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Drip. Drip drip drip. DRIP DRIP DRIP GEYSER! Apparently now we are doing breaking news at the crack of dawn, because NBC News reports that, despite earlier reports that Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner met at Trump Tower in June of 2016 with one (1) Russian lawyer lady, Natalia Veselnitskaya, with one (1) translator in attendance, there was ANOTHER Russian spy in the room. (Haha, we say “another,” because we’re assuming at least one of the Americans is a double agent. Rhymes with “Can Of Snort.”) Or maybe two more Russian spies. Or maybe nine. Or maybe eleventy. Or maybe Vladimir Putin personally attended for a very important discussion about bouncy Russian babies, or to do conspiracies with the Trump campaign by giving them salacious information about Hillary Clinton.

DRIP!

The Russian lawyer who met with the Trump team after a promise of compromising material on Hillary Clinton was accompanied by a Russian-American lobbyist — a former Soviet counter intelligence officer who is suspected by some U.S. officials of having ongoing ties to Russian intelligence, NBC News has learned. […]

The Russian-born American lobbyist served in the Soviet military and emigrated to the U.S., where he holds dual citizenship.

It’s OK, NBC, you can just say “spy.”

The Associated Press reports that the name of the Spy/Not Spy is Rinat Akhmetshin. (UPDATE! He is also a Russian hacker! See update here!) NBC says Akhmetshin told Junior’s lawyer Alan Futerfas that he doesn’t have any current Russian spying ties, but guess what, THAT’S WHAT SPIES SAY.

“He is a U.S. citizen. He told me specifically he was not working for the Russian government, and in fact laughed when I asked him that question.”

Speaking of lawyers, know how Donald Trump The Older And Fatter says he didn’t even know his firstborn was trying to do Russian conspiracy crimes for Daddy by having this meeting? Yahoo News reports Trump’s lawyers knew about the meeting WEEKS ago. So is Daddy lying about not knowing, or did Daddy’s lawyers withhold this information from him, due to how he is the worst client on Planet Earth, and they were worried he would tweet about it? Who knows!

ANYWAY. When NBC reached the Russian lawyer lady for comment, she was like “Da, I am an agent of the Kremlin, although I lie about that like a common Russian, so I brought one of my Russian spy friends, Rinat Akhmetshin, BUT IS THAT EVEN HIS REAL NAME? You don’t know! LOL HASHTAG SPY STUFF!” (That may not be a real quote.) NBC also says Veselnitskaya “acknowledged … she was accompanied by at least one other man,” to the meeting, to which we reply AT LEAST? HOW MANY RUSSIAN MAN SPIES IS IT? MSNBC notes there was a sixth person in the room, but that’s just the translator. (Who could also be a spy.)

So what was the Spy/Not Spy Rinat Akhmetshin doing? Possibly putting some “wire tapps” in Trump Tower for Putin? Did he need to do some maintenance on that weird Trump organization computer server that only shares information with Alfa Bank in Moscow (and Spectrum Health, which is weirdly “led by” the husband of one Betsy DeVos)? Is he the Best Buy Geek Squad, but for servers used for (allegedly!) espionage purposes between Trump and Russia?

Or is he just Veselnitskaya’s sexxxy Russian spy lover? Had she promised him they would have a fun “just us” afternoon in New York that day, but then UGH, she had to drag him along to do election interference at Trump Tower? And afterward did they finally get to have their romantic lunch and stroll through Central Park and then go see Hamilton, like how did they even get tickets? CONSPIRACIES ABOUND.

Junior’s lawyer has more things to say:

Alan Futerfas, the attorney retained by Donald Trump Jr., confirmed he has spoken to the individual.

“It’s very simple,” Futerfas said. “The person was described as a friend of Emin [Agalarov]’s and maybe as a friend of Natalia [Veselnitskaya]’s.”

OK, so Akhmetshin is an American citizen who’s also a Russian citizen, and he MIGHT be a friend of Veselnitskaya’s, and he’s definitely a friend of Emin Agalarov, the Azerbaijani-Russian pop star who called the meeting, and whose dad is a Russian oligarch with deep ties to Putin. Is he just some Russian guy? Or he is a Russian super spy who wanted to show everybody the kompromat Russia has on Daddy Trump?

Was this meeting actually a screening of the Trump Russian Pee Hooker Tape? Did the Russians turn the lights down and serve popcorn for movie time, or did they just pop the tape in the VCR and all of a sudden it was like “OH FUCK WE ARE WATCHING RUSSIAN PEE-VISION AND DONALD TRUMP IS THE STAR”?

As you can tell we have questions. And of course special counsel Robert Mueller has questions. We bet he has more professional questions than we do.

We said earlier this week that Junior better hope there are no “tapes” of his Russian meeting, but LOL we bet there are, so WHEEEEEEE, this is fun!

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  • Wild Cat

    These are just young, naive kids. Why are you picking on them, Wonkette? Don’t you have any 8-year-old black thugs to shoot? WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!!!

  • Msgr_MΩment

    How Many Goddamn Russian Spies Came To Trump Junior’s Russian Conspiracy Meeting?

    AOT,K?

  • Indiepalin

    Junior: Must meet with Moose and Squirrel.

  • La forza del resistino
  • Msgr_MΩment

    (Haha, we say “another,” because we’re assuming at least one of the Americans is a double agent. Rhymes with “Can Of Snort.”)

    Somebody please tell me how to wipe a can of snort off my keyboard.

  • Joe Beese

    Tonight on Hannity: If anything criminal was taking place at this meeting, why would so many people have been permitted to attend?

    The real question – which the Fake News won’t ask – is why didn’t Barack Obama know about this meeting?

    • folderol

      Pat Robertson: “What is all this about collusion with our arch-nemesis Russia?”
      Donald: “Don’t worry about it.”
      Pat: “Ok.”

  • FlemmishSpy

    Next Faux Noise excuse: *Light* treason!

  • ariel_gee_398

    He and Manafort must have had SO MUCH to talk about. He was allegedly an unregistered foreign agent, too. Also, seems nice:
    “[Akhmetshin] has been accused of organizing, on behalf of Russian oligarch
    Andrey Melnichenko, for the computers of International Mineral
    Resources to be hacked to steal “confidential, personal and
    otherwise sensitive information” so that it could be
    disseminated.”
    https://www.grassley.senate.gov/sites/default/files/judiciary/upload/Russia%2C%2003-31-17%2C%20Magnitsky%20Act%20-%202016-%2007-15%20HCM%20Complaint%20to%20FARA%20%28003%29_Redacted.pdf

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      He also has long time ties to Borat and the Kazakhstan potassium lobby.

      • ariel_gee_398

        Plus, the oligarch he stooges for and the one Manafort stooged for are pals. I’m sure that never came up and they’ve never crossed paths before.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          I’m amazed at all these unlikely coincidences. Life is much more random than I previously thought.

  • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

    Can we start with the perp walks, ffs?

    • Wild Cat

      The ones they perp walk may be the wrong ones. We’re all in Stalinville now.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    I’m waiting to find out how this is all Hillary’s fault.

    • elviouslyqueer

      I’m sure Lindsey Graham is convening a hearing right this second to investigate just that.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Trey Gowdy is already flop-sweating in anticipation.

        • folderol

          When is Trey Gowdy *not* flop-sweating?

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            When he’s reading the Bible?

          • elviouslyqueer

            “Reading” with one free hand and a canister of Vaseline.

    • ariel_gee_398

      You know that secret Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch meeting on the tarmac? They didn’t discuss grandkids, Bill asked her to let the lawyer in the country so that she could entrap Jr. into committing a little light treason.

  • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

    Speaking of lawyers, know how Donald Trump The Older And Fatter says he didn’t even know his firstborn was trying to do Russian conspiracy crimes for Daddy by having this meeting? Yahoo News reports Trump’s lawyers knew about the meeting WEEKS ago. So is Daddy lying about not knowing, or did Daddy’s lawyers withhold this information from him, due to how he is the worst client on Planet Earth, and they were worried he would tweet about it? Who knows!

    http://49.media.tumblr.com/ee33240cd04f433c7a0cb23d028e4493/tumblr_mn9l448ThR1qgr0y2o1_250.gif

  • Bobathonic

    “He is a U.S. citizen. He told me specifically he was not working for the Russian government, and in fact laughed when I asked him that question.”

    So spies are like the cops – they have to tell you if they ask?

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      Yes, cops don’t have to tell you they are a cop anymore.

      • Bobathonic

        I’m pretty sure that was always a myth.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      That’s why the Cold War dragged on for so long. Both sides’ spies kept getting outed by that damned question.

  • Proud Liberal
    • Wild Cat

      Yes, but whose side is Borat on?

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        Pam Anderson. Which brings us back to Kid Rock!

        • cheetojeebus

          oh lordy, you’ve ripped asunder the veil and revealed the mastermind behind all of these machinations.

  • Bub, the truculent Zombie

    Shit, if I had known Jr. was this fucking gullible and would see anybody, I would have popped into Trump Tower in 2015 when I was in Manhattan and told him about the amazing deal I could get him on a bridge in Brooklyn. I’d be in Fat City now!

  • armed_bears

    So my next question is: At that point in the Trump campaign, weren’t there Secret Service agents stationed every 20 feet inside Trump Tower? I think SOMEBODY knows who all these Yakov Smirnoffs are.

    • Maggielle

      In my fantasy, it is a cadre of custodians and servers of refreshments and fetchers of pens and paper and fixers of copy machine jams – the “invisible” ones who are nevertheless always there, and have decided to band together to help bring it down. It’s a fantasy, but I used to be one of those invisible workers, so it’s very satisfying to imagine using my small but not insignificant powers for good and not for evil.

  • Proud Liberal

    I’m sure the Russians taped this meeting. More kompromat on Trump.

  • Joe Beese

    So who’s leaking?

    I no longer think it’s Kushner, who gets in more trouble with each revelation than Junior does. Manafort would probably be able to cut a better deal for ratting. And he must have Russian bolt holes prepared.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Bannon?

    • arglebargle

      Bannon, but I find it hard top believe he’s that smrt.

      • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

        Bannon with early Korsakoff Syndrome?

        • goingohm

          Yes, if Korsakoff is that cheap vodka with the ugly label glued cock-eyed.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Allegedly, this info came to light via disclosures made to the Senate Intelligence Committee in April. Since Kushner didn’t fix his disclosure to include this meeting until June, speculation is Manafort disclosed it.

    • eggs ackly-wright

      Flynn.

  • Ms.Moon

    Do any of the Trumps know any actual Americans? Remember the Tea Party all ‘Merica, ‘Merica, ‘Merica where are they when their supposed party is infiltrated by Russians or are they okay because they’re not melanated folks like the guy who lived in the White House with his family before this squatter and his grifter gang turned up.

  • azeyote

    and we’re just getting the unclassified dump – think what Mueller gets to have fun with

    • arglebargle

      “Unclassified dump” seems like an apt descriptor of anything and everything concerning Lord Dampnut.

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        I don’t want to know about the Trump dumps that are classified. Just designated them superfund sites and move on.

    • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

      Mueller must be gasping for air under the sheer volume of shit he has to comb through.

  • EvelyndeBarry

    Don’t rush to judgment. This will all be cleared up on Hannity, tonight.

  • elviouslyqueer

    And somewhere, Marc Kasowitz just took a header right into a barrel full of gin.

    • EvelyndeBarry

      Shut up. HOW DARE YOU!
      I know where you are.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      I honestly don’t blame him.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Please sir. Only the finest Russian vodka.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      “I know who you are, bitch.”

      • elviouslyqueer

        Wouldn’t be the first time I’ve heard that. Or the fiftieth.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          You know that came from Kasowitz’s rage-mails to an anonymous person the other night, right?

          • elviouslyqueer

            Yup. And the anonymous person was really and actually polite!

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            He was! Amazingly so. By the end, like “holy fuck, I better disengage and change my locks”.

            *just wanted to make sure you know I wasn’t being gratuitously insulting, thx*

          • SadDemInTex

            That’s what was so insane…the guy was very polite in his e-mail!

    • Nockular cavity

      AKA “breakfast.”

      • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

        I thought that was Bailey’s in Lucky Charms…

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Hmm, somebody seems a bit judge-y this morning. Don’t you tell me how to run my life!

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      And Don Juniors lawyer said ” We’re going to need a bigger barrel”

  • La forza del resistino

    ‘DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP.’
    Your headlining is golden, Evan.

    • SterWonk

      ISWYDT.

    • eggs ackly-wright

      There are antibiotics for that.

    • goingohm

      In the interests of accuracy, we should note that periodic release of liquid under pressure is a squirt. Squirt. Squirt. Squirt. Squirt.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Peter F. Hamilton had a series of novels set in the mid 21st century where everyone’s phones have the capability to wirelessly transfer information to other phones. They called it squirting, as in, “He squirted his contact info to me.”

        I always thought that was a great term for the process.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Alt-caption. Invisible butt dildo.

    • mappo

      Makes sense. He reportedly combs his hair with a freshly-lubed dildo, and he’s got to store it somewhere.

  • How many?
    All of them, Katie, and they fly their planes right over my house, also too. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d8ed24dd817e2e305385cf78337618276e10f43dabc5c82fa1139f487d020de3.jpg

  • snigsy

    This isn’t even six degrees of separation anymore. It’s way too easy.

  • Bureaucrap

    Now North Korea’s and Iran’s spies are feeling hurt because they weren’t invited to the elite spy gathering.

    • Longstreet63

      Just wait. They probably were there. They brought the mariachi band.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Okay KaCa and Sarah Suckandfuck, haul out your shovels and get to work on manure mountain.

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Something, something Hillary Ukraine uranium both sides something?

  • folderol

    Is there a safe place to sit with popcorn and a diet soda while watching the whole country implode?

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      You got: Tiffany Trump
      While everybody else around you is getting involved in ~drama~, you’re just focusing on living your life. You prefer it that way – even if sometimes you worry that people have forgotten you exist. But don’t stress – you’re just doing you!

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Fuck. I got Ivanka.

        Fuck.

  • Antonin Dvorak

    Remember that the organizer of this shindig, Rob Goldstone, was also there. We know this because he literally checked in on FB with a google map of Trump Tower and wrote the caption ” Taking a Meeting”.

  • jesuswasablack

    Congratulations America, you voted a mobster into the white-house!
    https://desertpeace.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/51ysufzivfl.jpg

  • armed_bears

    And, in response to the headline, AOT,K.

  • RichardBroderickJr
    • Bobathonic

      Heh heh, heh heh

    • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

      Looks more like a couple of extras from BTVS.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Any protestations by Donnie Dumbass Sr. about not knowing about this meeting seem pretty unbelievable from a guy that wants to micromanage every fucking thing. Just sayin…

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Oh heck, the timeline about announcing him having upcoming dirt on Hillary, and then following the meeting having nothing, speaks for itself. It couldn’t be more obvious if it were drawn in Sharpie on his forehead.

      Not yelling at you, just frustrated with those denialists out there.

    • Bebecca

      You know Donnie jr. ran to tell Sr. thinking “Dad’s going to be so proud of me!”.

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea
    • In this either/or case, i may be fine with not knowing the truth

    • Antonin Dvorak

      I really liked the Sidney/Vaughn vs. Sark/Melissa George story lines. That could have almost been the plot from the beginning.

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        Irina Derevko will always be my favorite Russian spy.

        • Resistance Fighter Astraea

          But Lauren/Sark was a lot of fun too.

        • Antonin Dvorak

          Anna Espinosa was pretty awesome too.

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            There were so many fantastic actors and characters in that show.

        • TundraGrifter

          Anna Chapman remains my favorite.

    • Stulexington

      Oh come on, we won’t get the truth out of you if we keep you alive either.

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      This season of The Americans sucks.

  • RichardBroderickJr
    • Nockular cavity

      “I never imagined the Russian Ministry for Siccing Leopards On Gullible Americans’ Faces would sic leopards on MY face!”

    • Pilotshark

      caption:
      This one was a spy working with those animal rights actives. so it was fair game.

      i wouldn`t mind it so much if he took that cat with a knife and one on one face to face with it. THEN I say wow that took some guts!

    • Joe Beese

      Fucking sociopaths.

    • Bill

      You really seem to like this pic. Half of your 25,000 comments contain it

  • La forza del resistino

    OT: 92 y/o Jimmy Carter spends night in hospital for dehydration, but shows up for work at Habitat this a.m. asking who has his saw. At 92, I’d be happy to spell Badass correctly

    • Pilotshark

      the only so called christen president who had the right stuff, talked it, and walked it, with little preaching and a whole helluva lot of showing..

      • nightmoth

        If you don’t walk the walk, then STFU about talking the talk. That’s what my parents taught me, w.o. the “bad words.” Same generation as Jimmy.

        • Jeandsanchez

          Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !pg184d:
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  • Lyly Sirivong

    It never ends. Each time you think you’re getting to the bottom of story, there are still layers to dig into.

    • Proud Liberal

      The shit is so deep, we may never get to the bottom of it.

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      Fractal derp.

  • Chyron HR

    Q: How Many Goddamn Russian Spies Came To Trump Junior’s Russian Conspiracy Meeting?

    A: All of them, Katya.

  • Randy Riddle

    “He told me specifically he was not working for the Russian government, and in fact laughed when I asked him that question.”

    They always laugh when you ask them that question.

    • Proud Liberal

      FYI. Once Russian intelligence, always Russian intelligence. You don’t get to walk away.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      And of course that means they are telling the truth.

      • Duke

        What’s remarkable is how forthright and open the Trump administration has been about this.

        Can I get a tall Kool-Aid with that nothing burger?

      • Nockular cavity

        If you can’t trust a Russian spy, who can you trust?

    • Longstreet63

      Sure, and officially Vlad Putin only owns a small apartment in Moscow and a used car.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      …as one does.

    • TundraGrifter

      Laughed like that Vegas hooker when I asked her if she was an undercover cop.

      Boy, was that an expensive chuckle!

  • moeman

    Russians are Red
    Like pee DTJr is yellow
    Treasonous coward
    That dumbfuck Jared fellow

  • Mr. Blobfish

    You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won.

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      Jeez, don’t do that, I almost blocked you.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    “How many Russian spies came to the meeting?”

    Let’s just say they needed to move the meeting to a bigger conference room.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      AOT,K

    • Pilotshark

      2 more than they could have borscht egg rolls.

    • Cleo_Cat

      The yoogest room. Amazing crowd. Biggest ever!

    • Mehmeisterjr

      “We had to move meeting to State Kremlin Palace and even then, standing room only for sp… private citizens who are not agents.”

  • Bub, the truculent Zombie
    • Celtic_Gnome

      And the one thing I took away from the article is that Donnie has a brother, Robert, whom I’ve never heard of.

  • TJ Barke

    I remember when W. was the worst president the US could ever have… I was so young then…

    • rosenbomb

      Ah, unspoiled youth. The halcyon days of Bush/Cheney war crimes…

      • Maggielle

        And yet somehow the current apocalyptic shitstorm has not served to make me despise W any less. I have more capacity for rage than I’d have guessed.

    • Bebecca

      seems almost quaint doesn’t it?

  • ariel_gee_398

    Ooh, and now the spy says the lawyer brought documents to the meeting and that Jr. asked her for info about Russian money going to the DNC. Will Jr. try to claim attorney client privilege and avoid disclosing those documents? https://twitter.com/NatashaBertrand/status/885867364704759808

  • Duke

    Another day in the insane administration!

    Whoop-de-do!

    “And you get a spy. And you get a spy….”

    • Mr. Blobfish

      I’m beginning to think that I’m a Russian spy.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        Have you ever found yourself sitting in a railway station, with a red flower in your lapel, waiting for someone to come up to you and say “The wheat crop is very good this year”?

      • Clown of Thorns

        Just hope Donald Pleasence doesn’t call you and start reciting Robert Frost Poetry.

      • SterWonk
      • Komsumverweigerer Ron

        ARE you a Russian spy?

  • Joe Beese

    There was no meeting.

    There was a meeting but I didn’t know what it would be about.

    I knew it was supposed to be about Hillary dirt but I didn’t get any. She was just a Russian lawyer with an agenda.

    OK, there was a Russian spy present at the meeting.

    OK, Putin was there too.

    And my father.

    Who defecated on an American flag as a symbol of eternal fealty to Russia. Are we done now? Can I go back to running Dad’s business?

    • Joe Beese

      “Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said the latest revelations were ‘concerning’.”

      • Joe Beese

        Hannity: Desecrating the flag isn’t a crime! Liberals have always said so! Typical left-wing hypocrisy!

        Why didn’t the FAKE NEWS complain when Hillary Clinton walked past a flag without saluting it?

        • Joe Beese

          Conway: Vowing fealty to a foreign power is not a crime, Anderson. Name me one American president who was impeached for vowing loyalty to a foreign power. You can’t do it.

          This is all just the media’s attempt to distract from the Trump agenda that will improve the lives of the American people.

          • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

            That’s fucking scary. Be careful. You could be getting an overdose.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            Or a new job that might pay extremely well and destroy your soul.

          • Canned Covfefe

            Maybe u should copyright that. She’s probably cutting and pasting this very moment.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Yes, they were concerning treason.

        • SadDemInTex

          Sedition, not treason

      • (((fka_donnie_d)))

        Heckuva time to find that gift for unerstatement Walnuts

      • Rags

        Sadly, a brave guy revealed to be nothing more than a mealy mouthed opportunist. What a disgrace.

    • Stulexington

      “can I go back to running Dad’s business? I’m late with my daily report and Dad hates it when I’m late.”

    • Spurning Beer

      “Ees not meeting. Ees clam bake.”

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Ees canned clam bake.

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          Obligatory “YOU MONSTER”.

        • Canned Covfefe

          Ees clams in cans that goes booom when baked.

    • Pilotshark

      Oh you are a adoption lawyer (wink, wink), will Putin still adoption me even if my dad don`t get the sanctions removed?

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Lexus? I’d go with 80’s vintage Lincoln Continental

      • Longstreet63

        With the odometer set back to 2 because when you’re high that sounds plausible.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      What? No, that isn’t flood damage. Believe me, I would tell you if it was.

    • Bub, the truculent Zombie

      This man is advising the president of the United States:

      https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/134010137215107072

      Nepotism is corrosive – and the Trump family are a walking exhibit for the necessity of instituting a confiscatory inheritance tax.

      • Panika MCD

        Cain? as in…? maybe it was that guy who killed his brother. could be Herman. but I’ve got my money on Briscoe Cain.

      • elviouslyqueer

        Shocking. In addition to being a stupid lying soon-to-be-incarcerated asshole, he’s also a sexist misogynist douchebag pig. Shocking, I say.

        • nightmoth

          You channel Claude Rains so well. How many times have YOU seen Casablanca? It’s 8 for me.

      • goingohm

        Only libtards would believe that. You know, like the Founding Fathers.

      • formerChild

        “doenst”

    • miss_grundy

      He would be scamming rubes in Times Square with Three-Card Monte games.

    • UnsaltedSinner
    • SterWonk

      Why would he need penicillin? Oh, STDs? Please, like he’d be getting laid without having a rich and powerful family?

      • SadDemInTex

        My dealership wouldn’t hire him. They have really good people.

  • Komsumverweigerer Ron

    I have no current ties to Russian intelligence. But my vacation’s almost over, so I go back to being a spy on Monday.’

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    This flock of wolves is getting bigger by the hour.

    • weejee

      Gaggle of goonies.

      • Panika MCD

        GOONIES LIBELZ!

        Goonies never say “die”!

    • miss_grundy

      At least they are not a Flock of Seagulls….

      • Old town Urbandale

        Although there’s a ton of folks in the White House wishing they could be singing, “And I ran, I ran so far awaaaaaay…”

        • therblig

          And Iran
          And Iraq
          And Isis

  • WotsAllThisThen

    I’m picturing their meeting went something like this

    http://www.camera-roll.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/FRWL-08.jpg

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      OK, “From Russia With Love” is my favorite Bond movie, but here’s what I don’t understand: was 1962 England so puritanical that all they needed to destroy Bond was a sex tape? “Yes, Mr. Bond, you’ll have the Lektor, but then WE’LL release this film of you fucking Tanya Romanova!” If I was Bond, I’d go, “I’m OK with that. Bye!”

      • WotsAllThisThen

        IKR? He’d be asking for a large format print so he could have his own private screening for his friends.

      • UnsaltedSinner

        Well, John Profumo certainly got into trouble for something like that, and his young lady wasn’t even a Russian agent.

        • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

          Profumo was married, though. And his young lady was also fucking a Russian agent, so it was fucking a Russian agent by proxy.

          • UnsaltedSinner

            Well, Bond fucks everyone by proxy, so it’s actually a bit surprising that M isn’t more concerned about that.

      • Komsumverweigerer Ron

        Actually, it kinda was. Plus it would have led to <gasp!> Questions In Parliament!

    • UnsaltedSinner
  • alwayspunkindrublic

    “Anybody would’ve taken that meeting.”

    –me, when approached by North Korea about doing some cabinet work for their ICBM silos, as well as providing light musical entertainment

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      You’d be a fool not to. They pay in US dollars, straight off the printer, too.

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    The nothing burger is starting to look a little greasy.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    I think this may require a bit more work, guys.
    https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/885860331406450689

    • TundraGrifter

      No text tonight, honey!

    • Joe Beese

      They have to wait for Spicer’s approved text.

  • TundraGrifter

    Did you know that if you’re in the middle of a weed deal and you ask the buyer if she (or he) is a Narc they have to say “Yes” if they are?

    You’re wrong.

    • UnsaltedSinner

      But if you don’t get any weed, you’re innocent, right?

      • Stulexington

        There was absolutely no weed in the room they took me to when they arrested me, so there was no crime!

      • TundraGrifter

        That happened to a friend of mine in college, down in Miami. He packed up that night and headed back to DC. Never saw him again.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      But if they laugh when you ask that question you can be absolutely sure that they are not a narc

    • therblig

      You just respond with “How do I know you’re not a narc?” and everything is cool.

      • TundraGrifter

        She just looks at you and then says “Surprise!”

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Stulexington

      It’s all Obama’s fault.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Who would’ve thought that someone who had previously distinguished himself by constantly passing out drunk and pissing in stranger’s beds would end up in this pickle?

      • Old town Urbandale

        I think it’s time we go back and take a good look at what Billy Carter may have been up to.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          I believe this can all be traced back to the release of Billy Beer.

      • SadDemInTex

        Can you imagine how fucked up it was to be the eldest 45 child and realize that your father hated you. And you had neither the intellect nor a true support system to help you. I’m amazed he’s not a serial killer.

        • UnsaltedSinner

          As far as we know.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          He sublimates the urge by slaughtering endangered animals. If he was just a hapless loser on welfare, I’d have some sympathy.

          • SadDemInTex

            I’m not saying he’s a good person. I’m just saying he had no chance at all.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I know that, and I don’t envy his upbringing. But he’s not the only person on the planet with a narcissistic, bullying sociopath of a father. He became who he is partly because he made the choice-as an adult-to seek daddy’s approval. It’s almost Shakespearean in that sense…the harder he tries, the more venal he becomes, the more of a fuckup he is in the eyes of both his sick father and the rest of the world.

        • SydneyP

          Tiny Hands had the same situation. His own parents — a slumlord and a cleaning woman — sent him up the river to a reform school, just to get his miserable punk fat head out of Queens. Quite sad, really, these sins of greedy fathers.

        • TakingAmes

          That we know of…

  • ken_kukec

    Akhmetshin “told me specifically he was not working for the Russian government, and in fact laughed when I asked him that question.”

    Same thing Boris Badenov claimed.

    Boris had a more plausible cover story, though, as head of the local Villains, Thieves, and Scoundrels Union.

    • cmd resistor

      Yes, but was it an “evil” laugh?

  • weejee

    And we know what it all comes down to, now don’t we?


    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  • Proud Liberal
    • miss_grundy

      Dolt 45 has been traveling to Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union.

      • Paperless Tiger

        That’s when the buzzards started circling.

    • Anna Rompage

      What, but Donad has vowed has doesn’t know any Russian, and the only brief contact he had with them, was during his Miss Universe pageant…

    • Little Lulu Ω

      I love Digby.

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      We know this already, Salon. Can you please rewrite your articled in the form of an indictment?

  • Bub, the truculent Zombie

    Shoulda rubbered up Donnie:

    https://youtu.be/Qflcf4h1_pU

  • Professor Fate

    There has to be a tape of this meeting – too many persons of interest as the FBI likes to say for there not to be one.
    well I can wait.

  • miss_grundy

    I guess these clowns have never watched an espionage movie because if they had they would know that spies lie all the time to get what they want.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Yeah but if you ask him again in a different way and he still denies it, then it’s probably legit.

    • Stulexington

      Well no, you see they just treated them like business type people, who also lie all the time to get what they want.

    • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

      Spoiler warning next time!

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Remember last year when people said Trump would destroy the Republican party? And then they won and were like nyah nyah nyah shows what you know? And now…

    • Proud Liberal

      He’s set to destroy the United States and install a Russian government.

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter
        • TJ Barke

          Ben Garrison really belongs in an asylum… The man has clearly had a psychotic break.

          • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

            Yep, and those hands are WAY too big.

        • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

          I don’t get this.

          • MrTusks

            That’s my response to literally every Garrison cartoon. I can’t fathom the point he is ever trying to make. Perhaps because there’s no point to be made?

        • mailman27

          Who’s the lady with the big bewbs and the trump wig?

          • Opiwan

            I think it’s supposed to be Merkel because of the EU flag behind her. The US and Russia crushing Europe between them because of cooperation? And now I’ve just creeped myself out that I came up with a rational interpretation…

  • Cogswell – in a mirror darkly

    tick… tick… tick…

  • Joe T.

    Why are scenes from Archer going through my head?

    • therblig

      are you imagining whore island?

      • Joe T.

        I’m picturing Ivanka bursting into the room screaming, “why is there a vagina in the sink!”

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Is this a complete shitshow? Yes it is, Other Donnie… yes, it, is.

  • BigCSouthside

    The president may have had for real Russian spies in his house meeting his family

    “Fake news. Imma go watch ladies play golf and make money at my country club”

  • Bill D. Burger

    Just moments ago on CNN, a Trump flack began his answer to a question about the revelation of another person in Junior’s meeting with: “Hillary Clinton….” ___ First two words. No response and obviously had his answer prepared and wandered off into Ukraine and Hillary.
    When the depraved and idiotic bastards are this desperate and resort to such obvious lunacy, IT’S FUCKING OVER. They’re obviously speaking ONLY to the Trumpanzees and trying to keep them on board as a buffer against the coming reckoning.
    “Help us you fucking bunch of low life motherfucking droolers…..you’re our only hope.”

    • BigCSouthside

      It’s an attempt to deflect and delegitimize press. “No one can know the truth”

      What pisses me off is the Hillary Ukraine thing is a total lie

      • Paperless Tiger

        What pisses me off is that it’s all lies.

    • cmd resistor

      How long did they let him ramble on about Hillary without interrupting him?

      • Bill D. Burger

        It was like trying to get Sarah Huckabee to answer a direct question. It’s obvious they have their narrative; it plays to their base; and they aren’t going to change it___ Hillary/Obama’s fault. No one but their willfully ignorant believers are going to accept that. But, that’s all they’ve got.

        Big Lie politics: “Lie. When caught__lie more. Lie louder.”

        • SydneyP

          Huck’bee’s latest explanation: “Bitch set me up.”

    • Celtic_Gnome

      I keep waiting for one of our fearless media people to cut them off and say, “I ask a question about the President of the United States. Hillary Clinton is not the President of the United States. Could we now stay on topic?”

  • Crystalclear12

    Trump jr- the little stupid that could.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Next you’re gonna tell me Rosie O’Donnell was there.

  • cheetojeebus

    I haven’t read this particular William Burroughs novel but it does seem to be among his best work. The plethora of seedy furtive characters is so enthralling.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      It’s a real page turner. You just want to find out what happens next.

    • eggs ackly-wright

      Paging Dr. Benway.

  • Bill D. Burger

    High quality and transparent Junior releases tape of the Russians arriving for his meeting:

    http://gif-finder.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Russian-Clown-Car.gif

    ~snort~

    • eyelashviper

      Браво!

      • Opalescent Riddles

        In Russia, many car is fit into clown.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Oh honestly. This whole thing is like the outtakes reel from Jersey Shore.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      With a less appealing cast.

    • Spurning Beer

      Featuring Donnie “The Situation Room” Trump

    • rosenbomb

      No wonder they’re doing a reboot! This administration has been like free market testing for them.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Loyalty schmoyalty – rich assholes are the only real nation-states – all the other ones are just rabble to be mined for loot.

  • theblackdog

    AOT, K

    • UnsaltedSinner

      Все они, Катя.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Hannity begins playing “Nearer My God to Thee”

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEeVZNZWAAAXJvW.png

    • nightmoth

      Just as long as he goes down with the ship———-

  • Crystalclear12

    I complain about this not going quickly enough but, damn, this administration is actually going down in flames at warp speed.

    • TJ Barke

      You’d think so… But the republicans won’t fucking do anything. The man could use bald eagle blood as lube and take it from Putin from behind on an American flag while screaming “Fuck America, stupid pigs!” And they’d still be on his side. Miss Lindsey might be “concerned”, though

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      Just had to get them over the edge of the cliff.

  • ken_kukec

    Like a Russian dope deal where both sides have to show up with equivalent muscle.

    Bet the rest of the Russian henchmen were out front on Fifth Ave in their track suits, fingering Kalashnikovs while taking selfies in front of the gold-leaf TRUMP sign.

    • Joe Beese

      Where’s John Wick when you need him?

      • Blackest Noobs

        well….Wick broke the rules….so he’s a little busy…..being on the run.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    In any other functioning democracy on the planet, this shit would’ve already brought down the government, with the people responsible resigning in disgrace. Here? Republicans aren’t going to do a fucking this about it.

    • Joe Beese

      American Exceptionalism?

      • Maggielle

        Reality isn’t real any more.

    • Courser_Resistance

      Yup. In any other functioning Democracy, the moment Russian intervention was discovered, the election would have been nullified. But I’ve been told we have no mechanism for that. I think we need one, but what do I know, I’m a libtard

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        I keep waiting for some sense of patriotism and basic decency to kick in for Republicans…but that ship sailed a long time ago. If they get away with this, democracy dies.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        I think where your premise goes wrong is with that concept of “functioning.”

      • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

        “In any OTHER functioning democracy”? Assumes facts not in evidence.

  • coozledad

    He told me specifically he was not working for the Russian government, and in fact laughed when I asked him that question.”

    “Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Is funny.”

    • Bill D. Burger

      I’m almost convinced if the NYT had told Jr. they had ‘the pee tapes’ he would have posted them to scoop the Times.

      Might have been worth a try.

    • Crystalclear12

      Reminds of johns asking if the hooker is a cop.

    • Joe Beese

      “Is American sense of humor, yes?”

  • cmd resistor

    So is Emin really Eminem?

    • Joe Beese

      Well, he’s real shady.

      • Rags

        but not slim

        • H0mer0

          thus avoiding an Eminem libelz

  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    The detai about Manafort playing with his phone during the meeting reminds me of the sequence in Breaking Bad where Mike (who pretends to be the creepiest paralegal ever) visits the “legacy” prisoners from Gus Frings operation and assures them they will be cared for in exchange for their silence. The lawyer accompanying him plugs in his ear buds and listens to music while Mile is talking.

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    None of this shit matters as long as nutters can bathe themselves in liberal tears.

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenResistance
    • Bill D. Burger

      Someone rushes into Oval Office.
      “PaPa! Look! I made the cover of Time.”

      ~SLAP~

      “~crying~ I’m not stupid like they say. I’m smart. Not dumb.”

  • Blackest Noobs

    i wonder if Papa Trump is regretting his run for the presidency to get back at the uppity Negro that made fun of him for his stupid birther bowel movement…..nah….because…yes he is that much of a DICK.

    • Paperless Tiger

      That’s the deal. Maybe Trump got his front money but didn’t think Putin could actually deliver. Of course there was a lot of propaganda and hacking, but the election results came in with surgical precision. The FBI needs to look at the actual voting systems, many of which we already know were hacked.

  • Lisa

    This administration brings back flashbacks from when my children were toddlers/kindergartners. Questions and directions needed to be very specific and detailed. If I told them (my kids) to take something down to the basement (where their playroom was located), I was implying that they take it into the playroom, but they followed my exact instructions and carried the item down the steps and left it at the bottom of the steps. So, when we question these people, we can’t just ask “Who was in the meeting?” because they lie by omission. We have to ask “Please provide a list of everyone in the meeting, both with a physical or electronic (speaker phone, bug) presence.” Not, what did you talk about, but what were all the conversations you had. Don’t accept “And that was the end of the meeting because there was nothing there.”. Ask what happened at follow-up meetings, phone calls, email correspondence, correspondence sent by carrier pigeon, correspondence sent via morse code, telepathic mental imaging, etc. Good God. They want to act like pathological lying kindergarteners, they need to be treated as such.

    • MrTusks

      Incidentally, this is how one takes a deposition under oath.

  • BigCSouthside

    So uh, the current line is:

    Hillary/lynch/dnc/obama set this up to entrap Junior and get FISA warrants…then sat on it for a fuckin year? Is that right?

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      They know that about 25% of voters will buy absolutely anything they say. Since many of these voters are in gerrymandered safe districts, it’s a way to keep Republican Congress creatures on board.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Throw in chemtrails, fluoridation, and a pizza parlor child sex ring, and I think you’ve about summed it up.

      • Joe Beese

        Mmm… pizza.

      • CafeenMan

        Also too… FEMA camps and Walmart tunnels.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          I saw the trains!

      • Don’t forget about the human/animal chimeras!

        Ever-body forgets about the human/animal chimeras.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          The chimeras…dear God, the chimeras.

        • mailman27

          They’re 160% amazing!

          • NOW! With 60% Moar Chimera Spare Ribs!

            The mutant one are especially GOOD EATIN’.

          • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

            And 20% cooler!

    • Bill D. Burger

      Yup! Just heard a variation on that on CNN by a Trump flack. Maddow predicted just this scenario a couple of nights ago.

      Blame Obama….blame Hillary. The ‘base’ eats it up and they don’t care about the truth.

    • Thiazin Red

      So they entrapped him, had evidence, but for some reason didn’t do anything with it till now?

      • Covfefe

        Well, was entrapment.

  • goingohm

    After first announcing that Donald Trump Jr. could expect a stiff increase in licensing fees which allow for his continued use of the brand, Trump Organization spokespersons declined comment today as workmen arrived to remove the five large gold letters from the elder son’s spacious forehead.

  • SomeBigRedDog

    Spies don’t have to tell you they’re spies when you ask them, dumbass. It’s like they’re taking advice from some college weed dealer.

    • H0mer0

      I’ve had enough patients lie through their teeth with all sincerity about how they would never want to put my medical license and livelihood in jeopardy—right before their urine tests turn up dirty with something they weren’t prescribed and missing what they were prescribed. I am shocked, SHOCKED….

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Bill D. Burger
    • CafeenMan

      It’s pretty clear that they’re all the stupid one.

    • chortlingdingo

      Jesus his spray tan is so awful. Or do you think he’s gone too heavy with the bronzer?

      • James

        Worst Coppertone advert ever

      • Rags

        He clearly won’t let anybody help him with this. He can’t tell he hasn’t done his eyelids. Such insecurity.

  • Bill D. Burger

    “This my my kid Eric…..and he’s almost as stupid as my boy Don Jr.”

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEeLGkCXcAA3-dq.jpg

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Bill D. Burger
    • Duke

      Junior’s pictures always remind me that the biggest a-holes I’ve ever met are the sons of rich guys.

  • CafeenMan

    Wait… wasn’t he putting in the wire taps for Obama?

  • Truck Fump

    That’s why Kushner left so early! Was this meeting actually a screening of the Trump Russian Pee Hooker Tape? It probably gave him a woody and he had to visit Ivanka.

  • sadboy

    “We are not with the secret police, that’s for sure! We would like to take you to a clambake.”

    What a strange turn this cycling tour has taken.

    • H0mer0

      “We are not with the secret police, that’s for sure! We would like to take you to
      a clambake.”

      “We’re mighty glad we came”

  • Anna Rompage

    Remember the Russian lawyer that was at the meeting with Donad Jr?

    Well, it appears she represented a Russian real estate co that was accused of laundering money here in the US, and surprisingly, the case was about to go to trial, when Jeff Session’s DoJ settled the case, out of court, at a loss, with no criminal settlement of wrong doing…

    Whoopsie…

    http://www.businessinsider.com/why-was-russian-money-laundering-case-dismissed-house-dems-2017-7

    • Anna Rompage

      Oh yeah, that Russian lawyer, here she is in a meeting that Donad Sr was actually in attendance… I wonder if they were talking about NY real estate deals…

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b2b2622efe5a9833e4f2000cb4441327994638d6460c177f0cdac5ac145ffd66.jpg

      • During the campaign. So she wasn’t an unknown commodity then…

        • Anna Rompage

          Nope, it appears Team Trump was very familiar with this person…

          I wonder if this meeting has anything to do with the Russian client she represented, who was accused of laundering money through NY real estate deals…

          • James

            On Twitter where this photograph with the annotations first appeared, Trump supporters were desperately trying to spin the lawyer as being a different woman (and offering pictures of that woman).

            No amount of fact-checking or such could convince them otherwise. Even her own admission wasn’t enough.

      • texcynical

        Sitting at the left hand of Dog the father almighty.

      • Rags

        I read that this meeting took place in Trump Tower. But who are the creeps on the wall??

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Good grief. How many shoes do these people have to drop before someone finally says, “enough already”?

      • Anna Rompage

        AOT, K…

        The GOP will never turn on Trump… Talk about a bunch of cucks.

        • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

          I think they are Iago in all this. No, wait, Putin is Iago. But the GOP are Iago’s cheerleaders. He had cheerleaders, right? In Act II? Go! Go! IA-GO!

          • Rags

            MAR-IA-GO!!

          • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

            THAT IS BRILLIANT! It was right THERE for me, how did I miss it? Thank you!

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Conservatives are applauding Trump Jr’s ‘win at all costs’ attitude in a frightening sign of where we’re at
        http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/conservatives-are-applauding-trump-jrs-win-at-all-costs-attitude-in-a-frightening-sign-of-where-were-at/

        • James

          They’re bothsiderising this though. The article claims that Democrats are just as mindlessly partisan as Republicans.

  • Les Appentis De la résistance

    I’m betting it was the pee tape screening with the pee tape in Trump Tower.

  • Les Appentis De la résistance

    Junior realized this was very bad so he released the emails because to him they seemed tame. It makes you wonder what really went down.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      Well, I think the pee tapes are being mentioned publicly because they ARE tame, and there’s far, far, FAR worse. And also I think Junior released the emails because Daddy forced him to, trying to save his own skin.

      • mardam422

        This is all going to end up in Russian mob money laundering. That’s how the Russians got Trump on the hook in the first place.

        • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

          I have been saying this from day one. It seems so obvious, doesn’t it?

  • Angela Ruzzo

    Just a wild guess here. . .maybe Kushner left the meeting early on because he is smart enough to know that taking a meeting with a Russian mob lawyer and a Russian spy was not the smartest thing to do?

    • Rags

      Since he didn’t run to the FBI immediately, he is as guilty as the rest of them now and forever.

  • chimpevil

    Is it possible to die laughing because I think I just did.

    • If so, where have you wound up? Trump is still president and we are inching ever closer to the Theorcrazy.

    • Terri S

      Wait, does that mean Wonketter is the afterlife?

  • nightmoth

    I skimmed the story this a.m. in the WaPo and one of the Ruskies knew Trump through helping him out in some way with the Miss World pageant. I know ya’ll feel sorry for Melania, and so do I, really, but I will not be surprised if she turns out to be a honey pot and part of a long range plan of Putin’s. Yes, I am a fan of Bond movies and Bourne movies, so I’m fantasizing, but if the First Lady suddenly picks the kid up from school and jumps on a plane to Moscow I will chuckle knowingly.

    • eyelashviper

      Me too also, that weird smile is somehow telling….

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      If she takes her jewelry and clothes, then for sure. But she could just say that she’s visiting her parents. I wonder if she’ll take Barron. He may be the only reason that she is still here.

      • nightmoth

        I think you’re right about Barron being her reason for staying. It’s obvious she can’t stand her husband.

        • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

          I think it’s also obvious that Barron isn’t Donald’s son. Look how beautiful that child is.

          • Yr. Gma

            He looks like Melon.

          • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

            Right? And some handsome, high-cheeked beautiful father. There isn’t an ounce of Trump in him. Look at Eric and Donald Jr. I suppose it could have been artificial insemination (anonymously of course, so Trump could “prove” how manly he was) but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Dad was her handsome Russian minder, or the pool boy.

  • looksquirrels

    Description of meeting starting to sound more and more like stateroom scene in A Night at the Opera.

  • jpopelish .

    I’ve seen that smug, bug face before.
    That’s Edgar the bug!

  • eyelashviper

    It’s either dementia or terminal mendacity, but the Shitgibbon has avowed over and over again that he don’t know no Ruskies..

    July 27, 2016

    “I can tell you I think if I came up with that they’d say, ‘Oh, it’s a conspiracy theory, it’s ridiculous,’” Trump told
    a Miami-based CBS affiliate when asked about the idea that Russians
    were trying to help him get elected. “I mean I have nothing to do with
    Russia. I don’t have any jobs in Russia. I’m all over the world but
    we’re not involved in Russia.”

    • Whollyholeyholy

      And the odd thing is that if you looked through the Trump family’s contact lists, you would think 70% of the people on Earth were Russian born.

  • James

    How Many Goddamn Russian Spies Came To Trump Junior’s Russian Conspiracy Meeting?

    All of the. . . aw, screw it. I’m beginning to wonder if it would be easier to count how many weren’t there.

  • Covfefe

    Why would they need these spies if they have Manafort in the meeting?

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      Backup?

    • Anna Rompage

      Manafort was just a facilitator between the two sides?

      • James

        Translator?

      • eyelashviper

        The cash register.

    • armed_bears

      “Would you like fries with that?”

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    that tweet at the end is just perfect.

    • James

      I just read it out to my wife and she gave me a funny look . . . she’s also smart enough to ensure her browser history is deleted.

      • LesBontemps

        Marriage is like a card game: You start out with two hearts and a diamond, but eventually you’ll be looking for a club and a spade.

        • James

          LOL. Bridge.

          My wife isn’t looking for a spade, but she has searched for a cluebat in the past.

          • mardam422

            As long as we get to no Trump soon.

          • Flashman

            Win!

          • James

            Five No Trump bid (Donald, Melania, Uday, Qusay, the shoe woman).

          • Invisible Bunyip

            I’m holding out for a grand slam(mer).

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    We need to check that russian lawyer lady’s pussy for Dolt’s fingerprints.

  • Marla

    Just arrest this stupid fuck already. He can always go on Fox claiming he was a prison bitch before all the prison bitch fever

  • jaspersdad

    The shit has hit the tan.

  • Flashman

    …a former Soviet counter intelligence officer who is suspected by some U.S. officials of having ongoing ties to Russian intelligence,…

    Actually, the only way you “retire” from the KGB/FSB is when they close the lid on your coffin, and even then you might get a call down in Hell asking you to stick someone with a plutonium-tipped umbrella or something.

  • Flashman

    Who catered this fucking thing?

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    On the plus side, I’m learning how to pronounce Russian names!

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Say Agalarov 3 times fast.

    • boredcatlady

      Would have made the Dostoevsky unit in high school English a LOT easier.

  • Portia McGonagal

    “All of them Katie”

  • The Wanderer

    With all respect to Peter Schultz, everyone in Trump’s orbit is like the guy on Jerry Springer who dated a pre-op M2F transsexual for a year – “And didn’t realize it.”

    • Doug Langley

      Scene from Get Smart:

      “She’s gorgeous!”
      “‘She’ is really a man. It’s a disguise.”
      “How could anyone guess?”
      “I saw through his disguise in 2 minutes. Would you believe it? Two minutes flat.”
      “I find that hard to believe!”
      “Would you believe 5 minutes?”
      “Not really.”
      “How about our third date?”

  • Celtic_Gnome

    I have a confession to make. I was not invited to Don, Jr.’s meeting at Trump Tower. Please don’t think less of me.

    • Rags

      sez you, Boris.

    • Terri S

      You were there. I saw you…I mean someone told me you were.

    • Invisible Bunyip

      And I wasn’t there either, so I didn’t see you.

      PS. Can you return the pen you didn’t borrow when you weren’t making notes pls.

  • boredcatlady

    Yeah, I doubt the translator works for the Kremlin. They probably just got a temp from Manpower.

  • James

    The hits keep on coming:

    The private email of the State Department's top Russia intelligence official has reportedly been hacked. https://t.co/fToVWtqWU3— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) 14 July 2017

  • James

    And in the feature-not bug “how many people can we harass today” department:

    Trump WH just released public comments submitted to voter fraud commission without redacting email addresses, home addresses & phone numbers https://t.co/bJvJB0xc4n— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) 14 July 2017

    • Unsaintific

      What the godamn f**k?

      The next Democratic govt should release the private details of every NRA member. Let’s see how Republicans treat that.

  • Iam Reading

    “How Many Goddamn Russian Spies Came To Trump Junior’s ….”

    AOT,K

  • Flashman

    If you do a good enough job of Googling “undetectable poisons,” you don’t need to worry about the shovel…uh, or so a friend told me.

    • James

      Iocaine powder?

      • CindyinEncinitas

        To the pain.

    • Yr. Gma

      If you ask me, there are insufficient numbers of persons in Trump’s circle googling “undetectable poisons + Donald.”

  • Daniel Hooper

    Listen, you guys need to stop making stuff up. I mean, VCR? That’s not even a real thing,

    • James

      And it allegedly connects to this device called a “television set” which we’ve never owned.

      While we’re on the subject, y’all can quit making things up like “smartphones” and “cell service” also too. There is nothing smart about my dial telephone—it doesn’t even remember one phone number. And this “cell service” thing? Certain companies keep claiming they have nationwide service for this fictitious technology.

      • CindyinEncinitas

        How am I seeing your words when this site doesn’t allow comments, hengh?

        • Doug Langley

          You’re psychic.

  • Skeptic Rising

    How many Russian spies came to the meeting? You mean besides Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner? Actually, I think everyone there was a Russian spy.

    • Charon_69

      And everybody but one knew it

  • Last Hussar

    Was on the Guardian site half an hour ago. Lots of Trumpkins or Brit delusionals on this story.

    1) there was no info, thus the meeting doesn’t matter.
    2) Entrapment, Donny Jr was totally set up.
    3) HILLARY!!! Colluding with Ukraine to beat Trump.

    Starting with 3 – All of sudden we hear this, Never mentioned before Don Minor was caught fucking up.

    As to the other 2…

    Its not entrapment, that’s what your own government does. This is good old fashioned grooming. Its how law enforcement officials are turned – a little something, not actually bad, or very minor, a prisoner doing a minor favour, sharing a cigarette, or asking for something not strictly on the rules but “harmless”. And then a drip drip drip, until suddenly you are in their debt.

    It doesn’t matter that there was no info, allegedly. He was offered something wrong, against the rules. You tell someone. Even if you play along, you get evidence and offer it up ASAP.

    • Rags

      1. Flynn
      2. Cohen
      how soon we forget.

      • James

        Neither is in jail . . . QED no crime. /wingnut

  • SDGeoff3

    …and how many did it take to change that lightbulb?
    Hmmm…?

  • OrdinaryJoe
    • tehbaddr

      AOFT, K!

      • lurch394

        And Katie’s all “What constitutes ‘all of them,’ Governor?”

  • Ryan Denniston

    I’m tired of this story. Let’s get to the big reveal; Trump has replaced the Secret Service with Erdogan’s bodyguards and the NSA is a contractor for the GRU.

  • “And two Russian Spies.” HONK! “…Make that three Russian spies.”

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/cC8PAQQIoCM/hqdefault.jpg

    • SeeTrain65

      “And one Duck Spy.”

  • AngryNotSoOldHippy .

    How many Russian spies does it take to change an election?

    • tehbaddr

      /screws in light-bulb.

    • Maybe

      Shouldn’t that be “screw” an election?

      • FelineMama

        Ruskies AND TRUMPS! Don’t forget the T’s.

  • Teto85

    All of them, Katie. All of them.

  • tehbaddr
    • Turkis

      Is Trump lying about Russians? I think so other Barry.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        nerd alert, did you ever notice that when he arrives in new york, claiming to be from israel, his passport reads, “Sy Borg”?

        • Turkis

          Yep, thats a song by Frank Zappa right? I’ve never actually listened to it, but someone from my old work place was a big Zappa fan and every time we talked about Archer he always brought up Berry and Zappa.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            see, another level! I didn’t know that. I’m shamefully ignorant about all things Zappa.

  • Maybe

    I count one translator, two Russian spies, and three Stooges.

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    • James Yakura

      You wouldn’t happen to be running off a computer in Russia, would you?

  • rubikcube

    How can someone’s face be more punchable than that of Sean Hannity and Martin Shkrelli? How can someone’s brain be of a dimmer wattage than Eric Trump? And how can someone be more morally bankrupt than Daddy Donald?
    Truly Donald Toast Junior is a triple threat!

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