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Sat Nov 11, 2017, 09:37 PM

 

McCain slams Trump over siding with Putin on Russia meddling

Source: CNN

By Daniella Diaz, CNN
Updated 6:58 PM ET, Sat November 11, 2017

Washington (CNN) Sen. John McCain slammed President Donald Trump on Saturday for saying he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin over senior US intelligence officials when he says his country didn't interfere in the 2016 election.

"President Trump today stated that he believed Vladimir Putin is being sincere when he denies Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and reiterated that he hopes to cooperate with Russia in Syria," McCain, a strong critic of the President, said in a statement. "There's nothing 'America First' about taking the word of a KGB colonel over that of the American intelligence community. There's no 'principled realism' in cooperating with Russia to prop up the murderous Assad regime, which remains the greatest obstacle to a political solution that would bring an end to the bloodshed in Syria. Vladimir Putin does not have America's interests at heart. To believe otherwise is not only naive but also places our national security at risk."

McCain was referencing remarks Trump made while describing his relationship with Putin and the ongoing investigations into 2016 meddling on Saturday. The president seemed to indicate to reporters aboard Air Force One on Saturday that he trusts Putin's denials more than the comments of former intelligence officials, like former high-ranking intelligence officials James Comey, John Brennan and James Clapper.

"I mean, give me a break, they are political hacks," Trump said. "So you look at it, I mean, you have Brennan, you have Clapper and you have Comey. Comey is proven now to be a liar and he is proven now to be a leaker. So you look at that and you have President Putin very strongly, vehemently says he had nothing to do with them."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/11/politics/john-mccain-donald-trump-russia/index.html



John, I've almost forgiven you for running against Obama!

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Reply McCain slams Trump over siding with Putin on Russia meddling (Original post)
Loyd Nov 2017 OP
Brainstormy Nov 2017 #1
RKP5637 Nov 2017 #3
Merlot Nov 2017 #14
Midnight Writer Nov 2017 #17
SergeStorms Nov 2017 #18
RKP5637 Nov 2017 #19
PSPS Nov 2017 #2
iluvtennis Nov 2017 #4
Amaryllis Nov 2017 #12
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2017 #5
KWR65 Nov 2017 #6
iluvtennis Nov 2017 #7
yuiyoshida Nov 2017 #8
Towlie Nov 2017 #9
Zorro Nov 2017 #10
DesertRat Nov 2017 #11
Liberalagogo Nov 2017 #13
uncle ray Nov 2017 #21
Liberalagogo Nov 2017 #22
Beartracks Nov 2017 #15
C Moon Nov 2017 #16
Cold War Spook Nov 2017 #20

Response to Loyd (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 09:53 PM

1. To your last line

Isn't it the truth? I feel more warm-fuzzy about John McCain every week!

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Response to Brainstormy (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 09:57 PM

3. Same here! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 12:24 AM

14. Not me.

I still think mcpain is a mean spirited, angry man. He's getting back at trumpft for the things trumpft said about him.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 02:19 AM

17. Me, too. He would throw your mother out of a nursing home to pay for a rich man's tax cut.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 02:27 AM

18. I think McCain is genuinely....

disgusted with Donald Trump and what he represents concerning the Republican party. I don't think it's Trump's denigrating words about him that bother McCain the most. I think he's truly disgusted with Trump's lack of morals, integrity, and honesty.

That said, would I trust McCain on a pivotal vote in the Senate to pass one of Trump's fucked-up bills? No. He's still a Republican, and as such can't be trusted at all. He's an 'old-style' Republican. They used to have a modicum of integrity. Not any more.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 08:02 AM

19. Yep, I agree. I was being far too nice. n/t

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Response to Loyd (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 09:55 PM

2. big deal. Wake me when McCain puts his rubber stamp away.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 09:59 PM

4. Agreed. Except for Repeal & Replace Obamacare, McCain has voted right in line with rest of GOP;

I like him and want him to start voting his actual values. Come on McCain

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Response to PSPS (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 11:38 PM

12. Will the actions ever match the words?

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Response to Loyd (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 10:05 PM

5. "There's nothing 'America First' about taking the word of a KGB colonel over

... that of the American intelligence community."

When Sen. McCain is right, he's right.

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Response to Loyd (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 10:14 PM

6. Putins Sock Puppet. George W. Bush was a fool for Putin also.

Just because you have your enemies in Russia murdered and illegally invade Ukraine doesn't mean you're a bad guy.

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Response to Loyd (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 10:31 PM

7. Sally Yates comment on twitter...

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Response to Loyd (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 10:48 PM

8. Trump is not the only one...

apparently there are some people involved with Russia in the Trump Administration... who have the sweets for Vladdy-daddy.

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Response to Loyd (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 11:02 PM

9. During the 2008 Republican primaries I considered John McCain to be the "least stinky" of the lot.

(Of course that was before he chose Sarah Palin as his running mate.)

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Response to Loyd (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 11:13 PM

10. Just how much more abuse must this country endure

before the Republicans actually take any real action to get rid of Trump?

Republican inaction only reinforces the perception that they're the party of traitors, thieves, liars, assholes, perverts, and idiots.

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Response to Loyd (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 11:16 PM

11. McCain on twitter

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Response to Loyd (Original post)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 12:21 AM

13. Why are so many on DU

 

willing to praise the arsonist that attempts to put out the fire he helped start?

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 09:52 AM

21. because they are capable of putting country before party.

if this fire is going to be put out any time soon, we NEED the arsonist's help.

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Response to uncle ray (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 10:47 AM

22. No that's completely the opposite

 

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You're willing to suck up to the person that helped cause this, over and over again. That's the definition of complete and utter dumbass.

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Response to Loyd (Original post)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 12:31 AM

15. My God, Trump is such a tool. n/t

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Response to Loyd (Original post)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 02:05 AM

16. That's because Trump only has Trump's interests at heart...America can go fuck itself.

Anyone who believes Trump is out for anything or anyone other than Trump, is a fucking fool.
What's coming out now, is an example of why I have a very, very, very difficult time forgiving those who supported Trump in the smallest degree.

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Response to Loyd (Original post)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 09:17 AM

20. Cooperation on Syria.

 

The US is backing the rebels and Russia is backing Bashad al-Assad. Which one is going to change sides, Trump or Putin. My money is on Trump.

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