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Trump Turns Down Putin Request To Interrogate Obama's Ambassador

President Trump has rejected Vladimir Putin's Monday proposal that Russia be allowed to interrogate several US citizens, including former US Ambassador to Russia and US-Russia "reset" architect, Michael McFaul, in exchange for allowing US intelligence officials to observe interrogations of 12 Russian intelligence officials indicted last week by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to Axios

It is a proposal that was made in sincerity by President Putin, but President Trump disagrees with it. Hopefully President Putin will have the 12 identified Russians come to the United States to prove their innocence or guilt. -The White House

Trump's rejection of Putin's offer came minutes before the Senate was expected to rebuke the president for considering Putin's request, after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a Thursday afternoon of the nonbinding resolution presented by Democrats. On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump was "going to meet with his team" regarding Putin's Monday idea. 

Putin is certainly no fan of McFoul. One week after the tenured Stanford political scientist's September, 2011 appointment as President Obama's envoy to Moscow, "Putin declared that he would return from the shadows and run for President again in March, 2012," according to The New Yorker.

In the three months between McFaul’s appointment and his arrival in Moscow, a great deal changed. Putin, feeling betrayed by both the urban middle classes and the West, made it plain that he would go on the offensive against any sign of foreign interference, real or imagined. A raw and resentful anti-Americanism, unknown since the seventies, suffused Kremlin policy and the state-run airwaves. -The New Yorker

After the ill-fated "reset" between Washington and the Kremlin, Putin publicly accused Hillary Clinton of giving the "signal" to launch the Bolotnaya demonstrations between 2011-2013 in protest of fraudulent Russian elections. 

McFaul was also accused of trying to push various Western causes, meeting with some of the best-known figures within human-rights circles as well as leaders of various government opposition groups. 

Soon after McFaul's January 17, 2012 arrival in Moscow, several organizers and prominent participants of the ongoing protests met with McFaul at the US Embassy in Moscow - meetings which drew unwanted media attention in Russian media - which branded the encounters as "Getting Instructions in the US Embassy." 

In other words, McFaul was accused of coordinating with anti-Putin / anti-Government protesters. 

McFaul's visitors included Oksana Dmitriyeva (deputy head of A Just Russia), Lev Ponomarev (human rights activist of the Moscow Helsinki Group), Boris Nemtsov (leader of the People's Freedom Party at the time; assassinated in 2015), Sergey Mitrokhin (leader of Yabloko party), Yevgeniya Chirikova (member of Strategy-31 and Khimki forest activist leader), Lilia Shibanova (head of the GOLOS Association elections monitor group) and Leonid Kalashnikov from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. 

Putin had publicly accused Hillary Clinton of giving “the signal” that sparked the Bolotnaya demonstrations. He was also familiar with McFaul’s biography—his long-standing relationships with liberal activists, the shelf of books and articles he’d published on democratization.

McFaul was nervous about these meetings, but, he said, “I was the democracy guy, so we went forward.” The visitors to the Embassy included some of Putin’s fiercest critics, and, after their session with McFaul and Burns, representatives of state television lobbed accusatory questions at them as if they had just received marching orders for an act of high treason.

That night, Channel One, the biggest television station in Russia, turned its rhetorical howitzer on the new Ambassador. Mikhail Leontiev, an acid-tongued conservative who hosts a show called “Odnako” (“However”), declared that McFaul was an expert not on Russia but on “pure democracy promotion.” In the most withering tone he could summon, Leontiev said that McFaul had worked for American N.G.O.s backed by American intelligence; he had palled around with anti-Kremlin activists like the “Internet Führer,” Alexei Navalny, an anti-corruption crusader who had, damningly, spent some time at Yale. (The listener was meant to interpret “some time at Yale” as roughly “some time inside the incubator of Russophobic conspiracy.”) Leontiev also noted that McFaul had written a book about the Orange Revolution, in Ukraine, and another called “Russia’s Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin.” -The New Yorker

No wonder Putin wants to have a word. 

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El Oregonian SubjectivObject Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:00 Permalink

Missed opportunity.

The art of war by Sun Tzu:

"The difficulty of tactical maneuvering consists in turning the devious into the direct, and misfortune into gain."

But, he can still win by taking a long and circuitous route, after enticing the enemy out of the way, and though starting after him, to contrive to reach the goal before him, shows knowledge of the artifice of DEVIATION.

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MoreSun El Oregonian Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:01 Permalink

I’d like to say a few words,” the Russian president said.

"We see that there are forces in the US which are prepared at the drop of a hat to sacrifice Russian-American relations for the sake of their internal political ambitions in America,” he said.

Putin full well knows the "forces" are and always have been the rabid warmongering jew supremacists !

(((They))) are the evil force that cause by far the large majority of all mayhem, physical, psychological & economic TERRORISM throughout the entire world.

Remove all jew supremacists from all positions of power no matter how small- NOW! 

"In 19AD the jews were expelled for the second time from Rome. This time by means of a Senatus Consultum, Emperor Tiberius expelled 4000 jews, who had been involved in various scandals, but none of these expulsions were properly enforced and the jews who continued to be present in particular as usurers, would play a significant role in the decline and collapse of the Roman Empire."

From: "A HISTORY OF CENTRAL BANKING-AND THE ENSLAVEMENT OF MANKIND", Stephon Mitford Goodson

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JSBach1 Nature_Boy_Wooooo Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:41 Permalink

Repost:

On the other thread ZH user janus linked youtube video (presumably) to: "The Magnitsky Act - Behind the Scenes" (by Andrei Nekrasov) which has been deleted from youtube and which many ZHers replied asking for alternative links. It is available on bitchute, which I've also linked on the other thread.

Here is the link:

THE MAGNITSKY ACT - BEHIND THE SCENES (about 2 hrs long)

https://www.bitchute.com/video/lQ3qEwX66pIL/

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JSBach1 Shemp 4 Victory Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:18 Permalink

Absolutely Shemp!

 

EXCLUSIVE: Advance Review of Devastating Film About Bill Browder Which He Tried to Suppress”

https://russia-insider.com/en/exclusive-advance-review-devastating-film…

 

Controversial film on Sergei Magnitsky’s death set for US screening

А film about Sergei Magnitsky, the Russian lawyer who died in prison after allegedly being tortured, is set to be shown in Washington after criticism and legal threats forced European TV channels to pull their broadcasts.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/10/controversial-film-russia…

 

Bill Browder: why I fear for my life

“Greatest capitalist in the world” turned human rights campaigner, Bill Browder is fighting for justice for a Russian friend whose murder he blames on the Kremlin

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/11453125/Bill-…

 

It has also been deleted from YouTube as evidenced here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3MN3R_ChCA

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CuttingEdge Shemp 4 Victory Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:29 Permalink

When you break it down, 17 unintelligent agencies (inclluding the fucking Coast Guard), having read the totally verified and authenticated Steele dossier*, all agree that Russia interfered in the election...

 

Err.

 

The level of bullshit these skincrawling cunts dish out to the masses through their MSM lackeys is pretty awesome, when viewed it in it's entirity.

That it has been sustained for so long says only one thing - 50% of Americans are dumber than a box of rocks. Otherwise these cunts would be hanging from lamp posts.

 

*Conveniently supplied to them by Brennan, Clapper, McCain, and every other sub-human piece of shit in on "Project Sedition").

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gdpetti gatorengineer Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:14 Permalink

They are still there working for???? Trump could fire Sessions if he wont' fire Rosenstein, but will Trump's son-in-law and his Chabadi friends support that? Sacrificing some of their own is common for them, just look at the psycho Soros, as they aren't believers in their propaganda BS, that's for the herd, goyim or not doesn't  matter... But Trump hasn't fired Sessions, nor most of his swamp monsters he put in office. The question is doesn't Trump yet realize the game being played around him? the "out with the OWO, in with the NWO" game? Trump reminds me of Carter... brought into the clubhouse on occassions just enough to make them seem legit... supportive... Trump, like Carter, is being played for a sucker... an expendable one... but Trump, like Carter is still useful... as the SG's goal, script, is to 'out the OWO'.. and so far, it's Mission Accomplished.... as the puppets turn on each other... attacking Trump for not 'staying the course' of blaming everything on Russia... even if Obama and Clinton worked with them.... puppets have to go where they are pulled... even to their own sacrifice on the altar of obedience....

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Singelguy gdpetti Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:25 Permalink

If Trump fired Sessions and / or Rosenstein, the MSM and the demonrats would be screaming obstruction of justice adding more fuel to a now smouldering fire. Trump has said himself that he staying out of it. They are doing a great job of hanging themselves. He also said, that he may have to get involved at some point, and I believe him.

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Lore shovelhead Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:18 Permalink

You misunderstand. THERE IS NOTHING TO ‘QUESTION.’  THERE IS NO ‘EVIDENCE.’  

The entire thing is pixie dust, fabrication, DISTRACTION to draw your attention away from REAL scandal.  (Case in point: Where the hell is the investigation into the CLINTON FOUNDATION?)

These people are sociopaths.  It’s what they do.  Expect much more as things start to fall apart during the Reset.  It’s going to get downright LOONY.

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stormcrow Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:58 Permalink

The United States has no extradition treaty with Moscow and  a provision in Russia’s constitution prohibits extraditing its citizens to foreign countries. The face-saving indictment was dead on arrival.

WTFUD Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:58 Permalink

Trump & Putin should have a daily 'great Twitter blast' , ripping the asses off these treasonous vermin. That would be pay per view material at its finest.

kindasketchy Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:59 Permalink

...Hopefully President Putin will have the 12 identified Russians come to the United States to prove their innocence or guilt. -The White House

Before the US became a police state, it was the government that had to prove someone was guilty. And considering the current administration, I think the language used is exactly what was intended. 

 

/I really need to find a nice european, Australian or SE asian girl looking for a mail order husband.

Scipio Africanuz kindasketchy Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:13 Permalink

This is illogical, the Russians should come, all twelve of them but McFaul shouldn't go? This is truly debilitating exceptionalism! Btw, the Russians just want to question McFaul, it doesn't matter where, and if he's truly innocent, he'd be asking the administration to facilitate it, just to clear his name, it can be done in any US government facility, with independent witnesses if necessary.

The world is laughing at the USA, and this is eroding American credibility at a geometric rate, don't these folks understand what they're doing to American power???...

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fightapathy Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:00 Permalink

And what about McFaul's close relationship with Brower, which might have led the ambassador to use his diplomatic pouches to carry home without examination more than dispatches.