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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:21 AM

There's a paper trail to prove he *was* briefed--probably multiple times:


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Reply There's a paper trail to prove he *was* briefed--probably multiple times: (Original post)
tblue37 Jun 2020 OP
PatSeg Jun 2020 #1
thesquanderer Jun 2020 #24
PatSeg Jun 2020 #29
calimary Jun 2020 #32
forgotmylogin Jun 2020 #33
Ohiogal Jun 2020 #2
soothsayer Jun 2020 #3
dalton99a Jun 2020 #4
Hortensis Jun 2020 #5
Iliyah Jun 2020 #6
demmiblue Jun 2020 #7
SammyWinstonJack Jun 2020 #11
thesquanderer Jun 2020 #23
Capperdan Jun 2020 #34
csziggy Jun 2020 #38
NCjack Jun 2020 #17
rusty fender Jun 2020 #35
Cha Jun 2020 #8
inwiththenew Jun 2020 #9
bobbieinok Jun 2020 #26
Cha Jun 2020 #10
fleur-de-lisa Jun 2020 #12
lagomorph777 Jun 2020 #13
gratuitous Jun 2020 #14
SleeplessinSoCal Jun 2020 #15
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2020 #16
liberalmuse Jun 2020 #18
TheBlackAdder Jun 2020 #19
usaf-vet Jun 2020 #20
Lonestarblue Jun 2020 #21
whopis01 Jun 2020 #22
NewJeffCT Jun 2020 #25
FailureToCommunicate Jun 2020 #27
zentrum Jun 2020 #28
wiggs Jun 2020 #30
Roc2020 Jun 2020 #31
NoMoreRepugs Jun 2020 #36
unitedwethrive Jun 2020 #37
crickets Jun 2020 #39

Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:25 AM

1. "Paper trail", like with actual printed words?

Yeah well, he may have seen the physical paper, but if words were involved, he didn't pay any attention. Of course, it is very likely Trump DID know, but did nothing about it. That would fit his pattern of appeasing Putin.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:47 AM

24. His best defense against treason is stupidity.

But with his ego, he'd probably rather be thought treasonous than incompetent. Even if incompetence was his "get out of jail free" card.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #24)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:10 AM

29. I think you're right

Incompetence implies weakness. At least a traitor could be perceived to be "strong and powerful" (he loves those words and uses them a lot, often incorrectly).

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #24)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:03 AM

32. Unfortunately, his best defense is actually spineless republi-CONS.

They won't do anything to hold him accountable. That's why we ALL have to vote. HAVE TO VOTE.

VOTE, DAMMIT!!!!!!!

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #24)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:16 AM

33. His defense for everything is usually "Nuh-uh!" n/t

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:27 AM

2. It's about time

We have a president who sees, hears, and reads!!!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:33 AM

3. Understands, and acts appropriately

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:33 AM

4. Kick

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:36 AM

5. Wish I could bet an investment account on that "many times."

It could use doubling.

How about every time our commandos reported another bounty believed collected on a young soldier's life? At VERY least bundled reports several times over the months since January.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:38 AM

6. shithole is admitting he knew but now says it was not

creditable. "fake news" bullshit. My gawd, what else is this administration and IC's hiding with the help of the republicans in congress, and the real "fake news" - right wing media.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:38 AM

7. Trump Says He Was Not Briefed On Russian Bounties Because Intelligence 'Not Credible'

In a tweet late Sunday night, President Trump said the intelligence community told him he was not briefed about allegations Russia had offered the Taliban bounty payments to kill Western forces — including U.S. troops — because it did not find the reports credible.

Intel just reported to me that they did not find this info credible, and therefore did not report it to me or @VP. Possibly another fabricated Russia Hoax, maybe by the Fake News @nytimesbooks, wanting to make Republicans look bad!!! https://t.co/cowOmP7T1S
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2020

"Intel just reported to me that they did not find this info credible, and therefore did not report it to me or @VP. Possibly another fabricated Russia Hoax, maybe by the Fake News @nytimesbooks, wanting to make Republicans look bad!!!", the president tweeted.

The tweet reaffirmed an earlier denial by the president of a New York Times report that intelligence officials had briefed him on the allegations of malign Russian activity in Afghanistan.

The Washington Post reported Sunday night that the bounties are "believed to have resulted in the deaths of several U.S. service members," a conclusion based on interviews with captured militants.

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/28/884407572/trump-denies-briefing-on-russian-bounties-reportedly-placed-on-u-s-troops

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:02 AM

11. If he's going to lie, at the very least, make it a credible lie.

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Response to SammyWinstonJack (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:44 AM

23. We've seen that his base doesn't care whether his lies are credible or not,

and his base is all he cares about.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 01:12 PM

34. His base couldn't find Russia on a map

Or know the difference between CIA, FBI, or TGIF

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Response to Capperdan (Reply #34)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:01 PM

38. His base couldn't find the United States on a map

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:17 AM

17. His Russian handler told him that it did not happen -- ignore the US Intel.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 01:31 PM

35. I guess that this was the damage control

cover that Lady G offered Trumpass while he golfed with him Sunday morning

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:43 AM

8. RT.. TY SPM! TY tblue!

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:46 AM

9. The narrative has shifted to it wasn't a credible threat

Make of that what you will.

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Response to inwiththenew (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:51 AM

26. IIRC he early did NOT believe covid a serious threat---we have a pattern here

For Trump---there is nothing of serious importance in his world

For him the world REALLY is simply a tv show in which he is the star

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:47 AM

10. A reminder..

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:09 AM

12. Dumpus has thrown every other norm out the window.

I wouldn't be surprised if this one has not been observed since he stole the election.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:10 AM

13. When do the House hearings begin?

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:13 AM

14. "The President Has Seen"

Doesn't mean he read it or understood it, though. Checkmate!

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:13 AM

15. What are the traitors on Fox News saying?

Or News Max or the others that give aid and comfort to Putin?

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:15 AM

16. Very important to remind tRump people of the Federal Records Acts. . . . nt

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:23 AM

18. Translation:

“Putin said it wasn’t true and I believe him over US Intelligence.”

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:23 AM

19. Someone told Trump -- PUTIN!

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:25 AM

20. Of course his go to response for EVERYTHING is to LIE!

Traitor! Tre45on! call it what you want but he is guilty no matter how you phrase it.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:40 AM

21. So is it finally time for some Republican Senators to go to the White House?

Republicans were willing to let Trump continue his corruption by refusing to convict and remove him. Now that he has acquiesced to the murder-for-hire of US troops, do they have any qualms left about continuing to support this traitor? Of course not. They’ll demand a few answers and then support a party lie that Trump actually told Putin to stop and the fake media has the story all wrong. Whoever wins the Democratic primary in Kentucky needs to hang this around McConnell’s neck because f his unconditional support for anything Trump does—or in this case does not do. Kentucky has two large Army bases, Ft. Knox and Ft. Campbell. Many soldiers have deployed from Ft. Campbell to Afghanistan. I can see a really effective ad with Ft. Campbell soldiers being loaded into a transport plane, then a news clip from ABC or another nightly program abut the bounty on US soldiers to McConnell’s smirk about the Senate trial and finally to Trump saying he took no responsibility.

Republicans need to demand Trump’s resignation as those who still had some honor did in Nixon’s day.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:41 AM

22. If it was in the daily briefing, that supports Trump's claim that he didn't know about it.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:50 AM

25. Sean Patrick Maloney is pretty naive

I think Donny got rid of paper trails a few years ago. It's not like Barr or the Senate GOP will call him on it.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:53 AM

27. Trump: "Hmmm, maybe I should get a dog. Then I could say he ate the daily briefings."

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:58 AM

28. He'll claim Exec. Privilege.

Delay. Delay Delay. And tweet. "It's so unfair!".

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:38 AM

30. Hearings, investigations, articles, demands, even subpoenas. When will people realize that

the normal, legitimate tools of public and congressional oversight are not effective against a WH, DOJ, and Senate which will use their full powers to ignore and/or counter them?

DUrs recognize that even the integrity of the 2020 election is at stake...why would the WH and McConnell worry about a House hearing? Why would they worry about scandal number 247, when all the preceeding scandals (including illegal fixing of the 2016 election via treason) haven't gone anywhere?

This is serious, and unfortunately it's going to take goprs to break ranks and pull the plug. It's unclear if that will happen.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:46 AM

31. The election of Donald Trump will be a historical

painful cringing punch in the gut reminder to Americans that the job POTUS is sobering and extremely serious. Never again take a chance on someone ever again with >NO< governing experience

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 01:39 PM

36. Impossible for "trump" and "intelligence" to be in the same story.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 01:43 PM

37. I'm going to guess when this administration is over, lots of documents will somehow disappear.

They have done so many illegal and unethical things, that they have no qualms with either destroying evidence or failing to produce it in the first place.

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Response to unitedwethrive (Reply #37)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:10 PM

39. I am hoping that there are still those in the background, generally ignored

as unimportant menial staff, who are quietly doing their jobs to make sure that enough of a paper trail remains.

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