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Old 21st December 2020, 03:27 AM   #1201
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Here's a reddit post with sources, which lays out the defunding of cyber-security programmes
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Old 21st December 2020, 04:40 AM   #1202
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Old 21st December 2020, 04:41 AM   #1203
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Originally Posted by Squeegee Beckenheim View Post
Worth bearing in mind that Trump defunded cybersecurity departments.
Including ending cybersecurity teams which had specific focus on Russia, if I'm hearing correctly.
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Old 21st December 2020, 10:41 PM   #1204
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Originally Posted by Aridas View Post
Including ending cybersecurity teams which had specific focus on Russia, if I'm hearing correctly.
Why use all that money when you can just ask Putin?
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Old 20th January 2021, 11:16 AM   #1205
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Not sure if this means anything, but:

AP (via an ABC affiliate)
In his final full day in office, President Donald Trump says he has declassified information related to the FBI’s investigation into ties between Russia and his 2016 presidential campaign.
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Trump says he has accepted redactions proposed by the FBI, which had objected to the declassification.


Not sure what his game is here... is it an attempt to scuttle any remaining investigations?
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Old 20th January 2021, 12:00 PM   #1206
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I can't get over Putin's "alleged" billion dollar palace. Not that he has it. That apparently it's only got 11 bedrooms. You can get a 4 bedroom house here for under 300k. A billion dollars and he only gets 11 bedrooms? He got ripped off. Or "whoever the real owner is" did.
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Old 20th January 2021, 12:07 PM   #1207
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
I can't get over Putin's "alleged" billion dollar palace. Not that he has it. That apparently it's only got 11 bedrooms. You can get a 4 bedroom house here for under 300k. A billion dollars and he only gets 11 bedrooms? He got ripped off. Or "whoever the real owner is" did.
ah, but Putin's Pad has 11 Golden Showers.
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Old 20th January 2021, 12:11 PM   #1208
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
I can't get over Putin's "alleged" billion dollar palace. Not that he has it. That apparently it's only got 11 bedrooms. You can get a 4 bedroom house here for under 300k. A billion dollars and he only gets 11 bedrooms? He got ripped off. Or "whoever the real owner is" did.
I am sure it did not cost that much. Difference goes straight to Putin's pocket.
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Old 29th January 2021, 01:37 AM   #1209
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‘The perfect target’: Russia cultivated Trump as asset for 40 years – ex-KGB spy
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Old 29th January 2021, 02:25 AM   #1210
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Originally Posted by Aridas View Post
as the article mentions, it is hard to understand why Mueller didn't investigate the hundreds of contacts between Trump and Russia.
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Old 29th January 2021, 02:33 AM   #1211
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
as the article mentions, it is hard to understand why Mueller didn't investigate the hundreds of contacts between Trump and Russia.
I will just leave this here:

Trump and Putin discuss The Americans
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Old 29th January 2021, 03:04 AM   #1212
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
as the article mentions, it is hard to understand why Mueller didn't investigate the hundreds of contacts between Trump and Russia.
Perhaps. There's a few considerations in play, though, likely. First, Mueller was sticking fairly well to campaign matters. He apparently referred a whole bunch of things to the FBI, who supposedly should have been handling the more general stuff and counter-intelligence stuff. Also of particular note, though - Rosenstein, who controlled what he could investigate, apparently killed his ability to investigate into Trump-Russia connections... without informing the FBI of his decision to do so. So, we pretty much had a situation where Mueller and the FBI both thought that the other was handling that, because of Rosenstein, the guy who helped Trump come up with an excuse to fire Comey.
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