@mashagessen : "As the Kremlin continues to crack down on the opposition, I would expect many more opposition activists to be revealed to be indefensible, as though only morally impeccable people had the right to be free of political persecution."
NYT says Trump is poised to name Richard Grenell as Director of National Intelligence.
Here's Lev Parnas telling the Daily Beast that Grenell agreed to give a "heads up" to Kremlin-connected oligarch Dmitry Firtash if DOJ was about to move to extradite him to face trial here:
A message to Mueller: Stay strong and stand tall. Continue to investigate them all. You are indeed answering the people's call. The Kremlin Klan is going to fall. Around you the Democrats are building a wall. We look forward to the day, to prison they will all be hauled.
“It’s not just factually incorrect, Trump is asking people to believe a discredited claim that is ‘being propagated by the Russian security services.’
Put another way, the president is helping advance Kremlin propaganda intended to hurt the United States”
Deroy Murdock, National Review: “We are now exporting oil, which is the first time in my lifetime - we are right now the largest producer of oil and gas. This is not good if you’re Vladimir Putin where your chief export is oil. W.H. Agent - Not good for Kremlin.”
“Gas prices drop across the United States because President Trump has deregulated Energy and we are now producing a great deal more oil than ever before.” But this is bad news for Russia, why would President Trump do such a thing? Thought he worked for Kremlin?
The House Intel Committee had a chance to interview Maria Butina, the Russian intel officer charged for working to create a “Kremlin backchannel” with the NRA — BLOCKED it. Congress should subpoena NRA to see if Russian money was funneled through NRA in 2016 election.
News that Russian hackers targeted Claire McCaskill’s staff shortly after Trump called for her ouster is a chilling sign of Kremlin plans for midterms. As Dan Coats said, the warning lights are flashing red.
All Americans, of all parties, must denounce this, even if Trump won’t.