Trump Campaign Aide Emailed About Putin Meeting

CNN reports:

Congressional investigators have unearthed an email from a top Trump aide that referenced a previously unreported effort to arrange a meeting last year between Trump campaign officials and Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter.

The aide, Rick Dearborn, who is now President Donald Trump’s deputy chief of staff, sent a brief email to campaign officials last year relaying information about an individual who was seeking to connect top Trump officials with Putin, the sources said.

The person was only identified in the email as being from “WV,” which one source said was a reference to West Virginia. It’s unclear who the individual is, what he or she was seeking, or whether Dearborn even acted on the request. One source said that the individual was believed to have had political connections in West Virginia, but details about the request and who initiated it remain vague.

  • Lazycrockett

    1/2 hour til Rachel.

    • Bubba in TX

      I’m a day behind. It’s so hard to keep up!

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Can this finally be the end? I am so sick of hoping.

    • Sporkfighter

      Not if the Republican majorities in the House and Senate are afraid to act, and with their core supporters impervious to shame or facts, the Republican majorities in the House and Senate will continue to be afraid to act.

    • Cuberly

      I’m trying so hard to not ugly-cry out of fear and fustration. It’s getting more difficult by the day.

      http://68.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3docqkt2C1qe4fpyo4_r1_250.gif

  • ColdCountry

    Drip, drip, drip….

    • wmforr

      “The relentless Chinese water torcher”, as long as we’re quoting Boys in the Band today.

  • crewman

    Anticipating their “nothing important was discussed” response, I immediately want to know why they needed to hide it then.

    • Lazycrockett

      adopting shelter dogs.

      • Cuberly

        Eric?

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          What do we do with the unadoptable ones?

  • bkmn

    LOCK HIM UP!!!!

    • kaydenpat

      Not just one him.

  • Treant

    Oh, lord.

    Well, at least we know for 100% certain how Jeff got his job. He’s as dirty as Trump is.

    I’m waiting to find out that McConnell e-mailed a random guy named “Pladimir Vutin” about some “things to be delivered” on “November 8th.”

  • another_steve

    I love Bob Mueller.

    I say a little prayer for him.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVwtZYoqXHE

    • JuanGalicia

      The best version was the one done for my Best friend’s wedding <3

    • Reality.Bites
      • charemor

        At the end of this, watch the version by Jason Whipple; my favorite!

        • bzrd

          fck yeah!
          always have to watch it 3 times in a row

    • JCF

      Before you put on your make-up? ;-p~~~

      • another_steve

        Lol. Your comment made me think of something I hadn’t thought of in maybe 45 years.

        I have a thyroid hormonal deficiency (on meds for it) and one of the symptoms of the deficiency (for some folks, including me) is sparse/thin eyebrows. When I was a queerling I was quite sensitive about it, so I bought an eyebrow pencil and used it for a while.

        That’s been my only personal experience with make-up. πŸ˜‰

        • wmforr

          I nominate “queerling” for Webster’s new word of the year.

  • AtticusP
  • kaydenpat

    It’s raining shoes. Mueller must be pulling his hair out. Every day brings something new with this scandalous regime.

    • wmforr

      Yes, I feel like I’m always waiting for the other shoe to drop, and I’m locked in Imelda Marcos’ closet!

  • Sam_Handwich

    UNLEASH THE PEE PEE TAPES!

    • Cuberly
      • another_steve

        Wait wait…do I have it wrong? Aren’t the pee pee tapes videos of Russian hookers peeing on each other for Trump’s pleasure? Not peeing on him?

        Precision counts here.

        Can we all agree on the details here?

        • Cuberly

          lol…oh I bet he got involved.

        • Sam_Handwich

          my understanding is that the tapes involve hookers hired by Trump pissing on a hotel bed in which Barack and Michelle once slept.

          not difficult to imagine

          • another_steve

            I find the choice of bed there truly disturbing.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            And im sure his twisted narcissistic ass was jerking off in a club chair while he watched the russian hookers pee on a presidential bed. Trump is truly disgusting. Slime

        • SoCalGal20

          There are multiple tapes in multiple locations.

        • bzrd

          but, this is the only tape that has been released so far

      • Megrim Twist

        LOL. Iconic.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        His facial expressions are slap stick insane

        • Cuberly

          Note how he has to react to literally everything? There’s just no filter, none.

    • JCF
  • bkmn

    Just have to reuse this, since it is so damn appropriate for this story

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/282a32bd6f2ab57200b91ed9a4c8f78b6d5339b85586dfa1feeb18d80f1114ba.jpg

  • Cuberly
    • bkmn

      Everyone who is sane, ever

    • Todd20036

      Everyone but the Nazis, Ever.

    • aagold76 .

      I’d rather wait a little than have him go too soon and blow it.

      • Carolynjscales

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      • wmforr

        I’d wait even longer if he were actually, really going to prison. Unfortunately, general population would not be an option.

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  • Bluto
    • johnnybc

      wow- i had no idea…

  • Ken M

    Enough with the games. Waterboard him!!!! Not like its or torture or something.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      So that’s what was going on in that Moscow hotel room!

    • wmforr

      “waterboard–and worse!” was what he advised, I believe.

  • Picabo

    β€œThere is no real direction here, neither lines of power nor cooperation. Decisions are never really made – at best they manage to emerge, from a chaos of peeves, whims, hallucinations and all around assholery. ”
    ― Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

  • Ninja0980

    Lock them up!

  • TampaDink

    Were this mounting evidence under a Democratic president, the republicans would be screaming bloody murder, demanding immediate removal from office & tried for treason.

    • JWC

      But its Donny and he has a BIG RED R behind his name (for now)

      • TampaDink

        That big red “R” is the only reason he still has 30-ish percent approval ratings.

        • JWC

          Is that IQ

          • TampaDink

            It is an IQ number that he wishes he had.

    • billbear1961

      PRECISELY!!

      They’d be in front of the cameras 24/7 and the media, too, would be shrieking for Dem BLOOD!!!!

      • TampaDink

        I cannot imagine the hell that would have been unleashed if Pres. Obama had neglected to mention 10 Navy casualties….and if his first comment had been “that’s too bad”.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          And how many died in benghazi?

          • PeterC

            And how many died under Bush’s tenure: oh just 60.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Thats my point. While we dont want anyone to die the 4? That died in benghazi werent even caused by clintons incompetence.
            While bush 2 has cause thousands apon thousands of deaths and trumpster wont be blamed for even one death due to true administrative dumbassery

          • wmforr

            Not even if it’s the entire population of Seoul.

          • TampaDink

            I don’t think that they’ve finished recovery of the millions of bodies but we know it is in the 7 digit range.

    • zhera

      They’re all part of the Russian takeover, all of the Repubs.

      • TampaDink

        Yes, they are.

      • wmforr

        Joe McCarthy is spinning in his grave! Or is that just because he’s still drunk out of his mind?

    • Sykler

      So why aren’t the DEMS? Where is their outrage? How come our reps are so measured and “oh, let’s wait until we get all the facts”. There are a brave few souls in the fringes of the house but come on! Kamala? Barbara? Someone?

      • Todd20036

        Because democrats want justice, not revenge.

      • Jukesgrrl

        Justice takes time. You wouldn’t have been able to live through Watergate. That took two years.

        • Librarykid

          Although in this case the answer to the question,”What did the President know and when did he know it,” will be considerably shorter, even allowing for repeated phrases.

        • wmforr

          But then we had Republicans who believed in facts, not in “whatever works”.

      • TampaDink

        I strongly believe that the democrats in Congress are outraged & that they are working, out of the spotlight, to line up all the necessary ducks in a row in order to rid our nation of this kleptocracy.

    • JCF

      Demanding? Oh no, s/he’d be impeached&removed by now. The treason trial might take just a bit longer…

      • TampaDink

        A week or two.

      • TampaDink

        Additionally congress practically screeched to a halt so that they could delve into this matter of grave national security. Newt Fucking Hypocrite was so intent to get Clinton impeached, he hardly had enough time to attend to his 2nd sickly wife or his mistress…Ambassador to the pope, Caligula. At least Newt had to resign in disgrace & they found a squeaky clean replacement. Speaking of that, I think Hastert is due to be released from prison very soon.
        Of course he didn’t really get sent to prison just to a secured medical facility, which (if you are a republican) is all of the punishment you deserve for money laundering to pay hush money to one of the boys you fucked when you were a wrestling coach.

        • wmforr

          Have you no pity for the sufferers of afluenza?

          • TampaDink

            Nope. Not a bit…..and that goes for their enablers as well.

    • Robincho

      Look at what they did for just a cum stain…

  • Dagoril

    Ah, here’s that drip drip drip from the Russian investigation that the Nazi rallies have been distracting us from!

  • billbear1961
    • another_steve

      How can one go wrong with Brother Pyotr Ilyich?

      It takes a fairy to make something pretty.

      • Bill Davis

        To get to the HEART of the DRAMA.

      • Bill Davis

        I was just over on Political Wire to post the same music.

        I can’t post there as billbear!

      • wmforr

        Oh, Mary!

  • zhera

    “No puppet. No puppet. You’re the puppet!”

    Fuck you, Donnie!

  • Sam_Handwich
    • billbear1961

      Now they will harm innocent people and DAMAGE military effectiveness for no reason, whatsoever, but to please the useless, bigoted SCUM of this nation!!

      RESIST the hateful MOTHERFUCKERS!!

    • zhera

      You know it’s bad when you’re hoping that the WH is so incompetent that they’ll fuck up the guidance and the Pentagon says ‘Nope, that won’t do’.

      But that is what I’m hoping for.

      • wmforr

        Or–Congress could step in. Some honest Republicans are already working on legislation to tie the psychopath’s hands as much as possible.

    • Cuberly

      God damnit! I tired of this evil fuckery!

    • ‘To direct.’ Meaning they haven’t done it yet.

      Been a ton of things this administration says it is doing, only to miss every deadline they set for themselves.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Oh no. This means Caitlyn Jenner will inevitably be in the news again.

      • wmforr

        Sad. (As der Furror would say.) I was really cheering her on until she revealed what a mindless Quisling she was.

    • Ken M

      How can you say…DIVERSION. Stupid jerk. They start to get old if you repeat them enough. Send them money to fix the guidance system on the Navy ships. Trump couldn’t give guidance to a 4 year old

  • blackstar
    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Our president seems like he left so damn long ago and its not even been a year

  • billbear1961

    We will NEVER recognize this fucking FASCIST regime–this gang of un-American NAZIS and fucking TRAITORS–striving to overthrow the RULE OF LAW–as legitimate–NEVER!!

    Never–never–NEVER!!!!

  • This is looking more and more not like mere Russian interference, but an actual covert electoral coup deliberately engineered between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. With literally everybody in the Trump inner circle up to their eyeballs in Russian connections, business dealings, and piles of money.

    • RNegron

      The entire Bolshoi Ballet does not know this many Russians!

    • Bad Tom

      At that point it crosses the line into treason.

    • SockMikey

      I’m waiting to see if there is more concrete news on the “Fake News” campaign waged by Russia on various media platforms and a coordination with Jared and/or Don Jr.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Please. Oh please if there is a goddess. Let her smite rudy gooliani. Hopefully he is mixed up in this

      • wmforr

        No question! Didn’t he as much as announce the Wikileaks of e-mails on Fux Nudes a couple of days before it happened? Rudy is crooked as they come. The only thing that tossed him out of the running for the nomination was his only virtue–he refuses to toe the homophobic line.

  • another_steve

    Look at that scowl on the face of the guy sitting to the right of Rince Pubic.

    Russian oligarchs can be such hot and mean daddies.

    • wmforr

      My own take: Rancid Prepuce.

  • Jim Gallagher-Barker

    Kelly must be having a shit fit right about now.

    Last night’s speech & now this?

    He’s gone in a week, with stops at the Senate Intelligence Committee, Director Meuller’s office and the FBI on his way out the door.

  • Snarky

    His voice mailbox must be filling up with calls from Mueller’s team right about now. “How’s Tuesday? We can clear our schedule to take your deposition then.”

  • SoCalGal20

    Tick tock! Can’t wait to see Rachel talk about this!

  • coram nobis

    Drip … drip … drip …

  • MassageBear
    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Dang. They went there.

      • KnownDonorDad

        If anyone can go there….

    • William

      Um Gottes Willen!

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    OT – I just feel the need to point out that Mueller doesn’t have anything to do with “legislation.”

    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/900523636762845184

  • Rocco

    Drip…drip…drip

  • KnownDonorDad

    And we know emails can’t derail things like, a campaign, for instance….

  • JCF
    • kareemachan

      Should be “teeny czar”.

  • William

    Good thing Sessions renewd the leases on those private prisons. Enjoy your Grade Z gruel Mr Dearborn!

  • Talisman

    Jesus, how much more evidence do we need that the dumpster, his trash bins, and all the trash bags attached to him have conspired against the United States?

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  • Gigi

    “Oh, that. I forgot that that! No biggie. We scheduled meetings with lots of people. We can’t be expected to remember everything. What’s the big deal?”

  • jayjonson

    So many traitors, so few patriots in the White House.

  • boatboy_srq

    No puppet! No puppet! You’re the puppet!

    /s

  • Chris Gardner

    Each time when Trump does or says something extreme, journalists and others ask when his staff members will start to resign in protest.

    The reality is that THEY ARE WILLING COLLABORATORS alongside Trump.

    • kareemachan

      Not all of them…. rats will abandon a stinking shit.

  • wmforr

    Make no mistake, if Hillary were President, without any of this type of massive evidence, the Republican Congress would first have refused to confirm any SCOTUS justice–saying, wait till we win back the presidency–and second, they would be spending the rest of their time trying to impeach her for the “high crime and misdemeanor” of being Hillary Clinton.