Page 10 of 32 FirstFirst ... 8910111220 ... LastLast
Results 91 to 100 of 320

Thread: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

  1. #91
    Iconoclast
    DaveFagan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    wny
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:57 PM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    7,075

    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Of course it won't work, there is no mechanism for overturning an election. So that leaves the fact that there are legitimate questions that will be asked of Trump and of course it means that any actions he takes will be scrutinized to see if he is influenced by Putin. He just needs to be very careful not to make the appearance of being Putins' patsy. Is that so hard? For example he cannot remove the sanctions on Russia unless Putin with draws from Crimea and returns it to the Ukraine
    Since Trump won the election, he has been disparaged by the Mainstream Media. I don't think he trusts them and he owes a little revenge. He'll get it. Pay attention to which sources were pushing the fake news on Putin and the false Russian inferences. Paybacks a bitch, eh?

  2. #92
    Sage
    Chomsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Third Coast
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:04 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    17,800

    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    My point is, bear with me, you're going to be crabby, -- you really can't KNOW the answer to that question, right? You might say, "I don't think so," but that's not going to fly on Trump's question. You could say "Not to my knowledge," but that would easily be criticized by an unfriendly press.

    How could DT have answered that question that would have made you comfortable? Is there anything he could have said? Remember, he can't answer, "Absolutely not," just as you couldn't with the question I asked you. I'm just being curious.

    I watched that whole conference EXCEPT for the very last when I got a phone call. I should find it on line.
    Ah, nice lead-up.

    It takes more than internet politics debate to get me crabby! Well, really crabby anyway.

    Here I was originally going to tell you in my post above to be "peaceful", once I convert you over from the darkside!

    Alright, fair enough. The right answer might have been: "My people know I would never allow that. They would never do that. I can assure you that would never be tolerated in my organization, and nothing like that has ever come to my attention"

    But that is just a more thought-out sidestep, so your point is reasonable.

    So,

    Maggie 1

    Chomsky 0


    But don't expect that to remain.

    For your convenience: Donald Trump’s News Conference: Full Transcript and Video
    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." - Sinclair Lewis

    The 10 Commandments of Logic - (Courtesy of Abbazorkzog Blog)

  3. #93
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:18 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    31,288

    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Your link is broken. But, as Jim Acosta stated on Twitter, Cecelia Vega asked the question he was trying to ask and Trump answered it:

    Attachment 67212283

    So there was no avoidance of the question, just a slap down of CNN for running with a horribly inaccurate story.



    "The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The allegations came, in part, from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Mr. Trump."

    and later...

    "The raw memos on which the synopsis is based were prepared by the former MI6 agent, who was posted in Russia in the 1990s and now runs a private intelligence gathering firm. His investigations related to Mr. Trump were initially funded by groups and donors supporting Republican opponents of Mr. Trump during the GOP primaries, multiple sources confirmed to CNN. Those sources also said that once Mr. Trump became the nominee, further investigation was funded by groups and donors supporting Hillary Clinton."

    The entire basis of that article revolves around a CIA 2-page summary of the 35 page oppo report that has been thoroughly debunked, and has been shown by NBC to have been incorrectly reported by CNN. The 35 page memo was not a RUSSIAN attempt to discredit Trump, it was a oppo report written by a former MI6 member and paid for by Nevertrumpers and Democrats... nowhere and in no way is that a RUSSIAN attempt to discredit Trump. In fact, the CIA, according to NBC, only presented the synopsis as an FYI for Trump to know the kind of disinformation that is out there which totally destroys the CNN narrative.
    This is another lie. Why must you lie?

    Trump avoided the question. He only responded with a "No" reluctantly at the elevator:

    "Trump did not specifically address questions regarding whether members of his staff were in contact with Russian officials during the campaign. When NBC News repeated that question to Trump afterwards as the president-elect approached the elevator to exit the room, he answered "No.""

    And to stem predictable confusion, the lie is "So there was no avoidance of the question"- as there is documented, published, and verifiable avoidance of the question.

  4. #94
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:18 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    31,288

    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    My point is, bear with me, you're going to be crabby, -- you really can't KNOW the answer to that question, right? You might say, "I don't think so," but that's not going to fly on Trump's question. You could say "Not to my knowledge," but that would easily be criticized by an unfriendly press.

    How could DT have answered that question that would have made you comfortable? Is there anything he could have said? Remember, he can't answer, "Absolutely not," just as you couldn't with the question I asked you. I'm just being curious.

    I watched that whole conference EXCEPT for the very last when I got a phone call. I should find it on line.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    Ah, nice lead-up.

    It takes more than internet politics debate to get me crabby! Well, really crabby anyway.

    Here I was originally going to tell you in my post above to be "peaceful", once I convert you over from the darkside!

    Alright, fair enough. The right answer might have been: "My people know I would never allow that. They would never do that. I can assure you that would never be tolerated in my organization, and nothing like that has ever come to my attention"

    But that is just a more thought-out sidestep, so your point is reasonable.

    So,

    Maggie 1

    Chomsky 0


    But don't expect that to remain.

    For your convenience: Donald Trumpís News Conference: Full Transcript and Video
    Great posts!! /applaud

  5. #95
    Sage

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Last Seen
    09-14-17 @ 11:30 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    5,465

    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I have to say I am stunned!

    When asked and then further pressed at the end of his national press conference, President-elect Donald J. Trump refused to answer the direct question as to whether or not he or anyone directly connected to him or if anyone from his campaign had any association with Russian intelligence. Trump went on a long rant (once again) about how Russia, China, Japan, Mexico and all other nations would respect America once he became President, but on the question of Russian intelligence associations itself, he outright refused to answer the question even when further pressed after his press conference but before leaving the conference area.

    No "no comment", no "I don't know, but I'll look into it"...nothing. He just walked off the stage and refused to answer.

    To me, that rebuff/non-answer is more disturbing than the contents of any domestic intelligence report whether compiled by our federal intelligence agencies or some private investigative/consulting firm.
    my question is , for those that voted trump, would all the 'russian' and 'blackmail' stuff have changed your vote if released the same time as all the stuff about hillary?

  6. #96
    Sage



    MaggieD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Chicago Area
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    40,905
    Blog Entries
    37

    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    Ah, nice lead-up.

    It takes more than internet politics debate to get me crabby! Well, really crabby anyway.

    Here I was originally going to tell you in my post above to be "peaceful", once I convert you over from the darkside!

    Alright, fair enough. The right answer might have been: "My people know I would never allow that. They would never do that. I can assure you that would never be tolerated in my organization, and nothing like that has ever come to my attention"

    But that is just a more thought-out sidestep, so your point is reasonable.

    So,

    Maggie 1

    Chomsky 0


    But don't expect that to remain.

    For your convenience: Donald Trump’s News Conference: Full Transcript and Video
    Thank you for the link! And for letting Maggie play a little trick. Edit...great suggested response, btw.

    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    Great posts!! /applaud
    Thank you, Absentglare. High praise!
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

  7. #97
    Curmudgeon


    LowDown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Houston
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:44 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    11,283
    Blog Entries
    10

    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    He probably didn't have any association with Russia. But Tweeting it isn't the same thing as addressing it in a press conference when asked. That's what pressers are for. Twitter is a one way communication.
    The press can't filter tweets. They go directly to the people. More valid than press reports.

    "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." --HL Mencken

  8. #98
    Sage

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:29 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    9,673

    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Most people don't get or make their daily communication through Twitter.
    Most people aren't Trump. Previous Presidents didn't bother communicating with the people, but rather sent out the lacky's with prepared statements on Sunday morning, and the press bowed appropriately. I like the raw personal communication. Warts and all.

    Tres, I believe you are incorrect that most people don't get daily communications via Twitter or Facebook or whatever. That's where they communicate, and that's one of the reasons Trump won.

  9. #99
    Sage

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:29 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    9,673

    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    my question is , for those that voted trump, would all the 'russian' and 'blackmail' stuff have changed your vote if released the same time as all the stuff about hillary?
    For me, a Trump voter, the answer is no. Neither did the stuff released about Hillary.

    Hillary's past record stood on its own. And I saw nothing new.

    What I saw of the Trump stuff was the Democrats sitting around a haystack, looking for the needle, and trying to turn a straw into prime beef.

  10. #100
    Left the building
    Fearandloathing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada Dual citizen
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:37 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    17,697

    Re: The Trump "No Answer" on Russian Associations during 01/11/2017 Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Anybody who believed the press conference would yield anything productive was living in a dream world.
    Oh but it did. First read your previous post. I listened live, and as you have, found his answers and attitudes much more than "evasive" leaving me with the overwhelming suspicion there IS a 'there' there.

    But, everything in here is biased and becoming more so; those who support this asshole contend it shows the MSM can't be trusted, as if that's a new bleat...

    However since when has Captain Twitter ever been afraid of the MSM?

    Stand back and look at the over all. The people most hurt by this alleged attack, Hillary, the DNC, Obama, have remained silent, have not gotten political and appear to be simply letting things develop. If this were part of an opposition strategy to undermine Trump, there would be a co-campaign to help move it where they want it to go.

    Trump won't even allow his name to be associated with the leak taking the staunchest 'no comment" stand is his political career...and is miles away from the previous night and his Twit: "Fake news...." I would say that Trump's uncharacteristic self control also implies there is a "there" there. His lack of response and the wandering tirade show he does NOT have the full story, and appears to be in the dark as many others.

    Personally, I have the feeling this is a nasty albatross that will simply refuse to rot away
    "I will kill these people if I have to." Christopher Cantwell, White Nationalist leader, August 2017

Page 10 of 32 FirstFirst ... 8910111220 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •