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Suspension of Disbelief

© Tom Tomorrow Why do Donald Trump supporters believe anything he says? How can they believe such a flimsy story about meeting with the Russians? Even Trump jokes about his constant habit of lying. On Monday at an event at the White House, Trump said: We’ve signed more bills — and I’m talking about through […]

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Game Over

There’s something that has been keeping me up at night thinking. Let me walk you through it. Donald Trump has been claiming over and over that reports of Russian interference in the presidential election are “fake news”. He, and other members of his staff have also been claiming that, even if the Russians did interfere, […]

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All the Pieces of the Puzzle

Every day or so, we get another piece of information that connects the Trump administration to Russia. The newest revelation is that Trump, immediately upon taking office, tried to do a huge favor for the Russians: Top Trump administration officials, almost as soon as they took office, tasked State Department staffers with developing proposals for […]

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As I say, I do

It seems like almost everything Donald Trump complains about, he himself is guilty of. Here is a tweet from 2012 that is yet another example: Well, we got an independent investigation anyway, but the Justice Department had to do it behind the back of the White House. Ironically, everyone on both sides of the aisle […]

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Keeping Your Lies Straight?

The White House can’s seem to keep their lies straight. The lies around the firing of FBI director James Comey are just the latest example, but it is a particularly egregious one, and a double whammy. When Trump fired Comey, he released a statement that said he was just following the recommendations of Attorney General […]

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Wag the Dog?

People are noticing that every time a new connection between Donald Trump and Russia is exposed (which seems to happen almost every day) a country in Asia gets bombed. The latest revelations are that Paul Manafort (Trump’s former campaign manager) has retroactively registered as a foreign agent, Trump advisor Carter Page was talking to Russia […]

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April Fools

Yesterday, on April Fools Day, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced on their Facebook page that they had set up an automated telephone switchboard for embassies. So the message that would play when you call them was (in English and Russian): You have reached the Russian embassy, your call is very important to us. To arrange […]

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Trump Diaries

© Tom Tomorrow Indeed, Donald Trump must be very unhappy. His approval rating has dropped to 36%, the lowest of his young presidency. And more questionable Russian connections keep appearing. The latest news is that Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner met with the chairman of the Russian state development bank after the election but before Trump […]

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When in Doubt, Lie

Pretty much every day or so a new tie between the Trump campaign and the Russians appears. Documents from a lawmaker in the Ukraine link Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort with money laundering for Viktor Yanukovych, the deposed former Ukrainian president who was propped up by Moscow and is now wanted on corruption […]

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Ultimate Trump-Russia Timeline

Political Wire has put together a 118-page complete list of all the connections between Donald Trump and Russia. Included with every item is a link to the original news story. The list goes back thirty years, but the vast majority of the items are from after June, 2016 (which is when Christopher Steele’s report was […]

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Russian Roulette

The list of people connected to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign or to his administration that were in frequent communication with the Russians just keeps growing longer. Remember Paul Manafort, who actually worked for pro-Russian groups and then became Trump’s campaign manager? He was forced out because of that. Then there is Michael Flynn, Trump’s national […]

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Flagging Trump’s Russian Connections

On Friday, Donald Trump gave a speech at CPAC. But before Trump spoke someone wearing a suit passed out Red, White, and Blue flags with Trump’s name on them. People began waving them. Except, the colors were not in that order, they were White, Blue, and Red. Apparently unbeknown to the attendees, that is the […]

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Exceptional Interference?

Why is it so difficult for some people to believe that the Russians deliberately influenced the outcome of the US presidential election? First of all, they have the technology to do it, they have done it in other countries, and they would have every incentive to do it. Whether it is just trying to lessen […]

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Turnabout or Russian Roulette?

The Russian government has been hacking into the computer systems foreign corporations and governments for a while (including the DNC), but it looks like finally the shoe is on the other foot. The Bank of Russia, the central bank there, has confirmed that hackers have stolen two billion rubles, the equivalent of US$31 million from […]

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Manchurian Social Networks!

A week ago I posted an article arguing that the easiest way to throw an election would be to spread disinformation over social networks. Well, we now have proof (independently verified by two parties) that this has already happened. Two teams of independent researchers found that the Russians exploited American-made technology platforms to attack U.S. […]

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