Did the Trump campaign leak the Access Hollywood tape?

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  1. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    John Zeigler over at Mediaite has an interesting theory. Considering news reports are now saying the FBI raid of Gary Cohen was in part about the Access Hollywood tape Zeigler might be on to something.

    https://www.mediaite.com/online/his...hollywood-tape/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

    For instance, what if it was actually someone from the TRUMP team who leaked the tape. At first glance, this seems ludicrous because no one thought that Trump would be anything but greatly harmed by the tape (though he clearly was not). But what if someone in Trump World got wind that the tape was about to be released and decided that stepping all over the Russia news (which would normally have dominated the narrative for the remainder of the campaign) would at least create the least bad outcome for them?

    I have always been mystified as to how Steve Bannon was able to plan and coordinate the “Clinton Sex Accuser” press conference for that Sunday before the debate with such incredible quickness. Getting all those women to St. Louis in just ONE day was either an extraordinary act of crisis management, or not how things really went down.

    Even if this admittedly somewhat wild theory is not accurate, there is still the issue of how Russia-linked WikiLeaks knew to start releasing the Clinton emails at the perfect time to allow Trump to change the subject with remarkable speed. Again, it could be a coincidence, but at a certain point there start to be too many of them for none to be significant.

    Because of all of this, I was not at all surprised when we learned that law enforcement and the special counsel’s investigation is interested in the real origins of the “Access Hollywood Tape.” The only real shock is that the news media, strangely, never has been.
     
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    We’ll know soon enough in the finale of this reality show (hopefully they don’t cancel the show ending on a cliffhanger)
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I always assumed it was the Bush family.
     
  4. RichardMZhlubb Contributor

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    The theory makes no sense because leaking the tape wouldn’t have been a criminal act and that’s a necessary prerequisite for getting a warrant for otherwise privileged attorney-client communications.
     
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    Prerequisites for warrants are just guidelines when Dems are making the decisions.

    Either way I agree that this theory is BS. Actually surprising Russia is still being brought up though, the left should be trying to distance themselves from their McCarthy tactics, especially when relations with Russia are likely to be getting worse over the next week.
     
  6. RichardMZhlubb Contributor

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    So, irrelevant here where it was all Republicans behind this warrant.
     
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    Haha classic
     
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    Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    FISA warrant to spy on Americans.

    Mueller investigation staffed with Dems trying to nail Trump to the wall, not for collusion anymore, not for obstruction anymore, for a hooker.
     
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    Let me get this straight.

    Republican Mueller finds something during his investigation. He passes it to Republican Rosenstein who then passes it to the Republican SDNY.

    But it's a Dem conspiracy?
     
  10. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    The only thing Republican about the SDNY is the interim person Sessions appointed and it's reported that he recused himself.

    Funny that when Hillary had sensitive info they gave immunity to everyone and let her destroy data. We've seen two full on raids stemming from the Mueller investigation.
     
  11. RichardMZhlubb Contributor

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    Sorry, but this dog won't hunt. The FISA warrant was renewed with the approval of Rod Rosenstein. Mueller is a lifelong Republican.
     
  12. jerwin macrumors 68020

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    "disloyal" republicans. "deep state" republicans.

    so far, though, the GOP has proven itself adept at purging dissent.
     
  13. Vanilla Ice macrumors 6502

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    Isn’t Trump a Democrat?
     
  14. jerwin macrumors 68020

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    Trump is an opportunist.
     
  15. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core

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    True but it still wouldn’t surprise me if Bannon or Cohen were the ones to leak this to the Washington Post. Especially if they knew it was going to come out anyway.
     
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    Well, it seems obvious most people who work for him thinks he's an absolute incomprehensible moron, so anything is possible. He and Huckstersleaze whine about leaks, but then decry everything as fake. Their base may eat it up, but as I've said many times in this forum, how can something be fake AND a leak? Not possible.

    She's aged ten years in what, 6, 7 months? I don't pity her having to defend Trump.
     
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    Besides consistent deceit, GOP tribalism will be a major part of their undoing. My God, Comey, Rosenstein, and Mueller are secret Democrat Agents! :oops: This thinking is so sad coming from what are supposed to be the cream of the crop, people who we elect as the best, most talented leaders. A case study of how a representative democracy can fail.

    When their brand stands for dishonestly over truth to protect the tribe, they are finished. Maybe the reality is finally dawning on some of them.
     
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    No. The raging, hypocritical evangelicals would never vote for a Democrat.
     
  19. raqball, Apr 12, 2018
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    That won't work either so whats on the table for next week?
     
  20. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Trump is his own worst enemy. Don't blame this on the investigators. Further - she's a porn star not a hooker. But don't let facts get in your way.
     
  21. raqball macrumors 68000

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    There is a fine line between the differences.. They both get paid to have sex, no? At least with a hooker it's done in private where any teen with an internet connection can't view it..

    Anyways, nitpicking aside, I agree that Trump is his own worse enemy at times. Someone needs to take the mans Twitter away, that's for sure..
     
  22. samcraig macrumors P6

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    The blaming/shaming needs to end. She's in a legal profession. It might be semantics to you - but it's fact. And blaming the media or investigators for the actions Trump has taken or the comment that he's made is misguided. Which is why I say Trump is his own worst enemy. He does try hard (too hard) to change the conversation.
     
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    Would you like some Thousand Island dressing for that word salad? o_O

    A word of advice: Switch to Sanka.
     
  24. JayMysterio macrumors 6502

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    That is the part I find fascinating with Trump defenders. The man constantly shoots himself in a lower extremity, and it's all the fault of the media for reporting the stupidity of the supposed leader of the free world. If any other president in history since modern media did 1/16th of what the Orange Brushover did, those defenders would scream cover up if it wasn't covered.

    A grown @ man causes his problem, and like a nation of babysitters 45's defenders rush with a handy wipe of deflection filled with 'it's locker room talk', 'he's not PC that's why we like him', 'everyone cheats on taxes/bills/wives/etc'.

    Seriously?! o_O
     
  25. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Indeed. And if they like or approve of his behavior, then there should be no issue with the reporting of said behavior.

    I bring this back because it's appropriate here...

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