What is Putin up to?

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Re: What is Putin up to?

#971 Post by jack t ripper » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:51 am

Because Putin was granted a nice 2 acre lot on the 18th hole at Trump's new St Petersberg resort, due to open in 2025
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Re: What is Putin up to?

#972 Post by nero » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:11 am

jack t ripper wrote:Because Putin was granted a nice 2 acre lot on the 18th hole at Trump's new St Petersberg resort, due to open in 2025
A link please. ;)
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Re: What is Putin up to?

#973 Post by jack t ripper » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:14 am

Schiff's idea of demanding ALL Presidential phone call records is the most absurd thing he has done yet.

It's probably the most obvious case of Executive Privilege yet. It would be the DUTY of WH counsel to object for the sake of every resident not yet born.

Clearly the Ukrainian phone call transcript is not doing it with public opinion. This is so preposterous that one has to believe they KNOW it will be refused so they get to claim "cover-up".

It's pivot number 32
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Re: What is Putin up to?

#974 Post by chijohnaok » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:59 pm

nero wrote:Not a big surprise.
Tom Balmforth, Katya Golubkova and Polina Devitt wrote: Image

Kremlin says disclosure of Trump-Putin phone calls would need Russian consent
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    Master and puppet meet in Helsinki July 16, 2018.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday that Washington would need Russian consent to publish transcripts of phone calls between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Congress is determined to get access to Trump’s calls with Putin and other world leaders, the U.S. House Intelligence Committee’s chairman said on Sunday, citing concerns that the Republican president may have jeopardized national security.

Asked about those comments, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Russia would be prepared to discuss the issue with Washington if it sent Moscow a signal, but that such disclosures were not normal diplomatic practice.

“Of course their publication is to some extent only possible by mutual agreement of the parties. This is a certain diplomatic practice,” Peskov said.

“To be more specific, perhaps, diplomatic practice in general does not envisage their publication. If there are some signals from the Americans, then we will discuss (them).”

The Democratic-led House last week launched an impeachment inquiry into Trump in the aftermath of a whistleblower complaint alleging that Trump had solicited interference by Ukraine in the 2020 U.S. election for his own political benefit.

The White House released a memo summarizing Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy after the allegations set off a U.S. domestic political storm.
But why? :roll:
I have no love for Putin....if if the US suddenly starts releasing the transcripts for every phone call and meeting that US leaders and diplomats have with foreign powers, then other countries are going to be hesitant about taking those calls and meetings (or they will take the call but limit the scope of the conversation to what recipes the others spouses are using for the upcoming holidays).
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Re: What is Putin up to?

#975 Post by jack t ripper » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:21 pm

There is no federal judge that would approve such a ridiculous subpoena but the Dems can rest assured their spies in the WH would have leaked any remotely juicy phone calls already.
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Re: What is Putin up to?

#976 Post by wulfir » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:53 am

Russia to welcome Hungary’s joining TurkStream project — Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban held a bilateral meeting in Budapest
https://tass.com/politics/1086221

Looks like go-ahead from Denmark and Hungary, the great anti-migration bastions in Europe.

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Re: What is Putin up to?

#977 Post by jwilkerson » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:34 am

... Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban held a bilateral meeting ...
Well that's good ... a "unilateral" meeting would've been rather boring ...

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Re: What is Putin up to?

#978 Post by chijohnaok » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:37 am

Russia and Germany (Putin and Merkel) also held several bilateral meetings in 2018.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/18/worl ... rmany.html
“Germany, but especially Russia, as a member of the U.N. Security Council, has a responsibility to find solutions,” Ms. Merkel said. “I am of the opinion that controversial issues can only be addressed in dialogue, and through dialogue.”

Bilateral issues focusing on energy and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline were also up for discussion.
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Re: What is Putin up to?

#979 Post by wulfir » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:57 pm

Lavrov calls Denmark's Nord Stream 2 decision ‘responsible approach’
On Wednesday, October 30, Denmark granted Russia permit for the construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline in its waters
https://tass.com/politics/1086317

'Responsible...' :lol:

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Re: What is Putin up to?

#980 Post by nero » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:05 pm

wulfir wrote:
Lavrov calls Denmark's Nord Stream 2 decision ‘responsible approach’
On Wednesday, October 30, Denmark granted Russia permit for the construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline in its waters
https://tass.com/politics/1086317

'Responsible...' :lol:
If Denmark allowed Nord Stream 1 in its waters, then why not. But that was before before the Crimea incidence.

But was that Crimea used as the excuse to deny pipeline this time?

Just curious.
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