Four Russian Diplomats Named in Steele Dossier Died in the Last 60 Days
We talked about thinking like an intel agent in an earlier post today.
But this is a perfect example of what this means.
4 Russian diplomats named in the Steele Dossier died in the last 60 days. Every single time, Trump supporters brush it off as a coincidence.
— Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) March 3, 2017
If you look at this and say ‘Wow, it’s funny how in an amazing coincidence four different Russian diplomats have died in the last 60 days, what are the odds?’ then you don’t think like an intel agent who are always at least highly skeptical of coincidences.
Same thing with overall Russiagate. If your response to each new high ranking Trump official who spoke to Russian officials-particularly the envoy-during the election is ‘Wow, lots of coincidences-intel is not your thing.
Jeff Sessions-who both he and Trump admits lied to Congress-chalked up his particular meeting with the Russian envoy-is there anyone in the Trump team who hasn’t met this guy?-as I wasn’t thinking about this right so I said something misleading. I should have slowed down a little.’
He didn’t remember what he talked about with the Russian envoy but did remember talking about attending churches.
Now we learn that Sessions used political funds in his meeting with the Russian envoy-despite claiming it was in his capacity as a Senator.
“Jeff Sessions Used Political Funds for Republican Convention Expenses.”
“Records show attorney general used campaign account for travel expenses to Cleveland, where he met Russian envoy.”
“A U.S. counterintelligence probe of alleged communications between Russians and members of Mr. Trump’s campaign team has looked at Mr. Sessions’ contacts, people familiar with the matter said. It’s unclear if the probe is still looking at those contacts.”
“Larry Noble, general counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan advocacy group, said Mr. Sessions likely used his campaign account, rather than official Senate funds, because as a senior adviser to the Trump campaign it would have been difficult to argue that he wasn’t attending the convention for any political purpose.”
“If he was truly there solely as a member of the Armed Services Committee, then he could’ve used his legislative account,” Mr. Noble said.
“One person at the Heritage event in Cleveland said Mr. Sessions left the impression he was there because of his role in the Trump campaign. This person said Mr. Sessions’ remarks in part were focused on Mr. Trump’s trade policy, saying the then-candidate would do away with multilateral trade deals.”
“Ms. Flores, Mr. Sessions’ spokeswoman, said the attorney general’s aides, who were at the Heritage Foundation event, don’t recall Mr. Sessions speaking about the election with Mr. Kislyak, though they couldn’t be sure, because the room was loud.”
“Staffers who were with him during a second meeting with Mr. Kislyak, which took place Sept. 8 in his Senate office, also didn’t recall any discussion of the election, she said.”
“Mr. Sessions didn’t definitively rule out the possibility that he had additional meetings.”
Mr. Kislyak gets around-in Trump world. He also spoke to Carter Page in Cleveland. He spoke to Michael Flynn regularly.
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