By JOSH MARSHALL
Published MARCH 21, 2017, 7:17 PM EDT
Sometime after the presidential primaries were over the Russian audience on Coatesville Dems Blog picked up. By the end of August, Russia, which on the Google stats map includes all of the former Soviet Union, was one half of the audience of my blog.
“The countries where my blog is viewed are under "Audience" in Google Stats. For about 3 months it would be something like, 1636 page views per week - United States and 1600 page views for Ukraine and Russia. The other countries would make up about 100 page views. The page views for Ukraine and Russia dropped like a switch was thrown a few weeks before the election. I’m not sure when the Eastern Bloc stuff began.”
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
- Clinton emails during the primary with Bernie Sanders.
- Social media bots from sources in Russia that spread damaging information, sometimes totally false, sometimes partly true that came after the primary elections were over. And connections between Trump and Russia.
4chan’s Pepe the Frog meme was wildly popular among ‘normies’—until white nationalists decorated him with swastikas and gave him a Trump button.
05.26.16 1:00 AM ET
Since any middle school kid with computer skills could have hacked the wide open to anyone server in the Clinton's home, the only FBI investigation of significance is the Russian social media bots investigation and connections between Russia and the Trump administration.
Mr. Comey described, in fairly blistering terms, a set of email practices that left Mrs. Clinton’s systems wide open to Russian and Chinese hackers, and an array of others. She had no full-time cybersecurity professional monitoring her system. She took her BlackBerry everywhere she went, “sending and receiving work-related emails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries.” Her use of “a personal email domain was both known by a large number of people and readily apparent.”
“That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts, As with any counterintelligence investigation it will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.“
AND NOW THERE'S THIS:
"WASHINGTON (AP) — President 's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests.
Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that he would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States, Europe and the former Soviet republics to benefit the Putin government, even as U.S.-Russia relations under Republican President George W. Bush grew worse."
AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government
By JEFF HORWITZ and CHAD DAY
Did Russia help Trump win the election? Since Clinton was the most disliked and hated presidential candidate in recent years, the answer is a loud and clear NO.
On Bill Maher Real Time Show and on the Overtime Show here. The 2010 presidential election was discussed. They said Democrats need a charismatic candidate. During the entire shows the words Bernie Sanders never came up.
Here Barney Frank basically says all that Democrats need to do is go to sleep and when they wake up Trump and the Republicans will have imploded.
Russia Investigation, Dodd-Frank, 2020 Candidates, SCOTUS | Overtime with Bill Maher