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#1241 indy

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 03:25 PM

Let me put my cynical hat on...seems like some sort of cover up to me.

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 07:19 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 26 January 2019 - 02:58 PM, said:


It's going to be an interesting case. The Court is going to have to choose between "cop-killers get no mercy" and "cops have a license to kill."
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Posted 26 January 2019 - 08:14 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 26 January 2019 - 02:58 PM, said:


Also, he was on duty, and supposed to be on patrol in a different area than where the shooting occurred.
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Posted 26 January 2019 - 08:54 PM

View Postbaw1064, on 26 January 2019 - 08:14 PM, said:

Also, he was on duty, and supposed to be on patrol in a different area than where the shooting occurred.

I don't think anyone cares about that except as a way to pretend that they stuck something on him.
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Posted 31 January 2019 - 06:12 PM

The NRA has nearly as many entanglements with Russia as Trump and wanted more. It seems like Putin has purchased much of the Republican Party and their supporters.

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A former NRA president hoped to win access to Vladimir Putin on a trip to Moscow, according to an email from one of the trip’s organizers. That organizer, Republican operative Paul Erickson, also said the trip could have “enormous diplomatic consequences.” The email, sent in November 2015 and reviewed by The Daily Beast, came just months before the Kremlin’s election meddling went into full gear.

In the email, Erickson wrote that an official with the Russian Central Bank had made a tantalizing, though tentative, offer to former NRA president David Keene: an interview for his newspaper with Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the time, Keene was the opinion editor for The Washington Times, a conservative newspaper. He had previously helmed the NRA, and he maintained close ties with its top officials. And he was one of the small group of people on the trip.

“[I]mpressing the NRA’s Russian hosts is also the quickest way to secure a private interview with President Putin on behalf of David Keene and the Washington Times–a plum that was dangled in front of Keene by Torshin himself during a recent Torshin visit to Washington, DC,” Erickson wrote. “High stakes all around.”

The NRA’s Russian hosts were a powerful group. Alexander Torshin, who Erickson said had tentatively offered Keene a Putin interview, was a deputy governor at Russia’s powerful central bank at the time. Justice Department prosecutors later alluded to him when they charged Erickson’s girlfriend, Russian gun rights activist Maria Butina, with conspiring to act as an unregistered foreign agent in the U.S. Butina pleaded guilty to the charge last month. Her organization, called The Right to Bear Arms, had helped organize the trip Keene went on.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:00 PM

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:22 PM

More on the NRA's chumminess with the Russian government. Legal? Probably. Patriotic? F*** no.

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The boyfriend of confessed Russian agent Maria Butina wrote that she “manipulated” a Russian spy agency when arranging NRA bigwigs’ trip to Moscow, The Daily Beast has learned.

Paul Erickson, Butina’s boyfriend, made this claim on Nov. 25, 2015 in an email to a trip participant. The light-hearted, chummy tone of the email, which was subsequently read to The Daily Beast, contrasts significantly with how Erickson characterized Butina’s relationship with the FSB to The New Republic: tense, bordering on hostile.

It also shows that at least one trip attendee was led to believe that Russia’s FSB—whose predecessor was the KGB—helped lay the groundwork for the trip.

Erickson began the email, sent to then-incoming NRA President Pete Brownell, with florid language.

“Dear International Man of Mystery or should we just start calling you “Austin Powers” to your face??” he wrote, with a smiley face.

“Miss Butina has (apparently) moved heaven and earth and manipulated the Russian FSB (the current incarnation of the old KGB) and gotten you cleared for a tour of one (1) Russian arms factory the day before the NRA delegation arrives in Moscow,” he continued. “She found a way to shrink a normally 3-week process into about 3-days (probably because most of the FSB agents ‘assigned’ to her want to marry her).”

John Sipher, a former chief of Russia operations for the CIA, called the email alarming.

“The right thing to do would have been to inform the FBI and cancel the trip,” Sipher said. “Cavorting with those who claim to be at war with you is unpatriotic at best. Mr. Erickson’s actions are especially abhorrent.”

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 01:39 PM

View PostLFC, on 15 February 2019 - 12:22 PM, said:

More on the NRA's chumminess with the Russian government. Legal? Probably. Patriotic? F*** no.

Link to the article:

https://www.thedaily...a-trip?ref=home
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 04:15 PM

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