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>from the news I read about it, nothing was concluded
Then you weren't paying attention. You should watch it, and draw your own conclusions rather than swallow your news sources spin. But as has been stated before, you seem to have already decided what to believe and are just trolling those of us that think there's smoke AND fire.
The FBI Director, with clearance from the Attorney General told the world that The Trump Administration is under criminal investigation, and has been since July, for collusion with Russia on the DNC hacks. Flynn was detected because he was swept up on a wiretap with a Russian agent. That his name was leaked is a whole other ball of wax and is what the Republicans are focusing on.
>I mean, from what I saw, Comey stated that Russia had nothing to do with the actual votes in key states,
He said they tried to meddle with voter registration system in nearly half the states (revealed last Summer). Russia didn't hack the vote directly, and it didn't want to. Russia's goal was to meddle in the election to help get Trump elected, via targeted leaks and fake news.
But if you don't think influencing the people who cast votes isn't meddling then you're being intentionally daft. Votes don't cast themselves.
>Am I 100% sure that's a lie? No, but I'm like 98% sure.
That 2% would basically be Trump and dead-enders, as the FBI Director and head of NSA basically came out and said Trump lied about the wiretapping by Obama. Complete bullshit, the POTUS lied.
>So yeah, so far it seems like the Russia Hacking claim is a dud, still probably just Democrat propaganda.
False. Anybody that saw that hearing and came to that conclusion has already decided what they want to believe and not waiting to see where the investigations are going. You seem to think the only way Russia could have any effect on the election is if they directly hacked into voting machines and changed votes for Trump. If that's the case you haven't been paying attention at all, and lack basic understanding of covert action/influence.
Opening a pre-existing fracture can be just as effective as creating a new one.
For example, if you catch your wife sexting with another man, sending nude pics, do you let it go unless the dick is actually inserted? Is it nothing? Just a distraction?
>I mean, come on, how much time have the Dems spent discussing and working on this, making news articles about this, and how much has actually been concluded?
That the Trump administration may have colluded with Russian hackers who were working to sway the election to help Trump win (or Hillary lose).
God damn you're fucking dense. You can just listen to the hearing, there's nothing to look at. But you can watch too if you need to see a bunch of ugly people's faces.
>Doesn't this just seem like a grand distraction or a last-ditch effort from the Obama administration to hinder the Trump administration?
A distraction from what? Trump started all this shit with his stupid tweet about the wiretapping. He can't control himself, this is a complete self-inflicted wound. He opened a fishing expedition that brought this to a public hearing. Next thing is a special commission in going to happen because too many Republican are running interference. Trump's his own worse enemy and will probably go down for it. FOX NEWS actually suspended the talking head that started this line of fake news because of how damaging it has been. When has that ever happened?
No tweet from Trump, no Lindsay Graham calling on Comey to come testify. No Trump tweet, no yesterday. Trump couldn't even stop tweeting lies DURING THE HEARINGS. They even brought a tweet up in the middle of the hearing. No shit, they read the hour old tweet directly to Comey, who debunked it live. Extraordinary.
>Here's a better question; does anyone here actually foresee Trump being connected to some big Russia hack that altered the outcome of the election, and/or getting in trouble for it, possibly impeached?
Yes. Mostly because I don't think Republicans like Ryan and McConnell will be willing to jump on the whole "it's better to suck Putin's cock to get along" line. They won't do it, especially with so many of Trump's campaign members not only being in contact with Russia, but then lying about it to the feds.
Why? If it's all cool, why lie about something you don't have to lie about? Granted the Trump Admin has so far been amateur hour, but they have to be stupid, incompetent AND corrupt. This is only the beginning of this, and Trump will make it worse just watch.
That being said, if Trump goes down Pence is there for them. Impeachment from a GOP congress is a way for them to save face. So many establishment Republicans hated Trump from the beginning, they're not going to fall on their sword for him. I don't think they'll ever be able to convince him to step down, he's too much of a megalomaniac for that.
Really, do you really think this is all completely normal? Or is your bar so low for Trump that this is just par for the course.