) is a very sensitive one, and Anna can earn her Darwin prise for sticking her nose into these matters.

In the same vein, it is not too surprising that people of the state did not want to investigate it too deep. But you can't stop the belief with mere rational argument.
>> No. 116015 ID: 334c17
File 149028813788.jpg - (25.02KB , 660x371 , _95281233_038639226-1.jpg )
Breaking news - the assassination in the centre of Kiev!
The perpetrator is found in mere seconds!


>The bodyguard fired back at the attacker, who was shot in the head and chest and later died in hospital.
>Mr Voronenkov was a controversial figure, who left Russia amid accusations of fraud.
Witnesses say they heard seven shots fired outside the hotel. The attack was most likely a contract killing, Kiev police chief Andriy Kryshchenko told 112 Ukrayina TV.
>President Petro Poroshenko went further, accusing Russia of "state terrorism". He also linked the shooting to the series of explosions at a munitions dump near Kharkiv, in Ukraine's north-east, describing it as the "signature style of Russian special services"

File 149006930742.jpg - (208.64KB , 1920x1080 , ralph-shortey2_jpeg.jpg )
115988 No. 115988 ID: d4c8ee hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>We’re now learning that the Secret Service is helping with the investigation into Oklahoma Sen. Ralph Shortey.

>On Monday, the United States Secret Service told NewsChannel 4 that a special financial and cyber crimes task force is assisting Moore police in its investigation.

>The group, called the Economic and Identity Theft Task Force, is made up of several different local, state and federal agencies, including Moore police and the FBI.

>Authorities say a detective assigned to the task force is using the forensic resources of the Secret Service to investigate evidence collected as a part of the investigation into Sen. Shortey.

>On Wednesday, the Moore Police Department released a redacted report containing details of an incident at a motel between Sen. Ralph Shortey and a 17-year-old.

>When police went to check on a juvenile at the Super 8 in Moore earlier this month, officers said they smelled a “strong odor of raw marijuana” coming from Room 120.

>Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn confirmed that the teen was found in the motel room with Sen. Shortey.

Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
3 posts omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 116003 ID: 3ad005
Pedos are irredeemable
And completely evil
If you prey on a young pup
Like Sen. Shortey
You get ground up
By the Virgin Mary
For all Eternity!
I do tell
Her ivy
Will fill every vein
Every cell
Wracked with pain
That's what a pedo dipshit
Like Sen Shortey
Does get!
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
>> No. 116005 ID: 901d36
cool bro
>> No. 116008 ID: 9723b1
>more and more politicians caught
>hurr pizzagate don't real!
That's ok keep denying it until the end.
>> No. 116013 ID: b430d1
>hillary hid the proof about pizzagate in that boys buttocks!
>> No. 116019 ID: ea8f9f
>A Republican
>state senator
>from Oklahoma
>implicated in pizzagate

File 149018390148.jpg - (62.47KB , 334x250 , Benedict_Arnold_1color-AB_jpeg.jpg )
115995 No. 115995 ID: 45913f hide watch quickreply [Reply]
>imagine the massive offended outcry from the super patriots of republican party if hillary clinton's campaign had been caught attempting to hide a payment of this magnitude from the filthy commies. when its their guy, even treason is permissible. such patriotism.

New corruption allegations lodged in Ukraine against President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, have thrust Manafort back into the forefront of ongoing scrutiny over whether the Trump team coordinated with the Russian government to influence the U.S. election.

The allegations were disclosed Tuesday at a news conference by a Ukrainian lawmaker who said he had obtained documents showing that Manafort had attempted to hide payments he had received from the party of Ukraine’s former president, who is living in Russia and wanted on corruption charges­ in his home country.

A spokesman for Manafort called the claims “baseless” and said some of the documents released Tuesday appeared to be fabricated because the letterhead and signatures did not match those belonging to Manafort.

The spectacle in Kiev came just hours after FBI Director James B. Comey confirmed the existence of a federal probe into possible connections between Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin.

It also followed an apparent effort by the White House to distance Trump from the man who helped lead his campaign during five critical months into last summer, with White House press secretary Sean Spicer declaring Monday that Manafort had played a “limited role for a very limited amount of time” in the campaign.

Manafort, 67, a longtime lobbyist and Republican strategist, was hired by the Trump campaign in March 2016, a time when Trump was winning primaries but feared he could still lose the nomination if his team failed to properly master arcane convention rules and wrangle votes from Republican delegates. In May, he was named the campaign’s chairman.

From the start, there was focus on Manafort’s ties to pro-Russian figures, given Trump’s repeated calls to forge closer relations to Russian President Vladi­mir Putin and Russia’s emerging role over the summer in seeking to meddle in the U.S. election.
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
>> No. 115996 ID: aadd02
A claim coming from some Ukrainian lawyer isn't going to blow up the current administration. We'll see how it goes.
>> No. 115998 ID: d4c8ee
It wasn't just $12 million. There was also $10 million annual starting in 2006.
>Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that he would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States, Europe and the former Soviet republics to benefit the Putin government, even as U.S.-Russia relations under Republican President George W. Bush grew worse.

>Manafort pitched the plans to Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, a close Putin ally with whom Manafort eventually signed a $10 million annual contract beginning in 2006, according to interviews with several people familiar with payments to Manafort and business records obtained by the AP. Manafort and Deripaska maintained a business relationship until at least 2009, according to one person familiar with the work.
>> No. 115999 ID: b430d1
File 149020425791.jpg - (35.61KB , 750x504 , wise31n-2-web.jpg )

truly heartbreaking
>> No. 116001 ID: cdc880
It's not mentioned in the article but his daughter's texts indicates he "had people killed" in Ukraine.
>> No. 116010 ID: 9723b1
What during the cold war? KGB split into FSB and GRU, muffin.

>corruption allegations lodged in Ukraine

Ukrainians just shot themselves in the foot again.

Trump was vacillating on helping them, but now that they're slandering him I doubt he's going to give a fuck about them.

Delete post []
Report post
[0] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]