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GOP Congressman Admits Some Republicans Are Spreading Russian Propaganda

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner (R-OH) admitted Sunday that some members of his party are actively engaged in spreading Russian propaganda, especially when it comes to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

CNN host Jake Tapper noted that  Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) had recently said that Russian propaganda had “infected a good chunk of [his] party’s base.”

“He singled out primetime shows on conservative channels,” Tapper said. “Do you agree with him? And how big is this problem?”

“Oh, it is absolutely true,” Turner concurred. “We see directly coming from Russia attempts to mask communications that are anti-Ukraine and pro-Russia messages, some of which we even hear being uttered on the House floor.”

“I mean, there are members of Congress today who still incorrectly say that this conflict between Russia and Ukraine is over NATO, which, of course, it is not,” Turner added. “Now, to the extent that this propaganda takes hold, it makes it more difficult for us to really see this as an authoritarian versus democracy battle, which is what it is.”

Will the Republican Party ever rid itself of the Russian apologists who populate its ranks? Or is the GOP too afraid of what happens if they do?

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Does The Insurance Company Guaranteeing Trump’s $91 Million Bond Have Kremlin Ties?

To the surprise of many, failed one-term president Donald Trump was able to secure the financial assistance of a large multinational insurance company to underwrite the $91.6 million bond for his appeal of defamation verdicts awarded to writer E. Jean Carroll in January.

According to the Washington Post, the Federal Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Chubb Group LLC, provided the massive bond guaranty.

The bond document establishes a deal Trump made with Federal Insurance Company, a direct subsidiary of the international insurance behemoth Chubb, with global headquarters in Switzerland. The company, one of the largest insurance firms in the world and worth about $100 billion, offers a wide variety of insurance and bonds.

The company’s filings do not break down in detail its business that backs court appeals, but the larger unit — called a “surety” business — consists of several entities and is a longtime provider of bonds in the United States, according to bonding experts.

Chubb, it turns out, has extensive ties to Russia and the Kremlin, with environmental nonprofit group Rainforest Action Network (RAN) reporting on its website, “Chubb CEO Evan Greenberg talks a big game on climate change, but those words ring hollow when examining his company’s business practices. Chubb insures fossil fuel infrastructure in Russia that is bankrolling Putin’s war on Ukraine, oil and gas extraction off the coast of Brazil, exploratory drilling in the Arctic, and other fossil fuel projects globally.”

Former New York Times investigative reporter Seth Abramson also notes that Chubb has significant Russian connections.

“This is the biggest news in the United States right now. Anyone who reads this article will understand that I’m not exaggerating when I say as a journalist that America is now in the midst of a national security crisis. We are now right back where we were in 2016. It’s bad,” Abramson warned on Twitter/X.”

It has long been suspected that Trump and his company, the Trump Organization, have connections to Russian entities. The disgraced ex-president has repeatedly praised Russian president/war criminal Vladimir Putin, recently saying that if he manages to defeat President Joe Biden in November, he will allow Russia to “do whatever the hell they want” to NATO nations who don’t pay enough for their security.

The national security implications of Trump taking money from a company that invests heavily in Russia are massive and terrifying, especially since the ex-president is scheduled to start receiving weekly national security briefings now that he’s been declared the presumptive 2024 Republican presidential nominee by the GOP.

Can we as a country allow this to transpire right in front of our eyes and not demand accountability from both Chubb and Trump? At the very least, the Department of Justice needs to take a long hard look at the bond agreement and see if it violates federal law in any way whatsoever.

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Ex-Prosecutor: Jordan May Be ‘In League’ With FBI Informant Busted For Russia Ties 

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) may be part of a larger conspiracy to spread Russian lies about President Joe Biden as part of a campaign to benefit Donald Trump, according to former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner.

Speaking with MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin, Kirschner was asked about the recent arrest of Alexander Smirnov, who was taken into custody after being accused of lying to the FBI.

“Were the Republicans in league or incompetent?” Kirschner asked. “It’s one or the other. And here’s the thing. There’s a lot to dislike, sort of every link of the chain here. First of all, the FBI writes down lots of things that human informants and confidential informants say. That doesn’t mean it is necessarily true. Yes, they record it in a form, 1023, but they write it down. It doesn’t mean it’s verified, it doesn’t mean it’s accurate, it doesn’t mean it’s reliable. Once they receive it, they have to go about the hard work of corroborating it, or debunking it. And it sounds like the FBI never corroborated, and indeed, ultimately debunked this disinformation.”

Kirschner added:

“So why this debunked Russian disinformation would then be handed off to Republican members of Congress to be used as the basis to impeach an American president is mystifying, Ayman. And look, let’s use Jim Jordan as an example. You played a clip of him appearing to double down, even though he now knows it’s Russian disinformation, and Smirnov has been indicted for lying to the FBI about the Bidens. Jim Jordan is a serial abuser of his position and his authority. This is the guy who refused to comply with a lawfully issued congressional subpoena because had he complied and testified he might have incriminated Donald Trump.”

Everywhere you look, the GOP has ties to Russia and Russian propaganda which they have tried to use to destroy President Joe Biden and boost Donald Trump. Is it really so hard to believe the Kremlin owns and controls them?


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Nancy Pelosi’s Explanation Of Why Trump Is So Subservient To Putin Is PERFECT

Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) believes she knows why failed former president Donald Trump is constantly praising Russian war criminal Vladimir Putin, and she’s letting the world know.

Pelosi was a guest on MSNBC’s “Inside With Jen Psaki” Monday evening, and she told the host, “What does he have on Donald Trump that he has to constantly be catering to Putin?”

Calling Putin one of “the most evil people in the world,” Pelosi continued.

“I don’t know what he has on him, but I think it’s probably financial. Or something on the come ― something that he expects to get.”

Think about this: Have you ever once heard Trump say anything negative about Putin? And now consider some of the many positive things the failed former U.S. president has said regarding the Russian president:

  • “I went in yesterday and there was a television screen, and I said, ‘This is genius,’” Trump said during an interview. “Putin declares a big portion of the Ukraine – of Ukraine. Putin declares it as independent. Oh, that’s wonderful.”
  • “They say, ‘Trump said Putin’s smart.’ I mean, he’s taking over a country for two dollars’ worth of sanctions,” Trump told a crowd at a fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago. “I’d say that’s pretty smart. He’s taking over a country – really a vast, vast location, a great piece of land with a lot of people, and just walking right in.”
  • In a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Trump said, “Yesterday reporters asked me if I thought President Putin was smart. I said, ‘Of course, he’s smart,’ to which I was greeted with ‘Oh, that’s such a terrible thing to say.’ I like to tell them, ‘Yes, he’s smart.’”

Whatever the reason Trump is so enamored with Putin, is says a lot about Donald that he chooses to admire a man who has gleefully murdered women and children, taken Ukrainian kids hostage, and continues to engage in atrocities on a daily basis.

And whatever Putin has on Trump, the two of them deserve each other. Both of them are equally craven and evil.

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Vladimir Putin Mocks Tucker Carlson To His Face And The Internet Can’t Stop Laughing

In a blatant move meant to blunt criticism of his ongoing attacks on Ukraine, indicted war criminal Vladimir Putin agreed to sit down for an extensive interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who was dumped by the network in part for his lies about the 2020 election.

The interview, which lasts two hours, is little more than Putin trying to explain history to Carlson from the perspective of a Russian dictator who thinks he’s entitled to attack any country he wants and then claim self-defense.

One portion of the Putin-Carlson conversation has drawn the most interest because in it the Russian dictator clearly mocks Carlson, according to HuffPost.

In the conversation that dropped on X, formerly Twitter, Thursday, Putin had already blathered on about Russia and Ukraine’s history when he brought up the 2014 ouster of Kremlin-backed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych after mass protests.

“With the backing of whom?” Carlson asked.

“With the backing of CIA, of course, the organization you wanted to join back in the day, as I understand,” Putin responded. “We should thank God they didn’t let you in.”

“Although it is a serious organization, I understand,” he added.

Be sure and check out the look on Carlson’s face when Putin reminds him that he was rejected by the CIA. Some have described it as one of constipation.

Those who viewed the video on Twitter/X delighted in the burn Putin inflicted on Carlson.