back to article TRUMP SCANDAL! No, not that one. Or that one. Or that one. Or that one.

The FBI and CIA are investigating an attempted hack on the Trump Organization. According to a report from ABC citing unnamed officials with the intelligence agencies, it is believed someone overseas attempted to breach the President's international real estate holding company. The report claims that officials and …

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Ha Ha

Couldn't happen to a more deserving douchebag.

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Re: Ha Ha

"Attempted" hacks happen to everyone. I see a bunch of hits at my desktop's SSH port every day.

The consequences if Trump were successfully hacked would be a lot worse than if I was successfully hacked, of course, especially if they were able to find something to hold over his head. Of course, that may have already happened, and might explain his love for Putin and all things Russia!

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Headmaster

"Couldn't happen to a more deserving douchebag."

That's President douchebag to you.

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WTF?

I think Chomsky had something to say about that.

Apart from him being a semi-literate real estate developer who behaves like an elephant in must in a porcelain shop full with progressive and necon false idols (idols that are squamous yet ruguous), as well as having a definite lack of oily suaveness / fake coolness expected in high-pedigree presidential material, I still don't see what is so douchebag about him. (Well, I wouldn't let my daughter near any of that, true.)

Of course, one is expected to behave like we are told, and we ARE told. All the time via throwaway lines....

In the months following the election, the FBI and Congress have launched investigations into just how much (if anything) the Trump campaign knew of the Russian meddling.

Especially as said "Russian meddling" is still , in spite of more than a year of overheated talk and innuendo, generally by necon/globalist outlets like the NYT, not apparent.

On the other hand, nobody is looking at the bizarre killing of Seth Rich, DNC ex-leaker.

(Here is a link on how Trump and Putin may be connected though: The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin: Where Trump's real estate world meets a top religious ally of the Kremlin.. Pretty good.)

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Re: Ha Ha

... might explain his love for Putin and all things Russia!

But totally Fails to explain why The Donald in spite of this manly "love" has loaded his administration to the max with cold-warriors, military blow-hards and security-state cronies? Oh and The Flopping (since he didn't even get to "Flip" first) on every, single, issue in his campaign.

Unless .... whoever "has something" is pretty much the same lot that ran Hillary Clinton.

.... "They" didn't mind much Hillary selling off all that Uranium to the Russians, so we can expect The Donald to get a break too by the people that matter - which are not the whiny dims and their now obsolete party machinery. Obsolete because The Donald runs The Graft now.

Nuke - Because that was what Craazy Killlary would have done.

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Re: Ha Ha

"The consequences if Trump were successfully hacked would be a lot worse than if I was successfully hacked," ... but would they really be? Trump is such a disaster that in theory the hackers could go in and unintentionally cause improvements. Like deleting files for stupid ideas. Or dumping a huge porn collection for him to watch at 3 am instead of twittering. Or planting a fake Obama birth certificate from Kenya, which would get him so excited the resulting explosion of his head would be HUGE.

Or it could just be Putin checking up on his "investments."

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Re: Ha Ha

He hasn't flopped on every issue from his campaign. Merely those that promised to benefit ordinary Americans, like cheaper/better health insurance, infrastructure spending, bringing back factory jobs, draining the swamp. If you voted for him on those grounds - well, the more fool you.

But some issues he's been steadfast on. Cutting taxes for the rich, specifically himself and his family, he's pretty firm on that. Appointing a conservative to the Supreme Court. Being anti-abortion. Increasing military spending. Basically, everything the Republican party orthodoxy is into, he's right there beside them, because he knows he needs their support.

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Re: Ha Ha

It wasn't Russians who hacked the DNC's emails: Seth Rich gave Kim Dotcom the DNC emails, so he could forward them to Wikileaks, then he died in mysterious circumstances, just as the Russian Hackers conspiracy was rolled out by the DNC to undermine Trump’s Presidency.

Proof that Trump was not a russian Puppet was delivered fairly convincingly when he used Cruise missiles against a Syrian Airfield also used by the Russians. He did give Russia warning so they could avoid losing their planes and pilots, but that was to avoid starting WWIII.

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Re: Ha Ha

Is your desktop on the public internet / has your ssh port forwarded / NAT´d through the firewall?

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Re: Ha Ha

If Seth Rich gave anything to Kim Dotcom, then Dotcom would have published it to the world himself, and he would have done it months ago. Now there's a man who doesn't know the meaning of the word "shy".

And if Kim Dotcom has any actual evidence, he could be a lot more convincing.

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Re: I think Chomsky had something to say about that.

...idols that are squamous yet ruguous...

I will give you an up-vote for the attempt at a Lovecraft reference, though the latter is spelled "rugose" (see The Shadow out of Time).

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Looking forward to the wiki dump

I don't wish anybody to be hacked, after all what goes around comes around.

That being said, However, I do look forward to the Wikileaks Trump Dump!

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Will never happen. Assange loves Trump.

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Re: Looking forward to the wiki dump

...so why is he still concerned about extradition to the USA?

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@John Brown (no body) because USA is not yet a fully totalitarian regime where the "Supreme Leader" has ultimate say with everything

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Re: Looking forward to the wiki dump

Presidential Pardons.

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Re: Looking forward to the wiki dump

@Tomato42: "...because USA is not yet a fully totalitarian regime..."

Emphasis needed on the "not yet" part. It will go that way though.

No doubt Trump's buddy Erdogan can offer him some pointers.

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Wikileaks Trump Dump!

It won't happen, unless Russia wants to send a signal to his agent the President Trumpy.

The denial of Trumpy Juniors could be an indication they got the message.

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Re: Looking forward to the wiki dump

@John Brown (no body): he's not. He's never been concerned about that, and the USA has never applied for it.

What he's concerned about is having to do jail time in Sweden. Everything else is just a blind, because - and brace yourself for a shock here, I know it's hard to believe - Assange is a born poseur.

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Re: Looking forward to the wiki dump @veti

Well I think Assange might be *slightly* less worried about spending jail time in Sweden, now that Sweden has dropped all charges.

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Re: Looking forward to the wiki dump @veti

"that Sweden has dropped all charges."

Suspended the investigation is not quite the same thing. I wonder if, not knowing Swedish law, if this also pauses the clock on the expiration time of the attempt to bring him to justice?

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Nothing to see here

It would have to be very serious to get the FBI and CIA involved. after all, Trump International is just another US business, and has no connection with the so-called President Trump, does it? After all he handed everything over to his son.

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Re: Nothing to see here

To a first approximation, and probably a further refinement or two, the reported action is not materially different from the attempt by the FBI in late 2015 to alert the Democratic National Committee that their servers had been penetrated. The main difference seems to be that that the Trump organization paid attention, rather than ignoring it for months of repeated FBI contacts as the DNC did.

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Casus belli

Well now the CIA and FBI have a legitimate reason to rummage around in the Trump organization systems, "got see what's there to determine if it's been hit", let's hope they take full advantage of the opportunity.

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Re: Casus belli

> "Well now the CIA and FBI have a legitimate reason to rummage around in the Trump organization systems..."

Oh? You really believe that it's okay that a failed intrusion attempt on a private company should trigger a full-scale FBI/CIA fishing expedition, complete with hip-waders? I hate to burst your bubble here, but reality is calling and it says no.

Besides, there's new management coming in, so you can easily blame any inaction concerning this wish-fulfillment fantasy of yours on "obstruction." ;-/

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Re: Casus belli

Are we sure it wasn't the FBI/CIA/... in the first place just using a VPN so that they *appeared* to be in another country :)

BTW: have to wonder if the rest of the organisation is still using out-of-date (and more importantly out of security updates) software like the campaign team were....

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Re: Casus belli

Hey John, I hate to burst your bubble here, but reality is calling and it says you are a fool. The Orange idiot that you elected is a Russian stooge.

Wake up and smell the coffee.......

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russian-ambassador-told-moscow-that-kushner-wanted-secret-communications-channel-with-kremlin/2017/05/26/520a14b4-422d-11e7-9869-bac8b446820a_story.html

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Re: Casus belli

@Big John, "...there's new management coming in..." When? I thought they were already here, and it was called the Trump Administration? Did I miss something?

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Re: Casus belli

Not without a fourth amendment warrant they don't. Review the kerfluffle over James Comey's notifications to the Congress shortly before the election in connection with Anthony Wiener's laptop.

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Re: Casus belli

"Well now the CIA and FBI have a legitimate reason to rummage around in the Trump organization systems"

Why would they need a legitimate reason? Why would they need any reason at all? I would have thought it would have been a matter of course.

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Re: Casus belli

> "I thought they were already here, and it was called the Trump Administration? Did I miss something?"

Not exactly, but more or less.

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Re: Casus belli

That's rich... Hard to call whatever it is Trump has in Washington DC an "administration". I think "clown car" is more the tone you were looking for.

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Why bother?

I dunno why anyone would bother hacking any of Trump's stuff. All they got to do is wait and someone will leak the information anyway.

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Re: Why bother?

It already happened. The Slate mentioned that Donald Trump Jr. said in 2014 talking about the Trump golf courses "Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets."

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Re: Why bother?

His Tax returns haven't leaked (yet).

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“We absolutely weren’t hacked,”

Sounds rather like his dad in that quote. All things considered, how can he be so sure? As per the article, it'd not be the first time.

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Re: “We absolutely weren’t hacked,”

He's so sure because he have no clue what he's talking about.

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Hi, I see you are currently on fire - would you like me to put it out?

"On Fire? That's crazy, I am not on fire, I am.... my parents lived... and that's why Islam is.... and it was the biggest arms deal the US has ever done, it was the greatest, much better than any deal that has been done before... and that's why I am not on fire...."

Uh... OK - but I can literally smell your flesh burning and see the actual flames....

"Flames? No... that's fake news - I have the best words - I have the best people - I have the best intel, I have people that would tell me if I was on fire..."

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I imagine this is very close to how a conversation about Donald Trump being on fire might play out....

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Obviously imaginary (i.e. fake) - too few superlatives, far too coherent and you finished some of the sentences.

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I imagine this is very close to how a conversation about Donald Trump being on fire might play out....

Perhaps, but is there anyone left who would care enough to tell him, let alone volunteer to piss on him to put the fire out?

[Edit] Excepting a Russian hooker, obviously.

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i can haz best words bestest intels

Hi, Andrew: It looks like you've already seen this -- http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/strip/archive/2017/5/14 -- fine slice of Trumpspeak.

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Pirate

Odds on the Democrat opposition being blamed?

Anyone care to set the odds that there will be a Tweet along these lines in the near future?

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Devil

Who needs to hack to destroy the business?

Trump does a pretty darn good job of that himself.

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Decisions, decisions...

I'm really torn about which side of this to root for....

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Unhappy

"“We absolutely weren’t hacked,” Eric Trump said. "

Hmmm. I'm hearing Sir Humphrey Appleby.

Translation "They got everything."

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Extraordinary anti-hacking powers in 3 . . 2 . .

Just waiting to see what nonsense proposal will be drafted in the Orange Office.

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Weird.

You all hate a president that you think is "racist" because he took a stand against Islamic Terrorism whilst there are 22 sets of parents in Manchester burying their children, whilst their Mayor repeats the false narrative "It's nothing to do with Islam", especially as he relied on the Muslim vote to get into power.

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Re: Weird.

...and yet almost every US terrorist act has been carried out by white Christians.

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"...and yet almost every US terrorist act has been carried out by white Christians."

Like two bystanders who were murdered by a white male attacking a Muslim woman in the US yesterday.

But no, you don't get white terrorism over there.

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Re: Weird.

You all hate a president that you think is "racist" because he took a stand against Islamic Terrorism

That's not racism. It's religious bigotry. Although you presumably think there is a Muslim or Islamic race?

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