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    'Russian Dossier' on Trump: How Fake Stories are Legitimized as Truth

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    In January, CNN and BuzzFeed reported on memos which allege that United States President Donald Trump had been groomed and supported by Russian intelligence for several years. Among other issues, the report said that during a visit to Moscow in 2013, the US politician had allegedly invited prostitutes to a hotel.

    "The Russian dossier" on Donald Trump is a 35-page compilation of 16 reports marked with different datelines. The earliest report dates back to July 25, 2015, and the latest to December 13, 2016.

    Sources in US intelligence told CNN that the document was compiled by a "former British intelligence officer" and US investigators have corroborated some of the communications detailed in it.

    "The document raises a lot of questions. Why is it a former British intelligence officer?  If the US and Britain cooperate in intelligence why is US intelligence investigating information from the document? Why cannot London hand over the information to Washington to make the dossier public?" Igor Pshenichnikov, adviser for the president of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, wrote in an article for RIA Novosti.

    The "Russian dossier" claims that Russia has been "cultivating, supporting and assisting" Donald Trump for at least five years, with the goal to "encourage splits and divisions" in the West.

    The document also reads that the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) allegedly collected compromising materials on Trump during his visit to Russia in 2013. The mysterious "former British intelligence officer" cited different "knowledgeable" sources, including a former Russian intelligence officer, a senior Kremlin official etc.

    "Such a story can be easily made up by anyone who has a talent for writing, a fertile imagination and a knowledge of global affairs. The 'Russian dossier' on Trump is an almost ready script for a thriller. Just add some details, dialogues and the job is done," Pshenichnikov wrote.

    Moreover, the expert emphasized that the document is not 100 percent fake when it comes to the names of countries, certain persons and their political or economic interests.

    "It is a well-known fact that it is much easier to believe in a lie if it is mixed with the truth," he noted.

    Pshenichnikov pointed out that the logic of such disinformation pieces is extremely simple: "If Trump has been to Russia then he is a Russian spy." But this simplicity is what makes those fake "reports" and "dossiers" so attractive and difficult to criticize.

    "What is also important is that the 'Russian dossier' has been reviewed in a series of publications in different respectable media outlets. But their essence is the same: Trump has ties with Russia and therefore he cannot be US President," the author concluded.

     

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    • avatar
      jas
      Sputnik even tries to spin pro-Trump articles as "he's doomed" propaganda to try and discourage further resistance to the establishment. The left can try to steal language all it wants, doesn't mean I have to use it.

      The real resistance fight is what Trump supports, as he tries to save the US and preserve Western civilization.

      The leftist state slaves are demanding more of the same neocon/globalist chaos and suffering. That's why the Democrats are just fine with Obama lying about wanting correction of injustice. The change they want is for a radical new global state that is controlled by an alliance of wealthy international criminals and corporations, not for the US to prosper as the US.

      The real resistance is for personal and economic freedom of a truly republican reformation. One can't resist what they already have. The left have the government they want, the media they want, and the wars that they want. The resistance is to change that, to change the foreign intervention etc. and that is what Trump is trying to do.
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      marcanhalt
      I was taught that "No lie is of the truth." It means that if one lie is involved, then all of it is a lie, no matter how much truth is involved. If you cannot take the name of the Lord in vain, when attesting to the truth, neither can you defile a man's name in the same way. These two truths are related, and theology always trumps politics. Some people will find that out, but it may be everlastingly too late to do anything about it.
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      elsa.zardiniin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, Methinks that the only solution is what "double bonus" said here, first comment: sputniknews.com/politics/201703051051278801-trump-russia-deal That is, displace/dislodge the enemies. Of course President Trump will not do it, but that would indeed ensure the survival of the US.
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      elsa.zardini
      The quid is that once one of the the plates on the balance fell (Jewish Communism), it was obvious that the second one (Jewish Capitalism) was going to fall.
    • Hagbard Celine
      By means of propaganda ?

      What I find particularly interesting is, that the divide on Trump rund across many nations. Trump is at the spearhead of the backlash that decades of abuse of the US and its political area of influence by the political elites have provoked. The system is poisoned by the unwanted byproducts so to speak. Look at the trade deficit, public debt, cultural disarray; someone has to put his foot down else we may end up with a war. This may be our last chance to fix the system.
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