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    Russia

    I figure we could use a thread on this as it's such a hot topic lately.

    John Huntsman has supposedly accepted a position as the Russian ambassador. Some think this is to clear the way for Orin Hatch (wouldn't he be part of the swamp) who's recently announced he'd like to run for re-election.

    Either way, Huntsman seems a curious choice for Trump.
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    Re: Russia

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...nafort/520359/

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    Re: Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnylightnin View Post
    I figure we could use a thread on this as it's such a hot topic lately.

    John Huntsman has supposedly accepted a position as the Russian ambassador. Some think this is to clear the way for Orin Hatch (wouldn't he be part of the swamp) who's recently announced he'd like to run for re-election.

    Either way, Huntsman seems a curious choice for Trump.
    Doesn't he have a Sweep the Swamp pizza?
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    Re: Russia

    Surely the opinionated politicos on BBB have SOME thoughts on Russia. Nothing to see here?
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    Re: Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnylightnin View Post
    Surely the opinionated politicos on BBB have SOME thoughts on Russia. Nothing to see here?
    I dont really have an opinion worth sharing on this topic. I dont support Trump (or anyone, basically, outside of Ben Sasse and Rand Paul), but the accusations of Trumps Russian involvement are simply inane in the absense of proof. Proof that isn't presented like a 911 conspiracy, that is.

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    Re: Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnylightnin View Post
    Surely the opinionated politicos on BBB have SOME thoughts on Russia. Nothing to see here?
    Oh paleeze....you aren't THAT stupid are you?

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    Re: Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by HogDawg View Post
    Oh paleeze....you aren't THAT stupid are you?
    Sadly, it's entirely possible.
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    Re: Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dawg View Post
    I dont really have an opinion worth sharing on this topic. I dont support Trump (or anyone, basically, outside of Ben Sasse and Rand Paul), but the accusations of Trumps Russian involvement are simply inane in the absense of proof. Proof that isn't presented like a 911 conspiracy, that is.
    The opinion that Russia is a non-story is as valid as any other I suppose.

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    Re: Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnylightnin View Post
    The opinion that Russia is a non-story is as valid as any other I suppose.
    I do think that Putin is a better politician than anyone we've had over here for a long time. But that's just international espionage -- there's probably something there worth finding out. I just don't think there was collusion between Trump and Russia. I am open to convincing otherwise.

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    Re: Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dawg View Post
    I do think that Putin is a better politician than anyone we've had over here for a long time. But that's just international espionage -- there's probably something there worth finding out. I just don't think there was collusion between Trump and Russia. I am open to convincing otherwise.
    I don't really have any angle here. I can't get any further than Trump seems cozy with people who have been cozy with Russia. All the leaks seemed to benefit Trump, but it's all pretty circumstantial right now.

    The thought that Trump is who Russia wanted to win does concern me a bit...but again, that's just conjecture.
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    Re: Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnylightnin View Post
    The thought that Trump is who Russia wanted to win does concern me a bit...but again, that's just conjecture.
    Wonder who Iran, China and North Korea were cheering for? Just a bit more conjecture for you.

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    Re: Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by DawgyNWindow View Post
    Wonder who Iran, China and North Korea were cheering for? Just a bit more conjecture for you.
    All were for Trump.

    Iran because for his isolationism.
    China because they hate Clinton.
    North Korea because they think they can get a trade of nukes for aid.
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    Re: Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by DawgyNWindow View Post
    Wonder who Iran, China and North Korea were cheering for? Just a bit more conjecture for you.
    Harder to tell, but less of a concern as Trump didn't cozy up to advisors with really cozy relationships with the nations you mentioned the way that he did with Russian sympathizers.

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    Re: Russia

    None of which alleviates my concern over Putin's preference.

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