Quantcast
Connect with us

Ex-DHS official: Papadopoulos emails show Trump team knew about Russian attack on DNC ‘and did nothing’

Published

on

CNN national security expert Juliette Kayyem (Screen capture)

Former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Juliette Kayyem said that revelations in the New York Times about George Papadopoulos — former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign — show that the Trump team was aware of Russian attacks on the DNC and Hillary Clinton but chose not to report that information to the FBI.

ADVERTISEMENT

“The Trump team clearly knew it at this stage and they did nothing,” Kayyem told anchor Ana Cabrera and former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti on Saturday.

Kayyem said it’s important to bear in mind how far we’ve come from the Trump team’s original “explanations and defenses by the Trump team that there was no contact with the Russians.”

The New York Times story, she said, does two things. It puts the controversial Steele dossier to one side and demonstrates that the FBI had other motives in investigating the Trump campaign. It also shows that Papadopoulos had access to key members of the Trump team.

“They knew it and they did not disclose it to the FBI,” said Kayyem. “The Trump team clearly knew it at this stage and did nothing.”

Watch the video, embedded below:

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Get the hell out!’: Trump supporters freak out when protesters show up to Lindsey Graham event

Published

on

A small group of protesters came to one of Lindsey Graham's latest campaign events, and they were quickly attacked by supporters of President Donald Trump chanting "four more years."

Graham's event seemed to have more support for Trump than for Graham at his own weekend event. It's unknown why the Trump supporters were not chanting for Graham.

"Get the hell out!" one Trump supporter can be heard shouting. He and another older man were seen wagging their fingers

At least one Graham protester could be seen holding up a sign with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The South Carolina senator is fighting for his political career and many other Republicans struggling to hold onto their seats. Graham is now being confronted with past comments he made saying that no president, regardless of the party, should make a Supreme Court pick right before his or her election.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Black man takes N-word spewing racist to school — and makes him promise to never do it again

Published

on

When a racist White guy at a marina shouted out the N-word at a group of Black men, he probably didn't count on their response being a history lesson, but that's precisely what happened.

While President Donald Trump is claiming that Black community members are beating and killing White racists and responding with general violence, the two men showed a different reality.

"What made you say it?" the men asked.

The white guy shrugged.

"You that racist?" one of the men asks.

"Uh, no, I--" the White guy tried to answer.

"Then why would you call us a n*gger?" one of the men asks.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Lamar Alexander refuses to stand against Trump Supreme Court choice

Published

on

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is an outgoing Senator but he is firmly supporting President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a statement released Sunday, Alexander claimed that the so-called "McConnell Rule" doesn't count because the Senate and the White House is ruled by Republicans. The "McConnell Rule" was never a rule until McConnell decided he didn't want former President Barack Obama to nominate another justice when conservative Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly.

"Senator McConnell is only doing what Democrat leaders have said they would do if the shoe were on the other foot," said Alexander.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage.  Help us deliver it.  Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free. LEARN MORE