Liberty News Forum
Political News Forum - Let your opinions be heard on current news and politics. Not for wimps!
Political Opinion Page - Recent Posts - LNF Forums LNF in the Age of Empowerment!
Christian Forum - Religion Forum - Entertainment - Sports Forum
Military - A1 News Page - Computers Tech - Financial News - Bunker - Presidential Tracking Poll
The House - Off the Wall News - Page 2 - Rasmussen Reports Polls - Chat Room
Liberty News ForumLNF Forums HerePolitical Opinion Page - The Hot Seat › Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: report
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1 [2]  Send TopicPrint
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies) Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: report (Read 597 times)
forgotten centrist
LNF Speaker
*****
Offline

bring back the middle
class!

Posts: 11,082
Joined: Sep 29th, 2004
Re: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: report
Reply #10 - May 18th, 2017 at 9:43pm
Print Post  
How very strange, then, that so many of Trump's people chose not to disclose these contacts on their clearance and vetting paperwork...
  

Nominated for 2016...
- Liberal of the Year
- Conservative of the Year
- Centrist of the Year
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
wyattstorch2004
LNF Speaker
*****
Online

GO CUBS

Posts: 12,226
Joined: May 11th, 2004
Re: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: report
Reply #11 - May 18th, 2017 at 9:47pm
Print Post  
forgotten centrist wrote on May 18th, 2017 at 9:43pm:
How very strange, then, that so many of Trump's people chose not to disclose these contacts on their clearance and vetting paperwork...


...as alleged by anonymous sources.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
The Hamster is at it Again
Hardhat
LNF Bunker
*****
Offline

Never kiss a gibbon on
the mouth

Posts: 134,304
Location: Knepper On The Green
Joined: Oct 1st, 2005
Re: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: report
Reply #12 - May 18th, 2017 at 10:26pm
Print Post  
wyattstorch2004 wrote on May 18th, 2017 at 9:47pm:
...as alleged by anonymous sources.

Yeah but those anonymous sources are supported by people who just didn't want to reveal their identity.
  

Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
walkstall
Hardhat
Conservative Caucus
LNF Bunker
*****
Online

WYSIWYG

Posts: 14,526
Location: Washington State
Joined: Jun 24th, 2003
Gender: Male
Re: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: report
Reply #13 - May 18th, 2017 at 10:33pm
Print Post  
The Hamster is at it Again wrote on May 18th, 2017 at 10:26pm:
Yeah but those anonymous sources are supported by people who just didn't want to reveal their identity.



Grin  After all this anonymous sources will not be worth shit!!
  

Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
The Hamster is at it Again
Hardhat
LNF Bunker
*****
Offline

Never kiss a gibbon on
the mouth

Posts: 134,304
Location: Knepper On The Green
Joined: Oct 1st, 2005
Re: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: report
Reply #14 - May 18th, 2017 at 10:43pm
Print Post  
walkstall wrote on May 18th, 2017 at 10:33pm:
Grin  After all this anonymous sources will not be worth shit!! 


Maybe there is a scale we are not aware of. For example, 5 unnamed sources equal one named source or 11 unnamed sources equals one testimony under oath in front of congress.
  

Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Demos
LNF Speaker
The Writer's Croft
*****
Offline

Hook 'Em

Posts: 19,101
Location: Austin, TX
Joined: Jul 13th, 2003
Re: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: report
Reply #15 - May 19th, 2017 at 10:33am
Print Post  

wyattstorch2004 wrote on May 18th, 2017 at 6:27pm:
And that is just it, we don't know.  It is an anonymous source.

No one in the intelligence community is going to go on the record for a multitude of reasons. But given that it was reported - based on the source - that there was no evidence of collusion, I think that's probably a Congressman or Congressional staffer as the source. 

Quote:
These last 3 stories (Trump divulging foreign intelligence to Russia, the Comey memo and now this story) all get rolling on the back of anonymous sources and, as far as I have seen, none of them have been corroborated by any named person outside of whichever media organization reports it.

The memo story will probably be confirmed (or disconfirmed) next week when Congress gets Comey's memos from the FBI (probably the 24th).
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
The Original Wally
Hardhat
Conservative Caucus
*****
Offline

Cunning... is but the
low mimic of wisdom ~Plato

Posts: 17,194
Location: Upstate New York
Joined: Feb 24th, 2008
Gender: Male
Re: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: report
Reply #16 - May 19th, 2017 at 10:50am
Print Post  
forgotten centrist wrote on May 18th, 2017 at 2:46pm:
The relevant question is - "why were they not disclosed?"

People keep saying that it's perfectly normal for there to be contact between presidential campaign teams and foreign parties, to lay the groundwork for future diplomatic relations, but ifsed?

disclosed to who?  the media?   I guess if the FBI had asked Flynn or any of them, or if they had appeared before a Congressional Committee, there would be some question as to why nothing had been previously disclosed.

If one has committed no crime or 'colluded' with the Russians would it make sense that anyone would go out of their way to give ammunition to those conducting a smear campaign?
  

" The few will always act like the few.

Machiavelli

Back to top
WWWAIM  
IP Logged
 
forgotten centrist
LNF Speaker
*****
Offline

bring back the middle
class!

Posts: 11,082
Joined: Sep 29th, 2004
Re: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: report
Reply #17 - May 19th, 2017 at 11:36am
Print Post  
The Original Wally wrote on May 19th, 2017 at 10:50am:
disclosed to who?  the media?   I guess if the FBI had asked Flynn or any of them, or if they had appeared before a Congressional Committee, there would be some question as to why nothing had been previously disclosed.

If one has committed no crime or 'colluded' with the Russians would it make sense that anyone would go out of their way to give ammunition to those conducting a smear campaign?


They were required to list all foreign contacts on their clearance paperwork.  Some of them were asked about it directly during their confirmation hearings, and somehow it slipped their mind.

There's nothing wrong with being in contact with the Russians.  There's something odd about being in FREQUENT contact with the Russians, who interfered with the election DURING that period of contacts, and then hiding those contacts from scrutiny.  And there's something very wrong about blocking or interfering with any investigation into that big cloud of smoke, just to see if there might be a fire there.
  

Nominated for 2016...
- Liberal of the Year
- Conservative of the Year
- Centrist of the Year
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1 [2] 
Send TopicPrint
 
Liberty News ForumLNF Forums HerePolitical Opinion Page - The Hot Seat › Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: report

LNF Home - Political Opinion Page
LNF Forums

Christian Forum - Religion Forum - Sports Forum - Entertainment - House
Military, History - Cooking and Crafts - Creative Writing
Off the Wall News - Science Forum - Tech Gadgets - Financial News - Humor
Bunker - Page 2 - Page 3 - Page 4 - Chat Room





Drudge Report - News Max - Rush Limbaugh - FrontpageMag
Advertise on the LNF - Twitter LNF - LNF Archive - LNF News
LNF Blog
News and Political Links
Political Blogs
Add your website or blog
Political Columnists
Political Humor
News forum posting, privacy policy and member rules