The White House Had Russia on Its Friends-and-Family Cellphone Plan

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller; presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway; chief strategist Stephen Bannon; now-former national security adviser Michael Flynn; senior White House adviser Jared Kushner; and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller; presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway; chief strategist Stephen Bannon; now-former national security adviser Michael Flynn; senior White House adviser Jared Kushner; and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

The latest news coming out of the White House is only shocking if you believe that a restaurant in Washington, D.C., was really a secret meeting place for high-profile pedophiles or believe that the New York Times is failing, but it turns out that the White House and Russia kick it.

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According to CNN, high-level folks over at the White House were in constant communication with Russia during President Asshat’s run to the White House, and Asshat and former President Barack Obama were both briefed on the extensive communication between Russian operatives and people within Asshat’s crew.

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U.S. intelligence became concerned with the amount of communication and the proximity of those involved in the calls with now-President Asshat.

“Among several senior Trump advisers regularly communicating with Russian nationals were then campaign chairman Paul Manafort and then adviser Michael Flynn,” CNN reports.

While talks between campaigns and foreign officials are not uncommon, the calls stood out because of the frequency and the fact that Trump kept picking up the phone and making ghost noises and then hanging up the level of those involved.

Manafort denies any involvement with the Russians.

“That is 100 percent not true, at least as far as me,” Manafort told CNN. “I cannot believe that they are including me in anything like that. I have not been involved in any of these activities.”

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Manafort told CNN that whoever has included his name in contacts with Russia is mistaken and added that he never spoke to Russian officials during Asshat’s campaign.

“I don’t remember talking to any Russian officials, ever. Certainly during the time we’re talking about,” Manafort told the news station, adding that the allegations are “boggling.”

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“I have knowingly never talked to any intelligence official or anyone in Russia regarding anything of what’s under investigation,” he said. “I have never had any connection to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin or the Russian government before, during or after the campaign.”

Read more at CNN.

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So one scenario is that the investigation shows that Trump has such poor control of his campaign operations and has such a pathetic grasp of politics that he had no clue that a decent portion of this was happening or even if he did, he didn’t realize it would likely be monitored and that it was, you know, not a good thing to be doing.

I’m sure most people on here will be quick to assert that this isn’t the case, that there is no way anyone could be so chummy with Russia without there being a direct connection, but are you really going to say that after the stunning displays of incompetence, arrogance, ignorance and blustery insistence that he isn’t incompetent and arrogant we’ve had? Learning that Trump has been politically cucked by some of his high level staffers, or at the very least learning that he basically said “I don’t wanna know” wouldn’t shock me in the least.

The other scenario is Trump is elbows deep in it himself.

If it’s scenario one, kick him out of office. If it’s scenario two ... then maybe we need something a bit more Sic Sempre Tyrannus-esque to happen.