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stephen25000

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Re: Who would trust Bojo or Trump
« Reply #495 on: November 01, 2016, 09:34:35 AM »
'Trump camp denies report of Russian bank being tied to Trump Organization'

he campaign denied a Slate report that said activity on an organization server indicated ‘sustained relationship’ with Russia’s largest private commercial bank

 The report is the latest allegation during this election season of questionable links between Donald Trump and Russia.

The Trump campaign has denied a report that a Trump Organization server was used to send or receive communications with a Russian bank.

The denial on Monday night came in response to a Slate article that said activity on the server indicated “a sustained relationship between a server registered to the Trump Organization and two servers registered to an entity called Alfa Bank”, the largest private commercial bank in Russia.

The report is the latest allegation during this election season of questionable links between Trump and Russia. The Clinton campaign quickly pounced on the report, declaring the story proof of “the most direct link yet between Donald Trump and Moscow”.


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The Guardian has been unable to independently confirm Slate’s report. Rumors of an internet connection between the bank and a web address linked to the Trump Organization have been circulating in Washington for a number of weeks.

However, the New York Times reported on Monday that “the FBI ultimately concluded that there could be an innocuous explanation, like a marketing email or spam, for the computer contacts”.

Trump campaign press secretary Hope Hicks said as much: “First of all, it’s not a secret server. The email server, set up for marketing purposes and operated by a third-party, has not been used since 2010. The current traffic on the server from Alphabank’s [sic] IP address is regular DNS server traffic – not email traffic.”

“To be clear, The Trump Organization is not sending or receiving any communications from this email server,” Hicks continued. “The Trump Organization has no communication or relationship with this entity or any Russian entity.”

Late on Monday, a spokesperson for Alfa Bank said the allegations of a connection to the Trump organization were “patently false” and that a cybersecurity firm the bank had hired to investigate believed the activity could have been “caused by a spam attack”.

“Neither Alfa Bank nor its principals, including Mikhail Fridman and Petr Aven, have or have had any contact with Mr. Trump or his organizations. Fridman and Aven have never met Mr. Trump nor have they or Alfa Bank had any business dealings with him. Neither Alfa nor its officers have sent Mr. Trump or his organizations any emails, information or money. Alfa Bank does not have and has never had any special or exclusive internet connection with Mr. Trump or his entities.”

The report, based on Slate’s interviews with three anonymous domain name system (DNS) specialists and multiple named academics with expertise in DNS, concluded that the server in question “was set to accept only incoming communication from a very small handful of IP addresses.” Among them, according to the DNS specialists: two Alfa Bank servers, which the specialists said accounted for 87% of the DNS lookups involving the Trump Organization server.

Trump’s ties to Russia have long raised eyebrows. Several of the Republican nominee’s campaign staffers, including former campaign chair Paul Manafort, have long maintained business ties in Eastern Europe. Manafort was a longtime political adviser to deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, a close Putin ally.

Also on Monday night, Manafort responded to an NBC News report that there was a preliminary FBI inquiry into his ties to Russia, calling it “an outrageous smear being driven by Harry Reid and the Clinton campaign”.


“It is an attempt by them to take the focus off of the FBI’s announcement of last Friday on the FBI’s renewed interest in the Clinton email scandal and the Wikileaks release of DNC and Clinton campaign emails. There is nothing of my business activities to investigate.”

The Republican nominee has long praised Russian leader Vladimir Putin and refused to condemn the Russian regime’s hostile actions towards neighboring countries, including Ukraine. He has even criticized Hillary Clinton for her criticism of Putin and the United States to cooperate with Russia in Syria, where the Russian air force has been repeatedly conducted air strikes on civilians in Aleppo.

Further, Trump has long worked with Russian business interests in real estate projects. His son, Donald Trump Jr, said in 2008, “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”

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Hillary for America senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan called the alleged “secret hotline” between the Trump Organization and Russian banks “the key to unlocking the mystery of Trump’s ties to Russia”.

“This line of communication may help explain Trump’s bizarre adoration of Vladimir Putin and endorsement of so many pro-Kremlin positions throughout this campaign,” Sullivan continued. “It raises even more troubling questions in light of Russia’s masterminding of hacking efforts that are clearly intended to hurt Hillary Clinton’s campaign. We can only assume that federal authorities will now explore this direct connection between Trump and Russia as part of their existing probe into Russia’s meddling in our elections.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/31/trump-organization-server-russia-bank-slate-report

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Offline Carana

Re: Who would trust Bojo or Trump
« Reply #496 on: November 01, 2016, 09:44:24 AM »
I agree totally.

If Clinton's former associates e-mails are being investigated, then an even handed approach should be extended over the other hacks.

At the moment the investigation is very partisan it seems. Quite frankly, it is making the American election system a laughing stock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsBYBugvDek

lol

Offline Eleanor

Re: Who would trust Bojo or Trump
« Reply #497 on: November 01, 2016, 04:07:15 PM »

I can't be actually bothered o comment.  Nothing to be done.  America will get precisely what it deserves.

Such a sad thing when America was worth better than this.

Offline Carana

Re: Who would trust Bojo or Trump
« Reply #498 on: November 01, 2016, 04:37:24 PM »
I can't be actually bothered o comment.  Nothing to be done.  America will get precisely what it deserves.

Such a sad thing when America was worth better than this.

The thing is, Eleanor, is that he appears to be one hell of a loose cannon even for many senior Republicans. It won't just be Americans who'll have to deal with whatever pops into his head - it's all of us.

Offline Eleanor

Re: Who would trust Bojo or Trump
« Reply #499 on: November 01, 2016, 07:46:39 PM »
The thing is, Eleanor, is that he appears to be one hell of a loose cannon even for many senior Republicans. It won't just be Americans who'll have to deal with whatever pops into his head - it's all of us.

But you see, I so loved America, and the land of the brave.  I have no idea of Republican or Democrat, Silly me.  This was the place wherein someone could become someone.

And now I am being forced to watch a pair of dick heads disgracing them selves.

I no longer care of what they do.  This isn't the America that I thought I knew.

Offline John

Re: Who would trust Bojo or Trump
« Reply #500 on: November 02, 2016, 03:32:04 PM »
The Donald edges ahead in the polls as the latest e-mail revelations damage Clinton's hopes of being first female President.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-leads-clinton-point-poll-enthusiasm-declines/story?id=43199459
« Last Edit: November 02, 2016, 03:35:12 PM by John »
A malicious prosecution for a crime which never existed. An exposé of egregious malfeasance by public officials.
Indeed, the truth never changes with the passage of time.

stephen25000

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Re: Who would trust Bojo or Trump
« Reply #501 on: November 02, 2016, 06:59:14 PM »
The Donald edges ahead in the polls as the latest e-mail revelations damage Clinton's hopes of being first female President.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-leads-clinton-point-poll-enthusiasm-declines/story?id=43199459

Why do people call him the 'donald'  ?

He is the 'trump', or perhaps more appropriately, the 'fart'.

Now with these e-mails, they aren't even Clinton's, are they.

Offline Mr Moderator

Re: Who would trust Bojo or Trump
« Reply #502 on: November 02, 2016, 07:05:04 PM »
Why do people call him the 'donald'  ?

He is the 'trump', or perhaps more appropriately, the 'fart'.

Now with these e-mails, they aren't even Clinton's, are they.

I believe it is a nickname Stephen.  President Donald?

stephen25000

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Re: Who would trust Bojo or Trump
« Reply #503 on: November 02, 2016, 08:20:36 PM »
I believe it is a nickname Stephen.  President Donald?

So I've heard.

I prefer the alternative I gave, and far more accurate and descriptive of Trump.

Then there's James O'Brien's alternative.

Offline sadie

Re: Who would trust Bojo or Trump
« Reply #504 on: November 04, 2016, 02:41:54 AM »
But you see, I so loved America, and the land of the brave.  I have no idea of Republican or Democrat, Silly me.  This was the place wherein someone could become someone.

And now I am being forced to watch a pair of dick heads disgracing them selves.

I no longer care of what they do.  This isn't the America that I thought I knew.

Only four more days to go Eleanor

Thank Gawd !

Offline mercury

Re: Who would trust Bojo or Trump
« Reply #505 on: November 04, 2016, 02:55:01 AM »
I believe it is a nickname Stephen.  President Donald?
More like donald duck

stephen25000

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Re: Who would trust Bojo or Trump
« Reply #506 on: November 04, 2016, 07:01:46 AM »
More like donald duck

I might change one l letter of the second word and then add 'less'. 8)--))

Offline Eleanor

Re: Arise President Trump!
« Reply #507 on: November 09, 2016, 08:44:14 AM »
haha a bit less awful. I will take that and hope he surprises us all. Cant say I am a fan of Hilary either

Wasn't that how most people felt?

Apart from Bush, who I personally adored, because he was so funny, I haven't seen a President of note in many a long year.  Trump might just be such a man.

stephen25000

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Re: Who would trust Bojo or Trump
« Reply #508 on: November 09, 2016, 08:44:50 AM »
That's a bit like how I feel, Stephen.  But which one of them is left and which is right?

Both the Democrats and Republicans are to the right of the political spectrum, compared to the UK's main 2 parties Eleanor.


Offline Eleanor

Re: Arise President Trump!
« Reply #509 on: November 09, 2016, 08:45:21 AM »
It's ISIL, not ISIS Spam.

Do you really believe in your wildest fantasies, that these fanatics will be scared by Trump ?

No chance at all.

They will use Trump as a breeding ground to recruit more.

We don't want them Scared, Stephen.  We just want them wiped out.