Trump Goes ALL CAPS On House Collusion Probe

The Hill reports:

President Trump on Monday touted the Republican-majority House Intelligence Committee’s conclusions on its probe into Russian election meddling after the panel said it found no evidence of collusion with the Trump campaign. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), who is overseeing the Moscow hacking probe, announced on Monday the committee would stop interviewing witnesses and was in the process of readying its final report.

The committee’s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), ripped the decision to end the investigation. “While the Majority members of our committee have indicated for some time that they have been under great pressure to end the investigation, it is nonetheless another tragic milestone for this Congress, and represents yet another capitulation to the executive branch,” Schiff said in a statement.

  • Lazycrockett
    • JCF

      Heh, we got GenXers in the house tonight…

  • Lazycrockett
  • Paula

    NO STUPID, THE REPUB PART OF THE COMMITTEE DECIDED THAT. THE INTELLIGENT SIDE DIDN’T!

  • TrollopeReader

    my response: Hopefully @CIA director and @ODNIgov and @NSAGov will let you know there is zero validity or credibility to the HouseIntelligence (sic) report.

  • safari

    Donald lies.

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    Why doesn’t Donald Trump go ALL CAPS and update his picture on Twitter?

    Sad !

  • JoeMyGod
    • Lazycrockett

      Man once Shitholes made it on air, the walls are breaking.

      • jimbo65

        Yeah. Although for me it was watching Happy! On syfy where f bombs were dropped. I know it’s cable but not a premium channel (as far as I know )

    • TrollopeReader

      I wonder what his CIA director Pompeo thinks of the report …

    • JCF

      Anyone who would believe it [Rethugs’ whitewash], would believe “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” (and probably does).

  • safari

    I’m going back to the pet thread. He pisses me off.

  • Tawreos

    What a surprise coming for the party that believes that there is no point to investigating one of their own.

    https://www.cnn.com/2017/02/14/politics/kfile-rand-paul-republican-investigations/index.html

  • kelven

    Let’s just see how many of them are indicted this time next year. The rot is pervasive through most of the GOP at this point.

  • Leo

    I guess this thread is worth breaking the new rule for.

    Let’s place bets on when the Senate’s investigation ends.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Next wed

  • safari
  • Do Something Nice

    Prediction: Democrats take the house and, as new evidence surfaces, and because they behave like cucks, they choose not to reopen the investigation.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Ninja0980

    Is this the overnight thread now?

    • Leo

      Unless Trump goes on another all-caps Twitter rant

    • greenmanTN

      No, I think most will stick to the dedicated one, Joe will probably bump it back to the top.

  • boobert

    I hope Joe bumps the night post back to the top. I don’t want to see that face.

  • safari
    • JCF
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    • TheSeer

      LOCK THE TRAITORS UP FOR LIFE!!! I can now turn caps off too.

  • Natty Enquirer

    We still haven’t seen the “__________ Robert Mueller” tweet.

  • Sashineb

    I’m surprised he didn’t end it with, ‘WHAT DID I TELL YOU??’

    • JCF

      “Believe Me” “This I Can Tell You” “It’s True, It’s True!”: some of the many…

      …tells (of the LIES) of Donald J Trump.

  • safari
    • Lazycrockett

      He is gonna Rachel.

    • Michael R

      Why say Mr President when Reality TV dipshit will do .

      • Lars Littlefield

        I like Fuckwad Smelling up the White House. Too many words?

        • TrollopeReader

          “Fuckwad” covers it all ….

        • greenmanTN

          I’m partial to Turd-fondler McShitweasel myself.

          (OK, I’ve never used that one before, but. I like it.)

        • Man_in_the_mists

          I still prefer Infinite Goatse. Horrifying and accurate.

      • Mark

        Mr Dotard works for me.

      • bearLvrFL

        That’s *MR.* Reality TV Dipshit to YOU! /s

  • boobert

    It’s the house committee ! lol

    • Lazycrockett

      Who is Jose Altuve?

      • 2nd baseman for the Astros.

        • Bluto

          & team captain.

      • TrollopeReader

        an Astro ….

      • Chris H.

        Houston Astros baseball player. (I had to look it up). They visited the Whitehouse today.

        • Lazycrockett

          Dammit I was hoping for nude model.

          • Natty Enquirer

            Buy him a beer and compliment his beard.

          • TrollopeReader

            you could ask nicely ….

      • Ninja0980

        2nd Baseman for the Astros and World Series Champ.

        • JCF

          And just about the shortest guy in MLB (bat has a lot of pop in it though!)

      • Joe in PA

        My new bf? I’m sure hubs won’t mind too much. 🙂

    • safari

      He’s sexy.

      • Very.

      • He’s almost but not quite my type. I like the eyes though. Smokin’!

    • boobert

      The look doesn’t mean much , he still went and got dissed when the moron was shaking hands.

    • Joe in PA

      Well hello Jose.

    • Todd20036

      Like when that gay dude was giving Pence the Jedi death stare

  • SoCalGal20

    Wow. I wonder if Trump celebrated by having TWO Big Macs and THREE scoops of ice cream.

    • TrollopeReader

      let’s hope so !!

    • I full-heartedly encourage the bloated treasonweasel motherfucker to eat ALL the Big Macs.

      All of them. In one sitting.

      • TrollopeReader

        Grande size ….

  • paganguy

    After extensive investigation, foxes announce that security in hen house is just peachy as is.

  • JCF

    I hope those of you being all bummer, that this has a SHRED of legitimacy, are watching Rachel tonight. Corn & Isakoff aren’t Wolff—this isn’t “Fire & Fury”. This is the REAL DEAL. And EVERYTHING they know, Mueller knows (and then some!)

    The investigation of Drumpf’s Collusion w/ Putin is going nowhere but FORWARD…to the freakin’ end!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cf6eaa7415383eb147131d004c713c48adfa940bf9daadf6b2996c14a2010294.jpg

    • Lazycrockett

      Biden called it Treason.

      • JCF

        To use Mueller’s actual language, “Conspiracy Against the United States” (and then more charges).

    • unsavedheathen

      But this acts as confirmation to the Republican base of what Trump and FOX have been pumping into their heads 24/7/365. There was no collusion and it is all boils down to a Democrat/Clinton/Soros/NAMBLA/FBI/Frito-Lay conspiracy to overturn a legitimate election. They will take this as gospel and retweet and repost it ad nauseam.

      • Barry William Teske

        Let them have their cake.
        Let them eat it too.
        Food poisoning does not discriminate.

  • safari

    I strongly recommend watching Rachel right now. She’s speaking to the authors of a new Russia-scandal book, and it is good.

  • Blake J Butler

    I’m gonna pull a KAC move and defect from this, because i’m sure the waste of sperm in the oval office is celebrating his “victory” with big macs and oreos as we speak.

    And this is much more appetizing.

    https://twitter.com/ReginAdeleRey/status/973331681959645190

    • Wisterley

      What kind of a gym allows you to work out dressed like that. It’s not very sanitary. He might get all sweaty and then sweat on you. And those shorts do not look at all sturdy. I’d like to know where this gym is. So I can avoid it.

      • Joe in PA

        The kind of gyms they have in porn movies. Just saying.

    • greenmanTN

      Buns for DAYYYYS!

  • Leo
  • greenmanTN

    Like it wasn’t a forgone conclusion this was going to be a whitewash?

    • safari

      Emphasis on the white.

  • Lazycrockett

    The very thing that might foil Putin’s plan to destroy NATO, the EU and harm the democracy is the one thing that happened. Drumpf got elected.

  • Leo
    • SoCalGal20

      She’s not wrong!

      • Lazycrockett

        “I don’t want to learn a new skill!”. “I don’t want to have to move.” “I want to live in the past when everything was done for me.”

        • Ninja0980

          St.Bernie promised us unicorns!

          • Todd20036

            Do you really want to know the secret ingredient of McRib sandwiches?

          • Snarkaholic

            I do know…and it’s horrifying!

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          They hate immigrants because immigrants are willing to learn a new skill (or do a crappier job than they had at home), move to a different country and look to the future. I am all for better schools and retraining but their insistence on voting for lies to make them feel better instead of good policies is like them voting for opium over shoes for their kids.

          • David L. Caster

            Umm, well, they have been voting for opium, or a synthetic version of it, for some time now. And not a few of them are dropping like flies and orphaning their children. Seems like an awful way to get to a silver lining.

            ~/s

          • Barry William Teske

            Huh? /s

          • David L. Caster

            I use the notation “~/s” to indicate that my remark is only partiality or approximately satirical and thus broaden potential interpretations.

        • JCF

          “Beulah, fetch me anutha mint juulep…”

      • TheSeer

        Of course not.

      • bearLvrFL

        She’s not wrong, clearly. However, if that’s a near quote, then it’s another example of how she lacks the ability to often struggles to pack a punch with her words. How many times since the election have we heard the same thing articulated only in a much more powerful way. The way Lazycrockett said it here in this thread is 20 times more powerful than the way Hillary described it.

    • Do Something Nice

      Yep. It is everyone else’s fault.

      • Ross

        Hillary has a right to be pissed off.

        For, Russia stole the election from her.

        And I am PISSED off, too.

        • Do Something Nice

          You should be pissed at her lousy campaign manager. WHO didn’t know that Trump was appealing to racists and sexists?

          • Lazycrockett

            What do you think “deplorables” was about??? and the racist and sexist embraced it and with Russian help turned it into a meme.

          • Do Something Nice

            I agreed with her deplorables statement and was shocked that instead of trying to explain by putting together a brief video with clips of people being deplorable, they just ignored the kerfuffle, which gave it legs that benefited Trump.

            Again, this shows how awful Mook was.

          • Lazycrockett

            There was no need to up til midnight election night EVERYONE thought Hillary was going to win, except for Putin.

          • Do Something Nice

            Well, with or without Putin, assuming that Clinton was going to win was idiocy. Score another fail for Mook.

          • Ross

            No, idiocy is your willful refusal to grasp the idea that Russia may have literally stolen the vote for their man.

            From electoral-vote.com:

            For years, the manufacturers of voting machines have been saying that the machines are safe because they are not connected to the Internet. But closer examination shows that the machines and the voting system as a whole are still very vulnerable. Many voting machines are indeed not connected to the Internet, but they contain internal telephone modems so they can call city and county election centers and report their results. These modems use the telephone system—often the cellular telephone system—and that makes them just as vulnerable to Russian or other hacking as if they were on the Internet.

            Why? First of all, if there is a modem used to call out, it is possible that a hacker could also find a way to call in, log onto the voting machine (which after all, is just a computer with a touch screen, like a big iPad). Manufacturers say this can’t be done, but most experts don’t agree. A hacker who logged in could change totals without any fear of being detected. In fact, even if a hacker didn’t change anything but simply caused a message to appear on the screen (or somewhere it could be found) reading: “Greetings from Boris Botski,” it would wreak havoc by making it clear that a (Russian) hacker got in, thus undermining faith in the election, even if nothing were changed.

            A second problem is that some voting machines call city or county offices on the cellular network. For administrators, this is much easier since they don’t have to connect a landline to each machine, of which there could be dozens in a big polling place. Here, a hacker with a large-enough budget and a fair amount of expertise (think: the Russian government, not some 400-pound kid sitting on his bed), could erect a fake cellular station near selected polling places. When the voting machines turned on their modems to call home, the calls would be picked up by the fake cell towers rather than the real ones. The software in those towers could modify results before forwarding them to the place they were supposed to go. Needless to say, the manufacturers pooh-pooh this idea, but experts are far from sure.

            Third, once all the polling places have reported up one level, the totals typically get sent to county and state elections centers. Those computers are most definitely on the Internet, and could be penetrated and malware placed on them that could alter results.

          • Do Something Nice

            OK, the potential for hacking exists. That doesn’t mean it happened. Until there’s actual proof, it is a good theory. And yes it is critically important, so investigations should continue.

          • Ross

            Actually, Hillary was not certain she would win.

            She was devastated by the Comey announcement and worried that it would cost her the election.

          • Do Something Nice

            Look at this – we agree. Comey throttled any momentum she had. I saw Morning Joe the next morning and even he was saying it was bunk and yet the Clinton campaign didn’t respond. I don’t actually fault them for that foible because who knew. But in hindsight, they should have come out swinging, exposing the announcement as bogus.

          • Ross

            Yes…but what does all this matter if RUSSIA STOLE THE ELECTION FOR TRUMP?

            Why are you so willfully refusing to accept this possibility?

            Election fraud is our #1 danger. Yet, you are focused on…Mook.

          • Do Something Nice

            I don’t accept it because the evidence – so far – does not conclude that Clinton lost because of Russia’s interference.

            I agree we should continue to investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 election.

          • Ross

            There are none so blind as those who will not see.

            People who cannot even see the possibility of the 2016 vote being stolen are blind.

            And many many many people are blinded as such.

            For, the history of US elections is a history of theft.

            Lyndon Johnson bragged about stealing his Congressional elections.

            It appears that Kennedy did NOT win in 1960. Rather, the vote was hacked by Mayor Richard Daley for Kennedy.

            And 2000? What a fucking mess.

            2004? Thanks, Diebold. And to this day nobody cares.

            2016? With all that we now know about Russian interference, the idea that they graciously stopped JUST short of actually hacking the vote is absurd.

          • stevenj

            This is from today’s NYTimes:

            “American intelligence officials concluded in January 2017 that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia personally “ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election,” and pivoted from trying to “denigrate” Hillary Clinton to developing “a clear preference for President-elect Trump.”

            https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/12/us/politics/house-intelligence-trump-russia.html?&target=comments&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&modref=HPCommentsRefer&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news#commentsContainer

          • Barry William Teske

            I can spot the key words.
            Bet you can too.
            – –

          • JCF
          • Leo

            I see both at fault. As for the higher percentage at fault I don’t see the point of revisiting. Question is would a lot of campaigning in those now infamous 3 Rust Belt states have made a difference with those Electoral College voters at all. I’m inclined to think no. Do you want to answer that hypothetical?

          • Do Something Nice

            My take is that Clinton lost due to despicable sexism, Comey’s announcement and mistakes made by the campaign, especially in the rust belt.

            A competent campaign manager would have been ready to combat sexism and a competent campaign manager would have had Clinton campaigning in the rust belt with Sanders-type messages that seems to have great appeal there. There were other important missed opportunities that Mook should have been on top of as well. Instead, he was relying upon data analysis, not wanting to get his hands dirty.

            That said, Clinton did ok, but not when we look at the percent of all votes, as seen below of Democrat presidential candidates (sorted by percent of popular vote). I think that she could have won had Comey not made that announcement.

            While Russians are probably involved, the only actual evidence I’ve seen is pro-Sanders (I think) and it was laughably bad. And that became irrelevant after the primary.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b4774a886dd3643704e85d8019908ae4781772d6289aa8552543927ea5716a6.jpg

          • Franciscan

            A campaign manager can do nothing about the sexism of the voters.

          • Franciscan

            A campaign manager can do nothing about the sexism of the voters.

          • Do Something Nice

            A good campaign manager can anticipate sexism and mitigate it through targeted ads.

          • Ross

            I envy you.

            Because, obviously, YOU know better than anybody exactly how a national campaign should be run. YOU are the most brilliant person. I bow to your perfection.

          • Do Something Nice

            Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.

          • Ross

            Insanity: Willfully denying the obvious.

            RUSSIA. STEALING. VOTES.

          • Ross

            It doesn’t matter who Trump appealed to if the vote was likely stolen by Russia.

            But, yea, you go ahead and blame Hillary’s campaign manager.

          • Lazycrockett

            Easier than blaming the bernie bros who refused to vote and the Ultra left that wasted their vote on Stein. Its much easier to blame others.

          • Do Something Nice

            A higher percent of ‘Bernie Bros’ voted for Clinton in November than Clinton supporters for Obama in 2008.

            And here in San Francisco, “Bernie Central” we had 85% voter turnout in November and 81% of those who voted, voted for Clinton.

          • Barry William Teske

            Um…huh?

          • Do Something Nice

            And you go ahead and blame everyone but the campaign if you want to lose again.

          • Ross

            We WILL continue to lose as long as elections can be easily stolen.

            But rather than focus on this real issue, you focus on a non-issue.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            True colors showing again there…..

        • Todd20036

          There’s a reason I blocked that fucking Bernie Bro.

          Ever since he told GOL to go fuck herself, I blocked him.

          Not worth the fucking aggravation

          • Ross

            You are a smart man.

          • Do Something Nice

            I can’t tell you how much I miss those conversations where you brag about how good you are in bed. No really, I can’t.

          • Bryan

            He’s not even a Bernie Bro, he’s a Russian agitator. Nothing but a bot.

            Goddamnit, I broke my vow of avoiding news for the rest of the week.

            Joe, I nominate you for a Webby – a website so addictive it’s impossible to stay away. This place is drugs. I know so, Salvador Dali in the corner told me while his face melted away like a body snatcher.

          • TheSeer

            “He’s not even a Bernie Bro, he’s a Russian agitator.”

            Not much difference in my eyes.

  • Leo

    Oh and this apparently just happened
    https://twitter.com/Mediaite/status/973370636683939840

    • Michael R

      Just ask Putin , eliminate the middle man .

    • TrollopeReader

      *never* a good idea to tell an intelligence agency they got it wrong … especially when they didn’t ….

    • SoCalGal20

      Retiring GOP Intel Committee member didn’t get the memo because HE told CNN that Russia did meddle to help Trump.

    • SoCalGal20

      Yeah that’s why Mueller just indicted all those Russians…

    • -M-

      Sure, Jan.

      Remind us again about your credentials regarding investigation and intelligence.

  • Wisterley

    And yet not a word about Bowling Green. How do I explain this to my children? Oh wait, I forgot to have any children just like I forgot to remember that thing I can never forget.

  • Leo
  • JCF

    Heh, great Freudian Slip, Rachel! [Started to say “Russian” instead of “Republican”: in 2018, there really isn’t a difference.]

  • Leo
  • evanedwards

    All of the Republican committee members who didn’t voice strong disapproval of this “conclusion” have just added themselves to the list of conspirators. It was their own choice.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • TrollopeReader

    Schiff and the Ds will continue (as much as they can) on their own …. (on Rachel right now)

    • Natty Enquirer

      Including feeding leads to journalists.

  • TrollopeReader

    It will be telling if Pompeo, Coates and the other IC directors stand up for their agenc(ies) or fold like a cheap suit in a thunderstorm … similar to Sessions (and Rosenstein, Wray) on the DOJ / FBI …..

  • shellback
  • TrollopeReader

    don’t know who this Sara Carter idiot is, except Hannity has her on most every night (accd’g to his tweets) … my response to this: https://twitter.com/SaraCarterDC/status/973349461354311681
    ” oh dear. a leak? golly, the Trump White House is a goddamn sieve … which, for the Republic, is a *good* thing. I’m quite sure you’ve never, ever, ever taken and reported on a leak (any unnamed senior official is a “leak”….”

    • Barry William Teske

      Yes, there are female squirrels,
      Yes, they eat nuts when they can find them useful.

      Any questions?

  • bkmn

    Dear DNC, make use of this during the next election. Slap them silly with them contradicting themselves. Show them to be the lackies that they are.

    • Rocco

      I so hope so, but their record on that ain’t great…

  • Boston Guy

    Donald Trump is the voice of any one who has ever looked down on anyone else and thought they were better.

    • safari

      Dad.

    • Rocco

      Whoa, now that is something to contemplate.

  • marshlc

    Politicians are political, so even a real president would be saying something like “See? I’ve been cleared.” at this news.

    But it’s interesting to think about what else a real president would say. Something about “It is time for all Americans to stand together and resist any attacks on the integrity of our electoral process”, maybe. Something about the country, and not just about whether his own ass is covered.

  • Rocco

    Pathetic. Disgraceful, partisan behavior…party over country…gotta stop…feel an aneurysm coming on…

  • MassageBear

    As I have been telling my Republican friends ever since the GOP nomination convention in July, 2016, Trump will completely ruin the GOP. Not that I mind, it’s just the horror of the destruction they are causing to America and democracy in the meanwhile.

    • Makoto

      I had been saying that as well, but watching in dismay as everyone just rolls over for Trump, and as more Trump-ish candidates are coming forward, more Trump-like attacks flying around, more and more cries of “FAKE NEWS” whenever something inconvenient is reported.. it’s starting to make me think Trump won’t be the death of the GOP, just the death of all previous norms when it comes to governing.

      My new saying is “hate fits on a bumper sticker easier than the truth”, which disturbs me greatly.

  • Barry William Teske

    Guilty consciences are mostly known for yelling out distractions.

  • Porkie

    “After an exhaustive and thorough investigation I have found me NOT GUILTY”!

  • Halou
  • Pucks yer Mackd

    Duh!!! They couldn’t find any colusion cus all the people they called refused to answer any question! They are powerless!!!!!!!!!!

    Cheetos will say that the special counsels investigation should end.

  • anne marie in philly

    BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT! mueller is the sole determining factor in this case. your fat white cowardly ass IS gonna wind up in jail, dump, along with your family and many other guvmint asswipes! SO STFU!

  • Dunkerblinker

    Next Kellyanne will report that Trump never ever ever lies,

    Just as believable

  • Ranger One

    An ALL CAPS ASS

  • Mark

    Fake job. Fake boobs. Flagged and reported.

  • kareemachan

    The House Intelligence committee has as much intelligence collectively as a platyhelminthes….

  • Kevin Andrews

    They will have a difficult time pulling off this fraud on AmeriKKKa.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/19284ab8e02d70bf22f774b0ae8654f3e48ea1858a228f634d1481441885ca3a.png

  • Mike__in_Houston

    The Screaming Cheeto didn’t write this tweet. There are no errors in spelling or punctuation (most noticeable: the correct use of a hyphen between “in” and “depth”) and there are no exclamation points. The all-caps is obnoxious but not incorrect.

  • bearLvrFL

    “If I should it loud and long enough, that makes it true, right? Right?!…Is this thing on?”

  • They investigated themselves and decided they were innocent? Go figure.