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    President received written briefing about Bounties

    New reporting on Monday night...


    On February 27, 2020, Trump received information on Russians paying bounties to kill US soldiers. Since that time, he has called for Russia to join the G7 and called for the withdrawal of troops from Germany.


    What do you call it when the President takes the side of country that is killing US soldiers?



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    Trump Got Written Briefing in February on Possible Russian Bounties, Officials Say
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/u...nty-trump.html


    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 new information emerged as the White House tried on Monday to play down the intelligence assessment that Russia sought to encourage and reward killings — including reiterating a claim that Mr. Trump was never briefed about the matter and portraying the conclusion as disputed and dubious.

    But that stance clashed with the disclosure by two officials that the intelligence was included months ago in Mr. Trump’s President’s Daily Brief document — a compilation of the government’s latest secrets and best insights about foreign policy and national security that is prepared for him to read. One of the officials said the item appeared in Mr. Trump’s brief in late February; the other cited Feb. 27, specifically.

    Moreover, a description of the intelligence assessment that the Russian unit had carried out the bounties plot was also seen as serious and solid enough to disseminate more broadly across the intelligence community in a May 4 article in the C.I.A.’s World Intelligence Review, a classified compendium commonly referred to as The Wire, two officials said.

    A National Security Council spokesman declined to comment on any connection between the Marines’ deaths and the suspected Russian plot. The White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, did not answer when pressed by reporters on Monday whether the intelligence was included in the written President’s Daily Brief, and the security council spokesman pointed to her comments when asked later about the February written briefing."



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    No Rules for Donald

    The Republican-led Senate intel committee concluded: Russia wants Trump elected.

    Listen to opposing media. When a Democrat gets elected, listen to Sean Hannity. For now, listen to Rachel Maddow.

    9 of the top 10 most corrupt states are Republican See link 1 See link 2




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    There is now also independent reporting from the AP that this goes back to early 2019.



    AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019
    https://apnews.com/425e43fa0ffdd6e126c5171653ec47d1

    Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence.

    The assessment was included in at least one of President Donald Trump’s written daily intelligence briefings at the time, according to the officials. Then-national security adviser John Bolton also told colleagues he briefed Trump on the intelligence assessment in March 2019.

    [...]

    Bolton declined to comment Monday when asked by the AP if he had briefed Trump about the matter in 2019. On Sunday, he suggested to NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Trump was claiming ignorance of Russia’s provocations to justify his administration’s lack of a response.

    “He can disown everything if nobody ever told him about it,” Bolton said.

    The revelations cast new doubt on the White House’s efforts to distance Trump from the Russian intelligence assessments. The AP reported Sunday that concerns about Russian bounties were also included in a second written presidential daily briefing earlier this year and that current national security adviser Robert O’Brien had discussed the matter with Trump. O’Brien denies he did so.


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    No Rules for Donald

    The Republican-led Senate intel committee concluded: Russia wants Trump elected.

    Listen to opposing media. When a Democrat gets elected, listen to Sean Hannity. For now, listen to Rachel Maddow.

    9 of the top 10 most corrupt states are Republican See link 1 See link 2




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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLiquidGuy View Post
    There is now also independent reporting from the AP that this goes back to early 2019.

    odd how democrats hated bolton and now are his buddys

    AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019
    https://apnews.com/425e43fa0ffdd6e126c5171653ec47d1

    Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence.

    The assessment was included in at least one of President Donald Trump’s written daily intelligence briefings at the time, according to the officials. Then-national security adviser John Bolton also told colleagues he briefed Trump on the intelligence assessment in March 2019.

    [...]

    Bolton declined to comment Monday when asked by the AP if he had briefed Trump about the matter in 2019. On Sunday, he suggested to NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Trump was claiming ignorance of Russia’s provocations to justify his administration’s lack of a response.

    “He can disown everything if nobody ever told him about it,” Bolton said.

    The revelations cast new doubt on the White House’s efforts to distance Trump from the Russian intelligence assessments. The AP reported Sunday that concerns about Russian bounties were also included in a second written presidential daily briefing earlier this year and that current national security adviser Robert O’Brien had discussed the matter with Trump. O’Brien denies he did so.


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    I say we Nuc them!

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    The liberals are itchin' for a war with Russia.

    They have no clue.
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    Bounties for US troops are not new. During Desert Shield, Saddam offered a bounty for any 82nd paratrooper captured. In the current Iraq adventure, al Qaeda use to pay locals to lob mortar rounds at us and to plant IEDs.


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    Written debriefings are a walk back for the NYT from their first article from last Friday. Even more, this second article makes it more clear that this intel was raw and unverified. It acknowledges that the evidence was unclear and that some did not think the Russians were involved.

    But the "media" is using this story as if it were verified / solid evidence. It isn't. But it doesn't matter. If some dolts vote something other than Trump over these shady stories then the "media" is happy.

    These two NYT articles are good examples of fake news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLiquidGuy View Post
    New reporting on Monday night...


    On February 27, 2020, Trump received information on Russians paying bounties to kill US soldiers. Since that time, he has called for Russia to join the G7 and called for the withdrawal of troops from Germany.


    What do you call it when the President takes the side of country that is killing US soldiers?



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    Trump Got Written Briefing in February on Possible Russian Bounties, Officials Say
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/u...nty-trump.html


    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 new information emerged as the White House tried on Monday to play down the intelligence assessment that Russia sought to encourage and reward killings — including reiterating a claim that Mr. Trump was never briefed about the matter and portraying the conclusion as disputed and dubious.

    But that stance clashed with the disclosure by two officials that the intelligence was included months ago in Mr. Trump’s President’s Daily Brief document — a compilation of the government’s latest secrets and best insights about foreign policy and national security that is prepared for him to read. One of the officials said the item appeared in Mr. Trump’s brief in late February; the other cited Feb. 27, specifically.

    Moreover, a description of the intelligence assessment that the Russian unit had carried out the bounties plot was also seen as serious and solid enough to disseminate more broadly across the intelligence community in a May 4 article in the C.I.A.’s World Intelligence Review, a classified compendium commonly referred to as The Wire, two officials said.

    A National Security Council spokesman declined to comment on any connection between the Marines’ deaths and the suspected Russian plot. The White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, did not answer when pressed by reporters on Monday whether the intelligence was included in the written President’s Daily Brief, and the security council spokesman pointed to her comments when asked later about the February written briefing."



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    That explains why he knew nothing about it. They didn't put it in his daily 'happy' folder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Bounties for US troops are not new. During Desert Shield, Saddam offered a bounty for any 82nd paratrooper captured. In the current Iraq adventure, al Qaeda use to pay locals to lob mortar rounds at us and to plant IEDs.


    War is hell. I don't know what the surprise is? So you are giving credence to the claim?

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    Of course, in February, trump was busy trying to spin the virus as 'nothing to worry about'.

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