No crap. This is why he won't criticize Russia or Putin. They've had something on him this entire time! So what happens when China, Mexico gets dirt on him? They'll also be able to black mail him
Americans are screwed. They voted their souls out. And that was after seeing all the signs and warnings about Donald Trump. Their hatred just wouldn't let them use their sense. You voted your presidency away. It's a shame.
why wasn't he "vetted" during the campaign...? where were the investigations into his potential conflicts, allowing him to possibly be blackmailed, before he was elected? and why wasn't it big news??
Duh. They weren't going to try and get him elected without having something to blackmail him with once he won.
Oh but Russia is our friend. Bawk. Everyone saw this coming but Trump's dumb supporters.
WE TOLD YOU SO!! We told you where there is smoke there is fire. We told you that Trump's increasing instability in recent weeks is because HE KNOWS Russia has dirt on him. He wanted to 'move on' because he knew. Next: Don Jr will be found to be the intermediary.
This is why I take issue with what Wikileaks did. Their defenders, correctly, point out that they exposed real problems in the DNC that there are no excuses for. What people don't acknowledge though, is that the RNC was also hacked, and yet that information was not released. Why is that?
If you think giving the people as much information as possible is good/good for Democracy, which I generally do, you should also want that RNC data to come out. Only choosing to share some of it is a problem. If there is serious information that could compromise Trump, we should have known it a long time ago if you are seriously holding to the ideal of trying to inform the people rather than just influencing an election.
Today's Trump Dummy Talking Point (TTDTP):
Russia hacked the DNC, not the election
The Hamm Sanchez response:
While technically true, this statement ignores the fact that the United States only has two electorally viable political parties at the national level, the Democrats and the Republicans. Voters got to see the inner workings of one of these political parties, but not the other. That was a significant disadvantage for the Democrats.
Just because Trump supporters got the outcome they desired, it doesn't mean that our democracy wasn't compromised or undermined. As Americans we should all be outraged that an enemy of the state influenced the electoral outcome.
None of this is going to have a happy ending. Not for Trump, not for his supporters or detractors, or America itself. Which I imagine would have been the intent the whole time.
Do people really like critical thinking capability. So he'll are receiving 145 million to her phony foundation for our uranium wasn't a signal that she was bought and paid for by the Russians? Get your heads out of your collective Butts
Blackmail isn't going to make Russia look any better to anyone. I don't know whether you can trust the Hill either. It's mostly a liberal rag that is very shy on telling the truth. I'm beginning to not care what Russia has. I voted the way I wanted and nothing Russian made up my mind for me.
The Hill is not the only source reporting this news.
I'm sure more will be revealed.
These are the times we live in and the hammer swings both ways.
Lets say there is what's Republican Congress going to do about it? Nothing I say because their party is in and that's all they care about, the security of the country be damned.
We got plenty of compromising and personal information on this fool and he still got elected! Unheard of for president to grab women's genitals, not pay taxes and the list goes on, including kissing Putin ' s ass!
Who cares? What worse could we know about Mr. Trump? He has bankrupticies; he is ruthless and occassionally crude; he has had multiple wives; he exaggerates and he has strange hair. Give it up already!
Sometime in the future, maybe in the next 4 years, Russia "will call in their favor" and release all the goods on this moron....I expect it to happen in the next 4 years when this idiot slips up and double crosses Putin, the butcher of Aleppo...The Trumpster might even disappear, hopefully as in an episode of "The Sopranos."
Like how many Billions Donnie Owes Russia. Better buy tough kneepads Donnie, you'll be doing a lot of sucking the next 4 years.
Look at all the embarrassing little liberal crybabies that fill the comment section of "The Hill". Now they're believing Russian operatives. You're all such a joke. Just sit back, go to work everyday, try to enjoy life. That's all you can do. Obama left you with the weakest democrat party in a very very long time. Enjoy!! Lmao!!!
So Russia knows about Trump's financials, but Americans don't. Guess they'll hold the info until they need Trump to lift sanctions, etc. But, hey, Trump already told us he doesn't have to show his tax returns and President cannot be held for conflict of interest. What is this craziness????
These agency better start providing factual evidence soon. Losing credibility by the day. All reports I have read thus far has being assertions and opinions nothing else.
No surprise...Why wait until now to reveal? This whole election has been a debacle because of leaders fears about intervening. Let the drama continue....
This makes sense. He would cover for them because he doesn't want them revealing the information. He's so incredibly thin skinned he's easily manipulated with such information. They could blackmail him in a.variety of ways.
Hell ... that was more than obvious all along and many people have wondered why there wasn't any attention being given to it! Street psychology had that figured out from the git go; it's how it's done! Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours; and I'll first get you in a situation where you HAVE to scratch my back!!! You all are so damn dumb ... distracted by some stupid emails!!!
Like what? We have learned so much shit about him and nothing sticks! He said it himself - he could shoot someone on fifth avenue and it would make no difference.
So you are spilling it now because you don't think you can blackmail Trump later? Whatever! So much stuff and nonsense.....if there were ANYTHING if would have come out long before now.
Ok let it fly since the media thinks they will do anything to influence our democracy they shouldn't withhold info right? If they won't release it, then it's probably nonsesne
It's called blackmail and now our future president will be indebted to Putin.
This is the dumbest article I could have ever read. This new so called breaking news that Russia had this info changed the outcome of the election and made Americans minds up?!?! Really? This is beyond stupid
We have all heard compromising information about Trump...... morons still votes for him!
Trump wanted good relations with Russia even before he was elected. And Russia didn't elect Trump, it was the stupid voting system in the US. But the attention span of an average US citizen is two weeks, so no wonder here.