PISSGATE: Reince Priebus Blasts Trump-Russia Intel Leak As “Shameful Phony-Baloney Garbage” [VIDEO]

Politico reports:

Republican National Committee Chairman and incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Wednesday morning that President-elect Donald Trump was never briefed on unverified intelligence suggesting that the Russian government possesses compromising information about him and his campaign, contradicting a CNN report to the contrary.

Reports that Trump and President Barack Obama were briefed on that unverified intelligence, as well as the intelligence itself, are “shameful” and “phony-baloney garbage,” Priebus said Wednesday morning on NBC’s “Today.”

The news that prompted such a strong rebuke from Priebus broke Tuesday night, when CNN reported that both Trump and Obama were briefed on a summary of intelligence suggesting that Russia had actively conspired with the president-elect’s campaign and that the Kremlin had salacious information about Trump.

Priebus noted that Michael Cohen, an attorney for Trump and the Trump Organization, had never been to Prague even though the dossier published by BuzzFeed on Tuesday alleges that he had traveled there to meet with a Russian agent. The incoming chief of staff said he personally examined Cohen’s passport and found no evidence he had been to Prague.

But hang on, it turns out the report was likely referring to a different Michael Cohen.

  • Sam_Handwich

    translation: Putin has the piss video and plenty more.

    • S1AMER

      You betcha!

      • CanuckDon

        Did Palin see Russian hookers pissing on the bed from her porch?

        • unsavedheathen

          Я тебя люблю.

        • Todd20036

          No. Just her guests at her last party

          • Bomer

            Well it’s not like their guests are familiar with that newfangled indoor plumbing.

        • TrollopeReader

          Bristol told her all about how fun it was ….

    • Todd20036

      Prurbus didn’t dismiss the innuendos against Clinton even though there was nothing at all

      Funny that

  • Michael R

    Well , on the bright side they didn’t release this “Shameful Phony-Baloney Garbage” three days before the election

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Stogiebear

      Oh, come on! “Michael” and “Cohen” are such uncommon names. There couldn’t possibly be more than one of them.

    • Gustav2

      Or does Michael Cohen have dual citizenship?

      Prove that he doesn’t.

    • CanuckDon
      • Menergy

        Ah, that’s a cool reminder! thanks! Incidentally, Arte Johnson had been an intelligence officer in the US military before his Laugh In comedy career….;0 (I’m a retired intel officer, too, among other careers – but no TV appearances for me)

    • TrollopeReader

      thank you and Cuberly for following TwitterLand for all of us !!

    • Steverino

      If either were Democrats in neighboring battleground states, they would have had their votes cancelled by CrossCheck.

    • The Return of Traxley

      Okay, I’m loaded with cold meds and I’m confused.

      Did Michael “SAYS WHO” Cohen go to Russia, or has someone said it was his evil (like that’s even possible) twin?

    • BearEyes

      fake passport?

  • Gustav2

    Have you read the full report?

    I have read most of it.

    That’s called plausible deniability.

  • Rex

    Shameful phony baloney garbage like harassing a sitting president about his place of birth?

    • CanuckDon

      The irony is hot!

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    • KCMC

      Live by fake news, piss off to (alleged) fake news.

  • Bared Bear

    I hope that it’s a never ending shitstorm for the Republicans and they have to expend so much energy the next 4 years denying and covering up and doing damage control that little is left to do any long-term damage. Unfortunately, their multitasking skills at chicanery and clusterfucking are legendary.

    • Todd20036

      I’d settle for a piss storm. Not into scat

  • Rex

    Obama: eight years without scandal.
    Trump: can’t get through Tuesday.

    • Gustav2

      Can’t get to his inauguration.

      • Todd20036

        Can’t even get through an intelligence briefing

        • BlindBill

          intelligence briefing? the intelligence is not strong with this one – he has the attention span of 140 characters

          • David Walker

            Now, now. He does sometimes use 2 pages. And when he’s really lying, it can go to 3.

          • Nick in Pasadena

            Far fewer if you discount the ones that misspell words.

        • The Return of Traxley

          That his spokeswhore claims he doesn’t remember.

          • Jamie_Johnson

            It wasn’t written by someone else, so how could spokeswhore remember it?

        • Richard, another Canuck

          Let alone a press conference.

        • wmforr

          But they’re so booooring! Adore-Me rallies are so much more fun!

        • JCF

          Can’t get (more difficult than camel through eye of a needle) into the Kingdom of God. Matt 19:24

    • ColdCountry

      Or any day that ends in ‘y.’

  • Stogiebear

    Donald J. Trump was born in the Soviet Union. Demand he show us his long-form birth certificate and immigration papers to prove otherwise! Tax returns wouldn’t be remiss either . . .

    • TrollopeReader


    • Rex

      Those auditors are sure taking a long time on Trump’s taxes, must be difficult to transcribe from Russian.

    • JCF

      Many are saying so. The best people. Bigly.

  • mikeinftl

    Except when it was about Hillary and DNC, right?

  • Robert Adams

    If the reports are, by some chance, false, then it is Karma for all the Birther crap.

    • DaddyRay

      And the Hillary email crap

  • Oikos
    • JCF

      “I’ve got this thing and it’s fucking golden”: Rod Blagojevich

  • Jeffrey

    And maybe it is fake, but Trump used tactics of “no such thing as fake news” to sort of win this election and now he should be prepared for that tactic to be used against him. Fake or not, he’s now the Piss Party Pimp.

  • unsavedheathen

    Reince Priebus and the quisling, Cohen, both in effect commit treason when they attempt to defend Trump and squash this through confusion.

  • BrianQTD

    Europe and Canada, please save us. We’re too sick right now and are not in a place to help ourselves. Someone from MI6, CSIS or BND needs to leak the primary sources This is an emergency and our planet is at stake. The majority of the USA will support you.

  • TexasBoy

    Yep, Trump, go right ahead and keep mocking the US intelligence agencies. You’ll disappear without a trace.

    • Ross

      I am counting the days.

      Hopelessly less than 9.

  • Butch

    “Phony-baloney garbage?” Reince, are you 9 years old? That sounds like something that would come out of my neighbor’s toddler.

    • Joe in PA

      Look who he works for. 🙁

      • TrollopeReader


      • Steverino

        Speaking of phoney (orange) baloney…

      • Butch

        Yeah, I guess I was setting the bar too high.

    • JohnJay

      Yep. Phony-baloney garbage I was going to say them’s fightin’ words…. for Yosemite Sam.

    • Halou

      He has to speak like a 5th grader because anything more advanced and Trump wont get it.

    • Uncle Mark

      Priebus was a piss-poor RNC chairman, and in keeping with that tradition, he is still a piss-poor whatever-it-is he is now

    • Robincho

      He LOOKS like something that’d come out of your neighbor’s toddler…

    • JCF

      A drunk 9 year old.

  • greenmanTN

    Personally I think Priebus is all wet.

    • Natty Enquirer

      The truth will trickle out.

      • Steverino

        There will be more leaks to come.

  • I would LOVE for the videos to come out. OMG just to shove the shit further down Prebus and Conway’s throat!

    • Joe in PA

      I’m not sure it would make much difference. We already have recordings of him bragging about grabbing pussies. He’s divorced twice, proven adultery. His followers won’t care. We have to wait till he lies under oath. And even then….

  • Will Parkinson

    If this were a Democrat, there would already be shouts for an investigation.

    • The_Wretched

      Chafetz is too busy scheduling another email probe.

    • William


  • greenmanTN

    Yeah, I really believe Rience Preibus over every source from Europe and the US.

    The very idea of Priebus having an indepth realtionship with an “intelligence agency” is laughable, a contradiction in terms. He is a shill, nothing more or less.

  • Stogiebear

    My favorite bit from the full report is this little bit about Trump & Co. providing intel to Russia on Russian oligarchs living in the US (p. 7):


    What’s Russian for “Guido”?

    The full report: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3259984-Trump-Intelligence-Allegations.html

    • The_Wretched

      hmmmm, you don’t suppose donny put hidden cams in Mar-a-latrine and has dirt on Russian oligarchs?

  • Acronym Jim

    Rinse Pubis’s nickname has never been more appropriate.

  • Silver Badger

    There are several unwholesome reasons why Michael Cohen’s trip to Prague did not show on his passport.

    • William

      And a few completely valid reasons why it doesn’t. Fly into Berlin, take a train south. There is no passport control at the Czech border.

  • Uncle Mark

    Dear Mr Trump,
    I’m so sorry that US Intelligence pissed in your Cornflakes, but then again, they had every reason to believe you’re into that kind of thing.

    • William

      Everyone knows piss goes better with Rice Crispies.

      • TrollopeReader

        Snap*Crackle*Piss Rice Krispies!!

      • Uncle Mark

        Snap, Crackle & Flush

  • The_Wretched

    How does the cover of a passport help?

  • William

    My passport shows no evidence that I’ve been to Prague, yet I’ve been there twice.

    • ColdCountry

      Mine shows no evidence that I’ve been to Greece, but I’ve been there twice.

      ETA: And it shows no evidence that I came home from England. Or France.

    • ChrisMorley

      I suspected that passports would not be stamped entering the Czech Republic. You don’t need any visa for up to 90 days.

      • William

        Anyone arriving from outside the EU Schengen zone should have an entry stamp. The French sometimes won’t stamp a passport unless you insist. If you are departing the Schengen zone from Germany, the customs officer will scour the passport in search of the entry stamp, to make sure you didn’t overstay the 90 days.

    • Lars Littlefield

      That’s sort of the same way I’ve been to Cuba twice, but there’s no stamp on my passport. The customs agents of many countries we don’t have formal relations with are often much smarter than the US State Department. 🙂

    • JCF

      Well, I’ve never been to heaven, but I’ve been to Oklahoma…


  • David Walker

    I can’t say that I’m an avid fan of CNN, yet I would believe them over anything coming from the RNC.

  • ryan charisma

    Birth Certificate
    E-Mail Server

    that is all. you may go.

  • Of all the -gate possibilities, and we didn’t go for “Goldengate”? Tsk, tsk!

  • ColdCountry

    It’s as valid as any of the other phony-baloney that you dish out. You’re the one who drilled holes in the boat, not our fault you can’t bail fast enough.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    At this point, if documents, videos and/or audio exists, it’s time for the intelligence community to do right by the nation and release them to the public. Let the facts speak for themselves, none of this clandestine nonsense. In 9 days, a wannabe Emperor will ascend to the highest office in the land, surrounded by mewling sycophants and Gollum like yes men/women. For the sake of your nation, if you have any patriotism left, break with secrecy and uphold your oaths, release ALL of it to the people and let them decide.

  • lymis

    Please. All you have to do is take nothing more than the various transcripts of Trump’s appearances on the Howard Stern show to prove that, whatever or not the man might actually have done, this is exactly the sort of thing he clearly used to want people to believe he did all the time.

    This is like his outrage over the beauty pageant dressing room invasions claims, when he himself went on public record saying it’s what he loved about owning the pageants.

    He clearly doesn’t want people now to believe what he used to say. I alternate between thinking it’s because he wants to ham-handedly distance himself from his past and thinking that he doesn’t want people to know he was lying about it all the time.

    On the other hand, he’s clearly a master of misdirection. I could care less whether hookers pissed on him. There’s a lot of people who’d love to piss on him. But whatever else is true, it’s going to divert attention from far more serious concerns, like his foreign investments and sociopathic inability to tell the truth.

    And the fact that some of the same people who impeached Clinton over Monica Lewinsky are completely ignoring far more blatant things coming from Trump.

  • karmanot
  • andrew

    Definition of Shameful and Phony-Baloney: the kind of stuff that comes out of Trump’s mouth, on a daily basis.

  • BobSF_94117

    Whether the allegations are true or not has no bearing on whether they were included in the report given to Trump.

  • Benny S.

    If Pissgate turns out to be true, it offers a whole new meaning to the Republicans’ support of “trickle down”.

  • William

    It is perfectly legal to have a second valid US Passport. The easiest way to get one is say you are traveling to Israel.


  • wmforr

    The front of your passport book says nothing. It’s the page you ripped out that has the border entry stamp on it.

  • Jeffg166

    I thought it was a spray on tan. Now I know what that color is.

  • Gianni

    Call it what you will, Reince. The real story will come to light at some point and the sooner the better. If Trump denies any connections at all to Russia, odds are good he’s lying and there’s something there we need to know.

  • JCF

    Heh-heh, I bet there’s *at least* a dozen “Michael Cohens” in just the 5 Boroughs of NYC…

    Priebus should ask National Security Advisor Michael Flynn re the credibility of certain alleged “Pi***Gate” scandals…