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Old 01-11-2017, 11:29 AM   #51
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read:http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christi...e-cia-n2269811

Did 4Chan Troll The CIA?

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On Tuesday night, BuzzFeed News published an explosive, yet completely unverified, dossier alleging that President-elect Donald Trump engaged in a whole host of, shall we say unusual, sexual activities in Moscow. Matt already wrote about the basics of the report and the blackmail threat, so I'm not going to delve into that.

What's worth talking about, however, are*swirling claims on Reddit that 4chan users on the board /pol/ completely made the entire thing up.

According to a variety of posts on the pro-Trump subreddit r/The_Donald, a user on*/pol/, a 4chan board, made up the most salacious story in the report. He then*mailed it to anti-Trump Republican strategist Rick Wilson, who then went to the CIA. The story was then included on the dossier published Tuesday by BuzzFeed News.

If this is true, this effectively means that 4chan trolled the U.S. intelligence system and the majority of the U.S. media with what's basically Donald Trump erotic*fanfiction, which is terrifying.

While literally no aspect of anything that was reported tonight by both BuzzFeed News and 4chan has been confirmed or verified, it is an odd coincidence that a 4chan post from prior to the election seems to match up with what was released on Tuesday.

Additionally, WikiLeaks says that the report published by BuzzFeed is "not an intelligence report" and that it is not consistent with the style of other reports.
Wilson denied that his source was from /pol/.

As for Trump? He says it's all fake news.

Guess we'll have to wait and see if 4chan pulled off what is possibly the greatest troll game in internet history.

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Old 01-11-2017, 12:49 PM   #52
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Love how he stressed he's a germophobe just now in his press conference.
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:58 PM   #53
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This seems to be quite an ironic situation in that it *appears* to be (once again) a problem created by the political party one is running for. Reports *suggest* this started as a dirt-digging effort by Republicans (McCain?) during the primaries, which was joined in by the Dems. Ends up "hurting" the winning R presidential candidate.

It *appears* the Dems did the same thing with Hillary's effort starting the Obama birther movement during the primaries, which the Republicans jumped on.
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:10 PM   #54
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He just schooled a reporter in the presser YUGE! Refused to take a question from that reporter, despite the reporter not shutting up, said his organization was fake news. Pretty sure it was CNN. There was strong applause in the room, from the other reporters I assume.

Get ready for CNN to start running stories about Trump's failure to answer media questions.
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:44 PM   #55
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:01 PM   #56
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Yup, but Trump, in his own style, is trying to walk you back from it. CNN, at 1pm, is still trying to keep you in it.

Some funny comments coming out of this, though, like:

CNN RIP (pee)

Trump just pissed on CNN



Thanks so much for the entertainment.
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:30 PM   #57
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He just schooled a reporter in the presser YUGE! Refused to take a question from that reporter, despite the reporter not shutting up, said his organization was fake news. Pretty sure it was CNN. There was strong applause in the room, from the other reporters I assume.

Get ready for CNN to start running stories about Trump's failure to answer media questions.
They were Drumpf aides that HE brought in to clap for HIM.
I guess there is no irony here that Drumpf used the birther movement to get further in politics. He actively encouraged fake news, now he gets to see what it feels like.
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He got an act for the inauguration!




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Old 01-11-2017, 03:07 PM   #60
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They were Drumpf aides that HE brought in to clap for HIM.
I guess there is no irony here that Drumpf used the birther movement to get further in politics. He actively encouraged fake news, now he gets to see what it feels like.
HMM... so all Presidents, or soon-to-be, bring aids to pressers to clap for them? Bit of a stretch, doncha' think?

My apologies to you for assuming it was journalists clapping. It is CNN's fault for only showing Trump in the camera shot. I offer a second apology for assuming ANY journalists were in the room, since there appears to only be about 5 left in your entire country.

As to the birther thing, that's so old and tired. You should ask Hillary why she started it. Had The Golfer in Chief actually released his birth certificate promptly, showing he was truly eligible to be President, it would have died a timely death.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:32 PM   #61
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Had The Golfer in Chief actually released his real birth certificate promptly, showing he was truly eligible to be President, it would have died a timely death.

Fixed it for you. I assume the President has a birth certificate, but the one he showed us is a proven fake.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:22 PM   #62
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Here you demand Obama show his papers, ermm, I mean birth certificate, yet Drumpf gets a free pass on his taxes. If he had released them, Putin wouldn't have them to blackmail him with.
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One of those sets of papers is to satisfy a constitutional requirement for the presidency, the other set is to satisfy your preoccupation (and provide the opposition ammunition to harass with).
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Nope. Every modern president in the last few decades have released their taxes. It just shows your hypocrisy. Demand something from everyone but "your" guy. He has something to hide, something big enough Russia can hold it over him.if he didn't, he would have a!ready released them.
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Every modern president in the last few decades has been a man too, so I guess Hil is out.

I've not demanded tax returns from anyone. I'm not sure I'd believe anything I saw in any of them anyway.

Keep at it with the Russians there Senator McCarthy. I think they might have done 9/11 too.
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Denial, it ain't just a river in Egypt. At least I haven't fallen for Russian propaganda.
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One of those sets of papers is to satisfy a constitutional requirement for the presidency, the other set is to satisfy your preoccupation (and provide the opposition ammunition to harass with).
Thank you, Exodia. I was otherwise preoccupied but could not have said it better myself.

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Denial, it ain't just a river in Egypt. At least I haven't fallen for Russian propaganda.
That remains to be seen, as you have damn near choked on Hillary's.

Trump is not compelled by the Constitution to reveal his taxes. We did not elect him because we wanted him to do what other President's have done, remember. Did you pour over Hillary's returns? I'll bet not. I'll admit, I did not because they don't matter for shit to me. Would not have looked at Donald's either.
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Nope. Every modern president in the last few decades have released their taxes. It just shows your hypocrisy. Demand something from everyone but "your" guy. He has something to hide, something big enough Russia can hold it over him.if he didn't, he would have a!ready released them.
Since you say he has something to hide, something big enough for Russia to hold over him, and clearly imply it is found in his tax returns, he is good and truly f'd. His latest tax returns are currently under (their ANNUAL) audit with the IRS, which he says is why they haven't been released.
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Demonizing Russia is dumb and more importantly isn't working, outside of the idiocracy at NYT/washpost/NBC/CBS. The natural constituents of the Dems--lefties, semi-socialists, millennials, blacks, LGBT--have no animosity towards Russia. If anything, they have less animosity than ur average joe.

What we're witnessing is the Deep State imploding. It's in death throes, trying desperately to stave off trump and the populist will to tear DC down. That's why the CIA is leaking docs to liberal news outlets, and blaming big bad evil russkies.

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Deep State goes to war...Glenn Greenwald. Good read.

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THERE IS A REAL DANGER here that this maneuver can harshly backfire, to the great benefit of Trump and to the great detriment of those who want to oppose him. If any of the significant claims in this “dossier” turn out to be provably false — such as Cohen’s trip to Prague — many people will conclude, with Trump’s encouragement, that large media outlets (CNN and BuzzFeed) and anti-Trump factions inside the government (CIA) are deploying “Fake News” to destroy him. In the eyes of many people, that will forever discredit — render impotent — future journalistic exposés that are based on actual, corroborated wrongdoing.
https://theintercept.com/2017/01/11/...as-dems-cheer/
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Since you say he has something to hide, something big enough for Russia to hold over him, and clearly imply it is found in his tax returns, he is good and truly f'd. His latest tax returns are currently under (their ANNUAL) audit with the IRS, which he says is why they haven't been released.
The IRS has been saying all along he can release them. Note the date on the article.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/p...dits/80996086/
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Yes, and he has said his (tax?) lawyer(s) has advised him not to release them until the audit is complete. Perhaps if you want them faster you could speak with the corrupt and inefficient IRS. Maybe call Lois Lerner to see if she still has any pull with them.
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Oh look, CNN and Dom Lemon, at 10:33pm, have made themselves the victims.

As expected.
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