"The claim that the Russia story and investigation started after Trump was elected is bullshit."
I didn't say the investigation started after he got elected, I said it was a story after he got elected. The fake media started after the election. The only collusion going on is between the federal government and the media. This story never would have broke if Clinton got elected. Obama was laughing at Trump when he said to watch the elections closely.
"Intelligence agencies were aware of the threat of Russian interference throughout 2016. They released a joint report about it. Trump's campaign was warned by the FBI that they would be the target of Russian infiltration. Russian interference was even a topic in the presidential debates."
Indeed. His campaign was warned, there was zero evidence that his campaign was involved, there still isn't.
"I will say that Trump put a target on his back by consistently putting up smoke screens for Russia (400lb man sitting on his bed) dragging his feet on sanctions, and firing Comey for not putting an end to the Flynn investigation and publicly clearing Trump."
Lmao smoke screens for russia, what a joke. Were the sanctions put in place? Has he bombed the hell out of Syria? That's not why he fired Comey, you made that up. He fired Comey because he was a serial leaker and a political hack. The Clinton investigation proved that and I can't wait to see the Inspector General report on how much illegal shit went down there.
"I doubt Mueller is surprised that Russian nationals aren't jumping to plead guilty. But he had enough evidence to convince both a grand jury, and to convince the Trump administration to sanction the 13 people indicted."
Ummmm.. They didn't have to show up at all, they are Russian Nationals dude. They showed up because it's obviously bullshit, "a smoke screen" lol. If they were guilty why would they show up in court? That makes no sense. Yes he is surprised, did you see him scrambling trying to get a delay on the trial because "They weren't properly served their papers"? What a pathetic joke lol. The defendants are standing there in court and he's worried about how they were served. The judge laughed him and denied his request and now he has to show them his evidence. He's worried, don't doubt it.
"I would say that "process crimes" have something to do with Russian Collusion when the process crime you plead guilty to was lying to the FBI about meeting with a Russian emissary about helping your campaign. As was the case with Papadopoulos."
It has nothing to do with Russian collusion. It's not illegal to talk to Russians, what a stupid thing to say. A process crime is nothing, "Did you talk to this russian this day", No, "Well i have a transcript where you said this, you're lying" boom process crime. If you lie about what you ate for breakfast it can be a process crime for a mob lawyer like meuller. They were bankrupting and pressuring Flynn to flip on Trump. That's the whole purpose of that. There is no evidence of Flynn getting help from Russians, zero. You have nothing.
Don't get me started on papadopolous... Are you reading all this crap about the FBI putting informants in Trump's campaign to prey on little pipsqueeks like papadopolous... I think even your New York Gospel has admitted that much. What a shitshow that is, the more we learn about this investigation the more it looks like we live in a police state.
"I never said firing Comey was obstruction of justice. I'm not a prosecutor or a lawyer, so that's not for me to determine. I certainly think it should be investigated though."
I think a lot of shit should be investigated lol. No, it's not for anyone to determine, it's the law. The President runs the executive branch, he could fire anyone he wants. He could fire mueller if he wanted but that wouldn't be the brightest thing to do politically. Nobody liked Comey, The dems were trying to fire Comey and blamed Clinton's loss on him. They don't have any evidence, just let them waste tax dollars for 10 years who cares.
"Look how far we've come. A few hours ago, you said the Russia investigation was a joke with no evidence. And you proudly proclaimed that you go "straight to the source" and skip media interpretation."
It is a joke, you still don't have any evidence and you haven't changed my mind lol. Yup, I can go to a news source I hate if the source checks out. I don't care.
"The "joke" investigation has produced tangible results. Those results are backed by evidence that satisfied grand juries, prosecutors, judges, and even some members of the Trump administration apparently. Let's focus in on two concepts. Evidence, and Primary Sources."
No it hasn't lol. Process crimes? Oh really what evidence? You still haven't mentioned it. Yes lets focus on those, No evidence, unknown sources, felony leaks and illegal unmaskings. We covered that.
"When I call Flynn and Papadopoulos felons, I have federal documentation of that. Pleas that answer indictments that were backed by evidence."
They aren't convicted felons. They have plead guilty to process crimes, lying to the FBI. There is no evidence that they colluded with russians.
"You just baselessly called James Comey a felon. Where is your source for that? Where is your evidence?"
Baselessly lol? Comey himself said he leaked classified intel to his professor friend in order to get a special counsel going. That's just the leaks he admitted to. That is a felony, period. Just like Clinton sending classified emails through a private server that was hacked by the Russians. Of course they havent plead guilty because they're not on trial. That investigation lasted 2 weeks and there was a mountain of evidence. "nothing to see here!".They are allowed to do whatever they want, apparently...
He is as much a "felon" as Flynn who hasn't even gone to trial yet. It's okay for you to call people felons who aren't convicted but I can't? Okay that's the hypocrisy I talked about in my first post. Flynn could reverse his plea tomorrow and he should. Also the special counsel run by Comey's long time friend, mueller lol. That and the whole "whatever hurricane" nonsense, the little sect of anti-trump FBI and intelligence officials... That's more collusion than anything they have unearthed. That's worse than russian collusion, we have a sitting administration trying to influence elections by targeting the opposition party. That's insane and a first for the country.
"You're doing everything you accuse the media of doing, but so much more blatantly. Proudly displaying ignorance is in vogue these days I guess."
Well first of all I'm not journalist and I'm not held to the same standard. I still have more integrity and objectivity than all of them combined, their ethics are a joke. I'm not a special pleader for Trump. I'm a realist and this investigation and the media he trashes is full of scumbags. If Trump had the FBI and CIA plot against the next Democrat running for president i would be saying the same thing about him. You were doing so good and you had to go back to your weak deflections, that's pretty sad.