Dossier Author Declared as "Very Credible"

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  1. Zedcars macrumors 6502

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    It seems odd that such a highly regarded and "professional" author would attach his name to a pack of salacious lies. Could it be more likely there is some truth to it all?

    Donald Trump dossier: intelligence sources vouch for author's credibility - the guardian
    https://apple.news/A4pdk9SPESRCvbpSNngRMCw

    Interesting times.
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    It does seem odd how many kremlin people were prepared to talk.
     
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    It would seem that I might have to employ very sophisticated filters soon - with the false-equivalency of "fake news" and the potential of Trump to cause all manner of "disruptions". Interesting times indeed...
     
  4. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I'm not sure how you can use the words "very credible" and "the Guardian" in the same sentence :D.
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    How isn't the guardian credible?
     
  6. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    they have no proof and are pretending the author of the dossier is "credible" because well his colleagues said so:rolleyes:
    dude is out hiding for a reason.........
    gee, his friend vouches for him, it's all good .
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I'm sure your colleagues have a reasonable opinion of you. It's not like they are asking his wife...
     
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    I am sure the guy is hiding just for the hell of it ;)
     
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    every news source who presents facts i don't like is fake!
     
  10. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    In the U.S you are presented with the narrative the media wants you to believe.
    Like. Clinton winning by a landslide
    Or
    No reasonable prosecutor would have pressed charges against a woman who destroyed evidence after being subpoenaed
     
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    You can go by the track record of the person in question. I don't read the Guardian very often but it is one of the few serious and credible news sources in the UK and international press.
     
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    The guy is hiding for a reason.!!..
     
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    Why you take that as absolute proof of anything truly is beyond me.
     
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    If it were me, I'd be hiding too, whether it's true or not (and as sceptical as I am, i'm inclined to think it's true for now), simply because I don't like attention. His job meant he has to stay out of the spotlight and a dossier that was presumably supposed to be confidential gets leaked with his name. Of course he hides! The UK is home to many tabloids who love anything related to sex, scandals and celebrities, they'd make his life a living hell.

    Assuming it's true, now there's also many people (both in the US and in Russia) who have a lot to win if he ends up having a heart attack or in a mental hospital. Remember what happened to former Russian spy Litvinenko in London ten years ago?
     
  15. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    This is all so silly. I hate Trump with the heat of a thousand suns but I don't care who he swings from the chandeliers with in hotel rooms. It's not like his image is one of a good Christian soul with fidelity in marriage. Not that I want to think about what he does to begin with. :eek:
     
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    People have disappeared. There is a reason he's hiding out. He would also love to enter witness relocation I'm sure. That's more a commentary on those who would want to get rid of him, not of his character.
     
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    Yeah, we only have to look as far as the body count Clinton left in her wake to see just how true that is!
     
  18. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Get over Clinton
     
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    they secretly wanted her to win :\
     
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    So you don't deny it!

    The woman is pure evil personified. We as a nation really dodged a bullet in November (pun intended).
     
  21. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502

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    To be fair the Russians have a habit of assassinating people they don't like who leak information. Not sure I wouldn't be doing the same if I were in his shoes.
     
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    I'd be laying low too.

    Also, if Clinton is pure evil then I'd like to see her hooves and tail as proof lol.
     
  23. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I'm more interested in the financial angles. The dossier thing seems weirdly out of sync now, it was put together a long time ago, before summer, so before the hot mic tape here emerged to the public, I mean Trump was already more or less compromised last fall in the sense of sexual mores.

    So, it's not especially revelatory if "Russia tried to compromise a US citizen!!" Catching Donald Trump reading a biography of Indira Gandhi would be more shocking.

    Plenty intel agencies like to gather up what to compromise whoever they can for potential future use sometime. It's not always about sex. Sometimes it's about money. Now if Russia has something on Trump regarding money... they'd probably keep it to themselves, not let it somehow end up in an American oppo research binder. It could become really handy but only if its deployment remained in their direct control.

    So, waiting for some other shoe to drop. No sale here on the party girls in Russian hotel. Maybe that happened and maybe there's "real" pics and worst case Trump would tweet "So unfair! No permission to photo our party! So fake!" and the US mediaverse would erupt for a week and that would be the end of it.

    We are jaded, jaded in the USA. We have been known to throw a Congressman out of office on some sexual misconduct discovery, but Donald Trump changed a lot of things last year in the USA. There's probably no easy road back on some of them.

    If the story is true? Weird how conservative Republicans can sit still for it if they believe it's true. But, they will probably think it's fake because Breitbart will tell them so. Maybe the market for salacious tales in oppo research is dead.
     
  24. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I have no idea what you're talking about.
     
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    Yes, we elected Adolf Hitler in order to avoid "pure evil personified". Hurrah!
     

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