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Sun May 21, 2017, 01:27 PM

Trump's FBI comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation -McMaster

Source: MSN/Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump raised the firing of his FBI director in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister to explain why he had been unable to find areas of cooperation with Moscow, the White House national security adviser said on Sunday.

"The gist of the conversation was that the president feels as if he is hamstrung in his ability to work with Russia to find areas of cooperation because this has been obviously so much in the news," H.R. McMaster said in an interview on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

Reports that Trump boasted to Russian officials of firing former FBI director James Comey to relieve "great pressure" from a law-enforcement probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election engulfed his administration in turmoil just as Trump left for his first foreign trip as president on Friday.

"I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job," Trump said during a May 10 meeting with Russian officials, according to a report by The New York Times that cited a document summarizing the meeting and an unnamed U.S. official.

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trumps-fbi-comments-to-russians-were-aimed-at-cooperation-mcmaster/ar-BBBlUiy



They are all over the map. First, they deny the comments were made. Then, when it becomes clear that there was a transcript, they claim Trump was making the comments to build "cooperation."

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Reply Trump's FBI comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation -McMaster (Original post)
TomCADem May 2017 OP
Phoenix61 May 2017 #1
emulatorloo May 2017 #2
kairos12 May 2017 #4
fountainofyouth May 2017 #9
Kleveland May 2017 #15
keithbvadu2 May 2017 #22
Kleveland May 2017 #23
SHRED May 2017 #3
riversedge May 2017 #5
George II May 2017 #6
thecrow May 2017 #28
Thomas Hurt May 2017 #7
lastlib May 2017 #27
Leghorn21 May 2017 #8
bettyellen May 2017 #10
Kleveland May 2017 #16
erronis May 2017 #11
geek tragedy May 2017 #12
MBS May 2017 #13
SunSeeker May 2017 #14
MBS May 2017 #25
Marthe48 May 2017 #17
Arkansas Granny May 2017 #18
Achilleaze May 2017 #19
Honeycombe8 May 2017 #20
Historic NY May 2017 #21
keithbvadu2 May 2017 #24
Eyeball_Kid May 2017 #26
TomCADem May 2017 #31
truthisfreedom May 2017 #29
mark fromelko May 2017 #30

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:32 PM

1. Really disappointed in McMaster

So much for him being the adult in the room. Just another Twitler stooge.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #1)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:36 PM

2. He's destroying his rep/career and for what? To be the next Kellyanne?

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #1)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:37 PM

4. He should go back and read his own book.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #4)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:49 PM

9. There have been reports that he has pushed back on Trump sometimes

So he will speak truth to Trump -- but not to the American people.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #1)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:05 PM

15. I too am disappointed...

It seems to me that he has now violated the officers code of ethics. They are not supposed to lie, or couch words to conceal the truth.

Why would such a brilliant man defend such an obvious threat to our democracy, and the blatant ignorance and stupidity of his thoughtless self aggrandizing comments?



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Response to Kleveland (Reply #15)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:07 PM

22. An officer may not tolerate a lie... McMaster?

An officer may not tolerate a lie.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029072573

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #22)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:15 PM

23. My point exactly.....

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:37 PM

3. This guy has zero integrity now.

 

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:37 PM

5. And now Russia claims the Comey issue did not come up (think this happened just yesterday).......





.....Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied that Comey had come up during the meeting, according to Interfax news agency.

McMaster also said in Sunday's interview that the central purpose of Trump's conversation with Lavrov and Russia's ambassador to Washington was to confront Russia on areas where the United States considers them disruptive, such as Syria.

McMaster criticized sources who told reporters that Trump had disclosed highly classified information to the Russian officials in the meeting about a planned Islamic State operation.

"In a concern about divulging intelligence they leaked actually not just the information from the meeting, but also indicated the sources and methods to a to a newspaper. I mean it doesn't make sense," McMaster said." (Reporting by Julia Harte Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:39 PM

6. So you bad mouth a former FBI director to enhance cooperation with one of our adversaries?

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Response to George II (Reply #6)

Mon May 22, 2017, 02:23 AM

28. In Murka, up is now down ( sometimes)

and vice versa. It's hard to keep up with it all, but we are trying.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:40 PM

7. Trump's FBI comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation

Isn't that what intelligence assets for foreign gov'ts are supposed to do...cooperate behind closed doors. Secretly. You know away from the American press....

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #7)

Sun May 21, 2017, 05:37 PM

27. well, of course--you always want to cooperate with your boss......

otherwise, you lose your job--and with tinyhands' boss, probably your life. You never know when he's going to serve the polonium tea.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:47 PM

8. Well - that's a wrap on McMaster, 100%. "Reports" recently had dft yelling at him, and

before that, McMaster was apparently standing firm on who he would have working with him in natsec (thus prompting the yelling)...and I really thought that somehow, the general would stare him down/bully hom back/prevail - but, nyet.

sigh. Mighty sorry to see what he said today.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:51 PM

10. Didn't he say he doesn't remember what was said?

 

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #10)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:08 PM

16. Did he not also say that he was there...

And in saying that also alluded to the fact that he knew what was said when he defended *Rump's dislosure of sensitive information?

You can't have it both ways.

Again, caught in the quicksand of *Rump's swamp.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:52 PM

11. Uh, looking for cooperation with the Russians?

I don't know why we need more cooperation since they have already owned the president and his entourage.

Is McMaster and tRump looking for more? Something like opening the Federal Reserve and all other banking systems to their cyber-criminals?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:53 PM

12. Tr*mp insulted and degraded a lifetime public servant and patriot

 

who dedicated his life to keeping Americans safe from terrorism in order to curry favor with an ethnonationalist fascist government.

Yes, Comey made mistakes in office and showed poor judgment, but Tr*mp is showing a basic lack of patriotism here.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:53 PM

13. Nice try, McMaster.

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Response to MBS (Reply #13)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:02 PM

14. They have all become soulless, pathetic, lying hacks.

They have just prostituted themselves and destroyed their credibility. Shameful.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #14)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:55 PM

25. Everyone who interacts with Trump ends up in the gutter with him. n/t

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:15 PM

17. Bend over and grab your heels

that's the kind of 'cooperation' trump's comments lead to. Traitors, they are all traitors. McMasters forgot his oath to defend the Constitution of the U.S.A.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:17 PM

18. As I was watching McMasters this morning, I kept hearing this little voice in the back of my mind

whispering "Ollie North, Ollie North".

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:27 PM

19. Please stop lying to the American people

freaking deplorable republican liars. They apparently think Americans are stupid.

Disgusting.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:43 PM

20. Yeah, sure. I'm sure he'd say that if Obama had said that to the Russians. (sarcasm) nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:06 PM

21. Cooperation on what his loans or his profits.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:16 PM

24. the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

“the truth,” “the whole truth,” and “nothing but the truth.”

https://parade.com/86289/marilynvossavant/telling-the-truth-02/

Telling the Truth
September 2, 2009 – 9:15 AM – 0 Comments
Marilyn vos Savant

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:43 PM

26. BS. Trumpy was bragging and longing to impress the Russians. He's not "strategic" in his thinking.

McMaster can't stop himself from self-degradation. What a fool he was to have taken that job. He had a really good thing going. Then he met Trumpy. It's been all downhill from there.

Trumpy-- the reverse Midas Touch.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #26)

Mon May 22, 2017, 11:28 AM

31. Trump Was Doing a Billy Bush with the Russians

Play to his ego, and he will give away the farm.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 02:50 AM

29. Piece of shit has other pieces of shit explain shitty behavior with shitty excuse.

It's all a bunch of shit. Like everything else out of this shitstorm.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 03:08 AM

30. Trump OUGHT to be Hamstrung in his Dealings with the Russians!

 

And I agree with others in this thread: it's truly sad to see a man like McMaster piss away his reputation like this.

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