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Wed Jan 31, 2018, 08:43 AM

CIA director Pompeo met top Russian spies

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/30/politics/cia-director-pompeo-russia-spies/index.html

and so did Dan Coates https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/01/the-trump-administration-let-a-russian-spy-chief-visit-the-us-even-though-he-was-legally-barred/

"CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently met with his Russian counterparts when they traveled to the US, according to US ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman.

Russian media is reporting those who met with Pompeo may have included the country's sanctioned spy chief, Sergey Naryshkin.
Talks between top US and Russian intelligence officials occurred just days before Pompeo once again warned that Russia will attempt to meddle in the 2018 US midterm elections and the Trump administration released a sweeping list of prominent Russian political and business figures in defiance of Moscow.

While neither US nor Russian officials explicitly said that Pompeo and Naryshkin met, both sides confirmed that talks occurred between intelligence counterparts and Russia's US ambassador, Anatoly Antonov, said that Naryshkin made a trip to the US for discussions. "


The Trump administration allowed the head of Russia’s foreign intelligence service, Sergey Naryshkin, to visit the United State last week, despite US sanctions that are supposed to bar Naryshkin from entering the country.
“Which other sanctioned Russia intelligence agency figures has the Trump administration let into our country?”

Naryshkin’s visit drew no notice at the time, but after Russia’s US ambassador Anatoly Antonov announced the visit on Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) raised the issue in a press conference later in the day. “This is an extreme dereliction of duty by President Trump, who seems more intent on undermining the rule of law in this country than standing up to Putin,” Schumer said.

Naryshkin met last week outside Washington with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Reuters reported. Antonov said that Naryshkin’s meetings addressed the “joint struggle against terrorism,” though he did not offer further details.

News of the visit drew condemnation from congressional Democrats already fuming over the Trump administration’s refusal on Monday to impose new sanctions against Russian defense and intelligence firms—sanctions that were required by bipartisan legislation President Donald Trump begrudgingly approved in 2017. (The 2017 sanctions law passed Congress with veto-proof majorities.)


He's barred from entering the U.S. This can't be normal.

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Reply CIA director Pompeo met top Russian spies (Original post)
Clarity2 Jan 2018 OP
democratisphere Jan 2018 #1
Farmer-Rick Jan 2018 #2
C_U_L8R Jan 2018 #3
kentuck Jan 2018 #4
dalton99a Jan 2018 #5
spanone Jan 2018 #6
HipChick Jan 2018 #7
spanone Jan 2018 #9
bdamomma Jan 2018 #8
Clarity2 Jan 2018 #10
spanone Jan 2018 #11

Response to Clarity2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 08:50 AM

1. In the new drumpf "normal" anything goes.

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Response to Clarity2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 08:51 AM

2. Putin's spies have to meet with our RepubliCON intelligence counterparts to pass on intel

I'm sure Coats and Pampeo had to met with Putin's spies as ordered by Trump so that they can turnover all our US secrets to them. In exchange Trump gets some girls with bladder trouble.

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Response to Clarity2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 09:59 AM

3. No collusion. No collusion.

My ass.

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Response to Clarity2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:00 AM

4. Didn't they know it was illegal?

That the person they met with was sanctioned and was not supposed to be in our country? The laws don't change just because Administrations change...

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Response to Clarity2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:04 AM

5. Pompeo: "May I help you?"

"Did you find everything you needed?"

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Response to Clarity2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:05 AM

6. Pompeo: 'I have every expectation' Russia will meddle in 2018 midterms

of course he does, i'm sure he's helping direct them....


CIA Director Mike Pompeo said he fully expects Russia to seek to interfere with the 2018 midterm elections, as it did in 2016.

"I have every expectation that they will continue to try and do that," Pompeo said when asked during an interview with the BBC on Monday whether he anticipates a Russian influence campaign later this year.

He added: “But I am confident that America will be able to have a free and fair election — that we’ll push back in a way that is sufficiently robust that the impact they have on our election won’t be great.”

Pompeo and other intelligence officials have acknowledged attempts by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin to influence the 2016 presidential campaign, despite rebuttals from the White House. President Donald Trump has called reports of attempts by Russia to interfere with the campaign "fake news" and the federal and congressional probes into potential ties to the Trump campaign a "witch hunt."


https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/30/russia-2018-election-meddling-376826

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Response to spanone (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:13 AM

7. What the fuck is the Trump admin doing about it?

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Response to HipChick (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:16 AM

9. But I am confident that America will be able to have a free and fair election- that well push back

“But I am confident that America will be able to have a free and fair election — that we’ll push back in a way that is sufficiently robust that the impact they have on our election won’t be great.”



see, he's confident that we'll have a free and fair election...in other words...we're screwed

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Response to spanone (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:15 AM

8. he's another treasonous

bastard. They all need to be arrested. We need to reclaim our country back.

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Response to spanone (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:49 AM

10. Thats what made me nervous

Is he setting up the dems for something during midterms.

If the CIA has been infiltrated by russia, that is probably the most worrisome thing I’ve heard yet.

I dont trust him at all.

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Response to Clarity2 (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 04:43 PM

11. me too!

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