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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:16 PM

Trump Got Written Briefing in February on Possible Russian Bounties, Officials Say.

Source: nyt

The investigation into Russiaís suspected operation is said to focus in part on the killings of three Marines in a truck bombing last year, officials said.

American officials provided a written briefing in late February to President Trump laying out their conclusion that a Russian military intelligence unit offered and paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, two officials familiar with the matter said.

The investigation into the suspected Russian covert operation to incentivize such killings has focused in part on an April 2019 car bombing that killed three Marines as one such potential attack, according to multiple officials familiar with the matter.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/us/politics/trump-russia-plot-afghanistan.html?

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Reply Trump Got Written Briefing in February on Possible Russian Bounties, Officials Say. (Original post)
elleng Jun 29 OP
dem4evah Jun 29 #1
bmpbmp Jun 29 #2
dem4evah Jun 29 #7
Corgigal Jun 29 #3
ProudMNDemocrat Jun 29 #10
still_one Jun 29 #4
Blue Owl Jun 29 #5
George II Jun 29 #6
chowder66 Jun 29 #14
Nevilledog Jun 30 #16
genxlib Jun 29 #8
regnaD kciN Jun 30 #22
ProudMNDemocrat Jun 29 #9
regnaD kciN Jun 30 #23
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 30 #24
Cha Jun 29 #11
burrowowl Jun 29 #12
vsrazdem Jun 29 #13
Progressive Jones Jun 29 #15
SCantiGOP Jun 30 #17
elleng Jun 30 #20
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 30 #27
live love laugh Jun 30 #18
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 30 #25
AdamGG Jun 30 #19
elleng Jun 30 #21
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 30 #26

Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:18 PM

1. SO sick of this POS....

 

don't think we can wait 4 months to vote him out. He's tearing this country apart by the hour. DUMP HIS SICK, ORANGE ASS REPUKES or you'll go down with him

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:20 PM

2. Of all trump's actions against this country

.. this one has me the hottest. This afternoon was the first time I was concerned about my blood pressure shooting too high.

Prison isn't good enough for trump. And yeah, I think it's bad now, but I know it's just gonna get worse.

TRAITOR!!!

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Response to bmpbmp (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:32 PM

7. oh GOD yes...

 

I get so pissed about it, I try and distract myself with something else to take my mind off it. Then it flashes in my mind what he's done and my BP and anxiety spike again. It's just..........ENOUGH of this fucker.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:21 PM

3. Of course he did.

Trumps 13 year old teenage logic, of No Iít didnít, I donít remember, it wasnít me, doesnít work any more.

Such a mastermind.

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Response to Corgigal (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:39 PM

10. So much for his saying "I have a great memory."

Because Trump DOES NOT have a great memory.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:24 PM

4. Obviously he was protcting us from covid, and it slipped his mind

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:24 PM

5. Another shocker

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:30 PM

6. But Kayley McInsanely said she'd never lie to the press. What's up with that?

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Response to George II (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:56 PM

14. I'm wondering if she has convinced herself that she isn't lying

because she is given talking points. So in her mind she isn't the one actually doing the "lying" but she is repeating the lies given to her.

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Response to George II (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:03 AM

16. That was her first lie.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:33 PM

8. SO...

This becomes the international equivalent of actual murder instead of just the conspiracy to commit murder.

I find that to be a big difference. Tying it to actual specific deaths makes this so much worse for me.

The only thing that would have made it more spot-on would be if the number of casualties was four so that he could go to jail choking on the remnants of a Benghazi chant in his throat.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:33 AM

22. Especially since...

...there are reports that Bolton is saying he briefed Trump on this in March 2019...that's one month before the truck-bombing that killed three Marines.

That's one month in which Trump could have called Putin and told him "we know one of your units is doing this...find them and stop them." Instead, he kept quiet, and allowed Marines under his command to die for nothing.

I don't want to ever hear a single Republican who tries to excuse Trump's behavior on this dare to use the phrase "support our troops" again.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:37 PM

9. Donald Trump is FUCKED!!!!!

Thee is no way he can now salute those waiting at Marine 1, on the tarmac, knowing what they know now regarding this new scandal.

Trump is a disgusting pile of orange shit that should be hounded for the rest of his miserable life on how he betrayed our Troops in Afghanistan and all serving overseas.

There are Veterans amongst his rabid base who just might be disgusted as well.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:37 AM

23. Here's an interesting thought...

Lots of people (myself included) worry that, if Trump loses in November, he'll try to find some way to void the election via a "state of emergency" and remain in office indefinitely.

That would essentially mean declaring martial law, and relying on the support of the military. Do you think they'll be ready to support a leader who left them to die because he'd have to cross his pal Vlad otherwise?

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #23)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:48 AM

24. The military signaled to tRump they won't support use of troops to put down protests around the time


... around the time of tRump clearing out protesters so he could make his fake photo op at the church.

This makes it even less likely they would prop him up after losing an election.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:48 PM

11. trump is a murderous traitor.. a Quisling

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:55 PM

12. He can't read, did someone read it to him?

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:47 PM

13. With all the crap coming out right now I cannot fathom what an October surprise might be.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:59 PM

15. There will be many excuses coming.

Most will contradict each other.

What a freakin' traitor this mope is.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:15 AM

17. He's got a perfect excuse

He either canít, or wonít, read.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:40 AM

20. No excuse (of course,)

his hearing is ok.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:53 AM

27. No. Not reading the daily briefing is Dereliction Of Duty, a court marshall offense in military


He is not in the military, but tRump needs to lose all his rank in November.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:33 AM

18. It's well known he doesn't/can't (?) read. So ....

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:49 AM

25. Not reading is as much of an indictment as reading-ignoring. . . . nt

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:38 AM

19. He doesn't read, but there's no way he wasn't aware of a one sentence bullet point of the issue

If he didn't choose to seek more information when he heard the topic was this serious, it tells you all you need to know.

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Response to AdamGG (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:40 AM

21. Right

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Response to AdamGG (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:51 AM

26. No excuse for a president not reading daily briefing. It's dereliction of duty. . . . nt

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