"It Is A Conspiracy To Have Trump Impeached": Russia Denies Trump Officials Contacted Russian Spies

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The latest Trump foreign policy keeps getting stranger by the minute. Overnight, as the three liberal-leaning US newspaper launched another attack on Trump, alleging that officials linked to the president, most notably Tim Manafort, engaged Russian intel officials in the not too distant past, the Russian government dismissed allegations that the country’s intelligence officials were in repeated contact with Donald Trump’s team ahead of the US election.

“Let's not believe anonymous information,” Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “It's a newspaper report which is not based on any facts.”

A Russian senator, Vladimir Jabbarov, cited by the Independent went so far as to tell state media the latest claims "were part of an intelligence community conspiracy to have the President impeached."

“This is a common tactic to try to discredit a particular person,” he added.

Meanwhile, following Sean Spicer's statement during his Tuesday press conference that Trump wants Crimea "returned" to Ukraine, Russian officials struck a combative stance with the US on issues including the Ukrainian conflict, after the White House said Mr Trump “expects the Russian government to de-escalate violence in Ukraine and return Crimea”.

Maria Zakharova, a spokesperson for the Russian foreign ministry, told a press briefing the occupied territory would not be relinquished. “We don't give back our own territory,” she told a news briefing. “Crimea is territory belonging to the Russian Federation.”

Tweeting on the topic of Ukraine, moments ago Trump said that "Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?"

The Ukrainian conflict was one of the key areas of discord between Russia and the Obama administration, including Mr Putin’s backing for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and increasing tensions with Nato. But the new President has made more friendly overtures to his Russian counterpart, dismissing allegations of Russian interference in the US election and calling Mr Putin “very smart” and a “great” leader.

The pair have vowed to repair ties between the US and America and have spoken on the phone ahead of a meeting expected later this year.

After overnight the NYT published allegations of “repeated contacts” between Mr Trump’s campaign staff and associates and senior Russian intelligence operatives in the year leading up to the election, President Trump lashed out in a series of tweets, saying first "the fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred. @MSNBC & @CNN are unwatchable", adding that "this Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign", and concluding "Information is being illegally given to the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost by the intelligence community (NSA and FBI?).Just like Russia""

The President’s representatives have previously denied any untoward contact with the Kremlin but fresh claims have emerged in the wake of a separate scandal that caused the national security advisor’s resignation. In an interview with the FT, former Trump campaign chair Tim Manafort said “I have never had any involvement with Putin or the Russian government on any matter,” and added that “furthermore, I have never knowingly spoken to Russian intelligence officers and I have never been involved in any projects that include the Russian government or the Putin administration or parties acting in concert with or on behalf of the Russian government.”  

Asked whether the Trump administration was undertaking efforts to examine contacts with Russia, Mr Spicer said there was “no new information”. When challenged specifically on discussions held during the campaign, Mr Spicer said: “There’s nothing that would conclude me…that anything different has changed with respect to that time period.”

Mike Pence, the Vice President, also denied contact had taken place with Russia before the election in a Fox News interview on Sunday. “Of course not. Why would there be any contact between the campaign?” he said. “This is all a distraction, and it's all part of a narrative to delegitimise the election.”

Then again, in November, Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said there had been communication between the Russian government and members of Mr Trump’s political team. “There were contacts,” he told Interfax. “We are doing this and have been doing this during the election campaign.”

The only question now that matters is what information was exchanged during those contacts.

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VinceFostersGhost's picture



Have Trump Impeached


Sit down and shutup.....you don't have the votes.


Yeah.....even with Paul Ryan on your side.....not gonna happen.

Muh Raf's picture

Serious games being played against Trump. He needs to out this traitorous scum asap and show no mercy, permanent take down necessary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFR9z5fwf48

FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) Muh Raf Feb 15, 2017 8:20 AM

F'n idiot ... the election's over ... it's not conspiracy that records show your campaign communicating with Russian officials often ... Flynn was first, but will not be the last


... now the wheels slowly fall off

Ignatius's picture

Let's suppose for a moment that San Diego was America's only warm water port.  Further, let's assume that through some political machinations that under some Pan American Union that San diego had been technically given to Mexico, which didn't seem to matter as Mexico was then part of the Pan American Union.  Time passes, the Union breaks up, Mexico destabilizes, and America fearing it will lose its warm water access, holds a referendum and San Diego overwhelmingly decides to re-join the US...

Who in their right f#cking mind thinks the US wouldn't pull all the stops to assure this warm water access?

This whole "debate" about Crimea is a subtrafuge, distraction and totally dishonest.

bigkahuna's picture

If Trump takes this stance against Russia - he is going the same way shill was going to go --- too bad too bad for all of us...

Sanity Bear's picture

I can't help but recall that when Goldman Sachs thought they had someone leaking their secret information, the FBI arrested the suspect inside of 24 hours.

Ignatius's picture

It's an analogy of the history of Russia.   Russia will NEVER give up their only warm water home port.  NEVER.  Same as the US could realize that some strategic asset is worth dying for and that they'd already shed blood and treasure.

"Never pay for the same real estate twice."  --  Patton

You wanna take Crimea from Russia?  Then get ready for WWIII...

Gazooks's picture

thanks for that bit of insight..


my bp was getting dangerous

Akzed's picture

Kruschev "gave" Crimea to Ukraine as a gesture to show western "Liberals" how nice he was. Otherwise it's been part of Russia for centuries.

scrappy's picture

True. Things change over time.

Crimea was part of Russia for a very long time, then things changed, and now they have changed again.

Russia had and has a long term lease on the base there.

Ukraine was overthown by Nazi's.

Who can blame them for seeking protection from their murderous lot.

Perhaps a day will come when Ukraine is restored to the people.

Then they may rejoin them if they wish.


Gazooks's picture

they've already rejoined who they wish

thisandthat's picture

Things didn't change a bit. Crimea was never Ukrainian to start with, not de jure; Kruschev's decree needed to be ratified by the Soviet Supreme to become law. That didn't happen. In 1994 in a referendum they rejected being part of Ukraine and were repressed, so now Russia took matters into their hands and it's case closed for good.

Also, there won't be a conventional war with Russia. Russia knows very well they're dwarfed by Nato and wouldn't have a chance against it, but wouldn't accept a defeat, so they'll quickly go nuclear and it will just be a matter of who pushes the button first, because Nato knows this as well.

Gazooks's picture

it's no fucking 'subterfuge' to Putin..


..Trump faking Ukraine grate again



..reshreding the beets in my borscht 




Econogeek's picture

Since Russia took back Crimea in 2014, the results of ALL polls of the Crimean people by U.S., European and other polling outfits, asking whether the people want Crimea to stay with Russia or go back to Ukraine, show that 90 percent or more of Crimeans want to stay with Russia.  Repeated polls over several years, all 90 percent or more.

When the Ukrainian parliament's 2014 vote to impeach Yanukovich came in 10 votes short of impeachment, we got rid of Yanukovich (silent coup) and put our guy Yatsenyuk in.  

Yanukovich fled Kiev and the next day Russia went into Crimea to protect their fleet from our pro-Nato, anti-Russian puppet.

What country wouldn't do the same?  I hope Trump's suggestion that Russia 'give back' Crimea to Ukraine is insincere, meant to placate those irrational, unthinking, emotion-driven Americans who believe the MSM.

Gonzogal's picture

"This whole "debate" about Crimea is a subtrafuge, distraction and totally dishonest"

VERY true.  Especially since one of the prime reasons the US caused the overthrow of the UKR President and "took over" Ukraine was to get permanent access to the Russian Black Sea port in Crimea....Crimeans had a different idea!

Shemp 4 Victory's picture


it's not conspiracy that records show your campaign communicating with Russian officials often

Correct. The conspiracy is the reports coming out based on those non-existent and/or falsified records.

Jim in MN's picture

Funny thing, I don't really see this story having legs.  The Hill and other more responsible media just aren't picking it up.

It would be nice if this was the moment when CNN/NYT/WaPo just broke off from the rest of reality and drifted away......

No substance, no facts, and treasonous rumor mongering by people who are committing serious crimes to sabotage the sitting POTUS.

'Maybe just back away' >>> thought balloon over sane peoples' heads

drchris's picture

Dude, Where's My Uranium?

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Hillary gave it all to the Russians........who's the Russian agent again?

toady's picture

Now the wheels slowing fall off..... is at least partially correct, but not for your reasons.

The neocons got Flynn, so now we're back to the "war with Russia" neocon agenda. Stray from the neocon agenda and they'll go after another trump appointment, and eventually trump himself. 

If trump can't break out of this neocon Russian trap we'll be fightin WWIII shortly...

pluto the dog's picture

Making contacts with representatives of various countries so as to foster and or restore good relations from day one of the Trump presidency. Pretty normal conduct anywhere in the world. One can only deduce half the members of the various intelligence agencies plus Pentagon are (((NEOCONS)))

Jon_Locke's picture

Just stop it. Stop being logical and rational. :)

MasterControl's picture

I bet this touchhole is one of those antifa pukes.

A. Boaty's picture

Vigorously carry forward the spirit of patriotism!

ejmoosa's picture

The shadow government is going to throw everything they can to get him out of office.


The Public needs to focus on what Trump does in public getting laws passed.  Are they constitutional and for the American people?  Because that is what I want to see.

False allegations from "sources" mean nothing.

Mr.Sono's picture

It's a coap attemt. Wake the fuck up Trump. Cause this will fallow by assassination

SWRichmond's picture

So it should be obvious by now that the Russians are playing a game here.  They always start some shit during the initial part of a new presidency.  And the Dems are all-too-willing to go along, "enemy of my enemy" and all that.  Why use military force when you can use Dezinformatsia?

They are doing it very well.  How do we know these "leakers" aren't in fact the ones working for the Russians?  How do we know the rioters aren't working for the CIA?  The US political scene is in turmoil, the leftist US propaganda machine is masturbating on camera, thrown in a few flyovers: et voila!

Always remember, you are watching a movie.  What are you supposed to believe by the time you leave the theatre?

Shemp 4 Victory's picture


So it should be obvious by now that the Russians are playing a game here

...and it's called Trolling with Truth.

SWRichmond's picture

I am not saying Trump is playing along with them.  I am saying they are playing.  Of COURSE they are playing.  I do not believe they are playing the game the media says they are playing.  But they certainly are playing.  The flyovers are not evidence they are on Trump's side.  They are on their own side, and they are playing their own game.  Feed the US press some stupid shit, and they'll go with it.  They know how our press works.  They know where the buttons are, and they are not afraid to push them, and they are willing to push them just to show us they are not afraid to do so.

Hammer823's picture

Since the market rallied 3,000 points for Trump since he's won.

Will it rally another 3,000 points if he's impeached?

The stock market used to loathe uncertainty and political discord.

It's so rigged now it doesn't even bother with it anymore.


Mr.Sono's picture

It's a coup attempt. Wake the fuck up Trump. Cause this will fallow by assassination

Bank_sters's picture

Generally, there are two forms of assassination, of character and death.  Trump better understand the latter will happen in due time.  He needs to make public the  Clinton foundation/Pizzagate investigation soon. BTW, do you find it odd that Obama is living in D.C. now?  

And strangely the truth has a way of escaping ...  Denny Hastert, Epstein, Weiner, Sen Melendez, Dershowitz, the lolita express, Prince Andrew, Hollywod, Alefantis, Podesta and on and on and on...


Pizzagate refers to the discovery that there is widespread network of pedophilia, child porn usage, and child prostitution concentrated within the US government. The discovery also sheds light on the grim world of child sex trafficking, indicating that the US government may be responsible for the abuse and prostitution of thousands of children.

More Than 200 Pentagon Employees Were Caught With Child Pornography

A report by Anderson Cooper revealed that more than 200 Pentagon employees were purchasing videos of child rape and sexual exploitation.

CNN Anderson Cooper Laura Silsby Child Sex Trafficking HILLARY BILL CLINTON Foundation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPBk7YHzdBM
Ms No's picture

Despite the fact that they are clearly all depraved psychopaths pizzagate might be a deflection plant to distract from the rest of the corruption that was revealed and also highlighted when Trump brought all of Clintons sex victims to the debate.  Especially the Epstein and Haiti child trafficking deals (chick from Idaho that he got out of Haitian prison).  Trump needs to out the federal reserve and their infiltration of government.  Our intelligence services are likely trafficking children along with drugs for gawd sakes.

That is all he really has to do.  It will live beyond him if he does so.  It will also provide him some modicum of protection.  He needs to hammer the bastards.  Trump knows they are funding ISIS.

Bank_sters's picture

If you can't prosecute pedophiles who can you prosecute.  By going after these nasty subhumans, he breaks open the matrix.   

Ms No's picture

I agree but look what happened with pizzagate. The internet was whitewashed from all pertinent issues that were going to hang the bastards. Then that gave them the fake news momentum, meanwhile we had FBI evidence of Billy flying with child traffickers and then using his UN mandate to get one off in Haiti. Whether pizzagate is credible or not it doesn't appear credible.  That's why Hillary keeps bringing it up.  They couldn't hide from that FBI flight logs and Clinton Foundation stuff. 

We also knew that the FBI later covered for them by never even disclosing any investigation of that pedophile island.  Epstein spent partial days in a luxury prison.  Pizzagate took it all down.  Getting the Podestas wont get the power structure directly anyway.  Get rid of the fed and the pedophiles go bye bye.  Right now we are in a situation where we are occupied and nobody even knows.  That could change in a moment if Trump addressed the nation and informed them. 

Fathead Slim's picture
Fathead Slim (not verified) Ms No Feb 15, 2017 10:24 AM

I really can't see the pizza ring revelations as any kind of a deflection. The reaction to having it mentioned anywhere has been much different from what I have observed as deflections in the past.

Crimes of the Clinton co-presidency were becoming very hard for the pubes to ignore, so the deflection was Bill's sex crimes. Look at the way that issue gained traction until it was all the pubes brought against him in articles of impeachment.

One big difference is, of course, that the pedophile ring is coming to light when the perps don't have a president and DOJ to run cover for them. For the pedophilia to be set aside will require some pretty blatant covering actions from pubes in Congress.

Look at what DC Dave has on the pedo-connection going back to the Clinton regime:


DbePrepared's picture

Crimea was taken from Victoria Nuland.

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

"Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?"

Meet new boss, same as old boss, same as the boss that almost was...

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Crimea was taken FROM Russia, in a legally dubious move, and given to the Ukraine by a Ukrainian named Nikita Krushchev, the guy who built the Berlin Wall. Is this really the side you want to take, Mr. President?

Ms No's picture

Another great move by Vlad.  Trump responds with insinuating that Russia took Crimea through aggression... WTH.  Vlad needs to clue to Trump in.  They need to meet soon.  Trump has US intelligence on his ass and he tries to deflect by slapping his only big ally.  This is clown shit.  Russia might have proof of who is after Trump also.  Maybe their meeting will set some light bulbs off.


Colonel's picture

Good points. Trump should forget what the left/deep state thinks anymore and not play their games with "Russian connections" after all Obozo had Muslim connections and it didn't stop him. Of course the fifth column called the press was running interference for Obozo at that time. Trump; is going to have to block out alot of crap coming from those globalist tools to stay focused or else go on a permanent offensive and start jailing some idiots. Obozo had his lefTARD bubble/safespace in the WH even WITH the press in his back pocket.

Xena fobe's picture

The left will not stop.  It's a coup. 

orangegeek's picture

This is cover for the pending email treason, benghazi and pizzagate procedures that ran all the way to Barry.


When these investigations go full tilt, there are going to be some suicidal Dems out there.


This "screaming like babies" is the Dems last chance at diverting the coming prosecutions.



And leading the way will likely be Trey Gowdy.


Load up on Orville Redenbacher folks!!!!  You will never laugh so hard at the Dem shit show that has occurred over the last 8 years.

VinceFostersGhost's picture



This "screaming like babies" is the Dems last chance at diverting the coming prosecutions.


1000 arrests.......and counting.


Shhhh......don't tell anyone.

SWRichmond's picture

Still hopeful that Sessions can get these prosecutions going. 

Obvious tactic used by the left: lie, of course and deflect / cover your illicit actions by accusing your opponent of doing the thing you are doing.  They know what's going to happen and they lie to drive the narrative.  The truth doesn't matter to them.  They are so committed, relentless and practriced that they will win if we don't get in the mud with them.

Example: Reich: it was right wing agitators who burned shit at Berkeley.

Fathead Slim's picture
Fathead Slim (not verified) orangegeek Feb 15, 2017 10:08 AM

Gowdy is in Congress, not the DOJ. Congressional investigations never lead to anything but a lot of fucking chin music, as Gowdy said himself.

If Sessions doesn't open criminal files on some people and get the FBI to start investigating crimes, then nothing will happen.

blindman's picture

A Win for the Deep State
The ousting of Mike Flynn takes us down the road to a police state

by Justin Raimondo, February 15, 2017
"..Democrats are now calling for an investigation into Flynn’s “Russia links,” in typical McCarthyite fashion, but what’s really called for is an investigation into the media’s links to the “intelligence community” – which leaked the transcript of Trump’s conversations with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Mexican President Enrique Nieto as well as the transcript of Flynn’s conversation with the Russian ambassador. As Trump tweeted this [Tuesday] morning:

“The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N. Korea etc.?”

These leaks are clearly illegal: plenty of civilians have been prosecuted and jailed for much less. But legality is not something that worries the CIA and the national security bureaucracy, because they’re above the law. And you don’t bother with legality when you’re engaged in an attempted coup.

The Flynn resignation is just the beginning. As one Politico writer put it, it won’t stop there. They’ll move on to new targets, and they won’t rest until they’ve bagged their real target: the President of the United States. .."